TWD’s Sonequa Martin-Green to Lead ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ in Historic Role

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Beam Sonequa Martin-Green up, Scottie.

The stunning Walking Dead star has been tapped to guide Star Trek: Discovery, a CBS All Access sci-fi drama set to premiere May 2017.

Does that imply Sasha Williams would be the subsequent TWD survivor to die?

It appears we will count on Sasha to not find yourself on the finish of Negan’s bat or in a hungry walker’s abdomen.

Sonequa will proceed to behave as a collection common on her AMC zombie drama regardless of her big dedication to Discovery’s 13-episode premiere season, Entertainment Weekly stories.   

This is nice information, for the reason that 31-year-old’s latest function is a historic achievement.

The Once Upon a Time alum is the primary African-American lady to ever lead a venture in the long-lasting franchise, which started a whopping 50 years in the past.

Not solely has Sonequa the actress completely modified the Star Trek sport, however so has her character on Discovery.

The Alabama native will play an unnamed lieutenant commander on her streamable collection, which is able to debut on CBS after which transfer to CBS All Access. 

Every single different Trek collection has targeted on a captain, like William Shatner’s James T. Kirk or Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard.

Discovery’s producers had an enormous motive for deciding to go a special manner with the brand new present.

“We’ve seen six series from the captain’s point of view,” former govt producer Bryan Fuller advised E! News in August earlier than stepping right down to deal with Showtime’s American Gods.

“To see a character from a [new] perspective on the starship — one who has different dynamic relationships with a captain, with subordinates, it gave us richer context.”

Sonequa’s character gained’t be the one game-changer you see on Discovery.

Rent star Anthony Rapp will play lieutenant Stamets, the primary overtly homosexual character on a Star Trek TV present.

Stamets is a Starfleet science officer, astromycologist — no matter that’s — and fungus professional.

The present’s workforce had an inspiring motive for making certain Discovery can be LGBT pleasant.

“Star Trek started with a wonderful expression of diversity in its cast,” Bryan mentioned over the summer time. “We’re continuing that tradition.”

“We wanted to paint a picture of Starfleet that’s indicative of encountering people who are much more different than we are.”

Love & Hip Hop’s Cardi B Blacks Out on Producer Swift & Girlfriend Asia (VIDEO)

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Last night time, VH1 gave followers not one, however TWO full hours of  Love & Hip Hop drama, with Bronx-born rapper Cardi B popping off on each her producer Swift and his girlfriend, Asia.

Whether or not they each deserved it’s questionable, however the reality is, Cardi isn’t one to be performed with, and now she’s confirmed simply that.

 

Cardi and her producer Swift have been flirting with one another each episode so far, resulting in the non-couple kissing within the studio, a transfer Swift’s woman Asia wasn’t aware of.

Asia did know, nonetheless, that her man was working 24/7 with the rapper, and clearly felt some sort of method in regards to the period of time they spent collectively, particularly since she and Swift have been in a long-distance relationship the place he’s primarily based in NYC whereas she lives in London.

 

As a outcome, she texts Swift a number of messages warning him to keep away from that “hoe” Cardi who will “sleep with anything moving.”  

Cardi, who occurred to be borrowing her manufacturing companion’s telephone, noticed the messages and vowed to place fingers on Swift’s woman in the event that they ever met.  And rattling it, boy did they meet.

 

Cardi instantly lunged on the Brit, pulling her hair and punching her.  

When Asia lastly broke free (with assist from safety) she broke down in tears and dumped swift for not coming to her protection.

Later, Cardi pressed Swift for a similar purpose, as he didn’t defend her from his girlfriend’s accusations of being promiscuous.  

She then hit Swift, who flipped out and shut Cardi down when she tried to proceed the dialog

 

Check out the clip beneath (three:50 mark).

 

Talons’ – “Driving Home From Shows”

Earlier this summer time, Brooklyn label Broken Circles re-released Talons’ glorious 2006 album Rustic Bullshit, which arrived alongside three new releases that challenge mastermind Michael Tolan put out during the last 12 months. Not one to remain quiet for lengthy, the prolific Ohio songwriter is giving us a remaining drop of music earlier than the 12 months’s up. “Driving Home From Shows,” which is featured on this 12 months’s installment of the annual Broken Circles winter compilation Everything Melts Eventually Vol. II, comes from a 2013 demo of the identical title. As at all times, Tolan sounds swish in dejection — his dour reflections delivered with a sigh over a supple and sparse acoustic guitar accompaniment. “And somewhere out in the blue, I’d learn to feel like I did when I was 20/ When everything was new, when everything was huge,” Tolan sings, his tone suggesting a reluctance to revisit these days of youth now that he’s up to now eliminated. Listen under.

Tracklist:

01 Pro Teens – “Somewhere Along The Lines Of Disappointment”
02 James Bishop – “Bad Names”
03 Triathlon – “Bad Mood”
04 Hypoluxo – “Insecure”
05 Talons’ – “Driving Home From Shows”

Everything Melts Eventually Vol. II is out 12/23 on Broken Circles.

The world’s most enchanting castles

Being a princess and residing in a fort is each little lady’s dream. Then you develop up, and notice that castles actually do exist, and that they appear much more stunning than you imagined. A number of them have been constructed to maintain kings and queens protected, whereas others served solely as summer time residences, away from the madding crowds of town. There are so many everywhere in the world: they is likely to be small, huge, tall and low, and all of them share the identical capability to impress a way of marvel of their guests. We made our listing of 7 of essentially the most stunning and spectacular castles on the planet. Let’s be sincere: our ancestors actually had good style, didn’t they?


Mont Saint-Michel abbey, France (flickr  Corinne Queme )
Mont Saint-Michel abbey, France (flickr  Frans Selliers )
Alcazar of Segovia, Spain (flickr  Charles Perkins )
Alcazar of Segovia, Spain (flickr  Ryan Barnes )
Château Chambord, France (flickr  pe_ha45 )
Château Chambord, France (flickr  Daniel Pockett )
Neuschwanstein, Germany (flickr  Ray Anderson )
Neuschwanstein, Germany (flickr  Svetla )
Neuschwanstein, Germany (flickr  Jason B )
Himeji Castle, Japan (flickr  Liem Pho Nhom )
Himeji Castle, Japan (flickr  Kenichi Masuo )
Marksburg, Germany (flickr  Lanis Rossi )
Marksburg, Germany (flickr  Michael Baker )
Castel Dell'Ovo, Italy (flickr  Ernesto Vicinanza )
Castel Dell'Ovo, Italy (flickr  Francesco De Quattro )
Noor Mahal, Pakistan (flickr  bravo.0306 )
Noor Mahal, Pakistan (flickr  Ammar Qureshi )

Alexa & Carlos PenaVega Share First Photos of Son Ocean King

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Hillsong – Let Hope Rise

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Alexa, 28, gave beginning to the bundle of pleasure on Wednesday, December 7, and she or he took to Instagram to commemorate his arrival to their residence from the hospital on Friday, December 9.

“eight.6 lb blessing. #OceanPenaVega #WelcomeHomeLilO,” she captioned a candy picture of little Ocean King cuddling as much as her.

In a later put up, the Spy Kids star talked about her husband, 27, as somebody with whom she shares duty for “Lil O.”

“Little present from God that I get to share with my husband,” she wrote alongside the lovely pic.

Carlos was additionally in a sharing temper, as he posted a photograph of himself holding his first-born whereas his spouse of two years lovingly seems on.

“The second life modified perpetually. #welcomehomeLilO #12/7/16 #8pound6ounceblessing #GodisGreat,” the previous Big Time Rush star captioned the picture.

What do you consider the newly expanded PenaVega household?

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Hope you might be having fun with our year-end protection. We’ve received extra retrospective lists, essays, and interviews coming subsequent week so don’t throw your laptop computer within the ocean simply but. Until then, listed here are two issues to do: vote within the Gummys and, when you dwell close to NYC, come to the Stereogum Meet Up tomorrow evening. It’s an excellent live performance for an excellent trigger. (Okay, there isn’t any trigger, however there will probably be free Stereogum swag and James is DJing.)

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

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Honestly, I really like lists and awards, however I don’t get why we so labored up about this yearly. The Grammys don’t and have by no means actually had the institutional integrity to justify the shits given. It’s like getting super-invested in what a room stuffed with Ryan Seacrests suppose is the perfect music launched this yr. I imply the Academy Awards is much from excellent, however we give a shit about them as a result of motion pictures like Casablanca, All About Eve and The Godfather have received the Oscar. We wouldn’t actually give a shit about them if they’d given the Oscar to motion pictures like Pearl Harbor, Transformers 2 or one thing like Crash.

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TBS style Dim Sum, the good Chinese restaurant in Milan

What involves thoughts for those who hear the phrase “champagne”? Oysters and uncooked seafood absolutely, nouvelle delicacies and starred eating places, almost definitely. What if I instructed you we had champagne with Chinese meals, as a substitute? If you’re in disbelief, don’t fear, we felt the identical after we tried Dim Sum, one in every of Milan’s coolest Chinese locations. We had been invited to attempt the particular tasting menu that they’re providing, in a collaboration with Perrier Jouet: the 2 have joined forces for years, to convey out the true flavour of those vey particular dumplings. Yes, as a result of this restaurant makes a speciality of one in every of Hong Kong’s tastiest and greatest meals specialties, that turned as integral to Hong Kong’s meals tradition as tapas are to Spanish eating tradition. Dim sum are particular little culinary masterpieces that come wrapped in skinny sheets of wheat or rice dough, and are known as otherwise relying on their form: shao mai for the open-top ones, jiaozi for the half-moon formed ones, and shao lengthy bao for the bun-shaped ones. They are then crammed with high-quality components, starting from lobster to white truffle, and they are often both steamed or grilled. The end result could be very elegant and the style refined: dim sum is simply excellent with champagne. Our lunch was a real journey of the senses, an exploration of weird, enveloping flavors, and it was accompanied by two distinctive bottles: Perrier Jouet Grand Brut, and 2008 Perrier Jouet Belle Époque. We tasted not less than 20 kinds of dim sum — and the chestnuts and Philadelphia cheese, in addition to the edamame and truffle ones, really received our hearts! Despite feeling completely full, we additionally refused to surrender on their desserts, crammed with pineapple and matcha ice cream. As we all the time do after we go for Chinese meals, we left feeling full and really glad. This time, although, we additionally left with the sensation of getting simply had a high-class culinary expertise, in a spot that we’d be glad to go to once more, for a bubble-filled romantic dinner.

 

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Rob Kardashian Meets Daughter Dream For the First Time (VIDEO)

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Rob Kardashian couldn’t be extra completely satisfied to be a dad and that’s clear on this new sneak peek of the Rob and Chyna Baby Special.

The youngest Kardashian fell in love with mannequin Blac Chyna at first of this yr and their whirlwind romance led to a variety of drama, an engagement, and most significantly, a good looking child woman named Dream.

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In typical Kardashian style, the beginning of the most recent addition to the fact star household will probably be proven in a brand new particular set to air on December 18.

On Friday morning E! News launched an unique sneak peek of the episode the place followers can see the 29-year-old new dad see his daughter for the primary time.

In a earlier promo for the episode, followers may see the supply of Dream was an emotional time for everybody. Along with the parents-to-be, each of Dream’s grandmas had been additionally within the supply room for assist.

Towards the tip of the sneak peek, followers can hear Kris Jenner saying, “This is dad!” earlier than the digicam cuts to her son. Even with a hospital masks on it’s clear that the fact star is a bit emotional about being a primary time dad and it’s completely lovely.

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The new clip additionally confirmed a little bit of the couple’s out-of-this-world child bathe, which initially induced drama between the Kardashian sisters and their brother. Back in September, Rob tweeted out his youthful sister Kylie Jenner’s telephone quantity in retaliation for supposedly not inviting the 28-year-old mother-to-be to the infant bathe for her personal youngster.

“Didn’t invite the mother of my child to a baby shower you all were trying to throw for me!!?” the fact star tweeted after tweeting his sister’s quantity. “You all must have lost your damn minds.”

Thankfully, all of it turned out to be a misunderstanding, and the infant bathe did occur with each dad and mom in attendance.

The particular can even present the fourth party of King Cairo, Chyna and rapper Tyga’s son. Since this was Cairo’s final birthday as an solely youngster, his mother needed the celebration to be extraordinary. It appears like she succeeded!

Watch the complete promo under to see how the Kardashians welcomed the most recent addition to their household into the world.

The Rob and Chyna Baby Special airs Sunday, December 18, at eight p.m. ET on E!

Shannen Doherty’s Husband Sues Manager For Ruining His Sex Life

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Shannen Doherty and her husband have definitely had a tough 2016, that’s for certain.

Kurt Iswarienko, who married the actress in 2011, is suing her former supervisor for destroying their intercourse life.

The 45-year-old settled her lawsuit towards Steven Blatt in the summertime after accusing him of permitting her medical insurance to lapse, which sadly resulted in a delay of her breast most cancers prognosis.

Now, the Beverly Hills, 90210 star’s partner has taken authorized motion towards Mr. Blatt and his agency, accusing them of ruining their intercourse life and damaging his fiances.

According to paperwork obtained by TMZ, the 42-year-old additionally claims the agency mismanaged his funds, permitting him to get combined up in unhealthy loans that tarnished his credit score rating.

The 45-year-old’s prognosis was made public in August 2015, although she was recognized in February 2015, when she filed her $15 million lawsuit towards her former administration workforce.

In court docket paperwork, the Charmed star accused the corporate of ignoring an bill to pay her insurance coverage premium in early 2014.

“I’ve breast most cancers, and I’m at present present process remedy. I’m persevering with to eat proper, train and keep very optimistic about my life,” she stated in an announcement.

“I’m grateful to my household, pals and medical doctors for his or her help and my followers who’ve stood by me.”

Shannen has battled chemotherapy and simply began her radiotherapy therapies. Our ideas and prayers are along with her!

Mega Bog – “London”

Erin Birgy’s second LP as Mega Bog, Happy Together, is due for launch this coming February. Today she’s sharing a brand new single from the mission known as “London” and dedicating it to the reminiscence of Nick Gomez-Hall, a detailed pal who died within the fireplace at Oakland DIY venue Ghost Ship final weekend. She’s additionally directing consideration to a fund for Ghost Ship victims.

Gomez-Hall was a musician and photographer; he performed in a band known as Nightmom and took the in-studio pictures of Birgy on the prime and backside of this put up. Birgy writes, “Nick is a true glider who nourishes the reality of unconditional love to protect his friends’ (their friends, and their friends) radically vulnerable adventure. He easily documented & encouraged some of the most transitory and magical moments of my, and friends’, lives, just by showing us how incredible this life already is and grows on to be.”

As for “London,” it’s a jazzy experimental rock observe — spacious, heat, and eerie, with brass, guitar, and vocal melodies weaving within the ether. It portends good issues for Mega Bog’s new album. Listen beneath.

Mega Bog are enjoying a pair of profit reveals in New York this weekend:

12/09 Ridgewood, NY @ 390 Seneca Ave (Benefit for Planned Parenthood)
12/10 New York, NY @ (Le) Poisson Rouge (Benefit for Standing Rock)

Happy Together is out 2/three on Nicey Music. Pre-order it right here.