The first trailer of Jon Favreau's Disney+ Star Wars series was unveiled Sunday at Chicago's Star Wars Celebration -- but not online. The panel also shared images of Gina Carano and Carl Weathers, as well as Pedro Pascal as the bounty hunter in the title role. Favreau said the show was especially influenced by the "scum and villainy" of the Mos Eisley Cantina scene from the original Star Wars film as well as post-Civil War and Old West eras "where order had to be brought to the universe." Pascal, who prepared for his role by watching a lot of Sergio Leone and Akira Kurosawa, added: "He's got a lot of Clint Eastwood in him. Some might say he has questionable moral character, which is in line with some of our best Westerns and some good samurai (films)." Carano said of her role as Cara Dune, who did her own stunts, said: "I'm a bit of a loner, which isn't a far stretch, and I'm having a hard time reintegrating myself into society. I've been doing my squats, so I'm good." Weathers said of playing Greef, who runs a guild of bounty hunters: "He figures Mando can get the job done, and the Mando does what needs to be done."
Subscribers to the DirecTV Now service, which is owned by HBO parent AT&T, started tweeting about the surprise availability of the Season 8 premiere around 5 p.m. ET.
"Finally an actual female is playing me. Thank you Kate," Behar tweeted of Kate McKinnon, who played her in SNL's The View parody. McCain, played by Aidy Bryant as the "princess of Arizona, tweeted: "I’m not supposed to be on twitter because of hiatus BUT this sketch is hilarious, and being parodied by @SNL is a huge pop cultural honor. - Signed, your old intern and 'the princess of Arizona.'"
The HBO series, featuring the addition of Meryl Streep, returns on June 9.
The Fox News host showed a music video Hussle made with YG titled "FDT F*ck Donald Trump)" on Friday's The Ingraham Angle while discussing his Thursday memorial service. The footage she showed featured YG rapping, not Hussle.
Mark Gatiss, co-creator of Sherlock, says of the inspiration for his and Steven Moffat's new BBC/Netflix Dracula series: “It came about several years ago. We were filming — we’d just started the third series of Sherlock, where he comes back from the dead, and we had to break off after two days to go to the RTS awards (somebody has to do it) and I had a picture on my phone of Benedict silhouetted against the door of Mrs Hudson’s room. I showed it to Ben Stephenson, who was then the Head of Drama (at the BBC), and I said, ‘Looks like Dracula’. And he said, ‘Do you want to do it?'"
The 12-year-old Fleming's salary will rise to $250,000 for playing Judith Grimes on the 10th season of the AMC series. She'll also earn 5% of net merchandising for any product involving her character.
“When you’re in this business, you live for moments and events like this. They’re few and far between,” said CBS Sports chief Sean McManus of Woods' historic win today. He added: “With something that is so historic in nature, when your team steps up in the way we did today, it’s a feeling of pride and exhilaration and satisfaction. It’s a great day for Augusta National, a great day for golf and a great day for CBS Sports.”