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“Logan” Movie Clip Shows Wolverine As an Undercover Hero

Marvel/Ben Rothstein – 2017(LOS ANGELES) — Just a day after the movie’s Super Bowl spot, 20th Century Fox has released a movie clip from Logan.

The clip depicts a scene in which Hugh Jackman’s razor-clawed character comes to the aid of a blue collar guy played by ER‘s Eriq La Salle; it’s seems as if the action takes place while the X-Men hero has been hiding out near the Mexican border with Patrick Stewart’s Professor X.

A trio of toughs try to intimidate La Salle’s character to leave the land he’s working, when Logan steps up to tell the guys, in so many words, to shove off. “He’s hired himself some muscle,” one of the Southern thugs say. “A friend with a big mouth.”

“I hear that a lot,” Logan replies.

“I’m sure you hear this, too,” the head tough explains, racking a shotgun, before counting to three.

He gets past “Two,” when Wolvie springs into action, snatching the rifle, and smashing the guy in the chin with it before the hero breaks it over his knee.

“You know the drill,” Logan tells the baddies. “Get the hell out of here.”

Logan opens March 3.

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“Logan” TV Spot Shows Wolverine as an Undercover Hero

Marvel/Ben Rothstein – 2017(LOS ANGELES) — Just a day after the movie’s Super Bowl spot, 20th Century Fox has released a new TV spot for Logan.

The commercial depicts a scene in which Hugh Jackman’s razor-clawed character comes to the aid of a blue collar guy played by ER‘s Eriq La Salle; it’s seems as if the action takes place while the X-Men hero has been hiding out near the Mexican border with Patrick Stewart’s Professor X.

A trio of toughs try to intimidate La Salle’s character to leave the land he’s working, when Logan steps up to tell the guys, in so many words, to shove off. “He’s hired himself some muscle,” one of the Southern thugs say. “A friend with a big mouth.”

“I hear that a lot,” Logan replies.

“I’m sure you hear this, too,” the head tough explains, racking a shotgun, before counting to three.

He gets past “Two,” when Wolvie springs into action, snatching the rifle, and smashing the guy in the chin with it before the hero breaks it over his knee.

“You know the drill,” Logan tells the baddies. “Get the hell out of here.”

Logan opens March 3.

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“Being Mary Jane” Creators’ Comic “Black Lightning” Lands at The CW

DC Comics(LOS ANGELES) — DC Comics’ black superhero drama Black Lightning has found a new home at The CW.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new series — written by Being Mary Jane creator’s Mara Brock Akil and her husband/producing partner, Salim Akil — has moved from Fox to the CW for a formal pilot order. The couple are also set executive produce the project.

The comic book series Black Lightning, which debuted in 1977, was one of DC Comics’ first major African-American superheroes. If the drama moves to series, it will be the second to feature an African-American superhero as its lead, following Marvel’s Netflix series, Luke Cage.

Similar to the comic book, the hour-long drama is set to center on Jefferson Pierce, a retired superhero who might have to reclaim his secret identity after his daughters get caught up in a dangerous life. Pierce’s superpowers come from his ability to create and manipulate electromagnetic fields.

The CW is already home to the DC Comics-based series Arrow, Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow.

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Lady Gaga Says Super Bowl “Made Me Really Proud”; Rooftop Jump Was Pre-Taped

Getty Images/Kevin Mazur(HOUSTON) — According to Lady Gaga, it wasn’t just her onstage Sunday night in Houston during the Super Bowl: it was her and all her fans, and she says collectively, she’s proud of what “they” pulled off.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight after the show, Lady Gaga said, “My fans mean everything to me. When I first started, everyone thought we were so different and so weird. We never changed who we were, and we stuck to our guns in terms of what we believe in, and now we got to perform on the biggest stage in the world with our beliefs and our diversity, and it made me really proud.”

Prior to the show, Gaga posted on Instagram, “There will not be any guest performers tonight, I’m doing these 13 minutes solo! I dedicate every second to the love, diversity, compassion, and wild spirit of our fan base.”

Meanwhile, USA Today reports that Gaga’s show opener, which saw her on top of the roof of NRG Stadium singing patriotic songs, was actually taped on January 30. So no, she didn’t really jump from the roof and descend to the stage on Sunday. An exec for Intel Drones, which provided the patriotic light show behind Gaga, told USA Today, “From a logistics and creative perspective, it’s a bit hard for her to go from the roof all the way down to the floor of the stadium.”

One star who had high praise for Gaga was her pal Elton John. He posted a photo of them together backstage, with the caption, “The most spectacular performance ever seen during Super Bowl half time. Such a thrill to be there.”

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“Greatest of all Time” – Celebs, Politicians Hail Tom Brady and the Patriots

Photo: Tom Brady’s Instagram(HOUSTON) — Celebrities and politicians from across the country took to social media on Sunday to react to the New England Patriots’ historic Super Bowl LI win over the Atlanta Falcons.

The Patriots beat the Falcons 34-28 after staging a record-breaking 25-point comeback. This is the fifth Super Bowl win for Tom Brady, the most for any NFL quarterback in history.

President Donald Trump tweeted after the big game on Sunday, “What an amazing comeback and win by the Patriots. Tom Brady, Bob Kraft and Coach B are total winners. Wow!” His congrats were echoed on Twitter by Vice President Mike Pence.

Aside from the leader of the free world, notables from Hollywood also sounded off on the Big Game.
Justin Timberlake referred to QB Tom Brady as “GOAT” — sports-speak for the Greatest of all Time — while Jenny McCarthy, married to die-hard Pats fan Donnie Wahlberg, posted video of the Blue Bloods star going ape when New England won. “Got some very happy Boston Boyz in the house,” she said.

Not to be outdone, the Atlanta Falcons had some star power backing them, with die-hard Falcons fan Samuel L. Jackson expressing, “The Agony of Defeat… see ya next season. RISE UP.”

R&B singer Usher posted a screenshot of what appeared to be a video call between him and actor Mark Wahlberg, a Boston native — and obviously, like his brother Donnie, a massive Patriots fan. “Can’t win them all,” Usher said, adding, “Congrats to the Pats. We will RISE UP and comeback stronger! Mark, we’re coming for that 🏆 in 2018, lol! #ATLUnited”.

Mark Wahlberg was at the Big Game with his family, but left before the dramatic come-from-behind win, explaining via social media that his youngest son had a stomachache.

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“Fate of the Furious” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” Among Movie Spots Bowing During Super Bowl

Universal Pictures – 2016(HOUSTON) — Sunday Night’s Super Bowl telecast also gave us a glimpse at some highly anticipated movies due out in 2017, including Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Fate of the Furious, and Transformers The Last Knight.

The Fate of the Furious
: Has Vin Diesel’s character Dominic Toretto really turned on his buddies and partnered with new villain Charlize Theron? That’s what the commercial for the eighth chapter in the Fast and Furious franchise, opening in April, teases, along with a giant wrecking ball and a missile-launching submarine. Also starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Scott Eastwood and Kurt Russell.

Transformers The Last Knight: “Do you know why they keep coming here to Earth?” Anthony Hopkins asks in the extended Super Bowl spot for director Michael Bay’s film, the fifth installment of the Tranformers series, opening in June. Unfortunately, it doesn’t offer much of an answer, except that a war is about to take place. Also starring Mark Wahlberg.

Logan: “Amazing Grace” is sung throughout the dark commercial for Marvel’s first R-Rated X-Men film, which shows an aging Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman in what he says will be his final bow as the character. Few new details about the film, which also stars Patrick Stewart, are revealed. Logan opens nationwide March 3.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: Johnny Cash’s “Ain’t No Grave” provides the soundtrack for the extended first look at the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film. The clip focuses on Javier Bardem as the film’s undead villain, Captain Salazar, who along with his crew have “taken command of the sea.” Johnny Depp also reprises his role as Captain Jack Sparrow. Look for the film to hit theaters Memorial Day weekend.

A Cure for Wellness: What appears at first to be a commercial for a new wonder drug quickly turns into the promo for this psychological thriller starring The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s Dane DeHaan. A Cure for Wellness opens nationwide February 17.

Life: Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds discover a life form far deadlier than they could have imagined in the new trailer for the sci-fi thriller, bowing March 24.

Ghost in the Shell: Stunning visual effects dominate the new ad for this film starring Scarlett Johansson as a cyborg policewoman trying to chase down a computer hacker. Very little is explained in the clip, so we’ll have to wait until the movie opens May 3.

Baywatch: Like the 1990s TV series on which its based, the clip from the movie, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron as perspective lifeguards, is heavy on cleavage and tanned, well-toned bodies. It hits the theaters May 26.

Stranger Things 2: The trailer for the second season of the hit Netflix series, which also made its debut during the Super Bowl, starts with footage from a classic 1980s Eggo commercial before a graphic warns “The World is Turning Upside Down.” It’s also revealed that the show will return on Halloween, October 31.

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Lady Gaga Flies into Super Bowl 51 for Flashy Halftime Show; Announces Joanne World Tour After

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(HOUSTON) — Lady Gaga literally dropped in on Super Bowl VI — jumping from the roof of NRG Stadium suspended by wires, delivering on her promise of a show that was both full of of “love and compassion and kindness,” and was also “tremendously athletic.”

The show began with Gaga atop the stadium, singing a few lines of “God Bless America” and “This Land Is Your Land,” before reciting the last line from the Pledge of Allegiance, “one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.” That’s when she literally took the plunge, head-first, diving into the stadium where she was lowered onto the stage. From then on, it was pure entertainment.

During a 13-minute, seven-song performance show that featured flames, firewworks, dancers and costume changes, Mother Monster delivered a medley of her hits that included “Poker Face,” “Just Dance,” “Telephone” and “Bad Romance.”

While she stuck to just the hooks of most of the songs, the outspoken LGBT activist sang all of her hit “Born This Way.”

Gaga led into a performance of “Million Reasons,” from her latest album, Joanne, by telling the crowd she was “here to make you feel good.” Gaga also gave a shout-out to her parents during the performance.

Gaga closed out the halftime show by catching a football as she jumped off the stage.

Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime performance so far is drawing respectable reviews, with the consensus being that she played it safe, though it generated a reported 5.1 million tweets in under an hour. It also prompted a tweet from Gaga herself — shortly after her performance, she posted a teaser image on her Twitter, announcing a forthcoming Joanne world tour.

No details yet on the trek, so stay tuned.

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“Split” Tops the Box Office for Third Straight Weekend

Universal(NEW YORK) — Split topped the weekend box office for the third straight week, raking in another $14.6 million. The horror/thriller, starring X-Men‘s James McAvoy, marks the first time M. Night Shyamalan has seen one of his films spend three weeks at number one since The Sixth Sense accomplished the feat back in 1999, according to Box Office Mojo.

Rings, the third chapter in the Ring trilogy, had the worst opening for any of the franchise’s films, but still managed a second-place finish for the weekend, The sci-fi horror flick brought in an estimated $13 million.

A Dog’s Purpose, starring Dennis Quaid and featuring the voice of Josh Gadd, finished third with $10.8 million, following the Humane Society’s report that it found no evidence of on-set animal abuse or cruelty, as had been claimed prior to the film’s opening. The report further stated the viral video depicting the alleged abuse of a dog used in the film was deliberately edited to mislead the public.

Rounding out the top five is Hidden Figures, bowing in fourth place with $10 million, and La La Land, grabbing fifth place with $7.45 million.

The Space Between Us, starring Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson and Gary Oldman, had a disappointing opening weekend, earning just $3.8 million for a 12th-place finish. On the other hand, I Am Not Your Negro, which opened in limited release, brought in $709,500 from just 43 theaters.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:

1. Split, $14.6 million
2. Rings, $13 million
3. A Dog’s Purpose, $10.8 million
4. Hidden Figures, $10.1 million
5. La La Land, $7.45 million
6. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, $4.5 million
7. Sing, $4 million
8. Lion, $4 million
9. The Space Between Us, $3.8 million
10. xXx: Return of Xander Cage, $3.7 million

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“Moonlight” Oscar Nominee Mahershala Ali on Embracing His Name

WireImage/Kevork Djansezian(NEW YORK) — Oscar nominee Mahershala Ali is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable faces on screen. But when it comes to his name, that’s a whole other matter. In a recent appearance on Popcorn With Peter Travers, Ali told ABC News he’s even used different versions of it over the years just to make it easier on everyone else.

“My birth name is Mahershalalhashbaz, 18 letters from the Old Testament,” Ali said. “When I was younger, I went by Hershal. And I kind of embraced more of my name Mahershala in high school and college and in grad school.”

But when it was time to launch his acting career, Ali decided to give the movie world a chance at tackling every syllable. He decided to use the full 18 letters of his name in his work, including for credits on films such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and on the TV series The 4400. That lasted 11 years before Ali decided to change it back, saying that he realized even his own family members weren’t using his full name.

“Some of them call me Mahershala, some of them call me Hershal. That’s off limits for anyone who’s not family,” he clarified. He says the name came to his mother in a dream.

“My mom was a dreamer, a lucid dreamer. So my name came to her in a dream. She’d also seen it in the Bible. And so she felt like she had to name me that. I fought it for a little while,” he admitted.

For now, he’s back to Mahershala. For the record, it’s pronounced mah-HER-shuh-luh. Take notes, because it’s a name you’ll hear a lot of this awards season. Ali has already won the SAG supporting actor award for his role as a drug dealer in the coming-of-age drama Moonlight. He’s also an Oscar nominee for the same role. Ali, 42, told Travers, when he was approached about the role, it was an immediate yes.

“What I love about Moonlight and Juan (his character in the film) in particular is he’s Afro-Cuban, born in Cuba and moved over the U.S. But he’s not African-American. So he’s a little bit an island unto himself.”

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Super Bowl Sunday TV, for Non-Football Fans

Gene Page/AMC(NEW YORK) — Maybe you can’t stand the New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons — or maybe you just hate football.

TV execs are counting on those hold-outs, and, as always, are trying to counter-program.

From Hoarders, to Cops, to the Puppy Bowl; cowboys and Indians and Kardashians, Deadline has compiled a handy alphabetical list of marathons of programming running on the day of that sportsball game of which you may have no interest.

A&E

Hoarders (1-7:30 PM)

AMC

The Walking Dead (5 AM-1 PM)

Animal Planet

Puppy Bowl XIII and repeats (3-11 PM)

BBC America

Star Trek (9 AM-11 PM)

Bravo

The Real Housewives of Atlanta (12-9 PM)

Cartoon Network

The Amazing World of Gumball (7 AM-6 PM)

Comedy Central

South Park (2-7:30 PM)

Discovery

Alaskan Bush People (1 PM-midnight)

E!

Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian (3-7 PM)

Esquire

Parks and Recreation (3 p.m. to 4 a.m.)

Food Network

Worst Cooks in America (2-8 PM)

GSN

Family Feud (3-9 PM)

Hallmark

Kitten Bowl IV (9 AM-6 PM)

History

American Pickers (1 PM-1 AM)

HLN

Forensic Files (1 p.m.-3 a.m.)

Investigation Discovery

Dateline marathon (1 PM-3 AM)

INSP

Bonanza (2 PM-1 AM)

Ion

White Collar (9 AM-1 AM)

MSNBC

Lockup (2 PM-2 AM)

MTV

Friends (3-5 PM)
Ridiculousness (5-8 PM)

Nat Geo Wild

Fish Bowl IV (1-6 PM)

National Geographic Channel

Brain Games (3-9 PM)

Pop

The Ghost Whisperer (10 AM-7 PM)

ReelzChannel

Gangsters: America’s Most Evil (3-9 PM)

Spike

Cops (8 AM-10 PM)

Sundance Channel

Law & Order (3-9 PM)

TBS

Shrek marathon (3-9 p.m.)

Travel Channel

Food Paradise (8 AM-10 PM)

TruTV

Impractical Jokers (7 AM-1 AM)

TV Land

Reba (1-5:30 PM)

USA

Law & Order: SVU (7 AM-8 PM)

VH1

Rock of Love with Bret Michaels (all day)

Viceland

Bong Appetit (3-8:30 PM)

WE tv

CSI: Miami (7 AM-2 AM)

WGN America

Reba (7 AM-8 PM)

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