What exactly was going on at the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa, Canada this week? A serious "bromance" between President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, based on the photos, and the internet is loving it. The bromance fervor kicked off after this selfie showed up on the official White House Instagram account.
Thanks to some Photoshop magic, this bromance can live on in our hearts, in 1991, forever.
I started thinking that Trudeau/Obama selfie would be a great road trip movie poster but things got dark real quick. pic.twitter.com/6aT90QkaDE
Then they basically had a slow-motion swag contest while walking a red carpet into the summit's opening ceremony, while adding a third member, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, to their best-dressed world leaders club. Ironically, they were saluted by mounties, perhaps the worst dressed of all law enforcement officers.
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Fireworks over the U.S. Capitol during the annual Capitol Fourth on PBS/WEDU
Did you not get congressional approval to take off the Fourth of July weekend, but don't want to throw away your shot at celebrating America's birth?
Plop on the couch with leftovers from your friends' cookouts and this frosty Rocket Pop cocktail for historical marathons, TV specials and live fireworks to celebrate America's 240th birthday.
That would be enough.
8 p.m. July 4, PBS/WEDU
Hosted by Tom Bergeron, the concert and party on the West Lawn of the Capitol features performances by Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins, Gavin DeGraw, Cassadee Pope, Jackie Evancho, the cast of Broadway's On Your Feet! and more.
The live show ends with one of the greatest fireworks displays with Jack Everly and the National Symphony Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture." Also participating in the fiery showcase is the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets and U.S. Army Ceremonial Band.
For the Hamilton-obsessed (aren't we all?), Christopher Jackson, who stars as George Washington in the hit musical joins other Capital Fourth guests for a special performance.
If Jackson doesn't walk on stage to ‘Right Hand Man' then our Independence Day is ruined.
Nearly three weeks after the massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Human Rights Campaign has released an emotional video of 49 celebrities memorializing each of the 49 victims.
Lady Gaga, Chris Pine, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kid Cudi, Sofia Vergara, Demi Lovato, George Lopez and Laverne Cox are among the celebs who speak the names of the men and women who died during Latin Night at the gay club and share intimate details about their lives. Gaga speaks about 27-year-old Jean Carlos Nieves Rodriguez purchasing a home so his mother could live with him. Angela Bassett talks about 33-year-old Shane Evan Tomlinson taking the stage as the lead singer of a cover band. Lea Michele explains how victim Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon met his longtime partner Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, who also died at Pulse, when Perez charmed him at the Perfumania counter where he worked.
Glee alum Harry Shum Jr. paid tribute to Christopher Sanfeliz, a graduate of Gaither High School in Tampa.
"Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24 years old. Chris was a personal banker at JP Morgan Chase," Shum says. "Visiting Orlando from Tampa, he was an excellent dancer who taught his friends how to do the bachata."
The Ilvermorny crest, featuring the four houses: Horned Serpent, Pukwudgie, Thunderbird and Wampus.
Early Tuesday morning, J.K. Rowling's Pottermore, the digital home for her wizarding world of Harry Potter, blessed us with the second installment to her Magic in North America collection.
The new story, ‘Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,' focuses on the fabled magical school in the U.S. and its founder, Salazar Slytherin descendent Isolt Sayre. The story guides us through Isolt's escape from her fanatical aunt in Ireland, her weeks alone in the North American wilderness and discovering she's not the only magical being in the New World.
Users are also able to be sorted into Ilvermorny's four houses: Horned Serpent, Pukwudgie, Thunderbird and Wampus.
With questions and answers written by Rowling, fans can determine if they're in possession of a great mind like the Horned Serpent, have a heart of gold like the Pukwudgie, are soulful like the Thunderbird or are strong and brave like the Wampus.
The history of Ilvermorny comes after Pottermore published the 'History of Magic in North America.' The four-part short story series covered magic in the 14th through 17th centuries and beyond, 1920s wizarding and touched on Native American magic and the Salem Witch Trials. …
All of Daenerys' Targaryen's dreams are coming true. She's sailing to Westeros with a fleet of ships and armies. She has good reason to be terrified of what comes next.
After six seasons and countless reminders, winter is here.
Game of Thrones finally confirmed that much talked about Jon Snow fan theory, Daenerys is finally sailing to Westeros, Jon takes his rightful place in Winterfell, Cersei finally laid waste to all that scorned her and Arya ticked another off her kill list.
So many great and wonderful things happened on Sunday's season finale, it's hard to pick which one brought us the most joy.
By the end of Loras Tyrell's trial before seven septons, Margaery knew something was gravely wrong.
Loras' trial was quick and almost painless. He confessed to all sins and pledge the rest of his life to service as a Sparrow. He was still weak and dripping blood from the freshly-carved seven pointed star on his forehead when the casks of wildfire exploded.
Those in the Great Sept of Baelor were waiting for Cersei and King Tommen to arrive for her trial, and she was taking far too long. Margaery frantically tried to get everyone out, but the Sparrows blocked their way. …
Tobias Menzies and Caitriona Balfe share chemistry, just not *that* kind.
The last few episodes have probably left fellow book readers a bit confused. Actually, we feel a little like Claire. We know the outcome, but the plot points have been rearranged and added. But we're still captivated, and moved by this story and these characters. That hasn't changed. So let's get down to recapping the solemn penultimate episode, "The Hail Mary."
In Inverness, things are grim. The Highlander army has weakened. Claire feels helpless in the face of an unchanged history. Jamie's last hope to stop Culloden doesn't seem to work. (At least the shouty men are not as shouty.)
Claire runs into Mary Hawkins, who is shacking up with Alex Randall. Yep, Jonathan Randall's brother. Earlier, Claire meddled in that relationship to stop it from happening, unsure how that would change Frank's future. She knows Mary and Jonathan wed and have a child, securing the Randall line all the way up to Frank. But after building a relationship with Mary, Claire wants a better life for this stammering little girl. …
Shark Week: eight days of reflecting on the power, ferocity and importance of sharks.
Shark Week: the annual reminder that sharks are friends, not food.
For the past 28 years, Discovery Channel has filled eight days of the summer with features all about our predatory pals.
If you're looking for Jaws, Deep Blue Sea or Sharknado look elsewhere. Discovery's Shark Week is a colorful, high definition look at the science behind why sharks do what they do.
The features will have those fantastic shots of massive Great White sharks flinging their whole bodies out of the water to catch seals, peeks into how sharks hunt in complete darkness, explorations into solutions for the increasing amount of shark encounters and a "talking sharks"-style aftershow hosted by Eli Roth.
Bryan Cranston and John Leguizamo filmed The Infiltrator around Tampa Bay in 2015.
Academy Award nominee Bryan Cranston returns to Tampa Bay on July 6 for an invitation-only screening of The Infiltrator, filmed locally in 2015.
Anyone who isn't among the VIPs scoring those invites will wait another week until The Infiltrator opens in theaters nationwide.
However, you may get a glimpse of Cranston, co-star Benjamin Bratt and director Brad Furman on the red carpet outside Tampa Theatre. The red carpet opens at 5 p.m., and the screening begins at 7:30.
The Infiltrator stars Cranston as Tampa resident and former U.S. Customs undercover agent Robert Mazur, who smashed a money laundering scheme, helping to bring down drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Bratt plays one of the cartel's chieftains, duped by Mazur's investigation.
The Infiltrator filmed around Tampa Bay for two week in April and May last year, at nearly two dozen locations including Derby Lane greyhound racing track and the Don CeSar and Innisbrook resorts. Those locations figure prominently in the film's second trailer, available here.
Liam Hemsworth looking mega fine snapping a selfie with a fan.
Grab that selfie stick and know your angle, it's National Selfie Day. If there was ever a day to spend the extra five minutes comparing filters and contouring your cheek bones, it's today. So for some Instagram inspriation, here are some celeb selfies from today's Twitter-happy Holiday. Safe snapping.
The third season of BoJack Horseman comes to Netflix in July.
With its simultaneous addition of the Jurassic Park series and Best Picture winner Spotlight and removal of much of its Miramax library, Netflx appeared to start a "less titles, but bigger-name ones" strategy in June. And July's slate seems to confirm that, with the addition of the Back to the Future and Lethal Weapon series, as well as Best Adapted Screenplay winner The Big Short, the film that made the phrase "the Oscar-winning director of Step Brothers" a reality. There's also a plethora of Netflix originals being added, including new seasons of BoJack Horseman and Marco Polo and new series Stranger Things. Yet some high-profile names are also leaving the service this month, as 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Right Stuff and the Star Trek films take off into space. For a full list, read below: …
Ball Park is giving away free hot dogs if your Twitter name contains Frank or Angus in their 100 hours window that ends at noon Saturday. Yeah, you don't actually have to be named either one, but if you are, you're already one step ahead. (Personally, I'm in favor of Angus because it makes me think of burly Scottish guys in kilts.)
So if you want to be all
You have to change your Twitter name or handle to include Angus or Frank, follow @BallParkBrand and tweet about your love of those good ol' frankfurters with the hashtag #BallParkAngusGiveaway. If you do, you get a coupon for a free pack of Ball Park Angus Beef Franks, which is not as fun or innuendo-filled as that gif, but still ... free!
Ball Park said in a news release that celebs would be joining the Angus/Frank crowd, but we have yet to see any evidence. Guess famous people don't like free hot dogs. More for you!
The third and final season of NBC's Hannibal comes to Amazon Prime in July.
Arguably the biggest news for Amazon Prime in July is the huge slew of movies being added on Jul. 1, including films by Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Roman Polanski. Bryan Fuller's acclaimed Hannibal series has its third and final season added to the streaming service. And before the release of Fuller's CBS Star Trek series and Star Trek Beyond, six Star Trek movies have been added as well. For a full list, read below: …
Fan Fest Orlando brings together stars from The Walking Dead and Arrow for a one-day fundraising event to benefit victims and families of the Pulse nightclub shooting.
Fans of The Walking Dead, Arrow and The Flash get to meet their favorite stars at Fan Fest Orlando in September.
The one-day convention not only celebrates and brings together Florida's geek community, it's also a way to raise money for the victims and families of the Pulse nightclub attack.
According to a release from Fan Fest, 100 percent of the proceeds raised from tickets, autographs, photo ops and vendor sales will be donated to the One Orlando Fund.
The attack was deemed the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, but in just a week, Orlando, particularly the LGBTQ community, has already seen an outpouring of support and aid coming from people all over the world.
For the creators of Fan Fest Orlando, hosting a mini-convention is more than a chance to bring celebrities to the area.
Creator James Frazier is an Orlando native, as are several others on his Fest team.
"I grew up in Orlando, graduated from high school there, got married there and had four of my children there," Frazier said in a press release. "I wondered, what can we do? How can we help? This September, we're inviting our community of fans to come help raise as much money as we can for the families that were impacted." …
Dozens of Broadway stars have pooled their resources for a passionate tribute to those affected by the Orlando shootings. Broadway for Orlando is a cover of Burt Bacharach's What the World Needs Now is Love. Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley assembled the cast and chorus, which features some of the most recognizeable voices show business alternating lines of the 1965 hit. It's available on BroadwayRecords.com for $1.99, and on iTunes. Proceeds go to the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida.
The star-studded lineup inlcludes Idina Menzel, Gloria Estafan, Kristen Bell, Audra McDonald,Nathan Lane, Bernadette Peters, Jessie Meuller, Carole King and many more. The result is highly orchestrated and more nuanced than other charity supergroups in the past, such as the 1985 choral, We Are the World, led by Michael Jackson for famine relief.
The title line starts off as a soft plea, then builds to a desperate strength tantamount to a demand.
O.J.: Made in America is airing as five episodes on ESPN and ABC.
Occasionally two movies with the same subject matter get released at the same time, whether that’s asteroid-headed-for-Earth action flicks Armageddon and Deep Impact or Truman Capote penning In Cold Blood biopics Capote and Infamous.
It's rarer for two television series to be simultaneously released with the same subject, much less two excellent ones. Yet that’s the case with FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson and ESPN's O.J.: Made in America (which just finished its run this weekend, but all episodes can be watched here), which both follow the former football player turned murder trial defendant.
It’s certainly understandable why someone would be interested in revisiting Simpson and particularly his trial now. The choice to allow TV cameras into the courtroom launched a future when Making a Murderer would become comfort food entertainment. And the media circus where even small-time players such as Kato Kaelin were in the spotlight helped foster a time where people could become famous for being famous. …
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