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Why Star Trek Alum Michael Dorn Is Happy Not Playing A Klingon On Discovery

Michael Dorn has played the Klingon Worf for several Star Trek films and series, although fans shouldn’t expect to see him reprising the role on Star Trek: Discovery. Beyond the fact that adult Worf appearing in a pre-OG Star Trek series would be problematic to canon, to say the least, Dorn doesn’t appear too willing to sit in the makeup chair for that long. The actor stated he’s fine with not playing a Klingon on the CBS All Access series, especially after watching what actress Mary Chieffo had to go through to become L’Rell in Season 1:

Michael Dorn hinted that the makeup process for Klingons on Star Trek: Discovery seemed far more labor-intensive than his makeup job to become Worf, and that he took pity on Mary Chieffo. Dorn chose his words carefully, undoubtedly well aware that the show’s radical change of Klingon appearance has been a touchy subject for fans and critics. Dorn didn’t tip his hand too far in revealing how he felt about the new look but did remind attendees at the Rose City Comic Con (via Trek Movie) that each series has changed the Klingons in some way.

That statement might lead some to believe that Michael Dorn is in favor of the new Klingons, although the actor followed up later with another comment that makes it appear his stance on the costumes is far more middling. Dorn got into a conversation with fellow co-star, actress Gates McFadden, about how little of a Klingon actor’s real face is actually visible during scenes, and how that could affect their acting ability:

Michael Dorn isn’t exaggerating there, as Star Trek: Discovery videos have shown the eyeballs are about the only visible facial feature on Mary Chieffo once she was fully suited up as L’Rell. In spite of that, there were few complaints about Chieffo’s portrayal of L’Rell in Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery and her facial expressions seemed far less limiting than Dorn’s statement would imply. It is fair to say her face is far more hidden by makeup than Dorn, who had his eyes, cheeks and mouth largely untouched by the Star Trek team when he played Worf. At the end of the day, Dorn doesn’t have to worry about it, especially considering nothing we’ve heard about Season 2 involves him making a cameo.

Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery is expected to air on CBS All Access in 2019. Keep track of all major television shows arriving before that by visiting our fall premiere guide.

Justin Theroux Breaks Silence On Painless Break-Up From Jennifer Aniston

Justin Theroux has kept a notably low profile in recent months since his famous break-up with his wife, Jennifer Aniston. The Leftovers actor dodged a good bit of controversy, keeping himself away from social media (for the most part) and seemingly kept himself focused on his work and his private life. But that changed in a recent interview. Promoting his buzzy Netflix series Maniac, Theroux finally opened up about the divorce, which he considers to be “gentle,” surprisingly– particularly in the scheme of things. Here’s how the TV actor described the heavily-discussed dissolve of his famous marriage.

The conversation came up during Justin Theroux’s recent personal and in-depth profile piece with The New York Times. While the focus is centered around Theroux’s latest role on his newest series, Netflix’s limited series Maniac with Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, the topic was bound to come up. Sure enough, the actor was resistant to say too much about such a private matter, but he did admit it was “amicable.” Despite all the controversy that surrounded the surprising divorce news, Theroux claims that it’s “boring” overall and that it was overall a pretty “painless” process in their relationship.

It was back in February when the celebrity couple announced that their relationship was no more. Neither Justin Theroux nor Jennifer Aniston got into specifics about the separation, announcing in a statement that the decision was “mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year,” but didn’t get into any nitty-gritty details about the reasons why they decided to call it quits. Aniston and Theroux were married for a little more than two years, becoming engaged since 2012. They shared an open-hearted relationship together ever since they met on the set of Tropic Thunder, which Theroux co-wrote. Their loving relationship then became stronger when they worked alongside each other on the otherwise-forgotten 2012 comedy Wanderlust.

There are a couple explanations floating around for why Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston split. A number of them center around Los Angeles and New York City, with Theroux preferring NYC while Aniston liked it better in Los Angeles. That’s where each actor currently presides, and they are still making the most of it away from each other, despite the circumstances of their divorce. We hope they stay good friends, especially if they’re amicable.

Maniac is currently streaming on Netflix. Beyond that, Justin Theroux was also recently seen in this summer’s The Spy Who Dumped Me. He also appeared in the Netflix film, Mute. He’ll next be seen in the upcoming biopic On the Basis of Sex, which is expected to hit theaters later this year.

The Best Foot Creams for Dry, Achy Feet, According to Ballerinas

Asking a beauty professional—whether it’s a celebrity hairstylist, makeup artist, or Instagram influencer (hi, 2018)—for advice is always a safe bet. But dig a little deeper, and you’ll find there are plenty of other women out there who are legitimate authorities in their own right. In our new column, Unlikely Experts, they’ll give real reviews and recommendations. Whether it’s surfers on the best conditioners, bikers on the best cleansers, or ballerinas on the best foot creams, it’s fair to say these women know best.

At a glance, ballet is one of the most delicate, romantic, and graceful professions to ever exist. From the intricate costumes and fantastical sets to the fluid movements and emotional music, the style of dance creates a seemingly different world. But like most things, the reality for the dancers isn’t always quite as pretty off-stage. Ballerinas face long hours, constant travel, and a lot of mental and physical pressure put on their body—especially when it comes to their feet. “As a dancer, your feet are the most important thing. You stand on them for seven hours every day,” says Ingrid Silva, a ballerina for the Dance Theater of Harlem.

Of course, it’s not just standing they’re doing on the feet: Ballerinas spend their days twirling, jumping, and balancing in pointe shoes that, despite their dainty appearance, can be incredibly painful. This can lead to broken toenails, blisters, and the expected aches and pains—all of which make having a foot care-routine so important for ballet dancers.

To get an inside glimpse at how they soothe achy soles, we picked the brains of a dozen ballerinas to share the foot creams and oils they swear by. Because while the average person might not be working their feet as hard, it’s safe to say we all deserve some routine TLC. Read on as they share their favorites ranging from drugstore gems to niche splurges.

Looks Like Godzilla 2 May Be Plotting A Connection To Kong: Skull Island

Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse is building towards an epic clash in 2020’s Godzilla vs. Kong, but so far the films in this shared universe have largely stood on their own, with Kong: Skull Island taking place decades before Godzilla. The only major ties between them are Monarch and Skull Island‘s end credits scene. Yet Godzilla: King of the Monsters appears to be plotting an important connection to Kong: Skull Island; one that ties the universe together while explaining how the Titans remain hidden for so long. It all goes back to William Randa’s Hollow Earth theory.

As a refresher, in Kong: Skull Island, John Goodman’s character, the senior Monarch operative Bill Randa, postulated that beneath the surface of the Earth, there are gigantic underground caverns inhabited by M.U.T.Os: Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms, or Titans as they are also called. According to Randa, Skull Island was one of the places on the planet where these caverns exit above ground, thus explaining the island’s wildlife. Now, what does all of that have to do with Godzilla: King of the Monsters? Well, the film’s viral marketing site, MonarchSciences.com, seems to confirm Bill Randa’s Hollow Earth theory from Kong: Skull Island.

The viral site allows fans to assist Monarch in tracking Godzilla and any other Titans across the planet in real-time, as a means of preparedness after the events of the 2014 film. Godzilla appeared in San Diego back in July, just in time for Comic-Con where he had a hot new trailer to drop. After that he headed back out to sea, swimming west across the Pacific and passing Skull Island along the way, until he reached the Mariana Trench and vanished. How does something that big go missing and how did he stay hidden in the first place? Presumably he dove down into the Mariana Trench, which is the deepest known point on the planet. It would have been easy to think that his home was at the bottom of the trench and he went back into hibernation, if not for the fact that Godzilla eventually emerged thousands of miles away, west of Indonesia.

Unless Godzilla has added teleportation to his list of skills alongside atomic breath, the only explanation for him disappearing and reappearing like that is he entered one of Bill Randa’s hypothesized caverns at the bottom of the Mariana Trench and then moved through the caverns under Indonesia to an exit on another spot on the planet. This basically confirms the theory put forth by John Goodman’s character in Kong: Skull Island while expanding on the mythology, showing that the island from that film is not the only gateway into the Hollow Earth. This is exciting for the MonsterVerse mythology, as it establishes how the Titans have remained hidden for so long while also providing a new, dangerous element considering that we don’t know where all of the cavern entrances lie. Perhaps some could even be under cities.

Also of note is that after he popped up in the Indian Ocean, Godzilla hooked a left, and there’s only one thing in that direction: Antarctica. Judging from the trailer for Godzilla 2, King Ghidorah is hidden in a block of ice down there, so maybe Godzilla senses that his foe is about to be freed and he wants to be there to greet him.

We’ll hopefully learn more about the Hollow Earth and meet quite a few of its residents, when Godzilla: King of the Monsters emerges from the depths on May 31, 2019. For all of the biggest movies still to come this year, check out our release schedule.

12-Year-Old With Terminal Cancer Plays Fallout 76 Early Thanks To Bethesda

A lot of gamers wish that they could play certain games well ahead of release. This is despite the fact that unfinished games are riddled with bugs, are extremely glitchy, and before the games go gold (which means that development is finished and the gold master disc is compiled) there are a lot of hang-ups, lock-ups, and general performance issues to deal with. Nevertheless, sometimes playing a game early isn’t so much about experiencing it for its faults, but enjoying it for what it is because it’s a dream come true. That’s exactly what happened for a 12-year-old suffering from terminal cancer, who was granted the opportunity to play Fallout 76 months before its launch, thanks to Bethesda.

In a Facebook post, the parents of 12-year-old Wes — a young child suffering from neuroblastoma — explain that one of the things that Wes has been looking forward to is Fallout 76 from Bethesda. The game isn’t due out until November 14th, later this fall, but Wes got a special surprise when Martino Cartier from Bethesda Software dropped by to let him play the game early.

Originally the Power Armor Edition of Fallout 76 was pre-ordered for the 12-year-old, but due to Wes’ rapidly declining health, the boy was afraid that he would likely never get to play the game. Throughout September the cancer has gone from bad to worse, spreading through his abdomen , chest, and bone marrow.

Due to Wes’ condition, it seemed unlikely that he would live long enough to play the game, but Bethesda decided to make a special exception and they brought Wes the Power Armor Edition of Fallout 76 to the 12-year-old, letting him play an early build of the post-apocalyptic game before anyone else.

Now the version that he was allowed to play was unfinished and they only got to put in several hours worth of gaming thanks to Martino Cartier and Matt Grandstaff, the later of whom drove four hours from Maryland to their house to watch Wes play the game.

Even though the post acknowledges that Wes didn’t get to keep the game, his parents noted that having a few hours of enjoyment with one of this fall’s biggest releases was enough to make him happy.

The story has been spreading rapidly, and even made international headlines. A lot of commenters on the post offered their support and sent their well wishes to Wes, hoping that he can fight on for as long as possible.

On the upside, Wes is one of the very first people to ever get his hands on the Power Armor edition of the game, and — as indicated in the pictures available on Facebook — he was able to try the helmet on for himself. It’s a good fit, too.

While these sorts of stories usually don’t have happy endings, in this particular case Wes was able to get in some time with a game he really wanted to play, and in his current condition that speaks volumes to his own inner strength. Unlike Wes, you’ll have to wait until November to play the game on the Xbox One, PS4, or PC… but not on Steam.

The Play’s the Thing in a New Season of ‘Shakespeare Uncovered’

“Shakespeare Uncovered” has become a highbrow cheat-sheet, a play-by-play way to brush up your Shakespeare. The PBS television series, which begins its third and final season in October, is aimed at people who might feel they suffer from shameful gaps in their Shakespearean expertise.

“But it’s not shameful,” says Richard Denton, the British TV producer who conceived the series. “It’s really not taught well. From our first series—Shakespeare had a son called Hamnet. Why didn’t my teacher tell me that? That would have been…

Watch TV Themes For The Simpsons, The Office And More Performed By LSU’s Band

Usually, if there is a halftime show making headlines, it is the Super Bowl’s. Well, Louisiana State University’s band changed that this weekend. During its game against Louisiana Tech, LSU’s band enchanted the crowd with a medley of TV themes from some of television’s most beloved comedies. The performance includes the theme songs from The Simpsons, The Office, and two other much-loved NBC sitcoms. Check it out for yourself below:

What an entertaining halftime show! Thankfully, Louisiana sports writer Jerit Roser posted a clip of it on Twitter. As avid television fans will notice, it was not just the sounds of some outstanding comedies that took the field. The band rounded out their musical performance by creating visuals connected to the TV theme song they played. For The Simpsons, the band aligned to create Bart Simpson on the field. When it came time for The Office formation, they scrolled the series’ title.

For Parks and Recreation, the band decided to utilize the name of one of the show’s famous holidays to form on the field, selecting the timely “Treat Yo Self” day. The fictional holiday celebrated by Donna and Tom on the single camera comedy takes place on October 13. For those unaware, the point of the holiday is to indulge in purchases they usually would not make on an average day.

While Parks and Rec fans have a while longer to wait for the date to arrive, this LSU band performance is a great way to ramp up anticipation for those celebrating. This leads us to the final song played in the medley featured in the clip: I Dream of Jeannie‘s. For this performance, the band created a genie bottle on the field, which conjured yet another stunning visual.

Adding a poignant element to the performance is that actor Bill Daily, who played Major Healey on the 1960s sitcom, recently passed away. Another thing worth noting is that apart from The Simpsons, all of the TV themes played were from NBC shows. Is it home to the highest number of fan favorite sitcoms? While that is a debate for another day, this is certainly a terrific halftime show and one can only imagine all the effort that was made to put it together.

All of LSU band’s hard work definitely paid off in the form of a highly-entertaining halftime number that paid a sweet homage to popular television. It will be fun to learn if they decide to incorporate other TV themes in the future. Perhaps, a Game of Thrones performance? That would be cool too!

Of the show themes played by LSU’s band, only one series is still airing: The Simpsons. You can catch new episodes of the long-running animated comedy when Season 30 premieres September 30 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox, along with many other shows, including those on Fox’s schedule.

How Video Games Can Help People Suffering From Chronic Back Pain

Oftentimes whenever video games enter into the discussion about research, reports, or talks about anything health related we almost always see studies talking about the connection between video game violence or sex and their relationship to the psychological health of the end-user. However, not every major study is all about demonizing video games. One recent study actually decided to delve deep into the physiological benefits of playing video games, and how putting in consistent amounts of game time each day can actually help, especially if you suffer from chronic back pain.

According to Scimex, recent studies have investigated how well games themed around physical fitness can actually help you with physical fitness. According to an investigative study, those who exercise with games using the Nintendo Wii Fit-U saw real improvements in dealing with lower back pain.

The study stated that those who began playing home-based video games and exercising saw a 27% reduction in lower back pain and a 23% increase in function.

The specific exercises consisted of practicing flexibility and aerobics for about an hour three times a week.

While some studies indicate that gamers should spend less time gaming, the results from this particular study suggested that using motion-based gaming could help reduce the reliance on the healthcare system.

Interestingly, the report suggests that a better way to improve lower back pain for some might be to spend a little bit of money on a game console with motion-based controls as opposed to investing in other, more expensive treatments.

This kind of report isn’t necessarily surprising, though. Way back in 2006, Nintendo hit it big with casual audiences when the Wii originally released. The console introduced a lot of gaming centered around motion controls, and it ended up becoming a big hit with senior citizens and non-gamers because it actively managed to get a lot of people up and moving about.

Nintendo didn’t quite manage the same success half a decade later when the Wii U released to lukewarm sales that quickly tapered off. The system had some motion-based games and mechanics, but the Wii U just didn’t have enough to make it the kind of success Nintendo was hoping for. Ironically, though, the report did use the Wii U version of the fitness app that was originally present with its predecessor in the form of Wii Fit.

With the Nintendo Switch also offering the kind of motion-controlled gaming that was famous with the Wii. Given the success of the Switch, it wouldn’t be surprising if the system — especially after a price cut — becomes popular among those with lower back pain, playing games like ARMS or Just Dance.

I imagine with more physical-fitness games joining the Switch’s library, it would make it a lot more appealing to those looking for a cost-effective way to get into shape while being entertained for an hour or so. If it helps with lower back pain, then we could be seeing gaming being used a lot more often as a form of physical therapy.

Watch LSU’s Band Play TV Themes For The Simpsons, The Office And More

Usually, if there is a halftime show making headlines, it is the Super Bowl’s. Well, Louisiana State University’s band changed that this weekend. During its game against Louisiana Tech, LSU’s band enchanted the crowd with a medley of TV themes from some of television’s most beloved comedies. The performance includes the theme songs from The Simpsons, The Office, and two other much-loved NBC sitcoms. Check it out for yourself below:

What an entertaining halftime show! Thankfully, Louisiana sports writer Jerit Roser posted a clip of it on Twitter. As avid television fans will notice, it was not just the sounds of some outstanding comedies that took the field. The band rounded out their musical performance by creating visuals connected to the TV theme song they played. For The Simpsons, the band aligned to create Bart Simpson on the field. When it came time for The Office formation, they scrolled the series’ title.

For Parks and Recreation, the band decided to utilize the name of one of the show’s famous holidays to form on the field, selecting the timely “Treat Yo Self” day. The fictional holiday celebrated by Donna and Tom on the single camera comedy takes place on October 13. For those unaware, the point of the holiday is to indulge in purchases they usually would not make on an average day.

While Parks and Rec fans have a while longer to wait for the date to arrive, this LSU band performance is a great way to ramp up anticipation for those celebrating. This leads us to the final song played in the medley featured in the clip: I Dream of Jeannie‘s. For this performance, the band created a genie bottle on the field, which conjured yet another stunning visual.

Adding a poignant element to the performance is that actor Bill Daily, who played Major Healey on the 1960s sitcom, recently passed away. Another thing worth noting is that apart from The Simpsons, all of the TV themes played were from NBC shows. Is it home to the highest number of fan favorite sitcoms? While that is a debate for another day, this is certainly a terrific halftime show and one can only imagine all the effort that was made to put it together.

All of LSU band’s hard work definitely paid off in the form of a highly-entertaining halftime number that paid a sweet homage to popular television. It will be fun to learn if they decide to incorporate other TV themes in the future. Perhaps, a Game of Thrones performance? That would be cool too!

Of the show themes played by LSU’s band, only one series is still airing: The Simpsons. You can catch new episodes of the long-running animated comedy when Season 30 premieres September 30 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox, along with many other shows, including those on Fox’s schedule.

Hilary Duff Calls Out Paparazzo for Allegedly ‘Hunting Her Down’

Though it can sometimes seem like celebrities live in a completely different world with its own set of rules, it’s important to remember that they’re still people and are just as entitled to their privacy and personal space as the rest of us. Hilary Duff attempted to get this point across over the weekend, when one paparazzo allegedly had been following her around for hours, making her feel preyed upon and “uncomfortable.” On Saturday, she shared a video on Instagram in which she confronted the alleged photographer in his car and explained the situation in her caption.

“This guy has been at my [son’s] soccer game this morning then followed me to my [sister’s] house and was basically parked in her [driveway] to get photos. Followed me to run errands,” Duff wrote. “This is not OK. I am [nine] months pregnant. When people say ‘that’s what you get for signing up to be a celebrity’ it honestly makes me sick. This is every day of every month and it’s simply not OK. If a non ‘celeb’ (I’m sorry to use that word) was dealing with this the law would be involved.”

In the accompanying video, the Younger star appears to have pulled up alongside the accused pap’s car in a parking lot to ask him to stop following her. “I’m nine months pregnant and I have the flu, and I’ve asked you once to leave me alone. Can you please stop taking my picture? You’re, like, hunting me down,” she tells him. He responds by saying he hasn’t gotten any photos of her yet. “It doesn’t matter. I’m just asking you to please leave me alone for the day,” Duff replies. “You’re, like, hunting me down.”

Amid his continued protests, she adds, “I feel very uncomfortable. Please, please leave a pregnant woman alone.” Missing every bit of the point, the photog retorts that he’s “lost [his] whole morning” following her around. “It’s not my fault!” she replies, and correctly so. “Please leave me alone. It’s the weekend, sir, please.”

Duff is far from the first celebrity to call out the paps. Kylie Jenner and Sarah Hyland both recently did so after feeling like their privacy had been invaded by photographers, and when photos surfaced of Bella Hadid hanging out with a friend inside of her own apartment last year, she tweeted, “Whoever thinks it’s OK to photograph into someone’s home and private space is straight-up sick, sad, and f*cked up.”

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