'Iron Fist' Star Jessica Henwick in Talks to Join 'Matrix 4'

Neil Patrick Harris joined cast earlier this week

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 04:Jessica Henwick attends a special screening of “Crazy Rich Asians” at The Ham Yard Hotel on September 4, 2018 in London, England.(Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images )

“Iron Fist” star Jessica Henwick is in talks to play a lead role Warner Bros.’ upcoming sequel to the “Matrix” trilogy, a person with knowledge of negotiations told TheWrap.

Henwick starred in the Marvel Netflix series as Colleen Wing, a dojo sensei in New York’s Chinatown who becomes the ally and love interest of the Iron Fist, Danny Rand. Henwick also had small roles on “Game of Thrones” as Nymeria Sand and as X-Wing pilot Jessika Pava on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Neil Patrick Harris joined the cast of the sci-fi sequel earlier this week, joining longtime stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, who will reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity. Jada Pinkett Smith is also reportedly in talks to reprise her role as Niobe. Lana Wachowski will return to direct “Matrix 4” and co-write.

Henwick will also appear in the monster crossover “Godzilla vs. Kong,” which is set for release in 2020. She is repped by CAA. The talks were first reported by Deadline.

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Jeremy Corbyn hands EastEnders major LGBTQ+ award for representation

EastEnders has been awarded a coveted prize from Pink News for their LGBTQ+ representation in a drama. The soap has come on leaps and bounds of late by upping its character count of gay and lesbian characters and opening a gay bar in Walford. The episode in question which was awarded the prize was centred around Pride and included Bernie Taylor (Clair Norris) embarcing her sexuality and joining the festivities, a drag act performing on stage and Callum Highway (Tony Clay) battling with his own confusion.

Accepting the award from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the ceremony tonight, the episode’s writer Pete Lawson said: ’35 years ago, EastEnder started and I was 15. Watching TV when I was 15, there were no LGBT people on the mainstream.

‘And I would have loved to have seen the life that was out there, that I knew was waiting for me.’

Pete was joined on stage by producer Jon Sen and actresses Luisa Bradshaw White and Clair Norris. The episode at the time was widely hailed for its inclusivity and spirit of fun and laughter, while also focusing on the struggle of a character not yet out.

SInce then, the show has seen Callum stand up to his homophobic father Jonno before publicly kissing Ben Mitchell and embarking on a relationship with him. Iqra Ahmed also came out to her family and introduced her girlfriend Ash.

Katy Beale opened The Prince Albert and the show has also confirmed that there will be a bisexual character.

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Lucifer: Why was Lucifer called a goat? Why is the devil portrayed as a goat man?

Lucifer season five will be the last ever series of the supernatural comedy-drama. Ahead of the final series, fans have been rewatching the first four seasons and are starting to question why Lucifer (played by Tom Ellis) is often referred to as a goat and why his devil face has goat-like features.

Why was Lucifer called a goat?

In Lucifer season one, Lucifer’s brother Amenadiel (DB Woodside) revealed he had started a rumour that the devil takes the form of a goat-man.

Therefore, when Lucifer encounters the Satanists, he is confused as to why they are worshipping a goat-like figure.

However, what the Satanists are alluding too is the fact the devil himself is associated with being half man/half goat.

Throughout the series, Lucifer has appeared with goat-like features including horns, a tail, red skin and a goatee.

To get over his hatred for goats, he even visited a goat enclosure to feed them and he soon rekindled his love for the animal.

Amenadiel later revealed he made up the rumour as a joke but the notion of the Devil being a goat is rooted deep in mythology and Christian theology.

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Why is the devil portrayed as a goat?

For centuries, artists have depicted the devil in various forms – as a demon, snake, dragon, goat and other animals.

In early Christian mythology, angels and devils are portrayed as beings of spirit and do not have physical bodies.

However, they could make physical bodies for themselves but the Devil’s appearance is never described in the Bible or any early Christian writings.

Depictions of the Devil first appeared in medieval art, some point between the fifth and ninth centuries.

At this time, the Devil was often characterised with hooves, hairy legs, the tail of a goat and a set of horns.

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The idea of Satan as a goat may stem from the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats, recorded in Matthew 25:31-46, when Jesus separates sheep (symbolising the saved) and goats (representing the damned).

The oldest representation of the devil associated with a goat is in the mosaic in the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy from the sixth century.

In the mosaic, Jesus, dressed in purple, is separating the goats and the sheep between two angels.

The angel standing behind the sheep is a red angel and the angel behind the goats a blue angel.

The blue figure has been interpreted as an angel who represented the fallen and the damned.

In most branches of Christianity, the devil is seen as a fallen angel.

In some strands of Christianity, Lucifer became the name associated with an archangel before he fell from heaven to hell and became Satan, the ruler of hell.

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The name Lucifer originated in Latin astrology, associated with the morning star Venus. The term Lucifer meant “bringing light.”.

In Christianity, the name Lucifer became associated with an archangel who rebelled against God’s rule in heaven.

Medieval Christians then adapted pagan iconography to represent Christian figures.

Pan was a goat-legged fertility god in ancient Greek religion and medieval Christian writers began to draw relations between Greek satyrs (a male spirit with ears and a tail) and Roman fauns (half-human/half-goat creature), with demons

In the late middle ages, Satan and the devils depicted as goat-like figures began to appear in the majority of Christian artwork.

In the Middle Ages, the devil was continued to be portrayed as evil, demonic, a beast with horns.

Today the devil is portrayed to be a more human figure but some references to the goat still exist.

For example, the non-theistic religious organisation The Satanic Temple, have a statue of Baphomet, a Sabbatic half-man, half-goat that was worshipped by the Knight’s Templar.

Lucifer season 5 is coming to Netflix in 2020.

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Who plays Kristen DiMera on Days of our Lives?

Kristen DiMera on Days of our Lives is, without a doubt, a character fans love to hate.

Who plays Kristen on DOOL? That’s a great question because we’re going to be seeing much more of the talented actress who brings the complicated femme fatale to life!

Stacy Haiduk is a soap vet and daytime drama fans will recognize her from the ABC sudser All My Children, as well as NBC’s Another World.

Most recently, she appeared on CBS’s The Young and the Restless. On the sudser, she played Patty Williams and Emily Peterson, and in 2017, she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of the mentally unstable Williams.

Haiduk was born in Michigan in April of 1968. Her credits Superboy, The X-Files, Charmed, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, NCIS, seaQuest DSV, Crossing Jordan, Heroes, and Prison Break.

She is currently in the midst of a meaty storyline on Days of our Lives. She’s come back from the dead to terrorize the town’s population. She never was a good girl, but could that be helped with a name like DiMera?

It looked like she would be cooling her jets in jail for her numerous crimes, which included masquerading as Nicole (Arianne Zucker), who herself is back on screen, and back from the dead. Instead, things have done a 180 for the vixen, although appearances may be deceiving.

She has just learned that she is pregnant with Brady’s (Eric Martsolf) baby. Or is she? She was previously infertile and it was Dr. Rolf (William Utay) who informed her of her pregnancy after a round of fertility treatments at his hand.

Many fans are speculating that Rolf is the real father, a fact that would turn Kristen’s life on its ear if true. In the meantime, she is ensconced in the scary Kiriakis mansion awaiting the birth of her baby, and fans are loving every trouble-making minute of her airtime!

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Josephine Decker Sets 'The Sky Is Everywhere' at A24 and Apple

Jandy Nelson to write screenplay based on her own YA novel

After years of criticism over the lack of gender diversity among directors in Hollywood, studios are finally starting to hire more women. 2019 is the first year that all major studios are releasing at least one film directed by a woman, and this fall’s slate has plenty of women contributing movies, from animated blockbusters to potential Oscar contenders. Here are 10 to look out for.

  • Lorene Scafaria – “Hustlers” (Sept. 13) 

    The writer of “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” will direct this crime dramedy for STX based on Jessica Pressler’s New York Magazine article “The Hustlers at Scores.” The film features a cast led by Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez in a true story about a team of strippers who seduced and stole from Wall Street’s elite after the 2008 recession.

    STX

  • Jill Culton – “Abominable” (Sept. 27) 

    September usually has an animated feature on the release slate, and this year’s offering comes from DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio with Jill Culton’s tale about a Shanghai girl who goes on an adventure to help a Yeti return to Everest. Culton, who directed “Open Season” for Sony, left and returned to “Abominable” during its development.

    DreamWorks Animation

  • Kasi Lemmons – “Harriet” (Nov. 1) 

    Every weekend in November will have a film made by a woman hitting theaters, starting with Focus Features’ biopic starring Cynthia Erivo as the famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Kasi Lemmons, who directed Samuel L. Jackson in “Eve’s Bayou,” is working here with a cast that includes Janelle Monae and “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr.

    Focus Features

  • Alma Har’el – “Honey Boy” (Nov. 8) 

    Next is a film that left Sundance utterly speechless. Alma Har’el, a longtime commercial director who has fought bias in the ad industry, directs longtime collaborator Shia LaBoeuf in “Honey Boy,” a film written by LaBoeuf as an unflinching examination of his life as a child actor. LaBoeuf stars as a character based on his abusive father.

    Amazon Studios

  • Elizabeth Banks – “Charlie’s Angels” (Nov. 15) 

    Having previously directed “Pitch Perfect 2,” Elizabeth Banks is bringing “Charlie’s Angels” back to the big screen, and also starring as this incarnation’s Bosley to a new team of Angels (Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska) in a Townsend Agency that has expanded worldwide.

    Sony

  • Marielle Heller – “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (Nov. 22) 

    November 22 will be the big weekend. Marielle Heller, who last year directed Melissa McCarthy to an Oscar nomination in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”, helms this biopic based on the friendship between writer Tom Junod and Mister Rogers, played by Tom Hanks.

    Sony

  • Jennifer Lee – “Frozen II” (Nov. 22) 

    On the same weekend, Jennifer Lee will team up once again with Chris Buck to bring Anna and Elsa back to the big screen. “Frozen” catapulted Jennifer Lee into the top tier of animators, and last year she was named the new creative head of Walt Disney Animation Studios.

    Disney

  • Melina Matsoukas – “Queen & Slim” (Nov. 29) 

    But while “Frozen II” will be a family delight, Melina Matsoukas will be bringing something much darker. Written by Lena Waithe, “Queen & Slim” stars Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith as a couple who must go on the run after they shoot a police officer during a traffic stop gone wrong.

    Universal

  • Chinonye Chukwu – “Clemency” (Dec. 27) 

    Alfre Woodard stars in this year’s Sundance U.S. Dramatic Jury Award winner that also looks like a strong awards season contender. Director Chukwu became the first black woman to win that prize with this tale about a prison warden who oversees inmates on death row. .

    NEON

  • Greta Gerwig – “Little Women” (Dec. 25) 

    Another likely awards season contender from Gerwig, still riding high from her “Lady Bird” Best Director nomination, this is the eighth feature adaption of the Alcott literary classic. The murderer’s row of a cast includes: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Meryl Streep and Timothée Chalamet. Get ready for this one to be talked about for months.

    Sony

  • From Heller to Gerwig and beyond, the opportunities for female filmmakers to shine are growing

    After years of criticism over the lack of gender diversity among directors in Hollywood, studios are finally starting to hire more women. 2019 is the first year that all major studios are releasing at least one film directed by a woman, and this fall’s slate has plenty of women contributing movies, from animated blockbusters to potential Oscar contenders. Here are 10 to look out for.

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    Ant and Dec host brand new racing car show on BBC Two amid I’m a Celebrity 2019 return

    Everyone’s favourite TV duo are back and they have some exciting news. Ant and Dec are set to launch a new show on BBC Two that delves into the “fascinating” world of car modification inspired by their childhood passion.

    The show is currently in non-broadest production and will see Ant and Dec take viewers on a trip into the hidden world of souped-up street racing.

    Two teams will be challenged to convert second-hand cars into high-powered racing machines within 10 days and with a tight budget before they compete to become the champions of Street Car Showdown.

    In a statement, the presenters discussed the development and production of the program and how they came up with the idea for a car based show.

    “We came up with the format to shine a light onto the untapped world of car fanatics and highlight their passion, talent and creativity,” they said.

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    The Saturday Night Takeaway duo said their fascination with cars started when they were younger.

    ”We have been fascinated with this world since we were teenagers in the North East,” the duo explained.

    “[We] experienced car modders meeting up on Roker seafront in Sunderland to show off their creations.”

    Street Car Showdown is a joint production between the TV star duo’s Mitre Television and Race Across The World producer Studio Lambert.

    The boys said: “We are great admirers of the team at Studio Lambert and are thrilled to be partnering with them on this project.”

    Studio Lambert chief executive Stephen Lambert added: “We were delighted when Mitre asked us to work with them on developing Ant and Dec’s fun, adrenalin-filled idea and producing it with them.”

    The boys unveiled their surprise plans amid the hype over this year’s I’m A Celebrity as they return to the jungle with a new band of campmates.

    Much to viewers delight Ant announced he was returning to the jungle this year after he took a break, leaving Holly Willoughby to step in for the 2018 series.

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    And, in aid of his return the series will begin slightly differently.

    Viewers will see the pair stuck in a rowing boat in the middle of the sea in a brand new interactive promo allowing viewers to get involved via the I’m A Celebrity app.

    Fans will be responsible for getting the jungle duo to Oz as the promo will see them lose their map leaving them stranded in the middle of the ocean.

    The duo have filmed several alternate endings to their watery predicament which can only mean voters will have a few different outcomes that they can choose from to determine the boys fate.

    But fans are still left guessing who will be joining the Geordie duo in the jungle this year as the line-up is still under wraps.

    With only a few more weeks to go there has been speculation of various celebrities that may show their faces in the battle to be crowned King or Queen of the jungle but nothing as of yet has been confirmed.

    Celebrity executive Micky Van Praagh recruited jungle legends Harry Redknapp, Emily Atack and Noel Edmonds with the casting team hoping to recreate the same magic for 2019’s edition.

    The Radio Times reported that Micky is looking for something “completely different” for 2019’s edition.

    But who will follow in last year’s King Harry Redknapp’s footsteps?

    I’m A Celebrity will return to our screens in November on ITV.

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    Will & Grace Final Season Promo Reveals Grace Is Pregnant

    Mere moments after NBC announced it was bringing Will & Grace off the bench early, the network revealed the big twist at the center of the sitcom’s farewell season: Grace is pregnant.

    As we reported late Thursday, Will & Grace‘s 11th and final season — which was originally slated to premiere at midseason — will now launch on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 9:30 pm, filling the void left by ill-fated rookie sitcom Sunnyside. A subsequent promo announcing the new, earlier return date contained the pregnancy bombshell and teased the ensuing fallout (basically Grace is freaking out about being a first-time mom so late in life).

    The clip did not, however, reveal the identity of the baby daddy who, by our calculations, is either ex-flame Noah (David Schwimmer) or new flame Marcus (Veep’s Reid Scott).

    News that Will & Grace‘s 11th season would be its last broke over the summer. “We think of the Will & Grace [revival] episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis — 51 is not enough, 53 is too many,” executive producers Max Mutchnick, David Kohan and James Burrows said in a statement at the time. “That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of Will & Grace.”

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    'The West Wing' Will Be Streaming on HBO Max Next Year

    HBO Max, the new streaming service from Warner Bros., is slowly building up its content. While many new streaming services are heavily focused on creating new original programming, HBO Max is happy to add pre-existing titles. They already have Friends and The Big Bang Theory locked down, and now they’re adding another popular show: The West Wing. Aaron Sorkin‘s political drama, which seems more and more like fantasy these days, is currently available to stream on Netflix. But come next year, you’ll find The West Wing streaming on HBO Max.

    Get ready to head back to the Bartlet White House with The West Wing, set to start streaming on HBO Max next year. The series is already streaming on Netflix, which begs the question: is the show now going to be exclusive to HBO Max, or will it stream in more than one location? I’ve reached out to HBO for clarification and will update accordingly. For now, though, chalk this up to another reason to subscribe to HBO Max when it launches.

    Launched in 1999, The West Wing was a political drama from the mind of Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin wrote almost every single episode of the first four seasons of the show, creating a fantastic series full of rapid-fire dialogues and now infamous “walk and talk” sequences in which characters rattled off pages of dialogue as the camera tracked them down long hallways. Sorkin’s West Wing was something of a liberal fantasy even when it debuted near the end of the Clinton administration.

    Now, years later, with American politics at an all-time low, the show seems fantastical at best and downright naive at worst. It’s the type of political show where Democrat and Republican rivals can put their differences aside if someone stands up and delivers a stirring, passionate speech – something that comes across as 100% impossible these days.

    Despite its dated outlook at politics, The West Wing remains an all-time great TV series. After Sorkin left the show it went off the rails a bit, but the Sorkin seasons contain some remarkable episodes, and the ensemble cast – Martin Sheen, John Spencer, Allison Janney, Rob Lowe, Bradley Whitford, and Richard Schiff – all did wonderful work.

    The overall success of the show remains something Sorkin has been unable to replicate in the TV landscape. His post-West Wing shows, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and The Newsroom, are both hoky and often laughable in retrospect (although I know more than a few people who hold Newsroom in high regard, apparently because they’ve blocked this scene completely from their memory).

    And now I will leave you with my all-time favorite West Wing moment.

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    Miranda Kerr gives birth to second son with Snapchat boss husband Evan Spiegel saying they are ‘overjoyed’ – The Sun

    MIRANDA Kerr and husband Evan Spiegel revealed tonight that they have had a baby boy called Myles.

    It is the 36-year-old model's second child with the Snapchat boss and her third overall as she shares eight-year-old son Flynn with Orlando Bloom.

    The couple told People: "We are overjoyed at the arrival of Myles and so appreciate everyone's kind words and wishes during this special time.

    "We couldn't be more excited to welcome our beautiful son into our family."

    Miranda and 29-year-old Evan have been married for two years and already have a one-year-one son called Hart.

    The star announced she was pregnant in March but did not reveal the baby's gender before giving birth, saying: "We already know. But we're not telling everyone. My husband is 'Mr. Private' so I have to respect that."


    Miranda and Evan started dating in 2014 and got engaged in July 2016, with the model revealing that they were waiting until they got married to have sex.

    Speaking before they wed, she said: "I don't [use birth control]."

    Asked if that means she is planning another child, she replied: "Not yet. Not until after we get married. My partner is very traditional."

    However, she previously admitted she "definitely" wanted another child.

    She said of the prospect of being pregnant again: "Not right this second, but yeah, definitely at some point. I love being a mum. It's just the most rewarding thing."

    Miranda said she would be sure to make sure she still had time for her other sons, saying Flynn felt "frustrated" not to get to spend as much time with her as he used to after Hart was born.

    She recalled: "About a month after Hart was born, Flynn said to me, 'Mum, I'm a little frustrated.'

    "He said: 'I know I was the one who wanted a baby brother – like, I know it was my idea … But I'm feeling a little frustrated that I don't get as much time with you as I used to.'

    "I was like, 'I know, but honey, you know it's not going to be like this forever.'"

    Meanwhile, Miranda has embraced her "mum-bod" and doesn't mind that she might never get her old body back.

    She said: "It's really important as women that we're gentle with ourselves and don't feel like we have to snap back into shape after a baby… It's OK, I've got a mum-bod and it's fine! I don't mind. It's all part of it.

    "I took nine months – well, 10 months – to grow a beautiful child and it might take 10 months to feel good in a swimsuit again. Or longer. Or never!"

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    Star Wars 9 leaks: DEVASTATING Rise of Skywalker LOSS revealed by soundtrack titles

    Fans are eager for the final film in the Skywalker saga to arrive. However, they are equally unhappy at the thought of finally saying goodbye to characters who have become part of their lives over the past 42 years. Some partings will be even more upsetting since there are expected to be some major shock deaths and endings in Episode 9. A leak about the soundtrack reveals one particularly worrying track title.

    The Reddit leak says: “There is a The Rise Of Skywalker musical motif called The Falcon’s Last Ride.

    “Motifs from previous episodes will be making an appearance including Duel of the Fates. There are only a few more sessions of recording JW’s score in LA.” 

    This is not the first leak or rumour which suggests the iconic ship won’t make it out of Episode 9.

    The Millennium Falcon is another character to most fans – boosted by the knowledge that it actually has the consciousness of Solo: A Star Wars Story droid L3-37 merged into its programming.

    Plus, the destruction of the Falcon implies the same for whoever is on board. This points heavily to two more potential deaths.

    Fans know Billy Dee Williams is back as Lando Calrissian, the Falcon’s original owner.

    Will he heroically sacrifice himself in some climactic final scene?

    It is a tragic thought, but still better than the possibility Chewbacca might be the one who goes down with this hugely beloved ship.

    Fans have also noticed that the return of the Duel of the Fates musical motif points inexorably at some kind of return for three major Prequel Trilogy characters – Anakin Skywalker, Darth Maul and Qui Gon Jinn. The theme fist made its appearance during the battle between the three at the end of Episode1.

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    Obviously, the most likely is the return of Anakin.

    It seems inevitable the final episode of the Skywalker Saga must include the first of the three central generations.

    But how many will survive to the very end? There are already worrying rumours Kylo Ren will also sacrifice himself in one final noble act, just like his grandfather before him.

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