Preview: ‘Gotham’ season 3 episode 20 “Pretty Hate Machine”

A new episode of Gotham airs Monday, May 29th and we’ve got a preview.

The episode is called “Pretty Hate Machine” and here’s the synopsis via TV Guide:

Gordon races against the clock to save the city from the Alice Tetch virus, but Lee Thompkins intercepts with a plan of her own; Alfred sees a big change in Bruce Wayne after his work with the Shaman; and some of Gotham’s worst villains band together.

Here’s a preview:

Gotham airs Mondays at 8/7c on Fox.

Preview: ‘Veep’ season 6 episode 7 “Blurb”

A new episode of Veep airs Sunday, May 28th and we’ve got a preview.

The episode is called “Blurb” and here’s the synopsis via TV Guide:

Selina works on her book as her staff prepare for the ceremony to unveil her portrait. Meanwhile, Jonah tries to weasel his way onto the guest list; and Dan struggles to solve his on-screen chemistry problem

Here’s a preview:

Veep airs Sundays at 10:30/9:30c on HBO.

Preview: ‘Silicon Valley’ season 4 episode 6 “Customer Service”

A new episode of Silicon Valley airs Sunday, May 28th and we’ve got a preview.

The episode is called “Customer Service” and here’s the synopsis via TV Guide:

A hunt for financial support takes Richard outside the tech bubble, where he encounters a contentious figure from Pied Piper’s past. Meanwhile, Erlich contacts Monica and Laurie about a new endeavor; and Jared plays peacemaker between Dinesh and Gilfoyle after a launch goes awry.

Here’s a preview:

Silicon Valley airs Sundays at 10/9c on HBO.

Allure Magazine: June 2017 – Zoë Kravitz

Big Little Lies star Zoë Kravitz is featured in the June 2017 issue of Allure.

In the issue:

The daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet and a star in her own right, she’s not exactly conventional, but she does have some markedly traditional tastes. “Lovely” is the word that springs to mind, and it is a word she uses, without irony, as if we were having tea at the Ritz.

The role Kravitz played in HBO’s Big Little Lies might exploit the common perception a little bit. “I think people always assume for whatever reason that I’m much more hippie-dippy than I am,” she says. Her character, Bonnie, kind of an alt-left paragon on the surface at least, seems uncannily laid-back and reasonable and generous in the drama’s tense, repressive environment, full of helicopter moms and competitive parenting.

“I’m certainly not as patient as Bonnie is, the way she takes the high road with Madeline [her husband’s ex, played powerfully by Reese Witherspoon]. I can be quite confrontational at times,” says Kravitz. “Bonnie has an amazing level of compassion; she’s very aware of others’ struggles.” Just below the story’s veneer, ugly secrets fester. And there’s that dead body to deal with, too. Best known for her success in action movies (X-Men, Divergent), Kravitz shows a side of herself in the salacious but sophisticated drama of Lies that the world is likely to see more of. “I want to do more drama,” she says. There is an intensity in her eyes as she says it. And you get the sense that Hollywood is only starting to scratch the surface of her talent.

In light of recent political events, she says, “Racism is very real, and white supremacy is going strong.” And identity is not something to be mocked or taken lightly. It’s better in her words: “I am definitely mixed. Both my parents are mixed. I have white family on both sides. The older I get, the more I experience life, I am identifying more and more with being black, and what that means — being more and more proud of that and feeling connected to my roots and my history. It’s been a really interesting journey because I was always one of the only black kids in any of my schools. I went to private schools full of white kids. I think a lot of that made me want to blend in or not be looked at as black. The white kids are always talking about your hair and making you feel weird. I had this struggle of accepting myself as black and loving that part of myself. And now I’m so in love with my culture and so proud to be black. It’s still ongoing, but a big shift has occurred. My dad especially has always been very connected to his history, and it’s important to him that I understand where I come from.”

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Photo Credit: Patrick Demarchelier / Styling: Beth Fenton / Hair: Nikki Nelms / Makeup: Tom Pecheux

Men’s Fitness: June 2017 – Ryan Phillippe

Shooter star Ryan Phillippe is featured in the June 2017 issue of Men’s Fitness.

In the issue:

He earned a black belt in taekwondo at 11. Conquered Hollywood in Cruel Intentions at 24. Now, at 42, Shooter star Ryan Phillippe is launching an app that could change how people achieve their dreams of getting a body like, well, his.

Portraying an elite ex-Marine assassin on USA Network’s Shooter, Ryan Phillippe likes to perform his own stunts whenever possible, training in Muay Thai kickboxing and close-quarters combat, even learning to take out a target sixth-eighths of a mile away with a single-bolt sniper rifle.

But when it came to branching outside the TV and movie realm with Become, a tech startup he’s been developing for the past two years that’s set to launch this summer, the ridiculously ripped 42-year-old actor explains his inspiration—call it his “there should be an app for that” moment—as a consequence of persistent questions about his hardcore commitment to fitness.

In the June 2017 issue of Men’s Fitness, Phillippe reveals exactly how he stays so unbelievably fit at 42, what it takes to be a strong dad, and why he’s no longer bound up in “trying to be what other people want you to be.” Here are the highlights:

1. Ryan Phillippe is insanely dedicated to fitness

“Whether I’m doing a movie or TV show or not, I’ve worked out five days a week, 1 1⁄2 hours a day, for the past 20 years,” says Phillippe, who received his black belt in taekwondo at age 11. “And I always get asked: How do you look so young? How do you stay in shape? What [supplements] do you take? What do you eat?”

2. He’s said no to acting gigs so he could stay close to his children

“I can’t tell you the number of jobs I’ve turned down because I didn’t want to go over to Bulgaria or Australia for three months,” he says. “I turned down Shooter a couple of times because they wanted to make it in Vancouver, and I’m like, ‘I’m not going away.’ So they eventually agreed to shoot it right outside of L.A.”

3. Phillippe is developing an app in hopes of letting others achieve the level of fitness that he’s reached

“I and others like me have worked with some of the best trainers, nutritionists, and doctors,” Phillippe explains. “We’re going to take all that work away for our users—men over 40 who want to stay fit and look young. The Become app will cut through and simplify.”

Check out Ryan’s full interview with Men’s Fitness on newsstands May 22.

The second season of Shooter premieres July 18 at 10/9c on USA.

Photo Credit: Men’s Fitness