February 05, 2021 - 10:45 GMT Emmy Griffiths The Channel 5 show concluded on Thursday evening - but were you surprised by the twist ending? The Drowning concluded on Thursday evening, and finally revealed the truth about Daniel's parentage in the shocking season finale - which certainly left viewers with mixed feelings! MORE: The Drowning star Jill Halfpenny reveals her thoughts on show's ending In the episode, Jodie's brother Jason reveals that he had lied about the DNA test results and that Daniel isn't really Tom after all, and that Tom really did drown while he was meant to be watching him during their family holiday. Loading the player... WATCH: Daniel asks about his mother He claimed to have lied about the DNA test to try to "make amends", and chases Jill and Daniel as they run from home, eventually drowning in the same lake where his nephew died. While some viewers loved the finale, others were somewhat disappointed by it. One person wrote: "I was really enjoying #TheDrowning until this last episode which I didn’t like at all! Hate it when that happens!" Another added: "#TheDrowning I was hooked on the first three episodes then I watched the fourth and now I feel like I wasted my time watching this show they completely stuffed up the entire series with this final, how disappointing." Jason knew the truth about Tom's death A third person tweeted: "I've slept on it and still have questions about #TheDrowning. How did the uncle not hear him go into the water? Not even a splash? The kid went missing, police were called and uncle wasn’t there, no one noticed he had been gone in the same time frame?"Others praised the show as a whole, with one tweeting: "What a great drama. Loved it," while another added: "Wow what a drama... gripping and tense! Loved it! #TheDrowning that was fantastic @halfpennyjill." MORE: Viewers are saying the same thing about … [Read more...] about The Drowning: viewers have mixed reaction to ending
Photo: NBC Universal After more than 50 years in the broadcasting business, there are still some surprises to be had for Keith Morrison, the dulcet-toned correspondent of NBC’s long-running newsmagazine, Dateline. For instance, the success of his first podcast, 2019’s The Thing About Pam, which hit No. 1 on Apple Podcasts and will soon be adapted by Blumhouse Television into a limited series starring Renee Zellweger. “I hadn’t given much thought to the podcast world because we were busy enough as it was,” says Morrison, who began his career in radio. “I was somewhat skeptical at the beginning that this would be such a good fit for us, but once you realize that you’re not constrained by all the structure of a television show, you can get more into the details and down the rabbit holes. It was fun.” So fun, in fact, that Morrison has decided to do it again. His new podcast Mommy Doomsday — which follows the bizarre story of Lori Vallow, an Idaho woman whose two children went missing in 2019 and were later discovered dead on her husband’s property in 2020 — debuts February 16 with two episodes. (Check out the trailer here.) Vulture recently spoke with Morrison about Mommy Doomsday, his initial reluctance about covering true crime, and the one case that he just can’t seem to shake. When you sit down to review the vast number of cases Dateline has covered over the years to select one for the podcast treatment, what criteria are you looking for? Keith Morrison: I think the principles of a good story are all the same … It needs a strong character who people are amazed by and want to hear more about. And also things that happen that you wouldn’t think could possibly happen. If you can allow people to imagine what might be coming next, and that what is coming next is really quite remarkable, then you’ve got a good story to tell. I’m just talking about it in terms of … [Read more...] about ’s Keith Morrison Is Getting Used to Podcast Stardom
May 21, 2013 - 12:24 BST hellomagazine.com Zoe Saldana and Marion Cotillard do day-to-night beauty with chic red-carpet appropriate make-up and hairstyle at Cannes Zoe Saldana and Marion Cotillard have been taking the French Riviera by storm this week as two of the most glamorous women at the Cannes Film Festival . Turning chic daytime beauty looks into a more dramatic affair for the evening premiere of their last film, Blood Ties , the two actresses sauntered down the red carpet with enviable style. Zoe Saldana opted for a simple skin and a statement lip during the day to complement the monochrome Emanuel Ungaro number she wore for the afternoon's photographs. The actress then added a pop of colour to the black and white dress, with a pair of neon orange heels and an on-trend fuchsia matte lip in a similar shade to NARS' Jungle Red from their Semi Matte Lipstick collection. VIEW GALLERY CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY bold lipstick , Zoe , 34, kept her lashes fluttering with a couple of coats of lengthening mascara but kept the rest of her skin make-up subtle for a chic daytime appropriate look. Keeping her tresses tousled for the day the Avatar actress swept her hair out of her face with a small plaited headband for evening's main event. The Blood Ties star's Cannes hairstyle is certainly an effect that's easy to pull off without a stylist at hand. Simply plait one section close to the front of your hairline, fold over the rest of you hair, and pin in place with hair slides. The actress also added, "[My mother] always said, ‘Honey, there is nothing that a red lipstick and a pair of red shoes can't heal. And I absolutely believe that". With this in mind, Zoe also swapped her lipstick for the red carpet premiere with a darker shade of rouge and opted for a creamy bronze eyeshadow all over the lids finished off with an accentuated cat-like flicker of eyeliner. … [Read more...] about Zoe Saldana and Marion Cotillard do day-to-night beauty at Cannes
February 20, 2021 - 20:03 GMT Sophie Hamilton The Voice coach Tom Jones' family life revealed: the Welsh singer's late wife Linda, children, grandchildren, parents and sister Welsh singer Sir Tom Jones is one of the original panel members of The Voice and the iconic star dubbed the 'silver fox' has quite the fan following. We love it when the veteran singer bursts into one of his classic hits or namedrops one of his famous pals! It's pretty remarkable that the 80-year-old legend is still holding his own amongst the likes of Will.I.am and Anne-Marie on the singing contest. MORE: Royal kids' age gaps revealed! From Archie's new sibling to the Cambridge kids and more Tom has led a fascinating life, from hitting the big time in the sixties with a string of top ten hits, to numerous Las Vegas concerts, meeting Elvis and being knighted by the Queen in 2005. How much do you know about Sir Tom's home life with his family though? Read on to find out more… Tom Jones' late wife Tom married his high school girlfriend Linda Trenchard in 1957, when they were expecting a child together, both aged 17. In his autobiography Over the Top and Bac k, Tom revealed how he fell for Linda when they were just 12 years old as they walked to school in Treforest, South Glamorgan. The couple were completely devoted to each other, despite Tom's dalliances with other women, which he admitted to in his book. In it, he spoke lovingly about his wife calling her "the one". "[The affairs were] never discussed, I was never put on the spot. Linda is a wonderful person and she would never put me on the spot. She loves being married to me and I love being married to her," he said at the time. Tom with his late wife Linda The couple had a happy life together in a £6.5million mansion in Los Angeles, but tragically Linda passed away in 2016 to a "short but fierce" battle with cancer. … [Read more...] about Tom Jones’ family: wife Linda, sons Mark and Jonathan and grandchildren
To watch the finest of musical finales is to become convinced, however briefly, that every movie should resolve this way. Photo-Illustration: by Vulture; Photo by Pyramide Distribution Federico Fellini may not be the obvious touch-point for an ABBA jukebox musical, but the finale of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again inarguably owes something to 8½ . Hear me out: Fellini’s 1963 masterpiece concludes with all of its layers of reality, memory, and fantasy collapsing into a circus, with everyone from its main character’s past and present — including his childhood self — pouring into a circus ring and joining hands for a messy, sunny promenade. The Mamma Mia! sequel closes with the last of its many musical numbers, one taking place on a stage somewhere outside the bounds of space and time where its ensemble, including characters who’ve died and some younger selves, can join together for a buoyantly costumed performance. These finales are absolutely of a kind, splitting open their respective worlds for an impossible, ecstatic musical number. Admittedly, though, only one of them involves Cher kicking off a cover of “Super Trouper.” Musical sequences are one of those things that cinema feels like it was invented to showcase — alongside explosions, hot people, and trains coming terrifyingly at the screen. They’re the perfect way to end a movie, except when they’re hackneyed and cynical, which they frequently are. Still, to watch the finest of musical finales is to become convinced, however briefly, that every movie should end with a song and/or dance. It’s actually not nearly as narrow a choice as it might sound. For all the distance there is between Mamma Mia! 2 and 8½ , there’s infinitely more space for variations between climactic music moments that unfurl within the scope of a fictional universe and ones that come from outside it. Some movies build their use of music toward a powerful finale, and others include it only as a coda. Sometimes that’s even … [Read more...] about Every Movie Should End in Song and Dance
Photo-Illustration: Vulture and NBC Paramount+ launches next week, and based upon a preview of the service that owner ViacomCBS offered Wednesday, there’s nothing about it that screams game-changer. That’s not meant as a slam: As sister linear network CBS has demonstrated for decades, being considered exciting or ahead of the curve by members of the media is not a prerequisite for success. And while Paramount+ as a whole may not be revolutionary, the vast and incredibly diverse slate of content outlined yesterday by the streamer actually is impressive — a dramatic improvement over the CBS All Access service it is replacing. By now, you likely have read about many of the biggest projects headed to Paramount+ over the next year or so: Revivals of Frasier, Rugrats , and Yo! MTV Raps; the return of Road Rules and iCarly ; series based on Paramount movies such as Grease , Love Story , The Godfather , and Fatal Attraction . Almost every project announced yesterday has existed in some form before, and that is in keeping with a strategy ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish has been talking up since May . Simply put, the big idea behind Paramount+ originals is to use the company’s vast library of intellectual property (or “IP,” as the cool kids in Hollywood call it) as a nuclear-powered engine for reboots, revivals, and franchise expansions. If you’ve loved it before, Paramount+ is betting you’ll love it again or want even more of it. The streamer is hardly alone in its fondness for reliving the past, of course. Disney+ has done pretty much the same thing, though with much more beloved franchises. Paramount+, however, seems determined to test whether you can go too far in mining the past. (And I say this as someone who has taken grief from friends and colleagues for my habit of directly lobbying TV execs and producers to do reboots of Things Joe Watched as a Kid.) It is almost a guarantee that critics and folks on social media will slam the streamer … [Read more...] about Paramount+ Is Mining for Nostalgia. Will It Work?