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Published: Monday, February 05, 2018 @ 6:03 AM
— The death of Jack Pearson on NBC’s “This Is Us” television show has been expected since the show’s first season, but it finally happened on Super Sunday, Variety reported.
Spoiler alert: If you recorded the show and haven’t watched it yet, skip this article.
In the episode that aired Jan. 23, Pearson’s home catches fire when a faulty slow-cooker is left plugged in overnight. Viewers were left with the impression that Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) died in the fire, but in Sunday’s episode, which followed Super Bowl LII, he walked away from the blaze. Pearson appeared to be all right, but when he checks into a hospital because of smoke inhalation and second-degree burns on his hands, he dies of a heart attack, CNN reported.
Fans of the show flocked to Twitter to express their sadness at losing Pearson.
“It’s 5 a.m. and I’m ugly crying because of this show,” one fan tweeted.
“Everybody deserves to be loved by a Jack Pearson,” tweeted another.
“Who needs dumb boys to break your heart when you can watch #ThisIsUs.” tweeted a third person.
A Twitter spokesman said this week’s show received the most tweets since the series debuted, CNN reported.
When you survive the entire episode about Jack dying, but break down during the last scene between grown Tess & Randall 😭😭😭😭 #ThisIsUs— JM.🐢 (@jmacc_) February 5, 2018
#ThisIsUs you’ve did it again, this episode had me crying so hard, always cherish your loved ones!— Loreal Simms (@LorealSimms) February 5, 2018
it’s 5 am and im ugly crying because of this show #ThisIsUs— gabi | 145 (@jadedcoll) February 5, 2018
Just so everyone knows it....#JackPearson lives in all of our hearts. He’s you. He’s me. He’s Us. Thank you all for supporting our show. We love you all :) And this isn’t the end of Jack. Stay tuned. #ThisIsUs. MV— Milo Ventimiglia (@MiloVentimiglia) February 5, 2018
#ThisIsUs is so incredibly written it’s crazy. Like they have one scene and you thinks it means nothing and it comes back 10 episodes later and you finally understand it and it’s makes you cry unexpectedly.— Kat.✊🏾 (@kadiskreations) February 5, 2018
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 11:46 AM
LONDON — All eyes were on Duchess Catherine over the weekend when she attended the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTA Awards. Kate Middleton, who is expecting her third child with the Duke of Cambridge, arrived at the Sunday event with Prince William.
Much like award shows in the United States, attendees at the London event were encouraged to wear all black in support of the #MeToo and #TimesUp initiatives at this year’s BAFTAs, which are the British equivalent to the Oscars.
Duchess Catherine opted for a green cap-sleeved gown and coordinating emerald accessories. She wore her hair down in her signature loose curls and carried a black clutch that matched her suede Prada heels. William wore a traditional black tuxedo for the evening.
The attire of the soon-to-be mom of three didn’t go unnoticed by Twitter users, who were quick to call her out for not supporting the movements by wearing black on the red carpet.
I know the Royals aren’t supposed to get involved with “protests” or anything… but would it really have been THAT bad for Kate Middleton to wear black??? #BAFTAs2018— Rachel McGrath (@RachelMcGrath) February 18, 2018
I can't believe #KateMiddleton. #PrincessDiana would have worn black. #BAFTAs2018#timesup— Carolyn Ordoñez (@CarolynOrdonez) February 19, 2018
Kate Middleton Hits the Red Carpet in Deep Green Amid BAFTA's Time’s Up All-Black Dress Code https://t.co/oci0N2R2jL via @people
Catherine is expected to stay away from making any public political statements as a member of the royal family, though she has supported women’s issues when discussing mental health and motherhood.
“Nothing can really prepare you for you the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother,” she said last year while introducing a film documentary on mental health and parenthood.
“It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love and worry, all mixed together. Your fundamental identity changes overnight,” she said. “You go from thinking of yourself as primarily an individual, to suddenly being a mother, first and foremost.”
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 1:29 AM
LOS ANGELES — Grammy award-winning recording artist Fergie was tasked with the pre-game national anthem for the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night. On paper, that sounds like a great choice, but many viewers thought it could have gone better.
Critics pointed out that Fergie’s voice was oddly erratic during the anthem. One sequence even led Warriors forward Draymond Green to burst out in laughter after Fergie strung together the vocal performance.
Even Draymond was laughing pic.twitter.com/R8itTpUAD8— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) February 19, 2018
Here's what social media users were saying:
Who saw Fergie's national anthem performance at the NBA All Star Game? I think mine was better lowkey— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) February 19, 2018
Not sure what Fergie was going for on that national anthem performance but if it was “my friends drunk mom acting sexy” she nailed it.— Johnny Taylor, Jr. (@hipsterocracy) February 19, 2018
I’M STILL LAUGHING FERGIE HAS UNITED THIS COUNTRY— Lana Berry (@Lana) February 19, 2018
What’s most hilarious is that Fergie Ferg just knew she kilt it. pic.twitter.com/V6M6gPl4YJ— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) February 19, 2018
STEPH GOT ON TWITTER DURING THE GAME TO LIKE A TWEET ABOUT HOW BAD FERGIE WAS 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/eWl44fKOdf— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) February 19, 2018
Barkley: Can we talk about Fergie's National Anthem... 😂 pic.twitter.com/RwZMYpLzsr— Dime on UPROXX (@DimeUPROXX) February 19, 2018
Fergie’s anthem woke pigs and sheep in petting zoos all across America.— bob saget (@bobsaget) February 19, 2018
I’ve seen the national anthem performed hundreds of times but never in the key of “Happy Birthday Mr. President” congrats @Fergie 🇺🇸💥🇺🇸💥— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) February 19, 2018
Band member: Hey Fergie what key are you signing the anthem in tonite?— Morgan Campbell (@MorganPCampbell) February 19, 2018
Obviously, not every anthem is going to be perfect; not everyone can just bust out a Whitney Houston-type of anthem at will.
If you need to refresh your ears, here’s Whitney:
– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.
Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 1:38 PM
— Moviegoers have been flocking to theaters this weekend to see Black Panther, shattering records with $192 million for the three-day weekend and a possible gross of $218 million for the four-day Presidents Day weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film by Marvel and Disney clinched the fifth-largest domestic opening of all time, Variety reported. With estimates of $169 million from international markets, the film, which stars Chadwick Boseman and was directed by Ryan Coogler, has an estimated global debut grossing more than $361 million through Sunday, Variety reported.
“Black Panther” is unprecedented among movies since it features a nearly all-black cast in a big-budget movie, according to the Reporter. It also earned a 97 rating on the Rotten Tomatoes website. The movie also broke the record for the largest Presidents Day weekend, cruising past the $152 million set in 2016 by “Deadpool,” Variety reported.
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 3:40 AM
LONDON — Check out which films, stars and directors won big Sunday at the 2018 British Academy Film Awards in London.