‘The Flash’: Candice Patton wishes Iris would remember the erased timeline too

“Even something as visceral as an electric shock says something about them. It’s important and it says something about their special connection that they don’t have with anyone else,” Patton elaborates. “I don’t think Iris gets that same feeling when she’s with Eddie. I don’t think Barry gets that same feeling when he’s with anyone else either.”

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Why Can’t I Be You: Sana Amanat

“There was this perception that comics had to be told one way, for a specific kind of reader—and that created a lot of doubt on my part because I never felt like I could measure up to others’ standards. But after a while, and with some great supporters here at Marvel, I realized I shouldn’t. Comics lend themselves to inclusion and diversity. They can be and should be for everyone.”

Interview by Marie. Illustration by Ruby A.

Excerpts from Rumer’s US Weekly Magazine Interview

As we approach season 20’s May finale, who’s your competition?

Nastia Liukin and Riker Lynch. The three of us have flip-flopped at the top of the leader board. They bring it every week, but I want to win!

You’ve said you signed on for DWTS to learn to dance. What has surprised you about the show?

I have been blown away by people who have said, “Thank you for sharing your story and being such a role model.” A role model! That feels great. There aren’t enough people out there saying what I’m saying: You don’t have to change to be successful, to be beautiful. Just be you. If the energy you put out there is “I’m not enough,” no one will see you as enough. You have to walk into a room like, “I have so much to offer.”

Why is it important for you to spread that message?

People are doing such emotional damage and breeding negativity online - especially among women. We have it hard enough as it is, so we might as well try to band together! I was talking with Scout the other day about how she got kicked off Instagram. There was such a controversy about whether or not you can show nipples, but people can literally say, “You’re a piece of f-king garbage” - someone actually wrote that to me. You can report them, and I have a couple of times, just to see what would happen. (Moderators) have said, “We see no reason to ban the commenter.” You can be verbally abusive to someone and that’s less offensive than showing breasts!

When did you start dealing with nasty comments?

Growing up, I was kind of a nerd. I had a hard time connecting with my peers. I was very much bullied my entire life. I was just so insecure with who I was that I kept trying to change myself to fit into what I thought everyone wanted. When social media started to boom, I was 14 or 15. Every time I went out in public and was photographed, people had something to say about how I looked. The worst things I read were that I looked like a man, or simply that I was ugly. Any time I looked good, a story would say I had plastic surgery. Because God forbid I just looked good being me!

Could you try to ignore the bullying on the internet?

You look at an article and go down a rabbit hole, and then you’re looking at comments - it’s a slippery slope. If you read 10 great things and one negative, you focus on the negative.

What advice did your parents give?

I didn’t share with my family how much I was hurting. I didn’t know how to ask for help. My mom would sometimes see what was happening and her advice was, “Don’t let that infect you. People are going to have opinions. You don’t have to make them yours.”

Meanwhile, your mom was a movie star. Did you feel pressure to look a certain way?

I compared myself to her. I would go, “My mom wears smaller jeans than me! Oh, God. Maybe I’m not skinny enough.” Every girl looks up to her mother, but my mom was larger-than-life and I felt I could never be like her. I just didn’t feel like we were even the same caliber.

Do you think living outside Hollywood helped?

Yeah. I’m really thankful I had my sisters to lean on. They are my best friends. We have this energy when we get together and I can’t recreate that with anyone else. We can finish each other’s sentences. And there are things I’ll tell them that I wouldn’t tell anyone else because they wouldn’t understand.

Tell Us about the Willis kids!

We would sing and dance and put on shows. We used to dress up like the Spice Girls. We have videos of us doing their dances. I was Scary Spice because I have curly hair. It’s funny: No one wanted to be Posh. Who knew she would end up being the most famous?

Did you ever go on movie sets with your parents?

I loved being with my dad when he was doing (the 1997 sci-fi film) The Fifth Element. I remember being in the hair and makeup trailer, in awe. It impacted my imagination. Seeing people who had an outlet for creativity was one thing that made me want to become an actor.

Do you remember the day your parents told you about their split?

No, I was only 10. But they made such an effort to make sure we never had to choose a parent. We lived primarily with my mom and we’d travel with my dad. But all the family vacations, birthdays - we were all together.

Ever wish they would reconcile?

Oh, God, no! (Laughs.) They work better this way.

When did you start following your dreams?

After eighth grade, I went to a boarding school in Michigan. My first year out there (in 2002), my mom moved to L.A. with my sisters and did Charlie’s Angels 2. My sisters would call me and be like, “We went to the craziest party! This is so cool!” I asked my mom if I could finish high school in L.A. Then I did a semester of college at University of Southern California and realized it was not for me. I came up with this whole proposal and typed it out for my mom. I said, “I’ll go twice a week to piano, guitar and voice lessons and I’ll go to acting class and work at the Marc Jacobs store and audition.” She was like, “OK!”

Has your celebrity made it difficult to meet guys?

Not necessarily. It’s kind of like having gaydar: fishing out who actually wants to have a conversation with me compared to someone who wants to talk about my parents or date me for the novelty of it. I had a couple experiences where I allowed people like that in my life and got screwed over. I don’t keep people in my life that I don’t feel safe with.

What’s your post-DWTS plan?

I’ve been working with (“Beautiful” songwriter) Linda Perry and I’m going to try to put a song out before the show is done. I want to do everything: Broadway, TV, movies. And I’d love to keep dancing. I never thought I’d make it this far. It’s a dream come true.

A Perfect Pair?

Their chemistry is hot. But despite fan speculation, Rumer and partner Valentin Chmer kovskiy, 29, keep it strictly professional. “Val is really funny - we’re very sarcastic and we have great banter,” says Rumer. The pro, for his part, tells Us that his friend’s work ethic “can only be overshadowed by the humility and love she displays daily toward people.”

Getting Buff

Rehearsing up to seven hours a day for DWTS was a rude awakening for Rumer. The first two weeks I thought I was going to pass out,” she tells Us. “I’ve never done this much exercise in my life.” To compensate, the 5-foot-6 star increased the amount of calories in her gluten- and dairy-free diet. “I’ve noticed my arms and legs get so much stronger, my stomach - all of it!

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Here’s a recent commission starring everyone’s new favorite web-slinger, Gwen Stacy. It’s ink and watercolor, with a touch of Holbein Acryla Gouache for the light-on-dark webbing. I’ve also got a quick video of the finishing touches on Instagram.

And in case you missed the link on social media, the guys at Making Comics Gutter Talk had me on their show recently. We talked about all kinds of things from Wizard to the Little Mermaid to finding your own style. Hope you enjoy!

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Toby Schmitz and Zach McGowan Interview

on playing Jack and Charles, the Ranger Rockstars of Nassau.

Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan on books, reputations, hotel smashing … and ET


Before Kasabian took to the stage on Thursday, I sat down with frontman Tom Meighan in the band’s 11th-floor suite at the Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa. An intense, frantic encounter with an intense, frenetic personality, it got weirder when guitarist Sergio Pizzorno popped his head in to make some rude gestures on his way downstairs to dine at the hotel.

A few minutes later Tom and I walked out to the lift. The doors slid open to reveal Serge, standing there dumbstruck, having being going up and down since we parted. The laughter didn’t stop until we hit the ground floor.

On the band’s reputation in the USA

“We’re a cult band in the States. You can only do so much over there – rock ’n’ roll’s dead in America anyway. It’s country music – every radio station you put on is country music or pop. It’s sad.”

On what he’s reading

“It’s too hot to go out [in Dubai], so I just read my book. Alan McGee, Creation Stories. It’s great.”

On Al Quoz’s Tom & Serg cafe

“Is that for real? How can you have that? Tom and Serg – you’ve never heard of those two together, have you? That’s their names? That’s a lie, innit? You’d get a John & Paul. I don’t believe that. Do you?”

On being supported by Craig David at Blended

“It’s mind-bending. It’s a strange one, an odd one. I’ve met the chap – he’s a nice chap, very pleasant. But it’s a bit of a weird one. You know it’s weird, don’t you?”

On his most extravagant purchase

“ET – a big, life-sized ET. I got the bike as well, with the basket on.” He then whips out his iPhone to show us pictures of his young daughter kissing ET. Very cool.

On being the frontman of a massive band

“It’s not real, it’s insane. It’s crying, tears, laughter, joy, fun. It’s Superman and Clark Kent. [Clicks his fingers] There’s like a button I press on the side of my head that says ‘rock ’n’ roll mode’, and there’s one here that says ‘Thomas’. There’s another button which says ‘family man’. You’ve got to divide it up.”

On smashing hotel rooms

“We used to, but you don’t get anything from it except for a bill. It’s pretty cool doing it, but it’s been done. It’s all happened.”

On how many more albums the band will record.

“Five more – then I’ll be dead.”

• Kasabian’s fifth album, 48:13, is out now on Sony Music Middle East


BEAST’s Doojoon on ‘Let’s Eat,’ his favorite dishes

The term “mukbang” translates to “eating broadcast” and is popular in South Korea.

It started with people streaming online footage that show them eating large quantities of food as they chat with viewers.

The phenomenon led to the production of the Korean drama “Let’s Eat”, which aired on CJ E&M’s Korean general entertainment channel tvN from November 2013 to March 2014, starring K-pop boy band BEAST leader Doojoon.

With the show becoming a success, tvN decided to air another season of the drama starting April 6 this year.

In an exclusive interview with Bulletin Entertainment, Doojoon talked about reprising his role of Gu Dae-young, an insurance planner cum food blogger who recently moved to a town called Jochiwon where many government officials reside.

“Although I was a bit concerned whether I could do it better the second time, naturally I accepted the offer and joined the team. Playing the character of Gu Dae-young is a big learning experience for me. It’s a gift and an honor as well,” he said.

He described his character as someone who “loves to eat with friends and has his own philosophy about food.” He added, “He’s bold with trying out different kinds of dishes. He doesn’t even mind getting a stomachache. His new neighbor is his elementary schoolmate, Baek Su-ji. There are a few more new characters in season 2, and Gu is in the center of their complicated relationships.”

Doojoon loves to eat as well and is not picky when it comes to food.

“I don’t stress myself out over losing weight or slimming down,” he said. “I eat ‘till I’m full. I guess it’s because I’m conscious of the fact that I need a lot of energy to perform my best on stage.”

When asked to give his top five personal food favorites, he named bulgogi, sundae soup (which includes pig’s intestines stuffed with various ingredients), noodle with anchovy broth, kimchi jeon (Korean style pancake) and galbi tang (soup).

Asked to recommend a Korean dish to BEAST’s international fans, Doojoon shared that it would be jjimdak or steamed chicken.

“I was told that chicken dishes are also popular in the Philippines. Jjimdak is made with chicken, various vegetables marinated in soybean sauce. It’s simple and tasty. Lots of people will love it, I think,” he said.

As he and BEAST continue with their various activities, Doojoon is thankful for the support of his Filipino fans.

“I’d like to thank all of you in the Philippines for supporting me and BEAST,” he said. “That’s what keeps us going and makes us work harder. I’m thrilled to hear that fans outside Korea are also enjoying ‘Let’s Eat.’ Thank you for your continued support for Gu Dae-young and the show, and I’m looking forward to the day that we meet in the Philippines. Love you all!”

Manila Bulletin