Summerland Cast Then and Now: See How Far Zac Efron, Jesse McCartney and More Have Come

Oh, how time flies!

It seems like just yesterday Lori Loughlin was starring as fashion designer Ava Gregory in the fan-favorite television show, Summerland.

The series, which was cancelled after only two seasons, saw Loughlin raising her nieces and nephews after their parents were killed in a car crash.

“Honestly, that is one project if I could wave a wand and bring anything back it would be Summerland,” the Fuller House star admitted in an interview with Huffington Post. “I love that show so much.”

Summerland helmed an all-star cast, which included Kay Panabaker, Nick Benson and former teen-heartthrob and birthday boy Jesse McCartney. Oh, and Zac Efron too.

“We were hanging out at the beach all day,” Loughlin recalled in the same interview. “We had fun, again, [they were] a great cast that I had a really good time with.”

Since the show’s cancellation, each of the stars have gone on to have very successful careers. Efron is about to star in the upcoming Netflix-drama Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile while McCartney has started releasing new music, hopefully leading up to his highly anticipated sixth studio album. 

So, as Hollywood continues reviving the old shows that once gave us all nostalgia, is it safe to say that maybe a Summerland reboot should be considered as well?

Maybe one day!

But until then, let’s take a look to see what the stars are up to now in our gallery below.

Jesse McCartney, Summerland, Then and Now

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He played Bradin Westerly, who became known as the wild child due to the ways in which he attempted to cope with the lost of his parents. Since the show’s cancellation, McCartney went on to become the voice of Theodore in Alvin and the Chipmunks and voices Robin in Cartoon Network’s Young Justice. He also released a new single last year with actress Dainelle Campbell appearing in the music video.

Lori Loughlin, Summerland, Then and Now

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She played the main character, Ava, a busy fashion designer trying to balance her hectic work life and her new crazy home life. After the series ended, Loughlin went on to star in multiple Hallmark movies and recently reprised her role as Aunt Becky in the Full House spin-off, Fuller House. Because she has found herself in the middle of the college admissions scandal, some wonder if she’ll be able to recover and return to the small screen. 

Carmen Electra, Summerland, Then and Now

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She was Johnny’s partner who tragically died in a car accident, prompting Johnny to rename his bar after her. Since then, Electra has gone on to guest star in many shows including the revival of 90210 and the hit-show Jane the Virgin. She was also in Disaster Movie and has released a slew of singles since her debut album, Carmen Electra.

Zac Efron, Summerland, Then and Now

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The Hollywood heartthrob played Cameron Bale, who came from a troubled home. After Summerland ended, Efron went on to join a little known Disney-franchise called High School Musical, starring as leading man Troy Bolton. Since then, he has gone on to make films including The Lucky One with Orange Is the New Black star Taylor Schilling, Dirty Grandpa with Robert De Niro, and recently The Greatest Showman with Zendaya and Hugh Jackman.  

Kay Panabaker, Summerland, Then and Now

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The actress’ character Nicole Westerly was trying to adapt to her new life in California after her parents were tragically killed in a car accident. Once the series ended, Panabaker graduated from UCLA and retired from acting. It is reported that she works as an animal keeper at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Shawn Christian, Summerland, Then and Now

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He played Johnny Durant, Ava’s ex-boyfriend who was still helplessly in love with her. Since then, the actor has gone on to star in some major television shows such as Will & Grace, Melissa & Joey and was Alan Mills in the Freeform show Famous in Love with Bella Thorne.

Merrin Dungey, Summerland, Then and Now

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She played Ava’s best friend and roommate. Since then, the actress has starred on the television shows The King of Queens, Malcolm in the Middle and as of recently appeared on Fox’s The Resident and ABC’s The Fix.

Jay Harrington, Summerland, Then and Now

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As Simon O’Keefe, he was the principal of the fictional Playa Linda Middle School. He began dating Loughlin’s character, Ava, and was even set to marry her until he called the wedding off after realizing Ava was still in love her with ex-boyfriend, Johnny. Since then, he has come to be known for playing the leading character on the sitcom Better Off Ted and currently stars in the show S.W.A.T. as Sergeant II David Kay.

We’ll never forget you Summerland crew! 

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Ellen DeGeneres Strikes Again! Watch Her Hilariously Scare Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth, Ellen DeGeneres

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Ellen DeGeneres strikes again! 

The talk show host pulled another one of her epic pranks on Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show and gave guest star Chris Hemsworth a bit of a scare.

During the interview, the Thor star opened up about his recent visit to Rottnest Island in Australia, where he met a few quokkas. In fact, the Avengers actor revealed he’s a bit of an animal lover and listed off all of the Hemsworth family’s pets. 

“We have three donkeys, a dog, a number of fish, a water dragon, three guinea pigs, three rabbits—four rabbits actually—two chickens and three—whatever you call it—my kids, they’re definitely from the animal kingdom,” he said. 

Everything seemed to be going well—until DeGeneres asked Hemsworth if there was any animal or anything that scared him. That’s when a man dressed like a giant mouse jumped out from a nearby side table and startled Hemsworth. 

“That was awful,” Hemsworth said after the stunt.

DeGeneres then joked the actor almost punched the prankster. 

“I did not at all punch it,” he said. “I went straight to ‘Retreat! Retreat.'”

In addition to getting spooked by DeGeneres, Hemsworth talked about his new movie Avengers: Endgame

“I have not seen the film and I do not know, really, how it ends,” he said.

He also revealed if he’d like to keep playing his hero character. 

“Who knows what’s in store for anyone,” he said. “For me, personally, it’s the best fun I’ve ever had and I’d be happy to do more if they wanted me.”

In addition, he joked about being “demoted” from People’s 2014 Sexiest Man Alive to the magazine’s 2018 winner of “Sexiest Chris.”

Watch the videos to see his interview.

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Prepare for Game of Thrones’ Final Season: This Is Everything You Need to Know

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The Night King cometh. Yep, the final season premiere of Game of Thrones is just days away.

Officially, little is known about the eighth and final season of the hit HBO fantasy drama. HBO and Game of Thrones producers went to great lengths to keep spoilers from leaking, including confiscating phones, using fake names and locking down scripts. However, as the cast and crew started doing press, details have slipped out here and there. Like, there’s going to be a huge battle (because duh) and it took weeks to film. The cast…wasn’t exactly thrilled with that.

To get ready to return to Westeros and the world of Game of Thrones, it’s time to reacquaint yourself with everything worth knowing about the final season. Scroll down to find out everything you need to know about the end of Game of Thrones.

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The episode that is set to amaze audiences is also the first big battle for Arya Stark. Maisie Williams was told to start training a year before it. “But nothing can prepare you for how physically draining it is. It’s night after night, and again and again, and it just doesn’t stop. You can’t get sick, and you have to look out for yourself because there’s so much to do that nobody else can do… there are moments you’re just broken as a human and just want to cry,” she told EW.

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“The fans will not be let down,” director David Nutter told EW. “There are a lot of firsts in these episodes. There’s the funniest sequence I’ve ever shot on this show, the most emotional and compelling scene I’ve ever shot, and there’s one scene where there’s so many [major characters] together it feels like you’re watching a superhero movie.”

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Winter arrives…in the spring of 2019. HBO officially announced the final season will premiere sometime April 14, 2019.

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“I mean, we wouldn’t get anything physical. We would have it on an app. We would get sent sides for the scene [we were shooting] the next day. So we would have to learn it all the day before,” series star Sophie Turner told Digital Spy. “And once you’ve read it, it disappears 24 hours later, and you can never access it again. It’s tighter than the White House security!”

Phone cameras were covered, the show had a special name while in production and so did the actors.

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Director David Nutter revealed the traditional episode length of 60 minutes is out the window for the final season. While Nutter didn’t say how long the installments will be during his Reddit AMA, he said he thinks episodes will “be longer than 60 minutes. They’ll be dancing around the bigger numbers, I know that for sure.”

Dragon, Game of Thrones

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Nutter described the final season as “spectacular, inspiring, satisfying.”

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Of course details about the final season are being kept under wraps, but when asked if anything in the final season compared to the infamous Red Wedding, Nutter said, “as far as season [eight] compared to the Red Wedding I just have to tell you—hang onto your seat cause it’s going to be special.”

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“I’m completely satisfied with how season eight ends,” Nutter said. He said co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss “did a tremendous job, and they took into consideration what the fans want, as well as what is right as far as storytelling is concerned.”

“I guarantee there’s going to be lots of surprises and shocking moments, but it’s really very compelling stuff,” he teased.

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While Nutter may think it’s satisfying, series star Kit Harington is well aware of picky fans.

“I think a TV series that’s spanned eight, nine years is an incredibly difficult thing to end,” Harington told MTV at TIFF. “I think not everyone’s going to be happy, you know, and you can’t please everyone. My favorite TV shows are Sopranos, Breaking Bad, and The Wire, and they all ended in a way that…It’s never going to satisfy you.”

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Harington cried twice during the final table read. He went to the momentous occasion having not read a single script ahead of time. The tears came once while reading an episode and once at the very end. “The second time was the very end,” Harington told EW, referring to the last page of the script for episode six. “Every season, you read at the end of the last script ‘End of Season 1,’ or ‘End of Season 2.’ This read ‘End of Game of Thrones.'”

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Expect the new season to make you a little weepy. “It’s about all of these disparate characters coming together to face a common enemy, dealing with their own past, and defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death,” co-executive producer Bryan Cogman told EW about the final season. “It’s an incredibly emotional haunting bittersweet final season and I think it honors very much what [author George R.R. Martin] set out to do—which is flipping this kind of story on its head.”

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According to EW, the season opens with Daenerys and her army arriving at Winterfell, and there’s a “thrilling and tense intermingling of characters—some of whom have never previously met,” as they prepare to face the Army of the Dead.

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When your favorite Game of Thrones characters finally meet the Army of Dead, it will culminate in the biggest action sequence the show has ever done. “Battle of the Bastards” director Miguel Sapochnik helmed the intense sequence that took more than 55 nights of outdoor shoots and then filmed in studio for weeks after that.

“It’s brutal,” Peter Dinklage told EW. “It makes the Battle of the Bastards look like a theme park.”

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Jon Snow’s direwolf, Ghost, will make a comeback. This will be his first time back since season six. “Oh, you’ll see him again. He has a fair amount of screen time in season eight,” Joe Bauer, the visual effects supervisor on Game of Thrones, told HuffPost. “He’s very present and does some pretty cool things in season eight,” Bauer teased.

Game of Thrones season eight premieres Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

Kelly Clarkson, Khalid and More to Perform at 2019 Billboard Music Awards

We have “High Hopes” for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. 

Dick Clark productions and NBC officially announced that Panic! at the Disco, Kelly Clarksonand Khalid will be just a few of the star-studded performers on the lineup for the May 1 show. They will be joined on the MGM Grand Garden Arena stage by other chart-toppers like Christian singer Lauren Daigle and Sam SmithNormani.  

According to the highly-anticipated announcement the Voice coach will be singing a new single. Meanwhile, Panic! at the Disco and Sam Smith will be performing for their very first time at the Billboard Music Awards, although it must be noted that it is not their first time attending the show as nominees. 

This year’s show is guaranteed to be full of fun moments, great performances and a ton of fashion forward moments, especially since Kelly Clarkson is returning as host for the second year in a row. “I had so much fun hosting the Billboard Music Awards last year that I’m back for more,” she exclusively shared with E! “We’re turning it up a notch this year and I can’t wait to celebrate all of my fellow amazing artists for another unforgettable night of live music.”

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will air live Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

What Katy Perry and Chris Martin Taught Dua Lipa About Handling Haters

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Need some good advice? Just ask Katy Perry.

Dua Lipa shared the words of wisdom she received from the American Idol judge on dealing with trolls in the May 2019 issue of Elle.

When it comes to online haters, the “New Rules” singer has faced her fair share—especially in the United States.

“They’re brutal. The trolls stateside are the worst,” she told the magazine. “When I was starting out, I never remember feeling hate. Then things got big, and I felt this weird expectation of being Beyoncé already. Everything you’re doing gets looked at under a magnifying glass. People want to stunt your growth. They scrutinize you and tell you what you should look like or what you should do or ask why did you cut your hair? You constantly live in fear of not being good enough.”

Even though the Grammy winner knows she has to be “really strong,” it’s not always easy.

“We’re in this age of ‘Feminism! You should be supporting each other!’ But it’s the same people who are saying that who are also bringing women down online,” she continued. “And it’s the same people who speak about mental health who are also bullying others. Twitter is super-toxic. I find myself having to take time off to be able to be creative. Don’t get me wrong, I have amazing fans and I get really nice comments, but you always think about the one bad one.”

Luckily, Perry gave her some good advice in terms of how to handle the haters.

“When I met Katy Perry, she was like, ‘I hope you don’t search your name.’ She was like, ‘That’s what I did at the beginning of my career, and I’d get upset about every tabloid that said something about me,'” Dua Lipa recalled. “Do not have notifications on. Do not read that s–t, because it will stop you from doing what you love.”

It looks like Chris Martin had some suggestions, too.

“Chris Martin also said to me, ‘Be kind to yourself,'” the “One Kiss” star said. “I thought it was so weird that he would say that—what does that even mean? But reading those things is a form of self-abuse. It’s this vicious cycle where you don’t want to read it, but you go looking for it, then you get yourself upset. I can’t let the opinions of others define what I feel about myself. That’s something I’m constantly telling my fans as well. Platform or no platform, musician or not, everyone’s getting bullied because everyone’s got this screen and they feel like no one can see them.”

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Still, Dua Lipa isn’t against responding to a little social shade from time to time—like when she responded to Wendy Williams mistakenly calling her “Doola Peep.”

“Is this a new Kanye song?” the star tweeted back at the time.

While the singer said she found the mispronunciation funny, it’s not the first time she’s had to make this kind of correction.

“I’ve learned to correct people about my name my whole life,” she added. “So I’m like, Call me whatever you want. You’ll learn it soon enough, babes.”

Indeed, they will—if they haven’t already. This past year has been a big one for Dua Lipa. Not only did she take home the trophies for Best New Artist and Best Dance Recording at the 2019 Grammy Awards, but she’s also nominated for three Billboard Music Awards, including Top New Artist.

To read the full interview, check out the new issue of Elle—on newsstands April 23.

 

Get Ready to Party: It’s Kristen Stewart’s 29th Birthday & We Have All Her Best Roles for You to Vote On

The Runaways, Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart

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Party people unite, because it’s Kristen Stewart’s birthday!

The Los Angeles native turns 29 years old today and fans of her have really watched her grow right in front of their eyes thanks to all of the movies she’s been in so far in her career.

In 2001, Stewart had her first credited role with The Safety of Objects and she hasn’t stopped since. She was about 10 years old when she was first seen on the big screen and almost two decades later she is one of the biggest stars of her time.

Whether it’s becoming a teen idol with her role as Bella Swan in the Twilight franchise or getting notice for her indie work with films like Camp X-Ray and Clouds of Sils Maria, Stewart has range and she likes to show it off. 

In honor of the star’s birthday, we’re taking it back to the beginning and shining a light on some of her most memorable roles to date.

From Twilight and Adventureland to Lizzie and Café Society, Stewart has continually impressed the masses and we have a feeling she’s only just begun.

She’s channeled her inner Joan Jet in The Runaways, taken on the role of Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman and even dabbled in a few thrillers and horror films along the way.

No matter what she does, Stewart seems to have all eyes on her which is why we want to know once and for all which of the actress’ roles is your favorite. Vote now!

Kristen Stewart, The Safety of Objects

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In one of her first roles ever, a 10-year-old Kristen Stewart was in this drama film that focuses on the relationships between 15 family members after a tragedy in their community.

Kristen Stewart, Panic Room

Columbia Pictures

Stewart really gained notice by playing Jodie Foster‘s daughter in the 2002 thriller and was even nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Leading Actress in a Feature Film. 

Kristen Stewart, Cold Creek Manor

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The 29-year-old actress starred in this classic haunted-house film as the daughter in a family who moved into a house where a grisly murder took place.

Kristen Stewart, Speak

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This coming of age drama stars Stewart as a student who stops talking after an older student rapes her.

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The 2005 film focuses on familial and societal dysfunction after a woman and her son move in with her wealthy ex-client. Things get weird when the man’s granddaughter (Stewart) and the woman’s son Finn (Anton Yelchin) start dating and fall into the tribe mentality the estate lives by.

Josh Hutcherson, Kristen Stewart, Zathura

Columbia Pictures

In the film based on the world of Jumanji, Stewart stars alongside Josh Hutcherson and Dax Shepherd as kids who get stuck in a space-themed board game.

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Sony Pictures

Another horror film on Stewart’s list! In The Messengers, she plays a teenager who does not want to move houses, only to have her worst fears realized when a dark spirit invades their seemingly serene farm.

Kristen Stewart, Adam Brody, In the Land of Women

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Stewart plays Lucy, a high school girl navigating through life and love as she deals with her mother’s cancer diagnosis.

Kristen Stewart, Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild

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Into the Wild is based on real events of a recent college graduate named Chris McCandless (Emile Hirsch) who attempts to survive in the Alaskan wilderness in the early 90s. Stewart’s character Tracy is one of the people he meets along the way.

The Yellow Handkerchief, Kristen Stewart

Samuel Goldwyn Films

In this 2008 adaptation of the Japanese film, Stewart plays a young girl who embarks on a road trip alongside an ex-convict.

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Magnolia Pictures

Stewart took on a role in this 2008 film that satirized Hollywood and also starred Robert DeNiro.

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Twilight

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Bella Swan forever! Twilight marked the beginning of Stewart’s super stardom thanks to her role as Bella Swan, the human teenager who falls for vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Patinson).

Kristen Stewart,Jesse Eisenberg in Adventureland

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Stewart plays a college student who works at an amusement park over the summer and gets involved in many romantic entanglements with her male co-workers in this 2009 comedy.

Kristen Stewart, New Moon

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In the second Twilight film, Bella (Stewart) deals with emotional turmoil after she is forced to part from Edward (Pattinson).

The Runaways, Kristen Stewart

Runaway Productions

The Los Angeles native starred as the iconic rock star Joan Jett in this biographical drama film about the 1970s rock band of the same name.

Kristen Stewart, Eclipse

Summit Entertainment

In the third film of the Twilight series Bella (Stewart) is getting closer to graduation, but all she can think about is choosing between her love Edward (Pattinson) and her close werewolf friend Jacob (Taylor Lautner).

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart Wedding

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Bella Swan (Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Pattinson) had the wedding of the century in the fourth film of the series before having their baby girl together.

Kristen Stewart, Snow White and the Huntsman, SWATH

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Stewart landed the role of the titular character in a dark interpretation of the Brothers Grimm story.

On The Road, Kristen Stewart

Icon Films

This film, based on the 1957 novel of the same name, follows an ensemble cast as they drive across America in the 1940s.

Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Foy, Breaking Dawn Part 2

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In the last installment of the series, Bella (Stewart) explores life as a newly-turned vampire while raising her daughter.

Camp X-Ray, Kristen Stewart

IFC Films

In the film, Stewart plays an Army Private first-class guard at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp who forms a special bond with an inmate.

Clouds of Sils Maria, Kristen Stewart

IFC Films

Stewart received the César Award, the French equivalent of the Oscar, for her role as a film star’s assistant who has sexual tension with her boss in this 2014 movie.

American Ultra, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg

Lionsgate Films

The brunette actress stars alongside Jesse Eisenberg as they play a couple in a small town trying to figure out the weird series of events that have begun occurring.

Equals, Kristen Stewart

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In this science fiction romance, Stewart and Nicholas Hoult play two people diagnosed with a disease that restores their human compassion in a dystopian world with no emotions.

Cafe Society, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg

Amazon Studios

Taking place in the 1930s in Hollywood, Café Society shows the life of a young man who moves to town and falls in love with Vonnie (Stewart) who is already dating a married man. 

Personal Shopper, Kristen Stewart

The Searchers

Maureen (Stewart), a personal shopper in Paris, won’t leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who died a few months before. Things get even more complicated when she starts seeing signs from him and her boss is murdered.

Fall Movie Guide, Lizzie

Roadside Attractions

In the 2018 psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family, Stewart lures you in as Bridget Sullivan, the family’s house maid.

Watch Heidi Montag Comfort Her Mother-In-Law During an Emotional Hollywood Medium Reading

There are a few things Spencer Pratt‘s late grandmother couldn’t tell her loved ones before she passed away. But with a little facilitating from Tyler Henry, The Hills alum’s Nana is getting another chance at parting words several years postmortem.

“It feels like your side of the family was really kind of a big part of why I was supposed to be here today,” says the 23-year-old clairvoyant in this moving clip from Thursday’s new Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry. “They’re having me talk about your mom.”

At this point, he’s actually speaking directly to Spencer’s mother Janet, who’s sitting next to her son on a couch facing Tyler and appears to be the intended recipient of Nana’s unearthly message.

“There’s this whole acknowledgement of healthcare stuff. There’s a feeling of still bringing fresh things, still having things in the room,” he relays. “But it’s kind of funny because the feeling is like, ‘While I’m not fully cognizant to appreciate all these things, I still appreciate that they’re being done for me in hindsight.'”

The message conjures up emotional memories for Janet, who explains that she cared for her mother as she struggled with a worsening case of dementia toward the end of her life. “I took her food, I did her shopping, I cleaned her house,” Spencer’s mom tells Tyler, adding, “I had done everything for her, I did.”

When Janet starts tearing up, daughter-in-law Heidi Montag joins her on the couch to provide some hugs and comfort. Standing beside his wife after the reading, Spencer tells the Hollywood Medium camera just how much the reading meant to his mom.

“At the end of my Nana’s life, she couldn’t communicate,” he says. “And she wasn’t there to be able to say these things that my mom needed to hear that got to be said through Tyler today, which is a major blessing.”

See the emotional reading in the clip above!

Watch a brand new episode of Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry Thursday at 8 p.m., only on E!

Game of Thrones Star Daniel Portman on the Gift Podrick Payne’s BDE Provided

Podrick Payne provided quite a gift to the man behind the character, Daniel Portman.

In season three of Game of Thrones, Podrick was taken to Littlefinger’s brothel and Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) pays for three prostitutes to take his virginity. He returned from the experience with all of Tyrion’s payment, the women enjoyed their time with him so much they didn’t want to be paid.

That whole moment surrounding the character’s BDE was “kind of a gift,” Portman told E! News.

“I think I was 20 when that season was out, so to be given that tagline as a 20-year-old man, it’s paradise, right?” Portman said. “I won’t go into too many details, but it’s been an enlightening experience shall we saw?”

As one of the few overall decent people in Game of Thrones, Portman said, “You don’t often get to play characters that are good to the core, selfless. He’s never shown anything other than being a totally a good guy, and I feel like I’ve learned a lot other about what it is to be a good guy from playing him, so hopefully it’ll stick with me, and hopefully the BDE will as well, you know? Hopefully that will stick with me as well.”

Click play on the video above to hear more from Portman and costar Gwendoline Christie.

Game of Thrones returns Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. on HBO.