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Keiynan Lonsdale’s One Month Post-Coming Out Journey

When you’re someone in the LGBTQ community, it’s terrifying to come out to close friends and family members, but for a television star, your relationships with others are not the only things at stake as you come out to the world. Only a month ago, on May 12th, The Flash actor Keiynan Lonsdale came out on Instagram, after becoming “bored of being insecure, ashamed, scared,” revealing that he is bisexual in a heartfelt post saying, “I like girls, & I like guys (yes)” Let’s take a look at how his decision has impacted his life so far.

 

Only days after coming out, Google search of “Keiynan Lonsdale” became filled with news articles about his coming out Instagram post. The post was covered by news organizations including E! News, People.com, Entertainment Tonight, and even Daily Mail. On May 22nd, 10 days after coming out, Lonsdale was interviewed by BUILD Series’ Matt Forte about the CW series, The Flash, and Lonsdale was asked how he felt during the moments leading up to coming out. He said,

 

“Honestly at the time, I did it all based off of feeling and I really wasn’t even thinking that much, which was kinda nice, because it is something that I’ve been thinking about for as long as I can remember, so it was sort of…I don’t know…it was actually really relaxing (laughs) which is something I never thought I’d be able to say about the topic, but yeah! It felt good. It was very freeing.”

 

On June 2nd, he was featured on Vulkan Magazine and he was interviewed about his character on The Flash, then he was interviewed by Fuse on June 5th.

 

Since he came out, his acting career has been on the rise along with his popularity.  On June 12th, 2017, news updates Twitter account for the book-to-film adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, @simonvsfilm announced Keiynan Lonsdale will be playing the character Bram Greenfeld, a friend and classmate of Simon, he will star in the film alongside Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Colton Haynes and other stars.

 

Lonsdale is on hiatus from filming The Flash, but he has been busy focusing on his other love besides acting, which is singing. He performed live at the Roxy on May 19th with musical artist Louis Futon. On June 5th, he spoke to Fuse and said that he had been writing and recording music.

 

 “Hopefully there will be a summer release, but we haven’t set a date yet.”

 

He continued,

 

“I tried to set a date before and then we sort of have to come together and figure out like no we needed to make sure everything was creatively right, so I’m not setting a date until we know for sure.“

 

With everything looking up for him, he is looking at a busy year ahead. He wrote another instagram post for pride on June 12th, exactly a month after he came out, describing how his life has changed for the better,

 

“I can’t express enough how my life/perspective has exploded with colour since choosing to simply be myself. I apply it to all aspects of my life, not just sexuality, it’s bigger than that. When you’re free to be yourself, you make so much room in your fucking mind to be more creative, to love better, to feel better, to think more clearly.. It’s the best decision I’ve ever made.. but also the hardest. I don’t take it lightly, I never will.”

 

The post already gained 27,439 likes within a day.

 

It’s been quite impressive to see how different aspects of Keiynan Lonsdale’s public life were enhanced simply because he was brave enough to be true to himself and show the world a part of himself he wasn’t even ready accept long ago. He has already accomplished so much with his life within a month. One could only imagine what he could do in a year.

 

The Flash season 4 premieres on October 10th, 2017. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is set to be in movie theatres on March 16, 2018.

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Written by Curtis Han, RM Entertainment Contributor

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Is Kevin Can Wait becoming the new King of Queens?

Attention all King of Queens’ fans! Kevin James’ CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait is changing in a strange direction for season 2 and King of Queens’ fans might be the only ones benefited from it.

 

Leah Remini, the former leading lady of King of Queens, is joining the cast of Kevin Can Wait as a series regular and Erinn Hayes, who plays Kevin James’ wife on the current show, will not return for season 2. In the season 1 finale, Remini guest starred on Kevin Can Wait as Vanessa Cellucci, James’ character’s former colleague, an undercover police officer, and she will reprise her role in season 2.

 

Both stars announced the big news on social media. Erinn Hayes tweeted on June 3rd,

 

 “I’ve been let go from the show. Very sad, I had a great experience season 1. Thank you for all the support from our wonderful fans.”

 

Remini posted a screenshot of a tweet about the change on Instagram with the caption,

 

“Dreams do come true. #blessed #grateful.”

 

How will this work? Season One ended with Donna, Erinn Hayes’ character, announcing that she had quit her job and panicking because she realized neither she nor her husband had a job to provide for the family, then Kevin assured her they will get through it. Would they be divorced in season 2? In That 70’s Show, Midge, Tanya Roberts’ character, left for California and divorced Bob after Roberts left the show. Would Kevin Can Wait take the same route?

Could this development be ratings related? Kevin Can Wait’s ratings dropped from 11.078 million (Premiere) to 5.683 million (Finale.) In an article, Emily Yahr from The Washington Post suspects that this is how the network and producers are trying to attract viewers for season 2. She wrote,

 

“The network and producers are banking on viewers wondering all of these things — and, naturally, tuning in to the second-season premiere in the fall. Well played.”

 

What are the producers up to? Why this new cast shakeup? Find out on Kevin Can Wait’s season 2 on Monday, September 25th at 9/8c. Buckle up, folks. This is going to be a weird ride.

 

Written by Curtis Han, RM Entertainment Contributor

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Stephen Amell tried the “American Ninja Warrior” course

The superhero TV show Arrow’s star Stephen Amell ran the American Ninja Warrior course for NBC’s Red Nose Day Special, raising money for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and it was amazing.

 

Fans of Arrow have seen Amell engage in hand-to-hand combat with superheros, ninjas, and other villans, and done stunts that are crazier than the American Ninja Warrior course, therefore it was no surprise that Amell ran through the course like he could’ve done it in his sleep.

According to Comicbook.com, he spoke to fans at London’s Heroes & Villans FanFest, revealing that it wasn’t as easy as he made it look and he even thought he had injured himself.

 

 “I thought I tore my biceps off of the bone in the second obstacle. I couldn’t feel anything from there to there.”

 

Amell said,

 

“I think, all things considered, it went pretty well.”

 

He talked about the part he was most worried about,

 

“I was worried about the blocks that rotate when you run past them because they say, ‘Don’t worry if they’re tilted off to the side or if they’re level. Just hit the middle and go as fast as you can,’

 

He continued,

 

“What you get is a great idea, except when they’re tilted the wrong way and they’re over water!”

 

Stephen Amell’s attempt on American Ninja Warriors was really inspiring for actors, athletes, or fitness enthusiasts alike. Despite being a superhero on TV, Amell is just a man, and therefore his athletic ability shown by what he was able to accomplish on the obstacle course is achievable for anyone through hard work and dedication.

WATCH Stephen Amell crush the American Ninja Warrior course

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The Flash’s Barry Allen is dead

“The Flash” season 3 finale on Tuesday began with a twist a lot of people saw coming but ended with an even more shocking twist.  Filming of the ending scene was leaked on YouTube in April and the finale confirmed people’s suspicions – Barry Allen is done being the Flash.

 

 

Season finales of “The Flash” have always been epic and major shakeup of the cast. Season one ended with both Eddie and Harrison Wells dead, and the singularity swallowing up the whole city and season two ended with the start of Flashpoint.  However, the CW show has a habit of changing things as fast as the Flash himself. Ronnie and Caitlin got married and then Ronnie died, Barry’s dad was released from prison and stayed for a day then left, Flashpoint lasted for less than one episode, Iris was presumed dead for a week until the finale came out. Barry Allen is done being the Flash, but how long will that last?

 

 

For those who didn’t know, Barry Allen died in the 1985 crossover comic book series, “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” letting Wally West be Flash for 20 years until he came out of the speed force and became alive again in 2008’s crossover storyline, “Final Crisis.” Barry Allen will return, but the question is when? “The Flash” writers should take advantage of this plot change and allow Keiynan Lonsdale’s Wally West to become the official Flash at least for a few episodes before bringing Barry back from the dead. Maybe Team Flash could now get assistance from the “New Caitlin?” It would be more interesting to see how Team Flash adjust to Barry Allen gone and Wally West being the Flash instead of having the premiere of season 4 being Barry Allen back from the dead a year later and he has to win back Iris’ love all over again.

 

Since Grant Gustin has only recently engaged to LA Thomas, he could take advantage of the break and focus on making his wedding amazing. But, knowing how the show has dealt with big changes in the past, he probably will be back to work before he sends out the wedding invitations.

 

Would you prefer to see how Team Flash adjusts to the new change or having Barry Allen back in a flash?

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Does Once Upon a Time deserve season 7?

Once upon a time, a city full of fantasy characters, including Snow White and Prince Charming, were dragged into our world by the Evil Queen’s curse and their only hope to ever get back to their world depended on a little boy’s reunion with his mother, the Savior.  This was how Once Upon a Time started. With its storylines primarily focusing on Snow, Charming, Emma, Regina and Gold, the show took us on a magical journey across the Enchanted Forest, Neverland, Oz, and many others, bringing to life many iconic characters including Belle, Hook, Peter Pan, and even characters from the movie Frozen. After finishing the story of the last six seasons in a satisfying season finale, the creators decided to change the show drastically for season 7.

 

Like all fairy tales, the villans and their agendas drive the story forward and engage the audience as the secrets the villans hold are revealed and the heroes defeat them. Oncers should remember when the heroes traveled to Neverland in season 3 and met a really evil Peter Pan, who was creating a lot of chaos and even traded bodies with Henry. British actor Robbie Kay brought the character to life perfectly and a lot of fan girls swooned for him. Kay used #AskRobbie to chat with fans on Twitter when the episodes aired and it was trending almost every time. Pan was a villan who was so evil and yet lovable at the same time. None of the other villans after Pan were as interesting, even though Emma as the Dark One came close.

One of the most epic things Once Upon a Time has achieved has been transforming the Evil Queen to a hero. Who would ever think that could happen? After six seasons of twist and turns, however, the creators and writers seem to have run out of ideas. There could only be so many crucial characters the heroes are related to and only so many times the town could be cursed or threatened to be cursed. Especially when the writers introduced “The Land of Untold Stories,” it was as if the writers had given up. Why would there be a land called the “Untold Stories?” It would be as if the guys from Supernatural went after a demon called, “Demon Sam and Dean Hasn’t Killed,” or The Flash chasing after a speedster called, “Someone Faster Than Barry.”

 

The season 6 finale finished the story the pilot was trying to tell. The war was won and the heroes were safe. It was a good ending and even the last scene with the girl finding the older Henry in Seattle and telling him she was his daughter worked as a finale because it showed that Henry’s life ended up mirroring his mom’s, similar to what Gilmore Girl: A Year in the Life did in their finale. Could the finale be the beginning of an even more epic seventh season? Maybe. However, with Emma, Snow White, Prince Charming and Belle not being on the show anymore, it’s hard to imagine the show making the story worth watching, especially since Jared Gilmore, the boy Once Upon a Time fans watched growing up for the last six years, has been replaced by an older version.

 

Maybe the show should learn from epic shows such as Breaking Bad and Dexter, and end the show when it’s at its strongest, instead of changing the show drastically into something worse. Lab Rats: Elite Force destroyed the legacy both Lab Rats and Mighty Med created by turning both shows about superheroes fighting villans into a superhero soap opera about superheroes doing mundane activities. Fringe drastically changed after a few seasons from a Sci-Fi crime investigation show into a weird parallel universe travel show and completely ruined the fun and lost its fans. Once Upon a Time might ruin their legacy by changing the story into something worse than they had ever done before.

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Jennifer Morrison leaves Once Upon a Time

As Once Upon a Time wraps up its storyline for the last 6 seasons in the season finale this Sunday, it prepares to start season 7 with a brand new storyline and characters. Some of the original cast members might leave the show after the current season. Jennifer Morrison, who plays Emma Swan, has announced season 6 would be her last season on the show.

Morrison wrote in an Instagram post,

 

 “After very careful consideration, I have decided that creatively and personally, it is time for me to move on. Emma Swan is one my favorite characters that I have ever played. My 6 years on ONCE UPON A TIME has changed my life in the most beautiful ways.”

However, the season 6 finale will not be the last time we see Emma Swan. Morrison has agreed to appear as a guest star in one episode of season 7 if it is renewed.

 

Regarding Morrison’s exit, series creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis says,

 

“The past six years of collaborating with Jennifer as Emma Swan have been truly magical. Watching her breathe life into Emma, she accomplished more than we could have dreamed possible — she gave life to a brand-new Disney Princess, filled with strength and intelligence and an incredible closet full of red leather jackets. We’ll miss seeing her every day, but her imprint upon Once Upon a Time is indelible. She will always be a part of the show and its heart and soul.  That said, just because Jennifer won’t be back every week doesn’t mean we won’t see our savior again.”

 

According to Deadline.com, season 7 of Once Upon a Time will center on Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle, Colin O’Donoghue and The Walking Dead‘s Andrew J. West. Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas and Jared Gilmore haven’t been confirmed to return to the show.

 

The show will not be the same without the savior, and if Goodwin, Dallas and Gilmore don’t return, the show would lose 4 of its original cast members.  The audience has to watch the season 6 finale to find out how they will set up season 7 to deal with the major cast shake up.

 

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Grant Gustin and LA Thomas are engaged!

On April 29th, Grant Gustin announced that he and his longtime girlfriend LA Thomas got engaged! Gustin posted a picture on Instagram of him and LA on the beach, with her showing the engagement ring proudly to the camera and to the world. After spending time on the beach, Gustin tweeted that he and LA went to a Los Angeles Clippers basketball game,

 

“When you’re about to see the @laclippers in some court side seats for the first time ever. With your FIANCÉ. Thanks for thinking of me WB. LETS GO CLIPS!!!”

They called LA’s best friend Lee Rothenberg and shared the good news on Facetime. Lee posted a screenshot of the video chat on her Instagram with the caption, “DOUBLE INSTA FOR LOVE!!!!!!!! My heart is exploding!!

 

His celebrity friends commented on the announcement picture, congratulating him. Supergirl, Melissa Benoist commented, “YAYYY!!!!!”. Iris West, the love interest of his character Barry Allen on “The Flash” commented, “Huge congrats!!”

 

Their engagement is only a bit more than a month after Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham’s engagement in Mexico. Compared to Haynes and Leatham, Gustin is really keeping the details under wraps for now. There isn’t that much detail on how it happened and Gustin didn’t write anything on the announcement picture, but we’re equally as excited for them!

 

Congratulations to Grant Gustin and LA Thomas!

On April 29th, Grant Gustin announced that he and his longtime girlfriend LA Thomas got engaged! Click To Tweet

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A response to “13 Reasons Why” critics

 

After Hannah’s encounters with different individuals at Liberty High, she was tormented by shame, humiliation, loneliness and trauma. “13 Reasons Why” is the showrunner’s attempt at dealing with the topic of suicide after suicide rates have climbed sky high. According to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide has become the 2nd leading cause of death for people ages 44 and under. The show has gotten a lot of positive feedbacks from the viewers. However, one thing the critics continuously have problem with has been the explicit scenes of drug abuse, body shaming, rape and suicide.

 

When I watched the show, it took me on an emotional rollercoaster. At times I felt like Clay, trying to figure out what Hannah was going through. Other times I felt like Hannah’s parents, not knowing why she did it and saddened by the fact that she did and that there was no way the story would end with her alive.  What was great about the show, other than the writing, acting and directing, was that it not only showed Hannah going through the horrible events, but it also showed the attempts of the society trying to help keeping her alive. There was a sweet boy who cared about her and would never intentionally hurt her the way everyone else had. There were attempts the school counselor made trying to help her. There were times the parents showed her how much they loved her, but none of it was effective. She only saw the things that went wrong, she didn’t acknowledge the good things in her life.

 

After the show was released and became super popular among teens, different critics had a problem with the graphic scenes. Many schools even banned talks about the show and warned parents about it as well. However, what they’re afraid of might be exactly what the show is trying to do. Executive producer Selena Gomez told E! News,

 

“I just wanted it to come across in a way that kids would be frightened, but confused—in a way that they would talk about it because it’s something that’s happening all the time.”

 

When I was a very young kid, I had surgeries for hydrocephalus, a condition also called “Water on the brain.” I learned about death when I was constantly visiting and living in the hospital. Death was a real possibility for me back then. I didn’t know about God and I didn’t believe in any religion. I used to close my eyes and see the darkness all around me, then imagine my soul floating in space after death, overseeing the world moving on without me, my existence forgotten, my life not worth anything. That terrified me. When my body got better and I grew up facing bullying in elementary school, high school and college, thoughts of suicide constantly crossed my mind. I wasn’t able to see my life outside of school, because I never experienced anything other than school. I didn’t acknowledge the good things in my life. I didn’t have hope for a better future and I didn’t think my life would ever be any better. However, the one thing that pushed me to keep on fighting was the fear of death, the fear of being forgotten, and the fear of floating in space overseeing the world moving on never knowing who I was. Even when I learned about heaven and God, the fear of my life not worth anything stuck with me and kept on pushing me forward whenever I think about giving up.

The show included a graphic scene of the suicide of Hannah Baker. It was horrible. It was gory, it was certainly cringy, and it might even haunt your dreams, but that was the point. Oftentimes when we think life is a lost cause and suicide is the only option, we’re ignoring all the good things that are going on in our lives and we think of suicide as a stress-free and peaceful death. We think that death means the end to all of our problems. In the show, there was a scene of Hannah in the bathtub and her mother walked in to find her lifeless body. When we think about suicide, we don’t think about all the people we’re hurting. In our minds, it seems to be the perfect solution to all our problems, but in reality, it only brings our problems to someone else.

 

13 Reasons Why successfully shows that suicide is never a stress-free death, and that it is never the solution to our problems. By scaring them with graphic scenes of something that is often perceived as peaceful in a time of distress, maybe they would not think of suicide as a solution anymore.

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WATCH 13 Reasons why official Trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JebwYGn5Z3E

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HARRY STYLES’ First Solo Debut Performance on SNL (VIDEO)

After One Direction split up in January 2016, Harry Styles has been hinting at the release of his first solo album for awhile. Last week, Styles announced through Instagram that his album will be released on May 12th, 2017. Last Saturday night, Harry Styles appeared on Saturday Night Live as a musical guest alongside guest host Jimmy Fallon for an episode of laughs and fun, and he performed his new song as a solo artist for the first time on stage since the band split up.

 

He sang two songs on the show, “Sign of the Times” and “Ever Since New York.” Because of his exit from the band, his music now is very different than the songs he used to sing. In a Rolling Stone interview, he talked about the meaning behind the song “Sign of the Times,”

“Most of the stuff that hurts me about what’s going on at the moment is not politics, it’s fundamentals … Equal rights. For everyone, all races, sexes, everything. ’Sign of the Times’ came from ‘This isn’t the first time we’ve been in a hard time, and it’s not going to be the last time.’ The song is written from a point of view as if a mother was giving birth to a child and there’s a complication. The mother is told, ‘The child is fine, but you’re not going to make it.’ The mother has five minutes to tell the child, ‘Go forth and conquer.’”

 

Obviously, this style of music is very different from songs like “What Makes You Beautiful” or “Live While We’re Young.”

 

Other than his solo musical debut, it was his first time acting on screen as well. He dressed up and acted as Mick Jagger during SNL’s “Celebrity Family Feud: Time Travel Edition” segment and it was a very spot on imitation. He also acted as a civil war soldier and sang a bit during their civil war segment.

 

We’re so excited to hear the rest of the album and see the change of his music style after his exit from One Direction.

 

Pre-order his debut album from his website: http://hstyles.co.uk/

 

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How you could celebrate Alien Day!

April 26! Who else is excited about April 26? Anybody who is a fan of the popular Alien movie series would be thrilled to hear that there is a day of celebration coming up for the Alien series and it will also be used to promote the upcoming movie Alien: Covenant, the second movie in the Alien Prequel series, by the legendary Ridley Scott.

Here’s the press release with all the information you need to know about Alien day!

“ALIEN DAY livestreaming event at Fox Studios in Los Angeles:

Beginning at 10 a.m. PDT on all ALIEN social channels and on the newly launched ALIEN Universe Hub (www.AlienUniverse.com), fans can interact with the cast via a question and answer session as well as view multiple behind-the-scenes segments highlighting the making of ALIEN: COVENANT.

  • Global One-Night Screening Event – Screenings of Ridley Scott’s original 1979 ALIEN starring Sigourney Weaver and his 2012 follow-up PROMETHEUS will be held across the globe on ALIEN DAY.  At participating RPX Regal Cinema U.S. theaters and worldwide partners, fans can watch these sci-fi thrillers and be treated with exclusive content from ALIEN: COVENANT and a one-of-a-kind commemorative item. Participating locations will be listed on AlienUniverse.com.
  • The “MU/TH/UR of all ALIEN Trivia Challenges”: Returning for only 24 hours on AlienUniverse.com, Fox will unveil a new quiz every 4 hours and 26 minutes. Fans will answer a series of rapid-fire questions for a chance to win a VIP trip to Ridley Scott’s upcoming Imprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood and incredible prizes.
  • Fan Art Contest: Submissions for a Fan Art Contestare now open at AlienUniverse.com.  The chosen artwork will be transformed into a limited edition t-shirt premium available with the purchase of the ALIEN: COVENANT Blu-Ray and 4K Ultra HD, exclusively at Wal-Mart stores and www.Walmart.com. Pre Order will start on May 19.

Fans can own the complete Alien Universe on Blu-ray featuring four limited-edition Mondo Alien movie poster cards. Available exclusively at Wal-Mart and www.Walmart.com on April 18. Fans should stay tuned for product announcements, limited edition releases and exciting unveils to take place in the weeks ahead and through the theatrical premiere of Alien: Covenant. Among the key licensees joining the Alien Day celebration: Dark Horse Comics, Audible, Titan, NECA, Hallmark, PPW Toys, Cool Props, Funko and more. Fox Consumer Products is also partnering with multiple retailers including BoxLunch, FYE/TWE, Books-A-Million, and Spencer’s Gifts, which will showcase exclusive Alien franchise merchandise, celebrating the day with in-store activations, and social media sweepstakes. And look out for a special Alien Day broadcast message from Madame Tussauds with further details of a terrifying arrival at one of their iconic locations this summer. For more information on all Alien Day activities, go to www.AlienUniverse.com. Fans can also join the #ALIENDAY conversation on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.”

The announcement trailer uploaded on the 20th Century Fox YouTube Channel is ultra creepy, and not just because my internet connection was bad when I watched it so it took some really long and sinister pauses, I was seriously thinking something was about to jump out.

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You must be wondering how you can join. Well, on the Alien Universe website, there is a button on the top right that says, “Crew Login.” You have to click it to sign up for the event. You can either sign up using your Facebook profile or your email address. However, after you click the Facebook Profile sign up button and you have allowed the website to use the information from Facebook, it uses your email address and name to fill in the email sign up form and asks you to click the sign up button again, instead of immediately signing you up with your Facebook profile and signing you in on the website, similar to how other websites work. It is just a small issue and it still only takes a few seconds to sign up. Right after you sign up, the website greets you and there’s a button right below it. Don’t click it. People generally expect the website to lead us somewhere else right after signing up, either the main page or our profile page, so we wouldn’t expect the button right underneath our name to say “Logout.”

After signing up, click on either the “Mission” or “Alien Day” button and you’d be able to see the tabs on the page that says enter. You do have to be an US resident and older than 18 to join. Fans of the Alien series are most likely older than 18 so it is not that much of a bummer. You could read the other rules in detail on the website.

In celebration of Alien Day, we have something about the original 1979 movie to share with you. On April 3rd 2017, Director Ridley Scott revealed to Entertainment Weekly that he originally wanted another ending for the movie.

 

In case you don’t remember what happened towards the end of the movie, in an effort to defeat the very last alien, Ripley slams on a button and the shuttle’s emergency door opens, pulling the alien towards the empty space. The alien held on to the sides of the door, refusing to be pulled away. Ripley, however, harpoons it, pushing it out to space then later incinerating it by turning on the engine with it climbing inside.

 

Scott tells Entertainment Weekly,

“I thought that the alien should come in, and Ripley harpoons it and it makes no difference, so it slams through her mask and rips her head off,”

Scott continues,

“Then, I cut to the desktop and the alien’s hand comes in and goes *taps on buttons* and in a perfect mimic of Captain Dallas saying, ‘I’m signing off.’ ”

 

He said that after he pitched this idea to 20th Century Fox,

“The first executive from Fox arrived on set within 14 hours, threatening to fire me on the spot. So we didn’t do that.”

I’m sure after 5 movies of the Alien film series and a new Alien film coming out in 2017, 38 years after the first movie, everyone is glad that Ridley Scott listened to Fox and kept Ripley alive for the first movie.

Alien: Covenant comes out on May 19, 2017 in theatre’s near you!

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