While popular historical drama series "Vikings" has always had its fair share of surprising and brutal deaths, Thursday's episode, titled "Portage," ended with not one, but two, major and shocking female character deaths.
Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) put an end to his lover and former slave Yidu (Dianne Doan) via a brutal drowning while Judith (Jennie Jacques) literally and figuratively stabbed her supposed ally Kwenthrith (Amy Bailey) in the back as the latter was attacking King Ecbert (Linus Roache).
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, "Vikings" showrunner Michael Hirst said that the two most recent deaths are only the beginning and that there will be more to come in the two remaining episodes in the current season of the Viking drama. more >>
Professional Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao invited Timothy Bradley to a Bible study immediately after they fought a 12-round bout in Las Vegas Saturday,
Following their bout, Pacquiao invited Bradley to the Sunday evening Bible study, which Bradley reportedly ended up not attending.
"Drowned out by the cheers at MGM Grand Arena, Pacquiao and Bradley chatted in the ring shortly after the Filipino boxing champion sent the fighter from California tumbling down for the unanimous victory," reported the Inquirer. more >>
With Live+3 ratings showing 3.5 million total viewers tuned into the miniseries' premiere, "The Story of God with Morgan Freeman" marked the fourth most-watched telecast of all time for the NGC US network and its highest total viewership in 2016 to date.
The premiere aired Sunday, April 3, "The Story of God with Morgan Freeman: Beyond Death." In episode one, Freeman explored the afterlife: how beliefs in the afterlife developed, how our reaction to the afterlife changed the way we live, and the rapid advances science is making for a "digital resurrection." The episode garnered a 3.0 HH rating and 1.1 P25-54 (Live +3). more >>
While on the set of "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage," actor Vin Diesel fulfills his dream of singing with a gospel choir, belting out the tune, "Oh Happy Day."
"We are filming a scene in a church and I had a dream that the film would include a choir and we went through thousands of choirs and selected which choir would be in the movie," Diesel explained before making his choir debut in a video posted by Trinity Lewis.
Diesel joined the Sharon Riley and the Faith Chorale, a 13-member choir, on set as they shot the action movie, which is currently being filmed in Toronto. more >>
The latest murder in ABC's "Scandal" left many viewers understandably shocked and speechless, as it was Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) herself who committed the brutal crime.
In "Thwack!," Olivia murdered former vice president Andrew Nichols (Jon Tenney), whose taunts had caused the show's protagonist to get flashbacks of the time she was kidnapped and held prisoner. In the midst of her PTSD-induced haze, Liv basically lost it and violently attacked Nichols with a metal chair, bludgeoning him to death.
In season 4, Nichols, one of the show's least-liked characters, orchestrated Olivia's kidnapping to get Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) to begin a war with West Angola. He later suffered a stroke induced by Huck (Guillermo Diaz). more >>
"That '70s Show" alum Wilmer Valderrama made his debut as MS patient Kyle Diaz in last Thursday's episode of "Grey's Anatomy."
The actor, who has a recurring arc in the current season of the popular medical drama series, plays an aspiring musician who seeks treatment at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital for a tremor that threatens to end his career. Neuro chief Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) operated on Kyle in a risky procedure that required the patient to be awake as the surgeon worked on his brain. Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton), Amelia's protege, was tasked with keeping Kyle calm during the surgery and the charming musician wasted no time flirting with the young doctor.