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Big Bang Theory Star Battles Gremlin Monsters in The Cleanse Trailer

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Love Gremlins? Adore The Big Bang Theory? Then you’re definitely going to want to settle in for The Cleanse. Johnny Galecki takes a rare turn on the big screen in this 80s-style monster movie that is sure to tickle your spine and punch you in the gut, weirdly going out of its way to make you cringe in the process. This is not for the squeamish.

Johnny Galecki (TV’s Big Bang Theory) plays Paul Berger, an unemployed, down and out, heartbroken man searching for happiness.  When Paul sees an ad for a spiritual retreat promising to restart your life, he immediately signs up, hoping to cleanse himself and fix his broken existence. But after only a few days, he discovers the cleanse is releasing more than just everyday toxins…A lot more.

Also starring Anna Friel, plus Oliver Platt and Academy Award Winner Anjelica Huston (Best Supporting Actress, Prizzi’s Honor, 1985) as the leaders of the retreat, The Cleanse is a darkly humorous, weird, and soulful fantasy that examines the inner demons in all of us. Written and Directed by Bobby Miller, Johnny Galecki also produces. He had his to say about the movie.

The Cleanse is about a group of people who are unhappy in their lives. They go on one of these kind of trendy retreats that are quite the fad now, not really knowing what to expect, and not really knowing what they hope to be the result, but they want, and probably need, change in their lives. And so, they are given a cleanse on their first day, at this retreat, and what the cleanse does is expels all the toxins from your body. What they don’t know, and what they soon learn, is that those toxins form into your own personal demon, your own personal pain in an embodied form, literally.”

Johnny Galecki is so busy with The Big Bang Theory that he hasn’t had much time to devote to the big screen over the past decade. So getting to seem him in theaters this summer is an unexpected treat. But as the actor tells it, this is just one project he couldn’t turn down. He says this about taking on the project.

“I thought the film was fun and fantastical, and I hadn’t read anything like it before,” he says. “Yet, at the same time, it was very nostalgic of things that I had seen and loved growing up, like Gremlins, [and] other things that I loved as I got a little bit older, like The Brood, or even Rosemary’s Baby, a lot of [John] Carpenter films.”

An interesting note for lovers of old school creature features like Critters and Ghoulies, the monsters in The Cleanse are all practical effects, with some CGI embellishes thrown into make them just a little more realistic. Galecki explains the experience working on set.

“Early on, Bobby and Jordan Horowitz (another of the film’s producers) bonded over the idea of using practical effects. Nobody has anything against CGI as an additive. I think we all see the benefit of digital effects. But I think audiences have missed seeing these puppets, I think they miss seeing the sweat and the fingerprints. We used CGI as a sweetener, very, very subtly, in expressions in the eyes and things of that nature. Otherwise, we had real puppeteers there, whether they were under the table with their hand in the puppet or whether they were within the puppet, as the creatures grow bigger. It was a blast; it was really fun. Oddly, when you spend 12 hours a day with these puppets, they become little personalities. They just feel like fellow castmates, as absurd as that sounds.”

Galecki couldn’t quite believe the cast he’d been paired with. Of the humans working alongside him, perhaps he was most excited about Anjelica Huston as one of the retreat’s organizers. He goes onto say this to Entertainment Weekly.

“Anjelica’s fantastic. Everyone knows she’s an amazing, gifted actress. But she’s also a lot of fun to hang around. Bobby and I were having our initial meeting with her at her house in Venice, and we weren’t even sure if she’d even read the script yet, but we knew that we very much hoped that she would read it, love it, and agree to do the movie. As soon as we got there, she told us that she had read the script, she loved the character. She immediately started showing us wardrobe ideas for her character and poured us a flute of champagne. It was like, ‘Oh, I guess Angelica’s in. Alright, let’s go shoot a movie!'”

So, has Johnny ever submitted himself to a real cleanse? He says this.

“I’ve done that lemon and cayenne thing, and I’ve done a few fasts and things of that nature. I think with anything like that, if you approach it with a healthy goal in mind, it’s probably a good thing. I’m not giving any cleanse or fasts any commercial or anything like that. But I certainly haven’t had the experience that Paul and the other characters had!”

You can experience The Cleanse for yourself on May 4. We have the trailer for you courtesy of Sony right here, along with the poster that shows off one of the little monsters at the heart of this wickedly delightful Drive-In thriller.

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Are John Cena and Nikki Bella Back Together?

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Are John Cena and Nikki Bella Back Together?

Just over a month ago we revealed that WWE Superstars John Cena and Nikki Bella broke up ( you can click here to find out why Nikki Bella broke up with John Cena.)

Since their break-up both John Cena and Nikki Bella have been on a media frenzy, one for her reality TV show, and the other for his blockbuster movies.

John Cena has made it clear in these interviews, that he will stop at nothing to win Nikki Bella back, and it looks like it actually worked.

John Cena and Nikki Bella are finally back on the road to reconciliation!

A source told us that “they’re basically back together.”

“They both got a wake-up call once they canceled the wedding, and they both realized they could fix what was broken,” the source revealed.

“They never stopped talking,” a source told People Magazine. “Other than the actual wedding weekend, when they took some space, they have been talking.”

John had made it clear on NBC’s “Today” show that he wanted to have a family with Nikki and still wanted to marry her. If you watch Total Divas or Total Bella’s than you already know that this is exactly what Nikki wanted to hear.

“He has poured his heart out to her, and she was more than ready to take him back once she heard what she needed to hear,” the source from People Magazine added. “He’s been saying and doing all the right things.”

As seen below, TMZ spotted the couple in San Diego over the weekend, and it looks like we may see the power couple together again real soon for good!

 

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Retro Real Housewives: Bravo Orders Real Housewives of the 1960s – The Real Housewives

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Retro Real Housewives: Bravo Orders Real Housewives of the 1960s – The Real Housewives

 

The good news is we’re getting another Real Housewives series, the bad news is it’s not the same Real Housewives we know and love – this one comes with a retro twist.

According to The Wrap, Bravo has ordered eight new series for this fall and one of them includes the Real Housewives of the 1960s.

The new Housewives show is touted as an “imaginative docu-series” where “a cast of modern women will be sent back to the 1960s to experience the ultimate era of the American Housewife.”

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Bravo further describes Real Housewives of the 1960s: “Living in a cul-de-sac of authentic Sixties homes, these women and their families will be transported back into a traditional decade where men made the money, women made the home, and teenagers actually did as they were told. In living through the ‘golden age’ of Sixties family life, the cast will discover if more time spent together, traditional husband and wife roles, and no digital distractions might actually improve their chaotic lives and even fix their relationships.”

Sounds very interesting. Wouldn’t it be fun if they cast former Housewives and their families to go back and live the life of a 60’s Housewife? I think it would great! I could see Caroline Manzo, Alexis Bellino, and more doing this for sure!

Thoughts on the Real Housewives of the 1960s? Will you be watching Bravo’s newest Real Housewives show? Sound off below!

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Andy Cohen Almost Walked Off the RHOA Reunion! Plus Did NeNe Leakes Try To Kick Kim Zolciak At the Reunion?! – The Real Housewives

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Andy Cohen Almost Walked Off the RHOA Reunion! Plus Did NeNe Leakes Try To Kick Kim Zolciak At the Reunion?! – The Real Housewives

 

There was almost a walk-off at the Real Housewives of Atlanta season 10 reunion but it’s not who think!

Andy Cohen revealed to Jenny McCarthy that he almost walked off the RHOA reunion!

The Real Housewives executive producer and reunion host opened up about how “rough” the RHOA reunion was; admitting that he didn’t have control of the Housewives at all and actually felt bad for Kim Zolciak.

“Atlanta this season, I had a really rough time with the last chunk of that when Kim was on because it got very… I hate a five against one situation,” Cohen said during a recent appearance on The Jenny McCarthy Show. “It is a gang up and the problem is that Kim was not …  It’s less problematic when the person is good at taking up for themselves and Kim was not having an easy time with her words …  No one was listening to me and I really did not have control of the room and I wish that I had walked off.”

However, RHOA star NeNe Leakes didn’t agree with Andy’s perception of the reunion and responded to his comments on Twitter.

“If Kim was gained up on, she deserved it! That’s what happens when u talk reckless abt EVERYBODY! Oh & no one cared abt me getting gained up on season 7. Think Dr. Jeff situation, wearing all white at the reunion. Cynthia, Peter, Claudia, Kenya & Kandi all had something 2 say 2 me. I don’t remember anybody caring????? just sayin.”

Meanwhile, Kim got involved when a fan tweeted at her: “For Andy To Open Up His Mouth And Say Kim Was “Negative All Season” Just To Say She Was Ganged Up On Blows My Mind…”

Kim called the reunion “disgusting” and accused NeNe of trying to kick her.

“Sweetie you didn’t see an 1/4 of what happened this season or an 1/8 of reunion! I had positive moments Irregardless I’m comfortable w/ who I am and what I stand for its television!” Zolciak tweeted. “The reunion was disgusting! Nene trying to kick me, girls making fun of my children, mocking my … Husband, I do not pick on people’s children, husbands! You are clueless human being! Sending love and light.”

Oddly enough mere weeks ago Kim vowed never to engage with NeNe again.

“I am so sorry for what has happened @neneleakes We both know the truth, we both know that if I wanted to, I could have a lawsuit for the lies you have spewed, tweeting out fake texts, implying I am racist, attacking me physically, claiming my daughter tweeted negative about you and your home, we both know these are lies. I have reacted to it publicly and for that I am sorry. I should have risen above it. I personally will no longer engage with you on social media and perpetuate the hate. I am asking you to do the same. We are grown women with families. Enough is enough. I want us to move on If you continue this, it will be because you are attempting to stay on the show and stay relevant and that’s on you,” Kim wrote on Instagram in April 2018.

That vow of Kim’s sure lasted long – NOT!

Currently, Kim is filming season 7 of her RHOA spinoff show Don’t Be Tardy. As for NeNe, she’s rumored to be preparing for season 11 of RHOA.

I’m surprised it took Kim this long to bring NeNe up again. I kind of get what Andy’s saying but I think Kim created the mess she found herself in at the reunion.

Thoughts on Andy’s comments? Was Kim ganged up on at the RHOA reunion? Did Andy lose control of the Housewives at the season 10 reunion? Can you believe Andy almost walked off the reunion? Do you believe NeNe tried to kick Kim? Are you surprised Kim engaged with NeNe after vowing not to?

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