Sat. Apr 4th, 2020

This Week In Hollywoodland Here’s A Peek At ‘True Blood’s’ ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ And ‘The Newsroom’, Plus Rupert Sanders, ‘Bachelorette’ Is In Ghana, London’s Olympic Games News And More, Highlight Hollywood News

This week in Hollywoodland, two shows are heating up this Sunday night. HBO’s “True Blood” debuts “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” and Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” debuts “5/1.” Better enjoy both of these shows, readers, because they are both headed for shocking season finales.  Plus, more on the Olympic Games in London, how did Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin do on Saturday? Before NBC airs the shows, here’s a sneak peek.  And “The Bachelorette’s” Emily Maynard and Utah based entrepreneur Jef Holm head to Ghana, Africa. Plus, what is next for the marriage of Rupert Sanders, the “Snow White And The Huntsman” director, who cheated with leading lady Kristen Stewart? Hint: His wife supermodel Liberty Rose isn’t buying his story. But first up, “True Blood” fans are dying to know what to expect on Sunday night.  

In “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” as  the Authority proceeds with Lilith’s plan, Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) plots his escape, and with serious consequences. Gran (Lois Smith) directs Sookie (Anna Paquin) to a clue to her parents’ murderer. Fans will be shocked where this all leads eventually.  But she soon is happy that Jason told her to save her fairy powers.  An exhausted Andy (Chris Bauer) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) search for leads to the identities of the people behind the shifter killings. Andy will face some major challenges, that may affect his sobriety on V. Alcide (Joe Manganiello) recalls his pack induction, and he regrets an earlier move. Arlene (Carrie Preston) gets caught in Terry (Todd Lowe) and Patrick’s (Scott Foley) crossfire, and leave it to Arlene not to know when to leave things alone.  And just wait to see Steve (Michael McMillian) getting a new pet.  Expect a howling good time! And Russell ensnares the Shreveport wolf pack in his secret new plan, that not even The Authority expects.

The former Sheriff Budd Dearbourne will play a part in revealing the secret as well. Plus, we’d better worry about the Holy war about to break out between the vampires and humans. Bill has moved into a dark place, and Eric remains the lone vampire on the side of humans, especially Sookie.   The profound revelations about Sookie and Jason’s parents will hit the two very hard, as well as Trubies, who are itching to know the identity of “Worlo!”

“Everybody Wants to Rule the World” was written by Raelle Tucker, and  directed by Dan Attias.

“5/1” is Newsroom’s latest episode.  You can expect an  anonymous source to contact Charlie (Sam Waterston) and provides advance details on an imminent story of national importance. It’ll show you what goes on in the inner workings at a newsroom, when you have to weight serious national security issues with the desire and the need even, to get the story. When news breaks that the President will be making a televised speech that night, the 2.0 staff cuts short its one-year (and one-week) anniversary party, and rushes back to the newsroom amidst a flurry of speculation as to what exactly happened. This episode is written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Josh Marston.

Just days after “The Bachelorette” fans saw Emily Maynard accept Utah entrepreneur Jef Holm’s heartfelt proposal on the season finale, the happy couple boarded a plane to visit several villages in Ghana, where his company, People Water, funded well projects.
“Emily and I spent a week visiting different villages around Ghana that have recently received fresh water wells,” Holm told People upon the couple’s return to the U.S. on Friday. “We typically visited two villages a day and spent some time interacting with the villagers.”

Through Holm’s company’s partnership with Generosity Water, the well projects, Holm explains, have been underway since 2010.

“People Water has each well completed before we arrive, which means the digging and labor is done and we’re ready to turn on the water,” he said. “We visited the villages, met and celebrated with the people who will be drinking from the wells and played with the children.”

“One of our first conversations that very first night [on The Bachelorette] was when I told him I want to go on a mission trip,” Maynard told People on Saturday. “I didn’t know what he did at the time and it turns out they were planning one at the end of July.”

Holm says his fiancée wasn’t just along for the ride. The minute Maynard, who’s a mom to 7-year-old Ricki, heard that the trip would entail meeting many children in Ghana, her maternal instincts kicked into overdrive.

“It wasn’t enough for her to just show up with the People Water crew and sit on the sidelines,” Holm says. “She brought the biggest suitcase I’ve ever seen full of dolls, toys, books and bubbles for the kids in every village. Emily was by far the most loved person on the trip.”

And this is just the beginning, Holm says: “We’re both looking forward to helping more people around the world and a lifetime of adventures together.”

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Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin have done it again! Yes, it’s true. Both swimmers struck gold in their final races in the London Games.   As part of the American 400M-medley relay team – which included Matt Grevers, Brendan Hansen and Nathan Adrian – Phelps scored the 22nd Olympic medal of his career. It was also his 18th gold medal.

The men finished the race, in which Phelps swam the butterfly leg, in 3 minutes 29.05 seconds, ahead of silver-medal winners Japan and bronze-medal winners Australia.

The American women – Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer and Allison Schmitt – also won gold in their 400M-medley relay, finishing with a world-record time of 3 minutes 52.05 seconds. This time Australia took silver and Japan took bronze.

“I couldn’t think of a better way to end it. That was so perfect in absolutely every way,” said Franklin, 17, who swam the backstroke leg. “That was the most fun relay I’ve ever been on.”

“I’m going to miss this so much,” added the swimmer, who won a total of four gold medals and one bronze in the Games. “I’m really excited that I get to spend a little time with my family and explore London a little bit … But I’m so sad it’s over.”

Since news broke of Kristen Stewart’s hook-up with Rupert Sanders, the married director of Snow White and the Huntsman, her boyfriend Robert Pattinson has been coping with heartbreak. He’s not the only one.  Sanders’s wife of seven years, Liberty Ross, was “devastated,” a source tells PEOPLE of the model-turned-actress, who played Stewart’s mother in the hit film.  “They seemed like a perfectly happy family,” the source says of Ross and Sanders, who have two children. “This was devastating for her.”   Though Sanders, 44, was recently spotted out wearing his wedding ring, that is no indication that Ross has forgiven her husband.

However, the shock of the scandal is apparently fading. “Now she’s really feeling strong and looks forward to resuming her life,” the source says.

But that doesn’t mean a reconciliation is in the works. According to the source, nothing has been decided.

See you next week, XOXO!

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The Bachelorette by People Water, True Blood by John P. Johnson/HBO, The Newsroom by HBO, Rupert Sanders and Liberty Rose and Holmby Hills/Bel Air view by Link 81 Collection and Tommy Lightfoot Garrett by Mara Photography in Hollywood, California
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