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Aaron Paul says making 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie' was like “revisiting an old friend”

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Ben Rothstein/Netflix – © 2018 Vinton Productions. All rights reserved. (NEW YORK) — Breaking Bad is back, baby! The Breaking Bad spinoff movie El Camino is out today on Netflix.

The film shows us what happens to Aaron Paul’s character, meth cook Jesse Pinkman, immediately after the events of the explosive finale six years ago. The Emmy-winner tells ABC Audio he never thought he’d ever play the role again, but it was like “revisiting an old friend I care deeply about.”

“It was a great run, man,” Paul says of the series’ five seasons. “It was such a wild journey for everybody… And so we were so blessed that it had happened, that we were a part of it. We were also incredibly OK with saying goodbye and unzipping these skins and never putting them on again.”

But ultimately, it was Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan who convinced Paul to dive back in. Gilligan wrote and directed El Camino, something Paul says should reassure fans that they’ll be satisfied.

“Vince directed the whole damn thing and I think he did such a beautiful job,” Paul says. “I mean, he cares more about Breaking Bad than anyone on the planet. So [if] you’re a fan of the show, you’ve got to just trust in Vince and just know you’re gonna be a fan of this.”

As for whether we’ll see any more Jesse Pinkman adventures in the future, Paul says never say never.

“Vince gave me a career and so…if Vince asked me to do anything I would say yes without question,” Paul says. 

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Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki thank 'Supernatual' fans for sticking around for 14 years

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Colin Bentley/The CW(NEW YORK) — Supernatural‘s final season kicked off Thursday night and there’s plenty of mixed feelings among cast members.

The CW drama is ending after a 15 season-run. Before the final season’s premiere, Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins personally thanked fans on Instagram for making their show the network’s longest-running series.

“Hey SPN family,” Padalecki begins, “We just wanted to send out some love and most of all some gratitude for being with us for 14 years now.”

Ackles adds, “Season 15 starts tonight” before being cut off by Alexander Calvert, who pops into frame and apologizes for being “late.”

The four share a laugh before Collins jokes “You missed, like, 10 years” — referencing the fact that Calvert joined the drama in 2017.

After a brief pause, Ackles marvels “Wow, this just got really awkward” before the video fades to black.  

While the video itself didn’t drop hints about the upcoming season, Ackles did promise in the caption that the final season is “Gonna be a good one” and urged fans to “keep an eye out for all the hidden surprises.”

The final season of Supernatural airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. 

Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved

Jameela Jamil opens up about suicide attempt — talks importance of mental health

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Andrew Eccles/NBC(NEW YORK) — Thursday was World Mental Health Day and Jameela Jamil opened up about her personal struggle with mental illness.

“This month, 6 years ago, I tried to take my own life,” the Good Place actress tweeted, “I’m so lucky that I survived, and went on to use EMDR to treat my severe PTSD.”  She also implored fans struggling with mental illness to seek help “Because things can turn around. I promise.”

EMDR — known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing — is a type of psychotherapy that works to negate negative associations patients link to their trauma by tackling the emotions and symptoms, rather than the trauma itself.

Jamil posted a screenshot of her tweet to her personal Instagram and acknowledged that wealth and privilege can play a role in obtaining mental health treatment, however, she insistes there are other options.

“There are helplines,” She writes, “and community groups online around the world and friends and family who might surprise you as to how supportive they can be.”  She also tagged several organizations that offer free mental health services.

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.


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'The Addams Family' and 'Gemini Man' among this weekend's new movie releases

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MGM(NEW YORK) — Opening nationwide on Friday:

* The Addams Family — This CGI-animated take on Charles Addams’ comics of the same name, follows the ghoulish family, whose lives begin to unravel when they move to New Jersey and face off against a ruthless TV host, while also preparing for their extended family to arrive for a major celebration.  The voice cast includes Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler and Allison Janney. Rated PG.

* Gemini Man  Will Smith stars in Ang Lee’s thriller about an elite assassin who is hunted by a clone of himself who is also 30 years younger.  Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, and Benedict Wong also star.  Rated PG-13.

* Jexi  Adam DeVine stars in this comedy about Phil, a man with no friends and no love life, thanks to an addiction to his phone.  That all changes when he upgrades to a newer model featuring an A.I. life coach named Jexi, voiced by Rose Byrne, who helps him get a real life, but wants him all to herself.  Co-starring Alexandra Shipp, Michael Peña, Justin Hartley, Wanda Sykes, Ron Funches, and Charlyne Yi.  Rated R.

Opening in limited release on Friday:

* High Strung Free Dance — A young choreographer casts a contemporary dancer and an innovative pianist in New York’s most anticipated new Broadway show.   Jane Seymour and The Lodge’s Thomas Doherty star.  Rated PG.

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Google brings in 'Insecure' creator Issa Rae as their newest celebrity voice for Google Assistant

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HBO/Anne Marie Fox(LOS ANGELES) — Get ready: Issa Rae is officially taking over your Google Assistant.

Google announced on Thursday that they have tapped the Insecure star and creator as their newest celebrity voice for their digital helper.

Starting today, Rae’s voice will be available through the Google Assistant app on iOS and Android, as well as on Google Home speakers and various smart displays.

According to the announcement, to get Issa to start talking, all you need to do is simply say, “Hey Google, talk like Issa,” or switch the settings within the mobile app.

There are also specific questions that’ll garner a unique response from the actress. Those questions include: Do I need an umbrella today?; Tell me a secret; What do you think of me?; Give me a quote from Issa Rae; Sing a song; Tell me a joke; or ask, “Mirror talk” or “How do I look?” for “confidence-boosting affirmations.”

For Insecure fans, you can also ask Issa if she loves Daniel or Lawrence more, in which case Issa will offer a specific response.

Rae took to Instagram to share the good news.

“Guess who’s the new voice of the Google Assistant? ME!,” she wrote, sharing a video of her Google promo. “Today I’m taking over the @Google Instagram story. Head over there to see what I can do, or just say, “Hey Google, #TalkLikeIssa” to give it a try. ”

Google’s announcement comes after Amazon revealed they had tapped Samuel L. Jackson to be the voice of Alexa.

Unlike Rae, Jackson’s voice app also includes an explicit version, just in case you need a bit more edge.

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