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Think you’re not ready for post-Super Bowl ‘This Is Us’? Try being an Eagles or Patriots fan

As supporters of these two football teams await a bitter fight for victory, those who also happen to..

As supporters of these two football teams await a bitter fight for victory, those who also happen to be fans of the NBC drama know that the episode set to premiere following the game will be a ringer. Show creator Dan Fogelman has promised the episode will answer all the questions that have been lingering in the minds of loyal viewers about the death of Pearson family patriarch Jack (Milo Ventimiglia). The series has made the character's demise something of a mystery, hinting only over the last two seasons Jack's death occurs while his children are in their teen years and that it involves a house fire. Jack's children are played in their adult years by Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley. Mandy Moore plays their mother, Rebecca. Some are not prepared for receiving all the answers they've been waiting for, especially after what could be an emotionally taxing football game. Philadelphia native and Eagles fan Lewis Dacosta III, 43, doesn't plan to watch "This Is Us," a show he calls his weekly "cleansing of emotions," after his Super Bowl cookout. When he does watch the big episode, he plans to do so alone, he tells CNN. Ditto for Jack Ruiz of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. On Sunday, the 33-year-old is hosting a Super Bowl party, and though he jokes that he's looking forward to celebrating a win in front of the Patriots fans in his family, he knows that whether his beloved Eagles win or lose, "I won't be ready for the death of Jack." Kaly Nasiff, a Patriots fan from Gilbert, Arizona, will have her mom and dad to lean on during the episode. The 22-year-old has elaborate plans that, by her account, include yelling at the TV, dramatic tweeting and "a lot of chocolate." "This big episode airing after the Super Bowl could go two different ways. One, the Patriots could win and everyone in my house goes from screaming and yelling to bawling. Or, the Patriots could lose and then watching Jack die will let us cry everything out," she told CNN. "It could be cathartic." "This Is Us" scored the coveted post-Super Bowl spot back in May 2017, just months after wrapping its much-hailed freshman season. The show, a heart-tugging, multigenerational drama about a family's past and present, was a natural pick for NBC. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated drama has been one of NBC's most successful scripted launches in years, yielding impressive ratings for the broadcast network, both in overnights and delayed viewing. The most recent episode of the series marked the biggest L+7 rating (a term used to describe the total number of live viewers, plus seven days of delayed viewing) of any broadcast network in more than two years, growing by over 7.1 million viewers for a total of 16.6 million. Chelsea Miller, 29 of York, Pennsylvania, usually watches each episode twice per week — once by herself and once with her mother. On Sunday, the Eagles fan plans to stay at her mother's house to watch "This Is Us" and is preparing for any outcome."I will say I was not thrilled about the episode airing after the Super Bowl at first," she said. "I keep saying I'm either going to be really happy and the show is going to bring me down or I'm already going to be upset and that episode will just make it worse. I'm definitely hoping for the first option though, #FlyEaglesFly!" Hamilton, New Jersey, native Natalie DeAngelo is keeping her plans fluid. She'll only intends to watch "This Is Us" after the Super Bowl "if my mental and emotional state can take it," she said. For the game, she'll be at her family's favorite pub in town, wearing the exact same outfit she did during the playoffs and carrying the blanket she cuddled during them, too. She's superstitious. "Honestly, I think I'm going to take a half day at work on Monday and go in at 1 p.m." she said. "I might need to sleep in a little bit." Narratively, the timing of the show's big episode couldn't have worked out better. Jack and Rebecca's love for the Pittsburg Steelers has been a plot point of the show since early in its run, and it's been made clear that their love for football was passed on to their children. Moreover, the fire that is believed to be responsible or related to Jack's death occurs after the family goes to bed on Super Bowl Sunday. The show's most recent episode revolved around the events of that day. The connection was not lost on DeAngelo, who has a theory — but not about Jack's death. "I'd like to think that Jack and Rebecca would be supporting the Eagles in this Super Bowl, considering they support a fellow Pennsylvania team and the Patriots are a conference rival to the Steelers," she said."This Is Us" airs immediately following the Super Bowl postgame show. DVRing viewers are advised to plan accordingly, should the game run long.

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007 film must treat Bond girls properly, says Waller-Bridge

Fast cars, martinis and Bond girls are core parts of the formula for 007 films, but one of those ele..

Fast cars, martinis and Bond girls are core parts of the formula for 007 films, but one of those elements is set for a change in the latest adventure.

Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is working on the script for the 25th Bond film, is on a mission to make sure the movie will "treat women properly" – even if the spy does not.

Image: Cast members (l-r): Lea Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch at the launch of the new Bond film

Ahead of the release of the as-yet-untitled film, Waller-Bridge told Deadline: "There's been a lot of talk about whether or not (the Bond franchise) is relevant now because of who he is and the way he treats women.

"I think that's b*******. I think he's absolutely relevant now. It has just got to grow.

"It has just got to evolve, and the important thing is that the film treats the women properly.

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"He doesn't have to. He needs to be true to this character."

Sean Connery and Mie Hama in You Only Live Twice, 1967
Image: The Bond films have been criticised for their sexism
Dr No turned Sean Connery into an international superstar
Image: Dr No featured the famous scene with Ursula Andress walking out of the sea in a white bikini

Waller-Bridge says she intends to ensure the female characters, including those played by Lashana Lynch, Lea Seydoux and Ana de Armas, feel "like real people ".

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She added: "I just want to make sure that when they get those pages through, that Lashana, Lea and Ana open them and go, 'I can't wait to do that'.

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Sir Elton hits out at Russia for ‘cruel’ Rocketman censorship

Sir Elton John has criticised Russian censors for cutting gay sex scenes from the hit musical biopic..

Sir Elton John has criticised Russian censors for cutting gay sex scenes from the hit musical biopic Rocketman.

The critically acclaimed film charts the British singer's rise to fame, and its scenes of kissing and sex between men, as well as drug use, contributed to it earning a 15 certificate in the UK.

But in a bid to play down the sexuality of Sir Elton, played by actor Taron Egerton, for a conservative Russian audience, an estimated five minutes of footage was reportedly removed ahead of its debut in Moscow.

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The Moscow Times quoted a Russian film critic who had seen the film at its world premiere in Cannes on 16 May as saying "all scenes with kissing, sex and oral sex between men have been cut", as well as a photo displayed during the end credits featuring Sir Elton and his husband David Furnish.

Sir Elton, 72, a prominent gay rights campaigner, released a joint statement with the makers of the film to accuse censors of being "cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people".

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"We reject in the strongest possible terms the decision to pander to local laws and censor Rocketman for the Russian market, a move we were unaware of until today," they said.

"That the local distributor has edited out certain scenes, denying the audience the opportunity to see the film as it was intended, is a sad reflection of the divided world we still live in and how it can still be so cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people.

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Ben Affleck steps out to drop off kids as Robert Pattinson is announced as new Batman

Ben Affleck played Batman until earlier this year (Picture: Backgrid)
Ben Affleck has been pictured ..

Ben Affleck played Batman until earlier this year (Picture: Backgrid)

Ben Affleck has been pictured performing his parental duties in Los Angeles, as his official replacement in the Batman role is announced.

The 46-year-old actor was seen in the early hours on Friday (31 May) dropping off son Samuel, seven, and daughter Seraphina, 10, to school.

Affleck has three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner – Seraphina, Samuel and 13-year-old Violet.

On the same day the actor was pictured, it was announced Robert Pattinson will take over as Batman in a planned trilogy of movies with director Matt Reeves.

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Ben Affleck was on parent duties (Picture: Backgrid)

Affleck, who played Bruce Wayne in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and 2017s Justice League, stepped down from the role in January earlier this year – after being originally down to direct and star in his own film.

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Speaking about his departure in March, Affleck stated how he was never happy with the script they were planning to use.

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Ben Affleck has a number of roles in the pipeline (Picture: Backgrid)
Brentwood, CA - Ben Affleck was on daddy duty this morning in Brentwood ahead of the weekend. Pictured: Ben Affleck, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck, Samuel Garner Affleck BACKGRID USA 31 MAY 2019 BYLINE MUST READ: Boaz / BACKGRID USA: +1 310 798 9111 / usasales@backgrid.com UK: +44 208 344 2007 / uksales@backgrid.com *UK Clients - Pictures Containing Children Please Pixelate Face Prior To Publication*
Ben Affleck with son Samuel and daughter Seraphina (Picture: Backgrid)

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