Fans Still Can't Get Over the Bad Marketing That Likely Got 'Agent Carter' Canceled

With Marvel fans cooped up because of the pandemic, many of them have been rewatching the MCU. That doesn’t stop with just the 23 movies, but with the TV shows, including Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter. And they’re lamenting Agent Carter’s demise anew. 

Despite Peggy Carter being a fan favorite, her show managed to last only two seasons, while Agents of SHIELD is just wrapping up its seventh and final season. How could a show with such a well-liked character be so short-lived? Fans and Hayley Atwell herself have thoughts. 

What happened to ‘Agent Carter?’ 

RELATED: Why ‘Agent Carter’ Needs to Return for Her Own Marvel Movie

Agent Carter got canceled for the same reason most shows get canceled: Not enough people were watching. Of course, the reasons cut a little deeper than that. The character got the show in the first place based on a short film, and Disney-owned ABC gave Marvel the go-ahead in 2014. 

The show depicted Peggy’s adventures after Captain America: The First Avenger. She still mourned the loss of Steve Rogers but made her way continuing to be a spy. That was easier said than done after the Allies won World War II and expected women to return from the factories and bond rallies to start punching out kids. Which they did, in record numbers. Peggy wasn’t going to go domestic that way.

The show had a decent viewership in the first season. In the second season, however, the ratings dropped by more than half, to just over 3 million viewers, Variety reports. That wasn’t good enough for a third season, and the cancellation ax fell. Atwell moved on to another show, Conviction, which only lasted one season.  

Fans want to know: why did Agent Carter end so soon? 

On Reddit, a fan couldn’t understand why the show ended prematurely, asking, “The characters are engaging and lovable (especially in season 2) and the storylines are well thought out and entertaining. Plus, a female lead that is kick ass despite not having super human abilities. I totally get why Cap went back to be with her.”

One fan responded, “Terrible marketing. Hardly anyone knew when it was on. I hope (Kevin) Feige decides to bring it back on Disney+, because there’s still a lot of material that show can cover, more especially the beginning of SHIELD & Peggy’s earliest adventures as director.”

Feige sort of is bringing Carter back for at least one show in the animated What If …? Which imagines what would have happened if Peggy had taken the super soldier serum. Atwell herself lamented Agent Carter’s demise in an interview with the AV Club, saying, “You know, Marvel didn’t want it to end. There’s lots of online campaigns to bring her back. Fans loved her. I think it was just a network economical thing.”

What is Hayley Atwell doing now?

Luckily, fans will be seeing and hearing more of Atwell in the near future.  Not only will she reprise Peggy in What If …? which should be on Disney+ next year, but she’ll get into more spy games, appearing in the seventh Mission: Impossible movie. That’s quite a feather in Atwell’s acting cap, considering the series has sported other strong female leads, including Michelle Monaghan and Rebecca Ferguson. 

According to Cinema Blend, writer-director Christopher McQuarrie has said Atwell’s character would be a “destructive force of nature, which makes her sound like she might be a villain. Without tipping her hand too much, Atwell said, “What I know is there is ambiguity, and the interesting thing we’re kind of exploring is her resistance to a situation she finds herself in, and how she starts off and what she becomes. The journey of what she comes into and then what is asked of her and potentially where she ends up.”

The seventh Mission: Impossible is expected to hit theaters in November 2021. It’s being shot concurrently with the eighth movie, which will follow in November 2022. 

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Why can’t people like Adele lose weight without trolls having a go despite it being life-saving? – The Sun

A PRE-PANDEMIC survey warned that 13million British adults are now classed as obese – at a cost to the NHS of around £1billion a year.

Given that a UK report suggests two thirds of those who have fallen seriously ill with Covid-19 were either obese or seriously overweight, one wonders how many of those 13million are using these weeks of lockdown to make some life-saving changes that will not only benefit them but our over-stretched hospitals.

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After all, fast food restaurants have been closed and we all had much more time on our hands, so what better opportunity to rid ourselves of poor eating habits and get fit?

Better still, the likes of Joe Wicks and Mr Motivator are giving free, online fitness classes. All you need is a TV and the inclination.

But while many will have used this virtual house arrest to shake off some unhealthy old habits (smoking, sleeping tablets, etc), the reaction to Adele’s weight loss suggests that, for some, her transformation is a betrayal of everything fat activists hold dear.

Of the 200,000 largely positive comments about the star losing an incredible seven stone, some sniped that she looked “unhealthy” (she doesn’t) and questioned how she lost it — the inference being that she had succumbed to having a gastric band.

But as Pete Geracimo, her former personal trainer, points out: “It was never about getting super-skinny. It was about getting her healthy.”

Not least, one suspects, for the benefit of her seven-year-old son Angelo. He adds: “She embraced better eating habits and committed to her fitness and ‘is sweating!’ I could not be prouder or happier for her.”

Hear hear. Yet alarmingly, research out earlier this year found that millions of women hid their efforts to slim for fear of being mocked or labelled “anti-feminist”.

Saints preserve us. The truth, of course, is that if someone is deeply insecure about their own weight, they either pooh-pooh or, worse, lash out at the efforts of those who manage to transform their lifestyle via willpower and hard slog.

'Lousy eating habits'

Far easier to do that than take a look at our own bad habits and attempt to change them. True, there are plenty of people who look overweight but are physically fit.

And there are plenty of skinny malinkies who can’t run for a bus without needing oxygen. At the end of the day, being happy within yourself is not about how you look, but how you feel.

And if you feel that you are unfit thanks to lousy eating habits and lack of exercise, then you should be able to do something about it without being taken to task by those who don’t have the same self-discipline.

Particularly as last week’s research from the University of Liverpool found that obesity increased the risk of dying from coronavirus by 37 per cent. You can’t argue with that.

BOREDOM at Moore Towers has reached such a crisis point that, on Sunday, I linked my iPhone to our portable speaker, put the songs on Shuffle and said we had to endure enjoy whatever track came up.

At first there were plenty of goodies from Floyd, Bowie, Prefab Sprout and Talk Talk, but then Twinkle Twinkle Little Star popped up, followed by You Spin Me Round by . . . Alvin And The Chipmunks.

For the record, our youngest is now 16. It seems it’s not just the kitchen cupboards that need a clear-out.

ARE YOU SHAW, BORIS?

BRINGING 66million people out of lockdown was never going to be easy.

But Boris’s much-trumpeted grand statement was a damp squib that’s left us as confused as Adam and Eve on Mother’s Day.

In a nutshell, four-year-olds will be able go to school with lots of kids they’re not related to but not see other kids in their family, we can go to work with colleagues but not have a chat with them in their garden, we can do unlimited exercise which we could have done anyway, if we go abroad we have to self-isolate for a fortnight . . . unless it’s France, and you can drive to other destinations but not too far, whatever that means.

As for “stay alert”, is that the same as Police 5 presenter Shaw Taylor’s old mantra of: “Keep ’em peeled?”

Except we could actually see someone coming at us with a crowbar.

A virus that can fit 48squillion times on to the head of a pin might prove harder to spot.

MY EASY MASK OF CHOICE

GIVEN that the use of face masks is being actively encouraged but not the professional ones needed by key workers, a number of DIY versions are being suggested.

Some involve an element of seamstress skills, but for those who want a quick and effective mask they can drum up with the minimum effort, this is my favourite.
Find a bandana or any other square of material and fold it in half, then half again.

Loop a child’s hair tie (a rubber band will work but not as well) over each end until it resembles a boiled sweet, then fold over the ends to meet in the middle (see pics, above).

Then simply place the wrong side against your face, loop the hair ties around your ears, and voila.

You’re welcome.

FREYA'S SO FLEXY

FASHION designer Freya Edmondson – daughter of Ab Fab star Jennifer Saunders and actor Ade Edmondson – has posted this photo of herself doing a “sumptuous, heart-opening backbend”, while writing on a notepad.

Freya, who teaches free online yoga courses, is just 29 and, therefore, wonderfully flexible.

As a former enthusiastic gymnast, it reminds me of my youth, when I would watch TV while doing the box splits – with my legs stretched out at right angles to my body.

With my 58th birthday looming this Sunday, if I attempted it now it would take four paramedics and a system of pulleys to get me on my feet again.

BEWARE

THE wife of former Manchester United star Angel di Maria has branded the city a “s***hole” and says she feared that the women there would kill her.

They will now.

'PROFESSOR LOCKDOWN' NOT IMMUNE

ACADEMICS may lord it over the rest of us when it comes to quadratic equations, subatomic phenomena or the three components of the epidemiological triangle, but when it comes to common sense they are often found lacking.

Quite how “Professor Lockdown” (aka Neil Ferguson) thought he could preach to the rest of us about social distancing while inviting his mistress to his house is anyone’s guess, but he did, and now he’s rightly had to resign for hypocrisy if nothing else.

He says: “I accept I made an error . . . I thought I was immune.”

From Covid-19 . . . or criticism?

DRESSED TO KILL

THE latest series of Killing Eve may have had a lukewarm reception from critics, but central character Villanelle’s fashion choices have been attracting a lot of attention.

One frock cost £1,500, another £1,400, and her red leather catsuit would set you back an eye-watering £1,942.

I know these are desperate times for all businesses, but since when have fashionistas been clamouring to get their clothes on the back of a psychotic murderer?

It gives a whole new meaning to “dressed to kill”.

NO HAIRDO

HAIRDRESSERS are to stay closed until July 4 at the earliest.

Up to now I have been making do with the occasional fringe cut using a pair of nail scissors.

But given that my “style” (for want of a better word) is supposed to be choppy bob, and I now resemble Richard lll, it seems I will have to tackle the rest of it too.

Worse, The Bloke will have to do the back and, God forbid, baldly (no, that’s not a typo) go where no man has gone before.

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Nordstrom Reviewers Can’t Stop Buying This 40%-Off T-Shirt Bra

Have you ever found a bra that fits in the most perfect way possible? It’s far easier said than done. Bodies have their own unique shapes, so naturally, not all bras on the market will complement everyone’s curves.

But some bras out there come quite close to suiting most people! How can we tell? Well, if you hadn’t noticed, we like to do a deep dive into the customer reviews. It’s research! Real-life testimonials give Us insight into a product that we can’t get simply from a description. That’s exactly why the shopper feedback on this bra from Natori has us convinced that it may be the perfect fit!

Get the Natori Pure Luxe Underwire T-Shirt Bra (originally $72) on sale with free shipping for just $43, available at Nordstrom!

“Comfortable,” “supportive,” and “favorite” are just some of the words used to describe the Natori Pure Luxe Underwire T-Shirt Bra. Many of these reviewers are repeat buyers who took a chance on the top-rated undergarment — which is the key indicator of a fantastic piece! This is the ideal everyday bra that will look virtually seamless underneath T-shirts and tanks. One reviewer who claimed they “purchased this bra a few years back” says they “continue to buy new versions [of this bra]” whenever possible — and that they even “love it more now”!

How else do we know that this bra will fit well on a variety of body types? The expansive size range that Natori provides for their customers! Their band lengths go up to a size 30, and the cup sizes begin at B and go all the way up to G. We appreciate when brands make it a priority to be size-inclusive, and it’s obvious that Natori truly wants to cater to as many women as possible.

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The two neutral colors available are both elegant. You can pick up this bra in a cool-toned caramel shade or a dusty rose pink hue. These options look stunning against a wide range of skin tones, which makes Us fall even more head over heels for this bra! The cups are lightly lined and the straps are made with an intricate lace overlay. The tiny feminine touch sends this bra’s design to the next level — and guarantees it’s anything but basic. And to top it all off, you can pick up this Natori beauty for 40% off right now! The original price point for this bra might have been a bit steep for some budgets, but with this major markdown, giving it a shot is a lot easier on the wallet!

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I can’t maintain an erection and I’m convinced it’s because I’m going bald – The Sun

DEAR DEIDRE: COULD going bald be affecting my sex life?

I’m convinced it is because I just can’t maintain an erection.

My hair started falling out two years ago, though I’m a guy of only 29.

Dad is bald, so I guess I should have expected it.

I had a few one-night stands last year and couldn’t perform.

Staying home has been a relief as I couldn’t meet anyone.

Losing my hair meant I lost confidence, too. My hair is thin on the crown and now I’m losing it from the front.

I used to have lots of comments about my thick hair, but now I’m just trying to hold on to what I’ve got.

Do you think my hair problems and my erection problems are connected?

Get in touch with Deidre today

Got a problem?

My team and I are working safely from home but we are here to help you as always.

Send an email to [email protected]

Every problem gets a personal reply, usually within 24 hours weekdays.

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DEIDRE SAYS: Not in any physical or hormonal way.

But losing your hair has dented your confidence and that can lead to you feeling unsure of yourself in bed.

It is a vicious cycle. One failed erection can turn into performance anxiety.

Don’t rush into sex with a future partner. Get comfortable and confident together first.

My e-leaflets on Solving Erection Problems and Losing Your Hair explain more.

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Andy Cohen: I can’t donate my plasma to help fight coronavirus because I’m gay

Andy Cohen is used to drama from “Housewives” — not the FDA.

On Thursday night’s episode of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” the host said he was unable to donate his plasma to help fight against COVID-19 due to his sexual orientation.

“After recovering from coronavirus I wanted to see if there was something that I could do to help people who were infected,” he began. “I signed up for a program for COVID-19 survivors where you could donate plasma, which is rich in antibodies, to those still battling the virus. I was told that due to antiquated and discriminatory guidelines by the FDA to prevent HIV, I am ineligible to donate blood because I’m a gay man.”

Cohen, 51, tested positive for the virus in late March.

His guests, Leah McSweeney and Wendi McLendon-Covey, were visibly shocked.

“Even the new, relaxed rules require gay men to abstain from sex for three months, whether they’re in a monogamous relationship or not, before giving blood, though no such blanket restrictions exist for people of other sexual orientations,” he continued.

“Here’s the thing,” he said. “This virus is ravaging our planet. The FDA says there is an urgent need for plasma from survivors. All donated blood is screened for HIV and a rapid HIV test can be done in 20 minutes or less. So why the three month rule? Why are members from my community being excluded from helping out when so many people are sick and dying?”

“Maybe because we’re valuing stigma over science, I don’t know,” Cohen continued. “My blood could save a life but instead, it’s over here boiling. This pandemic has forced us to adapt in many ways. We’re quarantining. We’re social distancing. We’re wearing masks. Why can’t we adapt when it comes to this rule? It is bad enough the quarantine has us wondering what day it is. I’m sitting here wondering what year it is. We need to think about this and do better. Thanks.”

“That’s f—ng ridiculous,” McLendon-Covey immediately chimed in. “Everything you just said — I’m boiling over here.”

“I am too,” Cohen reassured her. “I am too. It’s crazy. They said, ‘No. You can’t. You’re ineligible.’”

McSweeney commented, “That’s insane! That is insane!”

This isn’t the first time Cohen’s talked about politics on his late-night show. Last summer, he took on New York’s ban on surrogacy contracts. He accompanied Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Albany to fight the mandate after welcoming his son, Ben.

He then thanked the governor earlier this month after a law reversing the ban was put into action.

“THANK YOU GOVERNOR CUOMO!” Cohen wrote on Instagram. “Not only has he brilliantly led NY through this pandemic, because of him tonight the ban on surrogacy in New York will be REVERSED! The passage of the Child-Parent Security Act means thousands of New Yorkers who struggle with infertility, cancer survivors, and LGBTQ will have a chance of a family. It was an honor working on this initiative with the Governor, and thrilling to have some good news in the midst of so much sadness. Thanks to @familyequality for helping me lend my voice to this campaign. I ♥️NY.”

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We can’t stop fooling pals with ‘catfish selfies’ – dates have walked out on us and friends fear we’ll get a ‘complex’ – The Sun

WE'RE all guilty of picking the most flattering picture for our Facebook page or dating profile – but some take it far, far more seriously than others. 

A recent poll revealed nearly a third of Brits edit their pictures to try and look as good as possible, with some spending 20 MINUTES taking selfies before finding one they actually like.

A third admit experimenting with angles or lighting, while some even organise their photoshoot for the ‘golden hours’ of dusk and dawn – when light is supposed to be the most flattering.

We speak to three Sun readers who have gone to such extremes in their quest for the perfect selfie that they confess they are 'catfishing' their friends and followers with near-unrecognisable snaps online.

'One bloke walked out of a restaurant when I turned up'

Cleaning company owner Becky Vine, 33, has a daughter and lives in South West London.


I work part time as a model to top up my income as a single mum. How I look on social media is crucial to getting work.

I don’t use immature filters such as those on Snapchat and Facebook messenger. Those exaggerated tweaks make women look like clowns.

I have paid for photographers to take my selfies. I’m a professional so why not pay someone who knows what they are doing?

I use apps to make me look as natural as possible. There are some amazing ones that offer tweakments to smooth away my blemishes, uneven skin colour and wrinkles.

However, there can be a lot of faff involved in getting the lighting and angle right. Sometimes it is easier giving my phone to someone else and get them to catch the right moment.

I have paid for photographers to take my selfies. I’m a professional so why not pay someone who knows what they are doing?

They also give great advice on how to Photoshop my profile to make my skin glow and give me a dewy complexion.

I take a selfie every day. It’s important to have good shots to refresh my online content and keep people interested.

It is why I have got lots of online followers. Guys don’t want to see what you really look like first thing in the morning. They want to be sold the fresh-faced girl-next-door fantasy.

Ones where I have ‘naturally’ enhanced my image with an app always get loads of likes.

I’ve had loads of private messages. Some too rude to mention. I just block them.

I take a selfie every day. It’s important to have good shots to refresh my online content and keep people interested

My images have been taken and used on dating sites across the internet by people pretending to be me. At first I was shocked, but then saw it as a compliment. I did eventually get the sites to take them down.

I have been on a few dates with guys who have contacted me online. One bloke walked out of a restaurant when I turned up.

I don’t know who he thought he was meeting but everyone manipulates their images to some extent.

I’d just cut my hair short, I had a cold so I had a woolly jumper on. Who was he expecting? Helen Christensen? He was no looker himself.

When my daughter is in bed I can spend hours online looking at the different face apps. I’m forever getting told I'm very beautiful and photogenic.

That is why I will continue to experiment and adjust so that I look the very best natural version of myself.

Where did the term Catfish come from?

The term was first used in the 2010 documentary 'Catfish' – in which Nev Schulman discovered the gorgeous woman he fell in love with online was a middle-aged, married mum.

Schulman fell in love with "Megan" – but also spoke to her mum Angela, half-sister Abby and stepdad Vince online.

At the end of the documentary Schulman discovers "Megan" was a fake account run by Angela using a family friend's photos.

After becoming suspicious Schulman drives to "Megan's" address – and finds Angela, who admits she was behind the account all along.

At the end he tells a story about how live cod were shipped along with catfish to keep the cod active and ensure the quality of the fish.

He uses the metaphor to describe Angela, saying there are always "catfishes" in our lives who keep us alert, active and on our toes.

Schulman later turned the documentary into the 'Catfish' TV show, where he helps others solve their online relationship mysteries.

'I turn up to events and people don't recognise me'

Nanny Ella Collins-Godden, 19, lives with her partner in Shoreham-by-Sea.


As a kid I was involved in the beauty pageant world. Before then I had no confidence and hated having my picture taken.

Nowadays I spend a few hours a week taking pictures and then another few hours editing them.

I’ll adjust the contrast, colour even after I have used a filter.

I am nice to look at and am confident too. People mistake this for arrogance. I get told all the time that I am vain.

People try and warn me I’ll get a complex when I’m older and lose my looks. I don’t listen to them

Others try and warn me I’ll get a complex when I’m older and lose my looks. I don’t listen to them.

Taking selfies is so easy and the filters on apps like Snapchat are dead practical too. I can even see what I look like with certain type of make up on.

I must have over 1,000 pictures on my phone and most of them are selfies.

They are pictures I’ve taken and then edited using filters. My current favourite is the teddy bear hugging me.

I get lots of private messages on Instagram. They are from blokes in places such as Dubai or apparently the US army. Nowadays I don’t open them. In the past I have and discovered “d*ck pics” and I used to get loads of requests for a picture of my boobs.

I do look very different in real life. In the past I’ve turned up to events and people have said, “you don’t look like you!” No one says anything negative to my face though.

Thanks to my beauty pageant experience I’ve got young girls who follow me on social media. So I try not to edit the pictures so that I’m totally unrecognisable.

When I’ve been out I’ll take lots of pictures to remember the evening. The next day I’ll spend hours editing them. When I’m old I want to look back and see how pretty I was.

It’s a fun way to pass the time. Like most things on social media it isn’t real. If people think they’re being catfished, too bad!

'Playground mums are in for a shock'

Stay-at-home mum Gemma Andrews, 35, lives with her partner and her five children in Chesterfield.

I have zero confidence putting on make-up and doing my hair. Selfie filters gives me the chance to look my best.

I love all social media filters: whether it’s cat ears, black and white or just smoothing out my imperfections.

Throughout my teens and 20s I avoided the camera. As for ‘normal’ selfies, I hated them.

People don’t believe I’m 35 with a 16-year-old. It’s lovely!

My teen daughter introduced me to selfies with filters on Snapchat. I took some and started to feel better about myself.

Earlier this year I had brain surgery to fit a stent to help with an underlying medical condition (ED: idiopathic intercranial hypertension). I was in hospital for seven weeks and loved sending them to my family and friends.

I had to shave my hair off for surgery. The filters were brilliant then and made me feel so much better about myself. I used one to see how I'd look with red hair. I reckoned it suited me so I dyed it the same colour in real life. Everyone says it suits me.

I’ve also tried a filter with a nose piercing. I love it so much that when it’s safe to go out again I’m going to get one.

That’s why I go on Snapchat every day to check out their filters. I take at least 20 selfies until I find one I love.

I usually stand at the top of my stairs with the bathroom light on behind me so I can get the most flattering shot.

I go on Snapchat every day to check out their filters. I take at least 20 selfies until I find one I love.

I wouldn’t say I’m addicted but I do like taking them. I use my catfish selfies as Facebook profile images.

I used to have my Instagram account open. It is now set to private because I did get one bloke message me for a "connection".

As a result of using the filters on my social media profiles everyone tells me I look loads younger. People don’t believe I’m 35 with a 16-year-old. It’s lovely!

I’m friends with mums online in the various Facebook school groups. I get lots of compliments about how young I look in my profile pictures.

It’s usually my other half who picks up the kids. So if the mums do get a bit of a shock in real life on the odd occasion I’m out they haven’t said anything so far!

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