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'Teen Wolf' cast makes special appearance for Make-A-Wish

The stars of "Teen Wolf" made a special appearance at Comic-Con Friday for an audience of one.

Nine members of the MTV show's cast sat down for a meet-and-greet with 16-year-old super fan Sydney Lang, who came to Comic-Con with her family thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Sydney's parents, Kevin and Gwen, said it was their first family vacation together so far from home. The couple owns a small business that they closed for the first time in 26 years to come to the pop-culture convention with their daughter, who has Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Soft-spoken Sydney beamed and blushed as she walked into a room where Tyler Posey, Colton Haynes and other stars were chanting her name.

The teenager's wish was to come to Comic-Con and attend the "Teen Wolf" panel, which she did on Thursday. Friday's meeting with the cast was a special surprise.

She sat at a table with Posey, Haynes, Linden Ashby, Shelley Henning, Khylin Rhambo, Dylan Sprayberry, Charlie Carver, Cody Christian and Melissa Ponzio. They chatted with Sydney about her favorite characters and episodes and asked her about her life back home in Edmonton, Ontario, Canada. Henning playfully inquired whether Sydney had any personal connections to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and might make an introduction.

Afterward, Henning said she was grateful for the chance to meet Sydney.

"It puts everything in perspective," the actress said.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation brought 14 young people and their families to Comic-Con this year, curating special experiences for each. The organization says the emotional lift kids and their families get from their Wish experience often aids in healing by providing a renewed sense of hope.

Besides the Lang family's "Teen Wolf" experience, they planned to attend panels for such shows as "The Big Bang Theory" and "Doctor Who." They spent time on the convention center floor, where Sydney added to her collection of Pop! figurines. The family also zipped over to the nearby San Diego Zoo, which Sydney's younger brother, Ethan, was particularly excited about.

Dad Kevin Lang said they've been on the move morning to night and having a blast.

"They exceeded our expectations in the first half of the first day," Lang said of the Make-A-Wish crew.

Sydney, meanwhile, was speechless. Her face-spanning smile said it all.

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'Twin Peaks' cast discusses the mystery of David Lynch

Judging by the "Twin Peaks" panel at Comic-Con, solving the mystery of David Lynch seemed more pressing than the mystery of where the show is going.

The 18-episode revival of the '90s show is currently airing on Showtime. It's often inscrutable plot has vexed some and delighted others, but that it comes from the singular mind and vision of David Lynch has never been in question.

"I think it's weird! Anyone else?" actor Matthew Lillard asked the 6,500-person Hall H audience Friday at the annual fan convention. "You guys saw Episode 8, right? That's crazy."

Lillard, a newcomer to the series, was joined by fellow "Twin Peaks" novices like Tim Roth and Naomi Watts as well as a few originals like Kimmy Robertson, Dana Ashbrook, James Marshall, Everett McGill and, of course, Kyle MacLachlan.

Some fans in the audience dressed as "Twin Peaks" characters past and present — there was an Audrey Horne and a '90s Agent Dale Cooper who brought along a recorder and an act about talking to Diane, his secretary. The man dressed as the revival-inspired "Dougie Jones" wore an oversized green blazer and a tie on his head. Others sported Twin Peaks t-shirts adorned with Laura Palmer's face.

Much like the first run of "Twin Peaks," future plot points are closely guarded secrets. Not even MacLachlan has seen beyond what has aired and is watching it as it unfolds on Showtime.

"I like to watch at home alone with a glass of wine," MacLachlan said. "That's all I need."

Lynch, who directed the 18-episodes of "Twin Peaks: The Return," did not make the trek to San Diego, but still dominated the conversation, moderated by "Lost" co-creator and self-professed "Twin Peaks" super fan Damon Lindelof.

Lindelof said it was probably a good thing Lynch wasn't there, or else he would just geek out over him.

The cast members tried their best to describe the enigmatic director — which a few said is the question they are most asked.

Lillard said Lynch has an incredible sense of joy and peace.

"He's a fantastic human being," Lillard said.

Watts, who starred in Lynch's "Mulholland Dr.," said she still gets a little star struck around him.

"He's so unique and living on another world," Watts said. "You just want to join that world."

MacLachlan, who said he doesn't know if he'd have had a television and film career were it not for Lynch, went a bit further.

"He's very accessible to all of us and he's very available. And then there is a point at which he goes into a place that is purely David. This is him as the artist. At that point I become like a fan," MacLachlan said. "He's a like a pal, but when he goes there he's an artist in a place that I can't share with him."

Although there weren't any teases, some Comic-Con audiences do have the chance to get a leg up on general audiences. Episode 11 of the series is screening Friday night at Comic-Con in advance of its Sunday premiere.

No word on whether or not coffee and doughnuts will be provided.

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Linkin Park cancels tour following death of Chester Bennington

Following the death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, the rock band has canceled its upcoming tour.

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Concert promoter Live Nation issued a statement on Friday:

We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington. The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been cancelled and refunds are available at point of purchase. Our thoughts go out to all those affected.

The band’s U.S. tour to support new album “One More Light” was slated to kick off a summer run of arenas and amphitheaters with Machine Gun Kelly on July 27 in Boston.

Bennington, 41, died of a suicide by hanging Thursday at his home near Los Angeles.

An online petition is circulating to rename Santa Monica’s Lincoln Park -- for which the band is named -- in Bennington’s memory. It currently has over 6,000 signatures toward its goal of 7,000.

Beyonce’s wax figure restyled and ‘adjusted’ after criticism 

Beyonce’s wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York took a brief break and returned restyled and “adjusted” Friday after fans said it looked nothing like the star.

The New York Times reported that the statue wasn’t on display Thursday afternoon.

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A museum representative would not answer questions about why the figure was no longer displayed, only saying that it was “off the floor until further notice.”

Criticism from fans said that the figure looked more like Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Mariah Carey or Hillary Duff than Beyonce.

Related: Beyonce’s new wax figure looks nothing like her, fans say

Madame Tussauds said in a statement Wednesday that the appearance of the figure was because of lighting and flash photography.

“At Madame Tussauds, our talented team of sculptors take every effort to ensure we accurately colour match all of our wax figures to the celebrity being depicted,” the statement said. “Lighting within the attraction combined with flash photography may distort and misrepresent the colour of our wax figures, which is something our sculptors are unable to account for at the production stage.” 

On Friday, Entertainment Weekly reported that the museum restyled the figure after accusations that the first one was whitewashed.

“We love, respect and enjoy a working relationship with Beyonce,” Madame Tussauds said in a statement. “We have adjusted the styling and the lighting of her figure and she is on display at Madame Tussauds New York.”

TMZ reported that the figure appears to have a darker skin tone than its previous iteration.

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Sean Spicer unlikely to disappear from television

He won't be behind a podium at the White House, but it's unlikely Sean Spicer will disappear from television.

Spicer quit as White House press secretary Friday, ushered out with the wish that "I hope he goes on to make a tremendous amount of money" from Anthony Scaramucci, President Donald Trump's new communications director.

That's often the case in the communications business, where service in the high-pressure crucible of the White House is prized. Jay Carney, a press secretary in former President Barack Obama's administration, now works for Amazon.

Spicer's voice would be valued at a television network, although the polarizing nature of the Trump White House may limit his options.

Fox News Channel is the most obvious choice, as the network most friendly to Trump's message. Spicer was interviewed for Sean Hannity's Fox show Friday night.

Fox said of Spicer, "We talk to all major players." The network recently hired Ari Fleischer, former press secretary to President George W. Bush, as a contributor, along with former U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican.

Other conservative-leaning media organizations have hired former Trump associates. Boris Epshteyn is a commentator for Sinclair Broadcasting, and Corey Lewandowski, who had a controversial run at CNN, works at One America News Network.

But it's difficult to see Fox being outbid by anyone on the right.

CNN has Trump-friendly commentators on staff, most notably Jeffrey Lord. Spicer would seem an upgrade with his insider's knowledge of the Trump administration, but the network put out word Friday that it wasn't interested. CNN is Trump's leading target in his crusade against "fake news," and the wounds are likely too fresh.

MSNBC is the third of the cable news networks with a heavy emphasis on political talk, but Spicer would be a poor fit on a prime-time lineup that appeals primarily to opponents of the administration.

ABC, CBS and NBC have less of an appetite for political talk, and there were no immediate signals of interest. It remains to be seen what impact Trump's fights with the media and, in particular, Spicer's statements at odds with the facts would have on a news organization's willingness to employ him.

Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner says Sansa is 'woke now'

Sansa Stark is woke now, Alfie Allen has a cute dog and everyone got sick of answering all those questions about whether Jon Snow was dead or alive, but little else was revealed at the annual "Game of Thrones" panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday.

Speaking to a 6,500-person crowd during the show's Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Sophie Turner was joined by some of her fellow cast mates include Alfie Allen (and Allen's dog Abby), Gwendoline Christie, John Bradley, Isaac Hempsted Wright and Nathalie Emmanuel. Hodor actor Kristian Nairn moderated the gathering.

Notably missing were the show's biggest stars, like Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey, as well as showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

The popular HBO show kicked off its seven-episode seventh season on Sunday, with a new episode called Stormborn airing this Sunday.

As usual, the cast remained tight-lipped about the current season or the next, which is planned to be the series' last.

Turner, whose Sansa Stark has emerged as a major player in the world of Westeros, said her once-naive character no longer sees the world through "rose-tinted glasses."

"She's woke now, guys, she's real woke," Turner said. "She's cool, she trusts no one whether it be man or woman or family or not and I think that's important when you play the game of thrones."

She acknowledged the brewing tension between Sansa and her half-brother Jon Snow (Harington), who are now working together. '

"There is still that sibling rivalry back from when they were young. There's still that sexism that's ingrained in the culture," she said. "He's the military man, she's the politician. I think they need to realize that they need to stop fighting for ultimate power and just work together."

Speaking of Jon Snow, the cast members laughed about how annoying it was to have to answer questions about whether or not his character was alive or not for a year. The secretive show played coy about his fate between seasons five and six.

Actor John Bradley said they basically had to talk about it every five minutes "for a year." Nairn added that in a moment of frustration, he just said "I don't care," which websites extrapolated to mean that he "hates Kit Harington."

Christie, who also has a pivotal role in another property that inspires feverish fandom, Star Wars, said that she always loved Star Wars because it "gives a sense of home."

Going into season seven of "Game of Thrones," she said there is a similar feeling.

"I look forward to the resonance of Game of Thrones carrying on through people's lives so that they have the same feeling of home and love for it," Christie said.

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Korn’s Brian Welch apologizes for comments on Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington’s suicide

Just hours after Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was found dead from suicide, Brian “Head” Welch, who is a guitarist for the band Korn, made a few controversial statements on his Facebook page about the singer’s death.

Welch made a series of posts, all of which have since been deleted from his page, criticizing the singer for taking the “cowardly way out.”

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“I’ve battled depression/mental illness, and I’m trying to be sempethetic (sic) but it’s hard when you’re pissed,” Welch wrote in one deleted post. “Enough is enough! Giving up on your kids, fans, and life is the cowardly way out!!!”

Related: Chester Bennington tackled depression and his therapeutic album in his final interview before his death.

Some criticized Welch for his comments. Jennifer F. Piaquadio wrote, “What’s sad is that you have made such an ignorant comment like that.”

Welch has since apologized for his comments in another post and has also released a video on his page.

Related: Celebrities react to death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington

“I didn’t mean to sound insensitive about Chester. Just dealing with a range of emotions today,” Welch wrote. “Love you Chester. I’m pissed that you did this, but I know this could have been me back in the day after getting wasted one night.”

Welch expressed frustration at the news of Benninghton’s death and Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell’s death in May. Cornell died of suicide by handing in May. 

“I’m still shocked,” Welch said in the video. “There’s got to be something good from all this tragedy that’s been happening in rock music.”

Beyonce wax figure touched up after fans say it's too white

A wax figure of Beyonce at Madame Tussauds in New York has been given a makeover after fans of the megastar said the figure was too white.

The wax Beyonce sported wavy blond hair and appeared to be thinner and lighter-skinned than the "Lemonade" singer in real life.

Fans complained on Twitter that the figure looked more like Lindsay Lohan or Shakira than Beyonce.

The New York Times reported that the figure was off the floor Thursday.

Madame Tussauds said in a statement Friday that the wax Beyonce was back on display after adjustments to "the styling and lighting of her figure."

A spokeswoman for the museum declined to specify what changes were made.

A representative for Beyonce did not return an email seeking comment.

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