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April 2016

Wait, Is Taylor Swift in the New X-Men Movie?

Sophie Turner has reignited rumors that Taylor Swift plays Dazzler in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Sara Ramirez tweeted cryptic gossip about maybe leaving Grey’s Anatomy and the internet was not happy. I’m surprised people still care that much about this show.

-10 Cloverfield Lane’s Dan Trachtenberg is going to direct an episode of Black Mirror, so that should be terrifyingly good.

-Say what you will about Ryan Reynolds and how he allegedly acts on sets, but this is beyond sweet.

-The Punisher is getting his own Netflix show, starring Jon Bernthal. I haven’t gotten past the first episode of Daredevil S2, but he was ok, I guess?

-This is wonderful: Allison Janney took over a White House press briefing in character as C. J. Cregg from The West Wing.

Margaret Atwood‘s The Handmaid’s Tale is getting the series treatment on Hulu — starring Elisabeth Moss no less. Perfect casting! (I wish it  wasn’t written and run by a dude, but small victories.)

-I love Kelly Ripa with her gloves off! She brought up Michael Strahan’s divorce on live TV and it was all kinds of cringe-worthy.

-More reports are coming in about how tense things have been between Ripa and Strahan for a while.

-Here’s our first look at Emma Stone as Bille Jean King.

-The Obamas are fake feuding with Prince Harry and the Queen on Twitter and it’s adorable.

-I adore this Vulture article in praise of “middlebrow” TV. As much as I love prestige shows like The Americans, Fargo and People vs OJ Simpson, there’s a reason I still have a bunch of episodes from each of those piling up on my DVR: sometimes they feel like homework. When I get home from a long day at work, 9 times out of 10 I’m hitting up my CW faves first.

-Speaking of my CW faves, I’d totally be down with a Crazy Ex-Girlfriend crossover with The Flash.

-Ohhhh…an oral history of the “Hide and Seek” scene from The OC. Yes, please.

Jenna Fischer and James Gunn have totally figured out this whole conscious uncoupling thing.

Kirk Cameron‘s marriage advice is just as terrible as you’d expect.

Shia LaBeouf left a voicemail apologizing to the guy who got beat up for looking like him.

-Watch Barack and Michelle go on a first date in this adorable trailer for Southside.

Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Family and 40s


-Maybe it’s because I’m getting closer and closer to turning 40, or maybe it’s just because she’s wearing me down, but I really responded to Gwyneth Paltrow‘s new interview in Redbook. (I mean, after I got past her description of GOOP’s new headquarters, which is a repurposed 1920s chicken coop because of course it is…)

Diane Kruger is bad-mouthing Peter O’Toole, even though (or maybe because?) he’s dead. “You know who wasn’t very pleasant, was Peter O’Toole. It kind of sucked. He’s dead, so I can say that.” Can you, though??

-Blackish’s Tracee Ellis Ross has the best Prince story yet.

Julianna Marguiles talked to the NYT about The Good Wife’s ending, saying there’s “no amount of money in the world” that would convince her to commit to another 22-episode series. She also refused to comment on Archie Panjabi, saying “It’s all silly gossip, and I don’t want to go there.”

-ABC proves they’re not complete idiots by signing both Viola Davis and Kerry Washington to overall deals to develop new shows.

-Vulture got Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s writers to walk them through season 2’s most memorable jokes.  Sadly, they didn’t cover my favourite: “When you were little, did you think he was handsome and then, like, your crotch got a headache?”

-Whoa. 20th Century Fox just pulled out of their big Hall H presentation at Comic Con — because they’re afraid of trailer piracy. What?! It’s TRAILERS. The whole point of them is to generate buzz/interest. How can that ever be a bad thing? The leaked Deadpool footage basically got that movie made.

Melissa McCarthy gives good speech.

Tegan and Sara‘s awesome new video features the equally awesome Mae Whitman and Rachel Antonoff.

-I still haven’t watched season 2 of Catastrophe (but it’s only 6 1/2-hour eps, so I might tackle it this weekend), but I love this article pointing out it’s greatest strength: the characters actually make each other laugh. You never really see that in comedies.

Ellen tricked Julia Roberts into selling sex toys. Fair.

Kelly Ripa is making contract negotiation jokes in front of Michael Strahan and he is not amused.
-Guys, there’s a Beyoncé-Jay Z fanfic that’s taking over the internet right now and I wanna blow off my next meeting to read it so bad.

-I really liked this article on the lack of blue collar representation on TV these days.

Geena Davis and Emma Watson talk feminism in the new issue of Interview.

-This Buzzfeed video about how TV needs to stop killing gay women is very good. (“Why not a gay ghost? Let their spirit live inside a cat.”)

Alicia Vikander will star as Lara Croft in the next Tomb Raider. Meh. At least it’s not another costume drama.

-Speaking of, Alicia and Dane DeHaan are secret lovers in the first Tulip Fever trailer.

-The new Captain Fantastic trailer left me with lots of ‘what the hell happened with Viggo Mortensen?’ questions.

-Here’s the first trailer for Snowden, in which Nic Cage says things like “find the terrorist in the internet haystack” and Joseph Gordon-Levitt does really weird stuff with his voice.



The Office’s Jim and Pam Reunite

-No, I’m not crying over this John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer reunion. You are!!

-It’s secret wedding day! Joel Kinnaman reveals he secretly wed his girlfriend Cleo Wattenstrom, while Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele say they eloped a while ago.

-Netflix just ordered another season of Wet Hot American Summer, which was met with a collective shrug emoji. I didn’t even finished the last season; I just watched a YouTube supercut of Josh Charles wearing multiple polo shirts and popping his collar, and I was all set.

Jonathan the Hairdresser is back with Game Of Thrones recaps, which I enjoy more than the show itself.

-This Hamilton/Sweeney Todd mashup that the Hamilton cast did feels like it was made out of my head.

-A Sense 8 actor was booted from Season 2 after clashing with Wachowskis. It’s probably not a good sign that his costars are celebrating over the re-casting.

-Miley. Gurl. That’s not Jupiter.

-Watch Chris Hemsworth talk about Civil War while performing totally casual physical feats.

Russell Crowe calls out Ryan Gosling and the “Hey Girl” meme in their latest couples therapy session for The Nice Guys.

-This is a great piece on how the official post-baby appearance became a celebrity requirement.

-Jesus. Jessica Alba‘s Honest Company is now responding to allegations about their organic baby food, saying “We are confident this lawsuit will be dismissed.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus wants you to know that Veep isn’t a parody.

Melissa McCarthy says she got sentimental about returning to the Gilmore Girls set.

-I have two friends coming from out of town specifically so we call all watch the Absolutely Fabulous movie together. This trailer reassures me that we won’t be disappointed.