-EW dropped a surprise Buffy reunion cover today — complete with an amazing photo shoot and a 44-minute video special — and my heart is so full! The only person missing is Anthony Stewart Head. (Nicholas Brendan is there too, but for some reason he isn’t in the group video chat. And he didn’t tag Alyson Hannigan in his FB post about it.) In any case, I’m really hoping my subscriber cover ends up being this one.
-I also really liked everyone’s take on Angel vs Spike. I love Spike as a character (especially in the spinoff) but attempted rapists are probably not meant to be part of the OTP.
–Annette Bening ordered Warren Beatty home after the Best Picture fiasco at the Oscars. Smart woman.
-The Mindy Project is only getting one more season, which is good. I’m looking forward to seeing what she does next.
-Studio head Sherry Lansing‘s new biography includes tidbits about Angelina Jolie‘s mandated drug testing during Tomb Raider’s filming, and Glenn Close’s protests at re-shooting Fatal Attractions’ ending after test audiences demanded her character die.
-Ouch! Charlize Theron is going for her fourth root canal thanks to stunts on Atomic Blonde.
–George Clooney says he totally ready for parenthood: “I played a pediatrician on ER. So I know how to work on extra children…If there’s any accidents, I’m there. I’m the guy.”
-Meanwhile, Amal is probably not going to let him name their twins.
–Emma Thompson says she almost quit a movie when a producer body-shamed her costar.
-I never watched Bones but I like this take on how it was an unconventional love story that upended the typical will-they/won’t-they schtick.
–Kristen Bell and James Corden‘s aerial duet went hilariously wrong.
-Another writers’ strike might happen. I support the WGA but I really hope it doesn’t (the first strike was the kiss of death for a bunch of great new shows that could never recover, most famously Pushing Daisies).
–Nicole Kidman says she’s haunted by those therapy scenes in Big Little Lies. Same, girl.
–Judy Greer loves watching montages of her kissing leading men like George Clooney, Ashton Kutcher and more. (Her “can I keep this?” is the cutest.)
-The People article about Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky’s relationship is…odd.
-Netflix is sticking to its Santa Clarita Diet, which just got a second season.
-Like everyone else, Alec Baldwin fell in love with Tina Fey when he first met her and asked if she was single. “When I first met Tina Fey — beautiful and brunette, smart and funny, by turns smug and diffident and completely uninterested in me or anything I had to say — I had the same reaction that I’m sure many men and women have: I fell in love.”
-Oh yeah, I forgot Prison Break returns Tuesday after seven years for a limited nine-episode run. I wonder if there’s a 5-minute series recap on YouTube?
-This is an interesting look at the rise of surreal TV. I’m kind of over shows that are pretty mind-screws that don’t actually amount to much (cough, Legion, cough).
-The trailer for the updated IT looks very, very good and I will never watch this movie.
-Here’s the trailer for Luc Besson‘s sci-fi adaptation Valerian, starring Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan and a blink-and-you’ll-miss-her glimpse of Rihanna.