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No #SquadGoals Here; Critics Skewer Suicide Squad

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Suicide Squad. Photo: Clay Enos/Warner Bros.N

-I happened to be on Twitter last when the Suicide Squad review embargo was lifted and oof! The critics are absolutely hating on it, so much so that dumb fanboys are now petitioning to have Rotten Tomatoes shut down — which is kind of like complaining that a newspaper prints too many crime stories. (This is why I now try to limit my tweets about superhero TV; DC fanboys are the WORST.) Meanwhile, THR’s deep dive into what went wrong with this movie is fascinating. Warner Bros execs were reportedly so blindsided and rattled by the critical response to Batman v. Superman that they even brought in the team who made the (admittedly great) first Suicide Squad trailer to help tweak the movie, which is…wow.

Channing Tatum is set to star in Splash remake, playing the mermaid while Jillian Bell will play the character originally played by Tom Hanks. I love this news, especially since Tatum is never funnier than when he’s with Bell. Have you seen his Idiotsitter episode? If not, this clip should convince you to rectify that.

-Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey has apologized after pretending to come out. Wait, what?

Bradley Cooper allowed James Corden to tase him. I really wish I had that opportunity after seeing All About Steve.

-Surprise! We’re getting a new Britney Spears album this month!

-Welp. This isn’t good news for the Cruel Intentions reboot starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. NBC is reportedly looking at “alternative platforms” to air it.

-Pro gun nuts ran Daisy Ridley off Instagram.

Jonah Hill told Fallon a story about the time he accidentally emailed Drake his daily food journal (the point of said story is to let y’all know that he has Drake in his contacts).

-I cannot believe I forgot to record The Hills anniversary special when I was away.  Sounds like they showed lots of forth wall-breaking clips. (Spencer Pratt, who was not invited, still managed to add his commentary.)

-As if you didn’t already love the kids from Stranger Things, it turns out they’re all really good singers.

-Meanwhile, as good as Stranger Things is, this is a really great piece on how the show misses the mark with its female characters.

-I don’t know what makes me happier: that there are a bunch of videos floating around of the Arrow cast breaking into showtunes from Hamilton, or that in each one, the guy who plays Det. Lance seems really annoyed by it.

-Once again at the TCAs, HBO was somehow blindsided by questions on its shows defaulting to sexual violence against women. Sigh.

-Meanwhile at the TCAs, Archie Panjabi gracefully deflected questions about her messy exit from The Good Wife. Proper ’cause that wasn’t the place for those kinds of questions, but can she just go ahead and do a Vanity Fair tell-all interview already?

Julia Stiles didn’t love riding a motorcycle with Matt Damon on the Bourne set.

-Excuse me while I go build a shrine to this photo Joshua Jackson just posted on Instagram…

Tatiana Maslany heads to the Arctic but can’t escape her past in her new movie Two Lovers and a Bear.

The Good Wife Feud Reignites as Julianna Margulies Breaks Silence

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The Good Wife’s Archie Panjabi and Julianna Margulies. (CBS)

-As I mentioned last week, some recent Twitter chatter between TV critics made me think the infamous Good Wife feud had less to do with Julianna Margulies than I originally assumed. But even if that’s true, her comments at the New Yorker fest are INSANE. Why not continue to keep your mouth shut instead of suddenly blaming the split screen scene on an easily detectable lie about scheduling conflicts? And trying to throw feminism into the mix? Nope. And dismissing it all as “gossip” when it actually affected the show in a material way? Hard pass. Even though she might still be at fault and calling Julianna out on Twitter is probably not going to benefit her career, part of me kind of loves that Archie Panjabi is dragging her.

-This article on how Beyonce manages her image is fantastic.

Mr. Cameron Diaz just found an ingenious way to deflect attention away from his receding hairline.

Nicole Kidman looks really good in her Interview photo shoot. Less frozen than usual and with great hair.

Serena Williams gets to date Drake and BFF with Colton Haynes? I have so much to learn from her…

-During a performance at Australian Football League Grand Finale, two of Ellie Goulding’s songs started playing at the same time while she held her microphone at her side and looked confused — but she later laughed off lip synching speculation. Um, she knows we have eyes, right?

-Howard Stern got Claire Danes to sort of talk about that time Billy Crudup left a pregnant Mary Louise Parker for her.

Hugh Grant is about to have his fourth kid in four years. Mazel.

-Hoo boy. Meryl Streep, who’s already getting heat for that comment distancing herself from feminism, posed wearing a really unfortunate t-shirt that says “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave” for a Time Out interview (as did Carey Mulligan). As if slaves had the choice. Yes, I’m well aware that it’s a quote from Emmeline Pankhurst, but it’s problematic.  This was basically my entire Twitter TL today:

Amy Schumer, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt and Aziz Ansari all hung out this weekend and took videos of it, just in case you need to feel bad about your life.

-Speaking of people hanging out without you, Britney Spears went to Kate Hudson’s game night.

-When Michael Fassbender says he’s going to get you a pressure cooker for your birthday, he’s not just messing with you.

-The CW ordered more episodes of iZombie which is good because I love that show, but I kind of love it because it’s only 13 episodes. Also, the CW is in the weird position of having so many successful shows that they’re not cancelling anything, which means they have more TV than hours of programming available.

-Rihanna, sweetie, did you mean to wear this? On purpose?

-The upcoming HBO show Vinyl, starring Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, and Juno Temple, just released a new trailer and they had me at Bobby Cannavale.

Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Gina Rodriguez and More Talk Comedy

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-The Hollywood Reporter gathered Emmy hopefuls Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Gina Rodriguez, Ellie Kemper, Kate McKinnon, and Tracee Ellis Ross to talk comedy, sexism, and drunk costars.

-Meanwhile, I amazed there aren’t a million think pieces about how Amy Schumer is in the middle of a near-perfect television season (or maybe there are and I’m just missing them?). Her latest skit puts Bill Cosby on trial.

Archie Panjabi wouldn’t deny that the awkward final Good Wife scene between her and Julianna Margulies was pieced together with CGI, telling both E! News and Us Weekly: “All I can say is this: the decision making process is not something I’m privy to.” I wonder if Margulies is planning any damage control? Because no matter what went down or whose fault the feud is, the fact that there was such a lack of professionalism (but her, by the showrunners, by CBS bigwigs) that it was allowed to go that far is so very gross.

George Clooney‘s aging secret? Embrace it (and, you know, try not to be a woman in Hollywood).

-It looks like Kristen Stewart and her girlfriend Alicia Cargile are still going strong (and still making me want to chop off all my hair).

Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone were roommates while filming Aloha — which sounds like the premise of a really terrible sitcom.

-Ok, I know I’m a cynical robot who’s dead inside, but did anyone else sprain their eye from rolling it so much during Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed’s wedding video? Anyone??

Nicole Kidman‘s Grace of Monaco trainwreck finally aired on Lifetime this week, and the screenwriter live-tweeted everything that went wrong. (He had nice things to say about Milo Ventimiglia, at least).

-Speaking of former Gilmore Girls actors, it’s pretty rich that the guy who played Luke is bragging about his chemistry with Lauren Graham. ‘Cause when the show was airing, it kinda seemed like they didn’t like each other very much.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has apologized to fans after those drinking photos hit the web, calling it a “minor relapse.”

Colton Haynes wore a hot pink suit to the San Andreas premiere and I hate it — but I also think it was a crazy smart career move. Get it, kid.

Meek Mill says he and Nicki Minaj are not engaged because they’re “still learning each other, feeling each other out.” He knows about the no take-backsies rule, right?

-The trailer for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee features Stephen Colbert, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Jim Carrey, and Bill Maher.

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are still a pap-worthy thing.

-Here’s some footage of Ben Affleck doing Batman-y stuff on the Suicide Squad shoot, which would be a lot cooler if it hadn’t completely taken over my neighborhood this week. #GetOffMyLawn

-We may never know Netflix viewership numbers, but Daredevil tops the list of original programs in terms of user ratings, while Bojack Horseman sits in last place.

Jason Segel goes full Capote as David Foster Wallace in the trailer for The End of the Tour.

-Also, here’s an excerpt from Jason‘s new kids’ book.

-The Point Break remake trailer makes me physically angry. Remember the part in the original where Keanu Reeves and Lori Petty are floating on their surfboards and he reaches out and grazes her thigh? Why you gotta mess with our memories, Hollywood?!