Lance Reddick has sadly passed away at the age of 60. pic.twitter.com/bjmxmIHTeZ
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) March 17, 2023
-This one hurts: Lance Reddick, known for The Wire, John Wick and Fringe, has passed away at 60. His rep confirmed the news, saying he died of natural causes but did not elaborate. He’d been doing interviews for John Wick 4 just this week, and was scheduled to join the cast next week on Kelly Clarkson‘s show.
-His costars and celebrity fans are paying tribute.
-Good on Robert Smith for fighting Ticketmaster on behalf of his fans. After expressing how “sickened” he was by their service fees, he announced that he secured partial refunds for The Cure tickets already purchased and lower fees for tickets bought today.
–Brian Cox continues to say whatever the hell he wants. In a new with Variety interview, he doubles down on his hatred of the Method-style acting favoured by his Succession costar Jeremy Strong, saying “I don’t put up with all that American shit. I’m sorry. All that sort of ‘I think, therefore I feel.’ Just do the job. Don’t identify.” And then in a cover story for Haute Living, he says of Meghan Markle: “She knew what she was getting into, and there’s an ambition there clearly as well — the childhood dreams of marrying Prince Charming and all that shit we see as fantasy that could be our lives in our dreams. I’m a Cinderella person, you know.”
–Emily Blunt and The Rock have a very cute, banter-fight vibe.
–Brenda Song and Macaulay Culkin quietly welcomed baby No. 2 sometime before Christmas.
-Um…does Tom Holland really have the letter “Z” stitched into all his pants? Why do I find that so endearing?!
–Kelly McCreary (who plays Maggie) is the latest to say goodbye to Grey’s Anatomy after 9 seasons.
–Amelia Dimoldenberg did the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar party and she was delightful. Here she is with Pedro Pascal, and Paul Mescal.
–Pedro filmed The Last of Us in Alberta, and was recently spotted wearing Calgary-themed socks.
-I keep forgetting that Melanie Lynskey is from New Zealand, which makes her Drew Barrymore impression even more impressive.
-The latest trailer for Amazon’s series Swarm gives us a glimpse at Billie Eilish making her acting debut.
–David Cronenberg is once again talking about Crimes Of The Future being a metaphor for abortion and trans bodies. He’s mentioned this before and it’s awesome.
-This is an interesting look at why so many people are rewatching HBO’s Girls.
-The Shadow and Bone team has been quietly working on a Six of Crows spin-off. “We are ready to launch that as its own story… It’s about how well season 2 numbers do.” Ok, everyone has to watch this season in the next 28 days so this can happen!
–Tom Cruise has reportedly seen the new Flash movie and loved it so much that he cold-called the movie’s director to rave about it.
-The new Shazam movie is only at 53% on RottenTomatoes and is expected to underwhelm this weekend at the box office.
-Oh, this one made me laugh: The Joy Ride trailer stars Ashley Park looking for her biological mother in China with the help of her BFF Sherry Cola, her college roommate-turned-soap-star Stephanie Hsu, and her dead-eyed cousin Sabrina Wu.