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Hedley’s Jacob Hoggard Facing Sexual Assault Charges

-Whoa. Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard was just arrested and charged with two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm and one count of sexual interference. It’s unclear whether these stem from the same allegations that surfaced in Feb, which he denied at the time.

-Guardians of the Galaxy’ stars Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, and Chris Pratt all jumped to James Gunn‘s defense on Twitter this weekend. I wonder if they all came to it separately or if this is a coordinated push?

-Meanwhile, Selma Blair and Sarah Silverman are supporting a petition to rehire him.

-Also, this is an interesting take on Disney’s bad faith argument. Of course people should face consequences for doing stupid stuff and I’m not convinced he should be rehired, but a lot about this smells funny.

Pete Davidson reportedly proposed to Ariana Grande while smoking weed in bed. This just gets better and better…

-Tiffany Haddish and Common may be a thing, and I’m here for it.

-This pair surprises me: 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs married Mad Men’s Michael Gladis.

-I’m not sure that I believe this story about how Meghan Markle wanted to wear a Stella McCartney tuxedo-style suit to an evening event on the Australian tour, and it was vetoed by Prince Harry. That doesn’t sound very Harry-esque.

R Kelly spends 19 minutes confessing that he is a terrible human being who does terrible things on his new song “I Admit It,” and his fans are still all “wow, great melody!” (The Onion’s take is the best take.)

-Meanwhile, could what he says in the song be considered evidence? It’s a grey area, but a lawyer says “If I was his lawyer I would have advised him not to write this song.” I’m guessing lawyers would advise him not to do a lot of the things he does…

-Jesus Christ. Charlamagne and his wife both admitted that the first time they had sex, he raped her.

Lindsay Lohan‘s management style is something else.

-I love this praise for The Good Fight’s title sequence. It’s probably the only one that I never FF through.

-Ohhhh boy. A Buffy the Vampire Slayer series reboot with a black lead is in the works from Joss Whedon and Monica Owusu-Breen. I have a lot of feelings about this. On one hand, as problematic as Whedon is I still adore the original (I truly believe that watching Buffy Summers and Dana Scully kick ass every week when I was young and impressionable shaped who I am). But why retread old ideas? And if you HAVE to do a Buffy series, why not a sequel with new characters instead of a reboot? No series has ever ended with such a perfect sequel setup: Buffy’s actions prompted slayer powers to be awakened in girls all over the world. It’s *right there*!!

Kanye West is “doing ok” after being hospitalized for the flu.

-Black-ish star Anthony Anderson is denying a woman who says he assaulted her after she catered one of his events.

-This is a good take on how Johnny Depp’s latest lawsuit reveals how Hollywood productions enable abusive behavior.

-Meanwhile, I was surprised that Warner Bros doubled down on Depp at the Fantastic Beasts panel during Comic-Con this weekend.

This tweet about Chris Pine’s look at Comic Con pretty much sums it up for me: “Chris Pine styles himself like a middle aged woman who brunches and I’m profoundly into it.”

-The Halloween panel got surprisingly emotional when the Q&A portion started and a man stood up and told his story of survival during a home invasion. “I was scared out of my mind and out of nowhere this thought inside of me went, ‘Well, what would Jamie Lee Curtis do?’…To make a long story short, I’m here today because of the way that you portrayed Lauri Strode. I’m a victor today instead of a victim.”

-A young fan managed to out-sass a sassy Ryan Reynolds at Comic-Con.

-The Good Place didn’t show any new footage at their Comic-Con panel, but this cast interview is great. And they released bloopers!

-A ton of TV shows did release new TV footage though, including Arrow, The Walking Dead, Riverdale, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Better Call Saul, The Gifted, Roswell New Mexico and Star Trek: Discovery. Click here for my roundup.

-On the movie side, we got new trailers for Aquaman, Glass, Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, Fantastic Beasts and more. I can’t believe I’m saying this but the one that won me over the most is Shazam (with Godzilla coming in a close second, which was also a surprise).

Evan Rachel Wood Channels Bowie for Elle

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-I adore Evan Rachel Wood’s Elle Canada cover! She talks about her love of David Bowie, relocating to Nashville, and writing happy songs instead of sad ones.

-Is Victoria Beckham heading to Carpool Karaoke? But, but…she’ll have to sing.

Chris Evans responded to Jenny Slate‘s glowing comments about him in kind, saying that she is his “favorite human,” and “the best.”

Justin Theroux presented Jennifer Aniston with an empty piñata during her birthday celebration.

-I love this headline: “Fuck Chris Brown and Black-ish should know better”

Nancy Meyers almost getting into a car accident because she was distracted by a beautiful kitchen is the most on-brand thing I’ve ever read…

Cindy Crawford knows how to use George Clooney’s twins for branding. Smart.

Chris Pine shaved his head and it’s kind of breaking my heart? That’s not weird, right??

-People on the internet have a LOT of opinions about the news that Joss Whedon will direct a standalone Batgirl film. I mean, of course it would be better to have a female director, but it could be worse. And this is a huge get for DC. (I still think it’s weird that every other week they announce a huge new movie while announcing another one is delayed.)

Anthony Stewart Head says he tried very hard to attend the Buffy reunion, but his theatre schedule prevented it.

-Here’s our first Game of Thrones teaser for season 7.

-This humour piece on TV critics pressuring people to watch The Americans hits too close to home. (Seriously though, have you tried watching it yet?!)

Kirsten Dunst is at the top of her Instagram game.

-Girl Trip isn’t even out get and “booty hole” is part of my everyday lexicon.

Brad Pitt puts boots on the ground in this new trailer for War Machine.

Buffy Mania Overtakes The Internet — And I Love It!

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-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.

-Costars/new couple Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood look like they’re having fun in Mexico. (I hate her high-cut bikini. And she has multiple versions of it!)

-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.