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Greg Berlanti

Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s Toronto Debut

Prince Harry and Megan Markle were strolling through a park holding hands near my office, and I’m not gonna lie — for a sec I considered going for a lil creepin’ coffee break. But there are so many new pictures of the two of them coming out today, I really didn’t need to.  Her ripped jeans was a bit of a surprise; I wonder how her style is going to change after she marries into the pantyhose family?

George Clooney did an interview with the Daily Beast and let loose about politics. Some choice quotes: “Steve Bannon is a pussy,” “Hollywood elite? I don’t have a star on Hollywood Boulevard, Donald Trump has a star on Hollywood Boulevard! Fuck you!,” and “It was frustrating because I never saw [Hilary Clinton] elevate her game. I never saw it.” The more he talks about politics and the more he begins answers with “if I was President of the United States,” the more I wonder what his future plans are.

-I kind of love that Idina Menzel just keeps marrying her Rent costars...

-Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has a show about to drop on Amazon called The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and the early buzz is great. No wonder they just locked her and her husband down for a multi-year deal. I’m guessing that means more GG episodes aren’t happening though?

-What is Paramount Network and how can I watch Taylor Kitsch as David Koresh in their six-part Waco mini-series?

-Some Ain’t It Cool News contributors have stepped down in wake of Harry Knowles allegations (which he denies).

-Disney developing a Cyrano the Moor musical from Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, starring David Oyelowo. Man, I like ALL of those words!

-Goddammit, why do they keep giving Greg Berlanti new shows? He’s currently juggling 10(!) projects.  I like his joints well enough (though I think the quality has gone way down on most — probably because he’s spread too thin), but is there not any fresh blood in Hollywood?

Chris Pratt did a “which famous Chris are you” quiz — and did not get Chris Pratt.

Mandy Moore had an engagement party and Minka Kelly documented the whole thing on Instagram.

-Pretty Little Liars is getting a Mona-based spinoff. Makes sense.

-It’ll be interesting to see what happens to the new Star Trek. It debuted strong last night on CBS with 9.6 million viewers, but now it moves to a subscription-only model in the US.  I thought it was ok but I’m not sure if I’m going to keep up with it — which is way easier to do here because it airs on regular TV. I can’t imagine many people outside of a niche audience are going to pay for CBS All Access for just one show.

-Here’s the new trailer for Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father, which is getting good reviews.

-The Barden Bellas are back aca-at it again in this trailer for Pitch Perfect 3. “Pick up your tits” might be my new catchphrase.

Chris Pratt Thinks He’s Not Represented in Hollywood

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-If you’re ranking famous Chrises, Chris Pratt is probably not going to make the top of your list (holla, Chris Evans!). Sure, we’ll love him forever for Andy Dwyer alone but sometimes he talks and you’re just like “oh sweetie, no.” That pretty much sums up his Men’s Fitness cover story, in which he drops bon mots like “I don’t see personal stories that necessarily resonate with me…The voice of the average, blue-collar American isn’t necessarily represented in Hollywood.” All together now: oh sweetie, no.

-Meanwhile, Anna Faris gave a lovely speech at Chris’ Walk of Fame ceremony today.

-Vanity Fair has published its anxiously awaited story about Melania and Donald’s marriage and yeah, it sounds not fun.

-Sure, it’s douchey to listen to your own music obnoxiously loudly — but do you deserve to be handcuffed for it?

-The X Files is returning for a 10-episode season, shooting this summer. Let’s hope we get better than the last round, where we ended up with 1 spectacular episode (based on an old script originally written for Night Stalker), 1 that was good, 2 that were bad, and 2 that I’m actively trying to pretend didn’t exist. I really agree with this article about how the best thing that could happen to this reboot is if Chris Carter took a step back.

-Damn right, Netflix shows are too long. The “Netflix bloat” is real.

-What the hell is Rob Lowe doing? Surely he doesn’t need the money this much, right?

Blake Lively went off on a reporter who asked her what she was wearing at Variety’s Power of Women Luncheon. But…she posed for the red carpet. She showed up in a designer jumpsuit from Brandon Maxwell. She’s known for her fashion and brags about not using a stylist.  I don’t understand the rules.

-Wait, they’re trying to sell Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson‘s beef as a PR stunt? That’s adorable!

-I dropped off the Vampire Diaries after season two and only popped back in for the finale, but this take on how the show did Bonnie Bennett dirty sounds about right.

-Lifetime is skipping the pilot process and ordering Greg Berlanti‘s new limited series straight to a 10-episode series. It’s based on Caroline Kepnes‘ best-selling thriller You, which I read last year and still think about.

James Corden and Anne Hathaway created a musical mock romantic comedy that spanned”from courtship, to heartbreak.”

Taylor Swift Speaks Out…Finally

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Taylor Swift tweeted her support for the Women’s March on Saturday but since she’s been silent up until now, the internet was NOT HAVING IT.

-Meanwhile, a ton of celebrities did make it to the march, including Rihanna. My favourite sign was Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist, though Jake Gyllenhaal’s came in as a close second.

-Meanwhile, I never thought I’d get excited about Kristen Stewart hosting SNL but she’s been so outspoken against Trump at Sundance that now I can’t wait.

Angelina Jolie is the new face of Guerlain fragrance — and she’d donating her entire campaign salary to charity.

-I love that The Big Sick, a rom-com written by and starring Kumail Nanjiani, is getting rave reviews out of Sundance (not to mention that it just landed the biggest Sundance deal so far, with Amazon picking it up for $12 million).

This entire thread is why Twitter can never die.

-When the Oscar nominations are announced tomorrow morning, Ryan Reynolds is hoping to see Deadpool among the films honored. I’ll be really, really surprised if that happens. I’m guessing Hacksaw Ridge or Fences have a better chance of nabbing that 10th spot.

-Star Wars Episode VIII has an official, and somewhat grim, new title: The Last Jedi.

-I caught up on The Good Place finale. Holy forking twist!

Stephen Colbert has been tapped to host this year’s Emmys. I like him just fine but are white male late night talk show hosts the only ones allowed to host things anymore?

-Veronica Mars boss Rob Thomas says they’re hoping for a 6-episode revival but haven’t figured out scheduling yet.

-I watch and enjoy a bunch of Greg Berlanti joints, but Hollywood needs to stop handing him new shows. This is getting ridiculous.

-Speaking of Berlanti shows, I’m not super pumped to learn that Darren Criss is going to be the villain in The Flash/Supergirl musical crossover. The Glee reunion bit is fun I guess but he’s reportedly…not totally great.

James McAvoy  had a really good weekend.

-Wait, Demi Lovato spends four hours a day at the gym? And that’s being presented as a good thing?!?

-An SNL writer has been suspended indefinitely for her Barron Trump tweet. So to recap: SNL writers face more consequences for tweeting stupid shit than the POTUS.

Paige keeps spy cool in the new promo for The Americans.

-The trailer for Lifetime’s Britney Spears biopic looks about as cheezy as you’d expect. She’s nailed the voice, though.