It happened. pic.twitter.com/0kvw9Ir17c
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) August 17, 2017
–Lin-Manuel Miranda and Sarah Michelle Gellar finally met IRL after months of Twitter flirting.
–Elisabeth Moss used an Instagram comment to reply to a question on how she reconciles her role in The Handmaid’s Tale with her belief in Scientology.
–Mariska Hargitay superfan Taylor Swift reportedly made a ‘generous’ donation to Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation.
–Madonna threw herself a Gypsy-themed birthday party, which feels kinda offensive?
-Also, I really dig the packaging of her new skincare line.
-So both of the Sprouse brothers are kind of trash, huh?
-I love that Crazy Ex-Girlfiend’s Rachel Bloom doesn’t shy away when asked how much she gets paid per episode. “I make $50,000 or $60,000 for acting in an episode before taxes and paying my reps.”
-The Flash star Candice Patton‘s NKD Magazine cover is fire!
-Veteran stuntpeople are questioning the Deadpool producers’ decision to give the motorcycle scene to the late SJ Harris, a professional racer, rather than a more experienced film stunt pro.
-The HBO hackers flexed their muscles by taking over the network’s social media accounts.
–Ben Affleck: maybe Batman, definitely a mess.
-There’s been lots of talk post-Shonda that ABC is trying to pivot to attract “the heartland.” Now comes word that they’re making a live-action version of The Jetsons, and they signed a mega-deal with Lost co-showrunner Carlton Cuse.
-This is an interesting take on whether or not Rotten Tomatoes can crush a movie. (Personally, I think the reasons bad movies tank is because they’re bad.)
-Everyone’s looking very closely at how the well-reviewed Lucky Logan performs this weekend, because Steven Soderbergh completely bypassed the studio system to make it. He limited the marketing costs, and created an internal site where everyone involved in the film — from casting agents to actors — can log on and get a breakdown of how it’s performing.
-Watch Ben Stiller punch Adam Sandler in this trailer for The Meyerowitz Stories.
-See Zoë Kravitz and Lola Kirke flirt with danger in Gemini trailer.