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Dwayne Johnson on Fame and Fans

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson talking about how one bad experience made him change how he deals with fans who approach him for selfies or autographs is really worth a listen. “It took all of 30 seconds for me to realize that I had an opportunity to make somebody feel good and I made them feel bad and what an a-hole that made me…Now they all get the same treatment and that treatment is gratitude. The alternative to that is I go back to having seven bucks in my pocket and nobody giving a sh-t to get my autograph or get my picture. On top of that, here’s the truth. Taking a picture, a selfie, or signing an autograph is literally one of the easiest parts of my job. I do a lot of things that are a lot harder.”

-The bloom continues to fall off the rose when it comes to Ellen Degeneres‘ public reputation. Variety posted a story last night about her show’s crew members (some of whom have been with her for 17 years) being outraged over their treatment during coronavirus. They received no communication about their hours or pay for over a month. She further angered them by bringing in non-union crew members to help with her current at-home taping of the show — which they learned about via social media. “Be kind” indeed.

-People are making fun of January Joneslatest Instagram video but I find this kind of unhinged entertainment delightful.

-Speaking of delightful celebrity quarantine content, Kathryn Hahn and her family did Glengarry Glen Ross with dolls.

-Last night’s Disney Family Singalong on ABC was surprisingly awesome. Ariana Grande harmonized with herself while singing “I Won’t Say I’m in Love” from Hercules, Beyonce made a surprise appearance to sing “When You Wish Upon a Star,” and the cast of High School Musical cast reunited to sing “We’re All In This Together.”

-For the first time in 50 years, San Diego Comic-Con has been cancelled. It’s the right thing to do. Plus, what will movie studios and TV shows have to promote?

-Meanwhile, Taylor Swift has cancelled all her 2020 appearances and concerts.

-Outlander star Sam Heughan sounds like he’s been dealing with a lot of fan harassment and is sick of it. I don’t watch the show so I don’t know much about that fandom, but I’ve certainly seen some people on Twitter get very, very invested in theories about him and his costar dating — and get very, very angry when she married someone else last year.

Fiona Apple released a new album today and the reviews are glowing. Even Pitchfork gave it a rare 10/10. (The title comes from a line Gillian Anderson says in The Fall, which the actress tweeted today.)

-Lucifer season 6 may be in jeopardy over a potential Tom Ellis contract dispute.

-Critics are really liking Mindy Kaling’s new Netflix show.

Martha Stewart is getting flak for telling Seth Meyers that she’s sheltering with her driver, housekeeper and gardener at her estate in the Bedford, N.Y., area and referring to them as her “detainees.” She added “They’re not sick of it yet but when I see the edges fraying, I’ll give them a day off.” Oof.

-Deep fakes are so, so weird but this re-imagined Parks & Rec intro with every character replaced by Ron is very clever.

Meghan Markle appeared on a video call to raise funds for the delivery of food to poor, elderly and vulnerable Londoners during the coronavirus epidemic.

-Speaking of Zoom calls, Seth Rogen showed Jimmy Kimmel how he likes to prank people in video meetings.

-Here’s the first full trailer for HBO’s Perry Mason.

Schitt’s Creek Checks Out

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-I’m not ready for Schitt’s Creek to be over (like, literally — I still have half a season to catch up on), but EW’s cover story with Dan Levy and Noah Reid is beautiful.

Rihanna and Drake were interacting in the comments of DJ Spades’ Instagram Live and when he got too complimentary of her, she wrote “Give Drake some water.” Absolute perfection.

Ariana Grande and her new bf are sheltering-in-place together.  TMZ calls him “a high end real estate agent who handles multi-million dollar listings for L.A.’s A-list buyers” so hopefully he’s found them a good place to hunker down.

-Outlander star Sam Heughan is getting dragged for posting photos from his Hawaii vacation in the middle of a pandemic. Seriously celebrities, just put down your phones. You’re all sucking at this.

Prince Charles has tested positive for covid-19 but is only displaying mild symptoms.

-In other royals news, The Sun continues to stoop low by stirring up rumours about Prince Harry and ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy.

-Good hometown boy Shawn Mendes is donating $175,000 to Sick Kids in Toronto to assist in purchasing equipment and supplies for coronavirus preparedness.

Kylie Jenner is also stepping up in a big way, donating $1 million to buy PPE.

Ryan Reynolds is donating 30% of his Aviation gin profits to out of work bartenders.

-Meanwhile, Kourtney Kardashian’s 10-year-old son said on Instagram that Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are not back together — and then his account promptly got shut down because 10-year-olds are not supposed to be on Insta.

-I love that Jennifer Garner keeps shouting out Victor Garber. Spy daddy!

Chrissy Tiegan needed lettuce so she met up with some strangers in a church parking lot and traded cake, wine and banana bread for three heads of romaine. It was incredibly cute.

Maggie Grace responded to Lost costar Evangeline Lilly‘s Instagram post and whew, the shade!

-Here’s a bit of brightness in our current sea of suck: Bindy Irwin got married.

-I had never heard of Netflix’s new documentary Tiger King a couple of days ago, and now it’s EVERYWHERE. People are obsessed. I have to watch this thing, don’t I?

-The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln serenaded Danai Gurira to celebrate her last episode.

-While talking to Variety, novelist and showrunner Michael Chabon went off on a tangent about what he originally wanted Picard to be like, and as someone who has given up on that show, oh how I wish he’d have stuck with it: “I always said if we could have just done a whole show about Picard and the dog on the vineyard in France, with no starships, no phasers, the only Romulans would be those two Romulans who work for him on the vineyard, and no politics — just, like, there’s a funfair down in the village and they all go, and maybe Picard solves a very low stakes mystery in the village, like, someone has stolen the antique bell out of the bell tower, or something like that?”

Chris Evans plays a man trying to shield his son from a murder rap in the trailer for Apple TV+’s upcoming show Defending Jacob.

Outlander Stars Get Naked for EW

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-I no longer watch Outlander, but I really wish the casts of all of the shows I watch would do photo shoots like this. Lordy!

-This is the funniest rant you’ll read about Kate Hudson today.

Kate Winslet called Leonardo DiCaprio the “love of her life.” Oh, simmer down. He’s already going to win.

-You stay away from Lorde, Diplo! You stay far, far away!

-The writer of Idiocracy is very sad about correctly predicting the future. So are we, buddy.

Prince is about to start throwing surprise concerts all over North America. Woot!

-How nice of NBC to make sure we can all enjoy our night on March 12 instead of feeling the need to stay home and watch SNL.

Ryan Phillippe is trying his hand at stand-up comedy. If he really wants to get the crowd laughing, he should just show clips from Secrets and Lies.

-We as a society need to host an intervention with Sarah Michelle Gellar about her career, because this is a bad idea. Willow already has the banner:
-I have no desire to watch the Full House reboot, but I’m very entertained by the hilarious reviews. My favourite: “It’s like a porn parody without the porn.”

-Whoopsie! Chrissy Teigen accidentally published her phone number in her cookbook.

-I’m really surprised that the stars of Bones agreed to come back, even if it’s just for one more season.

-Here’s the first trailer for Taboo, FX’s new 8-episode drama series starring Tom Hardy in a loin cloth.