"Once a champion, always a champion"
Last night we got our first look at Bruce Jenner’s coming out moment during his interview with Diane Sawyer. I’m watching the video right now HERE, and—like the introduction to the interview—I’ll begin with a note about pronouns. Many people have already started referring to Jenner with “she,” (which is what I would have done too) but at the beginning of the piece, they note that Jenner asked that they refer to him using the familiar pronoun “he,” although it should be noted that he also referred to himself with the female pronoun—”That is me. That is her.” He also makes a distinction between the two at times. “He” is the one with the secrets, “she” is the honest one. So, I’m not entirely sure which one to use, but I’m sticking with “she” for now. So, in case you missed it, Bruce Jenner has revealed that she is “for all intents and purposes” a woman. This morning, the first thing I did was check to see if Transparent creator Jill Soloway had spoken out on Twitter. Of course, she had, and she wasn’t alone in sending her love to Jenner. Click inside for more.
"That female side is part of me, that's who I am"
Diane Sawyer‘s interview with Bruce Jenner has begun airing on ABC on the east coast and the network is already releasing clips from Bruce Jenner — The Interview to share online. As expected, Jenner has revealed her gender transition in this 2-hour interview (which is still airing at the time of this posting). In the two clips below, Jenner reveals for the first time ever publicly that for all intents and purposes, she is a woman. She also insists that this revelation is in no way a publicity stunt (which is a clarification she must make considering the fame-hungry family that he is related to). Click below to watch these first two clips from Bruce Jenner — The Interview and hear what Bruce Jenner has to say from her own lips. More »
"I’d like to see Punisher maybe show up, a little bit of Elektra maybe"
Now that we know that Netflix has picked up Marvel’s Daredevil for a second season, we learn from star Charlie Cox which Daredevil characters he would like see join the cast next season. Charlie mentions classic DD characters like Punisher, Black Widow and Bullseye … and, of course, Elektra. Charlie also dishes on when filming production for season 2 of DD will start, giving us a better sense of when we might expect Netflix to release the second season in 2016. Charlie makes clear that his comments are his personal thoughts and wishes because, at this stage of production, he has yet to be made privy to actual plans for the show. More »
"Batman and Superman are gonna fight! I’m so excited!"
Director Joss Whedon sat down for a series of interviews to promote his new film The Avengers: Age of Ultron and was asked his feelings about the trailer for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice which was released last weekend. After he manages to tie his answer in to talk a bit about Age of Ultron, Joss lets his inner geek come out and play. As you can see below, Whedon is interested by the themes that will be explored in Dawn of Justice … and he’s really, really excited to see Batman and Superman fight — just like the rest of us. Click below to see Joss being Joss (ie. perfect) in the interview footage below. More »
"What a trick, man"
Thus far, the promo leading up to the theatrical release of The Avengers: Age of Ultron has been lots of fun … with photos, videos, red carpet premieres, etc. Today we learn that the promo for Ultron has taken a turn for the very disappointing … heartbreaking actually. Chris Evans (Captain America) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) sat down to talk about the movie and when they were asked a specific question about the Black Widow character (played by Scarlett Johansson), they refer to her as a “slut” a “whore” and a “total trick” while busting out in laughter. Undoubtedly, there will be many people out there who think the guys were just joking around, that they weren’t being serious but IMHO the ease with which both Evans and Renner throw around misogynistic slurs like “slut” and “whore” for comedic value only highlights our culture’s desperate need for more feminist thought — particularly from our “hallowed” actors — especially those that portray superheroes. Click below to watch video of this interview and see what you think. UPDATE: Both actors have released “apologies” via their publicists, which you can read below. More »
“I knew what I had done."
Last week we learned the sad, yet not at all surprising news, that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards got arrested at the Beverly Hills Hotel for a list of crimes including trespass, police battery and public drunkenness. Today we learn the also not-at-all surprising news that television charlatan and exploiter extraordinaire Dr. Phil McGraw managed to rope Kim into appearing on his show so that he can benefit from her legal woes. Kim, who seems all too happy to allow vampires to prey on her weaknesses, was likely happy to take him up on his offer to appear on his TV show Dr. Phil. Ugh. More »
Posted under: 'Dr. Phil', Kim Richards
“My whole life has been getting me ready for this”
This Friday night, ABC will air Diane Sawyer‘s exclusive interview with Bruce Jenner where he is expected to open up about his gender transition. Altho we don’t yet know for sure what Bruce will talk about in this 2-hour interview, it is almost certain that his transition will be the main focus of his interview. Today, we get to see a new promo video for Bruce Jenner – The Interview that shows a bit more footage from the forthcoming special and includes appearances by some of his children. As you can see above, this new promo is still very coy about what the interview is all about but Jenner does make clear that his intent is never to hurt his children. Watch the promo video above and then set those DVRs to record Bruce Jenner – The Interview, which will air on ABC on April 24 at 9PM.
"I'm a hopeless romantic"
Let the reconciliation rumors begin! We all know that breaking up is wicked hard to do, and watching a celebrity breakup is even harder (just kidding… it’s not, but it still sucks). We’ve been watching Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey go through the motions of a really tough split-up, but it’s starting to sound like maybe—just maybe!—it ain’t over yet! (And maybe that Easter egg hunt was our first clue.) Cannon recently appeared on the new Meredith Vieira Show and really opened up about his feelings on their breakup. Click inside for more!
Posted under: Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon
Star Wars Celebration is now officially underway in Anaheim, CA — and it is being live streamed online right now. The embed above features the live stream for the panel discussion with director JJ Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy happening RIGHT NOW. It is expected that we will get to see new footage, maybe a new trailer, for Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens so if you’re a Star Wars fan, you might want to watch.
"[Harry] definitely hasn't got a little thing"
Well, well … it looks like British singer Ed Sheeran has quite a bit to say about his BFF Harry Styles‘s penis these days. In a new interview with New Zealand’s ZM Online, Sheeran reveals that his song Little Things was not written about the One Direction heartthrob because, according to Ed, Harry doesn’t have a “little thing” (ie. the suggestion is that Harry Styles has a big penis). Additionally, Sheeran confirms a long-held rumor that Harry did, in fact, leak that dick pic of himself that made the rounds online back in 2012. So, yeah, clearly Ed likes to dish on Harry‘s penis :D Click below to read exactly what he has to say about Harry‘s not-so little thing. More »
Posted under: Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles