"It’s selling really really well"
Taylor Swift‘s new album 1989, which was released earlier this week, is selling so well that it will likely be the first album to sell 1 million copies in its first week of release since she was the last artist to sell 1 million copies of an album (Red) in its first week of release (plus, she will likely have the only platinum-selling album of 2014). But not only is her album as a whole selling well but the individual singles from the album are selling well as well … including her infectious song Welcome To New York. Taylor has announced that proceeds from the sale of New York will be donated to the New York public school system because, duh, she’s Taylor Swift. More »
After he was rushed to the hospital last Monday to have his appendix removed, Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter was well enough to return to work on the set of SoA yesterday for the final day of filming of the series. This current season, as you may know, is the last season of Sons and we are quickly moving toward the show’s series finale episode … which was wrapped just a few hours ago. Click below to see a few photos shared by Kurt Sutter from the set of Sons of Anarchy yesterday and get a glimpse of the final day of filming of SoA‘s final ride. More »
(Season 4, Episode 6)
So I’m in the middle of writing an article about a show I’m calling the “Most Important New Show of 2014,” because I found Amazon’s Transparent to be an absolutely amazing series. One small thing I’m writing about is the significance of water in the show—how it represents both tragedy (i.e. drowning) and sexuality (i.e. “sploosh”). For that reason, I was so into last night’s Scandal—that opening scene with Olivia swimming/fucking/Daddy issue-ing all over the place reminded me of how brilliant the writing can be sometimes (gave me all sorts of eros/thanatos vibes—always a good thing). So click inside for more!
Posted under: 'Scandal'
The Holiday Broadway Musical Event
About a month ago, we got to check out new promo images of Allison Williams and Christopher Walken in character as Peter Pan and Captain Hook respectively as they will appear in the upcoming NBC holiday broadway musical event Peter Pan Live!, which will air on the network live on December 4. Today we get to see the first promo video for the musical special. This video is not really a trailer, per se, as it features more behind the scenes footage from the promo photoshoots but it does give us our first look at the actors in character, in real life. Personally, I’m still not at all impressed with what we’ve seen of Peter Pan Live! but, to be fair, we really haven’t seen much so … I’ll reserve judgement. What do you think?
Posted under: 'Peter Pan Live'
He will star in "a true horror scene"
Back in August, we first learned that actor Matt Bomer had been added to the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show in what was promised to be “one of the most disturbing things” that had ever been filmed for the series. Today, courtesy of Out magazine, we get our very first look at Matt in character on the show. Things are starting to pick up and get really good on Freak Show and if you are all caught up on the new season, then you will recognize the background setting featured in the photo of Matt below. In order to discuss this first photo properly, I’ll be talking about the show in what may be a spoilery way, so proceed below with caution. More »
Sister Mary Eunice returns
Earlier today we learned officially that Neil Patrick Harris will appear this season on American Horror Story: Freak Show and right now, we learn more exciting casting news for Freak Show. Actress Lily Rabe, who played the role of Sister Mary Eunice on the second season of American Horror Story: Asylum, has been confirmed to reprise her Asylum role on Freak Show this season. Actress Naomi Grossman has reprised her Asylum role (Pepper) on Freak Show this season so I guess Rabe is being brought on the show as another connective thread between the seasons. This casting is so meta, it hurts. More »
And he's bringing his husband David Burtka with him
Back in July, Ryan Murphy teased that actor Neil Patrick Harris MIGHT make an appearance on the current season of American Horror Story: Freak Show IF the timing of his schedule could be sorted out. Since that time, it was announced that NPH will host next year’s Academy Awards and at a later date, will host his own variety show on NBC. But even with these two HUGE time commitments, it has finally been confirmed that Neil will, indeed, appear on Freak Show this season … and he is bringing his new husband David Burtka onto the show with him. More »
"I’ve got a really dumb idea."
At the start of this month, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcomed the birth of their first child together, a daughter they named Wyatt Isabelle. Last night, Ashton paid a visit to Conan to talk about fatherhood and reveal the inspiration behind his daughter’s name. Apparently, the couple had a name all picked out for their little girl but decided that it wasn’t the right name for her … so Kutcher came up with the “dumb idea” to name her Wyatt and Mila agreed it was the perfect name for their child. So, yeah. More »
Rock ready to roll
Yesterday we learned that Prince‘s musical performance this weekend on Saturday Night Live will be one long 8-minute jam and today we get our first look at the promo videos featuring funnyman Chris Rock (Top Five) as this week’s host. It has been a very long time since Chris last hosted SNL so he has been long overdue for a triumphant return. Click the embed above to get a taste of some of the funny he will be bringing to SNL and remember to TUNE IN or SET YOUR DVRs for this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live starring Chris Rock and Prince!
"Mother Theresa" does late night TV
Taylor Swift released her new album 1989 this week (which is already on track to be the most successful album of 2014) and last night she made an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman to perform her new single Welcome to New York and chat with Dave about her new music. You can click the embed above to watch Taylor (whom Letterman refers to as Mother Theresa for the way she treats her fans) perform New York in full (yes, the song is still insanely catchy when performed live) then you can click below to watch interview clips of Taylor talking about the house parties she hosted for fans, her lurve for Lena Dunham and her affinity for writing snarky songs about lousy ex-boyfriends. More »