Oh wow…TV is about to get a lot sexier because a Cruel Intentions sequel series is officially in the works! How long have we been waiting for this?! According to The Hollywood Reporter, a new show based on the cult flick has been picked up to pilot at NBC. The series will reportedly be set in present day and revolve around the teenage son of Sebastian and Annette, played in the film by Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon. It is not known right now if any of the movie’s original stars, including Selma Blair, will return for the series, but we’re crossing our fingers! More »
In the latest segment of Carpool Karaoke on the Late Late Show, James Corden picks up a hitchhiking Chris Martin on his way to play the halftime show at the Super Bowl! In it, the boys cover tons on Coldplays songs, including “Paradise,” “Yellow,” and more. They also pay tribute to the late David Bowie‘s by singing his hit song, “Heroes.” But, the 15-minute-long clip isn’t just full of awesome karaoke moments, other highlights include one of the best Mick Jagger impersonations we’ve ever seen, courtesy of Chris! Who knew he was so funny? Let’s not forget to mention that he’s incredibly nice to look at! In the end, they guys have to crash at a motel for the night and their SUV gets stolen, so they decide to finish the ride to San Francisco on a bike while singing some more “Viva La Vida.” Watch the video above — we promise it’ll have you smiling for the whole day!
Whenever I see a show with complicated routines and crazy lighting–either on stage or on TV–my heart immediately goes out to the people in the booth, calling those cues and making sure they don’t mess anything up. So you can imagine how excited and nervous I was for the folks behind-the-scenes at Grease: Live! The show ended up being so much better than anyone could have guessed, and while that has a lot to do with the people acting and singing in front of the camera, it’s the talented individuals behind it who deserves heaps of praise. Associate Director Carrie Havel gave fans a look at what it was like calling those cues with a super cool video of some of the crew during “Grease Lightning”. Prepare to have your minds blown. More »
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Yeah girl! Hollywood Reporter just got word that the kickass Elizabeth Banks will be playing the classic Power Rangers villain, Rita Repulsa, in the upcoming movie based on the ’90s TV show. We all know Eliz has attitude. Her sass reigns supreme as the judge in Pitch Perfect 1 and 2, Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games franchise, and as Lindsay in Wet Hot American Summer. So clearly this casting decision is aces. Dean Israelite of Project Almanac will be directing the film.
But who will play the four rangers? Actually, a bunch of newbs. The recognizable rangers are Becky G and Naomi Scott. More »
Kate Winslet had finally admitted what we’ve all been thinking about for years: Jack could have fit on that huge piece of wood at the end of Titanic. The actress stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday to talk about touching Susan Sarandon’s chest, but Jimmy Kimmel made sure to take the opportunity to call her out about a scene. After he pointed out that she basically let Leonardo DiCaprio‘s character freeze to death in the water, Kate admitted, “I agree. I think he could have actually fit on that bit of door.” YES, THEY COULD HAVE! Does anyone else watch the Titanic, ignorantly thinking that someway, somehow the movie will end differently? And every time, we’re left sobbing our lives away thinking of different ways we could have saved Jack Dawson! Watch the video above — where Kate also speaks of the beautiful friendship she shares with Leo in real life.
Last night at 7 PM (PST) I was sitting in front of my TV, all ready to snark-watch FOX’s Grease: Live. I’m a huge fan of the original movie, and while I was never in a production of Grease, I know both the movie and the stage version really well. But I’ve got to admit, within 10 minutes of watching last night’s production, I had a hard time being snarky about anything. FOX wasn’t kidding when they said they wanted to raise the bar on the NBC live musicals, and directors Thomas Kail (of Hamilton fame) and Alex Rudzinski helped do just that. More »
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With all of the #OscarsSoWhite drama circulating over the past month, it was refreshing to see the diversity amongst last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) winners. Uzo Aduba won Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series for Orange Is The New Black, Viola Davis won for her dramatic role in How To Get Away With Murder, and Idris Elba won not one, but two awards! One for his supporting role in Beasts Of No Nation, and one for Luther. Queen Latifah won for her role in Bessie as well. There’s no reason why amazing performances like those shouldn’t be acknowledged, so I think everyone’s happy that SAG wasn’t only representing white actors. I mean, they showed us how a 2016 awards show should play out, although that’s not to say that there couldn’t be improvements. More »
So this gal from Buffalo, NY, Jessica Casanova, was probably sitting at home on day, dreaming of her ideal prom dress, looking through photos of her favorite red carpet outfits. It was a long shot, but she decided to tweet Gina Rodriguez of Jane The Virgin, mentioning she would love to wear the dress she wore to this year’s Golden Globes. What happened? Gina responded. “Where do you live? I only own my first Globes dress the one from last year…maybe we can make this happen,” she tweeted. UMMMM…WHAT? A. This never happens. B. Gina Rodriguez is the coolest. She could easily have not gone through the trouble, as I’m sure people tweet stuff at her all the time. But she did. More »
Remember back in October of 2015 when we heard that a Gilmore Girls revival was coming to Netflix? Netflix, the producers and the shows stars didn’t confirm the news, but they didn’t exactly deny it either. But guess what! Today the news became official. Netflix and Warner Bros. Television confirmed that a Gilmore Girls revival will be making its way onto the streaming platform, although they have yet to specify a date. But we do know that creator/producer Amy Sherman-Palladino and producer Daniel Palladino are on board and will be writing and directing all of the Netflix episodes. Guys! I’m so excited right now! More »
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Kaley Cuoco had a tough act to follow on last night’s episode of Lip Sync Battle. She had to follow Josh Gad‘s “I Touch Myself,” where he was donning a Donald Trump costume and boxers made of money. He even swung on a giant toupee wearing wrecking ball, straight up Miley Cyrus style. It was a beautiful, beautiful thing, and I wouldn’t expect Josh to pull something that is anything less than ridiculous. I won’t spoil the end of that segment for you because it was just the icing on the cake. Then came Kaley. The Big Bang Theory star dropped down on stage on a vine, clad in Britney Spears‘ green butterfly top, grooving to “I’m A Slave 4 U.” More »