So NBC is hosting The Wiz Live on December 3rd, which is amazing, because who doesn’t like The Wiz? The show is star studded and includes Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blidge, Common, Ne-Yo, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley and so so many more. We have The Sound Of Music Live, starring Carrie Underwood to thank for this. After it did so well in 2013, NBC decided to keep doing more live musical shows. Last year they did Peter Pan Live, but personally I’m most excited for this one. This first clip reveals part of the choreographed sequence from the musical number “Brand New Day,” which looks flippin’ insane. Also, I am just loving Queen Latifah as the Wizard of Oz. Check it. More »
Nope, not hearing it!
At the end of last night’s episode of The Walking Dead, something kinda significant happened. It may or may not have something to do with Glenn, but those fans (like me) standing by their theory that one of our favorite characters somehow managed to escape getting his guts ripped out by a horde of zombies saw it as ray of sunshine. But this morning, Norman Reedus, the actor who plays the sweaty but oh-so-attractive actor Daryl, ruined it all. Just rained right down on our heads. If you haven’t seen the latest episode of The Walking Dead, then stop reading! Spoilers ahead!
"F--k these a--holes"
John Oliver opened his show, HBO’s Last Week Tonight, addressing the Paris attacks with “moment of premium cable profanity” — and he did not hold back. He seized the opportunity to comment on the tragedy that occurred on Nov. 13, 2015, which left more than 120 dead and many more wounded, and basically says what we’re all thinking! John ripped into the attackers with a profanity laced monologue: “Here is where things stand,” he starts. “First, as of now, we know this attack was carried out by gigantic f–king a–holes. Unconscionable, flaming a–holes, possibly working with other f–king a–holes, definitely working in service of an ideology of pure a–holery. Second, and this goes almost without saying, f–k these a–holes. F–k them, if I may say, sideways.” Watch the rest of his monologue above — you know you want to.
So if you haven’t watched Master of None on Netflix yet, get on that yo! While the show, created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, has been incredibly hyped (and yes, that can be a turnoff), I guarantee it’s worth it. Why? Because unlike a good amount of mainstream television today, the show boldly and intelligently confronts issues that are rarely spoken about so candidly on television. From sexism, to ageism, to that fine line between sexual taste and perversion, each episode is a thoughtful ponder, not a hit-you-over-the-head preach. More »
Is it McDreamy? What about our beloved McSteamy? Who on earth could Shonda Rhimes be talking about? She admitted during a recent interview with Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore that she killed off a major Shondaland character because she didn’t like the actor! “Have you ever killed off a character because you didn’t like the actor? And extra bonus points, who was it? Don’t even think about lying,” the host asked the the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. More »
"Thank you [Julia Roberts] for the fabulous life"
LOL! Only Jimmy Kimmel can pull something like this off. On last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, his guest, Julia Roberts, had the privilege of meeting nine other women named Julia Roberts. She had the opportunity to have an interesting chat with nine versions of herself. How many people can say they’ve done that? “I guess I am self-centered and it never occurred to me that anybody else would be named Julia Roberts,” the actress said. “I didn’t think no one would be; I just never thought about it.” Watch the nine women — whose locations ranged from Canada to Texas — reveal the perks of sharing a name with an Oscar winner in the video above. Who wouldn’t want to share the same name as the original Pretty Woman!?
Move over Don Draper, Lena Dunham is doing the 60′s in a whole new way. Max is Lena’s latest HBO Comedy pilot, about Maxine Woodruff, a feminist magazine writer. The role of Maxine was originally given to Lisa Joyce, who recently turned it down to focus on her role in another upcoming HBO pilot that got picked up, Issa Rae‘s Insecure (which also looks dope). Now set in the lead is Zoe Kazan.
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With a first season that blew everyone else out of the water, hopes are high for season two of Transparent. And if the first teaser for the Amazon show is any indication, we can expect it to be just as amazing the second time around. Opening on the wedding of Amy Landecker‘s Sarah and Melora Hardin‘s Tammy, we get to see the whole Pfefferman clan clad in head-to-toes white, and being their truly hilarious selves. Things really get great when Jeffrey Tambor‘s Maura asks what she should do with her head. Jeffrey’s delivery of “Okay, we’re done. We’re done” is absolute perfection. If you haven’t seen season one of Transparent do yourself a favor and watch it right now. Get Amazon Prime, steal Amazon Prime, buy the show–do whatever you have to do to watch it. Trust me, you will be obsessed.
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Billy Eichner just 100% stepped up his obstacle course game. On the latest episode of Billy on the Street, the very entertaining host makes comedian Amy Sedaris try her hand at the Shondaland obstacle course. As I’m sure you’ve guessed, it’s a course based on Shonda Rhimes, who is basically running ABC right now. First Amy has to burst through ABC’s glass ceiling then it’s all about climbing wig mountain, breaking codes and a slew of other hilarious things before finally making it to the waterslide powered by Kerry Washington‘s tears as Olivia Pope. Can we all go to Shondaland please?
Yay Krysten Ritter! After Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23 kind of bombed (it was cancelled after two seasons) I was hoping she wouldn’t go away, because she’s an awesome actress and unique personality. Welp, Marvel has found her a home in the new Jessica Jones series on Netflix, where Ritter plays the former superhero turned private investigator who drinks like a fish and can kick serious ass. The first trailer is creepy as hell, but the latest one gives us even more Jessica (originated from Marvel’s Alias comic), who is short tempered, snarky and likes to wear leather jackets. As if that’s not enough to get you to want to watch, she gets into tons of fights (to save lives, of course) and gets to have sex with hottie Luke Cage (Mike Colter). Woohoo! Netflix is going to break on November 20th, that is for damn sure.