"The only way out ..."
Last week we got our first look at the first video teaser for the upcoming 5th season of Homeland on Showtime. Today we get to see the first poster released for the new season. As you can see below, Claire Danes‘s character Carrie Matheson looks serious af as she looks back at something … or someone. At first glance, the poster looks reminiscent of the promo art we used to get for 24 when it was still on TV. I guess the show can be considered an action series even tho it relies heavily on drama. Perhaps this poster is meant to signal that the series will bee more action-oriented when it returns in early October. More »
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Fox has released a new teaser video for the forthcoming reboot of The X-Files, due out early next year, and as you can see above, this new teaser features Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) actually interacting … speaking with one another. Are you ready?, Mulder asks Scully. OMG. These teaser videos are less than 20 seconds long and they mostly use the same footage but the small bits of new footage is everything! Check out the video above and get MORE excited for the return of The X-Files.
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New Money, New Power, New EMPIRE!
Last weekend we got to see the first poster artwork for the forthcoming second season of Empire on Fox. Today we get to feast our eyes on the first teaser trailer for Empire season 2. Altho the video is short, it does show us quite a bit about where things are headed in the coming season. Lucious Lyon is still behind bars, Cookie Lyon is still the HBIC and the show’s musical formula appears to be fully intact. Empire season 2 will premiere on Fox on September 23 so we will be back in the Lyon‘s den very, very soon … who’s excited?
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The TV Guide
Yesterday afternoon, I was invited to attend an early screening of the debut episode of Caitlyn Jenner‘s new docuseries on E!, which I was very excited to attend. I have been looking forward to watching I Am Cait ever since it was first announced back in the spring. Because I am wholly unfamiliar with the other reality TV series that Bruce Jenner used to appear on, I wasn’t sure what to expect from her new series produced by the same team as that other reality TV show. For the most part, I really enjoyed the premiere episode. The first episode makes it clear that Caitlyn‘s intention for the series is to help others as she shares her personal story with the world. There are funny parts, highly emotional parts and also very serious parts in just the first episode. There is a lot to digest in the pilot episode of I Am Cait which, I think, signals what we might expect from the rest of the 8-part series. More »
The stuff DREAMS are made of
For the past few months, newish late night talk show host James Corden has been trying out different bits on The Late Late Show on CBS to varying degrees of success but last night, I contend that he has outdone himself entirely … and has finally won a piece of my heart. Corden hosted Paula Abdul as one of his guests last night and the two of them recreated and performed live the animated music video for her hit 1989 single Opposites Attract. The video, as I HOPE you know, features Paula Abdul dancing with an animated rapping cat named MC Skat Kat. For their live recreation, James dressed as MC Skat Kat as Paula performed as Paula and … OMG … I just love this whole performance entirely! I fear that many of the youngsters out there may not be as familiar as they should with Paula Abdul‘s music and music videos, so it’s possible some of the younger folks out there may not understand how truly epic this tribute to Opposites Attract truly is. For the rest of us who know and love Paula‘s song and music video, I know this live performance of the song will be real treat for you. Check out Paula and James‘s tribute to Opposites Attract above and then click below to compare with the original music video released back in 1989. More »
Yesterday we learned that NBC has started early planning for a reboot of the ’90s fantasy series Xena: Warrior Princess, which delighted many fans of the original series … and likely frightened others. BUT, before we get all excited about this reboot of Xena, I think it would behoove us to take a step back and not get too excited just yet. Lucy Lawless posted a message on her official Twitter profile shortly after the Xena reboot news was announced to maintain that the show’s revival is “just a rumor” at this point. According to her, there is nothing to pin our hopes on … yet. Click below to read Lucy‘s tweet about the alleged Xena reboot and speculate along with me about what this might mean for a possible return of the Warrior Princess. More »
Way back in 1996, MTV got Estelle Getty, Betty White and Rue McClanahan to participate in a parody of Clueless for the MTV Movie Awards. All these years later, that parody video has come to light to find new life online. I have a vague recollection of watching this parody take place when it originally aired live back in the mid-’90s but I surely had forgotten all about it until PINTB reader Adrienne reminded me that it existed. As you can see in the low quality video embed above, the Golden Girls recreated key moments of the movie quite well … and very hilariously. I mean, how funny is Estelle Getty talking about how she needs to get laid? Clueless may have just turned 20 years old but it remains the gift that keeps on giving. Please enjoy.
WITH Lucy Lawless
Now that reboots like The X-Files have been well-received by fans, it looks like we may be getting a lot more reboots in the very near future. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting today that NBC is in the very early planning stages of rebooting the series Xena: Warrior Princess. 20 years after Xena was successfully spun-off from Hercules, the powers that be have decided that it is time for Xena to return to TV … WITH original star Lucy Lawless back on board in some capacity on the show. To be honest, I never got into Xena back in the day but I am well aware of how beloved the show is to fans. With Lucy Lawless on board with this Xena reboot, I think the show has a great chance at being a success. More »
The transgender community officially has two very unique, public voices to represent them. Laverne Cox became a crowd favorite when many of us first came to know her as Sophia on Orange is the New Black. Since then she’s gone on to make history, as an activist and the first trans person to cover TIME Magazine. Caitlyn Jenner’s story is very different, but they are both working towards bringing more awareness to the struggles, triumphs, and universal stories of trans individuals. The two finally met in person recently, and Cox had some very sweet words for Jenner. Click inside for more!
Fox is gearing up for the return of their smash hit series Empire this fall and has already started the promo push for the second season of the show. We’ve, thus far, heard some interesting rumors about casting for season 2 of Empire and today we get to check out the first official poster for the forthcoming season. Click below to see this new poster of Cookie Lyon and Lucious Lyon (played by Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard respectively) lookin’ slick as all get out as they pose with a couple of real live (tho probably digitally placed) lions … alongside the tagline “Welcome back to the Lyon’s Den“. Fab, right? Have a look. More »
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