Also, there were some great acceptance speeches
One reason I scramble to see a bunch of movies at the end of the year is so that I can try to make sense of awards season. I still haven’t seen some of the big winners from last night, and many of the nominees, but I was happy to see that some personal favorites well-deserved recognition. Boyhood and Transparent were two productions that moved me in big ways, so congrats to them, and to all of the winners! Also, I think Showtime’s The Affair really came through and surprised everyone. Click inside for more!
The TV Guide
Without beating around the bush I have to say that yesterday was not one of my better days. I will spare you the boring details but will share that this time of year isn’t usually the best for me emotionally so my week leading up to yesterday wasn’t really all that great to begin with. That is not to say that yesterday, January 10, was any special day … it just was the day that my emotional well-being kinda fell apart. And I refuse to dwell on it today. SO, instead, I’ll write about a happier, more distracted part of my day. For months, I’ve been hearing about at UK series titled The Fall that stars Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan which aired back in 2013 on BBC overseas. PITNB reader fab4runner gave me the heads up that the first season of The Fall is available on Netflix so I made it a point to watch the first episode early yesterday … which, of course, meant that I couldn’t stop until I devoured all 5 episodes of the first season. More »
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You'll never guess...
Tonight is a big night for Girls fans, as the Season Four premiere is finally going down. A little while back we saw an extended trailer, and I have high hopes for some big laughs and big drama as Hannah heads to Iowa. Lena Dunham will also “appear” on another show tonight, as her guest spot on The Simpsons is set to air. She’s going on a date with an animated icon, and it should be fun. Click inside for more!
But, some bad news ...
AMC has just released an extended trailer for the series premiere of the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul which will premiere on Sunday February 8 (the same day that The Walking Dead returns from their winter hiatus) and as you can see in the embed above, this new trailer features mostly footage from the show that hasn’t been shown in earlier trailers. I fall more and more in love with the idea of this show the more I see of it. BUT, I do have some bad news about Better Call Saul … altho the potential for guest appearances by Breaking Bad characters Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) has been suggested, the characters will NOT be appearing in the first season of the show. They may appear at some point but they will not be appearing in BCS season 1. Even still, the show looks great and I have a feeling it’s going to be a massive, massive hit.
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The Walking Dead will return with the second half of season 5 on February 8 and to get fans excited for the show’s return, AMC has released a new promo video for TWD. Survival is the name of the game in this new promo vid and even tho it doesn’t feature new footage from the show, it does give us a good look at our faves doing cool stuff in the foggy wilderness. I am SO ready for The Walking Dead to be back on the air, February 8 cannot get here fast enough for me.
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You've heard this song before
Marilyn Manson continues to promote the forthcoming release of his new album The Pale Emperor with the release of a song titled Cupid Carries A Gun. This song, tho, isn’t necessarily new as it is used as the theme song for the WGN series Salem (you may recall we got our first listen of the song as the Salem theme song back in April of last year). This is the first time we get to hear the song in full as it will appear on MM‘s new album so click the embed above and check it out. The Pale Emperor is out on January 20.
I can't let it go
Last month we got a tease of Lea Michele performing the Frozen song Let It Go on Glee and we even got to hear audio of her full performance. Today, because I can’t seem to let Let It Go go, we get to see Lea‘s performance of the song as it will appear in the 2-hour final season premiere of Glee tomorrow night. The performance, as presented on the show, isn’t anything all that special nor is Lea‘s rendition but it is the biggest song of the year and, well, I still like the song … for the most part. The final season of Glee will premiere on Fox tomorrow night so make sure to tune in if you simply cannot get enough of this song :)
She says her earlier comments were misquoted
Earlier today we read quotes attributed to actress Phylicia Rashad that were made in defense of her friend and former co-star Bill Cosby (who has been accused by multiple women of rape and assault) and right now we get to see and hear Phylicia speak in her own words. Rashad gave an interview to World News Tonight on ABC to clarify her defense of Cosby. In the interview, she says she was misquoted in the earlier report and as you can see in the embed above, she is very clear with her words even as she continues to defend Bill Cosby and his legacy. Check out the video and hear what Phylicia Rashad has to say in her own words, from her own mouth.
'Scandal' in the making
Now that the holidays are over and we are into the new year, the dreaded Winter Hiatus is over and many of our favorite TV shows are coming back with new episodes. Scandal will return to ABC with new episodes starting January 29 but today, we learn that future eps of the show are currently in the process of being made right now … as we speak (er, read). Star Kerry Washington shared a photo on her official Instagram profile from a table read she attended yesterday with her fellow Scandal co-stars, giving us a taste of how new eps of the show come to be. Click below to have a look at Kerry‘s POV at yesterday’s table read. More »
Britney thinks Journey is an "old classical" band :D
Britney Spears graciously gave a new interview to Extra! TV and participated in one of their Rapid Fire Quizzes giving us a bit of personal, intimate information that we may not have known about Britney before now. In addition to the revelation that Britney thinks that Journey and Chris Isaak make “classical music” (bless), she also reveals her favorite TV show, the movie she’s seen more than once, her biggest superstition, her favorite junk food and more. This is probably one of the best interviews that Britney has given ever, believe that. Click the embed above to look and learn.