"The Birth of a Plan Gone Wrong"
OK … this is really weird. A couple of months ago, The Hollywood Reporter caught wind that Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig would be starring in a made-for-TV movie for Lifetime and after they reported the news, Ferrell seemingly got so pissed that the secret was spoiled that he made it appear that the movie would be scrapped and would never be released. This week, billboard advertising the June 20 release of this odd Lifetime movie titled A Deadly Adoption started popping up all over LA, letting us know that the movie is being released after all. I mean … it sounds like a mess. The movie tagline for A Deadly Adoption is The Birth of a Plan Gone Wrong. LOL, OK. And the billboards have the glaring error that the movie will be released on SUNDAY June 20 when, in fact, June 20 is actually a Saturday. MESS. Click below to learn more about this Lifetime made-for-TV movie starring Will Ferrell and Kirsten Wiig and make your plans to watch … or not. More »
Feel free to boycott this ridiculousness with me.
By now I’m sure you’ve seen the commercials for Cameron Crowe‘s new film Aloha, starring Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin, and some other Hollywood favorites. The trailer looked kinda meh to me, not like something I’d be rushing to see, but probably something I’d have fun watching on Netflix or HBO Go. Welp, not anymore. Did you guys know that there are no Asian or Asian-American actresses in the universe? And they were forced to cast Emma Stone in the role of… wait for it… Allison Ng. Yup. That’s why they had to do that. Obviously. Click inside for more!
I am forced to co-sign Jaden, once again
Okay, so you guys know how Amandla Stenberg is my homegirl, and just all around one of my favorite celebrities right now. And I love to check out her Instagram page to see what she’s posting, and what messages she’s sending out to her followers—because they’re always great…… but you can imagine my surprise when I went on last night and saw that Rue is all grown up and going to prom with um Jaden. As in, Smith. The Jaden Smith, who is now getting two nice posts from me about him, which maybe means I accept him or something? I dunno, this is so weird, but the pictures are so damn cute! Click inside for more!
"I demand that I climax. Women should demand that."
Well, I am just in love with this interview Nicki Minaj gave Cosmopolitan Magazine. It is, like, all over the place. What I mean is, on the one hand she’s saying things that people (including people like me) will want to automatically qualify as feminist, and then on the other hand she’s saying that when she grows up she wants to be barefoot and pregnant. LMAO! I love that she does not seem to have a significant amount of effs to give concerning our definitions of feminism and women empowerment and what agency means. Click inside to read some great excerpts from this issue.
Video of a Cannes Film Festival panel discussion/press conference for Mad Max: Fury Road has come to light that shows a very small reporter from the Toronto Star newspaper asking actor Tom Hardy a very sexist question about the film. When Hardy was asked if (while reading the script for Fury Road) he ever thought “why are all these women in” this “man’s movie”, Tom gave the perfect/only answer he could give. The reporter prefaced his question by revealing that he has “five sisters, a daughter, a wife and a mother” so he knows what it’s like to be “outgunned by estrogen“, as if that would make him sound better? More intelligent? Funny? When, in actuality, his question made him look like a sexist asshole. Go to the 9:45 mark to watch this exchange and see how well Tom Hardy handled this very idiotic question.
Sexism "is an intense sickness."
This is pretty much my favorite story circulating online right now. I’ll admit that I haven’t seen Melissa McCarthy‘s recent movies, but I’ve been a fan of her comedy for some time now and I’m so happy to hear that she’s not taking shit from people. That’s pretty much the basis for any movement—feminism, black rights, LGBTQ rights—people deciding individually and collectively that they’re finished taking shit. Melissa McCarthy got approached by a critic who wanted to be all chummy with her, after lit’rally writing that “she was “only a good actor when [she] looked more attractive.” Suffice it to say, McCarthy [verbally] destroyed him. Click inside for more!
Posted under: 'Tammy', Melissa McCarthy
Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers, Principal Skinner all in jeopardy
Wow. Last week it was announced that the long running animated series The Simpsons was renewed for a record-breaking 27th and 28th season and it was also announced last week that all of the main voice actors had signed new contracts for the show … except for one. At the time, it wasn’t revealed which voice actor was holding out but today … we know. Harry Shearer, the voice actor who gives life to characters like Montgomery Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers and Principal Skinner, has been let go from the show. Both Shearer and Simpsons showrunner Al Jean have confirmed the news that he has been let go from the show … but Jean promises that the characters Shearer voiced will live on … with someone else providing the voices. Ugh. More »
I don't know how to feel about this
After Fox successfully managed to reboot their long-running hit TV series 24 last year with a limited season run, the network is considering bringing to life “another version of 24” that might be based around a new character … NOT Jack Bauer (played by Kiefer Sutherland). As I understand it, after last year’s 24: Live Another Day was a moderate TV ratings hit, Fox starting considering a redux of the show that would focus on a new central character. Now that Sutherland has gone on the record to say that he “doesn’t see” himself starring in any future eps of 24, it would appear that Fox is considering moving forward with “another version” of the show sans Jack Bauer. HMMMMMM. More »
Posted under: '24', Jack Bauer
Um … so … there is a lot of great news coming from Fox about the forthcoming second season of Empire, set to premiere on the network later this year with a longer season (18 episodes instead of 12), two “finale” episodes (a winter finale and a season finale) and a collection of original songs for the show to be written by Timbaland and Ne-Yo. BUT, I think the most shocking news about Empire season 2 (that has been revealed thus far) is the confirmation that Zac Efron — Yes, ZAC EFRON — has been added to the cast of Empire as the as yet-unseen/unknown fourth son of Lucious Lyon (played by Terrance Howard). Um … WHAT?! UPDATE: It looks like Fox has not confirmed this casting news as true … More »
Posted under: 'Empire', Zac Efron