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 »
Yesterday was a very fun, pretty busy day for me. Veruca Salt performed an intimate acoustic show at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood FOR FREE so I made sure to get my buns out to the Valley to see them live. Afterward, I made my way down to Anaheim, CA to hang out with my friends at Disneyland … which, un/fortunately was totally doused in rain all afternoon/evening/night long. We still had fun, obvs, but had to keep the fun indoors as much as possible. My day started out bright, sunny and hot and ended dark, rainy and muggy … and I loved every minute of it. More »
It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Rachel Dolezal — the Caucasian woman who brazenly identifies as Black. OK, it’s been about a month since we’ve heard from her but, honestly, in the past 4 weeks I don’t think I’ve given her even a passing thought. But, here we are, talking about her again … because she is featured in the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine. In spite of the backlash that she received when her true ethnicity was revealed, Dolezal tells VF mag that she feels that she never deceived anyone, she absolutely identifies as Black and she is completely unapologetic about everything that went down when her story blew up in May. Rachel Dolezal ain’t done talking, click below to read what she has to say now. 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!
A few days ago we learned the really great news that Chvrches have set September 20 as the release date for their sophomore album, titled Every Open Eye. Today we get to hear the first single from the new album in full. Chvrches have released a lyric video for the new single, Leave A Trace, which you can watch above. The song, I’m happy to hear, is very much in vein with the sound that Chvrches have become famous for. I absolutely LOVE the sweet, poppy, electronic music that the Scottish group crafts so expertly. If Leave A Trace is a sign of what we can expect when Every Open Eye is released, then we are in for a treat. Have a listen, see what you think. It’s a really great song, yeah?
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Just about a week ago, we got our first official look at the new cast of Ghostbusters in costume, courtesy of director Paul Feig. Today we learn the names of the characters played by Kirsten Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Melissa McCarthy … again, courtesy of Feig. Additionally, we learn officially that original Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd will be appearing in this new Ghostbusters remake, altho he wasn’t probably supposed to spill those beans just yet. Dan recently posted on his official Twitter profile the news that he was on the Ghostbusters set filming a scene … and then removed that tweet from his timeline. Click below to learn the names of the new group of Ghostbusters and read the tweets that Aykroyd posted about the movie that he did not delete from his account. More »
In early June we got to see a minute and a half long trailer for the forthcoming sequel film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 … but it turns out that that trailer wasn’t the official trailer. That trailer was just a teaser trailer that was released internationally. The official official trailer is due out in less than a week and today we get to see a teaser trailer for the first official trailer. I know it may seem silly to have teaser trailers for trailers, and maybe it is, but I’m of the mind that a movie like Mockingjay – Part 2 cannot be overhyped at this point. The end of the Hunger Games movie franchise is nearly upon us … which is good because we will soon get to see the final movie … tho, it’s bad because it will be the final movie. In any event, click the embed above to see this teaser for the forthcoming trailer which we’ll be feasting our eyes on soon.
Every once in a while, I get so excited about a movie that I refuse to watch any previews, clips, or trailers. This was basically my approach with Gone Girl, and it yielded powerful results—I had no clue what I was getting into (and it became one of my favorite movie-going experience in a long time), and I’m doing pretty much the same thing with Southpaw. That first image we saw of Jake Gyllenhaal as Billy “The Great” Hope was all I needed to see (along with some of his recent, incredible film performances) to know that Southpaw was probably going to be life-changing. Click inside to find out how he transformed both physically and mentally for this role!
You might have woken up with a case of the Mondays today, for which there is really only one cure: chocolate. (Just kidding, there’s also mimosas, and Netflix, and retail therapy and meditation, but for the sake of this post, let’s go with chocolate). North West, who is gearing up to be a big sister, took some time out of her day to remind us that 75-85% of problems and negative attitudes can be resolved with baked goods and chocolate. She is wise beyond her years, guys. Click inside for more!
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