As you all should know by now, one of my favorite movies of all time ever is Django Unchained. I could never pick a favorite scene, but I really love the moment when Christoph Waltz‘s character breaks it to DiCaprio (Mr. Candie) that one of his favorite authors—Alexandre Dumas—is a black man. Before I saw the movie I had no idea, and soon found myself all up on Dumas‘ Wikipedia page. The beloved French author of The Three Musketeers and The Count Of Monte Cristo had a fascinating life and soon we’re going to see some of it on the big screen. Click inside for more!
Last month we learned officially that Netflix is producing a sequel series titled Fuller House that will be spun-off from the Full House TV series of the ’90s. Since that announcement was made, we’ve heard a bit about which Full House castmembers will be returning to reprise their roles on the new series. There has been great interest in learning if the most famous castmembers, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, will be returning to the show as the youngest daughter Michelle Tanner. Today we learn what I think we all pretty much knew … the Olsen twins will NOT be reprising their Full House role on Netflix‘s Fuller House. More »
It would appear that pop star Kesha is SUPER BUMMED that the Misfits have been omitted from the upcoming live-action movie version of Jem and the Holograms so much that she has decided to give herself a complete make-over to look exactly like fictional Misfits frontwoman Phyllis Pizzazz Gabor. Pizzazz, as you may recall, is the neon-green hair colored singer of the cartoon bad girl band the Misfits in the Jem cartoon from the ’80s. As you can see below, Kesha‘s new look appears to have been entirely inspired by Pizzazz‘s totally outrageous look from the ’80s … AND I LOVE IT! More »
Congratulations are in order for the people of Ireland who have, by a wide margin, voted to approve marriage equality in their country. It looks like the YES for Marriage Equality ballot proposal passed by a 2 to 1 margin in an absolutely historic vote for the country. Today is amazing day for the people of Ireland, yes, but it is also a glorious day for the push for full equal treatment of all people in favor of marriage equality around the world. While we, here in the US, await the Supreme Court decision that will determine the fate of marriage equality in our country (due to be handed down next month), let’s take heart and celebrate this happy, happy day with our Irish friends. More »
Posted under: Same-Sex Marriage
By now you may have seen this photo once or twice on your Facebook timelines, but I needed to take a moment to announce that I AM SO HERE FOR THIS MOVEMENT. Elle Australia proves that working motherhood is a thing that should be acknowledged and celebrated with a brilliant fashion spread featuring model Nicole Trunfio and her baby boy Zion Rain Clark. The other day I just saw the cover, but today I got to see the rest of the spread and I love it to pieces. I also really love what Trunfio had to say about the importance of this shoot. Click inside for more!
Right away, Michael B. Jordan‘s essay for Entertainment Weekly both excited and disappointed me. The disappointment was not in Jordan, or in the words he used, but was in response to the phrase “the color line,” which first came into use during the late 1800s and was popularized by Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. DuBois. It’s 2015 and Michael B. Jordan is very appropriately using a phrase that a runaway slave turned intellectual and abolitionist used in his writings and speeches. That alone is infuriating, and points to the fact that, sometimes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Click inside for more.
We all know that nobody is feelin’ herself quite like Beyoncé… and Nicki Minaj, I guess. But the Queen Bey goes well out of her way to make sure everyone knows that her reign is eternal. This time she’s using a very special new sweatshirt (that’s probably custom-made) to get the message across—She is Kwin Bi. And I have to be honest, this is pretty cute, and she took a couple of really dope photos and shared them on her website. Click inside for more!
Posted under: Beyoncé Knowles
Last night, NBC aired a telethon to benefit Red Nose Day here in the US which is an initiative to raise funds for needy families. Among the skits and performances aired during the telethon, was the bit embedded above that shows us what a Game of Thrones musical composed by Coldplay might look and sound like. I didn’t watch the telethon last night but I do love this clip. Check it out, see if you like it, too. And if you would like to donate to support Red Nose Day, you can do so HERE.
Back in May it was officially confirmed by Disney that plans are in the works to reboot the Indiana Jones film franchise after reports suggested that Chris Pratt was being considered for the role of Dr. Henry Jones. In the new issue of GQ magazine, Pratt talks about those rumors and he shuts down reports that he will be starring in a bunch of movies (including Ghostbusters and Knight Rider) as “bullshit”. BUT when the talk turns to those Indiana Jones reboot rumors, Chris says that no one’s “called him” about the part but he doesn’t at all suggest that it is out of the realm of possibility. Read on. More »