Hulu just pulled a major Beyoncé with one of our favorite guilty TV pleasures, stealthily dropping all episodes of the fourth and final season of UnREAL .
It unfortunately appears that we have another year before we find out the fate of our favorite Hawkins, Indiana kids in Season 3 of Stranger Things . We left off as the Upside Down was seemingly defeated once again; yet an unknown evil was (literally) looming over the town
Most of the country desperately is missing President Barack Obama right about now. But he’s just going about his summer, getting ready for a trip to Africa. Indeed, 44 is set to deliver the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture to 200 young African leaders in Johannesburg this week.
Michelle Obama and Tina Knowles attended the Beyoncé and Jay-Z concert in Paris last night, and brought us the hope we need to make it through this Monday. Exhibit A: A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Jul 15, 2018 at 12:59pm PDT Exhibit B, in which they dance: .
Trans actors and filmmakers have expressed their support for Scarlett Johansson’s decision to step down from her role in the upcoming film Rub & Tug. Johansson had originally signed on to play trans man Dante ‘Tex’ Gill, who operated a prostitution and massage parlor in Pittsburgh in the ’70s and ’80s. After her casting was announced, trans artists publicly denounced the decision, explaining that trans actors are simply not given the same opportunities to tell their own stories as cis actors.
Stars of the FX series Pose will perform a special celebratory concert on July 23 at The Cutting Room, after news came that the series has been renewed for a second season. Dyllón Burnside (who plays Ricky on the show), MJ Rodriguez (Blanca) and Ryan Jamaal Swain (Damon) will all take the stage for the event, as well as various suprise guest friends of the show.
Anna Wintour has long been the definitive face of American fashion. The editor-in-chief of Vogue and artistic director of Condé Nast wields a certain level of influence in the industry that has contributed to some of fashion’s finest moments. Wintour has quite literally contributed that stamp of approval to her new collaboration with Nike.
When the Brit version of The Office started to blow up in the middle oughts, it didn’t take long for the show’s newly famous star Ricky Gervais to be “outed” as a former New Romantic, well, ponce – with photos and videos of his early 80’s duo Seona Dancing surfacing, showing the comedian in full flamboyant makeup. (For the record, they had a couple of great songs, especially “More to Lose” .) Now comes the news that Ben Stiller, prior to a spectacularly successful three-decade acting career that shows no signs of slowing down, was a bit of a punk. Indeed, his provocatively named band Capital Punishment released an album in 1982, unfortunately titled Roadkill (surely, they could have done better than that) – which is now being reissued in remastered form by Captured Tracks .
Anyone who was ready to write off U2 – especially after that dreadful Apple fiasco in 2014 – likely had to admit that their latest, Songs of Experience , is actually a pretty good album. And, well, it went straight to #1, the eighth time they’ve topped the Billboard charts. Of course, if Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry were ever consistently great at something, it was delivering a bit of musical/philosophical joy into our lives when we need it most
Sandra Oh’s turn on Killing Eve has made history, as she’s become the first Asian ever nominated for a Best Actress Emmy Award. On BBC series she portrays Eve Polastri, a frustrated spy working for MI5. Oh has been previously nominated 5 times for best Supporting Actress for her role as Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy. She told Vanity Fair that when she first read the script for the show, she had thought the team were asking her to audition for the receptionist role.
If we had to predict a cultural trend for the summer of 2018, “Desperate Dance” would likely be thy name. And as our nefarious current administration strips away LGBTQ and women’s rights, imposes further burdens on the poor, and brings us ever closer to the Apocalypse, surely only music could bring our salvation.
The Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and their selections leave us to make some very difficult choices as to who should win. But choose we must, and here’s who we think will emerge victorious come this September 17, when the ceremony, hosted by SNL’s Michael Che and Colin Jost, will take place. Best Drama Series This is perhaps the tightest competition of the year, as 2017’s ceremony left Game of Thrones out of the running and paved the way for newcomer Handmaid’s Tale to easily walk away with the trophy.
Although RuPaul Charles has been a cultural staple since breaking out in the New York club scene of the ’80s, he’s finally received his due in recent years. Indeed, the 10th season of his competitive drag reality series, RuPaul’s Drag Race, recently finished with record ratings. He’s also writing, producing, and starring in an upcoming Netflix series, AJ and the Queen , and JJ Abrams is developing a Hulu series based on his life.
If you haven’t been watching Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale (now in Season 2), you’re missing out on one of the great shows of of our times.
The first official trailer for the long anticipated gay conversion therapy drama The Miseducation of Cameron Post is finally here, and it looks incredible. Chloë Grace Moretz and Sasha Lane star in the provocative flick, which took home the Grand Jury prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie are starring in the upcoming historical drama Mary Queen of Scots, as Mary and Queen Elizabeth, respectively. And the posters, released today, have us freaking. Mary Stuart became Queen of France at just 16, and a widow two years later.
Writer/director Yorgos Lathimos has proven a unique filmmaker, with titles like The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer to his recent credit.
These days, it can seem as if artists are judged just as much on their marketing strategy as their music. Ever since Beyoncé’s surprise self-titled album release in 2013, there’s been a race to be more and more creative with dropping their content.