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PBS has decided to suspend the third season of Finding Your Roots as the result of an internal investigation… Whatever. Basically PBS has suspended the third season of Finding Your Roots because of Ben Affleck. You’ll recall, once he learned that some of his ancestors were slave owners, Ben asked the show to censor their findings. Full Story
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It’s a good day already. New Idris Elba photos! He was at LAX yesterday. And while I know I don’t need to give you any more information than that because you’ll just be looking at the photos anyway, there’s more. He’s heading to Glastonbury so we should get some new shots of him there. Full Story
Something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. It started a few weeks ago when I ended up reading an article about Steve Urkel. I can’t remember how I found that post but it gave me a lot of nostalgia about the television I watched growing up. There was The Cosby Show and A Different World. Full Story
Now that Game Of Thrones has wrapped, HBO is moving us right into True Detective season 2, premiering on Sunday in Canada and the US. I wasn’t into the first season. The partnership between Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson didn’t interest me, wasn’t new for me. What interests me this time is Rachel McAdams. Always Rachel McAdams.
Except she’s not the one who’s been on the talk show circuit this week promoting the show. Instead, Colin Farrell has assumed that responsibility, in New York the last few days on morning television and last night, with Vince Vaughn on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon playing a game called True Confessions (which is why I don’t have any new photos of her). Maybe it’ll be a staggered press tour. Maybe Rachel will head out there before the season finale, although that might be concurrent with press for Southpaw. Read Full Intro
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Lucy Liu was photographed in Ft Lauderdale yesterday directing an episode of Graceland. It’s not her first time. She’s also directed a couple episodes of her own show Elementary. So she’s using her hiatus time to develop other opportunities. I like this career move. Because, well, it’s not like they’re throwing movie parts at her. Full Story
Check out Kerry Washington as Anita Hill in the upcoming HBO biopic Confirmation about Clarence Thomas’s Supreme Court senate hearings. This was almost 25 years ago. I was 17, in my last year of high school. It was all over the TV. It would be another year before I went to university, took a Women’s Studies course, and started – just started – thinking about systemic inequality, and how that affected the people around me, how it might one day affect me. Full Story
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Taraji P Henson and Terrence Howard are at the Monte Carlo TV Festival promoting Empire, probably the most VIP stars at the event so far. Because Empire, as you know, has been one of the biggest f-cking deals in television this year. And that makes Taraji a very big deal. You know how you can tell? She’s getting the clothes. Full Story
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A lot of people have been Gossip Genie-ing for this to happen. A large percentage of them are probably Canadian. Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch went out for dinner the other night in LA. So now it’s being rumoured that they’re hooking up. And now it’s being hoped that they’re hooking up. Full Story
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Game Of Thrones’s Iwan Rheon was at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards last night in London with his girlfriend. Some of you have emailed me lately about how hot he is, like it's a new discovery. Um. Excuse me. We already talked about this a few years ago when I was obsessed with Misfits. Full Story
Winter is here… with Child White Walkers. OMG, Game Of Thrones, I thought #9 was when the crazy sh-t usually goes down…?! So how did you sleep last night? Because I went to bed reminiscing about how Joffrey seems so mild now compared to the juvenile delinquent members of the Dead Army. Sarah’s recap is coming up first.
While some of us – many of us – were desperately hoping for dragons and direwolves to show up, the Drama Awards and the Critics’ Choice Television Awards happened last night. Silicon Valley and Transparent (have you started watching this yet? WHY NOT???) were honoured. Amy Schumer was honoured. Bessie was honoured. And The Americans. At no point were Big Bang Theory or Modern Family honoured. So, basically, this is not the Emmys.
Speaking of Amy Schumer, she wasn’t at the TV Awards because she was busy collecting her Peabody Award over in New York and kissing Tina Fey. Photos from the events will be posted on the main page and on LifeStyle.
Yours in gossip,
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So Fox is following on the heels of NBC and staging a live musical this winter. Yes, they’re copycats, and yes, it’s going to be worse than the NBC ones. Because they’re staging Grease, the most pandering, obvious, ‘musicals 101’ of shows ever. It’s the one you got bored of by the time you were in third grade. Full Story
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Taraji P Henson was named Best Actress in a Drama Series last night at the Critics’ Choice TV Awards. As you know, Empire was arguably the most successful series premiere of the season. And the critics have been quick to honour new talent and creativity – they were the first (and few) to recognise Tatiana Maslany’s work in Orphan Black. Full Story