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The Netflix Gilmore Girls revival is happening – four 90-minute episodes, Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall are being shot literally right now. Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino explained that they’ll be about “three women (Lorelai, Rory, and Emily) in transition”, because that mirrors the structure of the pilot. Full Story
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I watched Jacek watch Spy on a plane. You ever do that? You love a movie, you think it’s so funny, you want to share it with the person you love, so you spend more time looking at them than you do the screen? And it’s the best, isn’t it? Same thing happened with The Trip. I watched Jacek watch The Trip on a flight to the Maldives. Full Story
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Bob Saget, Seth Green and Macaulay Culkin go for a stroll in Times Square. Wait, what? Fun times last night after show in the #TimesSquare with friends @ClareGrant, Macaulay Culkin, and the master of the selfie, my pal @SethGreen. Full Story
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A friend sent me this Melissa McCarthy article this morning – the headline: “Melissa McCarthy Looks So Slim, Even Under Multiple Layers.” Groan, right? Obviously. But it’s actually an interesting headline simply because of the language used – usually the discussion around an actress’s weight is fluffed up a bit with words like “svelte”, “post baby body”, “healthy”, “toned”, “trim. Full Story
So did you see this image yesterday? I am very, very tired, so don’t quote me, but I count 59 women in this picture, not counting the bewildered 4 year old who will someday go ‘oh my god, I was IN that picture’. 3 cheers to @theellenshow from all the remarkable women of #ghostbusters. When we stand together we are unstoppable! #girlpower Full Story
The last time we saw the new Ghostbusters they were dressed in civilian clothes. Thanks to more on location filming this week, we now have photos of the whole team in their new ghostbusting suits. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon are in the familiar jumpsuits, but sporting a modified look with a seventies era style orange stripe. Full Story
Kristen Wiig was photographed on the set of the new Ghostbusters movie, looking rather dowdy in her costume. I’m into this—one of the best parts of OG Ghostbusters is that the guys aren’t hero-types. They’re awkward nerds who get excited about science, and Wiig’s costume is giving me hope that’s the holdover spirit uniting the two movies. Full Story
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I was nervous about this one going in because though I think Melissa McCarthy is very talented, she has also made a lot of bad movies since breaking out in Bridesmaids. But Spy reunites her with her Bridesmaids and The Heat director, Paul Feig—who also wrote the script—and the results are spectacular. Full Story
Melissa McCarthy’s Spy opens this weekend. So far, the reviews are excellent. At post time, Spy is rated 94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and is expected to take the box office. That’s amazing and it’s important. Because finally Melissa McCarthy is in a feature that’s deserving of her and also, it’s not often that a female comedian gets to lead. And win. Especially when the pressure to win is so much more. Sandler doesn’t have to worry that his sh-tty movies will cost him. He gets to keep making them. But, as we know, as we’ve seen, when a woman carries a movie and it goes down, Hollywood decides it has to take a break.
I laugh every time I see the Spy trailer. And I’ve seen it several times. I love the way Melissa delivers the “Well that’s a confidence builder" line. Even the scooter part is hysterical…because, yes, why does a scooter need a roof? Also, I can’t wait to watch her scenes with Rose Byrne who’s been impressively showing us so much range the last couple of years.
If Melissa opens at #1 this weekend and Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck comes out strong in a few weeks, following the earlier success of Pitch Perfect 2, the message becomes harder and harder to dismiss. Hopefully. One of the gifts of discrimination is its steadfast myopia. This would also describe the Entourage movie.
Have a great weekend!
Yours in gossip,
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So says Paul Feig, the director of the all-female Ghostbusters reboot. In an interview with AlloCine while promoting Spy, Feig said the only way he can see to remake Ghostbusters is to reimagine it with women. I love that he says this, that the only way it makes sense to him is as a female-driven project. Full Story