For a split-second last night I got worried about Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale. It came out of nowhere and so of course I went to Instagram. All good. I’m relieved.
The Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is filming and I’m going to reserve judgement until I see a trailer. But I’m really just using it as an excuse to talk about the book Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, which I just finished. Song of Achilles came out before the smash hit Circe (not a sequel) and covers the same world of Greek gods. I loved them both and Circe is reportedly being made into a miniseries for HBO Max. The rights for Song of Achilles have lapsed but Miller said she’s interested in a stage adaptation. This is world-building I could get into.
1 million copies sold of THE SONG OF ACHILLES! Congratulations to @MillerMadeline on this milestone, and thank you readers for sharing your love of this book. Weâ€™re so happy to be celebrating with all of you! pic.twitter.com/tBiYZnaBs2— Ecco (@eccobooks) June 3, 2021
If January Jones had her big break slightly earlier (like seven years?) she would have been an influential celebrity fashion blogger. As it is, fashion blogs have kind of fallen away but she would have been good at it because people are very interested in her skin care and clothes (the sweater is by Upstate).
Tom Holland got a lot of birthday wishes and even trended on Twitter for being born. He’s also been all over DeuxMoi for allegedly being on Raya. Dating online is the norm and there’s no shame in it, but Raya’s premise is that it is exclusive and “safe” for celebrities. But it isn’t anymore (remember the Ben Affleck video). So as a company, does Raya try to re-secure that kind of exclusivity or just open it up to everyone since it seems like nothing can really stay private online.
Josh Duhamel is down a gig with the cancelation of Jupiter’s Legacy but a had a big win when he replaced Armand Hammer in Shotgun Wedding. So he kind of breaks even this spring.
Jean Smart is causing a lot of conversation on social media because of Mare of Easttown and Hacks. I call this the “Judith Light glow-up,” because it’s a specific phenomena of an underrated actress suddenly getting a lot of attention, even though she’s always been great. Jean isn’t on social media but I wonder if she knows how obsessed Twitter is with her.
Between â€œWatchmen,â€ â€œHacksâ€ and â€œMare of Easttownâ€ I think HBO needs a new slogan:— Matt Brennan (@thefilmgoer) May 28, 2021
Itâ€™s not TV. Itâ€™s Jean fucking Smart.
I love my Smart TV (television I only use for Jean Smart shows)— Max Silvestri (@maxsilvestri) May 28, 2021
Corporations this month: pic.twitter.com/s2zFizLuqe— Meg Stalter (@megstalter) June 2, 2021