Later today, Showtime will release the full trailer for American Gigolo starring Jon Bernthal and Twitter is already, um, feeling this teaser. Feeling all things Jon Bernthal, actually. Looking at his social media, I suspect that he does some of it himself (or at least answers fans himself) and I wonder if he sees the tweets about him that range from thirsty to demonically horny. I’m scared for all of us, but also happy for all of us.
Beagles make me think of Lainey and there are two beagle stories today for her: Bonnie disappeared from her yard and after a frantic search, trotted home with a ribbon from a dog show. Someone needs to secure Bonnie’s life rights for a movie. And long-time animal rights activist Hilary Swank posted about thousands of adoptable beagles in the US. Their little faces are so cute. (Thanks for sending, Sarah!)
Four out of six nominees in this category are from Succession and I adore my sweet Succession babies but this is Colman Domingo for me. That last scene with Rue was the most memorable part of the entire series for me.
Tom Brady appeared on a podcast and this quote has me interested in hearing more: "We have people that clean for us. We have people that make our food. We have people that drive us to the airport if we need that...we get off a plane and there's people waiting there for us and we get ushered in," he explained. "That's my kids' reality which is the hard part to say, guys, this is not the way reality really is...what can we do about that?" Now to be clear, this is a problem most people would LOVE to have. The interesting part is that he acknowledges that they have people to clean, they have people who make sure there are groceries and healthy, customized meals. Logistical worries are eased with money and that is obvious, but it is rarely acknowledged by people who have money. He is also quoted talking about privilege and recognizing it and while that seems very basic, many people like him refuse to even acknowledge how many advantages they have.
Adam Sandler loves working with his friends in nice locations and basically does what he wants and isn’t an asshole about it. He held a splashy bat mitzvah for his daughter and now he’s making a movie about a bat mitzvah. He writes what he knows and it works.
I rarely include Jimmy Fallon in this space but I can’t resist a Pee-wee Herman reference.