Intro for July 17, 2017

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 17, 2017 13:08:16 July 17, 2017 13:08:16

Dear Gossips,

I went to the movies this weekend and saw the new Jumanji trailer which reminded me of all my “nevers”. I never saw Jumanji. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve also never seen Hocus Pocus. And I’ve never seen Blade Runner. Blade Runner 2049, with Harrison Ford returning alongside Ryan Gosling, comes out in October. A new trailer for the movie will be out later today.

A new Doctor Who was announced yesterday – for the first time ever, Doctor Who will be a woman. The Doctor will be played by Jodie Whittaker. Many people were thrilled by this decision. Many others, as you can imagine, are haters. Colin Baker, who played Doctor Who seven doctors ago, is not a hater. And he wrote a great essay for The Guardian today about why it’s time for the Time Lord to be female. I have never seen Doctor Who.

And finally, I have never read A Wrinkle In Time. WHAT?! I know. That’s the point of a “never”. It wouldn’t be a “never” if it wasn’t something that shouldn’t be “nevered”. Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time was previewed this weekend at D23. Ava was there with the cast – Storm Reid, who plays Meg Murry, Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Chris Pine – to screen the first trailer. The star of the trailer is Oprah. Everyone is now obsessed with Oprah’s Mrs Which. Oprah, by the way, wasn’t familiar with the source material either. One of the (several) reasons she said yes when Ava asked her was because she was excited about her costumes. The costumes are amazing. The trailer is amazing. The trailer is why A Wrinkle In Time will be off my “never” list by the end of this week. I bought the book yesterday and I’m now five chapters in.

But the “never” list will never not exist. Especially not now, in the age of Peak TV, we all just keep accumulating “nevers”. Like today, when all I can talk about is Game Of Thrones, I’ve already had two conversations with people at work who have never seen the show. What?


Photos from D23 attached below. Click through to see them all. 

Yours in gossip,


Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Jesse Grant/ Image Group LA/ Getty Images

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