Zack Snyder was in charge of directing and co-writing Justice League, the upcoming all-the-superheroes follow-up to the not-so-great Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Principal photography has finished filming on Justice League, and it’s currently in post-production. However, Zack Snyder isn’t able to finish it and he told The Hollywood Reporter that he and his wife Deborah Snyder, who is a producer on the film, are leaving it to deal with the death of their daughter.
Last night Katy Perry appeared in The Late Late Show’s Carpool Karaoke segment with James Corden. Katy spent most of her time talking and not singing. The biggest talking point on Katy’s promo tour for her upcoming album Witness has been about her ongoing feud with Taylor Swift. Katy played coy with Jimmy Fallon about whether her latest song Swish Swish is about Taylor Swift, but with James Corden, she gave a detailed statement about her mean girl bully.
Heaven got its first James Bond today. Sir Roger Moore died in Switzerland at the age of 89. Sir Roger’s children issued a statement saying that he died after a short battle with that horrible piece of shit called cancer. He was surrounded by his family during his last days. They say he wanted a private funeral in Monaco and that’s what they’re going to give him.
Before Sir Roger became the third actor to play James Bond in the main movie series, he was in several TV shows and movies including The Last Time I Saw Paris, The Saint, Maverick, Ivanhoe and The Persuaders. After George Lazenby didn’t work out as Bond and Sir Sean Connery decided he was finally done with sipping martinis and humping on Bond Girls, Sir Roger made his debut as James Bond in 1973’s Live And Let Die. He played Bond in six more movies (many of which are arguably the best Bond movies) and is the longest-serving 007. Sir Roger handed Bond’s tux over to Timothy Dalton after 1985’s A View To A Kill.
Sir Roger took a short break from the screen acting game after Bond, but when he came back, he came back big. I’m sure he would tell you that the movie credit he’s most proud of is the role of “Chief” in the underrated classic Spice World! Surprisingly, Sir Roger Moore didn’t get his knighthood for his work in Spice World. He got it for his charity work. Sir Roger worked with UNICEF and became a goodwill ambassador in 1991. His children say in their statement that the work he did with UNICEF was his greatest achievement.
Rest in peace, Sir Roger Moore. The angels are definitely not ready for these sweet moves:
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Today is World Turtle Day, and while Ramon Singer celebrates the day by having Turtle Time all day long (read: getting Pinot Grigio drunk, but what else is new?) and others celebrate by sending Mitch McConnell a gift basket of grasshoppers and wet lettuce, I’m honoring the day by paying tribute to the other turtle toys of the 1980s. As those attention whores in a half-shell named Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got all of the shine in the 1980s, the Turtle Tots were quietly sitting on toy shelves.
Ghost of the Doll says that Mattel started selling the Turtle Tots in 1988. They were turtle plush toys with eyebrows like a unicorn’s pube patch and they came in all of the pastel colors of the 80s rainbow. Because a pastel turtle toy wasn’t weird enough for the 80s, they were also babies and wore bonnets, diapers and had their own bottle. There were several of them and they had names like rich country-club going trust fund girls (Tootles, Torry, Trista, Tutu, etc…).
So, happy World Turtle Day to the Turtle Tots! They’ll always be the premiere turtle toys of the 1980s to me (no, they won’t, but don’t tell them that).
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Twitter dreams do come true! RiRi and Lupita Nyong’o will star in a buddy comedy that’s based on a tweet that said they look like friends who scam rich white men. Issa Rae will write the script and Ava DuVernay is directing. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to furiously search the internet for a picture of both Alexander Skarsgard and Idris Elba, so that I can tweet that they look like sex addicted lovers who can’t stop fucking each other – Popsugar
Russell Crowe, who once said that he was on Team Nicole Kidman after her divorce from Tom Cruise, is now on Team Neutral, because I guess he’s not getting multi-million dollar offers to star opposite Nicole in big-budget movies – Lainey Gossip
Prostitution Whore-ah, formerly of Real Housewives of New Jersey, got engaged for the 4 millionth time – Reality Tea
Never mind Nicole Kidman wearing what looks like a costume from a Las Vegas production of Some Like It Hot, John Cameron Mitchell and his checkered bulge (yes, I zoomed in) are stealing the shot – Celebitchy
And here’s Olsen nips brought to you by the third Olsen – Drunken Stepfather
Sense8 delivered some b-hole quivering From Here To Eternity gay action complete with thongs! – Towleroad
Move to the side, Blake, Gwen and Nicole, and let that blond dandy (aka the real star of the picture) step forward – Hollywood Tuna
Ariel Winter looks like she’s doing Hipster Ariel cosplay – Popoholic
Like every other damn show on the planet, The L-Word may be getting some kind of revival – OMG Blog
Future inmate #666 Abby Lee Miller tried to get in to see Hello, Dolly! and was basically told “Bye, Abby!” – Jezebel
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s voice will be in the DuckTales reboot – Pajiba
And because it’s been another shitty news day, let’s end with some Charo and Mr. T! – SOW