Several weeks ago, Scarlett Johansson was reportedly seen at a Saturday Night Live after-party putting some mouth moves on Weekend Update’s Colin Jost. Last week E! News asked Colin if he had anything to say about the Scarlett rumors, to which he replied: “What?! No way. No, I’m good.” He also said he was “very happy” in his personal life. Colin didn’t want to talk about it, and that sort of made me think it could have just been a drunken party hookup. As it turns out, it might not be so casual.
When it was first announced over two years ago that Netflix would be rebooting the PBS classic The Magic School Bus, I screamed “Over my dead body (that I’d only allow to be explored internally by the ORIGINAL Ms. Frizzle !!!).” We now have a bit more information on this new reboot, and it has caused me to lighten up on my previous position. You win this round against my emotions, Netflix.
Entertainment Weekly says that Netflix announced yesterday that the new Ms. Frizzle in The Magic School Bus Rides Again will be voiced by SNL‘s Kate McKinnon. The new MSB will be pretty much just like the original; Ms. Frizzle, a manic middle-aged teacher with a blatant disregard for the field trip release form takes her students to a variety of weird places in her magic school bus. Places like space, cake batter, and rectums (look it up). Sometimes the bus would even turn her students into non-human stuff, like the time she turned them all into reptiles. Maybe this new MSB will finally answer the question: how in the HELL did Ms. Frizzle avoid getting sued all those years?
Netflix doesn’t say when their MSB reboot will be happening, only that Kate McKinnon is involved. The original Ms. Frizzle was voiced by Lily Tomlin. She owns a bus, she has a pet lizard, all her clothes look like they were made in the Drag Race Werk Room, and she’s voiced by both Lily Tomlin and Kate McKinnon. I think Ms. Frizzle has officially earned herself a spot in the lesbian icon hall of fame.
SNL played it somewhat somber for their cold open last night. A bordering-on-tears Kate McKinnon (done up as her signature impression – the newly defeated Hillary Clinton) performed the late Leonard Cohen’s signature tune “Hallelujah” solo on the piano. She closed the song by turning to the cameras, tears surfacing in her eyes, and haltingly said “I’m not giving up, and neither should you.” It looks like we’ll have to wait until next for Alec Baldwin as Trump trying to seduce the White House lunch lady while mispronouncing “apologize” and “China.”
When Anna Chlumsky came strolling up the red carpet of the Emmys last night in an ensemble Michael accurately described as looking very bed in a bag, I knew it was only a matter of time before someone in a set of deluxe full/queen sheets sashayed behind her. And that person was Kristen Bell. To be honest, I don’t know who hit the red carpet first, Kristen or Anna. It’s a real “Which came first, the sheets or the duvet” situation.
Regardless, Kristen is doing just as much for me as Anna’s look was. Maybe more, actually, because I’ve always loved a printed bed sheet. I don’t know if everyone did this, but when I was a kid, I used to make my bed with my sheets pattern-side-down. That way, when I made my bed and pulled back my comforter, you got a subtle hint of my elegant bed linens (ie. my Little Mermaid sheets). I felt so classy, like “I bet this is how Margo from Punky Brewster does her bed.” But while I love Kristen’s expensive floral sheet dress, I don’t know if many of us would want to sleep on it. I think I see beading, and I’m pretty sure none of us would want to roll over in the middle of the night and land cheek-first on a cluster of sharp glass beads.
Of course, the cherry on top of a formal bedding situation has got to be the useless satin runner that lives at the foot of the bed. Luckily, Sarah Hyland has got us covered.
When the all-lady reboot of Ghostbusters was released last month, it didn’t pull in Suicide Squad numbers, but it didn’t do Nine Lives numbers either. It brought in $46 million on its opening weekend, and has proceeded to make more than $180 million worldwide. Shortly after the opening weekend numbers were added up, Sony’s president of worldwide marketing and distribution announced that it was the “restart” of a brand relaunch. I was already bracing myself for Ghostbusters 2: Electric BOO-galoo and Ghosbusters 3: Freddy vs. Jason vs. Slimer. I can stop though, because The Hollywood Reporter says it won’t get a sequel.
When Leslie Jones threw a non-sample sized side-eye at the designers who refused to dress her for the Hollywood premiere of Ghostbusters, many tricks said some shit like, “Use that Ghostbusters money to buy your own damn dress!” To which I said, “FOR WHY?” First of all, unless Leslie bought something classic like The Slut Dress (Never 4Get), she might be able to wear her Ghostbusters premiere dress again. Second of all, the designer will get some press out of it. Third of all, if some trick from Vanderpump Rules can get her hands on a borrowed dress for an event, so should Leslie Jones. Fourth of all, even my cousin, who is a regular like us, gets big name designers to dress her for events. And yes, by “gets big name designers to dress her for events,” I mean she buys a dress from T.J. Maxx and returns it the next day.
Newly married Christian Siriano offered to dress Leslie and this is what they came up with. Allison mentioned the iconic Snobby Saleswoman #2 in her post about this, and Leslie is definitely serving up some “Big mistake. Big. HUGE.” glamour. It’s very “Vivian Ward going to the opera” and Leslie really should’ve gone all the way. Leslie should’ve worn long white gloves with it. You know, the gloves that Vivian only wore because she knew she’d have to pull gerbils out of Edward Lewis’ culo hole later that night.
In other Ghostbusters news, despite the trailer looking like a dried-up Slimer dingle, the critics say that it’s not awful. It’s gotten mixed to very positive reviews and many critics say that Kate McKinnon’s performance is worth the price of a ticket. I still don’t know if I’m going to see Ghostbusters this weekend for the sole fact that none of the reviews I read mentioned a scene where a naked Chris Hemsworth gets slimed in slow-motion for 10 minutes straight. What’s the point of casting Thor in a Ghostbusters movie if you’re not going to shoot a scene where he gets slimed while naked for 10 minutes straight? That’s like casting Alexander Skarsgard at Tarzan and not putting him a loin cloth. Boggled: The mind is.
Here’s many more pictures from the premiere including some of ANNIE POTTS and Todd Chrisley (hey, every premiere needs a seat filler) who looked like Slimer if Slimer got a skin graft from a wax figure.