After eight years of marriage, Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser (pictured above with his Pete Campbell shaved-down hairline) have split. Us Weekly reports that 43-year-old Vincent filed for divorce on August 10 with the Putnam County Supreme Court in New York. Suddenly, 40-year-old Alexis’ mysterious exit from The Handmaid’s Tale in May is making a lot more sense, especially when paired with last summer’s headline about Vincent being investigated for his asshole behavior on the set of HBO Max’s Titans. I swear to God, Pete Campbell, if you fucked with our precious Rory Gilmore, you’re cruising for (another) bruising! And at least we know that Alexis is getting the toilets in their divorce.
Yesterday, I posted about how Matthew Morrison was forced to leap out of So You Think You Can Dance? after he broke production protocols, which he says fucked with his ability to “judge the competition fairly.” Well, today I’m posting about how Alexis Bledel has left Hulu’s award-winning torture porn The Handmaid’s Tale, which is in the middle of filming season 5. Like Matthew Morrison, Alexis’ exit is sudden, but unlike Matthew Morrison, it sounds like she wasn’t pushed out the exit door. Alexis seems as done with Handmaid’s Tale as people working on HBO’s Titans were done with her husband Vincent Kartheiser’s insufferable method fuckery.
That didn’t take long. It was only yesterday when MGM, the studio behind The Handmaid’s Tale, announced it would start hawking very on-brand merchandise for the show: wine! Y’know, because Gilead is all about the handmaids and barren wives tossing back a few at the country club and having a good ol’ laugh about living in oppression with a bunch of looney tune men with Napoleon complexes. Social media naturally lost its shit over the boozy attempts by a show that leaves us all feeling like shit each week and in need of a cocktail (hey, maybe they weren’t that far off the mark?). MGM has now decided to pull the cork, er, plug on the wine. Dammit, I was looking forward to Aunt Lydia two-buck chuck down at Trader Joe’s. Continue reading
Hollywood decided to wear black at the Golden Globes last Sunday night in silent protest of the industry’s sexual assault problem. But four days later, most Hollywood people at the Critics’ Choice Awards went with color.
Kate Bosworth didn’t wear color, but she did wear a mess. Kate is wearing a dress by Brock Collection, but if I hadn’t been told who made her dress, I’d assume she went into a formal event showroom on a particularly dry day, collected too much static electricity while trying on a bridal gown with her socks on, and accidentally left the store with a child’s christening gown that was stuck to her. The best part is that the fun didn’t end when Kate turned around.
Angelina Jolie Decided To Fulfill Someone’s Feathered 60s Fantasy Last Night (And Other Looks From The Golden Globes)
Almost everyone who walked the Golden Globes red carpet this year wore black to protest Hollywood’s sexual misconduct problem. One thing that wasn’t being protested was good taste. There were a lot of black velvet outfits on that red carpet. Sure, it’s a bit of an obvious choice, but a choice I was absolutely here for, because anything that makes my brain start blasting “Black Velvet” by Alannah Myles gets two thumbs up from me.
But some people went a little more experimental with their all-black interpretation. Like Angelina Jolie, who showed up to the Golden Globes in some goth Lawrence Welk Show realness by Atelier Versace. It’s a little Barbra Streisand at the 1969 Oscars, with a splash of 60s televangelist, all poured onto a fainting couch and garnished with, “But detective, I swear my husband was dead when I found him!”
Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, ended on a (spoiler alert) huge cliffhanger. Alexis Bledel’s Rory confessed to Lauren Graham’s Lorelai that she’s pregnant. Nobody knows who the father is (it’s totally Logan), and it seemed like a really awkward place to end the show in the event Netflix decided not to pick it up for a second season. There’s a good chance we’ll find out who the dad is, as well as see more of Luke’s weird hairline and that pig that Kirk has for some reason.
Netflix’s COO Ted Sarandos recently told UK’s Press Association (via Deadline) that they’ve started having talks with Gilmore Girls creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino about another season. The first season of GG: A Year in the Life was considered a success; the first episode got 5.99 million viewers in the first three days of streaming.
It sounds like a second season wouldn’t be a total waste of time. Except that Vanity Fair points out there’s a lot of people involved with Gilmore Girls that might be too busy to commit to more episodes. Lauren Graham is starring in a pilot for Fox called Linda from HR and has a recurring role on the upcoming season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Milo Ventimiglia is busy with This Is Us. Amy Sherman-Palladino has a new show premiering this month on Amazon called The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. And we all know how full Chad Michael Murray’s schedule is.
The obvious solution here is to just write the whole second season around Kelly Bishop. One, because DUH. But two, because I’m sure everyone would watch a whole year’s worth of Emily Gilmore volunteering at the whaling museum.
One ticket to the Nantucket Whaling Museum please. pic.twitter.com/V4sH7WeqYt
— Gilmore Girls (@GilmoreGirls) December 30, 2016