Keke Palmer famously did not recognize former Vice President Dick Cheney in a Vanity Fair lie-detector test that immediately became a meme and gave birth to the phrase“Sorry to this man” was born! But Keke actually doesn’t know lots of other people either. In a new VF segment promoting her Jordan Peele movie, Nope, which seems to be about aliens, Keke is clueless about the alien-investigation duo from the 90s, The X Files‘ Scully, and Mulder. “Sorry to this man,” it’s time to meet your new baby sibling: “And who the Hell are they?”
The Super Bowl was last night, did you hear? The game was a match-up between–hold on let me look this up…–between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals. The Rams won. But who really won was the ad executives who got more eyeballs on their trailers through one TV spot than they could from 70% of the influencers they pay to make content for them.
Way back in 2017, the Jordan Peele-directed film Get Out became a monster sleeper hit, grossing $255 million worldwide on a $4.5 million budget. The film’s lead, British actor Daniel Kaluuya, was nominated for a bunch of awards, including a Best Actor Oscar. Since then he’s starred in Black Panther, Widows, and Judas and the Black Messiah (for which he’s just been nominated for a Golden Globe).
So yeah, Daniel’s a big deal. But it wasn’t always that way, at least according to a story he shared on The Graham Norton Show. Daniel told Graham that he was obviously really excited to attend the Sundance surprise world premiere of Get Out. He was shooting Black Panther at the time and asked for time off, assuming that he’d get an invite, cuz, you know, he’s the film’s star. But… no invite came. Ruh-roh. Did someone fuck up? Or was he purposely ignored? Either way, Daniel was hurt.
Just like his trailer for Us ruined I Got 5 On It Jordan Peele has decided to turn Destiny’s Child‘s Say My Name into the next horror anthem. Although, Say My Name is a little too on the nose, and I kept waiting for Candyman to come out like, “Really?! Why didn’t you just make it more obvious and go with Christina Aguilera’s Candyman?”
There’s nothing a basic #woke white huss loves more than to say how Jordan Peele’s Get Out transformed cinema with its message of race relations and proving what I’ve thought for years: Allison Williams is one shifty bitch. Jordan has hinted he was working on a movie for a while now, and he finally dropped the trailer (co-starring the return of I Got 5 On It) for that movie – called Us – on Christmas. Thanks, Santa? In short, its message is to prove we’re our own worst enemy. Well, no shit, Sherlock.
Jordan Peele has been on a serious roll since his directorial debut Get Out took off like Jesse Owens at the starting block. Not too long ago he announced his next feature film will be another sociopolitical horror film called Us starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and, most horrifying of all, active Scientologist Elisabeth Moss. It was also announced that his production company Monkeypaw would be producing a reboot of the mind-fucking classic The Twilight Zone. Now Jordan’s just announced that he’s also going to be stepping into Rod Serling’s loafers and hosting it as well!