Never having seen Mamma Mia 1 or 2, I cannot truly wrap my head around the massive success of a movie about a hippie Meryl Streep running through the streets of Greece with Christine Baranski and a daughter who doesn’t know who her father is. Oh, and then Cher shows up out of nowhere. And then the hot guy on the jet ski…and then it’s over? (I took a break, mid-sentence, to watch both trailers and now I’m fully up to speed). Well, strap in gays and girls because after the first movie made more than $600 million worldwide, and the second one made $395 million worldwide, some genius decided that it might be worth it to make another one. Cut to Cher unplugging her landline telephone and adding “CAN’T. TOO BUSY” to every date in her 2021-2022 calendar.
The Live Stream Of Stephen Sondheim’s 90th Birthday Celebration Concert Was Extra Dramatic Due To Technical Difficulties
Last night’s live stream broadcast of Broadway.com’s Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration gave all the Anne Hathaway types their lives, but it also shaved precious minutes off said lives due to a harrowing period of technical difficulties which can be summed up by the face host Raúl Esparza is making above. If the show hadn’t ultimately given us the cultural high watermark of Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep, and Audra McDonald in their bathrobes getting litty 2 titty while singing The Ladies Who Zoom, I mean Lunch, it might have been a complete disaster.
The stars of Girls Trip, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish, joined Jada Pinkett Smith for a special Zoom version of Red Table Talk. They shot the shit, talked about a possible Girls Trip sequel (they’re “all down”), and discussed their celebrity crushes. Regina says hers is the Dalai Lama and Jada’s husband Will Smith. Tiffany likes Giancarlo Stanton from the Yankees (yeah, me no know who that is either), and Jada says she never misses a sexy Governor Andrew Cuomo press conference (I prefer Chris, but fair).
When it was Queen Latifah’s turn, she said her crush was Adriana Lima. Even though lots of straight women do that “my girl crush is…” thing, we all know that Queen Latifah (ALLEGEDLY) isn’t a straight woman. So it wasn’t a nothing moment. Especially since the 50-year-old has never spoken publicly about her sexuality or her ALLEGED partner, 41-year-old former Lakers cheerleader/choreographer Eboni Nichols, whom she ALLEGEDLY welcomed a baby with last year. Continue reading
Somewhere Scarlett Johansson might be wondering, “The people aren’t having what exactly? Not having enough time to congratulate Meryl on her brave acting choice? Help me out here.” But she’s probably in a pretty small minority of people. Because in general, Meryl Streep’s choice to play a Latina character has some people scratching their heads and wondering why.
Today is a good day for everyone who is really excited about Greta Gerwig’s upcoming film, Civil War Lady Bird…I mean, Little Women. Sony dropped the first official trailer for Little Women. We have already seen what Saoirse Ronan will look like as Jo and Timothée Chalamet as Mr. Darcy. Wait, wrong period piece film – he plays Laurie. And as expected, there’s plenty of gender-switching wardrobe moments and peak-19th century sexual tension between the two.
Toxic masculinity is a term that continues to be brought up alongside the #MeToo movement, discussions of consent, and just general conversations about how to be a decent, well-adjusted person. Meryl Streep recently got into such a conversation. Except Meryls take away from it all is that the term “toxic masculinity” shouldn’t exist, because women can be toxic too.