We live in a society where original thought means, “How can we tweak some shit that’s already been done?” And if you’re wondering what’s been dug up from the past and propped up for another public viewing, the answer is Alice Walker’s timeless tale of a bad marriage and bad children, The Color Purple. The new film adaptation, which is based on the musical stage version, dropped its trailer yesterday and it looks nothing like the beloved 1985 classic film. Mainly because it’s a version of the musical that took Broadway by storm during its runs between 2005 and 2017. And so far, reactions have been positive, which is perfect since this film is about to be the gift that keeps on giving when it debuts later this year on Christmas Day.
Hollywood loves to fuck up classic films because they enjoy stomping over nostalgia like roaches in a run-down building. And its latest victim, 1992’s White Men Can’t Jump, has gotten a shiny update starring Jack Harlow and Sinqua Walls, who will be taking on Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes‘ characters, respectively. 20th Century Studios has released the official trailer, and it looks just as exciting as you think it is (it isn’t). Luckily it’s only being released on Hulu so as not to embarrass itself at the box office.
The Stars Of The Original “Mean Girls” Were Reportedly Supposed To Appear In The Upcoming Movie Musical, But Talks Have Stalled Over Money
2004 was a much easier time to be a passive-aggressive, petty person: you could wail, “YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US!” or “she doesn’t even go here!” at anyone you didn’t feel like messing with. Everyone would just laugh and laugh and just pretend you were innocently quoting Mean Girls while swallowing the fact that all involved knew deep down you probably actually didn’t feel like fucking with that person. Paramount+ is currently working on a Mean Girls musical movie based on the Broadway musical that was based on the original movie that was based on a book. Since we’ve hit that point in the availability of new ideas, maybe the old Mean Girls standards will regain life anew. However, original stars Rachel McAdams, Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert were slated to be in the film, but contract talks are allegedly at a standstill because of Paramount+’s “disrespectfully” low-money offer.
Amanda Seyfried Is Working On A Musical Adaptation Of “Thelma & Louise” With Even Rachel Wood Possibly Riding Shotgun
Mamma Mia! Just when Amanda Seyfried’s career was picking up speed, she’s about to drive that shit right off a cliff. And she might be taking Evan Rachel Wood down with her. Because according to Variety, the new musical that Amanda was so “deep in the process of creating” that she couldn’t make it accept her Golden Globe for The Dropout is a musical adaptation of Thelma & Louise.
The last season of The Real Housewives of New York City, starring Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ebony Williams, and Leah McSweeney, was such a colossal failure that there wasn’t even a screechy reunion, and the whole cast was tossed out, sending Andy Cohen and Bravo back to the drawing board to make the show watchable and reboot the whole thing. And if the fact that parts of this weekend’s BravoCon were a mess, the announcement of the all-new cast to bring the show back to life for season 14 to an already skeptical audience could be a bad omen–which, in the Bravo-verse is actually a good omen–because Bravo fans love mess.
Reality TV peaked in the early aughts. There was something special about Flavor of Love, Rock of Love, and all of the subsequent spinoffs. Arguably, the crown jewel of them all was The Surreal Life. If you weren’t tuning in to see the zany interactions of Brigitte Nielsen and Flava “Foofy Foofy” Flav or Verne Troyer (RIP) mumbling unintelligibly at the rest of the cast while crashing his power scooter, you weren’t livin’. If you’ve longed for simpler days when we had to turn the TV on to know what was going on with celebs instead of involuntarily learning of their every butt suckins, you’re in luck; the trailer for The Surreal Life reboot is here.