Category: Celebrity

A Simple Favor: The Cast For the Upcoming Adaptation Is Flawless

If you’ve been waiting for the next Gone Girl, the wait is almost over – A Simple Favor, a mystery thriller based off of the Darcey Bell novel by the same name, is coming out this Fall, and it seriously looks insane. The film follows a fledgling vlogger who tries to solve the sudden disappearance of her glamorous but unknowable best friend, and – with the same unreliability that makes Gone Girl so addicting – you won’t know who to trust until the very end.

A Simple Favor won’t be out until Sept. 14, but check out the awesome cast (who are already forming some enviable new friendships) to see just why we’re so excited for this one.

Shondaland Alum Jeff Perry Is Bringing Thatcher Grey Back For Grey’s Anatomy Season 15

If you thought the Scandal series finale was the last you’d see of Jeff Perry, you were wrong! The Shondaland alum is going from the White House to Grace Sloan Memorial to reprise his role as Thatcher Grey in the upcoming 15th season of Grey’s Anatomy.

A little refresher for anyone who may have forgotten: Thatcher was married to Meredith’s mother, Ellis, before she had an affair and they divorced. He went on to marry his second wife, Susan, and had two more daughters, Lexie and Molly. Susan died in season three, which led to a rift between Thatcher, Meredith, and Lexie, as well as revealing his alcoholism. He was able to get into rehab and patch up his relationship with his daughters before leaving Seattle. We haven’t seen Thatcher since he popped up during season seven with a kidney stone so large it had to be surgically removed.

There isn’t much known about the circumstances of Thatcher’s reappearance, but a lot has transpired since season seven, including Lexie’s death, Meredith’s marriage to Derek, and the addition of their children. Thatcher already missed out on most of Meredith’s life after divorcing her mother, and we can’t imagine he would let the same thing happen with his grandchildren. We wonder why the Grey patriarch will be making an appearance after so long and how well he’s been coping since the death of his daughter. The mystery is just another reason to count the days until season 15 premieres! So while we wait for Sept. 27, check out what we’ve uncovered about the upcoming season and brace yourself for the emotional roller coaster we have no doubt it’ll be.

The Wife: Glenn Glose and Jonathan Pryce Take Down Christian Slater in This Exclusive Clip

The more Glenn Close we have on our screens, the better, which is why we’re so excited for The Wife. The upcoming drama stars Close as Joan Castleman, who’s headed to Stockholm with her husband, Joe (Game of Thrones alum Jonathan Pryce), where he’s set to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. Of course, the trip begins to dredge up doubts for Joan about the choices she’s made over the course of her marriage, which has always required her to play second fiddle. In the exclusive clip above, Joe and Joan tussle with Christian Slater’s overeager author Nathaniel on a plane, which should give you a good taste for what the rest of the movie entails.

The Wife hits theaters on Aug. 17.

9 Storylines You Can Expect to See During This Is Us Season 3

This Is Us season three is on the horizon, and there are plenty of stories to be told. The upcoming season won’t premiere until September 25, but filming for the upcoming season has officially begun. In July, the show’s creator Dan Fogelman gave a glimpse of Sterling K. Brown and Susan Kelechi Watson (Randall and Beth) on set. While the season two finale left us with a few clues about what’s to come, the cast has already dropped a few hints about potential storylines. Spoiler: it already sounds amazing. Here are a few storylines you can expect to see when the show returns.

Ariana Grande and James Corden Created a Musical Tribute to Titanic, and It’s INCREDIBLE

Fans of Titanic, it’s time to unite behind a common good: James Corden and Ariana Grande’s new soundtrack. On Aug. 13, the 25-year-old singer joined The Late Late Show host to recreate the plot of the iconic movie with a musical twist and the results are incredible. Corden opened their 13-song performance by explaining to viewers that there would be nine sets, one take, and “zero” pressure involved. Wow!

The duo sampled a range of iconic songs for their soundtrack, from “Come Sail Away” by Styx to “Bye Bye Bye” by NSYNC. They also reenacted unforgettable scenes from the 1997 film, like Jack and Rose’s famous “I’m flying” moment on the edge of the ship. While we were out of breath just watching Corden and Grande, they still left time to bring out the showstopper: “My Heart Will Go On” by Céline Dion. Grande’s rendition is close to a perfect match to Dion’s own voice, and given that she’s so skilled at celebrity impressions, we’re not surprised.

If you’re a fan of the heartbreaking drama in a deep, personal way, watch the video above. The pair’s full performance is pretty unbelievable and now we’re even more excited for their upcoming Carpool Karaoke.

Ryan Reynolds and Jimmy Fallon Played a Daring Game of “Drinko” and, Yep, Someone Puked

Oh, the lengths Ryan Reynolds will go to for some Aviation Gin. The 41-year-old actor stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Aug. 13 and participated in a stomach-churning game of “Drinko” with the host. The duo dropped disks from the top of a board into different liquefied substances like Twinkies, kombucha, grape soda, bacon and eggs . . . oh, and, um, blood. They then had to combine their random liquids with a bit of Ryan’s own Aviation Gin and throw back their rather nasty cocktails.

At the beginning of the challenge, Ryan admitted to Jimmy that he has “such a weak stomach,” but Jimmy ended up being the one who reached for the bucket. Sadly, he admitted it’s not the first time he’s barfed on his show. Things only escalated when Ryan decided to shock everyone, including Jimmy, with his final mixed drink. Watch the video above to see exactly what Ryan decided to down. Let’s just say it made Jimmy dry-heave, and he wasn’t even the one drinking it.

There’s a Reason Insecure’s New Heartthrob Nathan Looks So Familiar

Insecure fans let out an audible gasp when “Nathan with the face!” entered Issa and Molly’s “party Lyft” during the season three premiere. Maybe it’s his striking eyes or his zero-bullsh*t attitude with Issa’s other passenger, but Nathan’s character immediately stole our hearts. *Pauses TV, squints eyes, leans in.* Yeah, we’ve definitely seen him before, and we could recognize that smile a mile away.

Actor Kendrick Sampson, aka “Lyft Bae,” proves to be a total sweetheart on the HBO premiere, but he’s actually been winning us over on the small screen since his role as Woodchuck on Greek in 2008. Sampson also starred as Jesse on The Vampire Diaries, Dean Iverson on Fox’s Gracepoint, Caleb Hapstall on How to Get Away With Murder, Robbie (with a sexy British accent) on White Famous, Nate on Relationship Status, and, of course, Dominic on The Flash. He’s also had smaller roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Supernatural, and Days of Our Lives.

In addition to his list of acting feats, Sampson is an activist, with an Instagram account filled with politically empowering posts and opinions that bring awareness to the issues surrounding our current government. He’s vocal about Black Lives Matter, Keep Families Together, and more. Read on to see some of Sampson’s gorgeous photos, and let us pray that Nathan has a recurring role this season.

Judy Blume Thinks the “Time Has Come” For Her Books to Hit the Big Screen, and We Agree

Judy Blume is currently seeking suggestions for a potential screen adaptation. The renowned children’s book author recently shared that she’s had meetings in Los Angeles to discuss which of her dozens of published works should be turned into a movie or series. “I think the time has come,” Blume wrote on Twitter.

Despite her prolific career, only a few of Blume’s books have been adapted for the big screen, namely Tiger Eyes and Forever. That still leaves several beloved books, including Blubber, Deenie, and, of course, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

Fans were quick to suggest the aforementioned titles, and one person suggested Netflix buy the rights to all of her books and create an anthology series in which each season portrays a different book. After receiving such impassioned responses, Blume shared a follow-up tweet thanking her followers and clarifying that nothing is set in stone yet, however, “it was a great week of talking about the possibilities.”

Liu Yifei Is Ready For Battle in the First Look at Disney’s Live-Action Mulan

We are finally one step closer to getting Disney’s anticipated live-action version of Mulan. On Monday, Walt Disney Studios announced that production has officially begun. And that’s not even the best part! The production company also released the first look at Liu Yifei as the title character. The film, which also stars Donnie Yen and Yoson An, will shoot in New Zealand and China, before hitting theaters on March 27, 2020. Though the film will focus on the Chinese heroine, it will stray a little from the original 1998 animated film, as it includes a few new characters.

15 British Royal Family Halloween Costume Ideas That Will Make You Feel Like Royalty

Halloween is the one time of the year when you can transform into anyone you want to be, so why not kick things up a notch and dress up like the British royal family this year? From Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s over-the-top wedding to the family’s royal tours over the years, there are so many ways you can channel the brood. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your friends, decide which royal you’re going to be, and put on your best British accent. Check out even more iconic moments ahead.