Summer is the season of vacation and beach reads. It’s supposed to be a relaxing season but, for the last few years, an increasingly divided America has had its restful summer torn from them, caught up in the most important of culture clashes: the annual summer battle of the famous Chrises.
Chris Pine’s hosting duties on Saturday Night Live this week gave him plenty of opportunities to play to his wheelhouse of “Star Trek Captain” and “Fratty Douche,” but that persona got a little too real in a Handmaid’s Tale sketch written by Anna Drezen and Sudi Green.
On Thursday, the news broke that, in a nod to George Takei, Star Trek Beyond would quietly show the character of Hikaru Sulu as a married gay man raising a daughter. Cool! Only, George Takei disapproves.
Once more, for the cheap seats in the back.
A few weeks ago Matt McGorry, actor and male feminist du jour, shared a photo of himself crying. “Who needs bravado when you’ve got vulnerability? Being a ‘real man’ is being true to yourself,” McGorry wrote in the accompanying tweet. Hashtagged #FindYourMagic, McGorry’s tears were manufactured for a new Axe campaign.
The Bechdel test, as you know, asks whether female characters in a film speak to each other about things other than men; the DuVernay test, newly minted by the New York Times, asks how many times minorities speak about things other than white people. You know, like people of color actually do!
In very exciting baby news, Naya Rivera—of Glee and The View—has announced that she and husband Ryan Dorsey are expecting their first child. Get pumped, everyone, because she is going to say the best (read: nuttiest) shit about pregnancy and motherhood.
Your favorite version of Star Trek’s Captain James T. Kirk was charged with drunk driving in New Zealand this month. Chris Pine will appear before a judge for his first court appearance next Monday, according to authorities.
Chris Pine costarred opposite Lindsay Lohan in 2006's Just My Luck (A CLASSIC) and he described working with Lohan at the apex of her popularity as "like being around the Beatles."
Schmidt and Captain Kirk with facial hair!
They're making a film adaptation of Into the Woods! Did you know that? Did I know that? This is the type of news item that I go out of my way to stay on top of. How could I not have known?
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Katy Perry — now dating
Ghostbuster Dan Florence + The Machine guitarist Robert Aykroyd — is taking a break from showbiz after her doc Katy Perry: Part Of Me is released, in order to let her heart and/or cupcake boobs heal after Aldous Snow poured Malibu rum all over them and devoured them en flambé. If she spends…
Jessica's announcement comes on the heels of this week's announcement that her ex-husband, professional emotion-haver Nick Lachey, is engaged to Vanessa Minillo.