Jessica Jones will set out to handle some unfinished business in the award-winning series starting on March 8, 2018. The season will have 13 episodes, as per usual with Netflix’s Marvel shows, and will focus on Jessica attempting to recover from her interactions with Killgrave (David Tennant) in season one while also kicking a ton of ass. The brief trailer also hints at a deeper dive into her friendship with Trish (Rachael Taylor) and a smokin’ hot new love interest (sorry, Luke Cage). Sign us all the way up.
I’d say most people assume LeBron is high tailing it out of Cleveland next summer unless some drastic changes happen this season. Most think it’s to LA where his kids go to school, where he’s got a house, and where’s he can play with a big baller. But how about Philly? Apparently, this might be a real possibility.
If James, who can become a free agent after this season, decides to leave the Cavaliers, he could – and should – consider the 76ers, and executives around the league believe Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo will attempt to sign James.
Simmons, Embiid & LeBron? Sign me up yesterday. Sorry, Cleveland.
22 = total points scored by #Cowboys in first 3 games without Zeke Elliott
Freddie Mercury must be cashing big royalty checks in Heaven right now, because every morning millions start humming “Another One Bites The Dust” as soon as we look at the news. Pixar’s chief creative officer John Lasseter announced yesterday that he was taking a 6-month leave of absence from Disney and Pixar in response to allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior (or “unwanted hugs,” as he claimed).
The Hollywood Reporter was quick to report that John had a long history of not-right touching and making comments about people’s appearance. They also reported that Rashida Jones and her writing partner Will McCormack quit their gig writing Toy Story 4 because John had made unwanted advances towards Rashida. In an effort to set the record straight, Rashida and Will have a fun good news/bad news scenario for you.
Rashida and Will released a statement clarifying the situation (via The New York Times). According to Rashida and Will, the good news is:
“The breakneck speed at which journalists have been naming the next perpetrator renders some reporting irresponsible. We did not leave Pixar because of unwanted advances. That is untrue. We parted ways because of creative and, more importantly, philosophical differences.”
I’m so happy to hear Rashida didn’t have to suffer through (or constantly rebuff) long, deep hugs from a corpulent man in a wacky shirt and a twinkle in his eye. And here’s the bad news:
“There is so much talent at Pixar, and we remain enormous fans of their films. However, it is also a culture where women and people of color do not have an equal creative voice.”
The Times reports that of the 19 Pixar feature films, only one of them (Brave) was directed by a woman. Brenda Chapman, said woman, was fired halfway through the film after clashing with Lasseter. Great, Pixar is not only tainted by having a handsy off-season Santa at its helm. But now we know the company culture may also be so steeped in misogyny and racism that we’re going to be giving side-eye to every Pixar movie we watch now. And we wonder why we can’t have nice things!
Rashida and Will concluded their statement by urging Pixar to lead the charge in “hiring and promoting more diverse and female storytellers and leaders.” So, yeah, if the whole industry could go ahead and do that now, maybe we can watch Cars 27 with our grandchildren without second guessing every fender bender and oil change.
The latest shitty man in the media? John Lasseter, founder of Pixar and head of Disney Animation studios. He took a leave of absence today after «missteps,» which include «grabbing, kissing, and making comments about physical attributes.» One of the women he harassed? Rashida Jones, who was writing Toy Story 4 with her writer partner Will McCormick, but left the project after Lasseter made an unwanted advance toward her. (Jezebel)
Update: Apparently, it wasn’t unwanted sexual advances, but rather because women and people of color «do not have equal creative voices.» (Lasseter is still taking a leave of absence for those other reasons.)
Rashida Jones says she did not leave Pixar due to unwanted advances from Lasseter. Rather, she says in statement (below) to the NYT, her exit was about a workplace where women and people of color were not valued. pic.twitter.com/ANkmKgsS9z
And it’s not like Trump was just saying this for political reasons. According to sources within the White House, he doesn’t believe the accusers. (Politico)
I’m not saying that he didn’t earn it or doesn’t deserve it, but this FCC bullshit is why John Oliver should not be allowed to go on holiday. Ever.
So what is this new proposal the FCC Chairman introduced today? Bad news, and then more bad news and then, yep, more bad news. (LifeHacker)
Jennifer Garner is a human sunbeam, but what she’s saying lately about assault accusations? Sydney Bristow would be so disappointed. (Celebitchy)
This news about Uber hiding a huge hack of their data makes me feel super smug about not using Uber. (Axios)
Chrissy Teigen is pregnant, which fills me with joy and a little bit of hope for the future of humanity. (The Cut)
Researchers trained an AI to identify art forgeries by looking at a single brushstroke. But the AI does not look like Matt Bomer soooooo, no thanks. (Technology Review)
All of you should watch this video of a meteor flying through the skies over Finland. (IFLScience)
There are 21 apartments for sale at the Trump Tower in Manhattan, because nobody wants to live there. Shocking. Good luck to those sellers. They’re going to need it. (T&C)
Gwyneth Paltrow might be engaged. Let’s speculate on the contents of her gift registry. (Dlisted)
Did you know that bad wine is converted into gasoline? This is outrageous. They should give it to us. (Quartz)
Listen, I’m from Illinois so I automatically eschew all things Wisconsin, but these ice caves? They are so staggeringly beautiful, it almost makes me want to go. Almost. (5Things)
After you’re all stuffed from Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, here is a list of the best Thanksgiving movies to stream. (Eater)
Soooooo, when do you think Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will announce their engagement? They’re totally engaged already, right? (Lainey Gossip)
Daisy Ridley’s charm is so strong, she even makes this weird jumpsuit look good. (GFY)
If you missed Pink’s AMA performance of her new song «My Beautiful Trauma», go find it online and watch it! But ALSO, watch the official video for it. Charming Potato and Pink are just delightful together in a ’50s kitschy dancey Technicolor world. (Variety)
Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy has been a consistent presence on Cannonball Read for the past 3 years. Mrs Dilemma picked up the first book, Annihilation, because the cover was so striking. Though not her usual kind of read, she found VanderMeer, "fast-paced, unsettling and compelling, he’ll have you up late at night on the edge of your seat…" If you haven’t already, will you read Annihilation before the movie adaption is released in February? (Cannonball Read 9)
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This Roger Goodell-Jerry Jones battle has been a weird story but fascinating one at the same time. Up until this point, nothing has actually happened, despite all of us talking about it. Every day it seems like a new report comes out about how angry Jerry is and how he’s ready to sue the league if Goodell gets an extension, meanwhile, the rest of the owners are ready to sign the deal and get it done so everybody can continue to rake in cash. Yesterday, he called for a special owners meeting that was immediately denied, but then set for a later date on Dec. 13th, where they can discuss the extension.
But now we’re finally starting to get some juice to this story after the ESPN report that dropped this morning. We’ve known that Jerry is pissed, but apparently this man is ready to go nuclear. This is from a call in August with Goodell after Zeke was originally suspended.
Finally, according to sources with direct knowledge of the call, Jones broke the silence. He aimed his words not only at Goodell’s decision but also at his role as judge, jury and executioner in the case.
“I’m gonna come after you with everything I have,” Jones said. Then he mentioned Deflategate. “If you think Bob Kraft came after you hard, Bob Kraft is a p—y compared to what I’m going to do.”
And now we’ve officially entered WWE status. This is a professional wrestling storyline, except it’s real. Jerry is ready to do anything to get his way, he’s calling Bob Kraft a pussy, all while the 31 other owners are looking into removing Jerry as the owner of the Cowboys. And at the same time all of that is going down, the real villain in all of this, Goodell, is staring a $ 50 million/year extension in the face.
I don’t know what Jerry is planning to do, but I can’t wait to find out. Shit’s about to get wild.
Jerry Jones to Roger Goodell after learning about the Zeke suspension: “If you think Bob Kraft came after you hard, Bob Kraft is a p—-y compared to what I'm going to do." My latest for @ESPN with @SethWickersham: https://t.co/WhxhLhdHHi
It’s Dolphins-Panthers night on ESPN. Should be a good night for Gruden to lust over Christian McCaffrey and drop a little Vols job hint. Gotta be listening close tonight to see if there’s any inside Vols baseball going on. Jon should be on fire. You’ll also get college basketball. That’s right, it’s that time of year. I really have to get the basement finished. Need that three TV setup completed so bad.
I don’t know if this hit is targeting or not because the targeting rule sits just below the catch in the NFL as the most confusing rule in sports. Ohio State fans obviously say it was clean, the refs thought differently, so Dre’Mont Jones got tossed and the interception was nullified.
So if you’re going to get ejected for a sketchy rule while up 35-0, you might as well make it count. Jones left the stadium hyped and threw up the “O-H” for the crowd, as if they needed it with the score the way it is.
Nothing can stop the legendary goddess of everything Grace Jones from demonstrating her top-tier pose game and slathering a red carpet with her glamour. I mean, a cunty Emo hedge attacked Grace Jones’ head last night, and not even that kept her down.
A must-see highly educational film on how we should all live our lives (aka the Grace Jones documentary Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami) premiered in London last night, and the empress herself glided onto the carpet in a headpiece that looks like it came from Hot Topic’s capsule collection for Armstrong Garden Center (Hot Topic x Armstrong Garden Center). There’s that saying, “Bitch could wear a potato sack and still look hot.” Well, Grace Jones can wear Home Depot’s entire shrubbery section on her head and still look hotter than hot.
I would never advise us peons to try to work a look that Grace Jones has already worked to perfection, but well, if you’re invited to a glamorous funeral and a duck hunting expedition on the same day, this may be the look for you!
This season of American Horror Story sheds light on multiple infamous cult leaders, including Charles Manson, artist Andy Warhol, and Jim Jones, the founder of The People’s Temple — one of the most intense and abominable cults out there. Founded in 1955 by the ordained pastor, it was initially used to spread messages of social change and racial equality — sounds sweet, right? During the ’60s and ’70s, People’s Temple had nearly 5,000 members and the support of loads of liberal political figures, including Harvey Milk, California Governor Jerry Brown, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, and even First Lady Rosalynn Carter. In 1974, things took a turn in a way that not many people saw coming (but they probably should have).
The group moved to a property in Guyana, where they developed a community called Peoples Temple Agricultural Project, also known as «Jonestown.» Jim Jones considered it both a «sanctuary» and «socialist paradise,» and by late 1978, it boasted over 900 residents. Once members started leaving the cult, though, they started telling stories about being forced to watch Soviet propaganda films and work six days a week to keep up the crumbling buildings and overgrown fields.
Sh*t hit the fan on Nov. 18, 1978, when San Francisco Congressman Leo Ryan visited Jonestown in an attempt to investigate claims of abuse. Many members expressed their desire to leave the cult with Ryan, and as the group headed to a local airstrip that afternoon, they were stopped by Temple «security guards» and shot. Congressman Ryan was killed, along with three journalists and one of the cult members.
What followed is what is now known as the Jonestown Massacre and what many consider a «mass murder»: that evening, Jim Jones ordered his followers to drink grape Kool-Aid laced with cyanide (and now you know where the expression «drinking the Kool-Aid» comes from). Jones instructed the children to drink first, basically ensuring that the parents and elders would have no reason to live. He also made sure that the area was «surrounded with armed guards with guns and crossbows,» because he was an evil, evil monster. Jim Jones was found with a single bullet wound to the head, though it was never confirmed whether he shot himself or made a member of his congregation do so. A total of 918 people, including 276 children, died at Jonestown — and the killings marked the greatest single loss of American civilian life until the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
UsWeekly says that Star Jones announced she’s engaged to her boyfriend of a few yearsRicardo Lugo last night at the Angel Ball in New York City. As if she even needed to say anything; Star was working the giant diamond sparkler on her left hand like it was part of a contractually obligated partnership with Kay Jewelers. But she did say a little about her engagement, the theme of which was, “Mind your business! But also please give me some attention?”
“We’re engaged. Not talking about it. He’s wonderful. I’m happy and that’s all anybody outside of my family needs to know.”
Aw, but I really want to know the moment when Star realized Ricardo was the one. I bet it was when Star asked Ricardo if he wanted to be her husband and he didn’t answer “Yeah, uh sure, why not.” Speaking of, Star’s first marriage was to Al Reynolds in 2004, which ended in a messy divorce four years later. That wedding was like a wedding on steroids. 450 guests, a song sung by Patti LaBelle, plugging paid vendor sponsorships during The View.
I certainly hope Star will apply what she learned from her first wedding to her second, and I’m not talking about toning down the tackiness. Get as tacky as you want, Star! I loved how not-casual Star was about getting paid for her wedding. In fact, she should once again pimp out all the details of her wedding on The View. It shouldn’t be hard to get back on The View. The door revolves pretty fast around there.
Here’s more of Star, giving you weeknight Latrice Royale, and her fiancé Ricardo at the Angel Ball last night.