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PEN15 is back to fulfill all your Y2K nostalgia with the second half of its second season. And have no fear: it’s loaded with plenty of awkward tween romance, shady AIM chat rooms, and embarrassing bodily changes.  The Hulu original series premiered in 2019 with rave reviews, immediately establishing itself as the number one TV cringefest. It depicts the early-2000s middle school experience as it really was for series creators Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle. Both 31 at the start of the series, Erskine and Konkle...
Ruby Rose, Australian model, television presenter, and actor, has come forward with allegations of abusive and dangerous working conditions during their time on The CW’s Batwoman. Rose, who goes by she/they, originally played Kate Kane for the duration of the pilot season; however, she departed from the show after the Season One finale in May 2020. Shortly after, Ruby Rose was replaced by actress Javicia Leslie, who would go on to transform the role of Ryan Wilder as the first bisexual Batwoman. Leslie has appeared...
  Monica Raymund is back as Jackie Quinones for season two of Starz’s Hightown. Created by Rebecca Cutter (Gotham) Hightown is set against the backdrop of the Cape Cod Massachusetts opioid crisis. When the series begins, Raymund’s character Jackie, is a hard-partying National Marine Fisheries Service agent with a thing for too much alcohol and toxic women. After a one-night stand in season one, Jackie finds the body of a murdered woman. Desperate to find out who did it, the special agent is almost engulfed in...
After the success of the Emmy-winning series WandaVision, Marvel Studios is developing a spinoff for Disney+. According to Deadline, the spinoff will center on the character Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn), and will be available on streaming and in movies “under a larger deal she has made with the studio.” The spinoff is set to be a dark comedy. WandaVision, created by Jac Shaeffer for Disney+, is a gender-bending series that begins weeks after the events of Avengers: Endgame. The show follows protagonist Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and...
Momona Tamada is a Canadian actor and dancer, whose first self-tape audition snagged her the role of Young Lara Jean in To All the Boys I Loved Before: PS I Still Love You, the sequel to Netflix’s smash hit. When Netflix rebooted The Baby-Sitter’s Club, from the popular book series by Ann M. Martin, Tamada landed the role of Claudia Kishi, the Vice President of the Club and its resident fashion icon. The first season of The Baby-Sitter’s Club is seamlessly modernized, funny, and like the...
Good news for Shondaland-lovers : Netflix has revealed the first images for Bridgerton’s second season and it is about to be full of plot twists. Bad news, it will not include fan favorite Duke Of Hastings(Regé-Jean Page.) Following the adaptation of Julia Quinn’s book, The Duke And I for the first season, the second one will be based on the author’s second novel, The Viscount Who Loved Me.  The second season will still be based in 1800’s United Kingdom but this time, will follow Anthony Bridgerton...
Michaela Coel continues to get her flowers, nabbing her first-ever Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for I May Destroy You, this past Sunday.  Coel, who created, wrote, co-directed, and starred in the 12-episode sexual assault drama, is the first Black woman to ever win in this category. She even received a congratulatory stamp of approval from the queen of TV herself, Shonda Rhimes:    Yes!!!! @MichaelaCoel won! More than well-deserved!!!!! — shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) September 20, 2021   In I May Destroy You, Coel...
If you’ve ever seen even one of Leslie Jordan’s viral Instagram videos, you can imagine what an absolute blast it is to talk to him on the phone. He spins yarns like a Tennessee grandma on her third mint julep, even when making small talk about the weather. “We were told when we were kids that if the sun comes out when it’s raining, that means the devil’s beatin’ his wife,” he recalls. The Chattanooga-raised actor, singer, and writer, 66, has had a solid career in...
Inspired by the launch of the Voyager Golden Record in 1977, Ilana Glazer (Broad City) creates her own snapshot of humanity with Ilana Glazer Presents Comedy on Earth NYC 2020-2021. With the help of her artificially intelligent assistant VAL 420, Glazer hosts a one hour comedy time capsule, hoping to share a piece of human existence with "extraterrestrials" and to remind ourselves of all we've come through. As Glazer says, “If we didn’t record it, you wouldn’t believe it.” Ilana Glazer Presents Comedy on Earth: NYC 2020-2021...
The CW’s Charmed reboot has found a new lead for its fourth season. Australian actress Lucy Barrett, best known for her recurring role in the Duplass brothers’ web series, Co-Ed, will join the series in place of Madeleine Mantock, who exited the cast at the end of last season.  The series follows a trio of sisters, better known as “The Charmed Ones” who use their witchy powers to protect the innocent from creatures of darkness in their quaint Michigan town.  Beware...   Charmed’s season three finale saw Mantock’s character,...