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Some of this news is just fun, but I’ll admit, I’m more curious about it than anything else recently (like our first story). Let’s see what else we dig up apart from exhibit a (which intrigues me) or exhibit b which is the trending story of the week. Here we go.
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Creators of Gilmore Girls and the ending The Marvelous Mrs. Masiel, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino have their next gig! Staying with Amazon (and the deal they have), they’re developing Étoile. The current logline reads it’ll be about “dancers and artistic staff of two world-renowned ballet companies, as they embark on an ambitious gambit to save their storied institutions by swapping their most talented stars.” Set in New York and Paris, according to one Op-Ed, it’ll be Bunheads (tell me someone else remembers this one??) but with a budget! What do you think? Will this have the charm of Bunheads? I kind of question that comparison.
The biggest news of the week is of a political or news nature. That is the parting of ways between Fox News and their “biggest” host (currently), Tucker Carlson. Like usual, the news outlets (even entertainment sites) are proving right the statement that Fox News host Tucker Carlson gives. In a calm statement, which he released following his leaving Fox this week, one headline tags the statement as “bizarre,” another says his statement is “railing against” the media. Um, I can deal with the bizarre comment (because that can be opinion), but the latter makes me ask, did we see the same video? Because no. He was NOT “railing.” He was sharing his opinion after years in the industry but it’s not a “rail” against them. I haven’t listened to Carlson in ways that would be fair to say whether I think he’s fair in his coverage. However, these types of headlines aren’t based on his video. Additionally, HouseInHabit is covering this, and she has some good things to say. Though I don’t agree with her on many points. Nonetheless, I think she’s, mostly, being fair in her coverage.
CNN’s Don Lemon has also been fired, according to his Twitter page, from the network. Though I honestly haven’t seen as much trigger trending content for that story. Have you?
Disney has been criticized a ton for their (up until this week) promotion of The Little Mermaid. The latest is the debut of Flounder after character (new) posters were dropped. However, making them happy is the V Magazine cover shoot its titular star Hailey Berry features in. In it, they see the photoshoot as vibrant and pretty, giving fans, according to Twitter, just what they wanted to find in the Disney film.
In fun, and likely nostalgic news, the anniversary of the Sabrina, the Teenage Witch was this past week. There was a cute little Q&A with star Melissa Joan Hart to commemorate the date. If you forgot where we left these characters, they end up in the “past” in that Sabrina decides to leave her handsome groom at the later and follow her heart and the soulmate stones, which lead her to the back of ex, Harvey’s motorcycle. Everything from questioning if the cast knew the finale was their final episode (they did not) to if Aaron stood a chance against Harvey (according to Hart, “I feel like it always had to go back to Harvey”) is discussed. Two years ago, we wrote about Sabrina Spellman’s five loves and have a quiz for the show’s premiere anniversary.
CW has picked up a Canadian drama to air in their fall 2023 schedule. It’s Sullivan’s Crossing, based on the Robyn Carr novels and will feature familiar faces in Chad Michael Murray and Scott Patterson. The drama reads as following “Maggie Sullivan (Kohan), a renowned neurosurgeon who seemingly has it all, until her business partner is indicted for fraud and she finds herself charged with negligence.” Sounds to me as though this could be a feel good show that I would enjoy as a “shut off my brain” kind of TV.
Following up her role in The Boston Strangler with Hulu, Kiera Knightley (whom many of us know from Pirates of the Caribbean and her turn as Elizabeth Bennet) will be on Netflix in a new thriller, Black Doves. The movie will star Knightley (also producing) as a woman who has an affair and a secret identity in need of protecting.
Did you read any of these stories? Which ones are YOU following closely? Do you think the media – no matter their “bent” or “angle” – is insane? Who do you listen to and find most consistent? Which TV show do you think shows promise? Comment all your comments! Let’s meet up in the comment section.
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