I can think of a few things. First, there’s value in codifying standards everyone already abides by. A norm can be easily thrown aside; a rule can’t. Enshrining these benchmarks in the Academy rule book also ensures that workplace diversity continues to be front of mind during awards season, something as important to the movies’ multimillion-dollar awards carnival as release dates and screener access. … [Read more...] about What the Oscars’ New Diversity Initiative Does — and Doesn’t — Do
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The comedy with an all-black cast that won that aforementioned Emmy back in 1985 was, of course, The Cosby Show, the sitcom about an upper-middle-class Brooklyn brood that became the decade’s defining family comedy. While the sexual-assault charges facing Cosby have cast a disturbing and unfortunate pall over that program’s legacy, there is no denying it was a groundbreaking series. Yet what’s fascinating about that win, the first in Emmy history for a show focused exclusively on the experiences of African-Americans, is that most of the print-media coverage at the time didn’t even acknowledge the milestone. (The only reference to black in the L.A. Times’ summary of the evening appears in the word “black-tie.”) … [Read more...] about What an Outstanding Comedy Emmy Win for
Angelina Jolie had only been dating Billy Bob Thornton for two months when they got married in Las Vegas in 2000. The actress was dressed down for their nuptials in a grey vest top and jeans, while Billy Bob wore a shirt and trucker cap. The couple were married for three years before they called it quits. … [Read more...] about Lily Allen, Rachel Riley, Sophie Turner and 9 more celebrities who married in Las Vegas
Gossip Girl (6 seasons, 2007–2012)Connor Paolo (Eric van der Woodsen), Jessica Szohr (Vanessa Abrams), Taylor Momsen (Jenny Humphry)For Momsen: Season 4, episode 10, “Gaslit”; for Paolo and Szohr: Season 4, episode 22, “The Wrong Goodbye” (though all three would return for cameos in the series finale, “New York, I Love You XOXO”)What “happened”: By its fourth season, Gossip Girl had become less a TV show and more a Versace-clad ouroboros willing to shill Vitamin water, ignore plot mechanics, and consume itself in a never-ending cycle of character pairings, each more ridiculous than the ideas you’d find in the average slashfic forum. And in the midst of that chaos, more than a few characters jumped ship.In the season finale, boho-chic troublemaker Vanessa has Dan Humphrey’s novel about the Upper East Side published in secret before decamping to Spain. Somewhere between seasons four and five, perpetually overlooked Eric … [Read more...] about What Happens When Actors Leave High-School-TV Shows?
"It could be that once they have had some time apart, they might decide to get back together. It's very clear they have the support of the Duchess and the whole family and they (the York family) are very open-minded about what might happen in the long term. The Duchess is very fond of Dave." … [Read more...] about Princess Beatrice’s 28th birthday plans revealed