Over the weekend, the internet was abuzz with news of a new Los Angeles coffee shop called “Dumb Starbucks,” a near-fully functioning Starbucks that 1) was blatantly not affiliated with the company and 2) used the company’s name and logo “for marketing purposes” but adds the word “dumb” in front of everything to protect the business under parody laws. Dumb Starbucks, which had its windows tinted to prevent passersby from looking inside, didn’t charge money for coffee and pastries, instead giving away free cups of coffee featuring the Dumb Starbucks logo. Since it opened Friday afternoon at 1802 Hillhurst Ave in LA’s Los Feliz neighborhood, the legally questionable establishment attracted a lot of internet and media attention and by Monday, the line for the parody coffee shop wrapped around the block and had a four-hour wait. After The AP discovered TV production company Abso Lutely, run by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim had obtained a filming permit for the location, Nathan Fielder, star/co-creator of Comedy Central’s docu-reality series Nathan For You , revealed himself to be behind Dumb Starbucks yesterday afternoon, as many speculated. Fielder held a press release outside the storefront, promising tongue-in-cheek that he intends to keep the store open “forever,” and uploaded the above video to YouTube identifying himself as president and founder of Dumb Starbucks. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health came and shut down the store for operating without a food permit shortly thereafter. Thankfully, in the press conference Fielder said he plans to open a Dumb Starbucks in Brooklyn in the coming weeks, so east coast lovers of parody coffee shops will get their chance to wait in line for four hours for a free cup of dumb coffee too. Fielder’s Dumb Starbucks stunt will be the subject of an episode in Nathan For You ’s second season, which will consist of 10 episodes and is expected to premiere sometime this summer . This isn’t the first time … [Read more...] about Nathan Fielder Reveals Himself as the Mastermind Behind Dumb Starbucks
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He is very gorgeous to me. Photo: YouTube In spite of everything wrong with this awards season , there is one shining light, and it is the beautiful cherub that is 8-year-old Minari star Alan Kim . Gracing Jimmy Kimmel Live last night with his adorable cheeks, Kim talked about Minari ’s Golden Globes win and came out sporting his purple Tae Kwon Do belt. When Kimmel asked about his martial-arts side hustle, Kim said he used to be a blue belt, but he “took a test last Wednesday and [he] upgraded.” Guess he needed those skills before the Globes? Kim said he “guessed” he could beat Kimmel in a battle, which proved correct right at the end of the segment — Kim punched Jimmy in the stomach, but immediately asked, “Did that hurt?” Get him, Alan! In the interview, Kim also talked about the money he gets from the tooth fairy (payments range from from $2 to $20) and where he puts that money (a toy chest that he got from a Minari producer. And no, he would not tell Kimmel the password). Minari star and executive producer Steven Yeun also appeared on late night last night and commended the film’s child actors. “They’re just so pure, and they keep you honest,” he said. “When we were filming, they were so honest that, you know, you can’t mess up or else they’ll call you out. They were kind of policing us all throughout the shoot.” Good to know Alan now has the physical prowess to back this up, so Steven better watch out. Watch the full Jimmy Kimmel segment below: … [Read more...] about Alan Kim Has a Tae Kwon Do Purple Belt!!!!!!!!!!!
February 26, 2021 - 16:36 GMT Eve Crosbie The actor starred in a five-minute sketch to mark the 20th anniversary since Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps first aired Death in Paradise actor Ralf Little has reunited with one of his former co-stars - and fans can't get enough! MORE: Ralf Little reveals Death in Paradise had alternative ending after show's major cliffhanger To mark the 20th anniversary since Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps first aired on the BBC , the actor treated fans to a short sketch showing him call up his old mate played by Will Mellor. Written by the show's original creator Susan Nickson, the sketch sees the two reprise their roles as Jonny and Gaz and reveals that Jonny didn't actually die in a shark attack. See the clip below! Loading the player... WATCH: Ralf Little and Will Mellor reprise their Two Pints of Lager roles to celebrate the show's anniversary There was even a reference to actress Kathryn's Drysdale's recent role in the Netflix series Bridgerton . "She's just pretending to be French… but her frocks are to die for," Gaz said when asked what Louise has been up to. MORE: Gavin and Stacey's James Corden and Ruth Jones break silence over show's future MORE: See the stars of Death in Paradise and their families MORE: Death in Paradise stars shocked while being introduced to Ralf Little's new family member The five-minute video ends with Ralf's character Jonny asking to borrow some money so he can come back to the UK, hinting that the show could return in the future for new episodes. Given that we've seen revivals of some of the BBC's most loved sitcoms, such as The Vicar of Dibley and Gavin and Stacey in recent years, we wouldn't be surprised. One hopeful fan wrote: "Loved this show!! Hope they do another episode after watching this," while another said: "Oh please please bring it back!!!" … [Read more...] about Death in Paradise’s Ralf Little reunites with former co-star – and it’s epic
February 28, 2021 - 19:29 GMT Emmy Griffiths All the new and returning faces joining Jason Watkins and Tala Gouveia for series two of the hit murder mystery drama ITV detective drama McDonald & Dodds returns this weekend, and we're so excited to see what series two has in store. MORE: McDonald and Dodds: everything we know about series two The show follows Jason Watkins and Tala Gouveia as an unlikely duo thrown together to solve complex crimes – and discover that they need each other more than they ever expected. So who are all the new and returning faces joining the stars for series two? Keep reading to find out... Loading the player... WATCH: Did you watch series one of the murder mystery? Tala Gouveia as DCI McDonald As an ambitious, driven police officer, Tala said that it was a "fantastic" part to play. Speaking about her character she said: "She is a great female lead and as a young woman of colour, is the boss of a middle-aged white man. That’s partly what drew me towards it. It’s a little bit different and not necessarily the representation I have seen growing up or watching detective shows." Tala Gouveia as McDonald She continued: "There have always been women on screen but often they have been there to support the storyline of the men. However, the women in McDonald and Dodds are very much part of it. They are there to support the story, not support another character's storyline." Tala has previously starred in Go Jetters, Cold Feet and Plebs. Jason Watkins - DS Dodds Jason Watkins plays DS Dodds, a quiet and unassuming officer with a clever mind who has the opposite approach to McDonald. Viewers will recognise the actor from his many crime drama roles including Line of Duty, Des and Safe House. He also played Prime Minister Harold Wilson in season three of The Crown . Jason Watkins as Dodds Opening up about his … [Read more...] about McDonald & Dodds: Meet the cast of series two of the ITV detective drama
February 22, 2021 - 11:51 GMT Emmy Griffiths Viewers were quick to take to Twitter to discuss the new series Bloodlands aired on Sunday night, and viewers took to Twitter with many saying the same thing about the hit show and it's connection to Channel 4's hit series Derry Girls . MORE: Keeping Faith season three is nearly here - get the first look The series, which follows police detective Tom Brannick as he hunts for a legendary assassin known as 'Goliath', also stars Ian McElhinney and Kathy Kiera Clarke, both of whom also star in the comedy series. Loading the player... WATCH: Have you started watching Bloodlines? Taking to Twitter to discuss the cast members, one person joked: "This is a nice Derry Girls reunion, pls can Sister Michael be a gangland boss or something #Bloodlands." Another joked: "There’s obviously a limited supply of Northern Irish actors. We’re working our way through the Derry Girls cast #bloodlands." MORE: 47 must-watch movies to check out on Netflix this week MORE: 24 shows to get excited about in 2021 MORE: Hugh Dennis teases new Outnumbered series with on-screen wife Claire Skinner A third person added: "Just watched the first episode of #Bloodlands there. A bit slow to start but great end to the first episode. Good to see they're helping the cast of Derry Girls through furlough." Ian McElhinney also stars in Derry Girls The show was an instant hit with many viewers, with one writing: "Thoroughly thoroughly enjoyed #Bloodlands @BBCOne tonight. It was @jed_mercurio at his all-time best, leaves us guessing, quizzing everyone. The cast absolutely superb, for me it was the incredible direction, cinematic shots, throughout." Another added: "Wow!!! What a fantastic first episode - I KNEW this would be good, but I think it’ll be great!! James Nesbitt is so believable." Others were less sure about the new drama, with … [Read more...] about Bloodlands: viewers notice the same thing about new BBC drama
February 26, 2021 - 14:14 GMT Sharnaz Shahid Downton Abbey stars Rose Leslie and Theo James are reuniting for major new series The Time Traveler's Wife Downton Abbey stars Rose Leslie and Theo James , who appeared in the first series of the beloved period drama, are set to team up in The Time Traveler's Wife. According to Deadline , the two actors will star alongside one another in HBO's drama series based on the novel by Audrey Niffenegger. The sci-fi romance drama will be adapted by former Dr. Who head writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat. MORE: Meet the Sanditon cast in real life Loading the player... WATCH: Michelle Dockery reflects on her most memorable Downton Abbey experiences The Time Traveler's Wife tells the intricate love story - via time travel - of art student Clare (Rose) and librarian Henry (Theo) who have known each other since Clare was a child and Henry was thirty-six, however, they were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. MORE: Game of Thrones star Kit Harington marries Rose Leslie: all the pictures READ: Who is Rose Leslie? All about Game of Thrones star Kit Harington's wife The popular story, which was made into a film in 2009 and featured Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare's marriage and their passionate love for each other as the story unfolds from both points of view. Rose Leslie is set to star as Clare This will mark Rose's return to acting following the birth of her first child with her Game of Thrones co-star and husband Kit Harrington. The Scottish beauty played maid Gwen Dawson in Downton Abbey before taking on the role of Ygritte in GoT. She then starred as Maia Rindell for three seasons of legal and political drama The Good Fight. Meanwhile, after starring in Downton as Turkish diplomat Kemal Pamuk, Theo's breakthrough … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey stars to REUNITE for major new series