After the news was announced, fans rushed to social media to rejoice. One wrote: "I wish I could 'like' this tweet a million times!!!! Why does Twitter have only one like button?!" Another remarked: "I love this podcast, David is so natural and the guests are always interesting. They're there for a great chat, not to sell their latest marketing, can't wait for more. And, a TV series please!" … [Read more...] about David Tennant confirms exciting news – and fans cannot get enough!
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Rocket’s steady career as a television bit part regular and big-screen comedic foil ended when, on October 7, 2005, he was found dead of a slit throat in his home in Canterbury, Connecticut; his death was later ruled a suicide by the state medical examiner. “I’m horrified,” Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads told the Los Angeles Times after Rocket’s death. “I know that Charlie had some pretty big disappointments in his life. The world of Hollywood movies and television can be pretty rough for a person.” Whether or not Rocket counted his SNL firing as one of those disappointments, rewatching his F-bomb (in which he sports a now-eerie gunshot wound to the neck) shows him as the rebellious comedy outsider that endured one of the show’s least popular seasons and finally put it out of its misery when he uttered The Fuck Heard ‘Round the World. … [Read more...] about Saturday Night’s Children: Charles Rocket (1980-1981)
Joffé: There was constant tension. Tension is not the right word, actually, because I really loved working with them. The crew at MTV, I found absolutely terrific. We probably had slightly more problems with the legal department, but that’s what they were there for. Essentially it would be like this: I’d say, “We’re going to do a storyline about a woman with two lovers.” And there would be a sort of silence, and a couple of days later, I’d get an email from MTV that said, “Dear Ro, we’ve been thinking about this, and we think that that’s actually unnatural, and we don’t think the audience is going to like it.” So I wrote back with a list of all the famous threesomes that had ever been, and said, “If you look up polyamory, you’ll discover it’s a lot older than its opposite.” And they kind of bought that, and in fact, those stories became extremely popular. … [Read more...] about ‘Omigod, That’s Crazy!’: The Oral History of MTV’s
If you haven’t seen the latest episode of Hannibal yet, proceed with caution. Quinto reappears as Neal Frank after a brief, yet memorable cameo in the season-three premiere. In a gruesome flashback sequence, Neal starts to gag during a therapy session with Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson). But rather than try to save him, Bedelia shoves her hand down Neal’s throat, forcing him to choke on his own tongue. “I’ve always admired and wanted to work with Gillian, and Bryan [Fuller] and I had a conversation in which it seemed like that could be possible so I just jumped at the chance,” Quinto told Vulture at a fan event in Times Square for his upcoming film, Hitman: Agent 47. “It was, you know, brief but really fulfilling and exciting.” … [Read more...] about Zachary Quinto Is ‘Definitely’ Friends With Gillian Anderson After She Stuck Her Hand Down His Throat
Even at a time when BTS can crank out three albums that topped the Billboard chart in a calendar year — the first act since the Beatles to do so —K-pop still may be the biggest U.S. pop-culture trend that is least understood. So let’s start with the basics: “K-pop” refers to Korean pop music. Although Korean pop music encompasses many genres and styles, one particular segment of K-pop — “idol” music — is the most publicized presence internationally and in the United States. K-pop idols are recruited at a relatively young age by production companies like SM Entertainment, who put the would-be artists through rigorous training and groom them for stardom. Seo Taiji and Boys, a hip-hop trio who debuted in 1992, is generally considered the fountainhead of contemporary K-pop, although it wasn’t until the early 2000s that K-pop began making waves outside of Korea. K-pop’s first international foray was into nearby Asian … [Read more...] about U.S. Politics Should’ve Seen K-Pop Stans Coming