Week That Was (Nov 4 – Nov 11)

Hmmm what happened this week in the land of pop culture? The Hollywood rapist list grows, the maybe-final-ep of UNHhhh landed on my birthday (bittersweet), and Britney Spears is an artist now. You know, the usual. First off, some more names to add to the list of gross abusers in LaLa Land. Ed Westwick has now been accused by two women of rape, Charlie Sheen was probably confirmed as the perpetrator of a long-existing rumour that he was the king of a pedo ring that preyed on young boys in Hollywood, Louis CK was outed (AGAIN) as…

Happy 80th Birthday Grandma

My grandma turned 80 yesterday and my family and I celebrated her at a delightful lunch at a delightful restaurant with delightful food and even more delightful cocktails. My grandma, heretofore referred to as “yiayia” because I’m Greek, and that is what she is, is a legend. She is a straight-up rockstar. Yesterday I was overwhelmed with love for this swearing, boozing, loving, hilarious yiayia of mine and in my overwhelmed loving nostalgia, I started thinking about some of my favourite memories of her because there are a shit-tonne. My yiayia pretty much raised…

Week That Was (Oct 28 – Nov 3)

Another week, another slew of gross men in Hollywood who have been revealed as abusers. Really keen for the focus to eventually shift onto literally every other industry of all time as well as this is NOT unique to LaLa Land. Also Halloween happened and there mayyyy have been some celeb romantic reconciliations coz…’tis the season I guess? The holiday season? Where people remember that they love each other and forget all the awful things about the other person that made them end their relationship. SEEMS HEALTHY. Dustin Hoffman disappointed a loooooot of people when news hit…

RPDR: All Stars 3 Thoughts

I know, I know, I’m a little behind. But since my own All Stars wishlist¬†ended up being wrong, all wrong (with one very welcome exception), I needed time to process the official cast announcement. Did I realise one Miss Trixie Mattel had disappeared off the face of social media for weeks at a time? Yes, I did. And did I see the full list on Reddit months ago? Yes, I did. But was I hoping it was mostly wrong? Yes, I did. So I needed to pontificate once it was all confirmed before sharing my innermost thoughts…

Week That Was (Oct 13 – Oct 20)

Phew. It’s been a while huh? Is there even a point in wrapping up this week? Every day seems to just result in new gross details about Harvey Weinstein, and this week is no different. But there were also some definite bright spots as well. Balance, I guess. Let’s try wrap this thing up shall we? Today, Lupita Nyong’o shared her experience of being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein in the New York Times. It is as gross and disturbing as so many of the other accounts and your heart will break and then sink…

Australian Survivor Recap: Episode 26 THE FINALE

AHHHH IT’S FINALE NIGHT! Last night’s ep got me right back to CRAZY EXCITED again so let’s all cross our fingers and pray to the Survivor gods for a Jericho win and we can really go out with a bang. Okay, there’s lots of recappy stuff obviously about previous players (and Luricho was revived so briefly!) but we are getting into it quick with an immunity challenge right off the bat. In fact, it’s the same one as last year when they have to stand on two uneven poles and…

Australian Survivor Recap: Episode 25

Well this is new. The episode kicks off not at camp, but right at what seems like a challenge. But not really. There’s no actual challenge. Just a reward! Now wouldn’t it be nice if life was like that? For the first time on the Aussie version (I’m pretty sure) the players’ families are HERE to visit them! And not just one loved one per person either! Tara’s kids and hubby are there, Pete’s parents, Michelle’s sister and Jericho’s brother. I have to say, family…

Australian Survivor Recap: Episode 24

OMG IT’S FINALE WEEK AND THANK GOODNESS BECAUSE IT’S BEEN A VERY LONG SEASON AND THREE EPS A WEEK IS A LOT! But also – yayyy let’s just watch Jericho win this thing! I believe they filmed the finale on Friday already and I just can’t for the life of me understand why they wouldn’t do it live? No chance of spoilers that way! But anyway. As we saw last week, Locky of course has been booted and it was a long time coming. It was his time. Now it…

Week That Was (Sept 30 – Oct 6)

Full disclosure – I totally forgot about wrapping up the week this week. When I wracked my brain to update y’all on the big pop culture news that happened, I realised no big pop culture news happened. A tragedy happened, and America still has guns. I guessed they missed the memo that banning guns tends to end mass shootings and murder. Then again, if Sandy Hook didn’t change anything in the US, nothing will. But I’m just here for the celebs. Eh. But really, we all need our bright shining lights of joy to…

Australian Survivor Recap: Episode 23

Despite being on the wrong side of a majority alliance, it seems proud Locky refuses to beg or hustle to stay in the game. He “promised” himself he wouldn’t and he will not debase himself. On Survivor. For half a million dollars. He is too proud. OMG GO HARD LOCKY. WHY GIVE UP NOW? YOU’LL BE MORE EMBARRASSED THAT YOU CAME SO CLOSE AND THEN DECIDED TO HALF-ARSE IT! Anyway, I guess he and Tara have broken up now. Until he wins immunity that is, and then I bet she’ll be…