Week That Was (Dec 3 – Dec 10)

BUCKLE UP, IT WAS A *WEEK* AND THE DISAPPOINTMENT WAS *REAL*. JK Rowling JK devastated me and destroyed a part of my fantasyland happy universe when she finally spoke out about Johnny Depp’s controversial casting in Fantastic Beasts 2…and defended him AND director David Yates’ casting decision. Within her statement, she also manipulated and picked apart Amber Heard and Johnny Depp‘s joint statement following their divorce to such an extent that she completely misrepresented the message it actually communicated. Which Amber angrily responded to on Instagram. Of course, the bits JK lifted from…

Week That Was (Nov 25 – Dec 2)

First of all – IT’S DECEMBER, so that’s a thing. Second of all, it was a biiiiig week and I am wiped out. This is gonna be a lightning round of updates so buckle up. Edit: I lied. I guess I had some rambling in-depth feelings to work through despite my exhaustion. Duh, I already covered the biggest news of the week. Clicky click the link for all the Harry and Meghan excitement as word of their engagement first broke. Since then, we’ve had some updates. They are getting married at St. George…

THE GREATEST ROYAL WEDDING OF ALL TIME

…IS IMMINENT. IT’S HAPPENING. IT’S HERE. IT’S REAL. Prince Harry of Windsor is getting married and he is getting married to the greatest future princess of all time, Meghan Markle. I have always, and will always, loved pretty much anything to do with The Royals (official title) and this announcement today reignited my passion in a whole new way. Why? So many reasons but let’s start here – Meghan. She is beautiful, she is a “commoner”, she is biracial, she is an actress, she is divorced, she is super…

Week That Was (Nov 18 – Nov 24)

Phewwww. What a week. Some bombs were dropped and they dropped hard – including but not limited to; more shocking reveals in the constant dismantling of Hollywood’s toxic systemic abuse, some old popular favourites proving to be incredibly problematic, oh yeah, and Justice League landed at the box office ahahahaha hahaha haha. I crack myself up. Let’s launch in shall we? One of the biggest icky stories of the week was John Lasseter taking a 6-month “leave of absence” from Pixar Studios (which he co-founded and where he is incredibly powerful). He…

Unconscious Coupling

If you’re wondering what THAT that means you’d be right on the money TBH. As in, you’d be right not to know what on earth I’m talking about. As popularised by Gwyneth Goopy Goop Paltrow over at Goop many moons ago (three earth years, not sure how many actual moons ago, I bet Goopy would know though), the term “conscious uncoupling” referred to getting divorced and not (outwardly) hating each other’s guts and hoping your ex-spouse would die a violent tragic death. I KNOW, SOUNDS FAKE. FAKE…

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…