As much as I had problems with the misogyny and storybaiting in season one of True Detective, I just may have to watch season 2…
HBO has confirmed some of my favorite actors are making appearances in the drama, including Rachel McAdams as the female lead, and my future husband Taylor Kitsch in a supporting role. Also just cast was Black Box alum Kelly Reilly, whom I don’t know at all so she better be GOOD.
The eight-episode second season is now in production in California, and centers around three police officers and a career criminal who must navigate a post-murder web of conspiracy (like THE NET? God, I hope so). THR reports:
Colin Farrell will play Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him. Vince Vaughn is set as Frank Semyon, a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.
McAdams will play Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s Office detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves. Kitsch is set as Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle officer for the CHP who is running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened. Reilly is Jordan, Frank’s wife and a former D-list actress who is a full partner in his enterprises and ambitions.
Season two, like season one, will be written and mostly cast by Nic Pizzolatto. I’m going to be all over this season, so check my twitter feed if you want in on some laughs and sweet recap action. Either way, will YOU be watching?
Posted Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at 2:14pm
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Sorry, Queen Latifah…
The Queen Latifah Show, now in its 2nd season, will be halting production immediately! Sources at TMZ say the staff was brought into an office this morning and given the news…the show’s getting the ax.
Queen Latifah didn’t keep quiet on this, either. In a note posted on her Facebook page, she says:
“Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed ‘True Grit.!’”
She ends by saying, “The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances. No matter what the outcome … believe in yourself and continue to fly.”
Amen, sister. On to bigger and better things!
Posted Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 3:15pm
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Courteney Cox is Thanksgiving’s biggest fan!
The actress has her plate full, what with planning a wedding to fiancé Johnny McDaid AND starring in Cougar Town, but she’s not giving up on Thanksgiving like, at all. She’s having a 30-person event that’s going to be quite the soiree. Don’t expect stuff from scratch, though…
“I have, like, 30 people coming for Thanksgiving. That’s a lot,” Cox tells PEOPLE at the celebration for the show’s 100th episode on Wednesday night. When asked what she plans on cooking, she jokes, “It’s all canned. It tastes great.”
Apparently, you can blame the south for this social butterfly’s big event hankerings.
“I grew up in Alabama. where my grandmother on Sundays — I have 21 first cousins — got the entire family together at 5:30. So I’m just used to having big groups gathering.”
But of course, getting everyone together can be tough, explains Cox, especially in a city like L.A.
“No one has family out here, so it’s trying to create some sort of community that I have people over,” she says. “I say that people are always welcome to come on Sundays.”
Awww, can I have an invite?
Posted Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 1:13pm
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Sure, Kendall Jenner just snagged a big Estee Lauder campaign, but the 19-year-old has been watching her sisters do it, for years!
The model opened up to fellow Estée spokesmodel Joan Smalls in a new interview for the cosmetics label’s blog:
On seeing her sisters apply makup: “Randomly enough, my older sisters went to a makeup school when they were younger, so they’re all really good at it,” she says. “They’ve always told me that ‘natural is better.’”
On celebrity inspiration: As for celebrity inspiration, she calls Angelina Jolie “ridiculously beautiful,” and looks to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Rihanna for style cues.
On her nails: “I like to keep it really neutral with nudes and grays,” she says. “But if I’m going on vacation, I like color. My favorite polishes are royal blue or red.”
Advice for taking selfies: “Lighting is a big thing. If you’re not in the right light it just won’t work,” she explains. “I’m not into using too many filters, either. I like to keep it pretty natural or black and white is always cool. But above all, you have to know your face: everybody has their good side. And practice! Practice makes perfect.”
Off to practice your selfies yet?
Posted Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 2:14pm
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