From Napoleon Dynamite to Bones, Grey’s Anatomy, and Veronica Mars, Tina Majorino has maintained a steady presence in beloved movies and shows over the years, always with rabid fandoms in tow. She began acting as a kid (Corrina, Corrina, When A Man Loves A Woman), and she has the strange honor of being in Kevin Costner‘s epic flop Water World, which was, at the time, the most expensive movie ever made. Her career has been eclectic and unwavering, making her one of the most interesting working actresses out there today. (She’s also just really cool and down to earth with rad hair.) Read more…
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Comic-Con is a TV fan’s wet dream, packed with panels, press lines, signings and lots of adorable fan interactions in between. Since fandoms always enjoy obsessing over their favorite fictional relationships (aka “shipping”), we asked the stars of Veronica Mars, Orphan Black and Arrow what it’s like to be on the receiving side of that adoration. And, ya know, if they have any ships of their own. (They do!) Even better – Tatiana Maslany reveals what Orphan Black ship creeps her out the most in the clip above.
In just one season Reign has birthed a passionate fandom who adores the show’s mix of history and romance. At the center of it all are Toby Regbo and Adelaide Kane, whose characters Francis and Mary have more chemistry than a high school science lab. Since fans love to ship their favorite TV characters, we had to ask them what it’s like being on the receiving side of such adoration. Turns out they like to troll Tumblr for Reign GIFs and are familiar with every shipping name bestowed upon them — both on the show and in real life! Read more…
Morris Chestnut was busy fending off fans at Comic-Con yesterday, where he promoted his new TNT miniseries Legends. When not talking up his show with Sean Bean (aka: the star one of the most iconic Game of Thrones scene ever), he gave us a little scoop on what fans can expect from the just-announced Best Man threequel, out April 2016. Chestnut says writer/director Malcolm Lee told him The Best Man Wedding is “a complete departure” from the first two films.
What, you’ve never heard of VidCon? You didn’t know that 18,000 YouTube creators and fans gathered in Anaheim last weekend to celebrate online video and take a lot of selfies with each other? Well it’s time to start paying attention – to VidCon, and the people it honors. Not only are YouTube creators innovating entertainment and making a buttload of money doing it, but their fanbase is rabid, loyal and growing like crazy. Vidcon has more than doubled in size since 2012, and soon the whole world will be attending. Don’t get left out! Here’s what you need to know.
Robert Pattinson is amazing in The Rover. The bleak, dystopian Western is out now, and his performance is sure to convince even the biggest RPattz critics to do a spit take of their haterade. Sure, I’m basically the captain of the Rob Pattinson Fan Train, but it’s not just me he’s blown away. Critics left Cannes raving about his performance, and the accolades are ongoing. But in case you need convincing, I’m here to help.
Sweet Filthy Boy is the latest novel from Christina Lauren, the pen-name of writing duo Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. In just over a year they’ve published seven New York Times bestsellers (yes, you read that right) and their first novel Beautiful Bastard has been optioned for a movie. Sweet Filthy Boy is yet another huge success for the pair and marks the debut of their newest series, Wild Seasons. And boy, do we have a treat for you!
Girls star Andrew Rannells is delightful; a fountain of charm, kindness, and wit mixed together with, as Patti Lupone so perfectly summed up on last Sunday’s episode, the looks of “a f*cking Kennedy.” Better yet, he is incredibly talented, as evidenced by his hilarious turn as Hannah’s biting ex-boyfriend/ex-roommate/forever friend Elijah on Girls and his Tony-nominated performance as Elder Price in The Book of Mormon. And we were lucky enough to sit down with him recently for a chat over a game of checkers. (Which we may have played wrong, thanks to your trusty interviewer’s inability to recall how to play the most basic of childhood games. Oops.)
The one thing you need to know about covering red carpets is this: It is every bit as glamorous as it looks and also it is not glamorous at all. It’s a weird biz, honestly: one that finds you peeing in a port-o-pottie in a ball gown minutes before interviewing Benedict Cumberbatch. One second you’re yukking it up with a walking cover of Vanity Fair magazine, and the next your shoving Kind bars into your mouth on a bus back to a parking garage. Not that I am complaining – I am well aware that my job entails standing still in reasonably warm weather with an electric stick in my hand as beautiful humans talk to me. I am very, very grateful for this and I love every second of it. (Almost as much as I love Kind bars.) But it’s a shame we never get to see the unpolished behind-the-scenes side of red carpets, because it’s equally as weird and fun as the carpets themselves.
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