ICYMI: April 18, 2014

Dance, Joffrey, dance.

Sorry for our absence last week, but we’re back with a brand new ICYMI on this lovely spring weekend, so let’s get to it!

-Is it really meta to post the story about James Franco calling NYT theatre critic Ben Brantley a “little bitch” and suggesting he go work for Gawker and actually link to Gawker’s story about it? I don’t know. “Meta” gets thrown around a lot these days.

-The trailer for season 2 of Orange Is The New Black is here and IT. IS. AMAZING. Also, if it gets picked up for a third season (which, duh, it will), Laura Prepon will be back as a series regular (even though she’s only appearing in four episodes of season 2). There is just SO MUCH GOOD OITNB NEWS YOU GUYS.

-Michelle Obama will make a cameo appearance on Nashville, which, no offense to Nashville fans, is a show I regularly forget is even a thing.

-Even though Mara Wilson (who, incidentally, has grown up to be a really good writer) wants nothing to do with it, there is supposedly a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel in the works, which is terrifying because a) it will probably be awful and b) THAT MOVIE IS ACTUALLY REALLY SCARY.

-Bryan Singer, the director of the X-Men franchise, has been accused of drugging and raping an underage boy, which is, obviously, horrible and fucked up. ABC has pulled his name from ads for a series that he’s exec producing, and his accuser has been speaking out a lot, so… yeah, this doesn’t look good.

There might be a motherfuckin’ Jayoncé tour. I’m so overwhelmed with emotion that I don’t have anything witty to say about this.

-More incredible news: two comedy duos are reuniting and I’m already trying to buy tickets to both of their movies. John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell will work once again with their Stepbrothers director, Adam McKay, for a border patrol comedy, and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will play sisters in The Nest. I may or may not be having heart palpitations right now.

-Oh, here’s another movie I’ll be lining up for starting… right about now: Magic Mike XXL will be released on July 3, 2015. What a perfect way to celebrate our freedom.

-Amy Schumer, nailing it per usual, aired an insanely dead-on Aaron Sorkin parody called “The Foodroom” on her sketch show, Inside Amy Schumer. It costars Josh Charles, a sorkin veteran (Sports Night) and literally everything about it is spot-on. I’m not sure why no one’s given her a late night show yet.

-And finally, some David Fincher news. The first teaser for his new film Gone Girl has been released, and it looks appropriately brooding, dark and excellent, and he has officially split from Aaron Sorkin (I’m having deja-vu) on the Jobs biopic, which he is reportedly not directing. I’m guessing Christian Bale said no, then?

Great! We’ll have more Game of Thrones and Veep recaps up early in the week, plus a piece from Ben on anthology shows and… some other stuff. It’s nice out! Go outside!

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