It’s been a WEEK, guys. Let’s get down to business.
–Comedy Central will be ROASTING JUSTIN BIEBER, which almost seems like shooting fish in a barrel, because every comedian has at least four back-pocket jokes about him already. That’s not to say this won’t be amazing. It’ll probably be amazing.
-Lea Michele told Jimmy Kimmel that she barfed everywhere while singing “Let it Go” for the Glee season premiere (perfectly demonstrating how the general public now feels about both Glee and “Let it Go”), and that, more importantly, there’s a slow-motion video of it. I think Ryan Murphy should probably reconsider Glee series finale and just show that video, on a loop, for an hour.
-Speaking of Glee (ugh), one of their baby stars, Melissa Benoit, has been cast as Supergirl for a new CBS series. I don’t know who that is and didn’t know Supergirl was happening, and reading slash reporting this news has aged me by five years.
-Do you want to watch TWO WHOLE SECONDS of footage from Game of Thrones‘ fifth season? Here you go.
–Rooney Mara and Tatiana Maslany are screen-testing for the new Star Wars series, which is so extremely exciting on about 25 different levels. Hopefully there will be like, 80 Tatiana Maslanys.
-More good things! NBC has greenlit a new series called Apocalypse, and so far, it will star Rob Lowe, Megan Mullally, and Jenna Fischer. Can’t argue with THAT.
-This ICYMI is so full of the best things. NPR Music got the Broad City and Sleater-Kinney laydeez together for an interview, and it was predictably magical.
-Somebody at Saturday Night Live made the amazing decision to pair J.K. Simmons and D’Angelo as the host and musical guest for January 31.
-On his second show ever, Larry Wilmore went bold and declared that Cosby definitely did it. Is Larry Wilmore married? Does he want to marry me, maybe?
-We had to get to SOMETHING stupid in this ICYMI because it was way too happy, so here it is. Many moons ago, when Ben and I had just started this blog, I wrote a piece about how impossible it was going to be to adapt actual garbage book Fifty Shades of Grey into a garbage movie – but, specifically, I wrote about The Tampon Scene. (I am not explaining this again. Look it up.) Anyway, they’re cutting it from the movie, which is… I mean, it makes sense, but I don’t know what they’re gonna fill this movie with if they’re cutting all the gross sex scenes. Now when I get drunk and go see it, I’m just gonna fall asleep!
That’s all for this week. More Oscar stuff soon! Probably!