In a three-night A&E documentary series that details the events leading up to Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment, Monica Lewinsky is finally telling her side of the story. She had previously spoken with Barbara Walters, but she was far too young for pointed reflection. With fresh eyes and a firm memory, she walks us through the suicide-inducing horrors that included the threat of prison.
The Truth Behind Cattrall’s Demands
The third chapter of James Andrew Miller’s Origins podcast explores the now infamous feud between Kim Cattrall and . . . seemingly everyone else involved in HBO’s Sex and the City. According to showrunner Michael Patrick King, the issues arose over money and marketing.
The show doesn’t exist if Sarah Jessica wasn’t the blond star of the show, that’s No. 1. Kim was not at the height of her career, Kristin was under her in terms of notability, Cynthia was a theater actress — and their contracts reflected that status
As for why Sarah Jessica Parker was the solo player on all the movie posters? Michael Patrick King explains that because Sarah was the legitimate movie star when the show launched, it therefore makes sense to utilize her star power for all publicity-related materials.
Lorde Have Mercy
Kanye West is an easy target, and he’s the subject of some much-deserved criticism as of late. But don’t touch the man on the music front. Lorde recently took to Instagram to proclaim that Kanye and Kid Cudi (the Kids See Ghosts rap duo) lifted Lorde’s floating stage in the shape of a box, saying:
TMZ reports that Noah Centineo’s segment with Busy Philipp’s on James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’ got heavily edited down when his team immediately feared that the ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ star’s image would take a hit when word got around that he ghosted Busy’s friend (a writer on her show). Noah clearly knew the girl in question given his reaction, which you can see below. As for Busy, she seems to take great pride in exposing the antics of others.
Though Noah is certainly a good looking guy, I love everything about this story. For starters, if you take one look at his Instagram, you’ll notice that it’s basically Kim Kardashian lite. In fact, you’d learn absolutely nothing about his friends, his adventures, his outings, or his interests given that it’s inundated with sexy selfies. And hey — I’m all for a good pic, but selfie overload is a serious swipe left. I’d need a little more details on their interaction to impose serious judgment on the ghosting, though. Perhaps my readers can weigh in on the length of dating time it takes to move past ghosting. I vote one month.
Jane Curtin is a badass. As an original cast member on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ she’s a pioneer who paved the way for many of the women who came after her, and by all accounts, she’s normal. If you ever read ‘Live From New York’ written by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales, you’d learn more about her legendary status, with one select quote from Rosie Shuster, a writer on the long-running series who later married Lorne Michaels.
As someone fascinated by the early exit of actors from successful series, I’ve long been curious about Christopher Abbott’s abrupt departure from HBO’s Girls in season 3. Though he returned for a cameo in the final season, the speculation has always pointed to a stark creative difference with Lena Dunham. On ‘Watch What Happens Live,’ Andy Cohen got to the bottom of it, and Dunham confirmed their cantankerous relationship, saying Abbott once said he felt “stuck on a sitcom.”
In a finite period of time on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Kenan Thompson made some very astute points about Kanye West’s political rant on SNL, and they’re worth noting. For starters, absent the insanity of West’s actual argument, Thompson points out that he made the cast uncomfortable and essentially “held them hostage.” He gathered them around for his rant without revealing his intentions, which awkwardly puts them beside him without their prior consent. Furthermore, though “we are all entitled to our opinion,” according to Thompson, that is “not the time” to voice it. And if you’re going to voice it, at least let people know before you comission their presence. Watch below.