It’s not technically summer yet, despite the very warm weather we’re experiencing, so my recent spring cleaning binge is still in season. Lately I’ve been obsessed with instilling order to my office, so I’ve been spending my free time scanning files, moving furniture around, and generally fixating on minimizing clutter. I’m not sure what has kickstarted this, other than it may be a manifestation of stress. I’m controlling what I can by trying to instill order where I can. Sadly this spring cleaning bug has not applied to my apartment, which continues to look like my college sorority house after a party. I don’t understand why this dichotomy exists, but it does. I dunno – maybe it’s something to discuss with my therapist.
Lucky for you, my focus on organization and order applies to the pop culture roundup as well, so it’s easy for you to catch up on the various news that you may have missed.So while I spend my lunch hour dusting my desk (seriously), bring yourself up to speed on the week in pop.
- The season 7 finale of Game of Thrones will clock in at a cool 90 minutes.
- It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia won’t return until late 2018.
- Netflix has renewed Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a fourth season.
- Ryan Murphy is swapping the new seasons of America Crime Story; Season 2 will be The Assassination of Gianni Versace and the season on Hurricane Katrina will debut later.
- Luther will return to BBC America for a fifth season. We could all use more Idris Elba in our lives.
- Anna Chlumsky has joined Halt and Catch Fire for its final season.
- Amid allegations of misconduct, production has been suspended on Bachelor in Paradise.
- Fargo may end after this season.
- The Game of Thrones aftershow is moving from HBO to Twitter.
- The competitors on Battle of the Network Stars have been revealed.
- According to the Doctor Who showrunner, the new Doctor has been picked.
- Nathan Fillion and Tony Hale will appear in the second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
- 24 Legacy has been canceled by Fox.
- How to make Freddy’s Ribs from House of Cards:
- Cinemax gives a series order to Warrior.
- Jennifer Connelly joins the cast of the TV adaptation of Snowpiercer.
- Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will return in October.
- Sandra Oh returns to TV in a BBC spy series.
- Game of Throne’s Michael Huisman has been cast in Netflix’s The Haunting Of Hill House series.
- Broad City will bleep out a certain person’s name in the new season.
- Lindsay Lohan joins the second season of the British comedy series Sick Note. Rupert Grint, Nick Frost, and Don Johnson star.
- NBC has passed on pilot from Tina Fey that starred Busy Phillips and Casey Wilson. NBC is stupid.
- Paul F. Tompkins, Jim Rash, and Margo Martindale lend their voices to the new DuckTales series.
- Facebook may pick up Loosely Exactly Nicole, which was cancelled by MTV.
- Tiffani Thiesen will co-star in the Netflix comedy series Alexa & Katie.
- Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler are collaborating on their fourth film together.
- Jon Hamm joins Jeremy Renner and Ed Helms in Tag.
- Melissa McCarthy will produce and star in the Christmas musical comedy Margie Claus.
- Robin Wright is returning for Justice League.
- The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira has joined the cast of Avengers: Infinity War.
- Deadpool 2 has added Shioli Kutsuna to the cast in a mystery role.
- A Pittsburgh bar unveiled a Sandlot-themed cocktail menu.
- Someone from Ocean’s 11 will make an appearance in Ocean’s Eight.
- Michelle Monaghan will appear in Mission: Impossible 6.
- Don’t expect to see Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins Returns.
- O’Shea Jackson, Jr. will play Dock Ellis in a new biopic.
- 2 Live Crew is getting a biopic.
- Hannah John-Kamen joined the cast of Ant-Man and The Wasp.
- Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s script is hitting the auction block.
- The Cannonball Run remake will be helmed by the Dodgeball director.
- A Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker documentary is coming to Netflix June 23rd.
- Black Panther:
- The Gong Show:
- Oh, Hello:
- Spider-Man: Homecoming:
- Tour de Pharmacy:
- Transformers: The Last Knight:
- Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up for the First Time:
- Killing Ground:
- Life of Kylie:
- Listen to the new Fleet Foxes album, Crack-Up.
- Beck will be an opener for U2 on The Joshua Tree tour.
- Here are the 2017 CMT Music Award winners.
- Taylor Swift’s music has returned to streaming services.
- The site of Woodstocl has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
- Moby announced a new album.
- The Aftershock Festival will help you relive the 90s.
- Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile made an album together and are hitting the road.
- The Hip-Hop Hall of Fame will open next year in Harlem.
- Perfume Genius is going out on tour with The xx.
- Dave Chappelle is doing a ten-date residency at Radio City Music Hall with a ton of special guests.
- A stand-up special from Maz Jobrani will debut on Netflix in August.
- Here are the 2017 Tony winners.
- Falsettos will be shown in theaters this summer.
- Delta Airlines and Bank of America have pulled their support of The Public Theater’s production of Julius Caesar.
- Sweat will close on Broadway June 25th.
- The Broadway revival of Six Degrees of Separation will close early.
- A Black Mirror book will be released.
Odds and Ends
- Metallica’s Lars Ulrich has been knighted in Denmark.
- Scarlett Johansson is rumored to be dating SNL’s Colin Jost.
- Ryan Lochte and fiancé Kayla Rae Reid welcomed a baby boy.
- Julia Stiles and fiancé Preston Cook are expecting their first child together.
- Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s little daughter Luna threw out the first pitch at a Mariners game.
- Ice Cube received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Phil Collins was hospitalized after a fall.
- Former Top Gear host Richard Hammond was in a serious car crash.
- Jennifer Lawrence OK after her plane had to make an emergency landing in Buffalo.
- Tom Hardy paid tribute to his beloved dog Woody, who lost his battle with polymyositisis.
- Roman Polanski’s victim asked to end the case against him.
- Bill Cosby’s defense rests their case after calling only one witness.
- MTV Road Rules star Danny Dias has died. He was 34.
- Actress Glenne Headly has passed away. She was 63.
- Rest in peace, Adam West.
Mashups and Supercuts
- Terrence Malick’s version of Wonder Woman:
- Emily Blunt and James Corden sing their way through Romeo and Juliet:
- All the Game of Thrones deaths in one video: