I am taking this Friday off from work, which will be my 3rd vacation day of the year and my first since May. So this week, I am firmly embracing the philosophy of Stanley from The Office:
Honestly, all I’m trying to do is survive this week. I don’t even care that it’s my birthday – my eyes are on the prize, and that prize is walking out of the office for a three day weekend.
So while I figure out how to run out the next 48 hours, kick back and get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s installment of the roundup.
- Here’s the list of this year’s Emmy winners.
- You can watch the rest of Sterling K. Brown’s Emmy speech.
- Corey Stoll, Andrew Rannells, and Paul Reiser join Matthew Weiner’s The Romanoffs.
- Game of Thrones will film multiple endings for the series finale.
- Comedy Central has extended Trevor Noah’s contract for The Daily Show through 2020.
- HBO has renewed The Deuce for a second season. Hooray!
- TBS has renewed People of Earth, Wrecked, and The Guest Book.
- Amazon is making a horror anthology series of the podcast Lore.
- Phil Lord and Chris Miller are developing a soccer mom comedy for ABC.
- Keke Palmer is heading to Scream for its third season.
- The Powerpuff Girls are getting a new long-lost sister, Bliss.
- Netflix has ordered a second season of Atypical.
- Jamie Lee Curtis will star in a CBS comedy about living in a funeral home.
- Jim Carrey and Michael Gondry are teaming up again for a Showtime series.
- Jemima Kirke will have a recurring role in Emma Stone and Jonah Hill’s Netflix series.
- The Harry Potter: A History of Magic documentary is coming to BBC.
- NBC is developing a family workplace comedy called Sour Mash.
- Cecily Strong joins Great News for its second season.
- The second season of The Tracey Ullman Show will debut on HBO in October.
- Captain Planet will make a cameo appearance in an episode of OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes.
- Total Divas season 7 will debut in November.
- Freeform has cancelled Stitchers.
- The hosting carousel that is The View just keeps on spinning.
- Here’s what is coming and going from Hulu in October.
- Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger will return for a new Terminator movie.
- Director Andy Muschietti shares details about the It sequel.
- Muschietti would like to adapt another Stephen King book.
- Brian O’Halloran will return for Jay & Silent Bob Reboot.
- Claire Foy is set to play Lizbeth Salander in The Girl In the Spider’s Web.
- Elisabeth Moss will star in the feature film Call Jane.
- Jamie Lee Curts will reprise her role of Laurie Strode in the next Halloween movie.
- Aubrey Plaza and Jenny Slate will lend their voices to the animated movie Ark and the Aardvark.
- Elizabeth Banks joins the cast of The Happytime Murders. Joel McHale is also on board.
- Liam Neeson is he’s done with being an action star.
- Jamie Foxx will play Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic.
- Vulture attempts to rank every Jennifer Lawrence performance.
- Stan Lee has filmed five more MCU cameos.
- Jim Carrey prevented Spike Jonze from directing the Ace Ventura sequel.
- The director of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets thinks there can be a sequel – despite the fact no one watched the original.
- People are shipping Pennywise the Clown and the Babadook. 2017 is a very weird year.
- The Shape of Water:
- Better Watch Out:
- All I See Is You:
- The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson:
- Tragedy Girls:
- Jack Ryan:
- Cook Off!:
- All The Money in the World:
- Just Getting Started:
- Search Party, season 2:
- Five Foot Two:
- Tomb Raider:
- Parts Unknown:
- Tokyo Project:
- Tales From the Tour Bus:
- Gotham, season 4:
- Lady Gaga was hospitalized and has postponed the European leg of her tour.
- Bleachers dropped by NPR for a Tiny Desk Concert.
- Gucci Mane is pushing his new album release until October.
- Bruno Mars will perform on the Live at the Apollo TV special.
- Hear Sia’s track for the My Little Pony Movie.
- Esperanza Spalding is making a 10-song album in 77 hours.
- Bjork dropped a new music video.
- The “Cash Me Outside” girl now has a record deal.
- The Man Booker shortlist has been announced.
- J.B. Smoove is writing an advice book.
- Jon Hamm will voice Boba Fett in the audiobook Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View.
- A taped production of the Broadway revival of Falsettos will premiere on PBS.
- Listen to the cast album for the SpongeBob SquarePants musical.
Odds and Ends
- Harrison Ford is interviewed for GQ’s cover story.
- John Stamos, Weird Al, and Finn Wolfhard will do a Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
- Netflix had the unauthorized Stranger Things-themed bar in Chicago shut down (but in a nice way).
- Selena Gomez reveals that she had a kidney transplant over the summer.
- Norman Reedus and Jeffrey Dean Morgan took a motorcycle trip together.
- Malcolm Gladwell and Gucci Mane are pals.
- Amber Tamblyn calls out James Woods in an open letter about misogyny.
- Serena Williams shared a photo of her newborn daughter Alexis (named for Williams’ fiancé).
- Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo are expecting their second child.
- Mandy Moore is engaged to Taylor Goldsmith.
- Fergie and Josh Duhamel are divorcing.
- Kevin Hart apparently cheated on his wife, Eniko Parrish.
- Kathie Lee Gifford’s mom, Joan Epstein, has passed away.
- Narcos location manager Carlos Muñoz Portal was found shot dead in Mexico.
- Hüsker Dü co-founder and drummer Grant Hart has died. He was 56.
- Actor Frank Vincent, best known for roles in Goodfellas and The Sopranos, has died. He was 78.
Mashups and Supercuts
- Lil Wayne covered the Friends theme song for the NFL:
- Pennywise dropped by Grand Theft Auto V:
- A glam rock cover of Nine Inch Nail’s “Hurt”:
- Chris Pine singing “I Will Survive”:
- Miley Cyrus does a grown-up cover of her Hannah Montana-era songs:
- Thor: Ragnarok gets an 80s trailer edit:
- And if anyone makes this for my birthday, I will kill them: