We all shudder in terror when reflecting on our intern days. Days filled with running coffee orders and practically living in the office.
But none of us had it nearly as bad as Andy, the fresh-out-of-college intern at Runway Magazine. We totally felt for her in Lauren Weisberger's book The Devil Wears Prada.
The book and film adaptation follows the story of a newly hired personal assistant for an editor at a fashion magazine.
According to Harper's Bazaar, Lauren admitted that the book was based on her own experience as an intern at Vogue. The character Miranda, her boss in the book, was inspired by Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
(Yes, Miranda really exists!)
The story follows Lauren’s experience working as Anna’s personal assistant and what life was like working for the magazine.
And we just love Meryl Streep's interpretation of her!
Obviously, she said at the Hearst Big Book Festival, her novel was a dramatised version of her real experience.
So, it took us by surprise when the author recently revealed that she does not regret working for the ‘devil’ in Prada, despite how difficult her job was.
Say what? We know Miranda slays, but nobody would want to work for her! The intimidating editor has no patience for her assistant and sends her on ridiculous errands like fetching an original manuscript of Harry Potter for the editor's daughter.
And for those of you who haven’t seen the film, then clear your weekend schedule. It’s sasstastic!
Despite the job's hardships, Lauren confessed: “I don't think I could've had a better experience in terms of my career.”
She learned so much during her intern job and relished the opportunity to see how the magazine ran everything so efficiently.
Her flair for fashion, no doubt, was probably a major factor in her motivation to stick through her nightmarish boss’ demands.
However, Lauren does admit she complained throughout the duration of her job. “I did a lot of complaining. [..] But I absolutely loved it. Looking back at that time, it was one of the most valuable times of my career.”
Although the book is filled with horror stories of her demanding boss and her constant scrambling to please her, humour weaves the plot together in a must-see manner.
Working can be difficult when it’s long hours, and let's admit it, we all have had a boss we wanted to scream at.
But, like Lauren, if you surround yourself with the best people in the biz, then it’s worth the bottom-of-the-food-chain treatment. One day, you will earn your spot up top and be able to use everything you’ve learned in the process.
Do you remember watching The Devil Wears Prada for the first time? And the RAGE you felt towards Miranda?
She is a bad ass, for sure, but we cannot help but hate her – like any good villain.
However, a new (deleted) clip has been revealed, and it will totally change the way you see the Editor-in-Chief.
The scene, which ultimately ended up on the cutting room floor, takes place at the ball that Andy attends instead of her boyfriend's birthday in order to help Miranda Priestly, by whispering key names and facts in her ear.
The moment in the film was fairly significant, and portrayed Miranda as a total mega-meanie.
However, the deleted scene would have totally changed the way in which viewers saw Miranda, as an actual human, that is.
In the short clip, just as Andy is about to leave the gala, Miranda’s drunken husband makes an unexpected entrance, shouting, “When do we eat?”
I'm just seeing this deleted scene from The Devil Wears Prada for the first time, and honestly it changed the whole movie for me pic.twitter.com/6Zkr6UxHQO
Big Little Lies season one had us absolutely GRIPPED with the underlying tension and complex relationships, not to mention the stellar acting from stars like Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, Laura Dern and Nicole Kidman.
We can't get enough of the Monterey mums and their crazy tale, and jumped for joy when HBO commissioned a season two with seven new episodes. Oh, and MERYL STREEP. *Weeps*
The sophomore series is due to premiere on June 9, 2019 and the first-look images are ridiculously intense. It looks like plenty of confrontations will take place, and epiphany moments.
The teaser shows plenty of screaming, which proves weirdly entertaining. Meryl is seen throwing some world class shade at the end, playing the role of Perry's mother. If you've forgotten, Perry is six feet under after his abuse escalated and he was pushed down the steps by Bonnie.
We just KNOW that Meryl is going to bring something special to the show. Perry's mum arrives in town with plenty of questions about her son's death.
Nicole Kidman shared the first picture of Mary Louise Wright (Meryl's character) last August, alongside Celeste's "darling boys." What are they looking at, we wonder? Perry's mum and Madeleine also appear to have a showdown.
Reese and Meryl were seen filming a scene involving an ice cream cone being thrown in Los Angeles; basically Madeleine hurls the cone at Mary Louise. They both appear to be fiery characters, and it's unsurprising that they clash.
The show finally has it's own Instagram account, so we're guessing that it'll be riddled with BLL hints about the new season fairly soon. Currently, it's just a grid of videos and gallery posts about the cast.
A new director is also attached to the project: Andrea Arnold. Every episode of season one was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, but he was quoted saying, "If we do a season 2, we’ll break a beautiful thing and spoil it."
He decided not to do season two, basically. Arnold previously worked on episodes of Transparent and the Oscar-winning short film Wasp.
News also broke that This Is Us and American Horror Story actor Denis O'Hare is set to become a regular cast member for season two. His role is yet to be described though, we're waiting.
It also looks like all the OG members of the Monterey Mom patrol are returning. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will also return as executive producers (girl power) and Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Zoë Kravitz are reprising their cast roles.
Rumour has it, Alexander Skarsgård could be back? The actor won a Golden Globe, an Emmy and a SAG Award for his incredible portrayal of Celeste's abusive husband, Perry. Though he's definitely dead (thank you, stairs)…he could appear in flashbacks.
Celeste's husband could still appear in her nightmares. Executive producer Bruna Papandrea recently responded “not that I know of” when asked if Alexander will return.
Alexander has also teased, “I don’t even know if I’m really dead or not. I feel okay right now, but we’ll see.” He's keeping the option open, it would seem.
Liane Moriarty is the author of the book, Big Little Lies. She also wrote the story for season two, despite never publishing a sequel to the book. The season one showrunner and writer David E. Kelley is also returning.
Word on the street is that Bonnie's parents show up to stir trouble.In April 2018, the Hollywood Reporter broke everyone's hearts by claiming Zoë’s real-life VIP parents Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet will not play Bonnie’s parents on BLL.
Crystal Fox plays Elizabeth Howard, and Martin Donovan (Weeds) will portray Bonnie's father, Martin. Bonnie will struggle to process what she did to Perry, and it has an important emotional link to her past. Deadlinereports that Perry's death drags up unsavoury memories from her childhood.
Renata is also due to have a few alterations to her marriage, according to Deadline.
Good news: a hot, "offbeat" surfer hits up Monterey. Give a warm round of applause to actor Douglas Smith, who will play Corey Brockfield. The character is an “aspiring marine biologist” and Jane’s (Shailene) co-worker. Romance alert?
The Canadian actor has worked on The Alienist, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Big Love. All we know about him is that he looks damn good on the beach.
The cast are getting some TASTY pay raises (#TimesUp). ABC Newsreported in April 2018 that the cast will get increases for the season season.
Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming told THR in a different interview that this was a “direct result” of the Time’s Up movement, so clap clap to Reese for that;
“One of the things that’s come out of thinking about the movement and some conversations with Reese, who’s really at the forefront, is something we’ve done recently. We’ve proactively gone through all of our shows- in fact, we just finished our process where we went through and made sure that there were no inappropriate disparities in pay, and where there were, if we found any, we corrected it going forward.”
THR claimed in January of last year that Nicole and Reese, who produce the show, will earn $1 million per episode on season two, compared to $250,000 to $350,000 per episode on season one.Did someone say, "glow up"?
Their children's school will get a brand new teacher at Otter Bay Elementary. Mo McRae, of Pitch fame, will play Michael Perkins; a second grade teacher who causes Renata's daughter to have panic attacks about the environment.
HBO confirmed that P. J. Byrne will reprise his role as the school’s principal last May, and Poora Jagannathan (Gypsy, The Night Of) will play a new character named Katie Richmond. We're assuming she's a mum, but nothing's been set in stone.
Meryl has been having a WHALE of a time on set with the ladies, even going group bowling with the cast. Nicole Kidman is set to create more projects with Liane Moriarty, specifically her upcoming book Nine Perfect Strangers.
Nicole has bought the film and tv rights, so we're in for a treat. We have no word on whether or not there'll be a Big Little Lies season three. BLL creator and executive producer Kelley has said,
“It’s one and two, and we like our closure with season two, but that will probably be it.” Nicole seemed to disagree, saying, “There’s no plan for it to end, specifically. This was a long shoot for us, and it was an enormous amount of work, and we’re just amazed that we can be here.” Hmmm
"He was the most incredible acting partner, and then he came back for season two." Directly after this comment, her co-star and fellow producer Reese Witherspoon laughed and immediately made a gesture that was literally code for; "SHUT YO MOUTH."
Nicole tried to dig herself out of that massive hole and added, "He has a little bit of a part in the sense of…the basis of…okay, I’ll be quiet. He didn’t abandon us. We’ll put it that way." AHHHHH.
In the teaser trailer for the next season, Perry is nowhere to be seen so the fact that he'll be in the coming episodes is a MAJOR suprise.
Perry is confirmed as a dead character, unless he somehow gained rejuvenating powers to bring himself back to life. Somebody needs to make sure Melisandre from Game of Thrones is nowhere near him.
Nicole's truth bomb could mean that there will be flashbacks involving Perry, and his assault on Shailene Woodley's character, Jane. His abuse of his wife Celeste, portrayed beautifully by Kidman, may also be a focus.
Jameela Jamil doesn't hold anything back when it comes to body-shaming, and abuse in the entertainment industry.
She has become renowned for her comments blasting the Kardashians for endorsing weight-loss products, and also is on a campaign attempting to ban airbrushing and photoshop.
The Good Place actress has now opened up about her feelings regarding designer Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away yesterday aged 85.
I’m glad somebody said it. Even if it is a little soon. A ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist shouldn’t be posted all over the internet as a saint gone-too-soon. Talented for sure, but not the best person. https://t.co/RK3Q9HilpP
"I’m glad somebody said it. Even if it is a little soon. A ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist shouldn’t be posted all over the internet as a saint gone-too-soon. Talented for sure, but not the best person," she wrote.
Chanel confirmed yesterday that the iconic German visionary had died. Lagerfeld worked as creative director of Fendi, Chanel and K by Karl Lagerfeld simultaneously until his death.
Meryl completely disputes this, and Chanel doesn’t pay actresses to wear their fashions on the red carpet, despite the fact that many designers in the industry do.
When he was asked about Streep, he said, “A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?” Meryl responded, saying; "Karl Lagerfeld, a prominent designer, defamed me, my stylist, and the illustrious designer whose dress I chose to wear, in an important industry publication.
"That publication printed this defamation, unchecked." Don't hold back, gal.
While we're all remembering and memorializing Karl Lagerfeld's life, keep these comments in mind. https://t.co/SmLToFY5qO
When asked to comment on model victims of sexual harassment, said: “If you don’t want your pants pulled about, don’t become a model! Join a nunnery." Oh Karl…
Jameela Jamil's reponse to his death has caused some social media users to claim she has a lack of respect for the dead and condemned him too quickly.
“Seriously let’s have some respect for his death keep your opinion at least respectful at this time,” wrote one person. Others showed their support for the actress;
Sorry for Karl's death & succumbing to horrible cancer but…facts are facts. @jameelajamil mentioned it too. He was a truly brilliant creator but a far less brilliant human. However, I feel that a lot of people share his bigotry, they just hide it better. #KarlLagerfeldhttps://t.co/GIf6s4lckS
Others claim that she dragged his name too soon, and his family are only beginning to mourn;
“Regardless if your opinion is right or wrong, a lot of people seem to have liked and respected this person. Do you think it would be more respectful to voice your opinion after hes been mourned by friends and family?” wrote another user.
Jamil responded with another, succinct tweet;
Gonna write an essay about this instead of trying to put my thoughts on this into a tweet. How problematic the industry has been for girls is too complex for this.
I have a confession to make… I have seen Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again three times. I know, I know, there are so many incredible movies out at the moment, but there’s something about this cheesy film that I just can’t resist.
Sure, it is pretty cringe-worthy and goofy, but the touching storyline of Sophie and her family trying to cope with the loss of Donna really tugs at your heart strings.
Seeing the adventures of young Donna unfold on screen was really moving and extremely enjoyable because I was madly in love with the three actors playing young Sam, Bill and Harry.
Okay, maybe the main reason I keep going to see this film is Josh Dylan, but it is also the friendship, the setting (take me to Greece now, please) and glorious duo that is Julie Walters and Christine Baranski.
I promised myself I wouldn’t go see the movie a fourth time, however, when I spotted this upcoming event I broke that promise instantly.
The Lighthouse Cinema is hosting a sing-along screening of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again and I will without a doubt be there singing (badly) along to every single word of every single song.
“One of the most popular films of Summer 2018 returns for a one day only Sing-Along event! Not that you'll need any encouragement singing ABBA songs but feel free to give it loads.”
“Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again.”
The screening takes place on September 16 and tickets are available here.
One of our favourite films of all time is being remade, and the cast could not be more perfect!
We all watched the 1994 version of Little Women, starring Winona Ryder, Christian Bale, Susan Sarandon and Kirsten Dunst. It was one of those films we watched to get out of reading the book for school, but we ended up actually loving it.
Winona stole our hearts as the spirited Jo, who strained for independence and leaned on her sisters when life got tough. The movie adaptation was a heartwarming tale of sisterhood, romance, war, identity, and family.
Then last year, BBC’s mini-series took a new perspective on Louisa May Alcott’s classic. Each actor adhered to the book’s interpretation of them: Maya Hawke, playing Jo, strived to illuminate her character’s imperfections, Willa Fitzgerald showed Meg’s journey was one of self acceptance, and Annes Elwy embodied Beth’s social anxiety in a real and moving depiction.
Now, rumours of a modern interpretation of Little Women are spreading, and the word is that it will begin filming next month, according to Variety.
Allegedly, Emma Watson has been approached by Sony for a role, and although it is unknown which March sister she will play, her shorter hair and fiery Hermione attitude suggest she would be the perfect Jo. However, her poised and determined role of Belle as a romantic could suggest she would make an excellent Meg.
The Harry Potter star is said to be replacing Emma Stone, who was originally asked to be part of the film but had to turn the offer down due to filming clashes with Fox Searchlight film The Favourite.
It has been over a decade since the classic fashion film, The Devil Wears Prada hit our screens, and one particular lip-synch video is going viral.
Depicting one of the film's most iconic scenes, the one in which Miranda Priestly reads Andy Sachs for absolute filth over her dismissal of two 'identical' belts while wearing that cerulean sweater, Meryl fan Bowen Yang is taking the internet by storm.
The video, which now has over 1.6 million views, has been shared all over social media.
Bowen has been highly praised for his depiction of Meryl's performance.
Every thing from the inhalations to the head tilts is completely perfect, and highlights the subtlety of the art of acting.
One thing I have to have to have to say is that Meryl's characterization is waaaaaay more intense than I—and I think most people—realized. Everything above her mouth is STILL and I'm probably being too expressive in the vid. Her jaw is clenched. It's a lot, it's masterful.
Sundays are all fun and games until reality hits and you have to get yourself organised for another week of work. The Sunday night fear is something we all experience, but fear not, we have the perfect solution that is bound to lift your spirits tonight.
If anything is going to bring a smile to yourself tonight it’s a musical. Sometimes all you need is to curl up on the sofa and watch Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Amanda Seyfried sing and dance to ABBA’s greatest hits.
Forget about your 6am start and watch Donna and the Dynamos shimmy to Dancing Queen. Ignore the fact that you have a mountain of unwashed dishes in the sink and prance around your living room to Voulez Vous. Boost your ego by listening to Pierce Brosnan singing SOS (God loves a trier.)
RTÉ 1 are making our Sunday night a hell of a lot better by showing Mamma Mia at 9.30 pm tonight.
The movie is one of our all time favourites. We know it’s cheesy, but it’s the ultimate feel-good movie.
Mamma Mia is a musical/rom-com that will make your heart feel warm, leave your sides hurting from laughing and turn you into a blubbering mess all within the space of 109 minutes.
It follows the story of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) who has grown up not knowing who her father was, but as her wedding day approaches, she wants her dad to be there to give her away.
She takes matters into her own hands and invites her mum's (Meryl Streep) three former lovers- Harry (Colin Firth), Bill (Stellan Skarsgard) and Sam (Pierce Brosnan)- to the wedding. One of the three men is her father, and Sophie believes if she gets to know them she’ll find out who her dad is.
Lady Bird stars Saoirse Ronan and Timotheé Chamalet will join forces again for a remake of one of the best novels.
The duo are set to star in Greta Gerwig's adaption of the beloved Louisa May Alcott book Little Women.
Variety reported that Meryl Streep, Emma Stone Florence Pugh will also join the Lady Bird actors in the remake.
Little Women follows the lives of the March sisters -Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy- and their mum during the Civil War. Their father is away at war and the family face many difficult times, but their sisterly bond helps them get through the highs and lows of teenage life.
The four sisters travel down different paths and soon realise that growing up isn’t as easy as they once thought it would be.
Saoirse Ronan recently gushed about her love for coming-of-age movies, so this will be the perfect fit for her.
She told RTÉ Entertainment about her love of movies similar to The Breakfast Club and Lady Bird.
“I loved things like Rebel Without a Cause and Dirty Dancing. Lots of films that, I suppose, were about a young person figuring out who they were in the world. That seemed to be what I was really drawn to,” Saoirse expressed.
There’s no doubt in our minds that Gerwig’s adaption of Little Women will win the hearts of fans across the globe, especially with such an impressive cast.
After Perry's death in season one, Mary Louise comes to Monterey partly out of concern for her grandchildren, and also because she wants answers about what happened to her son.
This must be a dream come true for showrunner David E. Kelley (and, of course, the rest of us), as he previously told The Hollywood Reporter that she would be a part of his dream cast for Big Little Lies.
Another star he'd like to include? Tom Hanks. We can get behind that combination!
Season two is set to be seven episodes long, and David has already written the scripts for each episode.
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