Hulu has removed an episode of The Golden Girls over blackface concerns amid Hollywood’s grappling with troubling portrayals of race in film and TV. But as streamers have taken a machete to episodes featuring blackface like 30 Rock, Scrubs, and the Netflix comedy sketch series With Bob and David, and late-night hosts like Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel have publicly apologized for past uses of blackface, criticism has started to emerge that Hollywood is “overcorrecting” without actually addressing the real problems of racism in the entertainment industry.
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Anyone who survived the 1980s and 1990s are more than familiar with the Chia Pet, mostly because of their infectious commercial jingle (“Ch-ch-ch-chia!”) that always seems to be playing on a TV late at night. But Chia Pets have come a long way since the early days of rams and sheep.
Thanks to NECA, soon you’ll be able to get a wide variety of pop culture inspired Chia Pets, and even more are coming from your favorite TV shows and movies, including Rick and Morty, Stranger Things, Golden Girls, Gremlins, Predator, Ghostbusters and more. Read More »
HBO’s comedy series Girls is nearing an end to its sixth and final season. We’re not sure where the stories of Hannah (Lena Dunham), Marnie (Allison Williams), Jessa (Jemima Kirke) and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) will end up, but we won’t have to wait for long. Though this is the final season of the show, Lena Dunham has said that she would love to bring these characters back for a movie, but not until enough time has passed for them to be in a completely different place in their lvies.
That brings us to one Girls project that’s even further down the road. In honor of the final season of Girls, the folks at Jimmy Kimmel Live decided to round up the four stars of the HBO series to put together a pilot for an update of The Golden Girls, featuring Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna living together like Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty did in the original version of the series.
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Kagan McLeod created this illustration featuring the mant actors and actresses from the past years of multi-camera sitcom history. How many of the 50 characters do you reccognize? Answer key on the National Post.