Geek God Joss Whedon is no stranger to death. Whether it’s Marvel’s The Avengers or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, death (and killing off his characters) is always a recurring element of the “Whedonverse.”
Recently, Whedon delivered the commencement speech for Wesleyan University. The message he had for recent grads was, “You’re all going to die.”
Whedon expanded on this point by discussing the contradiction between the desires of one’s body versus their mind:
[Y]ou are at your physical peak. Your bodies have just gotten off the ski slope at the peak of growth and potential! And now comes the black diamond mogul run to the grave.
And the weird thing is… your body wants to die. On a cellular level that’s what it wants. And that’s—probably?—not what you want. I’m confronted by a great deal of grand and worthy ambition from this student body. You want to be politicians, social workers, you want to be artists. Your body’s ambition? Mulch. Your body wants to make some babies and then go in the ground and fertilize things. That’s it!
Jennifer Lopez is looking at real life to inspire her latest project. The entertainment mogul recently chatted with ABC News about her “non-traditional family” and her new ABC Family soap The Fosters.
Lopez and ex-husband Marc Anthony share 5-year-old twins Emme and Max. The twins also have three siblings from their father’s previous relationships. Post divorce, Lopez has been dating her backup dancer and choreographer, Casper Smart. It's no wonder she wanted to serve as executive producer for a series about a multi-ethnic couple raising a mix of biological and adopted children!
So putting a show like this one to me is, look, there is no perfect [of] what family is supposed to be. It’s about love and that’s what I constantly remind myself of because I kind of let society get inside my head, ‘Oh, it shouldn’t be like this. I did this, I did that. I failed.’ And it’s like, no. [My kids are] happy, they’re healthy, they’re loved more than anything in the world and they’re going to be fine. I want them to know that. READ MORE
On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels have been struck with a severe case of Scandal fever. From Olivia and Fitz’s sizzlin’ relationship to the spurned First Lady, the PC gang discuses it all in this special Scandal Confidential episode.
Scandal isn’t the only hot show the DC crew dishes about on ABC. Miranda Bailey faced an investigation into the deaths of her patients on Grey's Anatomy. Jamey and Luke disagree on Cristina’s storyline.
The podcast then becomes Awkward as the gang discuss a surprising death on the MTV series. Brawls erupt in The Real Housewives of New Jersey trailer, but does that have anything on Mariah Carey andNicki Minaj’s feud on American Idol?
All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast!
The Weinstein Company has released a trailer for Lee Daniels’ highly-anticipated film, The Butler. The period piece centers on the real-life story of Eugene Allen, who served as the White House butler for eight presidents from 1952-1986. Forest Whitaker takes on the title role, with daytime talk show maven Oprah Winfrey as his wife.
This marks Winfrey’s first appearance on the silver screen since starring in Beloved 15 years ago. Watch the trailer after the jump!
One Life to Live fan favorite Trevor St. John is teaming up with Full House alum Candace Cameron Bure in GMC’s Finding Normal. According to the press release, Bure plays Dr. Lisa Leland, a hot shot surgeon from LA, who leaves her booming practice behind to be with her boyfriend in the Hamptons.
While traveling through North Carolina, her car breaks down. She finds herself stranded in the small town of Normal, where she crosses paths with Lucas Craig (St. John), who, along with the other residents of Normal, teach Lisa the true meaning of life. Get a peek of the movie after the jump!