Since this is the last episode of The Hollywood Read, we revisit our 2020 predictions and update them for a post-pandemic world, including the future of streaming, blockbusters, and a potential contraction of the entire film industry. It’s a super depressing note to end our show on as we (mostly Sarah) completely abandon optimism. We thank you for listening, sharing, commenting, and recommending. See you at the movies…someday.
This week we examine the bookcase backgrounds of every celebrity Zoom appearance, since they are all filming in front of bookcases instead of showing off their celebrity quarantine pads. Then we talk the death of MTV Cribs and celebrity homes as conspicuous consumption, and the rise of the Architectural Digest home tour as low-key celebrity real estate video. Lastly, we discuss some of our favorite celebrity homes and castles, and the gossip stories that surround them.
We might be stuck inside, but that doesn’t mean the world slows down. Despite the shutdown, Hollywood is busy, and this week we’re running down a number of late news stories, including the semi-cancellation of the Cannes Film Festival, the on demand success of Trolls World Tour, the fate of The Hollywood Reporter, and Bob Iger’s return to power at Disney.
This week we’re talking Cats, the #ButtholeCut, and the recent revelations that director Tom Hooper, apparently, has never seen a real cat. We also check in on celebrities in quarantine and who’s thriving and who should really stop posting on social media. Finally, we have some soft quarantine recs for you, for a relaxing time in lockdown.
As we’re all still locked inside, we’re discussing more binge recs for your self-quarantine, the latest cancellations, including the Cannes Film Festival, and how we are staving off boredom with varying degrees of success. Join us as we try not to lose our minds and ponder whether this is all happening because we saw Cats.
This week, we’re updating the latest developments facing the film industry in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, and then we talk about Meghan Markle’s revenge fashion during her last week of appearances as part of the royal family. We also have some binge-watching recs for your self-quarantine.
Kayleigh on Duchess Meghan’s revenge fashion: https://www.pajiba.com/celebrities_are_better_than_you/how-meghan-markle-dressed-for-revenge.php
Meghan O’Keefe’s Newsletter: https://namedropper.substack.com/
As coronavirus spreads around the globe, we talk about the least important aspect of the story: how it’s affecting the film industry. SXSW has been cancelled, No Time to Die shifted its release date by six months, and more upheaval is yet expected. We dig into the possibility of a pop culture year in which major events are cancelled, movies don’t come out, and maybe streaming services will finally kill movie theaters. Wash your hands and don’t go on cruises!