Wonder Woman is back, and this time she’s fighting crime in the 1980s.
We are of course talking about Wonder Woman 2, or Wonder Woman 1984, as it has been named.
It’s hardly surprising that a sequel was confirmed, given the record-breaking success of the 2017 release, with the female-led and directed film dominating the box office and grossing over £282 million in the first two months.
In fact, since the sequel was announced, fans have been waiting for snippets of news and updates on the highly anticipated project.
Monica’s purple flat from Friendsis quite possible the most iconic television home ever and fourteen years on, we’re still ready to move in the moment it’s available. However Modsy’s team of interior designers (and Friends obsessives) put their skills to use and imagined what the Friends’ apartment would look like fourteen years on. Safe to say, we’re in love.
The redesign was a fun little project they put together to celebrate the show’s 14th anniversary and they turned Monica’s flat into a 3D model to spruce up the place. Given that Monica and Chandler actually got hitched and moved to Westchester with their brood, they also redesigned the apartment as if Rachel or Joey took over the lease and we think they nailed the character’s personalities. We’re personally obsessed with Rachel’s, TBH.
Check the rooms out below…
Monica and Chandler
Monica’s crazy eclectic style, bold colours and choice of offbeat furniture made redesigning her cosy space a bit of a challenge, but Modsy were up for it. They supposed that the couple would have ‘kept the original style of the place, but given it an upgrade’ and we’re into casa del Bings 2018. The biggest change they made was toning down the Friends purple apartment, choosing to keep the hue just on the door as a little reminder of its wilder years.
They played to Monica’s needs as a chef with an updated modern kitchen, doing away with the bold blue cabinets in favour of open storage and muted navy cupboards. They also gave it a very 2018 update by opting for a backsplash made from subway tiles, mismatched dining chairs and boho accents like the mother of pearl chandelier.
If you look really closely, you’ll see that they’ve kept some of their old pieces as well. Obviously they’ve kept that famous yellow mirror frame over the peephole, but you can just about see Rachel’s Jouets print beside the door, a Laurel and Hardy poster tucked in the study area and – of course – the infamous pickle jar on one of the kitchen shelves.
Rachel’s flat is the epitome of Instagram chic and did you really expect anything else from the fashionable queen? Modsy imagined that Rachel had taken over her pal’s lease after she departed for Westchester and moved in with Emma – sans Ross. (Controversial take.)
Her light and airy house is basically a Pinterest dream: full of trailing plants, marble and millennial pink. It’s less dramatic than Monica and Chandler’s pad but no less full of character and Modsy said they figured it would be ‘a sophisticated place for the gang to gather, drink wine, and reminisce about the old days’.
She also had the dreamiest study set up, with a minimal white table and striking black chair. Though it seems like Rachel was less sentimental than the rest of the gang, as she painted over the purple walls and there was nary a throwback in sight. 10/10 would live here.
And then, there was Joey. Modsy imagined that Joey had eventually tired of LA life and chosen to take over his pal’s lease, transforming it into ‘a bachelor pad worthy of its own GQ profile’. They managed to toe the line between chic masculinity and Joey’s playful nature, bringing in little touches like his old foosball table and a dart board.
While Joey’s career may have skyrocketed towards the end of the season, he stayed true to his roots and framed his cover as Dr. Drake Ramoray in an understated collage (zoom in on the right above). And, of course, Pat the Dog. His style seems to be a blend of mid-century and modern, bringing together elements like the coffee table with mixed metals, leather and understated styling to make a big impression.
Joey would have grown out of his iconic lazy boy, but this chic black upgrade definitely seems to be true to the spirit of it. We genuinely laughed out loud when we saw Hugsy perched on the chair – a fun throwback and great conversation piece for when Joey inevitably brings company to the flat.
If you loved Modsy’s take, they’ve actually put together a little style quiz to see which of the Friends‘ aesthetics is your vibe. You can give it a go here.
We’re getting a major itch to either rewatch all of Friends or redesign our entire house right now.
Love Island series 4 is only in its second week, and we’re already obsessed.
Will Adam win Rosie over again? Are Dani and Jack in it for the long haul? And will Megan wake up and choose Alex?
There are so many burning questions already.
The main public support however has surrounded Alex and Samira, the unlikely friendship who are coupled up to save each other and help each other find love.
There are even bets going that Alex and Samira will win Love Island 2018.
But while Samira is definitely proving popular on the island, it’s safe to say that the 22-year-old has rustled a few feathers on the outside.
In fact, according to recent reports, Samira is being sued for entering the villa.
Confused? We’ll talk you through it.
While Samira was quick to tell the islanders of her cool credits as a dancer in Dream Girls, it looks like she may have failed to disclose the hurry with which she left in, reportedly quitting the West End show for the ITV2 programme.
Samira, who was a member of the ensemble in the Savoy Theatre’s Dream Girls reportedly quit with just one day’s notice after receiving the Love Island offer, with Sonia Friedman Productions as a result deeming her ‘totally unprofessional’.
Not only this, Sonia Friedman Productions are also reportedly demanding £3,000 in compensation from the 22-year-old, and judging by the amount that Love Island stars are actually paid, this could be problematic!
It looks like Samira and Alex might have to win after all!
‘I love that woman. I love her more than sharks love blood.’
If you’ve been following the House of Cards saga, then you’ll know that the next and final season is going to be a tense one now that its lead Kevin Spacey has been axed from the show. Well, we’ve been treated to a little glimpse of what a post-Spacey White House looks like – and Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood is leading the charge.
As the show revolves around the dark underbelly of American politics and Spacey’s character Frank was – well – the president, it raised huge questions about what was going to happen once he exited the show.
It prompted massive rewrites of the show and now it’s believed that his onscreen wife Claire Underwood would be moving into the Oval Office. And the latest stills from Netflix seem to confirm that.
The photographs were posted to a Netflix Twitter account and were a look behind the scenes of the set. Kevin Spacey was nowhere to be seen and Robin Wright was the main focus of the pictures, however it was the backdrop of the second photograph though that really gave us pause.
The second still appears to have been shot in the show’s faux Oval Office, judging from the tall draped windows, heavy documents-laden desk and the iconic flag standing just behind Robin. And given that she’s standing literally right behind the desk as though she’s just stood up from the chair, we’re assuming she was occupying the president’s seat – both literally and figuratively.
Though nothing’s been confirmed yet, a teaser for the new series heavily hints at the same idea. It features Robin as Claire Underwood sitting at Frank’s desk and for the first time ever, she talks directly into the camera and says, ‘We’re just getting started.’
It was followed by the text ‘Hail to the chief’. Chief Claire Underwood? Gosh, we hope so.
Spacey, who played both the lead character Frank Underwood and served as a producer on the show, was fired following a string of sexual assault allegations kickstarted by actor Anthony Rapp.
Anthony claimed that he had been sexually harassed by Kevin Spacey as a fourteen year old and following other allegations from others including Bristol Old Vic students (where he served as artistic director), Netflix decided to cut him from the show.
It’s unknown how the show will explain away the character’s sudden absence, but we’re assuming it’s probably going to be a death of some kind. In all honesty, we don’t really care as long as Spacey’s out.
The new series of House of Cards will hit Netflix later this autumn.
Game of Thrones fans, steel yourselves. We might finally know how the dramatic HBO fantasy shakes out and who wins a place on the Iron Throne thanks to a bit of ink. A tattoo artist claiming to have inked Sophie Turner revealed a picture of her work and the internet has gone full on speculation nation, as it seems to hint that the Stark family comes out victorious.
The blockbuster show recently wrapped filming its final season and the cast celebrated in style at a massive Belfast party, where everybody got a little tipsy and things escalated with Jason Momoa and Emilia Clarke attempting that Dirty Dancing lift. It seems like Sophie Turner wanted a more lasting celebration of the show she essentially grew up on, as tattoo artist Lauren Winzer revealed a fresh new direwolf tattoo that appears to belong Sophie Turner.
However, it was the words underneath House Stark’s sigil that blew everybody’s minds. They read, ‘The pack survives.’
Cue the sound of a million fans screaming all at once. What does it mean? Does it mean that the Starks win the Iron Throne? Does that mean Sansa survives? Is it metaphorical and none of them survive? WE NEED SOME ANSWERS.
Immediately, avid fans flooded the comments. One user called @hellohemmy decided to go straight to the source and tagged Sophie saying, ‘Is this a spoiler? @sophiet’
Unsurprisingly, Sophie didn’t respond.
Others made up their own minds about what it meant, with one user @wolfsbaneandsilver saying, ‘She survives! Shut your pieholes you haters!’
Another called @pau_inlaw86 made a bolder claim, saying, ‘sansa, arya and Bran will survive to the great war’.
However one user called @gerzzzey suggested what we think is the most likely answer, saying, ‘Just bec a tattoo said “the pack survives” doesn’t mean it’s a spoiler and the starks survived. The phrase came from her monologue back in S7 ! Why aren’t people thinking about that?’
They’re of course referring to an emotional moment between Sansa and Arya Stark during the final episode of season seven, when the reunited sisters stood on Winterfell’s battlements and quoted their late father Ned Stark’s motto.
The phrase goes, ‘The lone wolf dies, but the pack survives.’
While Sophie hasn’t confirmed whether or not she’s the person in Lauren’s photograph – she’d be far from the last cast member thinking of grabbing a Game of Thrones tattoo. In fact, she and her co-star Maisie Williams already have matching tatts of the date they both found out they had landed their roles.
Emilia Clarke of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons also recently revealed that she wants a little dragon tattoo on her wrist.
She said in a Live! With Kelly and Ryan interview, ‘I’m going to get a dragon right here, kind of flying away. So I think that’s cool. A little kind of peace out.’
We’re not even going to try to read into that one.
We’ll have to wait until next year to find out whether any of our wild theories about Sansa and House Stark are true, as the final Game of Thrones episodes will be released some point in 2019.
Love Island series 4 is only in its second week, and we’re already obsessed.
Why did Kendall have to be the first to go? Are Danni and Jack in it for the long haul? And, will Alex find love?
There are so many questions already, and we are deeply invested.
This week has been dominated however by the shock departure of one of the public’s top favourite Islanders, 23-year-old Niall Aslam, with his unexpected exit breaking the hearts of Love Island viewers, and his ‘rainbow fish’, Georgia.
‘Niall has left the villa for personal reason,’ ITV announced in a statement, something that fellow islander Alex later confirmed to the group.
‘For personal reasons unfortunately Niall can’t continue or come back to the villa,’ Alex announced to the islanders. ‘I’m obviously sad that Niall’s left the villa. We got on really, really well. He’s such a great guy. And I look forward to catching up with him and having some fun with him outside.’
While ITV is staying tight-lipped about the 23-year-old construction worker’s departure from the show, it has been reported by the Mirror Online, that the decision was down to health reasons, made jointly by Niall and the Love Island bosses.
Causing further concern, The Sun Online reported that Niall’s friends were unable to get hold of him after his departure, with one friend reportedly telling the publication, ‘We don’t know what’s gone on and we haven’t spoken to him so we’re in the dark.’
‘We are as shocked as everyone else is,’ another reportedly added. It’s a shame as he was doing really well and taking the show by storm.’
‘Obviously I was coupled up with him so obviously I came closer to him than most people in here,’ his Love Island other half Georgia explained of Niall after his exit. ‘But it wasn’t just that. He was actually my friend, my buddy.’
Our skin is clear, our crops are thriving, the sun is shining and we finally have an exciting first look at the new Wonder Woman sequel, which has us all in a tizzy at the office. The new film is called Wonder Woman 1984 and one interesting still made us hit the roof – namely, one of Chris Pine as Steve Trevor. Yeah, Gal Gadot’s cute love interest who ended up dying at the end of the last film. (Or so we thought.)
Until now, we thought that Chris Pine had kicked the bucket after courageously sacrificing himself at the end of the first Wonder Woman. BUT APPARENTLY NOT.
In fact, a new movie still shows that Steve Trevor is alive and well – if not a little confused by his khaki tracksuit.
Patty Jenkins, who will be returning to direct Wonder Woman 1984, confirmed the news on Twitter saying, ‘Welcome to WONDER WOMAN 1984, STEVE TREVOR!’
We have SO MANY QUESTIONS. First of all, how? And why? And does Diana Prince know? What. Is. Happening?!
The team’s been keeping pretty tight-lipped about his reappearance in the series, however we have managed to glean some info about the new film. It’s set in the 1980s, so between the first film and the Justice League film that Diana popped her head into. (We don’t talk about the latter.) Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman will have to face off against a brand new super-villain in the upcoming sequel: The Cheetah, played by Kristin Wiig. Pedro Pascal of Game of Thrones will also be part of the star-studded cast, so here’s hoping he has a better run of it in the DC universe.
Gal Gadot has also since taken her responsibility as an IRL Wonder Woman to heart, as she’s become an outspoken advocate for gender equality in the industry and threw her voice behind Hollywood’s Me Too movement in a Critic’s Choice speech. She also reportedly threatened to walk from Wonder Woman unless alleged sexual harasser Brett Ratner was fired as a producer. (Give ‘em hell, Gal.)
Here’s hoping the second film is just as good as the first and we can’t wait to hear that iconic theme tune blare through the speakers. Wonder Woman 1984 will be released worldwide on November 1, 2019.
There’s an inverse relationship between the number of times a man says ‘I’m deep’ with how deep he actually is. Eyal, my friends, is shallower than my niece’s paddling pool
Eyal has spent much of his Love Island air time honking on about his ‘spiritual side’. He came on the show to forge deep human connections (man) not to score a cheap fondle on a day bed. ‘The biggest thing I bring to a relationship is, like, truth’ he said.
Strange, then, that he spent his first few days chasing Hayley, a woman whom it was clear within five minutes he had absolutely nothing in common with. Ironically it was Hayley, not Eyal, who had the emotional intelligence to realise this. ‘There’s no chemistry’ she said, after Eyal had attempted to fondle her on the day bed, ‘I don’t feel like he brings my personality out, I feel like I’m very boring when I’m around him.’ When she confided to Laura and Wes about this ‘truth’ Eyal flew off the handle. ‘I’m not your hun, hun‘ he spat.
There also wasn’t a lot of ‘good energy’ in evidence last night when Eyal swooped in on an indecisive Megan, pulling her into a kiss in front of poor, unlucky Dr Alex, a move made even worse by the fact that Alex had been singing his rival’s praises to Megan a just a few hours earlier. In a vintage display of British passive aggression, Alex told Eyal ‘that’s not something I would do.’
Eyal’s zen is disintegrating faster than a cheap sarong. There’s an inverse relationship between the number of times a man says ‘I’m deep’ with how deep he actually is. Eyal is shallower than my niece’s paddling pool. He didn’t give a flying fuck what breed of dog Hayley had, just as he doesn’t care if this is the closest his ‘boy’ Alex has come to finding a partner. ‘It’s dog eat dog’ he shrugged to camera, his last shred of beer mat Buddhism vanishing into thin air.
Much has been made of Adam’s ‘Nasty Nick’ status in the house, but I think Eyal might be the true villain of this series. Yes, Adam is a piece of work, but it’s all in an entertaining, pantomime villain kind of way. You can practically see him winking at the producers.
Eyal, on the other hand, is sly. A particular brand of entitled, faux-spiritual-bro we’ve all had a run-in with at some point or another. He’s the guy in the dolphin thong necklace who spends an evening mansplaining the work of Pedro Almodovar to you, even though you’re the person who studied it, he’s the guy who says he finds it hard to connect with ‘most women’ then talks about himself for two hours straight, he’s the one who says ‘what, don’t you trust me?’ when you turn down a one-night stand, who asks you a question then interrupts your answer with ‘you have amazing eyes.’ It’s what’s on the inside that counts, so long as the outside is a size 8.
‘I believe in a past life that I was some kind of monkey’ Eyal said in his intro to the show. If he keeps this up he’ll be spending his next life as a cockroach.
Cue the Game of Thrones theme song, we’re heading back to Westeros. Although the final season of the series may be a painfully long way off, we could be getting more Thrones-based entertainment till then because a prequel to the HBO show is moving forwards.
There’s been big rumours that Game of Thrones spin-off shows were in the works (five to be exact) and now, we know at least one of them is going to be on our radar. George R. R. Martin, the author of the original series, revealed that HBO had ordered a pilot for a series written by Jane Goldman, a.k.a. the kickass Hollywood screenwriter behind the Kingsman movies, Stardust, the upcoming Little Mermaid film and – well – Kickass.
As to whether or not we’d be seeing our favourite characters? Unfortunately not, George clarified.
He wrote in a blog post, ‘Yes, this is a prequel, not a sequel. None of the characters or actors from GAME OF THRONES will appear in the new show. All of the successor shows we’ve been developing have been prequels, as I have mentioned before.’
Okay, a little heartbreaking but we’re still here for it. The character development in Thrones is so impressive that we don’t doubt we’ll both love and hate whoever else pops up in King’s Landing. However, Westeros might even be totally unrecognisable as the show is set literally thousands of years in the past.
He said, ‘This one really puts the PRE in prequel, since it is set not ninety years before GAME OF THRONES (like Dunk & Egg), or a few hundred years, but rather ten thousand years (well, assuming the oral histories of the First Men are accurate, but there are maesters at the Citadel who insist it has only been half that long).’
Don’t get too attached just yet though, as HBO has only ordered a pilot of the untitled Thrones show – meaning that they haven’t green-lit the whole series. It’d probably depend on how the pilot turns out. Given that the order literally just came in, they still need to work out all the logistics: a director, cast, location – even the name of the show.
According to Newsarama, the logline for the pilot reads: ‘Taking place thousands of years before the events of egan, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend … it’s not the story we think we know.’
OMINOUS. Consider our interest piqued.
Regarding the other potential shows, George also gave us a little update. He said, ‘If you have been following along, you know that we started with four, and eventually went to five. One of those has been shelved, I am given to understand, and of course Jane’s pilot is now moving to film. But that does not mean the others are dead.
Three more GAME OF THRONES prequels, set in different periods and featuring different characters and storylines, remain in active development. Everything I am told indicates that we could film at least one more pilot, and maybe more than one, in the years to come. We do have an entire world and tens of thousands of years of history to play with, after all. But this is television, so nothing is certain.’
It sounds like HBO’s taking a cue from the series and re-enacting a real life Game of Thrones situation behind the scenes. Only a couple of spin offs can sit on the Iron Throne. Valar Morgulis.