Things We Saw Today: The New Trailer for Tuca & Bertie Has Landed

The latest trailer for Tuca & Bertie has landed, and honestly we are so ready. Created by Lisa Hanawalt (the artist and production designer behind BoJack Horseman), the animated comedy follows “comedy about the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building: Tuca (Tiffany Haddish), a cocky, care-free toucan and Bertie (Ali Wong), an anxious, daydreaming songbird.”

If the loss of Broad City has you craving a new show centered on female friendship, then Tuca & Bertie seems ready to take on the mantle with its absurdist, trippy comedy that also delves into real-world issues. Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) co-stars as Bertie’s boyfriend Speckle, and the voice cast includes Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Nicole Byer, Tig Notaro, and more.

With the creative team from BoJack Horseman at the helm, and the all-star comedic talents of Haddish and Wong, we can’t wait to dive into the wacky world of Tuca & Bertie.

The series lands on Netflix on May 3rd.

(via AVClub, image: Netflix)

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True Detective Pikachu Nails the Tone of the Original HBO Series

A film like Detective Pikachu is built to be parodied. As the first live-action entry into the Pokémon universe, the goofy genre mash-up is ripe for parody. That’s not to say it won’t be a good movie (we’ll know that soon enough). But there’s plenty of humor to mined from the title alone.

Which brings us to True Detective Pikachu, a noir take on Pokémon as filtered through the lens of the first season of HBO’s True Detective. While the show aired its third season earlier this year, none have come close its iconic first season starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. True Detective season one featured a nonlinear, twisty narrative that explored inner darkness, masculinity, and the nature of evil.

True Detective Pikachu does a great job of capturing the drifting hopelessness of the series, with an embittered Pikachu (Tommy Kang) subbing in for McConaughey and Ash Ketchum (Bill Bria) taking on the Harrelson role. As the duo investigate the murders of various Pokémon, they ponder their own morality. “I believe Poke consciousness is a tragic step in our evolution. We are creatures that should not exist,” grumbles Pikachu, as he chain smokes cigarettes.

We see a struggling Ash trying to convince his wife that he chooses her, while flirting with Pokémon strippers (which will haunt my nightmares). We also catch glimpses of Team Rocket members Jesse and James, as well as a wartortle, a vulpix, a venomoth, and a meowth aka “the yellow cat”.

The entire video is a darkly humorous look at a world where Pokémon have substance abuse problems and must contend with their inner demons. The video was made by Sam & Bill Comedy, and directed by Sam Haft. When asked how the project came about, Haft said, “I originally wrote a version of this sketch in a pitch packet for a writing job that my lit agent sent me. I didn’t get the job and then got dropped by my lit agent. So of course, I sprung into action wasting a ton of money making this comedy abomination. Now nobody else has a lit agent. Coincidence? Yes.”

It’s clear that the short creators have deep affection for both Pokémon and True Detective. Enjoy this trippy comedy short, and stick around for the twangy version of the theme song.

(via Birth.Movies.Death, image: Sam & Bill Comedy)

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Mary Sue Meets Mary Jane: Our Top 5 Favorite Marijuana Moments in Pop Culture

ilana smokes up in broad city.

Stoner comedies have long been the domain of men, from Cheech and Chong to Jay and Silent Bob to the myriad Judd Apatow movies. When women do appear in these films, they’re either the disapproving girlfriend or the object of desire. But oh, how times have changed. As recreational marijuana laws sweep the nation, smoking weed is no longer solely the domain of stoner bros. Pop culture is starting to come around to the idea that women toke up as often as men do.

The days of Reefer Madness paranoia are long gone. Most films and television shows will show characters enjoying marijuana with the same casualness and lack of consequences as they enjoy alcohol. Netflix’s Someone Great featured its core cast of women dabbling in vaping and smoking, as have blockbuster female-led films like Girls Trip.

To celebrate 420, we’re counting down our top five favorite female-led marijuana moments in popular culture. So curl up, grab your vape, and smoke ’em if you got ’em!

Abbi and Ilana, Broad City

abbi and ilana light up on broad city.

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No list of female stoners would be complete without the patron saints of marijuana: Abbi and Ilana of Broad City. From the very beginning, weed has played an active role in the duo’s shenanigans, making them the most high profile female stoners on television. It’s impossible to pick just one scene, as weed is practically a member of the supporting cast, but highlights include Ilana convincing Abbi to smuggle weed in her vagina (nature’s pocket) or blending up a “firecracker smoothie” to help Abbi recover from dental surgery. And even though the series ended last month (sob!), Broad City will be a beloved re-watch for smokers everywhere.

Peggy Olson Gets High at the Office, Mad Men

Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson wants to smoke weed on Mad Men.

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In season three, episode three of Mad Men, “My Old Kentucky Home”, we find Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) working away her Saturday on a Bacardi campaign. Instead of working, the men procure some marijuana and start smoking in the office. In a classic Peggy moment, she storms into the office and declares “I’m Peggy Olson, and I want to smoke some marijuana”. It’s yet another example of Peggy forcing her way into the boy’s club of Sterling Cooper, and excelling beyond her peers. Peggy finds a newfound confidence in herself and a great campaign idea. Who says Type A’s can’t enjoy a smoke?

Anna Faris, Smiley Face

anna faris goes on a trip in smiley face.

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While women smoking weed has become prevalent on television, there is still a lack of female stoners in cinema. The 2007 Gregg Araki film Smiley Face is the first female-fronted weed movie, starring Anna Faris as Jane, a struggling actress who accidentally eats a plate of her roommate’s weed cupcakes. From there, we follow Faris on a trippy journey through Los Angeles, as she struggles to make her audition and come up with the money to pay back her roommate. Along the way, Jane encounters a variety of crazy characters, steals some original Karl Marx essays, and jump-starts a labor dispute at a sausage factory. Faris has never been better, and the hysterical film is 420 must-watch.

The “Old Fashioned Ladies’ Pot Party”, 9 to 5

dolly parton, lily tomlin, and jane fonda in 9 to 5.

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The 1980 comedy 9 to 5 is a feminist classic that still holds up nearly 40 years later. The film follows Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda as a trio of office workers who find themselves belittled and harassed by their misogynist boss. In an early scene in the film, Tomlin’s son offers her a joint to relax, which leads to a delightful scene where the women get high together. As they smoke, they fantasize about revenge scenarios, which include Parton lassoing their boss and Tomlin imagining herself as a deranged Disney princess. If you enjoy Fonda and Tomlin’s smoke-filled shenanigans on Grace and Frankie, this is where it all started.

Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip

tiffany haddish and jada pinkett-smith in girls trip.

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Girls Trip was not only a smash hit comedy, but it proved to be a star-making vehicle for Tiffany Haddish. Haddish stole every scene as the hard partying Dina, who smuggles weed to New Orleans in her “booty hole”. As female stoners continue to get more screen time, those roles are usually relegated to white women. Girls Trip is refreshing in that it showcases women of color enjoying recreational marijuana without judgement or consequence. More of this, please.

Who are your favorite female stoners in pop culture? Share your picks in the comments!

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Holly Willoughby reveals she bumped into THIS celeb friend on ‘perfect’ holiday to the Maldives

Holly Willoughby

While most of us are just enjoying the gorgeous summer sun that’s hitting the UK at the moment, This Morning star Holly Willoughby has just jetted back from a luxury break in the Maldives.

The presenter and her family, including her three children Harry, 9, Belle, 8, and Chester, 4, and husband Dan, all headed off on an Easter holiday to the sun-soaked country, while Holly has some precious time off work.

And excitingly, the TV star revealed that she happened to bump into one of her celeb pals during the break too!

Holly revealed to her 5.4 million Instagram followers that was surprised to meet Davina McCall on holiday in the Maldives, but that it was lovely to spend some ‘real time’ with her.

Clearly close buds, Holly and Davina also posed next to some surf boards, showing off their new holiday activity – and their incredible figures!

In the caption of the snap, Holly wrote, ‘And look who I bump into… such a surprise to get to spend some real time with @davinamccall … you are a total dream boat my kids adore you and seeing our two Chester’s together was just AMAZING!… thank you for taking me surfing… love ya! 💕

How lovely! See the photo HERE.

Holly’s followers were delighted to see the TV pair together, with one commenting on the pic: ‘How amazing! Gorgeous ladies! 💕

While another wrote: ‘My two favourite people together 💕💕’.


More: Holly Willoughby surprises fans as she strips down to a towel for bathroom video

This Morning host Holly also shared some more pics of her Maldives getaway, including a rare snap of her three children.

As the kids posed against the backdrop of a stunning sunset, Holly wrote, ‘Heavens above… ✨

See the picture HERE.

She also shared a third photo of herself sitting by the crystal clear water (Us, jealous? Never…), sporting a deep golden tan.

Alongside the image, she revealed that it had been the ‘perfect’ holiday. Holly wrote: ‘Hard to say goodbye to this… @sixsenseslaamu I unpacked my bag and my mind… home now with beautiful memories of our time at what is such a special place… thank you @sororeslondon for all your help in creating the perfect holiday 🌊💜🐬’.

Holly and her TV partner in crime Phillip Schofield are thought to be returning to This Morning on Tuesday following the Bank Holiday weekend, after Rochelle Humes, John Barrowman and Emily Atack filled in during the Easter break.

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Kevin Clifton pays gushing tribute to Stacey Dooley as he admits personal life has been a ‘struggle’ in the past

The pair have been hit with romance rumours…

Kevin Clifton

Pro dancer Kevin Clifton paid a sweet tribute to his former Strictly Come Dancing partner Stacey Dooley during an on-stage performance recently.

The 36-year-old shared a speech with the audience during the opening night of Burn the Floor, where he also reflected on his difficult personal relationships in the past.

Kevin has been divorced three times – most recently, from his fellow Strictly dancer Karen Clifton, with the pair announcing their separation a few years ago.

In the speech, Kevin admitted that he’s struggled with ‘upheaval’ in his personal life.


More: Stacey Dooley breaks silence with scathing message after ‘romance’ with Kevin Clifton goes public

He told the audience at the live show: ‘In the last couple of years I’ve seen massive upheaval in my personal life and it hasn’t always been easy.

‘There have been a lot of things thrown at me. At times I’ve struggled. And the times I’ve struggled and I was in a bit of a rut I didn’t know what to do.’

The popular dancer also went on to pay tribute to journalist Stacey Dooley, for helping him to finally take home the Strictly glitterball.

In a touching speech, he said: ‘And thanks to Miss Stacey Dooley, I can finally say I’m the Strictly ­champion after six years of trying. It’s a miracle.’

The adorbs message of course comes amid rumours of a romance between Stacey and Kevin – after Stacey’s ex, Sam Tucknott, claimed that the TV star had ended their five-year relationship to be with Kevin.

In an explosive interview, Sam claimed that he had spied texts from Kevin on Stacey’s phone.

After Sam’s claims, Stacey herself took to social media to reveal that there are ‘two sides’ to every story.

She wrote: ‘Anyone with any adult life experience knows there are 2 sides to every story. I haven’t got the time or energy to correct some of the utter nonsense I’ve read on here.

‘Re Sam, I loved him v much and only wish him happiness and success going forward.’

Neither Kevin nor Stacey have yet commented officially on the rumours of their romance.

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Perrie Edwards WOWS fans in thigh-high split dress from charity shop

The Little Mix star looked stunning!

Perrie Edwards

Perrie Edwards wowed her 8 million Instagram followers after posting a racy pic of herself in a stunning, silk dress as she kicked off the Bank Holiday weekend.

The Little Mix star shared the pic after attending the launch of her band mate Leigh-Anne Pinnock’s new swimwear collection.

The sultry snap saw Perrie posing in the tight-fitted gown against a fun backdrop, flaunting her legs and finishing off the look in some sky-high black heels.

25-year-old Perrie’s dress wasn’t her typical designer gear though. In the caption of the photo, she revealed that her mum had actually picked it up from a charity shop.

She wrote: ‘ALSO my mam bought me this dress from a charity shop and altered it 🧵 GENIUS’.


More: Perrie Edwards praised by Little Mix fans as she opens up about health struggles with honest Instagram selfie

Fans of the singer were clearly loving the snap which showed off Perrie’s never-ending legs, with many commenting to say how gorge she looked.

One follower wrote: ‘oh my god what a goddess 😍, while another said, ‘your legs omgggg😍

And a third commented: ‘YASSS!! looking absolutely fabulous hun Xxxxxx’.

You can see the saucy snap HERE.

In the rest of the caption, Perrie shared an adorbs message for her best pal Leigh-Anne, admitting she was ‘so proud’ of her.

She said: ‘Last night I got to witness my best friend @leighannepinnock being an inspirational boss biatch! I’m so proud of you and @gabriellenikita for building this business on your own from scratch!

‘Can I have 10 of each bikini, please? Yes? Thanks a bunch! @inaseashell 🐚’.

How sweet!

The rest of Perrie and Leigh-Anne’s band mates were also out in force at the super glam launch event, with Jesy Nelson sharing a stunning snap of her luminous outfit.

Jade Thirlwall also shared a pic of her look, alongside a caption praising Leigh-Anne for her hard work.

She penned: ‘couldn’t be prouder of @leighannepinnock 💕 I know how hard you’ve worked on this and it’s only just the beginning ✨’.

The Little Mix ladies couldn’t be more supportive of one another!

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Police Called to Wendy Williams’ Mansion After Cheating Husband Arrives with U-Haul & Private Security

On the same day Kevin Hunter was officially fired from The Wendy Williams Show, cops were called to the estranged couple’s mansion.

Hunter arrived at the Livingston, New Jersey mansion on Thursday (Apr. 18) with a U-Haul minivan, assumingly to remove his belongings from the marital home. He was also accompanied by his own security detail, stationed in an unmarked vehicle.

However, soon after Hunter’s arrival, two police vehicles showed up and gathered around the house. Radar Online exclusively captured the scene.

“Maybe Wendy had him supervised while he was taking stuff out of the house,” an onlooker speculated to Radar at the time.

It turns out, Hunter, himself, was the one who called the police. The talk show host’s disgraced husband claimed he was being harassed by paparazzi.

The Blast exclusively obtained an audio recording of police responding to the call.

“The resident says there’s a news van outside his home that won’t leave him alone,” says the emergency dispatcher.

An officer responds: “We spoke with the caller as well as the press—both sides—and explained that they can be in the road and on the sidewalk, but not on their property.”

Interestingly, neither a news van nor paparazzi were seen in the photos published by Radar Online. Whether reporters for the site were the ones Hunter claimed was “harassing” him has yet to be revealed.

It’s unclear if Williams was present when police arrived at her home. However, she usually pre-tapes the Friday episodes of her show at the time Hunter and police were mulling around her home on Thursday.

Hours before the police scene unfolded at Williams’ home, Hunter was officially fired as an executive producer of the Wendy show. He will reportedly receive a $10 million payout to exit the show quietly.

Earlier this week, we reported that Williams had given Hunter 48 hours to vacate their shared home after seeing photos of her soon-to-be ex-husband driving his alleged mistress/baby mama around in a Rolls Royce and taking her on expensive dinner dates.

Williams filed for divorce last week, ending her 21-year marriage to Hunter.

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Beyoncé Reveals One of Her Twins’ Heartbeats Stopped During “Extremely Difficult” Pregnancy

On Wednesday (Apr. 17), Beyoncé blessed the world by releasing her highly anticipated Netflix documentary Homecoming, giving fans an incredibly intimate, behind-the-scenes look at her iconic 2018 Coachella performance (rightfully nicknamed Beychella).

But things weren’t as glamorous as they looked on stage though.

Beyoncé got super real about how hard it was preparing for the show, considering she had just given births to twins months prior (following a difficult pregnancy), which took a huge toll on her body.

“I was supposed to do Coachella the year prior, but I got pregnant unexpectedly,” Beyoncé said. “It ended up being twins, which was even more of a surprise. My body went through more than I knew it could.”

According to Beyoncé, prior to birthing the twins, she had “an extremely difficult pregnancy.”

Bey revealed that by the time she gave birth, she was 218 pounds and had suffered from high blood pressure, toxemia, and preeclampsia.

Queen Bey’s complications didn’t stop there either, as giving birth proved to be a daunting task for the second-time mother as well.

“In the womb, one of my babies’ hearts paused a few times so I had to get an emergency C-section,” she said.

After suffering through such a traumatic pregnancy, returning to work wasn’t easy for Beyoncé, especially since most of her routines are so physically intensive.

Coachella marked Bey’s big return to the stage—her “first time back home,” she said (hence the documentary’s title “Homecoming”)—and rehearsing for several hours a day was harder for her than it was in the past because she didn’t feel like herself.

“And you know, a lot of the choreography is about feeling, so it’s not as technical, it’s your own personality that brings it to life,” she said. “That’s hard when you don’t feel like yourself. I had to rebuild my body from cut muscles. It took me a while to feel confident enough to … give my own personality.”

Beyond the physical, Beyoncé also explained how mentally taxing rehearsing was for her because all she wanted to do was spend time with her three children.

“In the beginning, there were so many muscle spasms and just internally, my body was not connected. My mind was not there. My mind wanted to be with my children,” she said.

“What people don’t see is the sacrifice. I have children, I have a husband, I have to take care of my body,” she added, recalling the days before she had children and could rehearse for 15 hours straight.

She continued: “It’s my first time home, back home on the stage after giving birth. I’m creating my own homecoming, and it’s hard. There were days that I thought I’d never be the same. I’d never be the same physically, my strength and endurance would never be the same.”

And Beyoncé was right. She wasn’t the same. She was actually BETTER.

In April 2018, she performed a 27-song set (twice … over two weekends!) that lasted more than 100 minutes, and she didn’t miss a single beat.

Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé is available for streaming via Netflix.

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Kevin Hunter Reportedly Paid $10 Million to Leave “The Wendy Williams Show” For Good

“Hit the road, Jack! And don’t you come back no more, no more, no more, no more!”

That’s probably the song Wendy Williams sang to her soon-to-be ex-husband Kevin Hunter as he packed up his office and left The Wendy Williams Show for good earlier this week.

A few days ago, we reported that Wendy had fired her husband from her daytime talk show, kicked him out of the home they shared together AND had the brand new gold Ferrari he bought for his alleged mistress (using Wendy’s money) towed.

According to TMZ, Hunter was officially given his walking papers Thursday (Apr. 18).

“Kevin Hunter is no longer an executive producer on ‘The Wendy Williams Show,’” a spokesperson for the show said.

Hunter served as an executive producer on the show and was also Wendy’s manager. On top of that, the now estranged couple shared several business ventures, including their production company.

It isn’t clear how they will dissolve their businesses, but one thing’s for sure … Mr. Hunter is no longer about of The Wendy Williams Show in ANY capacity.

In fact, a new report suggests that Hunter was given a handsome payout for his departure (which, apparently, was a “mutual parting” and not a firing as previously reproted).

Bossip reports:

Although other media have reported that Hunter was fired from his position as an executive producer on his wife’s show, a source with knowledge of the situation told BOSSIP it’s more of a mutual parting and he’ll be walking away with an eight-figure settlement.

Hunter will receive around $10 million to go away quietly, according to our source.

Meanwhile, TMZ reports that Kevin’s departure from Wendy was confirmed today, as his name was noticeably missing from the show’s end credits.

Hunter apologized to Wendy, their son and her fans earlier this week for “his recent actions” and said that he was going to take time out to reflect and “right some wrongs.”

Wendy Williams filed for divorce last week just weeks after Kevin Hunter’s alleged mistress Sharina Hudson gave birth to a baby girl.

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Remy Ma Under Investigation for Allegedly Punching Love & Hip Hop Rival Brittney Taylor in the Face & Giving Her a Black Eye

Things went down (allegedly) between Love & Hip-Hop stars Remy Ma and Brittney Taylor at a benefit concert. Punches were thrown and now, police are investigating Remy, who is still on parole.

According to TMZ, Remy and Taylor were both attending the Petty Lou Benefit Concert on Tuesday (Apr. 16) in New York, where Remy was slated to perform. A verbal argument between the two LHHNY rivals became physical after Remy allegedly clocked Taylor in the face.

Via TMZ:

Brittney claims they “exchanged words” in the greenroom — relating to an attack on Remy’s stepdaughter, Dejanae, that happened a few weeks ago — and Remy threw the punch. Brittney claims Remy accused her of knowing about the attack on Dejanae.

Taylor took to Instagram on Wednesday (Apr. 17) and revealed her black eye to her followers. She was hesitant to bring the situation to social media out of embarrassment, but still called Remy out.

She wrote in part:

“It’s hard to even focus because of what occurred last night…I tried my best to cover it up with make up and move on but that still didn’t work. My Question is @remyma why did you really do this? #WHATHAPPENEDTOWOMANEMPOWERMENT #BlackLove? Smh”

Taylor was treated at a local hospital for her bruised eye and filed a police report the next day.

Though Remy has not been charged with anything, police have confirmed they are investigating the altercation.

Taylor has already retained a lawyer. “She wants Remy Ma prosecuted for what she did to her,” said attorney Sanford Rubenstein.

Taylor and Remy are foes on Love & Hip Hop: New York and have had several disagreements on the VH1 reality series.

Remy is still on parole until August 1st. The rapper served six years in prison for shooting and wounding a woman she accused of stealing $1,000 from her purse. Remy was released in 2014.

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