I remember it like it was yesterday. The year was 2007, and I was faithfully tuning in each week to one of my favorite shows when I heard the death knell. Veronica Mars was canceled. Even though there was almost no chance of reviving it, the fans and creators kept hanging on until the show’s last breath. Rob Thomas refused to call it quits and filmed a season 4 finale complete with a cliff hanger instead of resigning to the series’ inevitable end. We’ve been clamoring for a resolution since the show ended its run, with a few whispers and unfulfilled promises of a movie to tie up all the loose ends. Well, Mars fans, you can breathe a tiny sigh of relief because Kristen Bell’s got your back.
The voice of Gossip Girl and RomCom darling is doing her best to get the Veronica Mars movie off the ground. The thirty-year-old is making it her “duty” to get it done before she’s 40 (she could totally still play a teen detective, she’s obviously made some sort of sinister eternal youth deal with the devil) and she’s also taken on the responsibility of convincing Warner Bros. that the movie would be worth the cash it would take to produce it.
Why doesn’t she just take matters into her own hands? Well, she (totally) would, but apparently Warner Bros. is hanging on to the show’s rights for dear life. (So wait, they won’t make the movie, but they won’t let anyone else do it either? That’s like that asshole you knew in elementary school who hoarded all the best Halloween candy just so he could use it to get you to do his bratty bidding.)
The good news here is that Bell is so determined to get more Mars out there that should the movie plan ultimately fail, she’d even be willing to do the show as a web series as a last resort. (You’ve got to love that kind of dedication.) Of course, a web series would be settling for sure, but I’ll take what I can get.
And in case you missed it (and apparently most people did) Rob Thomas’ latest T.V. venture, Party Down, also met an untimely death. For some reason, Thomas’ shows are doomed to fail. Let me rephrase that: Thomas’ good shows are doomed to fail. 90210 and its half-dressed, empty-headed, over-privileged bimbos are on their own.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
You may not have heard over the constant roar of chatter swirling around that infamous meat dress, but Lady Gaga actually started something a little more positive at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards where she arrived flanked by 4 dates from the armed services. They weren’t just any soldiers; they were a few good men and women affected by the controversial Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy and the start of her campaign to urge the Senate to repeal it. Yesterday, she took to her Twitter to reveal the next step – a 7-minute video plea for tolerance and acceptance – and to urge her “little monsters” to create their own video messages and contact their senators about DADT.
Thankfully, her black and white video message is only mildly dramatic (seriously, she actually managed to take it down a notch for the occasion). It includes a refreshingly well-written and well-informed argument and calls out Senator John McCain specifically for his attempts to keep the policy from being repealed.
And there’s already good news: her video seems to really be working. Though she (in the video’s most dramatic twist) allows her blackberry to ring endlessly on speakerphone in an attempt to reach a Senate rep, it seems that she finally got her response. She took to Twitter again to thank Senators Chuck Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand for responding to her call to arms, capping off her tweet with a hopeful request to “Talk Monday?”
Gaga also recently used her star power to speak out for the Human Rights Campaign, the National Equality March, and the repeal of Arizona’s discriminatory immigration law. While I’m probably not the only one getting pretty fed up with Gaga’s nonstop attempts to shock American audiences (we get it, you’re one wild and crazy girl, now take a chill pill), at least she’s also using her unrelenting fame for something good.