As Shawn Mendes prepares to release his third album, we compare his process to process that his popstar predecessors have followed –and whether or not it benefits him to adhere to it. How is social media benefiting Jennifer Garner and …how can she get better at it? Because lately it’s been hit and miss. And finally, Crazy Rich Asians and the clever way the movie is marketing itself, in a way that you might not realise!
This week: We're not recovered from Beyoncé's game-changing Coachella performance, and break down all the incredible elements of WORK that made #Beychella so incredible, from the music and preparation to those costume malfunctions and camera moves. Plus we explore how Jay Z, Destiny's Child, and Solange helped Beyoncé make this her definitive performance -- and we break down whether on our most recent 'Bey Day' it's finally time to break out the word 'genius'.
This week, it’s a 1998 throwback – did Michelle Williams do Joshua Jackson a favour on that EW cover, or was it the other way around? An when you hear ‘Katie Holmes’, what do you think? Then, Britney Spears’ first ever fashion campaign has us thinking about the hard parts of her past – and how her future could be better than we ever imagined. Plus, the huge Roseanne ratings are potentially problematic – but what do they say about revival ‘architect’ Sara “Darlene Connor” Gilbert?
This week: How does a red carpet look come together? Why it’s not as easy as saying “fire the stylist”. Celebrity style is an entire ecosystem unto itself. Lena Waithe covers Vanity Fair – and what this means not just for her but for the magazine. We also discuss celebrities and politics and then the work that goes into pilot season and who casting directors are now looking for. Finally… the connection between Broadway and the March For Our Lives.
This week: Emma Stone’s first campaign for Louis Vuitton and the work of fashion partnerships in Hollywood. How the Queen was underpaid on The Crown and what Judd Apatow had to say about it. And the tricky task of getting better at diversity in casting, character development, RISE and Love Simon. PS. If you hear some popping throughout the podcast, it’s not just your ears. Apologies and it will be cleared up next week.
On this episode: it’s been a week since Frances McDormand namechecked the Inclusion Rider at the Oscars. How does it work? How will its supporters sustain the momentum for it, especially since it already has its detractors? Next the work of Ava DuVernay. And the work she was doing that’s shaping the work she’s doing now. Also… our work at the Oscars – we discuss the process behind our Oscar coverage, from the writing to the assigning to, yes, even the bathroom breaks.
On this episode: Brendan Fraser started out simple, or so it seems. Turns out he’s a lot more complicated than we thought – and it’s reflected in his work. Then, as we approach the Oscars, we get into the work of Get Out - and how certain members of that film’s cast are also more complicated than we initially perceived them to be. What’s going on between Janelle Monae and Tessa Thompson? And are we allowed to care? We DEFINITELY care about Janelle’s new videos. And finally… Chloe Kim and how the new class of Olympics is changing the business of sport.
This week: Kathleen joins us to talk about Black Panther and the love and care that went into creating the world, from the costumes to the lighting to the production design. But we also discuss who this world is for – and how those of us who are not of the world can still participate by appreciating without appropriating. While Black Panther is smashing the box office and previously held assumptions in Hollywood, there is still so much more to dismantle, including poor management throughout the entertainment industry. We talk about how a lack of proper management has held Hollywood back and the management changes, as proposed by showrunner Glen Mazzara, might improve the business. Finally… working through illness. And... double pink eye!! Remember Bob Costas at the Sochi Olympics?
On this episode: Ahead of Lunar New Year, we attempt to unravel the mysteries of my mother’s annual Chinese Zodiac and feng shui forecasts. And what that might have in common with Ice Cube’s “Good Day”. Also, Will Smith is so great on Instagram…but what happened to that charisma in his movies? Quincy Jones clearly does not have a charisma problem. What, though, does he have in common with Bernadette Peters? And finally, what Gina Rodriguez learned directing her first episode of Jane The Virgin.
On this episode: Katherine Heigl has joined the cast of 'Suits'. Is this a risk? And for whom? We appreciate Manny Jacinto, in many different ways. We also appreciate ….Kim Kardashian and her petty ways. And how she’s using them to her best business advantage. And finally, when it comes to the long-awaited Spice Girls reunion, it is actually all about business.
This week: Does Oprah Winfrey approach a promotional schedule the way other actors do and how is she using those presidential rumours to her advantage as she works to promote this movie? Then, now that television award season is over, do we need to consider new television categories in the age of Peak TV? Can two anonymous google docs circulating online address the pay disparity in TV, not just for actors but in other departments? And finally, let’s appreciate Patti LuPone.
Ellen Pompeo is now the highest paid woman on a primetime drama. And her interview in The Hollywood Reporter is not just everything we do here at Show Your Work, it’s a meditation on the entire Hollywood ecosystem. This is why we are dedicating this entire episode to what she did, what she says, how she learned, and how she works. She’s now the patron saint of this podcast – even though she doesn’t know it.
On this episode: we discuss the 1.5 million dollar pay disparity between Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg, Lainey and I fight back and forth about who gets to read the best lines from the recent Variety piece on Tyra Banks, we examine the questions asked of Jodi Kantor and other journalists who have been deep in the heart of the #metoo movement, and finally I explain why my current motto is “I didn’t see it, I read it”.
On the first episode of 2018, we break down the most competitive category at the Golden Globes and celebrate the time of Laura Dern... Vice Admiral Holdo to you. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is probably best at recognising new comedy – and this year is no exception with the nomination of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. Why are the critics so big on this show? Should you be? Who is the Brangelina of Generation Z and how will the secret lives of teenagers affect gossip and the creative class as we know it? And finally…how will Blue Ivy Carter affect our entire future?
We're taking a post Golden Globes break next week and return on January 15th. After that, catch us weekly on iTunes and Google Play, hit us up on twitter at @laineygossip and @duanaelise, and as always visit LaineyGossip.com for more pop culture insight and analysis.