Has ABC filled another seat at the judges’ table for its coming revival of “American Idol”?
That’s the report coming from Variety, which claims that country music star Luke Bryan is the second judge to sign on to the network’s “American Idol” reboot when it returns to the air at midseason. According to Variety, Bryan will be joining previously announced “Idol” judge Katy Perry, whose salary is reported to be a whopping $25 million. That leaves one vacant judging position (“Idol” will stick with a three-judge format). For $25 million, I’d sure consider taking the job! Find the details here.
A Change.org petition is asking Warner Bros. to make the hero of “Wonder Woman” bisexual. The petition was penned by GLAAD NYU campus ambassador Gianna Collier-Pitts, who is asking the movie studio to “directly acknowledge Diana Prince for who she is, who she has always been (regardless of her current love interest), and what her character could potentially represent for millions of people.” Wonder Woman’s sexuality has been alluded to throughout the comics history, and the GLAAD NYU campus ambassador says that, “Making Wonder Woman canonically bisexual on the big screen would make her the first openly LGBTQ superhero of any gender from either DC or Marvel’s cinematic universes, and would solidify her place as a true role model for women of all ages and identities.” Read more here.
Nostalgia-driven TV revivals are all the rage these days, from last year’s “Gilmore Girls” to the upcoming return of “Will & Grace”. Now of course, the key to the success of these various revivals rests with reassembling the shows’ original casts, which has certainly been the case with Netflix’s “Fuller House” — with two glaring exceptions. While the show has reunited many of the original starts of “Full House”, the youngest Tanner daughter continues to be conspicuous by her absence. That’s because Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen — who shared the role since they were just six months old — have continually refused invitations to make a cameo on the show, and show no signs of changing their minds. The creator Jeff Franklin has now said, “Personally, I’ve given up asking them.” Read more here.