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Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

29 Jun

Lots of Orange is the New Black on the TV Insta menu this week including the cast Times Talk and taking part in the New York City Pride parade. Plus You’re the WorstUnREAL and plenty of style highs to scroll through.

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Captions welcome… #youretheworst

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Exhibit 1. The You’re the Worst set looks like a very happy place.

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This is a good scene. #ytwfxx

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Exhibit 2. Also welcome Samira Wiley to You’re the Worst and this is very good casting news. Sunglasses and denim heaven.

 

Ruling TV Instagram this week is the Orange is the New Black cast including behind the scenes shots that couldn’t be shared during shooting (because spoilers) and a variety of public appearances.

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Candid moments. #timestalk @oitnb 🍊

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Unplanned accidental ladysuit black and white reversed co-ordination at the OITNB Times Talk panel.

Danielle Brooks bows out of this talk early (after taking this great picture of Taylor Schilling and Laura Prepon) and she has the best reason; she has to go to her other job performing on Broadway in The Color Purple.

 

The OITNB cast also took part in New York City’s Pride parade on Sunday and are giving off so many great outfit vibes.

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#nofilteronourpride

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Including Samira Wiley’s custom Milly tee (which I am coveting hard).

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#pride

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A really beautiful shot of Dascha Polanco from the parade taken by Natasha Lyonne.

 

Rivaling the OITNB for most prolific cast on Instagram is UnREAL and thankfully everyone looks far happier here than they do behind the scenes on Everlasting.

 

Constance Zimmer giving great face and boob touching poses as the UnREAL season 2 promo trail continues. Makeup artist Tina Turnbow delivers on the lipstick choice once again.

 

Jenny Slate reveals some bathtub filming secrets.

 

Lots of cupcakes for Aubrey Plaza’s birthday and a Parks and Rec reunion courtesy of Anna Faris’ excellent podcast Anna Faris is Unqualified.

 

A fantastic look from Busy Philipps and this patterned Gucci frock is also getting added to the coveting hard list.

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29 years ago today. A good choice. #remain

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Pretty sure Julia Louis-Dreyfus has a portrait in her attic.

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#reunion

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Not entirely sure what is going on here but it is equal parts terrifying and amazing. Super cute casual outfit too.

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Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

22 Jun

Between Orange is the New Black and “The Battle of the Bastards” there was a lot going on this week on TV and this edition of “Behind the Insta-Scenes” has got you covered on both. Plus we’ve got shows that are currently in productions, ones that have just finished and lots of other fun stuff is on the Instagram highlights menu.

 

It’s all fun and games in Maureen when things aren’t getting set on fire/people aren’t being stabbed.

 

A “How to Get Blood out of Your Beard” tutorial is probably needed for the Game of Thrones guys and it is good to see all is crazy in love when the camera stops rolling.

 

And now for a “Who Wore it Better?” Battle of the Bastards edition (Part 2).

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Party Party Party Parade❤️🍊❤️🍊

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I have a lot of feelings about this new season of Orange is the New Black and I don’t want to say too much for those who have not finished yet, but I am very happy the OITNB cast have been posting photos like the one above. Need this moment of happiness.

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w my boo 😚

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And adorable ones like this, which is also from the New York premiere.

 

Adding to the feelings scale is the Orphan Black season 4 finale and thanks for the flowers Tatiana!

 

Now for shows currently in production and this bts shot of Justin Theroux from season 3 of The Leftovers. As Theroux points out; no handcuffs (or shirt) necessary.

 

After recently marathoning my way through the first two seasons of iZombie I’ve still got that post-watch emptiness (see also OITNB) so even though there isn’t a season 3 premiere date yet, it is good to see some of the cast back on iZombie duty.

 

There are lots of reasons to be excited about this new season of You’re the Worst and one of them is this amazing casting news.

 

On BrainDead Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Tveit danced together. It was magical. As is this prom style pic.

 

While a lot of the FNL cast were in Austin for the ATX Television Festival; Aimee Teegarden, Taylor Kitsch, Zach Gilford and Minka Kelly were taking part in the Spartan Race. Another reunion I can get behind. Even with Kitsch’s mustache.

 

This is from a couple of weeks ago (when I covered the outfits from this event), but somehow I missed it and I’m making up for that now.

 

Joshua Jackson and Kiernan Shipka doing their best January Jones pose might be my new favorite thing.

 

The way to get two entries is to quote from Overboard. Always an instant YES in my book/blog.

To be filed under “Things that are Adorable” 

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

8 Jun

Co-stars supporting co-stars, returning summer shows, crushes are all included in this week’s “Behind the Insta-Scenes.” Plus plenty of stylish moments, a very cute TBT and more from the CFDA Awards.

 

The Mr Robot season 2 promo train is gearing up with a dash of Emmy FYC and here is an adorably stylish photo of the cast being adorable.

 

OITNB returns in just over a week (!) and some of the cast were in Berlin giving off serious glam vibes.

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Doogie and me #TBT

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UnREAL returned this week with a strong and biting premiere; here is Shiri Appleby gifting us with a Doogie Howser flashback.

 

Back to the present and this pairing makes me so happy; great wcw choice.

 

Tonight is The Americans S4 finale and Holly Taylor not only plays one of the best teens on TV, but her notebook prop from the show is so spot on with detail even if we barely get to see this stuff on screen.

 

Lupita Nyong’o continues to get excellent backstage visitors and this week 12 Years a Slave co-star Sarah Paulson dropped by.

 

Keeping on this track; the Jane the Virgin cast are coming out to support Jamie Camil’s summer turn on Broadway in Chicago. 

 

More Jane the Virgin co-stars supporting co-stars delights.

 

This week I found out that Kristofer Hivju is on Instagram and my Tormund crush continues to grow.

 

While I’m on the subject of crushes. Oh, hello. So excited to have Scott Speedman back on TV.

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Women 👀 ❤️ #Paulson #Ferrera #QueenBeasts

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From inside the CFDA Awards there are some fun Lena Dunham picture hangouts (and the second Sarah Paulson appearance on here this week).

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w/ my broad bitties

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And another.

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We're going to an awards show

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A pre-awards look from the Broad City ladies.

 

From one awards show to another across the pond and another excellent group of ladies hanging out.

 

A whole lot of You’re the Worst feelings going on and so many heart eyes at every outfit.

 

Shopping while shooting the Trainspotting sequel.

 

Best of the 25th Gotham Independent Film Awards Red Carpet

1 Dec

December is here and a few things are getting kicked up a notch 1) end of year awards, 2) film awards, 3) best of lists and 4) Christmas shopping (okay this last one isn’t all that blog related). Full on awards red carpet season doesn’t start until the new year and this is more of a pre-game kind of showcase as these events don’t call on everyone to be in their fanciest fancy pants. It is also a good time to get some festive party inspiration; I am a fan of the ‘if in doubt where something sparkly’ approach at this time of year.

Getting the December ball rolling is the 25th Gotham Independent Film Awards last night (okay so that was technically still November) hosted in New York City. Spotlight took home two awards for best feature and best screenplay, but it wasn’t just film receiving accolades as Mr Robot (which I still need to watch) won the longform breakthrough series award beating out Jane the VirginTransparentUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and UnREAL. For the full list of winners head here.

Let’s see who impressed us on the red carpet.

Julianne MooreJulianne Moore is serving up the perfect amount of gold sequin and smoky eyes for all things end of year events and while a Saint Laurent frock is way beyond my budget this is definitely the kind of look I will be going for. Plus it has the floaty dress benefit of being able to tuck into any amazing party snacks on offer; in my case this means anything with cheese, jalapeno poppers, sausage rolls and all the mince pies.

Dascha Polanco#LadySuitWatch2015! Dascha Polanco goes for gold in this white ensemble with glitzy flourishes and it works like a charm. Outfits like this require a steady hand or a ban of any dark liquids coming within the vicinity of it.

Abbi and IlanaSame with Ilana Glazer’s spectacular double-breasted jacket dress because I would end up like her character Ilana when she wore something similar on Broad City. Abbi’s dress is simple and chic; the only thing I would switch up is their shoes with each other and red lipstick for both.

Teyonah ParrisEagle-eyed readers will recognize this dress as the same Cynthia Rowley off the shoulder floral frock that Alex Morgan wore to the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, but Teyonah Parris also looks stunning in it and I’ve never had a problem with repeats. I’m not too sure about the cut out Marchesa booties with this dress; however they make a change from the strappy sandal approach.

Laura PreponA knockout monochrome gown for Laura Prepon and while I am generally all about reds and berry lip color for this season the coral lipstick is a really great choice here.

Emmy RossumAnd on the mini-frock end of the scale is Emmy Rossum wearing a black and brown jacquard Simone Rocha affair, which wouldn’t look out of place as wallpaper in Benedict Cumberbatch’s 221b Baker Street Sherlock home. This doesn’t necessarily sound like a good thing, but I can assure you it is. Plus those all important pockets.

Glenn CloseGlenn Close forever slaying and delivering caped arrival excellence.

John Slattery and Talia BalsamAppearing just as suave as their Mad Men characters, but with far less furs, facial hair and daughter drama are John Slattery and Talia Balsam.

Mark Ruffalo and SunshineMark Ruffalo’s doing the run of the mill black suit dude wear, but it is his wife Sunrise Coigney who really makes an impact in an unusual and striking burnt orange dress with sheer sleeves I can get on board with.

Best of the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards

10 Nov

There is not a whole lot of 2015 left and time has a way of flying by as we near those end of year lists (I need to start working on mine) and last night the Glamour Women of the Year Awards were held at Carnegie Hall in New York City. This is always one of my favorites because it celebrates a range of women and achievements and I just feel so darn positive afterwards. For more on this year’s recipients head here.

Viola DavisViola Davis’ daughter dressed up as her mother winning an Emmy for Halloween and it was pretty much the most adorable costume ever. Davis is onto another winner in red and black with some really excellent accessorizing.

Lupita Nyong'oWe’re almost at Star Wars press tour time, which means we are in for a treat with way more Lupita Nyong’o red carpet looks are ahead of us. Going for understated elegance in Jason Wu and working it like a charm while on hand to present Misty Copeland with her award.

Dascha PolancoDascha Polanco is serving up caped excellence and giving amazing face. I think this is her best red carpet look to date.

Danielle BrooksAnother fabulous turn from an Orange is the New Black star with Danielle Brooks in a color blocking delight. Oh hey there pockets! Just to make this even better. Brooks is in Aziz Ansari’s new show Master of None and next season needs more of Dev’s ambitious agent Shannon, who is all about getting that Friends money.

Alex MorganThe whole US Women’s soccer team was honored at the event; deservedly so after their World Cup win and Alex Morgan’s red and purple floral gown is beautiful. More pocket plus points getting dished out.

SerenaSports stars slaying all over the place with Serena Williams demonstrating how to do sheer in a way that doesn’t make me want to weep from boredom.

Victoria and Brooklyn BeckhamThe big trends of the night were red and black; these tend to be in favor this time of year and Victoria Beckham embraced crimson in a dress from her own collection. Well if you are getting honored for your work in fashion then it makes sense to showcase your work. Brooklyn Beckham continues to follow in his father’s footsteps by looking rather dapper all suited up.

Amy, Eve and SelenaMore red and one thing I like about this photo other than the perfect red dress symmetry is how random this grouping is; I am so here for groups of people you don’t expect posing together. Amy Schumer’s red Alexander McQueen is a switch up from the LBDs she’s been sporting recently and I love a flared sleeve. Selena Gomez is mixing sweet with sexy in Valentino and Eve Hewson embraces the 90s with a lipstick Winona would be proud of.

Misty CopelandTurtlenecks are in favor again and Misty Copeland shows how they can be worn in a formal setting like this; playing with this classic look as she picks up her Woman of the Year Award.

Elisabeth MossMore 90s lipstick realness from Elisabeth Moss and she’s hitting the vampy line hard in this velvet and sheer frock. There is a danger of looking too washed out when your hair is this blonde and I’m not feeling the shoes, but 90s nostalgia wins out for me here because I am a sucker for this.

Reese WitherspoonOkay so I’m not crazy about Reese Witherspoon’s Erdem dress – the floral pattern/texture is great, it’s the lace neckline that makes it too fussy – but I love everything about her speech. Reese talks about her acting career and how ambition shouldn’t be a dirty word. She also discusses her production company and the exciting slate they have ahead:

“We have over 25 films in development and three television shows, and they all have female leads of different ages and different races and different jobs. Some are astronauts, some are soldiers, some are scientists, one is even a Supreme Court justice. They’re not just good or bad; they’re bold and hunted and dangerous and triumphant like the real women we meet every single day of our lives.”

The full speech is really inspiring and while I am in danger of sounding corny I do always feel extra motivated after reading about events like this.

Judith Light, Caitlyn Jenner and Cindi LeiveOne final and super fun photo with Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive hanging out with Woman of the Year, Caitlyn Jenner and the always amazing Judith Light. Light presented Jenner with her award and this is another great dress color symmetry shot. I also love that Jenner has taken her shoes off by this point because I am incapable of keeping a pair of heels on all night.

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

4 Mar

Guest stars, saying goodbye, a premiere date for one of our favorite shows and more behind-the-scenes action in this midweek TV Instagram roundup.

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Really? #clydetheturtle

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The answer to “Where is Clyde?” is quite easy this week.

 

It turns out that people don’t hate laughing as the numbers for Last Man on Earth’s debut are rather good. Hopefully it continues this way as I enjoyed the heck out of these first two episodes and Will Forte is still a dreamboat even with the super grizzly beard (his beard level in the photo above is pretty great).

 

On Monday Netflix announced when season 3 of Orange is the New Black will be available (June 12) allowing us to plan ahead and book the day off work. The cast of OITNB has a huge presence on Instagram and Dascha Polanco went for this cute inventive way to announce this date.

 

Slightly less artistic but still getting the message across is Laura Prepon with hashtags at the ready. And the bonus news for Alex/Piper fans – or anyone who watches the show really – is that Larry will not be showing up.

 

LAURA DERN IS MINDY’S OB/GYN?! Yeah I’m pretty excited about this and the guest stars on The Mindy Project this season have been A+ (which is why so many of them have featured in this column).

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Memories. #Looking

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There is so much bad photoshop used on both TV and in movies when it comes to splicing two photographs together and it has a habit of taking you out of the moment (see also using promo photos for what are supposed to be framed family shots and The Americans triumphs in this area by not doing this). Not so on Looking and I totally believe that this is a photo of Doris and Dom from their teen years and not two separate photos of Lauren Weedman and Murray Bartlett. Dom + Doris = ❤

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Lovely boys

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This episode (and season) of Looking is fantastic and so here is bonus dudes being all adorable photo.

 

Yep Damon Wayans Jr. is leaving New Girl and I agree with Hannah Simone. I also think this might be another jumpsuit I might like.

Orange is the New Black Cast Celebrate Pride in New York, San Francisco and at the White House

1 Jul

The Orange is the New Black cast were out in full force on Sunday with floats at Pride parades in New York City and San Francisco. Laverne Cox was one of three grand marshals (Looking’s Jonathan Groff and Rea Carney were the other two) and she rode alongside Delores Nettles (her daughter Islan Nettles, a transgender woman was beaten to death last year).

Cox also visited the White House yesterday for their Pride reception and Michelle Obama is a big fan of the show as Cox revealed on Instagram “At the White House Pride luncheon earlier today. I met the President and First Lady. She hugged me and is a fan of @oitnb #oitnb #starstruck and #inspired.”

OITNB PrideEscaping from Litchfield and riding the New York float in the incredible sunshine are Dascha Polanco, Danielle Brooks, Samira Wiley, Matt McGorry, Yael Stone and Barbara Rosenblat.

OITNB NYC OITNB cast OITNB Samira Wiley, Matt McGorry and Dascha PolancoYael Stone worked the rainbow false eyelashes and here’s a closer look courtesy of her Instagram:

Representing the West Coast contingent is Big Boo herself, Lea DeLaria riding a float at the San Francisco parade with all the bubbles.

Lea DeLaria prideAnd here is Laverne Cox as one of the New York City grand marshals.

Laverne Cox PrideFollowed by a trip to the White House yesterday (here is a transcript of President Obama’s remarks at this event including a reference to Cox’s Time cover) and Laverne Cox’s dress game is on top form as she looks stunning in this photo she posted on Instagram:

 

 

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