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Empire Season 2 Teaser: Free the Lyons

23 Jul

The power dynamics and alliances are forever shifting on Empire; the number of schemes that went down during its first year might even make Blair Waldorf stop for a second. The new season 2 teaser suggests it will be just as intense when the show returns Wednesday, September 23 as the looks between characters intensify. Defiant poses and walking with purpose are also on the cards with Cookie’s attire hitting all new highs.

Empire Season 2Cookie is not the one who is currently incarcerated (aside from whatever is going on in the scene above) and the teaser shows a #FreeLucious concert with Jamal taking center stage in this brief glimpse – will Hakeem appear on stage to support his father?

One thing Hakeem has in the opening strut is an IO Hawk – kind of like a hands free Segway – and it is such a random/perfect detail to show their indulgent lifestyle. I saw someone using one of these a couple of weeks ago and I had so many questions such as a general ‘Why?’ And how do you make it stop?

Anyway here is Terrence Howard trying one out onset courtesy of Kaitlin Doubleday’s Instagram:

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I want one!!!!! @jussiesmollett

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I would definitely fall off.

And here is your first look at Empire season 2.

This is a big preview time of year with FargoThe AffairWet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero all featuring on TV Ate My Wardrobe recently.

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Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

22 Jul

Plenty of casts from fall shows have returned to set for their new seasons so while we have to wait until September to see the fruits of their labor, it is maybe time to infer things from the behind the scenes sneak peeks. Plus reunions, cute outfits and TV watching faces.

 

Belfast airport is the place to spot Game of Thrones cast members as production of season 6 begins and sadly the wait for viewers is going to be a little longer than fall. Daenerys has been reunited with Missandei by a nice selection of mugs and it is no big surprise seeing Emilia Clarke and Nathalie Emmanuel heading back even if their characters are currently separated. All eyes are on another person who happened to make his way to Belfast.

 

Robbie Amell (who has just be cast in the new X-Files revival along with Lauren Ambrose!) and Victor Garber are back on the set of The Flash, but it’s Grant Gustin’s hoodie over his new Flash suit that I am distracted by. Maybe Barry should rock this look.

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We're back. It's dark in here. #Arrow

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Props galore on Arrow including Felicity Smoak’s glasses, some nude pumps and what looks like some kind of weapon. What could this all mean?

 

In less vague costume news Bellamy Young shows off the mostly colorful Manolo Blahnik heels with a dash of Kate Spade during a ball gown fitting with Scandal costume designer Lyn Paolo. Fancy pants party scenes are a favorite.

 

Also over at Scandal, Kerry Washington and Josh Malina go for full Superman bystander mode.

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#dogs #happy

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Puppies! Continuing to look like a very happy place to work is the Orange is the New Black set and it was a good week for the Netflix show as they received four Emmy nominations including Best Drama Series.

 

Jussie Smollett celebrates Taraji P. Henson’s Emmy nomination by posting this video of her…

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I really wish I could tell you more… #xfiles

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This is very exciting and an appropriately mysterious shot from Rhys Darby on the set of The X-Files.

 

Where he also got to hang out with Kumail Nanjiani and I am thrilled Nanjiani is going to be in an episode. If you haven’t listened to his podcast The X-Files Files and you’re currently rewatching before the revival then I definitely recommend you do.

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I mean….

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Bad form at this end as I didn’t know Joshua Jackson was on Instagram (in my defense he hasn’t posted that much before this week and I am far too distracted by Diane Kruger’s excellent feed). He’s making me long for a beach trip as a result of showing off the beautiful locations they use on The Affair. There is also a shot of something a bit more intimate that he has to wear on this show.

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Recording the audiobook for #WhyNotMe

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Mindy Kaling records the audiobook for the forthcoming Why Not Me? in a super cute and pattern clashing ensemble.

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Tammy One in London!!

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Parks reunion in London while Amy Poehler promotes Inside Out.

 

An accurate representation of my True D watching face. Sadly I don’t have curls as big as Jenny Slate’s.

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

8 Jul

Plenty of away from set photos this week with Independence Day celebrations including a whole lot of swimwear, inflatable animal floats and sunshine. Reunions aplenty and Magic Mike XXL outings are also on the cards so dive in to our Instagram highlights.

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Last one…!

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Rivaling Taylor Swift for most fun on a swan (or rather a flamingo) float and we’re sounding the adorable couple klaxon for Diane Kruger and a beardy Joshua Jackson.

 

January Jones was also at Diane Kruger’s to celebrate the holiday weekend and Kruger shows off her excellent hosting talents with plenty of July 4th themed treats, an excellent way to use a watermelon and listening skills so good they make the hashtag.

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Happy #Merica day mañana

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Wearing very patriotic looking swimwear and the Jones/Kruger Instagram crossover is quite possibly my new favorite. And for breakup texts look no further than January Jones’ post holiday upload.

 

Parks and Rec reunion happiness. These super sunny photos mean plenty of excellent sunglasses.

 

Unicorn float (well it looks like a unicorn sans the vital horn) for Serayah and Taylor Swift with more excellent swimwear to behold.

 

The Taylor 4th party is a well documented extravaganza and this shot looks like it could be straight out of a Tommy Hilfiger or Ralph Lauren lookbook. Also prompting me to ask the forever question – is there someone who is employed by Swift as the official Insta photographer?

 

Balcony barbecue for Jessica Williams in a super laid back outfit which I am coveting.

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PUSHING DAISIES REUNION

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Now this is one reunion I would like to see translated into a Pushing Daisies return to TV in whatever capacity (pretty much alternating between this and Wonderfalls for bedtime watching at the moment). Nice beards boys.

 

I love everything about Gabe Liedman’s Urkel tee story and it should definitely be hung on a wall.

 

Does this mean we can expect to see Matt McGorry on the You’re the Worst Sunday Funday sequel or are they just having a Sunday Funday of their own? Another excellent dress from Kether Donohue.

 

Broad City has found a new home on UK TV and will be airing on 4 Music. Abi and Ilana are excited about this and so am I.

 

Perfect Magic Mike XXL viewing girl squad vibes.

 

Ending things this week on sleepy prettiness from Jussie Smollett on the set of Empire.

Best of the 2015 BET Awards Red Carpet 

29 Jun

A few weeks have gone by since the last red carpet awards coverage on TV Ate My Wardrobe and now it is the turn of the 2015 BET Awards delivering some dramatic looks. Pattern and bold color have been switched out for black, white, cutouts and sparkle as the big trends of the night.

Janelle MonaeAnother incredible cape for Janelle Monae adding to her Met Gala and CFDA Awards triumphant sartorial moments; this is one signature look I’m not getting bored of.

Gabrielle UnionGabrielle Union is smoking hot in a glitzy sequin Halston Heritage halter neck frock.

Laverne CoxOn the red carpet Laverne Cox wore a funky Dmitry Sholokhov tuxedo inspired jumpsuit; however it is her second outfit of the evening that really stands out. The super sexy custom Michael Costello white frock includes a daring slit, cutouts and the slightly pointed shoulders adds to the drama levels. Gabrielle Union appeared on stage with Cox wearing the same dress and also looked pretty amazing.

Tracee Ellis RossBET Awards co-host Tracee Ellis Ross is serving up simple chic in an all white ensemble with a whole lot of incredible accessorizing. Love the purple lipstick.

Zendaya ColemanYes this is pretty much a sparkly shirt and yet Zendaya Coleman is completely pulling off this Nicolas Jebran outfit delivering a whole lot of leg envy on the side. Paired with stacked silver Roberto Cavalli platforms and a bangs heavy pixie cut give an edge to the styling.

Michael B. JordanLooking sharp as ever and Michael B. Jordan never fails to impress with his suit color choices. Bring on the Fantastic Four press tour.

SerayahGoing beyond the sheer trend in matching monochrome House of Li Jon chain skirt and top is Empire’s Serayah in an ensemble which stands out for all the right reasons.

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

24 Jun

Midweek TV treat with a collection of some of the best Instagram posts including the Orange is the New Black cast returning to set for season 4, plenty more You’re the Worst shenanigans and saying goodbye to Orphan Black for another year.

 

Happy Ice Cream Truck Day! Raul Castillo and America Ferrera taking a break from filming their new Ricky Gervais Netflix series Special Correspondents. From this pairing alone, count me in.

 

Another super cute couple and the Orphan Black season 3 finale gave Helena several much needed victories including a brief hookup with her beau Jesse. They make a fetching couple even if Helena is wearing a mishmash of Alison’s clothes.

 

He wasn’t in the finale (I suspect there was some Game of Thrones filming overlap) but Michiel Huisman made sure he sent thanks to the Clone Club.

 

Silly string at a glance looks like a scratch filter to give a photo that old timey feel (even when it is pink) and Jussie Smollett celebrated his birthday with a large portion of the Empire cast.

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A Prince. A Princess

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Adorable Part One

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See u soon #biznitches @youretheworstfxx

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Great things once again from the cast and crew of You’re the Worst and it has become the norm that I can’t pick just one photo. A season 2 premiere date would be lovely, please and thank-you.

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TV boos feeding each other chicken #youretheworst

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Adorable Part Two

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#YoureTheWorst

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Super cute/sexy summer floral dress from Kether Donohue.

 

The boys! Oh hey Paul!

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#betonbettydraper #bizarre #vegas

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I would always bet on Betty.

 

You might still be watching season 3 of Orange is the New Black but the cast are already back on set for season 4. Best news is Lea DeLaria has been bumped up to a regular and Boo’s friendship with Doggett is one of the strongest aspects of the current batch of episodes. Heartbreaking, touching and hilarious in equal amounts.

 

More OITNB S4 onset antics and this one features a whole lot of hair (I was also a big fan of the Flaca storyline in season 3).

 

And here are the ladies in costume for an appearance on Good Morning America; it is really jarring how different they look with their hair done for morning TV rather than in character.

 

What I’m inferring from this is Jenny Slate is going to be on the next season of Girls* and her hair looks all kinds of amazing. And that prop joint does seem a little on the large side, unless of course they are going for a Withnail & I ‘Camberwell Carrot‘ approach and then it might be a little too small.

*Turns out I had forgotten that Slate appeared in season 1 as Hannah’s frenemy, Tally Schifrin from college who we met at her book launch for “Leave Me Alone.” Hopefully she will be reprising this role and this non-remembrance also tell me that I need to rewatch season 1.

 

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

10 Jun

If we were giving out an award for Best Cast on Instagram it would probably be a two-way split between Orange is the New Black and You’re the Worst; this week’s Behind the Insta-Scenes is dominated by these two shows. Plus a few other treats including the return of a Very Important show.

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@uzoaduba @lavernecox @lauraprepon

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Orange is the New Black is back on Friday (two days to go!) and some of the cast were in Paris last week to promote the new season. Going full tourist in this beautiful shot with blue skies, pretty dresses and the Eiffel Tower.

 

Followed by a trip across the ocean to Brazil and Uzo Aduba was joined by Natasha Lyonne and Samira Wiley on the Netflix float at the Brazil Pride Parade. Excellent sunglasses and houndstooth action. Plus plenty of dancing I’m sure.

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#bathroomselfiegameonfleek in #SãoPaulo #2aday

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Post Pride bathroom selfie game is strong.

 

Gathering a whole host of supporting actors as part of The Hollywood Reporter’s Emmy season and Danielle Brooks gets the best shenanigans partner in Empire’s Jussie Smollett. Work that green feather boa. And I’m totally feeling the beardy snarl face.

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Just broin' for a bike ride w/ my bro @mradamscott.

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Well isn’t this the most adorable?!

 

We are entering the ATX Television Festival portion of this week’s highlights and the You’re the Worst team documented their time so well that I found it hard to whittle down which photos to use.

 

The new ‘squeezing as many people into an elevator’ selfie option. Just look down.

 

“Fan girling the fuck out on her” sounds very appropriate in this situation. Also Adrianne Palicki is tall.

 

#SquadGoals

 

Creator Stephen Falk gives a good array of shots from the event including Kether Donohue’s cute yellow dress. Despite there being no barbecue photos in this collection just the mention gives me an instant craving.

 

This is also a very appropriate reaction from Mae Whitman. I would have zero chill in this situation.

 

The revival of The X-Files in the Instagram age is pretty much the ideal. See also Tumblr which is already delivering with the spoilery filming photos which I can’t resist looking at (click if you dare).

 

A good portion of my Instagrams are around this theme (TV watching/booze) so I am taking Diane Kruger’s Tony watching prep as a ‘stars – they’re just like us’ moment.

 

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

13 May

Season finales, upfronts and all kinds of other on and offset shenanigans in this week’s TV Instagram roundup.

 

Ah, Finn Polmar. All the sighs at Matthew Goode posing it up a storm in court. Please come back next season as there is far too much unresolved tension left to be explored.

 

Super flexible Alan Cumming also on the set of The Good Wife shooting the finale and woah that’s a lot of bagels for the amount of people in this scene.

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UPFRONTS.

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This is just a very cool low key shot from the Fox upfronts featuring New Girl’s Hannah Simone.

 

And this is a very fun dance party shot from the Fox upfronts; I’m two episodes into Empire and I am already hooked.

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💕

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine ladies serving up a great mix of ‘huh?, ”what?’ and “eh?” face and like Chelsea Peretti I am drawing hearts around this photo.

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Were we experimenting with levels @opheliabits ?

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The BAFTA TV awards took place last weekend and here are some post ceremony level hijinks from Ophelia Lovibond, Dawn O’Porter and Chris O’Dowd. Excellent pattern attire too.

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Got #OrphanBlack on the brain. #CloneClub

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The last episode of Orphan Black came with a whole lot of wincing at things being poked into other things they probably shouldn’t. Here is Ari Millen modeling with another version of himself.

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When in doubt, drink Vermouth:) #MadMen #AMC #endofanera

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Well this is just adorable. Peggy Olson skating forever burned into my mind. Helpful drinking tip from Elisabeth Moss too.

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Day 9. Season 2. Full Squad…Finally!! #YoureTheWorst

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The You’re the Worst cast continue to be excellent at Instagram while also making the wait for season 2 seem forever away (still no date). A season 1 rewatch might be the only thing to solve this issue. Already coveting costumes.

 

And also this.

 

Taylor Schilling looks exactly how I would in this situation.

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Up and away Mighty Mouse !

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Amazing swimsuit alert courtesy of Diane Kruger.

 

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