Instagram delivers on the TV style front, film festival glamour and on set singing this week. Plus find out some intimate You’re the Worst information and the usual amount of sweater and lipstick coveting.
The Leftovers is still shooting its final season out in Australia and I am glad to see Justin Theroux will be sporting his beard throughout. Liv Tyler captures him here working the leopard print in the hair and makeup trailer.
It has been a bit of a Leftovers watching week as I got the second season for my birthday and I wrote about Kevin’s karaoke here.
The kids from Stranger Things crushed their appearance on The Tonight Show and Questlove captures some of the backstage madness in this group selfie.
Still no details about who Matthew Rhys is playing on Girls but here he is shooting a scene with Lena Dunham, beard and all.
Mindy Kaling has been documenting Adam Pally eating chips on the set of The Mindy Project and I am here for it.
Mindy also continues to document the costuming from her show and studs are definitely in this season.
Spikes too and I’m not sure if this costume or Taraji P. Henson’s own collection. Either way they look terrifying and incredible in equal measure.
The search for the perfect Emmy dress continues and I wonder if we will see any of these on the red carpet come September 18.
I can only see half this sweater, but I know I love it.
You’re the Worst returned last week with a fabulous episode and the cast took over the Backstage Instagram. There’s plenty of behind the scenes videos including Chris Geere showing off a modesty pouch/cock sock. He definitely had to wear one in the season premiere.
Standard lipstick and sunglasses envy.
Chris Geere was also understandably excited to make his talk show debut on The Late Show.
One of my favorite costume designers with one of my favorite actresses. Looking forward to seeing what this pairing brings.
Now for one of my makeup artist faves with another Orange is the New Black stars and this series of photos of Natasha Lyonne are fantastic.
The iZombie set continues to deliver on the fun and the songs.
Greg Williams delivers once again on intimate photographs from the Venice Film Festival and here are a few of my favorites. Starting with Jake getting ready, just because.
Getting up close with super couple Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber. Luckily this dress doesn’t require some awkward lying down.
When in Venice you’ve got to have a boat shot. For more from Greg Williams check out his portraits from the festival at Vanity Fair.
TV Instagram is busy again with a lot of shows back from hiatus and this week’s behind the scenes highlights include Jane the Virgin, You’re the Worst and iZombie. Plus we have TCA style, Rachel Bloom’s male gaze take on casting notices and a Sex and the City project I do want to see.
Joining the ranks of those returning to work is the Jane the Virgin cast and there is a notable person sitting at that table.
More Jane the Virgin delights with almost hat twins Yael Grobglas and Gina Rodriguez. It looks like someone will be wearing a wig for at least the start of the season.
While we’re on the subject of changing hair and it will come as no surprise that I love a good hiatus beards, but there is not much that can be done to hide this level of grizzle. For Justin Baldoni the beard now only exists in the form of old photos and future hiatus dreams.
After posting a photo of the super depressing casting notices from Backstage, Rachel Bloom wrote some very similar sounding descriptions for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend characters but with a male gaze. “Singing a plus.”
The DC TV universe keeps on getting bigger.
The big Brooklyn Nine-Nine news is they’re doing a crossover with New Girl (and I’m very into this idea). It is nice to see these smiling faces again.
The You’re the Worst season 3 countdown continues and these details from their TCA panel have got me even more excited.
You’re the Worst group shot with a hint of fancy costuming; big party episode alert?
Continuing their behind the brains hot streak; here is iZombie’s Robert Buckley doing Rose McIver a solid by looking after her hair clips.
They also have some pretty amazing location views when they get out of the morgue.
Best hug sandwich. No need for hot sauce.
It was announced at TCA that Transparent season 3 will return Friday, September 23 and I’m looking forward to seeing this family again.
From one stylish TV family to an even more stylish TV family and the cast of Black-ish at TCA.
I would like to watch SATC with Phoebe Robinson. All of these points are very valid.
Danielle Brooks posts some of my favorite style shots. This is another one.
I stopped watching The Mindy Project last season (the Danny stuff just got too urgh), but I am glad I get to enjoy the incredible costuming via Mindy’s Insta.
Carly Chaikin showing why Darlene was meant to be with my fave heart-shaped specs.
Ending this week with yet another reason to love Kirsten Dunst.
Some Emmy nomination related posts, Instagram style highs and casts returning to set are all on the agenda this week.
The Wine Show is coming to Hulu August 13 and get ready for the Matthews in full cheeky scamp mode with a big dose of dad jokes and puns. It is wonderful.
The Looking movie airs this Sunday and while I am so not ready to be over (a thing I keep repeating in relation to this project) I am excited to feel all the feelings. Frankie J. Alvarez is doing a very good job in preparing me.
Chris Geere looks back to season 1 premiere of You’re the Worst and it isn’t too long until Gretchen and Jimmy will be back on our screens. *insert prayer hands emoji here*
Now to the present with Aya Cash eating and reading (great book choice).
Lots of fall show casts are back on set and Vincent Rodriguez III from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend gives good hot weather hydration reminders (my apartment is a sweatbox so I definitely need to do this).
So Rachel Bloom didn’t get the acting nomination I was hoping for and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend missed out on Best Comedy, but they did score song and choreography nods for “Settle for Me” (and two other dance numbers).
While we’re on the subject of Emmys; I was very excited for this and while I wasn’t in a Panera, I maybe did let out a bit (okay a lot) of a scream.
Emilia Clarke celebrates the Game of Thrones supporting actress category domination – sad to see no Sophie Turner – with a look at the not so glamorous nature of set life.
And Maisie Williams does so with this cute and terrifying video.
Also in the supporting category is Constance Zimmer (if only Shiri Appleby could have been nominated in the lead category too) wearing this fabulous dress from the UnREAL season 2 episode “Infiltration.”
Another returning to set photo and it is good to see Jonny Lee Miller back all buttoned up with Lucy Liu looking as flawless as ever on Elementary.
Any hot sauce for the iZombie cast?
Gina Rodriguez continues her summer of excellent hair changes while on hiatus going blonde and crushing it with those funky sunglasses.
Danielle Brooks wins the Best Style on Instagram this week with this beautiful look.
I know this barefoot walk so well. An unsurprisingly very fabulous outfit from Mindy Kaling.
Ending things this week with a fun one from Chelsea Peretti and Andre Braugher gives great flat cap.
A very quiet week on Instagram on the TV work front because of Memorial Day weekend. This also means there have been plenty of celebs at the beach/hanging in the sunshine photos splashed across Insta of which we have a couple, but the majority of this week is dedicated to co-star hangouts and cute outfits.
Norman Reedus went to see Eclipsed and this ticks all my supporting a co-star in their other endeavors boxes. Plus a whole lot of patterned outfit delights.
Continuing with this theme and a much more loving/supportive version of this relationship than the one we saw on Orange is the New Black.
More from the OITNB ladies and they’re celebrating Laverne Cox’s birthday, which also ticks those co-stars who hang out boxes. Plus it is just over two weeks until OITNB returns (Friday, June 17).
So this is not from this week, but as I just caught up with iZombie I have some new Insta accounts to peruse and this is just too wonderful not to include. Robert Buckley in glasses is a really good look.
Maisie Williams is giving me so many flashbacks to my first festival going summer way back when as the 90s continues to dominate. Whenever I see anyone with star earrings like this it makes me regret my non-pierced lobes.
Keeping with the 90s and Game of Thrones trend with Emilia Clarke getting particularly giddy on The Graham Norton Show.
Cute Outfit: Part 1 with a side order of whoa that shoe closet.
Cute Outfit: Part 2
Cute Outfit: Part 3 (the really super cute edition)
Cute Outfit: Part 4 (the boozy Memorial Day weekend edition)
When I see Goldie Hawn in swimwear all I can think of is Overboard as no one does swimwear quite like Goldie in this movie.
Last week, just as I went to start writing “Behind the Insta-Scenes” my internet speed started to lag; I tried to watch the new Orange is the New Black promo and the blurry quality suggested some kind of wifi issue. And then my router stopped working. In happy news a replacement was quickly dispatched and I am up and running once again (no more setting up camp in my friend’s front room). So long story short is that some of this week’s Instagram round up includes some pictures that were intended for last week.
There’s Cannes glamour (and jet lag), the emotional Jane the Virgin season 2 finale and much more.
Kicking off with Tatiana Maslany in classic Breton stripes and a not so classic Cannes pose. Excellent sneaker game too.
This might be more of what you were expecting from Cannes Instagram and Greg Williams is one of my favorite photographers on Insta; part of this is down to the intimate quality of the shots he gets in crowed places and this one of Caitriona Balfe is stunning.
Mads continues to crush it as one of the jury members and excellent suit wearer. Here hanging out with fellow excellent suit wearer Clive Owen.
One more from Greg Williams and Adam Driver looking cool as fuck.
Mark Mann is another excellent photographer to follow on Insta and here he’s captured Chloë Sevigny’s on point Chanel bag.
Emilia Clarke finds Jon Snow on the newsstand and lists off some very timely political hashtags to boot. Nice to see Kyle Chandler on the cover of Men’s Journal in the background there.
Jason Momoa has very strong positive feelings about the most recent episode of Game of Thrones hitting that ‘co-stars who care about each other’ sweet spot of mine.
Lots of emotions going on after watching the Jane the Virgin season 2 finale. Most involved some form of crying. Also laughing with a dash of yelling “DON’T DO IT” at my screen.
Rogelio’s third best friend gets in on the set photo shenanigans.
I did happen to see this before I watched the episode so I knew there would be some Rose related twist, but I did not see this one coming even with their matching outfits above. I am very happy to have Bridget Regan back even if the thing that she did ends up sticking (I don’t think it will).
Another recent TV wedding that made me sob my eyes out and Hannah Simone’s dress is also stunning even if it no longer lights up.
One of last week’s intended picks and I love this collection of Mindy’s favorite season 4 looks. My personal fave is the very 70s looking patterned pussy bow collar blouse and pants with the plunging party dress as a runner up.
Another one from last week and Allison Williams and Marnie are becoming one on the clothing front.
New UnREAL is so close (June 6!) and I wonder if this means Anna will be popping up this season. Also in a fun life kinda imitates art sitch Johanna Brady is dating Freddie Stroma IRL and I am sure it is already much better than Anna’s relationship with Adam.
A whole lot of shoes for Krysten Ritter to try on and her dog Waffle looks pretty chilled out among all the heels.
This is an ultimate regal pose from Tracee Ellis Ross and everything about this White House visit look is stunning.
Hiatus beard or Kevin Garvey season 3 beard? I am hoping for the latter.
Ending this week on Channing Tatum’s butt because what better way to celebrate the return of my wifi than this.
Continuing on from yesterday’s Met Gala highlights we’ve got some getting ready and Gala hangout offerings. Plus more from the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner and the Girls ladies get back to work for their final season.
Still the dress moment of the evening and it is worth seeing Claire Danes in all her glowing glory once again.
And here it is in the early stages.
I have so many questions about the bathroom situation considering the size/constricted nature of some of the gowns (going short seems like a wise choice) and as somehow who has talked about how much they love the use of bathrooms particularly in teen shows, I am so here for this.
As with this Lady Gaga in the background facial expression I am also obsessed with what Jemima Kirke is thinking in this moment.
This was another favorite look of the night and Danai Gurira is a spectacular force on the red carpet, as Michonne on The Walking Dead and as a writer. There is another reason for Gurira to celebrate this week as her play Eclipsed received six Tony nominations including writing and for best play.
One thing I love about Instagram and fashion posts is the detail you get to appreciate that wouldn’t normally come across in red carpet shots. Case in point the parts of SJP’s Hamilton inspired look.
This is also magical.
That is definitely a stacked shoe and a whole lot of woah from Mindy Kaling’s footwear.
Peering behind the getting ready curtain with Allison Williams.
Now for her day job and after its best season yet, the Girls team are back to work.
More from Girls and I do love a good use of photoshop with actual old photos of the actors involved.
Now for more White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner including this delightful shot of Michelle Dockery on her way to the event. I adore her yellow Cushnie Et Ochs gown.
This also makes me very happy.
Elevator magic from Abbi and Ilana.
They also found recent Broad City guest star Tracee Ellis Ross gifting us with this selfie.
Jessica Jones cast hangouts courtesy of the Netflix screening event last night. Also reminding me that I still have over half a season of Daredevil to watch.
If you only follow one stylist on Instagram make it Ilaria Urbinati for lots of dudes in suits treats such as this Scott Speedman delight and plenty of ladies looking amazing (including Krysten Ritter from the event in the previous photo).
This is wonderful and bizarre. Thank you, Jessica Chastain.
A very special visit from the woman who inspired Olivia Pope.
While I’m on the subject of very special visitors; the cast of The Crucible were graced with the presence of the one and only Stevie Nicks.
Other significant post-play important hangouts of the week and now I have all the feelings.
Lots of returning shows, endings, beginnings and other pivotal TV moments captured on Instagram this week. With a dash of Coachella, style highs and other on (and off) set shenanigans.
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is back and unlike Daredevil
S2 I haven’t stalled at the halfway mark (I’ll get back to Daredevil, but there are just so many other shows taking priority right now). Kimmy starts off on the patchy side as one early plot doesn’t quite stick the landing, but the jokes are stacked and so wonderfully random at times. I am still thinking about the Rob Kardashian sock designer reference. Kimmy’s style has given me lots of inspiration for spring and Anna Camp is an A+ guest star choice.
And while we’re on the subject of amazing Kimmy Schmidt guest stars; I yelled WHAT?! so loud at my screen that I had to rewind the scene. Everything about this moment from the deconstruction of Dawson’s Creek to that haircut and costume is perfect.
Season 5 of Girls has been a triumph from Marnie’s wedding to Marnie’s one night adventure all the way to the two-part finale which got me misty eyed on several occasions. One surprise this season was how much they leaned into the Jessa/Adam pairing much to my delight and here Adam Driver definitely has his fighting face at the ready.
Where one thing ends, another begins and while this week marked the end of season 5 for us as the audience, the Girls team started production on season 6 with their first table read.
Game of Thrones returns this week and it is a testament to the HBO promo department that even after last year’s mostly disappointing season I am so hyped for Sunday. Michiel Huisman posting this very vacation looking snap also helps.
Sticking with the GoT theme and Maisie Williams’ collar and lipstick game is strong.
From the adorable on the Jane the Virgin set.
To the very surreal and slightly creepy (depending on how you feel about clowns).
While we’re on the subject of creepy here are some of the alternate masks for new clone M.K. on Orphan Black and the new season kicked off on a high. I also wrote an essay about Orphan Black, The Americans and identity; I would love you to read it.
There has been a lot of Coachella on Instagram this week and Amandla Stenberg is avoiding all the fashion cliches of this festival looking cool as fuck in this very 90s look. Not a choker or flower crown in sight. And this could easily be a new print ad for Calvin Klein; it is that good.
Aya Cash and Kether Donohue’s version of Coachella is much more my speed.
Looking like the back of a gown on Say Yes to the Dress with Aaron Tveit on a photo shoot.
Alison Wright got to wear a wig on TV this week; nope Martha hasn’t gone undercover and instead this is for the HBO movie Confirmation. Here is Wright with co-star Wendell Pierce.
Another costume stunner from Salvador Perez on The Mindy Project.
This is all very exciting and I am so ready for season 2 of UnREAL.
Busy Philipps giving me so many Freaks and Geeks related feelings. The instant I see that blue coat it makes me so very happy. The caption here is also excellent.
While I’m dealing with feelings, here seems like a good place to end this week.
Welcome to this week’s installment of “Behind the Insta-Scenes” and we’ve got sartorial highs, set shenanigans and some very cute animals to share with you.
Someone needs to make a movie with these three ladies as triplets. Tom Cullen has already come up with the tagline. Please and thank you.
When the Mr Robot dudes go away for SXSW the ladies get their puzzle on.
Lupita Nyong’o serving up every level of fashion BAMF and turning the backstage area of Late Night with Seth Meyers into her very own runway.
I love Aya Cash so much.
Not one, but three kittens! Thank you Brooklyn Nine-Nine for this furry treat.
And not to forget all the dog lovers – Constance Zimmer showing off this little cutie on the set of UnREAL. And now I’m wondering what manipulative role this puppy will be playing.
By now you will probably know how much I love it when co-stars hangout off set and this is the perfect example of that. All the warm feelings
Also here for random encounters like this one with Chris Noth walking by the Girls set and getting accosted by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner (also understandable).
I haven’t caught any Vinyl yet, but I can see how incredible Bobby Canavale’s hair is and how much work it takes to get the look.
Another amazing Mindy Project costume moment and a really great spring romper from Moschino.
Ariana Grande did a superb job on SNL this week accidental swear and all. And now I have This is Not A Feminist Song” stuck in my head for at least another three more days.
Greg Williams has one of the best celebrity photography Instagram accounts and the access he gets at events like Letters Live lends to some very intimate moments; including this amazing shot of Gillian Anderson peaking from behind the curtain.