As I’ve mentioned before, I’m pretty obsessed with the BBC show “Sherlock,” a modern portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and his partner in crime-solving, Dr. John Watson. Now CBS is getting in on the hip, modernized Sherlock action with a new series called “Elementary.” Johnny Lee Miller is set to star as Sherlock, and here’s a shocker: his sidekick won’t be John Watson, but Joan Watson, and Lucy Liu has been cast in the role. I think this is a super refreshing take on a classic story, but as Bust blogger Kerishma pointed out, there are some obvious traps that a female Watson could fall into: “The most horrible of all would be the pigeonholing of her character into the role of ‘love interest.’” Ugh, too true.
Any Sherlock Holmes fans want to weigh in? What do you think of the idea of a female Watson? [Washington Post]
This Target greeting card is one of those things that was offensive to begin with, but crossed way over the good taste line when Whitney Houston passed away. Luckily, the chain had the good sense to realize that they needed to get the card off the shelves ASAP. “The card was in our stores prior to Ms. Houston’s death. As soon as this was brought to our attention, we began the process of removing the card from all applicable stores,” a rep told TMZ. Still, I’m cringing. And wondering whom it ever would have been appropriate to give this card to in the first place. [ABC News, Reddit (photo)]
Bristol Palin will not go gently into that good night: the country’s most famous teenage mom will be starring on a Lifetime reality show set to air later this year. “Life’s A Tripp” — as in Tripp, her toddler son with baby daddy Levi Johnston — is not the same reality show for the BIO network that Bristol filmed in Los Angeles during 2011 with her “Dancing With The Stars” co-star, Kyle Massey. That show, according to a BIO press release, would have “follow[ed] Bristol Palin’s move from Alaska to Los Angeles with her son, Tripp, to work at a small charity in need while living with her good friends Chris and Kyle Massey.” Lifetime’s 10-episode “Life’s A Tripp” stars Bristol in Alaska and will focus on her life, her siblings and (duh) her famous mama. Keep reading »
You know you were curious about what would happen when Coco’s ass and aerial yoga made each other’s acquaintance. Well, here you go. I happen to know that this pose is called Monkey. I know this because I’ve done aerial yoga. But my butt never looks quite like that. Coincidentally, “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen just came on my Spotify mix. As Freddie Mercury says, “Fat bottomed girls make the rocking world go ’round.” Indeed. [Buzzfeed]
Well lookie here, it appears that Lindsay Lohan’s promos for her episode of “Saturday Night Live” aren’t looking so bad after all. This weekend will be her fourth time hosting, so she knows what she’s getting into, and supposedly has told producers that “nothing is off limits.” Hopefully they’ll be mildly kind (while still packing a punch). We’re rooting for you Lindz — though we’re really not sure why! [Pop Culture Brain]