Steve Stebbing

Breaking down all things pop culture

THE CONVO – Kelly Marie Tran, who played Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has deleted all her posts from Instagram. It’s because she suffered months of racist and sexist abuse. Tran is Vietnamese-American and is the first woman of colour to play a lead role in the Star Wars series.

Also this week: ABC is expected to decide in the coming days whether to create a spinoff of ‘Roseanne’, built on Sara Gilbert’s character, Darlene. Variety is reporting that executive producers have met with the president of ABC Entertainment to pitch the spinoff, and the indications are that John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf would be willing to take part in the proposed series.

THE FLICK – Ocean’s 8 – In a spin-off to the Ocean’s films, Danny Ocean’s sister Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala. The cast is big, featuring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna and Anne Hathaway, but can this film deliver as big as its predecessors?

THE BINGE – The Break with Michelle Wolf – Every week a brand new episode of this show drops and, now two episodes in, it’s trying to find its footing but it’s pretty shaky. What is a constant is that Michelle Wolf is charming, adorable and acerbically biting at all times. There is a reason she was asked to do the White House Correspondents dinner.


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