A round-up of what we’re loving this week... and what we’re hating.
All your childhood dreams are coming true
Sofia Coppola is directing a live action version of The Little Mermaid. Rooney Mara and Hugh Jackman have been cast in the new Peter Pan movie (more on that in ‘worst’). And trailers for a 3D Peanuts movie and The Giver, the book that broke your heart when you studied it in school, have just been released. Today is a good day.
Parliament on King
This tiny little cafe on “the unfashionable end” of Newtown got a surprise visit from Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield. No one’s entirely sure how they found the place or why they decided to visit – celebs usually stick to the Marquees and Backrooms of Sydney – but they do have fairy bread. Which is a plus. Want to read more about Parliament on King?
On Channel 10’s The Project, he casually pointed out that even if he murdered someone, he would not be imprisoned indefinitely, yet this is exactly what we’re doing to refugees on Manus Island. #pickeringforprimeminister
TV execs doing the right thing
Parks and Recreation has just been renewed for another season. This shouldn’t seem like the big deal it is, but with some shockingly bad decisions by TV execs in the past (Firefly getting axed, Dan Harmon fired as show runner for Community, letting Friends spin-off Joey actually have air time), we just can’t always trust them to do the right thing. This time, however, they’ve delivered.
Leader of the Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, is dying.
Gawker put it best in a Facebook status when they said, “What’s the opposite of R.I.P.?”
Facebook cashing in on the dolla dolla bills, yo
If you are a brand, media organisation, company, local business, or fan with a Facebook page – which let’s face it, most people are these days – then you should be worried. In a leak to ValleyWag, it was ‘revealed’ (not confirmed, but probably true) that Facebook will cut organic reach to one to two percent. Basically, no one will see your brand’s updates anymore, unless you decide to pay for it.
Rolling Stones fans
After the tragic suicide of L’Wren Scott, the Rolling Stones have cancelled the remaining Australian shows. This is of course completely understandable, but Rolling Stones fans are still taking the news pretty hard.
Media coverage of March in March
A protest involving thousands of people, in every capital city, standing up for issues they feel are ignored or ill-handled by the Abbott government and it barely makes a mention? Really?
Lindsay Lohan’s exes
With more celebs appearing on her aptly named “f**k list” everyday, Lindsay Lohan’s exes should be a little bit worried, especially if they were less-than-single at the time of said Lohaning.
Native American representation in cinema
With literally thousands of girls adopting ‘red face’ and wearing a Native American headdress to music festivals since 2011, you’d think the US might want to do something positive. But no. Producers of Peter Pan cast the very white Rooney Mara to play the Native American character of Tigerlily, instead.