Good morning, Brewbies! You made it to Friday! The Friday before a three-day weekend! Congratulations!
If you’re in the throes of PTPLLSD (Post-traumatic Pretty Little Liars Stress Disorder), check out showrunner Marlene King‘s TV Guide interview where she relives the highs of the summer season and teases us about what’s coming this winter. Jenna is getting that eyeball surgery, for example. And the second half of the season picks up a month after the summer finale. And, of course, she talks about our darling Emily:
Apparently the Halloween episode, which Bridget McManus previewed in yesterday’s Afternoon Delight, is going to be the scariest PLL ever. Oh, I cannot wait!
GLAAD has called out Chelsea Handler for having a go at Chaz Bono on Wednesday night’s episode of Chelsea Lately. Here are Handler’s remarks:
GLAAD commended Fortune Feimster for sticking up for Chaz, but they weren’t pleased with the rest of Handler’s comedian panel, saying, “The ‘humor’ utilized by the others hinged solely on using both male and female pronouns to describe Bono and reducing his identity down to anatomy in order to ridicule him.” They’ve called for an on-air apology from Handler, whose comments they find particularly disheartening because they consider her a “friend of the community.”
And speaking of DWTS, producer Conrad Green says we’re not going to see same-sex couples dancing together on the show:
I’m sure that’s a much better answer than the one Nigel Lythgoe from So You Think You Can Dance would have given. The first time a same-sex couple auditioned for that show, he pretty much told them they were embarrassing everyone on earth, including their own parents.
Jack Thorne of Skins fame is gearing up for his new BBC/BBC America show The Fades, which includes the always perfect Lily Loveless. In a recent press statement, Throrne said:
Thorne, Loveless and the inspiration of Susan Cooper? It’s a perfect storm of awesomeness.
While we’re on the subject of fantasy novels, The Hunger Games film has launched a new site called “The Capitol,” and it’s one of the best pieces of viral marketing I’ve seen in quite a while. If you’re a fan of the series, check it out.
Finally, an AfterEllen.com reader alerted us to a new web series called “Breaking Point,” which features a lovable bisexual character named Crystal. You can watch the first episode of the series below.
We’ll be closing down a little early today and won’t be posting much new material on Monday in observance of Labor Day. We’ll be back to business as usual on Tuesday, September 6. Have a lovely Labor Day weekend!