T Lo go all in on the biggest fashion story of the week, if not the year, Kim Kardashian wearing Marilyn Monroe's iconic "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" dress to the Met Gala. They look at the outrage and the criticisms that immediately arose in response to it, talk about the importance of the dress, why it never should have seen the light of day, and argue that people are angry about the wrong things.
T Lo run down all of the week's hottest celebrity gossip, from the Olivia Wilde process server incident to the Depp/Heard lawsuit, to Tina Brown's new book on the Royal family. PLUS: A deep dive on season two of RUSSIAN DOLL and a rapturous review of PACHINKO and why you should watch it.
T Lo give the spotlight to eleven performances in film and television that deserve a little more recognition right now and explain why you should watch them, from Michelle Pfeiffer in THE FIRST LADY to Greta Lee in RUSSIAN DOLL to Janelle James on ABBOTT ELEMENTARY and Zoe Kravitz in KIMI, among many others.
T Lo unpack the reactions to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars, from why people laughed and clapped to how the Academy responded to why we're all still talking about it days later. PLUS: A review of HBO Max's JULIA, what it gets right about its subject, the legendary Julia Child, and why she makes a good window into mid-century middle class America.
T Lo unpack all the disastrous optics of the Caribbean royal tour with Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge. This tour has been so bad that it actually throws the future of the monarchy into question. PLUS: Reviews of TV shows, MOON KNIGHT, STAR TREK: PICARD, THE GIRL FROM PLAINVILLE, BAD VEGAN and THE DROPOUT.
T Lo talk about the newly announced "Gilded Glamour" theme for the Met Gala and why they think Anna Wintour has had it with celebrities. Then they take on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's game-changing wartime leader style, his savvy celebrity understanding of image-craft and fashion and how it ruffles all the right feathers. PLUS: Nancy Pelosi's cringey reading of Bono's poem and why it pissed them off so much.
T Lo break down the disappointing Disney response to Florida's "Don't Say Gay" bill as well as recent royal kerfuffles surrounding the Cambridges and Sussexes and the problematic popularity of Dolce & Gabbana on the red carpet, all to explain how things get covered and why things don't get covered.
T Lo go into a deep dive on the Oscar-nominated costume design by Paul Tazewell for Steven Spielberg's WEST SIDE STORY. They explain the inspirations, the symbolism, and how the costumes work in conjunction with the script, camera movement, digital technology and even the sound design. PLUS: reviews of PIECES OF HER, STAR TREK: PICARD and SEVERANCE.
T Lo unpack the recent changes announced for the Oscars ceremony and why they're so misguided before launching into a discussion of Florida's "Don't Say Gay" bill and Texas' attack on trans children and why both developments signal a serious danger not only to queer families, but to all families.
T Lo review INVENTING ANNA, break down the new Tolkien character designs of the RING OF POWER, and unpack the Oscar nominations, including who should win, who will win, and who never got nominated.