My cat Socks is in a cone today due to getting one of our other cat’s claws stuck in his butt! He’s glaring at me and telepathically asking me to ask you to come get this cone off his head! While you’re contemplating that black ops operation, please enjoy your mid-week Pop Culture Fix.
+ Aubrey Plaza’s Saturday Night Live audition was too strange to get her cast. This Aubrey Plaza press blitz for Emily the Criminal is a hoot. Last night she talked to Fallon about how she tried out for the show a million years ago but didn’t make it to the Lorne Michaels try out. It worked out for the best, of course, and Parks and Rec launched her into the stratosphere, but I wouldn’t mind seeing her Sexy Disaster News Reporter character when she takes over the show later this month.
Update: It’s shaping up to be a good episode!!!
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+ One of Valerie Anne’s favorite parts of this season of Ginny & Georgia was the performance of Marriage Is a Dungeon — and here is TV Line’s look behind the scenes of the theatrical hit.
+ This isn’t gay but it’s very cool and is of interest to many gays: Sarah Michelle Gellar’s profile in The Hollywood Reporter is her being as candid as she’s ever been about her time on Buffy. She won’t even say Whedon’s name in the interview and GOOD FOR HER.
+ Tár Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir believes the movie’s ending was a positive one. (Hey! It’s a nice link about Tár!)
+ Brittney Griner appears at Phoenix MLK Day march. (So many smiles in this video!!!)
+ How The Last of Us turned its terrible outbreak day into a “period piece.” And speaking of The Last of Us, it was HBO’s second biggest debut in a decade.