Pop Culture Fix: “Riverdale” Promises a Lot More Toni Topaz and Other Delightful Information

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Vanessa Morgan has been upped to a series regular for season three of Riverdale which means more Toni Topaz which probably means more Toni Topaz and Cheryl Blossom which probably means Kayla is somewhere throwing a party right now.

Yesterday Ellen DeGeneres’ digital network announced that it’s teaming up with Hannah Hart for a new show that “will be centered on Hart coaching people with love-related advice’ to prepare the subjects for life-changing events like a marriage proposal.”

Westworld has been renewed for a third season and so has The Handmaid’s Tale and so has The Good Fight.

This show is gonna be a gay show and you know it.

Camryn Grimes, who plays Mariah on The Young and the Restless won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series!

On Buzzfeed: As Hollywood Finally Addresses Its Pay Gap, Trans Actors Say They’re Still Struggling To Find Work (Speaking of which, Alaina mentioned this in Sunday Funday, but Jen Richards has signed on to a new HBO show!)

These are Vulture’s 40 essential lesbian romance films.

I’ve already cried about Whitney Houston once today, but in case you haven’t.

A Fantastic Woman swept the fifth annual Platino Ibero-American Film Awards on Sunday.

The latest installment of the AV Club’s Off The Charts series is zooming in on 2007 and St. Vincent.

This is the stupidest shit. 60 women at NBC, including Rachel Maddow, signed a letter defending Tom Brokaw as a “man of tremendous integrity.” And now Variety is reporting that NBC basically forced them to sign it.

I really love how much Tessa Thompson loves that Tessa As Goats Twitter account.

We published our Spring/Summer TV preview yesterday, in case you missed it!

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Last night I was watching the season two premiere of Westworld and my (straight) friend was all, “Charlotte is such a bitch. I don’t care if they kill her off.” Then I showed her the video for “Make Me Feel,” and she decided Charlotte needs more screen time. #tessaturnsladies

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