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Rachel Lindsay Goes Horseback Riding With One Of Her Bachelorette Men

Rachel Lindsay is diving into The Bachelorette life headfirst. The newest star of the dating show is just over a week into her journey to find her future husband among two dozen eligible bachelors, and it looks like she's taking the whole thing in stride. Lindsay's season began filming earlier this month. On Thursday, Lindsay was seen on a romantic horseback riding date with one of her 25 potential baes. The couple was spotted riding around Beverly Gardens Park in Beverly Hills atop two beautiful brown horses. And both parties look like they're having the a fantastic time horsing around together. Besides the giant smiles on their faces, the cutest part of the photo is their matching white cowboy hats.In addition to practicing her equestrian skills, Lindsay has been enjoying the crucial make-out element of the show. The 31-year-old attorney hailing from Dallas, Texas stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this week for a group date with a few of the lucky guys vying for her affections. The audience (briefly) met Dallas Native Fred; bilingual Alex; Peter from Wisconsin; and, somehow, three dudes hailing from Florida: Jonathan, Brian, and Willie G. (by way of New York City)."So have you kissed anybody yet?" DeGeneres asked. “I have,” Lindsay replied. “He initiated. It was completely unexpected. I know this sounds cliché, but it totally swept me off my feet. It was good!” Here's looking forward to a season full of good dates and even better kisses.The Bachelorette premieres on ABC on May 22 at 9 p.m.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Joey Could Have Looked VERY Different On FriendsRiverdale Isn't Ruling Out That Zombie TheoryKendall Jenner Gave The Scary Details Of Running Into Her Intruder

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Joey Could Have Looked VERY Different On Friends

It's impossible to imagine anyone other than Matt LeBlanc playing the Joey Tribbiani we know and love. LeBlanc perfectly captured the well-meaning, but often-clueless, actor and all his quirks. A Knicks superfan, an Italian with a neverending appetite, and an avid Baywatch viewer — LeBlanc captured all of Joey's quirks. It seems like no one else could do Joey justice — but LeBlanc almost didn't get the role.According to a new report from Esquire U.K., Vince Vaughn almost starred in the NBC sitcom. Ultimately, casting director Ellie Janner turned Vaughn down in favor of LeBlanc, though. (Apparently, they did tell Vaughn he was "tall, handsome, and a good actor," though, so it looks like there are no hard feelings about the show.) Vaughn then went on to star in 1996's Swingers after losing the part.Interestingly, that's not the only connection between Friends and Swingers. Marie Claire U.K. reports that Jon Favreau almost played Chandler, but he turned the Friends role down to focus on the movie instead. Favreau is still part of the Friends universe, though — he guest-starred in the show's sixth season as Pete Becker, Monica's (extremely) wealthy boyfriend.Marie Claire also dropped several other facts about what the show might have been. Apparently, REM's "Shiny Happy People" was almost the theme song, in place of "I'll Be There For You." If that's not weird enough to think about, there's also the fact that none of the cast liked the new song. "No one was really a big fan of that theme song," Aniston said in an appearance on The One Show last year. "Dancing in a fountain felt sort of odd, but we did it."And even though we've heard this one before, it's always a surprise to remember that Courteney Cox was originally considered for the role of Rachel, before being cast as Monica. Let's just take a moment to appreciate the Friends we did end up with — Cox and LeBlanc were perfect for their roles.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Rachel Lindsay Goes Horseback Riding With One Of Her Bachelorette MenRiverdale Isn't Ruling Out That Zombie TheoryKendall Jenner Gave The Scary Details Of Running Into Her Intruder

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Riverdale Isn't Ruling Out That Zombie Theory

Riverdale is no stranger to horror: the pilot episode ended with the body of a murdered Jason Blossom (Trevor Stines) washing up on the edge of Sweetwater River. There have been countless theories about the nature of the killing, which occurred after Jason was tied up and tortured for days, but one particularly popular theory suggests that Jason's captors had a very good reason for keeping the Blossom boy sequestered: Jason had become a zombie. Fans have noticed Easter eggs that suggest Riverdale might ultimately morph into a television version of Afterlife With Archie, a comic in which Archie and the gang fight off a zombie apocalypse that Sabrina, the teenage witch, accidentally causes. (Yes, really.) Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa just so happened to write that comic himself, and now, he's teasing that fans might not be very far off in their zombie predictions after all. Gulp.In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Aguirre-Sacasa revealed that there actually was a plan to do Afterlife With Archie, the television series, and that it was an idea "everybody was passionate about." Ultimately, however, The CW series morphed into something a little more Dawson's Creek than Walking Dead. While we're more concerned with Archie's (K.J. Apa) love life and blossoming music career than, say, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) turning into a walker, things might not stay that way. Aguirre-Sacasa told EW:"It’s funny, when Greg Berlanti — who of course is the godfather of all these shows and my boss — and I were talking about possibly doing Afterlife with Archie, or introducing the character of Sabrina, I said, 'Yeah, but we can’t just suddenly have magic and supernatural elements on the show,' and Greg, without missing a beat, said, 'Of course you can.' I was like, 'Wait! Yeah, we can.'"He then added this tidbit of information that certainly makes a zombie apocalypse seem plausible:"There will definitely be a very strong, bold genre statement [in the finale]. If season 1 is a murder mystery, it won’t necessarily be another murder mystery. We’re telling, for us, kind of the best version of a murder mystery: Who killed Jason Blossom? So whatever twist in genre element that we add in season 2, it’s going to be different from that and probably, I think, it’s going to make people go, 'They’re not really doing that, are they?'"It might seem strange for Riverdale to add a magical horror element when we've spent the first season comparing it to Gossip Girl, but Riverdale wouldn't be the first series to surprise us with a supernatural element late in the game. Twin Peaks — a series also about the murder of popular teenager — famously solved its own mystery by incorporating a demonic force into the storyline.Sure, Riverdale turning its beloved characters into brain-eating monsters might seem crazy now, but...well, why not? I'm all for this series turning the teen drama on its head...even if it means turning the teens into zombies. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Rachel Lindsay Goes Horseback Riding With One Of Her Bachelorette MenJoey Could Have Looked VERY Different On FriendsKendall Jenner Gave The Scary Details Of Running Into Her Intruder

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Kendall Jenner Gave The Scary Details Of Running Into Her Intruder

2016 was a difficult year for the Kardashians. While Kim was recovering from the trauma of the Paris robbery, Kendall Jenner was in court after reporting an alleged stalker to the police. Although 25-year-old Shavaughn McKenzie was acquitted for stalking, he was found not guilty for trespassing, and Kendall finally opened up about what exactly went down in this sneak peak of an upcoming episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians."I had someone break into my house," the 21-year-old tells mom Kris and Scott Disick. The experience completely changed the way she sees the world. For instance, she's so much more on edge.“I used to be the one who was so independent,” she says in the clip. “I was always kind of by myself, in a good way — but now it’s fully flipped.”It's all thanks to one particularly chilling incident that happened when she was driving home.“I came home one night and there was a guy sitting on the side of my street,” she explains. “I was like: ‘That’s so weird.’ He just looked like a homeless man. So I drove around and I went into my house and I watched the gate close."She didn't think anything of the man until she turned off her car. "I’m about to open my door and I look in my rearview mirror and he was standing like right there," she says. "I just saw his figure."The man approached the car, insisting on talking to the model."And I was like: ‘No, you need to leave!’" she remembers, getting emotional. “I called one of my friends immediately — I’m sobbing, crying. He’s at my window, banging on my window screaming at me. I finally start backing out and I get to my gate, the gate opens and I get out and all of a sudden he starts running after me."Luckily, her friends arrived and helped keep the man on the curb until the police arrived. Kendall later got a restraining order against McKenzie. In the upcoming episode she prepares for court, where her fears are hopefully put to rest.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJi1MVukBR8]Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Rachel Lindsay Goes Horseback Riding With One Of Her Bachelorette MenJoey Could Have Looked VERY Different On FriendsRiverdale Isn't Ruling Out That Zombie Theory

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Why Everyone Needs Grace & Frankie's Yam Man In Their Lives

I’m the first to admit that my favorite show is about two septuagenarian best friends living in a plush beach house in California. But when Grace and Frankie, a Netflix Original, burst into my millennial life, I surely wasn’t the show’s target demographic.It was May of 2015. New York was sweltering, and I was moving out of my junior year college single. My room, stripped of posters and ephemera, seemed more like a cell than the home I’d woven together with thumb tacks, bookshelves, and Christmas lights. And so, sitting on my bare bed while the fan blared, I turned on Netflix to drown out the sense of time passing and adulthood coming one year closer.Around that time, Grace and Frankie was Netflix’s newest original to drop. Being too lazy to browse the backfiles of Netflix for a movie, I gave the show a shot. It was starring Lily Tomlin, anyway, queen of sassy grandmas — so how bad could it be?Jane Fonda as Grace (left) and Lily Tomlin as Frankie (right) on Grace and FrankieMelissa Moseley/Netflix In the show, Grace and Frankie’s lives are sent reeling when their husbands announce they’re leaving them — for each other. Following the shocking change, the uptight, country-clubbing, martini-sipping Grace (Jane Fonda) and the freewheeling artist Frankie (Lily Tomlin) move in together, despite the fact that they’d been lifelong nemeses.Pretty juicy premise, sure. But it was the the execution, not the premise, that made me fall in love with Grace and Frankie, whose third season premieres today on Netflix.So, what was it that made me love Grace and Frankie? Was it that co-stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda inhabit their roles so convincingly and hilariously? Was it because Grace and Frankie takes people of all ages seriously, and doesn’t subscribe to the “TV land” philosophy that you stop being interesting when you stop being young? Was it because the show carries each character, so gracefully, through the ups and downs of a life change?Possibly all of those things. But it also may have been because of the presence of the Yam Man, the greatest guy on TV.But let me back up. Frankie, Earth goddess, painter with a messy studio in her garage, freewheeling champion with a heart of gold, starts a friendship with her yam supplier. In her free time, she begins to manufacture yam-based lubricant to support her and Grace’s burgeoning sex lives. She enlists Jacob, the yam farmer at the farmer’s market, as her supplier.Grace is Frankie’s opposite, but in many ways, so is Jacob. Steady, even-keeled, and patient, Jacob is a dramatic foil to Frankie's wildly scatterbrained ways. And yet Jacob immediately is charmed by her open, childlike nature, and flirts with her from episode one on.We can use Frankie’s receptiveness to Jacob as a barometer for her growth after her divorce. After spending decades married, Frankie’s unable to read romantic signals. She flakes on Jacob, and he’s hurt.Ernie Hudson as Jacob (right) and Lily Tomlin as Frankie (right) on Grace & FrankieMelissa Moseley/NetflixBut Jacob, since he’s the best character on TV, is patient until she’s ready. And then, once she’s ready, what a guy he is! He cooks a feast. He opens up about his past as a lawyer, and his dreams for a simpler life on a farm. He meets her kids. He carries a drunken Grace up to her bedroom and puts her to sleep. He’s playful, kind, and understanding. He embodies that happiness, after trauma, is possible.Grace and Frankie is a show about second chances. And the best part is, everyone character on the show gets one. Jacob is Frankie’s. And I, struggling junior lost in the cosmos, knew I'd have a million more chances (and hopefully one good yam man) to come.When it comes to Grace and Frankie, Jacob’s just one example of how well written and fundamentally appealing the show’s cast of characters is. Sure, he just may be my favorite. If you don’t watch Grace and Frankie, you’ll never find out who will be yours.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KRIMhehOLs]Season 3 on Grace and Frankie premieres March 24 on Netflix.Read These Stories Next:The Viral Words You Need To KnowHappy Songs That Will Instantly Put You In A Good MoodSick Of TV? These Shows Will Get You Addicted All Over AgainLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Rachel Lindsay Goes Horseback Riding With One Of Her Bachelorette MenJoey Could Have Looked VERY Different On FriendsRiverdale Isn't Ruling Out That Zombie Theory

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Can We Talk About Ryan Reynolds' Story Line In Life?

Warning: This post contains spoilers about the first half of Life. I won't spoil the rest. Although, if you see it, you will probably guess the ending halfway through.Life, out March 24, is the year's horror-space-thriller that we all asked for (I guess?). It is about six young, attractive astronauts from around the world working together in perfect harmony aboard the International Space Shuttle. They have a very simple what-could-go-wrong mission: to see if there is life on Mars. And boy, do they find out about the life on Mars.From the moment he enters the screen, it's clear that Ryan Reynolds' character, Rory Adams, the crew's mission specialist, is going to be the comic relief in an otherwise unfunny movie. (Although there are some cinematically rich moments that feel almost campy, thus providing a bit of lightheartedness in between bloody death scenes.) Rory heroically retrieves the samples from Mars in the first scene by putting on a space suit and physically grabbing the rover that collected them before it passes the ship, saving the entire mission (which ironically sets up some of the characters to die). The sample, which turns out to be some kind of microorganism, is groomed and pampered by one of the scientists and even given the name Calvin. At first, it's like a cute little blob — a first cousin of the adorable Flubber.Then, about 20 minutes into the film, it kills Reynolds.Yes, Reynolds dies not even halfway through the film — and his death is fucking gross. It's gory, disgusting, long, and brutal to watch. It made me nauseous. But more so than being queasy — at the sight of the now-evil Flubber entering Reynolds' mouth, then visibly sliding down his throat into his stomach, Alien -style, while crunching and destroying his insides — I was pissed that he was ALREADY DEAD. This is some false advertising. I don't want to see Rebecca Ferguson, as microbiologist Miranda North, until the last minutes of the film. I don't want to sit through an hour's worth of closeups on a moody and sickly Jake Gyllenhaal as David Jordan, who has been in space for 437 days! I want Reynolds and his scruff and his humor to carry me through this sci-fi film about an alien organism with no body and no brain, destroying all of life on Earth by blobbing people to death and feeding off our insides.Reynolds is featured in every promo, has attended every press event, and even appears as one of the three faces on movie poster. The only other time we see him is at the tail end of the film, when another astronaut is trying to escape Calvin and stumbles upon Reynolds' lifeless, bloodied body wrapped in foil. I felt very cheated by this. I'm sorry to be the one to break it to you, but the biggest twist in Life is that Ryan Reynolds loses his when there's still two hours to go.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuA-xqBw4jE]Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Ghost In The Shell’s Original Director Doesn't Think It Has A Whitewashing ProblemWhat's Up With These Pitch Perfect 3 Cast Photos?The Funniest Movie Quotes Of All Time

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Forget The Subtitles & Watch Ingobernable Right This Second

Subtitles can be annoying to deal with. Who wants to spend an hour that could be used mindlessly staring at a laptop screen, reading instead? Ugh, what a complete and utter burden. Except, Netflix’s new Spanish-language series Ingobernable is more than worth putting on your thinking cap to watch.As someone who fell off the Homeland train and only wants to watch a White House drama if Scandal s abound, I wasn’t sure the Mexico-set series was for me (Read: prepare for spoilers now). Ingobernable follows the First Lady of the country, Emilia Urquiza, after a violent fight with her president husband leaves him dead and her the target of a national manhunt. Then I watched the first hour.Premiere episode “The Decision” opens with Emilia (Kate Del Castillo) looking like a complete boss on a hotel balcony after deciding to divorce her politician husband, President Diego Nava (Erik Hayser). Diego eventually storms into the presidential suite to demand Emilia takes him back. When she doesn’t, he becomes abusive, throwing her against a wall, dragging her down a set of stairs, and trying to pin her down on a bed. Throughout the entire ordeal, Emilia fights back and even holds a gun at her husband for protection.Every single second is breathless for the viewer.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RcNDuvb2XI]Once Emilia and Diego end up on the balcony, it’s clear someone is about to go over. Since the entire series is about Emilia, the casualty is, of course, Diego, who falls to his death onto an SUV below. Yet, there’s a twist. The Urquiza-Nava’s gun was left on a bed during the bloody scuffle, but when Emilia wakes up, it’s been placed in her hand. She’s clearly has no recollection of shooting her husband or pushing him off the balcony.So begins the real drama of Ingobernable as Emilia hides from the people who apparently framed her for Diego’s murder, along with the actual Mexican government, which understandably believes she was involved in a presidential assassination. There’s an elaborate hotel escape, a random Secret Service agent gets shot, and Emilia has to perform surgery on herself — and that’s just in the first two episodes. Everything is intense and claustrophobic in the best way possible.Since only the first three episodes of Ingobernable were released to the press, I’ll be binging away on this addictive series throughout the weekend. You should probably join me, subtitles and all.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Scandal Might Be The Greatest Love Tragedy Of All TimeIs This The Beginning Of A Grey's Anatomy Love Triangle?Why Late Night With Seth Meyers Is A Win For Women

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Jake Gyllenhaal FaceTimed Ryan Reynolds On Late Night & It Was Hilarious

By now, you probably know that Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds have quite the bromance going. They've been hamming it up on the press tour for their new sci-fi film Life, which hit theaters today. The pair have been reading Google autocomplete questions about each other, getting hit by fake poison darts, and even cooking for each other. And on Thursday night, they proved just how real their friendship is when Gyllenhaal FaceTimed Reynolds during his appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers.The call came after Meyers asked whether the pair were really friends. The question is innocent enough — but these two are having too much fun together to be faking their relationship. "Is it because of my stone-cold heart?" Gyllenhaal joked about the skepticism. He explained that he didn't know Reynolds well before filming Life, but he considers him a "great dude."To prove that they're really friends, Meyers asked Gyllenhaal to give his new bestie a FaceTime call. "Oh my god, please answer," Gyllenhaal joked. "Or don't if you're taking a bath or something."At first, Reynolds didn't answer the call during the Late Night taping — but when Meyers went backstage to adjust his microphone, he returned Gyllenhaal's call. The actor took advantage of the opportunity, even without the host, stepping behind Meyers' desk and showing Reynolds' face to the audience to prove the call was real."Seth's not here, because he didn't believe we were friends," Gyllenhaal told Reynolds. The Deadpool star revealed that he was pushing a baby stroller during the call.Meyers showed the clip during the episode, even though he wasn't a part of it — and he apologized for doubting the actors' bromance. Check out the hilarious clip below.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSfqUhCt_CI]Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Gwyneth Paltrow Is Here To Teach You About Anal SexWhoopi Goldberg Wants You To Pronounce Names CorrectlyThe Hills' Jason Wahler Celebrated His Sobriety By Posting His Old DUI Mugshot

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Ghost In The Shell’s Original Director Doesn't Think It Has A Whitewashing Problem

Ever since the news came out almost a year ago that Scarlett Johansson would star in the live-action Ghost In The Shell adaptation, fans have implored both the movie and Hollywood in general to stop giving Asian roles to white actors. When Johansson was approached with these accusations, she was quick to justify the role by saying that it was actually a good thing because it was a franchise starring a female protagonist — so we should just focus on that. Now the original director of the anime movie, Mamoru Oshii, has come forward to say he also doesn't believe the upcoming adaptation is whitewashing."What issue could there possibly be with casting her?" he said in an email to IGN. "The Major is a cyborg and her physical form is an entirely assumed one. The name ‘Motoko Kusanagi’ and her current body are not her original name and body, so there is no basis for saying that an Asian actress must portray her."This echos Johansson's comments to Marie Claire last month. "I certainly would never presume to play another race of a person," she said. "Diversity is important in Hollywood, and I would never want to feel like I was playing a character that was offensive."Oshii actually took it one step further, saying that "even if her original body (presuming such a thing existed) were a Japanese one," her assumed physical form could still be played by anyone.These comments come after a particularly disappointing week for Asian diversity in Hollywood. New Netflix series Iron Fist has similarly been accused of whitewashing, and in an interview with Inverse, director Roy Thomas made things even worse.“Don’t these people have something better to do than to worry about the fact that Iron Fist isn’t Oriental, or whatever word?” he said. “I know Oriental isn’t the right word now, either.”Nope, it's not! And if you're directing a movie with an already offensive premise that a white billionaire learns kung-fu to defeat actual Chinese people, that's the bare minimum of things you should keep in mind.However, it kind of doesn't matter whether or not the people involved in these movies think there's an issue. If the movies keep offending people, it's time for Hollywood to listen.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Can We Talk About Ryan Reynolds' Story Line In Life?What's Up With These Pitch Perfect 3 Cast Photos?The Funniest Movie Quotes Of All Time

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Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Sued by Family of Man Depicted in ‘The Great Debaters’

Can Melvin B. Tolson's heirs really win a case that alleges exploitation?read more

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