Barack Obama would at least do better in digital media than Rory Gilmore

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On Friday, Mic released an article called “Obama considering post-presidential media career, sources say.” 

Even though the article contains a statement from White House communications director Jen Psaki in which she states, “While the president will remain actively engaged in inspiring young people and he is interested in the changing ways people consume information, he has no plans to get into the media business after he leaves office,” we’re all spending our Friday evening talking about these rumors.

So why would Barack Obama desire a career in new media after spending eight years rapidly aging due to the massive stress of being president of the USA? Could it be a love for content, a passion for meals consisting of free cereal and seltzer or a desire to download sick apps like Meerkat that will inevitably fade before ever catching on with the general public? Read more…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda loves ‘Gilmore Girls’ just as much as the rest of us

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Just when you thought Lin-Manuel Miranda couldn’t get more lovable.

The Hamilton creator tweeted Thursday that he’s watching Gilmore Girls — yeah, just like all of us.

But Miranda, who has been busy juggling projects including the Hamilton Mixtape and Moana, is still just on season one. 

Don’t worry, so far he thinks “it is AWESOME.”

But he’s not on any team yet.

1) Okay.
So I’m watching my first episode of Gilmore Girls ever.
*dodges garbage*
I MISSED IT THE FIRST TIME AROUND!
(it is AWESOME)

— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 1, 2016 Read more…

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Alexis Bledel surprises everyone with her favorite ‘Gilmore Girls’ characters

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Some seriously deep cuts in here.

Alexis Bledel revealed her top four favorite Gilmore Girls characters on The Tonight Show last night, and her answers may surprise you.

Fallon previously revealed his top four characters on the show – excluding Rory and Lorelai, of course – and incited the popular hashtag #GilmoreGirlsTop4, where Twitter weighed in on their favorite Gilmore Girls personalities.

Guess which character made both Jimmy and Bledel’s lists. (Spoiler: it’s obviously Kirk).

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20 burning questions we need answered after watching ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’

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Spoilers for all of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

If you’re reading this, chances are that (like us) you spent the weekend bingeing Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix, and not communicating with anyone that wasn’t fictional and/or an incredibly fast talker.

But even after six hours of our Thanksgiving weekend Gilmore bender, it obviously wasn’t enough to answer all of our Stars Hollow questions. 

After that cliffhanger ending, we’ve got just a few questions we need to talk about, right now:  Read more…

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Will there be another ‘Gilmore Girls’ revival? Amy Sherman-Palladino isn’t saying no

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LOS ANGELES — The final four words have officially been said — but have we seen the last of the Gilmore Girls?

Maybe not yet.

“We really had a very specific journey in our minds and we fulfilled the journey. So to us, this is the piece that we wanted to do. And the whole thought about, is there more, is there more, is there more – this has to go out into the universe now. We’ve got to put this to bed,” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino told The Hollywood Reporter. “And then whatever happens, happens.”

It’s a vague response, but Sherman-Palladino gave fans just enough hope that there could be more Stars Hollow stories to come. Read more…

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Emily’s new maid on ‘Gilmore Girls’ is a familiar face

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This post contains spoilers about Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

LOS ANGELES —  You aren’t crazy: Emily Gilmore’s new maid Berta in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is indeed a familiar face.

Berta, who is seen in all four episodes of the new Netflix revival, is played by Rose Abdoo, who also plays Stars Hollow car mechanic Gypsy.

Lauren Graham, who plays Lorelai, confirmed the casting overlap on Saturday by tweeting a TVLine article which first reported the news.

Rose read it for fun in a table read because they hadn’t cast it yet, and she was so hilarious they had to double her up! https://t.co/tnfAhHOZIp

— Lauren Graham (@thelaurengraham) November 26, 2016 Read more…

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‘Gilmore Girls’ episode 4 recap: ‘Fall’ gives us the final four words, and plenty of tears

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This recap contains spoilers for episode 4 of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, titled “Fall.” And if you already need a refresher, check out our recap of episode 3.

“Mom?” 

“Yeah?”

“I’m pregnant.”

Those are the heart-stopping final four words that Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino always planned to end her beloved series with. 

When you consider the show was supposed to end almost one decade ago, with no possibility of a Netflix revival at the time, it seems impossibly cruel — right up there with The Sopranos in terms of a cliffhanger ending. 

As Lorelai might say, “full freakin’ circle” — especially since, if the Palladinos had been involved with Season 7, Rory would’ve been 23 when she dropped the pregnancy bombshell on her newlywed mom. That’s not quite as young as Lorelai was (16) when she became pregnant with Rory, but it’s certainly young enough to disrupt Rory’s life and career.  Read more…

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‘Gilmore Girls’ episode 3 recap: Everything falls apart in ‘Summer’

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This recap contains spoilers for episode 3 of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, titled “Summer.” For your reading pleasure, here’s our recap of episode 2.

The seeds of discord that were planted in “Winter” are starting to bear bitter fruit in “Summer,” as we finally see Lorelai and Luke confront everything that’s been left unsaid between them for the past few months. 

Lorelai challenges Luke about going to see real estate with her mother and not telling her, and Luke questions Lorelai on her decision to keep her therapy a secret. They’re both insignificant gripes in the grand scheme of things — the tip of an iceberg of insecurities that neither of them want to voice because their status quo has been comfortable, if not ideal, for the past nine years. Read more…

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The ‘Gilmore Girls’ revival is here, and so are the dramatic responses from fans

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Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival has barely been out in the world for a day, but fans are already in the throes of visceral reactions. 

Whether you’ve binged it all and are only awake now because of all the coffee — or you’re waiting, for some inexplicable reason, you will feel all these reactions on a deep, spiritual level. Below are some spoiler-free Gilmore teasers to lure you back to Stars Hollow.

SCREW BLACK FRIDAY GILMORE GIRLS HATH RISEN

— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) November 25, 2016

Hard day for anyone watching the Gilmore Girls revival and having their first realization that time passes.

— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) November 25, 2016 Read more…

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‘Gilmore Girls’ episode 2 recap: ‘Spring’ sees Rory spiraling

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This recap contains spoilers for episode 2 of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, titled “Winter.” Check out our recap of episode 1.

If the first episode of Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival was designed to show Emily in turmoil, episode 2 is all about Rory’s descent into madness. 

As Lorelai points out late in the episode, life has been pretty good to Rory so far; she’s had a privileged life with a supportive family, enviable education and an eclectic array of men literally fighting over her through the years, so she hasn’t really had to try hard at anything. 

Indeed, as “Spring” proves, whenever the going gets tough, Rory’s default setting is to throw a tantrum and quit — just as she did when Logan’s father, Mitchum, told her she wasn’t cut out to be a journalist in Season 5, which prompted her to drop out of Yale and move in with her grandparents.  Read more…

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