Noah’s Arc drops a surprise reunion!
Gone are the days when you could learn about something on the horizon well before it asked for your immediate attention. Beyoncé is silent on a Saturday and drops a new album on Sunday and everyone’s like, “Huh? What? OK, lucky us.” So, were you pining away for years for a Noah’s Arc reboot or reunion? Of course you were, and now your wish comes true, a lot sooner than you think. After 12 years, Noah, Alex, Ricky, and Chance are returning with a one-off reunion called Noah’s Arc: The ‘Rona Chronicles on series creator Patrik-Ian Polk’s Facebook and YouTube pages. The original cast from Logo’s 2005 series about a group of Black queer friends – Darryl Stephens, Jensen Atwood, Rodney Chester, Doug Spearman and Christian Vincent – has returned and the scripted episode will be all about – in case the title flew past you – the way life is right now. Patrick-Ian Polk Entertainment and Gilead are presenting the special, which will raise money for Black LGBTQ non-profit organizations, among them Birmingham AIDS Outreach, Casa Ruby, G.L.I.T.S (Gays & Lesbians Living In a Transgender Society), In The Meantime Men’s Group, LGBT Detroit, Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative (MOBI) and The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center. This premiered on July 5.
Kristen Stewart will play Princess Diana in Spencer
Pablo Larraín (Jackie) is set to direct and Kristen Stewart to play Princess Diana in Spencer, a drama written by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders) about one critical weekend in the early ’90s life of the princess, and the freeing consequences of decisions she made then. In other words, it’s a biopic of sorts, but one that takes the micro versus the macro approach. No tragic death, no heartbreaking and sensational aftermath, just the story of a three-day Christmas holiday that found Diana deciding that her royal life was no longer working (something her son Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have also recently decided for themselves). And the casting is indeed inspired. Now that Kristen Stewart has secured a place in cinema history as one of the most talented and fascinating actors of her generation, she’s poised to interpret this character from a place of understanding, since there was also a period in her own younger life when she was the object of intense media scrutiny and criticism. Call it an anti-fairy tale, and we’ll be patient while production schedules remain on hold, but they can just go ahead and take our money right now.
Romeo San Vicente Couldn’t decide who was sexier Darryl Stephens or Jensen Atwood.