The Return of Buffy

This week: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cher, Trump and Putin, CVS and coupons, The Superficial, free McDonald’s fries and more…
The Return of Buffy
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Curt and Frank showcases this week’s headline-making pop culture, political,  and societal news stories, interesting reads, and recommendations delivered straight to your inbox. Brought to you by Michael Prieve and Miu von Furstenberg of Socialite Life.

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The Lead
‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Series Reboot With Black Lead In Works
The new version, which will be pitched to streaming and cable networks this summer, will be contemporary, building on the mythology of the original. One twist will be an as-yet uncast black actress taking on the role of the Slayer.

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Pop Culture by Miu von Furstenberg
Cher is is releasing an album of ABBA covers
Dreams do come true.
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Roseanne Barr set the record “straight,” and it was scary as hell. She definitely needs some psychological help.

Comic-Con is all about the movie trailers. Check out some of the “big” ones.

Michelle Obama danced her ass off at the Beyoncé and Jay-Z Paris concert. She sat with Beyoncé’s mom Tina during the show and kept dancing throughout the whole gig. You go, girl!

Luann de Lesseps has checked herself back into rehab. The Countess will not be appearing in the RHONYC season 10 reunion because of this which means the reunion will no be as drama filled. Good luck Lu!

It looks like Denise Richards may be joining the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Does that mean tiger blood and Charlie Sheen will be making appearances?

That time Cher met gay men for the first time.

Bristol Palin is replacing Farrah Abraham on Teen Mom OG. The world makes sense now.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have NOT broken up. They are just keeping their relationship super duper private.

Rami Malek looks as if he embraces Freddie Mercury in the new trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody. I cannot wait to see this movie.

The first Stranger Things season 3 teaser is a perfect ’80s mall ad. Cannot wait for the new season (it may be one more year!

The movie version of Cats casts Taylor Swift. I think that I just threw up a little.

Meghan Markle‘s family (not the mother, but everyone else) is horrible.

Blake Shelton falls on stage, says, “Yes i had been drinking. a lot.” Get it together, Blake.

Judging from this trailer for Boy Erased, Nicole Kidman looks like she may be in the running for an Oscar.

Londoners and tourists alike have been bemused to find a giant statue of a bare-chested Jeff Goldblum next to the city’s iconic Tower Bridge, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park. This scares me.

Former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams has checked into a mental health facility after admitting she suffers from depression. Kudos to the singer for seeking help.

Chicagoist fans, you are going to love Chance the Rapper for doing this.

Wow! Madonna‘s kids are growing up so fast!

The Brady Bunch house is for sale, but it will probably end up being torn down. Someone needs to buy it and save this landmark!

Yikes. 👇

‘Shameful,’ ‘Treasonous,’ ‘Disgraceful’: Trump Slammed From All Sides for News Conference With Putin
Donald Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ conclusions that Moscow was to blame for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election to Trump’s benefit and seemed to accept Putin’s insistence that Russia’s hands were clean. Trump also said. “I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be.” We have an incompetent imbecile in office.
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Oops? Trump claims that he misspoke during the Russia press conference with Putin. “In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t.'”  And once again, he lies.

And now he’s walking it back. Trump now says he holds Putin responsible for election interference. Tomorrow, he’ll be back to denying it.

Guess who Donald Trump has invited to the White House?

Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle has left Fox News for an exciting new career. Wait for it. She’s going to hit the campaign trail with her boyfriend Donald Trump Jr. (whom she’s called “the number one up-and-coming political figure for sure, on the right“) ahead of November’s crucial midterm elections.

News & Politics
CVS Apologizes After White Manager Calls Cops on Black Customer Over Coupon
White gay Republican CVS manager calls police after he accused black woman of trying to use a phony coupon. He is not longer working for CVS. That is all you need to know.
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The Democrats running for President in 2020 seems to be attracting a big list of names — Warren, Biden, Booker, Harris. And this is early in the game.

Mariia Butina, Russian gun rights activist linked to NRA, charged as Kremlin agent. This does not bode well for the NRA. At all.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has reached out to the lawyer for Kristin Davis, famously known as the “Manhattan madam.” She just happens to have worked for Roger Stone, an outside political adviser President Donald Trump.

This is a truly remarkable story of survival. Be inspired.

Whoopi Goldberg goes off on Trump BFF and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro. It was epic and it was awesome!

The National Football League and NFL Players Association have issued a joint statement that league and team policies regarding conduct during the national anthem will not be issued or enforced for several weeks as part of a standstill agreement between the two sides. How about just letting everyone doing whatever the fuck they want to do.

Mark Zuckerberg somehow defends allowing InfoWars, Holocaust deniers on Facebook. This company is a piece of work.

Elon Musk apologized Wednesday to a British diver who was involved in the Thai cave rescue for calling him “pedo guy.” The asses apology was half-assed.

The Queen knows how to give good shade aka when a broach speaks a thousand words.

Curt & Frank Recommends
1. Song of the Week: LANY‘s “Thru These Tears.” Pure unbridled pop.

2. BuzzFeed is all about the news these days (real, breaking news that matter). Launches standalone BuzzFeed News website.

3. NBC’s Trial & Error is one of the funniest shows that you probably are not watching. Well you should. If only for Kristin Chenoweth‘s hilarious performance.

4. Guys, you’ve gotta support your balls. Check out Saxx Underwear.

5. We are in the thick of summer. Cool yourself off with the Vornado 630 Mid-Size Whole Room Air Circulator Fan.

The More You Know
How to Survive a Day in Prison
Your guide to surviving a day in prison, because in these days and times, you never know.
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What went down when SpinMedia decided to sell The Superficial, The Frisky and Celebuzz? A helluva lot of shit! Read part one of a seriously amazing read by Mike Redmond who founded and ran the late great Superficial.

The next time that you think about complaining about your commute to work, think of this guy.

After finding out his body had not been claimed by his estranged parents, trans student Daine Grey‘s friends stepped in to provide him with “final dignity.” What an amazing group of friends.

This is how you can get free McDonald’s french fries for the rest of 2018!

#Aww #Cute #LOL
Six Month Old Girl Has Some Impressive Hair Game
Yes, it is real.
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Get ready to cry. Military veteran reunited with her service dog after car is stolen with dog inside.

Show them teeth!


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