Enough with the reboots, silencing the Left, and what is Joe Rogan even talking about

On this episode of FFR, Entertainment News returns with a crop of pop culture updates and events that are designed to make you bury your head in the nearest pillow and scream. From un-cancelable sexual offenders to the latest string of reboots, remakes, and retreads, we’re here to talk about the things that are keeping our group chats popping and our Twitter feeds unbearable.

Time Stamps:
2:27 – Talking about our recent live stream event
10:03 – Everything Old Is New Again:
* Timothee Chalamet playing Willy Wonka: https://www.etonline.com/timothee-chalamet-to-play-young-willy-wonka-in-new-origin-film-wonka-166260
* Henry Cavill as the Highlander: https://deadline.com/2021/05/henry-cavill-lionsgates-highlander-reboot-chad-stahelski-1234761916/
* Emma Stone as Cruella deVil: https://nypost.com/2021/05/21/how-emma-stone-transformed-into-disney-villain-cruella/
29:33 – The World Is On Fire and We Can’t Talk About It
* Emily Wilder fired from AP: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/may/24/associated-press-journalists-emily-wilder-palestinian-advocay
* IGN: https://www.vice.com/en/article/4avwpb/ign-staff-pissed-after-meeting-about-deleted-palestine-charity-post
38:09 – You Can’t Cancel Me or Shut Me Up
* Kevin Spacey cast in first role since sexual assault allegations: https://www.indiewire.com/2021/05/kevin-spacey-italian-film-vanessa-redgrave-1234639618/
* Philip Roth biography lives to fight another day: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2021-05-17/blake-bailey-philip-roth-bio-picked-up-by-skyhorse-publishing#:~:text=“Philip%20Roth%3A%20The%20Biography%2C,the%20%20latter%20company%20announced%20Monday
* Story in Slate detailing Blake Bailey’s inappropriate relationships with his eighth-grade students: https://slate.com/culture/2021/04/blake-bailey-lusher-journals-teacher.html
* Joe Rogan thinks white men have trouble being heard: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/joe-rogan-criticized-mocked-after-saying-straight-white-men-are-n1267801
47:58 – What’s your Freq Out?
** Note: There was an error in episode 165 (Carrie) where we played the wrong guest freq out. We apologize for the error and this week are playing both guest freq outs, in context, in this episode of the podcast:
* Guest Freq Out Caitlin Grant on her podcast about “monstrous menstruation” – Plug It Up Podcast (@plugituppod)
* Guest Freq out from Katie O’Donnell in Los Angeles on the film Dog Day Afternoon (1975) directed by Sidney Lumet
* Anita on the band The Linda Lindas

Additional Links Mentioned:
* The tiktok Caro mentions about film and music are dominated by people from very privileged backgrounds: https://www.tiktok.com/@twotreehill/video/6956231215372324102

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