Rebel Wilson Releases Candid Memoir, New Episode ‘Quiet on Set’ Digs Deeper into Nickelodeon, ‘Vanderpump Villa’ Is Ready for Check-in

By | April 3, 2024

The It List is Yahoo’s guide to what’s new in pop culture. Each week we share our staff’s picks for the latest releases we can’t wait to watch, stream, listen to, read, and binge.

What’s new this week: Rebel Wilson details her ups and downs in a new memoir, Mary & George seduces his way into high society and becomes Andrew Scott Ripley.

What to watch

Drake Bell and Dan Schneider.Drake Bell and Dan Schneider.

Actor Drake Bell and Drake and Josh creator Dan Schneider in 2008. (Charley Gallay/WireImage)

📺 New Quiet on Set episode digs deeper into Nickelodeon’s toxicity

  • When: Quiet on the set: the dark side of children’s television bonus episode “Breaking the Silence” airs April 7 on Investigation Discovery (ID) and streams on Max.

  • What to know: Soledad O’Brien hosts the episode, which further explores the culture of Dan Schneider’s hit shows on Nickelodeon.

  • Drake Bell, who publicly revealed in the docuseries that he was the previously unknown minor sexually abused by dialogue coach Brian Peck, gives a new interview.

  • There are also new interviews with That’s all Giovonnie Samuels and Bryan Christopher Hearne. That’s all Shane Lyons speaks out for the first time.

  • Schneider launched the careers of many successful child stars, including Amanda Bynes, Jamie Lynn Spears, Ariana Grande and Miranda Cosgrove.

  • There is interest in which of them will speak out about the allegations.

  • Schneider apologized for cultivating a toxic work environment after the docuseries aired in March.

  • The TV producer, who left Nickelodeon in 2018, said a network investigation found no wrongdoing. — Suzy Byrne, entertainment reporter

  • read more: Quiet on Set director hopes Amanda Bynes will one day share her Nickelodeon experience “in her own words.”

📺 Mary & George come for the crown

  • When: Mary & George premieres April 5 on Starz and the Starz app.

  • What to know: Mary (Julianne Moore) pressures her son George (Nicholas Galitzine) to use his devilish good looks to win the favor of King James I (Tony Curran).

  • It’s (loosely) based on a true story, but with drama and debauchery turned up to 11.

  • “There’s a neediness and gluttony in her that’s quite shocking,” Moore told the New York Times of her character. “She tears through life and people.”

  • The show has been airing in Britain for a month, where it is receiving rave reviews.

  • Galitzine is aware of the hype – and responded to the UK buzz on X, formerly Twitter, with a cheeky one word post. — Kelsey Weekman, Internet Culture Reporter

What to read

Cover of Rebel Rising, Rebel Wilson's memoir.Cover of Rebel Rising, Rebel Wilson's memoir.

Rebel Wilson on the cover of her memoir, Rebels in rebellion. (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photo: Simon & Schuster)

📚 Rebel Wilson opens up in a very personal memoir

  • When: Rebels in rebellion will be available for purchase from April 2.

  • What to know: Wilson, 44, opens up about a range of topics in her new memoir, including fertility issues, losing her virginity at 35 and alleged on-set harassment by Sacha Baron Cohen.

  • If the excerpts are any indication, then the Pitch Perfect star seems to make no bones about it.

  • She calls the filming 2011 Bridesmaids “One of the loneliest years of my life.”

  • During filming 2016 The Brothers GrimsbyWilson claims that co-star Baron Cohen humiliated her by pressuring her to perform a lewd act in a scene.

  • The Borat star denied the allegations prior to the book’s release.

  • Wilson also provides insight into her romance with fiancé Ramona Agruma and their path to parenthood. — David Artavia, entertainment reporter

  • Read more: The biggest hits from Rebel Wilson’s new memoir

📚 Here we go again takes readers on a road trip of queer love

  • When: Here we go again will be available for purchase from April 2.

  • What to know: Here we go again is a queer romance novel by Alison Cochrun, best known for her previous books The charm offensive And Kiss her once for me.

  • The novel is about Logan Maletis and Rosemary Hale, two childhood best friends who had a major falling out before high school and became bitter rivals.

  • After graduating, they didn’t speak to each other for more than ten years.

  • They are brought back together by their beloved former English teacher, who was given only months to live.

  • He asks Maletis and Hale, both now in their 30s, to take him on a cross-country road trip, causing the two to confront not only where they are now in their own lives, but also what has already happened. that happened years ago and how their feelings have changed. changed since then. — Lily Herman, The Yodel Newsletter Writer

What to binge

Hannah Fouch, Lisa Vanderpump, Anthony Bar and Andre Mitchell.Hannah Fouch, Lisa Vanderpump, Anthony Bar and Andre Mitchell.

Hulu’s Hannah Fouch, Lisa Vanderpump, Anthony Bar and Andre Mitchell Vanderpump Villa. (Maarten de Boer/Getty Images)

▶️ Vanderpump Villa opens for business

  • When: The first three episodes of Vanderpump Villa stream April 1 on Hulu.

  • What to know: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum is no stranger to the hospitality industry, with restaurants and bars all over the world.

  • Now she’s trying her hand as a property manager – and her hands are clearly full.

  • The new series centers on Vanderpump’s crew of servers, chefs, mixologists and other staff members who live and work together.

  • The trailer promises many agreements, disagreements and beautiful landscapes.

  • “Come for the decadence,” it teases, “Stay for the drama.”

  • Think Vanderpump Rules meets Below deck. — Taryn Ryder, entertainment reporter

▶️ Ripley brings a classic thriller to life

  • When: All eight episodes of Ripley streaming April 4 on Netflix.

  • What to know: Ripley is based on the best-selling book from 1955 The talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith.

  • Most famously, it was remade in a 1999 film starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law. Now it is being made into a TV series.

  • This latest version of Highsmith’s novel stars Andrew Scott, best known for his work in Sherlock, Fleabag And All of us strangers, in the diabolical titular role.

  • The show is set in 1960s New York, where Tom Ripley is hired by a wealthy man to convince his son to return home from Italy. That simple task quickly unravels, leading Ripley into a life of crime, violence and deceit.

  • Supporting characters include Johnny Flynn, Dakota Fanning and John Malkovich. — Lily Herman, The Yodel Newsletter Writer

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