Evan eventually returns home, and reunites with his mother Heidi. Julianne Moore’s matriarch tells him she loves her son no matter what with the heartbreaking song “So Big/So Small.” Ben Platt’s character admits to his mother that his fall out of the tree was actually a suciide attempt. And to make sure the Murphys are left alone, he posts a public confession and apology online, before going back to his regular, isolated life. Evan once again sits alone at lunch, and finishes up his high school career quietly.
We know we say this every year, but gifting is more important than ever this season—and if you’re looking for the best gifts for Mom (arguably the most important person on your list), we’ve combed the internet for thoughtful presents she’ll absolutely love.
Classic options, like silk pillowcases, robes, and cozy pajama sets, make an appearance in this list, but we’ve also included new and exciting gift ideas for the mother figure you want to surprise. Some of our favorite unexpected finds: fancy olive oil and blush pink salt for the real chef in the house, dreamy dried floral arrangements, and elegant coffee table books she won’t want to leave on read. (See what we did there?)
In-person hugs and kisses are no doubt what she wants most this year, but a handwritten note and little something can go a long way to showing you care, too. Ahead, 53 of the best gifts for mom to shop now.
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Starting off, Indya Moore, who starred as Angel Evangelista in the FX series Pose, has been tapped to play Karshon, who’s been a Green Lantern adversary for decades in the comics, but can easily be thrown into Aquaman’s corner of the DC universe. For those unfamiliar with the character, Karshon was once a regular tiger shark, but after being bombarded by radiation, it rapidly evolved into an intelligent humanoid predator with psionic powers. It’s unclear if this transformation will be retained for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, or if Karshon will simply be one of the “regular” underwater-dwelling humanoids in the DC Extended Universe.
He’s not an Eternal. He’s a character who works with the Natural History Museum in London. But he’s not an Eternal – that’s the main takeaway! I’ve got no idea whether my character goes on or not. I had read up on who he could be, or might be. So, there’s the possibility for a longer trajectory. And hopefully, I think this is the tip of the iceberg for my character. I hope. But I just don’t know, you know? I’m as in the dark as anyone else. And I try not to live too far ahead in the future with anything. Even when I was in Game of Thrones, even on the sixth season, I presumed the seventh season wasn’t going to happen!
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If someone approached me and demanded a list of great actors, Clive Owen would be one of the first. There’s just something about his balance of charm and grit in movies like Children of Men that grabs a hold of me and doesn’t let go. It’s been that way ever since I first became familiar with him in the early 2000s, and it will most likely remain that way for years to come.
With his recent run of hit series like Apple TV+’s Lisey’s Story and the FX anthology series Impeachment: American Crime Story, I have been taking a trip down memory lane to revisit my favorite Clive Owen movies, as well as some others I may have missed over the years. But, instead of keeping this list to myself, I’ve decided to share it with you, along with all the ways you can watch them on various streaming services.
As we know, that trip eventually turns sour, thanks to events that transpire. However, “Matera” isn’t a hard driving action tune, it’s more of a love theme. Although, it turns out to be the love theme of the 007 legacy that makes an appearance, as “We Have All The Time In The World” makes itself known musically. Slowly making way to part of the melody from No Time To Die’s title track, sung by Billie Eilish, both James Bond’s greatest romance and the darkness that awaits are signalled.
Fast forward a few years to 2017, when she was an understudy in the Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. When she finally stepped into the lead role, the pressure to be good was enormous—it was the first time in more than 10 years that a South-Asian woman had a lead role on Broadway.
“Personally, I didn’t have anyone to look to when I was growing up,” she says. There weren’t Brown girls getting kissed in the rain on movie sets or singing in big dresses on Broadway stages. The closest thing for a ‘90s kid was Aladdin’s Princess Jasmine, a cartoon, improbably proportioned fictional character.
“To have someone who was strong, could sing, was beautiful, desirable, and brave, wanted to question authority and potentially rule a kingdom…I wanted to be her,” Narayan says. She grew up belting “A Whole New World” in the family room, and even grew her hair out to match the character. “She was the only thing that I had to relate to,” says Narayan. “So she meant a lot to me.”
When the pandemic closed down Broadway, Narayan was performing in Wicked on Broadway. It was full-circle for the one-time Dorothy actress—she was playing Nessarose, the future Wicked Witch of the East. When the theater turned dark, Narayan returned her sparkly slippers. Months later, she got a call from her agent. Suddenly she was auditioning for her dream role over Zoom. Think you’ve had a rough virtual meeting? You’ve never had to pretend to be riding on a magic carpet while in Gallery Mode.
But she got the part. She’ll be climbing very, very, carefully aboard a carpet that will whisk her high into the air, where she’ll sing an iconic song, for a rapt audience. She imagines her body and her voice floating in that big, empty space, the “gasps and tears and cheers” of the audience.
Whenever she plays a big role, Narayan says, she hears from people in the South Asian community. But she also hears from people of all different minorities. “They see someone like me being the lead in the show, portraying a character who is strong and desirable and the center of the story. I think they all feel seen and that they’re represented on stage.”
Soon, she’ll be sharing her gifts with audiences who haven’t seen a live performance in years. There will be laughter, fist pumps, rapturous applause.
Shoba Narayan will be there. And she’ll be good.
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“It’s been unbearable,” Parker shared on September 24, three days after Garson died at 57 years old. “Sometimes silence is a statement. Of the gravity. The anguish. The magnitude of the loss of a 30 + year friendship. A real friendship that allowed for secrets, adventure, a shared professional family, truth, concerts, road trips, meals, late night phone calls, a mutual devotion to parenthood and all the heartaches and joy that accompany, triumphs, disappointments, fear, rage, and years spent on sets (most especially Carrie’s apartment) and laughing late into the night as both Stanford and Carrie and Willie and SJ.”
She continued, “Willie. I will miss everything about you. And replay our last moments together. I will re-read every text from your final days and put to pen our last calls. Your absence a crater that I will fill with blessing of these memories and all the ones that are still in recesses yet to surface.”
In the lengthy Instagram message, which featured a series of moments between Sarah Jessica Parker and Willie Garson on and off the set of their series, the actor shared his last words to her. “Great bangles all round,” he told her, to which she writes, “Yes. Godspeed Willie Garson. RIP.”
Following the shocking news of the White Collar star’s death after a battle with pancreatic cancer, many of his Sex and the City costars—some of whom recently reunited with Garson to film the reboot, And Just Like That…—took to social media to pay homage to the prolific actor known for his portrayal of Stanford Blatch.
“So deeply, deeply sad we have lost @WillieGarson,” Cynthia Nixon tweeted. “We all loved him and adored working with him. He was endlessly funny on-screen and and in real life. He was a source of light, friendship and show business lore. He was a consummate professional—always.”
On September 22, Chris Noth shared an image of Parker and Garson to Instagram, simply writing, “Willie.” At the time, Parker replied to the post, “Thank you dearest Chris. I’m not ready yet.”
When Disney World and Disneyland opened Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, it was possibly the biggest attraction opening ever. It was huge in scope and scale and the demand for the ride was equally massive. In order to best manage demand, the Disney Parks implemented their first ever Virtual Queue. Rather than stand in line, guests were issued a Boarding Group via an app, which determine when they would be able to get in line for the ride. Up until now, the virtual queue has been the only way to get on the ride, but yesterday at Disney’s Hollywood Studio, the virtual queue was officially replaced with a traditional standby line. And thus far, it seems to be working pretty well.
And, I’ll be straight with you. They didn’t do a great job with Doctor Doom. Played by Nip/Tuck actor, Julian McMahon, the Doctor Doom in the Chris Evans Fantastic Four movies is a lot smarmier than he is intimidating. At no point is he actually scary or imposing.
But, you know what? These movies are for kids. Yes, the first movie is rated PG-13, but it was a pretty soft PG-13. And, the second movie, Rise of the Silver Surfer, was even rated PG, for crying out loud. So, while the Doctor Doom in these two Fantastic Four movies wasn’t really the one that I wanted, he definitely fit the two movies that he was actually in. Besides, he was much better than the Doctor Doom in Fant4stic. God, don’t remind me of that one.