Gillian Anderson has done lots of different things during her career, but I think most of us will recognise her from her role as skeptical scientist Dana Scully on The X-Files. It’s still a fantastic show that holds up even in 2014, and I’ll always have a little crush on Gillian because of it, even if she has become a full-blown weirdo in recent years.
One great thing is that she has come to terms with being somewhat defined by such a legendary role and has even embraced it, taking part in X-Files retrospective events and even campaigning for a third movie (which, even coming from someone who was obsessed with the show, is a terrible idea). Well, now she’s taken things to a whole new level: she’s writing a sci-fi series! Er, co-writing, but you get the picture.
From Entertainment Weekly:
Gillian Anderson is returning to the genre that made her a cultural icon – but it’s not on television. The newest project from the star of The X-Files is a book franchise called the EarthEnd Saga, a collaboration with co-writer Jeff Rovin, a prolific geek whose extensive bibliography includes works in the best-selling Tom Clancy’s Op-Center series. The first novel, entitled A Vision of Fire, will be published in October by Simon & Schuster through a new imprint devoted to literary and speculative fiction across all genres called Simon451, a nod to legendary author Ray Bradbury’s dystopian/sci-fi classic Fahrenheit 451.
“It’s been a fantastic experience,” Anderson tells EW, adding that she was inspired to give sci-fi world-building and storytelling a shot at the encouragement of Rovin, a friend of a friend. “I enjoy writing, but don’t usually allow myself the time, and I don’t think I’d ever think to write something in this genre without the prodding of someone like Jeff. But I realized I had ideas hidden within me for a series and a lead character, in this case, a heroine.” Referring to The X-Files, she says: “After nine years of living in a semi-science-fictional universe, I think I now have an ingrained knowledge and rhythm for it.”
Hmm, I agree – and Gillian is very well-spoken and astute and does a lot of reading herself, so I’m into it. The plotline even sounds pretty interesting (and a bit cinematic, as well!):
A Vision of Fire centers on Caitlin O’Hara, a world-traveling child psychiatrist who specializes in treating kids who’ve suffered trauma from natural disasters and war. She’s a grounded personality – she has a son, who is deaf, and everything she knows about the world is challenged when she begins treating a uniquely troubled young girl. Explains Anderson: “Over the course of spending time and helping her and investigating the origins of the girl’s trauma, Caitlin begins to realize that the girl’s behavior is tied to much greater forces in the universe, and as the story unfolds, she must prevent destruction on a grand scale.”
What do you think – will you give it a read? Also, can we all agree that ‘Bad Blood’ is one of the best X-Files episodes in existence?
January 15, 2014 at 4:30 pm by Jennifer
Kris Jenner needs Google alerts to keep tabs on her kids [Amy Grindhouse]
Jennifer Lopez wore this out in public [The Superficial]
Aw, it’s date night for Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck [Lainey Gossip]
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Miley Cyrus lives in Spandex these days [Celebslam]
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Kim Kardashian will file a report against the kid Kanye punched [The Frisky]
John Stamos has been performing with the Beach Boys again [Socialite Life]
Leonardo DiCaprio swears he has never done cocaine [Amy Grindhouse]
Christina Ricci collapses for easy storage [The Superficial]
‘Justified’ is going to end after season six [Starpulse]
Has Gwyneth Paltrow got a wounded heart? [Lainey Gossip]
Does Kate Gosselin treat her kids like prisoners? [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
Charlie Sheen’s girlfriend went a little crazy on Twitter [Celebitchy]
Poor Robin Wright and her sneaky boobs [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
Olivia Wilde is expecting a… [IDLYITW]
Let’s listen to Mykki Blanco’s ‘Booty Bamboo’ [OMG Blog]
Some celebrities should really stay off Twitter [theBERRY]
Lena Dunham needed a bit more Photoshopping than normal [Bohomoth]
Anais Pouliot did some sweet little Victoria’s Secret photos [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Jennifer Lawrence’s Golden Globes dress inspired a new meme [The Frisky]
January 15, 2014 at 3:30 pm by Jennifer
Between sharing open-mouth kisses with his father and listening to the alien gods as they direct his next move, Jaden Smith also does a little bit of music. His sister, Willow, also does some pretty good music inbetween being a “normal 12-year-old”. Well, the two have got together for a new song called ’5′, which Willow posted on her Soundcloud account this week:
Is it wrong that I’ve listened to this about seven times and really, really love it? I just can’t help myself. I think Willow’s got a great voice and this song could have definitely done without Jaden, but in general, I really, really like it. Kids singing about smoking and kissing and stuff is a bit precocious, but whatever. I wish Willow would do an album.
What do you think?
January 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
If you’re anything like me, you probably never thought in a million years that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard‘s relationship would make it past the first month, let alone into 2014. And yet here we are, halfway through January and there are rumours running wild that Johnny has proposed. Those rumours might be truer than any of us would hope (or care about?), since Amber has been bustling about LA trying desperately to cover the massive rock on her finger.
From E! Online:
Despite a good effort to keep her left hand covered, an eagle-eyed paparazzo got a bird’s-eye view of what appeared to be a diamond ring on that ringer as Heard was leaving a restaurant last night in Los Angeles.
Reps for both Heard, 27, and Depp, 50, have not yet responded to the question this ring instantly brings to mind—is the handsome couple engaged?!
Until this past weekend, the public side of their romance had been relegated to photos of the two out and about in various cities around the world and vague references to romance and privacy in interviews.
Hmm, this picture is pretty telling, as well:
So, what’s the verdict? Are these two actually gonna go through with this nonsense?
January 15, 2014 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
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January 15, 2014 at 11:00 am by Evil Beet
Jennifer Lopez really doesn’t like to be alone [Amy Grindhouse]
‘Sports Illustrated’ celebrated its 50th anniversary [The Superficial]
Who’s the best celebrity mother? [Lainey Gossip]
What’s with all the incredibly short dresses? [Moe Jackson]
Cameron Diaz really wants women to stop judging each other? [Celebslam]
Joel McHale has thoughts about Justin Bieber [PopBytes]
What do we think of Lena Dunham’s ‘Vogue’ cover? [Celebitchy]
Justin Bieber’s friend was arrested again WHILE in jail [ICYDK]
Claudia Romani had a bit of a cameltoe problem [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
Doutzen Kroes wants you to buy the Victoria’s Secret sports bra [IDLYITW]
Anna Kendrick is just way too cute, right? [theBERRY]
Keri Russell has impeccable style, you have to admit [The Frisky]
Teresa Giudice was attacked by Melissa Gorga! [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
When will the white stiletto go away, Jessica Alba? [Bohomoth]
Want to watch Izabel Goulart work out? [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
What in hillbilly hell is going on with Miley Cyrus? [Socialite Life]
The Devil Baby on the streets of NYC is my new favourite thing [OMG Blog]
Why did Willow Smith really turn down her ‘Annie’ role? [Starpulse]
Is Ashlee Simpson’s engagement ring just a little bit tacky? [Amy Grindhouse]
Now’s the time we look at Christina Ricci’s underwear [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
Is this whole modeling thing going to work out for Ireland Baldwin? [The Superficial]
Hayden Panettiere may have overreached a bit on the red carpet [Lainey Gossip]
Yup, Elsa Pataky is definitely pregnant with twins [Celebitchy]
Madison Murray did some sexy lingerie modeling [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]