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Simon Pegg Calls Out ‘Star Wars’ for Having the Most 'Toxic’ Fandom

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | July 20, 2022 |

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | July 20, 2022 |


While acknowledging his own problematic role in dogging the Star Wars prequels, particularly toward Jar Jar Binks, Simon Pegg says that Star Wars definitely has the most ‘toxic’ fandom at the moment, which was on full display just last month with the racist reactions to Moses Ingram’s character in Obi-Wan. Christ, poor Kelly Marie Tran still hasn’t come back to social media, and The Last Jedi came out half a decade ago. (Mediaite)

Issa Rae promotes her new series, Rap Sh!t, at The View after Insecure was snubbed from Emmy nominations, which Lainey is still salty about. (Lainey Gossip)

Kylie Jenner is being blasted as a “climate criminal” for using her private jet for a — I’m sorry, 17-minute flight? (Dlisted)

Netflix wants to release the Sussexes’ docuseries alongside The Crown. (Celebitchy)

Ana de Armas is also against a female James Bond. (Variety)

Need a mystery? Dark Winds on AMC is very good, and Roxana chatted with actor and executive producer Zahn McClarnon about Native representation in Hollywood right now, acting as activism, growing up in the National Park System, and how hot he is as Crow Daddy in Doctor Sleep. (Vulture)

The origin of Matt Berry saying “Bat!” on What We Do In The Shadows. (Polygon)

Ladies and gentlemen, we got ourselves an old-fashioned sperm-off. (Jezebel)

Britney Spears, like all of us, thinks Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman performance is pure sex and one of the greats. (IndieWire)

Heat 2 might actually be happening. (AV Club)

MG Dietzel loves maps and was fascinated by the story of phantom towns used as copyright traps by map makers. Peng Shepherd’s mystery thriller, The Cartographers, uses that history to good effect. "It is easy to forget that all maps (including digital ones) are reflections of the people who make them and do not exist in a cultural vacuum." Do you have a favorite map story? (Cannonball Read 14)