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We Almost Lived in a World Where Timothy Olyphant Is Captain Kirk

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | August 10, 2023 |

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | August 10, 2023 |


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After initially auditioning for Bones, Timothy Olyphant was this close to playing Captain Kirk in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot until the studio couldn’t resist the allure of the Best Chris, which Olyphant totally gets. On the flip side, what if Chris Pine went on to play Raylan Givens? Hmmm… (EW)

Karlie Kloss’s appearance at Taylor Swift’s LA concert has reignited the Kaylor truthers. (Lainey Gossip)

Sydney Sweeney opened up about those Glen Powell rumors. (Celebitchy)

If retailers truly cared about shoplifting, they’d simply hire more people and pay them more money. It’s that easy. (Wonkette)

From Petr: Truly an excellent obit for a mind-blowing talent. (The Guardian)

Danai Gurira is locked in a righteous fight against stereotyping. (Rolling Stone)

I’m sure some of you have seen the MAGA nut in Utah who made multiple threats against Joe Biden and boasted about having his guns ready for the FBI, which ended in his death. That was the shot, here’s the chaser: He was ratted out by Truth Social. Womp womp. (CNBC)

It appears James Gunn made no such promise to Gal Gadot about developing Wonder Woman 3. Awkward. (Variety)

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Sacha Baron Cohen is taking Ali G on the road. (Deadline)

RIP King of the Hill voice actor Johnny Hardwick. (TVLine)

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