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Wait, This Is Millie Bobby Brown?!

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | May 15, 2022 |

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | May 15, 2022 |


So some background: A little over a month ago, I finally let my son watch Stranger Things and binged all three seasons with him. I haven’t revisited any of them since they premiered, and my feelings are probably in line with everyone else’s. The first season is still surprisingly tight and well-crafted, and it’s a goddamn shame they kept making more. (The first half of Season 2 was better than I remembered, and then it all started sh*tting the bed with a quickness.) Anyway, my son loved all of it, so I’ve been shooting him links about Season 4 like this Variety article on the new big bad, Vecna. Included in the link is a pic from the premiere. I spent a good five minutes trying to spot where the heck Millie Bobby Brown is and just figured she had other filming commitments. It happens! Even more so with COVID sending productions scrambling. I also assumed the blonde next to Winona Ryder was a new mom on the show or something. Nope, it’s Eleven. And that’s why Millie is trending on Twitter right now, which I’m shamelessly glomming onto for a buttload of clicks. This has been another exciting installment of How Mike Makes the Internet Sausage.

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Joseph Kominski confirms Kelly McGillis and Meg Ryan weren’t even asked to come back for Top Gun: Maverick. (Celebitchy)

From Roxana:

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A very nerd-tacular thread from Ryan Broderick on why it makes sense that Vision was nowhere to be found in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. (Twitter)

While their shares tumble and investors pull out, Netflix thinks now’s a good time to tell employees that if they’re offended by some of the streamer’s content, they should quit. It’s a bold strategy, Cotton. Let’s see if it pays off for them. (Mediaite)

Melania Trump is mad she hasn’t been on the cover of Vogue. (Daily Beast)

Ron Howard is “surprised” by J.D. Vance. Really, bro? (IndieWire)

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