Whatever your take on TV’s endless revivals, the latest will really put some bologna in your slacks. Yes, the Animaniacs are officially returning, as Hulu places a two-season order for a new version of the classic series with Steven Spielberg returning as executive producer.
A celebrity ritual no less time-honored than the public callout, the public apology is a vital part of being and remaining famous. Think of it like an annual physical, but for your public profile: say something wild enough to grab some headlines and ensure that your name’s sticking in the population’s heads, let it sit for a short while, and once the time is right, issue a dignified apology to show humility and self-awareness. It’s a rich Hollywood tradition, and Elizabeth Banks is the latest personality to run this gauntlet. But when you come at the king, and most especially when that king is literal King of Hollywood Steven Spielberg, you best not miss.
There is a bunch of fun coming to DeVos Performance Hall this Friday and Saturday night. Grand Rapids Pops’ presentation of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial featuring the full-length 1982 movie, with the Grand Rapids Symphony.