Alexi Melvin

Alexi Melvin is the Senior Entertainment Writer at Grit Daily. Based in San Francisco, she covers entertainment, events, and their intersection of tech. She is a voice actress, known for her work in the Star Wars franchise films. She is also fluent in both English and Sarcasm.

#NationalHugDay Made Us All Reflect on Best Hugs in TV & Film History

Yesterday was “National Hug Day,” and whether the fact that the day itself exists gives you the warm and fuzzies or it triggers your fear of your personal space being invaded, it made many of us think back on some of the best hugs we’ve had. Some people are natural huggers, and god bless those people because I am not one of them. But it’s a skill to be acknowledged and envied, especially on #NationalHugDay. Some on Twitter had a pretty good time coming up with examples of some of the most...

Did You Know the South Korean Film ‘Parasite’ Was Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock?

Parasite may be one of the most unique films to grace our screens perhaps in a decade or more, but director Bong Joon Ho is outspoken about what and who inspired him. Despite the director’s apparent creative genius, Bong is quick to give credit where credit is due elsewhere with regard to his wildly successful film, currently dominating award season and a clear favorite among critics for Best Picture at the Oscars next month.  Parasite is the very first South Korean film to win the Palme d’Or...

Lesbian Drama ‘Gentleman Jack’ Was Shunned by the GLAAD Media Awards, and It’s Pretty Appalling

The other day I wrote about how actress Suranne Jones was being generally overlooked this award season for her brilliant work on HBO’s Gentleman Jack, not receiving any Best Actress in a Television Drama nominations from the Emmys, Golden Globes or SAG Awards. Recently though, it has become clear that the “snub” has reached new levels. The nominations for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced recently. The GLAAD Media Awards, which will be hosted both at the New York at the Hilton...

10 Things From Entertainment That Are Making Millennials Feel Old in 2020

So, we’re in it now. It’s 2020. As millennials, we are becoming more and more subject to things that make us feel uncomfortable and downright old. Like, when exactly did the scrawny guy I had my first kiss with in middle school have his third child?! But that’s just a for instance. Here are some throwbacks from the entertainment world that are not making things any better for us. 10. Scarlett Johansson in Home Alone 3 Somehow, Home Alone 3 is old enough that Scarlett Johansson, as the snarky...

Betty White Turns 98 and She’s Still ‘Off Her Rockers’

Happy Birthday, Betty White! The beloved actress turns 98 today. We can’t help but marvel at all of the incredible things that she has done, and at her unyielding empowering views on life. “It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.”Betty White Folks on Twitter are not only posting well-wishes to the actress who...

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