Olivia Smith

Olivia Smith is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in San Francisco, she covers events, entertainment, fashion, and technology. She also serves as a Voices contributor at PopSugar.

The Streaming Services Are Getting Out of Hand

There are way too many streaming services available for consumers right now. It’s getting chaotic, impractical and expensive. In my household alone we subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime with the HBO extra package, ESPN+, and Disney +. We don’t have cable, but the streaming expenses add up. If all those weren’t enough to pay for and choose from, other streaming services are on their way packed with content that nobody wants to miss. Honestly, I’ll probably end up...

Coming To HBO Max: a Comedy Satirizing Royals

Oh, man. This is going to be good. The Prince, a new animated comedy satirizing the British Royal Family, is coming to HBO Max. The series is written and executive produced by Gary Janetti, who also worked on Family Guy. The Instagram Inspiration The series springs from Janetti’s Instagram account, where he teases the Royal Family through the eyes of the young Prince George. Prince George is the son of Prince William, and he’s third in line to the throne. On Janetti’s...

Hunger Games Prequel First Excerpt Revealed

The first excerpt from The Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, by Suzanne Collins, is now available for readers and fans. The first look, published this morning in Entertainment Weekly, reveals a shocking new protagonist. The prequel is set 64 years before the events of Hunger Games. It will feature Coriolanus Snow, the man who would eventually become villain President Snow, as its main protagonist. Meet your new hero, Hunger Games fans. Read @EW’s exclusive first...

Oscar Issac to Star in New Adaptation of ‘Ex Machina’

Oscar Issac will produce and star in The Great Machine, the newest adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s comic book Ex Machina. Issac will play the lead character, Mitchell Hundred. The comic came out in 2004 and features the world’s only superhero, a civil engineer named Mitchell Hundred. He gains his power, an ability to talk to machines, from a mysterious accident (who doesn’t?) and becomes mayor of New York after the events of 9/11. Problems arise when the source of his powers...

Hank Azaria Will No Longer Voice ‘Apu’ on “The Simpsons”

Hank Azaria revealed in an interview with Slash Film last week that he will no longer be voicing the character of Apu on ‘The Simpsons’. The decision is a long-time coming. Apu’s voice has received significant backlash in recent years, and in 2018 Azaria told Stephen Colbert he would be willing to step down. Apu, an Indian-American convenience store owner, has been voiced by Azaria since the character’s first appearance in 1990. Simultaneously, Apu’s character has...

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