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.

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...

Comme Des Garçons Under Fire For Cornrow Wigs

Comme Des Garçons, a Japanese fashion brand, is receiving backlash for putting cornrow wigs on white models at their menswear collection fashion show for Paris Fashion Week. The social media criticism was intense, with many calling the look offensive and blatant cultural appropriation. The hairstylist for Comme Des Garçons, Julien d’Ys, responded to the backlash on Instagram. He says the look was inspired by Egyptian princes and apologizes if he’s caused any offense. View this post...

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