Here’s All the Culture News You Missed This Week
The Desperate Housewives cast is reuniting online this Sunday to raise money for the Actors Fund, and other news you might have missed.
Desperate Housewives announced a reunion
The cast of hit show Desperate Housewives, which wrapped in 2012, will reunite on Sunday, April 12 to raise money for the Actors Fund. The organization, which represents members of the entertainment community, is raising funds for those who have been affected financially as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Actresses Marcia Cross, Vanessa Williams, Brenda Strong, Dana Delaney and Eva Longoria are confirmed for the online reunion, while while Felicity Huffman and Teri Hatcher declined. (Schitt’s Creek star Emily Hampshire is also raising money for the Actors Fund by hosting a weekly YouTube talk show.)
Desperate Housewives Cast Reuniting for Coronavirus Relief Livestream — Minus a Few Stars https://t.co/tgH2L2hULG
— People (@people) April 9, 2020
Serge Ibaka launched an online talent show
Toronto Raptor—and street style star—Serge Ibaka has launched a talent show on Instagram Live, called ‘How Talented Are You?’. The show title is a nod to Ibaka’s popular cooking series on YouTube, called ‘How Hungry Are You?’, and invites people to submit videos showcasing their special talent in order to participate in the show. “While we are all social distancing and in quarantine, I’d like to bring positivity and reward talent and creativity,” wrote the basketball player on Twitter. Once the talent show is wrapped, the Ibaka Foundation will donate $20,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts in the winner’s city or region. The winner will also receive a signed #9 Ibaka jersey.
Can you sing? Are you a beatmaker? Do you do art? Are you a baller? What kind of talent do you have?
So excited to present "How talented are you?", a live talent show on IG Live. pic.twitter.com/D4eQktogGZ
— Serge Ibaka (@sergeibaka) April 6, 2020
Drake invited Architectural Digest into his Toronto home
This week, Architectural Digest published never-seen-before images of Drake’s mansion in a leafy neighbourhood in Toronto. Although the online reaction to the marble, gold and chandelier-filled home was far from complimentary, the musician is clearly proud of his space, designed by Canadian architectural and interior designer Ferris Rafauli. “Because I was building it in my hometown, I wanted the structure to stand firm for 100 years. I wanted it to have a monumental scale and feel,” Drake said in the magazine. “It will be one of the things I leave behind, so it had to be timeless and strong,” adding that “it’s overwhelming high luxury.”
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Mega recording artist Drake (@champagnepapi) returned to his hometown of Toronto to once again plant roots there, building a 50,000-square-foot ultra-luxe pleasure dome. The stately manor, as envisioned by Canadian designer @ferrisrafauli, is a marvel of old-world craftsmanship, constructed of limestone, bronze, exotic woods, and other noble materials. “Because I was building it in my hometown, I wanted the structure to stand firm for 100 years. I wanted it to have a monumental scale and feel,” Drake says of his passion project. “It will be one of the things I leave behind, so it had to be timeless and strong,” he adds. Take a look inside our May issue cover story through the link in our profile. Photo by @jasonschmidtstudio; text by @mayer.rus; styled by @colinking; fashion styling by @mellanysanchez
The Call Me By Your Name sequel was confirmed
Speaking to Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Luca Guadagnino, the director of Call Me By Your Name, confirmed that a sequel was officially in the works. Not much is known about the film yet, but Andre Aciman’s sequel to the original novel, Find Me, came out last fall and will likely serve as the template for the film’s narrative. The second novel takes place 10 years after the events of the first, and according to Guadagnino the cast from the first film will all reprise their roles. “Of course, it was a great pleasure to work with Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Esther Garrel and the other actors,” he said in the interview. “Everyone will be in the new movie.” Stay tuned for more updates.
— Variety (@Variety) April 5, 2020
ICYMI, Schitt’s Creek came to an end this week after six glorious seasons. Catch our interview with the show’s lead hairstylist here and get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the hour-long documentary, Best Wishes, Warmest Regards, here.