Diego Klattenhoff on how life has changed since starring in Showtime’s hit drama, Homeland, and how Mike Faber really feels about Jessica Brody.

Diego Klattenhoff has come a long way since his days on Whistler and teen favourite, Mean Girls. The 33 year old hailing from Canada, some would say it’s been a long time waiting for Klattenhoff. Playing Mike Faber is now his arguable breakthrough into mainstream television, with his only guest appearances in the likes of 24Supernatural and ER in recent history. However, it appears that these small roles were enough to convince former 24 executives, Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, who are now the creative developers behind Homeland, to give Klattenhoff such an important supporting role.

Klattenhoff plays former Marine, Mike Faber, in Showtime’s critically acclaimed Homeland. Despite being Homeland‘s nice guy, and once the best friend of the protagonist Nicholas Brody, Mike Faber surely has his demons. Assuming Brody had died in Afghanistan, Faber began an affair with Brody’s wife, Jessica. And whilst Brody was gone, Faber firmly established himself as part of Jessica’s family, bonding incredibly well with his two children, Dana and Chris.

On first reading the Homeland pilot, Faber explains, “As soon as I read it, I knew. I think that was like everyone who is involved in the show. By the time you finished that first script you were completely hooked.” Upon the unveiling of Homeland‘s pilot on Showtime back in October 2011, the reception Homeland received was record-breaking for the US cable channel. The pilot was the first in eight years to peak at 1.08 million viewers since Dead Like Me. The episode received a total of 2.78 million viewers from additional broadcast, online demand and viewings.

But, how has life changed for Klattenhoff? He reveals, “People didn’t stop me before for a guest spot that I did on Smallville. Nothing against Smallville but people didn’t freak out in traffic to tell me they love my show.” But does Klattenhoff enjoy the recent new-found fame from fans? It seems as though he really does by saying, “…the waiter turns suddenly and says, ‘I love your show man, from one actor to another, I have to say, I love it.’ And meeting people you admire who are fans of your show. It’s pretty surreal.” With this attention comes all the fancy New York City dinners, amongst the likes of Jude Law and Michael Cera, he’s finding a comfort zone packed within Hollywood A-listers.

However, with Mike Faber, he does spend most of his time playing opposite Morena Baccarin, the talented actress who plays Nicholas Brody’s wife, Jessica. Since the pilot, Mike and Jessica have had such a rollercoaster of a relationship, ever since Brody returned from Afghanistan as a hero of war, hiding their love together has been nothing but torn between the two. There’s no denying that these two are compatible, more so than Jessica and Brody, but there’s an undying parallel of that between Brody and Carrie. Klattenhoff seemed to have a lot to say when it came to speaking about Mike and Jessica, saying, “It’s kind of tough because there is such a big connection between them. There’s no denying what they had. I don’t know if that ever goes away. It’s a great conflict by the writers. I hope Mike Faber doesn’t go, ‘You know what? I’m tired of this Jess, I’m gonna go find some military groupie.'” We hope so too.

It’s certainly tough for Mike right about now, caught between his best friend and his wife. But fans certainly see Mike as a neutral part of the show, who holds a certain glue between Brody’s family, and Brody’s demons within the CIA and Abu Nazir’s people. But, did Klattenhoff reveal any spoilers for the rest of the season? Speaking about the finale airing on December 16, Klattenhoff said, “There is no letting up. Things get darker and spin faster and faster. Inevitably lots of major s**t goes down. It literally gets darker and goes down the rabbit hole.”

Be sure to check out Diego Klattenhoff’s performance of Mike Faber in the critically acclaimed Homeland this Sunday on Showtime 10PM ET/PT.

 

 

Official pictures from the Gilmore Girls revival hint that Stars Hollow’s pride and joy went on to become a teacher. Tanc Sade’s Instagram suggests otherwise.

Rory Gilmore — high school English teacher or staff writer on The Stars Hollow Gazette? When the first official photos of the Gilmore Girls revival were released by TV Line, Rory Gilmore was shown standing at the front of a classroom with some chalkboard notes that seemed to indicate she was teaching high school English. And she wasn’t just any high school teacher, but a Chilton high school teacher.

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Source: TV Line

However, while promoting an upcoming charity fundraiser, Tanc Sade, everyone’s favorite Life and Death Brigade member, Finn, gave away that Rory Gilmore is an above the fold writer of the Stars Hollow Gazette. Sure it’s a long cry from covering the parking lot pavement of Chilton, but it does not strike us as the type of hard-hitting journalism that would satisfy a girl who hit the road to cover the Obama campaign at the close of the series. This issue, dated July 19, 2016, will appear sometime in the “Summer” installment of the four-part series.


Whose to say that Rory Gilmore can’t juggle two careers at once? She was, after all, the Editor in Chief of The Yale Daily News and a star student who graduated on time after taking a semester off to have a breakdown. Maybe her staff writing position is just a hobby.

This is not the first inside look into the Gilmore Girls reunion that Sade has provided. One quick browse through his Instagram and you will be treated to tons of behind the scenes goodies! Here are some of our favorites.

A Gilmore and her LDB boys


LUKES LIVES


They’ve come a long way from moving Rory out


Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life arrives on Netflix soon.

Twitter announces slew of changes to give you more room to tweet, get noticed

You'll also be allowed to retweet yourself. Umm...

11:15 am EDT, May 24, 2016

Twitter has confirmed that they’ll be making a few changes to let you fit more in a single tweet. Changes to retweeting and chatting with a user are also in the pipeline.

Earlier this month we told you Twitter would stop counting photos and links as part of the 140 character limit, but it looks like the social network is taking things a step further. Not only will URLs and photos no longer be a part of the character count, but they will also stop counting usernames.

Here’s Twitter’s full breakdown of the upcoming changes:

– Replies: When replying to a Tweet, @names will no longer count toward the 140-character count. This will make having conversations on Twitter easier and more straightforward, no more penny-pinching your words to ensure they reach the whole group.

– Media attachments: When you add attachments like photos, GIFs, videos, polls, or Quote Tweets, that media will no longer count as characters within your Tweet. More room for words!

– Retweet and Quote Tweet yourself: We’ll be enabling the Retweet button on your own Tweets, so you can easily Retweet or Quote Tweet yourself when you want to share a new reflection or feel like a really good one went unnoticed.

– Goodbye, .@: These changes will help simplify the rules around Tweets that start with a username. New Tweets that begin with a username will reach all your followers. (That means you’ll no longer have to use the ”.@” convention, which people currently use to broadcast Tweets broadly.) If you want a reply to be seen by all your followers, you will be able to Retweet it to signal that you intend for it to be viewed more broadly.

One or two of these additions may be controversial. For example, giving people the option to retweet themselves if “a really good one went unnoticed” sounds like a cheap solution to fix the issue of tweets not getting noticed. Why should it be upon the user to do something to get the tweet noticed? It’ll look obnoxious if we’re retweeting ourselves — it’s the equivalent of asking aloud, “Hey, did anyone just hear my excellent thought?” even when everyone heard it but purposely ignored it.

Twitter isn’t ready to launch these changes today because they want to give developers time to prepare. This way, third party apps like Tweetbot (It’s great — there are no ads in it!) will be ready to support Twitter’s new rules right at the start of the official launch. Expect to see these features in a few months.

Sadly, we’re still waiting for Twitter to launch an “edit” button. It sucks to be unable to fx a mistake.

James Corden invited the now world famous Chewbacca Mom onto The Late Late Show for some sh**s and giggles.

Ah, Chewbacca Mom. A literal ray of sunshine whose viral video is sure to put a smile on your face. Proof that even the simplest materialistic things can bring us joy if we have the right outlook on life.

A small, simple video… and now a national sensation to the point you can’t escape that Chewie mask anywhere. Talk about oversaturation!

For those not yet burdened by the cynicism of age and the Internet, her overnight fame means that there are plenty of new ways to laugh with Chewbacca Mom — the best of which were provided by James Corden Monday night on the Late Late Show.

Corden, in a video reminiscent of his Carpool Karaokes, invited Chewbacca Mom (real name Candace Payne) and her daughter to drive around with him, with humorous results:

Chewbacca Mom does a flawless impersonation of herself as she participates in the spoof, and then suddenly, J.J. Abrams appears to add his support of the mask’s authenticity.

It ends with them all wearing masks and laughing hysterically. (Are there… fumes in these masks?)

Anyway, if you want even more Chewbacca Mom, check out another video of her on Corden’s show:

Did you find it as hilarious as James Corden does?

Kohl’s, which is selling Chewbacca masks like hot cakes since this went viral, has a lot to thank Chewbacca Mom for. And they’ve been showing their appreciation with extra Star Wars-related merch for her and her family. Now we’re just waiting for the inevitable reality series.