Reports are in that Ben Affleck may be in the running to direct and possibly co-star in a Justice League film set to hit theaters in 2015.

During The Dark Knight Rises‘ press rounds, we found out that director Christopher Nolan turned down offers from WB to direct a Justice League film and now it looks like they’ve turned towards another director they’ve had success with before – Ben Affleck.

You may remember the highly successful film that Affleck starred and directed in for Warner Bros. – The Town. It seems they’re confident enough with him to even send him the Justice League script that Gangster Squad writer Will Beall wrote last summer. We have to imagine not many people are being shown this script, so it’s a fairly big sign that Affleck is definitely being considered.

Oddly enough, Affleck has made it clear from his past films that he only wishes to direct films that he is also starring in. According to Variety, Affleck’s representatives declined to comment on whether he would co-star in the film or even be involved at all. Deadline even went on to say they’ve already confirmed with Affleck’s people and he’s reportedly “passed” on directing. But, knowing that Variety and Deadline have what we’d call…a friendly rivalry…makes it difficult to know who to believe as of now. Deadline does note that Warner Bros. is interested in Affleck directing the film though.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Justice League, it’s essentially The Avengers for DC Comic heroes. The League includes Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash and Wonder Woman.

Most likely all of these characters will be recast, with possibly Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) being the only actor to have a solo-film linked to his name before the Justice League hits theaters in 2015. This also means recasting Batman within just a few years of Christian Bale’s trilogy, which will be a daunting task to say the least.

Affleck has proven to be quite the capable director in the last few years (even more so than his acting abilities), but he will be in the same seat as directors John Favreau (Iron Man) and Kenneth Branagh (Thor) if he gets his hands on a film this size, with such franchise potential.

Despite the recent failures in the DC Comics world, such as Green Lantern and Superman Returns, The Dark Knight franchise has proven that DC heroes can bring the masses to theaters. Man of Steel is DC’s next big film, directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill, this gritty Superman film may be the perfect segue into what looks to be a great time to finally get The Justice League together.

With the right director, script, and cast – The Justice League has enough fan-favorite characters that it could battle even The Avengers for our collective-comic hearts. Though, even suggesting such an impossible task seems difficult after director Joss Whedon signed on to direct The Avengers 2 just yesterday.

Are you ready for a Justice League film? Think Ben Affleck is up for the monumental task?

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.