Alexis Bledel Has Addressed The ‘Gilmore Girls’ Coffee Mug Controversy

Alexis Bledel is giving love to some under-appreciated characters.

Argentine-Mexican actor Alexis Bledel was on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” promoting the “Gilmore Girls” reboot when host Jimmy Fallon, who just got around to watching the show, asked Bledel who her favorite characters are. Surprisingly, even after Fallon’s admission to being Team Jess, Bledel did not include either Jess or Dean in her top 4 characters. Oh no. Instead, Bledel showed her love for some of the lesser known and under-appreciated characters like Babette Dell, Miss Patty, Kirk Gleason and, best of all, Caesar. You know, the Latino dude the worked for Luke in his coffeeshop and very clearly loves chilaquiles?

“I think that Caesar is awesome,” Bledel told Fallon.

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“He works at Luke’s. I think he kind of runs the place,” Bledel continued. “Like if he [Luke] has to go be with Lorelai, he’s [Caesar’s] like, ‘I got it.'” Bledel even said that he is awesome and one of the underrated characters in the “Gilmore Girls” universe.

Bledel even tackled the super ~controversial~ and awkward promo photos.

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“My favorite one… this is the best one,” Fallon said to Bledel while laughing. “This is you holding a coffee mug and that’s not normal. Do you understand that that’s not normal? Nobody holds a coffee mug like that.”

“Well, mostly it’s not normal because that’s an oversized coffee mug,” Bledel responded. “”That coffee mug is, like, almost the size of my face.”

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And, yes. She does know how to properly hold a coffee mug.

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A ‘Father Of The Bride’ Sequel Is Officially Coming— And It’s Going To Be Super Cuban-American!


A ‘Father Of The Bride’ Sequel Is Officially Coming— And It’s Going To Be Super Cuban-American!

Break out the tres leches! It’s gonna be a wedding of “epic proportions!” Cuban-style!

That’s right, the beloved 1991 film Father of the Bride is getting a remake. This time, the film will star 64-year-old actor Andy Garcia, the patriarch of a Cuban American family, struggling to see his daughter walk down the aisle.

Garcia will star in and executive produce the upcoming Warner Bros. remake of Father of the Bride, a story that will follow a Cuban American family.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brad Pitt‘s production company, Plan B will produce the remake with Gaz Alazraki, director of Club de Cuervos, set to helm.

“I’m very excited to join The Father of the Bride, a beloved film that has brought so much joy to so many over the years and to represent my Cuban culture and heritage in this story,” Garcia explained in a statement published by THR. “I commend Warner Brothers for their foresight and celebrate this opportunity they have created.” 

Garcia’s remake is the latest in the franchise, which first came out in 1950 and starred actor Spencer Tracey and Elizabeth Taylor.


The first film inspired a sequel, also starring Tracey and Taylor, called Father’s Little Dividend. The film was remade forty-years later with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton in the 1991 version. Garcia’s upcoming take will focus on a similar storyline. According to THR, “the latest remake will center on the father of a soon-to-be bride coming to terms with daughters’ nuptials. But the latest take will be told through the relationships in a big, sprawling Cuban-American family.”

The 1991 cast of the film reunited in September for a Netflix special. 

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The feature filmed memorable moments from the Nancy Meyers film and its 1995 sequel Father of the Bride II and showed “the Banks family’s” home in 2020. The reunion was produced to honor the World Central Kitchen amid the pandemic.

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This Mexican Filmmaker’s Six-Pack Inspired The Oscar Statue


This Mexican Filmmaker’s Six-Pack Inspired The Oscar Statue

That’s right, Oscar’s real name is actually Emilio.

When it comes to the Academy Awards, there’s nothing more iconic than the actual Oscar award. That’s right, it’s not Björk’s swan dress or Jennifer Lopez’s beloved pink gown, when people think of the Oscar Awards it’s always the rip-chested statue with broad shoulders and muscled legs. The art deco god that everyone in entertainment dreams of one-day holding: the Oscar award.

But, as familiar as he may be, it turns out we don’t know Oscar very well.

Emilio Fernandez, born in Coahuila, Mexico, became the face of the Academy Awards thanks to a close friend.

Fernandez grew up during the Mexican Revolution and according to PRI, later left high school to become an officer for the Huertista rebels. In 1925, he was captured and sentenced to 20 years in prison but managed to escape his sentence and fled to Los Angeles.

Soon enough he began working as an extra in Hollywood and picked up the nickname “El Indio” when he met Dolores Del Rio, the silent film actress and wife of MGM Art Director Cedric Gibbons. the nickname was terrible but Del Rio and Fernandez became friends and when her husband was given an opportunity to design the award statuette fate happened.

Del Rio suggested Fernandez as a model for the statue and her husband agreed.

Fernandez’s life became much greater than a statue though, he became one of the biggest stars of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. He worked in numerous film productions in Mexico and in Hollywood starring in the 1944 film María Candelaria, the 1947 film Río Escondido and Vìctimas del Pecado made in 1951.

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