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Season Two Of 'Dirty John' Is Going To Take Us On Another Roller Coaster Of Emotions

This time, it's about one of "America's messiest divorces."

Get ready to binge because Dirty John season 2 has been announced, and hoo boy, it’s going to get messy.

Yep. Credit: Giphy

Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story will follow the RL tale of Betty Broderick, an American housewife who was convicted of the 1989 murder of her ex-husband, Daniel T. Broderick, and his second wife, Linda Broderick. 

Betty Broderick, 1991. Credit: AP Photo/San Diego Union-Tribune

According to TVLine, Betty Broderick will be played by Amanda Peet and Dan Broderick will be played by Christian Slater in the series which has been described as an “epic true tale of love gone wrong.”

Amanda Peet and Christian Slater. Credit: AAP

“A story that spans the 1960s to the ‘80s, through the breakdown of a marriage that Oprah deemed one of ‘America’s messiest divorces’ even before it ended in double homicide.” You know when our Queen Oprah says something, it’s a story that needs your attention.

Oprah says yes. Credit: Giphy

College sweethearts Betty and Daniel Broderick married in 1969 and ended up becoming parents to five children. Over the course of their two-decade marriage, Dan was the Broderick’s breadwinner. While the family was financially stable, Betty became a full-time housewife and their relationship began to breakdown. When they finally divorced and Dan married his second wife, all hell broke loose. 

Betty Broderick, 1991. Credit: AP Photo/San Diego Union-Tribune

The first season of Dirty John, based on the podcast of the same name, followed the true story of wealthy interior designer Debra Newell who fell in love with John Meehan, a con man posing as an anaesthesiologist with a history of deceiving women who ultimately ruins her life. 

John Meehan was played by Eric Bana and Debra Newell was played by Connie Britton in the television series, which went on to earn Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice award nominations. 

If the Dirty John season 2 is anything like the first, we are in for a wild roller coaster of emotions. Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story is currently in production, and is set to premiere next year.

‘The Goldfinch’ Has Already Been Branded “One Of The Worst Movies” Of The Year

One critic called it "a gigantic waste of time."

Well, this is awkward. The reviews are in for The Goldfinch starring Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman and Finn Wolfhard, and it’s safe to say, people aren’t pleased.

After it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this week critics slammed The Goldfinch, calling it “disappointing,” “bland” and a “gigantic waste of time.”

According to the Independent, critic Matt Goldberg went as far to call it “one of the worst movies” of 2019. Ouch!

Eek. Credit: Giphy

It’s a shame, considering The Goldfinch is a much-hyped adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
Credit: Goodreads

Directed by award-winning director John Crowley, The Goldfinch is about a boy in New York who is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Let’s not forget the movie also stars three incredibly talented actors. Nicole Kidman – who has more accolades than we can count, Golden Globe nominee Ansel Elgort, and Finn Wolfhard who exploded onto the scene after starring in Stranger Things. 

Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Oakes Fegley at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. Credit: Brent Perniac/AdMedia/Sipa USA

Sadly, The Goldfinch isn’t only being dragged by the critics – Twitter has weighed in on the film, with many complaining about it’s length. One user wrote, “The Goldfinch was so bland and boring, I just. I really can’t say much other than nothing happens for almost 2 hours, then everything happens at once but it’s so disconnected that it evokes no feeling.”

Credit: Twitter

Apparently, the film runs for 149 minutes – that’s almost 2.5 hours, which is long, even for a big Hollywood action film. 

Make sure you’re well rested. Credit: Giphy

If you’re a fan of the book, or the stars who appear in The Goldfinch, who cares what the critics say – go and see it, but don’t take an extra large drink in there with you. 

Remember When Ben Affleck Shut Down 'Gone Girl' Because He Didn't Like A Hat?

It's the one role Affleck will never play.

Ben Affleck has played many different roles throughout his career: a superhero, an astronaut, a school bully. But there is one role he will never play – even if it means shutting down production on a film set – and that’s a Yankees fan. 

Affleck thinking about the Yankees. Credit: Giphy

Back in 2014, Affleck was starring in the psychological thriller Gone Girl alongside Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tyler Perry. The film was a box office success and even racked up 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, but behind closed doors, not all was well.

Affleck in Gone Girl. Credit: Giphy

During filming, director David Fincher asked Affleck to sport a Yankees hat for a scene in which his character, Nick Dunne, was attempting to disguise himself at an airport. What might seem like a reasonable request when shooting a film was absolutely abominable to Affleck.

Affleck in the hat. Credit: 20th Century Fox

“I said, ‘David, I love you, I would do anything for you,’” the actor told The New York Times in a 2014 interview. “‘But I will not wear a Yankees hat. I just can’t. I can’t wear it because it’s going to become a thing, David. I will never hear the end of it. I can’t do it.’ And I couldn’t put it on my head.’”

ICYMI, Ben Affleck is a huge Red Sox fan. The actor grew up in Massachusetts  – the home of the Red Sox – and is regularly seen cheering on his favourite team at Fenway Park.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, 2018. Credit: Jerritt Clark/Getty Images

The Yankees hat saga was such an ordeal, Fincher said he and Affleck couldn’t reach an agreement for four days. 

“I really wanted it to be a Yankees cap but [inhales loudly], being from Boston and not being very professional as an actor, Ben refused to wear a Yankees cap,” Fincher said during his director’s commentary on the Gone Girl DVD. “I mean it did not come to blows but we had to shut down production for four days,” he revealed. 

Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck and David Fincher. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Imagine halting production on a huge Hollywood film because of a hat. Was it worth it, Ben?

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