Kaley Cuoco lines up first role after ‘Big Bang Theory’ as DC’s Harley Quinn
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Actress Kaley Cuoco, the voice of the Harley Quinn, makes a special appearance during DC UNIVERSE’s Titans World Premiere on Oct. 3, 2018 in New York City. (Getty Images) Kaley Cuoco has found her first gig after “The Big Bang Theory” and it’s significantly less family-friendly than the beloved sitcom. She’s been tapped to voice DC and Warner Bros. Harley Quinn in a new animated TV series. During a New York Comic Con event for the new streaming service DC Universe, it was announced that the 32-year-old would voice the iconic comic book character in a new adult animated series. In addition to starring, Cuoco will also be the executive producer of the show by way of her Yes, Norman Productions company.
According to Variety , she’ll join the already star-studded cast, which includes Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, JB Smoove, Jason Alexander, Wanda Sykes, Giancarlo Esposito, Natalie Morales, Jim Rash, Diedrich Bader, Tony Hale and Chris Meloni.
For those unfamiliar, Harley Quinn is known as the Joker’s girlfriend in the Batman universe. However, her plotline often finds her breaking away from the clown prince of crime to wreak havoc of her own in Gotham City. The star told Entertainment Weekly that the show will begin with Harley having broken up the Joker and venturing out on her own. Season 1 will reportedly chronicle her trying to be the “best bad— supervillain that there is.”
Kaley Cuoco will voice Harley Quinn in a new DC Universe animated series. (Warner Bros. TV)
“She just doesn’t want to be Joker’s girlfriend anymore,” Cuoco said. “She wants to lead the pack, which I find very appropriate for this kind of day and age and vibe that we’re in.”
She continued: “It has definitely been empowering. To sit in a booth and scream and cuss and yell at boys for hours at a time, it has been an absolute blast. Not having to do hair and makeup has made it that much better. But it’s such an iconic character, so with all of that respect and love toward the character, we’re trying to bring a new spin to it, and I think the fans that love this type of show are really going to enjoy it.”
The announcement came complete with a meta teaser trailer featuring Cuoco as the voice of Quinn. In it, she announces that the show will be fun, feature adult humor and take jabs at real-life projects like the dark and gritty DCEU film franchise and the failed “Deadpool” series at FX.
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Brett Kavanaugh’s Friend Mark Judge Edited His High School Yearbook
It’s easy to blame the editors.
Last week, during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Brett Kavanaugh suggested his classmates working on the yearbook—and not him—were responsible for the material that appeared on his page. “I think some editors and students wanted the yearbook to be some combination of Animal House, Caddyshack , and Fast Times at Ridgemont High , which were all recent movies at that time,” he told the Senate panel.
One of those editors was Mark Judge, Kavanaugh’s friend who Christine Blasey Ford has said was in the room when Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her.
I’ve reviewed several years worth of yearbooks from Georgetown Prep, including those from 1983, 1984, and 1986, the year Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch graduated from the school. In the 1983 yearbook, Judge is listed as “caption editor.” In most cases, the yearbooks follow a similar structure. There are a series of interstitial pages with photos of the year—Winter Ball, pep rallies, campus life— followed by underclassmen photographed in small groups of five or six, organized alphabetically, and then the seniors’ pages. The seniors would submit their page to the editors of the yearbook, including Judge, who ultimately compiled the book. The resulting product is, in many of the years I reviewed, rather juvenile, as expected, and, at times, overtly misogynistic.
Judge declined to comment for this story through his lawyer. Several other Georgetown Prep yearbook editors did not respond to interview requests. Brett Kavanaugh in his senior year of high school ( Cupola )
In 1983, each senior was given a full page in the yearbook, where they listed high-school accomplishments and, for some, a litany of inside jokes. Kavanaugh’s yearbook page includes lines such as “100 Kegs or Bust,” “Renate Alumnius,” “Devil’s Triangle,” and “Beach Week Ralph Club.”
“Renate Alumnius” refers to Renate Schroeder Dolphin, a young woman from a nearby Catholic girls’ school, and a handful of football players at Prep’s “unsubstantiated boasting” about their sexual conquests with her, according to The New York Times. Kavanaugh has denied that interpretation of the note on his and 13 other pages in the yearbook, but a handful of classmates argued to the Times that it was in fact meant in a disrespectful way. And, for her part, Dolphin told the Times, “I can’t begin to comprehend what goes through the minds of 17-year-old boys who write such things, but the insinuation is horrible, hurtful, and simply untrue. I pray their daughters are never treated this way.” Cupola
The uncouth and sexist tone of the yearbooks, year after year, was ubiquitous enough that it suggests more of an intentional theme than the isolated actions of a handful of yearbook editors. In 1984, the year after Kavanaugh and Judge graduated, for example, captions say things like, “Some girls will do ANYTHING to go to a Prep dance!” and “Good friends always share” next to a photo of a young woman sandwiched between two Prep students with their arms around her.
The captions on the interstitial pages—things, in 1983, like, “Do these guys beat their wives?” next to a photo of Prep students—were Judge’s responsibility. But, as one Georgetown Prep alum told me, they are broadly reflective of the general sense of humor of the student body—at least the “popular” kids. He asked to remain anonymous, because he didn’t want former classmates to know he had shared the yearbooks with a reporter.
Kavanaugh was a part of that crew: the captain of the basketball team, a staple at parties—which were the home of, as many former classmates have said, heavy drinking. Of course, there were those in the Prep community who did not take part in those activities, as the alum I spoke with told me. However, this person says drinking was pervasive among the crowds Kavanaugh hung out in. Judge was the caption editor of the Cupola yearbook at Georgetown Prep in 1983. ( Cupola )
For its part, Georgetown Prep has tried to distance itself from the culture many ’80s alumni have described, and which it argues the media is covering “in pursuit of their own agenda,” without mentioning Kavanaugh specifically. “It is demonstrably false that such behavior or culture is tolerated, still less encouraged, at Georgetown Prep,” the institution said in a statement last week. The school did not return a request for further comment.
Regardless of the school’s potential cultural flaws, one particularly striking back and forth during last week’s hearing, between Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Kavanaugh, stands out:
Whitehouse: One of the reasons, Mr. Kavanaugh, that we are looking at the yearbook is that it is relatively consistent in time with the events at issue here, and because it appears to be your words. Is it in fact your words on your yearbook page?
Kavanaugh: We—we submitted things to the editors and I believe they took them. I don’t know if they changed things or not, but—
Whitehouse: You’re not aware of any changes? As far as you know …
Kavanaugh: I don’t — I’m not aware one way—
Whitehouse: … these are your words?
Kavanaugh: I’m not aware one way or the other, but I’m not going to sit here and contest that.
Kavanaugh’s attempt to distance himself from his words by allowing that, perhaps, the editors could have changed what he submitted is understandable. However, to blame the editors is, in part, to blame his friend—and any legitimate attempt to distance himself from those words comes off as empty when that close relationship is taken into account.
During the Senate hearing, what began as an attempt to resolve whether Kavanaugh was party to a misogynistic culture that lent itself to the potential of sexual assault morphed into a discussion about whether he would be honest about his own words and actions, or try to push the responsibility onto others. We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Adam Harris is a staff writer at The Atlantic covering education.
24 reasons Kiké Hernandez is better than your favorite player
The Dodgers star is poised for a fun postseason.
For fans of eight teams (and, for a quick minute early on, 10) the postseason is the best part of the baseball calendar. The players you’ve grown attached to throughout the regular season get to shine, and maybe even some late August call-ups get to be the heroes of a tight series and be forever beloved by the fan base.
It’s a chance for electric personalities, talented players, and unlikely stars truly emerge. So for every playoff team, we’re picking one of the most exciting players to watch and explaining why we love them so much. Here’s why we love Kiké Hernandez.
1. What kind of site would we be if we didn’t start with the overalls?
View this post on Instagram A year ago today, I asked my best friend to marry me!! While I can wait for us to get married , I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you and see what God has in store for us!! Te amo preciosa!!! #OverallsAreLife : @breemariephotography
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2. When a joking move about his own short stature from 2017 went viral in the dumbest way possible this season , and everyone immediately knew Kiké’s intentions were the exact opposite of that tweet. Sign of a true gem.
3. That he posted a clearly promotional Instagram about going to Cirque du Soleil , but you know he was also genuinely excited to see the show.
4. That time he told us he was thinking of using Chase Is My Daddy as a Players Weekend nickname “because ‘daddy’ sounds better. There’s a lot of moms that like him out here.”
5. He looks just as comfortable in a hockey jersey as he does in a baseball uniform.
View this post on Instagram Thanks to the @lakings for an unforgettable night!! #PuckDrop #GoKingsGo
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6. Just his general sense of humor about life .
7. Literally every joke about Chase Utley being old he’s ever told . All of them . Every last one is a reason to love him. But also the sincerity .
8. When he pitched in the 16th inning of a tie game and his windup looked like this.
Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 9. When he then gave himself an “L” for that game .
10. That he admitted he’ll be taking those engagement photo overalls on his honeymoon so he can work on his tan. And he won’t be wearing a shirt under them on that occasion.
11. That he gave us this endlessly useful reaction GIF.
12. When he described Clayton Kershaw ’s farts as being able to kill a person and didn’t even seem uncomfortable saying it.
13. That he makes Britney Spears references.
View this post on Instagram Matthew channeling his inner Britney! “Oops I did it again!!” #ClutchHugs
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14. He promised his mom he’d hit a home run during a game in last year’s playoffs … and kept his promise by hitting three .
15. The … uh … use of tongue in his Yasiel Puig impression.
View this post on Instagram What’s your best @yasielpuig impersonation? #PuigChallenge
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16. His A+ Chase Utley impression.
Working on hitting righties & on my Silver Fox imitation! pic.twitter.com/2s6qBP7EEI
— Enrique Hernández (@kikehndez) July 21, 2018 17. His response to Braves commentators getting bent out of shape about the Dodgers ’ “casual” batting practice attire was coming up with a BP outfit idea of his own.
Tomorrow’s BP attire pic.twitter.com/cL5Yw8Hh3e
— Enrique Hernández (@kikehndez) July 29, 2018 18. His use of the hashtag #StirrupLife .
19. When he had this perfect summation of the Yasiel Puig experience.
“Obviously, he can rub some people the wrong way. He loves the cameras. But he’s on my team, on my side. So if he keeps playing the way he’s playing, he can do whatever he wants. I don’t care if he gets naked out there.’’
20. His dugout dancing.
21. That he can never fully contain his joy for life.
22. At one point, he used the yodeling Walmart kid as his walkup music.
23. That this isn’t the first time he’s pulled this bit, nor will it be the last.
Kiké Hernandez just said in an interview with ESPN that his locker mate in LA, Ryan Madson, doesn’t know that he speaks English yet. #Dodgers
— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) September 26, 2018 24. The way he looks up after this (unnecessary) slide into home.
Enrique Hernández gives me life pic.twitter.com/grPNh0UlhY
— Bill Baer (@Baer_Bill) October 1, 2018