Celebuzz’d 037: A Quick Talk About ‘Gilmore Girls,’ Plus a Call from Christina Milian
Given the racehorse cadence of the dialogue in Gilmore Girls, extra time to digest its Netflix reboot is essential.
In this episode of Celebuzz’d, Celebuzz’s podcast (have you caught up on our episodes?), Staff Editor Jelani Addams-Rosa offers her opinion on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life after speaking to Yanic Truesdale about reprising his role as Michele and indulging in all four seasons over Thanksgiving weekend. In addition to wondering why Rory Gilmore is still dealing with the same three men that she was dealing with in her twenties, Jelani says she has “mixed feelings” about Rory’s job as a fledgling journalist.
“I guess I was a little bit sad to see her still struggling,” Jelani says in our discussion. “I guess it took her this long to realize that she should be writing books and not articles. I guess just as a person who’s done this for a very short time, but for a living, I don’t know how she got by for the past eight years when nobody seems to like the work she does.”
Though she notes that it was tragic that Edward Herrmann passed away before he had the chance to take part in the revival, Jelani suggests that the absence of Richard forced Emily, Lorelai and Rory to grow in a way that wouldn’t have been possible if they didn’t have to face the obstacle of dealing with his death.
“I think [Richard’s death] moved things along in a way creatively that might not have been able to happen if his character hadn’t passed away in the show,” says Jelani. “He wasn’t there but he was there for all four episode, for the entire time.”
Jelani offers her opinion Melissa McCarthy’s abbreviated screen time, the famous last four words of the series and that infinite Star Hollows musical. Then, we jump on the line with Christina Milian to catch up on her reality show, Christina Milian Turned Up, and what it was like working on the live production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Just in time for the holiday season, the season of giving, the singer has teamed up with Pine-Sol to announce the launch of their Makers of the Home campaign that celebrates the person or people in our families that make our house a home.
“Our households have evolved from mom and dad to grandma, grandpa, stepparents, everybody — even blended families,” says Milian of the definition of a “Maker of the Home.” “We’ve come a long way where we’ve evolved into a place where everybody is involved in keeping the household clean and safe for our kids and for our families, especially going into the holidays.
“I think that people need to realize that [making a home] is a real job. It’s a real job, taking care of a home — every little detail from the mopping to the laundry to the dishes. That is a real job.”
Milian says to watch out for new music from her in the new year, but first, listen to her full interview in the player below.