Welcome back to YA Onscreen. To the links!
First, foremost, and forever, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds were Hollywood icons who will be dearly missed. I can't find the tweet that I first saw point this out, but Carrie and Debbie both had their breakthrough films at 19. 19! True greats, they were, on and offscreen.
If you've never watched Singin' in the Rain, you totally should because it's terrific and Debbie was terrific. Despite zero dance training beforehand, she held her own next to Donald O'Connor and Gene Freaking Kelly.
Debbie was also a staunch supporter of the LGBTQ community. So yeah, we should all be a little more like this incredible mother-daughter duo.
There's really no good segue to the next link (other than a love of actresses who advocate for equality, I suppose), so here's Emma Watson singing as Belle.
There's only a month and a half until Fifty Shades Darker is released, so prepare yourselves for fifty shades of promo like this new trailer.
Melissa De La Cruz is writing the screenplay and novel for three (!!!) films to air during the 2017 Christmas season.
Hey, not everything in 2016 was complete garbage! Here are 26 small ways that representation in Hollywood improved.
Buzzfeed also lists 2016's biggest breakout stars under 20 years old.
In Mean Girls news, Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond's (30 Rock, Kimmy Schmidt, married to each other) musical adaptation will debut at the National Theater in Washington, DC, on October 31st. PAGING FYADC TO REPORT BACK, KTHX.
Speaking of, Lindsay Lohan hasn't given up on a Mean Girls 2 and has even written a treatment for it. OK, Lindz.
That's it for this week. Feel free to share your thoughts on these or any links we may have missed in the comments below!