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She-Hulk Star Jameela Jamil Defends the Character’s Look on the Show

When Jameela Jamil’s look in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was unveiled, there were quite a few criticisms, and Jamil understands where fans are coming from. Jamil, who plays antagonist Titania opposite Tatiana Maslany’s She-Hulk, said Marvel fans are right to encourage the company to make appropriate changes to their content when needed. “As long as it isn’t done in a cruel or toxic way, I’m with the Marvel fan base when they push for more — I’m into it,” she said. The first look at Jamil’s character was first posted on July 8th, and you can see it here. She-Hulk comes to Disney+ on August 17th.

Yale Announces 2022 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Finalists

Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition has announced the finalists for the 24th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize. The annual prize of $25,000 is one of the most coveted awards for the study of the African American experience. The finalists are: Tiya Miles for All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake (Random House); Jennifer L. Morgan for Reckoning with Slavery: Gender, Kinship, and Capitalism in the Early Black Atlantic (Duke University Press); and Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh for The Souls of Womenfolk: The Religious Cultures of Enslaved Women in the Lower South (University of North Carolina Press). The winner will be announced in February 2023.

You Can Now Take a Cruise Inspired by Gone Girl

If you read Gone Girl and wished there was a cruise themed around Gillian Flynn’s popular thriller, you’re in luck. Gillian Flynn is offering fans the chance to revisit the novel while on a Gone Girl cruise to celebrate the book’s 10th anniversary. The Avalon Waterways cruise will travel along the Danube River from “Budapest to Vienna and beyond.” Flynn will also be aboard to sign books and sit down for Q&As. There are still tickets available, and the ship sets sail September 15-22.

Barack Obama’s 2022 Summer Reading List

It’s that time of year when we gather ’round and discuss former President Barack Obama’s reading list for the summer!