Back in August it was announced that the award winning singer, Lizzo, signed a deal with Amazon and now it seems her first project is on its way.
You may remember Lizzo's struggle to find plus size dancers for her performances so, according to a casting call shared by Variety, she's taking things into her own hands with a yet-to-be-titled dancer competition series for the streaming platform.
Lizzo also shared the news on her IG and provided this link for anyone who wants to apply: Visit BigGrrrls.com now to apply!
What if Fleabag was in New York City... and she was fat? Enter Big Girl, the award-winning series from creator and star Katharine Scarborough which provides an honest, vulgar, and hilarious look at the life of Katie, a single, Big girl just trying to live her best 30-something life in the Big city.
It's a moment many of us have been waiting for: plus size superheroes! Not just a token fatty on a super team, but TWO kick-ass women who happen to be larger than your average action star.
Thunder Force, which is hitting Netflix on April 9th, released a trailer today. Watch it below.
After an extended hiatus it seems Nicole Byer's hit Netflix series, Nailed It, is finally returning! The 5th season of the streamers hit baking competition is scheduled to drop on March 26th, but you can watch the trailer for the new season right now, below!
About Nailed It: Double Trouble
Hosted by Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres, the Emmy-nominated series returns with twice the fun! This time, home bakers pair up in teams of two to take a shot at recreating edible masterpieces for a $10,000 prize. From best buds to brothers and sisters, these bakers are twice as bad. This season, we go far and wide for inspiration, ranging from delicious baked treats inspired by Greek mythology to sugary desserts from dear old Grandma.
While Rebel Wilson has recently been busy with Pooches (her series, Pooch Perfect, is premiering stateside on ABC this Spring), she's also starring in a comedy from Paramount Players.
According to Deadline, the comedian is starring in Senior year, which "follows a cheerleader who wakes up after a 20-year coma and returns to high school to try to regain her status and claim the prom queen crown that eluded her."
THR states that Wilson will also be a producer on the film, sharing "producer credits with Todd Garner and Chris Bender. The executive producer credits on Senior Year are shared by Jeremy Stein, Jake Wagner and Jake Weiner."
As previously announced, Hulu's Shrill, starring SNL's Aidy Bryant, is concluding with a third season to air later this year.
During the Hulu TCA presentation it was revealed that the third and final season is closer than we thought. Shrill season 3 will premiere on May 7th, but you can check out the just dropped trailer below.
Known for her comedic timing, as well as her curves, Modern Family alum Sofia Vergara launched an affordable clothing line with Walmart which included plus sizes from day one.
Sofia Jeans by Sofia Vergara - also tops and dresses - are listed as being available up to a size 22, but according to a quick Walmart search, it seems the jeans are available up to size 26. Check it out yourself!
Hulu has announced that the third season of the hit comedy, Shrill, starring Aidy Bryant, will be also the last. Production has wrapped on the 8 episode season, which is set to hit the streamer this Spring.
According to Deadline, Shrill was developed by Bryant, showrunner Alexandra Rushfield and Lindy West and inspired by West’s book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman.
After finding success in Australia, ABC has ordered an American version of the doggy groomer competition series, Pooch Perfect, hosted by Rebel Wilson.
Wilson was the original host for the series, which premiered in February 2020. According to Deadline, Wilson "will be joined by Lisa Vanderpump, celebrity dog groomer Jorge Bendersky and veterinarian Dr. Callie Harris as the trio of judges."
Deadline states: The eight-episode series will showcase ten of the best dog groomers in the country, along with their assistants, competing in a series of challenges. Each week, teams will compete in two challenges: the Immunity Puppertunity challenge and the Ultimutt Challenge showdown. The teams will face off in the grooming challenges, showcasing their creations on the ‘dogwalk’. There will be one elimination each week until the season finale, where the top three teams will compete for a giant cash prize and the Pooch Perfect trophy.
CurvyCon co-founder Chastity Garner Valentine joined forces with Fashion To Figure to release a plus size ski line! Over the last few years there has been an increase in activewear, mostly in the form of sports bras and leggings, so this collaboration is a nice expansion for those outdoorsy plus size ladies.
According to Yahoo, The line features 17 pieces, bringing "curvy shoppers a cute mix of playful and saucy winter styles. Available in sizes 0X – 4X (12 – 28), the pieces are specifically designed with strategic stretch to fit the peaks and troughs of curves."
See the entire collection for yourself here.
A new biopic about Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to ever win an Oscar, is heading our way. And according to Deadline, they've found the leading lady in Raven Goodwin.
There's been a lot of talk in the last 24+ hours about Lizzo's IG stories showing off the 10-day detox she did.
First and foremost, The Fat Girl Show believes in body autonomy.
Secondly, as a marginalized community, fat people should never intend to bring someone else down. To that end, to ensure no one is being torn down, The Fat Girl Show is sharing some of the many incredible voices speaking up regarding the situation. We encourage you to check out Saucyé West, Stephanie Yeboah, and Tiffriah Grande.
Thirdly, while a variety of points are being made regarding the inherent politics put upon celebrities, as well as the difference between body positivity, body neutrality, and fat liberation, a discussion that has yet to be reflected upon is the social media aspect of this all.
For decades plus size talent on screen was relegated to fat-friend or funny sidekick. In The Art of Blowing It, from Ashley Monique Menard (of the Eff Your Fears podcast) and SideKick Productions, the curvy girls takes center stage in this mockumentary style comedy series.
Although the new series, Dream, is still in development (ie the show has not yet been ordered), we're overjoyed at the thought of Glee alum Amber Riley leading a comedy series on the peacock.
According to TVLine, "The single-camera project follows a former teen mom, Dream Morgan (played by Riley), who turns her life upside down to pursue her dream of becoming a singer after her son graduates from college. Lisa Muse Bryant (black-ish) will pen the script and serve as showrunner, in addition to exec-producing alongside Neil Meron (The Wiz Live!, Smash)."