Chris Abbott Could Be Returning to Girls

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Does this mean Charlie and Marnie are getting back together?

For the first two seasons of Girls, Marnie’s (Allison Williams) on-again-off-again boyfriend Charlie was one of the most lovable (and loving) characters on the show. Played by Chris Abbott, and providing much of the drama for Marnie’s character, it was a total shock when Abbott announced he wouldn’t be coming back for Season 3. Not only was this heartbreaking for many fans, but also unusual given Charlie’s character was starting to get more screen time. Charlie and Marnie were just starting to get back together! No!

Abbott’s rep told The Hollywood Reporter, "[Chris] is grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena [Dunham], Judd [Apatow] and the entire Girls cast and crew, but right now he’s working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show." Okay, this makes sense, especially because Abbott immedetialy started working in theatre scene in New York, but rumors started to fly.

Page Six revealed that there might have been creative differences between Dunham and Abbott. A source said, “They’ve just started work on Season 3, and Chris is at odds with Lena.” Abbott wasn’t shy about disliking the direction his character was going either. He told the New York Times that although Dunham was writing realistically about living in New York “it wasn’t as relatable for me on a personal level.” Abbott is open to playing roles different from himself but says that “there’s something satisfying about playing parts where you really relate to the characters.”

So now that you’re caught up on what went down two years ago, you may be surprised to hear that Abbott was spotted on the set of Girls. His return to the show hasn’t been confirmed yet, but pictures were released on The Daily Mail back in early June show Abbott on set in New York. Alongside Allison Williams, who wore headphones, jogger pants and some sneakers, Abbott walks comfortably with his ex-costar. There doesn’t seem to be any plot clues revealed in the photos, but Williams and Abbott look to be getting along, laughing and stopping to chat.

The collection also shows Dunham on set, laptop in hand and on the phone. In a denim jumpsuit, she looks like a total boss lady. There aren’t any pictures of Dunham alongside Abbott, so we can't confirm whether she was directing him on set.

Bringing Abbott back on the show would make total sense. After Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrah) abandoned Marnie at a showcase at the end of Season 4, we wonder if their relationship is over for good. Now, where would crushed Marnie run? Maybe into the arms of her ex, Charlie? We’ve all been there. But really, it’s the perfect time for Charlie to come back into the picture.

Nothing has been confirmed yet, but for all your Girls fans out there (us included), we’ll make sure you're the first to now. Team Charlie!

(via The Daily Mail)

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.



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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.