Hello there to all our Glomp readers. First off, we would like to extend our hearts to all of the victims and families of the victims of the horrific shootings in Orlando, Florida this past weekend. In this edition of Weekend Recap, we talk J.K. Simmons, the untimely deaths of two internet sensations and Mallrats sequel. Here are the biggest pop culture news stories from June 6 – June 12.
J.K. Simmons Bulks Up for Justice League
Photos of 61-year-old Oscar winner, J.K. Simmons, were shared of the actor hitting up the gym. Simmons looks to be putting on some massive muscle for his role of Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming Justice League film. J.K. Simmons will by far be the most fit looking Commissioner Gordon that we have seen on the big screen thus far. Justice League hits theaters Nov. 2017.
Street Fighter Turned MMA Fighter, Kimbo Slice, Dead at 42
Kimbo Slice, who made a name for himself as internet sensation, died Monday of heart failure. The street fighter turned MMA fighter, was apparently waiting for a heart transplant. Slice made quite a name for himself as the most vicious street fighter. His quick popularity helped get him into the world of Mixed Martial Arts, where he didn’t exactly win over MMA fans. Slice was scheduled to headline the Bellator 158 fight card in London next month.
Youtube star and The Voice Contestant, Christina Grimmie, Fatally Shot at Concert
Christina Grimmie, whose talent took her from Youtube to the big stage on The Voice, was shot an killed this past weekend, after the singer performed at a concert in Orlando, Florida. Grimmie was doing a meet and greet after the performance, when a 27 year-old shooter walked up to the singer and fired shots. Grimmie’s brother, Marcus, tackled the gunman to the floor, where the gunman then turned the gun on himself. Christina Grimmie was 22 years old.
Mallrats 2 to be a TV Series
After years of attempting to make a sequel to the 1995 Mallrats, Kevin Smith has announced that the sequel will instead be a television series. Smith announced the news on a Philadelphia radio station, where he said that the sequel would be a 10-episode scripted television series. Smith said that his recent experience with directing an episode of The CW’s Flash, convinced him that television would be the place for the sequel. Smith and Universal are “just about” to close a deal to do the series.