The Daily Heat Index: Sarah Michelle Gellar Will Reprise Her Role for the ‘Cruel Intentions’ TV Show

Plus, JJ Abrams talks the secrets of ’10 Cloverfield Lane,’ and Jenna Dewan Tatum takes dance lessons from toddlers.

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Welcome Back, Sarah Michelle Gellar
Get your cocaine crucifix at the ready: Kathryn Merteuil is back and ready to fuck up your day. After rumors circulated regarding Sarah Michelle Gellar’s return as her sexually deviant Cruel Intentions character, the ’90s girl of our dreams took to Instagram to confirm that she would in fact be making her way back to the small screen. The 2016 series, which has since begun production, will follow Bash Casey (the son of characters originally played by Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe) as he networks his way through private school while dealing with the remnants of his late father’s business. Sarah’s role as Kathryn will place her directly in his way while she tries to control Bash, as well as the company. No word if NBC will pick up the 1999 TV continuation, but with the addition of SMG, we can bet it’s in the bag.

What Exactly Will Happen in 10 Cloverfield Lane?
Fans have been speculating just how 10 Cloverfield Lane will relate to 2008’s Cloverfield, but everything is still up in the air regarding plot details. There’s no evidence of a direct sequel, and John Goodman’s Misery-esque demeanor throughout the trailer seems to hint the film is more of a thriller than a home movie monster fest. While JJ Abrams did say that 10 Cloverfield Lane can be considered a blood relative in this sci-fi film universe, it’s hard to compare the two side-by-side. “I think that would be presumptuous, because we’re talking about this movie and comparing it to Cloverfield, but I would be lying if I didn’t say there was something else that, if we’re lucky enough to do it, could be really cool that connects some stories,” Abrams told EW at a press junket. Fingers crossed that its March 11th release brings enough box office success to secure a follow-up from the prominent producer.

Jenna Dewan Tatum Masters ‘Toddlerography’
Jenna Dewan Tatum, the better half to husband Channing, has gone through some brutal dance auditions in her day. When the Step Up star stopped by The Late Late Show, she was put through the ringer when faced with her toughest challenge yet – choreography from toddlers. While this wasn’t exactly reminiscent of her ‘Pony’ performance on LSB, her style and grace to Sia’s ‘Alive,’ all while following the instructions from children who had no idea where they were, made for a great show. Not to mention, James Corden looked like a damn fool.