Harvey Weinstein Breaks His Silence

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Harvey Weinstein just broke his silence (oh goodie) according to quotes in The Spectator, in which he blames his women troubles on being ugly and says “Yes, I did offer them acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so did and still does everyone. But I never, ever forced myself on a single woman.” His lawyer was quick to step in, saying “Mr. Weinstein never said anything about trading movie roles for sexual favors. You have my word that Harvey did not say that.” The writer has since walked back the quote, saying “We were discussing Hollywood and I may have misunderstood certain things about the methods of that place” — though the quotes are still up on the Spectator’s website.

-Over 40 celebs, including Rose McGowan, Paz de la Huerta, Terry Crews, Mira Sorvino, and Anthony Rapp, signed an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times asking people to stop blaming Asia Argento for boyfriend Anthony Bourdain’s death.

Henry Cavill has been shamed into an apology for his stupid #MeToo statements (though he took pains to point out that “This experience has taught me a valuable lesson as to the context and the nuance of editorial liberties” cause, you know, saying a flirt can be confused for a rapist is clearly something that can be misquoted and taken out of context by those meanie journalists!)

-Speaking of taking action after a public shaming, Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of the movie in which she was set to depict a trans man.

-Did Ariana Grande just sweep in late to claim the song of the summer? ‘Cause that video is kinda everything.

-I don’t even go here, but it’s pretty neat that Downton Abbey’s original cast will reunite for a big screen movie adaption.

-The timeline Amanda Seyfried tries to portray in regards to her relationship with Thomas Sadoski doesn’t quite line up, does it?

-I keep forgetting that Neil Gaiman is adapting Good Omens for TV, and then every time I’m reminded it’s like Christmas morning all over again!

-No, YOU cried over this video of Jonathan Van Ness reacting to his double Emmy noms for Queer Eye and Gay of Thrones.

Yvette Nicole Brown is going to step in to host The Walking Dead preview special as AMC “works to complete our assessment related to Chris Hardwick.”

Joss Whedon is returning to TV full-time with HBO’s straight-to-series sci-fi Victorian drama The Nevers. HBO reportedly beat out Netflix to nab the series. I know he’s problematic af, but I just can’t help but be intrigued…

Miley Cyrus just went social media dark. Either she’s about to announce a new project, or she’s just tired of competing with Will Smith’s hilarious video edits.

-I get the biggest smile whenever I read this Vulture reporter’s interviews with Sandra Oh.  They’re just so cute with each other!

Paula Abdul’s Forever Your Girl album is turning 30. I watched the new Whitney doc last night (which is so, so good!) and there was the best Abdul slam in it. My theatre collectively gasped.

-The Bay suddenly pulled all Ivanka Trump products due to “performance.”

Michael Pena fights aliens in Netflix’s Extinction.

Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick strike up an unlikely friendship in Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor.

Amy Schumer Denies Pregnancy Rumours

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Amy Schumer is shooting down pregnancy rumours — though this photo and caption seemed designed to bait the belly bump watchers.

-You’re internet boyfriend Michael B Jordan might be dating someone who isn’t you. Sorry.

-I don’t watch Agents of Shield but I follow Chloe Bennet on Instagram because she’s a charmbomb. So I was a little confused with Logan Paul started popping up in her stories, but I assumed they were filming something together. But she confirmed that they’re actually dating. Girl…

-Mission: Impossible Fallout is getting impossibly good reviews, with EW calling it “insanely great” and The Verge saying director Christopher McQuarrie “just became one of our best action filmmakers.”

Samantha Bee reflected on the outrage over her Ivanka Trump comments: “I think we handled it well, but it was a pretty steep learning curve.”

-Some of the house built by Brad Pitt‘s Make It Right foundation in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina reportedly need some work.

-The Emmy nominations this morning delivered a few happy surprises: Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) snuck in over Emilia Clarke (GoT), Sandra Oh became the FIRST Asian woman to earn an Emmy nomination for lead actress drama, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt edged out Modern Family’s spot (finally!! – though I wish Better Things or The Good Place had taken over Curb Your Enthusiasm’s spot). And most importantly, Megan Amram got her nomination!!

-Most of the nominations were kind of meh, though. I liked this take on how it was the triumph of “ok” TV.

-This is the first time in 18 years that HBO has not led all TV networks in noms; instead Netflix is now leading the way.

Will Smith and Kelly Ripa took on the “In My Feelings” challenge.

-Here’s some terrifying footage that shows the moment George Clooney was flung into the air when his scooter collided with a car in Italy, just in case you never want to sleep again…

Mira Sorvino says she lost a role after an unnamed Oscar-winning director sexually harassed her.

-A top executive has left Billboard after being accused of suppressing stories about sexual harassment.

-Stranger Things’ Joe Keery and Maika Monroe nailed the Dirty Dancing lift.

Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie reign supreme in the Mary Queen Of Scots trailer.

Cardi B Welcomes Daughter Kulture

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-Congrats to Cardi B who just welcomed her first childa baby girl she named Kulture Kiari Cephus.

-Everyone else can stop with the #InMyFeelingsChallenge. Sterling K. Brown and Susan Kelechi Watson just won the whole thing with this video to celebrate their first day back on the set of This Is Us.

Henry Cavill telling GQ that #MeToo has made it more difficult for him to date is a really, really bad look. “It’s very difficult to do that if there are certain rules in place. Because then it’s like, “Well, I don’t want to go up and talk to her, because I’m going to be called a rapist or something.'”

Kristen Bell wears gloves in the pool to avoid prune-y fingers. Rich people are weird.

-Wow, THR’s cover story is a crazy read. It’s an investigation into a con artist who is impersonating top female execs in Hollywood like Kathleen Kennedy and Amy Pascal as part of a global scam.

Kylie Jenner is on the cover of Forbes as the youngest self-made billionaire. But exactly how “self-made” is she?

Sarah Palin feels duped by Sacha Baron Cohen, who she says “heavily disguised himself as a disabled U.S. Veteran” during an interview for his new show. This is the best PR leading up to the premiere the show could have possibly gotten…

Donald Glover just dropped two new summer-themed songs as Childish Gambino.

-We’re now just a few days behind the US when it comes to Handmaid’s Tale airings (it dropped on Hulu last night; we get it on Bravo on Sunday). I’ve been trying to avoid reviews but the general sentiment from critics on Twitter has been hard to avoid.

-Also, the show cancelled that planned line of wine following all the social media backlash.

-What the hell is “dude-friendly wine“, Stephen Amell?!? Gawd, masculinity is so damn fragile.

-I’m choosing to believe that Justin Theroux wore a Wu-Tang Clan hat in tribute to The Leftovers and Nora’s impromptu tattoo.

Dwayne Johnson is not running for office in 2020 — but he isn’t ruling out a future presidential run.

-His Skyscraper costar Neve Campbell (who looked ah-maz-ing at the premiere) talked to Stephen Colbert about why she stepped away from acting after Scream.

-Wait, so not only are we getting Jared Leto‘s Joker origin movie, we’re also getting Joaquin Phoenix’s? How many of these things do we really need?

-This sucks: Demi Moore is reportedly the victim of a major credit card fraud case. A man allegedly reported her card missing and then intercepted her new card before racking up $169k in bills.

Green Day’s “American Idiot” has re-entered the British charts as people are trying to get it to the No. 1 song before Trump’s visit.

-Comic book fans love Y: The Last Man. Like, they LOVE it. At least the casting of FX’s upcoming adaptation is promising. Dunkirk’s Barry Keoghan has landed the role of Yorick, the last living man on Earth after a mysterious illness wipes out every other single male mammal in the world. Imogen Poots will play his sister, Hero, and Diane Lane will play their mother, Senator Jennifer Brown.

-I gave up on The Walking Dead ages ago, but I dig the fact that the new showrunner is a woman.

-Catfish’s Nev Schulman has been cleared of sexual misconduct allegations in an internal MTV investigation.

-Wait, Netflix’s The Kissing Booth started out as a Wattpad fic written by a 15-year-old? That movie makes so much more sense now…

-The fact that all the US TV critics I follow are suddenly gushing over Letterkenny delights me.

-This is an interesting look back at Across The Universe from star Evan Rachel Wood and director Julie Taymor, who talk about the films bungled marketing, and Taymor’s “difficult” reputation.

Keira Knightley and Dominic West play authors struggling with infidelity in the Colette trailer.