-Since Angelina Jolie went to Vanity Fair, I guess Jennifer Lawrence was the predictable choice for the September cover of Vogue. At least the cover is stunning and the interview is free-wheeling. She talks about the criticism surrounding her character’s lack of agency in Passengers (“I’m disappointed in myself that I didn’t spot it”) , her photo hack (“I’m always waiting to get blindsided again”), dating director Darren Aronofsky (“I’ve been in relationships before where I am just confused. And I’m never confused with him.”), and blames crystals for her house flooding.
–Chris Pratt wrote the foreword to Anna Faris‘ new book before they announced their separation.
-I’m side-eyeing everything about Us Weekly since the ownership change, but their new cover story claims people close to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are doubtful they’ll actually go through with the divorce.
-So Chloe Grace Moretz told a story about a male co-star who fat-shamed her on a movie set and now everyone is trying to detective out which project it was. I’m going with If I Stay, ’cause the timeline fits (she said she was 15 at the time while he was in his mid-20s and playing her love interest).
-Oh god. How I Met Your Dad might still happen.
–Jennifer Garner‘s next role sounds very Alias-like, and I’m here for it.
–Katie Holmes will star in an adaptation of The Secret, which actually makes a weird kind of sense. I always felt like people who loved that book were cult-ish, and she has some experience with that.
-Whoa. Who knew Jim Carrey was also an accomplished artist?
-This is eye-opening: an analytics company tried to determine the 20 most popular shows of 2017 based on signals other than traditional ratings (like illegal downloads, social buzz, etc), and the results are crazy. The most popular shows are NOT ones the critics talk about. We’re talking Suits, Pretty Little Liars, Sherlock, Arrow, Gotham and something call The Grand Tour.
– TV ratings are slumping in Canada (I blame myself — I basically stopped watching TV this summer, which surely put a dent in their stats…) But it’s still not as bad as in the U.S.
-The X Files presented at the TCAs and they made sure to address the criticism they received (even from Gillian Anderson) after announcing an all-male writers room. They’ve since hired two female writers and two female directors. They also mentioned that there will only be two mythology episodes, and 8 standalones.
–Rihanna responded to Diplo’s anecdote about that time she called his music a “reggae song at the airport.”
–Lana Wachowski, the Sense8 cast, and the crew honored fans in an emotional thank you video.
–Josh Brolin is jacked — and his Instagram is full of photo proof.
–Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are talking about taking a one-month of silence vow after the baby is born, with no visitors and no phone calls. Gee, they still sound swell.
-Here is Jennifer Lawrence in the terrifying new trailer for Mother!