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Dakota Johnson on Chris Hemsworth’s Body: “It’s Insane”

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Dakota Johnson is promoting both Suspiria and Bad Times at El Royale — which landed her this gorg cover on Vogue Australia. She talks about El Royale costar Chris Hemworth and how he spent most of the shoot shirtless: “Oh my god. It’s such a distraction…No-one on set could pay attention to anything else: it was so shocking, not in a sexual way at all, just, like, scientifically, how is it possible to look like that? Crazy! Then he would eat a bowl of Smarties and you’re like: ‘You’re an asshole, f*ck you!’ I don’t eat anything sweet: I eat green things for three months in order to fit into a pair of jeans. And he eats whatever the f*ck he wants and looks like he was literally chiselled out of marble – it’s insane.”

Rihanna has written an op-ed in the Guardian about the global education crisis: “When it comes to helping the world’s poorest children, as well as the communities and societies in which they live, I’m still learning – and I need others to join me on the journey and use their voices alongside mine.”

Elizabeth Olsen‘s new show Sorry For Your Loss debuts tonight on Facebook Watch to good reviews. The only issue? No one really knows how to watch TV episodes on Facebook yet. (I work in social media all day and I had to look it up, too). Here’s how to watch it on your app, or you could go straight to the show’s episode page.

Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt have officially signed on to a Mad About You revival because everything old is new again.

-Holy moly, this sounds like my jam: Paul Feig is directing an Emma Thompson-penned holiday rom-com that’s based on the Wham! song “Last Christmas” and stars Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke and Crazy Rich Asians’ Henry Golding. All of those words are wonderful!

Will Smith and Idris Elba discovered what Nicole and I figured out last year: that sabering champagne bottles with big swords in fancy restaurants is super fun.

-I love that Issa Rae threw a pre-Emmy yacht party for black nominees and her Insecure cast/crew — and at one point she took all the guys’ shirts.

-Speaking of the Emmys, we recapped the best and worst dresses here.

-Marvelous Mrs. Maisel swept the comedy Emmys, which led to all of my coworkers asking me today if it’s any good. I watched the first half of the season and found it very charming — but was not compelled to finish it. It’s cute, but if you have other comedies to catch up on, I would absolutely recommend prioritizing Atlanta or Barry ahead of it.

-Breakout comedian Hannah Gadsby subtweeted her nastiest Nanette critics (including Michael Che) when she presented an award and now I love her even more.

-Someone — but not Donald Glover or Lakeith Stanfield — came to the Emmys dressed as Teddy Perkins, aka the most terrifying character Atlanta has ever seen.

This photo of Handmaids stars Yvonne Strahoski, Ann Dowd and Alexis Bledel when they all lost in the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama was adorable.

Sandra Oh introducing her parents to Milo Ventimiglia on the red carpet was wonderful. (This is exactly the only person my mom would want to meet too.)

-It’s never been more obvious that Jesse Plemons is punching above his weight than the photos of him with Kirsten Dunst last night. Get it, Landry!

-This was the lowest rated Emmys ever (though weirdly, not here in Canada).

-This is a good piece on how Woody Allen and Soon-Yi tried to use that New York magazine piece to shut down allegations against him — and failed completely.

-Here’s our first peek at the 90s-set Captain Marvel — complete with Blockbuster and Brie Larson punching an old lady in the face. The fade from “her” to “hero”? Yeah, that’s good stuff.

Nicole Kidman Looks Ageless on Marie Claire

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-This Nicole Kidman cover photo from Marie Claire looks like it could have been taken 20 years ago (as do the accompanying pics). It’s the same in her new movie Destroyer — for which she’s absolutely getting an Oscar nod — which switches between a time when she’s a fresh-faced cop, to when she’s near the end of her career and looks and moves like she’s 70. We had really, really good seats to the Q&A and she looks pretty damn great in real life these days.

Gwyneth Paltrow posted a photo from the set of Avengers 4  with Robert Downey Jr. (I had no idea that Pepper and Tony’s ship name was Pepperony — but that’s *adorable*).

-Wait, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin really did get married at a courthouse last week? She denied it, but People is sticking with their story.

Adam Driver will host the SNL premiere, with Kanye West as the musical guest.

Sean Penn says the #MeToo movement “is to divide men and women.” He explains, “We don’t know what’s a fact in many of the cases. Salacious is as soon as you call something a movement that is really a series of many individual accusers, victims, accusations, some of which are unfounded.” I mean, who is asking Sean Penn of all people to comment on this? The man has a long history of anger issues and arrests (and possible abuse). How dare he even pretend his opinion matters here?

-In other “the world is terrible and has learned nothing” news, Bryan Singer is in talks to direct Red Sonja despite all the lawsuits, sexual misconduct allegations, and also the fact that he was fired from his last movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, for not showing up for days. Red Sonja is an iconic female comic heroine — how are they not getting a woman to direct this potential franchise-starter?! But no — according to THR, “Sources say Millennium will pay Singer top dollar for the assignment, which is seen as a step toward rehabilitating the director’s image.”

-Meanwhile, here’s an interesting piece on why TIFF rejected a 2014 documentary about sexual abuse in Hollywood that included the allegations against Singer.

-This piece on what women want from Jian Ghomeshi nails it: “Going away for a while” is not the same as “atonement.”

Tom Arnold and Survivor producer Mark Burnett got into some kind of scuffle at an Emmy pre-party on Sunday night. Burnett’s wife Roma Downey claims she got hurt when Arnold “tried to ambush” them, to which Arnold responded “Bullshit. You lie your crazy husband attacked me you psycho. I’m filing police report & suing you for defamation.” Oh and Patton Oswald and Kevin Bacon witnessed the whole thing.

-I’m so here for Angelina Jolie to star in a revenge thriller.

-I’m not surprised that Green Book won the top prize at TIFF (the audience went crazy at the screening I was at), but I’m predicting a major backlash to this film before the Oscar campaign wraps up.

-The Supergirl blooper reel has a bit where Melissa Benoist falls asleep and starts snoring during a scene, and I’ve never related to an actress more.

-Man, a lot of the prestige TV that’s debuting over the next few weeks has divided critics. Some love Emma Stone and Jonah Hill in Netflix’s Maniac; others not so much. They’re also split on Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen’s Forever, and Hulu’s The First with Sean Penn.

-The first look at Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker movie did not go over well this weekend.

Cate Blanchett played “Fill in the Blanchett” on Ellen, and talked about how she’s “deeply uncool” in her household.

-Here’s the first full trailer for Mary Poppins Returns. Ok, I’m in.

 

Zoë Kravitz Goes Makeup-Free for Harper’s Bazaar

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Zoë Kravitz goes completely unretouched (and looks phenomenal) on her new Harper’s Bazaar cover. She talks about previous magazine Photoshop experiences: “I did a cover of a magazine once and noticed that my eyes were this beautiful hazel-green color, which would be great, but they’re not that color! Little things like that. I’ve seen my hands be changed before. It makes you think, “What’s wrong with my hands? Or my eyes?”

-So, despite those reports, Hailey Baldwin is denying that she and Justin Bieber got married this week.

Ariana Grande posted a very sweet IG video of Mac Miller, saying “I’m so sorry I couldn’t fix it or take your pain away.”

Lady Gaga reveals what she thinks is her #1 look ever in Vogue’s 73 questions. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t the meat dress. (Sidenote: is this the most stationary 73Q segment ever? I wanna see her house!)

-In a recent interview, Bradley Cooper addressed the news that A Star Is Born producer Jon Peters has been sued by at least five former employees for sexual harassment.

-This interview with TATBILB’s Noah Centineo (“the best thirst architect the internet’s ever seen”) is great. I LOVE that the author made him recreate the pocket spin with her!

Meaghan Markle is reportedly having trouble figuring out which of her friends she can trust, while her former Suits costars are struggling with being asked about her all the time. (I get it; we saw Patrick Adams hanging out at TIFF and it was hard not to bug him about it.)

Cardi B hits back at Nicki Minaj’s payola claims. (Is payola still a thing? Radio plays don’t seem to matter much these days…)

-Modern Family will kill off a main character in Season 10. Wait, Modern Family is still on?!?

-God, I love that Candice Patton of The Flash is calling out DC/Funko for releasing figurines for only the show’s male characters. Even Wally West got one? Come on.

-First Brandon Routh‘s wife, now Stephen Amell’s wife. If you want a role on the CW, just marry one of its stars.

-For reasons I can’t begin to comprehend, the New York Review of Books let Jian Ghomeshi write a self-pitying, self-pardoning reflection on his ouster from Canadian media. (I love that everyone is circulating a link to this PDF instead of the actual article itself to avoid contributing to its pageviews.) It is so tone-deaf that it has to be seen to be believed (it begins with a woman *apologizing to him* for bringing up what he did, and ends with him congratulating himself for meeting a woman on a train and not trying to hook up with her). Many people much smarter than I am have pointed out the piece’s problems, but I think my issue with his article — and Louis C.K.’s return and all of these comebacks and handwringing about their reputations/future — is that not one of these men are actually acknowledging that they’ve contemplated the hurt they’ve caused their victims and/or learned from it. Dan Harmon‘s apology and subsequent actions is the only guy that comes to mind.

-Meanwhile, my favourite reaction is Roxanne Gay’s tweet: “I wonder which publication will give a victim of sexual harassment or violence 7,000 words to discuss her or his experience.”

Julie Chen signed off Big Brother last night as “Julie Chen Mooves” so…yeah.

-Is Jake Gyllenhall the patron saint of movies? First he helped the latest Halloween movie get off the ground, and now comes word that he also helped If Beale Street Could Talk happen.

John Goodman and Vera Farmiga star in the Captive State trailer.