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June 19, 2018
by Jen McDonnell
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Cardi B Bares Her Belly Bump on Rolling Stone

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-The cover of Rolling Stone’s July issue leaked and it features Cardi B, her fiancé Offset, and her very expectant belly.

-Whoa. Michael B Jordan is looking buff in the Creed 2 poster. I want this tattooed onto my inner eyelids so I see it every time I close my eyes…

-Meghan Markle’s hat game is lit, y’all.

-Chris Pratt had a romantic picnic with Katherine Schwarzenegger (daughter of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger) and TMZ was there to document the whole thing.

-I’m not exactly in the age range to fangirl over Zayn, but GQ’s cover story on how the 25-year-old British singer “is deeply, maddeningly, almost trolling-ly enigmatic” is a good read.

-As someone who considers Amanda Woodward a personal hero, I really hope Heather Locklear is ok.

-David and Victoria Beckham are still officially together, in case you were wondering.

-The top reason Bachelorette hopefuls are eliminated from consideration are STDs, which are immediate disqualification. Huh. Honestly did not see that coming.

-Say what you will about Seth MacFarlane, but dude is putting his money where his mouth is. Days after criticizing Fox News coverage on Twitter, the Family Guy creator donated $2 million to NPR and $500,000 to California public radio station KPCC.

-Don’t call it a comeback: just months after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced, Kevin Spacey will appear in a movie that hits theatres in August. So all is forgiven, I guess?

-I didn’t know enough about XXXTentacion to comment on his death, but there has been some very good writing on how hip hop fans are grappling with it today, specifically here, here and here.

-What CAN’T Carrie Coon do? Here’s a clip of her singing with Mackenzie Davis in her new film, Izzy Gets The F**k Across Town.

-James Corden staged an Andrew Lloyd Webber-themed “Crosswalk the Musical” in London.

-Alright, so whatever Apple’s streaming service ends up being I’m clearly going to have to subscribe. Their latest big get is The Big Sick’s Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, who just landed an anthology series on immigrant stories.

-I don’t know how I missed this, but Netflix saved Lucifer from cancellation a few days ago. This TV season is *wild*.

-I’m so glad that Amy Adams‘ HBO series is getting raves.

-Tiffany Haddish gets out of prison and upends her sister’s life in Tyler Perry‘s new movie, Nobody’s Fool.

June 18, 2018
by Jen McDonnell
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Alicia Silverstone Brings Back Cher Horowitz

-Alicia Silverstone resurrected her Clueless character  for Lip Sync Battle at it was epic! She looks exactly the same.

-20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion died on Monday following a shooting in South Florida outside a motorcycle dealership.

-In the fallout from Chloe Dykstra‘s essay which accused an ex of emotional and sexual abuse and seemed to imply she was referring to Chris Hardwick, the Nerdist founder has pulled out of Comic Con (where he was supposed to moderate the Doctor Who panel, among other things) and AMC has put his talk show on hold (the second season was supposed to debut on Sunday night with Donald Glover as his guest). Meanwhile, over the weekend Hardwick released a statement – and it’s pretty shitty, with tinges of Gamergate and gaslighting. When he said “As a husband, a son, and future father, I do not condone any kind of mistreatment of women,” I thought, ‘oh wow, his wife is expecting?’ Turns out, NOPE! He just meant that at some point in time he may be responsible for making a girl, which means he couldn’t possibly hurt one now…or something? His repeated mentions of how Chloe cheated on him is also cringe-y. On the (very slight) plus side, his crappy statement has people talking about toxic nerd culture.

-In a new interview, Sandra Bullock says she never worked with Harvey Weinstein, but she’d certainly heard of him. “I only heard what Harvey wanted people to hear, and that made me so f**king angry…People would say, ‘Well, you know how she got that role? She f**ked Harvey.’ I would say, ‘Shut the f**k up. You don’t know that.’ Then, later, to find out that woman was brutally attacked… They didn’t sleep with Harvey. Harvey wanted you to think that.”

-The Ocean’s 8 cast was on the Graham Norton show and it was priceless, from Rihanna telling Helena Bonham Carter why she’s never been invited to the MET gala (“that’s because you wear dresses like that”), to her getting called out for stealing wine glasses from bars.

-Incredibles 2 did incredibly well at the box office this weekend, earning $180 million and breaking the record for best animated debut.

-Actress Amandla Stenberg came out as gay in a new interview for Wonderland.

-Everyone’s still buzzing about the surprise album Beyonce and Jay Z dropped this weekend. I really liked this take about how they are disrupting the very institutions that have proclaimed throughout history that people who look like them don’t belong. (I still can’t believe they shut down the Louvre to shoot a video back in May and she still kept that sh*t locked so tight there were no leaks.)

-Idris Elba just dropped a teaser for the new Luther episodes. Gimmie!!

-There’s still lots of questions about what exactly Apple’s streaming TV platform is going to look like, but they continue to keep throwing money at it. They just landed Oprah!

-Jon Bernthal, who starred as Shane in The Walking Dead’s first two seasons, is going to appear in an episode of the show’s next season.

-The Darlene-focused Roseanne spinoff is inching closer to reality. THR reports that Roseanne Barr has waived rights to creator fees and backend profits if the spinoff goes ahead, which means the negotiation is now over what, if any, one-time payment she should receive as “go-away money.”

-Do you think Meghan Markle gets advanced warning every time her dad gives a dumb interview? For her sake, I hope so.

-Maybe I’ve just been tainted by this Sex and The City scene, but I really don’t get why celebrities are suddenly into pear-shaped diamonds.

-Ariana Grande has a song on her new album called “Pete” so…yeah.

-The MTV Movie & TV Awards red carpet was all over the place, style-wise.

-During their emotional reunion, John Cena vowed to get his vasectomy reversed so he could give Nikki Bella a kid. Look, this may all have been fake drama for wrestling, but I’ve been weirdly invested in these two ever since he kind of got teary about the breakup on the Today Show.

-Kristen Bell gets dumped at the alter and ends up taking her honeymoon cruise with her estranged father (played by Kelsey Grammer) in the trailer for Netflix’s Like Father.

June 15, 2018
by Jen McDonnell
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Chris Hardwick’s Ex-Girlfriend Chloe Dystra Alleges Abuse

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-Damn. Chris Hardwick  just got #MeToo’d and this one is hitting me hard. The Nerdist was the very first podcast I ever listened to and although his earnestness was slightly grating, I always thought he sounded like a good dude. Of course, my feelings don’t matter; Chloe Dystra’s does. Good on her for speaking up. Even though she never explicitly names him, it’s clear who she’s talking about and her story is incredibly disturbing. I’m so over toxic fanboys who were nerdy/bullied in high school and now feel like they’re owed something. They’re really not.

-Meanwhile, here is the Nerdist podcast in which Chloe and Chris talk about the surgery she references in her essay. It’s … not good. Start around the 1 hour, 20 min mark.

-It’ll be interesting to see what happens now. He’s been a trending topic all morning so the story keeps getting wider, but he’s scheduled to be a big part of Comic Con, including moderating the Doctor Who panel. He also has a brand new show debuting on Sunday on AMC.

-According to Gisele Bundchen‘s new Vogue cover storyTom Brady made up quite an elaborate story about her apartment flooding before asking her to marry him.

-Jake Johnson is looking GOOD in GQ.

-I’m busy this weekend and Nicole is travelling for the next two, so we’ve promised not to watch the new romcom Set It Up (which stars Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu, and drops today on Netflix) until we’re together but the reviews are so good and it’s going to be SO HARD.

-Chris Pratt played Box of Lies and of course, he destroyed Jimmy Fallon.

-Meanwhile, Pratt isn’t saying no to a Parks and Recs reunion.

-Amy Poehler was named one of the 40 most powerful people in comedy and she epically derailed her Q&A to talk about real issues.

-Split rumors are nothing new for Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, but she wants to make one thing clear: “At the end of the day, that’s a man that can rely on me for the rest of his life, period.”

-Star Trek: Discovery has fired showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts, and Alex Kurtzman will take over season two. Harberts and Berg reportedly ran into budget woes and became increasingly verbally abusive to the Discovery writing staff, according to the THR story.

-Speaking of network shakeups, CBS has retained outside counsel to investigate NCIS: New Orleans’ writer-producer Brad Kern, who just got a new 2-year deal. He’ll continue to work on the show during the inquiry, which follows two CBS HR investigations of him. Insiders are reportedly angry that he’s remaining involved in the hit drama despite a new inquiry from outside counsel over claims of sexual harassment and racially-charged comments.

-I can’t wait to hear what Judith Light is going to say about Jeffrey Tambor once she’s allowed.

-I thought Tag might be a fun, mindless movie for the summer but the reviews are really not great.

-This is a good point about Brie Larson. Everyone I know who saw Unicorn Store at TIFF last year adored it.

-I would like Zazie Beetz to be in every magazine this summer. Is that possible?

-I like to read lots of light fluffy romcoms during the summer, and I’ve noticed some super weird stuff going on in my Kindle. This article on book stuffing in the romance genre was illuminating.

-This is exactly what I’ve been thinking too whenever I see someone praising Nas’ new album.

-I adore Ken Marino, but I don’t know about this dog movie he’s directing…