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June 14, 2018
by Jen McDonnell
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Drake Returns to Degrassi For His New Video

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-Holy crap, am I loving Drake‘s epic Degrassi reunion in his new video. (Nina Dobrev is looking good here. I was worried for a minute there…) At first I assumed it was just really good timing on his part and couldn’t possibly be a reaction to Pusha T‘s diss track (which dropped May 29) because the timeline was too short to pull together a video like this.  But it turns out they shot it last weekend and according to this IG post it went from “concept to shoot in a week, shoot to release in four days.”  So yeah, he managed to call up his old costars and pull together the perfect response in just two weeks. Way to go, Wheelchair Jimmy!

-Stranger Things’ Millie Bobbi Brown has left social media after a fake meme about her being homophobic went viral. People are the worst.

-For the first time in years, HBO is completely skipping Comic-Con. There will be no Westworld or Game Of Thrones panels, and no activations.

-Kim Kardashian and Alice Johnson sat down for a joint interview on the Today Show to talk about Johnson’s release.

-Meghan Markle calls Prince Harry “the best husband ever,” continues to wear terrible pantyhose.

-She’s also reportedly happy all the wedding fuss is behind her. No doubt.

-Brie Larson was on hand to announce a Sundance & TIFF iniative to allocate 20% of press credentials to underrepresented movie critics and journalists. “I do not need a 70-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work for him about A Wrinkle In Time.”

-Rose McGowan helped bring about Harvey Weinstein‘s downfall. Now, the activist says he’s trying to take her down with him. (She may be problematic, but the felony drug charge she’s facing over a lost wallet with cocaine does indeed sound shady af).

-Marc Maron, Louie Anderson, Ray Romano, Tracy Morgan, Sean Hayes and Tony Shalhoub talked about the #MeToo movement in THR’s comedy actor roundtable. I’m not overly interested in what any of these guys have to say about it, but Romano made a good point: “I don’t know how to speak to any of this, but there’s an awareness of how hard it is for women now…Yes, there are some harsh things happening and harsh judgments, but the one good thing is that we’re becoming aware of what it means when somebody, even if they don’t think they’re harassing, is crossing the boundaries a bit.”

-Bill Cosby has fired his entire legal team ahead of his sentencing following his guilty verdict.

-In a new interview, R Kelly‘s ex-wife opened up about years of alleged abuse.

-A woman was granted a temporary restraining order against Chris Brown after the singer allegedly hit her. Seriously, how is he still a thing?

-Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande want to take you to “Bed” in their new single.

-Here’s the video from An Evening With Female Showrunners, the highly successful event Liz Hannah organized in response to Variety’s all-male TV writers panel.

-I was reading in the newspaper this morning about how this the summer of romcoms (YASS!!!) and I don’t know how I missed that Juliet, Naked, which is one of my fave Nick Hornsby books, is being adapted into a film starring Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd and Ethan Hawke that’ll be out in August. How did I not know this? How is there no trailer yet?!

-Chloe Grace Moretz is plagued by a mysterious illness in the Brain on Fire trailer.

June 13, 2018
by Jen McDonnell
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Tiffany Haddish Talks Leonardo DiCaprio, Beyonce and Taylor Swift

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-The biggest soundbite coming out of Tiffany Haddish‘s hilarious THR cover profile is her story about hitting on Leonardo DiCaprio (as it should be — she made fun of his p*ssy posse before telling him “I wanna do it with you as your character in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape….cause I feel like that performance deserves a real reward and that reward is [me]), but the whole damn article is worth your time. She talks about her early unpleasant run-ins with Roseanne, confirms that Sanaa Lathan bit Beyonce, and says she tried to take Taylor Swift to her 20th high school reunion but the singer’s security shut it down.

-Jamie Foxx “emphatically denies” sexually assaulting a woman in 2002 at a Vegas party after she allegedly refused to go down on him.

-Angelina Jolie‘s rep is blasting reports that she is at risk of losing primary custody of the kids – and seems to blame Brad Pitt’s camp for leaking select court docs. “This misleading leak is not in the best interests of the children…It’s deplorable that someone for their own selfish reasons leaked selective portions of the confidential and sealed court record to create an inaccurate and unfair picture of what is really happening.” Whatever’s happening, legal experts seem to think it’s “extremely rare” for courts to intervene in this way. The judge’s orders that caught my eye was how she must provide Pitt with “each of the minor children’s personal cellphone numbers so that [he] may text them,” and that he can’t be with them unmonitored yet.

-Justin Bieber was spotted hanging out with his ex-girlfriend Hailey Baldwin again. The two were “inseparable” in Miami over the weekend when they were both in town for a church conference(!).

-Emma Stone and Justin Theroux are still hanging out – but other people were there too so I’m still holding out hope that they’re just friends!

-Gotta say, I love that the first marketing material Wonder Woman 2 released was this spoilery photo. Other franchises would spend the entire press tour teasing whether or not a role like this would be reprised, but right outta the gate they are getting it out of the way so we can all focus on other stuff. There’s also some scoop about Kristen Wiig’s character. The film, titled Wonder Woman: 1984, will be released Nov 1, 2019.

-I love this article about how Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Amy Santiago has exploded many a pop-culture myth about smart, driven female characters needing to be cold, humorless, and lonely.

-Speaking of great TV articles, this is an excellent deep-dive into how Netflix decides what’s a hit, and how it helps connect subscribers to its all-you-can-eat TV buffet.

-And don’t sleep on this article on how Dietland and The Bold Type use fashion to deliver their feminist message.

-Neil Patrick Harris apologized to Rachel Bloom for his Tony Awards tweet after she revealed that it left her “kind of devastated.”

-I didn’t even know that Lady Gaga was engaged. Mazel!

-I really dig Bryce Dallas Howard but her outfit at the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom premiere was a *choice.*

-Kim Kardashian is out here changing the world. She’s reportedly heading to Tennessee to meet Alice Johnson after convincing Trump to commute her life sentence, and she also might have convinced the head of Twitter to give us an edit button.

-Fans leapt to Selena Gomez‘s defense after Dolce & Gabanna’s Stefano Gabbana  called her “so ugly.” What’s wrong with this guy?!

-Ryan Reynolds responded to Kanye West in the most Ryan Reynolds-y way ever.

-The Stan Lee saga continues to sadden. LAPD are investigating reports of elder abuse, and he’s been granted a restraining order against his business manager.

-I really like this take by Lexi Alexander urging showrunners to question every time someone in Hollywood says an actress is “too difficult” to work with.

-Sophia Bush admitted she felt pressured to marry her One Tree Hill costar, Chad Michael Murray. “How do you let everybody down…and when you have bosses telling you that you’re the only person who gets a person to work on time, and 200 people either get to see their kids at night or they don’t because our days start on time.” She also talked about why she abruptly left NBC’s Chicago P.D. after four seasons, saying it was because of a costar who is still on the show.

-I do love that most of the One Tree Hill cast remains so tight. Hilarie Burton, Robert Buckley, Danneel Ackles, Tyler Hilton and Antwon Tanner are reuniting for a Lifetime movie.

-Disney dropped the first trailer for Tim Burton‘s live-action Dumbo, starring Colin Farrell, Eva Green and Michael Keaton.

 

June 12, 2018
by Jen McDonnell
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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Reach New Temporary Custody Agreement

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s wedding in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. (Twentieth Century Fox)

-Welp. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reached a temporary summer custody agreement after a judge said she was in danger of losing primary custody of the kids unless she improved their relationship with their dad.

-Ariana Grande wore a huge diamond ring to Wango Tango on June 2, suggesting her engagement to Pete Davidson happened even earlier than everyone thought.

-Gwyneth Paltrow just gave the most GOOPy response when asked about planning her wedding: “I’m very busy so I’m actually not that involved in it. I have so much going on and I’m sort of outsourcing that.”

-John Boyega has had enough of bad fans creating crazy conspiracy theories about why Kelly Marie Tran deleted her social media. First he replied to people, then he tweeted “You’re not entitled to politeness when your approach is rude. Even if you paid for a ticket!” Marry me.

-Jada Pinkett-Smith’s Facebook’s talkshow Red Table Talk continues to be an exercise in oversharing. Willow revealed her introduction to sex was when she accidentally walked in on Will and Jada.

-According to Deadline, Matt Reeves wants to reboot Batman as a standalone franchise and replace Ben Affleck.

-When we left the theatre on Friday after seeing Ocean’s 8 I turned to my friends and said “so Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock‘s characters were totally gay for each other, right?” and everyone agreed. And it’s not just us who thought so! Even though I wish the subtext was more actual text, I love that everyone’s writing about their chemistry, like here, here and here.

-Anthony Bourdain‘s Parts Unknown was scheduled to come off Netflix US on June 16, but they just announced it will remain.

-I tweeted a link to her twitter thread about it yesterday, but Mo Ryan compiled her thoughts on how TV has treated actresses over 40 this year into an excellent, stats-filled article for THR. I still can’t believe Mary McDonnell’s lead character was killed off Major Crimes just before the series finale and they took her name off the show’s credits in the final episodes — and she wasn’t warned that would happen ahead of time.

-The cast and creators of American Vandal talking about how they filmed nana’s party is pretty great.

-Speaking of TV look backs, Jesse Plemons and Cristin Milioti talk about their Black Mirror episode “USS Callister,” in which he plays an incel and she’s the feminist who takes him down.

-This recreation of The Office opening with a fluffy dog playing all the human parts really saved my entire day.

-Are you guys watching Dietland? I’m really, really digging what Julianna Margulies is doing.

-I don’t watch Suits so I don’t get it, but everyone one my Twitter TL was loving how shady this post apparently is.

-Many people have noticed that the Diplo-produced lead single from the Deadpool 2 soundtrack, “Welcome to the Party,” sounds a lot like a Kanye West song. Turns out, West thinks so too, tweeting “bro, I would have cleared my music.”

-Mike Schur settled some debate about what really happened in The Good Place’s season two finale. I was so wrong.

-Also, my friend pointed out that The Good Place’s official Twitter account is only following 8 people – and that includes Rihanna and Anna Kendrick. What could that mean!??

-CBS is still going all in with their All Access subscription service. Kevin Williamson is re-teaming with The Vampire Diaries’ Paul Wesley for a new series.

-This is so inside baseball, but today’s AT&T-Time Warner mega-merger approval clears the way for Comcast to unveil a rival bid for Fox assets, which means the Fox/Disney merger may not be a sure thing after all.

-Stan Lee‘s business manager was arrested on suspicion of filing a false police report.

-Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson get moody in The Little Stranger trailer.

-Keanu Reeves plays an American diamond trader in the Siberia trailer. Unfortunately this does not appear to be a rom-com in which he drinks his way through a wedding weekend with Winona Ryder, so I have very little interest…