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-If you only read one story about Black Panther this week, make it Time’s cover story.

-I’m totally tapped out on TV’s obsession with reboots, but if Hollywood HAS  to remake The Greatest American Hero, New Girl (and former MuchMusic VJ) Hannah Simone is a good choice.

Tiffany Haddish says she was once at an after-party for a Jay Z concert and she saw Beyonce tell another woman “Get your hand off my man’s chest!” I have so many questions…

-Meanwhile, Haddish and Melissa McCarthy may star in the adaptation of DC’s The Kitchen, about women who take over their husband’s mob activities when their spouses are sent to jail. Here for it.

-A couple of articles about sexual harassment in the children’s lit world gained a lot of traction last week, and in the comments of this one in particular, 13 Reasons Why author Jay Asher was repeatedly called out for alleged bad behaviour. Now comes word that he has been removed from a literary organization.  (In a statement to Buzzfeed, he insists he left voluntarily — though author Eve Porinchak calls him out in the article’s comments). No word if this will affect 13’s new season on Netflix.

Ed Sheeran has reportedly been asked to sing at the royal wedding.

Ellen DeGeneres  hosted a star-studded bash in which Gwyneth Paltrow took fiance Brad Falchuk, while Chris Martin took girlfriend Dakota Johnson, and everyone was cool and adult about it.

-Also, Dakota Johnson says she had her thong super-glued to her body for Fifty Shades Freed’s sex scenes.

-I hope this Kitty Pryde standalone movie moves ahead with Ellen Page because I want her to get that comic book money.

-New York Times writer and editor Bari Weiss tweeted about Mirai Nagasu’s  triple axle on her Twitter feed with Hamilton’s “Immigrants: They get the job done” and was bombarded with replies explaining that Nagasu was born in California. Instead of apologizing, she immediately got defensive, until Christine Teigen swooped in with this perfect tweet: “It’s called perpetual otherism or perpetual foreigner syndrome. No one is ashamed of the word immigrant but it’s tiring being treated as foreigners all the time. You made a mistake. It’s okay. But people are really giving you calm, great insight. Just learn and breathe. All good.”

-Also, yesterday she called Kevin Sorboboy xena.” She’s never allowed to leave Twitter.

-Here’s the trailer for Atlanta’s second season, which is called Robbin’ Season.

Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan Dead at 46

-Well, this is terrible: Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan has died at 46. As of now, her death is being treated as ‘unexplained.’

-This weekend, Buffy’s Elisha Dushku wrote a Facebook post alleging that the head stuntman on True Lies molested her when she was just 12. Her mother and on-set legal guardian corroborated her claims (which he denies). Jamie Lee Curtis, who played her mother in the film, says the actress told her about it “a few years ago.

-The story about Aziz Anzari’s bad date caused some major debate this weekend. I’m not really sure where it fits into the #TimesUp movement, but whether you think it was assault or not, one thing has been made very clear: we need to teach boys what consent looks like. I feel like ever since the Cat Person story went viral a few weeks ago, consent has been a big topic in every discussion I have with female friends and most women I know seems to have a story about following “the path of least resistance” to get out of this kind of situation. For eloquent threads on this topic, see here, here, here and here. When it comes to Aziz, the thing that rankles most for me is that he MADE A CAREER out of dating advice. He wrote a book about it and sold out Madison Square Gardens on his speaking tour. The other concern I have is that in conversations about who’s next, his name has come up a lot in recent weeks. If something more substantial breaks, I worry that there’s now going to be an immediate reaction of “oh, women are just out to get him/piling on now.”

Aziz has issued a statement, saying after the incident “I took her words to heart.”

Liam Neeson called the Hollywood sexual harassment movement “a bit of a witch hunt.” Byeeeeee!

Leah Remini is pointing to Scientology as a potential instigator for the Paul Haggis allegations.

-It turns out that public shaming still works. Mark Wahlberg finally announced that he’s donating his $1.5 million to Time’s Up; WME is donating an additional $500K.  Michelle Williams released a perfect statement that kept the spotlight off her and on the cause.

Katy Perry overcame her hatred of Medieval Times this weekend. (Who hates Medieval Times? It’s literally one of my favourite places on earth. I’m always having to piggyback on my friends with kids’ outings, cause apparently going by yourself as an adult is “creepy.” Pfffftttt.)

-The hottest comic con photo opp pose to do with stars is currently the distracted boyfriend meme, and I couldn’t be happier. Here’s the casts of Arrow and Avengers taking a crack at it. (Also, did you know that people ship Bucky and Steve? And their ship name is Stucky? I just learned this and it makes me irrationally happy.)

Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin: still a thing. I can’t imagine a more boring couple. Can their ship name just be Beige?

-Hulu is now streaming ER (which weirdly has never been on a streaming site before). Now if someone could add Felicity and Sports Night, I’d be in heaven.

-Seriously guys, the Proud Mary rollout is insane. There is some conspiracy-level stuff going on.

-I don’t need another CW superhero show in my life, but I guess I’m getting one because the reviews for Black Lighting are great.

-Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist addressed the Andrew Kreisberg firing at the TCA, calling his alleged misconduct “a major disappointment.”

-Groupon getting Tiffany Haddish to be in their Super Bowl commercial makes so much sense. She’s basically been giving them free advertising on her talk show circuit.

Jon Hamm negotiates a dangerous trade in the war-torn Middle East in the Beirut trailer.

 

Oscars 2017 Best and Worst Dressed

We expected more sleek dresses at the 2017 Academy Awards based on current runway trends, but this turned out to be a very princess-y red carpet. Still, I feel like we loved more gowns than we hated, which is a surprising twist. Below, Nicole and I run down our picks for the best and worst dressed at this year’s Oscars:

BEST DRESSED:

Jen: It takes a lot for me to get excited about a simple black strapless dress, but Kirsten Dunst cuts such a striking silhouette on the red carpet in this hourglass Dior it’s hard not to single her out. (I love that we both texted each other “boobs!” as soon as we saw her. Much like we did when we first saw Brie Larson.) Stunning.
Nicole: I love her bold lipstick and the elegant and whimsical choker. The dress was incredibly flattering. Love.

 

Nicole: When I saw Viola Davis, my first reaction was that Armani Privé had made a clear bet on who they thought would win best supporting actress (as they treated her so much better than Kidman — see below). It runs counter to the princess trend and is sleek, elegant and exquisite. Viola has had a great 2017 awards season and this is a gorgeous finale.
Jen: Yup, she was far and away my fave of the night in this red stunner. As soon as I saw her I tweeted that I forgave her for submitting in the wrong category AND for the HTGAWM finale. That’s how good this dress is.

 

Jen: Hailee Steinfeld’s Ralph + Russo dress photographs a bit bridal but I was in love with how it moved when she walked down the red carpet. The metallic underlays add a bit of edge to it. I love that she experimented – she usually dresses too old for her age but this is fun and frothy.
Nicole: Are you friggin’ kidding me? She’s wearing gold foil pasties! The dress is otherwise okay, but I just couldn’t get over the obviousness of the top.

 

Nicole: God, Scarlett Johansson is so beautifully cool. The dress is great but combined with her hair and the belt she radiates IDGAF.
Jen: This belted Alia is the perfect dress for a presenter. Cool, edgy but not scene-stealing.

 

Jen: I usually don’t love Elie Saab gowns, but Janelle Monae can wear a weird, clashing patterned sheer oddity and make it art. It doesn’t photograph as well but when she first stepped onto the red carpet, she was so regal and commanding that it took my breath away.
Nicole: She’s so iconically cool. The headband was lovely but not cutesy. Her skirt was a bit much (is that feathers?) but the top was gorgeous.

 

Nicole: Taraji P Henson owns this red carpet. Her midnight blue velvet Alberta Ferretti is Cookie-meets-elegance. The slit is beautiful and she’s so perfectly herself in that dress.
Jen: Leave it to Taraji P. Henson to have me gushing about a velvet dress (which no one else could ever make me do). We don’t deserve her.

 

WORST DRESSED:

Jen: The two greatest mysteries in Hollywood: why does Felicity Jones keep getting cast in absolutely everything, and why she’s allergic to colour? Tom + Lorezno aptly called this drab Dior “the colour of old bras”. It’s also hitting her at a weird, unflattering place at her waist.
Nicole:  No jewelry? No belt to pull it together and give her a waistline? Maybe a hint of lipstick? Work with me here, Felicity.

 

Nicole: Dakota Johnson is a mess in this matronly gold Gucci… gown? My living room erupted in laughter at her comment: “I’m wearing Cartier. From a museum.” Basic. Also, what on earth is happening to her forehead? Explain this to me.
Jen: I assumed that Dakota Johnson was going to wear Gucci and I was going to be disappointed, and she didn’t let me down. She really leaned into the badness with this one though, thanks to the wrinkles, puckered seams (just say no to sateen, famous people!), and terribly flat hair.

 

Jen: Jessica Biel’s body is banging so good for her I guess, but man I do not love this sparkly body con KaufmanFranco topped with a weird-ass Tiffany necklace. I hate the low bun too, even though I know Nicole is going to tell me it’s very on-trend.
Nicole: The low bun is on trend but hers looks terrible. The dress is a mess and her theatrical husband is THE worst. Also, WTF is happening with her makeup? The critics in my living room would all like to know how she hit the red carpet in a failed cat eye.

 

Nicole: When I saw Nicole Kidman’s Armani Privé dress, my first thought was “Wait, no parrots?” I prayed that when she turned around there would be baby doll heads stapled to the train or something but alas, just a simple nude dress. Zzzzzzz.
Jen: Agreed! My greatest wish for this red carpet (besides Emma Stone not wearing sparkles) was that Nicole Kidman would keep up the weird witch lady style thing she’s been rocking lately. Instead, she bores us with this pale halter.

 

Jen: I know this is a contrary opinion (at least, it sure seems like it judging by Twitter’s reaction to this dress), but I was a little disappointed by Ruth Negga’s custom Valentino. I like the crown and the red eyeshadow, but I find the neckline to be a bit dowdy. It doesn’t help that Ginnifer Goodwin is wearing basically the same dress.
Nicole: The neckline killed it for me. I expect weirder and cooler from her. This was neither.

 

Nicole: Oh, Emma Stone. I feel like this is the same Givenchy dress I’ve seen over and over all through this season. She took no risks. It’s not a fail so much as a disappointment.
Jen: I mean, this is fine and I actually don’t hate the fringe detail or the dark lip but I’m not blown away. Same with Michelle Williams for me. They both look lovely but are not the bold statements I was hoping they would be.