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Does Reese Witherspoon Have Three Legs on the Vanity Fair Cover?


-The cover for the Vanity Fair Hollywood issue is amazing, but all anyone can talk about is whether or not Reese Witherspoon looks like she has three legs. Even Oprah got in on the action!

-This Taylor Kitsch profile in GQ is damn near perfect. Oh, and the words that go along with the pretty pictures are ok, too.

-Us Weekly is reporting that Grey’s Anatomy’s Jesse Williams and Friday Night Lights’ Minka Kelly are dunzo.

-Well, at least Casey Affleck knows how to read the room. He withdrew as a presenter from the Oscars.

-The cast and minds behind Grey’s Anatomy picked their all-time favorite episodes.

-I haven’t watched this week’s episode of The X Files because I have to wait to watch with my friends (boo!) but apparently it made the whole reboot worthwhile. And there were a ton of easter eggs.

-Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker confirmed that she fought to get paid the same as Peter Capaldi and I love her even more now.

-Also, Octavia Spencer revealed that Jessica Chastain negotiated so that they’d get equal pay on their next film together.

-This deep dive into the rise and fall of the pop star purity ring is such a good read.

-We got our first look at Brie Larson‘s Captain Marvel costume and comic book fans are confused.

-I love that the cast and director of Lady Bird made the cover of EW this week. The portraits are also great.

-Two more women have come forward to accuse Nelly of sexual assault.

-The new Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again trailer suggests that Meryl Streep’s character is not alive in this one.

It’s Louis C.K.’s Turn

-If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, Louis C.K. has probably been cancelled for you for months. But it all came to a head today. The rumblings started early this afternoon when he abruptly cancelled tomorrow night’s premiere of his new movie and pulled out of his appearance on Colbert’s show. THR reported that it was in preparation for a big NYT story that was about to break — and then it did. The story details accusations from five different women who claim that C.K. masturbated in front of them, or asked if he could. Courteney Cox and David Arquette went on the record saying they heard about this behaviour on the set of a TV pilot they were producing.

-Vulture has a pretty comprehensive timeline about when the rumours first surfaced, kicking off with Gawker’s blind item way back in 2012, heating up with Tig Notaro‘s August interview with the Daily Beast, to last month’s piece by former Gawker writer who recalled getting shut down when trying to ask male comedians about it at JFL. (It bears mentioning that women comedians have been speaking out on this for months but while guys like Aziz Ansari said “I’m not talking about that.”)

-Not surprisingly, the distributor of C.K.’s controversial new film I Love You Daddy is reconsidering the release. It was already off to a shaky start (many critics at TIFF found the subject matter squicky) even before today.

-The Parks and Rec showrunner has apologized for casting him on the show.

-My biggest concern is how this might affect Better Things (which he produces). It’s probably the best examination of what it’s like to be a woman on TV right now. (A recent episode introduced the concept of a “super single” and I actually cheered.) Pamela Adlon is now in a tough spot of either having to comment and possibly coming off like she’s supporting C.K., or not commenting and seeming shady.

-It’s times like this that I wish that ep of Girls with Matthew Rhys was being re-run nightly on HBO. The way it examined how we brush off or make excuses for the transgressions of powerful men we admire has never been more timely.

-Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick has issued a second denial after another actress came forward with a rape accusation.

-Meanwhile, Charlie Sheenabsolutely denies‘ a claim that he raped Corey Haim on the set of Lucas.

-Another actor who is under scrutiny these days is Steven Seagal. Adding to the growing list of complaints is Portia De Rossi, who says he unzipped his pants during an audition.

-The Kevin Spacey fallout continues. In a totally shocking move, Ridley Scott will reshoot all of Spacey’s scenes in All The Money In The World — which comes out NEXT MONTH. Christopher Plummer (who Ridley originally wanted in the role), will replace him. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott made the decision unilaterally and only notified Sony late Wednesday afternoon. This is NUTS (and I love it).

-Earlier this afternoon, Amber Tamblyn tweeted cryptically to wonder why Matthew Weiner fired his assistant-turned-writer on Mad Men, and then this interview dropped with the writer accusing him of saying she owed it to him to see her naked.

Terry Crews filed a police report yesterday, a month after alleging he was groped.

-Just when you were thinking all Hollywood men were garbage people, John Boyega dropped this workout video and Chris Hemsworth paid tribute to his hammer. Faith restored!

Julia Louis Dreyfus‘ Veep costars psyche her up for chemo in this funny video.

-Grey’s Anatomy is airing its 300th(!) episode tonight. That’s Supernatural numbers! Shonda Rhimes admitted that the show is ‘sort of a diary’ in a touching new essay.

-A former Smallville actress is reportedly ‘second in command‘ of a cult under investigation for extorting, beating and branding its members. Not Chloe!!

Angelina Jolie is such a soccer mom.

-Big Little Lies will probably start shooting season 2 in the spring. Look, I loved that show and it’s definitely ending up high on my year-end “best of” list. But can’t shows have perfect endings and just leave it at that?

-In other Reese Witherspoon TV news, Apple picked up two seasons of her and Jennifer Aniston‘s new show.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are never more tolerable than when they’re trolling each other on social media.

-Here’s our first look at Jodie Whittaker‘s Doctor Who costume.

Brie Larson is probably hoping that the trailer for this offensive movie she starred in before she got famous hadn’t suddenly surfaced.

Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams suffer through an intense Game Night in this new trailer. (Her line reading of “YESSS! Oh no, he died!” killed me.)

Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup Are Dating

Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup in Netflix's Gypsy.
Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup in Netflix’s Gypsy.

-Their Netflix show may be getting terrible reviews but it’s not all bad news for Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup — they’re reportedly dating. I sometimes mix him up with her ex, Liev Schreiber, so this is going to be super confusing.

-Meanwhile, Naomi says that she was almost in Big Little Lies with her bestie Nicole Kidman.

Jessica Alba announced her latest pregnancy with a Boomerang on Instagram.

-According to newly released birth certificates, Beyoncé‘s twins blessed this world on June 13 — and were delivered by Kim Kardashian‘s doctor.

-Also, Beyonce‘s mother shared some insight into one of the twins’ names.

-The reviews are in for Dunkirk, and critics are calling Nolan’s World War II epic a masterpiece and the year’s first slam-dunk Oscar contender. Even Harry Styles is getting good reviews.

-Like a true Gryffindor, Daniel Radcliffe came to the aid of London mugging victim.

Mariah Carey is going to co-executive produce a Starz scripted drama with Brett Ratner about her rise to fame — and I am going to watch the crap out of it.

-This is a good piece about Girls Trip and the wonky, wild path of the raunchy female friendship comedy.

-It tickles me that Drake still gets royalty cheques from Degrassi.

-British papers celebrated the news of Jodie Whittaker being named the new Doctor Who by publishing stills from her past nude scenes because the world sucks.

-Ohhh…SyFy is developing a series with Catherine Hardwicke based on The Raven Boys. I loved those books!

-Learn about Wonder Woman’s S&M beginnings in the trailer for Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, starring Luke EvansConnie Britton and Rebecca Hall.

-I’m not sure I’ve ever managed to get through a full screening of The Room, the most infamously bad movie ever made. But the trailer for James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, based on the making of that movie, looks kind of amazing.