–Harvey Weinstein just broke his silence (oh goodie) according to quotes in The Spectator, in which he blames his women troubles on being ugly and says “Yes, I did offer them acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so did and still does everyone. But I never, ever forced myself on a single woman.” His lawyer was quick to step in, saying “Mr. Weinstein never said anything about trading movie roles for sexual favors. You have my word that Harvey did not say that.” The writer has since walked back the quote, saying “We were discussing Hollywood and I may have misunderstood certain things about the methods of that place” — though the quotes are still up on the Spectator’s website.
-Over 40 celebs, including Rose McGowan, Paz de la Huerta, Terry Crews, Mira Sorvino, and Anthony Rapp, signed an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times asking people to stop blaming Asia Argento for boyfriend Anthony Bourdain’s death.
–Henry Cavill has been shamed into an apology for his stupid #MeToo statements (though he took pains to point out that “This experience has taught me a valuable lesson as to the context and the nuance of editorial liberties” cause, you know, saying a flirt can be confused for a rapist is clearly something that can be misquoted and taken out of context by those meanie journalists!)
-Speaking of taking action after a public shaming, Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of the movie in which she was set to depict a trans man.
-Did Ariana Grande just sweep in late to claim the song of the summer? ‘Cause that video is kinda everything.
-I don’t even go here, but it’s pretty neat that Downton Abbey’s original cast will reunite for a big screen movie adaption.
-The timeline Amanda Seyfried tries to portray in regards to her relationship with Thomas Sadoski doesn’t quite line up, does it?
-I keep forgetting that Neil Gaiman is adapting Good Omens for TV, and then every time I’m reminded it’s like Christmas morning all over again!
-No, YOU cried over this video of Jonathan Van Ness reacting to his double Emmy noms for Queer Eye and Gay of Thrones.
–Yvette Nicole Brown is going to step in to host The Walking Dead preview special as AMC “works to complete our assessment related to Chris Hardwick.”
–Joss Whedon is returning to TV full-time with HBO’s straight-to-series sci-fi Victorian drama The Nevers. HBO reportedly beat out Netflix to nab the series. I know he’s problematic af, but I just can’t help but be intrigued…
-I get the biggest smile whenever I read this Vulture reporter’s interviews with Sandra Oh. They’re just so cute with each other!
-The Bay suddenly pulled all Ivanka Trump products due to “performance.”
–Michael Pena fights aliens in Netflix’s Extinction.
–Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick strike up an unlikely friendship in Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor.