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Taylor Swift Talks Songwriting with Rock Muse Pattie Boyd

Taylor Swift interviews Pattie Boyd for Harper s Bazaar

Taylor Swift is on the cover of the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar — but she’s not interviewed. Instead, the suddenly press-shy pop star is the one asking the questions, interviewing musical muse Pattie Boyd. This is a pretty brilliant way of staying in the spotlight without having to answer any personal questions.

George Clooney was injured today after his scooter was hit by a car on the Italian island of Sardinia. (He has already been released from the hospital.) Clooney was driving 60 mph when he was thrown from his bike and traveled 20 feet in the air before hitting a car’s windshield; his helmet shattered on impact. PROTECT HIS FACE!

-The fact that Dwayne Johnson has fully embraced the fact that the internet calls him “Daddy” makes me very happy.

Justin Bieber posted a very long, very gushy Instagram post about getting engaged to Hailey Baldwin. “The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!!..My goodness does feel good to have our future secured!” Sure thing, bud.

-Meanwhile, Baldwin joked that she doesn’t want him to regrow his moustache for the wedding, which makes me like her.

-I missed almost all of these hidden words in the Sharper Objects premiere. Also, I’m really glad I’m not the only one who had to watch it with closed captioning on. Speak up, y’all!

Jonathan Rhys Meyers was briefly detained at LAX following an alleged verbal altercation with his wife on an American Airlines flight. His wife has since posted an apology on Instagram. “Eight months of sobriety and an unfortunate day of airline travel. We were in South America specifically working holistically through anger issues that result in these kinds of episodes. When in it…he is not in a frame of mind where he can really even comprehend the repercussions and necessary response to his own actions.”

-Who the hell wants to drink Handmaid’s Tale wine? Not everything needs a product tie-in, Hollywood.

-Maybe Rihanna and Hassan Jameel are fighting in these photos. Maybe she’s just animatedly telling him about the plot of Killing Eve. It’s hard to say (but the internet is say it anyway.)

Rosario Dawson, who fielded a lot of broadcast pilot offers, has signed on to star in USA Network’s Briarpatch from Mr Robot’s Sam Esmail and podcaster Andy Greenwald. I’ve been listening to Greewald since his Grantland days and even though I don’t know him, I’m weirdly proud of him for this. “Great job, Baranski!”

Chris Evans continues to win Twitter (this time with an assist from Billy Eichner).

-Thanks to the success of comedy specials from the likes of Hannah Gadsby and Ali Wong, Netflix is preparing to debut a ridiculous amount of stand up shows in 2019.

-Speaking of Hannah Gadsby, I just discovered her art history series on YouTube. She’s the best!

Tyler Perry surprised Tiffany Haddish with a new Telsa because she kept talking about getting one, but then wouldn’t do it. He told her “what I’ve learned is that it’s OK to spend a little bit.”

-Everything about Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman‘s new craft show seems adorable, including this promo clip in which they have a craft-themed pun-off.

-Now Nick Cannon has chimed into the Kevin Hart vs Mike Epps feud.

-Pretty much everyone who was part of Step Brothers came together for this oral history on the movie.

Roseanne Barr says she dropped out of a tell-all TV special and will now interview herself on YouTube.  (It’s unclear whether she ever had an interview booked with any TV network in the first place.)

-Apple continues to sink money into their upcoming TV offering, getting Jason Momoa to star in its futuristic drama See.

Billy Dee Williams is returning for Star Wars Episode IX as OG Lando Calrissian.

André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgård, Jane Levy and Scott Glenn star in Hulu’s new Castle Rock, produced by J.J. Abrams and Steven King. This trailer is incredibly creepy.

(Random note of randomness: I’ll be making some updates to the site design this week to make it more mobile-friendly. Please bear with me!)

-This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman‘s next tear-jerking project is Life Itself, a multi-generational drama that sees Olivia Wilde and Oscar Isaac falling in love. It also stars Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening and Mandy Patinkin.

Walking Dead Fans Shook By Death of Major Character

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-I stopped watching The Walking Dead last year (best. decision. ever.) but Twitter went wild over last night’s big death. Also not impressed? The star’s dad, who slammed the showrunner: “Watching Gimple fire my son 2 weeks before his birthday after telling him they wanted him for the next 3 years was disappointing.”

-Meanwhile, Andrew Lincoln is talking about how his contract is up this season and has yet to be formally renewed for season nine.

-It’s been kind of amazing to watch stars like Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Justin Bieber, Hailee Steinfeld and more rally around that kid who was bullied. But now there’s controversy surrounding the boy’s mom following allegations that she’s made racist posts on Facebook. It does make you wonder why certain stories go viral — and others don’t.

-Last night word broke on Twitter that a celeb chef would be the latest famous dude to fall, with Anthony Bourdain adding “Monday is really going to suck.” Fellow chef Tom Colicchio tweeted “And no one should be surprised.” Then this morning came the news that Mario Batali has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women. His response: “Although the identities of most of the individuals mentioned in these stories have not been revealed to me, much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted.”

Jessica Chastain says a famous dude chastised her for tweeting  when the Weinstein scandal broke. “I was tweeting a lot at the time and actually got an email from a well-known actor that said, ‘Calm down.'”

-A source says that Matt Lauer is “weak and broken and ashamed” after his firing. I love this song.

-Another woman has come forward with allegations of being groped by Dustin Hoffman.

-To do a Spacey-free season, Netflix had to toss most of two completed episodes and about 5-6 finished scripts.

Josh Homme posted two Instagram videos apologizing after kicking a female photographer during a QOTSA concert.

-I seriously wish Tiffany Haddish was contractually obligated to be a talk show guest every week. Her story about dating a one-armed man slayed me. “Does he live with the X-Men?”

-The Golden Globe nominations are always weird, but there were some nutso snubs in this morning’s announcement. On the movie side, no Wonder Woman or The Big Sick or Tiffany Haddish. Over on TV, no Veep or The Leftovers — but Jessica Biel somehow managed to slide in there?

-Only five women have ever been nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Director in its 75-year history. This year, women were shut out once again. I really thought Greta Gerwig was a shoe-in.

This video of Alison Brie finding out about her GG nom on the set of Glow is pretty great.

-Netflix calling out the 53 people who’ve watched A Christmas Prince 18 days in a row is a bit squicky.  Not only does it reveal that they’re tracking us in a big brotherly way, why are they going after their (most likely) female fans? Squicky, I tell ya.

-Netflix revealed their end-of-year data, and you all watched a LOT of American Vandal. Which is odd, because I feel like it didn’t get a lot of coverage.

This X Files promo with the stars trying to explain Mulder and Scully’s relationship made  me laugh. (“I’d say were kind of back to where we were originally but without the unresolved sexual tension… Because we’ve already had sex.”)

-Whoo hoo! Atlanta’s season 2 returns to FX in February of 2018. I really thought we’d have to wait another year for this one.

-On the flip side, Sophie Turner says Game of Thrones season 8 won’t premiere until 2019.

-Previously.TV is doing old-school, Television without Pity-style recaps and I am SO HAPPY. (And I don’t even watch this show!)

-The trailer for Jessica Jones Season 2 looks wonderful.  It drops March 8, and all 13 episodes were directed by women.

Selena Gomez Talks Reuniting with Justin Bieber, Staying Friends with The Weeknd

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-In her new Billboard cover Selena Gomez claims she still has a “true friendship” with The Weeknd after their split: “We ended it as best friends.”  She also talks about her and Justin Bieber finding their way back to each other: “I’m 25. I’m not 18, or 19, or 20. I cherish people who have really impacted my life. So maybe before, it could have been forcing something that wasn’t right. But that doesn’t mean caring for someone ever goes away.”

-Speaking of reunited celebs, Chris Evans and Jenny Slate are officially back on according to People, which is as official as it gets.

Blake Shelton is denying rumours that he had a secret meeting with Paul Ryan. Not very sexy, Sexiest Man Alive.

-Lady Bird star Beanie Feldstein wants people to stop complimenting her weight loss. (I realized about halfway through the movie that she’s Jonah Hill’s sister and then that was all I could see.)

-Ha! HBO’s Confederate is now “not actively being worked on.”

-Vogue gave Michael B. Jordan the 73 Questions treatment.

-As Weinstein et. al. fall, why are we still waiting on a reckoning for R. Kelly?

-The screenwriter of ‘Rachel Getting Married’ and ‘The Mummy’ claims sexual assault by Russell Simmons, who now says he is stepping down from Def Jam.

Meredith Vieira once said she found a “bag of sex toys” in Matt Lauer‘s office.

-In the new THR actors roundtable, Tom Hanks says “there are predators everywhere.” He added, “I think eventually everybody who has a production office is going to have a code of ethics and behavior. If you don’t follow these, you will not work here.”

Adam Driver, who basically redefined “emo,” admitted he has no idea what that word means.

-I really liked this interview with Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, talking about how every job she was offered after that had the word ‘girl’ in its title. She found herself having to tell people, “I can write for someone who’s got a penis and a set of balls. Even if he’s just got one ball and a penis, I can write for that guy too.”

-Here’s our first look at Jon Hamm in Good Omens as Angel Gabriel.

Armie Hammer demonstrated how hard it is to dance on film when there’s no music.

-I may have watched this clip of Drake being surprised by the JumboTron a ridiculous amount of time today…

-Speaking of great clips, here’s Kelly Clarkson in Carpool Karaoke. I love the part where her husband surprises her.