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Ellen Pompeo Reveals Why She’s TV’s $20 Million Woman


-If you read any long form article today, read THR’s cover story on Ellen Pompeo. It’s a refreshingly candid about the negotiations that made her the highest paid actress on television. She spills some McDreamy tea, revealing how Patrick Dempsey was used as leverage against her in salary negotiations “for years”. (“At one point, I asked for $5,000 more than him just on principle, because the show is Grey’s Anatomy and I’m Meredith Grey. They wouldn’t give it to me.”) It’s such a refreshingly blunt, entertaining and empowering read on recognizing your worth and fighting for it.

Kim Kardashian is a new mom! She brought her newborn daughter home.

Justin Timberlake said he ‘absolutely’ made peace with Janet Jackson after the Super Bowl incident. Maybe that’s true, but he certainly didn’t do it publicly, did he?

Selena Gomez’s mother says she tried to convince her not work with Woody Allen, but it “fell on deaf ears.”

Timothée Chalamet donated his salary from a Woody Allen film to #TimesUp and other charities. I’m actually surprised that he didn’t seem to get as much blow back for working with him as others have.

-Meanwhile, Dylan Farrow talked about her desire to take Woody Allen down. “Why shouldn’t I be angry? Why shouldn’t I be hurt? Why shouldn’t I feel some sort of outrage that after all these years — being ignored and disbelieved and tossed aside?”

Arnold Schwarzenegger says if he and the cast had known about Eliza Dushku‘s claim while filming True Lies, he says, “you bet your ass all of us would have done something.”

-Meanwhile, two more women have accused Joel Kramer of misconduct.

Catherine Zeta-Jones spoke out about Michael Douglaspreemptive sexual harassment denial.

-In news that is no way shocking, James Franco’s Twitter stripper movie is now on hold.

Paul Scheer made fun of a romance novel’s cover and the genre’s fans called him out on it — so he ended up reading it, live-tweeting it and loving it. I adore this story.

-I don’t watch James Spader‘s TV show, but I will watch him tell crazy stories on talk shows.

-A Harry Potter fan-fiction film about Voldemort’s origin has over 4 million views.

-American Crime Story: Versace is getting great reviews — but it is nothing like The People vs OJ Simpson.

-Speaking of TV shows that are getting great reviews, everyone’s loving CW’s Black Lightning.  I was really taken by last night’s pilot (which got good ratings) and I hope they can sustain it.

Leslie Jones reveals that she wasn’t faking it during that SNL skit with James Franco when it looked like she was trying not to puke.

Gabrielle Union’s new movie seems like Panic Room meets John Wick and I’m HERE FOR IT!

Hollywood Heavyweights Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon and More Say #TimesUp

-God, I’m relieved it’s so much more than black dresses at awards shows. Yesterday, in unity, 300 Hollywood women  announced the launch of Time’s Up, a new initiative which includes a legal fund aimed to protect sexual harassment victims in every workplace, from janitors to waitresses to factory workers, and specially immigrant women. Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, Donna Langley, and Nina Shaw are among the key players. Contributors to the defense fund include Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Stacey Snider, Dana Walden, Regina King, Felicity Huffman, Megan Ellison, Kate Hudson, Viola Davis, Ava DuVernay, Alicia Vikander, Amy Poehler, Olivia Munn, Taylor Swift, Jessica Chastain and more. Learn more at their website.

Hoda Kotb has been named a permanent Today Show co-host, taking over for Matt Lauer after his firing due to sexual harassment complaints. I wonder if she’s also taking over his reported $20 million salary?

-Here’s an interesting look at how men are losing their jobs over sexual harassment — and women are replacing them. 

-And here’s a look at the female-led plans to turn the Weinstein Co’s tainted assets into something positive.

-The Hollywood Reporter has created a sexual-misconduct beat and assigned seven reporters, who are “fielding ten to fifteen tips a day.”

-Lots of people on Twitter are speculating that the next man to be exposed will be Max Landis. But will he?

-Huh. Paris Hilton is engaged to the Chris Zylka, aka guy who played Justin Theroux’s son on The Leftovers.  Double huh: He somehow got her a 20-carat ring, $2 million ring.

-This article on how Tom Hanks‘ Big is secretly a horror movie actually makes a lot of sense.

-One of my favourite New Year’s Day traditions is hungoverly scrolling through CDAN’s blind item reveals. I always skip right over the Old Hollywood ones, but I really gravitated towards the kindness ones this year for some reason (maybe because 2017 was such a garbage fire). Some of the best involved Ed Sheeran, Hugh Jackman, Bruce Willis and Ryan Seacreast.  In non-kindness ones, I really hope this Candice Patton reveal is true because I really dig her and this is a boss move. (But if it is, it’s also why I find it so impossible to decipher his TV blinds because his clues make no sense. The Flash *is* the most popular CW show, ratings-wise).

-Here’s Justin Timberlake‘s new album preview. Oh god, he’s gone full Bon Iver, guys!

-I actually don’t think Chrissy Teigen was trying to defend Logan Paul in her tweets this morning; I think she was trying to have a conversation about the knee-jerk internet campaigns designed to ruin people when they screw up. He is not the example I would have used because I personally think this guy’s career is an escalating waterfall of f**kery and should be ended, but I get what she was trying to say. (She’s since made her account private.)

Jessica Alba closed off the year by welcoming a new son.

Will Smith made a very gushy Instagram post on his and Jada‘s anniversary.

Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon did a fake Rose Bowl parade commentary and everyone was very confused.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly flew to France in coach. Celebs, they’re just like us! I mean, they took up three rows in the back, were surrounded by bodyguards, and got to board before everyone else, but otherwise: totally like us.

-I’m pretty sure if someone called me the c-word on Twitter I would just ignore them or fight with them. But Sarah Silverman is clearly a way better person than I am and got to the bottom of her troll’s problems.

-So this is Dave Chappelle‘s take on Louis CK? In the words of @ira: keep it.

-More reviews of The X Files’ new season have come out, and then general consensus seems to be that if you can get past its bad season premiere, the rest of the episodes are solid and overall it’s way better than last year. I still can’t figure out why anyone thought it would be a good idea to start this week (when no one is expecting new episodes of anything) and then immediately take a week off?

-Meanwhile, Gillian Anderson has confirmed that this is it for her and The X Files.

-All of these deleted scenes from the final season of Parks & Rec sound awesome and I want to watch them right now.

-Here’s the trailer for Netflix’s The End of the F***ing World, the super dark teen romance series based on the graphic novels. This has potential.

-The new Fifty Shades Freed trailer includes a car chase, a wedding, and a pregnancy reveal. I guess they can give everything away in the trailer because it’s not like the people who are going to see it are watching it for plot.

Pink and Channing Tatum Explore Their “Beautiful Trauma”

Pink is really saving this week for us. First she scaled a building during the AMAs, and now she’s dropped a hilarious music video starring Channing Tatum.

-Congrats to Gwyneth Paltrow, who is engaged to Brad Falchuk after more than three years of dating. Cue a million “conscious coupling” headlines…

-Fork ya! The Good Place has been renewed for season 3. This season has been on fire.

Meghan Markle has moved out of her Toronto home and is rumoured to be relocating to London.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend announced they are expecting their second child in a very cute way.

-A few weeks ago, Melissa Schuman from pop group Dream wrote that Nick Carter sexually assaulted her when she was 18 years old.

-This is very sweet: Spin posted Greta Gerwin’s letters to Justin Timberlake, Alanis Morissette, and Dave Matthews asking for music rights for Lady Bird.

-Also, I liked this article on Lady Bird. It’s definitely one of my fave movies of the year, and that piece does a good job of capturing why.

-And the walls keep tumbling down: Pixar/Disney exec John Lasseter announced he is taking a leave of absence just as The Hollywood Reporter was preparing a story detailing his alleged misconduct. Among the tidbits, Rashida Jones is credited as a writer on the next Toy Story, but she actually left the project early on after he made an unwanted advance.

-CBS has fired Charlie Rose. Here’s the memo that just went out to staffers.

-No. Mel Gibson DOES NOT get to make statements about holding men accountable. Just…no.

-36 women who worked with Al Franken on SNL have signed a letter of support. Jesus Christ. How hard is it to grasp that just because he acted one way with you doesn’t preclude him from acting differently with others?

-Congrats to True Blood star Rutina Wesley, who announced her engagement to her girlfriend on Instagram.

Kim Kardashian has fired her friend and longtime assistant Stephanie Shepherd. According to Us Weekly, their relationhip soured after Shepherd overshared in a Refinery 29 profile earlier this year.

Martin Freeman‘s Everett K. Ross has words of advice for Chadwick Boseman‘s T’Challa in the new Black Panther trailer.