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George Clooney Recounts His First Meeting with Amal

George Clooney gushes about wife Amal in David Letterman‘s next Netflix interview. On their first meeting, he says, “It was the wildest thing. A mutual friend of ours said, ‘I’m stopping by and can I bring my friend?’ And I was like, ‘Of course!’… The funniest thing was my mom and dad were visiting so my parents were there. And we just talked, we stayed up all night talking. And I got her email address, because she was going to send me some pictures of my parents. So we started writing. I didn’t know if she wanted to go out with me — I just thought we were buddies.” Oh George, you sweet summer child.

Tiffany Haddish says she once wrote a treatment for a show where she takes celebrities on Groupon excursions, and now that’s all I want to watch.

-Here’s the trailer for Mindy Kaling’s new NBC show (which she produced and stars in), in which she drops off her kid to live with his dad in New York City, where the teen wants to go to art school.

-Oh ffs. Director David Yates confirmed that the Fantastic Beasts sequel will revolve around Dumbledore and Grindelwald, but will avoid addressing Dumbledore’s sexuality. Yates said “Not explicitly, but I think all the fans are aware of that,” which is such a copout. Why can’t a character who’s gay in canon be depicted as such onscreen?

Keanu ReevesSuper Bowl commercial for Squarespace is oddly beautiful.

-I stopped watching House of Cards very early in its run, but suddenly the no-Kevin Spacey season sounds awesome. Robin Wright is the lead, and now Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear will play siblings.

-Speaking of shows that are getting major cast overhauls in their final stretch, Katherine Heigl is joining Suits for Season 8. I feel like she’s one of those people that we all have to rethink our treatment of. Sure, there are lots of stories about her and her mom’s behaviour on set, but really the reason everyone turned on her was because she dared to imply that Knocked Up had some problematic portrayals of women…and she wasn’t wrong. And Hollywood crucified her for it and labelled her “difficult.” We’ve given male actors a free pass for behaving much, much worse.

-Along those lines, Kathy Griffin is plotting her comeback in the new THR cover story, eight months after torching her career (and friendship with Anderson Cooper) with a photograph of a decapitated Trump. “I didn’t rape anybody. I didn’t assault anybody. I didn’t get a DUI. I mean, my God, there are celebrities that fucking kill people.”

-In a new interview, Hayley Atwell apologized for working with Woody Allen (and casually mentioned that Ewan McGregor was in the film, too).

Chrissy Teigen said she freaked out and acted weird when she met Beyonce at the Grammys last weekend. “It was like, ‘milady.'”

-Bless Kelly Clarkson, who chipped away at Grammy president Neil Portnow‘s comments piece by piece and kindly directed him to her “A-game album.”

-I really liked this article on how The Good Place went against the antihero-TV idea that people don’t improve, by showing that being good is damn hard work.  Also, these fan theories on what the finale means are great.

-Speaking of articles I liked, this profile on Amber Tamblyn (which the writer started in Oct, before the Me Too movement – in which she’s becoming an outspoken activist) is a fascinating read.

-Another good read: how much Sundance was judged as a “quiet” year had to do with it being a female-driven year.

-The CW just ordered six new dramas, including a Roswell reboot.

-I’ve never watched BoJack Horesman (I know, I know – I’ve heard it’s amazing), but this is a really thoughtful interview with the creator about how he regrets his part in animation’s whitewashing.

-The Revenant co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy made a bet around the 2016 Oscars and Hardy, who lost, kept his end of the bargain.

-As most late night comedians weighed in on the state of the union speech, Jimmy Kimmel focused last night’s show on more human coverage—with surreal results.

-Orange is the New Black star Taryn Manning was unhappy to learn that her SAG Awards dress is only $200 and widely available, but soon backtracked on her comments.

-Here’s the new trailer for the next Jack Ryan film. I guess John Krasinski is still trying to do the movie star thing, huh?

Grey’s Anatomy’s Jesse Williams & Wife Aryn Drake-Lee Divorcing

Jesse Williams and his wife of nearly five years Aryn Drake-Lee are splitting. Dammit. They were my gold standard couple for ‘incredibly hot-looking actor with gorgeous (but in a totally normal way) spouse’.

Salma Hayek thought her husband was having an affair a couple of days ago — so she used it as a funny anecdote on The Tonight Show.

-If you’re famous and you say something dumb, at least apologize and own up to it like Chris Pratt did.

Rihanna And Lupita Nyong’o say they’ll make a movie that Twitter made up. Don’t tease us!

-Unlike some of her costars, Samira Wiley is not afraid to call The Handmaid’s Tale “a feminist work.”

Rachael Leigh Cook updated her infamous drug ad for 4/20, which reminded me that I miss her and want her to be a big star again. Some cable drama needs to scoop her up!

-If there’s a TV writer’s strike, these are the only 8 shows that will air their seasons without interruption — and they are all on streaming services or cable.

-It’s very cute that Selena Gomez attended her former Wizard of Waverly Place costar’s wedding.

Katherine Heigl‘s new movie debuted to a mere $4.8M, marking a career worst. It’s almost unfortunate because I keep reading good things about the film’s ending and how it completely upends the obsessive woman archetype.

Serena Williams has no time for racist remarks about her unborn child.

Carrie Coon is having a moment (and yet still masters the art of dodging drunk people in NYC). Are you watching The Leftovers? It’s kind of perfect this season. Last night’s episode had the guy from Perfect Strangers (as himself) and instead of just playing it for laughs it was kind of heartbreaking.

-Some very bad fashion choices were made at Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces event.

-Great news: the new NBC comedy that Tina Fey is producing, Great News, is getting great reviews.

-Glee’s Naya Rivera may be dating David Spade? What??

-The first promo for ABC’s Dirty Dancing remake has dropped. Judging by the tweets from all the critics I follow who got screeners last week, don’t expect much.

-It tickles me that the network that’s running Jason Alexander‘s new show is sending out his headshot with the press release. Clowns have worn less makeup.

Tom Cruise is doing his extra-intense thing in the international trailer for The Mummy.

Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley Got Married

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-Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley is a married man. He had a lowkey ceremony at a Brooklyn courthouse with his new wife, who happens to be the sister of Girls star Jemima Kirke.  (I’ll always have a soft spot for Dan… and for this scene).

Nicki Minaj responded to Remy Ma‘s diss track. I feel so out of the loop when it comes to this beef.

-People have been saying they can’t find the Moonlight acceptance speech amid all the footage of the envelope snafu, so here it is. Meanwhile, Barry Jenkins revealed what his Best Picture speech would have been if the moment weren’t so messed up.

-I like that the La La Land producer is downplaying his role in the whole mess.  Yesterday’s stories about how he’s some kind of hero were a little too eye-rolly.

-Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel explained how Matt Damon and Denzel Washington helped him realize what was happening.

Justin Timberlake really used the Oscars to cement his reputation as a garbage person.

Meryl Streep‘s Oscar dress actually included pants. Suck it, Karl!

-What the hell did Diane Kruger wear to an afterparty? Did she always dress like this and we were just blinded by Joshua Jackson’s beauty?

-Speaking of afterparties, look how proud Jennifer Aniston is of Justin Theroux. We get it, Jen. We all saw the sweatpants scene.

-This got lost in all the Oscar shuffle, but Katherine Heigl‘s new show Doubt was cancelled after just two episodes.

-FX is already renewing Ryan Murphy‘s new show Feud for a second season on Charles & Diana. No word on casting yet, but the internet already has opinions.

-The last sitcom cast to demand big bucks is Modern Family’s, and it could end the show.

-I’m so glad The Office’s Jenna Fischer has landed a new TV role. I miss her face.

Ian McShane told Game of Thrones fans to “get out more” and “get a f*cking life.” So I guess he sucks.

-Now you can work out like Gwyneth Paltrow at her $900/month club and eat at her cafe next door.

-I don’t watch Supergirl all the time but I’ve enjoyed this season whenever I’ve caught an ep. But yes, the show does have a Mon-El problem.

-Did you read Herman Koch’s The Dinner a few years ago? Lara Linney, Richard Gere, Steve Coogan and Rebecca Hall star in the upcoming adaptation.