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Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan Dead at 46

-Well, this is terrible: Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan has died at 46. As of now, her death is being treated as ‘unexplained.’

-This weekend, Buffy’s Elisha Dushku wrote a Facebook post alleging that the head stuntman on True Lies molested her when she was just 12. Her mother and on-set legal guardian corroborated her claims (which he denies). Jamie Lee Curtis, who played her mother in the film, says the actress told her about it “a few years ago.

-The story about Aziz Anzari’s bad date caused some major debate this weekend. I’m not really sure where it fits into the #TimesUp movement, but whether you think it was assault or not, one thing has been made very clear: we need to teach boys what consent looks like. I feel like ever since the Cat Person story went viral a few weeks ago, consent has been a big topic in every discussion I have with female friends and most women I know seems to have a story about following “the path of least resistance” to get out of this kind of situation. For eloquent threads on this topic, see here, here, here and here. When it comes to Aziz, the thing that rankles most for me is that he MADE A CAREER out of dating advice. He wrote a book about it and sold out Madison Square Gardens on his speaking tour. The other concern I have is that in conversations about who’s next, his name has come up a lot in recent weeks. If something more substantial breaks, I worry that there’s now going to be an immediate reaction of “oh, women are just out to get him/piling on now.”

Aziz has issued a statement, saying after the incident “I took her words to heart.”

Liam Neeson called the Hollywood sexual harassment movement “a bit of a witch hunt.” Byeeeeee!

Leah Remini is pointing to Scientology as a potential instigator for the Paul Haggis allegations.

-It turns out that public shaming still works. Mark Wahlberg finally announced that he’s donating his $1.5 million to Time’s Up; WME is donating an additional $500K.  Michelle Williams released a perfect statement that kept the spotlight off her and on the cause.

Katy Perry overcame her hatred of Medieval Times this weekend. (Who hates Medieval Times? It’s literally one of my favourite places on earth. I’m always having to piggyback on my friends with kids’ outings, cause apparently going by yourself as an adult is “creepy.” Pfffftttt.)

-The hottest comic con photo opp pose to do with stars is currently the distracted boyfriend meme, and I couldn’t be happier. Here’s the casts of Arrow and Avengers taking a crack at it. (Also, did you know that people ship Bucky and Steve? And their ship name is Stucky? I just learned this and it makes me irrationally happy.)

Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin: still a thing. I can’t imagine a more boring couple. Can their ship name just be Beige?

-Hulu is now streaming ER (which weirdly has never been on a streaming site before). Now if someone could add Felicity and Sports Night, I’d be in heaven.

-Seriously guys, the Proud Mary rollout is insane. There is some conspiracy-level stuff going on.

-I don’t need another CW superhero show in my life, but I guess I’m getting one because the reviews for Black Lighting are great.

-Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist addressed the Andrew Kreisberg firing at the TCA, calling his alleged misconduct “a major disappointment.”

-Groupon getting Tiffany Haddish to be in their Super Bowl commercial makes so much sense. She’s basically been giving them free advertising on her talk show circuit.

Jon Hamm negotiates a dangerous trade in the war-torn Middle East in the Beirut trailer.

 

Cardi B Is Delightful on The Tonight Show

Cardi B explaining how she got her name is adorable. She keeps making weird little sounds that Jimmy Fallon clearly doesn’t know how to respond to. Someone on Twitter suggested she star in a remake of The Nanny and now that’s all I want.

Katy Perry’s alleged stalker was arrested after rushing the stage last night at her concert. “I will do whatever it takes to be with Katy Perry,” he reportedly told a cop.

-Nothing makes me happier than the glee that Twitter is feeling over the bad reviews of Max Landis’s Bright on Netflix. I still can’t believe Netflix spent $90 million on this thing…

Rian Johnson very nicely responded to fan question about how “polarizing” The Last Jedi is by tweeting “The goal is never to divide or make people upset, but I do think the conversations that are happening were going to have to happen at some point if sw is going to grow, move forward and stay vital.”

-I don’t believe that Robert Pattinson and Emma Watson are dating because a) the source is In Touch Weekly and b) I don’t want them to.

Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky are spending time together and “seeing what happens.”

-This is fascinating: what should the next Bechdel test look like?

-A lifelong Taylor Swift fan shared a story about Swift helping her out once she found out she was pregnant and homeless.

Beyonce is perfect at everything, including the electric slide.

Princess Michael has conceded that maybe she shouldn’t have worn that wildly racist broach to Meghan Markle‘s lunch.

-Royal watchers are predicting Harry & Meghan’s wedding will be “brought down a notch or two from William and Kate’s.” No! I want all the notches!

-In a new essay for EW, Olivia Munn responded to Woody Allen‘s “witch hunt” claim by saying “The possibility of an overcorrection is much less worrisome than all of the injustices that led us to this moment.”

-I really like this piece on why Matt Damon should think before he speaks again.

-The fact that so many of the men outed as sexual predators have issued non-apologies is no coincidence.

-Oof, the Overboard trailer with Anna Faris looks bad. How could they screw this up? And this is coming from someone who loves cheesy movies (as evidenced by the fact that I went to a 10pm screening of Pitch Perfect 3 yesterday and kinda liked it).

Taylor Swift Continues to Own Katy Perry

Katy Perry dropped a new video — but Taylor Swift is still the one getting all the buzz today. This is getting embarrassing.

-The buzz is building that Katy Perry and Taylor Swift will perform together at the VMAs. I’m really not sure why Katy would do this. She’s already in a losing position: her new album tanked, and Taylor is clearly using the show to launch her new album, overshadowing any spotlight Katy will get as the host. What’s the upside for Katy here?

Katy Perry was cryptic about whether she’s dating Orlando Bloom again, saying “When you get older, lines get blurred.” That’s the nicest way to describe hooking up I’ve every heard.

Laura Prepon and Ben Foster (aka the couple everyone forgets is a couple) just had a baby.

A-Rod and J-Lo work out together in a new obnoxious workout video.

-Truth in Advertising filed complaints against Gwyneth Paltrow‘s company to the California gov’t, stating GOOP makes false medical claims to sell products.

Kate Hudson is getting in on the lifestyle advice action, seeing as acting doesn’t seem to be a thing that she does anymore.

Cole Sprouse may actually be singlehandedly ruining Riverdale for me. I just can’t with this kid.

-Holy crap, yet ANOTHER Joker movie has been announced. Who even wants this?

-The new trailer for This Is Us season two made me teary, which is the entire point of the show. (I’ve decided I’m going to stop fighting it and just give in. A lot about this show still chafes me, but what they do well, they do really, really well. It doesn’t hurt that this clip is so Randall heavy.)

-This is such a strange story: a book seems to have bought its way onto the NYT bestseller YA list.

-I kind of love that Henry Cavill‘s girlfriend is a) beautiful while also being normal-looking, b) not a teenager, c) a stuntperson, d) can clearly kick his ass.

-This is an interesting look at what happens when a show like Game of Thrones, which is all about plot, suddenly sucks at plotting.

-I also liked these 27 things that didn’t make sense about the White Walker battle in the last episode. (I would add a 28th: why didn’t they light up the fire sword again when they were worried about freezing to death?)

Anthony Bourdain is fed up with food waste in the new trailer for Wasted!

-Here’s the trailer for Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying, which stars Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne.