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Harry Styles Defends His Teen Fans


-One Direction’s Harry Styles was interviewed by Cameron Crowe for Rolling Stone’s new cover story and it’s surprisingly great considering how he usually seems to mess with his fandom. He praises teen girls’ pure unironic enjoyment of things (“Who’s to say that young girls who like pop music – short for popular, right? – have worse musical taste than a 30-year-old hipster guy?…If they like you, they’re there. They don’t act ‘too cool.'”) and ridicules the tortured artist stereotype (“There’s nothing worse than an inauthentic tortured person. ‘They took my allowance away, so I did heroin.’ It’s like – that’s not how it works.”)

-Alright, Blake Lively gets a pass for being on the Variety cover because she’s promoting her work with the Child Rescue Coalition (which is promoting technology that flags the IP addresses of people who share and download sexually explicit images of minors).

Blake also revealed that she loves to do the dance from The OA.

-Speaking of the Variety covers, Jessica Chastain talks about how she’s fighting for Planned Parenthood.

Meghan Markle will make another step towards being a bona fide royal by attending Pippa Middleton’s wedding with Prince Harry.

-Speaking of the royal fam, Lady Gaga and Prince William teamed up on Facetime to discuss mental health.

-The woman who burglarized Drake’s home was very thirsty. Like, in the literal sense.

-A select few critics got to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 at yesterday’s Marvel Open House meet and greet with execs and initial reactions are gushing, calling it “MCU at its very best” and “funny, action packed, emotional, and tons of surprises.”

-Also, director James Gunn revealed the film will have five(!) post-credit scenes.

-This was my favourite part of the Pretty Little Liars oral history: “I created a little box that hung on the wall. If you asked a logic question [about the show’s plot], you had to put a dollar in it.” Well, at least they’re honest about it.

Tracy Morgan still calls his 30 Rock costar Jack McBrayer by his character’s name, Kenneth, which might be the most Tracy Morgan-ist thing I’ve ever heard.

-This is an interesting take on how celebs like Justin Bieber, Father John Misty, and Zayn gain control from trolling their fans.

Don Cheadle rapping Kendrick Lamar in the “DNA” video is even better than it sounds.

James Corden challenged The Night Of’s Riz Ahmed to a rap battle and lost rul hard. Riz also performed with his band Swet Shop Boys at Coachella and looked mighty fine doing it.

-According to Netflix, its users have watched over 500 million hours of Adam Sandler movies. Humanity is doomed.

-Here’s the first trailer for American Assassin starring Dylan O’Brien and Taylor Kitsch.

Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, and Kate Micucci are nuns behaving badly in the red-band trailer for The Little Hours.

Blake Lively is Powerful


-Variety is launching its Power of Women NY issue tomorrow, and the covers feature Chelsea Clinton, Shari Redstone, Audra McDonald, Jessica Chastain, Gayle King and…Blake Lively? One of these things is not like the other.

-Despite those reconciliation rumours, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have officially filed for divorce two years after splitting. Once again, their timing was impeccable.

Charlie Hunnam doesn’t have good memories of his”terrible, painful, expensive” first marriage at 18.

Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman and Aziz Ansari reflect on the legacy of Harris Wittels in this heartbreaking article.

Robert Downey Jr. looks like an existentially confused Easter bunny and I’m here for it.

-I love this video of Reese Witherspoon calling out paps for their crappy driving. The arm pat at the end with the “you know better; I’ve known you forever, come on!” is peak Reese.

-Speaking of paps, this is an interesting look at how they get shots on closed movie sets.

-Brace yourself: Scarlett Johansson said that running for political office “could be interesting.”

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys continue to be my favourite celebrity couple because of stuff like this.

-EW is ranking the shows in danger of being cancelled and I’m really hoping they’re wrong about Pitch.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are filming A Star Is Born scenes using the Coachella stages this week. (Is he wearing a fake nose?)

Drew Barrymore remembers the way Coachella used to be. I miss those days.

-I don’t go to Coachella anymore (’cause I’m too old for that shit) but I was visiting my brother and we ended up catching a lot of the live-stream. Despite Radiohead’s technical difficulties at the beginning, the last five songs (including Creep!) were perfection. I also really dug Glass Animals, Two Door Cinema Club, The Head and the Heart, Phantogram, Bon Iver, Little Dragon, Big Gigantic and Schoolboy Q.

-Coachella is always lit when it comes to spotting new celebrity couples. Chris Pine and Sofia Boutella were photographed holding hands, while Orlando Bloom made out with a model while his reported new girlfriend Nina Dobrev looked on. (Sigh. I love her but her relationship choices give me heartburn…)

-This takedown of Vin Diesel is making my Monday more tolerable.

Jay Pharoah says he was almost fired from SNL for demanding black female cast members.

-I finally finished 13 Reasons Why and I’m not sure that the ending lived up to the hype, especially because it became increasingly difficult to understand why the kids were covering it up.

-Good for Prince Harry for sharing his struggles and helping to normalize mental health treatment.

-Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights was not only a terrible movie, it was a terrible set to work on.

-Wait, is Shonda Rhimes creating her own Lenny-ish site? Sign me up!

Tyrese Gibson has apologized for those “horrible” comments about “promiscuous women”… this time.

-This is an interesting take about why it’s not always great when Netflix buys a movie you really want to see. I don’t disagree that they bury their new releases. There’s a new Joe Swanberg/Jake Johnson movie called Win It All that I loved, but it just hit Netflix and I’ve heard nothing about it. Like, crickets.

Michelle Pfeiffer is stepping back into the spotlight and I can’t wait.

-The teaser for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is very pretty.

Scarlett Johansson Talks Breast Pumps and Wage Gaps


Scarlett Johansson appears to stay mum on her recent split in her Marie Claire cover story, but she’s cool with talking about the time Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa accidentally ended up with her breast pump, so there’s that.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson keep trying to convince the world that they like each other, which is adorable.

Kanye West is now anti-Trump and has deleted all of his Trump tweets. A little late, but ok.

-Everyone is still talking about Melissa McCarthy playing Sean Spicer on SNL this weekend.

-Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart did a great job hosting. Her f-bomb was adorable (and she was very quick with her “and now I’ll never come back”), her monologue was great, and that Totinos sketch was perfection (especially when you consider how it built on the previous ones).

-Speaking of KStew, here’s the new trailer for her French thriller Personal Shopper which I really liked. Now everyone else has to see it so they can explain the ending to me…

Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele are expecting a baby which is wonderful because I am weirdly invested in their relationship.

-No, Lady Gaga didn’t really jump off the roof live at the Super Bowl. That part was pre-taped, which explains the weird cut aways during that section. It was still a boss performance, tho.

-A ton of new trailers debuted during the Super Bowl last night, including Guardians of the Galaxy 2, LoganLife with Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal, Baywatch, and F8 (which is heavy on The Rock and Jason Statham, which may explain Vin Diesel’s ‘tude).

-I’m glad I skipped The 24: Legacy premiere that aired after the Super Bowl which, according to the New York Times, was “intentionally or not, a one-hour Super Bowl ad for Islamophobia.” It’s strange because that was an issue with the original show, which they actually managed to correct.

-Whoa. Janice Min is stepping down from THR. (I met her once but was too scared to form actual words so it was just a lot of awkward nodding…)

Mandy Moore‘s Walk to Remember reunion pic is exactly what I needed to start this week.

-Speaking of Mandy, this is an interesting take on how This Is Us could be reshaping network TV. Its success may make networks lean into “cathartic entertainment” and leave the gritty dramas to cable and streaming, which makes a lot of sense.

Meghan Markle is now wearing an “H” ring. Hmmm….

-Today was the Oscar Nominee Luncheon. Nicole Kidman looked pinchedMichelle Williams’ shiny dress confused me, Octavia Spencer gave me major coat envy, and Ruth Negga wore an outfit that shouldn’t work but totally does.

-Meanwhile, here’s the giant photo of all the nominees.

-Speaking of weird outfit choices by Michelle Williams, what is this dress?

Damien Chazelle won big at the DGAs this weekend, which is one of the season’s most reliable predictors of Oscar-night glory. Despite a bit of backlash, I’m surprised how little the La La Land train has slowed down.

Conan O’Brien lawsuit offers a very detailed glimpse into how late-night jokes are created.

-This is refreshing: The Weeknd revealed that he had absolutely nothing to do with his fashion line.

-The new Stranger Things TV promo revealed its season 2 debut date: Halloween. Here’s a shot-by-shot breakdown if you’re really obsessed.