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Gillian Anderson Gets A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Gillian Anderson got a star on the Walk of Fame, which was attended by Joel McHale, Brian Fuller and Annabeth Gish.  David Duchovny didn’t attend — but he did send a very sweet tweet.

Jennifer Lawrence posted a very cute video on Facebook with Emma Stone explaining why they didn’t end up at Golden Globes after-parties.

-I love that Meghan Markle continues to wear Canadian designers. She stepped out in an amazing Smythe coat today.

Selena Gomez just did a big Instagram purge and now only follows 37 people. Sorry, you didn’t make the cut.

Jamie Bell says he and Kate Mara had a low-key wedding at their neighbour’s house. “We just walked back across the street and came home.”

-It’s over for Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff. The couple called it quits after dating for more than 5 years. (Not a surprise to those who follow blind items.)

-Meanwhile, Tessa Thompson walked back her comments about Lena Dunham’s lack of involvement in #TimesUp (though she probably shouldn’t have).

-I’m really impressed by Emma Watson, who listened to criticism of her white feminism and made an effort to be better.

-There’s lots of talk about Harper’s Bazaar prepping a cover story that will out the woman who created the underground “Shitty Media Men” list. This is a really, really bad idea that puts a target on a woman’s back for merely trying to protect other women. Let’s hope there’s enough outcry before the print deadline for them to change their mind.

-As James Franco was voicing his support for #TimesUp backstage at the Globes, two women were accusing him of sexual misconduct on Twitter. This is the same guy who had to use a morning talk show appearance to awkwardly explain why he attempted to use social media get a 17 year old to go to his hotel room.

-By all accounts, the first two episodes of the Roseanne reboot that were made available to critics are excellent. Also by all accounts, the panel at the TCAs was incredibly awkward.

-I love that Netflix’s The End of the F***ing World is getting such great reviews. I really enjoyed that show (and not just because each episode came in around 20 minutes).

-This is a first: Netflix is shopping around BoJack Horseman’s rerun rights to traditional broadcasters.

-I’m looking forward to Jason Katims‘ new show Rise, but it’s not cool that he changed the lead character from gay (in the book) to straight to help him connect with the story. This is why we need more diverse writers rooms.

-The final trailer for Black Panther is out, and it looks amazing.



Charlie Rose Suspended Following Sexual Harassment Report

-For the past couple of weeks, there’s been rumblings that multiple newspapers were working on a sexual harassment story about a famous guy with a “nice” reputation that would shock everyone. Is that person Charlie Rose? The Washington Post just revealed that eight women are accusing him of harassing them with nudity, groping and lewd calls — and another publication is reportedly working on a similar story. CBS immediately suspended him following the report, and PBS halted production and distribution of his talk show.

-This story got a bit buried on the weekend but here’s Hilarie Burton and other stars of One Tree Hill detailing showrunner Mark Schwahn‘s harassment of them on set. It’s terrifying.

-E! is investigating Ryan Seacrest over a sexual misconduct claim made by a former wardrobe stylist, which he denies.

-The LA Times has an incredibly detailed report, in which Brett Ratner and Russell Simmons are accused of working together to carry out sexual misconduct. Meanwhile, Terry Crews is offering receipts.

Jeffrey Tambor is officially exiting Transparent after those sexual harassment allegations. This is a good take: Transparent made the world too woke for Transparent.

Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner really stepped in it by defending a Girls writer amid his sexual assault claim. Dunham has since apologized for her original statement.  Meanwhile, a writer for Lenny Letter is leaving, citing a what she calls Dunham’s “well-known racism.”

Meryl Streep recently revealed an incident where she fought off a violent attacker with Cher.

Natalie Portman on sexual harassment in Hollywood: “I went from thinking I don’t have a story to thinking, Oh wait, I have 100 stories.”

Marti Noxon is not backing down from her Matthew Weiner comments.

-The news has been rough lately. Let’s all take a break and check out photos from Serena Williams’ over-the-top wedding!

-Not one, but two excellent profiles of Armie Hammer landed today.  There’s Vulture’s, where he explains that he doesn’t get the genius of Call Me By Your Name’s dance scene. And then there’s The Hollywood Reporter’s profile, where he dares bring up Casey Affleck.  (I also really appreciate that THR’s photo shoot features a lot of barefoot shots. I spent the entirety of CMBYN staring at that man’s feet…)

-No one recognized Rita Ora on The Voice in Germany. LOL.

-This Tonight Show skit about auditions starring Jessica Chastain is priceless. “Also, be Wonder Woman!”

-This is a good explainer about why Justice League’s $96M debut is considered a disaster.

Pink is shooting down those theories that she was cringing during Christina Aguilera‘s Whitney Houston tribute at last night’s AMAs.

-Meanwhile, that was a truly underwhelming red carpet.

-Here’s the new trailer for Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time. I cannot wait!

Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dies at 41 in Suspected Suicide

-Another tragedy strikes the rock world: Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, 41, has been found dead in an apparent suicide. It would have been his close friend Chris Cornell’s birthday today. Celebrities quickly took to Twitter with condolences.

-In terrible timing, a new Linkin Park video was released today and now everyone’s looking at it for deeper meaning.

Lena Dunham will be on American Horror Story’s seventh season, joining the already announced eclectic cast that includes Billy Eichner, Colton Haynes and Billie Lourd.

-I’m fascinated by Charlize Theron‘s Atomic Blonde press tour. She keeps positioning it like it’s the first action film starring a kickass female. It’s not even *her* first.

-Comic-Con kicked off today and saw Channing Tatum and Halle Berry pounding back bourbon during the Kingsmen panel. But in terms of scoop, in the last few years I’ve become way more interested in the stuff that comes out of the TV panels than the movie ones. I will be on Twitter all weekend, swimming in the glorious spoilers.

-HBO’s new Confederate series by Game of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss is getting a less-than-stellar reaction, with the Daily Beast saying it “sounds stupid as hell” and pretty much everyone wondering why HBO thought it would be a good idea.

Ryan Reynolds‘ granted a dying boy’s wish to FaceTime.

-According to Jason Bateman, the new Arrested Development season will revolve around a Lucille 2 murder mystery.

-Ooh boy, am I not a fan of Jenny Slate’s latest profile in Vanity Fair. First, I think one of the street style shots is, um, problematic. And to rail against the interest in her dating life and compare it to The Handmaid’s Tale (“I’m also just really not open to being known as the woman dating so-and-so. I think that’s four tiny steps away from being Offred”) seems a bit extreme, especially since she was the one who opened that can of worms by being so disarmingly candid about her breakup with Chris Evans.

-Don’t sleep on how cute Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen are together.

-Is Naomi Watts quietly cultivating this summer’s best celebrity Instagram feed?

-Speaking of great Instagram feeds, Celine Dion‘s just keeps delivering.

-Also, Celine may be dating a dancer and I’m already so happy for her.

-I can’t wait to see Girl’s Trip tomorrow. All of the reviews seem to single out Tiffany Haddish as the breakout. Her story on Kimmel about taking Will and Jada Smith on a swamp tour she found on Groupon was killer.

-The survivor of the plane crash that killed two men during the production of Tom Cruise‘s American Made broke his silence amid the lawsuit.

-Insecure is returns on HBO this week, and the reviews for the new season are glowing. I need to catch up on the end of the first season, especially know that I know that Sterling K. Brown will be in the new episodes. Apparently, star Issa Rae met the This Is Us star during this past awards season, and he casually mentioned that he wanted to be on the show.

Taraji P. Henson is playing a kickass assassin in the Proud Mary trailer.