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Mariah Carey Reveals Bipolar Diagnosis

Mariah Carey Bipolar Disorder PEOPLE cover

-In her People cover story, Mariah Carey revealed she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2001. “For a long time I thought I had a severe sleep disorder. But it wasn’t normal insomnia and I wasn’t lying awake counting sheep. I was working and working and working…I was irritable and in constant fear of letting people down. It turns out that I was experiencing a form of mania.” Good on her for opening up and starting conversations about mental health.

-Congrats to Rachel McAdams, who just welcomed her first child — a boy.

-Fandango reports that Avengers: Infinity War is on course to presell more tickets than any other superhero title in history, supplanting Black Panther. Its presales are outpacing last seven Marvel movies COMBINED.

-This behind-the-scenes video from the movie set is very cute.

-Meanwhile, Vulture ranks which of the 33 characters are most likely to die in the movie. (I think the second-from-the-last person they list is pretty much a sure thing, no?)

Patti LuPone was not a fan of Uma Thurman’s Broadway debut. “I don’t necessarily need to see film actors on stage. Can I just say…Uma Thurman in The Parisian Woman, anybody seen it? [Raising her eyes and speaking slowly] Holy shit! I’m sorry, I’m sorry.”

John Legend said on Ellen he knows who bit Beyonce but he’s staying mum.

-Kylie Bunbury got engaged to Jon-Ryan Alan Riggins. Mark-Paul Gosselaar‘s comment on her IG post is perfect. (I love that they seem to miss Pitch as much as I do.)

-The Ocean’s 11 trailer drops tomorrow. Eeeeeee!!!!

-Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson was caught on camera making out with two women while his girlfriend Khloe Kardashian is due to give birth to their child any day now.

-The guy who plays Jax on Legends of Tomorrow is out here showing his ass on Twitter.

Amy Schumer says Jennifer Lawrence introduced her to Adele — and the singer almost officiated her wedding. “I’d never met her before. We hung out a little bit that week, and then we were just real drunk one night, and we were talking about how we wanted to get married, and Adele was like, ‘Well, I can marry you.’ And we were like, ‘OK, cool.’ We were making a whole plan…and then the next day, she was like, ‘Hey, we’re not really, like, friends.'”

-I don’t care what everyone else believes, Hugh Jackman‘s anniversary message to his wife is super sweet.

Jake Gyllenhaal is insisting he won’t be the new Batman. Wait, was that a possibility?!

Kevin Smith offered an ailing Stan Lee an invitation to move in with him.

Aisha Tyler directed a new movie called Axis, which I saw and really liked. It’s out now on streaming platforms.

-Not surprisingly, Netflix is pulling out of Cannes completely.

-I really liked this article on Drake and Cardi B’s recent samplings of Lauren Hill.

Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan play a couple who unexpectedly end up taking in a kid in the Ideal Home trailer. The movie had be at “play a couple.”

Brendan Fraser Alleges Sexual Assault Derailed His Career

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-I honestly didn’t think I could ever be gutted by a Brendan Fraser interview, but here we are. Everyone’s focusing on his allegations that former Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Philip Berk groped him in 2003 (“Am I still frightened? Absolutely. Do I feel like I need to say something? Absolutely. Have I wanted to many, many times? Absolutely. Have I stopped myself? Absolutely. And maybe I am over-reacting in terms of what the instance was. I just know what my truth is”). But the entire article is worth your time. He talks about buying a horse for his autistic son and recalls having no one in his life tell him that if he kept working the way he was his body would fall apart. He also takes a break from talking to go shoot some arrows.

-Did Rachel McAdams sit out of the Game Night promotional duties because she’s trying to hide a baby bump? First she was spotted looking like she might be expecting, and E! News is now reporting that she’s seven months along. I like her so much and I wish her only the best!

-The guy who played Smith Jerrod on Sex and the City seems to be firmly on Team Sarah Jessica Parker, implying that Kim Cattrall wasn’t very nice to him.

-This is terrible: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had an Anthrax terror scare and police are treating the incident as a racist hate crime.

Joss Whedon has exited the Batgirl movie, saying “it took me months to realize I really didn’t have a story.” I’m so glad. As much as I loved Buffy, I’ve since found him to be … problematic. Here are 100 female directors DC can choose from instead.

Quincy Jones‘ kids, including Rashida Jones, staged a “family intervention” in which they lovingly told him to stop shitting on everyone in interviews.

-This clip of Ellen surprising Tiffany Haddish by introducing her to Oprah made me tear up a bit. Seriously, it’s the most wonderful 2 minutes you’ll ever see. They also did a cooking segment together.

-God, I would have paid cash money to see Leonardo DiCaprio realize that Oprah didn’t recognize him. “Is it Justin Timberlake?” I’m laughing forever…

-Grownish’s Yara Shahidi may star in the adaptation of The Sun Is Also a Star. This book. My god, if you haven’t read this book then you need to drop everything and go read it now!

Meryl Streep is not having Harvey Weinstein using her to dismiss a sexual misconduct lawsuit, calling it “pathetic and exploitative” to use her words in his defense.

-The Big Sick’s Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon offer tips on how to be heard when no one listens to you, and they’re great. “I think, with ladies in rooms, it’s all our jobs to watch out for each other. If anyone is being spoken over, I think it’s our job to go back and be like, ‘You were saying something.'”

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s take on Three Billboards is worth your time.

-I love Vulture’s piece on how Get Out is the first great movie of the Trump era. This bit from Bradley Whitford is hilarious: “I was at a strip mall in L.A. and I didn’t have any cash, and someone said there was a cash machine in the barbershop. So I went into the barbershop and I opened the door and there were 15 African-American guys getting cut — and they all screamed.”

-Comedian and actor Michael Ian Black wrote a really compelling opinion piece for the NYT on school shootings: “America’s boys are broken. And it’s killing us.”

-Shit. Those blind items about Lorde and Jack Antonoff might have been right after all.

-I certainly don’t expect Amber Tamblyn to take responsibility for everything her husband says, but as someone who’s profile has grown considerably because of #MeToo, this isn’t a good look either.

-Here’s Saoirse Ronan in the first trailer for Ian McEwan‘s scripted drama On Chesil Beach.

It’s Louis C.K.’s Turn

-If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, Louis C.K. has probably been cancelled for you for months. But it all came to a head today. The rumblings started early this afternoon when he abruptly cancelled tomorrow night’s premiere of his new movie and pulled out of his appearance on Colbert’s show. THR reported that it was in preparation for a big NYT story that was about to break — and then it did. The story details accusations from five different women who claim that C.K. masturbated in front of them, or asked if he could. Courteney Cox and David Arquette went on the record saying they heard about this behaviour on the set of a TV pilot they were producing.

-Vulture has a pretty comprehensive timeline about when the rumours first surfaced, kicking off with Gawker’s blind item way back in 2012, heating up with Tig Notaro‘s August interview with the Daily Beast, to last month’s piece by former Gawker writer who recalled getting shut down when trying to ask male comedians about it at JFL. (It bears mentioning that women comedians have been speaking out on this for months but while guys like Aziz Ansari said “I’m not talking about that.”)

-Not surprisingly, the distributor of C.K.’s controversial new film I Love You Daddy is reconsidering the release. It was already off to a shaky start (many critics at TIFF found the subject matter squicky) even before today.

-The Parks and Rec showrunner has apologized for casting him on the show.

-My biggest concern is how this might affect Better Things (which he produces). It’s probably the best examination of what it’s like to be a woman on TV right now. (A recent episode introduced the concept of a “super single” and I actually cheered.) Pamela Adlon is now in a tough spot of either having to comment and possibly coming off like she’s supporting C.K., or not commenting and seeming shady.

-It’s times like this that I wish that ep of Girls with Matthew Rhys was being re-run nightly on HBO. The way it examined how we brush off or make excuses for the transgressions of powerful men we admire has never been more timely.

-Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick has issued a second denial after another actress came forward with a rape accusation.

-Meanwhile, Charlie Sheenabsolutely denies‘ a claim that he raped Corey Haim on the set of Lucas.

-Another actor who is under scrutiny these days is Steven Seagal. Adding to the growing list of complaints is Portia De Rossi, who says he unzipped his pants during an audition.

-The Kevin Spacey fallout continues. In a totally shocking move, Ridley Scott will reshoot all of Spacey’s scenes in All The Money In The World — which comes out NEXT MONTH. Christopher Plummer (who Ridley originally wanted in the role), will replace him. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott made the decision unilaterally and only notified Sony late Wednesday afternoon. This is NUTS (and I love it).

-Earlier this afternoon, Amber Tamblyn tweeted cryptically to wonder why Matthew Weiner fired his assistant-turned-writer on Mad Men, and then this interview dropped with the writer accusing him of saying she owed it to him to see her naked.

Terry Crews filed a police report yesterday, a month after alleging he was groped.

-Just when you were thinking all Hollywood men were garbage people, John Boyega dropped this workout video and Chris Hemsworth paid tribute to his hammer. Faith restored!

Julia Louis Dreyfus‘ Veep costars psyche her up for chemo in this funny video.

-Grey’s Anatomy is airing its 300th(!) episode tonight. That’s Supernatural numbers! Shonda Rhimes admitted that the show is ‘sort of a diary’ in a touching new essay.

-A former Smallville actress is reportedly ‘second in command‘ of a cult under investigation for extorting, beating and branding its members. Not Chloe!!

Angelina Jolie is such a soccer mom.

-Big Little Lies will probably start shooting season 2 in the spring. Look, I loved that show and it’s definitely ending up high on my year-end “best of” list. But can’t shows have perfect endings and just leave it at that?

-In other Reese Witherspoon TV news, Apple picked up two seasons of her and Jennifer Aniston‘s new show.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are never more tolerable than when they’re trolling each other on social media.

-Here’s our first look at Jodie Whittaker‘s Doctor Who costume.

Brie Larson is probably hoping that the trailer for this offensive movie she starred in before she got famous hadn’t suddenly surfaced.

Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams suffer through an intense Game Night in this new trailer. (Her line reading of “YESSS! Oh no, he died!” killed me.)