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Taraji P. Henson Talks Empire & the Art of the Hustle in Marie Claire


-Wow, I adore Taraji P. Henson’s new Marie Claire cover.

-First Armie Hammer dragged James Woods on Twitter, and now Amber Tamblyn is getting in on the action.  She originally tweeted “James Woods tried to pick me and my friend up at a restaurant once. He wanted to take us to Vegas. ‘I’m 16’ I said. ‘Even better’ he said.” After he denied it she tweeted “Calling me liar, James? This is now far from over. That I can promise” and is now RT’ing other people’s gross stories about him.  I love this.

Prince Harry reportedly enjoyed an early birthday celebration this past weekend with Meghan Markle in London. He turns 33 on Friday.

-Another day, yet another Star Wars shakeup. Days after Colin Trevorrow  parted ways with the franchise, J.J. Abrams  was announced as the new writer/director of Episode IX.  Not the most inspired or diverse choice, but I get why they wanted to go the safe, competent route after all the disarray. The change means the premiere date has been pushed seven months to Dec 2019.

Russell Brand wants to make amends with ex-wife Katy Perry, who he dumped via text. “I’m willing and open for reconciliation, any kind. Because if we can’t overcome our relatively trivial personal disputes in this world, what hope is there for us?” How big of him.

Louis C.K.‘s new film I Love You, Daddy and I, Tonya (which reportedly features an incredible Margot Robbie performance) landed the top deals of this year’s TIFF market so far.

-Meanwhile, while promoting the film in Toronto Louis C.K. was asked by the NYT about those rumors of sexual misconduct with female comics, and he shut it down. “I’m not going to answer to that stuff, because they’re rumors…If you actually participate in a rumor, you make it bigger and you make it real.”

Michelle Williams and Busy Phillips reminiscing about all the actors they kissed on Dawson’s Creek is kind of the best.

Randy Jackson says that his sister Janet’s divorce arose from an “abusive situation,” and claims she suffered “verbal abuse” and felt like “a prisoner in her own home” during her marriage to businessman Wissam Al Mana.

Kristen Bell played bingo, had wheelchair races and ate dinner with thousands of nursing home residents who evacuated to her Orlando hotel during Irma.

-Good on Glamour Mag for fighting back against hateful Instagram comments about one of their employees.

-In a rare political post, Selena Gomez asked her millions of followers to defend DACA.

-Meanwhile, Elle Fanning learned the hard way what happens when Selena tags you on Instagram.

-I always have time to watch a new Radiohead video.

-The fact that Syfy added the founder of BGN to their advisory board makes me want to watch Syfy shows.

Jason Mamoa posted an Instgram video of him on a climbing wall and it’s rul nice.

-This footage of Rami Malek performing as Freddie Mercury is pretty promising.

-My friends and I are really split one The Florida Project (I loved it, they didn’t), but Drake just endorsed the film so I’m really feeling better about my opinion now…

-Here’s the first trailer for James Franco‘s The Disaster Artist. He’s getting raves for his performance.

-A new trailer has officially dropped for Alexander Payne’s Downsizing. The reviews coming out of TIFF for this one are also pretty stellar.

Anna Kendrick Talks Dating Dealbreakers

Anna Kendrick in O
Anna Kendrick in O.

Anna Kendrick is getting all the magazine features this week. Her latest is in O Magazine, where she calls tickling a dating “red flag” and reveals her love of baking blogs.

-Meanwhile, here’s a new clip of Anna and Ryan Reynolds in The Voices.

-Glee’s Naya Rivera says showering every day “is such a white people thing.” Wait, what?

Chris Hemsworth really, really got into his game of Water War with Jimmy Fallon.

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny tweeting at each other continues to be my favourite thing.

Jennifer Lawrence interviewed Eddie Redmayne, and of course they talked about the Real Housewives.

Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling are teaming up to star in an adaptation of The Big Short, making your mom really happy.

-The more I read about Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer adaptation, the more I want it. Josh Charles, John Slattery and a whole bunch of others just signed on.

-Of all the people I assumed wouldn’t ever want to get married again, Usher was at the top of my list. But he’s taking the plunge one more time.

Julianne Moore already has regrets about her Golden Globes speech. Something tells me she’ll get another shot at an acceptance speech soon.

-Entertainment Weekly’s Boyhood cover is nightmare-inducing stuff. I am not looking forward to that landing in my mailbox.

-The NYT has a good article on Better Call Saul. It’s somewhat comforting that everyone involved seems hyper-aware of the possibility it’ll mess up Breaking Bad’s legacy.

Kristen Stewart is tired of everyone thinking she doesn’t give a f*ck about anything. “I’m like, actually, no one gives a f*ck like me. No one gives more of a f*ck than me. It’s just ironic to me. I’m always like, really?”

Lena Dunham thinks “Tinder is a tool for murder.” She might not be wrong.

-This feature on the ladies from Broad City is fantastic and makes me want to catch up on the show, which returns tonight.

-Speaking of articles that made me want to watch a TV show, Elle ran an excellent profile of Jill Soloway, the creator of Transparent.

Gwyneth Paltrow showed up on Howard Stern this morning, where she talked about how smart she is and dished about her past relationships with Ben Affleck and Brad Pitt.

-The Honest Trailer for Gone Girl is pretty damn great.

-Agent Carter’s ratings slipped last night (which is not uncommon for a second episode), but a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49 on ABC? Ouch!

Russell Brand went off on Fox News’ hate-mongering and it was pretty swell.

-There’s no actual proof that Dakota Johnson and Jaime Dornan don’t like each other, but it’s true that they have zero chemistry in photos/interviews. I’m actually amazed by how bland Johnson is coming off on this press tour. What happened to the spitfire from Ben & Kate?

-Their show may be on the brink of cancellation, but there’s a silver lining for Stalker costars Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q. They’re reportedly engaged.

-I’m intrigued by Liam Neeson‘s new movie Run All Night, mostly because it stars Joel Kinnaman, who should be a bigger star than he is.

Paul McCartney Convince Every Hollywood Star To Be In His Video

Paul McCartney recruited a bunch of celebrities for his new music video, including Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Tom Ford, Sienna Miller, Tracey Ullman, Sean Penn and Chris Pine. This just confirms my belief that I really want to go dancing with Meryl Streep.

Mary McCormack was reportedly “blindsided” by TMZ’s photos of her husband kissing Katharine McPhee. That might just be the suckiest ever way to find out already sucky news. She’s reportedly kicked him out of the house.

-Meanwhile, sources say McPhee is “embarrassed” by the photos. Ya think?

-I know it’s lame to be shocked by anything Lady Gaga wears at this point, but WTF?

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are reportedly going to sue the friend who posted their proposal video online. The guy was the co-founder of YouTube — what exactly did they expect?

-God bless the New York Post and Jezebel for calling out Kate Bosworth as a mocktress. There’s zero reason for anyone to be talking about her any more, let alone putting her on magazine covers. (Though that all may change, depending on how deeply Vanity Fair delves in Gwyneth Paltrow‘s marriage rumours.)

Drake’s birthday cake features both the CN Tower and Shoppers Drug Mart, which means it’s pretty much exactly as you pictured it.

Russell Brand the comedian is just ok, but Russell Brand the intellect always knocks my socks off. Check out his latest takedown. (I recommend watching the whole thing, but he really gets going just after the 8-minute mark when he starts explaining why he refuses to vote.)

-In honour of Movember, Nick Offerman is walking us through the history of the ‘stache.

-I’m a big fan of Jamie Dornan’s casting in Fifty Shades of Grey, because he did such a good job playing a psycho who has serious issues with powerful women in The Fall — and let’s face it, that’s Christian Grey to a T.

-Also, Scott Eastwood still seems to think he has a shot at the role. Aw, sweetie.

George Clooney‘s The Monuments Men has officially been delayed to Feb. 7, making it the first time in history I’m actually looking forward to a February movie.

-In case you were wondering, Tom Hanks is still the absolute best person ever. Check out this video of him meeting an autistic fan.

-I’m kind of over the ombre hair thing, but Natalie Portman is making it work.

-NBC is remaking Murder, She Wrote with Octavia Spencer (whom I love, but seriously NBC, it’s like you’re not even pretending to try anymore.)

-Speaking of TV, I follow a lot of critics on Twitter and they’re all losing their poo over this Sunday’s upcoming episode of The Good Wife.

Arcade Fire is streaming their new Reflecktor album on YouTube. Is it weird that I don’t love it?

Baby George‘s official christening photos have been released. Man, I wish the Queen was holding him. It looks like she’s almost considering it in one of them.

-I’m not sure I’m feeling Kate Middleton‘s latest Jenny Packham gown.

-Meanwhile, I’m totally feeling Diane Kruger’s dress here.

-The Book Thief is one of those novels that just killed me. Even the new trailer for the movie makes me a little weepy. Lord knows how I’m going to survive two whole hours of this…

-Speaking of novels that I fell in love with, this review of Rainbow Rowell‘s latest is bang on. When I got to the last page of her previous book, Eleanor & Park, I immediately flipped back to the front to start again, which I’ve never done before.

-I really liked Buzzfeed’s article on how we’re seeing a completely new kind of black woman on television thanks to Scandal and Sleepy Hollow,

-The new Hunger Games: Catching Fire trailer has me way too excited.

Deadline and Hollywood Reporter are currently engaged in a bit of a pissing match.

Amy Poehler was on Ellen today, joking about how she’s only drinking juice before hosting the Golden Globes.

-The first trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier has arrived. It actually looks pretty great!