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Jay Z’s Family Feud Video Stars Beyonce, Michael B Jordan, Jessica Chastain and More

Jay Z dropped his “Family Feud” video today, which was directed by Ava DuVernay, costars Beyonce and Blue Ivy and details his infidelity. The video includes cameos by Jessica Chastain, Mindy Kaling, Michael B Jordan, Thandie Newton, Brie Larson, Rashida Jones, Rosario Dawson, Constance Wu, Niecy Nash and David Oyelowo, but you can only watch the full thing on Tidal (for now).

Zac Efron recalls the time he cried while talking to Michael Jackson, which then in turn made Jackson cry.

-When Survivor winner Todd Herzog appeared on Dr. Phil in 2013 to talk about his addictions, his alcohol level was .263. Now he’s alleging it’s because of the vodka and Xanax supplied to him by the show. A new Boston Globe/STAT story also quotes people who were encouraged by staffers to go to L.A.’s Skid Row in order to buy heroin.

-Wait, people actually think The Last Jedi is a box office failure? In what world?!

-Oh god, Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt are circling a Mad About You revival. Stop trying to reboot things, Hollywood! (Unless it’s Happy Endings or Selfie.)

-Speaking of TV, here’s our picks for the best TV shows of 2017, ICYMI.

-Ugh, Meghan Markle‘s relatives are coming out of the woodwork in full force.

-I kind of love Ridley Scott. He’s 80, he just reshot an entire movie in 9 days, and he gives interviews in which he clearly does not give af. His chat with Vulture is refreshingly candid, and even offers an opinion of Blade Runner 2049: “It was f**king way too long. F**k me! And most of that script’s mine…I shouldn’t talk…I’m being a bitch.”

-According to critics who screened the first 5 of the 10 new episodes of The X Files, it’s still wildly inconsistent but there’s more flirting/banter and “another dazzling Darin Morgan standalone.”

Minnie Driver revealed that Harvey Weinstein wanted Ashley Judd for Good Will Hunting instead of her, telling her “You’re just not f**kable.”

-Meanwhile, according to Buzzfeed Weinstein will not go quietly.

-Also, it’s great to see these women gather to talk about life after speaking out about Weinstein, but where’s Lupita Nyong’o in all this?

John Oliver makes a good point concerning the backlash of him confronting Dustin Hoffman over sexual harassment: “It became about my questions rather than his answers.”

-Uh, so male stars are also planning to wear black to the Golden Globes to protest sexual misconduct in Hollywood? Except don’t they almost always wear black anyway? For the love of god, someone design a ribbon or something! I really hope the winners pull a Fiona Apple and use their acceptance speech to say “this world is bullshit.”

-What kind of person nabs Tatiana Maslany for their new TV show and then ends up recasting her part??! Ryan Murphy, wyd?

Will Smith got very excited over Jamie Oliver’s Christmas negroni.

-Also, Will Smith has only been on Instagram for a month but already it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

-Speaking of Smith, was Bright actually worth the $90 million Netflix spent on it? Nielsen is reporting that 11 million people watched it  over its first three days . (I’m skeptical about that number, though. On the one hand, the real figure is probably higher since Nielsen only measures people watching on actual TVs, not tablets and computers. On the other hand, “views” don’t tell the story of how many people watched ’till the end.)

-In any case, if that number is accurate it adds up to a $99 million debut at the box office — roughly what The Fate of the Furious did in April, and a win that Smith desperately needs.  (Bright’s numbers are still smaller than Stranger Things 2, which pulled in 15.8 million by Nielsen’s measure.)

-Can Lena Dunham learn from the high-profile mistakes she made in 2017?

-I really liked this list of the 50 greatest moments from this year’s movies.  As much as I had mixed feelings about Molly’s Game, the “on tilt” poker scene is a fave.

-Wait, Eartha Kitt had a threesome with Paul Newman and James Dean?!  (Also, check out this clip of Newman and Dean flirting during a screen test for East of Eden.)

-This clip of Celine Dion twirling a baton is just what I needed to bid goodbye to 2017.

-Here’s the trailer for The Open House with the kid from 13 Reasons Why. Netflix is really going all in with him, huh?

-Here’s the first trailer for Selma Blair and Nicolas CageMom and Dad, which people went NUTS for at TIFF’s Midnight Madness. It’s a horror movie in which all the parents in the world are suddenly overcome by the urge to murder their kids.

-Every Day, one of my favorite YA books of all time, is now a movie coming in Feb and I CANNOT WAIT!

Arrow, Supergirl Stars Weigh in on E.P.’s Sexual Harassment Allegations

-Whoo boy. The CW, home of all my fave current shows, kind of imploded this weekend after Variety’s Mo Ryan talked to 15 women and 4 men about alleged sexual harassment from CW showrunner Andrew Kreisberg of Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl. (Ryan tweeted Monday: “If this story were published today, the number would be higher. I had an interesting weekend.). Among the allegations: he once told a woman “Wow, you look so tired that I don’t even want to have sex with you anymore” in front of her kids, he put his hands on a man’s hips and mimicked having sex, he asked an array of women for their bra sizes, he asked a woman to lie on his office floor while he assumed a push-up stance over her and then he asked her to choke him “for research.” He has been suspended.

Carina Mackenzie, a writer on The Originals who worked on an episode of The Flash last year, tweeted (and then deleted): “When I left The Flash I told my agents I would rather live in a cardboard box under a bridge than work with AK again…I was at that show for a few short weeks & was disturbed by the way he spoke about women, the way he treated assistants and — to be honest — even the way FICTIONAL females were discussed.” (She also defended super producer Greg Berlanti, though a writer who worked on Legends of Tomorrow for two years seems to think Berlanti knew.)

-The ladies of the CW immediately stepped up, with Melissa Benoist, Caity Lotz, Emily Bett Rickards, and Chyler Leigh releasing statements. I was particularly impressed with EBR’s tweet, because it directly addressed the Arrow showrunner’s stupid, tone deaf tweet after the story surfaced about “reverse sexism.” That’s her boss! If she gets fired (or her character suddenly gets reduced screentime/plots), we’re burning that network down…

-It took a while for the CW men to get in on the action, but eventually Arrow’s David Ramsey, and  Supergirl’s David Harewood voiced their support.  Stephen Amell waited a whole day but eventually put out a pretty boss Facebook video, saying  “I thought that it was appropriate before I spoke publicly to speak with our cast and our crew, which I got the chance to do this morning…I told them this morning and I tell you now and I meant it, if anyone ever feels anything less than 100% safe…that they should come to whomever they’re supposed to go to and that I’ll stand right beside them. I’ll speak on their behalf if need be. If you’re not an active part of the solution than you are part of the problem.”

-A writer on Hannibal (the darkest show ever) called BS on the notion that you have to act disgusting in a writers room for “research.”

-The story seems to have opened the WB/CW floodgates, with a writer detailing her horrible experience on One Tree Hill. (All of the actresses from that show are publicly supporting her.)

-Screw everyone who made Mel Gibson‘s new movie a box office success this weekend.

-I watched Lady Bird this weekend instead (it’s lovely) and then I immediately texted my childhood BFF because of the movie’s generous, perfect use of “Crash Into Me.” It also did crazy good at the box office. Expect Oscar buzz on this one.

Gal Gadot will reportedly only sign on for a Wonder Woman sequel if accused sexual harasser Brett Ratner is completely removed from the franchise. Bless her! (It just got an earlier release date, away from Star Wars, so I’m guessing she won.)

-A dozen cast and crewmembers told THR about the time in 2003 when actor Tom Sizemore was removed from a movie set in Utah for allegedly violating an 11-year-old girl.

-Because everything is terrible in Hollywood these days, someone asked Twitter for their stories about nice celebrity encounters and everyone delivered. (If you don’t want to read the whole thread, here are some highlights. This tweet about Chris Pine is my fave.)

-Thor: Ragnarok has started a jam war between Jack Black and Chris Hemsworth (except only one of them knows what that means).

-The early reviews for Justice League aren’t exactly glowing, but they’re not as horrible as I expected. So yay?

-The Weeknd may be dating Justin Bieber’s ex? That’s extra messy.

-Meanwhile, The Weeknd joined Robert Pattinson at Leonardo DiCaprio’s 43rd birthday party.

Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone were all kinds of adorable together this weekend.

-Stranger Things’ David Harbour tweeting about his dad bod made my day…

-I really like this article on Stranger Things and other genre shows/movies keeping female characters apart.

-Wait, is Blake Shelton really getting named People’s Sexiest Man Alive? REALLY?!

-I’m just going to pretend this GQ cover with Colin Kaepernick is actually People.

-If season 8 happens with Suits, it will likely be without Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle.

-White men are the minority in the L.A. Times’ directors roundtable this year.

Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams join the circus in the trailer for The Greatest Showman.

 

 

Emma Stone Reacts to Andrew Garfield Kissing Ryan Reynolds

-Anyone else think it’s weird that there was a big rush to show Emma Stone footage of her ex-boyfriend kissing someone else? I mean, that someone else happened to by Ryan Reynolds, but still.

-ICYMI, we recapped the best and worst dresses at the Golden Globes.

-Everyone (including Trump, unfortunately) is talking about Meryl Streep‘s amazing speech. Watch it here if you missed it.

-Also, here’s Jimmy Fallon‘s La La Land and Stranger Things-inspired opening.

-Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot showed off her itty bitty baby bump at the Globes.

Yvette Nicole Brown interviewing her Community costar Donald Glover on the red carpet was all kinds of cute.

-This is unusual: HBO didn’t win a single award last night.

Tom Hiddleston had to face questions about his self-indulgent Golden Globes speech. (Frankly, I stopped paying attention when it became clear he wasn’t going to thank Taylor…)

-French police have arrested 16 people in connection with Kim Kardashian‘s robbery. 16!

-Damn, Jenna Dewan let Channing Tatum post this?!

Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx may not be as over as we thought. They were reportedly spotted celebrating the New Year in Miami.

Mark Hamill reading Trump’s tweets in his Joker voice is everything I’ve ever wanted.

-Oh god. Mike Tyson is teaming up with Chris Brown to train him.

-The CW announced the renewal of seven shows this weekend at the TCAs, including Crazy Ex-Girlfriend! I’m a bit shocked about that one, since it’s been averaging a 0.2 demo and less than 600k live viewers, but the CW prez explained that critical acclaim is more important than ratings. Bless him.

-Showtime boss David Nevins didn’t shrug off questions at the TCAs about Shameless star Emmy Rossum‘s now-resolved contract dispute. “To be clear, it felt like parity was very justified in this case.”

-Sweet! Hidden Figures beat Rogue One at the box office with $22.8M. I saw it this weekend and adored it.

-Here’s the first trailer for The Good Wife spinoff, The Good Fight. (Diane says “f*ck” so I’m going to need this show to be available somehow in Canada…)

-Speaking of shows that need to be available in Canada, here’s the first trailer for Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. This was filmed in Toronto; please let us have it!

Timothy Olyphant is predictably adorable in this new promo for Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet.

-We check in on everyone’s relationship status in the new Girls trailer.

-Characters question what’s real in the new promos for FX’s Legion. I’m very intrigued by this show, especially since one of my favourite TV critics is a writer on the show. That’s an unusual career trajectory.

Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron suit up in the new NSFW Baywatch trailer.