–Christopher Abbott, the guy who plays Charlie on Girls (aka – the only semi-recognizable character who actually acted like a human being every once in a while), has abruptly quit because he was “at odds” with Lena Dunham. I guess I wasn’t the only one who didn’t love the mushy-gushy season finale.
–Jada Pinkett-Smith denied having an open marriage to Will Smith…but then went on to describe their relationship in a way that sounded very open-marriage-y.
–Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper appear to be engaged in some sort of bad hair battle. Bradley’s winning, bt dubs.
-I love Emma Watson, but I’m not sure I’ll ever forgive her for bringing Julia Roberts‘ Pretty Woman hooker dress back in style.
–Chelsea Handler and Conan O’Brien got very, very naked to film this shower sketch. Too bad it wasn’t funny.
-Sad, sad news about Roger Ebert. He was always super approachable at TIFF, and I loved reading his reviews, whether he was riffing on a zero-star movie or recognizing the pleasures of a flick like Road House. Here’s a good rundown of some of his best lines and crankiest tweets.
-Speaking of legendary movie critics, I liked this bit in Robert Redford’s Esquire interview: “This woman comes running toward me and lunges at me. She grabs both my hands and she says, ‘I’m Pauline Kael. You must hate me….'”
-The reviews have already started to come in for Sunday’s season six premiere of Mad Men, and they’re predictably glowing.
–Justin Bieber’s tattooing skills are as terrible as you’d expect.
-A new Carrie teaser trailer has landed. Meh.
–Madonna‘s daughter Lourdes is dating the kid who plays the president’s annoying son on Homeland.
–Miley Cyrus has been spotted wearing her engagement ring again, but people are too fixated on her lack of bra to care.
-A new Arrested Development poster revealed the new season will debut on Netflix May 26 (in both the US and Canada). Bonus: we’re getting 15 episodes instead of the expected 10. I guess they found some extra money in the banana stand.
-Um, is Jeremy Irons kind of a dick? Check out his bizarre comments on gay marriage.
-Dammit. I actually really like this Isabel Marant outfit Gwyneth Paltrow is wearing. Dammitdammitdammit!
-I also really liked GOOP’s easy up-do tips. What’s wrong with me?
-I stuck with Fringe until the bitter end, but I still can’t understand the producer’s explanation of which timelines ended up being real.
–Beyonce‘s big announcement turned out to be just a new Pepsi ad. Yawn.
-She may play a queen on Game of Thrones but in a legal dispute with her ex surrounding a tax return, Lena Headey just claimed she has less than $5 in her bank account. Maybe she’s broke because a Lannister always pays her debts?
-I really liked The Grid’s oral history of MuchMusic.
-Speaking of other good reads, the author of Friday Night Lights is getting a lot of attention for this GQ article about his insane Gucci addiction.
-The original five-minute Daria pilot has surfaced, and it’s pretty freakin’ great.
-The actors who play Tyreese, Sasha and Beth have all been promoted to regulars on The Walking Dead. That doesn’t mean they’re safe from dying a horrible death in the near future, though.
-Yet another reason why I’m looking forward to Rebel Wilson hosting the MTV Movie Awards: she got the cast of Pitch Perfect to reunite for a musical performance!
-There’s lots of talk about who should replace Jimmy Fallon in the Late Night slot. Seth Meyers seems to be the frontrunner but man, I love the idea of Aisha Tyler taking over.
–Lindsay Lohan wants to model for Saint Laurent. That’s adorable!
-Today’s Veronica Mars Kickstarter update included a screenshot from the movie’s shooting script.
–Elisabeth Moss just played “marry, f*ck, kill” with the Mad Men cast. Sorry, Pete.
-Everyone from Jann Arden to Chris Brown is using Twitter to weigh in on Justin Bieber‘s recent troubles.
-Meanwhile, Selena Gomez‘s camp is denying rumours that she demanded to be removed from Bieber‘s upcoming 3D movie.
–Louis C.K. and Letterman watched the “f*ck you, Letterman!” scene from Louis last night. Awkwardness ensued.
-Here’s the new red band trailer for Only God Forgives, starring Ryan Gosling and directed by Nicolas Winding. It makes Drive look like a Disney fairytale.
-I was never really a huge fan of The Great Gatsby, but the new trailer for Baz Luhrmann‘s adaptation looks pretty damn awesome. I feel like my high school English teacher should have known that all I needed to enjoy a story about terrible rich people doing terrible things was Beyonce crooning in the background.