George Clooney Talks Privacy, Freedom of the Press and His Dad

-The Hollywood Reporter’s roundtable with screenwriters features a lot of actor-writers (Julie Delpy, Danny Strong, etc) , but George Clooney totally owns it, especially near the end when he really gets rolling. He talks about the best advice his dad ever gave him, what it means to be a public figure, and how news has changed.

-It looks like Robert Pattinson is back to hooking up with Sean Penn’s daughter.

-This photo certainly makes it look like Idris Elba‘s girlfriend is expecting.

Jon Hamm’s penis problem is back. On the plus side, I’m suddenly looking forward to the next season of Mad Men.

Tom Hiddleston continues his charmbomb tour. I dare you not to swoon when he starts speaking French near the end of the Nerdist podcast.

-Meanwhile, critics think he’s the only reason to see Thor 2. I saw it a couple of days ago, and I agree. (Be sure to stick around to the very end of the credits. There’s more then one end credit extra in this film.)

Jennifer Aniston says she had to cut her hair off because it reacted poorly to a Brazilian-style blow dry treatment.

Jennifer Lawrence is also explaining her dramatic new ‘do, saying her long hair was “fried” and “couldn’t get any uglier.”

Selena Gomez says Lordedoesn’t support other women,” which strikes me as a radical interpretation of the text.

-The boys of Friday Night Lights are getting scary on the big screen. Taylor Kitsch just signed on to play a psycho cop in Exit 147, while the trailer for a new found-footage horror film starring Zach Gilford has landed.

-Speaking of FNL, the cast’s panel from the Austin Television Festival is now on YouTube.

-Beyonce stopped a concert mid-song to Facetime with a fan. I guess that answers the ‘was she lip-synching?’ question.

-Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas is developing a show about zombie med students. Yes, please!

-Speaking of Veronica Mars, Kristen Bell was hounded by the paps at LAX this week. Shoulda brought her taser…

-Meanwhile, Kristen looks great in the new issue of Flare.

Lily Allen is back! Just for a British holiday ad, but still.

-Margot Robbie is dismissing those rumours that she’s having an affair with Will Smith.

-Wait, Deryck Whibley took Avril Lavigne’s last name?

-I’m still not convinced we need Netflix to make four new Marvel shows, but at least one of them will be about Jessica Jones.

Justin Bieber learned the hard way that if you’re going to partake in a little illegal graffiti, maybe you shouldn’t brag about it on social media using photos (soon to be referred to as “Exhibit A.”)

-Brace yourself; Cameron Diaz just joined Twitter.

Adam Scott’s latest TV theme song spoof takes on the Too Close for Comfort theme.

Alanis Morissette‘s Jagged Little Pill is set to become Broadway musical. “Yay!” said absolutely nobody.

-Every other actress in Hollywood should drop out of the Best Guest-Starring Emmy race (sorry, Alison Janney!). Lisa Kudrow just won it with her sexism speech on last night’s Scandal.

-A Hunger Games theme park might be in the works, because who doesn’t want to frolick amongst a gang of homicidal children?

-NBC continues to give Anne Heche chances. She’s set to co-write and star in a new sitcom.

-In other sitcom news, ABC just bought Kristen Schaal’s incredibly weird-sounding American Monster.

Paul Haggis‘ new movie Third Person got terrible reviews at TIFF, but it still somehow managed to land US distribution.

-What exactly is Rose McGowan wearing and why?

Jimmy Kimmel recut the Thor 2 trailer to make it seem like a Love, Actually-esque rom-com.

-Speaking of Love, Actually, here’s a great oral history in honour of its 10th anniversary.

-Saving Mr. Banks with Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson debuted last night, and everyone loved it.

-This trailer for Colin Farrell’s new romantic drama Winter’s Tale takes a weird turn near the end — but it coincides with the part in the trailer where his hair gets really good so I’m still onboard.

Jen McDonnell is an entertainment freelancer and social media specialist. She put her celeb stalking skills to good use as managing editor of Likes: pop culture, celebrity dirt, guilty pleasure TV, George Clooney, cheese. Dislikes: people who use 'begs the question' incorrectly. Follow Jen on Twitter @jen_mcdonnell. Follow Jen

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