Beyonce Changes the Game with Surprise Album Drop

-Forget everything else that happened today — Beyonce just broke the internet. by releasing an album with no publicity, no advanced warning and no leaks. It’s a game changer. I’ve been listening to “Blow” a lot, which is great even though the first couple of listens actually made me blush.

-Meanwhile, here are the videos’ Easter Eggs, and the best reactions to her impromptu album release. That instagram comment on her vegan cupcakes photo kills me.

Joaquin Phoenix was actually super friendly and fun on Jimmy Fallon. It’s a Christmas miracle!

George Clooney reiterates his stance on those gay rumours, makes us all swoon.

-Flare is getting some flack for their cover image touchup of Jennifer Lawrence.

-Here’s the full trailer for House of Cards’ second season.

Angelina Jolie might end up testifying in News Corps’ phone hacking lawsuit.

-Meanwhile, the royal scandals revealed in the phone-hacking trial are kinda boring.

Geena Davis just solved Hollywood sexism in two easy steps. God, I love her.

Khloe Kardashian filed divorce papers today against Lamar Odom, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Says a source, “Khloé has been very, very hurt by everything.”

-Sony is Avengers-izing the Spider-Man franchise, giving Venom and the Sinister Six each their own movie.

Amy Poehler has no plans to join social media thanks to her previous encounters with online comments: “I always get my feelings hurt, even if someone is flattering.”

-Meanwhile, Amy and Tina Fey‘s new Golden Globes promos have landed.

-Saturday Night Live will add black female cast members in 2014 — finally.

Julia Roberts was on David Letterman this week. They’re friends so he gave her some belated birthday flowers — as well as a subtle way to shoot down those pregnancy rumours.

-Speaking of late night antics, Paul Rudd has an amazing habit of showing the same movie clip every time he goes on Conan.

-Jon Stewart’s take on Megyn Kelly and Fox freaking out over the “war on Christmas” was perfect.

Ed Helms is rebooting the Naked Gun movies, which is…actually not a bad idea.

-Speaking of reboots, Matthew Perry is developing an Odd Couple one for CBS.

Nigella Lawson lied about cocaine use under oath, the celebrity chef’s former assistants say in court.

-Interesting: Baz Luhrmann and Shawn Ryan are planning a TV drama set at the dawn of the hip-hop era.

Connie Britton is coming to terms with the death of the Friday Night Lights movie.  She just needs to listen to some inspirational Coach speeches.

Will Ferrell says that when Kanye West showed up on the Anchorman 2 set to film his cameo, he “was playing the new tracks a lot—over and over. Even when you’re trying to film, he’s playing the tracks…We got a scared 18-year-old intern to ask him to turn them down.”

-Here’s the first trailer for Life of A King. It’s like Dangerous Minds — with chess.

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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