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March 2014

Kit Harrington Talks Hair and Heroism in GQ

Kit Harington April 2014 issue of GQ
Kit Harington in the April 2014 issue of GQ. (Photo: PAOLA KUDACKI/GQ)

-Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington covers the new issue of GQ, in which he seems kind of bitter about his hair.

-Speaking of Game of Thrones stars landing mag covers, Sophie Turner (Sansa) is stunning on You.

-In other GoT news, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talks about his character’s season 4 women trouble. Jaime+Brienne4eva!

-Now that How I Met Your Mother wraps up tonight, Neil Patrick Harris has gone from suiting up to donning fishnets and heels.

Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel have a history of singing Les Miz songs to each other, and they resurrected the tradition on Inside the Actors Studio. I will never tire of this.

-Meanwhile, Lindsay Lohan and Billy Eichner destroyed a car because they’re mad How I Met Your Mother is over.

Lindsay Lohan talked about pole dancing, Tinder and Oprah on last week’s Ellen. She also talked about launching a new app called Spotted Friend which she described as “like Shazam but for clothing,” which actually sounds pretty dope.

-Thank god Jezebel is recapping Lindsay’s reality show and eliminating the need to actually, you know, watch it.

-I saw Divergent this weekend and though it wasn’t perfect, I had zero problems with Theo James. And now I find out he can sing? COME ON!

Johnny Depp (who, admittedly, is looking really good these days) confirmed his engagement to Amber Heard in the most obnoxious way possible.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were spotted visiting his mom in Vancouver.

-I’m not sure how I felt about The Walking Dead finale (I was down with it until that very last line, which was a total cheesefest), but I know this: Norman Reedus is the coolest mofo alive, and the woman who asked Andrew Lincoln a question on Talking Dead in the form of a Love Actually tribute is my hero.

-Meanwhile, the finale drew in huge ratings. The majority of network TV shows would kill for 15.7 million viewers.

-The mother of Paul Walker‘s daughter will get custody— on the condition that she first goes to rehab.

-I’m not sure I’m feeling the white dress Emma Watson wore to the latest Noah premiere, but I’ve got nothing but love for her thoughts on airbrushing.

-Is Harry Styles dating Alison Mosshart of The Kills? What magical pull does this kid have?!

-A source close to Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin says they’ve been leading separate lives for years and were surprised it took them this long to announce their split.

-Feast your ear holes on “Listen,” the Black Keys‘ first new song since 2011.

-Speaking of new music, have you heard Alicia Keys’ song with Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell for the Amazing Spider-Man 2?

-Speaking of Pharrell, he and Jane Fonda are now BFFs, which is kind of perfect.

-Also, Pharrell just signed on to be a coach on the next season of The Voice. Will he and Usher start a hat war?

William and Kate released a new family portrait and it’s pretty damn cute.

-The Magic Mike sequel just got a new title and a new directorBut don’t worry, Channing Tatum is still involved.

Nikki Reed stepped out ringless after announcing her split from husband Paul McDonald.

-Someday, I hope we all get the chance to sing karaoke with Bill Murray. Until then, we’ll just have to be content with this video of him singing “House of the Rising Sun.”

-Expect Captain America: The Winter Soldier to be huge. It’s already opened to an insane $75.2 million overseas.

-Guys, don’t make any sudden movements: Dave Chappelle is back and we don’t want to scare him away again.

-Speaking of comics, here’s the weird-ass SNL sketch that was cut from Louis C.K.‘s episode.

-Here’s everything you need to know about Sam Smith, the musical guest on the most recent SNL. (Anyone else think he looks like Kirk from Gilmore Girls?)

-The Office’s B.J. Novak is now writing for NYT Book Review because he’s both a published author and a fancypants.

-Speaking of literate Office stars, Rashida Jones just scored a new column in Glamour.

Justin Bieber got booed at last night’s Juno Awards — but Serena Ryder had his back.

Hugh Jackman made fans swoon by bringing Wolverine: The Musical to life, if only ever so briefly.

-Meanwhile, Hugh joined James McAvoy for the X-Men promo tour. I’m not going to lie; I might have squealed a little when James popped up in the new Muppets movie…

Lee Pace (or, as Vulture calls him “eyebrow hero Lee Pace”) wages tech war in the new promo for AMC’s upcoming drama Halt and Catch Fire.

-I’m still watching The Killing because I’m a total sucker for A)  Joel Kinnaman and B) punishment, but I’m intrigued by this casting of Linden’s mom.

-Congrats to Elton John and David Furnish, who are set to marry in May after more than 20 years together. My brain can’t even process what that wedding’s going to look like.

Chelsea Handler is pulling the plug on her E! show after complaining about how “sad” that network is.

Cara Delevingne and Michelle Rodriguez seem to be enjoying their  romantic vacation in Mexico.

Chris Carter, who created The X Files, is back with a new series for Amazon.

-Speaking of supernatural shows, the Space website is streaming the entire first season of Orphan Black in case you need to catch up.

-Wait, Clive Owen is doing rom-coms now? Not that I’m complaining…

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield Cover EW


-The Amazing Spider-Man 2 gets the cover treatment on next week’s EW. Meanwhile, how cute is Andrew Garfield with this tiny Spider-Man?

Mila Kunis made her first public appearance since her pregnancy announcement — though you’d never know it from this outfit.

Demi Moore seems to be celebrating her ex’s impending bundle of joy with some really terrible boots.

Mindy Kaling might be the first person to ever say “I don’t want to be skinny” in Vogue, making me love her even more.

-Meanwhile, Vulture eavesdropped on a hilarious conversation between Mindy and Parks and Rec creator Mike Schur.

-Sweet! Yo La Tengo and The Decemberists will be part of that Parks And Recreation concert episode.

-I like this rundown of TV characters who’s names have become verbs.

Gwyneth Paltrow is getting a lot of flack for a recent interview in which she implied that being a movie star mom is harder than being an office worker mom. The response was swift and hilarious.

-Speaking of hilarious, here’s a compilation of the Internet’s reaction to her “conscious uncoupling.”

-Meanwhile, she sent out a typical GOOP newsletter this week (about chicken recipes, of all things) but she did add an extra note at the end of the intro saying “P.S. CM and I in deep gratitude for the support of so many.” (Proving once again that she really, really needs a copy editor.)

-Also, the Alexa Chung/Chris Martin speculation is everywhere now, though Lainey’s been hinting at it for a while.

James Van Der Beek is on a roll this week. He apologized for being a jerk on Seth Meyer’s show, and then he tweeted a photo with Grams!

Drew Barrymore is super duper pregnant. Meanwhile, here’s our first glimpse of her new horror film.

-Despite what she told Oprah on last week’s ep of her reality shows, Lindsay Lohan is hitting the clubs again. At least she’s not drinking.

-Here’s a Chris Evan timeline which helps to explain how he fell out of love with acting.

-I haven’t read Television Without Pity for a while, but it was a huge influence on me early in my career and made me realize I wanted to write about TV. It will be missed.

Nina Dobrev and Nikki Reed shot a PSA for Obamacare.

-This gallery of the best HIMYM episodes reminded me that at one time, this show used to be really, really good.

Angelina Jolie is in Sarajevo to discuss rape prevention in military training.

-Once Upon a Time in Wonderland has officially been given the hook. I hope the guy from Being Human UK gets another shot at US network TV, though. He’s adorable.

Rihanna and Drake were spotted together — time time with hand-holding/thigh-grabbing.

-The University of Iowa doesn’t want Lena Dunham and/or her boobs on their campus next season.

The Good Wife preview for Sunday night’s episode makes me want to curl up in the fetal position and/or day drink.

-Speaking of which, I liked this article on the hollow gamesmanship of TV game-changers like TGW and New Girl’s last episodes.

-A Colbert Report tweet about Asians has some calling for the show’s cancellation and spawned a whole bunch of controversy. But the tweet was actually a quote from his show this week, and was actually making fun of Dan Synder, not Asian people. Patton Oswalt just shut the whole thing down.

Beyonce ended her tour this week with an onstage ugly cry.

Owen Pallett has written another pop review using music theory. This time, he explain why Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” is popular. Man, I hope this becomes a weekly column.

Tom Hiddleston used to have frosted tips. That is all.

-The only reason I kind of want to see Noah is because Emma Watson is reportedly amazing in it.

Lorde’s boyfriend wrote a long blog post about their relationship.

Aaron Paul and Amanda Seyfried got up close and personal with some fans in Pittsburgh.

The Flair Guy from Office Space just lost a real-life lawsuit over “illegal flair.”

George Clooney must be serious about Amal Alamuddin — he was spotted taking her on a double date with John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.

Liam Neeson looks great on the cover of GQ.

Joss Whedon talks about shooting the action scenes for Avengers 2 in Seoul — and he’s already apologizing.

-This new trailer for The Purge: Anarchy reminds us to just stay inside.

-I loved loved loved this movie starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo when I saw it at TIFF last year (then it was called Can A Song Save Your Life? but it appears to have been renamed to the blander Begin Again). In any case, it’s from the guy who did Once and the first trailer is here.

Selena Gomez Reunites With Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson

Selena Gomez Vanessa Hudgens Ashley Benson
Selena Gomez shared a snap with Spring Breakers costars Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson on Instagram. (

Selena Gomez reunited with her Spring Breakers costars before giving an inspiring speech at the first annual WE Day California celebrations.

-The Zac Efron saga continues to seem increasingly sad. First there was a broken jaw from “slipping in a puddle of water,”  and now comes word that he was beaten up on Skid Row while “waiting for a tow truck.” If he needs help, I hope he gets it soon.

-His publicist is working overtime with stories of him drinking green tea the night after the altercation.

James Franco isn’t sure how he ended up on Lindsay Lohan’s lovers list.

Lena Dunham directed this new music video by boyfriend Jack Antonoff (just in case the “abortion dog” didn’t tip you off).

-Scandal star Columbus Short has been arrested for felony battery after an alleged bar fight. Apparently he has quite the history of violent behaviour. Had Olivia Pope kept it “handled” it thus far?

-Here’s a preview of Community’s G.I. Joe homage, which airs tonight.

Mindy Kaling took a trip to the Vogue closet, and the outfit they picked out for her wasn’t exactly what she was hoping for. “It’s totally chic, like I’ve never had a sexual thought before in my life.” Hey, at least she didn’t have to see Arvin Sloane in his undies.

-I keep forgetting Leighton Meester can sing. This is what happens when you repress Country Strong.

Nick Cannon says he and Mariah Carey waited until they got married to have sex.

Ryan Gosling has finally resurfaced. It’s been way too long since we’ve been hey, girl’d.

-The guys who played Ryan and Trey on The OC just launched a production company. Get in there, Seth Cohen!

Emma Watson looked great in menswear for her Letterman appearance, but I felt like this Oscar de la Renta at the Noah premiere wore her.

-A new trailer for Jupiter Ascending with Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis has landed and it looks kind of amazing.

Nick Frost describes his new movie Cuban Fury as Strictly Ballroom meets The Bourne Identity. I’m in!

Alyson Hannigan turned 40 this week, which seems crazy to me.

-Her HIMYM costar Cobie Smulders looks great (and covered up!) on the new issue of Self.

-Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer, however, felt the need to strip for GQ. Sigh.

Julianna Margulies explained how she negotiated Josh Charles’ season 5 contract on The Good Wife.

-Another Duck Dynasty star has said more stupid things about gay people, which should surprise no one. At least the ratings are tanking.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are both rumoured to be worth $140 million. I’m actually surprised that he was the higher earner in that relationship.

-Meanwhile, there’s been lots of talk of a fashion “it” girl connected to Martin. Is this a reveal?

-Also, Cameron Diaz says her GOOPy buddy is “doing great” after the split.

-So Lifetime is really charging ahead with a Flowers in the Attic sequel, huh?

Jesse Eisenberg plays a radical environmentalist in the new trailer for Night Moves.

Bill Murray‘s golf outfits are the best.

Prince Harry and Alexander Skarsgard took goofy videos during their trek to the South Pole, and they are everything.

Two new clips from Captain America: Winter Solider have landed.

-I really liked this interview with Bryan Cranston, in which he talks about his first acting kiss and getting advice from David Duchovny.

Carl on the Walking Dead has a stunt double who’s a 31-year-old woman.

-I don’t know about this TMNT trailer, guys. Twitter seems to love it, but I just don’t think I can get behind it.