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March 2014

More on Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s “Conscious Uncoupling”

Gwyneth Paltrow photographed by Mario Testino for the September 2000 issue of Vanity Fair.

-Fallout from Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin‘s shocking split announcement continues. The pair are currently vacationing together in the Bahamas (they were seen dining together hours after the big reveal), and he reportedly gave her a painting of a bird in flight by Mila Fürstová to mark this new stage in their lives. As amicable as it all seems now, everyone’s wondering why they specifically pointed out that they’d spent time in this past year separated? Did they hold off on the announcement until they were certain it wouldn’t be part of Vanity Fair’s “takedown”? Or is some new bombshell coming that will be more easily explained if they’ve been apart for a while?

-Meanwhile, I really liked this article about what celebrity divorces tell us about “having it all.” And here’s a GIF guide to “conscious uncoupling.”

Gwyneth recently announced that she’s taking a break from acting to focus on her kids.

-Parks and Recreation’s Retta live-tweeted the last episode of The Good Wife last night, and she got so upset that Josh Charles had to call and console her. If only he could offer phone therapy to all of us…

-Speaking of Parks and Rec stars, Chris Pratt is teaming up with wife Anna Faris for a new movie.

-What happened to James Marsden? I’m not a fan of this new look.

-A rumoured Fox reality series will trick women into believing they’re competing for Prince Harry’s love, which is just so…wrong.

-Speaking of terrible reality TV, E! just ordered something called Kourtney & Khloe Take The Hamptons. Ugh.

Shia LaBeouf looks really gross coming from the gym, but I remember a Nerdist podcast where Casey Wilson was talking about always seeing him work out in jeans, so I guess this outfit is an improvement?

-Cripes. Fox just pulled Enlisted because no one’s watching it. This is why we can’t have nice things, people!

Captain Americais quitting, you guys.

Alyson Hannigan predicts you’re going to ugly-cry your way through the HIMYM finale next week.

-Here’s Louis CK‘s new SNL promos.

-So now True Detective is submitting itself as a drama instead of a mini-series? This awards show already makes no sense! (It also implies that HBO has no hopes for Game of Thrones’ award chances this season.)

Channing Tatum continues to be a wonderful human being.

-The Mindy Project returns next week with two back-to-back episodes, one of which is promisingly called “French Me, You Idiot.”

Kit Harrington thinks there should be equal opportunity nudity on Game of Thrones. Someone buy this man a cup of mead!

-Speaking of GoT, here’s a 9-minute recap to get you back up to speed before the season premiere. I really needed that.

-The cast of Lost were asked to describe the series in 30 seconds — and some did better than others. (Also, why does Maggie Grace look like she just arrived from a walk of shame?)

Rihanna flew back to London to join Drake for his final shows.

Miranda Kerr is back to Instagramming nekkid pics.

-I’m 99.9% sure this story about Kanye West buying Kim Kardashian a Burger King franchise for a wedding present is total crap, but I still love it.

-Could Community’s “six seasons and a movie” rally cry actually become a reality?

-The CinemaCon audience was treated to footage from Fifty Shade of Grey and Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. Strap in for the next year of blanket coverage!

-Speaking of Angelina, the new international trailer delves into Maleficent’s’ tragic backstory.

Blake Lively was photographed in a wedding dress on the set of her new movie.

Jake Johnson sounds as happy about what happened on last night’s New Girl as the rest of the Internet. It’s always hard to watch a show try to back out of the corner it’s painted itself.

-In other Jake Johnson news, here’s the NSFW red-band trailer for Let’s Be Cops. Put your shirt back on, Nina Dobrev!

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Split

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin separate

-Whoa! Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin just announced their separation after 11 years of marriage on GOOP in a post titled “Conscious Uncoupling.” The announcement quickly crashed the site (probably because everyone who subscribes got a cryptic email that just contained the logo and a single line: “Click here for a note from GP.”)

-I’m guessing Pete Yorn‘s brother just became super famous because of this.

Justin Timberlake took Jessica Biel to Barbados for her 32nd birthday.

-Here’s more conveniently timed stills from Mila Kunis’ appearance on Two and a Half Men.

Mark Wahlberg thinks Transformers is “the most iconic franchise in history.” Oh, sweetie.

-In a recent interview, Andrew Garfield talked a lot about his “package” while Emma Stone looked on, horrified.

-Just when you thought Chris Brown couldn’t get any worse, prepare to be nauseated by his new music video for Loyal. Did I mention that it’s sponsored by Because if you’re going to beat women up, you might as well cheat on them, too.

-Here’s our first look at Kristen Stewart‘s new Chanel ad campaign.

Owen Pallett wrote a piece examining Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” through the lens of music theory, and now I want him to review every pop song ever made. Can he get on that already?!

-Speaking of pop criticism, Matt Zoller Seitz wrote a fantastic essay on the lack of technical content in movie and TV reviews. I want to subtweet this line to all my Facebook friends who suddenly seem to think they’re film critics: “[Critics need to know the] nuts and bolts: where the camera goes, and why it goes there. Why a scene included a lot of over-the-shoulder shots of a character speaking, even though the angle prevents you from seeing their lips moving. Why a particular scene was played entirely in closeup, or entirely in long shot.”

-That’s why I follow Emily Nussbaum, who tweeted this about The Good Wife’s courtroom shots in the last episode.

-Speaking of The Good Wife, I caught up last night. No spoilers, but ooh boy. Here’s the departing star on last night’s Letterman explaining what the hell happened.

-And here’s Weeds star Hunter Parrish talking about how he became part of the series’ most shocking (and hate mail-getting) twist. I really, really liked his performance in that ep.

-In other TV twist news, an actress on Hannibal (which I know is very, very good but I was way too much of a wimp to stick with it, even for Gillian Anderson) wrote a really great blog post about what happened to her character last week and all the cries of sexism/racism that followed. I don’t follow the show, but Bryan Fuller has a pretty great history when it comes to writing kickass female characters.

Lauren Graham participated in a Reddit AMA and reconfirmed my long-held belief that we are meant to be BFFs.

Mindy Kaling even manages to make creep shots seem adorable.

-Meanwhile, Mindy just posted this shot from an upcoming scene on her show and it gave me all the squees.

-Also, she looks amazing in Vogue.

-Speaking of Vogue, here is a collection of the best lines from Kimye’s Vogue profile so you don’t have to stoop to reading it yourself.

Naomi Campbell’s reaction to Kim & Kanye‘s Vogue cover was pretty wonderful.

Ellen Page is a master of the subtweet.

-The first full trailer for 24: Live Another day has arrived. WHY IS EVERYONE SHOUTING?!?

The Office Time Machine catalogues every cultural reference in The Office, sorted by year. Incredible.

-I despise the word “bromance” but I’ll click on any headline that involves Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen.

Peter Dinklage talks nude scenes in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones.

-SXSW is long over but the NPR Austin 100 download is still available, featuring 100 songs from some of the festival’s hottest acts.

Diddy has reverted back to Puff Daddy for his new album, for the three people out there who still care about him.

-Speaking of time-warping, the Spice Girls (minus Victoria Beckham, natch) are in talks to tour with the Backstreet Boys. Emma Stone is going to lose her shit.

-In other news that makes me think it’s 1997, Billy Corgan announced two new Smashing Pumpkins albums.

-Character actor James Rebhorn, who died after a long battle with skin cancer, wrote his own obit, and it’s wonderful. “He was a lucky man in every way.”

Billy on the Street and Will Ferrell play my new favourite game: “Would Drew Barrymore Like That?

-You can also watch Neil Patrick Harris and Billy Eichner yell at people on the streets of Manhattan about the HIMYM finale.

-Holy crap, it’s been 30 years since The Breakfast Club?! Feels like just yesterday that Judd was fist- pumping the air…

-Need to catch up on Mad Men before it’s return? This video tells you everything you need to know in under 2 minutes.

-Sad: Patrick Dempsey’s mother died after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

-Speaking of Grey’s Anatomy stars, what kind of show can’t figure out how to properly use Smash Williams?!?

-Warning: Aubrey Plaza‘s fake Ring Pop ad takes a really dark turn.

-Rookie Blue is getting a 22-episode order this season, which pretty much ensures that I won’t watch it.

-Sweet baby jesus — Wolfmother is back with a new album!

-There’s a new featurette for The Fault In Our Stars. I know I should trust John Green, but I’m so worried about this adaptation.

-The first book in the Veronica Mars mystery series isn’t getting great reviews, but you can judge for yourself by listening to the first five minutes of the audiobook, narrated by Kristen Bell.

-Speaking of audio books, listen to Jason Schwartzman and Katy Perry read a story from B.J. Novak’s One More Thing.

Katherine Heigl somehow sucked Alfre Woodard into her terrible-sounding NBC drama pilot State of Affairs.

-In the latest example of category fraud, Showtime’s Shameless is submitting under “comedy” at the Emmys this year. ‘Cause nothing says laughs like toddlers who OD on coke.

-Here’s the latest trailer fro Tom Cruise’s Edge of Tomorrow. It’s got a bit of a Source Code vibe to it, which I don’t hate.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Are Going to Be Parents

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher in That 70s Show. (Fox)
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher in That 70s Show. (Fox)

Jackie and Kelso are having a baby (and making well-timed Kiss-Cam and TV appearances). Also, Josh Malina’s tweet about their impending offspring just won the internet.

Justin Bieber got a tattoo on a flight to Canada. Man, I can’t even convince Air Canada to give me extra pretzels.

Kaley Cuoco got a tattoo to commemorate her wedding date, which seems adorably optimistic.

-I knew (KNEW!) that I was going to get spoiled about last night’s The Good Wife when I woke up this morning and Twitter was exploding over it, but I’m still trying avoid the nitty gritty details until I watch it tonight, so now I’m going to link to a bunch of stuff I haven’t actually read:  The creators wrote a letter to fans saying “life does go on,” some critics liked the twist, more seemed to hate it, Julianna Marguiles talked about it, and CBS released this photo which I won’t click on until I’ve seen the ep.

Photos like this make me think Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser may actually have a sense of humour. We need more of that, and less of this.

-So, um…Nick Cannon decided to do whiteface. Yeah.

-It’s always weird when I see photos of celebrities at places I actually go to. They always make those places seem way more fun and cooler. Case in point: here’s Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston celebrating her birthday at Brassaii.

Jimmy Kimmel can convince celebrities to do anything. Check out Kevin Bacon‘s amazing Footloose entrance. I love this so much.

George Clooney‘s ex Stacy Keibler is not only married already, she’s also expecting her first kid.

-Meanwhile, George and Amal Alamuddin were spotted on another date.

Anna Kendrick is not a fan of hearing “Cups” at the mall.

-I don’t think Jared Leto means to be offensive by constantly using “drag” and “trans” like they’re interchangeable, but at this point shouldn’t he know better?

In this clip from last night’s Lindsay Lohan reality show, Oprah starts off by seeming all tough-love and scolding, but then she gets all gushy and supportive.

-Everyone from Seth Rogen and James Franco to Kermit and Miss Piggy is spoofing Kimye‘s Vogue cover.

-Meanwhile, Sarah Michelle Gellar says she’s canceling her subscription because of it, while the rest of the world remains really confused by Kimye’s mirror selfie.

Sean Penn has been spotted again with Blue is the Warmest Color star Adele Exarchopoulos.

-It’s official: Rihanna is a fashion icon.

Is the BFFship over for Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez?

Worst headline ever? “Ariana Grande Suffers Toe Injury Following Dog Pee Mishap”

Gwyneth Paltrow jumped on the no-makeup selfie trend AND the oil-pulling trend (which I tried for an entire week and saw no difference — unless wanting to puke a lot counts).

-ABC announced a new Bachelor spinoff, proving that they learned NOTHING from Juan Pablo.

Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy have been spotted together again amid talk that they’re trying to mend their relationship.

-Doesn’t Kathryn Hahn (who I loved in Bad Words) know that she’s too good for M. Night Shyamalan?

-I kind of feel like American Horror Story should have been called this from the get-go.

Beyonce wants you to “Get Going” in a new Toyota commercial.

-Community’s Dan Harmon gave an interview/monologue to HitFix.

Kevin Connelly broke his left leg in two places while playing football on the Entourage set. Sadly, it’s not slowing down the movie.

Marion Cotillard‘s new Dior ads are as stunning as you’d expect.

-Tennis star Andy Murray’s mom has taken to mocking Yoko Ono’s twitter feed. It’s the feud I never knew I needed.

-Here’s the latest red-band Filth trailer. This got slammed at TIFF last year, but it’s James McAvoy so how bad can it be?

-The new X-Men: Days of Future Past poster might be terrible, but I’ve got nothing but love for the latest trailer. Here are 17 reasons why it’s great.