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September 2014

Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch Returning to TV

Rachel McAdams no makeup

-It sounds like Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch will fill the other “True Detective” s2 lead roles. I love them both on the small screen (did you see her in Slings & Arrows?) and this pretty much guarantees I’m going to watch the crap out of it,  but this show might have a bit of a diversity problem.

-Meanwhile, Ellen Page and Kate Mara (who were initially rumoured to star in season 2), made a funny True Detective spoof about why they couldn’t land the parts.

Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks just split after three years (and countless music videos) together.

-Speaking of music videos, are we *supposed* to cringe while watching Hilary Duff dance in her new one? If so, success!

Taylor Swift wore a t-shirt based on a Tumblr meme based on her, and the internet exploded.

Amber Rose wants her fans to know that she’s ending her marriage because she says Wiz Khalifa cheated. She’s seeking full custody, while he’s jumping on a trampoline while listening to LCD Soundsystem.

-Grantland’s Bill Simmons dared ESPN to punish him as he ripped NFL commish Roger Goodell a new one….and well, they did.

Drake got a calf tattoo of an emoji, which is going to seem incredibly dated in about 3 seconds.

Lindsay Lohan forgot her lines during the opening night preview of London’s Speed the Plow, and the audience “openly laughed” at her. Other reviews suggest that other actors also forgot their lines and the audience was often rooting for her.

-I love that Lauren Graham and her Parenthood daughter Mae Whitman hang out on the regular — and Lauren publicly embarrasses her just like a real mother would.

-Not surprisingly, Miles Teller is backtracking on his Divergent diss.

-Who is Stephen Amell going after in this Facebook post? Publicists? Network suits? I’m intrigued.

-This clip from Gone Girl makes it look like a cutesy rom-com. It’s not.

Amal Alamuddin has arrived in Italy for her wedding to George Clooney. It’s my mother’s birthday this weekend, and I feel like I’m going to spend a lot of time on the phone with her working through this…

-The cast of Scandal played a cute trivia game on Ellen ahead of their premiere tonight.

-This Shonda Rhimes monologue generator has taken away entire chunks of my day.

-Speaking of time sucks, the second episode of the Veronica Mars webseries features shirtless Logan and pantless Piz. You’re welcome!

-Manhattan Love Story is a terrible new sitcom that will undoubtedly be cancelled almost immediately, but it’s not all bad news: costars Jake McDorman and Analeigh Tipton are dating.

Bill Cosby‘s Colbert interview went a little off the rails last night.

-Will you buy Thor as a hacker? Here’s Chris Hemsworth in the Blackhat trailer.

Ariana Grande Reportedly a “Monster” During Mag Photo Shoot

Ariana Grande on the October 2014 cover of Marie Claire
Ariana Grande on the October 2014 cover of Marie Claire.

-Another day, another story about Ariana “Only Shoot My Left Side” Grande being a diva — this time on the set of her Marie Claire cover shoot. (Her rep says it ain’t so, of course.)

-With Modern Family returning tonight, this news couldn’t come at a worse time: Sarah Hyland was granted a temporary restraining order against her ex-boyfriend after he reportedly abused her. After some scary behaviour from him, she reportedly asked TV mom Julie Bowen to come to her house and help her end the relationship, which allegedly made him freak out even more. What is it with the kids on this show?

Kristen Bell says her anti-paparazzi campaign actually worked and paps don’t bother her anymore. Oh, so I guess now it’s cool to share your private moments with the world in a Samsung commercial then? Yeah, I’m still bitter.

Chris Pratt’s SNL promos bode well.

Jeremy Renner and Sonni Pacheco (the Canadian model with whom he had a baby last year) have secretly tied the knot. Anyone else confused by this?

-Also shocking: Amber Rose just filed for divorce from Wiz Khalifa. Whaaaa?

-I totally agree with this reviewer who thinks CeCe should usurp Jess as the main character on New Girl.

-I loved and adored Pride And Prejudice And Zombies but the journey to adapt it has been incredibly rocky. News that Game of Thrones costars Lena Headey and Charles Dance have signed on to the film is a good sign, though. (I really, really hope she’s playing Caroline Bingley.)

-Oh jeez. Your secret boyfriend Idris Elba just announced terrible-sounding plans for a Mandela-inspired album.

-Oh jeez squared: Miles Teller just sh*t all over his role in Divergent: “I was feeling dead inside; I’d taken the film for business reasons.”

-Watching Jamie Dornan playing a twisted killer on The Fall didn’t just mess up audiences; during an interview with Gillian Anderson to promote the second season (yes!), he says the role has left him “a bit scarred.”

-I love this lookback on Lost and how rewatching it underlines just how much TV networks have given up on risks, spectacle and twisty characters.

Kerry Washington didn’t really seem to understand the “lie” part while playing Box of Lies with Jimmy Kimmel last night.

-Just in case you needed another reason to love Norman Reedus (what’s wrong with you?!), he recalls a time when he refused to play Jennifer Love Hewitt’s boyfriend in Heartbreakers.

-Just one day after he woke up to find an intruder in his house, a naked woman was found wandering around Keanu Reeves’ home. Whoa.

Emma Watson‘s feminist campaign has already gotten support from Tom Hiddleston, Russell Crowe, Simon Pegg, Chris Colfer and more.

Laggies was one of the movies I liked (but didn’t love) at this year’s TIFF. Keira Knightley killed it, though. Here’s the UK trailer for it (it’s apparently called Say When over there, even though Laggies sounds so much more British).

Taylor Swift Keeps Carrying Cats, For Some Reason

Taylor Swift is taking her twee-nees to a whole new level: she’s now accessorizing with cats. Your move, Zooey Deschanel.

-The first official casting notice about True Detective season two has arrived (as expected, Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star), but they still haven’t announced the female lead(s). Word is they’re aiming high — if they can’t get Rachel McAdamsKeira Knightley is reportedly next on their list.

-Here’s more photographic evidence of Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin sharing the same general airspace.

Aaron Paul and Jamie Dornan are teaming up for a new movie. Weirdly, that is how a LOT of my dreams start…

Courteney Cox told Jimmy Kimmel last night that she got engaged at Jennifer Aniston’s house.

-Meanwhile, Courteney says she’s still bummed that her Friends haircut never took off like The Rachel.

-E!Online tweeted that self-tanner is Ariana Grande’s biggest problem right now. Um, probs not.

-The Arrow season two blooper reel is really just a lot of people falling down.

Sarah Silverman squashed rumours that she’s engaged to Michael Sheen by calling marriage “barbaric.” Soooo….not engaged, then?

-Ruh roh. Despite it being a killer ep, the season premiere of Sleepy Hollow didn’t do very well (though this show does huge in DVR/live-plus-seven ratings). Gotham as its broody, too serious lead-in probably didn’t help.

Ed Sheeran killed those rumours that he’s fighting with One Direction’s Niall Horan over a girl — with lots of bro kisses.

-Another day, another Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs sighting.

-A 4Chan user is threatening to post leaked photos of Emma Watson following her speech on feminism because the world is terrible.

-Speaking of feminists, Joseph Gordon-Levitt wants you to know he still is one.

Michael K. Williams is loving all the Marvel movie rumors surrounding him, while Idris Elba is not.

-Shocking report: post-wedding Brangelina is just as attractive as pre-wedding Brangelina.

-Remember that one time, when Vanilla Ice went ape-shit with a bat on the set of MTV and freaked out Jon Stewart, Denis Leary, Chris Kattan and Janeane Garofalo? (Also, how did we fail to appreciate a time when those four were co-hosting MTV shows together?)

Steven Soderbergh remade Raiders of the Lost Ark without color or sound so that you focus only on the staging — and it’s still great.

-Just when you thought Leonardo DiCaprio couldn’t get any more insufferable, he grabs a mic and starts rapping.

-Here’s a clip of Emma Thompson and she’s singing. What more do you need to know?

-An intruder broke into Keanu Reeves‘ house and woke him up — and he calmly approached her and talked to her until the cops arrived ’cause he’s the goddamn coolest.

-The new Kingsman: The Secret Service trailer is heavy on the Colin Firth ass-kicking.