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January 26, 2015

Grumpy Frances McDormand Owns the SAG Awards

-If you missed last night’s SAG Awards, you missed Frances McDormand giving the most kick-ass acceptance speech ever. From looking annoyed that she won, to impatiently gesturing at JK Simmons to help her up the stairs, to using her time to plug her new project, it was like seeing a unicorn wrapped in a rainbow.

-The other big story at the SAGs is how Zach Galifianakis has transformed into an entirely different-looking person.

-Also, the mani-cam might have officially died last night. Whew!

-If only the person directing the Golden Globes had taken notes from whoever was manning the cameras at the SAGs. They managed to get a bunch of awesome cutaway crowd shots last night, from Sofia Vergara rolling her eyes after a clip of The Good Wife to Amanda Peet and Sarah Paulson grabbing each other’s butts.

-Also at the SAGs, Emma Stone accidentally tripped Naomi Watts and had the most delightful reaction.

Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o continue to have us wondering “are they or aren’t they?”

-That awkward moment when Rashida Jones had to remind a reporter that she’s black and not just “very tan.”

-I keep forgetting that Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele are dating and then I get so happy all over again.

-Did Chris Martin hit a paparazzo with his jeep?

-In other ‘celebs possibly behaving badly’ news, Emile Hirsch (‘member him?) might have assaulted a female film executive at Sundance. No arrests were made.

-Speaking of Sundance, critics are RAVING about a movie called Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Watch for it to explode.

-Also at Sundance, there was a great panel, moderated by Emily Nussbaum and featuring Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Jenji Kohan and Kristen Wiig. You can watch the full thing here.

-It was a bad day for breakups. Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams are divorcing after six years of marriage. This won’t be a surprise to anyone who’s caught up on their blind items, but it’s still sad. I interviewed her once and she was a goddamn delight.

-Speaking of breakups (and celebs who’ve been plagued by blind items), Patrick Dempsey and his wife are done after 15 years of marriage.

-Rumours about a possible romance between Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie are heating up at Sundance.

-The next time Russell Crowe or whoever starts mansplaining about how there are still good roles for women over 40, remember this: Dianne Wiest is having such a hard time finding work that she says she’s barely able to make rent.

-The Full House cast reunited for the show creator’s birthday party and ended up singing the show’s theme song.

Emma Watson will play Belle (and sing!) in a new, live-action Beauty and the Beast.

-Did ye ken? Here’s a new promo for The Outlander, plus the opening scene from its season premiere.

Lindsay Lohan is the latest star to suck at Photoshopping her own selfies.

Sophia Bush fangirling over Tatiana Maslany is all kinds of cute.

Joss Whedon says he wants to kill off The Avengers which was probably meant as a joke, but anyone who watched Buffy knows just how capable of pulverizing our hearts he is.

Tom Hanks likes manspreading? This is heartbreaking.

-The CW isn’t the only network betting big on superheroes. After months of speculation, Fox confirms they’re in talks to develop an X-Men series.

-Speaking of geeky goodness, David Tennant has just signed on to play a big bad in Netflix’s Jessica Jones.

-The more trailers that come out for The Duff, the more excited I get for it. After binging on “serious” movies to prep for the Oscars, I totally need some harmless fluff. Plus, they’re quoting The Breakfast Club! It’s like they’ve tapped into my brain!