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January 2015

Taylor Swift Dismisses Nude Photo Rumours Following Hack


-Ruh roh. Someone apparently hacked Taylor Swift‘s Twitter and Instagram feeds this afternoon and claimed to have stolen nude photos of her for sale. Swift quickly recovered her accounts and tweeted the best response ever before dismissing the nude photo rumours.

Channing Tatum was predictably charming on Kimmel last night, talking about his imaginary friend “Boy” and recreating his daughter’s poop face.

Jennifer Lawrence, Adele and Harry Styles reportedly hung out together and threw olives “at people walking by“…which makes them sound like jerks.

-The Scientology movie debuted at Sundance and everyone is freaking the eff out. It seems to cover a lot of the same craziness from the book it’s based on (including Tom Cruise‘s personal meadow), but the movie further delves into his split from Nicole Kidman. Apparently post-split the “church” set him up with the girl who played Nora on How I Met Your Mother, and pre-split they hired a private investigator to tap Nicole Kidman’s phone.  Wait — wasn’t Kidman’s phone already being tapped, which lead to the now infamous transcript of that call between her and Cruise from the set of Practical Magic? How many people were listening into that poor woman’s conversations?!

-The “church” has responded by called the doc “entirely false”. (Of course they start their letter to movie reviewers with “Dear Sirs.” God forbid a woman could write a movie review!)

-In other Sundance news, I’m glad that Saoirse Ronan‘s Brooklyn is getting raves. I saw her at TIFF last year, and though the movie I saw was just OK she was amazingly sweet and talented.

Father John Misty loves trolling us, doesn’t he?

-Your all-female Ghostbusters have arrived! Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Katie McKinnon and Leslie Jones are who you’re gonna call.

Katie Holmes (who wore a killer hat at British Fashion Week) just landed a cable TV gig which *sounds* like it would be a great career move. Unfortunately, she’s going to appear on Ray Donovan, which is probably the least well-reviewed, most critically hated “prestige” show on TV. So close, Joey Potter! At least you’re now on the same network as Pacey.

-I’m amazed it took this long for someone to create a Who Said It: Lorelai Gilmore Or Sarah Braverman? quiz.

Berger recreated the Post-it note breakup from Sex and the City and it was perfect.

Benedict Cumberbatch made a stupid comment and probably ruined what little Oscar chances he had, but at least his subsequent statement is a master class in celebrity apologizing. That’s how you own a f*ck up.

-Netflix’s first teaser for its Wet Hot American Summer series confirms that pretty much everyone from the movie is returning, including Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Amy Poehler.

-In less exciting Netflix news, the plot of Adam Sandler’s upcoming movie for the service sounds even worse than you’d expect.

Evan Rachel Wood is set to star in an original cabaret musical inspired by director John Hughes‘ iconic work. Yes please!

-The intense first trailer for Child 44 starring Tom Hardy is here — and now I want my mommy.

-Speaking of ominous trailers, here’s the latest from Eli Roth starring Keanu Reeves.

-The first Fantastic Four trailer dropped today, and although I’m totally over origin stories and Christopher Nolan-y darkness, I must admit it looks pretty great. The insanely good cast (Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell) definitely help.

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!

Emma Watson Gives Impassioned Speech About Gender Equality in Davos

Emma Watson continues to kick ass, talking about women’s “astonishingly untapped” potential at the World Economic Forum in Davos today.

Seth Rogen backed down and apologized for his American Sniper criticism.

Jennifer Lopez‘s The Boy Next Door press tour has been like a master class at throwing shade.

Sean Penn has reportedly filed paperwork to adopt Charlize Theron’s son.

Nikki Reed celebrated fiance Ian Somerhalder‘s directing gig on The Vampire Diaries by making him the saddest looking cake ever. At least throw some icing on that thing!

-I’ve given up on Sleepy Hollow because of this season’s spiral of suck, but Crane singing karaoke might lure me back.

-Have Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio been hooking up for years now? Ugh.

Willow Smith posted a FAKE topless pic and the world still freaked out.

-This is Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow at their most tolerable, probably because they barely talk for three whole minutes.

Ashton Kutcher may be called to testify against a man accused of brutally murdering his girlfriend 14 years ago.

-Fans have signed a petition asking for Adam Baldwin to be disinvited from a Firefly convention after the actor stirred up all that Gamergate crap.

Sophie Turner (Sansa on GoT) is going to play Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse.

-One of the geeky girls from The Big Bang Theory is stealing all of Fifty Shades’ thunder. She has a crazy sex scene in a Sundance movie that people can’t stop talking about.

-We keep hearing about Taylor Swift‘s “strategic” use of friends, this time by Diplo, telling GQ, “Taylor Swift is very strategic with her friends and enemies. And I know lots of secrets. I can’t divulge, but I know a lot of stuff about her. And she’s definitely, there’s definitely scary stuff going on.” Weirder still, GQ later cut the quote.

Miley Cyrus admits she can’t spell Schwarzenegger, just like most of us. Of course, we’re not dating one.

Hugh Grant is trying to do the rom-com thing again with The Rewrite, but I dig that Marisa Tomei is playing his leading lady.