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March 2015

Megan Fox Isn’t a Narcissist or a Mannequin


-I’m not exactly sure what Megan Fox is promoting that got her a magazine cover, but the ensuing quotes are so hilariously smug that I’ll allow it.

Iggy Azalea just can’t stop gushing about her boob job – no matter how much we may want her to.

-The world’s most famous musicians hosted the world’s most awkward press conference yesterday. (I like the concept of Tidal, but Jay Z is cray if he thinks people are going to spend more than double what Netflix costs on a monthly music streaming subscription.)

-God, I love watching comedians obliterate drunken hecklers.

-Speaking of comedians, I know they use Twitter to workshop jokes and therefore deserve some leniency, but I don’t love the way that people are using that as an excuse to hand-wave away the Trevor Noah controversy. I mean, he’s now fronting a show whose whole purpose is to smugly mock dumb shit like this.

-Also, according to Bill Simmons, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer and Louis CK all turned down The Daily Show hosting job before it was offered to Noah. I’m still holding out hope that Aisha Tyler lands a late-night gig soon.

-The Justin Bieber roast aired last night. If you missed it, here are the most brutal jokes (and the worst part at the end when Bieber made an earnest plea for forgiveness.)

-God bless Melissa McBride for lobbying hard to spare her character on The Walking Dead last year. She’s the best thing that show has going for it.

Russell Crowe tried to walk back his stupid comments about aging actresses — but then just ended up making a new bunch of stupid comments on the subject.

-Also, Crowe claims Michael Jackson prank called him for years.

-Not surprisingly, Harvey Weinstein has denied those reports that he sexually assaulted the 22-year-old Italian model.

-Wait, David Duchovny sings?! He’s putting out an album in May, but the trailer for it features everything but his actual voice.

-Meanwhile, the poster for Duchovny’s new NBC show has a very Californication vibe, which worries me.

-If you go out dancing with Claire Danes, expect to be bossed around a lot. Probably while listening to “Super Freak.

-I remain charmed by how the One Tree Hill continues to host this fan event every single year.

-Whew! Even though only 7 people watch it, FX has renewed The Americans for a fourth season. New Girl was also renewed today.

-Um, Hilary Duff‘s new TV show Younger is actually getting rave reviews? (More because of Bunheads’ star Sutton Foster than her, but still!)

-God bless Billy Eichner for making clueless teens scream for Robert Durst.

-The guy who played the pastor on Broadchurch just landed a spot on the new Arrow/Flash spinoff, as did this Broadway actress.  Still no title/premise/reason for existence, though.

-OK! Magazine had to retract their story about Katy Perry being engaged and pregnant. That’s ok; they still have a whole magazine full of false stories to enjoy!

-There’s no better way to brighten your day than seeing Helen Mirren say “spotted dick” on helium.

-I really want Jennifer Lawrence’s hat. How do I make this happen?

-I somehow missed all the controversy surrounding Lena Dunham‘s New Yorker column, but this is a smart take on it.

-Meanwhile, Lena has promised her boyfriend she’ll reform — for one week.

Kendrick Lamar tried to perform from the back of a moving truck last night but the police shut him down.

-Um, I think I’m going to love the new Mad Max movie and that confuses me.

Rihanna Goes Retro in Vanity Fair Italia


-I don’t really understand any of the styling choices in Rihanna’s Vanity Fair Italia photo spread. Are these new pics, or did they just grab some old Teen Vogue outtakes?

-Meanwhile, this is great: the new Rihanna single that we all can’t stop listening to was co-produced by WondaGurl, an 18-year-old female producer from Brampton, Ont.

Mariah Carey might be dating Brett Ratner. My brain can’t fully comprehend that sentence.

-So for some reason HBO Canada didn’t air the Scientology doc last night (though it’s easy to find on the interwebs, and it’s weirdly getting a theatrical release here in a couple of weeks). In the meantime, here are the six most disturbing moments from the doc.

-I love when Barack Obama takes time out of presidenting to geek out over The Wire.

-There’s a lot to like about the news that comedian Trevor Noah will succeed Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show. I loved his bit about sports coverage vs business coverage.

Deadline is super sorry about that “plague of ethnic actors” story. Sure they are.

-Whoa, guys. The NYPD reportedly questioned Harvey Weinstein over the alleged groping of a 22- year-old woman at a movie theatre this weekend. Whoa.

Jon Hamm was reportedly upset that Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner wouldn’t let him do Gone Girl. If he needs to hug it out, I’m available.

-Meanwhile, I really liked this take on why Don Draper ain’t an antihero, just a coward wracked with self-loathing.

-Speaking of good reads, this piece on the unbearable whiteness of indie music is worth a look.

Ben Gibbard picked his favourite Death Cab for Cutie songs for Vulture, which led to me listening to “Movie Script Ending” an embarrassing number of times today.

-Congrats to Sam Worthington, who just became a new dad.

Taylor Swift and Madonna performed together this weekend and it was kind of … boring?

-Good lord. Please tell me Jenny McCarthy isn’t really pretending The View wants her back.

The Rock‘s SNL episode was surprisingly solid. Weirdly sexual, but solid.

-I want to mouth-kiss this Bill Cosby heckler: “Tell the one about how to get away with rape!”

Kevin Spacey says Bill Clinton told him House of Cards is “99 percent” accurate, which is all kinds of terrifying.

-I felt good about the fact that all the shows I watch on the regular are on the 50 Youngest-Skewing Shows list, until I realized the median “young” age is 42.

-The New Yorker has a great profile on Allison Jones, casting director for all the cool comedies by Judd Apatow, Paul Feig, etc. Vulture condensed it down to 8 amazing tidbits.

-Los Angeles is screwed in this new teaser for the terribly titled Walking Dead spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead.

-The new Age of Ultron featurette heavies up on Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch and ohmygod is that Aaron Taylor-Johnson‘s real voice?!? That’s…not hot.

-Here’s the first teaser for Spectre, the new Bond film.

Anna Kendrick Talks George Clooney, Fake Smiles in Glamour UK


-That weird Tom Ford dress strikes again, this time on Anna Kendrick’s Glamour UK cover. I hate how it makes everyone look like the have bejeweled nipples.

Gillian Anderson says she’s ready to date again, and gender is “irrelevant.” The fangirl part of me wants David Duchovny to swoop in, but the gossip-following part of me wants him to stay far, far away.

-Meanwhile, I liked this NYT interview with Duchovny about the reboot and Mulder’s investigative incompetence.

-It looks like Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are really a thing.Does this mean she’s going to be on Rita Ora’s shit list? Because that doesn’t seem like a fun place to be.

-It’s from the National Enquirer so it deserves some serious side-eye, but this report of Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts feuding on set does not sound totally outside the realm of possibility.

James Franco “tried” to go unnoticed at a Broadway show by wearing the most noticeable disguise ever. I don’t even want to waste my eyerolls on that guy anymore…

Ed Sheeran was the surprise guest at the wedding of a couple whose ceremony was hosted by a radio station because they couldn’t afford it.

Ryan Reynolds showed off his Deadpool costume on Twitter with a pretty hilarious pose. Just take my money now.

-Set your DVRs. The Scientology doc Going Clear airs on HBO this Sunday, and by all accounts it’s jaw-dropping and eviscerating.

-Speaking of HBO docs I finally finished The Jinx. Holy shit, guys. I thought that by knowing how it ended and following the news since, the finale would be ruined for me but it really wasn’t. I’ve never seen anything like those last 5 minutes on TV, ever.

-Also, after you watch The Jinx, go to Conan’s site and press Ctrl D.

-Meanwhile, Fred Durst would really like to remind you that he is not Robert Durst.

-And Billy Zane would really like to remind you that he is not Zayn Malik.

Zayn has spoken out since leaving 1D (am I doing that right?!), saying “I’ve let fans down.”

-Just when you thought NBC’s comedy strategy couldn’t be more of a joke, they go and resurrect Coach. Out of all the Bravermans they could have offered a TV show to, Zeke would be my last choice.

-I never thought I wanted to see Patrick Stewart doing lines and getting spanked until I did.

-Glee’s Mark Salling has been ordered to pay $2.7 million in his ex-girlfriend’s sexual battery lawsuit. How can he possibly have that much?

This interview with Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is super long, but his thoughts at the end about Don & Peggy’s relationship is the most interesting (and troubling) bit.

-They’ve revealed the title for The Walking Dead’s new companion series and it’s hella terrible.

-Model Sami Miro has broken her silence on dating Zac Efron, saying “it’s definitely different.” Truer words…

Jake Gyllenhaal is battered and broken in the first trailer for his boxing flick Southpaw.  I really like what Rachel McAdams is doing in the first bit of this.