-Well, it didn’t take Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck long to call the paps in for reinforcements. They’re presenting a united front with family photos amidst all the breakup rumours. Meanwhile, it’s now open season on blind items, while the New York Daily News is claiming they’re leading separate lives and Gawker is debating when the most PR-friendly time for them to announce their split.
-I fully realize how sucky it must be to be famous and get photographed all the time, but there’s something really weird about the way Ian Somerhalder is begging fans not to take pics of him in this video. Is there not a better way to handle it? It seems like it would have taken less time to just shake some hands and pose a couple of times.
–Matthew Weiner considered bringing Sal back for the final season of Mad Men, which I would have luvved.
–Emma Stone says Bill Murray cheered her up on the set of Aloha by bringing her little gifts every day. He’s going to have to send her a GIANT present after she reads all the reviews.
–Despite how terrible Aloha sounds, I really liked this interview with Cameron Crowe, in which he takes us on a musical tour through his filmography.
-Sony is considering yanking their artists off of Tidal. You know who’s on Sony? Beyonce. How embarrassing would it be for Jay Z if his own wife’s music was pulled from his much-hyped service?
-I love this story about jargon that TV writers use, though I always thought “Hanging a Lantern” was called “Hanging a Lampshade.” Whatever it’s called, Buffy used to do it a lot, and it was hilarious.
-Rumours that there’s trouble in Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner‘s marriage are all over the low-tier tabloids this week, but they just got a boost with this new blind item. Seems to fit, as Affleck was in Cheticamp, NS last month and the Oklahoma reference reminds me of all those whispers about him and Olga Kurylenko when they were shooting Terrence Malick‘s To The Wonder there. Still, I hope it’s not true. I always root for them. (Well, I root for her because she’s Sydney ‘effing Bristow, and him by extension…)
-In other blind item news, we’re all trying to sleuth out which awful, sexist Girls guest star Lena Dunham is talking about in this THR roundtable clip, right? Also, Amy Shumer‘s reaction to Lena’s story is all of us.
-Toast’s “If xx Were Your Boyfriend” posts are always great, but the Vin Diesel one reaches new heights.
–Bobby Flay‘s divorce just keeps getting nastier. Now his estranged wife is claiming he slept with January Jones “many times” during their marriage, leading to some speculation that he’s her baby daddy. (I’m still going with X-Men director Matthew Vaughn, if we’re taking bets. Which we’re not, cause that would be kinda gross.)
–Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuitwith Walmart over the highway crash that left him critically injured, and is set to give his first interview since the crash on the Today Show.
-I spent way too much time fighting about this on Twitter yesterday, but this Tom Hardy vs. the Toronto Star reporter meme that’s everywhere is total bullshit. If anyone bothered to read any of the reporter’s coverage of Mad Max, they’d see the question was meant to make a point. (The girl who first posted the meme has since deleted the tweet, but that hasn’t stopped people from running with it like dicks.)
-The Hollywood Reporter gathered Emmy hopefuls Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Gina Rodriguez, Ellie Kemper, Kate McKinnon, and Tracee Ellis Rossto talk comedy, sexism, and drunk costars.
-Meanwhile, I amazed there aren’t a million think pieces about how Amy Schumer is in the middle of a near-perfect television season (or maybe there are and I’m just missing them?). Her latest skit puts Bill Cosby on trial.
–Archie Panjabi wouldn’t deny that the awkward final Good Wife scene between her and Julianna Margulies was pieced together with CGI, telling both E! News and Us Weekly: “All I can say is this: the decision making process is not something I’m privy to.” I wonder if Margulies is planning any damage control? Because no matter what went down or whose fault the feud is, the fact that there was such a lack of professionalism (but her, by the showrunners, by CBS bigwigs) that it was allowed to go that far is so very gross.
–George Clooney‘s aging secret? Embrace it (and, you know, try not to be a woman in Hollywood).
-It looks like Kristen Stewart and her girlfriend Alicia Cargile are still going strong (and still making me want to chop off all my hair).
–Bradley Cooper and Emma Stonewere roommates while filming Aloha — which sounds like the premise of a really terrible sitcom.
–Nicole Kidman‘s Grace of Monaco trainwreck finally aired on Lifetime this week, and the screenwriter live-tweeted everything that went wrong. (He had nice things to say about Milo Ventimiglia, at least).
-Speaking of former Gilmore Girls actors, it’s pretty rich that the guy who played Luke is bragging about his chemistry with Lauren Graham. ‘Cause when the show was airing, it kinda seemed like they didn’t like each other very much.
–Jonathan Rhys Meyers has apologized to fans after those drinking photos hit the web, calling it a “minor relapse.”
–Colton Haynes wore a hot pink suitto the San Andreas premiere and I hate it — but I also think it was a crazy smart career move. Get it, kid.
–Meek Mill says he and Nicki Minajare not engagedbecause they’re “still learning each other, feeling each other out.” He knows about the no take-backsies rule, right?
-The Point Break remake trailer makes me physically angry. Remember the part in the original where Keanu Reeves and Lori Petty are floating on their surfboards and he reaches out and grazes her thigh? Why you gotta mess with our memories, Hollywood?!