-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.
–J.K. Rowling shut down a homophobic Westboro Baptist Church with one magical tweet.
–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.)
-Are Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama engaged?
-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 creator of Netflix’s Grace and Frankie is crediting a tweet from Miley Cyrus for the show’s renewal.
-Meanwhile, I’m down with any critic who isn’t enthralled with Netflix’s Daredevil, but why do they always have to poop on the CW in their reviews?
-I listen to a lot of comedy podcasts and it never ceases to surprise me about how openly comedians will talk shit about each other. It’s weirdly refreshing.
–Jeremy Renner crashed a wedding and took advantage of its open bar — but remained “standoffish” to the guests. Sounds about right.
-Is Channing Tatum having trouble convincing directors to helm his Gambit movie?
-A source tells E! News that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are “definitely not” back together. So there’s that.
-I wasn’t expecting Aloha to get rave reviews, but critics are HATING on it. Variety called it “Cameron Crowe’s worst film yet“, the Globe called out his “sloppy sentimentality,” and everyone seems to be having a hard time getting over the obvious age gap between Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper. Oh, and Stone’s character is part Asian, which is thrilling critics. It’s currently sitting at a tragic 8% on Rotten Tomatoes.
-It’s hustle time for Patrick Dempsey.
-I’ve been so very over Game of Thrones and it’s rape-y ways the last couple of episodes, but at least this looks promising.
-Are Kate Hudson and Derek Hough dating or just awkwardly hugging in public?
-The redband trailer for American Ultra, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Connie Britton and Kristen Stewart, has landed. It looks like a stoner version of the Bourne movies, which I can totally get behind.