Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Janet Jackson is Life!

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is killing it this week. His lip-sync of “Rhythm Nation” is a beautiful thing. He also showed off his drumming skills.

-In other late-night antics, Bryan Cranston sang about mortgages and credit scores in his grown man boy band on James Cordon’s show.

-Oof. I’m guessing Jimmy Fallon’s Esquire cover story interview was conducted before all the gossip surfaced. I assume NBC PR isn’t thrilled with his opening anecdote.

-Fox is going to stop reporting overnight ratings — which is a bold move. Personally, I still think they’re important for indicating people’s viewing priorities, but whatever.

-The trailer for Shameless season 6 is here. As much as I liked the last season I was going to drop this one because #peakTV, but then in the promo Dylan McDermott takes off a pair of panties with his teeth and goddamit I’m back in!

-Speaking of peak TV, I was following a Twitter convo between TV critics about all the shows they have to catch up on before compiling their year-end ‘best of’ lists, and one of them put it all in a Google doc. I think I watch too much TV, but I haven’t seen half of these.

-People is confirming that Kate Beckinsale has separated from her husband Len Wiseman.

Tyra Banks quit her own daytime talk show after just two months.

-When the NYT’s Maureen Dowd started reporting on sexism in Hollywood, an executive dismissively told her she should “call some chicks.” So she did, and the result is a pretty amazing article.

Jenny McCarthy should not be allowed to publicly discuss any medical issue ever again, k?

-Go to this site, type in the password “XPhiles” and enjoy the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it spoilers. I totally blocked out the fact that Mulder and Scully have a son named William.

Melissa McCarthy plays Kristen Bell’s worst nightmare in the new trailer for The Boss.


Jen McDonnell is an entertainment freelancer and social media specialist. She put her celeb stalking skills to good use as managing editor of Likes: pop culture, celebrity dirt, guilty pleasure TV, George Clooney, cheese. Dislikes: people who use 'begs the question' incorrectly. Follow Jen on Twitter @jen_mcdonnell. Follow Jen

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