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February 2016

The X Files Is Probably Going to Continue, Whether We Want It To Or Not

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-So, that X Files finale actually happened, huh? I still can’t decide if one great episode was worth sitting through two mediocre ones and three terrible ones. And instead of a thank you to fans, that ending felt like a slap in the face.  Not that it matters: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson both teased a return on social media, and Chris Carter says it’ll happen whenever they can work out scheduling. And despite the fact that pretty much every critic on Earth slammed it, the finale’s ratings were good.

Sarah Michelle Gellar plays a terrifying PTA mom in this promo for Those Who Can’t. I watched a season 3 ep of Buffy last night (to cleanse our palette from TXF terribleness) so this is a hard transition.

Stephen Colbert conducted the most awkward interview known to man with Casey Affleck last night. It got so cringe-worthy that Colbert suggested they fight.

-Today’s Lenny email landed in my inbox this morning with the subject line “Lena Dunham Stands With Kesha.” Yup!

-Meanwhile, The Daily Beast posted a really good summary of the Kesha v. Dr. Luke saga.

Chris Rock is set to “take shameless advantage of a shameful situation” during the Oscar monologue. Here for it!

-I need to catch up with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and this interview with Vincent Rodriguez III, who plays Josh Chan, makes me wanna.

Bill Simmons‘ The Ringer (which I’m calling Grantland 2.0) will launch on Medium — which is huge for Medium.

Aaron Paul still feels like “an asshole” about hyping a fake BreakingBad spinoff.

-Check out this adorable Parenthood reunion. I love that they still hang out.

Samantha Bee taught Syrian refugees important American phrases like “Netflix and Chill” on her new show.

Danny Pudi and Alan Tudyk just joined a new NBC show about superhero.

-This is NUTS! Empire is leaving Canadian network TV and heading directly to Shomi instead. Let’s hope this isn’t a sign of things to come.

Jimmy Fallon played Catchphrase with Hugh Jackman last night.

Rooney Mara says the gender pay gap is “a side effect of something much greater.” Her answer about the white-washing epidemic is a little less direct.

-This is a great article about how TV talks about race & how one POC creator almost whitewashed his own show.

John Travolta tries to keep the lights on in the new trailer for Life on the Line.

Walking Dead’s Richonne Breaks the Internet

-I gave up on The Walking Dead awhile ago, but it still warmed my heart to watch the internet break last night over the Rick/Michonne stuff. And I love the fact that no one ships it harder than star Andrew Lincoln. You just know that he fell down rabbit hole of Tumblr gifsets today…

Jack Antonoff has offered to produce new music with Kesha, saying “if you want to make something together & then leak it for everyone I’m around.”

Taylor Swift donated $250,000 to Kesha for her court costs in show of support (which was first revealed by Kesha’s mom), and for some reason that made Demi Lovato really angry and she accused Swift of using feminism to further her brand. Hey Demi: judging other women’s choices and publicly dragging them is pretty un-feminist.

Taylor was the maid of honour at the wedding of her BFF (who must be the most confident person ever).

-Whoa. Mashable has issued a hell of a correction to that Meryl Streep “We’re all Africans” story.

Kim Kardashian shared the first photo of Saint West. I guess that’s one way to distract everyone from the fact that your hubby seems to be having a full on public breakdown.

-At the very least, Kanye needs a nap — but he’s too busy breaking up fights by hugging.

John Oliver‘s Last Week Tonight was on fire last night, first doing a blistering segment on Hollywood white-washing and then tackling abortion.

-If you have a half hour this week, I strongly advise you to listen to this podcast with a woman who helps actors with their Oscar campaign strategy. The Leonardo part is fascinating.

-I’m not happy about this Prison Break casting news, entirely for irrational shipper reasons.

Johnny Depp promises that even though he looks like a hobo, he smells “really good.” Sounds fake but ok.

Tina Fey‘s expression in this photo is like “how is this my life?!”

-One of Will Smith‘s costars in Ali just went on a radio show and talked about how Will was a huge jerk to him during the shoot and implied it was because he was on steroids for the role. Welcome to unemployment, random actor dude.

-I know people aren’t super impressed with Pepper Potts coming back for Civil War, but I love this news. That role is Gwyneth at her most tolerable to me.

Kaley Cuoco says she’s not dating Sam Hunt. (Is it because she’s dating Captain Lance??)

Mekhi Phifer is coming to the CW? And it’s for a Frequency reboot? Yasss!

Peter Facinelli and Blindspot’s Jaimie Alexander have ended their engagement. What do we think of her? I keep hearing…stuff.

Shia LaDouche slapped a fan while spending 24 hours in an elevator for his art. Expected.

Madonna posted a photo of son Rocco with the caption “‘I miss this boy” as the custody battle continues.

-A new study confirms what we already knew: Hollywood is so, so, so, white (and male, and straight).

-Deadpool beautifully mocked Kanye West in response to the internet’s Saturday Night Live petition.

-So the Justice League movie is going ahead with filming. No pressure, Batman v Superman!

-Glee’s Lea Michele and BF Matthew Paetz have split after nearly two years of dating.

-A new Bieber song leaked today. It’s very <finger quotes>sexy</finger quotes>.

-The X Files revival wraps up tonight — but David Duchovny is already talking about how he “would love to” make more episodes.

Drake crashed a bat mitzvah in New York City and it was wonderful.

-Meanwhile, Rihanna and Drake just blessed us with a two-for-one music video for “Work.” That restaurant they’re in is The Real Jerk on Gerrard St! I can vouch for their chicken roti.


#FreeKesha Trends as Kesha Loses Court Fight to End Sony Contract

-This is insane: a judge has ruled against Kesha’s request to break her record contract, so now she’s going to continue working with Dr. Luke, who she claims raped her. (Sony says she can work with another producer, but she says they won’t promote the album if she does.) No wonder #FreeKesha has been trending all afternoon. This has been a pretty crappy week for female celebrities looking to the courts for protection.

Joseph Fiennes responded to the controversy around him playing Michael Jackson by saying we need ‘colourblind casting‘. Yeah, that’s not what that means.

-Intrigue alert! A “secret actress” is writing a column for the Guardian about the inner workings of Hollywood. Sounds like she’s been in the business for a long time. Diane Lane? Jennifer Jason Leigh? I’m going to go nuts dissecting this for clues every week…

-It’s a mini Office reunion. Clearly the work of the Party Planning Committee…

Emma Watson says she’s taking a year off to focus on reading and feminism. Um, can I join her?

Britney Spears posted a photo of her with Hilary Clinton, but all anyone can focus on is Brit’s face.

Hannibal Buress mentioned Uber to a Toronto cab driver and almost got thrown out. Welcome to my world, Hannibal.

-Just when I thought I couldn’t love this Vulture article about Steve Martin’s surprise return to stand up more, Martin himself tweets about the “perfect Internet degeneration of its comments thread.”

Ryan Reynolds interviewed Hugh Jackman and it was as delightful as you’d expect.

James Corden proved how much he wants to be a sidekick in the next Deadpool movie.

Shia LaDouche’s latest art experiment involves riding in an elevator for 24 hours. Ok.

Geoff Stults just joined Tina Fey’s new pilot. I love all of those words.

-Ugh, just when I thought I could drop Legends of Tomorrow from my DVR, they go and introduce a 2046 version of Oliver Queen? Damn you, show!

-These photos of Michael Huisman in GQ seem like the perfect way to end the week, no?

-Here’s the first trailer for season 2 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Bring it!