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May 2016

Emilia Clarke Wants to Play Bond


Emilia Clarke is petitioning to be the new James Bond (yay!) and her dream leading man is Leonardo DiCaprio (wait, what?).

-The fact that Fargo costars Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons may be dating makes me weirdly happy. You go, Landry!

-I’m really digging Kristen Stewart‘s moody new Chanel ads.

Selma Hayek wants you to stop having so much sex.

-Two security guards (who happen to be on Johnny Depp’s payroll) are calling Amber Heard a liar. Meanwhile, her attorneys say she’s given a statement to LAPD about Depp’s alleged abuse.

-I’m not sure I’m buying the story about Rogue One “not testing well” because A) reshoots are the new way of life. They no longer spell box office doom, and B) there’s no way it’s ready to fully test yet.

-I didn’t even read this article to figure out why Mariah Carey wore lingerie on Live with Kelly. Co-host Jussie Smollett‘s expression in the accompanying photo was all I needed to see to feel fulfilled by life.

Kate Beckinsale says director Michael Bay body-shamed her while filming Pearl Harbor. Also, water is wet.

Lauren Conrad has announced a 10 year anniversary special for The Hills, which I’m going to watch the crap out of. Meanwhile, this look back at The Hills after show is surprisingly great.

-I love this Marc Jacobs dress on Diane Kruger, even if I’m pretty sure Kristen Stewart wore something really similar.

-If you come after Keira Knightley, Twitter is gonna come after you. And that includes her past directors.

-That “fandom is broken” article that trended today is so problematic and it bummed me out. (Not because I expected better from the author; I’ve read his stuff before and I really don’t. But I expected better from the many smart people who were sharing/liking it.) Look, death threats are *always* wrong. But equating the few people who pull that crap with fans who criticize a piece of pop culture is bullshit.  Also bullshit: conflating the organized, misogynistic campaign to down-vote the Ghostbusters trailer with the fan backlash to Nazi Captain America. The very small (but loud) amount of raging, sexist psychos who harass creators =/= fans who voice criticism about a creative choice. Creators don’t owe fans anything beyond making good art. But on the flip side of that, fans don’t owe creators anything beyond their honest reaction to that art. I’m increasingly seeing creators/showrunners who happily invade fan spaces, only to throw their hands up in the air and scream “entitlement” the second they see criticism, and I’m sorry but they don’t get to do that. Does fandom have entitlement problems? Sure…but so does the whole internet. </rant>

-Meanwhile, here’s a great counterpoint.

Jimmy Fallon and Amy Schumer swapped phones and forced each other to explain their photos. That is literally my worst nightmare.

Aubrey Plaza just landed a Marvel pilot. Is her superpower sarcasm?

Katy Perry says her Twitter was hacked and she didn’t really send a middle finger emoji to Taylor Swift. Way to ruin my dreams, Katy!

David Schwimmer rapping with James Corden made me laugh — and now I feel bad about myself.

-Whoa. Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda will star in Mary Poppins Returns, directed by Rob Marshall?

-Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez really did end up giving her Golden Globes dress to a high schooler for prom — and the kid slayed.

Kit Harrington says actors feel sexism in Hollywood, too. K.

-Good on Sleepy Hollow’s Tom Mison for trying to make the best out of a shitty situation and not downplaying it, but that show is sunk.

-It’s been too long since I’ve stared at Hot Neville photos. Balance restored!

-A bunch of famous people, including George Clooney and Jon Stewart, pay tribute to Norman Lear in this new doc.


The Americans’ Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys Welcome Baby

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys in The Americans (FX)

-Congrats to The Americans costars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, who just welcomed their first child together.

-I was on vacation last week so I was not following the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard drama too closely, but every time I looked at Twitter I was disheartened by all the Amber bashing. We don’t know what really happened, but the knee-jerk reaction of the internet to jump to a male star’s defense is weird (maybe because my gut instinct is to always give the person with bruises on her face the benefit of the doubt?). She did everything an abused woman is encouraged to do — and yet the hate is strong.

-Meanwhile, Johnny’s ex Vanessa Paradis and daughter Lily-Rose have both jumped to his defense.

-In today’s ‘I don’t know how they’re friends’ edition: Charlize Theron co-hosted Emily Blunt’s baby shower.

-Shocking report: Matt LeBlanc reportedly doesn’t make a very good Top Gear host.

-Another shocking report: Chelsea Handler may not be the easiest person to work for.

George and Amal Clooney met Pope Francis at the Vatican because they’re fancy like that.

-‘Which costar would you ask to bail you out if arrested?’ is a really great interview question.

BJ Novak says Mindy Kalling used to lie to him constantly on the set of The Office just for fun. I knew I liked her.

Aisha Tyler’s latest Guy on Girl podcast with Viola Davis is fantastic!

-I was really looking forward to seeing John Carney’s new movie Sing Street because I adore Once and Begin Again, but now I’m glad I haven’t gotten around to it yet after reading his comments slamming Keira Knightley. Why is he even bringing her up in interviews? They haven’t worked together for three years. Also, I saw the TIFF premiere of Begin Again with the cast/director Q&A following the film, and Adam Levine as “unpretentious” and Keira as the diva was NOT the impression I was left with.

-Oh jeez. Jesse Eisenberg just confirmed that he’ll play Lex Luthor in another movie.

-I don’t watch Silicon Valley, but I’ve got no problem watching T.J. Miller hurl insults for nearly five minutes straight.

-Congrats to Topher Grace, who married Ashley Hinshaw in a private ceremony yesterday. Wait, isn’t that the girl from True Blood?

John Oliver‘s “how is this not a thing?” segment is fantastic. Now I need a universal safe word for getting out of small talk, bread pants, and a way to wink without looking like you’re proposing a threesome.

Dan Aykroyd loves the new Ghostbusters reboot, which is high praise seeing as the idea for Ghostbusters came from him and he remains the one who’s been trying to keep the franchise alive the hardest all this time.

-I love how Adele called people out for filming her in concert by saying “I’m really here in real life. You can enjoy it in real life, rather than through your camera.”

-The trailer for the Netflix original movie The Fundamentals Of Caring has landed — and it looks great. Paul Rudd, Selena Gomez and Jennifer “Elizabeth Bennet” Ehle. Here for it!


Ariana Grande Defends Selena Gomez and Fellow Female Pop Stars


**NOTE: I”m on vacation for the next week so no updates until May 30th. Behave yourselves, kittens!***

-Damn Ariana Grande for continuing to do super feminist interviews and making me kinda love her. My world is askew.

-Not making nice with fellow pop stars in Demi Lovato in this new interview, in which she talks about Taylor Swift: “There are women that I don’t get along with, and that’s fine. My thing is, don’t brand yourself a feminist if you don’t do the work. I have an immense amount of respect for women like Lena Dunham…or Beyonce, who make amazing political statements through their work.”

Kanye West went on an epic 8-minute rant about, well, everything on Ellen this week.

-We have now reached peak Leonardo DiCaprio.

-Speaking of odd talk show appearances, Dax Shepard told Jimmy Kimmel a story about jerking off into a plastic cup while in traffic after getting a vasectomy. Remind me again how private he and Kristen Bell are….

-I love how a bunch of publications are tearing down the men who are butthurt about the new Ghostbusters. Esquire’s piece is my favourite mic drop. Preach!

-Super private couple Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser dared to have baby a while ago and not tell us. But how are we supposed to judge her post-baby bod now?! (Also, I have a weird story about Kartheiser from when I was an extra on a movie. It involves spaghetti. I’ve already said too much.)

-Now it makes sense why Neighbors 2 is being praised by critics for its feminist slant; Lena Dunham consulted on the script.

-Here are the new shows you’re probably going to want to avoid this fall, judging by this week’s upfront presentations.

-Speaking of the upfronts, today was the CW’s turn. Supergirl is staying on Mondays (but how much they’ll get to use Calista Flockhart remains a question), and they’ve already confirmed a Supergirl, Arrow, Flash and Legends of Tomorrow mega-crossover (ugh). Weirdly, the new show that seemed to get the critics most hyped is their Archie adaptation Riverdale, which is being compared to Twin Peaks. Here are some of the new show trailers.

-When is Kate Hudson going to stop talking about her killer body? Just give me some sort of timetable I can look forward to.

-Here’s the trailer for Kristen Stewart’s Personal Shopper, which just debuted at Cannes.