Monthly Archives

July 2016

Kimye Gets in Bed with Harper’s Bazaar


Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s new Harper’s Bazaar interview has to be seen to be believed. Read it, savour it, tattoo quotes from it on your limbs. (But not his comment about Kim’s nude selfies: “to not show it would be like Adele not singing.” That’s mine.)

-Super private Mila Kunis is revealing details about her super private marriage, including that she bought their wedding bands for $90 on Etsy.

-Supergirl’s first photo of Tyler Hoechlin as Superman is so…weird. CW, the whole point of hiring the actors you do is so you don’t have to Photoshop them within an inch of their life.

Blake Shelton is denying reports that he endorsed Donald Trump in his Billboard interview. Sure except, you know, we can all read.

Adam Pally‘s comments in this article on Netflix refusing to release ratings is so on point. It’s harder for creators to negotiate when there’s no measures of success. There’s also persistent rumours that Netflix pays writers sub-union wages.

-This profile of Howard Stern is actually a pretty fascinating reconsideration of his entire career.

Cara Delevingne might be engaged to St Vincent!

-I agree with this review that it’s time for Mr. Robot to cut down on the super-sized episodes, mostly because Showcase in Canada keeps cutting off my recordings.

-Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel hacked into Mr Robot — mostly to ask Elliot to help him sync his contacts.

-This Instagram vid is going to make you fall in love with Gwen Stefani a little bit.

-When I first heard about the Beaches remake for Lifetime I was all aw hells no, but then I found out that Idina Menzel is taking over the Bette Midler role. Carry on, then.

Justin Bieber’s strange relationship with exotic animals continues.

-As much as I love the Gilmore Girls, this article on how to make the show great raises a lot of valid points.

Bradley Cooper‘s DNC appearance irked some conservatives because of his portrayal of Navy SEAL in American Sniper. It’s almost like actors and their characters are not the same person!

Jared Leto‘s battle with TMZ about that Taylor Swift video continues.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have finally agreed to a court date after accusing each other of stalling.

-Oof. The new Bourne movie isn’t exactly getting glowing reviews. How can Bourne be a bore?

Ansel Elgort continues to release EDM music under a pseudonym. I can’t, guys. Not even for mocking purposes. My soul isn’t strong enough.

-No more drama: Mary J. Blige filed for divorce from husband Kendu Isaacs after 12 years of marriage.

-Sweet: Black Mirror is dropping on Netflix on Oct 21. Even sweeter: Rashida Jones and Mike Schur wrote one of the episodes.

Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick get in over their heads in the new trailer for The Accountant. Anyone else not really buying Affleck as a socially awkward math geek.

[Note: I’m out of town for a few days so no new updates until Aug 3]

Kristen Stewart Talks About Girlfriend Alicia Cargile in Elle


Kristen Stewart opens up about girlfriend Alicia Cargile in her Elle UK cover story, saying “We’ve broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, ‘Finally, I can feel again.'” She also talks about the different reception she gets when dating a woman: “When I was dating a guy…we were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book, and I was like, ‘That’s mine. You’re making my relationship something that it’s not.’ I didn’t like that. But then it changed when I started dating a girl.” (Also, I love the cover.)

-I tried to get through Jared Leto‘s Rolling Stone cover story. I really did. That’s gotta count for something, right?

-Meanwhile, Will Smith made the wise choice to NOT get a matching tattoo with his Suicide Squad cast members, but he was there to point and laugh.

-Also, Will and Margot Robbie did a really weird Suicide Squad press event here that I didn’t attend and am now regretting.

-Did the movie studio ban Tom Hiddleston from taking Taylor Swift to Comic Con? Hahahahahaha!

-This is a great interview with Lainey on the Summer of Swift.

-Taylor’s bestie Ed Sheeran maybe secretly married his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn recently.

Elizabeth Banks led celebs in a “Fight Song” cover for Hilary Clinton that included Mandy Moore, Aisha Tyler, Connie Britton, Jesse Ferguson and pretty much every bit player from Pitch Perfect.

-I actually clapped this morning with GMA said that Shonda Rhimes decided this season of Scandal would be it’s last. Sadly, that’s not true.

-Speaking of Shondaland, Ellen Pompeo denies eating disorder and Botox rumours in the new issue of People.

-Here’s the first trailer for Marvel’s Legion series. It’s from the Fargo guys, so I’m intrigued.

-This deep-dive into Nancy’s fashion choices on Stranger Things is wonderful. (As is that show? Are you watching it? Surprise delight of the summer, especially now that Mr Robot and UnREAL are sophomore slumpin‘.)

-Also, this interview with the girl who plays Barb is great. #WeAreAllBarb

-The Flash actors are awash in racial missteps this week. First it was Grant Gustin, and now Ezra Miller created a “scene” about Darren Wilson. Sounds like it was well-intentioned but a bit tone-deaf.

-Even though I have no idea who this fashion YouTuber even is, I got lost in the #savemarinajoyce web last night. Twitter has basically constructed a giant yarn wall to figure this thing out.

Lindsay Lohan posted an Instagram message, saying this weekend’s social media posts were due to her “acting out of fear and sadness.” (Subtext: “Also, look how great I look in this bikini!”)

Jay Mohr has dropped his divorce petition from Nikki Cox — 6 days after filing it. Love lives, guys.

Paul Feig‘s next movie is going to be based on this Elle article about an insane real event in which supermodels were trapped in a Chilean snowstorm.

Kate McKinnon being interviewed by a tiny Ghostbuster is the goddamn best.

-Spike TV is moving forward with its Carpool Karaoke ripoff, and has tapped Craig Robinson to host. I love him, but this is so weird.

-The reviews are generally positive for the new Harry Potter play, which is good because the plot sounds terrible.

Martin Freeman and Adam Brody battle tech woes in the Startup trailer.

Samantha Bee got into a Twitter fight with her own network. Bless her.

-The TCAs kicked off today, starting with Netflix, who announced Black Mirror will be released Oct 21.

-The big Netflix news is that all six hours of the Gilmore Girls reboot will land on Black Friday: Nov 25 (aka – the last day I will step foot outside of my living room). Along with the new trailer, they showed critics the first two minutes of the premiere, and it’s apparently full of fast banter (and a Gywneth burn). Meanwhile, Amy Schumer has already responded to her shout-out in the trailer, saying she’d love Lorelai and isn’t that into water sports.

Mariah Carey Gets Complex


Mariah Carey is posing hard on the cover of Complex magazine, in which she talks about her divorce from Nick Cannon and continues to try to convince us that she’ll eventually marry James Packer.

-A man slapped Justin Timberlake in the face at a celebrity golf tourney. We’ve all been there, sir.

-This interview with the drunken cast of The Vampire Diaries is a mess. I love it.

-This is a fascinating look inside the troubled production of Baz Luhrmann‘s The Get Down, Netflix’s most expensive series to date ($120 million!!!).  Lexi Alexander tweeted about this story with the frog sipping tea, so now my curiosity is peaked!

Mila Kunis tried to explain the plot of Jupiter Ascending and failed miserably.

-Guys, what happened to UnREAL? Like, really. Last night’s episode was even messier than last week’s. On the plus side, I’m happy for the Extra Hot Great podcast because they now have another “she’s a reporter willing to sleep around to get the scoop!” trope to skewer.

-This is really, really interesting stuff: a writer/producer of The 100 (and a bunch of other shows) has released a bunch of his TV pitches, scripts and outlines for download to help young writers see how they are done.

Demi Lovato’s DNC performance was hella awkward, according to these GIFs.

-Speaking of the DNC, it resulted in an emergency edition of Shade Court on Jezebel!

-Excellent casting news! Hamilton’s Renée Elise Goldsberry will play Henrietta Lacks in HBO’s film adaptation of Immortal Life. a fascinating book.

Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel went to ‘court-ordered’ couples counseling last night.

-In other late night clips, Allison Janney was a delight on Colbert.

Pine. Evans. Hemsworth. Who is winning The Chris Wars? The Ringer investigates.

Dr. Dre was handcuffed and cited outside his Malibu home after he was accused of pointing a gun at a guy who was blocking his driveway.

-Replacing family photos at your mom’s house with ones of Steve Buscemi might be the best idea ever.

-I really liked this article on how Taylor Swift needs protection from online trolls — but so do the rest of us.

-Today’s TIFF announcement has me stoked for this year’s fest, especially Catfight, La La Land, Manchester By the Sea, and Snowden. I’m really surprised Girl on a Train and Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk weren’t included, though.

-Meanwhile, The Girl On The Train got a steamy new trailer.

Anna Gunn goes ballistic on a mansplainer in a new clip from Equity Film.

-Despite all the trailers that dropped this week because of SDCC, the Trainspotting one is the only one that made me squeal.

-The Office Christmas Party trailer stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman and oh, a little someone by the name of KATE MCKINNON!