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August 2016

Blake Lively Pulls Double Duty at Party

Blake Lively‘s birthday party (which Taylor Swift attended) was also her baby shower? Now I feel kinda bad for Blake Lively. And I don’t like that feeling.

Nate Parker’apology in Ebony — and this response to that apology — are both worth your time. It doesn’t personally change my mind about seeing the film, but it was needed.

Miranda Kerr says she teased her ex Orlando Bloom about those nude paddleboating pics.

Kim Kardashian was spotted at the Kanye West show in Toronto last night.  I *knew* I felt a chill when I was walking past the ACC!

-Early reviews of the new season of You’re the Worst (which returns tonight) say it’s full of bleak twists and introspection — and yet critics are still raving about it and calling it “TV’s most optimistic comedy.”  I will always love this show, if for no other reason than it gifted us with the best brunch song in history.

-Speaking of TV to get excited about, Donald Glover‘s new show Altanta is getting all kinds of critical love.

-Well now the countdown clock on has been replaced with a video. I’m still confused.

-Meanwhile, Drake and Rihanna packed on the PDA in Miami. This last month or so has been a pretty masterful ‘coming out as bonafide’ phase for them. Hiddleston should take notes.

-I didn’t think I was going to, but I ended up nabbing tickets today to the TIFF premiere of La La Land with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. So I’m very glad to hear that critics are gushing about it after seeing it in Venice today.

Emma’s premiere dress isn’t getting such rave reviews, though. I dunno — I still liked it better than the floral number she wore to the photocall.

-GQ published an oral history of “We Built This City,” which they called “the Worst Song of All Time.” So we’re just pretending “Lady In Red” doesn’t exist, then?

Jessica Chastain and Elizabeth Banks had the same issue with The Night Of finale as I did.

Chris Brown is out of jail after posting $250,000 bail. Meanwhile, the woman who he allegedly threatened told her side of the story. But she’s friends with his baby mama? This story is a mess.

-Good luck to Selena Gomez, who announced she’s taking some time off to deal with depression and anxiety associated with Lupus.

Gwyneth Paltrow wished Cameron Diaz a  happy birthday on Instagram with this adorable snap.

Katherine McPhee says she has “no regrets” about cheating on her husband. That’s swell.

-I don’t understand Agyness Deyn’s wedding dress. Someone please explain it to me.

Ludacris, Taylor Kitsch *and* Michael Shannon are all going to star in a new show about the Waco siege? Yes, please.

-Stranger Things has been renewed for Season 2. The nine eps will debut next year and be set in 1984.

-The Hamilton cast performed the last Ham4Ham today. No, YOU’RE crying!

Matt Bomer is going to play a trans woman in a new movie produced by Mark Ruffalo, and people are pissed. At least Ruffalo isn’t shying away from the conversation on Twitter.

-The first clips from Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival are tense as hell, y’all.

-Cute lil Jacob Tremblay is creepy AF in the Shut In trailer.

Drake and Rihanna’s Countdown Clock


-The internet collectively freaked today when debuted with a giant countdown clock. What could it all mean? MTV came up with 36 possibilities before our dreams were crushed with the news that it’s probably fake.

-Meanwhile, Drake and Rihanna went on a dinner date last night in NYC so I guess that’ll have to be enough for now. *pout*

-I know it’s totally ridiculous, but dammit if I’m not buying everything Willow and Jaden Smith is trying to sell us in this Interview piece (conducted by Pharrell Williams, cause why not?).

-Oh FFS. Chris Brown posted an anti-cop rant as police arrived at his house to investigate reports he allegedly threatened a woman with a gun. Police found guns and drugs after he threw a duffel bag out of a window. And yet, I still saw tweets caping for him during this. Sigh.

-Is Joshua Jackson still pining for Diane Kruger? And is she jerking him around?! PACEY DESERVES BETTER!!

-The best thing about the end of summer is that it coincides with all the big network shows’ DVD releases, which means we get a whole lotta new gag reels. Out today is Grey’s Anatomy and Arrow.

-Say what you will about Ryan Reynolds (and I have), but it’s pretty great that he paid to have the Deadpool writers on the set of the movie when Fox wouldn’t.

Colton Haynes is a precious unicorn who must be protected at all cost. (Though he just landed a movie with Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon, so he’s probably doing fine.)

Aaron Paul and Jamie Dornon are in a movie that’s opening this weekend and no one knows about it? HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?!

-Send out some positive vibes into the universe today for Shannen Doherty, ok?

-More shady stuff is going down surrounding Leonardo DiCaprio’s charitable foundation.

Scott Eastwood says he didn’t notice any friction on the Fast 8 set. No one asked you, Scott!

Allison Janney plays a detective for the first time in Girl on a Train, and she says the role made her feel powerful on set. “I arrested Emily [Blunt] a number of times for acting infractions.”

-Here are new promos for Shameless and Younger, two shows I like when I catch them but can never, ever seem to remember that they exist.

-Shocking report: WB wants to make a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child movie trilogy.

James Corden pretended to work out at Kanye West’s gym with Teyana Taylor. It went about as well as could be expected.

-Dancing with the Stars really is really bottom barrelling with this year’s cast, huh?

Thomas Haden Church gets punchy in the Cardboard Boxer trailer.

Did Drake Land That Rihanna Kiss?

-My BFF has examined the Drake/Rihanna VMAs kiss from several angles posted on Snapchat and insists they actually kissed and there was no curve. In any case, Drake posted a cute pic of them last night (possibly taken from their TO aquarium date earlier this summer?), and reportedly didn’t leave her side at the afterparty.

-Besides completely owning the VMAsBeyonce also brought some mothers of gun violence to the red carpet.

Chance the Rapper reacted to getting a surprise hug from Bey exactly like the rest of us would.

-At least Taylor Swift had a decent excuse to skip out on the VMAs: jury duty.

-I didn’t watch The Night Of finale yet, but critics are super divided on it. Some loved it, others really, really didn’t.

-I also didn’t watch the Roadies finale because I couldn’t make it through the first episode, but Vulture makes a good case for why that show would have worked better as a movie.

Justin Bieber isn’t back on Instagram; he just posted something by “accident.” As you do…

-This is brilliant: Comedy Central’s Rob Lowe roast turned into a harsh roast of Ann Coulter.

Eric Andre clearly does not understand Nardwuar or his interviewing style. “I feel like I’m talking but you’re not listening and I feel very vulnerable right now.”

-Sadness: Gene Wilder has died.

Jerry Seinfeld went on a podcast and said that he was ripped off by Friends (“our show with better-looking people”) and Big Bang Theory. I…don’t think that’s a thing.

-This is a great article on the shameful trolling of Leslie Jones.

Guy Pearce and Carice Van Houten (the red lady on Game of Thrones) just welcomed a baby boy they’ve called Monte.

-This is shaping up to be one of the most wide-open Oscar seasons in years.

-I love this: Bad Moms on the verge of joining the $100M club and  is going to outgross Independence Day: Resurgence domestically soon.

-I forgot about all those stories of Balthazar Getty being insufferable on the set of Brothers and Sisters until I read this obnoxious profile.

-The cast of The Handmaid’s Tale just keeps getting better. Chuck’s Yvonne Strahovski has joined Elisabeth Moss and Samira Wiley in the Hulu series.

-In other intriguing casting news, Alison Brie will star in Netflix’s ’80s lady-wrestling series G.L.O.W. from OITNB creator Jenji Kohan.

-There’s a new (NSFW) trailer for HBO’s Westworld.

-I love that in interviews, John Krasinski doesn’t shy away from talking about The Office and instead is always expressing his gratitude for being a part of it. (Well, except for last year when he walked by us at the Sicario screening and Nicole blurted “Hey, it’s Jim Halpert!” into his face. He clearly didn’t appreciate that. But that seemed like an exception.)

-According to Ben Affleck‘s latest Twitter tease, Deathstroke will appear in the Justice League movie.

-You’re The Worst is returning this week, which means we get to watch the adorable cast doing adorable promo stuff.

-Netflix’s new Luke Cage teaser asks you to believe the hype.

-Marvel released the Comic Con featurette about what Thor was up to during Civil War, and it’s pretty damn great.