-And here we go: Brad Pitt released a statement saying he won’t be attending tomorrow night’s premiere of Voyage of Time because “I’m currently focused on my family situation and don’t want to distract attention away from this extraordinary film.”
–Angelina Jolie reported scrapped her “beloved” film project to avoid working with Pitt.
-Meanwhile, we’ve reached the phase where famous folks who are tangentially related to Brangelina are required to give awkward statements about the split. You’re up, Justin Theroux!
–Gina Rodriguez‘s fierce take on “Super Bass” is pretty damn great. Slay, girl!
-The more I read about HBO’s Westworld, the more I don’t really care to watch it. Of all the TV critics I follow, my opinions often align with Mo’s, and she seems beyond tired of violent prestige dramas that use violence against women.
–Selena Gomez talks about becoming Instagram’s most followed person (without really trying).
–Rob Kardashian tweeted sister Kylie’s phone number to his 6.6 million followers because she didn’t invite Blac Chyna to her own baby shower. Seems fair.
-It turns out that Will & Grace reunion really was for the election. Though it’s fun to see them all again (and they look amazing) in a new 10-minute scene, I’m not sure this show ages well. Karen‘s casual racism and Jack‘s ignorance aren’t quite as charming these days, no?
-Meanwhile, Rob Lowe played every undecided voter ever on Colbert last night.
–Madonna defended Rosie O’Donnell following Donald Trump‘s debate comments, tweeting “Mess with my girl Rosie and you’re messing with me!!!”
-I almost bought a pair of Fergalicious boots last weekend (which devolved into explaining to a confused sales guy my complicated feelings about Fergie, complete with a diatribe about onstage peeing and milk-laden videos). But at least I like what she wore to Fashion Week!
–Gigi Hadid spoke out about that fashion show attack in today’s issue of Lenny: “Honestly, I felt I was in danger, and I had every right to react the way I did. If anything, I want girls to see the video and know that they have the right to fight back, too, if put in a similar situation.”
-Like her or not, it’s pretty cool that Amy Schumer is the first woman to land on Forbes’ highest-paid comedians list.
-Director Olivier Assayas calls Kristen Stewart the “best actress of her generation.” The two movies I like her most in are both his but still…no.
-I really liked this article on the perils of plot twists in brand new shows, specifically This is Us and Pitch: “Pilots are meant to establish the rules of the game, and twists are meant to be game-changers — and it’s hard to feel the full effect of a game-changer if you aren’t even sure what the game is.”
-Meanwhile, is this the best fall TV season in recent memory?
-I dropped Supergirl pretty early but I’ll give it another try because it’s now on the CW (and that network seems to be hardwired into my heart). Also, this trailer introducing Tyler Hoechlin as Superman is hella charming.
–Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, and Greta Gerwig face a crisis of confidence in the 20th Century Women trailer.
–Viola Davis and Denzel Washington are struggling to raise a family in the ’50s in this Fences trailer, which gave me goosebumps on top of goosebumps.