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September 2016

Lupita Nyong’o Is Covered


Lupita Nyong’o’s Vogue and Time Out covers couldn’t be more different — and yet I adore them both.

-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.

Harry Styles Is Interviewed by Paul McCartney


-This Harry Style cover doesn’t seem like anything special, until you notice the “Interviewed by Paul McCartney and Chelsea Handler” byline. Huh?

-Another Hollywood marriage bits the dust: Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts are reportedly separating after 11 years together.

-Not surprisingly, it’s “highly unlikely” that Brad Pitt will be prosecuted for allegedly committing assault against his son.

-On the plus side, they reportedly had an “ironclad prenup” so there won’t be any fighting over their $400 million fortune.

Angelina Jolie will still teach at London’s School of Economics following the split from Pitt. Geez, it’s almost as if her career is not dependent on her martial status or something. Crazytown.

Jared Leto lost that lawsuit against TMZ over that Taylor Swift video but plans to appeal, saying “this isn’t just a legal issue, it’s a moral one.” Sure thing, buddy.

Lupita Nyong’o rapped to celebrate hitting 3 million Instagram followers. Between this and her recent gushing over Beyonce, I think I love her.

-The Will & Grace cast had a reunion this weekend that was intensely documented for social media. They’re clearly shooting something — is it a Clinton ad?

-Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian wants you to know that she is most definitely voting for Clinton.

-It’s kind of a big deal that actors can now get their ages removed from IMDb.

Priyanka Chopra says Tom Hiddleston made her twirl on the Emmys stage. That bastard!

-Hmmm…it’s one thing for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner to be hanging out together at family events, but what’s with the kid-free dinner dates? And breakfast dates.

-I don’t know why, but I love it when famous people crash wedding photos. Tom Hanks just did it in Central Park.

-There’s a new Tegan and Sara music video to kick off your week. Is that Reggie Watts?

-Speaking of Reggie, the cast of You’re The Worst is on the latest Comedy Bang Bang podcast.

-Congrats to Josh Brolin, who got married this weekend.

-This photo is making me feel really bad for Kate Hudson right now...

-If you were famous, you were probably at this wedding in France this weekend.

-7th Heaven star Catherine Hicks said she’d be open to a reunion show, but only if her TV husband Stephen Collins’ character was dead.

-I don’t watch Last Man On Earth, but I would have had I known there was a Mad Men reunion on the last ep.

-Everyone’s talking about how well The Magnificent Seven did this weekend, but is $35M a strong opening for a $90M action film starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt?  Tracking had predicted a $40M bow.

Courteney Cox’s fiance got a tattoo of her initials, which seems like a swell and totally not-regrettable decision.

Drake just dropped a short film called Please Forgive Me. Just in case you forgot about him for a second there.

Lil Wayne wrote a book about life in prison and it includes tidbits about performing a gay marriage ceremony for two other inmates and finding out his girlfriend had hooked up with Drake while he was stuck on the inside. Imma need to read that right now.

James Franco and Christian Slater star as rival gay-porn moguls in the new trailer for King Cobra. Imma need to see that right now.

-Luke Cage fanboys over Method Man and gets a new hoodie in the latest Netflix trailer. The new season is getting stellar reviews.

Brad Pitt’s Side Of The Story


-It took awhile but it looks like Brad Pitt has finally showed up. After TMZ reported that the plane incident involved a fight between him and Angelina Jolie that go so bad, 15-year-old Maddox jumped in between them to defend his mother, Pitt lawyered up with the guy who represented Russell Simmons and Charlie Sheen. He also told his side of the story (through sources) in an exclusive to People, with his camp insisting “He is emphatic that it did not reach the level of physical abuse, that no one was physically harmed. He did not hit his child in the face in any way.” (The “in the face” clarification strikes me as odd.) Also, as Lainey pointed out, the story has undergone a curious edit since it was first posted. Gone are the mentions that “the confrontation was nose to nose” and that he “was not black-out drunk.” Meanwhile, Us Weekly is claiming there is partial video of the plane incident which, if it ever comes out, will be this year’s elevator footage.

-People continues to try to play both sides, saying of her decision: “She’s loved this man for several years, and [divorce] is not something you do impulsively.”

Kim Kardashian allegedly said she’s considering voting for Trump, which made the internet extra rage-y today. Weirdly though, there’s no sign of that quote in the online version of the interview.  Apparently, it’s in the printed version though.

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo had a baby girl (awww!) and named her Dusty Rose (ewww!).

-We’re day five into the fall TV season and pretty much all new shows (with the exception of Notorious and Pitch) debuted to pretty decent numbers. Returning shows, however, are tanking. This year, if your returning show dips only a little from last year’s numbers, it’s now considered a win.

Gigi Hadid was picked up and lifted by a “notorious celebrity prankster”, who she took down like the goddamn badass that she is. Now he’s claiming he was taking a moral stand against high fashion. Gross.

-Every supermodel you could name walked the Versace show.

-I like that Ellen Pompeo still seems to be having fun at Grey’s. (Also, this made me miss all the old scenes with her and Christina dancing.)

-One of the Chainsmokers fell off of the stage during a concert, which is super satisfying to watch after reading that terrible Billboard interview with them.

-I am frankly way too hormotional today to deal with Ryan Murphy sharing Cory Monteith’s last words to him before his death.

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello are dispelling rumours with a romantic Turks and Caicos vacation.

Chris Evans thinks Captain America might be a virgin. Huh.

-Man, I missed *a lot* of Easter eggs on Mr Robot this season.

-Meanwhile, the show’s creator talked about how bummed he and the cast were when viewers figured out this year’s big twist while still shooting.

-I wasn’t really digging the time-wimey wonkiness the season finale of The Flash introduced, but the trailer for the new season actually looks kinda fun.