-The excellent Actors on Actors clips continue to roll out, with Viola Davis and Tom Hanks talking about acting in stage vs. film, and Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams discussing playing famous historic women and being child actors.
–Mariah Carey‘s new reality series is actually getting good reviews(!), with critics saying it has a “surprising sense of humor and humility.” What?!
–Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Uma Thurman and Robin Wright appear unretouched for the 2017 Pirelli Calendar, and their photos are stunning. Said Moore, “I walk in, no makeup on and wet hair. [The photographer] said, ‘No, no, no, you are perfect.'”
-I love Gilmore Girls’ Matt Czuchry low-key shading about how the revival did his character dirty. My favourite soundbite (of many): “I think Amy and Dan see Logan as Christopher from a story perspective. For me as an actor, that’s not something actionable that I can play.”
-I wholeheartedly agree with this article on how Rory Gilmore proves we need better fictional journalists.
–Leah Remini has been a vocal critic of Scientology since leaving the “church,” but she’s learned not to criticize Tom Cruise. She also revealed that Cruise pressured 60 Minutes to kill a piece on Scientology.
–Tom Hanks finally cleared up that confusing Bill Murray look-alike photo.
-With everything that’s happening to Kanye West, GQ wonders if Jay Z is a bad friend.
-Even Lin-Manuel Miranda can’t convince me that developing movies and TV shows simultaneously is a good idea.
-I love that Questlove just randomly makes a cameo during Lin‘s Drunk History ep (which airs tonight).
-Meanwhile, Hamilton hit a new record buy grossing the most amount of money in a week for Broadway. Great boycott, guys.
-Super Girl hits a new ratings high last night (for their CW run), but that was probably only because it was promoted as the start of the 4-show crossover, which only happened in the last 40 seconds of the episode. My Twitter TL was pressed.
–Ben McKenzie is engaged to his baby mama and Gotham costar Morena Baccarin.
-Don’t feel bad for Brad Pitt not being able to spend Thanksgiving with his kids. He did just fine.
–Anthony Rapp being cast in the new Star Trek series is such a delightful surprise!
–Tilda Swinton is criticizing the Harry Potter franchise for romanticizing “cruel” boarding schools. That seems like a totally relatable and down-to-earth hill to die on.
–Reese Witherspoon proves she’s the queen of trolling by selling a “Wreath Witherspoon” dress.
-Another big sign that the TV industry is changing (and not for the best): executives from the big four networks and Amazon are skipping this year’s TCA press tour. Cowards.
-Female Walking Dead fans are freaking out Jeffrey Dean Morgan with their weird ass requests.
–Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt get shirtless and sexy in the new Passengers trailer.
-I didn’t see this one coming, but I really liked the trailer for Lifetime’s Beaches remake. I know!!