Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Ruth Negga, Matthew McConaughy and More Come Together for W


-So many insanely good magazine covers dropped today. There’s W’s performances of the year issue, Prince Harry‘s Town & Country cover, Chris Pratt‘s Vanity Fair issue, and Glamour’s Girls cover, in which Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke casually chat about the time Jemina threatened to punch Lena if she didn’t get out of her dressing room.

-Congrats to Janet Jackson, who welcomed son Eissa.

Julia Roberts and Bono want you to drink tea with them. Drink? No. Spill? Yes.

-Oh jeez. Now Mariah Carey’s manager is claiming the production sabotaged her NYE performance. That seems…unlikely. Still, I’m weirdly impressed that she wasn’t planning a full lip sync of that first song. I mean, there was an obvious guiding vocal and all of her high notes were recorded, but she was still planning to sing that thing! The second song, not so much. I’m also impressed that she didn’t immediately storm off the stage. I guess what I’m saying is that when it comes to Mariah, I don’t expect much and am easily impressed.

Chris Pratt‘s Vanity Fair interview also includes a video of him showing us how to gut a fish. He makes it seem charming.

-Billy on the Street tries to get to the bottom of the age-old question: do gay people care about John Oliver? Turns out he’s no Wendy Williams.

-I’m really glad to hear that critics are liking Big Little Lies (and surprised to hear they’re liking Riverdale).

-This is a great, great Twitter thread about the lack of articles about women staying away from Passengers in droves, as opposed to all the press about guys hating on Ghostbusters.

-That Will & Grace limited series revival is a go at NBC, according to on of its co-stars.

-The Sherlock showrunner has been forced to defend that unexpected death in the season premiere, which aired New Year’s Day. The year barely started and already there’s a female TV character who died to further a male character’s journey and fuel his manpain. Great.

-Speaking of unexpected TV twists, WTF Brooklyn Nine-Nine?

-I realized five years ago at my last Coachella that I’m too old for that shit (and I don’t want to spend $500 on a ticket), but this year’s lineup is solid. Beyonce, Radiohead and Kendrick are headlining.

Heather Locklear issued a vague statement about “tying up some loose ends” amid reports that she has checked into rehab for the fifth time.

-Congrats to Felicia Day, who announced her pregnancy. She somehow managed to keep it under wraps until three weeks before her due date, which takes Kerry Washington-level skills.

-I was weirdly charmed by Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgensduet of Ex’s and Oh’s.

Pharrell Williams, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe and Ellen are condemning a Hidden Figures soundtrack singer’s homophobic remarks.

Leonardo DiCaprio kicked off the year by hiding under a towel. Same.

Kim Kardashian has broken her social media silence with a weirdly filtered family pic. She also kept taking the “West” part of her name out of her bios but it’s back now.

Neil Patrick Harris hams it up in the latest trailer for A Series of Unfortunate Events.


Jen McDonnell is an entertainment freelancer and social media specialist. She put her celeb stalking skills to good use as managing editor of Likes: pop culture, celebrity dirt, guilty pleasure TV, George Clooney, cheese. Dislikes: people who use 'begs the question' incorrectly. Follow Jen on Twitter @jen_mcdonnell. Follow Jen

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