–George and Amal Clooney‘s welcomed a boy and a girl: Ella and Alexander. It crushed my fantasy that they’d arrive on the same day as Beyonce’s twins, but at least the official statement is cute: “George is sedated and should recover in a few days.”
–Gwyneth Paltrow finally admits the truth about Goop: “I don’t know what the f*ck we talk about.”
–Rihanna has the best response for body shamers.
-The cast of This is Us were on Billy on the Street. I like the guy who didn’t recognize them but still insisted on hitting on Mandy Moore.
-Oh god. The Vulture movie critic who wrote that gross Wonder Woman review posted a response to the controversy, and it’s even worse. He quotes a female colleague who says women only hated his review because it was mixed and we wanted a rave. Um, no. I don’t care if his review was negative, I just wanted one that wasn’t sexist and referred to the lead character as a “babe” who cause “slobbering” with her “mouthiness.” But instead of trying to learn from it and maybe understand how his words came across in the context of this film, he double-downed with a mansplaining, patronizing followup.
-In happier news, does Wonder Woman have a real shot at a major category Oscar nominations?
-Prospects for this weekend’s Mummy reboot are growing dimmer in the face of Wonder Woman’s success. I don’t hate that.
–Keshia Knight Pulliam (who played Rudy on The Cosby Show) accompanied Bill Cosby on his first day of trial yesterday.
–The Weeknd and Selena Gomez had a date night in NYC so I guess that’s still a thing.
-Meanwhile, Selena reportedly approves of Taylor Swift‘s boyfriend Joe Alwyn.
-This is a good article on how it’s virtually impossible to figure out which shows will get cancelled these days.
–Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor share Moulin Rouge memories in this Actors on Actors clip. She also addresses Big Little Lies Season 2: “It was pretty finite. There’s no story. There’s absolutely no prospects right now.”
-Garbage singer Shirley Manson remains awesome: “I thought I was ancient at 40, but now I’m 50 and I realize I was really just a young woman.”
-US networks really, really need to stop trying to remake Misfits. Just watch the British original on Netflix.
-I will always read articles in which crisis PR experts assess the fallout of celebrity scandal. Today it’s on Bill Maher.
-Meanwhile, here’s a good look at why comedians are being forced to update their acts.
-See Paul Bettany as the Unabomber in the trailer for Manhunt.