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July 2017

Blake Lively Talks Hollywood Sexism in Glamour

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-What exactly is Blake Lively promoting right now that landed her the cover of the Sept issue of Glamour? Why is she only wearing one dress in almost all of the photos? Why is her rose choker so big? Sadly, none of these pressing questions are addressed in the interview, in which she talks about how her life isn’t perfect, how the election “awakened” her to be “more aware, more conscious, more sensitive,” and how she deals with sexist scripts.

-Speaking of September covers, Angelina Jolie has hit back at criticism over the “cruel” child casting game that was described in her Vanity Fair interview, saying the magazine’s take on it was “false and upsetting.”

Macaulay Culkin and his goddaughter, Paris Jackson, got matching spoon tattoos.

-RIP Sam Shepard, who passed away at 73.

-On her press tour for Top of the Lake, Nicole Kidman expressed doubts about a second season of Big Little Lies, saying “right now it’s very up in the air unfortunately, but that’s just what it is.”

-Well this is terrifying: Kate Beckinsale’s stalker was arrested at Comic Con.

-I’m weirded out that every Game of Thrones fan I follow on Twitter seems to suddenly be shipping Daenerys and Jon Snow (and not just because they have the chemistry of wet cardboard).

-Meanwhile, Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is suing his former manager over alleged deception.

-It’s been a rough weekend for HBO. First, the #NoConfederate hashtag trended so hard last night they had to release a statement, and then they got hacked and Game of Thrones spoilers have leaked online. What’s even scarier, the hackers claim to have stolen 1.5 terabytes of data from the company, which means we might get a Sony-level release of emails and employee info soon.

-Just in case you needed more reasons to watch Insecure (which you shouldn’t because it’s great), Regina Hall and Scott Foley headlined the fictional show-within-the-show in last night’s episode.

-I gotta wonder why Ben Affleck would even agree to pose for a photo with a fan in a liquor store?

-Post-Wonder Woman DC is not looking so great. Suicide Squad 2 hasn’t had a director since at least December of 2016.

-It’s going to be a tennis-heavy TIFF. Besides Emma Stone’s Battle of the Sexes, Shia LaBeouf’s Borg/McEnroe is set to open the festival. Here’s the first trailer.

-Here’s the first cryptic teaser for Darren Aronofsky and Jennifer Lawrence‘s Mother!

Gina Rodriguez Talks Feminism and Masturbation in Bust


-I love Gina Rodriguez from Jane the Virgin, but I’m not quite sure I love the styling of this Bust cover photo shoot. She’s just so naturally pretty, I wish they’d have taken more advantage of that, you know? Still, the interview is great. She talks about feminism (“Hell yeah, I’m a feminist. Everybody should be a feminist”) and even drops this gem: “In all honesty, I used to feel guilty for masturbating. Oh my god, this extreme guilt! And that lasted way too long. Or maybe I masturbated too much.”

-If you have 20 minutes, I highly suggest you listen to the Jam Session podcast’s CSI-ish deep dive into Vanity Fair’s Angelina Jolie interview. They even use real estate listings to narrow down the interview date to days after Brad Pitt‘s GQ profile dropped, suggesting it was a rushed response. I love them.

George Clooney is threatening to sue the paparazzi for taking photos of his twins. Can’t say I blame him.  Meanwhile, the French magazine that published the photos put out a statement highlighting the actor’s public profile since getting married as justification. Nah, fam.

-I’m not surprised that The Mindy Project is bringing back Chris Messina for its final episodes. I just hope somehow they’re able to reverse the character assassination he suffered in his last season.

-Meanwhile, Mindy Kaling walked her first red carpet since her pregnancy news dropped. She looks exactly the same.

-Also, Oprah let it drop that Mindy is 5 months pregnant. Thanks, O!

-There was a Parks and Rec reunion last night at Aubrey Plaza’s movie premiere and I loved it as much as Leslie loves waffles.

-The press really hates Julia Roberts’ new $3.9 million bungalow in Malibu, calling it “downright dumpy” and “shabby.” Then let’s see your houses, guys.

-The Emoji Movie has managed to inch its way up to a whole 3% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a collection of the best bad reviews. How in the world did Christina Aguilera get sucked into this thing?

-The guy who was originally slated to play Iron Fist keeps subtly shading the guy who ended up playing Iron Fist, and I am here for it.

-Well, this is unexpectedly lovely. Mandy Patinkin has exited the play Great Comet after there was a diversity backlash when it was announced that he would be taking over the role currently played by Hamilton star Okieriete Onaodowan.

Justin Bieber may have quit his career to spend more time with his pastor. Now that I know he looks like this, I can’t say I blame him.

-Also, here’s a deeper look inside the hipster megachurch that may have lured Justin Bieber out of music, of which the Biebs might become its Tom Cruise.

R. Kelly slammed those sex cult allegations in a new video — which he was somehow allowed to make because he somehow still has a career and people are somehow still supporting and financing him. WTF.

Woody Harrelson and Jennifer Jason Leigh star in the LBJ trailer.

Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon To Star in New TV Series

Jennifer Aniston is set to return to TV. A new series about TV morning shows starring her and Reese Witherspoon is being shopped around to cable and streaming sites. (Remember when they played sisters on Friends?)

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet reunited at charity auction last night, where Madonna did a surprise performance and Leo got into a bidding war with Harvey Weinstein and ended up spending $400k for “a large portrait of the actor in paint and crushed-up plates by Julian Schnabel.” Stars, they’re just like us!

Justin Bieber accidentally clipped a paparazzo while leaving a church event yesterday.

Matthew Lillard is in the middle of a press tour for Twin Peaks and I’m finding it all very charming. IDK. It’s confusing. (He was also really great on The Watch podcast this week, where he talked candidly about how shockingly little character actors make).

Adam Scott will replace Bradley Cooper in Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later. Feels like an upgrade.

Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp prove that true love never dies; they’ve reunited after splitting three years ago.

-This is a really good dive into the controversy surrounding HBO’s Confederate announcement. Definitely worth reading.

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber came together to celebrate their son’s birthday (not the one who awesomely dressed up like Harley Quinn at ComicCon, though).

-Critics HATE the Emoji Movie. It’s currently at 0% on RottenTomatoes. I wonder if TJ Miller wishes he could take back the last month or so?

-The actor who plays Hot Pie on Game of Thrones opened a bakery called “You Know Nothing Jon Dough,” which is the best.

-News that Girl Trip’s breakout star Tiffany Haddish said she’d “drink the juice” to work with Bill Cosby was swiftly met with disappointment. (As my friend Kat just tweeted, she “milkshake ducked.”) But Haddish explained today at the TCAs that she wasn’t serious: “You go through about 27 interviews … you’re gonna say some bad jokes.”

-There’s lots of odd but good news coming out of the TCAs today. Chris Pine will star in a 6-episode TNT drama directed by Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins, written by her husband, and inspired by Fauna Hodel. Showtime announced a new pilot executive-produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon about crime & corruption in early 90s Boston. Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt made an 80’s cop show  for Amazon that is a parody of a Romanian TV series. And we also got our first clip of At Home With Amy Sedaris, which will guest star Jane Krakowski and Justin Theroux.

Stephen Soderbergh‘s new movie Lucky Logan, starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Daniel Craig is getting amazing reviews. Weirdly though, it is credited to first-time screenwriter Rebecca Blunt…who does not seem to exist.

William Shatner was involved in an accident with a horse but luckily he was not injured.

Rob Lowe learned that one of his biggest fans was battling stage four lung cancer so he sent her an emotional video. *sob*

-The new IT Movie trailer looks amazing and I will never, never watch it.

-Here’s the first Suburbicon trailer, starring Matt Damon , Oscar Isaac and Julianne Moore. It’ll be interesting to see what director George Clooney does with a Coens Bros script.