-Ooh boy. Joss Whedon must have had a rough weekend after his wife of 16 years wrote an essay for The Wrap accusing him of multiple on-set affairs. In the scathing article, ex-wife Kai Cole called him a “hypocrite preaching feminist ideals.” Personally, though I still love and adore a lot of his work (Buffy, Angel and Dr Horrible will always hold a special place in my heart), the bloom fell off the Whedon rose when Charisma Carpenter talked about being fired from Angel when he found out she got pregnant. And yes, you can be a cheater and still be a feminist. But I think the reason this story is chafing so many of his female fans today is not because he is accused of infidelity as much as that he’s accused of using white male privilege/power to justify it. According to his wife, he said of his actions: “In many ways I was the HEIGHT of normal, in this culture. We’re taught to be providers and companions and at the same time, to conquer and acquire — specifically sexually — and I was pulling off both!” Like being a serial cheater is somehow fulfilling a masculine destiny? Yuck.
-The day the essay dropped, the biggest Whedon fansite shut down after 15 years.
–Sarah Jessica Parker‘s breathless reaction to the eclipse deserves an Emmy.
-So it turns out Steven Soderbergh‘s Logan Lucky didn’t change the film business overnight. His new movie, which sidestepped the traditional studio marketing machine, opened at a disappointing $8.1 million.
-Bless the lead signer of The Architects, who stopped his show when he saw a woman being groped.
-Out of all the shows I expected Netflix to renew, the critically panned Friends from College wasn’t one of them. I tried watching it because the cast is lit but it’s a pretty grim slog.
–George and Amal Clooney had a date night and I really dig her dress while simultaneously recognizing it would make me look like a moldy potato.
–Jay-Z is trying to make us believe that infamous elevator fight marked his “one disagreement ever” with Solange. That’s cute.
-This is an interesting piece about how celebrities should react in the aftermath of Neo-Nazi protests. I have to say, I’ve lost some respect for some of the celebs I follow who are usually very vocal yet have remained silent on this.
–Matt Damon is bloody and Julianne Moore is crushing pills in the new trailer for George Clooney’s Suburbicon.