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October 16, 2017

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Are Engaged

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas announced their engagement on Instagram, and the internet is all about the jokes.

-The disturbing Harvey Weinstein stories now involve potted plants and kitchenware.  Meanwhile, actress Lauren Holly talked about her creepy encounter with him on The Social, while a Vampire Diaries actress says he propositioned her at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002, and thinks it affected her husband Ioan Gruffudd‘s career. The number of women who have publicly accused him is now up to 44.

-Sorry Mayim Bialik, but if I read your full essay then I’m not “taking it out of context” when I say it’s victim-blaming BS. Not being “a perfect 10” does NOT protect women from assault.

Rose McGowan made a bit of a misstep on Twitter this weekend — and she blamed it on weed. Is it really that hard for white feminists to say “I’m sorry. I screwed up. I’m ready to listen and learn.” Really?

-If you want to read a good NYT essay on Weinstein, skip Bialik’s and read this one from Sarah Polley instead.

-I also found this essay by the showrunner of Grey’s Anatomy on the gender dynamics in Hollywood to be really powerful.

-A reminder that we lost Carrie Fisher way too soon: she once sent a cow tongue to an Oscar winner who sexually assaulted her friend.

James Corden apologized for making jokes about Weinstein at the amfAR Gala. “To be clear, sexual assault is no laughing matter. I was not trying to make light of Harvey’s inexcusable behavior.”

-In similar news, Lars von Trier denies Björk’s claim that he sexually harassed her.

-In happier news, Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander  tied the knot in Ibiza on Saturday.

-I’m not trusting the source on this story about Meghan Markle quitting Suits in order to marry Prince Harry, though I do wonder what happens to her career once the engagement is announced. Royalty can’t be starring in a C-list show about lawyers, right?

Roxanne Gay interviewed Nicki Minaj for NY Times magazine and I’m here for it.

-I thought Kumail Nanjiani’s SNL episode was just ok (mostly because he wasn’t in it enough), but I loved his shout-out at the end.

-The CW is rebooting Roswell? I am SO here for that! It fell apart in the later seasons, but I stand by my belief that that show had one of the best pilots I’ve ever seen. It’s on Netflix. Go, go, go!

Beyoncé turned down the role of Plumette in the live-action Beauty and the Beast, according to the director.

-Yes, Nicole Kidman kissed Alexander Skarsgård on the lips at the Emmys. No, she doesn’t want to talk about it.

-Ellen made Friday Night Light’s star Taylor Kitsch throw footballs on her show, and he was a little rusty.

Tom Holland is Twitter teasing Mark Ruffalo, who accidentally live-streamed the first 10 minutes of the new Thor film at the premiere.

-The new Black Panther trailer is amazing. I want this movie to make a billion trillion dollars!