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October 2017

Jennifer Hudson Strikes a Pose for Cosmo


-What’s happening with Jennifer Hudson’s Cosmo cover? Is she dancing? Is she fighting? Also, I haven’t read Cosmo in decades but all of those headlines are hilariously bad.

-The Queen won’t let Kate Middleton wear nail polish? Man, I can’t wait until Megan Markle shakes this up.

-This interview with Melissa Leo is bananas. She talks about how difficult women directors are, says the reason she hasn’t been harassed by directors is because she’s “a small-breasted, red-headed woman with little eyes” and gets defensive over simple questions. The reporter calls it “the strangest and most uncomfortable interview I have ever done.”

-Here’s Jeff Goldblum coming up with hilarious, creative compliments for the Thor cast. I love that he uses exclamations like “super-duper” and “by gum!”

-HBO is dropping its project with news analyst Mark Halperin amid sexual-harassment allegations.

-Mandy Moore says she met her husband on Instagram, so keep on double tapping all the latte art photos that cute guy you don’t actually know posts.

Ashley Judd, who was one of the first women to go on the record and kick this whole Weinstein story off, spoke with Sawyer about her experiences on Good Morning America.

-Meanwhile, Selma Blair and Rachel McAdams came forward to share their encounters with James Toback, and it sounds horrific. McAdams said when she told her agent what happened, she wasn’t surprised. “That is when I got mad, because I felt like I was kind of thrown into the lion’s den and given no warning that he was a predator.”

-In EW’s new cover story, insiders get really candid about why this moment in Hollywood is very different.

-This Sarah Polley profile is all kinds of wonderful.

-Here’s the trailer for the David S. Pumpkins animated special.

-The cast of Ryan Murphy‘s latest TV project is insane. Pose will star Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek and Tatiana Maslany, as well as the largest number of transgender actors in television history to have series regular roles.

-Was the set of Practical Magic cursed?

-Here’s the first trailer for Marvel’s Runaways, which critics are loving. I’m definitely here for anything that puts Buffy’s Spike back on my TV.


George Clooney on Weinstein: “I Want to Know Who Knew”

-Hmmm. George Clooney seems to be putting the onus on the media for not exposing the Harvey Weinstein scandal, not on the closed and protective Hollywood system. He told the Today Show, “Whoever had that story and didn’t write it should be held responsible. I want to know what kind of ad dollars were spent from the Weinstein Company and from Miramax. Because we should’ve known this.”

-Another of Gloria Allred’s clients held a press conference to accuse Weinstein of sexual assault and rape.

Anna Faris is the latest actress to share a story about being sexually harassed by a male director.

-A former actress broke her confidentiality agreement to claim that Val Kilmer punched her in the face and shoved her to the ground her during Doors audition.

-Speaking of powerful men who appear to be abusing their position, Rolling Stone published a horrifying new account of a woman who dated R Kelly.

-Um, the star of Outlander and the writers of Outlander should probably not be arguing about creative differences regarding the show on Twitter.

-Despite a restraining order, Tyrese admits to flying a banner over his 10-year-old daughter’s school that says “No matter what, daddy loves you Shayla.”  Yeah, that’s not going to mess her up at all.

-If someone gave me a $10 million ring, I’d probably keep wearing it too.

-Another Halloween, another ridiculous costume for Colton Haynes. This has basically turned into his annual excuse to wear ridiculous fake boobs. At least he stopped doing blackface…

-I’ll give it to Blake Lively — her birthday post to Ryan Reynolds was pretty great.

Emma Stone is reportedly dating an SNL director. He’s the third staffer to be linked to an A-lister recently. That job is better than Tinder!

-This is a bullshit tweet from Vulture. I love Carrie Coon but I’d bet more people watched Fringe than The Leftovers and Fargo combined.

Bobby Flay reportedly quit Iron Chef in the most obnoxious way possible.

-I wrote a piece about this fall TV season’s winners and losers.

-I stopped watching The Walking Dead because, well, it’s terrible, but I’ll still read PTV’s epic recap of the premiere because it’s in old-school Television Without Pity style! God, I miss that site.

Liam Neeson is through playing games in the new trailer for The Commuter.

Will Smith and Joel Edgerton star in Netflix’s original movie Bright. This thing looks beyond terrible.

Cate Blanchett Stands Up for Women, Plays Chess with Chris Hemsworth


Cate Blanchett and Chris Hemsworth look like a romcom come to life in the pages of Vogue

-Meanwhile, Cate slays in this speech: “Just because we want to look sexy doesn’t mean we want to fuck you.”

-My friend Russ wrote a great piece on how Justin Timberlake has to publicly apologize to Janet Jackson. It’s long overdue.

-Do you think Kristen Stewart would let me live with her? Because her new NYC loft is beautiful.

-Onetime Weinstein assistant Zelda Perkins has become the first of the producer’s former staffers to break her NDA in an explosive interview with the Financial Times. She says he exposed himself to her, asked for massages, requested she watch him bathe, and repeatedly tried to pull him into bed with her. She claims she quit at 24 when he sexually assaulted a female colleague during the 1998 Venice Film Festival. She left the company with a £250,000 settlement after signing an N.D.A. (which she was not allowed to keep a copy of) following 12 hours of questioning by Weinstein’s lawyers that ended at 5 a.m.

-Super lawyer Gloria Allred held a press conference this afternoon, in which a former Weinstein production assistant told a graphic story about her alleged assault. I can’t imagine him escaping criminal charges at this point…

-I’m really glad that people in Hollywood are speaking out on the rampant sexual harassment, but I’ve gotta say…I kind of don’t need to hear any more from Matt Damon. (Unless he changes his tune and says something along the lines of “I didn’t want to rock the boat of my newfound fame” and/or “I should have realized that if he did it to Gwyneth, he was doing it to others” and/or “Here are the names of others who should be called out.”)

-Since the James Toback story was published on Sunday, 193 additional women have contacted the L.A. Times to talk about the director.

Julianne Moore says James Toback approached her twice in the 1980s.

-Speaking of directors with a history of allegations, the Daily Beast did a deep dive into tales of David O. Russell’s groping and on-set abuse.

-Meanwhile, photographer Terry Richardson has reportedly been banned from top magazines amid sexual harassment allegations.

-Hollywood’s creep cleanout continues. Amazon’s Joe Lewis, head of comedy and drama development, is leaving the company amid conflict of interest allegations that he cast his girlfriend, Jane the Virgin actress Yara Martinez, in the streaming service’s scripted drama The Tick.

-The actress/fixer who set up Sean Penn‘s meeting with druglord El Chapo  is telling stories — much to Penn’s chagrin.

George Clooney remembers how his dad would sit with him when he worked at a liquor store to prevent the place from being robbed.

Meghan Markle‘s half-sister is writing a memoir called The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister. Between this and her ex-husband, she has a lot of garbage people in her life trying to make a buck off her.

RIP Robert Guillaume. I loved this remembrance of him as an amazing leader on Sports Night. This speech still gives me chills.

-Wait, Fringe’s Anna Torv is in Mindhunter? Why aren’t I watching this thing?!?

Helen Mirren is haunted in the first trailer for Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built.