-This is an interesting look at how a celebrity like Taylor Swift is not built for this moment in culture.
-Meanwhile, critics are mostly loving her new album. I’ve listened to “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” and “New Year’s Day” a lot today…
–Lupita Nyong’o called out a magazine for photoshopping out her natural hair.
-In a Facebook post, Ellen Page accuses Brett Ratner of outing her and homophobic harassment on the X-Men set. The post is long but definitely worth a read. She also calls working with Woody Allen the “biggest regret” of her career, and acknowledges her privilege.
-Her X-Men costar Anna Paquin backed her up on Twitter, saying “I was there when that comment was made. I stand with you.”
-ER’s Anthony Edwards claims Broadway producer Gary Goddard molested him and his friend when they were kids.
–Louis C.K. has admitted to sexual misconduct, saying in a statement: “These stories are true.” (Interesting that he doesn’t mention that just a few weeks ago, he was telling the NYT “They’re rumors, that’s all that is.”)
-I keep thinking about this tweet by Roxanne Gay.
–Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah spoke out last night about C.K., while Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden and Conan O’Brien didn’t. This matters.
–Ed Westwick‘s BBC series White Gold is being disrupted amid sexual assault claims.
-This article on how the recent wave of sexual harassment allegations are redefining entertainment journalism is fascinating. Also, it mentions a recurring theme that seems to keep popping up this week: “There are rumors that reporters are working on pieces about actors no one would expect…That the next star to be accused won’t be a known creep but a “nice guy” that will shock the world.”
-I really love all the profiles coming out featuring Sam Rockwell in advance of Three Billboards. I love how he talks about his character’s possible redemption. I still can’t figure out how I felt about him by the end of the film.
-This is a great piece on how Stranger Things is nostalgic for a time before nerds were toxic.
–Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike star in the new trailer for Hostiles.