–Jennifer Lawrence talked about what it was like to be interviewed by Oprah for the new issue of THR: “I went to her house, which was just insane. I left crying. I called my parents. It was just life-changing.” The interview isn’t ground-breaking, but she talks about wanting to meet Trump (“I’ve got a pretty good speech. And it ends with a martini to the face.”). Also, I love that she calls it “Twittering.”
-Oh my goodness, I love this Nicole Kidman cover.
-Time named the “silence breakers” their person of the year. People have a lot of issues with Taylor Swift’s inclusion on the cover. I don’t hate it because of how she stood up for herself (and women in general) in her lawsuit with that DJ, but I agree that I would have loved to see Kesha, Tarana Burke, Terry Crews or Gabrielle Union in that cover spot instead.
–Ron Pearlman, Michael Rapaport and Alec Baldwin are all showing their true colours, claiming that John Oliver shouldn’t have made Dustin Hoffman uncomfortable by grilling him in a professional setting. You know what else is uncomfortable? Being sexually harassed in a professional setting. It’s always the right time to talk about it. Not talking about this stuff in public is how Hollywood found itself where it is now.
-Whoa. Jeffrey Tambor now says he has not quit Transparent and has no plans to do so.
-The two reporters at the NYT who first covered the Weinstein story have published a fascinating followup about the complicity machine that he built. It’s full of crazy tidbits, from publications that would suppress stories in exchange for star access, to a gossip columnist he hired to dig up dirt on celebs which he would give tabloids in exchange for them not writing about him, to Lena Dunham‘s claim that that she urged Hilary’s campaign to distance themselves from him by saying “Harvey’s a rapist and this is going to come out at some point.”
-Authorities appear to have found audio that verifies Corey Feldman‘s claims that he spoke to the police in 1993 and identified his alleged industry sexual abusers.
–Beyoncé made a surprise appearance at the the Sports Illustrated Awards last night to present Colin Kaepernick with the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.
-The early reviews for Steven Spielberg‘s The Post suggest this thing is going to crush the Oscars.
–Ryan Reynolds will star as Detective Pikachu in a Pokemon movie. What?
-Sandra Bullock is previewing the all-female Oceans 8 film in the new issue of EW.
-This photo of James McAvoy has pretty much set Twitter on fire.
–Fergie interrupted Armie Hammer on stage at a charity event and it was super uncomfortable.
–Mariah Carey reportedly got a $5-10 million settlement from her billionaire ex-fiance for wasting her time. Is that how that works? Man, I have so many people in my life I need to sue…
–Gal Gadot says the fictional character she most identifies with is Borat. (My favourite answer to that question is Amy Pascal’s: “Gillian Anderson’s Stella Gibson in The Fall. She fucks everybody and wears these gorgeous silk shirts and is really tough and smart.”)
–Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are doing a crafting show? Yes, please!
-Here’s the first trailer for Black Mirror season 4, which debuts Dec 29 on Netflix — just around the time you’ll be looking to escape your family!