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January 8, 2018

Oprah for President?

-Following her barn-burning Globes speech, there’s lots of talk about Oprah running for president in 2020. I think she’d be fine (though I can’t imagine why in the world she’d ever want to).  I like this take on how celebrity is neither magic nor an automatic disqualifier.

-Here are all the mentions of sexual harassment at last night’s ceremony. Not one (NOT ONE!) of the male winners in the acting categories took the opportunity of their winning speech to address the issue.

Ewan McGregor acknowledged both his wife and his girlfriend in his acceptance speech. That’s … something.

James Franco hosted an intimate dinner for all the Golden Globe nominated actors before the show.

Franco should have let Tommy Wiseau speak.  The Room creator says that, if given time at the mic, he would have said: “If a lot of people love each other the world will be a better place to live!”

-Meanwhile, Ally Sheedy called out both James Franco and Christian Slater on Twitter during the show.

-We might want to hold our applause for Gary Oldman, too.

-Bless the journalist who asked Greta Gerwig in the backstage pressroom if she regrets working with Woody Allen.

-In a statement to Buzzfeed, Dylan Farrow is calling out people who support both anti-harassment efforts and Woody Allen. “I hope these women change the world. That said, the people who join this movement without taking any kind of personal accountability for the ways in which their own words and decisions have helped to perpetuate the culture they are fighting against, that’s hard for me to reconcile.”

-Meanwhile, Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo completely slammed Woody Allen (and the actors who still work with him) on Twitter earlier on the weekend.

-Allow Keanu Reeves to restore your faith in the male celebrity.

-I’m glad that Netflix’s Lovesick is getting praise. I’ve only watched a couple of episodes but it’s charming af.

-Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe is engaged. Who wants to break the news to Tumblr that it’s not to costar Sam Heughan?

-This is a good piece on The X Files’ continuing struggle with female autonomy and consent. (Also, that gross twist that Chris Carter claims he’s had planned for 19 years? Old interviews prove otherwise.)

-Marvel’s Runways has been renewed for season 2. I’m a few episodes behind but I really like what I’ve seen so far.

-The CW finally announced the premiere dates for iZombie and The 100.

-At a charity auction, Brad Pitt bid $120,000 to watch Game of Thrones With Emilia Clarke. This sounds like the start of a very adorable meet cute!

-Ohhh…The Shins have a new song out!

-This thread on the lack of marketing for Proud Mary should be reprinted in the trades.

Red Sparrow starring Jennifer Lawrence looks like the Black Widow movie Marvel should have made.