George and Amal, I couldn’t agree with you more. I am joining forces with you and will match your $500,000 donation to ‘March For Our Lives.’ These inspiring young people remind me of the Freedom Riders of the 60s who also said we’ve had ENOUGH and our voices will be heard.
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) February 20, 2018
–Oprah and Steven Spielberg have vowed to match George & Amal Clooney‘s donations to March for Our Lives. Which is wonderful and praise-worthy — but is also leading some to wonder where this support for kids was during the Black Lives Matters movement?
-I don’t understand this Us Weekly story about how Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are putting their baby plans on hold.Why is her camp even putting this stuff out there? To what end?
-If you’ve seen Black Panther — and it seems like everyone in North America has — then you’ve probably debated with your friends just how villainous Killmonger is. (I think that he’s sympathetic but ultimately is an oppressor just like the system he’s trying to fight against.) Ira at the Daily Beast probably has my favourite take on it so far: “Yes, Killmonger makes some really good points. But as [director Ryan] Coogler shows, we ought to look toward black women for morality in this world.”
In a new interview with the New York Times about the Me Too movement, Minnie Driver took another dig at ex-boyfriend Matt Damon, saying his comments “represented every intelligent, nice white male who feels it is their job to comment on the way that women metabolize stuff.”
-Speaking of MeToo, this cinematographer’s speech about how he wants to change the industry is amazing.
–Megan Fox had some frank words about what it’s like to be an actress in Hollywood: “You’re a commodity. As long as you survive filming and they’ve gotten what they need from you they don’t really care if you drop dead afterwards. It doesn’t matter if you break an arm or you break a leg.”
–David Cross says the cast of Arrested Development “stands behind” Jeffrey Tambor. I’m not sure this is a good look right now…
-This is terrible: Karla Souza, who plays Laurel on How to Get Away With Murder, says she was raped by a director while on a set in Mexico early in her career.
–Eminem‘s “Till I Collapse” came out ages ago and still remains popular on Spotify — mostly because people still listen to it when working out. Mine remains Moby’s “Flower” — only because I keep stupidly attempting the Sally Up challenge.
–Ryan Reynolds has no time for people who criticize his work with the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
-And Jennifer Lawrence has no time for your criticisms of her dress at Red Sparrow’s London photocall: “This is sexist, this is ridiculous, this is not feminism.”
-Meanwhile, Jennifer says she’s coming for Timothée Chalamet when he gets a bit older. “[I’m] buttering him up like a pig for slaughter, and then I’m going to swing right in there as soon as he’s, like, 30.” Uh, there may be a flaw in this plan…
-I follow Colton Haynes on Instagram (because he’s adorable!) and his IG Stories about his mom’s wait for a liver transplant have been heartbreaking.
-Nothing amuses me more than Americans slowly finding out that Tessa Virture and Scott Moir had a Canadian reality show.
–Aaron Paul and his wife Lauren have named their daughter Story Annabelle and I kind of love it.
-If you dig behind-the-scenes peeks at TV shows, this is a very good look at how Crazy Ex-Girlfriend mapped out their most recent season.
–Ellen had billionaire Bill Gates on and quizzed him about the prices of everyday items at the supermarket. He clearly never does laundry or buys pizza rolls, but he’s totally down with floss.