Brendan Fraser Alleges Sexual Assault Derailed His Career


-I honestly didn’t think I could ever be gutted by a Brendan Fraser interview, but here we are. Everyone’s focusing on his allegations that former Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Philip Berk groped him in 2003 (“Am I still frightened? Absolutely. Do I feel like I need to say something? Absolutely. Have I wanted to many, many times? Absolutely. Have I stopped myself? Absolutely. And maybe I am over-reacting in terms of what the instance was. I just know what my truth is”). But the entire article is worth your time. He talks about buying a horse for his autistic son and recalls having no one in his life tell him that if he kept working the way he was his body would fall apart. He also takes a break from talking to go shoot some arrows.

-Did Rachel McAdams sit out of the Game Night promotional duties because she’s trying to hide a baby bump? First she was spotted looking like she might be expecting, and E! News is now reporting that she’s seven months along. I like her so much and I wish her only the best!

-The guy who played Smith Jerrod on Sex and the City seems to be firmly on Team Sarah Jessica Parker, implying that Kim Cattrall wasn’t very nice to him.

-This is terrible: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had an Anthrax terror scare and police are treating the incident as a racist hate crime.

Joss Whedon has exited the Batgirl movie, saying “it took me months to realize I really didn’t have a story.” I’m so glad. As much as I loved Buffy, I’ve since found him to be … problematic. Here are 100 female directors DC can choose from instead.

Quincy Jones‘ kids, including Rashida Jones, staged a “family intervention” in which they lovingly told him to stop shitting on everyone in interviews.

-This clip of Ellen surprising Tiffany Haddish by introducing her to Oprah made me tear up a bit. Seriously, it’s the most wonderful 2 minutes you’ll ever see. They also did a cooking segment together.

-God, I would have paid cash money to see Leonardo DiCaprio realize that Oprah didn’t recognize him. “Is it Justin Timberlake?” I’m laughing forever…

-Grownish’s Yara Shahidi may star in the adaptation of The Sun Is Also a Star. This book. My god, if you haven’t read this book then you need to drop everything and go read it now!

Meryl Streep is not having Harvey Weinstein using her to dismiss a sexual misconduct lawsuit, calling it “pathetic and exploitative” to use her words in his defense.

-The Big Sick’s Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon offer tips on how to be heard when no one listens to you, and they’re great. “I think, with ladies in rooms, it’s all our jobs to watch out for each other. If anyone is being spoken over, I think it’s our job to go back and be like, ‘You were saying something.'”

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s take on Three Billboards is worth your time.

-I love Vulture’s piece on how Get Out is the first great movie of the Trump era. This bit from Bradley Whitford is hilarious: “I was at a strip mall in L.A. and I didn’t have any cash, and someone said there was a cash machine in the barbershop. So I went into the barbershop and I opened the door and there were 15 African-American guys getting cut — and they all screamed.”

-Comedian and actor Michael Ian Black wrote a really compelling opinion piece for the NYT on school shootings: “America’s boys are broken. And it’s killing us.”

-Shit. Those blind items about Lorde and Jack Antonoff might have been right after all.

-I certainly don’t expect Amber Tamblyn to take responsibility for everything her husband says, but as someone who’s profile has grown considerably because of #MeToo, this isn’t a good look either.

-Here’s Saoirse Ronan in the first trailer for Ian McEwan‘s scripted drama On Chesil Beach.

Jen McDonnell is an entertainment freelancer and social media specialist. She put her celeb stalking skills to good use as managing editor of Likes: pop culture, celebrity dirt, guilty pleasure TV, George Clooney, cheese. Dislikes: people who use 'begs the question' incorrectly. Follow Jen on Twitter @jen_mcdonnell. Follow Jen

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