-I love a good Cardi B interview, and her latest is shaping up to be a gem! In the preview quotes from her new Cosmo cover, she sticks up for strippers (“Just because somebody was a stripper don’t mean they don’t have no brain”) and explains why she’s sticking with fiance Offset amid cheating rumours (“I don’t have low self-esteem…I know I look good. I know I’m rich, I know I’m talented. I know I could get any man I want —any basketball player, football player. But I want to work out my shit with my man, and I don’t got to explain why. I’m not your property”).
-A lot of people have also pointed out that her Variety interview is pretty bland, including Buzzfeed writer Anne Helen Peterson — who Armie Hammer immediately mocked via Twitter. His post-Oscar nominations attitude (which has included a tracksuit obsession), coupled with his dedication to going after a female entertainment journalist who dared write a non-super-flattering article about him is doing nothing to get me on his side. If anything, it’s proving the article’s point!
-Meanwhile, I like Peterson’s response when asked about Hammer’s new tweet to her.
-The Variety story may have been a let down, but Jennifer Lawrence‘s off-the-cut, freewheeling appearance on Stephen Colbert’s show was a delight. She drank rum, called Harvey Weinstein an “ass boil,” and revealed that she spent most of Amy Schumer’s wedding trying to flirt with Larry David.
-Of course Amy Schumer‘s wedding vows included blow-job jokes.
–Uma Thurman does not regret speaking out about Weinstein. “You’ve gotta be a citizen, and you can’t leave people alone holding the bag of truth by themselves. There’s no one I wish to get due process more than him.”
-Westworld’s Evan Rachel Wood and The Last Jedi’s Kelly Marie Tran, play a darker, #MeToo version of the classic character guessing game Guess Who?
-Well, at least Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon still seem to get along.
–Mel B hinted that the Spice Girls reunion might happen at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.
-It’s really, really weird that the social media embargo for A Wrinkle In Time lifted last night — and no one is really saying anything. There are a few mixed reactions, but it seems like most outlets were told to not say anything until next week? Not a great sign, especially because Disney put a full review embargo on it until 1 day and 7 hours before it opens. I’m still gonna see it, regardless.
-Wait, Baby Groot is actually Groot’s son and the original Groot is dead? I’m shook.
-Not gonna lie; Michael B. Jordan talking about Wallace’s death scene on The Wire made me tear up a little.
-Of course Barbra Streisand had her beloved dog cloned.
-Weird — the promos of Kelly Clarkson on The Voice make me want to watch the show. And I am not someone who’s inclined to do that.
–Taylor Kitsch may be giving Will Smith a run for his money as the most charming actor on Instagram.
-Holy crap. Netflix spends more on content than anyone else on the internet — and many TV networks, too. It’s eyeing 700(!) original series and movies in 2018.
–Gina Rodriguez has signed on to star in and produce a romantic comedy that the creator of MTV’s Sweet/Vicious is directing for Netflix.
-I like that Yvette Nicole Brown keeps getting work. Now that The Mayor is cancelled, she’s been tapped to star in Most Likely To, written by Diablo Cody and produced by Greg Berlanti.
-During a recent visit to Joel McHale‘s new Netflix show, Kristen Bell got disgustingly candid about how she and her daughter came down with anal worms. Why?!?
–Adam Sandler and Chris Rock oversee a chaotic wedding in The Week Of trailer.