–Christina Aguilera looks amazing on the new cover of Paper magazine.
–Chrissy Teigen implied that she knows who bit Beyonce. TELL US!!
-Apparently people are falling asleep in Wes Anderson‘s new movie Isle of Dogs, which doesn’t bode well.
-Every since it started streaming on Hulu, everyone on my Twitter feed is talking about ER again. I love that it’s having a second life.
-After the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office confirmed that his case was under review, Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick removed all sexual assault denials from his social media accounts.
-Nickelodeon ended its relationship with children TV super-producer Dan Schneider, and now everyone is bracing for some stories to come out.
-A new report from Vulture says Phil Lord and Chris Miller shot “more than 30 takes” for some scenes on Solo: A Star Wars Story, and a first assistant director had to step in and handle directing duties on some of the scenes due to their lack of preparation. Also, when Ron Howard came onboard there were reportedly no script changes; he just did “scene for scene do-overs” of what they’d already shot. But sure Hollywood, keep handing the keys for blockbuster franchises to inexperienced dudes instead of women who could actually get it right the first time…
–Sean Penn‘s cigarette-puffing, grumpy appearance on Colbert reminded me why I really, really dislike Sean Penn.
-As if that wasn’t enough, he also talked crap about ex-wife Robin Wright on Marc Maron’s podcast: “We don’t have a lot of conversation. We don’t not get along…And as it turned out, she and I did not share the same ethical views on parenting, including the continuing parenting of adult children.”
-I love this article on how NBC’s new show Rise shows us how not to be a male ally. I watched the second episode and I couldn’t believe how terrible Josh Radnor‘s character is — or how this show possibly came from the same guy who did Friday Night Lights and Parenthood.
-Even if Emily Blunt says she can’t do it for awhile, I’m actually pretty psyched that Tom Cruise is trying to pull together an Edge of Tomorrow sequel. That movie deserved way more attention than it got.
–Leonard Nimoy‘s son married Star Trek: DS9 star Terry Farrell, which is all kinds of great.
-At the Riverdale panel at PaleyFest, a brave young fan asked Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart if they are dating. (Isn’t this common knowledge? Or perhaps not everyone follows Vancouver paparazzi twitter gossip like I do.)
-On the one hand, I’ve heard that the last half of Avengers: Infinity War is basically a Black Panther sequel, which sounds amazing. On the other hand, there’s reports that the film rests on Vision and Scarlet Witch’s romance, which is much less amazing.
-I saw Love, Simon in theatres last weekend and was totally charmed by it. So was Kristen Bell, apparently. She bought out a theater so as many people as possible could see it.
–Ed Norton‘s production company is being sued over the death of a fireman on the set of his new movie.
-Here’s Brie Larson training for her Captain Marvel role. Yes, she’s doing a close grip and yes, she’s using her legs, but it took me two years at the gym to manage three of these. Two years!
-This is a really good examination of the Ready Player One backlash and how to view it in the context of our post-GamerGate world.
–Ed Harris and Jason Sudeikis embark on a grumpy road trip in the trailer for Netflix’s Kodachrome.