-Damn. Chris Hardwick just got #MeToo’d and this one is hitting me hard. The Nerdist was the very first podcast I ever listened to and although his earnestness was slightly grating, I always thought he sounded like a good dude. Of course, my feelings don’t matter; Chloe Dystra’s does. Good on her for speaking up. Even though she never explicitly names him, it’s clear who she’s talking about and her story is incredibly disturbing. I’m so over toxic fanboys who were nerdy/bullied in high school and now feel like they’re owed something. They’re really not.
-Meanwhile, here is the Nerdist podcast in which Chloe and Chris talk about the surgery she references in her essay. It’s … not good. Start around the 1 hour, 20 min mark.
-It’ll be interesting to see what happens now. He’s been a trending topic all morning so the story keeps getting wider, but he’s scheduled to be a big part of Comic Con, including moderating the Doctor Who panel. He also has a brand new show debuting on Sunday on AMC.
-According to Gisele Bundchen‘s new Vogue cover story, Tom Brady made up quite an elaborate story about her apartment flooding before asking her to marry him.
–Jake Johnson is looking GOOD in GQ.
-I’m busy this weekend and Nicole is travelling for the next two, so we’ve promised not to watch the new romcom Set It Up (which stars Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu, and drops today on Netflix) until we’re together but the reviews are so good and it’s going to be SO HARD.
–Chris Pratt played Box of Lies and of course, he destroyed Jimmy Fallon.
-Meanwhile, Pratt isn’t saying no to a Parks and Recs reunion.
–Amy Poehler was named one of the 40 most powerful people in comedy and she epically derailed her Q&A to talk about real issues.
-Split rumors are nothing new for Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, but she wants to make one thing clear: “At the end of the day, that’s a man that can rely on me for the rest of his life, period.”
-Star Trek: Discovery has fired showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts, and Alex Kurtzman will take over season two. Harberts and Berg reportedly ran into budget woes and became increasingly verbally abusive to the Discovery writing staff, according to the THR story.
-Speaking of network shakeups, CBS has retained outside counsel to investigate NCIS: New Orleans’ writer-producer Brad Kern, who just got a new 2-year deal. He’ll continue to work on the show during the inquiry, which follows two CBS HR investigations of him. Insiders are reportedly angry that he’s remaining involved in the hit drama despite a new inquiry from outside counsel over claims of sexual harassment and racially-charged comments.
-I can’t wait to hear what Judith Light is going to say about Jeffrey Tambor once she’s allowed.
-This is a good point about Brie Larson. Everyone I know who saw Unicorn Store at TIFF last year adored it.
-I would like Zazie Beetz to be in every magazine this summer. Is that possible?
-I like to read lots of light fluffy romcoms during the summer, and I’ve noticed some super weird stuff going on in my Kindle. This article on book stuffing in the romance genre was illuminating.
-This is exactly what I’ve been thinking too whenever I see someone praising Nas’ new album.
-I adore Ken Marino, but I don’t know about this dog movie he’s directing…