There is a lot everyday that we can feel trapped by. Get out there and find what makes you feel free. It’s up to you and no one else. Love pic.twitter.com/170XqyCSVu
— Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) September 16, 2018
–Channing Tatum is reportedly dating British singer Jessie J. I don’t hate this.
-Meanwhile, Ben Affleck is reportedly single again.
–Justin Theroux isn’t really a fave of mine, but he becomes 3000% more charming when he’s being interviewed while holding his dog.
-I will never not be fascinated by the tortured paththe new remake of A Star Is Born took to get to the big screen. Before Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga came on board, it was originally meant to be directed by Clint Eastwood and star Beyonce, and the leading men attached at some point included Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Smith.
–Samira Wiley says she ‘cried a lot’ after an OITNB costar accidentally outed herin an interview
-The final season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend debuts on Friday, and the reviews are even more glowing than previous seasons. “At times suggesting an unholy fusion of an anything-goes musical telenovela like Glee or Cop Rock and an anti-hero drama built around a charismatic screw-up, the series is mesmerizing in part because it continues to exist and try new things despite being out there all by its lonesome.”
-Speaking of CW shows, All American premieres tonight and the reviews seem to indicate it’s the best new showon broadcast TV. I keep hearing it’s like a cross between Friday Night Lights and The OC, so I’m def checking it out.
–Amandla Stenberg penned an essay about her sexual assault for Teen Vogue: “What started as a consensual experience had turned forceful.”
-In a surprise standup gig, Aziz Anzari suggested “wokeness” can go too far. This tweet perfectly sums it up: “Building an entire career on being ‘The Woke Guy’ and then pivoting to ‘Our Culture Is Too Woke’ once it comes for you is honestly kind of incredible.”
-The American Music Awards red carpet was kind of meh, but I dug that the night’s big winner Taylor Swift literally looked like a disco ball.
-Oof. From Alec Baldwin‘s new THR cover story: “I don’t know how to say this and I don’t want to get it wrong either, because everything is a minefield of bombs going off, but” — and here it comes — “ever since I played Trump, black people love me. They love me. Everywhere I go, black people go crazy. I think it’s because they’re most afraid of Trump. I’m not going to paint every African-American person with the same brush, but a significant number of them are sitting there going, ‘This is going to be bad for black folks.'”
-There are new episodes of Emma Approved, and they feature characters from The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, which makes me very happy.
-This entire interview with Maggie Gyllenhaal is wonderful, but I especially like how she handled questions about allegations against Deuce costar James Franco.
-Wait, instead of bringing Scott Speedman back to play Meredith’s love interest, Grey’s Anatomy went with Josh Radnor? Oh dear.
–Jessica Biel is the latest actress to sign onto a TV show from Facebook. I don’t get it. Does anyone even watch Facebook’s shows? I caught the first episode of the Elisabeth Olsen one and even though I liked it, I never bothered coming back.
–Sophie Turner says the Game of Thrones cast and crew went to great lengths to avoid spoiler leaks for the last season. All the actors’ names were changed on the scripts and call sheets, they shot fake scenes, they got into costume when they knew the paparazzi were around but didn’t actually film anything, and they employed “drone killers” to deactivate any nearby drones.
-Turner also said she’s going to miss the sleepovers she had with Maisie Williamswhen they were filming. “We just used to sit there and eat and watch stupid videos and smoke weed…I don’t know if my publicist will kill me for saying this. We’d get high and then we’d sit in the bath together and we’d rub makeup brushes on our faces. It’s fun.”
–This interviewwith Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally is strange and wonderful.
-I agree so much with this piece on why film directors don’t necessarily make good TV creators. As stylish and cinematic as Maniac is, I watched four episodes and I just. didn’t. care.
–This articleabout the trailer for John Travolta‘s speedboat movie is so much more entertaining than the trailer itself.
-I’m into this trailer for Bravo’s new limited series Dirty John, which stars Eric Bana and Connie Britton.