"Empire" creator Lee Daniels speaks out in a video about a brutal attack and possible hate crime against actor Jussie Smollett: "We are better than that—America is better than that. It starts at home." https://t.co/YGX1yf7lIg pic.twitter.com/cUoS3GsyIs
— ABC News (@ABC) January 29, 2019
-People are awful. Empire star Jussie Smollett was has been hospitalized after a horrific attack. He was walking down the street when two men reportedly approached him, started harassing him with homophobic slurs, put a rope around his neck, threw bleach on him and screamed “This is MAGA country.” The FBI has now taken over the case after it was confirmed the actor received an earlier threat.
-Hollywood is rallying around Smollett and calling for justice.
-Slope scares: Gwyneth Paltrow is being sued for allegedly causing injuries to a doctor after he said she crashed into him while skiing.
-Ellen staged a mini Friends reunion with Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox.
-In a new podcast, Thora Birch said she wants American Beauty fans to see past the “stain” of Kevin Spacey. “It shouldn’t be on the film. Who’s to blame? It’s Kevin. It doesn’t have anything to do with American Beauty.” K, but it’s still a terrible movie that has NOT aged well.
-This Bradley Cooper interaction with comedian Luenell at the SAGs made me like him a lot more than I did.
-Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan reveals she’s been secretly married to Jason Ralph for years. Is it a secret or did people just not care?
-No really though, how many wedding celebrations are Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra gonna have??
-F*ck Jake Gyllenhaal.
-Every time I see another clip from Bohemian Rhapsody, I get more angry. And I still haven’t watched it! I wanted to see all the nominated films before the Oscars but I don’t think I can do this one. I’ll end up setting the theatre on fire. Why are the SO. MANY. CUTS.
–Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid will be reportedly be subpoenaed over their Fyre Festival payments. I’m not surprised. Watching the documentaries, it was very strange how the “influencers” were just let off the hook.
–Richard E Grant fangirling over Babs a delight. I saw Can You Ever Forgive Me? last weekend and I would totally be ok with him winning the Supporting Actor Oscar.
-God, I’m so here for the Zombieland sequel.
–Tessa Thompson announced Time’s Up’s 4% challenge, which aims to boost the number of women directing top Hollywood films.
-That “leaked” list of supposed Grammy winners is fake. So you’ll have to tune in on Feb 10 and pretend that those awards are still relevant just like the rest of us.
-Suits may be ending, but the goddess Gina Torres is getting her own spinoff. Here’s the trailer.