–Anne Hathaway is still out here hustling for Serenity, landing on the cover of People in which she talks about hugging Julie Andrews, how she handles haters (“What I appreciate is when the negativity has some intelligence behind it. What I don’t like is lazy negativity. If you’re going to take someone down, have a point of view! Be witty, maybe pun a little!”) and how she’s come to peace with her fame “by not apologizing for taking up space, which is not something I knew how to do 10 years ago.”
–Cardi B and Offset are “working things out, baby.”
–Jussie Smollett‘s family issued a statement about the “cowardly” assault against the Empire star, calling it “domestic terrorism” and adding “This was a racial and homophobic hate crime.” Also, his manager confirmed that he was on the phone with the actor at the time of the attack. Meanwhile, a solidarity rally is being planned.
-This is nice: Octavia Spencer says LeBron James “intervened” to get her equal pay on her new Netflix series.
-I love that Paul F. Tompkins literally tweeted his way into a recurring role on You’re The Worst.
–Mariah Carey, oh no baby what is you doin?
–Taylor Swift‘s career is not in decline, thank you very much.
–Ariana Grande “fixed” her tat so it now reads “Japanese Barbecue Finger.” Um, yay?
-Nothing ever dies on The CW, which just granted early renewals to 10 series: Arrow, Black Lightning, Charmed, The Flash, Legacies, Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale, Supergirl, Supernatural (for it’s 15th season!!) and Dynasty (proving that it doesn’t matter if you’re only pulling in 600k viewers a week if you’re making $$ from international rights). The only currently airing CW shows missing from the list are All American, The 100 and Roswell, New Mexico.
-Over on Showtime, Shameless got renewed for season 10, despite Emmy Rossum‘s departure. Also, The L Word revival is a go, with Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey and Katherine Moennig reprising their roles. SHANE!!!!
-I’m pretty stoked that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are continuing to produce Miraval because that is i a damn fine rosé.
-Excellent, disturbing read from The Guardian: “R Kelly, Michael Jackson and Bryan Singer. Who knew? Everyone.”
-Also, the Singer scandal might actually help Bohemian Rhapsody’s Oscar chances. I hate the world.
-Looks like the Oscars have changed their mind and will feature all five Best Song nominees on the telecast after all. As recently as last week, reps for three of the tunes were being told there was no time for them, but solidarity among the nominees may have forced their hand. I love that.
–Bella Thorne says she noticed a general unwillingness to work with her ever since she came out as bisexual. Is she sure it’s that and not her terrible reputation?
-As we all suspected, Ben Affleck is giving up the cowl as Batman, even if Warner Brothers isn’t ready to publicly admit it.
-According to the reaction at the first screen of Captain Marvel, audiences really dug the cat.
-The first trailer for Aidy Bryant’s new Hulu series Shrill looks delightful!