–Nicolas Cage has reportedly filed for annulment — just four days after the wedding. He says they were intoxicated and he “lacked understanding” about “the full nature and extent of her relationship with another person” nor did she tell him about “the full nature and extent of her criminal history.”
-Has social media killed celebs’ ability to quietly rake in dough with overseas commercials? Tom Hiddleston is getting roasted for his Centrum vitamin ads on Chinese TV.
-Sources tell Us Weekly that Lady Gagasplit from fiancé Christian Carinobecause “He was jealous. He was trying to find her all the time and texted her a lot. Her friends didn’t like him either.”
–Liam Neeson has once again apologizedfor his “impulsive” racial comment: “I missed the point.”
-This is terrible: both members of UK indie band Her’s and their tour manager were killed in car crashduring their US tour.
-Celebs are joining George Clooney’s callto boycott luxury hotel properties owned by the Sultan of Brunei over his country’s anti-gay laws.
-In his cover story with Attitude, Colton Haynes says he’s six months sober after battling drug and alcohol addiction. “In 10 years, there were maybe 25 days I didn’t drink,” he said, but admits he hit rock bottom last year following his divorce and the death of his mother. “I locked myself in a hotel room at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills for seven days and was found in my room with these insane bruises all over my body…I almost ruptured my kidney, ended up in the hospital, ended up in 5150 psyche hold. I was on such a destructive path that I could not function. I lost partial sight in my left eye for a while. I ended up having two seizures. I didn’t know any of this was happening until I was sober enough to remember it.”
–Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx dispelled those split rumours by going for a walk in NYC. I have so many questions about their wardrobe. If it’s cold enough for both of them to be wearing toques, then why is she only wearing a thin jean jacket?
-Hmmm, this is interesting. Angelina Jolie may be pivoting away from her recent directing roles…to become a Marvel superhero. Which is not a bad career move (it’s actually pretty badass branding), but it’s a big diversion from where she’s been focused the last few years.
–Wendy Williams was spotted out with her husband, even though he reportedly just welcomed a child with his alleged mistress.
–Pete Davidson reveals he once offered to pick up the bill for Kanye West’s extravagant dinner – and then immediately regretted it. “Kanye kept ordering the whole entire time. I didn’t know he was coming and I already put my card down because I thought it would be just me and [Kid] Cudi. Then, [Timothee] Chalamet showed up and then Kanye showed up and I was like ‘Oh, f**k’. And then I had to book two more gigs in Ohio.”
–Rashida Jonesreflected on #MeToo and Time’s Upduring a panel discussion this week: “For these movements, there’s always an inflection point, and so many inflection points that are started by black women are missed. I do believe there is some version of this country and our lives that would be different if people listened to black women.”
–Julianna Margulies gave an interview to a French magazine and said that she hasn’t appeared on The Good Fight because they refused to pay heras much as she was getting before.
-The To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel has found its John Ambrose McClaren. Jordan Fisher, who recently played Mark on Fox’s Rent Live, has been cast.
–Joseph Gordon-Levitt continually pointing out that his character in 500 Days of Summer was a piece of shit feeds my soul.
-Jane the Virgin returned last night for its final season, and Gina Rodriguez talked about how she nailed that one-take, 7-minute monologue.
-The latest twist in the Jussie Smollett saga: Records show police paid for hotel rooms for the brothers.
-Glee alums Amber Riley, Harry Shum Jr., Becca Tobin, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Heather Morris faced off in a reunion rap battle on Wednesday’s episode of Drop the Mic.
-Remember when cord cutting was supposed to save us so much money compared to having cable? With Apple joining Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, YouTube TV, CBS All Access (not to mention the upcoming streamers being launched by Disney, Warner Bros, etc), the streaming bubble is just about ready to burst. The Wall Street Journal nails it: “If you look at the market currently, the average consumer may have room to add a service or two but the ceiling of what a consumer will pay is soon reached.”
-It’s been a few years since I’ve seen The 100, but do they just keep finding new communities every season now? Is it like the YA version of The Walking Dead?
–Chris Evans covers the new issue of the Hollywood Reporter, where he talks about saying goodbye to the Avengers (“It’s a really obnoxious notion for an actor to say they’re going to retire — it’s not something you retire from”), what he’s looking for in a relationship (“I really like to be with someone who also has their own thing to do as well, you know? If I’m with someone who just kind of adopts my life, that can feel a bit suffocating”) and why he’ll never stop shit-talking Trump on Twitter (“You don’t want to alienate half your audience. But I’d be disappointed in myself if I didn’t speak up”).
-Sources are telling People that Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson are talking about marriage. I don’t understand life.
–Justin Bieber is having a rough week. The poor kid announced that he’s taking a break from music for his mental health, and now a woman was arrested after barging into his hotel room.
–Beyonce helped Diana Ross celebrate her 75th with an impromptu serenade of “Happy Birthday.”
–Sandra Oh‘s SNL promos are very cute. Also, Russian Doll bangs are a thing now, huh?
-Speaking of Russian Doll, the show’s Charlie Barnett just landed a spot on season two of You.
-I like this profile on Jordan Peele. MadTV’s producers wouldn’t let him out of his contract to be on SNL, he says he locked himself in a room & started smoking a lot of weed, plotting his revenge, “like a comic book supervillain.”
-People are sooo mad at Jezebel’s very bad take on Jagged Little Pill. (Alanis Morissette is probably too busy to care. She just announced she’s expecting her third kid.)
-I like this piece about how stressful TV is now because you can now longer just be a viewer; you must be a preacher, a soldier and a campaign strategist to keep your show alive.
-This is a really good recap on what we know about the Jussie Smollett saga. I still think its weird that he agreed to not get back his $10k bond.