-This seems like the perfect way to lead us into the weekend: Mariah Carey turns a subway car into a dance party in her new video for “A No No.”
–Lupita Nyong’o says Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Jared Leto and other celebrities “protected” her when she was getting her start in the industry.
-Yikes. Empire actor Jussie Smollett has just been indicated by a Chicago grand jury on 16 counts of disorderly conduct.
–Julianne Moore revealed that she was originally slated to star in Can You Ever Forgive Me? before she was replaced by Melissa McCarthy. “[Director] Nicole [Holofcener] fired me. That’s the truth. I think she didn’t like what I was doing…I haven’t [seen it] yet because it’s still kind of painful. I love Melissa McCarthy. I worship her. I think she’s fantastic, so I’m sure she’s great… It’s pretty bad. The only other time I was fired was when I was working at a yogurt stand when I was 15, so, yeah, it felt bad.”
-First it was yoga, and now Gwyneth Paltrow is now taking credit for the gluten-free craze. That is not something I would ever want to be known for…
On Carpool Karaoke, the Jonas Brothers got hooked up to lie detectors and revealed which brother annoys them the most, and which one broke up the bad.
–Meghan Markle discussed feminism on her International Women’s Day panel, saying she wants her unborn child to be a feminist, whatever the sex. “I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism.”
–David Beckham‘s International Women’s Day post was pretty sweet.
-This IG post from the band Stars also won the day.
-Captain Marvel is tracking to have a $156M-$160M opening weekend.
-I love that Mark Ruffalo is out here stumping for the movie like a goddamn champ.
-This is a good clarification about why Michael Jackson’s estate is suing HBO for airing the documentary. It has to do with whether or not the singer did what he is accused of. Instead, the lawsuit is more specifically about the violation of a single non-disparagement clause in a 27-year-old contract between Jackson and HBO.
-Meanwhile, The Simpsons has pulled their classic Michael Jackson episode from syndication.
–Whoopi Goldberg says the reason she hasn’t been on The View lately is because she almost died from pneumonia.
–Kevin Tsujihara, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment, said in a memo: “I deeply regret that I have made mistakes in my personal life that have caused pain and embarrassment to the people I love the most.”
-I really liked this piece on how TV is unwhitewashing history one character, period, and genre at a time.
-After Killing Eve’s first season ended I was adamant that we didn’t need another season. But damn this trailer looks good!
–Jesse Eisenberg plays a man who joins a dojo following a random street attack in the SWSW film The Art of Self Defense.