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September 2019

Channing Tatum Plays Paparazzi for Jessie J

-During Jessie J’s performance in Rio last night, Channing Tatum kept jumping onstage to film her. She posted some of his shots on Instagram — and our boy did good!

Ryan Tedder was just joking when he said Coldplay has an upcoming new song featuring Beyoncé and Adele, which explains those confusing 10 minutes this afternoon when we all thought Coldplay might be relevant again.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are getting married tonight and the celebrations are in full swing.

Andie MacDowell is supportive of her daughter Margaret Qualley dating Pete Davidson: “I FaceTimed with Pete the other day or no, she took a video of me to send to Pete that’s what it was. She has a beautiful relationship with him but I don’t want to step on her relationship too much. They have a nice relationship.”

Kanye West‘s latest album Jesus Is King was supposed to drop last Friday night — and now it doesn’t have a release date. A documentary film about it is expected next month, though.

-NYT’s film critic Wesley Morris thinks Gwyneth Paltrow was once “the best young American actor in the movies” and makes a case for wanting to see her star in films again. Same. (And she does sound a bit over GOOP.)

-This gross anecdote from the Hangover set about Todd Phillips, who just directed Joker, keeps making the rounds on Twitter.

Reese Witherspoon‘s son taught her how to TikTok this weekend and she exuded cool aunt energy.

-Did Jeremy Strong wear his Emmy tux on Succession last night? I have so many questions.

-Speaking of Succession, I had to physically leave the room during the rap in last night’s episode. It’s cringe-y perfection. God, this show.

-In terms of fall TV ratings, no new show hit it out of the park last week, but Prodigal Son did best out of the gate, while Stumptown soared in delayed viewings.

Billie Eilish performed a gravity-defying rendition of “Bad Guy” on SNL this weekend thanks to a rotating set.

-This is a great profile on Ryan Murphy but I especially like the bit with his and Bill Condon‘s very divergent accounts of their breakup.

-Netflix has confirmed season 4 of Stranger Things with a promo that promises a new setting. Perhaps in Russia with Hopper?

-Meanwhile, Aaron Paul says Netflix cancelled Bojack Horseman.

-Something has clearly gone sour between Marvel Studios and Marvel Entertainment: Marvel TV is reportedly phasing out live action shows to focus on animation instead.

-Clueless’ actress Stacey Dash was arrested for domestic violence after a fight with her husband.

-25 women who came forward with #MeToo allegations share their experiences about what the fallout has been in this must-read article. We spend so much time talking about the purportedly ruined lives of the alleged perpetrators; it’s time we start considering those who told the stories.

-A “really quite drunk” Daniel Craig gave a heartfelt speech at the wrap party of his latest Bond film.

-A small group of posh spies race against time to prevent history’s worst criminal masterminds from starting a war in The King’s Man trailer.

Joker Bans Press from Premiere Red Carpet

-And the hits just keep coming for Joker. They just dis-invited interview press from the red carpet at this weekend’s premiere. I don’t understand how you make a movie and spend weeks talking about how gritty and realistic it is, and then be COMPLETELY unprepared to answer questions about how it might trigger violence?

-Meanwhile, director Todd Phillips once again shit on comic book films. He’s not making one of those, you see. Oh no, he’s making a “real” movie. He told The Wrap, “I literally described to Joaquin at one point in those three months as like, ‘Look at this as a way to sneak a real movie in the studio system under the guise of a comic book film’. It wasn’t, ‘We want to glorify this behavior.’ It was literally like ‘Let’s make a real movie with a real budget and we’ll call it f–ing Joker’.” Seriously, doesn’t he realize that comic fanboys are their target demo?

Noah Centineo and Dancing with the Stars alum Alexis Ren are dating. Look, I know everyone’s mad he’s not with Lana Condor in real life but  let’s just be happy for him. It can’t be easy to find someone willing to put up with that Spencer Pratt-y beard.

George and Amal Clooney celebrated their 5th anniversary in NYC with BFFs Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford. Five years! I’ve repressed almost all of them…

Kanye West‘s album is expected to drop tonight, just in case you don’t have any plans and want to torture yourself with a reminder of how good he used to be.

Frankie Muniz is a Lizzo fan, which makes me a Frankie Muniz fan.

-Netflix’s The Politician drops today, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Platt, and critics mostly like it.

-No one is watching TV anymore, huh? NBC’s new comedies bombed last night. Perfect Harmony only got a 0.5 in the 18-49 demo, and Sunnyside did even worse at 0.4. That’s BAD. (I remember some of the CW superhero shows I watch coming at at 0.4 last season and I cringed. And that was bad FOR THE CW!)

-This is an excellent outfit on Katie Holmes. It’s like she’s going to take over the corporate world but also maybe have a bath first.

-Well well well. Spider-Man is staying in the MCU — for now. Disney and Sony struck a deal for one more movie.

Natalie Portman made fun of her new Lady Thor look on Ellen.

-I’m actually surprised that Vampire Diaries’ stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley like each other enough to launch a bourbon line together.

Helen Mirren plays Catherine The Great in the trailer for the upcoming HBO miniseries.


Jennifer Lopez Heads to the Super Bowl

Jennifer Lopez is set to headline the Super Bowl, with Shakira making an appearance. This surprises me. Everything JLo is doing these days (including revisiting the green dress) seems designed to create buzz for her Oscar campaign and the game is two days before voting ends, but Hollywood feels very anti-Super Bowl right now. Of course, her trending when everyone is looking at her name on the ballot might end up being a genius move.

Liam Gallagher just did the Vogue 73 Questionsand — plot twist — he’s surprisingly mellow and accommodating. (Also, I need to incorporate the phrase “mad for it” into my lexicon.)

Gwyneth Paltrow says she’s not “passionate”about acting anymore which is a shame because she’s at her most tolerable when she’s acting and not being all GOOPy.

Kendall Jenner threw Hailey Baldwin the most basic bitch bachelorette party and I kinda like that?

-Meanwhile, Justin Bieber is getting ready for his wedding this weekend by getting a lavender diamond grill.

Princess Beatrice is showing off her new engagement ring and looks so very happy. (I love that she’s so clearly the focus of that photo and he’s just kind of incidental.)

-Man, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen the people behind a movie botch the press so badly before the film has even been released. Joker director Todd Phillips blamed the “far left” for concerns about the film’s violence, and then wondered why no one complains about movies like John Wick? (Um, maybe it’s because John Wick is clearly an over-the-top, cartoonish flick about an assassin that plays like a fantasy instead of real life, versus a movie you’ve been promoting as a super serious Taxi Driver homage about a man who lashes out against a society he feels has wronged him which feels very much like real life?)

Sade’s son has praised his mom for supporting him during his transition and it’s all incredibly sweet.

-Remember when Matt Damon and Ben Affleck announced their new movie and we were all “eww, they’re doing a film about a woman’s rape and it sounds like it’ll be focused on their characters’ reactions to it, not the woman’s”? Yeah, it turns out that Killing Eve actress (and new Emmy owner) Jodie Comer may be set to play the woman. She deserves so so much better than this.

-The Flash just released its new trailerand like Arrow, it seems like the first 8 episodes of the season are all building up to the crossover, Crisis On Infinite Earths.

-Speaking of The Flash, I’ve never found Iris West to be a particularly well-written character but the actress who portrays her seems great and doesn’t deserve all the social media hate she gets.

Kirsten Dunst appeared on Kelly Clarkson‘s talk show and said she’d be up for a Bring It On reboot. “Why not? It was so fun!” Bring it on, girl.

Lana Condorposted a goodbye noteto her To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before character and I’m not crying you are!

-All of the blind items about the Emmys this year were incredibly depressing, but I liked this one that sounds like it’s about Jason Bateman.

-This old Roger Ebertreview of The Mummy is making the rounds today and it’s delightful.

-Watch Robert DeNiro through the years in Scorsese’s Netflix film The Irishman.