"My bosses never presumed to know better than I did about what I needed in order to do my job and honor Gwen Verdon." #FosseVerdonFX star Michelle Williams thanks her studios during her acceptance speech for lead actress in a limited series https://t.co/WmT1Fmyol4 #Emmys pic.twitter.com/DDF1ONJV7Z
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 23, 2019
-If you missed last night’s Emmy Awards, you’re going to want to watch Michelle Williams’ powerful speech.
-The Emmy telecast was an awkward, disjointed mess but they ended up handing out a lot of great awards (and best of all, didn’t deliver the predicted Game of Thrones sweep). There was also a handful of unintentionally hilarious moments, like when Gwyneth Paltrow struggled to walk across the stage in her dress, or when the audience openly laughed at Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner for saying their reality show featured “real people just being themselves, telling real stories unscripted and unfiltered.”
-This photo of Pheobe Waller-Bridge at an Emmy afterparty is a goddamn MOOD.
-On the Emmys red carpet last night, Terrance Howard said he’s retiring from acting because he’s unlocked mathematical secrets and he wants to share them with the world. “I’ve made some discoveries in my own personal life with the science that Pythagoras was searching for. I was able to open up the Flower of Life properly and find the real wave conjugations that we’ve been looking for for 10,000 years…On Tuesday when I receive my star [on the Hollywood Walk of Fame] I’m going to be able to prove that gravity is an effect and not a force.” Uh huh.
-ICYMI, here’s my Emmys red carpet recap, in which I tried to string together a few more words than just “Zendayaaaaaaaaaa!”
-When asked about Shane Gillis’ firing from SNL, Bill Hader said: “I feel like you shouldn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Especially in comedy, you do stuff six or seven years ago that wouldn’t be okay now for good reason so I only speak for myself but, like anybody, you have to grow. I think it’s a good thing.” That guy’s a good egg.
-Disney CEO Bob Iger says they put out too many Star Wars movies too fast. Gee, ya think?
-In his new memoir, Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness opens up about childhood abuse and reveals he’s HIV-positive.
-This partnership between Jennifer Lawrence and Amazon’s wedding registry is … unexpected.
–Kit Harington has a good strategy for dodging questions about the widely disliked Game of Thrones finale: he says he doesn’t have an opinion because he hasn’t even seen it. Smarter than he looks, that one.
-If Brad Pitt found out about my fangirling of him, I would not have handled it as well as Dax Shepard did.
-Just in case you need a reminder: Chris Pratt remains the worst Chris.
–Jessie J debuted a new love she wrote about Channing Tatum, so that’s still happening.
-Stars could not stop drooling over Jennifer Lopez‘s video of her in the green dress. Celebs — they’re just like us!
–Jonah Hill is in talks to play a villain in The Batman opposite Robert Pattinson — maybe the Penguin.
-The cast of Pitch Perfect reunited to go to a Hustlers screening, which feels all kinds of right.
-Downton Abbey won the weekend box office, proving that older moviegoers can still flex their money muscles.
–Ryan Murphy‘s new Netflix show The Politician, starring Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow, is getting good reviews.
–Kat Dennings deserves a good TV show, and Hulu’s Dollface, produced by Margot Robbie, might finally be it judging by this trailer.
-I’m still on the fence about whether or not we need the Breaking Bad movie, but damn there’s nothing like a tearful Jesse Pinkman to hit me right in my heart guts.