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— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) September 26, 2019
–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.