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Jen McDonnell

I’m on a Boat!

 

Hey, y’all. I’m on a cruise for the next week and a bit and wifi is pretty non-existent so I’m taking a blogging break. See you next week!

Emily Blunt Flies High on Vogue

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-I kind of wish Emily Blunt’s Vogue cover wasn’t in character, but her doing 73 Questions in the magazine’s office has a very cute Devil Wears Prada vibe (complete with a great surprise cameo).

James Corden recruited Noah Centineo in an “All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” parody called “To All the Guests I’ve Loved Before.” I was legit shipping them by the end of this. That’s the power of Centineo!

-Also on Corden’s show, Busy Philipps called out Centineo for ghosting her friend, which he awkwardly laughed off. But TMZ reports that at actor’s team did some damage control and got the segment edited down for the YouTube version so that it wouldn’t damage his “good boy-next-door image.”

-First she was trolling for interviews, now it’s endorsement deals. Lindsay Lohan needs a team.

Ashton Kutcher says Mila Kunis scheduled his bday party at the bar in Thousand Oaks that was the scene of a mass shooting. “Only reason we are alive is the shooter chose a different night.”

Adam Driver may have managed to keep the fact that he and his wife have a son a secret for two years, which is some Jedi mind-trick goodness.

Bill Murray intervened after a male fan pushed his female friend at Sydney Airport.

Hilary Duff can’t stop gushing about drinking a planceta smoothie — no matter how much we wish she would.

Viggo Mortensen has apologized after using the n-word at a Green Book panel.

-The Spice Girls are now saying that they never officially asked Victoria Beckham to be part of the reunion. Sure, let’s go with that.

-Meanwhile, no one is more excited for the Spice Girls reunion than Emma Stone. No. One.

-Did The Queen and Meghan Markle have a tense exchange over her wedding tiara?

Sir Ian McKellen revealed that he and Dame Judi Dench once misbehaved at Buckingham Palace.

John Mayer wants to assure everyone that he’s not a dick anymore. “I can tell you for sure that I haven’t been a dick in many years. That’s a really outdated take.” Well, I’m convinced!

-At least 8 shots were fired in an apparent drive-by on set of a music video in Beverly Hills featuring Tekashi 6ix9ine, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj50 Cent shared photos of the damage.

Ezra Miller dressed up like a fancy dalek at the Fantastic Beast premiere.

-Meanwhile, the reviews for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald are pretty bleak, hovering around 58% rotten.

-The Affair is doing a 20-year jump into the future, with Anna Paquin joining the cast as Joanie. I guess that’s one way to get around the fact that most of your regulars have jumped ship.

-The first footage from Luther’s new season is here. It’s only supposed to be a couple of episodes but Ruth Wilson is rumoured to be returning and I cannot wait!!

Ezra Miller Hates Hippies, Loves Goats

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Ezra Miller talks about living on a “polyamorous farm” which, yeah, totally tracks.

-His GQ interview included a goat in labour. I wonder if his publicist had to pay extra for that? (Full disclosure: I couldn’t read the whole thing. Once I got to “I find the presence of cell phones bad for my mood. I can feel cell phones when they’re around” I was worried my retinas would detach from such strenuous eye-rolling…)

Bryan Tyree Henry is best known for Atlanta but he’s doing the press rounds now for both Widows and If Beale Street Could Talk, which means he’s getting the GQ treatment.

-Congrats to Gabrielle Union who, after going public with her troubles with infertility, welcomed a new baby girl with hubby Dwayne Wade today via surrogate.

-Yay, Max Greenfield will reprise his role as Leo on the Veronica Mars reboot. (I loved his character at the time, but it retrospect it was super creepy that a fully grown cop was dating a teenager.) Patton Oswalt will also join the cast.

Halsey would like us all to know that she is not dating John Mayer. Understandable.

A magazine dared ask Nicole Kidman about her relationship with her adopted children Connor and Isabella, but she didn’t really say much: “They are adults. They are able to make their own decisions. They have made choices to be Scientologists and as a mother, it’s my job to love them.”

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are officially, finally, for real, no take-backsies divorced.

-Wow, Olivia Munn does NOT like being referred to as a “tech girl.”

-Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke says she wanted more actors of colour, but author Stephanie Meyer resisted. One day I would love to see a tell-all about how authors like Meyer and E.L. James totally messed up their film adaptations.

-This might be the best story about working for a Hollywood agent that I have ever read.

-Speaking of great Twitter threads, this one about the dumbest things people have said to celebrities is gold.

-Hollywood has officially run out of reboot ideas, so they’re looking to hit songs for inspiration. Anyone up for watching a Sk8er Boi TV show?

-Maybe love isn’t dead after all. Meg Ryan confirmed her engagement to John Mellencamp.

-In the trailer for the new season of her Scientology show, Leah Remini is all about the receipts.

-It lives! Brooklyn Nine-Nine will make its NBC debut on Jan 10.

-Avengers 4 is rumoured to be 3 hours, and I don’t understand anything Hollywood does anymore.

Shia LeBeouf and FKA twigs are officially a thing and I want so much more for her….

Bryan Cranston says he hasn’t seen a script yet for the Breaking Bad movie and is not even sure if he’s in it.

Julia Roberts’ Amazon show Homecoming has left me a little cold (I’m on episode 6 so I’m withholding judgment), but there’s no doubt it’s a technical marvel. This piece on its visual style and inspirations is fascinating.

James Franco and Liam Neeson star in the Coen Bros‘ upcoming anthology western The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.