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Jen McDonnell

Lupita Nyong’o Stuns on Vogue Spain

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Lupita Nyong’o is serving up a fierce look on the cover of Vogue Spain.

-In other good covers, Ciara looks great on Cosmo.

Taylor Swift/Karlie Kloss shippers must be devastated that Kloss got married (to a Kushner, no less!). Swift didn’t attend.

Nicki Minaj appears on Future‘s new track, where she may or may not have thrown shade at Cardi B. Again.

-You know there’s too much TV when Toni Collette is starring in a new Netflix show that I’ve never even heard of.

Kendall Jenner was granted a new restraining order against her stalker after he was re-arrested less than 48 hours after being released. She called out TMZ (quite rightly) for putting her in danger by releasing where she lives.

Chris Pine explaining to Sally Fields that everyone is talking about his dick in his new film is good content.

Javier Bardem continues to defend Woody Allen, calling his treatment a “public lynching” — which lines right up with what I thought of Bardem the one and only time I met him.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus opened up about her breast cancer battle on Kimmel. (“I know we have to get this cancer s**t out of the way, so bring on the questions!”)

-The Good Place reached yet another level of awesomeness last night. Damn, I love that show. (Also, that was writer — and Emmy nominee!– Megan Amram as the violin player.)

Rami Malek says he once got into a car accident after being distracted by his own face on a billboard. Totally understandable.

-I really want this little kid to join the Foo Fighters on the regular.

Don Cheadle, Regina Hall, and Andrew Rannells star in the new trailer for Black Monday, the new Showtime show exec-produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

Rihanna Turns Down Super Bowl in Support of Colin Kaepernick

-This is amazing: Rihanna was reportedly offered the Super Bowl halftime show and she declined it in support of Colin Kaepernick. (Also, is anyone else addicted to her makeup tutorials? Just me?)

Avril Lavigne talks about how serious her struggle with Lyme Disease was in her new Billboard cover story. “I was in bed for f***ing two years. I had accepted that I was dying.”

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have yet to hold a formal ceremony to celebrate their status as husband and wife, but they’re sure acting married.

John Krasinski reviewed all of the best pranks he and Jimmy Kimmel have every played on each other — and then surprised Jimmy with a new one.

-Also appearing on Kimmel was Cardi B, who revealed that labour was a real eye-opener for her. “She broke my vagina. Why nobody tells you about those things? Nobody told me they were gonna stitch my vagina. People just be like, ‘Oh, you know, when you give birth, it’s gonna hurt.’ But nobody tells you [that].”

Bella Thorne has 19(!) cats — and a dog named Tampon.

Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner‘s Lenny Letter website is reportedly is shutting down tomorrow. It’s too bad; I subscribed to their newsletter and some of their content was pretty great.

Jada Pinkett Smith and Leah Remini put aside their differences about Scientology in an upcoming episode of Smith’s Red Table Talk

David Beckham happened to mention that marriage can be hard work so the divorce rumours are back in overdrive.

-Netflix says more than 80 millions subscribers watched their romcoms this summer. I always side-eye Netflix’s reports about how much their original content is viewed (what’s a “watch”? 30 seconds? The full movie?), but I dig that they  singled out To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before as one of its most viewed original films ever with strong repeat viewing. I only account for about 127 of those…

-Speaking of Netflix’s original romcoms, they just set a release date for the sequel to A Christmas Prince. Here for it.

-Two of the women who exposed Louis C.K.’s harassment have no time for his whining.

Kristen Bells says she uses Snow White to teach her kids about consent (“Don’t you think that it’s weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission?”).

Mark Ruffalo continues to be really good at Twitter.

-Speaking of Ruffalo, he will play twins in the HBO adaptation of Wally Lamb’s novel I Know This Much Is True, a book I read a million years ago but I think I liked? Maybe?

Rachel Bloom created three shorts about rape culture.

-Oof, the Jake Gyllenhaal interview story that Lainey tells her her latest podcast does NOT make him come off well.

Jason Blum has apologized (quite well, I think) for his blunder when asked about hiring female directors. Meanwhile, here’s a list of 10 kickasss directors he could turn to.

-Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner inspires the invention of time travel in the trailer for the romcom Time Freak.

Claire Foy Is Having a Moment

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Claire Foy is everywhere these days. She’s promoting both First Man and the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel, which has landed her on the covers of Vogue, Porter Magazine, and The Hollywood Reporter (my fave look).

-A Taffy Brodesser-Akner profile is always worth your time. In her latest, she interviews Melissa McCarthy while indoor skydiving.

-In an Instagram story, Ariana Grande says she’s taking a social media break following her split from Pete Davidson: “time to say bye bye again to the internet for jus a lil bit. it’s hard not to bump news n stuff that i’m not tryna see rn. it’s very sad and we’re all tryin very hard to keep goin.”

Lady Gaga‘s explanation of why she wore menswear-inspired look to the Elle Women in Film Awards last night is pretty damn powerful.

-Also at the Elle event, Shonda Rhimes revealed that she’s the highest paid showrunner in television — and that she allowed the press to under-report her deal with Netflix. “When Ryan [Murphy] made his amazing deal with Netflix, what did he do? He shouted his salary to the world and he did this gorgeous cover shoot and photo for The Hollywood Reporter and he deserved every minute of it. I applaud him. When I made a deal with Netflix, I let them interview my salary wrong in the press, and then I did as few interviews as possible and I put my head down and worked. In other words, I hid.”

-At her tribute to Sarah Paulson at the Elle event, Sandra Bullock revealed that her dad and her two dogs all died within the last few weeks.

-Twist! After Drake discussed feeling betrayed that Kanye West told Pusha T about his secret son, Pusha said he actually found out about it from Drake’s producer and BFF Noah “40” Shebib.

-Netflix announced that the next season of Orange Is the New Black will be its last.

-I really need to see this video of a little boy stroking Prince Harry’s beard today.

-It’s only Wednesday, but this definitely takes the cake for the weirdest headline of the week: A Riverdale actor denies conspiring with Courtney Love to murder Frances Bean‘s ex-husband.

-Blumhouse has never made a horror movie with a female director, so a reporter asked Jason Blum why. His response leaves a lot to be desired.

Busy Phillips‘ new book comes out this week and it sounds deliciously dishy. (I’m just going to pretend I didn’t read the part about Joshua Jackson being a mansplainer...)

-Speaking of Joshua Jackson, now that pot is legal in Canada everyone on my Twitter TL is sharing this clip of Jackson and Gord Downie getting high in One Week. I LOVED that movie!

-I’ve seen both of the movies that Nicole Kidman is getting Oscar buzz for (Boy Erased and Destroyer), but Destroyer is the one that’s stayed with me longest. The way she changes how she moves in the flashbacks with Sebastian Stan versus the present day storyline as a bitter cop is phenomenal.