–Taylor Swift seems to have taken a page from Beyonce and stopped doing interviews. Instead, she’s written a listicle for Elle that reveals, among other things, that her mother is battling cancer again, she’s scared of a domestic terrorist attack happening at one of her shows, she’s learned how to make Old Fashioned, and getting a garlic crusher changed her life.
-This week can suck it. Jeopardy host Alex Trebek revealed in a video posted on YouTubethat he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. This is such a graceful announcement. He even made a joke!
-The Hollywood Reporter just released a story 15 months in the makingabout Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara promoting an actress who he was apparently having a sexual relationship. The story also ensnares Brett Ratner and Mariah Carey‘s ex James Packer. The incredibly well-reported article says Ratner introduced a 20-year-old actress to Packer (who was 45 at the time) and they started dating. But text messages seem to indicate that Packer and Ratner then encouraged her to start a relationship with Tsujihara to seal a $450 million deal the two men were working out with Warners. In numerous texts, the actress then questions Tsujihara, Packer and Ratner about the auditions and roles she was allegedly promised in return. And to top it all off: according to the AT&T/Warnermedia reorganization announced Monday, Tsujihara will gain control of Cartoon Network and an animation division as well as the iconic Warner Bros. studio – making him one of Hollywood’s most powerful executives.
–Kristen Stewart and Janelle Monae sat in the front row of the Chanel show and no picture has even contained as much radness as this picture.
–Mario Batali has agreed to give up his stake in all of his restaurants following sexual assault allegations.
–R Kelly was a mess in that GMA interview, but everyone agrees that Gayle King nailed it.
-Meanwhile, R Kellyhas been arrested for unpaid child support.
-The Mad About You reboot is officially on — but it will only be available to people with Spectrum as their cable provider.
-Sorry Netflix. NBC is holding on to Mike Schur with a five-year dealreportedly worth $25M per year.
–Terry Crews listened and learned and delivered a beautiful apology, and really what more can we ask for?
-The CW just announced that Arrow will end next year with an abbreviated 10-episode season. I’m not surprised that season eight will be its last — I’m VERY surprised they are doing it as such as short run. Stephen Amell posted a very emotional Facebook Live video in which he said he told them a year ago that he wanted this season to be his last, and then agreed to stick around for an additional 10 episodes (likely for the network’s big crossover event).
-A Netflix romcomstarring Gina Rodriguez and Lakeith Stanfield? And it’s produced by Paul Feig? And it’s from the creator of Sweet/Vicious?? And she tweeted “I always wanted to see a romantic comedy where a woman chooses herself. So I made one”? YES YES YESSS!