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Beyonce Offers Glimpse of Family Life in Vogue Clip

Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir made a brief appearance in Beyonce‘s behind-the-scenes Vogue clip (which Bey had total control of, remember?).

Brad Pitt is reportedly “disgusted” that Angelina Jolie made their divorce battle public. Oh, but using TMZ to be your mouthpiece is totally chill?

-In today’s edition of “Hollywood Has Official Run Out of Ideas”, Designing Women is returning to the small screen with the original series creator behind the revival, 25 years after wrapping its seven-season run on CBS.

-Star Trek: Discovery has cast its Spock — and it’s Gregory Peck’s grandson. (He first caught my eye on the adorable 10 Things I Hate About You TV show, which also introduced me to the guy who plays Greg on Succession).

-The fact that Buzzfeed writer Sam Stryker starts all of his Kim Kardashian articles on Buzzfeed like this is so, so good and I wish I would have thought about it back when I had to write about her on the daily.

-Crazy Rich Asians is now tracking to post a five-day debut of $26 million-plus, according to the latest pre-release surveys. That’s up from $20 million projections just a few weeks ago.

Nicki Minaj fired back after her ex-boyfriend claimed she violently assaulted him — after she claimed he stole her credit card and spent her money on hookers.

-This Azealia Banks and Elon Musk feud is beyond weird.

-The 100 actress Marie Avgeropoulos (who plays Octavia) was arrested after a fight with her boyfriend.

-TIFF announced their opening and closing night films, and they’re both doozies. The fest will open with Outlaw King starring Chris Pine as 14th-century Scottish outlaw hero Robert the Bruce, who reclaimed the throne from the English crown and its army. It’ll close with Jeremiah Terminator Leroy, starring Laura Dern as an author who writes under a fictionalized persona, a young queer man named JT LeRoy. Kristen Stewart plays her boyfriend’s androgynous sister who agrees to be JT in the public eye. This image alone sold me.

Ariana Grande and James Corden performed a musical version of Titanic.

-The Infinity War blooper reel is mildly funny. Needs more of the Chrises. It’s been a rough week so I’ll take either of ’em at this point.

-I liked this article defending the oft-maligned college season of WB teen dramas.

Bill Cosby is still Bill Cosby-ing it up.

-The trailer for the new Amazon series The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is chock-a-block with stars: Aaron Eckhart, Corey Stoll, Noah Wyle, Isabelle Huppert, Diane Lane, Paul Reiser, Amanda Peet, Kathryn Hahn, John Slattery and Christina Hendricks.

-The What Men Want trailer does not look great, but I guess it’s marginally better than the original Mel Gibson version.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Enjoy An Ice Cream Date in Canada

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin were spotted in his hometown of Stratford, Ont. this weekend.

-Did Chloë Grace Moretz imply that she found out about then-boyfriend Brooklyn Beckham kissing Playboy model Lexi Wood through push notifications? She told The Sunday Times, “Breakups are hard across the board. But when every verified account on Twitter posts something about me, I get tagged. And every major publication is verified. So anytime they post something about a certain relationship, it pops up on my phone, which is how I find out about 90% of things.”

-Chloë also thinks her shelved Louis C.K. film ‘should just go away‘, which makes a lot of sense.

Robin Wright and Clement Giraudet got married in a low-key ceremony over the weekend.

Ruby Rose is the latest star to be hounded off social media after a fan backlash. Stupid fandoms.

-Celebrities are tweeting their love for Aretha Franklin, who is reportedly very ill.

-I watched the Teen Choice Awards last night and felt INCREDIBLY. OLD.  There were so many Youtube “stars”, guys!

-Not that we should look to Lindsay Lohan for sane, measured takes on real-world issues, but she still probably shouldn’t have implied that when women speak out against sexual harassment and assault, “it makes them look weak.

Chris Hardwick started last night’s Talking Dead episode by tearfully addressing the sexual assault and abuse claims made against him. Not surprisingly, he didn’t mention the several staffers who resigned in protest. Watch the video of him crying here, if that’s your thing.

-Meanwhile, the Nerdist website continues to distance itself from Hardwick.

Stephen Colbert says there was no pushback from CBS when he discussed Les Moonves on The Late Show. “As soon as I heard the article came out, I knew that I’d have to talk about it on Monday night because we talk about everything. That’s kind of all I worked on that Monday was what I wanted to say, and about a half an hour before we taped we told CBS. We said ‘We’re gonna do this, and we’re going to do this.’ And there was no pushback. Nobody said a damn thing.”

Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pine are in a financial deadlock with Paramount that could end with them leaving the Star Trek franchise.

-Crazy Rich Asian star Awkwafina shared the story of how a music video she uploaded to YouTube called “My Vag” helped kick off her career.

-A bunch of British actresses depict how brutal the audition process can be.

This is a good take on Disney’s latest casting controversy.

-I am so very here for Amanda Bynes’ comeback. I always liked that kid and am rooting for her.

-Follow with me now: DL Hughley says he once had an affair and she got pregnant, and he prayed the baby would go away, but then the child was murdered at nine months by his mistresses’ boyfriend, and then DL’s wife found out years later and felt bad and began paying the mistress.

-This list of movies that Tom Cruise reportedly passed on is fascinating.

Nicki Minaj just released the music video for “Ganja Burn,” and it centers around a tale of biblical-level beef.

Lupita Nyong’o and Saoirse Ronan hang out in beautiful apartments to sell perfume for Calvin Klein.

-The new Happytime Murders red band trailer is so incredibly NSFW, which is weird considering that all the dirty parts involve puppets.

 

Female Employees At Talking Dead Walk Following Chris Hardwick’s Return

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-Tell me again how Chris Hardwick is a great guy. A female executive producer and a “handful” of the approximately 25 people who work on The Talking Dead have quit the show after he was reinstated last month when an internal AMC investigation found no reason to fire him amid accusations of sexual and emotional abuse. Would you quit a steady, well-paying gig on a popular show if you believed your boss was innocent?

-Meanwhile, his ex Chloe Dykstra tweeted: “Hey dudes. Just a reminder: I 100% stand by every single word of my essay. I made sure it was unembellished, factual, and that I had evidence to back it up in order to protect myself in case of ACTUAL litigation (not a network investigation, where I’m not protected). That is all.”

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck‘s divorce case could be dismissed if he doesn’t take action soon.

Demi Lovato has temporarily checked out of rehab to seek additional treatment in Chicago, according to People. Here’s hoping she’s getting all the help she needs.

-A tweet that went viral last week about a woman who was having a rough go of it and Ludacris paid for her groceries at Whole Foods made me cry. The New York Times dug deeper into it and found there are more than 100 posts on social media about him footing people’s grocery bills.

Kanye West went silent when pressed by Jimmy Kimmel about Donald Trump’s policy of separating children at the border.

-The creator of Netflix’s Insatiable needs  to stop giving interviews that make everything worse. She says the backlash to the show is bordering on “censorship” which…nah, your show is just bad.

-I’m glad that the rumours that Idris Elba is inching closer to playing James Bond were debunked. He deserves better than that tired franchise.

-This guest column by Glow star Betty Gilpin on acting’s highs and lows is a must-read.

-I really liked how AP reporter Lindsay Bahr handled the Casey Affleck interview, but he’s still cancelled to me.

-Essence revealed its new cover with Naomi Campbell, along with this perfect caption: “Giving Black women covers since May 1970.”

This story about a bidding war among Hollywood’s A-list over the Daily Beast’s article about the McDonald’s Monopoly scam is fascinating. The bit about how movie producers attempt to get longform articles written about their desired films subjects because “they’re better than pitch meetings” is crazy (and crazy smart).

-Insecure returns to HBO this Sunday and the reviews are great.

Paul Rudd just signed on to a new Netflix comedy. He will play dual roles in Living With Yourself about a man struggling with his life who undergoes a novel treatment to become a better person, only to find he’s been replaced by a new and improved version of himself.

-There’s some slow but steady progress on the diversity front in TV. HBO, has traditionally has been one of the worst offenders, but now 57% of its directors for 2017-2018 season are women and POCs. That’s up from 23% just 3 years ago.

-Reminder: Crazy Rich Asians is still sitting at 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Have you bought your tickets? BUY YOUR TICKETS!

Black Earth Rising, a new Hugo Blick thriller on British TV, stars Michaela Coel as the lead. I’m so in! (Also, I can’t believe this is the girl from Chewing Gum.)