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The Golden Globes 2018 Red Carpet Makes A Statement with #TimesUp

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This was the most unusual red carpet I’ve ever seen in my 10+ years of covering award shows. Every nominee and major star who walked the red carpet wore black in support of the #TimesUp movement in an effort to bring awareness to the cause. And that was great. As was the amount of famous women who brought activists  as their dates (a move that was reportedly led by Michelle Williams).

But it wasn’t without frustrations. As I worried about before the show, talking about fashion at all seemed to be frowned about — despite all the hard work the designers and stylists put into helping the stars make this statement. (This thread from the Go Fug Yourself ladies covers it more eloquently than I ever could.) And most frustratingly, the women seemed to be the only ones being asked about #TimesUp movement, putting the burden of solidarity totally on them, while men got the typical questions about their nominations and roles, which further made the movement seem more symbolic than transformative.

That being said, fashion-wise this might have been one of the best red carpets we’ve seen in a while. Perhaps because the gowns were all black, there seemed to be more focus on impeccable tailoring and stunning accents & accessories. Here are my 10 favourites of the night:

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Saoirse Ronan has been knocking it out of the park during her Lady Bird press tour and at the start of this awards show circuit with her dedication to mixing it up and keeping it fresh. She looks sleek and cool in Atelier Versace.

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Speaking of sleek and cool, this is a great look for Jessica Chastain. Her Armani Prive fit her like a glove.

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Pants was a big theme of the night, whether it was skirts over pants (Christina Hendricks, Alison Brie) or just a straight up lady suit. I don’t think anyone did it better than The Handsmaid’s Tale star Alexis Bledel in Oscar de la Renta.  

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Gawd, is there anyone cooler than Tracee Ellis Ross? The black dress code didn’t stop her from serving up a whole lotta look in Marc Jacobs.  

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I usually find Dakota Johnson a snoozefest at these things, but the back of her Gucci gown was stunning.

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Gal Gadot is all business in a Tom Ford column dress and blazer. I felt like the slit was a slightly awkward length, but she still made it work.

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Insecure’s Issa Rae takes a dramatic plunge in this stunning Prabal Gurung gown with perfectly paired Lorraine Schwartz accessories.  

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Allison Janney proved black doesn’t have to mean boring in this in Mario Dice with daring cutouts.

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Viola Davis was her usual stunning self. She’s pretty much the only person who can wear valor and still make me love it.

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Allison Williams stretched the black dress code further than most in this Armani Prive with a colourful bodice.

Kim Kardashian Is “So Over” Her Taylor Swift Feud


-In her new Billboard cover story, Kim Kardashian tries to convince us that she doesn’t want to talk about Taylor Swift anymore. Uh huh.

Kim Kardashian was assaulted by the same creep who grabbed Gigi Hadid. Here’s a history of his “pranks.” Kim reportedly plans to press charges; I hope she finishes him.

Benedict Cumberbatch interviewed Tom Hiddleston and refused to ask him about Taylor Swift. Jesus cripes, what kind of a Sherlock is this guy?!

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are texting again? Ruh-roh.

-Girls is ending after this season and is wrapping up filming this week, which Allison Williams celebrated with some adorable Instagram posts.

-Oh, FFS. Now Johnny Depp is in talks to star in a remake of Murder On The Orient Express? Sigh.

-CW”s new superhero fight club segment is so good, I almost want to watch more of this instead of the actual shows.

-How did I not realize that Rami Malek was on the Gilmore Girls? “All I remember was that was the fastest talking show…and I don’t have the most pace when I speak. I gently take my time.”

-I keep forgetting that Janet Jackson is pregnant. Good for her?

-YouTube star Lilly Singh met Drake and it was as adorable as you’d expect. The “#ScarboroughTingSinceTimeG” hashtag wins everything.

-I am so, so fascinated by THR’s story about how TV stars are getting rich at fan conventions. My brother and I once tried to calculate how much the average celeb makes at one of these things, and we clearly underestimated. I’d never judge the stars who attend or the people who regularly pony up hundreds of dollars for an autograph or photo, but there’s definitely an assembly line feeling to that component of cons. I’ve gone to two and had a blast, but mostly stuck to the panels. I lucked out when I met Gillian Anderson but from all accounts, that was a fluke caused by extenuating circumstances and most attendees only get to talk to the stars for a minute or so (mere seconds during photo opps). In any case, to each their own but I could devour a whole series on the commodification of celebrity interactions.

-Meanwhile, Stephen Amell is super unhappy about how that article portrayed the experience.

-Designated Survivor got a full season pickup (I think last night’s episode lost me), as did Speechless (which is surprisingly great. Minnie Driver FTW!)

-So glad to see Kate Middleton is enjoying our view.

-It tickles me to see Woody Allen’s new Amazon series get terrible reviews.

Jon Favreau is directing a new Lion King. Sigh.

-I saw Sandra Oh at TIFF and though I hated her movie, it reminded me how much I miss her. She just joined the cast of ABC’s American Crime.

-Speaking of TIFF, I liked Kristen Stewart‘s Personal Shopper. I think. It’s still percolating. In any case, here’s the new trailer.

Adam Driver plays a poetic bus driver in this new clip from Paterson.

Allison Williams Poses Topless for Harper’s Bazaar

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Allison Williams shows off her abs (and spray tan) in the pages of the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar, in which she shares her unusual use for Spanx (’cause god forbid, she uses them like normal human beings trying to suck in their rolls).

-Meanwhile, Girls (and Hannah’s dance moves) return with this new promo.

-We’ve been talking about Jimmy Fallon‘s antics all summer; now everyone else is, too.

-In case you missed Leah Remini’s 20/20 interview about Scientology, here’s her biggest revelations. She also recalled a moment with Tom Cruise’s adopted children, in which they talked about never again wanted to speak to Nicole Kidman because she’s a “supressive person.”

-During last night’s Walking Dead, AMC debuted the trailers for Into the Badlands (meh) and Preacher (produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg).

-Speaking of TWD, it trolled its fans HARD last night by leaving out an actor’s name from the credits, and completely skipped over the only cliffhanger everyone cares about right now. (The sad thing is, critics actually loved last night’s ep — it was just poorly timed.)

-Speaking of TV Aziz Anzari’s new Netflix show is getting rave reviews from every critic I follow. It debuts Friday.

Kate Winslet has banned social media in her house because she doesn’t want it to harm her daughters’ self-esteem.

-Shocking: Harrison Ford lost a bet and was a “bit of a dick” about it.

Sandra Bullock should just hire the person who wrote this article to cast her Ocean’s Eleven reboot. I love all of these suggestions!

-I listened to Sufjan Stevens cover of Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ a lot today. A. LOT.

Nicki Minaj might have been making fun of a disabled person in this deleted video.

-Everyone was so excited this morning when news broke that a new Star Trek is being planned. Then came news it was being produced by Kurtzman and Orci. And then came news that it’ll only be available on CBS’ on demand service. Way to poop the party, CBS.

-There were some really, really good celebrity Halloween costumes this year (Heidi Klum!) and some really, really bad ones (really, Katie Cassidy?)

-Vulture compiled a great list of 100 women directors Hollywood should hire. So much talent here!

-I didn’t watch Project Greenlight because I have very little patience with Hollywood’s attitude about directors being auteurs and screenwriters being annoying hacks (which seemed to be a huge problem this season), but I’m glad that it’s turned Effie Brown into even more of a star. I love how honest she’s being about what when down behind the scenes. This interview — in which she talks about being a black woman in Hollywood, fake liberals, and gaslighting — is incredible.

-So, Crazy Ex Girlfriend is toast, right? Getting no DVR lift is deadly, even on a ratings relaxed net like CW.

-I love that Beyonce was so wonderful to this girl with terminal cancer and she did it all on the DL without fuss or publicity.

Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence’s screenplay is coming together and it’s “funny, dirty, real.”

-I really liked this article about how Twitter blerds are transforming TV. My enjoyment of a show skyrockets as soon as @BlackGirlNerds  live-tweets it.

-Welp. A TV critic leaked a review copy of this week’s Arrow episode featuring Constantine. This is why we can’t have nice things!

-Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist was interviewed while surrounded by puppies in costume, and it was all kinds of adorable.

-Here’s the first trailer for Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa, which everyone fell in love with at TIFF this year.