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Shawn Mendes Addresses Sexuality, Hailey Baldwin

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-In his new Rolling Stone cover story, Shawn Mendes says his relationship with Hailey Baldwin wasn’t as platonic as he first implied. “I don’t even want to put a title on it. I think it was more of a zone of limbo…She’s still one of the f–king coolest people ever — she’s not just a beautiful person visually, but she’s one of the most beautiful hearts I’ve ever met.” He also talks about how the gay rumours stress him out, and how he watching his interviews to analyze his voice and his body language: “In the back of my heart, I feel like I need to go be seen with someone — like a girl — in public, to prove to people that I’m not gay. Even though in my heart I know that it’s not a bad thing. There’s still a piece of me that thinks that. And I hate that side of me.” Ugh. Leave the poor kid alone.

-We truly are living in a golden age of celebrity profiles. This feature on Lena Dunham by Allison P. Davis is breathtakingly good.  I didn’t really think I’d want to read anything more about her, but this is not a fawning, laudatory profile. Davis goes deep (addressing the frequent criticisms thrown Dunham’s way, the rumours that she is a bad pet owner, her stumbles over race, etc), and the result is an article that makes you both sympathize with her as you’re rolling your eyes at her. My fave part: “As she texts me increasingly intimate details that she knows I’ll put in this article, as if she were trying to be the director of her own candid, sympathy-generating magazine story, I begin to wonder if Lena Dunham, the performance artist daring us to hate her, is the work.”

Meek Mills penned a powerful op-ed on prisoner rights reform for the NYT.

Amanda Bynes is on the cover of Paper and seems to be doing legitimately well, which makes me happy. She talks about fighting to cast Channing Tatum in She’s The Man, and admits her drug use started by getting hooked on Adderall because she’d read in a magazine that it keeps you skinny.

-I do not understand how the US just had the largest Thanksgiving box office on record, and yet Widows flopped. It’s so, so good!

-This is sad: Oprah‘s mom died on Thanskgiving at 83.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonaspre-wedding festivities have begun.

-I’m actually surprised it took this long for the ‘is Green Book woke enough?’ thinkpieces to come out.

-No, Rihanana. No!

-Also, here’s our first peek at Rihanna and Donald Glover‘s mystery project “Guava Island.

-The conscious uncoupling is still going strong. Dakota Johnson spent Thanksgiving with Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow and their kids.

-Ooh boy, Amber Heard‘s outfit at the Aquaman premiere was a bit too on the nose.

-Meanwhile, I’m pleasantly shocked that the initial reaction to Aquaman from critics is so overwhelmingly positive.

-I don’t know how I keep falling for these Zac Efron thirst traps but I really don’t hate them…

Guillermo del Toro shared on Twitter a massive list of screenplays he’s been working on that still haven’t been produced.

-This woman’s fake missed connection about Michael B Jordan is going viral and I’m so proud of her!

Chris Pine and Patty Jenkins‘ TNT miniseries I Am the Night will be released in January.

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.

 

Dawson’s Creek, 10 Things I Hate About You Reunions

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James van der Beek posted this photo with the caption: “The most pleasant run-ins can happen in the most unexpected places…” (instagram.com/vanderjames)

James Van Der Beek ran into Joshua Jackson this weekend and posted the cutest, most squee-inducing photo of all time.

-There was also a 10 Things I Hate About You cast reunion!

Jaden Smith tells NYT Magazine, “I have a goal to be just the most craziest person of all time.”  According to his Twitter feed, he’s halfway there. (Also, do yourself a favour and read his entire interview with sister Willow. It’s NUTS. When asked about her music, 12-year-old Willow says, “…the feeling of being like, this is a fragment of a holographic reality that a higher consciousness made.” Like, for reals. Are these kids being raised by True Detective’s Rust Cohle?!)

Solange Knowles’s wedding style is insanely great. PantsA cape! A reception outfit that looks like a bathrobe!

-Meanwhile, her wedding dance routine with her son to “No Flex Zone” is just the cutest!

-On the other side of the glamour spectrum, Kourtney Kardashian had a baby shower at IHOP.

-A new promo for Peter Pan Live! seems to indicate that Allison Williams will be attempting a British accent in it. Gulp.

Amanda Bynes and Paris Hilton reportedly fought in an LA nightclub. Did we just time-warp back to 2004?

-Meanwhile, Amanda Bynes has released a statement apologizing for threatening to kill her parents. Uh, ok then?

Kim Kardashian might be buying a private island, which is exactly what I would do if I were rich. That, and hire a Mark Ruffalo lookalike to follow me around all day holding my purse. You know, normal stuff.

Liam Hemsworth is wearing me down. He got weirdly and hilariously cuddly with new SNL cast member Leslie Jones during this week’s closing moments, and on Friday he wore high heels on Fallon and talked about Jennifer Lawrence’s fish breath.

-Aw poo. Evan Rachel Wood and Katherine Moennig have already gone their separate ways? But I barely got a chance to ‘ship them!

-Here’s the trailer for Netflix’s new drama Marco Polo.

Chris Pratt, Steve Carell, Ansel Elgort, and Dave Chapelle landed on the covers of GQ’s Men of the Year issue.

-Diplo’s feud with Taylor Swift and Lorde isn’t over yet because he’s clearly super mature and level-headed.

-I’m not a huge fan of novelty songs, but Kristen Bell‘s “Text Me Merry Christmas” is pretty catchy.

-The early reviews for Hunger Games: Mockingjay are in, and they’re overwhelmingly positive. The general consensus is that it’s really good — but really bleak.

-Speaking of early reviews, the Australian premiere of Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken reportedly stunned audiences. It’s looking like two women might be nominated for Best Director this year. How cool would that be?

-A short new trailer for Inherent Vice has landed. The buzz for this thing is already insane.