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Meghan Markle Goes Rogue

-As soon as I saw the photos and video of Meghan Markle‘s surprise appearance at the British Fashion Awards, I knew Lainey would lose it over the excessive belly-cupping. But were the stomach grabs and protocol-breaking dark nail polish her way of trying to send a message?

Jennifer Aniston said that when she first moved to Los Angeles, she lived in a haunted house with a ghost that hated her roommate. This sounds like a better premise than Friends…

-The Oscars might move ahead with no host — because clearly NO WOMEN EXIST!

-In completely unrelated news, the crowd who attended Amy Poehler‘s Smart Girls anniversary dinner was amazing.

-If the final season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend doesn’t make my top 10 list this year, it’s going to come really, really close. This gag reel is also a delight.

-To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Kissing Booth were Netflix’s most-rewatched original movies this year. I only contributed 27% of that.

-The reviews are in for Aquaman, and critics seem to think it’s a bit of an overlong mess, but a really delightful, fun mess. Huh.

-Speaking of DC movies, Chris Messina playing a villain in the upcoming Birds of Prey is good casting.

-I don’t watch The Voice but man, people are pressed about Adam Levine.

-Taylor Swift attended her boyfriend’s movie premiere, but kept it on the DL.

Elisabeth Moss struggles to get over her split from her girlfriend in Brandi Carlile’s new music video.

-I really like this take on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Everyone raves about that show, but I didn’t make it through the first season. It felt like it was leaning into all of the worst things about the Gilmore Girls.

Jameela Jamil is still on the detox tea thing? I mean, ok I guess but this seems like low-hanging fruit.

Nicki Minaj might have a new boyfriend — and her fans aren’t impressed.

-Is there a better late night guest than John Mulaney? I could listen to him tell stories about dragging Pete Davidson to Steely Dan concerts all day…

-Here’s the new trailer for True Detective season 3. Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff are trying to drag me back into this, but I need to stay strong!

 

Idris Elba Talks Upbringing, Career in Esquire UK

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Idris Elba is on the cover of December’s British Esquire and this feels like a really nice way for the universe to welcome me back to civilization after my vacation. In the interview, he talks about his early career and getting famous by playing an American. “I don’t like the term ‘black actor’ in the first place. I don’t understand what that is. When we talk about Benedict Cumberbatch, we don’t call him a ‘white actor’. When you speak about van Gogh, or any other painter, they’re painters; they use all the colours in the spectrum. They don’t use colours confined to where they’re from…I’m a British actor, but America made me who I am as a popular actor by playing an American. But it just turns out that my grandad on my mother’s side was born in Kansas City. So, am I allowed? Or not allowed? The debate thickens, do you know what I mean?”

Meaghan Markle and Kate Middleton were twinning today.

Taylor Swift‘s new $200 million record deal isn’t just huge for her — she used it to help out other artists. In the deal, she got the label to agree to distribute a cut of proceeds from any sale of its Spotify shares to artists, non-recoupable — meaning that they’d be paid even if they hadn’t earned back their latest advance.

Drake fans are being blamed for a brawl at Pusha T’s concert in Toronto that saw one man get stabbed.

Ellen Pompeo is getting a lot of buzz for her soundbite about diversity on sets, but the whole conversation with her, Gabrielle Union, and Gina Rodriguez is worth watching. Oh, Emma Roberts  was there too.

Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler, Tiffany Haddish, Chelsea Perriti and Amy Sedaris star in Google’s Friendsgiving ad that’ll debut during the Macy’s parade and the bts footage is very cute.

-Remember when Gwen Stefani used to be the coolest MF alive? What happened?!

Mandy Moore got married this weekend. I’m not sure I’m sold on the dress.

Joshua Jackson has a new girlfriend and he looks so happy in these photos that it dims my jealousy. Slightly.

Bradley Cooper decided to stay in character while behind the camera in A Star Is Born for maximum authenticity. Of freakin’ course he did.

Brad Pitt is trying to distance himself from those shoddy post-Katrina homes. He asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit against him after claims his foundation Make It Right built inadequate housing.

-In a new interview, Leah Remini claims Tom Cruisepersonally administered punishment on a high-ranking member” of Scientology on the orders of Church leader David Miscavige.

-Here’s a photo of a bearded and buff Zac Efron on a horse, just because I love you.

-Hollywood just can’t stop with the reboots. Michael C. Hall says he’s open to the idea of a Dexter reboot, while CBS is working on bringing back Northern Exposure.

-LFO singer Devin Lima has died at 41 after a battle with adrenal cancer. Another member of the three-man pop group, Rich Cronin, previously died of leukemia.

-The prosecutors in Harvey Weinstein‘s sexual-assault case say his lawyers are turning it into a “public circus,” and insist that their case is still legally viable.

-Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer and her fiancé have split have 11(!) years.

-Speaking of splits, Robert DeNiro is separating from wife after 20 years of marriage.

Chrissy Teigen was on Ellen and got Michael B Jordan to admit that’s he’s hooked up with girls who’ve slid into his DMs. She should co-host every day!

-Also, Teigen revealed on the show that modeling contract states that her feet must be retouched or hidden. “I have Asian jungle feet, like we’re meant to climb trees.”

-I’m really bummed that the critically adored Widows is doing so poorly at the box office. Hopefully the holiday weekend will turn things around.

-It’s been 10 years since Twilight hit theatres so Vulture is celebrating the most intentionally funny scene in movie history: the vampire baseball game.

-Why do we still listen to anything Bill Maher says? Like, ever?

-And why do we still listen to anything Piers Morgan says? Like, ever? (Bless Ariana Grande for her clapbacks.)

Keanu Reeves becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident in the Replicas trailer.

Chris Hardwick’s Ex-Girlfriend Chloe Dystra Alleges Abuse

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-Damn. Chris Hardwick  just got #MeToo’d and this one is hitting me hard. The Nerdist was the very first podcast I ever listened to and although his earnestness was slightly grating, I always thought he sounded like a good dude. Of course, my feelings don’t matter; Chloe Dystra’s does. Good on her for speaking up. Even though she never explicitly names him, it’s clear who she’s talking about and her story is incredibly disturbing. I’m so over toxic fanboys who were nerdy/bullied in high school and now feel like they’re owed something. They’re really not.

-Meanwhile, here is the Nerdist podcast in which Chloe and Chris talk about the surgery she references in her essay. It’s … not good. Start around the 1 hour, 20 min mark.

-It’ll be interesting to see what happens now. He’s been a trending topic all morning so the story keeps getting wider, but he’s scheduled to be a big part of Comic Con, including moderating the Doctor Who panel. He also has a brand new show debuting on Sunday on AMC.

-According to Gisele Bundchen‘s new Vogue cover storyTom Brady made up quite an elaborate story about her apartment flooding before asking her to marry him.

Jake Johnson is looking GOOD in GQ.

-I’m busy this weekend and Nicole is travelling for the next two, so we’ve promised not to watch the new romcom Set It Up (which stars Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu, and drops today on Netflix) until we’re together but the reviews are so good and it’s going to be SO HARD.

Chris Pratt played Box of Lies and of course, he destroyed Jimmy Fallon.

-Meanwhile, Pratt isn’t saying no to a Parks and Recs reunion.

Amy Poehler was named one of the 40 most powerful people in comedy and she epically derailed her Q&A to talk about real issues.

-Split rumors are nothing new for Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, but she wants to make one thing clear: “At the end of the day, that’s a man that can rely on me for the rest of his life, period.”

-Star Trek: Discovery has fired showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts, and Alex Kurtzman will take over season two. Harberts and Berg reportedly ran into budget woes and became increasingly verbally abusive to the Discovery writing staff, according to the THR story.

-Speaking of network shakeups, CBS has retained outside counsel to investigate NCIS: New Orleans’ writer-producer Brad Kern, who just got a new 2-year deal. He’ll continue to work on the show during the inquiry, which follows two CBS HR investigations of him. Insiders are reportedly angry that he’s remaining involved in the hit drama despite a new inquiry from outside counsel over claims of sexual harassment and racially-charged comments.

-I can’t wait to hear what Judith Light is going to say about Jeffrey Tambor once she’s allowed.

-I thought Tag might be a fun, mindless movie for the summer but the reviews are really not great.

-This is a good point about Brie Larson. Everyone I know who saw Unicorn Store at TIFF last year adored it.

-I would like Zazie Beetz to be in every magazine this summer. Is that possible?

-I like to read lots of light fluffy romcoms during the summer, and I’ve noticed some super weird stuff going on in my Kindle. This article on book stuffing in the romance genre was illuminating.

-This is exactly what I’ve been thinking too whenever I see someone praising Nas’ new album.

-I adore Ken Marino, but I don’t know about this dog movie he’s directing…