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Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny Discuss X Files’ Return


-I can’t stop looking at Gillian Anderson‘s wig and David Duchovny’s eyes on the cover of TV Guide. It’s going to distract me during the whole upcoming season, isn’t it? In the interview, they talk about William, their characters’ complicated relationship, and what comes next.

-Congrats to Mindy Kaling, who welcomed her first child, a baby girl she called Katherine. I love the normal name, and I especially love that she feels no need to tell us who the baby’s father is.

Janet Jackson is  back together with Jermaine Dupri? It’s a Christmas miracle!

Vanessa Hudgens isn’t engaged, she just wanted to show off her new haircut and didn’t realize the world would focus on the giant rock on her finger.

-The floodgates have opened when it comes to bad TJ Miller stories. A transgender movie critic revealed an angry email from him, a woman told a story about him acting so shady a bartender wouldn’t let her have the drink he was hovering around, and adult film star Dana DeArmond has accused Miller and Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts of sexual harassment on the set of Comedy Central’s Mash Up.

-Meanwhile, Miller’s The Gorburger Show has been canceled by Comedy Central (though a network rep claims that the decision predated the allegations, with one source noting it happened as far back as July).

-Last week, the Today Show beat Good Morning America for the third week in a row — which lines up directly with how long Matt Lauer has been gone from the show. Meanwhile, CBS This Morning has held steady in the ratings since Charlie Rose‘s departure.  It’s almost as if these garbage men weren’t worth the millions they were being paid.

-Just because the world can’t stop blaming women for men’s predatory behaviour, Meryl Streep is being targeted by street artists with “She knew” posters. Someone wake me up when they use Matt Damon’s image instead.

Christian Bale says Hollywood would be better if “white dudes” weren’t in charge of anything. Well, at the very least there would probably be less actors who feel free to aggressively yell at hapless crew members in a long, expletive-laden rant for daring to walk in their eyeline. Or actors who are arrested for assaulting their mother and sister.  Sit down, sir.

Mark Ruffalo just bought the world a coffee. I love him.

-I really liked this Twitter thread, which pushes back on The Last Jedi’s backlash.

Anna Kendrick remembers having to style herself for the Toronto premiere of Up In The Air. “I was not famous so no one wanted to lend me shoes to wear, but I was broke so I couldn’t buy the shoes. I got talked into spending the money I really didn’t have on a pair of Louboutins. I never wear them but I will never get rid of them because I’m like ‘I spent my rent money on you!'”

-The former Pentagon official profiled in the NYT’s insane article about the secret branch of gov’t investigating UFOs is now working for Blink 182’s Tom Delonge. What is 2017??

-Here’s the trailer for BBC One and Hulu’s “pre-apocalypse” series, Hard Sun. It’s from the creator of Luthor and stars Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn, so I’m all the way in.

The Ocean’s 8 Trailer Is Everything!

-It’s here! The Ocean’s 8 trailer starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter and Rihanna.  God, I love so much about this! Richard Armitage is clearly some sort of love interest but doesn’t even get a line in the trailer. It’s the perfect use of Hathaway. The heist they’re planning is at the freakin’ MET Ball!

-Yikes. Selena Gomez‘s mother was hospitalized after reportedly having a “heated conversation” with her daughter about Justin Bieber. That’s going to make for an awkward holiday season..

Issa Rae is working on not one, but two shows and they both sound amazing.

-Silicon Valley actor T.J. Miller has been accused of brutal sexual assault. The accuser, speaking publicly for the first time, says it happened in college. The accusations were addressed by a student court at George Washington University at the time and Miller has told friends over the years that he was wrongfully accused. In the Daily Beast’s deeply researched report, five GW students at the time corroborated details of her story.

Miller has denied the allegations, saying “Sadly she is now using the current climate to bandwagon and launch these false accusations again.”

-Not surprisingly, everyone today is remembering that time Miller hosted the Crunchies and repeatedly called Gabi Holzwarth a bitch. And more stories about him being a not-great guy are coming forward.  He was already cancelled by many people because of a series of unfortunate interviews earlier this summer.

-I love that #damonsplaining is becoming a thing. Can we make it trend??

-I’m also enormously satisfied that Damon is getting called out as being “completely forgettable” in the reviews for his new movie.

-How in the world is Chris Brown still landing leading movie roles in 2017? Followup question: how did his duet with R Kelly top the charts in 2017?

-Wait, Terry Crews illustrated the cover of Ad Age’s Creativity 50 issue? Is there anything this man can’t do?!? (Besides getting white Hollywood to support him?)

-The Pitch Perfect reviews are in and they…aren’t good. THR calls it “soulless.”  At least EW thinks it’s charming, so there’s that!

Jimmy Fallon, Anna Kendrick, Darlene Love & The Roots sang “Christmas” with kids instruments.

Armie Hammer on quitting Twitter. “It’s a toxic environment. No one goes on the internet to say anything nice.” Ok.

-Wait, there’s a Sicario 2Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, and Matthew Modine star in the new trailer.


Madonna is Billboard’s Woman of the Year


-Billboard named Madonna their Woman of the Year and in the interview, she talks about her charity work in Malawi, how “women betrayed us” by electing Trump, and the double standard of Hollywood sexism (“Age is only brought up with regard to women…When Leonardo is 60 years old, no one is going to talk about his relevance.”)

-Meanwhile, to celebrate Britney Spears‘ birthday, Madonna turned “Toxic” into an anti-Trump anthem.

-According to court docs, Brad Pitt will continue to have “therapeutic visitation” with his kids. He’ll also submit to random drug testing.

-Don’t make bets with Leonardo DiCaprio. Tom Hardy did, then he lost and has the bad tattoo to prove it.

-Not surprisingly, Netflix confirmed they’re working on season 2 of Luke Cage. They also announced plans to  double their number of original series in 2017, because clearly they’re trying to kill us.

-ABC’s Designated Survivor swaps showrunners – again. I dropped that show after episode two because it was good but not great (and there’s too much great TV to settle for just good), but the behind-the-scenes turmoil seems troubling.

-Speaking of good-but-not-great TV, I’m not sure if the reviews of the Westworld finale are making me want to catch up.  Has the internet ever guessed ALL the twists of a show so early before? Mysteries that we all figured out before they were revealed + characters I don’t care about = not the show for me.

Kelly Clarkson performed her Hamilton mixtape track on the Today Show this morning and it was way too early for me to sob like I did….

Lauren Graham was on Colbert and proved she knows how to hold a coffee cup.

-This is a good article on how Hollywood won’t let fictional female journalists be competent at their jobs. (It’s mostly focused on movies, but I’d add every female reporter on TV superhero shows to this list.)

Nick Offerman did an AMA on Reddit, and it ruled. He was asked, “What’s the most feminine thing that you do?” and he answered “win.” Bless him.

Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks and more took the #MannequinChallenge at the White House.

-My big takeaway from this Tom Ford interview is that he doesn’t let his 4-year-old son wear dinosaur shoes because they’re “tacky” — which means he would HATE my wardrobe.

Jessica Chastain, Chris Evans, Michael Cudlitz, Evan Rachel Wood, Ava DuVernay and more celebs railed against Last Tango in Paris director Bernardo Bertolucci after an old interview with him resurfaced, in which he admitted that he and Marlon Brando planned a violent sexual assault scene in that movie without warning the actress first. (The story got a little twisted this weekend, but it’s still terrible.) Bonus point to Anna Kendrick for pointing out that the actress revealed this years ago and was met with silence.

-I have yet to watch Mariah’s World,’ but reviews suggest that Mariah Carey makes zero attempts to come down to our humble level, which makes it great.

-Also, Mariah was all smiles when she showed up to a viewing party for her new E! reality series with backup dancer Bryan Tanaka.

-Well played, Megan Markle.

-The judge in Bill Cosby’s case denied his motion to dismiss because the comedian’s lawyers claim he is “legally blind.”

-Steven Yeun got married this weekend and his former Walking Dead co-stars came out in full force. (Except for Maggie. Is that weird?)

-Speaking of weddings sparking TV reunions, mostof the Glee cast reunited for Becca Tobin’s wedding.

Jensen Ackles and his wife had twins, and named them Arrow and Zeppelin! I know he’s good buds with Stephen Amell, but that seems extreme.

Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2017 Oscars. He was fine at the Emmys so ok, I guess?

-Ok, so the first trailer for Tom Cruise’s The Mommy is kind of a nonsensical mess, but guys, look how good Jake Johnson looks!

-Marvel knew exactly what we wanted when they released this new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer: more Baby Groot!