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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!

Gilmore Girls Reviews: The Critics Weigh In


-The Gilmore Girls EW cover was revealed (what’s with Luke‘s hair?) on the same day that the review embargo was lifted. The general consensus about the revival: it’s messy but occasionally wonderful. TV Line says it’s “exactly like you remember, exactly what you need” (though they’ve basically turned into a fansite), EW gives it a B+, THR’s Daniel Fienberg (who’s always a tough sell) says it is “flawed, but a must for fans,” Alan Sepinwall calls it “kind of a mess, but one we’re glad exists,” Vulture says you may find yourself “more easily spotting some of the flaws that co-exist alongside its charms,” and Variety’s Mo Ryan (who’s opinion I most often agree with) says it’s “sometimes too overstuffed” but it remains “TV comfort food.” Good enough for me! Also, everyone seems to subtly imply that Alexis Bledel remains the weakest link which…yeah.

-Meanwhile, last night Jimmy Fallon revealed that he’s deep in the Gilmore Girls fandom — and he’s #TeamJess. Obviously.

Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed he’s making a secret Disney film!

-God, I love when Michael Shannon is on a press tour. While promoting Nocturnal Animals, he admitted that he fell asleep during Batman V Superman, and then went OFF when asked about the election.

-In 1966, a 40-year-old Tony Bennett met a pregnant superfan backstage. Decades later, he married the baby.  HE MARRIED THE BABY, GUYS!

-Um, Nick Jonas is making me feel things. Naughty things. I’m so confused.

Prince‘s estate is suing Jay Z’s Roc Nation for illegally streaming Prince’s music on Tidal .

-You can listen to an excerpt from Anna Kendrick‘s audiobook here.

Ryan Gosling is just as confused by his Hey, Girl internet fame as you are: “I’ve never said that…Do you remember when Fabio got hit in the face with a pigeon on the roller coaster and it broke his nose? Sometimes I feel like I’m the pigeon and the internet is Fabio’s face.”

Ricky Martin is adorably awkward and nervous when talking about his marriage proposal.

-Guess I can just go ahead and delete all those episodes of No Tomorrow and Frequency from my DVR. CW (who doesn’t cancel anything!) has basically cancelled them. Also, they’re holding iZombie until spring. *pout*

Madonna is doing carpool karaoke!!

Mandy Moore says that when she met Justin Timberlake, he told her “You have big feet for a girl!” Charming.

Taylor Swift topped Forbes highest-earning celeb under 30 list with $170 million, while the Kardashian/Jenners have six spots with $122 million.

-Everyone’s already calling the Best Supporting Actress Oscar race for Viola Davis. It still bugs me that she’s able to submit for supporting…

Miles Teller tries to convince us that he’s grown up. Uh huh.

-Did you guys catch David Blaine’s special last night? The Margot Robbie trick was the weirdest, but my fave reaction was David Beckham‘s, when he was telling an off-screen Victoria about the frog trick. (Love that he calls her “Tor.”)