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Jessica Chastain, Constance Wu and Ava Duvernay Lead the Charge on Change

Jessica Chastain, Constance Wu and Ava Duvernay

Jessica Chastain, Constance Wu and Ava Duvernay cover Marie Claire, where they talk about the importance of inclusion and representation, and learning how to not obsess about accommodating others.

-Sad news for for those of you who even knew they were dating: Rita Ora and Andrew Garfield split up.

Kit Harrington told Stephen Colbert about the end of Game of Thrones: “I was very shocked and surprised at certain events unfolding, and then I blubbed my eyes out. I cried.”

-I’ve watched this clip of Jennifer Hudson and Tom Jones spontaneously singing at each other more times than can be considered normal.

Keri Russell and Adam Driver (who are costarring on Broadway) are so damn funny and charming in this NYT profile.

-You can tell Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson have done a few movies together by this point; their chemistry is really easy going and nice. The Captain Marvel pair sang Ariana Grande and took a lie detector test on Carpool Karaoke.

-Also, Larson and Jackson sang “Shallow” on The Jonathan Ross Show and they were pretty damn great.

Heidi Montag defended The Hills reboot’s lack of diversity by pointing out her co-stars’ hair colours. So that happened.

-Also, I keep forgetting that Mischa Barton is in this thing.

Gwyneth Paltrow says that her persona shift from a whiskey-drinking, cigarette-smoking cool girl to a health nut had everyone “thinking I was a crackpot.” Who is this whiskey-drinking badass she’s speaking of?

-Not surprisingly, Idris Elba‘s Netflix comedy about a DJ-turned-nanny isn’t getting glowing reviews. I want more for him than this. (And I definitely want more for him than taking over Will Smith’s role in Suicide Squad.)

-HBO’s The Case Against Adnan Syed will follow Amy Syed’s process of seeking and winning an appeal post-Serial.

-I liked this piece a lot about how Steven Spielberg isn’t right about Netflix — but he’s not entirely wrong either. I’ve been surprised by they lack of debate and the full-throated support of Netflix (who does some not great stuff). At the very least, they *should* disclose their box office numbers if they want to be Oscar contenders.

-Oh my goodness, the Good Omens trailer is all kinds of fun.

-I very much enjoyed this look back at Julia Roberts’ “Fellini summer”, a dramatic few months which included leaving fiance Kiefer Sutherland for Jason Patric, fighting with Steven Spielberg on Hook, being hospitalized for the “flu”, and walking away from Shakespeare in Love.

-You know, I’ve been pretty checked out on Arrow for a while and mostly just catch up with it out of routine these days, but compiling all these cast and fan social media posts about the show’s ending for this story hit me harder than I thought it would, especially Stephen Amell‘s tearful Facebook video. There were seasons when I LOVED this show, and I’m glad it’s getting to go out on its own terms.

-Meanwhile, I’m thinking this TV blind item from a while ago was probably about Amell.

-The trailer for Mindy Kaling’s Late Night starring Emma Thompson is everything I’ve ever wanted.

Kanye West Calls Slavery a “Choice”

-Ok, if whatever Kanye West is doing is just performance art and not actually him losing his mind, he needs to stop. This isn’t amusing anymore. He just crashed TMZ Live and said “When you hear about slavery for 400 years, for 400 years? That sounds like a choice. Like, you where there for 400 years and there’s all of y’all? It’s like we’re mentally imprisoned.” When Harvey Levin is looking at you like you crossed a line, that ain’t good.  (Also, bless TMZ’s Van Lathan for standing up to him like that.)

-A French tourist was sitting alone in a New York City restaurant and ordered a cosmo because it’s Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw’s favorite drink. When the bartender told Sarah Jessica Parker, she paid his tab and ordered a cosmo for herself too. Man, sometimes I still really love her.

Blake Shelton is trying to pretend his “karma” tweet wasn’t about Miranda Lambert. Sure, Jan.

Ashley Judd is suing Harvey Weinstein for due to damage done to her career as a result of his alleged sexual harassment. According to the lawsuit, she felt something “unseen” had been holding her career back and didn’t realize until December that it was Weinstein. She says any financial recuperation will go to Time’s Up.

Ava DuVernay, Viola Davis, Shonda Rhimes and more are adding their voices to the #MuteRKelly campaign.

Tiffany Haddish and Charlamagne sounded off about him a year ago.

Gwyneth Paltrow told the Today Show that her kids are “excited” about her engagement. Wait, so she DIDN’T get married a couple of weeks ago in Mexico? I’m so confused.

-I saw Zachary Levi speak at a fan convention last year and I remember thinking, “man, he’s got some bad takes.” So this tweet doesn’t surprise me.

-The cast of Avengers: Infinity War read mean tweets about themselves on Kimmel. Tom Holland‘s was my fave.

-This is a nice surprise: The Crown star Claire Foy will receive $275,000 in back pay.

Busy Philipps is going to host a late night show? Here for it!

-The new Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer introduces Goliath to the MCU.

Miley Cyrus, Laverne Cox, Ava DuVernay, Scarlett Johansson & Helen Mirren Get Powerful for Variety


Miley Cyrus, Laverne Cox, Ava DuVernay, Scarlett Johansson, and Helen Mirren each got separate covers for Variety‘s Power of Women issue.

-Also, Miley Cyrus criticized Supergirl, saying she believes it’s “weird” for a show to have “a gender attached to it.” Of all the TV shows out there that aren’t meeting a feminist standard, this is NOT the one to go after, kiddo.

-Joe Jonas did a Reddit AMA and he really took the “anything” part literally. He talked about losing his virginity to Ashley Greene, his penis size and a whole bunch of other stuff that I’m sure is going to help sell his new single. That’s how this works, right?

Cathriona White’s mother, Brigid Sweetman, is suing Jim Carrey for wrongful death. Meanwhile, Carrey’s lawyer says she was estranged from her daughter and is just trying to take advantage of a terrible situation.

Drake and Rihanna reportedly couldn’t make their relationship work, work, work, work, work.

Shailene Woodley says she’s fine after being arrested — which she filmed.

-I honestly have no idea what Angelina Jolie‘s PR team is thinking lately.

-Whoa. Donald Glover is a dad now.

-And Jesse Eisenberg is going to be a dad soon.

-In other domestic news, Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth are not legally married. Does that mean she’s not entitled to 50% of his glorious rattail?

-So St. Vincent really is dating Kristen Stewart? Imma need her to write a dating memoir one of these days…

Billy Bush may sue NBC over the leak of the bus tape? Seriously? (Meanwhile, here’s a good history of his grossness.)

Janet Jackson officially announced her pregnancy at 50 with this photo.

-I really like this article about what we lose when we move away from the 22-episode TV season. Though I think most network shows would work better as 13-18 episodes seasons, I’m not totally sold on the supershort Netflix/HBO model. Some of my favourite episodes of TV only happened because they needed to fill space. Remember The Good Wife’s “Red Team, Blue Team”? Or Breaking Bad’s “Fly”?  Or Buffy’s “Superstar”?

-Man, Gabrielle Union is having a tough month. First she had to carry the load on the Birth of a Nation press tour, and now she’s suing BET over Being Mary Jane over her contract.

-Wait, so the live-action adaptation of Mulan features a white male lead?!

Jeremy Renner likes his coat and sees no reason to take it off during an interview, no matter how much he’s pressured. I mean, it IS a good coat.

Joss Whedon calls Donald Trump “actual evil” in a new video. “I write movies and TV of vampires and superheroes and Norse gods and stuff. I could never have come up with something as ridiculous and outlandish as Donald Trump.”

Amy Schumer is breaking up the boys’ club as the first woman to ever land on Forbes’ highest-paid comedians list. Ever.

George and Amal Clooney‘s new NYC apartment seems really modest and low-key.

Emma Watson seems to really like our First Lady.

-A new movie trailer featuring Idris Elba came out a few days ago, and I missed it?! I’m so ashamed.