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Chris Brown Denies Rape Allegations

Chris Brown has been released from custody in Paris with no charges after being detained after a 24-year-old woman accused him of raping her in his hotel room last week. He denied the allegations in an Instagram post. The Paris prosecutor’s office said the investigation is ongoing.

-According to People, Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron met six months ago on a commercial shoot and haven’t seen each other since. We knew that was too good to be true.

-Ooh boy. Taraji P Henson posted an IG story that implied she’s mad there are hashtags about muting R Kelly but none about muting Harvey Weinstein. But the “mute” thing trended because Kelly’s a musician. And Weinstein’s already being “muted” cause he is on trial, no?

-In terms of Oscar noms, it was a great morning for Black Panther, Roma and The Favourite, but not so great for Crazy Rich Asians and If Beale Street Could Talk. Bradley Cooper should be happy for his acting nod, but you just know that he’s burning about being snubbed in the Best Director category. Check out more Oscar snubs and surprises.

-I’m surprised it took so long for these questions to start coming, but Rami Malek was asked whether he has any “regrets” about working with Bryan Singer on Bohemian Rhapsody. “I think that the allegations and things were, believe it or not, honestly something I was not aware of, and that is what it is.” Hmmmmm….

-Also, did Esquire’s big exposé on Singer get squashed? Now the Bohemian Rhapsody is up for Best Picture, this would be the time to print it. If it doesn’t get publishing in the next couple of weeks, I’m guessing it was blocked.

Anna Wintour shared her thoughts on Meghan Markle’s Givenchy wedding gown , saying it was “sophisticated, it was chic, it was grown up. It was an English designer, albeit one that was working for a French house, which in a way was a message to the world: ‘Yes, I’m from somewhere else, but I belong.'”

Azealia Banks called Grimes a ‘brittleboned methhead’ who smells ‘like a roll of nickels’. But how do you *really* feel?

-In an appearance on Ellen, the Anne Hathaway said that she made the decision to stop drinking for the next 18 years because she doesn’t want to be hungover around her kid. “I’m going to stop drinking while my son is in the house just because I don’t totally don’t love the way I do it and he’s getting to an age where he really does need me all the time in the morning.” Also, her and Fred Savage were really good at the Head’s Up game.

Tessa Thompson attended the Chanel show at Paris Haute Couture Week SS19 with a purse necklace. Oh god, I just got used to fanny packs!

-Russian Doll is the next Netflix show that every critic I follow is loving. It stars Natasha Lyonne as a woman stuck in a Groundhog Day/Happy Death Day loop, and it premieres next Friday.

Sarah Jesscia Parker recreated the Sex and the City opener for a charity campaign.

-Wait, there’s a new Nancy Drew?

Chris Hemsworth Goes Undercover on the Internet

-Man, this video that Chris Hemsworth shot for his GQ cover story is charming as hell.

-Here’s a deeper look at Rihanna and Donald Glover‘s new longform video shoot. I want it yesterday!

-Whenever there’s a new E Alex Jung profile of Sandra Oh, it’s an immediate “drop everything and read” moment. I like that they talk about Double Happiness (which was a big deal here in Canada). She also talks about her one and only major US magazine cover for Marie Claire: “I was so profoundly disappointed with the cover they chose. Because I didn’t feel like it was representing me, and it wasn’t a good shot.”

-This is a really good timeline about what the hell is going on with Elon Musk, Azealia Banks and Grimes — but I’m still confused.

Drake praised Toronto during his show here last night: “I’m forever grateful, everywhere I go, I carry the value of this city with me. Every night that I go and I do a show in America, I tell them, ‘This is how the world is supposed to work.’ You see, tonight, we got 17,000 people inside one building from all races, from all places, and all we are doing is just listening to music, and smoking and drinking — and enjoying our lives. That’s how we been doing our shit since day one.”

-A new Kevin Spacey sexual assault case is being reviewed by the L.A. District Attorney’s Office.

-Oh no: Michaela Coel says she was sexually assaulted when she was working on Chewing Gum. She says she was writing an episode so she was staying at the office overnight and stepped out for a quick drink when she was drugged and assaulted by strangers. The show’s producers sent her to a private clinic and funded her therapy until the end of the shoot, but her relationship with them changed. “When there are police involved, and footage, of people carrying your sleeping writer into dangerous places, when cuts are found, when there’s blood … what is your job?”

-I never thought we’d see this day: The Big Bang Theory is ending after this season.

-In news that should surprise no one, the sequel to Crazy Rich Asians has been green-lit.

-This is great: Crazy Rich Asians’ Jon Chu and Henry Golding are buying out a theatre for John Cho‘s Searching movie.

-The resurgence of rom coms means the resurgence of great writing about rom coms. Here’s a look at all the books that have been optioned in the last few months (The Hating Game is my go-to comfort book, and I just finished The Kiss Quotient, which was delightful), and here’s a look at the movies that have used the fake boyfriend trope best.

-Also, I really, really liked this piece on why TATBILB’s Peter Kavinsky is such a good romantic lead. He doesn’t have an arc about learning how to respect her boundaries or share his feelings; he’s already built that way. “Every upcoming romantic comedy should take a look at the fan reaction to Peter and Lara Jean’s relationship and think — really think — about what makes them so appealing in this year 2018.”

-Unfortunately, it looks like the guy who plays Josh in TATBILB has made some problematic tweets.

-The Destination Wedding press junket is already amazing. Gah, Keanu and Winona are going to kill us before this thing even premieres.

-Not only will the CW’s crossover event feature Batwoman this year, but Superman and Lois Lane will also join in on the fun.

-I’m way more interested in Amazon’s Jack Ryan series now that I know it features a supporting turn from Wendell Pierce as Ryan’s mentor.

-The End Of The Fxxxing World has been renewed for Season 2 at Netflix. I’m very conflicted about this. I adored its 8-episode run earlier this year on Netflix and it will most certainly end up on my Best TV of 2018 list at the end of the year. But on the flip side, it was such a good example of a show that should be one and done. That perfect, ambiguous ending basically meant you could interpret it any way you’d like.

-I was hoping the R-rated puppet comedy The Happytime Murders might be a fun summertime distraction, but wow are the reviews brutal. Both IndieWire and Screencrush say it’s “the worst movie of the summer,” Variety says it’s “a waste of time and felt,” the Guardian calls it “a staggeringly bad attempt to add X-rated humour to Sesame Street,”  i09 calls it “a massive disappointment,” and Vanity Fair says it may be “the worst movie of the year.”

Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish cram four years of high school in the new Night School trailer.

Lee Pace, Jason Sudeikis, Judy Greer, and Corey Stoll star in Driven, which is debuting at TIFF.

Tobey Maguire Splits from Jennifer Meyer


-2016 strikes again! Tobey Maguire and wife Jennifer Meyer have split after nine years of marriage, which may explain all the blind items about him this summer.

Azealia Banks‘s rep released a statement saying she is “shell shocked and will speak out on the incident once she has had time to process the brutality and abuse she was unjustly subjected to.”  Meanwhile, Russell Crowe sources say the rapper threatened him.

-Emma Stone‘s Britney Spears impression is magnificent. Her recorder skills are a bit rusty, tho.

-Can Black Mirror just drop already? The reviews are gushing.

Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, Rose McGowan, Amber Tamblyn and more star in the latest anti-Trump ad.

-This is an interesting reminder that there haven’t really been any big flops yet in this fall TV season.

Cobie Smulders spilled the beans (literally) on the next Avengers movie.

-Is Jennifer Lawrence is dating director Darren Aronofsky? But…he’s so old!

Lindsay Lohan is mixing business with pleasure these days.

Shia LaBeouf insists he’s married. Sure.

-Aww, guys. Billy Bush is really sad about leaving the Today Show. Muffin.

-There are new Gilmore Girls photos. Jess!

-Everyone one my Twitter TL got real excited about the new Assassin’s Creed trailer today. Good for them.