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The Bachelor in Paradise Mess Gets Messier


-A Bachelor in Paradise crew member provided a horrific, detailed account of the alleged sexual misconduct, claiming that the female contestant was so out of it that she went limp and kept sliding under the water. This just keeps getting worse and worse. And of course, the slut shamers are out in full force.

-Meanwhile, the male contestant is reportedly demanding to see the footage as he believes it will exonerate him.

-According to Chris Harrison, no decisions have been made about Bachelor in Paradise’s future, but I can’t imagine them ever coming back after this.

-It sounds like Jennifer Lawrence has nabbed the coveted September cover of Vogue.

-Yes, Slate, Katy Perry’s new album is a hot mess. No, Slate, it is not our fault.

-Also, Katy Perry says Josh Groban is “the one who got away.”

-Last night, Stephen Colbert grilled Oliver Stone on his lenient interview with Putin and things got hella awkward, especially when the audience started openly laughing at his answers.

-Not surprisingly, the rumours that Tom Hardy may be cast as Jafar in the live-action Aladdin did not go over well.

-Glow, Alison Brie‘s Netflix’s comedy about female wrestlers, is getting really good reviews. THR says it’s “worth stepping into the ring for,” EW praises its “heartbreaking glitter-blasted humanity,” and TVLine says it “puts ’80s kitsch in a hilarious headlock.”

-Speaking of Netflix comedies, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has been renewed for season 4. I’m not through the new season, but I’m loving what I’ve seen so far. (The line “are you marching in a Give Back the Night rally?” made me laugh so hard on a plane recently, I woke up the woman next to me.)

Sandra Oh is returning to TV to star in BBC’s Killing Eve, created by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge. God, I love all of those words!

Justin Bieber‘s fans were not happy with him when he said he couldn’t sing “Despacito” because he didn’t know the lyrics.

-At the Rough Night premiere, Scarlett Johansson hung out with the 72-year-old woman who went viral after her grandson posted a photo of her when she was younger and she looked just like the actress.

-Meanwhile, Scarlett was once again spotted with SNL’s Colin Jost.

Demi Moore, Leslie Jones, and Demetrius Shipp Jr. played charades with Fallon last night.

-I haven’t really looked at Salma Hayek the same way since that disastrous luncheon earlier this year, but she’s been telling some very funny stories on her latest talk show tour.

-If there’s a prize for “best walking onto a talk show stage,” Kate McKinnon just won it.

-The average Netflix user has streamed almost three full Adam Sandler movies. Humanity is doomed.

-I’m probably supposed to hate this dress on Nicole Kidman, but there’s something about the way she’s been leaning into the witchy fairy look lately that I can’t help but appreciate.

-The trailer for the Whitney Houston doc, which reportedly sheds light on rumored relationship with Robyn Crawford, has arrived.

-This is a great piece on how reviewers treated Gal Gadot when writing about Wonder Woman. Basically, we need more female and POC critics.

-Have you and your friends fought over the NYT’s list of the 25 best films of the 21st century yet? You will.

-I love Roxanne Gay. I love her. She writes some of the most searing, raw fiction out there. And her interview with Trevor Noah made me love her even more. She was heartbreakingly brave when talking about how being gang-raped at 12 led to her weight issues, and how the world treats obese people.

-Why the hell are they remaking Flatliners? And why the hell are Ellen Page and Diego Luna in it? Nina Dobrev, I get, but Page was nominated for an Oscar!

Bachelor in Paradise Halted Amid Sexual Misconduct Probe


-Man, the story about the production shutdown of Bachelor in Paradise got real serious, real fast. The cast of left Mexico after ABC and Warner Bros. halted filming and released a statement referring only to “allegations of misconduct.” Then People reported that two contestants had a sexual encounter, and there was a question of whether the female was sober enough to consent. A producer reportedly didn’t show up to work the next day and filed an official complaint about how the cameras kept rolling. The female contestant is now reportedly saying she was black out drunk and production should have stepped in. So don’t expect that show to come back ever.

Meghan Markle participated in a live reading of the Suits pilot at the ATX fest over the weekend, where she expertly deflected questions about her relationship with Prince Harry.

-There was an Alias panel at ATX on Saturday, which meant my Twitter feed was filled with awesome old GIFs of Jennifer Garner kicking ass. They teased a possible revival but I’m not hopeful.

Katy Perry says she’s 100% ready to “let go” of her Taylor Swift feud. Strange; her promo tour talking points would suggest otherwise.

Bill Cosby’s defense team shocked the court today — by resting their case already.

-At the Goop Wellness Summit (yup, that’s a real thing) on Saturday, Cameron Diaz said she made a decision to disappear from Hollywood for a while.

-Luther starring Idris Elba will return with a 4-episode season. PLEASE bring back Alice! Even if last season seemed to make that impossible.

-Congrats to Julia Stiles, who’s expecting her first child.

Jessica Chastain tied the knot this weekend in Italy in a ceremony that was attended by Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt.

-This is a great little video of the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creators explaining how they sneak smut onto network TV.

Bobbi-Kristina Brown ex Nick Gordon was arrested Saturday for domestic abuse and kidnapping.

The Weeknd’s new video makes Toronto’s Reference Library look really cool.

Alison Brie says she was asked to take her top off during an Entourage audition (she later clarified that she was wearing a bikini top).

-This article about how Carly Rae Jepson is just for teens is a whole lotta bullshit. “Adult women love Carly Rae Jepsen in part because of the teenageriness of her product.” Shut up. “Cut to the Feeling” is the perfect summer jam and anyone who says differently can fight me.

Sir Patrick Stewart did the ‘Shoey’ after the Canadian Grand Prix, which proves that it’s still disgusting, no matter who does it.

-This article on how Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian profit off black creativity is so worth your time.

-I was having trouble figuring out why there are like 5 episodes of The Americans stacked up on my DVR and I had no desire to watch them, even though that’s been by favourite show for the past few years. This article on the latest season sums up its problems nicely.

-You can thank Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton for Coach Taylor and Tammi never breaking up on Friday Night Lights.

-On The Graham Norton Show, Rachel Weisz told a terrifying tale of a horse falling on her while filming her latest movie.

Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama appear to still be friendly a year after their split.

-New Girl’s Jake Johnson told a story about filming with Tom Cruise and being afraid to use his gym at the same time, until Tom told him: “Let me make something crystal clear: I don’t care what anybody on the crew says to you, they don’t know what I’m saying to you. And I’m saying to you that you are always welcome. I don’t care what I’m doing in there. You’re not other. You’re my castmate. Come in.” Say what you will about that guy, but “you’re not other” is a damn good line.

-Meanwhile, The Mummy was a huge flop in North America, but it nabbed $141.8M around the world and opened No. 1 in 46 markets, making it Tom Cruise’s best international opening.

-Also, Wonder Woman fell a mere 45 percent in its second weekend to $57.2M. That’s one of the lowest drops ever for a superhero tentpole, proving this movie is going to have legs.

Jennifer Lawrence was unharmed after her private plane made a scary emergency landing.

-The This Is Us cast doing dramatic readings of Mandy Moore‘s iconic hit “Candy” is very fun.

-Marvel Studios’ Black Panther trailer debuted during game 4 of the NBA finals and the internet went wild. This first look, starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett and Michael B. Jordan, is really, really promising.