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The X Files May Continue without Gillian Anderson

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-Of course Chris Carter plans to do more X Files without Gillian Anderson. Of course he does. JFC.

-Love is dead. Jenny Slate and Chris Evans have broken up again, according to his new NYT profile.

Matt Damon joked about Ben Affleck‘s ridiculous (and totally real) back tat: “I support him in all of his artistic expression.”

Jennifer Garner channeled her inner band geek to wish Reese Witherspoon a happy birthday, and it was pretty impressive.

-I love that Hollywood is casting Tessa Thompson in everything these days. She just signed on to join Chris Hemsworth in the Men in Black sequel, which is pretty much the only thing that would convince me to watch a Men in Black sequel.

-Oh dear lawd. Cate Blanchett said that social media is “not the judge and jury” when it comes to Woody Allen.  We just want to enjoy Ocean’s 8 in peace, Cate.

-Well, at least Cate is urging for help in preparing Rohingya refugees for oncoming monsoon rains.

-The Weinstein Co. has lifted their NDAs, which means we might be hearing a lot more stories soon.

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys were totally flirty and adorable on Colbert. I heart them.

-Yikes, this is not a good look for SNL’s Michael Che.

Taylor Kitsch‘s Instagram caption game is second to none.

-This fan theory that Lea Michelle is illiterate is totally ridiculous, yet I’ve seen it all over Twitter today.

-How awesome is it that Lena Waithe just landed a Vanity Fair cover?!

-Bill Hader’s new HBO show Barry, which debuts Sunday, is getting pretty good reviews.

-I really liked this article from a movie critic who slammed I Kill Giants on Twitter as soon as he saw it, and the first response was from the director himself. A good lesson about well-argued criticism vs a “hit-and-run pan on social media.” (Personally, I adored that film at TIFF and can’t wait until it’s released.)

-This is an interesting look at how the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s cinematographers hide the present when making a period piece.

-Despite rumours of reshoots, Deadpool 2 screenings reportedly got near-perfect ratings, scoring even higher than the original. Here’s the new trailer:

 

Ben Affleck, Garrett Hedlund, Charlie Hunnam and Oscar Isaac’s Beach Party

-These photos of Charlie Hunnam, Ben Affleck, Garrett Hedlund, and Oscar Isaac enjoying a day at the beach made me realize a) I will never be able to distinguish Hunnam and Hudlund, b) Affleck’s story that the giant back tattoo is fake and for a movie role gets weaker with every passing day, and c) male celebrities should wrestle shirtless in the sand more often.

-Well, it looks like Terry Gilliam is trash.

-In a new interview, The Flash’s Keiynan Lonsdale, who plays Bram in Love, Simon, talks about representation, Queer Eye and coming out on the set of the film. “I just said it to the group, and they were, of course, really supportive and I explained to them that I wish I had said something earlier.”

-Ellen mortified Jennifer Garner by making her watch her Oscar meme. “What is wrong with me?!”

-I love that this mom has become an internet sensation because of Taylor Swift’s new video.

-Speaking of Swift’s new video, people are noticing a lot of similarities between it and this killer Kenzo ad, which stars Margaret Qualley from The Leftovers and was directed by Spike Jonze. Kenzo reportedly posted the comment: “Listen Tay, I feel you. It’s hard to stay fresh. Call us, we can help.”

-Here’s a look at Stranger Things star David Harbour‘s epic trek  to Antarctica that began as a Twitter joke.

Selena Gomez was spotted carrying a bible to lunch.

-I like this article that makes the case for prestige TV procedurals like The Good Fight, which is having a stellar second season.

Martin Freeman says filming Sherlock is no fun anymore because of its fandom. I’m sure there are plenty of other actors who’d be willing to take that hardship off his hands…

-This is a great look at the pre-emptive backlash against Ready Player One, and how the book has come to represent toxic fanboy culture.

-Why are celebrities still chummy with Chris Brown? Be better, Ed Sheeran!

-I’m a little worried about how Avengers: Infinity War is going to possibly be able to service all of these characters, but damn this is a good trailer. As soon as the trailer dropped, I saw people on my TL shipping Shuri/Bucky and Shuri/Peter. I follow the right people, obviously.

 

Taylor Swift Butts Heads with ACLU

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-Whoo. This story about Taylor Swift denouncing white supremacy in a letter that she demanded wouldn’t be published on copyright grounds sure is…something. Why is she flexing her legal muscle against some random blogger? Why won’t she just publicly say that she’s not down with white supremacists? I’m so confused.

George Clooney is refreshingly honest when asked why he doesn’t act much anymore: “Acting used to be how I paid the rent, but I sold a tequila company for a billion f**king dollars. I don’t need money.”

Meghan Markle is moving to London. It’s all happening, people!

Will and Jada Smith gave Tyrese $5 million to ‘stay off the internet’ – which he promptly revealed on the internet.

-In a new interview with Howard Stern, Kelly Clarkson recalls a time when Avril Lavigne elbowed her at the VMAs when Clarkson was presenting Lavigne with an award. “She did it, but I don’t know if she felt bad about it, or, like, she didn’t mean to do it or what. But it felt purposeful.”

Tom Hanks helped a man pull off a surprise wedding proposal at the Texas Book Festival.

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas engagement party was apparently “star-studded” except I don’t actually know any of these people. Well, except this guy.

Mariah Carey and her longtime manager have parted ways. Hmmm…there is a story there — and possibly a Brett Ratner connection.

-Is it weird that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are having date nights at Morton’s? That strikes me as place for rich old white dudes.

Kevin Spacey‘s agent and publicist has dropped him and Netflix says that if they go forward with House of Cards, it will be without him (though no one seems to be expecting it to finish out its final season).

-Also, people who worked on House Of Cards told Buzzfeed that Spacey‘s alleged behavior was common knowledge.

-Meanwhile, Spacey has entered the sex addiction rehab program at The Meadows clinic in Arizona. But is the counseling for sex addiction the same as counseling for assaulters?

-Check out this clip of Uma Thurman. When she ends up telling her story, she’s going to burn Hollywood down!

Julianna Margulies told a story about a horrific hotel room meeting she once had with Steven Seagal, saying “He was alone and he made sure that I saw his gun… I don’t know how I got out of that hotel room.”

Ben Affleck has updated his position on the scandal, saying he’ll donate Miramax residuals to charity and that he’s “looking at my own behavior and addressing that and making sure I’m part of the solution.” Too little, too late?

Alec Baldwin claims that Rose McGowan ‘delayed justice‘ by settling. Nice allyship, asshole.

-And just like clockwork, the backlash to all the sexual assault stories has begun, starting this this bullshit Hollywood Reporter story about a “witch hunt.” The idea that the LA Times and NYT and their lawyers didn’t fully vet all published allegations first is ridiculous. This is a much better take on how the mood in Hollywood has changed. So is this. And this.

-Queen Elizabeth II grapples with scandal after scandal in the trailer for The Crown’s second season.

Wentworth Miller is leaving the CW. I’m not surprised. After signing a contract that was supposed to span all of their superhero shows, he’s barely appeared in any of them.

Jimmy Fallon’s tapings have been canceled this week, following the passing of his mother Gloria.

-If you’re wondering why there may be less reviews of the new Star Wars movie than usual, it’s because journalists are boycotting Disney films, pledging solidarity with LA Times until Disney drops a ban on its access.

-Meanwhile, a report surfaced today that 20th Century Fox is in talks to sell most of the company to Disney. It sounds like the deal won’t go through, but the fact that one of the oldest studios may be giving up on movies is sure to shake Hollywood.

-I love that Crazy Rich Asians landed a EW cover!

-I was shocked when I read that Izzie would be returning to Grey’s Anatomy for the show’s 300th episode — and then I realized it would just be her “spirit.” No way Katherine Heigl is getting back on that set.

-That Stranger Things kid doesn’t owe anyone anything. Leave him alone.

-As expected, Thor: Ragnarok killed it at the box office this weekend, giving Marvel their 17th straight number one opening.

-This profile on SNL’s Aidy Bryant is wonderful.

-The Fifty Shades Freed final trailer shows Ana and Christian‘s honeymoon. Wait, she MARRIES that psycho? Oh girl, no.