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Idris Elba Is PEOPLE s Sexiest Man Alive 2018

Idris Elba has been named People’s Sexiest Man Alive. I was bracing for Bradley Cooper so this is a pleasant surprise — and a nice recovery from last year’s Blake Shelton disaster.

-Celebs got into the voting spirit today — most notably Beyonce is repping for Beto and Taylor Swift made a rare Instagram appearance urging people to the polls.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s custody court date has been set for Dec 4, so watch for them to spend the next month subtly shading each other in the press.

Zayn Malik says he left One Direction without any lifelong friendships: “I ain’t spoke to any of them for a long time, to be honest with you. That’s just the way it is. There’s things that happen and things that were said after I left… Snide things. Small things that I would never have expected.”

John Stamos needs to learn that not all stories should be told out loud.

Meghan Markle‘s family drama reportedly helped bring her even closer to Prince Charles, so at least something good came out of that mess.

-I really enjoyed this piece on Dlisted’s Michael K and the diluting of celebrity gossip sites as bloggers bring on other writers. (Speaking of celeb sites, this series on what really happened to the Superficial is a fascinating read.)

Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride are currently negotiating “groundbreaking multiple-year ‘franchise/universe’ deals” that mean if their characters get written off or moved to another Walking Dead property, they’ll still get paid. It also looks like Gurira will take over as the lead of the show, which makes way more sense than Reedus (unless everything’s changed since I last watched and his character says more than 4 words in every episode).

Ariana Grande‘s exes seem ok with her mentioning them in her breakup song. Pete Davidson reportedly didn’t get an advanced listen, but as soon as he heard it he asked Lorne Michael’s permission to address their relationship on SNL.

-It took way, way too long, but Rebel Wilson has finally apologized for her comments and for blocking people who called her out on it.

-Here’s a clip from Shoplifters — one of the best movies I’ve seen this year.

Matthew Rhys and Jamie Dornan star in the trailer for the new BBC show Death in Nightingales. Please, somebody air this here!

Fan Rushes the Stage at Beyonce & Jay Z Concert

-A drunk fan jumped on the stage and chased after Beyoncé & JAY-Z in Atlanta and the dancers tried to stop him. He’s been charged with battery.

Kaylor lives! (I don’t actually believe that Karlie Kloss is faking an engagement with a hated man just so she can keep a secret relationship with Taylor Swift under wraps — though I change my mind about that every time I listen to “Dress.”)

Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade getting in on the TATBILB love is amazing.

-Both Liam Gallagher and his girlfriend are denying that there was a physical altercation between them after security footage from a London club seemed to show him grabbing her throat.

-The new HBO sizzle reel gives us the teeny tiniest glimpse of new footage from Game of Thrones. The HBO show was rumoured to be returning in April 2019, but now it looks like the wait will be longer.

-The True Detective season 3 trailer has arrived. Mahershala Ali deserves better.

-After Kevin Smith‘s heart attack, his doctor told him to lose 50lbs. He totally did it.

-Wow. Crazy Rich Asians earned $25 million in its second weekend (almost the same as what it earned opening weekend). Most movies drop about 40-50% the second weekend. This one only dropped 6% — while Saturday’s numbers dropped an unprecedented 0%.

John Cho‘s Searching also did well, nabbing the highest per screen of any movie this weekend.

-There is a lot of talk about the accent Awkwafina attempts in Crazy Rich Asians and whether she’s appropriating black culture. (I was surprised when I was watching her last night on the MMVAs that she doesn’t normally sound like that.)

-I want Angela Bassett to be my life coach.

-People have been dunking on Ethan Hawke all weekend for his quotes about how he doesn’t think superhero movies deserve praise, but reading the whole interview, I think that’s taking it wildly out of context.

-Nicki Minaj postponed tour. She said she didn’t have time to rehearse, but Page Six says the decision came after “the most disappointing tickets sales of the year for any artist.”

-In news that should surprise no one, John Goodman seemed to confirm that Roseanne Barr’s character will be killed off in the upcoming The Conners spinoff, saying about his upcoming arc “I guess he’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead.”

Oscar Isaac is rumoured to be in talks for a mystery role in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Can it be Batman?!?

Anna Kendrick talked about her desire to see the teased relationship between her Pitch Perfect character and Chloe (Brittany Snow) materialize. She said should the Bellas reunite for a fourth film, “I will fight tooth and nail for it…but I’m not sure it’s gonna happen.”

-My Dad Wrote a Porno (aka the funniest podcast ever), is heading to TV as an HBO comedy special.

Kate Mara, whose family owns the NY Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers, says she supports players’ right to protest.

-This is an interesting article on how Goop capitalizes on the medical establishment’s insistence on ignoring women’s health, leaving them “disproportionately exposed to the harms of quackery.”

-Wow, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3 production has been put on hold.

-The FBI and NYPD have opened investigations into the prolific scam artist impersonating top female Hollywood execs after tips began pouring in following THR’s nutso cover story on her.

Sam Mendes directed Emma Stone in this Louis Vuitton short.

-For better or worse, I picked my TIFF movies today. I decided to pass on Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s The Kindergarten Teacher because it’ll come out on Netflix — and also because this trailer is creepy.

 

 

 

Beyonce Offers Glimpse of Family Life in Vogue Clip

Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir made a brief appearance in Beyonce‘s behind-the-scenes Vogue clip (which Bey had total control of, remember?).

Brad Pitt is reportedly “disgusted” that Angelina Jolie made their divorce battle public. Oh, but using TMZ to be your mouthpiece is totally chill?

-In today’s edition of “Hollywood Has Official Run Out of Ideas”, Designing Women is returning to the small screen with the original series creator behind the revival, 25 years after wrapping its seven-season run on CBS.

-Star Trek: Discovery has cast its Spock — and it’s Gregory Peck’s grandson. (He first caught my eye on the adorable 10 Things I Hate About You TV show, which also introduced me to the guy who plays Greg on Succession).

-The fact that Buzzfeed writer Sam Stryker starts all of his Kim Kardashian articles on Buzzfeed like this is so, so good and I wish I would have thought about it back when I had to write about her on the daily.

-Crazy Rich Asians is now tracking to post a five-day debut of $26 million-plus, according to the latest pre-release surveys. That’s up from $20 million projections just a few weeks ago.

Nicki Minaj fired back after her ex-boyfriend claimed she violently assaulted him — after she claimed he stole her credit card and spent her money on hookers.

-This Azealia Banks and Elon Musk feud is beyond weird.

-The 100 actress Marie Avgeropoulos (who plays Octavia) was arrested after a fight with her boyfriend.

-TIFF announced their opening and closing night films, and they’re both doozies. The fest will open with Outlaw King starring Chris Pine as 14th-century Scottish outlaw hero Robert the Bruce, who reclaimed the throne from the English crown and its army. It’ll close with Jeremiah Terminator Leroy, starring Laura Dern as an author who writes under a fictionalized persona, a young queer man named JT LeRoy. Kristen Stewart plays her boyfriend’s androgynous sister who agrees to be JT in the public eye. This image alone sold me.

Ariana Grande and James Corden performed a musical version of Titanic.

-The Infinity War blooper reel is mildly funny. Needs more of the Chrises. It’s been a rough week so I’ll take either of ’em at this point.

-I liked this article defending the oft-maligned college season of WB teen dramas.

Bill Cosby is still Bill Cosby-ing it up.

-The trailer for the new Amazon series The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is chock-a-block with stars: Aaron Eckhart, Corey Stoll, Noah Wyle, Isabelle Huppert, Diane Lane, Paul Reiser, Amanda Peet, Kathryn Hahn, John Slattery and Christina Hendricks.

-The What Men Want trailer does not look great, but I guess it’s marginally better than the original Mel Gibson version.