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Joshua Jackson The Latest Star to Leave The Affair

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-What the hell is happening behind the scenes on The Affair? First Ruth Wilson leaves and says she can’t talk about why, and now Joshua Jackson may not return for the final season (even though he did some of the best work of his career in the season that just ended). He reportedly does not want to return and “left on very distinct terms.”

Shia LaBeouf and FKA Twigs are dating? Really?!? (The fact that she confirmed this via “home intercom” slays me.)

Will Smith celebrated turning 50 by bungee jumping over a cliff. So there.

-There is a theory that Meghan Markle is hiding a pregnancy with her new straight hairstyle. That’s…not how hair works.

Gwyneth Paltrow admits the term “conscious uncoupling” is dorky in a new podcast.

-The Veronica Mars writers room just added Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, which is all kinds of awesome. Cast-wise, Jason Dohring, Francise Capra and Percy Daggs III have signed on to star in the revival.

Nicki Minaj gave former Cosby Show star Geoffrey Owens $25k after it came out that he was working at Trader Joe’s, and now he’s donated it to charity.

-Today a judge called Bill Cosby a “sexually violent predator” and sentenced him to 3-10 years in prison, with no bail.

-In a NYT op-edPadma Lakshmi reveals she was brutally raped at 16 and didn’t report it. “I am speaking now because I want us all to fight so that our daughters never know this fear and shame and our sons know that girls’ bodies do not exist for their pleasure and that abuse has grave consequences.”

Lady Gaga released a minute of music from A Star is Born and shit, this movie is going to own me, isn’t it?

-I keep forgetting that Michelle Williams is married, but I’m so happy that she looks so happy.

-Ahead of tonight’s return, This Is Us’s five main stars reportedly got massive raises — and equal pay.

-Meanwhile, This Is Us’ Mandy Moore did really well in the whisper singing challenge on The Tonight Show.

-I’m pretty surprised that Manifest premiered with higher ratings than Magnum PI.

-I’m kinda bummed that the Murphy Brown revival is getting bad reviews.

-Netflix’s Making a Murderer is making a comeback, with season 2 streaming next month.

Helen Mirren can wear whatever the hell kind of backpack she wants, y’all.

Mumford and Sons, what the hell are you doing?!

-It’s a really good week for celebrity profile writers. First Caity Weaver appeared on the Jam Session podcast, and now there’s this hilarious article from Taffy Brodesser-Akner.

-The Warner Bros. Harley and Joker film will feature Dr. Phil being abducted by the villainous couple and milked for relationship advice. Wait, what?

Elle Fanning and Ben Foster run from their past in the Galveston trailer.

Janelle Monáe Says She’s Pansexual

janelle_monae_rolling-stone-pansexualJanelle Monáe‘s quote about her sexuality is getting all the headlines (“Being a queer black woman in America, someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-ass motherf**ker…but then later I read about pansexuality and was like, ‘Oh, these are things that I identify with too.’ I’m open to learning more about who I am”), but her whole Rolling Stone interview is worth your time.

-Speaking of cover stories, Alden Ehrenreich is on the cover of Esquire, and most of his profile is damage control for the upcoming Solo movie.

-Whoa: the jury in the Bill Cosby felony sexual assault retrial found the 80-year-old comedian guilty on all three counts. He now faces up to ten years for each of the three counts of drugging and raping Toronto’s Andrea Constand in his Philadelphia home in 2004.

Cosby remained quiet during the reading of the verdict, but reportedly lashed out at the prosecutor in expletive-laden tirade during the subsequent discussion about him being a flight risk.

-Meanwhile, celebs celebrated the verdict on Twitter.

-I really, really hope this story about how disgraced CBS anchor Charlie Rose is being slated to star in a show where he’ll interview other high-profile men who have also been toppled by #MeToo scandals is a joke. Or a desperate attempt by his camp at a comeback. As long as it’s nothing that resembles reality.

Kelis alleges abuse at the hands of Nas during their marriage in a new bombshell interview. “I remember so clearly, when the pictures came out with that whole thing that happened with [Rihanna] and Chris Brown, and the only way I can describe it was like Double Dutch. ‘Do I jump in? Do I say it?’ Cause I had bruises all over my body at that time. I remember being in Atlanta, sitting in the kitchen, and I was like, ‘Do I?’ And I wasn’t ready to walk. I just wasn’t. And so I didn’t say it.'”

-The Avengers: Infinity War did one final push on late night last night, singing their own version of “The Brady Bunch” theme song for Fallon, and awkwardly surprising fans and answering Avengers trivia on Kimmel.

-This is cool: Paramount wants a female director for the next Star Trek movie, and S.J. Clarkson (who directed the Jessica Jones pilot) is in talks for it.

-Oh no. SNL’s “Weekend Update” anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che are set to host the Emmys.

-In better hosting news, Kelly Clarkson is going to host the Billboard Awards, so Ellen helped her with some prep.

Priyanka Chopra‘s reaction to David Blaine sewing his mouth shut is hilarious.

John Cena is refreshingly blunt about his split from Nikki Bella:It sucks.

-This is a very smart take on what’s been going on with Kanye West.

Amy Schumer sat down with Oprah Winfrey to share a disturbing story of what she describes as a “grey-area rape” by a former boyfriend. “I didn’t consent. For me, I lost my virginity when I was asleep and that’s not ok.”

-Cardi B is being sued by her former manager for $10M.

-I dig this interview with Brian Tyree Henry, who plays Paper Boi on Atlanta. I had NO idea he was in Book of Mormon on Broadway. That’s range!

Joaquin Phoenix finds his artist side after a life-changing accident in the Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot trailer.

Chris Pine Pops Up in Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later

-Here’s the Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later trailer. Holy crap on a stick, is that Chris Pine?!?

-Also, this bit about Chris Pine in the Charles Taylor interview is great: “I don’t know why he isn’t getting every leading role there is. He’s gorgeous, he’s charming, he’s got a great level-headed presence, and what he does in Wonder Woman is amazing. He is there to show her off. That is really the mark of someone who knows how to act in front of a camera: I am going to step back a bit and let my co-star shine.”

-Meanwhile, I took this Buzzfeed quiz where you create a BLT and discover your perfect Chris, and I got Chris Evans. I’m very ok with that.

-JFC… Bill Cosby wants to hold seminars on how to avoid sexual assault accusations. Don’t assault people. There, I’ve just written his whole script for him.

Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler reunited for a “Really?!?” segment last night on the Late Show. Really.

-Also, Amy Poehler has a theory about Daniel Day Lewis’ retirement. It involves potato chips and misunderstandings.

-I had very little interest in seeing Rough Night, but the trailers for Girls Night have me psyched. Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and the cast are featured in an upcoming episode of Carpool Karaoke and the preview is great.

Ron Howard has officially taken over for the Hans Solo movie. According to EW, Lord & Miller were leaning into the comedy and allowing the stars to improv (which is what one does when one hires actors like Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge), but writer and Star Wars veteran Lawrence Kasdan wanted them to stick to the script. The kicker at the end of this article though…

-Also, who will get the finished film’s directing credit?  How will residuals be apportioned? Will Lord and Miller even be allowed to attend the premiere?  The directors guild is going have an interesting time figuring this one out.

NASA is not impressed with GOOP’s $120 bio-frequency healing sticker packs.

Alison Brie is doing some hard posing and smizing at the Glow premiere, but Dave Franco‘s presence makes it all better.

-It’s been a rough news week. Hey, here’s Justin Trudeau hugging an enthusiastic unicorn puppet for CBC Kids.

-The weirdest part about the Downton Abbey movie announcement is all the articles in which the cast seems surprised. “Well, tell my agent, because we’re still waiting to know.”

-Transformers: The Last Knight suffered a franchise-low opening day.

Naomi Watts‘ new Netflix series Gypsy is not getting good reviews.  THR says “maybe watch episodes 1, 7 and 10. Skip the rest. You won’t miss much and you might enjoy it.”

Taylor Swift put her music on streaming services and just made almost $400,000 in one week.

-HBO wants you to watch The Leftovers series finale so much, they put it up on YouTube for free. (I adored it, but if you didn’t watch the series you’ll be lost.)

Alexis Bledel, who did the best work of her career in The Handmaids Tale, will return as a series regular in Season 2 (which has been extended to 13 episodes from 10). Which probably means no more new Gilmore Girls for quite some time…

-I’m kinda glad Jennifer Lopez is going back to her romantic comedy roots. That’s where I like her best (outside of Out of Sight, but that felt like a fluke).

-This is a great read about a Facebook group of tens of thousands of Brendan Fraser fans. Surprising, sweet fandom shit like this makes me weirdly happy.

John Cho ponders death and romance in the Columbus trailer. Yes! John Cho in as the romantic lead in everything, please!

-Look at our girl Tatiana Maslany co-leading a movie alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. Look at her!!