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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Engagement Photos

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s engagement photos are pretty darn adorable. I especially like the above candid (though I’m sad that she broke her streak of wearing Canadian designers by opting for Ralph & Russo instead).

-Meanwhile, this is the grossest headline of the week: “Find out how Jerry O’Connell is grooming his daughters to be like Meghan Markle!”

Angelina Jolie says she’s homeschooling her kids “partially because they are from around the world and it’s very…I didn’t want them to have the same education I had when it came to Vietnam or Cambodia.”

Ansel Elgort says he kept the car from Baby Driver.

-Eva Longoria is having a baby — and doesn’t want to brush her teeth. I don’t think the two are connected.

This podcast offers a really good look at the ramifications of the Disney-Fox deal, especially for streaming.

-Gina Rodriguez gets the 73 question treatment from Vogue.

-I hate when verified celebrities use their Twitter feeds to try to get better customer service. But it’s especially funny that Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland‘s rant against CVS revealed that she doesn’t know the difference between a website and Google Maps.

DJ Khaled had quite an ordeal trying to jet-ski to a party where Drake and Diddy were at.

-Here’s a look at the shows I was most sad about saying goodbye to in 2017.

-One of the best things to come out of The Last Jedi is that it made the lovely Kelly Marie Tran a star. Every interview I see of hers makes me like her more and more, like this one in which she says she spent the shoot learning about all the different departments and even feathered a porg. Or this one in which she discusses struggling as an Asian-American actor in Hollywood: “I had resigned myself to thinking that one day I would be just the weird side character who always talks about being Asian and brings kimchi to the party.”

-Speaking of celebrities that impress me more and more with every interview, Jessica Chastain tells Time: “I have a problem with filmmakers who use violence against women, and especially rape, to make a woman stronger — where the woman needs to be victimized in order to become a butterfly. I find that pattern in cinema really disturbing.”

Dave Chappelle has a NSFW message for Trump voters in his new Netflix special. Oh, so are we all just forgetting about his post-election SNL monologue when he told us to give Trump a chance, then?

-The review embargo has lifted on Bright, Netflix’s new movie starring Will Smith, and the reviews are really, really bad. IndieWire calls it “so bad that Republicans will probably try to pass it into law over Christmas break.” Vulture calls it “an amusing genre-bend, but a mess in just about every other way.”  Vanity Fairs says “director David Ayer’s latest is just as loud and dumb as Suicide Squad.” L.A. Times says “This film is a chore.” The Hollywood Reporter calls it a “genre mashup awkward enough to make ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ look like a stroke of genius.”

-At least the director has a good sense of humor about it all.

Chloë Grace Moretz has been granted a permanent restraining order against her alleged stalker.

Venus Williams will not face any charges related to the June 2017 car accident that killed a 78-year-old man.

-A fifth woman has come forward with a claim against Danny Masterson: “I stayed quiet long enough.”

Mark Schwahn has finally been fired from E!’s The Royals amid those sexual misconduct allegations, which first surfaced more than a month ago.

-Oh crap. Toronto Police have confirmed an open Sex Crimes investigation into Crystal Castles’ Ethan Kath. His former bandmate Alice Glass accused him of a pattern of sexual-assault and harassment in late October, and another accuser claims he preyed on her when she was 16.

-A former Marco Polo producer just hit Harvey Weinstein and TWC with a $10 million sexual harassment suit.

-The #MeToo dress code is throwing Hollywood red carpet prep into a tizzy. “Every request we’ve received thus far has been for black…it’s been quite a shuffle for fashion agencies.”

Oprah singing “It’s a FRAUD!!!” made me laugh.

-Will Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga‘s A Star Is Born be an awards contender? After execs saw a cut of the movie, they moved Cooper’s directorial feature debut from May 18 to Oct. 5, setting it up for award season consideration.

-Mamma Mia, here we go again! Watch the first trailer for Mamma Mia 2.

Blake Lively is Powerful

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-Variety is launching its Power of Women NY issue tomorrow, and the covers feature Chelsea Clinton, Shari Redstone, Audra McDonald, Jessica Chastain, Gayle King and…Blake Lively? One of these things is not like the other.

-Despite those reconciliation rumours, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have officially filed for divorce two years after splitting. Once again, their timing was impeccable.

Charlie Hunnam doesn’t have good memories of his”terrible, painful, expensive” first marriage at 18.

Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman and Aziz Ansari reflect on the legacy of Harris Wittels in this heartbreaking article.

Robert Downey Jr. looks like an existentially confused Easter bunny and I’m here for it.

-I love this video of Reese Witherspoon calling out paps for their crappy driving. The arm pat at the end with the “you know better; I’ve known you forever, come on!” is peak Reese.

-Speaking of paps, this is an interesting look at how they get shots on closed movie sets.

-Brace yourself: Scarlett Johansson said that running for political office “could be interesting.”

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys continue to be my favourite celebrity couple because of stuff like this.

-EW is ranking the shows in danger of being cancelled and I’m really hoping they’re wrong about Pitch.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are filming A Star Is Born scenes using the Coachella stages this week. (Is he wearing a fake nose?)

Drew Barrymore remembers the way Coachella used to be. I miss those days.

-I don’t go to Coachella anymore (’cause I’m too old for that shit) but I was visiting my brother and we ended up catching a lot of the live-stream. Despite Radiohead’s technical difficulties at the beginning, the last five songs (including Creep!) were perfection. I also really dug Glass Animals, Two Door Cinema Club, The Head and the Heart, Phantogram, Bon Iver, Little Dragon, Big Gigantic and Schoolboy Q.

-Coachella is always lit when it comes to spotting new celebrity couples. Chris Pine and Sofia Boutella were photographed holding hands, while Orlando Bloom made out with a model while his reported new girlfriend Nina Dobrev looked on. (Sigh. I love her but her relationship choices give me heartburn…)

-This takedown of Vin Diesel is making my Monday more tolerable.

Jay Pharoah says he was almost fired from SNL for demanding black female cast members.

-I finally finished 13 Reasons Why and I’m not sure that the ending lived up to the hype, especially because it became increasingly difficult to understand why the kids were covering it up.

-Good for Prince Harry for sharing his struggles and helping to normalize mental health treatment.

-Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights was not only a terrible movie, it was a terrible set to work on.

-Wait, is Shonda Rhimes creating her own Lenny-ish site? Sign me up!

Tyrese Gibson has apologized for those “horrible” comments about “promiscuous women”… this time.

-This is an interesting take about why it’s not always great when Netflix buys a movie you really want to see. I don’t disagree that they bury their new releases. There’s a new Joe Swanberg/Jake Johnson movie called Win It All that I loved, but it just hit Netflix and I’ve heard nothing about it. Like, crickets.

Michelle Pfeiffer is stepping back into the spotlight and I can’t wait.

-The teaser for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is very pretty.

Janelle Monáe Wants Men to “Respect the Vagina”

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Janelle Monáe (who looks amazeballs on the latest cover of Marie Claire) is endorsing a sex strike until all men are feminists. “People have to start respecting the vagina. Until every man is fighting for our rights, we should consider stopping having sex. I love men. But evil men? I will not tolerate that.”

-Congrats to Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk, who welcomed their first baby, a girl they named Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper.

Brad Pitt and Sienna Miller kinda makes sense, no?

Ashton Kutcher says wife Mila Kunis “kicked his ass on character” when he tried to act like a hero for being a dad. “I thought I was awesome because I got up early and helped with the kids before she woke up and I let her sleep a little bit and then she’s like, ‘Well, now you’re gonna act tired? I do it every day.’ But it was a character moment, right? Because she’s right!”

-Just a couple of months after giving birth, Janet Jackson has split from her husband. According to reports, her prenuptial agreement guaranteed her $500 million if she stayed 5 years. She left 5 years, two months in.

Ryan Phillippe took to Twitter to deny those rumours that he’s dating Katy Perry, saying “I barely know her” and added “please stop flying helicopters over my house. She is not there.”

Blake Lively says she gave birth to ‘Let’s Get It On’ because Ryan Reynolds was DJing.

Simon Cowell reportedly convinced Mel B to escape her allegedly abusive relationship.

-A woman on Twitter was crowdfunding her beauty school tuition — until Chrissy Teigen paid the whole thing.

Lauren Graham doesn’t see the need for more Gilmore Girls … but it’s probably gonna happen anyway.

-What sexist bullshit is Tyrese saying now?

-This interview with Andrew Rannells (who has become the MVP of the final season of Girls) is full of goodies, from the sly TSwift shade (“Lena never claimed to be a spokesperson for all young women. That’s Taylor Swift’s job”), to recalling the time he had to teach costar Corey Stoll the mechanics of anal sex (“I felt like I was doing some sort of gay-sex tutorial”) to talk of doing nude scenes (“I’m not on a CW show where I have to be taking water pills and fasting for a week…This isn’t Arrow”).

Goldie Hawn has a Vegas road-trip story to rival The Hangover.

Denzel Washington brings a jazz legend back to life in the trailer for the doc Chasing Trane.

Kylie Jenner is getting her own show? When with this national nightmare end?!

-I always forget that Rose Leslie and Kit Harrington are still together, and it’s lovely to be reminded.

Aisha Tyler‘s directorial debut just got its first trailer. Hey, I kickstarted this!

-The Thor: Ragnarok teaser trailer is good but I’m going to need 1000% more Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Idris Elba as Heimdall. (The fact that this is directed by Taika Waititi has me so intrigued though. Have you seen What We Do In the Shadows? Or Boy? Hilarious.)