-The best part of this GQ article on Jeff Goldblum (in which celebrities tell stories of being mesmorized by him) is when Edward Norton remembers his friend sitting next to Jeff on an plane. “Jeff said, ‘I don’t know if this would interest you — and if not, of course no problem — but I’m very good at reading books aloud, and if you’d like I’d be happy to read [your book] to you.’ She said, ‘Sure.’ She had about 90 pages left, and Jeff read her the rest of it out loud. She said his reading was excellent.” -The mighty keep falling! Six women, including Olivia Munn, have accused director Brett Ratner of sexual harassment. -It’s costing jobs, too. Ratner’s Hugh Hefner biopic has now been placed on hold following the allegations. -The floodgates have opened and the Kevin Spacey stories are pouring in. Filmmaker Tony Montana says Spacey groped him in a bar in 2003, while actor Roberto Cavazos says Spacey routinely preyed on young male theatre actors. One has to wonder if Bryan Singer is next. -This Is Us cut a Kevin Spacey name drop from last night’s episode — although we still got it on the Canadian feed. -Oh no. A former PA has accused Dustin Hoffman of sexual harassing her on the set of Death of a Salesman in the 1980s. This one hurts. –Jeremy Piven is denying Ariane Bellamar‘s allegations that he touched her non-consensually on two separate occasions on the Entourage set. -The intense NDA that Leonardo DiCaprio makes his employees sign is raising eyebrows. I’ve seen quite a bit of speculation about just how much longer the pussy posse is going to remain unscathed in this environment. -Meanwhile, I love this article. (“This is some renegade ’70s-era feminist shit going on.”) –Chris Hemsworth is crediting his Ghostbusters cameo for letting him show off his comedic chops in Thor. –Tyrese Gibson, who clearly has no idea how Hollywood hierarchy works, has threatened to quit ‘Fast 9’ if Dwayne Johnson returns. I’m laughing forever. –Justin Hartley‘s wedding was quite the family affair with almost all of his This Is Us co-stars in attendance. –Milo Ventimiglia is going to play Jennifer Lopez’s boyfriend in a new romcom and I’m gonna watch the crap outta that. -Holy moly, look at this Lion King cast. Beyonce! John Oliver! Seth Rogen! Keegan Michael-Key! –Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber went on a bike ride together. No, that’s no a euphemism. –Tessa Thompson, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson and Zoe Saldana pitched Marvel an all-female superhero movie. DO IT!!! –Kelly Clarkson tried to sing “Since U’ve Been Gone” backwards. She still nailed it. –Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. won Halloween by going as Pretty in Pink characters. -Is Me, Myself and I the first casualty of fall TV? -Ok, so I made it to episode six of Stranger Things. Should I just skip episode seven? Everyone HATES it. -Why yes, I WOULD like Blair Underwood to read me a vampire romance novel. -I, Tonya starring Margot Robbie as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding just dropped a red-band trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZbTLdDHRvs
–Brie Larson is on the new cover of Vanity Fair, talking about her years of scraping by, the awards-season madness, and how having celeb friends like Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone (who she was introduced to by Woody Harrelson) keeps her sane.
–Demi Lovato just got a big new lion tattoo that she is probably never, ever going to regret.
-No one talks about Orlando Bloom‘s pap pics of his dick more than Orlando Bloom.
–Anna Faris jumped to Chris Pratt‘s defense on Twitter, saying his comments about not seeing himself onscreen are keeping him “up at night” before adding “Chris is truly the best person I know-and he will be annoyed with me for tweeting this.”
–Samantha Bee was interviewed by Lena Dunham ahead of the “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.” On pushing the boundaries on her talk show, Bee said “We were nervous at first, but we were like, ‘Oh, f— it, we’re too old to worry. If it gets canceled, we’ll say ‘c—’ on television, and we’ll go be farmers.'”
–John Boyega photobombed Star Wars fans for charity. These videos always make me giggle.
–Serena Williams says her pregnancy announcement was a social media slip-up. She was taking photos for herself of her progress and she pressed “the wrong button.”
-This is a good peek into Bill Cosby‘s legal team’s efforts to counter public perception. The damage control train has already left the station, with his daughter penning a letter claiming he’s the victim of a media witch hunt.
–Johnny Depp spoke out about his dispute with his former business managers, who claim the actor’s troubles actually stem from his own overspending. Said Depp: “It’s my money. If I want to buy 15,000 cotton balls a day, it’s my thing.”
–Blake Lively wore an absurd outfit last night. I wonder if anyone was allowed to ask her about it?
-Newly single Jesse Williams might be spending time with Minka Kelly, who is quickly becoming more famous for her dating life than her acting, which is unfortunate.
–Elisabeth Moss backtracked and now says The Handmaids Tale is obviously feminist.
–Alexis Bledel is getting great reviews as Ofglen in The Handmaid’s Tale, which is surprising because as much as I like her, her acting skills have never really bowled me over.
-Speaking of The Handmaid’s Tale, here’s a good refresher for those of us who haven’t read it since high school.
-There was a That Thing You Do reunion and it looked delightful.
–Paris Jackson looks so much like Madonna in this Vanity Fair pic that it’s creeping me out a bit.
-This story about the late Jonathan Demme at the TIFF screening of Moonlight is lovely.
-I’m glad someone wrote about this because I’ve been thinking the same thing for weeks: Where the hell is the Wonder Woman promotion?? I feel like I’ve seen way more for the Justice League, and that comes out in November. WW is out in six weeks and it’s been crickets on the marketing front.
–Macaulay Culkin plays Kurt Cobain and gets crucified in Father John Misty’s trippy new video.
-I don’t watch Big Brother, but this is a really good read about how the 2008 winner and a castmate ended up in jail after using the winnings to start selling drugs.
–George Clooney travels through some of Hollywood’s most iconic films in his new Nespresso campaign. I’m probably not supposed to be cringing this much, right?
-In Vogue’s April issue, Selena Gomez talks about being famous, her 5-days-a-week therapy regime, giving up Instagram and flying under the radar. The story is ok (though it leans heavily into positioning her as fragile) but I swear, I don’t even recognize her in some of these photos. Especially this one. Is that really her?! I blame the contouring makeup.
-Meanwhile, Selena says only two people in her phone contacts are famous. Let the guessing games begin!
-I like Anne Hathaway‘s new Elle cover.
–Matthew Perry told Jimmy Kimmel he beat up former classmate Justin Trudeau in the fifth grade because he was jealous that Justin was “excelling in a sport.”
–Melissa George has given an emotional interview about a violent incident with her ex and her attempts to flee him in Paris.
-Whoa. I had no idea the kid who played Ben on Friends is the same guy playing Jughead on Riverdale.
–Jennifer Garner testified on Capitol Hill about child poverty and early education.
-Speaking of famous ladies doing good, Angelina Jolie met with the Archbishop of Canterbury to talk about sexual violence, the refugee crisis and South Sudan.
-Girls’ star Alex Karpovsky doubts Ray and Shoshanna will get back together at the end of the series. THEN WHAT’S THE POINT?!
-The final four SNL eps of the season will be broadcast live across all four time zones in the US for the first time in history.
-Who has the worst American accent on TV? There are a lot of contenders.
-These are some good suggestions for This Is Us’ next season.
–Roseanne’s up for a Roseanne reunion, which Norm MacDonald wants to write. I want this.
–Samantha Bee wishes everyone in the “resistance” would actually, you know, go vote.