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Taylor Swift appeared on the Ellen Show today, where she apologized for once trash-talking Joe Jonas on the show, revealed that she shaves her legs every day, and geeked out over Avengers: Endgame.

-Can we leave Britney alone, for real this time? Britney Spears’ manager says he’s worried about her well-being, he’s not pressuring her to perform and she may never again. “Let her be a civilian for a while. She’s given so much. Give her time.” On the flip side, her mom says that she’s doing “wonderfully.”

-Meanwhile, Kevin Federline is reportedly blocking her from spending more time with her sons until she’d deemed “stable.”

-An arrest warrant has been issued for Stan Lee‘s former business manager, who’s charged with elder abuse.

-In happier Stan Lee news, this is a very cute clip of Brie Larson meeting the late comic creator.

-I’m so behind on the Lupita Nyong’o and Janelle Monae gossip. Are they really a thing? And why do people keep talking about Brie and Lupita? Whoever is or is not dating, I love it all.

-Have you watched Wine Country on Netflix yet? It’s a delight! Busy Philipps had the cast on her show to talk dildos and women directors, as well as drink lots of wine.

-Speaking of the Wine Country cast, Amy Poehler is hyped for a Parks & Rec reunion: “I’m Avengers-style ready to put it on at any time.”

Mick Jagger is 75 and he can still move like this.

-The CW didn’t renew their deal with Netflix, instead opting to shop their new shows to other streaming services (or keep them on their own). A lot of their shows survived of their Netflix popularity/revenue alone; I’m guessing this will be the last season they renew every show on their slate.

-I kind of love that stars are treating their show’s renewal announcements like they’re Constance Wu.

-CBS’ handling of Bull/Michael Weatherly still sucks.

Milla Jovovich opened up about the “horrific” abortion experience on Instagram in response to the new abortion bill signed into law in Georgia, outlawing all abortions after six weeks: “I myself went through an emergency abortion 2 years ago. I was 4 1/2 months pregnant and shooting on location in Eastern Europe. I went into pre term labor and told that I had to be awake for the whole procedure. It was one of the most horrific experiences I have ever gone through. I still have nightmares about it. I was alone and helpless. When I think about the fact that women might have to face abortions in even worse conditions than I did because of new laws, my stomach turns.

-Ooh boy. In a since-deleted Twitter thread, the creator of How I Met Your Mother weighed in on Game of Thrones by saying the reason people want to see a redemption arc for Jamie (and why people rooted for Barney on his show) are the reason Trump is president. What?? Dude, by Sunday GoT may take over your show’s title of the worst finale ever. Just sit back and hope it happens!

Paul Rudd accepts a dangerous mission in his SNL promo.

Miley Cyrus plays a pop star in the new Black Mirror season 5 trailer. Looks like this season is only three episodes, which sounds perfect.

 

Emilia Clarke Talks Fame and Famous Fans

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-The Mother of Dragons herself Emilia Clarke covers the new issue of Allure. She talks about her desire to go unrecognized in public (“I move like a shark when I’m in public. Head down. I think I’ve got quite bad posture because of it, because I’m determined to lead a normal life”), and the time Beyonce introduced herself to say she was a fan (“I watched her face go, ‘Oh, no, I shouldn’t be talking to this crazy [woman], who is essentially crying in front of me.’ I think my inner monologue was, ‘Stop fucking it up,’ and I kept fucking it up.”).

-Last night’s Game of Thrones was fun from an action point of view, but garbage from a character arc point of view. Sure, there’s been foreshadowing that Daenerys has grown increasingly bloodthirsty (remember Meereen?), but foreshadowing shouldn’t replace character development. The buildup to her suddenly mowing down women and children was way, way too fast. Also feeling unearned was how Cersei ended up. And if you’re going to build up Jamie’s beautiful character arc for seasons just to throw it away in one episode, can there not be a line or two of dialogue about how he just couldn’t shake old habits/his true nature/whatever? The last two episodes have been character whiplash.

-They also had another coffee cup moment with Jamie’s gold hand suddenly going missing. How does a show with this budget keep messing up like this?!

-Wait, so the #FreeBritney movement wasn’t just a crazy conspiracy theory after all? Britney Spears requested that a judge end her conservatorship, and also accused her dad of placing her in a mental health facility against her will.

Felicity Huffman wept as she pleaded guilty today. Prosecutors are recommending she’s sentenced to four months in prison.

-Ooh boy, Constance Wu really stepped in it this weekend. When her ABC sitcom Fresh Off The Boat was renewed on Friday, she tweeted “So upset right now that I’m literally crying. Ugh. Fuck.” And when someone tweeted at her about the renewal “Great news!” she responded “No it’s not.” She also commented on the show’s IG post about the renewal “dislike.” Then her Crazy Rich Asians costar Gemma Chan liked a since-deleted tweet from a reporter who claims Wu has a reputation of being rude and petty (Chan said it was a mistake). Wu followed up with a tweet that didn’t really clear anything up. It all seemed like TV is now beneath her. And the next day came the pièce de résistance: her long apology post. Look, there’s a whole different conversation to be had about how actresses need to appear grateful for any sort of success in a way that actors don’t, but this apology made the situation worse. She passive aggressively called the Fresh of the Boat experience/cast/crew “easy and pleasant” but not challenging, and then — AND THEN — she had the balls to end it with “It’s meaningful when you make the choice to believe women.” As if everyone was lying about what she said and there aren’t screenshots everywhere?! Co-opting the #MeToo language to deflect from a temper tantrum is gross. And I can’t imagine how the FOTB cast and crew feels right now.

-Speaking of actors who are torpedoing their careers by venting on social media instead of in their friend group text, ABC’s Stumptown, starring Cobie Smulders, recast the romantic lead played by Mark Webber and he has some choice words about it.

-This deleted Endgame footage between Tony and Peter is so soft!

-The Avengers: Endgame screenwriters say that Captain America is the father of Peggy Carter’s children. Wait…that doesn’t make any sense. This is the latest incident of the creators over-explaining the plot in ways that make it seem like they don’t understand the universe that’s been established.

-I don’t know much about makeup influencers on YouTube, but this Tati Westbrook and James Charles feud is bananas. (Here’s a good refresher if you’re an old like me.) Since it all went down a couple of days ago, she has gained 2.6 million subscribers and he has lost 2.4 million.

-This weekend saw networks quietly killing more shows, including Whiskey Cavalier and Proven Innocent.

-Netflix’s steamy new What If trailer pits Renée Zellweger against Jane Levy.

All Hail, Baby Archie!

-Cue the jingle jangle jokes: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry called their baby Archie. The couple has chosen not to use courtesy titles so it’ll be Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. When Charles is King he’ll automatically become Prince Archie, but he (or his parents) may choose not to use it.

-Earlier today, Meghan and Harry presented the baby in a brief interview, and they both looked glowingly happy. (I love what she wore.)

-Meanwhile, George Clooney says he hopes for  kinder treatment of Meghan in the media going forward.

-In other baby news, Amy Schumer called her son Gene.

Stephen Colbert surprised Anne Hathaway last night on the Late Show by introducing her to RuPaul and she cried.

-Have we traveled back in time? Britney Spears has been granted a temporary restraining order against Sam Lutfi for herself, her children and her parents.

-Even the guy who plays Gendry thinks that Game of Thrones marriage proposal was silly. “He just got a bit gassed and asked someone to marry him. And she quite rightly told him where to go. What a stupid question! I think he knows deep down in his heart of hearts there is no way Arya will ever be anyone’s lady.”

Drake wearing a Breaker High sweatshirt last night at the Raptors game is all the CanCon I’ve ever wanted.

Rebel Wilson posted some TBT photos of the time Kristen Wiig took the Bridesmaids cast to a strip club. Trust me, you’re gonna want to click.

Robert Downey Jr.‘s “I love you, 3,000” line is based on something his children say to him. *sob*

-Batwoman, Nancy Drew and a Riverdale spinoff have been ordered to series by the CW.

-The original 90201 cast reunites for a table read in a teaser for their new show.

Kate McKinnon gives Emma Thompson a tour in her SNL promo. I. CAN’T. WAIT.

Busy Phillipps got candid about getting an abortion at 15 on her show following Georgia’s passing of the “heartbeat bill.”

-I’m bummed that Amy Poehler‘s new Netflix movie Wine Country isn’t getting great reviews, but I’m still going to watch the crap out of it.

-This is an interesting take on the future of romcoms after the very well-reviewed Long Shot flopped at the box office.

-I got a kick out of this oral history of the most shocking Survivor moment in history, which aired 11 years ago today.

-An army of Rorschach copycats take to the streets in the first teaser trailer for HBO’s Watchmen series.