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Lizzo Talks Body Positivity and Authenticity

Lizzo Essence Magazine cover

Lizzo looks amazing on the cover of Essence! She talks about talks about embracing authenticity: “I made a decision to be myself because I knew I had no choice. Sometimes the label ‘unapologetic’ bothers me because it can be loaded, because it means we have to apologize for something in the first place. I’m not ignorant to the fact that we had to have a demeanor of lowering ourselves culturally just to exist. But I’m trying to shake up the narrative about how we’re supposed to act.”

Robert Pattinson has landed the lead Matt Reeves‘ The Batman. Twitter blew up in outrage over this last night, this makes sense to me. Maybe people only know him from Twilight, but both he and Kristen Stewart have been doing some really interesting films in the last few years. And I’m not worried about him not being able to put on muscle; that’s what trainers are for.

-Ahead of this Sunday’s series finale, I really liked this roundup of female TV critics talking about how the show has failed its women this year.

-This saddens me: Busy Philipps bid a tearful goodbye to her E! talk show. “The most important lesson that we learned here is that it is a marathon, not a sprint, and the real trick is figuring out what the f*ck the marathon is that you’re actually running. And I have to tell you something: Guys, we haven’t even broken a sweat yet.”

-The Joker script sounds bad. Really bad.

-Here’s how that Sarah Michelle Gellar cameo on Big Bang Theory’s finale came together.

Rihanna has slammed the Alabama governor for their terrible abortion ban: “Shame on you!

Billie Eilish knows she made it when Melissa McCarthy starts impersonating her and Julia Roberts wants to hang.

-I dig this dress on Julianne Moore in Cannes.

-Rocketman’s Taron Egerton seems super bland to me but he might be winning me over with his Bryan Singer jabs.

Michael Fassbender and Peter Dinklage, I expect more than you than a Mel Gibson movie! Jamie Foxx…meh, you do you.

-I love that Halle Berry makes a point to stops for black reporters on a red carpet.

-The casting for BBC/HBO’s His Dark Materials (James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda) is pretty damn perfect.

Taylor Swift Couldn’t Defeat Thanos

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.

 

Ellen Page Uses Her Late Night Appearance To Call Out Mike Pence’s Homophobia

Ellen Page was articulate and passionate last night on the Colbert Show, where she asked viewers to “connect the dots” between homophobic rhetoric and physical violence. “I’m lucky to have this time and this privilege to say this. This needs to f*cking stop.” Also, good on Stephen Colbert for just stepping back and letting her talk.

-Meanwhile, Empire star Jussie Smollett has given his first statement since being attacked: “My body is strong but my soul is stronger.”

Gisele Bundchen opened up on her past relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio: “Was I alone in wanting to do some serious soul-searching while he stayed the same? In the end, unfortunately, the answer was yes.”

Adam Levine canceled the press conference before the Super Bowl, because holding one would have required Maroon 5 to answer uncomfortable questions. He then gave a wishy-washy defense of his involvement: “No one thought about it more than I did. No one put more thought and love into this than I did…I spoke to many people; most importantly though, I silenced all the noise and listened to myself, and made my decision about how I felt.” Well, as long as he listened to HIMSELF, we’re all good, I guess.

Reese Witherspoon‘s newest book recommendation is Jasmine Guillory‘s The Proposal, which I adored.

Kit Harington let it slip to his wife Rose Leslie how Game of Thrones ends — and says she stopped talking to him “for days.” Spoiler repercussions are real, yo.

Micheal B Jordan might be in Black Panther 2…somehow.

Christina Aguilera serenaded unsuspecting donut shop customers on Kimmel’s show.

-Netflix has renewed Sex Education for a second season.

-Oh god. There’s rumblings that the CW is considering a Gossip Girl reboot.

Busy Philipps admits she “always hated her stomach” as she celebrates her unretouched Aerie ad. (Her stomach looks awesome — which isn’t surprising since her IG Stories are 70% about her planking.)

-Google Assistant continues with the Home Alone trend, this time with Joe Pesci.

-Netflix’s Russian Doll (starring Natasha Lyonne and exec produced by Amy Poehler) hits Netflix today and it’s been a while since I’ve seen critics so universally embrace a new show. Variety says it’s “spiky, funny, devastating and downright bizzare,” Rolling Stone calls Lyonne a “revelation,”  Vox calls it terrific and twisted, AV Club says it’s more rewarding than any puzzle-box show, Vulture calls it a “brilliant, surreal show about women in power,” The Hollywood Reporter says it starts good, then gets better, and The New York  Times says the main character describes herself as “if Andrew Dice Clay and the little girl from Brave made a baby.”

Olivia Wilde takes down abusers in the trailer for A Vigilante.

-Hobbs & Shaw are an ass-kicking odd couple in the Fast & Furious spin-off’s first ridiculous but also kinda great trailer.