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Alanis Morissette Talks Pregnancies and Postpartum

Alanis Morissette Self

-I’ve been following Nicole Cliffe on Twitter for a while because she’s hilarious, and it turns out she’s also a pretty amazing feature writer. Her first big profile is Self’s digital cover with Alanis Morissette, and the result is a really frank, emotionally honest chat that delves deep into the singer’s pregnancies, labors and postpartum episodes. Morissette also talks about how her husband uses the concept of “provisioning” as a way of detaching money/breadwinning from providing for the family, and how her past traumas have informed her parenting strategy (“I talk about this with my kids a lot, the four boundaries being: You can’t tell me what I’m thinking; you can’t tell me what I’m feeling; you can’t f*cking touch my body/you can’t do anything with my body; and don’t touch my stuff”). Definitely worth your time.

-Speaking of cover stories that are worth your time, Janelle Monáe talks about trans rights in her new Paper interview.

-Another great profile is this one on Sienna Miller, who talks about the obstacles she faced early in her career and how the NYT did her dirty by referring to Jude Law as a “fling” and listing her alleged sexual conquests in a profile — but when they profiled Law they called her a “three-year relationship and engagement.”

-Is this Jeremy Renner tweet a joke? Because if he was really trying to transition into music, he would surely hire a professional to make a better video teaser than this. Right?!?

Leonardo DiCaprio got hit in the face with a volleyball and Twitter came through with the jokes.

Mindy Kaling‘s Late Night underperformed at the box office. Between this, The Long Shot and Book Smart, what a disappointing summer for smart, female-focused films.

Cardi B gets as naked as you can appear in a video without getting banned from YouTube in her “Press” clip.

-Everyone is freaking out about The Office leaving Netflix, and how they won’t be able to stream it. Am I so old that if I love a show THAT much, I just buy the DVD boxset and not worry about never having access to it? I bought a season of TV last month that I will probably never take out of the shrink wrap, but I just feel better *knowing* I can. It’s also very strange that The Office and Friends have reached mythical legend status just because of their Netflix popularity with the young ‘uns. I would love for Netflix to someday give that sort of boost to less mainstream sitcoms like Happy Endings or Better Off Ted.

Britney Spears‘ dad is allegedly suing a blogger for perpetuating the #FreeBritney conspiracy theory.

-This is sad: Dog the Bounty Hunter star Beth Chapman has died of cancer at 51.

-The Game of Thrones cast looks horrified when confronted with footage of their younger selves in the first season.

-In his anniversary post to Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban calls her “baby girl.” I read a book last week that I almost didn’t finish for no other reason than the protagonist’s boyfriend kept calling her that and I couldn’t deal with it because it came across as so infantilizing.

This article on the making of Mad Men’s “not great Bob” meme is a treat, with Vincent Kartheiser providing the perfect kicker. (Sidenote: I was once an extra in a movie he was in. He was…something.)

-Orange is the New Black’s final teaser sees Piper adjusting to life outside prison.

Keanu Reeves Gives Shout-Out to Toronto Band Toronto Metz

Keanu Reeves Talks Speed 2

-In Keanu Reeves‘ delicious GQ cover story, he says he was sent “to movie jail” for turning down Speed 2 to play Hamlet in Canada. He also apologized for his time in a band, and mentioned he’s a fan of Toronto-based punks Metz.

-Speaking of delicious mag spreads, check out this Vogue feature on Broadway costars Keri Russell and Adam Driver.

-Whenever Jennifer Garner has dinner with her former Alias costars, it makes my heart burst.

-This is a really good thread about what’s happening between Hollywood agents and the writers guild.

Cardi B has no intentions of making nice with Nicki Minaj anytime soon…

-Also, Cardi and Offset seem to be officially back on.

-Last night’s Game of Thrones premiere drew 17.4 million viewers.

-It looks like Taylor Swift is about to put out new music, judging by her enigmatic social media posts.

Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli pleaded not guilty today in the college admissions bribery scandal.

-Yikes. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle received terrifying death and bomb threats in the days leading up to their wedding.

-I gave up on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel after season one, but I might have to rethink that decision now that Sterling K Brown in onboard.

-First Get Out, and now Netflix’s upcoming horror The Perfection. Allison Williams is finding her post-Girls niche as a scream queen.

-The trailer for the new season of Big Little Lies is here, and I forgot how much I liked that show.

Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner Cover Rolling Stone

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-I truly don’t understand the GoT fandom (or at least the portion that I follow on Twitter). Rolling Stone’s cover story with Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner dropped, and my TL immediately turned into a whole lot of fighting between Arya and Sansa stans. I don’t get it, especially because the interview is a delight. I love Maisie’s frequent f-bombs (“I thought I wasn’t a feminist if my favorite color was pink. And then I decided that’s fucking stupid”) and the oh-so-casual way Sophie reveals that’s she’s dated girls (“Everyone experiments. It’s part of growing up. I love a soul, not a gender”).

-This Pushing Diasies reunion made my heart swell. God, I loved that show.

-The Jussie Smollett saga may have ended — and we still have no idea what really happened. All 16 felony charges against him have been dropped and his record wiped clean. It’s interesting to note that there was no plea deal; the case against him has just ended. Smollett told the press “I have been truthful and consistent on every level since day one.” Fox TV released a statement saying they are “gratified that all charges against him have been dismissed.” Meanwhile Chicago police and the city’s mayor denounced prosecutors for dropping the charges, saying “We have a lot more evidence than we told the media about and we were fully prepared to go to trial. We’re very angry this happened.”

Keanu Reeves rode 2 hours in a van with fellow stranded airplane passengers and kept everyone’s spirits high, reading out fun facts about the cities they were driving through and playing country music native to the area. The world truly doesn’t deserve him.

-Marvel just released 32 new character posters for Avengers: Endgame and they reveal that Shuri was dusted offscreen.

-Also, there’s a new Endgame featurette.

Meghan Markle once shot a pilot for Comedy Central titled The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down, costarring Adam Pally and Max Greenfield, and now it might get released a decade later.

Justin Bieber called out an Instagram user for slamming his marriage to Hailey Baldwin.

Cardi B addressed her controversial remarks about drugging and robbing men when she worked as a stripper: “I made the choices I did at the time because I had very limited options.”

Fan Bingbing, the world’s biggest movie star, vanished without a trace last year. But it was what happened next that sent a shudder through the Chinese film industry. Vanity Fair’s investigation into it is a fascinating read.

-They’ve only aired 4 of the 12 episodes of the current season so far, but Better Things has already been renewed!

Hugh Dancy is joining his wife for the final season of Homeland. I had no idea this show was still on.

-Now that Hollywood has released that agents who represent writers are getting paid to do nothing, what happens if writers fire their agents en masse?

Noah Centineo is the man of everyone’s dreams in Netflix’s The Perfect Date trailer.