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-The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina drops Friday on Netflix, and I appreciate all the looks Kiernan Shipka is serving up on the promo tour.  Her premiere dress was appropriately witchy, and she’s very cute on the cover of ES Magazine.

-I’m not quite sure why Sarah Silverman felt the need to tell everyone that Louis C.K. masturbated in front of her with consent when they were kids. I think she’s trying to explain that because he grew up thinking that kind of behavior was accepted, he didn’t understand why it wasn’t when he became famous.  (“I’m just saying at a certain point, when he became influential, not even famous, but influential in the world of comedy, it changes. He felt like he was the same person, but the dynamic was different and it was not okay.”) But it was never ok. On the plus side, at least she doesn’t seem down with his sweep-it-under-the-rug comeback. “I’m not saying everyone should embrace Louis again. I believe he has remorse. I just want him to talk about it on stage.”

-The plot thickens in the feud between Cardi B and makeup artist Blacswan.

-On the Today Show, Nicole Kidman clarified her comments from last week about how being married to Tom Cruise protected her from sexual harassment. “Because I was married at 23 years old, I wasn’t going to parties or I wasn’t going out a lot. I had my first child at 25 and I was in a family. So my sense of being in the world was — I was working, or I was at home.”

Drake reportedly wanted to have kids with Rihanna. I mean, who doesn’t?

-Good on Liam Payne for calling out a tabloid story on the “mystery woman” he was photographed with: “My team is full of talented, smart professional women. I find it wrong that they are reduced to being linked to me romantically in the press just for simply standing next to me.”

Chris Hemsworth and his brother picked up a hitchhiker and took him where he needed to go — on a helicopter.

-Halloween starring Jamie Lee Curtis broke a whole bunch of records at the box office this weekend,  including biggest horror movie opening with a female lead, and biggest movie opening with a female lead over 55. Horror is definitely not my thing, but all this talk about how badass Judy Greer is in the final scene has me curious.

-Congrats to Amy Schumer, who’s expecting her first child with hubby Chris Fischer.

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson reportedly hadn’t started any wedding planning yet, so that has to make things slightly less terrible for them.

-Meanwhile, Davidson incorporated the split into an awkward standup set: “I’ve been covering a bunch of tattoos, that’s fun. I’m f–king 0-for-2 in the tattoo department. Yeah, I’m afraid to get my mom tattooed on me because she’d leave.”

Jill Soloway and Hannah Gadsby are reportedly dating and I love this so much!

-Nashville costars Chris Carmack and Erin Slaver got married over the weekend.

-I don’t typically watch Doctor Who but I might catch up on last night’s episode about Rosa Parks because everyone is gushing over it. It was the first episode in the show’s 55-year history written by a person of colour.

Cate Blanchett is getting a lot of flak for defending straight actors playing gay characters. While I think she should have acknowledged the privilege she has to take her pick from a vast number of roles that non-straight, non-white actors would never even be considered for (and the value of those who can bring lived experience to a role) I also think she’s been a bit misquoted. She actually said, “I will fight to the death for the right to suspend disbelief and play roles beyond my experience.” Which is…acting.

Selma Blair revealed her MS diagnosis and got a lot of support from fellow celebs.

Will Smith appeared on Jada Pinkett Smith‘s Facebook talk show, where he get candid about a rough time in their marriage: “Jada’s an actress, she had two babies, she had to be home raising her babies while I got to do everything I wanted to do. She was sacrificing herself to fit my picture. I felt that money and winning made a good relationship. You [Jada] were trapped in a life that you didn’t build and you didn’t want.”

-Wonder Woman 2 has been pushed back to June 5, 2020 (it was originally set to open Nov 1, 2019).

Jerry Seinfeld, Tony Hale, Tina Fey, Kumail Nanjiani, Keegan Michael-Key, Lisa Kudrow, Bryan Cranston and Stephen Colbert were among the celebs who honoured/roasted Julia Louis Dreyfess as she accepted the Mark Twain Prize.

-Every time Dave Grohl invites a kid on stage it makes my heart sing.

-Here’s the latest trailer for Julia Roberts‘ Amazon show Homecoming, which I just realized costars Lip from Shameless AND Ray from Girls.  The reviews are pretty glowing.

Nicole Kidman Looks Ageless on Marie Claire

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-This Nicole Kidman cover photo from Marie Claire looks like it could have been taken 20 years ago (as do the accompanying pics). It’s the same in her new movie Destroyer — for which she’s absolutely getting an Oscar nod — which switches between a time when she’s a fresh-faced cop, to when she’s near the end of her career and looks and moves like she’s 70. We had really, really good seats to the Q&A and she looks pretty damn great in real life these days.

Gwyneth Paltrow posted a photo from the set of Avengers 4  with Robert Downey Jr. (I had no idea that Pepper and Tony’s ship name was Pepperony — but that’s *adorable*).

-Wait, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin really did get married at a courthouse last week? She denied it, but People is sticking with their story.

Adam Driver will host the SNL premiere, with Kanye West as the musical guest.

Sean Penn says the #MeToo movement “is to divide men and women.” He explains, “We don’t know what’s a fact in many of the cases. Salacious is as soon as you call something a movement that is really a series of many individual accusers, victims, accusations, some of which are unfounded.” I mean, who is asking Sean Penn of all people to comment on this? The man has a long history of anger issues and arrests (and possible abuse). How dare he even pretend his opinion matters here?

-In other “the world is terrible and has learned nothing” news, Bryan Singer is in talks to direct Red Sonja despite all the lawsuits, sexual misconduct allegations, and also the fact that he was fired from his last movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, for not showing up for days. Red Sonja is an iconic female comic heroine — how are they not getting a woman to direct this potential franchise-starter?! But no — according to THR, “Sources say Millennium will pay Singer top dollar for the assignment, which is seen as a step toward rehabilitating the director’s image.”

-Meanwhile, here’s an interesting piece on why TIFF rejected a 2014 documentary about sexual abuse in Hollywood that included the allegations against Singer.

-This piece on what women want from Jian Ghomeshi nails it: “Going away for a while” is not the same as “atonement.”

Tom Arnold and Survivor producer Mark Burnett got into some kind of scuffle at an Emmy pre-party on Sunday night. Burnett’s wife Roma Downey claims she got hurt when Arnold “tried to ambush” them, to which Arnold responded “Bullshit. You lie your crazy husband attacked me you psycho. I’m filing police report & suing you for defamation.” Oh and Patton Oswald and Kevin Bacon witnessed the whole thing.

-I’m so here for Angelina Jolie to star in a revenge thriller.

-I’m not surprised that Green Book won the top prize at TIFF (the audience went crazy at the screening I was at), but I’m predicting a major backlash to this film before the Oscar campaign wraps up.

-The Supergirl blooper reel has a bit where Melissa Benoist falls asleep and starts snoring during a scene, and I’ve never related to an actress more.

-Man, a lot of the prestige TV that’s debuting over the next few weeks has divided critics. Some love Emma Stone and Jonah Hill in Netflix’s Maniac; others not so much. They’re also split on Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen’s Forever, and Hulu’s The First with Sean Penn.

-The first look at Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker movie did not go over well this weekend.

Cate Blanchett played “Fill in the Blanchett” on Ellen, and talked about how she’s “deeply uncool” in her household.

-Here’s the first full trailer for Mary Poppins Returns. Ok, I’m in.

 

Chrissy Teigen Talks Instagram, Parenting and Sex

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Chrissy Teigen is on the cover of the new Women’s Health magazine, in which she opens up about her marriage to John Legend (“It doesn’t matter who you are—even if you’re a sexy R&B crooner or an ex–swimsuit model, you’re just tired! We still have that passion for each other, but are we doing it randomly in a dressing room? No!”), working out (“Sometimes I think I’m the weakest person, but I can plank for 20 minutes”), and her her struggles with postpartum (“After Luna, I was drinking too much. I wasn’t eating as much because I was full from drinking. I wasn’t being good to my body”).

-This is tragic: rapper (and Ariana Grande‘s ex) Mac Miller has died at 26, according to TMZ.

-People and EW’s puppy photo booth is one of my fave things about TIFF. Here’s Chris Pine cuddling a puppy.

Pine‘s movie opened the festival last night, and all anyone can talk about is how you can see his dick. (It will soon be streaming on Netflix, so get that pause button ready!) He’s since spoke about the attention, saying “There’s so much beheading in this [movie], and yet people want to talk about my penis. It says something about our society where people can get disemboweled, but it’s the man’s junk that is of interest.”

-Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, which drops today on Netflix, is getting great reviews, with Time calling it a “smart, sweet rom com”, Indiewire saying it’s “totally delightful”, and EW making a case for it being the finale to a Netflix rom-com trilogy begun by Set It Up and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. This is a problem. I’m up to my eyeballs in TIFF stuff every night and won’t be home long enough for anything more than a few hours of sleep for the next 8 days. How am I suppose to squeeze this in? Or worse, pretend it’s not waiting for me on Netflix for more than a week?!

-Meanwhile, this is a good comparison of Noah Centineo’s characters in To All the Boys and Sierra Burgess.

Meghan Markle wore a tragically ill-fitting dress and now everyone is speculating about whether or not she’s pregnant. (Personally, I think she just needs better tailoring. This is not a new problem when it comes to her wardrobe.)

Cate Blanchett told a hilarious story about getting invited to a royal lunch, only to have to explain to Prince Philip how to set up his DVD player.

-Nine + nine! NBC is expanding its commitment to Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The network announced Friday that it has added five more episodes to its initial order of 13, bringing the total for season six of the Fox-turned-NBC comedy to 18.

Geoffrey Owens has accepted Tyler Perry’s TV offer after the Trader Joe’s job-shaming. Perry was one of a number of Hollywood heavyweights to reach out to the former Cosby Show regular with a TV offer.

Laura Dern and Steven Spielberg we reportedly some of the most vocal Oscar voters who were adamant about the Academy rolling back the “popular” category. Bless them.

-Elle Editor-in-Chief Nina Garcia is defending running Emma Stone‘s widely criticized interview with Jennifer Lawrence.

-I’m really bummed that Peppermint is getting bad reviews (and might be kinda racist). I really wanted Jennifer Garner to have a win here.

Post Malone is having a bad month. Just two weeks after his plane made an emergency landing, he totaled his car in a late-night crash.

-The case against Dylan McDermott will not go forward. He was accused of assaulting a woman in 1991, but prosecutors have declined the case, saying it’s beyond the statute of limitations.

Vince Vaughn has been charged with DUI and failing to comply with the police stemming from his arrest in June.

-A new report reveals The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan died of an accidental drowning in her bathtub due to intoxication.

-In Yashar Ali’s new report, multiple sources claim that after the 2004 Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction, Les Moonves was intent on destroying Janet Jackson‘s career to the point where he was talking about it years later and sharing how he was exacting his revenge.

Nas addressed Kelis‘ domestic abuse allegations in 7 lengthy Instagram posts.

Matthew McConaughey is a stoner who parties with Zac Efron in the red-band Beach Bum trailer.