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Tiffany Haddish Weighs in on Game of Thrones

-This week’s Gay of Thrones features Tiffany Haddish and remains more entertaining than the show they’re recapping.

-Meanwhile, next Star Wars movie will be from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the guys behind Game of Thrones. I can’t tell if the timing of this announcement is terrible (because of how much everyone is hating on them this week), or the best they could do (because we may all be hating on them even more after Sunday’s finale).

-It looks like Jennifer Lopez‘s daughter might follow in her mom’s footsteps. Girl’s got pipes!

George Clooney says he once advised Ben Affleck to turn down the Batman role. “I actually did talk to him about it. I said, ‘Don’t do it. ‘It was only from my experience, which is, you know…He did great, though.”

Keanu Reeves is perfect and we must protect him at all costs.

-Disney’s disturbing consolidation continues. They now have full control of Hulu after buying out Comcast’s stake.

-The glowing reviews for Fleabag’s season two (which drops on Amazon Friday) don’t do it justice. I binged the whole season in a weekend, and it’s perfection.

-Here’s the trailer for the Party of Five reboot. I have concerns.

-Meanwhile, I’m pretty sold on the new 90210 show based on the new trailer.

-The cast for Cate Blanchett‘s upcoming FX show is stacked! (As if Cate weren’t enough.)

-I’ve dropped the CW superhero shows because there’s too many better shows to watch and too little time, but I caught last night’s Arrow season finale (which was basically the series finale cause it seems like next season’s final 10 eps will be a weird crossover setup), and holy wow did it get me right in the feels. What a perfect, beautiful scene to close out the show — both in the present day and 20 years in the future. Basically, this reaction video was me.

-Someone is adapting Eleanor & Park?!? I am both extremely excited and totally terrified that they’ll screw it up. It’s being produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B, so there’s hope.

Mel Gibson’s publicist is both ballsy and delusional — which I guess is a requirement to be Mel Gibson’s publicist.

-The latest trailer for The Dead Don’t Die leans into Adam Driver‘s deadpan delivery.

Angelina Jolie is magnificent in the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil trailer.

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Reflect On Their Big Year

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-I’m not quite sure why the Hollywood Reporter opted to do a joint interview with Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. She’s promoting Mary Poppins and he’s promoting — the second season of his Amazon show that doesn’t yet have a release date? Maybe? Also, out of all the photos, the cover is my least favourite. (How could they not choose the coat one!?!) Still, they’re pretty damn adorable together. She calls him Kras!

-The best part about Cardi B’s Carpool Karaoke segment is that there were no surprise interruptions by Offset (followed by her flirting with senior citizens).

-Aww man, Penny Marshall passed away at 75. Celebs are tweeting their memories and condolences. Time for a rewatch of A League of Their Own!

-Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels is reportedly sending Pete Davidson to get help following his suicide scare over the weekend.

Oprah has jumped on the Black Panther Oscar campaign. I approve!

Sandra Bullock has no interest in Oscar hosting. Can’t say I blame her.

-Meanwhile, Sandra’s outfits on her Bird Box press tour have been lit.

-According to Nielsen, the Roseanne reboot was the most-watched regularly scheduled TV program in 2018, with an average 19.9 million viewers over its run, followed by Sunday Night Football, Big Bang Theory, NCIS and This Is Us. Society is doomed.

Angelina Jolie penned an op-ed in The Economist, urging global leaders to act on the refugee crisis.

-This is a really interesting (and shade-filled!) look at why Divergent — which was supposed to be the next Hunger Games — flamed out so spectacularly.

-Man, everyone on my Twitter feed is obsessed with this Turkish show. OB.SESS.ED.

Lin Manuel-Miranda and Jimmy Fallon performed holiday parodies of the year’s hits and it was very cute.

-There’s no Doctor Who holiday special this year, so they made up for it with this animated short instead.

-This trailer for Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan‘s new ABC series is delightful!

-Netflix ordered more episodes of Sabrina, so I guess that’s a thing now.

Cate Blanchett stars in the Where’d You Go, Bernadette? trailer. I LOVED that book and this cast is very promising.

Kiernan Shipka Casts a Spell

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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.