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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.

Victoria and David Beckham Pose with the Kids in Vogue

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-After a summer of rampant speculation about affairs and separations, Victoria and David Beckham are presenting a united front in the new issue of British Vogue. They dismiss the rumours (“People have been making things up about our relationship for 20 years, so David and I are pretty used to ignoring the nonsense and just carrying on as normal”) and discuss their family bond (“We both realise that we are stronger together than we are as individuals. Would either of us be in the position that we are in now had we not met and been together all those years ago? It’s all about the family unit. We are much stronger – the six of us – than we would be if we were individuals. We respect that family bond and that is key”).

Victoria and David were also photographed looking cozy this weekend on a yacht in the south of France.

Cate Blanchett talks #MeToo, Brexit and her hopes for her children’s future in her new Harper’s Bazaar UK cover story.

Mindy Kaling‘s tweets on Crazy Rich Asians this weekend were wonderful — though I really wish she’d learn how to thread them.

-Meanwhile, Crazy Rich Asians’ $28.3 million holiday weekend ranks as the best Labor Day showing in over a decade.

-I missed this bit about CRA’s final proposal scene and how it was re-written on the fly. “We had a ring designed already, and our mock-up looked so shitty that Michelle [Yeoh] was like, That cannot be the ring I wear. I’m like, I know, I know. I’m so embarrassed by it, but we don’t have the money. She’s like, I have a better ring than that. So Yeoh asked her assistant to get her box of jewelry and pulled out the ring that Nick eventually proposes with: an emerald and diamond one she bought as a gift to herself.”

-Wait, is Dave Bautista really out here spilling Avengers 4 spoilers because he’s angry about the James Gunn situation? Really tho?

-I think we all deserve to have one moment where Jeff Goldblum describes our personality. Listen to the way he describes Tessa Thompson.

-Whoa! David Cronenberg is in the early stages of developing a TV series.

Nicki Minaj‘s handling of her nip slip during a performance this weekend might be the smoothest recovery I’ve ever seen.

-Actors jumped to the defense of former Cosby star Geoffrey Owens, who was mocked for bagging groceries at Trader Joe’s. Owens then appeared on GMA to say “I’ve had a great life. I’ve had a great career. I’ve had a career that most actors would die for. So no one has to feel sorry for me. I’m doing fine!”

-I don’t know why I find this clip of Janet Jackson admitting she doesn’t know what Hot Cheetos are so endearing, but I do.

-Here are 20 Padma Lakshmi-approved comedians “who are actually funny” and “haven’t harassed women.”

-A bartender named Jade alleges that Cardi B twice set a group of people to attack her for supposedly sleeping with Offset, which Jade denies.

Viola Davis looks amazing on the cover of Variety’s TIFF issue.

Melissa McCarthy‘s new movie Can You Ever Forgive Me is a surprise film fest fave. Word of mouth is so good, I might pick up a screening at TIFF next week.

-TIFF pulled Elle Fanning‘s Galveston from its gala lineup when they realized the cast and director wasn’t planning on attending. Too bad. After what she wore to the film’s premiere I was curious about what she’d show up in.

-I’m way late to this, but I finally caught up on Succession and wow, that was a satisfying finale. Maybe my fave hour of television so far this year.

Dominic Cooper and Crazy Rich Asian’s Gemma Chan definitely seem to be a thing. They were photographed together last week, and then again this week in Spain.

-Here’s The Favourite trailer with Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and the AMAZING Olivia Colman.