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Reese Witherspoon Wants to Put Women “In The Center Of The Story”

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-In her new Vogue cover story, Reese Witherspoon talks about using her producing power to create strong roles for women and how she learned to own her success: “I used to hide my Oscar but then I was like, ‘Why shouldn’t I put it out here in the living room?'”

Lady Gaga has finally apologized for working with R Kelly after getting lots of pressure to do so. (It’s a little strange that she invokes the “younger self” bit since it was only 5 years ago and by then the rumours about Kelly were widely known, but at least it’s something.)

-French band Phoenix has also apologized for working with him.

Chris Pine and Patty Jenkins talk about their new TNT series in the latest issue of Variety, and Pine remains as charming as ever. I especially liked the part where he talks about playing a supporting role against a female lead, like in Wonder Woman: “Being in the film and supporting a woman doing that job is kind of a dance between ego and soul. I’m not too proud to admit it and say that at times, I’d have 30-minute conversations with Patty; I’d look at her, and she was wonderfully patient. I’d realize it had abso-f—ing-lutely nothing to do with me.”

-This is a good piece on how Bradley Cooper seems to simultaneously inspire awe an irritation by the way he plays the game.

-Not playing the Oscar game well are the men behind Green Book, who are increasingly showing their asses.

-God bless Terry Crews. He called out Kevin Hart for his reaction to the outrage over his anti-gay tweets. “The truth is, Kevin, you’re not being attacked. The truth is you have to just acknowledge what went on and acknowledge the pain of other people.”

Terry‘s show Brooklyn Nine-Nine debuts at its new home on NBC tonight.

-I liked this interview with various movie, TV and music critics on if there’s any value in writing really harsh reviews.

-There’s a lot of thirsty tweets going around about Penn Badgley‘s stalker character on You, and I love that the actor keeps reminding people that his character is a murderous psycho that you should not be lusting over.

-Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker is clapping back at Bandersnatch critics: “F*ck off, do something else.”

-This NYT list of the 20 best dramas since the Sopranos is surprisingly great. Enlisted! Veronica Mars! Jane the Virgin!

-Fox’s new show The Passage is getting decent reviews, which is good cause I’ve been missing Mark Paul Gosselaar on my TV screen since Pitch was cancelled.

-A new trailer for Punisher season 2 has arrived, and while I’m not here for Frank kissing someone who isn’t Karen, I’m definitely here for Frank begrudgingly becoming a father figure to an unruly teenage girl.

-Things get tense when terrorists take over a hotel in the new trailer for Hotel Mumbai starring Armie Hammer and Dev Patel.

-The trailer for Velvet Buzzsaw with Jake Gyllenhaal is beyond bizarre and I kind of love it?

 

Shawn Mendes Addresses Sexuality, Hailey Baldwin

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-In his new Rolling Stone cover story, Shawn Mendes says his relationship with Hailey Baldwin wasn’t as platonic as he first implied. “I don’t even want to put a title on it. I think it was more of a zone of limbo…She’s still one of the f–king coolest people ever — she’s not just a beautiful person visually, but she’s one of the most beautiful hearts I’ve ever met.” He also talks about how the gay rumours stress him out, and how he watching his interviews to analyze his voice and his body language: “In the back of my heart, I feel like I need to go be seen with someone — like a girl — in public, to prove to people that I’m not gay. Even though in my heart I know that it’s not a bad thing. There’s still a piece of me that thinks that. And I hate that side of me.” Ugh. Leave the poor kid alone.

-We truly are living in a golden age of celebrity profiles. This feature on Lena Dunham by Allison P. Davis is breathtakingly good.  I didn’t really think I’d want to read anything more about her, but this is not a fawning, laudatory profile. Davis goes deep (addressing the frequent criticisms thrown Dunham’s way, the rumours that she is a bad pet owner, her stumbles over race, etc), and the result is an article that makes you both sympathize with her as you’re rolling your eyes at her. My fave part: “As she texts me increasingly intimate details that she knows I’ll put in this article, as if she were trying to be the director of her own candid, sympathy-generating magazine story, I begin to wonder if Lena Dunham, the performance artist daring us to hate her, is the work.”

Meek Mills penned a powerful op-ed on prisoner rights reform for the NYT.

Amanda Bynes is on the cover of Paper and seems to be doing legitimately well, which makes me happy. She talks about fighting to cast Channing Tatum in She’s The Man, and admits her drug use started by getting hooked on Adderall because she’d read in a magazine that it keeps you skinny.

-I do not understand how the US just had the largest Thanksgiving box office on record, and yet Widows flopped. It’s so, so good!

-This is sad: Oprah‘s mom died on Thanskgiving at 83.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonaspre-wedding festivities have begun.

-I’m actually surprised it took this long for the ‘is Green Book woke enough?’ thinkpieces to come out.

-No, Rihanana. No!

-Also, here’s our first peek at Rihanna and Donald Glover‘s mystery project “Guava Island.

-The conscious uncoupling is still going strong. Dakota Johnson spent Thanksgiving with Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow and their kids.

-Ooh boy, Amber Heard‘s outfit at the Aquaman premiere was a bit too on the nose.

-Meanwhile, I’m pleasantly shocked that the initial reaction to Aquaman from critics is so overwhelmingly positive.

-I don’t know how I keep falling for these Zac Efron thirst traps but I really don’t hate them…

Guillermo del Toro shared on Twitter a massive list of screenplays he’s been working on that still haven’t been produced.

-This woman’s fake missed connection about Michael B Jordan is going viral and I’m so proud of her!

Chris Pine and Patty Jenkins‘ TNT miniseries I Am the Night will be released in January.

Lupita Nyong’o Stuns on Vogue Spain

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Lupita Nyong’o is serving up a fierce look on the cover of Vogue Spain.

-In other good covers, Ciara looks great on Cosmo.

Taylor Swift/Karlie Kloss shippers must be devastated that Kloss got married (to a Kushner, no less!). Swift didn’t attend.

Nicki Minaj appears on Future‘s new track, where she may or may not have thrown shade at Cardi B. Again.

-You know there’s too much TV when Toni Collette is starring in a new Netflix show that I’ve never even heard of.

Kendall Jenner was granted a new restraining order against her stalker after he was re-arrested less than 48 hours after being released. She called out TMZ (quite rightly) for putting her in danger by releasing where she lives.

Chris Pine explaining to Sally Fields that everyone is talking about his dick in his new film is good content.

Javier Bardem continues to defend Woody Allen, calling his treatment a “public lynching” — which lines right up with what I thought of Bardem the one and only time I met him.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus opened up about her breast cancer battle on Kimmel. (“I know we have to get this cancer s**t out of the way, so bring on the questions!”)

-The Good Place reached yet another level of awesomeness last night. Damn, I love that show. (Also, that was writer — and Emmy nominee!– Megan Amram as the violin player.)

Rami Malek says he once got into a car accident after being distracted by his own face on a billboard. Totally understandable.

-I really want this little kid to join the Foo Fighters on the regular.

Don Cheadle, Regina Hall, and Andrew Rannells star in the new trailer for Black Monday, the new Showtime show exec-produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.