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Molly Ringwald Reckons With the Films That Made Her Famous

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Molly Ringwald revisits the movies of her youth in the age of #MeToo in this New Yorker essay. I love John Hughes movies and The Breakfast Club in particular, but what she says about Bender’s behaviour strikes a cord.

Sandra Oh‘s new BBC show Killing Eve from Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge is getting insanely good reviews. I really hope a Canadian network picks it up.

Chrissy Teigen is loving her name drop on Cardi B‘s new album.

-Also, Cardi B is not going to tell you if she’s pregnant or not. “Certain things about me have to be private. You can not invade my privacy, I’m not a damn animal at the zoo where you just could see everything. No!”

-This side by side video comparison of Alan Cummings‘ new show Instinct and Bones is insane. Yes, procedurals are very formulaic and are going to have a lot of similarities, but the video that slices the two shows together is very damning. Incredibly specific plots and exact lines of dialogue are repeated. Instinct showrunner Michael Rauch went on Twitter to apologize for the similarities, and also reached out to Bones creator Hart Hanson.

-Do you know how hard it is to climb a rope without using your feet, let alone when you’re 68? You go, William H Macy!

-I adored this EW list of the best seasons of 70 TV shows.

-Here’s a timeline of Brad Pitt and MIT prof Neri Oxman.

-Expect John Krasinski‘s A Quiet Place to do really well at the box office . This thing might actually win the weekend!

-Also, John fanboying over Stephen King’s praise of the movie is very cute.

-Busy Philipps wants you to know that when she posted that photo of BFF Michelle Williams, she wasn’t exploiting Michelle’s relationship with Heath Ledger.

Zach Braff face-swapped with Dax Shepard and holy crap they’re the same person.

Carrie Coon talks about having a baby and working with Spielberg in a new Rolling Stone interview. I heart her.

-I watched last night’s Atlanta before I went to bed. That was a mistake. (Also, this is a good explainer on that WTF ending.)

-Do you think Will Smith has opened up Instagram to A-listers? Because it feels like as soon as he joined, other big names followed.

Norman Reedus says his Walking Dead costar Andrew Lincoln punches everyone in the face. (Also, his regular speaking voice is kind of high and it’s freaking me out!)

-Netflix rarely cancels anything, but they just cancelled Everything Sucks.

The First Purge trailer is here and no thank you.

 

Christina Aguilera Is Makeup-Free and Gorgeous in Paper

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Christina Aguilera looks amazing on the new cover of Paper magazine.

Chrissy Teigen implied that she knows who bit Beyonce. TELL US!!

-Apparently people are falling asleep in Wes Anderson‘s new movie Isle of Dogs, which doesn’t bode well.

-Every since it started streaming on Hulu, everyone on my Twitter feed is talking about ER again. I love that it’s having a second life.

-After the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office confirmed that his case was under review, Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick removed all sexual assault denials from his social media accounts.

-Nickelodeon ended its relationship with children TV super-producer Dan Schneider, and now everyone is bracing for  some stories to come out.

-A new report from Vulture says Phil Lord and Chris Miller shot “more than 30 takes” for some scenes on Solo: A Star Wars Story, and a first assistant director had to step in and handle directing duties on some of the scenes due to their lack of preparation. Also, when Ron Howard came onboard there were reportedly no script changes; he just did “scene for scene do-overs” of what they’d already shot. But sure Hollywood, keep handing the keys for blockbuster franchises to inexperienced dudes instead of women who could actually get it right the first time…

Sean Penn‘s cigarette-puffing, grumpy appearance on Colbert reminded me why I really, really dislike Sean Penn.

-As if that wasn’t enough, he also talked crap about ex-wife Robin Wright on Marc Maron’s podcast: “We don’t have a lot of conversation. We don’t not get along…And as it turned out, she and I did not share the same ethical views on parenting, including the continuing parenting of adult children.”

-I love this article on how NBC’s new show Rise shows us how not to be a male ally. I watched the second episode and I couldn’t believe how terrible Josh Radnor‘s character is — or how this show possibly came from the same guy who did Friday Night Lights and Parenthood.

-Even if Emily Blunt says she can’t do it for awhile, I’m actually pretty psyched that Tom Cruise is trying to pull together an Edge of Tomorrow sequel. That movie deserved way more attention than it got.

Leonard Nimoy‘s son married Star Trek: DS9 star Terry Farrell, which is all kinds of great.

-At the Riverdale panel at PaleyFest, a brave young fan asked Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart if they are dating. (Isn’t this common knowledge? Or perhaps not everyone follows Vancouver paparazzi twitter gossip like I do.)

-On the one hand, I’ve heard that the last half of Avengers: Infinity War is basically a Black Panther sequel, which sounds amazing. On the other hand, there’s reports that the film rests on Vision and Scarlet Witch’s romance, which is much less amazing.

-I saw Love, Simon in theatres last weekend and was totally charmed by it. So was Kristen Bell, apparently. She bought out a theater so as many people as possible could see it.

Ed Norton‘s production company is being sued over the death of a fireman on the set of his new movie.

-Here’s Brie Larson training for her Captain Marvel role. Yes, she’s doing a close grip and yes, she’s using her legs, but it took me two years at the gym to manage three of these. Two years!

-This is a really good examination of the Ready Player One backlash and how to view it in the context of our post-GamerGate world.

Ed Harris and Jason Sudeikis embark on a grumpy road trip in the trailer for Netflix’s Kodachrome.

Hollywood Heavyweights Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon and More Say #TimesUp

-God, I’m relieved it’s so much more than black dresses at awards shows. Yesterday, in unity, 300 Hollywood women  announced the launch of Time’s Up, a new initiative which includes a legal fund aimed to protect sexual harassment victims in every workplace, from janitors to waitresses to factory workers, and specially immigrant women. Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, Donna Langley, and Nina Shaw are among the key players. Contributors to the defense fund include Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Stacey Snider, Dana Walden, Regina King, Felicity Huffman, Megan Ellison, Kate Hudson, Viola Davis, Ava DuVernay, Alicia Vikander, Amy Poehler, Olivia Munn, Taylor Swift, Jessica Chastain and more. Learn more at their website.

Hoda Kotb has been named a permanent Today Show co-host, taking over for Matt Lauer after his firing due to sexual harassment complaints. I wonder if she’s also taking over his reported $20 million salary?

-Here’s an interesting look at how men are losing their jobs over sexual harassment — and women are replacing them. 

-And here’s a look at the female-led plans to turn the Weinstein Co’s tainted assets into something positive.

-The Hollywood Reporter has created a sexual-misconduct beat and assigned seven reporters, who are “fielding ten to fifteen tips a day.”

-Lots of people on Twitter are speculating that the next man to be exposed will be Max Landis. But will he?

-Huh. Paris Hilton is engaged to the Chris Zylka, aka guy who played Justin Theroux’s son on The Leftovers.  Double huh: He somehow got her a 20-carat ring, $2 million ring.

-This article on how Tom Hanks‘ Big is secretly a horror movie actually makes a lot of sense.

-One of my favourite New Year’s Day traditions is hungoverly scrolling through CDAN’s blind item reveals. I always skip right over the Old Hollywood ones, but I really gravitated towards the kindness ones this year for some reason (maybe because 2017 was such a garbage fire). Some of the best involved Ed Sheeran, Hugh Jackman, Bruce Willis and Ryan Seacreast.  In non-kindness ones, I really hope this Candice Patton reveal is true because I really dig her and this is a boss move. (But if it is, it’s also why I find it so impossible to decipher his TV blinds because his clues make no sense. The Flash *is* the most popular CW show, ratings-wise).

-Here’s Justin Timberlake‘s new album preview. Oh god, he’s gone full Bon Iver, guys!

-I actually don’t think Chrissy Teigen was trying to defend Logan Paul in her tweets this morning; I think she was trying to have a conversation about the knee-jerk internet campaigns designed to ruin people when they screw up. He is not the example I would have used because I personally think this guy’s career is an escalating waterfall of f**kery and should be ended, but I get what she was trying to say. (She’s since made her account private.)

Jessica Alba closed off the year by welcoming a new son.

Will Smith made a very gushy Instagram post on his and Jada‘s anniversary.

Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon did a fake Rose Bowl parade commentary and everyone was very confused.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly flew to France in coach. Celebs, they’re just like us! I mean, they took up three rows in the back, were surrounded by bodyguards, and got to board before everyone else, but otherwise: totally like us.

-I’m pretty sure if someone called me the c-word on Twitter I would just ignore them or fight with them. But Sarah Silverman is clearly a way better person than I am and got to the bottom of her troll’s problems.

-So this is Dave Chappelle‘s take on Louis CK? In the words of @ira: keep it.

-More reviews of The X Files’ new season have come out, and then general consensus seems to be that if you can get past its bad season premiere, the rest of the episodes are solid and overall it’s way better than last year. I still can’t figure out why anyone thought it would be a good idea to start this week (when no one is expecting new episodes of anything) and then immediately take a week off?

-Meanwhile, Gillian Anderson has confirmed that this is it for her and The X Files.

-All of these deleted scenes from the final season of Parks & Rec sound awesome and I want to watch them right now.

-Here’s the trailer for Netflix’s The End of the F***ing World, the super dark teen romance series based on the graphic novels. This has potential.

-The new Fifty Shades Freed trailer includes a car chase, a wedding, and a pregnancy reveal. I guess they can give everything away in the trailer because it’s not like the people who are going to see it are watching it for plot.