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Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Leaving Marvel, Fighting with Harvey Weinstein

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-In her new Variety cover, Gwyneth Paltrow talks about how her new husband Brad Falchuk referenced Shakespeare in Love in his vows (“I hope this isn’t too personal but in my husband’s wedding vows, he actually said it’s no coincidence that I played this muse, because that’s who I am to him, and his perception is that’s who I am in real life. It was really sweet”), added more fuel to the rumours that her onscreen hubby Robert Downey Jr. dies in this spring’s Avengers: Endgame by saying it’ll be her last MCU movie, and says of her struggles with Harvey Weinstein, “He was a bully. I never had a problem standing up to him. I wasn’t scared of him.” Which, good for her I guess, but a lot of women who weren’t at her level didn’t have the luxury to stand up to him and not be destroyed.

Lady Gaga and fiance Christian Carino have called it quits.

-It’s a big day for breakups. Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are also done following a new round of cheating rumours.

Kim Kardashian is lashing out at sites that sell fashion knockoffs after a vintage Thierry Mugler gown she wore to Sunday’s Hollywood Beauty Awards has already been copied.

-Celebs are mourning  Karl Lagerfeld (even though he was kind of a turd).

This interview with Macaulay Culkin and Devon Sawa reminiscing about their days as 90s stars made my day.

Darren Criss and Mia Swier got married over the weekend and good for them but my god what is this dress?!?

-There are rumours that Armie Hammer might be the next Batman (which is the most boring choice imaginable) but he’s denying them. Or possibly negotiating through the press? It could go either way.

-Netflix officially got out of the Marvel business by cancelling The Punisher and Jessica Jones yesterday. The stars of those shows took to social media to thank their fans.

Aaron Sorkin is in “conversations” to bring back The Newsroom which is just … ugh. This thread about possible plots is more entertaining than that show ever was.

Meghan Markle is in NYC to celebrate her baby shower with her girlfriends.

-Arrested Development returns to Netflix on March 15. I just can’t bring myself to care about a Jeffrey Tambor show anymore.

Emma Thompson, who had begun recording one of the voice roles in Skydance’s upcoming animated feature Luck, has quietly left the project because of concerns about working with John Lasseter, sources say.  That’s putting your money where your mouth is and I love her even more now.

Jussie Smollett’s hours on Empire have been cut back while everyone tries to figure out wtf is going on. Meanwhile, police are investigating whether he was seen with his alleged attackers hours before the assault.

Cardi B is not happy about this whole situation.

Troye Sivan, Wanda Sykes, Cara Delevingne, Rachel Maddow, and Gina Rodriguez show up in the trailer for season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

-I’m so glad to see that the reviews for Pamela Adlon‘s new, Louis CK-less season of Better Things indicate the show is stronger than ever.

-Here’s the new trailer for Veep’s final season.

Dwayne Johnson helps a family who dreams of joining World Wrestling Entertainment in the Fighting with My Family trailer.

Is Beyonce Pregnant Or Just Messing With Us?

Beyonce‘s belly bump watch just kicked into high gear thanks to this video from her new tour, in which she appears to cup her stomach. I dunno; she just had twins a year ago and she posed with a Corona just last week.

-In news that should surprise no one, Johnny Depp is being sued for allegedly punching a location manager on the City of Lies set. The lawsuit claims the actor screamed obscenities at the crew member and punched him twice in the ribs, then offered him $100,000 to punch back.

Robin Wright broke her silence about costar Kevin Spacey, making it clear she didn’t have a friendship with him beyond the House of Cards set. In her Today Show interview, she says “Kevin and I knew each other between action and cut, and in between setups, where we would giggle. I didn’t really …I didn’t know the man. I knew the incredible craftsman that he is.”

-Also, costar Patricia Clarkson credits her for saving the show after the scandal. “Robin led all of this charge so that people would save their livelihoods, because when the show goes away, some people don’t get paid. I think it’s going to be a stunning, stunning new season and I’m thankful for it.”

-Is 24 the new age for celebrities to get engaged? And cripes, is that another pear-shaped diamond?!

Gal Gadot stopped by a children’s hospital in Virginia dressed like Wonder Woman and the photos are lovely.

-I really like Dwayne Johnson‘s response to those tough Baywatch reviews: “It’s not that critics didn’t like it. They … hated it. But to clarify, it’s not audience first, critics never. Critics love movies, and we’re all in this business together.”

-Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams wants a new trial to lower his $50K monthly child support bill.

-I don’t love the olive green Ralph Lauren dress that Meghan Markle wore to Prince Louis‘ christening today, but Princess Charlotte was always going to steal the show anyway.

Harvey Weinstein appeared in court and  pled not guilty to new sexual assault charges, and won’t face home confinement. Also, he’s apparently working as a paralegal on his own case.

-The new chief of Warner laid out his vision for HBO — and he basically wants to turn it into Netflix. This is so weird and misguided. HBO has an established and respected brand and tone; Netflix’s original content strategy just seems to be throwing things at the wall and seeing what sticks without worrying about bloat or quality.

Drake‘s Scorpion is now the first album to reach 1 billion streams in a week. I’m happy for him; I just wish it was a better album.

-Also, Drake‘s new freestyle “Behind Barz” seems to be about Kanye West.

-I’m both impressed and not at all surprised that Lin-Manuel Miranda deals with mean people by being unfailingly cheerful until they feel so bad they end up apologizing.

Stan Lee has dropped his $1 billion lawsuit against his former company.

-Lawrence is nowhere to be seen and Issa looks like she’s still living with Daniel in the new Insecure promo.

-The ladies of Litchfield try to adjust to life in maximum security in the season 6 trailer for Orange Is The New Black.

-Gross. Jerry O’Connell  is hosting a show called Real Men Watch Bravo this fall, because god forbid we don’t coddle masculine fragility. Straight white dudes exhaust me.

Sacha Baron Cohen released a short preview of his new Showtime show Who Is America, which he says he’s been undercover secretly filming it for a year. In the clip, he gets Dick Cheney to autograph his “waterboarding kit.”

Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy are currently shooting the IT sequel in Toronto, and her IG stories make it seem like they’re having a great time. They dined at Kasa Moto on Saturday (so close to my house!) and then she got him to demonstrate proper hand washing technique.

Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz star in the first trailer for The Favourite. (I love that they’re using the British spelling.) It’s from the director of The Lobster, a movie I still haven’t quite wrapped my head around.

Kate Middleton Has a Baby Boy

-The royal baby boy has arrived! I will never get over the protocol of having to pose for photos so quickly after the birth. This is Kate just SEVEN HOURS after delivery!

-But when it comes to birth announcements that made me teary, Dwayne Johnson won the day with this Instagram post. He welcomed his second daughter with girlfriend Lauren Hashian.

Sarah Jessica Parker is still trying to sell us on SATC’s happy set vibe. When asked by Vulture about any resolution with Kim Cattrall, she said “I’d just like to remind everybody that there is no catfight. I have never uttered an unkind, unsupportive, unfriendly word, so I would love to redefine it…no, there is no catfight, there never has been a catfight. I’ve never fought with someone publicly in my life, nor would I. And I spent time with all of the women on the set. People need to recall that it wasn’t just two women on the set fighting because that just never happened.”

-We still have to wait a few weeks for the royal wedding, but here’s a clip from Meghan Markle’s TV wedding. (I know the guy who plays the DJ!)

-Remember that TV Line blind item a couple of weeks ago about a TV drama that should be a sure bet for renewal, except the lead actor’s terrible behaviour was jeopardizing its chances? Turns out it’s about Lethal Weapon’s Clayne Crawford. A Deadline reporter says “I have learned that Crawford has had a history of bad behavior on the show, and that he has been disciplined several times over complaints of emotional abuse and creating a hostile environment. I hear the issue has escalated to a point where other actors as well as crew on Lethal Weapon would feel uncomfortable being on set with him.” TV Line reports that Fox is thinking of recast him — possibly with a woman.

-Speaking of bad behaviour in TV, Brad Kern is not only still running NCIS: NOLA, his contract is reportedly going to be renewed by CBS. All despite the fact he’s been investigated multiple times for HR violations, according to Variety. Swell!

-Jesus, Shania Twain really stepped in it this weekend with an interview in the Guardian in which she said she would have voted Trump because “he seemed honest.” She took to Twitter to retract/apologize but the damage was done.

Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington are submitting for leads instead of supporting at the Emmys. They aren’t going to win either way, but this doesn’t help.

-I always preferred weekend 2 of Coachella. It has a more laidback vibe and the people who are there just to take Instagram photos have already left. Unfortunately it doesn’t live stream, so we missed Beyonce’s new wardrobe and Ariana Grande‘s surprise performance.

-This clip about Supergirl saving her favourite shirt before going on a mission addresses a lot of problems I have with superhero shows.

James Corden is doing a Carpool Karaoke primetime special tonight and did a whole Bruno Mars-inspired music video for it.

Universal FanCon was cancelled abruptly this weekend when organizers confirmed that they didn’t have enough money to cover the convention’s costs, and the way they’ve handled it is the biggest PR mess I’ve ever seen.

-Speaking of things that whipped fandoms into a frenzy this weekend, a reporter called out an Avengers actor for treating him badly on the junket (he has since deleted the tweets, but before he did he confirmed that it wasn’t Josh Brolin or Dave Bautista.) Whoever it is, Jessica Chastain  knows!

Amy Adams sees dead people in the creepy Sharp Objects trailer, HBO’s new miniseries based on Gillian Flynn’s book.

-It’s been a rough day in Toronto. I have comforted myself by watching the Crazy Rich Asians trailer an embarrassing amount of times. I’m not even sorry. This looks AMAZING!