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Lana Condor Talks About Her True Love — And It’s Not Noah Centineo


-In her new Cosmo cover storyLana Condor admits she and Noah Centineo did nothing to stop those romance rumours, despite her having a longtime live-in boyfriend. But I wonder how much that was encouraged by Netflix during TATBILB’s press tour?

-Congrats to Jennifer Lawrence, who’s reportedly engaged to art gallery rep Cooke Maroney.

Bradley Cooper was refreshingly candid when he talked to Oprah about being “embarrassed” by his Oscar snub for Best Director. “I felt embarrassed that I didn’t do my part. I’ll work on that. I went, ‘Oh, gosh. I didn’t do my job.'”

-The Walking Dead has been renewed for Season 10, but there is a chance Danai Gurira may not return as negotiations have become more complicated since she became a superstar thanks to Black Panther. Meanwhile, Norman Reedus becomes No. 1 on the callsheet with a reported paycheck of $350,000 per episode on top of additional guarantees and advances in a deal that sources say could be worth anywhere from $50 million to $90 million. (That guy also hits the lucrative con circuit hard so he’s pretty much flush.)

In the new issue of British GQ, Armie Hammer (who might be Hollywood’s worst tweeter — discuss!) stands by his tweets that criticized celebrities’ selfie tributes to the late Stan Lee.

Hugh Jackman accidentally restarted his fake feud with ‘total f—ing a–hole’ Ryan Reynolds.

-Avengers: Endgame might clock in at 3 hours. Dear god.

Jennifer Lopez is performing a Motown tribute at the Grammys and people are not happy.

-I’ve been reading a bit of backlash about the third season of The Good Place and I just don’t get it. Yeah, the Earth-bound stuff wasn’t great and I’m not totally shipping Eleanor and Chidi (and I ship everyone!) but this was also the season that gave us the Jeremy Bearimy episode so I have no complaints.

-Just eat the damn pizza, Drew Barrymore.

-Here’s our first look at the Four Weddings and a Funeral reunion for Red Nose Day.

-Speaking of first looks, HBO just released a bunch of photos from Game of Thrones’ final season. I feel like I’m going to love Sansa this season.

-People’s cover story gives good press to Meghan Markle (which she can use after the trashing she’s getting in the British press — there was a headline yesterday about her being the cause of Harry’s baldness). People’s story has some new scoop, including how she leans on her faith and how everything went down with her father during the wedding.

Ed Westwick (who was accused by three women of sexual assault but prosecutors did not pursue charges) just landed a new gig. These men are Teflon.

-EW is doing a bunch of romcom retrospectives in time for Valentine’s Day. I’m not sure anyone needs a fond look back at He’s Just Not That Into You, but I really liked this piece about Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt getting together to re-watch (500) Days of Summer 10 years later.

-Celebs are getting in on the #FuckFuckJerry action and calling on people to unfollow their accounts.

-Here’s the first trailer for The Sun Is Also a Star. This book is on my bedside table and it’s one of two (alongside The Hating Game) that I pick up whenever I’m down because I can flip to a random page and it just brings the happy. So trust me when I say I do NOT want them to screw up this movie — and this trailer has me hopeful that they won’t. Yara Shahidi looks perfect; I’m less convinced about the Riverdale guy but I’ll give him a chance.

Eminem Drops a New Song Featuring Beyonce

Eminem stole some of Taylor Swift‘s thunder by dropping a new song featuring Beyonce, and the internet freaked out.

-This is an interesting look at how a celebrity like Taylor Swift is not built for this moment in culture.

-Meanwhile, critics are mostly loving her new album. I’ve listened to “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” and “New Year’s Day” a lot today…

Lupita Nyong’o called out a magazine for photoshopping out her natural hair.

-In a Facebook post, Ellen Page accuses Brett Ratner of outing her and homophobic harassment on the X-Men set. The post is long but definitely worth a read. She also calls working with Woody Allen the “biggest regret” of her career, and acknowledges her privilege.

-Her X-Men costar Anna Paquin backed her up on Twitter, saying “I was there when that comment was made. I stand with you.”

-ER’s Anthony Edwards claims Broadway producer Gary Goddard molested him and his friend when they were kids.

Louis C.K. has admitted to sexual misconduct, saying in a statement: “These stories are true.” (Interesting that he doesn’t mention that just a few weeks ago, he was telling the NYT  “They’re rumors, that’s all that is.”)

-Not surprisingly, his movie is dead. So is his career. Now let’s tear down the boy’s club that protected him.

-FX just announced in a release that it is “ending our association with Louis CK.” Let’s hope they moved quick enough to keep his stink off Better Things.

-I keep thinking about this tweet by Roxanne Gay.

Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah spoke out last night about C.K., while Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden and Conan O’Brien didn’t. This matters.

Ed Westwick‘s BBC series White Gold is being disrupted amid sexual assault claims.

-This article on how the recent wave of sexual harassment allegations are redefining entertainment journalism is fascinating. Also, it mentions a recurring theme that seems to keep popping up this week: “There are rumors that reporters are working on pieces about actors no one would expect…That the next star to be accused won’t be a known creep but a “nice guy” that will shock the world.”

-I really love all the profiles coming out featuring Sam Rockwell in advance of Three Billboards. I love how he talks about his character’s possible redemption. I still can’t figure out how I felt about him by the end of the film.

-This is a great piece on how Stranger Things is nostalgic for a time before nerds were toxic.

Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike star in the new trailer for Hostiles.

Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick Denies Rape Allegation

-Actress Kristina Cohen wrote a long Facebook post last night, accusing Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick of raping her three years ago. She says her boyfriend at the time, a producer, took her to the actor’s house. After quickly becoming freaked out by the situation, she says she feigned illness and went to lie down in a guest room. “I was woken up abruptly by Ed on top of me, his fingers entering my body. I told him to stop, but he was strong. I fought him off as hard as I could but he grabbed my face in his hands, shaking me, telling me he wanted to f**k me. I was paralyzed, terrified. I couldn’t speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me.”

Westwick responded to the allegation with an unequivocal denial.  It’s surprising he waited nearly a day to comment if he was just going to end up doing it on Twitter instead of arranging for an interview with a prominent outlet.

-Meanwhile, BBC One’s social media manager really, really needs to check trending topics before tweeting...

Sia said someone was trying to sell a nude image of her, so she posted it herself.

-Following Taylor Swift’s battle with the ACLU, journalist have taken to Twitter to talk about times when her legal team tried to kill their stories.

-The world sucks right now. A Tiffany Haddish Oscar nomination would make it suck slightly less.

Jason Momoa talked about his secret wedding to Lisa Bonet: “Some a**hole leaked it!”

-Star Trek Discovery’s star Sonequa Martin-Green squaring off against Piers Morgan in a gender fluidity debate is my new favourite song.

Jessica Chastain says she won’t be silent about those Bryan Singer allegations just because she’s working on his X-Men movie. That’s ballsy and I love it.

-Looking back at old interviews reveals that Dustin Hoffman grabbed Meryl Streep‘s breast the first time he met her. He also once told a story about pinching his The Graduate co-star Katharine Ross‘ butt during their first screen test “as a way to help loosen us up…She said, ‘How dare you?!'”

Ronan Farrow’s latest article that makes it clear why it was so hard to expose Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein hired private security agencies to investigate his accusers and journalists. Over the course of a year, elite Israeli intelligence agents using false identities as women’s rights defenders and fellow victims insinuated themselves into Rose McGowan’s life.  Scary stuff.

-Oh and  a lawyer oversaw Weinstein‘s private spying effort to stop NYTimes’s story – while also representing the NYTimes!

-Interesting question: are we over Matt Damon now? I will say, when he showed up in the super secret cameo in a recent blockbuster, I enjoyed it much less than I would have a month ago.

-Wait, on Stranger Things Steve was originally supposed to rape Nancy in season one? Thank god they swerved away from that. He’s my new fave!

Julianna Margulies is going to return to TV in Marti Noxon‘s AMC revenge drama Dietland. I loved the book that the show is based on so I was already here for it. But this is good casting.

-Just when I think I’m about ready to quit Riverdale, they incorporate a Rent song into an episode. What is this show?!?

-Holy moly, did Disney’s ban of the LA Times blow up in their face. After banning them from covering their movies following this Times’ story on Disney’s financial relationship with the city of Anaheim, a ton of reporters refused to cover Disney in solidarity, including some from the Washington Post, NYT, NPR and The A.V. Club. Then four key film critics’ organizations announced that they would disqualify Disney’s films from year-end awards consideration. Oscar voter David Simon said he wouldn’t vote for their movies. Even Ava DuVernay, who is directing the Disney film A Wrinkle in Time, expressed solidarity with the press. By this afternoon, Disney called mercy and ended the ban.

Chris Evanstweets about his dog never fail to crack me up.

-I had no idea Mudbound was heading to Netflix next week. This movie got rave reviews at Sundance and TIFF.