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Taraji P. Henson Talks Empire & the Art of the Hustle in Marie Claire

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-Wow, I adore Taraji P. Henson’s new Marie Claire cover.

-First Armie Hammer dragged James Woods on Twitter, and now Amber Tamblyn is getting in on the action.  She originally tweeted “James Woods tried to pick me and my friend up at a restaurant once. He wanted to take us to Vegas. ‘I’m 16’ I said. ‘Even better’ he said.” After he denied it she tweeted “Calling me liar, James? This is now far from over. That I can promise” and is now RT’ing other people’s gross stories about him.  I love this.

Prince Harry reportedly enjoyed an early birthday celebration this past weekend with Meghan Markle in London. He turns 33 on Friday.

-Another day, yet another Star Wars shakeup. Days after Colin Trevorrow  parted ways with the franchise, J.J. Abrams  was announced as the new writer/director of Episode IX.  Not the most inspired or diverse choice, but I get why they wanted to go the safe, competent route after all the disarray. The change means the premiere date has been pushed seven months to Dec 2019.

Russell Brand wants to make amends with ex-wife Katy Perry, who he dumped via text. “I’m willing and open for reconciliation, any kind. Because if we can’t overcome our relatively trivial personal disputes in this world, what hope is there for us?” How big of him.

Louis C.K.‘s new film I Love You, Daddy and I, Tonya (which reportedly features an incredible Margot Robbie performance) landed the top deals of this year’s TIFF market so far.

-Meanwhile, while promoting the film in Toronto Louis C.K. was asked by the NYT about those rumors of sexual misconduct with female comics, and he shut it down. “I’m not going to answer to that stuff, because they’re rumors…If you actually participate in a rumor, you make it bigger and you make it real.”

Michelle Williams and Busy Phillips reminiscing about all the actors they kissed on Dawson’s Creek is kind of the best.

Randy Jackson says that his sister Janet’s divorce arose from an “abusive situation,” and claims she suffered “verbal abuse” and felt like “a prisoner in her own home” during her marriage to businessman Wissam Al Mana.

Kristen Bell played bingo, had wheelchair races and ate dinner with thousands of nursing home residents who evacuated to her Orlando hotel during Irma.

-Good on Glamour Mag for fighting back against hateful Instagram comments about one of their employees.

-In a rare political post, Selena Gomez asked her millions of followers to defend DACA.

-Meanwhile, Elle Fanning learned the hard way what happens when Selena tags you on Instagram.

-I always have time to watch a new Radiohead video.

-The fact that Syfy added the founder of BGN to their advisory board makes me want to watch Syfy shows.

Jason Mamoa posted an Instgram video of him on a climbing wall and it’s rul nice.

-This footage of Rami Malek performing as Freddie Mercury is pretty promising.

-My friends and I are really split one The Florida Project (I loved it, they didn’t), but Drake just endorsed the film so I’m really feeling better about my opinion now…

-Here’s the first trailer for James Franco‘s The Disaster Artist. He’s getting raves for his performance.

-A new trailer has officially dropped for Alexander Payne’s Downsizing. The reviews coming out of TIFF for this one are also pretty stellar.

Was Gal Gadot Underpaid for Wonder Woman?

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-Look, I’m all for pointing out the Hollywood pay gap, but that Elle article that went viral this morning about how Gal Gadot earned $300k for Wonder Woman while Henry Cavill made $14 million for Man of Steel was complete BS. Cavill’s deal included other movies and back-end. Gadot’s initial pay is industry standard (Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans made roughly the same for the first Thor and Captain America movies, respectively, and RDJ made $500k for the first Iron Man). The real money will come with the sequel, and she hasn’t even signed that deal yet so she basically has Warner Bros by the balls.

-I love Sarah Michelle Gellar, but this is a bad tweet.

-Holy shit, Warner Bros. has confirmed Bachelor in Paradise has been cleared in the misconduct investigation, and they are RESUMING PRODUCTION. No one thought ABC would even attempt to salvage this show, let alone this season.

Miles Teller denied being arrested for public intoxication in San Diego this weekend. And then the San Diego brought out the receipts.

-Sadness: Prodigy, half of the incredibly influential Queensbridge rap duo Mobb Deep, has died at 42 of to Sickle Cell complications. Nas, QTip, Nicki Minaj, Chuck D and more have posted their condolences.

Jenny Slate was spotted at the movies with Jon Hamm. She’s really living her best life right now…

Lorde apologized for a Guardian interview in which she said that maintaining friendships with famous people is “like having a friend with an autoimmune disease.”

Angelina Jolie met with young survivors of sexual violence today on her humanitarian trip to Kenya.

Gwyneth Paltrow says she gets GOOP advice from Walmart’s e-commerce guy. Seems about right.

Kim Kardashian responded to those blackface allegations associated with her makeup line’s new marketing, making a lot of excuses before saying she’s “learned from it.”

Elle Fanning was on Kimmel last night and told the story of how she ended up having Robert De Niro and his entire family over for Easter dinner, and they just ordered a bunch of pizza.

-Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis says he’s done with acting.

Stephen Amell had a little fit on Twitter today because people were making fun of his belly at the Jays game (try being a woman on the internet, you delicate flower, you), but then Robbie Amell shut him down the way only family can. Twice.

Johnny Depp emails have been made public, and they reveal he knew he was in financial trouble (but still refused to fly commercial because that would be “a f**king nightmare of monumental proportions.”)

Michael Keaton, Dylan O’Brien and Taylor Kitsch star in the American Assassin trailer. Um, what the hell happened to Taylor Kitsch’s career?

Lily Collins battles anorexia in the trailer for Netflix’s To the Bone. It’s the directorial debut of Marti Noxon from Buffy and UNreal, and the supporting cast is stacked (Keanu Reeves,  Lili Taylor, Carrie Preston).

Dwayne Johnson For President?

 

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-Last summer, one of my fave columnists wrote an op-ed about why Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson should run for president. In his new GQ profile, it sounds like he’s actually considering it.

Elle Fanning just scored her first Vogue cover. Not too shabby for a 19 year old.

-The details in this THR story about Johnny Depp’s legal battles are CRAZY. His constant tardiness on the set of Pirates 5 led to a production staffer being stationed in an unmarked car outside his house, watching for him to wake up. (“The moment the light went on they’d call the line producer, who would then call the directors: ‘He’s up! He’s getting ready!’ They even had a special code term, like ‘The eagle has landed.’ Johnny had no idea this was going on.”) Once there wasn’t enough liquid money to cover his $2M in monthly bills, probably because he had five(!) homes in the Hollywood Hills, several penthouses in the same building, and was spending $1k per day on wine. This is some Marlon Brando-level stuff.

Jessica Chastain has no time for Johnny Depp‘s bs.

-Piggy-backing on the Depp news, I love this article on eight actors who don’t deserve their career, and who should replace them.

Harry Styles tried to stag-dive for the first time last night and it didn’t go so well.

Meghan Markle is expected to attend Pippa’s wedding and her dress will be more scrutinized than the bride’s.

-Fox has mercy killed Sleepy Hollow. I still can’t believe how they squandered the potential of the amazing first season. This is a really sharp take on how the show turned on its core fanbase.

-Meanwhile, Fox picked up a new comedy starring Adam Scott and Craig Robinson, a medical drama starring Matt Czuchry and Emily VanCamp, and Marvel’s Gifted with Amy Acker.

-There is a fascinating fight happening between Netflix and Cannes regarding theatrical distribution. Going forward, any film that wants to compete in Cannes will have to have theatrical distribution in France, and the Netflix CEO is pissed, saying “they’re closing ranks.”

Jesus Christ Superstar is NBC’s next live musical? Huh.

Channing Tatum wrote an open letter in Cosmopolitan about how he wants his daughter to break free of gender roles.

Patti Lupone is not a fan of Madonna’s acting and isn’t shy about it. Bless her. “Madonna is a movie killer. She’s dead behind the eyes; she cannot act her way out of a paper bag. She should not be in film or on stage.”  She’s got nothing but love for Rachel Bloom, though.

-King Arthur is projected to be an epic flop. That’s ok. I’m sure it won’t affect any of those white dudes’ careers in the slightest!

-ABC is expected to announce Scandal’s final season at next week’s upfront presentation. It’s past due.

Giada De Laurentiis tried to teach Ellen and Nicole Kidman how to cook and failed miserably.

-This is an interesting read: the LA Times reached out to teachers to get their thoughts on how 13 Reasons Why is affecting classrooms.

-Speaking of interesting reads, I really liked this look at how teen dramas like Riverdale keep sidelining their WoC characters.

Jeremy Renner and Jake Johnson are going to star in a comedy about a group of friends who have been playing a no-holds-barred game of tag for the last 30 years, and I’m oddly intrigued.

-Speaking of intriguing entertainment news, Donald Glover is going to helm a Deadpool animated series on FXX.

-The red band trailer for Baywatch is a whole lotta ball talk.