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Scandal and HTGAWM Are Shooting a Crossover Episode

Shonda Rhimes just revealed a Scandal/How To Get Away With Murder crossover and even though I don’t watch either show anymore, the prospect of Kerry Washington and Viola Davis sharing scenes will bring me back for an ep.

-Interesting that Brad Pitt‘s camp is putting it out there that he’s “casually dating.” Prepping us for an awards show date, perhaps?

-Speaking of awards, the SAG nominations were announced and for the first time in years, Kevin Spacey and Jeffrey Tambor didn’t make the cut, another sign that they are no longer welcome in this awards season circle.

-I am very, very interested in how the red carpet questions are going to go down this year.

Hoda and Savannah‘s combined salaries are reportedly $11 million less than Matt Lauer was. Of course.

-Congrats to Ellen Pagewho married her longtime girlfriend, Emma Portner.

-Netflix says Bright is its highest-viewed original film ever  in its launch week. The film is currently the No. 1 movie on the site in over 190 countries is being streamed by more international users than domestic. Not surprisingly, Netflix has greenlit a sequel to the terribly reviewed but allegedly well watched film. Also not surprisingly, Max Landis won’t be writing this one.

-Glad I’m not the only one who noticed that Black Mirror seems to have no idea what the morning after pill is.

America Ferrera reunited with her Traveling Pants sisters Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel in this cute snap she posted.

-The CW superheroes suit up in a new teaser for their upcoming mid-season returns. Barry’s reactions to Oliver’s grumpiness will never not make me laugh…

-Speaking of CW shows, the Pierce family fights back in the latest trailer for Black Lightning.

-On Twitter Dan Harmon apologized to a Community writer for harassment, calling himself an “awful boss,” a “selfish baby” and saying “i’m filled with regret and a lot of foggy memories about abusing my position, treating you like garbage.”  She responded: “I wish my memories were foggier. I wish there was a way to fix it. It took me years to believe in my talents again, to trust a boss when he complimented me and not cringe when he asked for my number. I was afraid to be enthusiastic, knowing it might be turned against me later.”

-Here’s Bruce Willis in the incredibly ill-timed Death Wish trailer.

-A member of a black sorority teaches a white sorority how to step  in the trailer for Step Sisters and I am deeply uncomfortable…


The Bachelor in Paradise Mess Gets Messier


-A Bachelor in Paradise crew member provided a horrific, detailed account of the alleged sexual misconduct, claiming that the female contestant was so out of it that she went limp and kept sliding under the water. This just keeps getting worse and worse. And of course, the slut shamers are out in full force.

-Meanwhile, the male contestant is reportedly demanding to see the footage as he believes it will exonerate him.

-According to Chris Harrison, no decisions have been made about Bachelor in Paradise’s future, but I can’t imagine them ever coming back after this.

-It sounds like Jennifer Lawrence has nabbed the coveted September cover of Vogue.

-Yes, Slate, Katy Perry’s new album is a hot mess. No, Slate, it is not our fault.

-Also, Katy Perry says Josh Groban is “the one who got away.”

-Last night, Stephen Colbert grilled Oliver Stone on his lenient interview with Putin and things got hella awkward, especially when the audience started openly laughing at his answers.

-Not surprisingly, the rumours that Tom Hardy may be cast as Jafar in the live-action Aladdin did not go over well.

-Glow, Alison Brie‘s Netflix’s comedy about female wrestlers, is getting really good reviews. THR says it’s “worth stepping into the ring for,” EW praises its “heartbreaking glitter-blasted humanity,” and TVLine says it “puts ’80s kitsch in a hilarious headlock.”

-Speaking of Netflix comedies, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has been renewed for season 4. I’m not through the new season, but I’m loving what I’ve seen so far. (The line “are you marching in a Give Back the Night rally?” made me laugh so hard on a plane recently, I woke up the woman next to me.)

Sandra Oh is returning to TV to star in BBC’s Killing Eve, created by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge. God, I love all of those words!

Justin Bieber‘s fans were not happy with him when he said he couldn’t sing “Despacito” because he didn’t know the lyrics.

-At the Rough Night premiere, Scarlett Johansson hung out with the 72-year-old woman who went viral after her grandson posted a photo of her when she was younger and she looked just like the actress.

-Meanwhile, Scarlett was once again spotted with SNL’s Colin Jost.

Demi Moore, Leslie Jones, and Demetrius Shipp Jr. played charades with Fallon last night.

-I haven’t really looked at Salma Hayek the same way since that disastrous luncheon earlier this year, but she’s been telling some very funny stories on her latest talk show tour.

-If there’s a prize for “best walking onto a talk show stage,” Kate McKinnon just won it.

-The average Netflix user has streamed almost three full Adam Sandler movies. Humanity is doomed.

-I’m probably supposed to hate this dress on Nicole Kidman, but there’s something about the way she’s been leaning into the witchy fairy look lately that I can’t help but appreciate.

-The trailer for the Whitney Houston doc, which reportedly sheds light on rumored relationship with Robyn Crawford, has arrived.

-This is a great piece on how reviewers treated Gal Gadot when writing about Wonder Woman. Basically, we need more female and POC critics.

-Have you and your friends fought over the NYT’s list of the 25 best films of the 21st century yet? You will.

-I love Roxanne Gay. I love her. She writes some of the most searing, raw fiction out there. And her interview with Trevor Noah made me love her even more. She was heartbreakingly brave when talking about how being gang-raped at 12 led to her weight issues, and how the world treats obese people.

-Why the hell are they remaking Flatliners? And why the hell are Ellen Page and Diego Luna in it? Nina Dobrev, I get, but Page was nominated for an Oscar!

Harry Potter Comes to The Flash


-Wow, Draco Malfoy just became a series regular on The Flash?! How can the CW afford that?!

Gwyneth Paltrow on being named The Most Hated Celebrity: “I was like, ‘I’m the most hated celebrity? More than, like, Chris Brown?’ What did I do?” She makes a valid point.

Scarlett Johansson is officially the highest-grossing actress in Hollywood history. I wouldn’t have guessed that, but good on her.

Iggy Azalea tweeted that she broke up with Nick Young because she caught him cheating on their security cameras.  That’s terrible (and also a really weird thing to tweet).

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston are not together this weekend. Looks like you’re up, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani!

-I never really thought of Matt Damon as a prank-pulling guy, but this is kinda cute.

-Well, I guess the Oscars are trying at least. The new Academy invitees are 46% women and 41% people of colour.

-This segment of The Wine Show featuring Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys playing waiters is maybe my favourite thing ever.

-This is nice: Rihanna sent pizza to fans who waited for hours in the rain to get into her concert.

Dave Franco is grossed out by Emma Roberts. Seems fair.

Bryan Cranston doesn’t want his daughter to sleep with James Franco. Also seems fair.

-This oral history of Angels in America is a long and lovely read.

-Also lovely, this interview with Aziz Ansari‘s dad on becoming an unexpected TV star.

Tom Hanks plays a hero pilot in first look for Clint Eastwood drama Sully.

Ellen Page steals a baby and tries to raise it with Allison Janney in the Tallulah trailer. Juno reunion!