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EW Goes Big for Avengers: Infinity War


-EW released 15(!) different covers this week for Avengers: Infinity War. I haven’t checked by mail yet but I’m hoping for Evans, will undoubtedly get Thanos. Also, look at Shuri!

-Wait a second… just how many dinosaur skulls does Leonardo DiCaprio own?

-More proof that A-listers need to demand inclusion riders. On A Few Good Men, an executive wanted a sex scene between Tom Cruise and Demi Moore. When Aaron Sorkin refused, the exec responded:  “Well if Tom and Demi aren’t going to sleep together why is Demi’s [character] a woman?”

-Time’s up? A source within the New York Police Department revealed to the Daily Beast that they are close to arresting Harvey Weinstein.

Mae Whitman talking about the Zeek junkyard speech that Craig T. Nelson improvised on Parenthood made me tear up a lil bit.

Olivia Munn says that she is not dating Justin Theroux — or any of her friends’ exes.

-It sucks that people are blaming Ellen Pompeo‘s recently salary bump on two of her Grey’s costars leaving. That’s not how TV works. Trust me, if the show wanted to keep those actors, Disney can afford it.

Lisa Bonet has broken her silence about Bill Cosby – in the most Lisa Bonet-y way possible. “There was no knowledge on my part about his specific actions, but…there was just energy. And that type of sinister, shadow energy cannot be concealed.”

-It’s unusual to get gossip about the usually private Colin Firth, but his wife admitted to an affair when she and Firth were on a break. She is now accusing the man she was with of stalking.

-I don’t get this Bruno Mars debate. The man works his butt off, seems nice and non-problematic, and makes BOPS.

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn went hiking in Malibu this week, leading to this gem of an eyewitness statement: “The other thing that struck me is that they kind of look exactly like each other, which is weird.”

Kristen Wiig has been confirmed as Wonder Woman 2’s villain Cheetah. This is casting I can get behind.

-I really liked this take on Atlanta’s latest episode, especially the part about “Donald Glover‘s star image as a black creative able to balance autonomy and a so-called auteurism with wider recognition.”

-This is my city’s tribute to The Shape of Water. I’m very proud.

-A new Handmaid’s Tale season two trailer has dropped.


Ellen Pompeo Reveals Why She’s TV’s $20 Million Woman


-If you read any long form article today, read THR’s cover story on Ellen Pompeo. It’s a refreshingly candid about the negotiations that made her the highest paid actress on television. She spills some McDreamy tea, revealing how Patrick Dempsey was used as leverage against her in salary negotiations “for years”. (“At one point, I asked for $5,000 more than him just on principle, because the show is Grey’s Anatomy and I’m Meredith Grey. They wouldn’t give it to me.”) It’s such a refreshingly blunt, entertaining and empowering read on recognizing your worth and fighting for it.

Kim Kardashian is a new mom! She brought her newborn daughter home.

Justin Timberlake said he ‘absolutely’ made peace with Janet Jackson after the Super Bowl incident. Maybe that’s true, but he certainly didn’t do it publicly, did he?

Selena Gomez’s mother says she tried to convince her not work with Woody Allen, but it “fell on deaf ears.”

Timothée Chalamet donated his salary from a Woody Allen film to #TimesUp and other charities. I’m actually surprised that he didn’t seem to get as much blow back for working with him as others have.

-Meanwhile, Dylan Farrow talked about her desire to take Woody Allen down. “Why shouldn’t I be angry? Why shouldn’t I be hurt? Why shouldn’t I feel some sort of outrage that after all these years — being ignored and disbelieved and tossed aside?”

Arnold Schwarzenegger says if he and the cast had known about Eliza Dushku‘s claim while filming True Lies, he says, “you bet your ass all of us would have done something.”

-Meanwhile, two more women have accused Joel Kramer of misconduct.

Catherine Zeta-Jones spoke out about Michael Douglaspreemptive sexual harassment denial.

-In news that is no way shocking, James Franco’s Twitter stripper movie is now on hold.

Paul Scheer made fun of a romance novel’s cover and the genre’s fans called him out on it — so he ended up reading it, live-tweeting it and loving it. I adore this story.

-I don’t watch James Spader‘s TV show, but I will watch him tell crazy stories on talk shows.

-A Harry Potter fan-fiction film about Voldemort’s origin has over 4 million views.

-American Crime Story: Versace is getting great reviews — but it is nothing like The People vs OJ Simpson.

-Speaking of TV shows that are getting great reviews, everyone’s loving CW’s Black Lightning.  I was really taken by last night’s pilot (which got good ratings) and I hope they can sustain it.

Leslie Jones reveals that she wasn’t faking it during that SNL skit with James Franco when it looked like she was trying not to puke.

Gabrielle Union’s new movie seems like Panic Room meets John Wick and I’m HERE FOR IT!

Oprah for President?

-Following her barn-burning Globes speech, there’s lots of talk about Oprah running for president in 2020. I think she’d be fine (though I can’t imagine why in the world she’d ever want to).  I like this take on how celebrity is neither magic nor an automatic disqualifier.

-Here are all the mentions of sexual harassment at last night’s ceremony. Not one (NOT ONE!) of the male winners in the acting categories took the opportunity of their winning speech to address the issue.

Ewan McGregor acknowledged both his wife and his girlfriend in his acceptance speech. That’s … something.

James Franco hosted an intimate dinner for all the Golden Globe nominated actors before the show.

Franco should have let Tommy Wiseau speak.  The Room creator says that, if given time at the mic, he would have said: “If a lot of people love each other the world will be a better place to live!”

-Meanwhile, Ally Sheedy called out both James Franco and Christian Slater on Twitter during the show.

-We might want to hold our applause for Gary Oldman, too.

-Bless the journalist who asked Greta Gerwig in the backstage pressroom if she regrets working with Woody Allen.

-In a statement to Buzzfeed, Dylan Farrow is calling out people who support both anti-harassment efforts and Woody Allen. “I hope these women change the world. That said, the people who join this movement without taking any kind of personal accountability for the ways in which their own words and decisions have helped to perpetuate the culture they are fighting against, that’s hard for me to reconcile.”

-Meanwhile, Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo completely slammed Woody Allen (and the actors who still work with him) on Twitter earlier on the weekend.

-Allow Keanu Reeves to restore your faith in the male celebrity.

-I’m glad that Netflix’s Lovesick is getting praise. I’ve only watched a couple of episodes but it’s charming af.

-Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe is engaged. Who wants to break the news to Tumblr that it’s not to costar Sam Heughan?

-This is a good piece on The X Files’ continuing struggle with female autonomy and consent. (Also, that gross twist that Chris Carter claims he’s had planned for 19 years? Old interviews prove otherwise.)

-Marvel’s Runways has been renewed for season 2. I’m a few episodes behind but I really like what I’ve seen so far.

-The CW finally announced the premiere dates for iZombie and The 100.

-At a charity auction, Brad Pitt bid $120,000 to watch Game of Thrones With Emilia Clarke. This sounds like the start of a very adorable meet cute!

-Ohhh…The Shins have a new song out!

-This thread on the lack of marketing for Proud Mary should be reprinted in the trades.

Red Sparrow starring Jennifer Lawrence looks like the Black Widow movie Marvel should have made.