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Emma Thompson

Jessica Chastain, Constance Wu and Ava Duvernay Lead the Charge on Change

Jessica Chastain, Constance Wu and Ava Duvernay

Jessica Chastain, Constance Wu and Ava Duvernay cover Marie Claire, where they talk about the importance of inclusion and representation, and learning how to not obsess about accommodating others.

-Sad news for for those of you who even knew they were dating: Rita Ora and Andrew Garfield split up.

Kit Harrington told Stephen Colbert about the end of Game of Thrones: “I was very shocked and surprised at certain events unfolding, and then I blubbed my eyes out. I cried.”

-I’ve watched this clip of Jennifer Hudson and Tom Jones spontaneously singing at each other more times than can be considered normal.

Keri Russell and Adam Driver (who are costarring on Broadway) are so damn funny and charming in this NYT profile.

-You can tell Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson have done a few movies together by this point; their chemistry is really easy going and nice. The Captain Marvel pair sang Ariana Grande and took a lie detector test on Carpool Karaoke.

-Also, Larson and Jackson sang “Shallow” on The Jonathan Ross Show and they were pretty damn great.

Heidi Montag defended The Hills reboot’s lack of diversity by pointing out her co-stars’ hair colours. So that happened.

-Also, I keep forgetting that Mischa Barton is in this thing.

Gwyneth Paltrow says that her persona shift from a whiskey-drinking, cigarette-smoking cool girl to a health nut had everyone “thinking I was a crackpot.” Who is this whiskey-drinking badass she’s speaking of?

-Not surprisingly, Idris Elba‘s Netflix comedy about a DJ-turned-nanny isn’t getting glowing reviews. I want more for him than this. (And I definitely want more for him than taking over Will Smith’s role in Suicide Squad.)

-HBO’s The Case Against Adnan Syed will follow Amy Syed’s process of seeking and winning an appeal post-Serial.

-I liked this piece a lot about how Steven Spielberg isn’t right about Netflix — but he’s not entirely wrong either. I’ve been surprised by they lack of debate and the full-throated support of Netflix (who does some not great stuff). At the very least, they *should* disclose their box office numbers if they want to be Oscar contenders.

-Oh my goodness, the Good Omens trailer is all kinds of fun.

-I very much enjoyed this look back at Julia Roberts’ “Fellini summer”, a dramatic few months which included leaving fiance Kiefer Sutherland for Jason Patric, fighting with Steven Spielberg on Hook, being hospitalized for the “flu”, and walking away from Shakespeare in Love.

-You know, I’ve been pretty checked out on Arrow for a while and mostly just catch up with it out of routine these days, but compiling all these cast and fan social media posts about the show’s ending for this story hit me harder than I thought it would, especially Stephen Amell‘s tearful Facebook video. There were seasons when I LOVED this show, and I’m glad it’s getting to go out on its own terms.

-Meanwhile, I’m thinking this TV blind item from a while ago was probably about Amell.

-The trailer for Mindy Kaling’s Late Night starring Emma Thompson is everything I’ve ever wanted.

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.

To All The Boys I Loved Before Sequel Is Coming

-The official announcement of the To All The Boys sequel has everything I want: amazing eyeshadow, shipper teasing, Noah Centineo saying “whoa whoa whoa whoa” and a hint that they’ve recast John Ambrose.

-It takes a lot for me to get excited about an ad, but Macaulay Culkin’s Home Alone parody for Google is all kinds of perfect. Is he building momentum for a return to the spotlight?

Marisa Tomei and Amber Tamblyn attended Harvey Weinstein‘s court hearing today.

Jennifer Lopez‘s impression of BFF Leah Remini is on point.

Samantha Bee enlisted Olivia Munn, Molly Ringwald, Matthew Broderick, Patton Oswalt, Jonathan Van Ness and more for her parody of a 80s charity Christmas single.

-In a new interview, Jon Bernthal reveals that he had to drop out of First Man when his then-2-year-old daughter Adeline had a seizure and fell into a coma.

Travis Scott is rumoured to be joining Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl. But why tho?

-Need an excuse to escape your fam this holiday season? We might be getting a surpries Black Mirror movie by the end of the month.

-Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians under 30 don’t pay for cable. Everyone at my office ridiculed the 50% that still do, so I feel super old.

-Jesus F Murphy networks, maybe *don’t* make fun of the fandom that put your tiny network on the map?

-The trailer for the final season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is all about Titus, which is always a good thing.

This writer attempted to live like Reese Witherspoon for a week. It did not go well.

-Here’s the new trailer for the heaven-set workplace comedy Miracle Workers, starring Daniel Radcliffe as an angel and Steve Buscemi as God.

-Don’t ask the kids from Stranger Things to wrap your holiday gifts for you. They suck at it.

-I dropped off of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia ages ago, but I finally caught the dance sequence that everyone was talking about. Wow. No wonder it keeps making best episodes of the year lists.

-I’m not sure I’m 100% sold on the Men In Black trailer like everyone else seems to be, but I appreciate a) the use of Fergie‘s “London Bridge” because that is an underappreciated bop, b) the shot of Chris Hemsworth holding a tiny hammer, and c) Tessa Thompson shamelessly flirting with Emma Thompson because same girl.