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Ellen DeGeneres Faces Backlash For Defending Kevin Hart

Ellen Degeneres doesn’t usually step in it, but hoo boy did she screw up today by having Kevin Hart on her show and pushing for him to be reinstated as the Oscar host. There was sooo much wrong here. It should have been a conversation about what he learned, how he’s sorry, what he’s doing for the black LGBTQ community, etc. But instead, Hart insisted he had already apologized for the tweets years ago (he hadn’t), while Ellen fed into his conspiracy theories and helped him re-frame the legitimate criticisms of his anti-gay tweet as a baseless onslaught by a mob of “haters”, which just made things worse. (Their insistence that the whole thing was a carefully timed “attack” cooked up by trolls combing through his 40k tweets to find hateful ones irked me the most. Haven’t they ever heard of Twitter Advanced Search? It took me 3 seconds to find this one. And this one. And ALL OF THESE.) The Ringer aptly dubbed their conversation “a baffling exercise in celebrity self-preservation.” This guy also summed it up very well.

-Also, good on Vulture for doing a deep dive into Hart‘s supposed “apologies.”

-Meanwhile, the Academy is reportedly open to Hart hosting as soon as he says the word.

John Legend was the only artist who was willing to speak out against R. Kelly in Lifetime’s docu-series. He tweeted: “To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn’t feel risky at all. I believe these women and don’t give a f–k about protecting a serial child rapist. Easy decision.”

Brie Larson doing 275lbs weighted hip thrusts for a cookie is a mood.

-All of the covers for W’s Best Performances of the Year issue are so, so good!

-Speaking of good covers, I love everything about Emma Stone on British Vogue.

-Is it the end of the era for celebrity apps? First the Kardashians shut down theirs, and now it’s Taylor Swift’s turn.

-Oh god. Drake may be making new music with Chris Brown.

Remi Malek confirmed he’s dating his Bohemian Rhapsody costar Lucy Boynton.

-TV critics Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall wrote a new book called The Sopranos Sessions. (Their last book, TV – The Book, is my fave coffee table read.) They interviewed Sopranos creator David Chase and when he was talking about the infamous final scene, he called it a “death scene.” Huh.

Gywneth Paltrow got in on the Brad Pitt meme action.

These photos made everyone think Madonna got butt implants, but she would prefer everyone shut up about it.

-Is Marvel really retconning Loki‘s supervillain role? Wasn’t mind control (or at least an altered state) often a little implied in those movies?

-This was a really fun Roxane Gay interview.

-Speaking of good interviews, I could read Ethan Hawke waxing poetic about life and art all day.

-The reviews for Lindsay Lohan’s new reality show have me intrigued.

Elle Fanning and Rebecca Hall star in the Teen Spirit trailer.  (Great, great use of a Robyn song.)

Katy Perry Cuddles with John Mayer


Katy Perry instagramed a snuggly photo of her celebrating the 4th of July with John Mayer (who apparently is really into headscarves now). So that’s still happening.

-Looks like Happy Endings star Eliza Coupe‘s marriage isn’t getting a happy ending. Her husband has filed for divorce.

-Speaking of Happy Endings, one of the writers tweeted some of the show’s rejected jokes and they’re totally boss.

Idris Elba looked fine at the Pacific Rim premiere last night. I usually have a pretty low tolerance for shiny suits on men, but I’m pretty sure he could wear a tutu made of old banana peels and I’d still drool.

-Meanwhile, the final Pacific Rim trailer has actual people in it.

Tilda Swinton went to Russia and held up a rainbow flag in front of the Kremlin because she is goddamn perfect.

-I’m not sold on Gillian Anderson’s dress. Why does her boobs have wings?

Mick Jagger‘s ex-girlfriend is auctioning off his hair for charity. Because keeping locks of your ex-boyfriend’s hair is totally something normal people do.

-Everything’s coming up Seth Meyers this summer. Not only did he land Fallon‘s gig, he also got engaged. (Sadly, it isn’t to Stefon.)

-Behold: the scariest photos of Daniel Radcliffe ever captured.

-The hotness of Eva Longoria‘s new boyfriend is mitigating the cheesiness of this photo. Barely.

-Speaking of awkward photos of couples, check out this pic of Beyonce and Jay-Z dancing.

-Meanwhile, you can now hear the Beyonce song from Jay-Z’s new album here. Also, Hova raps about Miley Cyrusobsession with twerking on one track.

-Stereogum’s streaming summer mix is pretty damn awesome.

-Speaking of music, I really liked this Guardian feature looking back on 25 years at Sup Pop Records.

Gwyneth Paltrow says marrying Chris Martin was “the best decision of my life.” Well, it was certainly a better decision than this dress.

-Meanwhile, Her GOOPiness is talking about her hatred of Botox again.

-Jerky jerkfaces have driven Jennifer Love Hewitt away from Twitter with their jerkiness.

Ellen Page confirms her awesomeness by questioning everyone’s reluctance to call themselves a feminist in a new interview.

-I never got the whole Liam Hemsworth thing, but the interwebs is getting all tingly over this photo of him in a towel.

-Everyone is wondering why the Oscars don’t ask Neil Patrick Harris to host — including Neil Patrick Harris.

-I really like this Vulture article about how The Lone Ranger represents everything that’s wrong with the Hollywood blockbuster. (The only thing I’d add — even though it doesn’t relate to TLR — is the terrorism porn trend. I’m so sick of seeing skyscrapers blow up as if it ain’t no thing. Star Trek and Man of Steel were exhausting because of that.)

Bill Cosby is hosting a contest where he’s asking fans to pick his favourite sweater. My brain just exploded.

George Clooney and Stacy Keibler remain mum on their relationship status (though he was quick to squash breakup rumours in May). But he spent the US holiday in Italy. From the looks of her Twitter, she spent it in Malibu. Hmmm…

Reese Witherspoon, meanwhile, spent the 4th on a beach wearing a cute tankini (two words I previously thought couldn’t go together).

Lindsay Lohan celebrated her birthday by talking smack about I Know Who Killed Me.

50 Cent doesn’t seem too fussed about those pesky domestic assault charges, judging by the new photos he posted on Instagram.

Arrow star Stephen Amell‘s wife posted some photos of her “first Canada Day” – including this adorable one.

Matthew Perry is helping others beat addiction by turning his former Malibu home into a sober living facility.

-It looks like Bradley Cooper is still dating Suki Waterhouse, who looks like a hipster Scarlett Johansson in this photo.

Justin Timberlake‘s new video was temporarily banned from YouTube yesterday because of all the bare boobies.

-I’m not sure how it took me this long to discover Jane Austen Fight Club, but my life now feels complete.

Rachel McAdams was spotted biking around Toronto (and not on the sidewalk, which makes me like her more than 75% of the cyclists here).

-Meanwhile, the trailer for her new movie Passion has landed. I saw it at TIFF last year and didn’t hate it.

Meet Miley Cyrus, Your Twerking Queen


Miley Cyrus continued her twerking tour when Wiz Khalifa brought her up on stage during Juicy J‘s House of Blues show on Saturday. I feel dirty just watching this video of it.

-I’m guessing Katy Perry and Kristen Stewart‘s friendship has taken a turn now that Katy keeps hanging out with Robert Pattinson. The pair were spotted together at a Bjork concert on Saturday night.

-Sadness: Glee star Jane Lynch and her wife Lara Embry are getting a divorce after three years of marriage.

-Brace yourself to feel really old: Johnny Depp turned 50 today.

-Wait, are Alexander Skarsgard and Ellen Page more than just friends? Is that, um, possible? (Either way, her tweet about their cuddly photo was great.)

Katie Holmes not only got to have dinner with Gloria Steinem, but the also two had an “intense discussion.” #NoFair

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis hit the beach — with some royal company.

Kanye West played three new songs at NYC’s Governors Ball this weekend which you can listen to here.

-Meanwhile, Kanye reportedly filmed an American Psycho-inspired music video with Scott Disick. Ugh.

-In other music video news, Drake time-travels back to 1996 for his “No New Friends” video.

-I’m surprised it took this long for Sarah Jessica Parker to team up with Manolo Blahnik to design a shoe line.

-Holy crap, Avril’s ex Deryck Whibley has not aged well.

-A soldier claims that Prince Harry once saved him from a homophobic attack in Alberta.

-It’s a trailer for the new season of Luther. Yay!

-Congrats to Arrow star Stephen Amell and his new wife, who are expecting their first child.

-Awesomeness: Jake Gyllenhaal dressed as The Dude to honour The Big Lebowski at the Guys Choice Awards.

-The Austin TV Festival happened this weekend and during the Friday Night Lights panel, Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler made a surprise appearance and everyone died from happiness overload.

-The bloopers for season two of Happy Endings are everything.

-Guys, Shia LaBeouf tried to warn us about the NSA spy programs back in 2008 because he knows all!

-Meanwhile, The Wire creator David Simon, who knows a thing or two about phone tapping, wrote a pretty great blog post about the NSA’s use of telephone records.

Justin Bieber is being sued for allegedly siccing his armed bodyguards on a photographer…again.

-Meanwhile, he Instagrammed a photo of a bra that was tossed on stage at him.

John Malkovich came to the aid of a guy who was hurt on a Toronto sidewalk. Take that, Ryan Gosling!

Karl Lagerfeld is the only person in the world who doesn’t worship Audrey Tautou.

Jessica Simpson is being sued for using a photo of herself posing with a baby at a mall on the cover of OK.

-Awkward! Ciara got served with lawsuit papers in the middle of a show.

Linda Cardellini got engaged and showed off her new ring in the cutest way possible.

Alanis Morisette joined Lonely Island on Kimmel to teach the world about semicolons.

-The New York Times just wrote a flattering feature on Kendall Jenner. What world is this?!

Taylor Swift spent some girl time with Gywneth Paltrow this weekend.

-Even is getting in on the Rob Ford mocking action.

Lady Gaga actually looked totally normal at her friend’s wedding — which made this the weirdest outfit she’s ever worn.

-In case you missed last night’s Tony Awards, Neil Patrick Harris‘ amazing opening number is worth a watch.

This Tonys number featuring Broadway actors whose NBC shows were cancelled this season was also great.

-Meanwhile, NPH was not happy that the Daily Mail accused him of dropping the n-word in the middle of the Tonys.

-Music fans: Sigur Ross‘ upcoming album is streaming on CBC.

-The new trailer for True Blood actually looks pretty great. The new trailer for The Newsroom? Not so much.

Lena Dunham helped a fan get a Girls-themed tattoo.

Pippa Middleton was photographed getting butt-grabby with her banker beau.

Henry Cavill and Amy Adams both look amazing on the cover of Interview.

-The more Man of Steel trailers I see, the more I think this movie is going to own the world.