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Celebs Praise Jennifer Lopez in Instyle

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Jennifer Lopez’s Instyle cover features quotes about her from a ton of costars and celebrities (though, noticeably, nothing from A-Rod). Among the famous friends singing her praises are Charlize Theron (“To call her a triple threat doesn’t come close to describing her—she’s all of the threats!”), Michelle Obama (“What impresses me the most about her is her unwavering commitment to leverage those gifts and use her platform to give voice to the voiceless”), Matthew McConaughey (“Extremely deliberate, intentional, fully choreographed, and self-aware, she even knows how to make accidents look like accidents”), and — most hilariously — Ben Affleck (“Where are you keeping the fountain of youth? Why do you look the same as you did in 2003 and it kind of looks like I’m in my 40s…at best?”).

-It’s Thandiwe, Not Thandie. Thandiwe Newton reclaimed her name in British Vogue, explaining the “w” was left out in her first acting credit and it stuck. “That’s my name. It’s always been my name. I’m taking back what’s mine.”

-I don’t know if I’m just getting used to the at-home fashions or if stars/stylists are really learning how to bring it, but the SAG Awards outfits were some of the best we’ve seen in ages.

-Last night’s SAG Awards marked the first time in its history that all four film acting categories went to actors of color. It also revealed how wide open the Oscar race really is. Is this what it looks like when stars can’t campaign? I love it!

-Rapper DMX overdosed on Friday night which triggered a heart attack, and the prognosis is not looking good.

Regé-Jean Page will not be returning for Bridgerton season two, saying he was only contracted for a one-season arc. I mean, he’s right, and I don’t think it’s as big of a deal as people seem to be making it out to be. The second season follows the second book, which means the main focus was always going to be on Anthony and Kate, so Simon and Daphne would be pushed to the background regardless. A couple of cameos would have been nice (especially in the Pall Mall scene), but I hope his absence doesn’t keep people away from the show. Not only will this season focus on the book series’ BEST couple, it will be led by an openly gay actor and a British-Indian actress — and that’s pretty effing boss.

Apple Martin roasts her mom Gwyneth Paltrow‘s morning routine in a new TikTok: “She just prances around the bathroom putting on her millions of Goop glow products…Then she gets to working making some more vagina eggs and vagina candles and vagina perfumes. Just everything vagina.”

-In a new video on her YouTube page, Hailey Bieber chats with a psychologist about the negative effects of social media on mental health.

-Reviews for HBO’s The Nevers suggest the show requires some benefit-of-the-doubt. It’ll be interesting to see what the next batch of episodes looks like since Joss Whedon left the show, because according to Variety, in its current state it “bears so many of his narrative and stylistic hallmarks that it might as well be playing Whedon Bingo.”

-One of the only shows I’m currently watching right now, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, has pretty much lost me. This week’s episode was especially rough.

Armie Hammer has departed The Minutes, a Broadway play which was originally set to debut last year and is now on track to resume production during the 2021-2022 season.

-Here’s the trailer for Netflix’s The Circle season 2.

Jamie Kennedy did not seem prepared to be grilled about his role in an anti-abortion movie.

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost popped up on RuPaul’s Drag Race to offer advice.

-The final Black Widow trailer arrived this weekend.

-The biggest buzzed Marvel trailer right now is the new one that dropped today for the Loki series on Disney+, which is coming this summer. It looks really, really good.

 

Armie Hammer Accused of Rape

-The media’s focus on Armie Hammer‘s alleged kinks and cannibalism comments have seemed to overshadow the more serious allegations about abuse and lack of consent. That might change now that the woman allegedly behind the House of Effie Instagram account, (which was the first to share anonymous allegations against the actor) officially accused him of rape and physical abuse during a 2017 encounter. In a press conference today alongside attorney Gloria Allred, she said “Armie Hammer violently raped me for over four hours in Los Angeles, during which he repeatedly slammed my head against a wall, bruising my face. He also committed other acts of violence against me to which I did not consent. For example, he beat my feet with a crop so they would hurt with every step I took for the next week. During those four hours, I tried to get away but he wouldn’t let me. I thought that he was going to kill me. He then left with no concern for my well-being.”

Hammer‘s lawyer denied the rape allegation and maintained that his relationship with the woman was “completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory.” He also added, “It was never Mr. Hammer’s intention to embarrass or expose her fetishes or kinky sexual desires,” because why not add some shaming?

Hailey Bieber is on the April cover of Elle, and talks about wanting privacy when she first married Justin Bieber. “I just wanted to hide. I was like, ‘I don’t want people so in my business. I feel like everybody’s up my ass.’ I was like, ‘Can there be no anonymity? Can I have any of it back?'”

-Wait, so Billie Eilish has been wearing a wig? It must be a good one.

Ralph Fiennes came to J.K. Rowling’s defense, because I guess he doesn’t care about being liked or admired.

-Oof, this interview with writers on crime shows is a brutal read. “We had a quote wall in a writers’ meeting. Every writer would come along with ideas, someone always suggested a character get raped. I said, ‘The thing is, that character’s already been raped.’ There was this big silence, and my boss said, “When was she last raped?” Sexual violence, violence against women, was the go-to for creating any drama. And it went on the quote wall: ‘When was she last raped?'”

-Welp. Kanye West is reportedly worth $6.6 billion. I wonder if that will change the divorce settlement?

-She’s All That’s Rachael Leigh Cook and Vampire Diaries’ Daniel Gillies are officially divorced.

-Meanwhile, the gender-flipped reimagining of She’s All That is coming to Netflix.

-In THR’s new cover story, screenwriters, news anchors, celebrities and more reflect on a year since Hollywood entered lockdown.

-Because nothing is ever over in Hollywood, A Time to Kill sequel with Matthew McConaughey is in the works at HBO as a limited series.

-The Good Place’s William Jackson Harper and You’re The Worst Aya Cash‘s new rom-com We Broke Up will premiere in theaters and on demand next month.

Zack Synder‘s Justice League hits Crave in Canada today. It’s currently 77% fresh.

-HBO Max has ordered a documentary on late Clueless star Brittany Murphy.

Glenn Close and Mila Kunis tackle heroin addiction in the trailer for Four Good Days.

Melissa McCarthy in Instyle

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-I missed Melissa McCarthy‘s Instyle cover but I love the photoshoot. In the interview, she talks about anti-maskers (“I truly didn’t think people hated each other that much or hated the idea of people who they don’t even know”) and quarantining with her mom (“She stayed five months, which was amazing. I haven’t lived with my mom every day since I was 18 years old. To have that time with her again was unbelievable”).

Gayle King keeps breaking royal family news. She says: “Meghan [Markle] has documents to back up everything that she said on Oprah’s interview. Everything.”

-Also, Prince William reportedly signed Harry’s name to the 2020 ‘bullying’ denial without Harry’s approval.

Billie Eilish ditched her green and black hairstyle for a new blonde look. I love it.

Taraji P. Henson also debuted a bold new hair colour.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are still engaged, a source tells People.

Demi Lovato‘s YouTube doc is filled with sad revelations, including that she lost her virginity in a rape by a costar in her Disney days, and she was sexually assaulted by her drug dealer the night of her overdose.

-In happier Demi news, her next album will feature a Ariana Grande collab.

-Youtuber David Dobrik responded to allegations of sexual assault against Durte Dom, a member of his Vlog Squad, saying “consent is super, super important to me.” He added, “With people in my life that I don’t film with anymore, like Dom, I chose to distance myself, because I don’t align with some of the actions, and I don’t stand for any kind of misconduct. I’ve been really disappointed by some of my friends.”

Hailey Bieber opening a beer bottle with her teeth (to the disgust of Kendall Jenner) is kind of cute.

Kevin Feige shut down rumours that Chris Evans will reprise his role in Captain America in The Falcon And The Winter Soldier. I think WandaVision has taught us not to expect huge MCU cameos.

-Justified’s creative team is reunited to develop a Elmore Leonard novel for FX, and Timothy Olyphant is rumoured to be reprising his Raylan Givens character for it.

James McAvoy fans rejoice: you can watch the full episode of Celebrity Bake Off online.

-Even Michelle Obama couldn’t get Jimmy Kimmel’s daughter to eat her veggies.

Matthew McConaughey confirmed he’s considering a run for Texas governor. “I would be a fool not to… As I’ve said before and I’ll say again now, I have to decide for me what is my category where I can be most useful in life from here?”

-Here’s a blast from the past no one asked for: Garth Brooks says he’s reissuing his Chris Gaines album with bonus material.

Steven Yeun and Ali Wong will be co-starring together in a new limited series from Lee Sung Jin, who is behind FX’s Dave — a show I haven’t seen but people rave about.

-This is a great piece in Variety about how Hollywood is complicit in the violence against Asians in America: “Reducing Asians to flat, heavily accented caricatures is a favorite pastime in this country, and has been for decades.”

Bruce Lee‘s daughter also spoke out against the increasing violence, tweeting “This is where ‘kung flu’ leads. You think it’s a joke and that we shouldn’t be so serious about it. But then there are those who latch onto it with hatred and xenophobia and use it to fuel their fear and contempt until it explodes into heinous acts.”

-I just finished Allen v. Farrow and I don’t know how he comes back from this. The series takes the idea of separating the art from the artist and turns it on its head.

-The Synder cut of Justice League is getting good reviews. Mostly.

-The BBC is working on it’s own Britney Spears’ documentary.

Colin Farrell and Tye Sheridan star in the final Voyagers trailer.