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George Clooney Recounts His First Meeting with Amal

George Clooney gushes about wife Amal in David Letterman‘s next Netflix interview. On their first meeting, he says, “It was the wildest thing. A mutual friend of ours said, ‘I’m stopping by and can I bring my friend?’ And I was like, ‘Of course!’… The funniest thing was my mom and dad were visiting so my parents were there. And we just talked, we stayed up all night talking. And I got her email address, because she was going to send me some pictures of my parents. So we started writing. I didn’t know if she wanted to go out with me — I just thought we were buddies.” Oh George, you sweet summer child.

Tiffany Haddish says she once wrote a treatment for a show where she takes celebrities on Groupon excursions, and now that’s all I want to watch.

-Here’s the trailer for Mindy Kaling’s new NBC show (which she produced and stars in), in which she drops off her kid to live with his dad in New York City, where the teen wants to go to art school.

-Oh ffs. Director David Yates confirmed that the Fantastic Beasts sequel will revolve around Dumbledore and Grindelwald, but will avoid addressing Dumbledore’s sexuality. Yates said “Not explicitly, but I think all the fans are aware of that,” which is such a copout. Why can’t a character who’s gay in canon be depicted as such onscreen?

Keanu ReevesSuper Bowl commercial for Squarespace is oddly beautiful.

-I stopped watching House of Cards very early in its run, but suddenly the no-Kevin Spacey season sounds awesome. Robin Wright is the lead, and now Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear will play siblings.

-Speaking of shows that are getting major cast overhauls in their final stretch, Katherine Heigl is joining Suits for Season 8. I feel like she’s one of those people that we all have to rethink our treatment of. Sure, there are lots of stories about her and her mom’s behaviour on set, but really the reason everyone turned on her was because she dared to imply that Knocked Up had some problematic portrayals of women…and she wasn’t wrong. And Hollywood crucified her for it and labelled her “difficult.” We’ve given male actors a free pass for behaving much, much worse.

-Along those lines, Kathy Griffin is plotting her comeback in the new THR cover story, eight months after torching her career (and friendship with Anderson Cooper) with a photograph of a decapitated Trump. “I didn’t rape anybody. I didn’t assault anybody. I didn’t get a DUI. I mean, my God, there are celebrities that fucking kill people.”

-In a new interview, Hayley Atwell apologized for working with Woody Allen (and casually mentioned that Ewan McGregor was in the film, too).

Chrissy Teigen said she freaked out and acted weird when she met Beyonce at the Grammys last weekend. “It was like, ‘milady.'”

-Bless Kelly Clarkson, who chipped away at Grammy president Neil Portnow‘s comments piece by piece and kindly directed him to her “A-game album.”

-I really liked this article on how The Good Place went against the antihero-TV idea that people don’t improve, by showing that being good is damn hard work.  Also, these fan theories on what the finale means are great.

-Speaking of articles I liked, this profile on Amber Tamblyn (which the writer started in Oct, before the Me Too movement – in which she’s becoming an outspoken activist) is a fascinating read.

-Another good read: how much Sundance was judged as a “quiet” year had to do with it being a female-driven year.

-The CW just ordered six new dramas, including a Roswell reboot.

-I’ve never watched BoJack Horesman (I know, I know – I’ve heard it’s amazing), but this is a really thoughtful interview with the creator about how he regrets his part in animation’s whitewashing.

-The Revenant co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy made a bet around the 2016 Oscars and Hardy, who lost, kept his end of the bargain.

-As most late night comedians weighed in on the state of the union speech, Jimmy Kimmel focused last night’s show on more human coverage—with surreal results.

-Orange is the New Black star Taryn Manning was unhappy to learn that her SAG Awards dress is only $200 and widely available, but soon backtracked on her comments.

-Here’s the new trailer for the next Jack Ryan film. I guess John Krasinski is still trying to do the movie star thing, huh?

Beyonce’s Pregnancy Album


-First Beyonce announced her pregnancy, and now she’s released a whole bunch of images from her photoshoot. She really is single-handedly saving this year…

Mariah Carey offered her congratulations to Beyonce (while reminding the world that she had twins first).

THR’s cover story on Girls is great, depending on your Lena Dunham tolerance. She talks about starting with HBO (“It’s the worst pitch you’ve ever read — pretentious and horrifying — but I remember writing it, sitting on the floor listening to Tegan and Sara in my underwear, being like, ‘I’m a genius!'”), that rape/not-rape scene between Shiri Appleby and Adam Driver, and how Jack Antonoff warned her not to make stupid race jokes in public.

Gabrielle Union says her “best anti-aging tip is the ability to say ‘no, no and hell no'”. Bless her!

Matthew McConaughey (whose wife is an immigrant) says it’s time to accept Trump. In other news, Matthew McConaughey is canceled.

James Corden helped Aaron Paul return to Price Is Right and redeem himself after his massive fail 17 years ago.

Drake and Nicki Minaj’s selfies were 100% directed at Meek Mill, no?

Connie Britton offered some Southern perspective about humanity. And Salma Hayek sat next to her and didn’t interrupt her or call her “baby” once!

-This is a really interesting look at why young actresses won’t make romantic comedies anymore.

-I don’t watch Doctor Who but I’ll certainly start if Olivia Colman or Hayley Atwell take over the lead role.

-Well, this is something: Emile Hirsch’s assault charge might have cost him a TV gig.

-I could watch Keanu Reeves tell kid jokes all day long…

Dakota Johnson proves she can fit a whole bunch of stuff in her tooth gap.

Josh Gad is still sneakily trying to pressure Daisy Ridley for more Last Jedi details.

Christine Baranski is starring in the new spinoff of The Good Wife, which means we’re getting glorious new interviews and photo shoots. QUEEN!

-Here’s the new Ghost In The Shell trailer, starring Scarlett Johansson. which is set to air during the Super Bowl.

Mariah Carey Splits from Fiancé James Packer

-Welp! Mariah Carey and her billionaire fiancé James Packer reportedly broke up. TMZ says it happened in Greece last month after he allegedly did “something really bad” involving her assistant. Whatever it was, a source tells People they may still reconcile.

-In much happier news (for me), Mariah is coming to Toronto next week to unveil The Bay’s holiday window. I’m so going.

Anna Kendrick’s reaction to Martha Stewart admitting she’s sexted is the best. Between this and her recent reaction to Robbie Williams’s handjob story on Graham Norton, I just want her to co-couch every interview.

Ewan McGregor, Niall Horan, James Corden and Isla Fisher take turns choosing between answering very personal questions or eating stomach-churning foods. My biggest takeaway from this is that Isla Fisher is Australian!

Hayley Atwell‘s ability to talk with her mouth closed is next level. If her new show was just an hour of this, I’d like it much better.

Justin Timberlake talked about being a total idiot by taking a selfie in a voting booth last night on The Tonight Show, before taking the Best Friends Challenge with Jimmy Fallon.

-Ben Affleck urges his fellow New Englanders to vote in his most Boston accent ever. He looks rough in this, but damn if I’m not still charmed.

-Following that well-received election short, NBC is now eyeing a Will & Grace revival. Hmmm. As much as I enjoyed that show when it was on, it hasn’t aged well. The concept feels so dated now, no? Also, wouldn’t the flash forwards in the finale muck up a revival?

Uma Thurman‘s ex is asking a judge to prohibit her from taking their 4-year-old daughter to Europe while she shoots a movie. He sounds swell!

-Raven-Symone is leaving The View (not surprising) for a That’s So Raven spinoff (ok, I didn’t see that one coming).

Elijah Wood is sick of getting mistaken for Daniel Radcliffe. “I don’t want to fight this guy!”

-Does James Franco winking at you make you want to vote for Hillary Clinton? He certainly hopes so.

Taylor Swift managed to avoid Katy Perry and John Mayer at Drake‘s b-day party by never leaving her table.

Donald Glover‘s mom warned him not to mess up Lando for her. His mom is all of us.

Steven Yeun‘s new Entertainment Weekly cover marks the first time an Asian male has had an EW solo cover. I mean, his character had to die first, but still.

Amy Hill (who is one of those character actors you’ve seen in a million things but can never remember what), just gave a very dishy interview about her past gigs and slammed Mike Myers for being a diva on the Cat in the Hat set. (“There was a guy who held his chocolates in a little Tupperware.  Whenever he needed chocolate, he’d come running over and give him a chocolate.”) She also has not great things to say about Téa Leoni.

Kristen Stewart and St. Vincent made their first public appearance as a couple, and Katy Perry and Emma Stone got to awkwardly come along for the ride.

-Early reviews for Doctor Strange are overwhelmingly positive. So why can’t I muster any enthusiasm about seeing this one?

-Ugh. Fox is reportedly eyeing a “more traditional” episode order for the next season of The X Files. They couldn’t even make six episodes into a cohesive season; how is adding more going to fix that?

-At an event last night, John Oliver slammed Donald Trump for his poor understanding of female anatomy.

-I love and adore James McAvoy, but not enough to watch another M. Night Shyamalan movie. I’ll just watch Starter for 10 for the 30th time instead…