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Nicole Kidman Reflects on Family and Fame

Nicole Kidman Tatler Bombshell

Nicole Kidman is kicking off the Bombshell promo tour with her Tatler cover story, in which she talks about the death of her father (“My three-year-old said, ‘But you’re not going to be sad like this tomorrow, are you?’ That’s when you realize, y’know, you have to be OK. Because they need to know that they’re safe, that their mother isn’’t going to fall apart. Inside? I was beyond shattered. But I had to rally”).

Johnny Depp is producing an unauthorized musical about Michael Jackson that is narrated by a talking glove. I hate all of those words.

-In a nice change of pace, Tom Hanks read some nice tweets.

Sia went to Walmart and TJ Maxx yesterday and paid everyone’s bills, telling people her name was Cici and she’d recently won the lottery.

John Boyega remains a delight.

Seth Meyers had his parents and brother on the show and they seem wonderfully well-adjusted and normal.

Beck has distanced himself from Scientology, saying “My father has been a Scientologist for a long time. But I’ve pretty much just focused on my music and my work for most of my life, and tended to do my own thing.” Leah Remini, however, is not buying it: “You can’t be married to a Scientology family such as the Ribisi family and not be fully on board. To say that he was more focused on his thing and the press just ran with it is a p**sy move. This is his way of not publicly stating that he was very much in and now he’s not.”

Sandra Bullock was at Jennifer Aniston’s Friendsgiving, as was Courteney Cox, Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Justin Theroux.

Chrissy Teigen turned John Legend’s ‘Sexiest Man’ People cover into pajamas for everyone to wear at Thanksgiving and I think I’m in love with her.

Dakota Johnson continues to be the most awkward person ever in interviews.

-Here’s video of Jennifer Garner losing her poo when Julie Andrews called her.

-French director Luc Besson could be hit with a 10-month suspended prison sentence — and not for the reasons you’d think. He allegedly fired his assistant illegally when she was on medical leave.

-It’s been a rough week in K-pop. Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon have been sentenced to prison terms on charges of sexual assault.

-Another week, another celeb: Jane Fonda recruited Paul Scheer for today’s “Fire Drill Friday” protests.

-It’s Black Friday or, as gossip hounds know it, CDAN blind item reveal day.

-The E.T. short is cute. Yes, it’s a commercial, but it’s still cute.

Arrested Development’s Press Tour Turns Into Apology Tour

-Man, that Arrested Development cast interview with the New York Times left me *fuming* last night. Not because hearing Jessica Walter cry while her male costars go to great lengths to comfort Jeffrey Tambor is as bad as what Tambor was accused of doing on the Transparent set. It’s just that this interview — and especially the 1-minute audio clip from it –perfectly distills the entire issue with male “allies.” It’s how Jason Bateman starts the conversation by threatening to quit if Tambor is fired, clearly declaring sides. It’s how Walter (the victim) is the one who is required to do all the emotional labour during the convo and her forgiveness is an expectation (Tambor’s “absolutely” response tells me he’s learned nothing). It’s how Bateman manexplains to Walter, who won a Golden Globe when he was just two years old, how on-set dynamics work. It’s how he speaks over Alia Shawkat. It’s how a sobbing Walter keeps insisting that Tambor’s behaviour is not normal in Hollywood, and Bateman, David Cross and Tony Hale keep dismissing her with talk of an actor’s “process” and how “families” fight and some tired BS about how creatives should be given a free pass to be assholes. Even Bateman’s apology with all the “it sounds like…” annoys me. No. It didn’t sound like. It was.

Tony Hale has also apologized for his comments in the interview.  And I’m guessing David Cross had some apologizing to do when he got home.

-I thought NPR had a very good take on it. (“The disrespect felt so benign in the delivery and so destructive in the effect.”) Also, I loved Thomas Sadoski’s Instagram post sticking up for Walter, who he once costarred with: “I worked in shitty greasy-spoon kitchens growing up: it wasn’t acceptable behavior THERE and most of us were on HEAVY DRUGS. It certainly isn’t acceptable for some man-baby millionaire to do on a cozy ass tv show set. And it is even less acceptable for his male cast-mates to excuse it away IN FRONT OF THE PERSON THAT IT HAPPENED TO….(wait for it)….WHILE SHE IS TRYING TO EXPLAIN HOW TRAUMATIZING THE EXPERIENCE WAS. What in the halfpenny fuck is happening?!”

-Not surprisingly, all Arrested Development cast interviews that were scheduled for the remainder of the week have been canceled.

-In more “never meet your heroes” news, eight women have accused Morgan Freeman of inappropriate touching and behaviour, according to a new investigation from CNN. He’s given one of those “I’m sorry if you were offended” non-apologies.

-Meanwhile, SAG-AFTRA is already reconsidering the lifetime achievement award they bestowed on the actor at the annual SAG Awards this past January.

Harvey Weinstein is reportedly going to turn himself in on sex crime charges in New York tomorrow.

-We all needed something to brighten our day. Luckily, Chris Hemsworth delivered with a Miley Cyrus dance routine!

-You’d think the movie Show Dogs couldn’t get any worse, but it is undergoing edits amid concerns of “disturbing” touching scenes.

-Cops threatened to pull over Adam Levine and James Corden while they were filming Carpool Karaoke.

Michelle Williams  sent her BFF Busy Philipps a lifesize cutout of herself so she wouldn’t get lonely.

-Ha! Gwyneth Paltrow called her relationship with Ben Afflecka lesson.

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman talked about a possible Parks and Rec reboot. Don’t tease me!

-Whoa: Netflix is now worth more than Disney.

Will Smith wants everyone to “stop the divorce rumors and mind your damn business.”

-The Sisters Brothers trailer, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix, Riz Ahmed and John C. Reilly, has me intrigued.

 

It’s Louis C.K.’s Turn

-If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, Louis C.K. has probably been cancelled for you for months. But it all came to a head today. The rumblings started early this afternoon when he abruptly cancelled tomorrow night’s premiere of his new movie and pulled out of his appearance on Colbert’s show. THR reported that it was in preparation for a big NYT story that was about to break — and then it did. The story details accusations from five different women who claim that C.K. masturbated in front of them, or asked if he could. Courteney Cox and David Arquette went on the record saying they heard about this behaviour on the set of a TV pilot they were producing.

-Vulture has a pretty comprehensive timeline about when the rumours first surfaced, kicking off with Gawker’s blind item way back in 2012, heating up with Tig Notaro‘s August interview with the Daily Beast, to last month’s piece by former Gawker writer who recalled getting shut down when trying to ask male comedians about it at JFL. (It bears mentioning that women comedians have been speaking out on this for months but while guys like Aziz Ansari said “I’m not talking about that.”)

-Not surprisingly, the distributor of C.K.’s controversial new film I Love You Daddy is reconsidering the release. It was already off to a shaky start (many critics at TIFF found the subject matter squicky) even before today.

-The Parks and Rec showrunner has apologized for casting him on the show.

-My biggest concern is how this might affect Better Things (which he produces). It’s probably the best examination of what it’s like to be a woman on TV right now. (A recent episode introduced the concept of a “super single” and I actually cheered.) Pamela Adlon is now in a tough spot of either having to comment and possibly coming off like she’s supporting C.K., or not commenting and seeming shady.

-It’s times like this that I wish that ep of Girls with Matthew Rhys was being re-run nightly on HBO. The way it examined how we brush off or make excuses for the transgressions of powerful men we admire has never been more timely.

-Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick has issued a second denial after another actress came forward with a rape accusation.

-Meanwhile, Charlie Sheenabsolutely denies‘ a claim that he raped Corey Haim on the set of Lucas.

-Another actor who is under scrutiny these days is Steven Seagal. Adding to the growing list of complaints is Portia De Rossi, who says he unzipped his pants during an audition.

-The Kevin Spacey fallout continues. In a totally shocking move, Ridley Scott will reshoot all of Spacey’s scenes in All The Money In The World — which comes out NEXT MONTH. Christopher Plummer (who Ridley originally wanted in the role), will replace him. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott made the decision unilaterally and only notified Sony late Wednesday afternoon. This is NUTS (and I love it).

-Earlier this afternoon, Amber Tamblyn tweeted cryptically to wonder why Matthew Weiner fired his assistant-turned-writer on Mad Men, and then this interview dropped with the writer accusing him of saying she owed it to him to see her naked.

Terry Crews filed a police report yesterday, a month after alleging he was groped.

-Just when you were thinking all Hollywood men were garbage people, John Boyega dropped this workout video and Chris Hemsworth paid tribute to his hammer. Faith restored!

Julia Louis Dreyfus‘ Veep costars psyche her up for chemo in this funny video.

-Grey’s Anatomy is airing its 300th(!) episode tonight. That’s Supernatural numbers! Shonda Rhimes admitted that the show is ‘sort of a diary’ in a touching new essay.

-A former Smallville actress is reportedly ‘second in command‘ of a cult under investigation for extorting, beating and branding its members. Not Chloe!!

Angelina Jolie is such a soccer mom.

-Big Little Lies will probably start shooting season 2 in the spring. Look, I loved that show and it’s definitely ending up high on my year-end “best of” list. But can’t shows have perfect endings and just leave it at that?

-In other Reese Witherspoon TV news, Apple picked up two seasons of her and Jennifer Aniston‘s new show.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are never more tolerable than when they’re trolling each other on social media.

-Here’s our first look at Jodie Whittaker‘s Doctor Who costume.

Brie Larson is probably hoping that the trailer for this offensive movie she starred in before she got famous hadn’t suddenly surfaced.

Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams suffer through an intense Game Night in this new trailer. (Her line reading of “YESSS! Oh no, he died!” killed me.)