–Chris Rock is on FIRE this week. First came his New Yorker interview, and now he penned an essay for the Hollywood Reporter and it’s a must read. Here’s a taste: “How about True Detective? I never heard anyone go, “Is it going to be Amy Adams or Gabrielle Union?” for that show. I didn’t hear one black girl’s name on those lists. Not one. Literally everyone in town was up for that part, unless you were black. And I haven’t read the script, but something tells me if Gabrielle Union were Colin Farrell’s wife, it wouldn’t change a thing.” Seriously, go read it right now. I’ll wait.
–Eva Mendes talked about why she and Ryan Gosling stayed mum about her pregnancy for so long. (Mostly: it was none of your business.)
-It’s probably not a good sign with even People magazine is speculating that things between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are cooling off.
-Community’s Gillian Jacobs (who’s first name is pronounced with a hard ‘g’ – true story) looks lovely on the new cover of Flare.
-In other cover stories, Bradley Cooper speaks about his struggles with addiction in the new Vanity Fair.
-I don’t understand what kind of studio would upload a trailer for Jay Baruchel’s new movie and geo-block it from Canadians. Don’t they know we’re his peeps?
-This is weird, totally unexpected new: Source Code is getting a sequel. I really, really liked that movie but it made about $3 at the box office.
-I’m not sure this is Anna Kendrick’s best colour, but I dig the clutch.
–Rosario Dawson has adopted a 12-year-old girl. (Also, how did I not know she used to date Danny Boyle?!)
-The cast of Suicide Squad sounds pretty solid: Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie. (I’d still rather see the TV actors in there, but oh well)
-Speaking of TV superheroes, Stephen Amell did a Facebook video Q&A and talked about how you should approach him in public. (TL;DR: it’s all cool, but be respectful if he’s with his baby. “If I’m out in public, it’s not like I shouldn’t expect it. Celebs who do that are assholes.”).
-Also, part one of the Flash/Arrow crossover was amazeballs. High hopes for tonight’s!
-Speaking of last night’s TV, I don’t watch Sons of Anarchy but everyone on my Twitter TL was freaking out over this scene.
–Allison Williams says it’s impossible to hate-watch Peter Pan Live. Challenge accepted!
–Tom Cruise really needs to figure out that whole ‘they drive on the other side’ thing while filming in London.
–Meryl Streep had a Thanksgiving kitchen emergency so she ended up using neighbor Gwyneth Paltrow’s oven.
–Reese Witherspoon belted out “Random Phrase Carols” last night with Jimmy Fallon.