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Female Employees At Talking Dead Walk Following Chris Hardwick’s Return

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-Tell me again how Chris Hardwick is a great guy. A female executive producer and a “handful” of the approximately 25 people who work on The Talking Dead have quit the show after he was reinstated last month when an internal AMC investigation found no reason to fire him amid accusations of sexual and emotional abuse. Would you quit a steady, well-paying gig on a popular show if you believed your boss was innocent?

-Meanwhile, his ex Chloe Dykstra tweeted: “Hey dudes. Just a reminder: I 100% stand by every single word of my essay. I made sure it was unembellished, factual, and that I had evidence to back it up in order to protect myself in case of ACTUAL litigation (not a network investigation, where I’m not protected). That is all.”

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck‘s divorce case could be dismissed if he doesn’t take action soon.

Demi Lovato has temporarily checked out of rehab to seek additional treatment in Chicago, according to People. Here’s hoping she’s getting all the help she needs.

-A tweet that went viral last week about a woman who was having a rough go of it and Ludacris paid for her groceries at Whole Foods made me cry. The New York Times dug deeper into it and found there are more than 100 posts on social media about him footing people’s grocery bills.

Kanye West went silent when pressed by Jimmy Kimmel about Donald Trump’s policy of separating children at the border.

-The creator of Netflix’s Insatiable needs  to stop giving interviews that make everything worse. She says the backlash to the show is bordering on “censorship” which…nah, your show is just bad.

-I’m glad that the rumours that Idris Elba is inching closer to playing James Bond were debunked. He deserves better than that tired franchise.

-This guest column by Glow star Betty Gilpin on acting’s highs and lows is a must-read.

-I really liked how AP reporter Lindsay Bahr handled the Casey Affleck interview, but he’s still cancelled to me.

-Essence revealed its new cover with Naomi Campbell, along with this perfect caption: “Giving Black women covers since May 1970.”

This story about a bidding war among Hollywood’s A-list over the Daily Beast’s article about the McDonald’s Monopoly scam is fascinating. The bit about how movie producers attempt to get longform articles written about their desired films subjects because “they’re better than pitch meetings” is crazy (and crazy smart).

-Insecure returns to HBO this Sunday and the reviews are great.

Paul Rudd just signed on to a new Netflix comedy. He will play dual roles in Living With Yourself about a man struggling with his life who undergoes a novel treatment to become a better person, only to find he’s been replaced by a new and improved version of himself.

-There’s some slow but steady progress on the diversity front in TV. HBO, has traditionally has been one of the worst offenders, but now 57% of its directors for 2017-2018 season are women and POCs. That’s up from 23% just 3 years ago.

-Reminder: Crazy Rich Asians is still sitting at 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Have you bought your tickets? BUY YOUR TICKETS!

Black Earth Rising, a new Hugo Blick thriller on British TV, stars Michaela Coel as the lead. I’m so in! (Also, I can’t believe this is the girl from Chewing Gum.)

Ben Affleck, Garrett Hedlund, Charlie Hunnam and Oscar Isaac’s Beach Party

-These photos of Charlie Hunnam, Ben Affleck, Garrett Hedlund, and Oscar Isaac enjoying a day at the beach made me realize a) I will never be able to distinguish Hunnam and Hudlund, b) Affleck’s story that the giant back tattoo is fake and for a movie role gets weaker with every passing day, and c) male celebrities should wrestle shirtless in the sand more often.

-Well, it looks like Terry Gilliam is trash.

-In a new interview, The Flash’s Keiynan Lonsdale, who plays Bram in Love, Simon, talks about representation, Queer Eye and coming out on the set of the film. “I just said it to the group, and they were, of course, really supportive and I explained to them that I wish I had said something earlier.”

-Ellen mortified Jennifer Garner by making her watch her Oscar meme. “What is wrong with me?!”

-I love that this mom has become an internet sensation because of Taylor Swift’s new video.

-Speaking of Swift’s new video, people are noticing a lot of similarities between it and this killer Kenzo ad, which stars Margaret Qualley from The Leftovers and was directed by Spike Jonze. Kenzo reportedly posted the comment: “Listen Tay, I feel you. It’s hard to stay fresh. Call us, we can help.”

-Here’s a look at Stranger Things star David Harbour‘s epic trek  to Antarctica that began as a Twitter joke.

Selena Gomez was spotted carrying a bible to lunch.

-I like this article that makes the case for prestige TV procedurals like The Good Fight, which is having a stellar second season.

Martin Freeman says filming Sherlock is no fun anymore because of its fandom. I’m sure there are plenty of other actors who’d be willing to take that hardship off his hands…

-This is a great look at the pre-emptive backlash against Ready Player One, and how the book has come to represent toxic fanboy culture.

-Why are celebrities still chummy with Chris Brown? Be better, Ed Sheeran!

-I’m a little worried about how Avengers: Infinity War is going to possibly be able to service all of these characters, but damn this is a good trailer. As soon as the trailer dropped, I saw people on my TL shipping Shuri/Bucky and Shuri/Peter. I follow the right people, obviously.

 

Jennifer Lopez Flies High in Harper’s Bazaar

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-The photography for Jennifer Lopez‘s new Harper’s Bazaar spread is amazing. The interview is just ok (though I do appreciate the fact that she has a pillow that says “I am youthful and timeless at every age”).

-If you’re looking for a good read, check out this Terry Crews interview, in which he talks about how his relationship to Hollywood changed since he joined the #MeToo movement. “I walk in the room, and the room is split right down the middle…People don’t understand that Hollywood is a very violent place. The best way to put it is that it’s like a plantation. You use extreme violence. You see a lot of people who never work again. For even speaking up the whole thing is that they cut your head off so that the next person doesn’t speak.”

-Also, I love that all the comments on the article are so supportive. When does the internet ever do that?

Rihanna responded to Snapchat’s disgusting ad. I still can’t believe they did this.

-More than half a million people watched Drake play Fortnite on Twitch last night.

-Thanks to Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett, everyone is googling “penis facial” today.

-Congrats to Cardi B, who is reportedly expecting a child with her fiancé, rapper Offset.

-Speaking of Cardi, I recently stumbled on this clip of her at an etiquette class on Love & Hip Hop and now I want to watch the show.

-Sounds like DC has learned some lessons from Wonder Woman. Ava DuVernay will direct DC’s superhero epic New Gods.

-This isn’t a good sign: Deadshot 2 is reportedly getting reshoots based on early audience test screenings.

-Is Kendall Jenner‘s new video for Vogue art? Satire? A real thing that people actually spent money to produce?

-Anytime Jennifer Garner reunites with her SpyDaddy Victor Garber, it makes me unreasonably happy.

Justin Timberlake is playing his second show in Toronto tonight, and ticket prices have reportedly been cut by half because no one is going.

Anderson Cooper and boyfriend Benjamin Maisani have split after nine years together.

-The guy from The Streets is making a movie based on Dawson’s Creek dialogue and I’m here for it.

-An Vulture interview with Aaron Sorkin has ended up in the middle of a lawsuit.

Blake Lively is having more fun than you.

-When the lead actress of your TV show says “For me the bucket list is checked. I mean, if you guys killed me off tomorrow, I feel like I had a good run,” you might have a problem.

-I don’t think Star stories usually hold a lot of weight, but this one on Justin Theroux certainly lines up with a lot of blind items.

Miley Cyrus is being sued by someone who claims she ripped off his song.

Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin are lost at sea in the Adrift trailer.