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Emma Stone is Interviewed By Jennifer Lawrence for Elle

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-In her new Elle cover story, Emma Stone talks to BFF Jennifer Lawrence about social media (“I think it wouldn’t be a positive thing for me. If people can handle that sort of output and input in the social media sphere, power to them”), and panic attacks (“My mom always says that I was born with my nerves outside of my body. But I’m lucky for the anxiety, because it also makes me high-energy”). I’m glad this interview format is starting to get some flack (as Lainey says “is this becoming a trend? A sh-tty trend?”) Think of the best celebrity profiles you’ve read in the last couple of months, whether it was Taffy Brodesser-Akner on Gwyneth Paltrow, David Marchese on Quincy JonesE Alex Jung on Sandra Oh or Stephen Rodrick on Johnny Depp. There’s a level of distance and probing (be it rooted in admiration or skepticism) that you’re just not going to get from a BFF. As the Fug girls says, “having your friend interview you makes for a flabby and anemic profile at best.”

-In better celeb profiles, this GQ one on John Cho is great.  “You’re the only Asian not in ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’ Did you miss the meeting?”

-Crazy Rich Asians is set to pocket $5.3 million in tonight’s screenings alone. Fingers crossed it makes back its $30M budget in the first 5 days!

-Meanwhile, here’s an explainer on the CRA actors you may not know much about (yet).

-Speaking of new rom coms coming this week that I can’t wait for, Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is getting great reviews! Vulture says its “witty and sweet” and calls it “summer’s best rom com”, Indiewire says it’s infused with “charm and empathy” and Pajiba calls it “fun and winsome…a total treat and a perfect pick for a night of Netflix and Girls Night in.”

Priyanka Chopra‘s engagement ring from Nick Jonas (that will never not be a weird thing to type) is on full display in a new Insta snap.

Taylor Swift spoke at her concert about the anniversary of her sexual assault Trial verdict: “I just wanted to say I’m sorry to anyone who ever wasn’t believed because I don’t know what turn my life would have taken if somebody didn’t believe me when I said something had happened to me.”

-Outside of his court hearing, Liev Schrieber told reporters he did NOT assault a photographer. “I never touched him, I never touched his body with my body. I was pissed, but that was it. I have nothing else to say.”

Dane Cook hosted a  Q and A on Instagram and opened up about his relationship with Kelsi Taylor, a 19-year-old singer who is 26 years younger than him. Have some bleach handy so you can scrub your brain clean after reading about it.

Chris Pratt is still talking about James Gunn being fired: “We all love James …but we also really love playing the Guardians of the Galaxy”. You know what’s nuts? Gunn seemed to instantly realize his mistake and was like “yup, i screwed up and I’m outtie.” It’s the stars of GoG that won’t let it go.

-In a new interview, Glenn Close commented on Scarlett Johansson‘s trans casting controversy: “People who are producing and directing properties like that need to go out of their way to get trans actors jobs. But they also should have the opportunity to cast the best person.”

-Wondering when your fave TV show returns this fall? I got ya.

-I don’t think anyone was really excited for Colin Jost and Michael Che to host the Emmys, but their latest interview really cemented it. Good job, guys!

-In a wide-ranging interview, Jim Carrey revealed he doesn’t have access to his own Twitter account and has at least three people (“just pals”) sign off on every post: “When you’re in my position, it’s a really smart thing to have a buffer.” This system needs to be adopted by every celebrity, STAT!

-This illustrated ode to The Americans’ wigs is fire.

-A week after splitting from Cheryl Cole, Liam Payne was photographed looking cozy with a model.

Bella Thorne‘s first foray into makeup is not going very smoothly. She’s shilling ridiculously expensive, tiny eyeshadow palettes that may or may not rip off a black-owned beauty brand.

-I think I enjoy reading about HBO’s Sharp Objects more than I enjoy actually watching it. This article on its editing is great, as is this weekly updated piece on all the hidden words in the show.

Viola Davis plots a heist in the latest trailer for Steve McQueen’s Widows.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays a stand-up with a complicated past in the All About Nina trailer.

Best and Worst Dressed at the 2018 Oscars

The red carpet was *tense* this year, mostly because of the whole Ryan Seacrest of it all. Adding to the weirdness, it was really, really hard to pinpoint many “bad” dresses. For the most part, everyone brought it — or, at the very least, didn’t embarrass themselves. So let’s celebrate the good and reflect on the (very few) bad:

BEST DRESSED AT THE 2018 OSCARS:

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Jen: Look, if you had told me yesterday that Jennifer Garner would be my best Oscar dress pick, I would have side-eyed you hard. And yet, here we are! Loved the colour, loved the neckline, loved the earrings, loved the hair. This is how you announce to the world that you’re ready for your comeback.

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Nicole: There were some great pops of colour on the red carpet and Alison Janney’s custom Reem Acra looked like it was molded to her body. I don’t know how she looked so comfortable in a dress that fitted but she radiated confidence. I hope she has fun with those sleeves!

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Jen: This Michael Kors dress didn’t photograph as vibrantly as it looked on TV, but holy smokes Viola Davis was stunning in bright pink and big hair. I’m in love.

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Nicole: We had a room full of people watching the red carpet and there was a collective gasp when Gal Godot walked onscreen in her Givenchy gown. It was fitted but had great movement and was sexy but not over the top. Equally loved by the men and women in the room.

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Jen: There was a lot of white on this carpet (Mary J Blige in Versace, Laura Dern in Calvin Klein, Margot Robbie in Chanel) but for my money, Jane Fonda rose above the rest by looking like she’s auditioning for a Dynasty remake in this white Balmain dress.

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Nicole: There were some lovely white gowns and Jane Fonda was luminous, however Mary J Blige was my favourite. She was stunning in a simple and structured Versace gown with a dropped waist. She glowed on the red carpet.

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Jen: Dior has let Jennifer Lawrence down a lot in the past (a lot!) but that wasn’t the case this year. I don’t know that I loved the makeup, but the perfectly fitted dress was fierce.

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Nicole: Greta Gerwig has had a terrific awards season and her grand finale in custom Rodarte was a ray of sunshine on the red carpet. She embraced colour all the way through the season and looked radiant with simple accessories and her hair tucked behind her ears. Perfect.

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Jen: Sandra Bullock can do no wrong when she opts for metallic. I love this Louis Vuitton dress. She’s 53(!) and she just keeps looking better and better.

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Nicole: Lupita Nyong’o brought more of her Black Panther promo tour glam to the Oscars with her custom atelier Versace gold gown. The simple fitted bodice flowed like liquid gold into a metallic skirt. She can do no wrong.

WORST DRESSED AT THE 2018 OSCARS:

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Jen: There weren’t many full-on disasters on this year’s red carpet, but Emily Blunt came the closest in this dowdy Schiaparelli dress. Is this some kind of weird pre-promotion for her upcoming Mary Poppins movie?

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Nicole: My mouth dropped when I saw Salma Hayek’s pink sparkly Gucci tiered…prom dress? Completely unnecessary draped diamond epaulettes turned this dress into a spangled cowboy look.

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Jen: Saoirse Ronan has been killing it on the awards circuit this year, so I’m bummed that her pale Calvin Klein dress underwhelms. It was boxy, poorly fitted and not as flattering as it should be.

 

 

Cardi B Defends Strippers, Fiance

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-I love a good Cardi B interview, and her latest is shaping up to be a gem! In the preview quotes from her new Cosmo cover, she sticks up for strippers (“Just because somebody was a stripper don’t mean they don’t have no brain”) and explains why she’s sticking with fiance Offset amid cheating rumours (“I don’t have low self-esteem…I know I look good. I know I’m rich, I know I’m talented. I know I could get any man I want —any basketball player, football player. But I want to work out my shit with my man, and I don’t got to explain why. I’m not your property”).

-Speaking of cover stories, lots of people have pointed out that Variety’s new Jennifer Lawrence cover looks a lot like THR’s cover shot of her from a couple of months ago.

-A lot of people have also pointed out that her Variety interview is pretty bland, including Buzzfeed writer Anne Helen Peterson — who Armie Hammer immediately mocked via Twitter.  His post-Oscar nominations attitude (which has included a tracksuit obsession), coupled with his dedication to going after a female entertainment journalist who dared write a non-super-flattering article about him is doing nothing to get me on his side. If anything, it’s proving the article’s point!

-Meanwhile, I like Peterson’s response when asked about Hammer’s new tweet to her.

-The Variety story may have been a let down, but Jennifer Lawrence‘s off-the-cut, freewheeling appearance on Stephen Colbert’s show was a delight.  She drank rum, called Harvey Weinstein an “ass boil,” and revealed that she spent most of Amy Schumer’s wedding trying to flirt with Larry David.

-Of course Amy Schumer‘s wedding vows included blow-job jokes.

Uma Thurman does not regret speaking out about Weinstein. “You’ve gotta be a citizen, and you can’t leave people alone holding the bag of truth by themselves. There’s no one I wish to get due process more than him.”

Ryan Seacrest denies his former stylist’s sexual assault allegations, calling her claims “debunked“.  It’s going to be incredibly interesting to see if anyone calls him out on the carpet.

-Westworld’s Evan Rachel Wood and The Last Jedi’s Kelly Marie Tran, play a darker, #MeToo version of the classic character guessing game Guess Who?

-Well, at least Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon still seem to get along.

Mel B hinted that the Spice Girls reunion might happen at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.

-It’s really, really weird that the social media embargo for A Wrinkle In Time lifted last night — and no one is really saying anything. There are a few mixed reactions, but it seems like most outlets were told to not say anything until next week? Not a great sign, especially because Disney put a full review embargo on it until 1 day and 7 hours before it opens. I’m still gonna see it, regardless.

-Wait, Baby Groot is actually Groot’s son and the original Groot is dead? I’m shook.

-Not gonna lie; Michael B. Jordan talking about Wallace’s death scene on The Wire made me tear up a little.

-Of course Barbra Streisand had her beloved dog cloned.

-Weird — the promos of Kelly Clarkson on The Voice make me want to watch the show. And I am not someone who’s inclined to do that.

Taylor Kitsch may be giving Will Smith a run for his money as the most charming actor on Instagram.

-Holy crap. Netflix spends more on content than anyone else on the internet — and many TV networks, too. It’s eyeing 700(!) original series and movies in 2018.

Gina Rodriguez has signed on to star in and produce a romantic comedy that the creator of MTV’s Sweet/Vicious is directing for Netflix.

-I like that Yvette Nicole Brown keeps getting work. Now that The Mayor is cancelled, she’s been tapped to star in Most Likely To, written by Diablo Cody and produced by Greg Berlanti.

-During a recent visit to Joel McHale‘s new Netflix show, Kristen Bell got disgustingly candid about how she and her daughter came down with anal worms. Why?!?

Adam Sandler and Chris Rock oversee a chaotic wedding in The Week Of trailer.