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Lana Condor Talks About Her True Love — And It’s Not Noah Centineo

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-In her new Cosmo cover storyLana Condor admits she and Noah Centineo did nothing to stop those romance rumours, despite her having a longtime live-in boyfriend. But I wonder how much that was encouraged by Netflix during TATBILB’s press tour?

-Congrats to Jennifer Lawrence, who’s reportedly engaged to art gallery rep Cooke Maroney.

Bradley Cooper was refreshingly candid when he talked to Oprah about being “embarrassed” by his Oscar snub for Best Director. “I felt embarrassed that I didn’t do my part. I’ll work on that. I went, ‘Oh, gosh. I didn’t do my job.'”

-The Walking Dead has been renewed for Season 10, but there is a chance Danai Gurira may not return as negotiations have become more complicated since she became a superstar thanks to Black Panther. Meanwhile, Norman Reedus becomes No. 1 on the callsheet with a reported paycheck of $350,000 per episode on top of additional guarantees and advances in a deal that sources say could be worth anywhere from $50 million to $90 million. (That guy also hits the lucrative con circuit hard so he’s pretty much flush.)

In the new issue of British GQ, Armie Hammer (who might be Hollywood’s worst tweeter — discuss!) stands by his tweets that criticized celebrities’ selfie tributes to the late Stan Lee.

Hugh Jackman accidentally restarted his fake feud with ‘total f—ing a–hole’ Ryan Reynolds.

-Avengers: Endgame might clock in at 3 hours. Dear god.

Jennifer Lopez is performing a Motown tribute at the Grammys and people are not happy.

-I’ve been reading a bit of backlash about the third season of The Good Place and I just don’t get it. Yeah, the Earth-bound stuff wasn’t great and I’m not totally shipping Eleanor and Chidi (and I ship everyone!) but this was also the season that gave us the Jeremy Bearimy episode so I have no complaints.

-Just eat the damn pizza, Drew Barrymore.

-Here’s our first look at the Four Weddings and a Funeral reunion for Red Nose Day.

-Speaking of first looks, HBO just released a bunch of photos from Game of Thrones’ final season. I feel like I’m going to love Sansa this season.

-People’s cover story gives good press to Meghan Markle (which she can use after the trashing she’s getting in the British press — there was a headline yesterday about her being the cause of Harry’s baldness). People’s story has some new scoop, including how she leans on her faith and how everything went down with her father during the wedding.

Ed Westwick (who was accused by three women of sexual assault but prosecutors did not pursue charges) just landed a new gig. These men are Teflon.

-EW is doing a bunch of romcom retrospectives in time for Valentine’s Day. I’m not sure anyone needs a fond look back at He’s Just Not That Into You, but I really liked this piece about Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt getting together to re-watch (500) Days of Summer 10 years later.

-Celebs are getting in on the #FuckFuckJerry action and calling on people to unfollow their accounts.

-Here’s the first trailer for The Sun Is Also a Star. This book is on my bedside table and it’s one of two (alongside The Hating Game) that I pick up whenever I’m down because I can flip to a random page and it just brings the happy. So trust me when I say I do NOT want them to screw up this movie — and this trailer has me hopeful that they won’t. Yara Shahidi looks perfect; I’m less convinced about the Riverdale guy but I’ll give him a chance.

Louis C.K. Steps In It…Again

-An bootlegged hour of audio from Louis C.K.‘s Dec 16th standup routine was leaked an it’s bad. Like stupidly, shockingly tone-deaf, ‘this man has learned nothing’ bad. He makes fun of kids who want to identify as gender neutral before launching into a diatribe against the Parkland survivors. (“You’re not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot. Why does that mean I have to listen to you? You didn’t get shot, you pushed some fat kid in the way and now I’ve gotta listen to you talking?”) It’s not that certain topics should be off-limits to comedy, but if you’re going to go there, can’t you say…something? This isn’t funny or probing or interesting; this is just bitter. Here’s a good take on the whole disappointing situation.

-Meanwhile, a Parkland survivor has responded to him: “Since you like making fun of me and other Parkland survivors behind closed doors, I’m right here if you want to talk. Just try to keep it in your pants, ok?”

-That ridiculous, weird video that Kevin Spacey released as soon as news came out that he’s being charged with felony sexual assault  racked up 4.5 million views in the first 24 hours (it’s currently over 8 million).  Meanwhile, despite reports that the case against him includes video evidence, he is reportedly planning to plead not guilty. Today, a judge denied Spacey’s motion that he be excused from appearing in court, which the actor claimed would “amplify the negative publicity.”

Spacey was also photographed wearing a “retired since 2017” hat, so he seems to be taking this super seriously.

-I haven’t gotten around to watching Black Mirror’s choose-your-ending Bandersnatch special, but apparently there are eight different possible results  (though there’s one ending that people seem to be loving more than the others).

-The Golden Globe promos with Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg are delightfully nonsensical.

Ariana Grande posted, then quickly deleted a new Mac Miller tribute – and followed it up with a post that read, “Farewell 2018, you f—.” Word.

Sandra Bullock went on Ellen and talked about having a crush on Keanu Reeves during the filming of Speed and I’ve never related to her more.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth appear to be honeymooning with his whole family in tow.

Jennifer Lawrence says she once got so stoned with rappers at a party that she began yelling at a woman at the port-a-potty about pooping. That seems very on brand.

-Writing about TV ships is my favourite kind of writing.

-What better way to close out this year than with video of Celine Dion rocking out at a Lady Gaga show?

Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Elisabeth Moss star in the trailer for Jordan Peele‘s upcoming horror film Us.

Kanye West Goes to Washington

Kanye West and Trump are both so outrageous that it’s hard to be surprised by anything they do anymore. But their meeting today at the White House was bonkers. What even is this video? Can we all agree that Kanye is just all about empty provocation these days and probably doesn’t even believe what he’s saying? I mean, should we even care about what anyone whose iPhone password is just a serious of zeroes really thinks?

-Now Kid Rock is at the White House. This day just keeps getting better and better…

-Wait, does People’s new Lady Gaga cover story not actually include a new interview with Lady Gaga?

-I am very much appreciating Steve Carell’s transition into a silver fox.

Selena Gomez is seeking treatment after an emotional breakdown following a couple of hospital stays stemming from kidney transplant complications.

Amandla Stenberg says Jennifer Lawrence taught her how to “pee in the woods” when they were shooting The Hunger Games. Is that…something you have to be taught?

Scarlett Johansson has reportedly landed a $15 million payday for a Black Widow movie.

-I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks Meredith Grey deserves better than Ted from How I Met Your Mother. I haven’t watched Grey’s Anatomy for years and still this angers me!

Ryan Adams is butthurt by Mandy Moore‘s comments about their marriage.

-I watched the second episode of A Million Little things and damn, that show is bad. As this thread points out, it’s gruesome and gross.

-I was working from home today so I caught all of Dakota Johnson‘s segment on Ellen. I can’t tell if there’s just not a lot of there there, or if she just has an incredibly dry sense of humour but…oof. The only part that was halfway amusing was when Ellen made fun of her for not inviting her to her birthday party, and she responded by making fun of Ellen for asking about the pregnancy rumours.

-I’m already won over by the premise of Rebel Wilson‘s new movie: she’s trapped in a romcom and wooed by Chris Hemsworth.

-About this photo of Emily Bett Rickards: 1) I love her character’s new look. Witness protection, I’m guessing? 2) I love even more that she appears to have no idea when her show actually airs. Arrow doesn’t come back until Monday.

Julia Roberts tries to help Lucas Hedges escape his drug-dealing past in the trailer for Ben Is Back. The film festival buzz about this one is that the first half is an emotional family journey, and then it takes a weird turn.