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Jennifer Lopez Celebrates Birthday with Champers and Abs

Jennifer Lopez turned 49 and celebrated like this. Not all superheroes wear capes.

-Once I realized the writer of Gwyneth Paltrow’s NYT profile was Taffy Brodesser-Akner, I knew it was going to be good — but it’s so, so good! Sure, there’s topical quotes on the backlash to her “conscious uncoupling” announcement (“I think that was an instance where it really hit me that an insouciance with language from me is different than from somebody else”) and her relationship with Harvey Weinstein (“The one time that Harvey propositioned me was really almost the least of it in terms of how onerous that relationship was’). But the real meat of it is Brodesser-Akner’s examination of her strategy. Paltrow talks about getting more blog hits every time someone criticizes Goop’s ludicrous advice and products (“I can monetize those eyeballs”) and how she parted ways with Condé Nast when it came to publishing the Goop magazine because they had “old school”  rules like insisting articles be fact-checked.

-Meanwhile, Dr. Jen Gunter, one of Paltrow’s most vocal critics, had some thoughts on the article: “Paltrow monetizes the vagina, which is what I have called her out for. Women are harmed by the perpetuation of vaginal myths. It’s internet traffic for her. It’s women crying to me.”

Demi Moore and Ed Helms might be dating? Really????

Natasha Rothwell (who plays the amazing Kelli on Insecure and stole the entire movie in Love Simon) just signed on to Wonder Woman 1984.

-This deep-dive into Leonardo DiCaprio‘s new obsession with beach volleyball slayed me.

-There’s a new Netflix show that’s being called Gossip Girl meets Big Little Lies and it’s like they’ve crafted it out of my brain’s source code.

-People titled their latest cover story “Inside the Mysteries of Tom Cruise’s Life at 56″ but they really don’t delve into any mysteries, instead opting for a softball profile.

-A Frasier revival with Kelsey Grammer is in the works? For real? Come on, Hollywood. At least pretend to try.

-Comic-Con behind-the-scene videos always offer fascinating glimpses on how castmembers react when they are together offset. The Flash ladies seem a little, um, tense. On the other end of the spectrum, the Arrow cast is super touchy-feely.

-AMC had cleared Chris Hardwick to return to Talking Dead on Aug 12 after their investigation into sexual assault claims by ex-girlfriend.

-At the first day of the TCAs, HBO confirmed that the long-awaited Deadwood movie is finally happening: “It’s been a logistics nightmare getting all the cast members’ schedules together, but we are there. It is greenlit.”

-Meanwhile, the HBO boss defended Westworld after the critical backlash: ‘It’s not for casual viewers.’ (He probably could have dropped the word ‘casual’.)

-Also at the HBO panel, Jenni Konner addressed her split from producing partner Lena Dunham after they ended an eight-year partnership: “There’s no drama.”

-At the Facebook on-demand panel, things got combative when reporters pressed them to defend their decision to include Fox News and Infowars on their platform.

Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning star in the apocalypse drama I Think We’re Alone Now.

-Here’s the trailer for mid90s, which is written and directed by Jonah Hill. It’s got a Florida Project vibe, but more brutal.

Hilary Swank struggles with a parent suffering from Alzheimer’s in the trailer for What They Had, which is coming to TIFF.

 

Hailey Baldwin Covers Vogue Japan

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-Wow, Vogue Japan totally lucked out when they put Hailey Baldwin on their latest cover, having no idea she’d be Justin Bieber‘s fiancee by the time it hit newsstands.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth took a wrecking ball to those split rumors with an IG story.

-Speaking of Hemsworths and social media, Chris Hemsworth secured his place as the second best Chris with this hilarious video for his wife’s birthday. I had serious concerns about her arm socket for a second or two there…

-Romance rumours surrounding Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller feel kind of inevitable at this point, no?

Jenny McCarthy mistook her Google Home for a ghost. She’s swell.

-It feels like it’s been a minute since we’ve heard anything from Rihanna music-wise, but she’s looking to fix that. She’s reportedly working on two albums: a reggae one, and a pop one.

-My buddy Jon went to Chicago to interview Radiohead and its crew about Scott Johnson’s death, returning to Toronto and how the Canadian judicial system failed them.

-Crazy Rich Asians’ early word of mouth is GREAT.

-How the hell does a teen-targeting Netflix show that features a girl in a fat suit who only achieves agency once she gets her jaw wired shut and loses weight get made in 2018? How is that even possible? This entire fat-shaming premise is disgusting.

This made me laugh and laugh.

-Director Gus Van Sant was originally tapped to direct Brokeback Mountain, and is spilling tea over which huge stars turned it down. “I felt like we needed a really strong cast, like a famous cast. That wasn’t working out. I asked the usual suspects: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Ryan Phillippe. They all said no.”

-This investigation into the rumoured American Sailer Moon is weirdly fascinating.

Christine Baranski says her high kicks have become something of a trademark. “It’s my one good dance move.”

Amanda Seyfried did The Tonight Show’s Google Translate Songs: Mamma Mia edition, and things got really weird.

Russell Simmons once told the staff at his yoga studio that he might become “collateral damage” of the #MeToo movement.

Mark Duplass has walked back his dumbass tweet.

-This is a really fascinating read on celebrities and the opioid crisis. “The overall reaction to Prince and [Tom] Petty’s overdoses — and to the opioid-driven losses before them of such other popular performers as Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heath Ledger — has amounted to nothing much when it comes to awakening Americans to the scope of the national crisis.”

-A defamation lawsuit surrounding The Biggest Loser claims that former contestants are alleging the NBC show supplied them with drugs, including Adderall and the FDA-banned ephedra.

-I really liked this piece on why this year TV dramas have had so many disappointing second seasons (The Handmaid’s Tale, Luke Cage, Westworld, Legion, 13 Reasons Why, Jessica Jones), while comedies are finding their groove in the 2nd season (Atlanta, One Day at a Time, The Good Place, Glow). I think there’s something to be said for dramas getting fixated on plot twists (usually dark and grim ones at that), while comedies do better at focusing on characters you want to follow.

-Everyone and their dog is raving about the book My Year of Rest and Relaxation. I’m saving it for the long weekend!

-I’m not a comic book person, but is this really what the audience wants from Titans? A Dick Grayson who murders people and says “f**k Batman”? Because this looks cheap, terrible and certainly not worth signing up to a new subscription service for.

Jodie Whittaker wakes up in the Doctor Who trailer they just showed at Comic-Con.

Jennifer Lopez scams her way into a management job Working Girl-style in the Second Act trailer, which costars Leah Remini as her BFF and Milo Ventimiglia as her BF.

Does Meghan Markle Suddenly Sound British?

-People seem to be really angry that Meghan Markle sounds like she’s starting to adopt a British accent, but I’m totally here for it!

Ariana Grande told a fan that “of course she didn’t find” fiance Pete Davidson‘s Manchester bombing joke funny.

-Oh god. I assumed Zac Efron’s new dreadlocks were for a role. But they’re “just for fun”? No no no no no no

Jennifer Lopez has sparked speculation that she and A-Rod are engaged after she posted a photo in which she is prominently showing off a ring.

-Speaking of new rings, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas were spotted wearing matching bands, leading to rumours that they are promise rings. Remember the other kind of promise ring he used to wear? I sure do.

-For the first time in recent memory, Taylor Swift had a super low key fourth of July. Not even matching bathing suits? Oh, Tay-Tay.

Chris Brown was arrested in Florida following his concert (because apparently people still pay to see him?!) for a felony battery warrant stemming from an April 2017 incident at a Tampa night club in which Brown allegedly punched photographer, Bennie Louis Vines

-The LA Times says it’s the perfect time for Greta Gerwig’s version of Little Women. Maybe but I’m just SO BORED by the cast. They’re all great (Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Emma Stone and Timothée Chalamet) but just so very predictable.

-It looks like Sacha Baron Cohen is in talks with Showtime for a new TV series — and he’ll be targeting the president, somehow.

-As someone who identifies as “washed,” I loved this article.

-Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie just came out as pansexual. “I’m married to a woman and I’m very much in love with her but I’m not opposed to a man because, to me, I like a person. Yeah I guess you could qualify me as pansexual because I really don’t care.”

-If the tracking is correct, Ant Man and The Wasp will buzz to $75 million-$85 million this weekend. (The first one opened to $57.2 million.)

-I’m choosing to believe that Demi Lovato’s tweet isn’t shade but instead encouragement directed at me personally.

-Ahead of her daughter’s wedding, rumours are swirling that Anna Wintour is preparing to leave Vogue.

-Oh no. Elvis Costello, 63, cancelled his tour after revealing he is battling a “very aggressive” cancer.

-If Mariah Carey‘s kid is putting a plastic bag over his head, maybe that’s his way of saying he doesn’t want to be dragged onstage?

Keri Russell is re-teaming with JJ Abrams for Star Wars Episode IX. It’s not exactly the Felicity reunion I was hoping for, but I’ll take it!

-Also, miss me with all this talk that she should play Rey’s mother. Hard pass.

Will Smith revealed Kanye West and Kim Kardashian‘s reaction to his son, Jaden, wearing a Batman costume to their 2014 wedding. “Ye was cool. ‘Yo, I love that!’ Kim was a little bit like, ‘Jaden…'”

James Woods, who often spouts ultra-right, pro-Trump sentiments, was abruptly dropped by his agent on the 4th of July because the agent was “feeling patriotic.”

Anne Hathaway fangirling over Jake Gyllenhaal on Instagram made my day.

-Batman fans are super angry about the latest issue.

-I really liked this NYT profile on Lakeith Stanfield, who is promoting Sorry to Bother You. Vulture’s profile on the movie’s director, the awesomely named Boots Riley, is also great. (Apparently the movie’s ending is a real head-scratcher though.)

-I am so here for The Spy Who Dumped Me.