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Mariah Carey Drops “A No No” Video

-This seems like the perfect way to lead us into the weekend: Mariah Carey turns a subway car into a dance party in her new video for “A No No.”

Lupita Nyong’o says Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Jared Leto and other celebrities “protected” her when she was getting her start in the industry.

-Yikes. Empire actor Jussie Smollett has just been indicated by a Chicago grand jury on 16 counts of disorderly conduct.

Julianne Moore revealed that she was originally slated to star in Can You Ever Forgive Me? before she was replaced by Melissa McCarthy. “[Director] Nicole [Holofcener] fired me. That’s the truth. I think she didn’t like what I was doing…I haven’t [seen it] yet because it’s still kind of painful. I love Melissa McCarthy. I worship her. I think she’s fantastic, so I’m sure she’s great… It’s pretty bad. The only other time I was fired was when I was working at a yogurt stand when I was 15, so, yeah, it felt bad.”

-First it was yoga, and now Gwyneth Paltrow is now taking credit for the gluten-free craze. That is not something I would ever want to be known for…

On Carpool Karaoke, the Jonas Brothers got hooked up to lie detectors and revealed which brother annoys them the most, and which one broke up the bad.

Meghan Markle discussed feminism on her International Women’s Day panel, saying she wants her unborn child to be a feminist, whatever the sex. “I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism.”

David Beckham‘s International Women’s Day post was pretty sweet.

-This IG post from the band Stars also won the day.

-Captain Marvel is tracking to have a $156M-$160M opening weekend.

-I love that Mark Ruffalo is out here stumping for the movie like a goddamn champ.

-This is a good clarification about why Michael Jackson’s estate is suing HBO for airing the documentary. It has to do with whether or not the singer did what he is accused of. Instead, the lawsuit is more specifically about the violation of a single non-disparagement clause in a 27-year-old contract between Jackson and HBO.

-Meanwhile, The Simpsons has pulled their classic Michael Jackson episode from syndication.

Whoopi Goldberg says the reason she hasn’t been on The View lately is because she almost died from pneumonia.

Kevin Tsujihara, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment, said in a memo: “I deeply regret that I have made mistakes in my personal life that have caused pain and embarrassment to the people I love the most.”

-I really liked this piece on how TV is unwhitewashing history one character, period, and genre at a time.

-After Killing Eve’s first season ended I was adamant that we didn’t need another season. But damn this trailer looks good!

Jesse Eisenberg plays a man who joins a dojo following a random street attack in the SWSW film The Art of Self Defense.

Nicki Minaj Calls the Cardi B Fight “So Mortifying and Humiliating”

Nicki Minaj has broken her silence on the physical altercation she and Cardi B got into on Friday night at a NYFW party. “The other night I was part of something so mortifying and so humiliating to go through in front of a bunch upper echelon… people who have their life together…I was in a Gaultier gown — off the motherf—ing runway — and I could not believe how humiliated it all felt.”

-There’s also rumours that Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans fought at Diddy‘s party in the Hamptons. What happened this weekend?!

-I don’t care if this story about Mel B and Zac Efron enjoying a “night of passion” after meeting on the dating app Raya is made up; it’s delightful! (Also, Joshua Jackson is on Raya?! Sign me up!)

Jon Legend just EGOT’d! (He won an Emmy, Oscar, Grammy and Tony in competitive categories.)

-Wow, this Olivia Munn situation is a mess and she deserves a LOT of praise for sticking to her guns it while her male costars are abandoning her. She (rightly) fought to cut a scene featuring a convicted sexual offender in The Predator days before its TIFF premiere. Midway through a TIFF press day for movie yesterday, her costars Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes and Augusto Aguilera backed out of the rest of the day’s interviews with her because “the guys became uncomfortable with the way the interviews were going.” (I’m not surprised; the one video interview that Rhodes and Aguilera did with Munn is so incredibly uncomfortable to watch as the pair dance around the issue and refuse to blame director Shane Black, who cast the offender because they’re friends). And in this interview, the way Thomas Jane and Keegan Michael-Key hedge when asked about it made me cringe. Even Sterling K Brown’s response (which was to eventually very supportive of Munn but still threw in a few “should he be forgiven for his crimes?” jabs) disappointed me.

-Meanwhile, Munn is soldiering on with the promo junket (as she tweeted earlier: “I’m contractually obligated. And from what I’m experiencing, I think they’d prefer I not show up.”) But she’s not being quiet about her disappointment with her costars or director. On Sunday at a TIFF event, she told the audience “That [story] came out on Thursday and the interesting thing is not one of my cast members reached out to me to say ‘are you OK?’ or ‘thanks’ or anything. At the premiere that night I look over and the other five cast members are giving the director a standing ovation, but they didn’t even give me a call that day.” She’s since given interviews in which she says she’s feeling “isolated” and “like the bad guy” because she didn’t want to share a scene with a registered sex offender who spent time in prison for inappropriate acts with his 14-year-old niece. The way she’s handling this — and especially the way she’s using the spotlight to keep the focus the safety of film sets where children are present — is incredibly admirable and I hope this helps her career, not hurts it.

-This TIFF moment of Julia Roberts realizing a fan flew from Indonesia to see her and pulling him up on stage is quite lovely.

-I went to Jason Reitman‘s Breakfast Club live read yesterday and Jesse Eisenberg as Bender was a revelation. I can’t believe it either.

-The comments on Ariana Grande‘s Instagram account have been disabled after a storm of abuse from people blaming her for ex-boyfriend Mac Miller’s death because people are the worse. Stop making women responsible for men’s actions!

-Here’s the Daredevil season 3 trailer. I want Netflix to put out a supercut of just Karen’s scenes (and include Frank Castle, if he pops up at all this season). Is that possible?

-I really like the rating system on this rundown of the best boyfriends in teen romcoms. Woodchuck Todd in Easy A should rank higher than 6/10, but Peter Kavinsky in TATBILB is absolutely at 27/10.

-I managed to sneak in a screening of Sierra Burgess Is a Loser and as adorable as Noah Centineo and Shannon Purser were, that movie is problematic!

Nicole Kidman‘s kids are very excited that she’s playing Aquaman’s mother.

-On Sunday, a new Ronan Farrow-penned New Yorker exposé featured six more women who claim CBS chief Les Moonves forced them into unwanted sexual situations and allegedly retaliated when they refused. (Apparently the women came forward because they were angry with how slowly CBS was dealing with the previous allegations.) Three hours after the story ran, Moonves stepped down and he and CBS announced they’ll donate $20 million deducted from any severance benefits to organizations that support the #MeToo movement (which sounds like a lot, until you find out that CBS said it put $120 million in trust to pay severance to Moonves, depending on results of corporate investigation).

-Not surprisingly, his wife Julie Chen is taking time off from The Talk.

-Meanwhile, CBS stars are speaking out, including Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom, who tweeted “As an employee of CBS, I would just like to say that Les Moonves should be fired without getting a fucking dollar. The actions described in this article are those of sexual assault and shame on anyone else in the corporation who knew about his crimes.”

Sarah Jessica Parker says Sex & the City looks “tone-deaf” 20 years later. I can’t imagine what she thinks of the second movie, then.

-I’m very intrigued by all the good reviews Lifetime’s You is getting. (I adored that book, and I’m glad it sounds like they’re not toning down the creepy and uping the romance.)  This is my fave part of the NYT review: “You is never boring, which sounds like faint praise. But in an era of glassy dramas defined by sad-man montages, weary characters standing dead still in moody showers and bewildering mysteries that are often just covers for poor characterization, it’s a relief.”

Susan Sarandon takes matters into her own hands when her war correspondent son gets taken hostage while on assignment in the Viper Club trailer.

Beyonce and Jesse Williams Light Up BET Awards

-I was switching between the BET Awards and the Game of Thrones finale last night, but luckily I happened to catch the two moments from the ceremony that everyone is talking about: Beyonce’s insane opening number with Kendrick Lamar (which was not announced in advance — probably because BET was burned the last time they hyped her appearance and she ended up only showing up via Skype), and Jesse Williams’ amazing speech. (The fact that one of the first thing he acknowledges is the contributions of black women — when has that ever happened before?!) His Tumblr is also great, as is this Twitter story of him previously stepping up without wanting any acknowledgement or publicity.

-Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake hit up Twitter after Jesse‘s speech with some weird tweets that veered dangerously close to #AllLivesMatter territory, so Twitter hits back.

-In Game of Thrones news, here are all the times before last night’s finale when the show tried to tell us who Jon Snow’s parents are.

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston are working overtime to land him Bond show off their love. They were photographed getting cozy at dinner, and then hanging out with his mom — twice!

-So Kanye West dropped an new video on Friday that features a bunch of “naked” celebrities — including Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Bill Cosby, Amber Rose, and Chris Brown. Legally, how is this a thing he can do?!

-In less controversial debuts, Rihanna premiered “Sledgehammer” this weekend.

Blake Lively‘s terrible chopping skills are giving me life.

-Meanwhile, Blake says “there’s a strong chance” there will be a third Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants movie. Huh.

-When Rory Gilmore met Michelle Obama

Diane Kruger gushes about Joshua Jackson in a new interview and now I’m even more confused about the status of their relationship!

Mindy Kaling has a list of very reasonable requirements for her spin instructors.

Matthew McConaughey says he had “a big crush” on Sarah Jessica Parker when he was younger. Sure, but do y’all remember when he called her “peculiar” on Oprah? #NeverForget

50 Cent was arrested in the Caribbean for swearing. Remind me to never go to the Caribbean.

Jenny Slate and Chris Evans attended the The Secret Life Of Pets premiere in NYC together and they look adorable! I mean, I wish he’d dressed up a little but the adorableness is still overshadowing it.

-Last night, John Oliver warned that Brexit vote is a warning call to US voters that “there are no f*cking do-overs” before tackling Olympic doping scandals.

Jesse Eisenberg scolded anti-gay protesters in London.

-Last week’s two new episodes of Comedy Bang Bang were filled with awesome guest stars, from Tegan and Sara doing a Hitchcock homage to Emily Bett Rickards starring in a She’s All That spoof.

Winona Ryder talked  about her relationship with Johnny Depp, saying he was “never abusive at all towards me” when they dated — 23 years ago.

-Meanwhile, Johnny continues to live life to the fullest ’cause why not.

Rami Malek feels a little weird about being your internet boyfriend — but he’s cool with it.

-Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner talks about directing the final episode of Orange Is the New Black’s latest season (don’t read if you’re not caught up!).

-Keanu director Peter Atencio was really unhappy how the film was marketed to kitten lovers. (But the kitten was seriously the best part!)

-Speaking of movies, Independence Day Resurgence is so bad that I walked out of it this weekend. Like, I bolted before the midway mark.

Kate Mara and Paul Giamatti get all Orphan Black-y in the Morgan trailer.