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Timothy Hutton Accused of Rape

-Late this afternoon, Buzzfeed published an interview with Sera Johnston, a Canadian ex-model who claims actor Timothy Hutton and his friend raped her in 1983 when she was 14 and they were in their 20s. Buzzfeed spoke with a friend she told only a few days after the night in question, Johnston’s mother, and three more friends. They all, separately, confirmed that she told them the actor had raped her in his hotel room. Before he died, her ex-stepfather also told an investigator that Johnston had told him it was “flat out rape.” Hutton “completely and unequivocally denies” Johnston’s allegations. After being informed that BuzzFeed News was going to publish the story, the actor spoke with the FBI — according to his spokesperson, to report Johnston for attempted extortion.

Harvey Weinstein has yet to arrive at prison on Rikers Island. He was admitted to Bellevue hospital apparently because of high blood pressure, where he’s been spotted sitting in a comfy leather armchair watching TV and walking around the facility unencumbered.

-Meanwhile a memoir by Woody Allen, rumored for years and once thought unpublishable in the #MeToo era, is coming out next month.

Adèle Haenel, one of France’s most prominent young actresses and the star of Portrait of a Lady on Fire, walked out after Roman Polanski won the best director award at the Césars (France’s version of the Oscars). Her director Céline Sciamma and several others followed. Haenel, who recently revealed was abused while working as a child actress in the country’s film industry, could be heard exclaiming “Bravo, pedophilia!”

-In a sit-down event with Oprah this weekend, Jennifer Lopez talked about her Oscar snub. “I was sad. I was a little sad because there was a lot of buildup to it…And I’m reading all the articles, and I’m like, ‘Oh, my God. Could this happen?’ And then it didn’t, and I was like, ‘Ouch.’ It was a little bit of a letdown…Most of my team has been with me for years — 20, 25 years — and I think they had a lot of hopes on that. They wanted it, too. I felt like I let everybody down a little bit.”

Megan Thee Stallion claims her label has been messing with the release of her new music since she tried to renegotiate her contract (which she signed back when she was 20) in the midst of her newfound success.

Howard Stern got Harry Styles to break his silence on getting robbed at knifepoint last month. He said a group of guys with their hoods up approached him and demanded cash, and then told him to unlock his phone and give it to them. “I thought about throwing it in the pond to just be like, ‘Neither of us have it.’ Then I thought, ‘I don’t want to piss them off’. There were, like, two cars coming, and I just felt an opportunity and I just sprinted and ran. I ran into the road and I tried to stop a car…[Then I] turned and ran toward the village where I live…I guess because they had some cash and stuff they ended up just turning around.”

Adam Levine is apologizing after having a rough Maroon 5 concert in Chile. He blamed technical issues: “There were some things holding me back sonically last night, and I let them get to me, and it impacted how I was behaving on stage, which was unprofessional, and I apologize for that.” At one point, he reportedly got angry that the audience was singing along to “She Will Be Loved” and told the crowd, “Well, if you want to do my job, go ahead.” But, you know, technical issues.

John Mulaney‘s SNL episode was the show’s best in a while. The sketch of the night was the eight minute-long Broadway-style musical about a man who bought sushi at LaGuardia Airport.

-Also, this behind-the-scenes moment with Jake Gyllenhaal and Larry David is very cute.

Jessica Biel was spotted out shopping this weekend — sans wedding ring.

Drake dropped two new songs this weekend: “When to Say When” and “Chicago Freestyle”.

-I will never be as cool as Christine Baranski is, and I’ve come to accept that.

-Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard says he’s been freaked out by adult fans. “When I was 13, some adults followed me back to my condo when I was shooting It. I was by myself. As I walked faster, they walked faster, and I was getting a bit antsy by the time I got to the door. Suddenly, they were like, ‘Hey, dude, can we get a selfie?’ And I was like, ‘No you can’t have a selfie! How about don’t follow children?'”

-Here’s a roundup of all the cringey things Pete Davidson had to say about Ariana Grande in his new Netflix special.

This thread from a Disney animator in which he credits his coworkers for individual shots in Frozen 2 is wonderful.

-Inside the Actor’s Studio host James Lipton passed away early this morning at his home in Manhattan from bladder cancer. He was 93.

-The novelization of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker confirms the kiss between Rey and Ben Solo wasn’t meant to be romantic. If you have to retroactively explain your movie this much, maybe you didn’t hit it out of the park? This is my absolute fave tweet about it.

John Boyega complaining while working out with his trainer is oh so relatable. “I could have been an architect, Tim! I’d be fat, have man tits, big little nipples, and a lovely wife who loves me for who I am. That’s what I should have done. This is what ambition gets you.”

-The first few month of this year have been a shitshow, but things are looking up: Meghan Markle is planning on attending the Met Gala in May.

Elisabeth Moss‘ new horror flick Invisible Man exceeded expectations at the box office, thanks to good reviews and word-of-mouth. It scared up a stellar $29 million in its North American box office debut and $20.2 million overseas — on a $7M budget.

Joey King plays one of the the girls taking their employer to court after contracting radiation poisoning at work in the trailer for Radium Girls.

Hollywood Preps for the Oscars

Rebel Wilson‘s post seems to indicate that Brad and Leo will be front row at the Oscars — and on an aisle. I know there’s no host this year, but if one of the presenters does in-crowd schtick, they’ll be prime targets.

-One of the most predictable categories at Sunday night’s Oscars is Best Supporting Actor, with everyone pretty certain that Brad Pitt has it in the bag. This is a good look on how he ran the perfect campaign.

-Meanwhile, most of the stars at Sundance believe Pitt‘s character killed his wife in the movie.

-Another day, another “honest” Oscar ballot, this one from a producer. His take on Hustlers is disgusting, he felt he needed “a scorecard to keep track of [Little Women’s] timeline” and his favourite movie of last year was Yesterday. It’s so sexiest and dumb, I can’t even imagine what it was like before the Hollywood Reporter toned it down.

-I’m am really loving all the in-depth cinematography interviews this week. Here’s one with Uncut Gems’ cinematographer on a camera tool for focus-pulling that kept the film’s haywire movements in focus even though the actors didn’t use marks.

Greta Gerwig did Vogue’s 73 Questions on the Sony lot.

-Whoa. The six stars of Friends are reportedly set to get paid $3-4 million each to reunite for what basically sounds like an hourlong interview.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now making bank doing private events.

Gillian Anderson did an ASMR video to promote the new season of Sex Education and she’s really, really good at it.

John Mulaney had to cancel a show in Toronto because he’ll be hosting SNL that weekend — and he got Lorne Michaels to write him a note excusing his absence.

-Also, when did John Mulaney go from looking “unconventionally attractive” to “we all want to climb him like a tree“?

-This is disappointing. Despite great reviews (it’s currently at 83% fresh) Birds of Prey is currently tracking for a $33.5M opening weekend, below its $50M-$55M projections.

-In happier box office news, Little Women just surpassed $100 million at domestic box office.

This tweet about a terrible, terrible profile Vanity Fair once did on Jessica Simpson, plus Ronan Farrow’s story about the first time he met her has everyone realizing that we all probably owe her an apology.

-I do not know what Harvey Weinstein‘s defense attorney, Donna Rotunno, was trying to do by appearing on The Daily podcast today, but whatever positioning or sympathy she was hoping for totally backfired. Near the end of the interview, the NYT reporter asked a final, seemingly last-minute question: had she ever been sexually assaulted? “I have not,” Rotunno answered, and that seemed like it would be the end. But after a pause she added “Because I would never put myself in that position.” I was listening to it on the subway and I GASPED.

-Well, this sucks: a judge sided with Dr. Luke and Kesha was found guilty of defamation for telling Lady Gaga that Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry. She must now pay him $370,000.

-Survivor host Jeff Probst reveals he recently suffered from amnesia for three hours. Apparently its called Transient Global Amnesia and it’s a real thing that can happen.

-This story about inadvertently being a jerk to Colin Firth is hilarious. “Firth had finally buried his heartthrob past, won an Oscar for a serious movie, and as if in a horror movie, I reached out from the grave and grabbed his well-formed ankle.”

-A new sitcom called Mythic Quest is out today on Apple+ and critics are loving it.

-This has been talked about a lot on Twitter so I’m glad The Hollywood Reporter is putting a spotlight on how productions don’t provide makeup artists and hair stylists who are familiar with natural textures and dark skin tones.

Jesse Eisenberg, Clémence Poésy and Ed Helms star in the trailer for the WWII drama Resistance.

Leighton Meester Talks Learning How to Surf

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-I’m really not down with the styling of her Shape feature, but at this point I’m just grateful that Leighton Meester is landing magazine covers again.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez got engaged this weekend and her ring is reportedly worth $1.4M.

-1D drama: Louis Tomlinson says he stopped being friends with Zayn Malik after Malik didn’t show up when his mom died.

-Wait, Ariana Grande used to date Alicia Florrick‘s son?? And she might be dating him again?

-Congrats to Glee’s Lea Michele, who got married on Saturday.

-I love this story about a reporter asking a publicist if he could interview Ben Mendelsohn (despite him not being on the Captain Marvel press tour), and then having Mendelsohn call him to chat 10 minutes later.

-Meanwhile, Captain Marvel did even better than expected, raking in $455M US globally, including $153M in North America. Also, Brie Larson popped into a few theatres this weekend to surprise fans.

-I never thought we’d have a beef between Drake and Paul Anka, but here we are.

-In an IG post this weekend, Justin Bieber asked fans to pray for him as he revealed his recent struggles with depression.

-This entire interview with Regina King is worth a read (Support the Girls is a movie I missed last year but really want to see because I’ve only heard raves), but this bit about whether or not her pal Tiffany Haddish was telling the truth about her other pal Sanaa Lathan biting Beyonce is gold: “Let me tell you something: I could tap your leg with my foot and Tiffany would retell it as me kicking you. She’s a comedian. She can make a story, know what I mean?”

-Speaking of interviews worth your time, speaking to Vulture John Mulaney revealed he fired Louis C.K.’s former manager Dave Becky, who represents a lot of comedians, a soon as the CK article came out in the NYT, but didn’t make a statement about it. “I didn’t feel I had anything that noble to add, and issuing a simple statement of one sentence that I fired Dave seemed evasive and honestly an unhelpful use of everyone’s time and taking up oxygen.” Also, when asked about making the comedy industry safer for women, he had the perfect answer: “I have a lot of thoughts and opinions on many things. I don’t think my thoughts and opinions matter in any way compared to the women who have been directly affected by these actions. I say this not at all to be evasive, but just to not talk anymore as a male in comedy who has not had to experience this. Other people should. Women’s opinions matter, and mine does not.”

Taika Waititi is adapting Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits for TV and I like all of those things!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle learned how to make maple taffy on snow during a visit to Canada House in London today.

-The fact that Aidy Bryant‘s new Hulu show Shrill is being compared to Better Things can only be a good thing.

-Last night, the Olivia Wilde-directed teen comedy Booksmart premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and people LOVED it. The reviews are glowing and the trailer looks great.