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Lin Manuel-Miranda Takes His Mom (And Us) to the Oscar Luncheon

Lin Manuel-Miranda brought his mom to the Oscar luncheon, but his live-tweeting made it feel like he’d brought us along as well.

Matt Damon crashed Jimmy Kimmel Live once again.

Brad Pitt‘s World War Z sequel has been pulled from the release calendar after losing its director last year. Sounds like the sequel’s production is just as troubled as the original’s.

-TMZ claims that Beyonce wants to launch a line of Blue Ivy Carter products – from hair care to clothing, mobile devices to video games, and more. She’s 5 years old. And what have you accomplished this week?

-I watched a few of episodes of Santa Clarita Diet this weekend and didn’t love it — but I do love that they have Hal and Joanne from BodyBreak promoting it!

-SNL’s Weekend Update is the weakest it’s been in years, so of course it may be getting a spinoff.

-I love that Trump is so rattled over Melissa McCarthy‘s SNL impression of Sean Spicer. Now Rosie O’Donnell wants to play Steve Bannon. She should play Trump instead and *really* get under his skin.

-HBO’s John Oliver talks the new season of Last Week Tonight: “I think we’re very anxious to not make it all Trump, all the time.”

David Beckham’s email hack made not seem super scandalous to us non-Brits, but it does make him “seem like a whiny and insincere little man whose every move for over a decade has been influenced by an almost pathological desire to be knighted.”

Zosia Mamet was asked her opinion of the other characters on Girls and she did not hold back.

Evan Rachel Wood shared details of her bisexuality at an LGBT Gala.

-I haven’t caught up on Jane the Virgin but Twitter spoiled me on the big twist last night. I do appreciate that the showrunner wrote a letter to the fans explaining herself, though.

-The new trailer for The Americans is all about Paige.

-Here’s the first trailer for Netflix’s Iron First. I fear that I’m going to be lost because I didn’t finish Daredevil.

Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn are an atypical mother-daughter duo in this new Snatched trailer.

Anna Kendrick Is a Scrappy Little Nobody

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Anna Kendrick‘s new book Scrappy Little Nobody will be released tomorrow, and I’m really hoping it’s better than this EW preview makes it seem. When she talks about shooting Up In the Air and Twilight, I want to read stories about George Clooney and Robsten, not about nail polish and creepy hotels! Luckily, she promises that she saved “some juice for the payin’ customers.”

-Whatever Ryan Reynolds may be like IRL, at least he knows how to deliver laughs when we all need it. He was named one of GQ’s Men of the Year, and the highlight of the feature is this clip of him get roasted by his bitter “brother” (with Jake Gyllenhaal holding the boom mic).

John Oliver’s fury is mandatory viewing this week. “Optimism is nice if you can swing it, but you’ve got to be careful. Because it can feed into the normalization of Donald Trump. And he is not normal. He’s abnormal…Keep reminding yourself this is not normal…because a Klan-backed misogynist Internet troll is going to be delivering the next State of the Union address. And that is not normal, it’s f**ked up.”

-Speaking of the normalization of Trump, this is a good look at his 60 Minutes interview.

-Breitbart is reportedly trying to court Billy Bush to be their new Hollywood correspondent. Ugh. They have keep him.

Emmy Rossum is speaking out about the vile harassment she’s now getting on Twitter because she’s Jewish.

-In more pleasant news, Katy Perry donated $10k to Planned Parenthood.

Jon Hamm and Billy Eichner hit the streets to ask strangers if they would participate in a threesome with them. The last woman’s reaction is me.

-I get that artists want to grow and stretch, but does anyone really want to hear Taylor Swift attempt hip hop?!

-A judge has ordered Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey’s release from prison.

-I saw and loved Arrival this weekend. The fact that  Max Landis is whining about its female protagonist just makes me love it even more.

-HBO has renewed Westworld (meh), Divorce (meh) and Insecure (yay!) for second seasons.

-My favourite thing about Eddie Redmayne‘s current press tour for Fantastic Beasts is that it mostly involves him talking about big parts he auditioned for and didn’t get. Today’s story: when he tried to play Tom Riddle in Harry Potter.

-I only know Brett Gelman from his Drunk History episodes, but good on him for severing ties with Adult Swim because of their treatment of women.

Dave Chappelle sang Radiohead’s “Creep” alongside A Tribe Called Quest, Lenny Kravitz, and Madonna at the SNL afterparty.

-As if the world hasn’t suffered enough this month, Chad Michael Murray wrote a romance novel! Based on a dream!

Drake wears a fur coat and hangs out in a parking lot in the fuzzy video for “Sneakin'”.

Natalie Portman faces critics for planning John F. Kennedy‘s fancy funeral in the new Jackie trailer.

-The first Beauty and the Beast trailer looks pretty damn amazing.

Leslie Jones Is Going to the Olympics!

Leslie Jones‘ Olympics commentary on social media was so good this weekend, she just got invited to cover Rio for NBC. And she’s doing it! This is what happens when you don’t let the haters scare you off Twitter for good.

-Also, she has the cutest fan ever.

-Oh, FFS. Now Kim Kardashian is jumping on the “I’m not a feminist” train, saying she’s “not a ‘free the nipple’-type girl.” A) Feminist or not, she still benefits from feminism, and B) would someone please buy Hollywood a dictionary that’s been published post-1967?!

Lindsay Lohan and fiancé Egor Tarabasov got into a nasty-looking fight on a public beach, so of course there’s photos. After they surfaced, she spoke out, saying “No woman can be hit and stay with that person if that person isn’t prepared to say sorry.” (I would have ended that sentence before the word ‘if’, but at least she seems to have left him.)

-Between the movie poster Robert Downey Jr. posted on his Facebook page and Supergirl’s “new” poster, it was a bad weekend for stars/official outlets sharing things that ended up being fan art.

New Girl and Brooklyn 99 are getting in on the crossover madness this fall. I stopped watching both of those shows ages ago, but good on them.

Mariah Carey really is going to guest-star on Empire, apparently. She’s not playing herself though, which seems like a miss.

-Suicide Squad may have opened big this weekend, but it’s not necessarily a total success yet. After pulling in an impressive $65.1M on Friday, it dropped a massive 41% day-over-day. (A 30% drop is considered bad, so this is really not good.) We’ll see.

-CBS’s six new shows feature six white dudes as leads. I mean, do we expect anything more of them at this point, though?

Lea Michele just Snapchatted her lip waxing. Civilization is doomed.

John Oliver‘s segment last night on the decline of print news was pretty much a regurgitation of the conversation my friends and I have been having since I was a young ‘un in journalism school. Much wittier, though. (“Digital First sounds like a high school euphemism for seductively sucking on a finger.”)

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg will throw weekly joint dinner parties on a new VH1 series, which already sounds like my new favourite TV show.

-I’m probably really late to the party, but I just discovered the My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast and Oh. My. God. If you have any interest in listening to a British guy and his two hyper-articulate friends break down his father’s terrible, terrible attempt at erotica, I highly recommend it. It makes me cry-laugh on the subway.

Seth Rogen competed against Jimmy Fallon in Lip Sync Battle, and his “Hotline Bling” dance moves were pretty great. (Also, Rogen looks great!)

-Meanwhile, Rogen says he’s no longer mad at Katherine Heigl. That makes one of us!

-A new Moana trailer dropped during the Olympics coverage this weekend.