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Melissa McCarthy Calls Out Billy Bush in New Interview

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-In her InStyle cover storyMelissa McCarthy recalls being subjected to a terrible interview by someone who sounds a lot like Billy Bush. “I do remember another interview I did for Bridesmaids with somebody who later lost his job for a conversation he had on a bus with someone else. I won’t mention names, but just think about it. He kept asking, ‘Are you shocked that you actually work in this business at your tremendous size?’ He was like, ‘Oh, your tremendous size, you can actually work?’ I just remember all the blood drained out of me. I thought, ‘With my tremendous size, I could tackle you so quickly.’ ”

In her new People cover story, Nicole Kidman says she knew she wanted to marry Keith Urban after just six months of dating. “It was my [38th] birthday, and he stood outside with gardenias at 5 a.m. on my stoop in New York. That is when I went, ‘This is the man I hope I get to marry.'”

-Here’s how Kevin Hart worded his second apology: “Once again, Kevin Hart apologizes for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community. I apologize.” He added it’s not his “life dream” to become an LGBTQ ally. That’s swell.

-Meawhile, it seems that the Academy has resigned itself to the fact that the Oscars will air with no host for the first time in 30 years, according to Variety.

-In his new Hollywood Reporter cover storySamuel L Jackson admits he was a functioning crack addict for 15 years. “The whole time I was using, sure, I had a good reputation. I showed up on time, I did my lines. I was great. But there was something that was keeping me from getting to that next place.”

Kit Harrington says the cast was pretty much over it while filming the final GoT season.

-Marvel is making a TV show about Vision and Scarlet Witch for Disney’s new streaming service, with Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olson expected to reprise the roles they originated on the big screen.

Rosario Dawson is reportedly dating Senator Corey Booker.

-Just months after being pushed out of Disney and Pixar, Skydance Media has hired alleged sexual harasser John Lasseter. God, how deflating must that be for the women who work there?

Mariah Carey has settled the lawsuit with former manager Stella Bulochnikov, who sued the singer for sexual harassment after working with her for about three years.

-Woah. Jordan Peele is taking on the Lorena Bobbit story in a new documentary for Amazon Prime. Here’s the first trailer.

-Oof, Nina Dobrev‘s new CBS sitcom is getting panned.

-The Green Book crew continue to make things worse, not better with every interview.

Natasha Lyonne keeps dying then subsequently reliving her birthday in the trailer for Netflix’s Russian Doll, produced by Amy Poehler. Critics who’ve already screened it are loving it.

-Meanwhile, critics are not loving M. Night Shymalan‘s Glass. The embargo was lifted this afternoon and the reviews are mostly negative.

Anthony Mackie and Margaret Qualley are the last survivors on a toxic earth in the trailer for Netflix’s new sci-fi film IO.

-The Little trailer, starring Regina Hall and Issa Rae, looks like an updated version of Big and I’m so here for it.

Laverne Cox Covers Cosmo

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-Yay for Laverne Cox, who just became Cosmopolitan’s first openly trans cover model.

-Today’s Oscar noms were a mixed bag. Though there’s still a lot of work to be done, but it was more diverse and not as #OscarsSoWhite as previous years, with four black actors included in the acting categories (Daniel Kaluuya, Denzel Washington, Mary J. Blige and Octavia Spencer), and Jordan Peele becoming only the third person to receive best picture, director, and writing noms. Women fared well too, with Mudbound’s Rachel Morrison  becoming the first woman nominated for best cinematography in history, and Greta Gerwig becoming the fifth ever woman to be nominated for directing. And 8 of the 10 nominated actresses are over 40!

-Meanwhile, the nominations seemed to solidify the sense that it’s now a two-way race between The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

-I’m bummed there was no best pic noms for The Big Sick, The Florida Project or Wonder Woman, and no supporting love for Tiffany Haddish and Michael Stuhlbarg. I am not bummed at all by the James Franco snub.

-I just took the Good Place soul mate quiz and got Tahini. That can’t be good.

Dylan Farrow’s clapback to Justin Timberlake makes me want to write poems in her honour.

Melissa Benoist’s outfit at the Waco premiere is so fugly, it’s nearly incomprehensible. Dear gawd, are those velvet shoes?!

Leonardo DiCaprio helped Orlando Bloom celebrate Bloom’s 41st birthday with a party full of models in Marrakesh.

-I love that this reporter asked Sterling K Brown if he’d noticed how few black reporters were granted access at the SAGs (especially since there are rumours that Marvel is being selective on letting black journalists interview the cast of Black Panther). It’s opened up a wider conversation about access and revealed some not great stories about the Luke Cage media rollout.

Zoe Kazan has never been more relatable than in this pic of her meeting Frances McDormand.

-In an interview with Vulture about Baskets, Zach Galifianakis said of Louis C.K.: “This is the poison of celebrity culture: The fact that someone can think that just because they’re loved, they can do what they want. It grosses me out. That’s all I want to say.”

-It’s pilot season! Here’s a look at what the networks are ordering. (CBS has clearly took their criticism to heart; all of the shows they’ve ordered so far are from female creators).

-One of the great byproducts of the Times Up movement in Hollywood is the growing transparency around pay. Over 100 anonymous TV workers shared what they make as pilot writers, on writing staffs, and as assistants.

Mo’Nique is blasting Netflix for not offering her what she deserves for a comedy special. (She’s not wrong.) Wanda Sykes offered her own story about being low-balled by Netflix.

-The Honest Trailers treatment of Get Out is great.

Riverdale’s KJ Apa Gets In Accident After 16-Hour Day on Set

-Warner Bros. Television is doing damage control after Riverdale star KJ Apa got into a car accident in Vancouver while driving himself home following a 16-hour workday.

-Looks like the rumours of a split from Hayden Christensen may be true. Rachel Bilson was spotted in LA without her wedding ring. That sucks; I like them both.

-The Foo Fighters edition of Carpool Karaoke is a headbanging good time.

Jordan Peele is developing a new TV show based on true events that follows a group who hunted down hundreds of Nazis who managed to escape punishment and settle into American society. See HBO, this is how you tackle historical entertainment.

Gal Gadot, Kumail Nanjiani and Ryan Gosling are all slated to host SNL this season.

-The families of two men who died on the set of American Made are claiming that Tom Cruise is partially to blame.

-I don’t watch Rick and Morty (I know, I know) but it’s awesome that the creator is slamming trolls attacking their female writers.

-“I’m a target in a way most entrepreneurs are not,” says Gwyneth Paltrow in a new interview about GOOP.  Well to be fair, most entrepreneurs aren’t telling us to steam our vaginas…

-Also, here’s photos of her GOOP lab in LA, which the author describes as “equal parts ridic and chic as f*ck”.

Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney are going to star in a TV show together and my head just exploded.

-One of the least wave-making late night hosts has gone political. Jimmy Kimmel is taking on health care in his monologues, and he won’t back down until the repeal & replace act is dead, saying “I did more homework this week than all my years of college combined.”

-Oh, Channing Tatumyou scamp, you!

Carey Mulligan wrote an essay about her grandmother’s life with Alzheimer’s and did it suddenly get really dusty in here?

-Is the “six seasons and a movie” mantra about Community actually coming true?

-Arcade Fire’s Win Butler is defending the rollout of the band’s latest album.

Dwayne Johnson gets in the game in latest Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle trailer.

-After seeing Brad’s Status at TIFF, I’ve vowed not to watch anymore introspective Ben Stiller movies, so I’m gonna go ahead and pass on this.  Emma Thompson as a drunk hippie is tempting, though.

-No one trusts anyone in the new Murder on the Orient Express trailer starring Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad, Penelope Cruz, Johnny Depp, and Judi Dench.