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WB Pulls The Plug on Justice League Junket

-There were a lot of eyes on the upcoming Justice League press junket. Would publicity try to put questions about Weinstein/Affleck‘s conduct on the banned list? Would journalists obey? Looks like we might not get to find out — the WB just cancelled the US junket. Well, that’s one way to get around it, I guess. It’s all up to you now, London journalists!

Lupita Nyong’o is the latest actress to come forward with her own experiences about Harvey Weinstein‘s advances.

-Now that Quentin Tarantino has broken his silence about Weinstein, what matters most is what he does next. Kevin Smith is donating his Weinstein residuals to Women In Film. Channing Tatum halted a movie he was set to direct and produce at Weinstein’s company. These are more than just statements about how men in Hollywood need to do better; these guys are putting money on the line. Will Tarantino?

-Meanwhile, Weinstein is reportedly spending his time in sex rehab falling asleep in group therapy and telling anyone who will listen that there’s a conspiracy against him.

-Hollywood is crumbling — even the animation world. Nickelodeon has fired Chris Savino following reports of harassment.

-Stranger Things lead kid Finn Wolfhard is leaving his talent agency after sexual-assault allegations against his agent.

-I can’t figure out whose camp planted this story about Robert Pattinson wanting FKA twigs back because “that’s the girl he wants to marry.” I’m embarrassed for both of them.

Lena Dunham‘s interview with Gabrielle Union is pretty great (mostly because Gabrielle Union is always pretty great).

-Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter wrote a book? And there’s a trailer for it?

Adam Scott and Ben Schwartz are here to shoot down all your Parks and Rec fan theories.

-This is a great NYT profile on Taika Waititi, the quirky New Zealand director who is shaking up Marvel with the new Thor movie. I still can’t believe the guy who danced as Micheal Jackson in Boy is taking over Hollywood…

Scarlett Johansson organized a Hurricane Maria fundraising event with her Avengers co-stars.

Pink revealed that Christina Aguilera once took a swing at her in a club.  “I’m an alpha and she’s an alpha…women have to learn how to support each other; it’s not taught on the playground.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is documenting her chemo journey.

Jay Leno paid tribute to David Letterman, talking about their rivalry and the practical jokes they would play on each other. “Even when he was mean to me, it was funny.”

-The reviews for Michael Fassbender‘s The Snowman are hilariously mean.

Chris Hemsworth revisits Sept 11th in the 12 Strong trailer.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Reveals Cancer Diagnosis, Sparks Healthcare Talk

-Damn: Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed that she’s fighting a breast cancer diagnosis, which she found out about the day after her Emmy win.

Kate McKinnon is on the cover of the November issue of Vanity Fair, in which she remains admirably tight-lipped about her personal life. I hate hate hate the cover image, but the inside shots are beautiful.

Rihanna has been taking to Twitter on a regular basis over the past week asking Trump what his administration is doing to relieve the suffering in Puerto Rico. She amped up her message yesterday, telling him “Don’t let your people die like this.”

-This video of a toddler caught sneaking popcorn from Prince Harry during Toronto’s Invictus Games makes me very melt-y.

Harry was also a surprise guest at a WE Day event in TO.

-If Kim Cattrall being a diva is preventing a third Sex in the City movie from happening, we all need to send her a fruit basket.

Kim Kardashian confirmed that she and Kanye are expecting in a preview for the upcoming season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

-Netflix plans to invest at least $400 million in Canadian production in the next five years — though it might not be great news for Canadians.

-It’s been a rough week. I just don’t think I have it in me to read a whole story about Idris Elba falling in love with his new girlfriend if that girlfriend isn’t me…

-Disney may have forced ABC to renew Agents of Shield for movie synergy reasons.

-Speaking of ABC’s superhero shows, the reviews of Inhumans are hilariously *brutal*. Variety says “it makes Iron Fist look like Citizen Kane by comparison,” while Sepinwall says “Inhumans is Marvel’s version of “fetch.” Hopefully this awful TV show means they stop trying to make it happen.” The same showrunner also did Iron Fist. How does he get to fail twice, but the Agent Carter showrunners still don’t have a new show lined up?!

Natalie Morales’ statement about those upshot photos is worth a read.

-It’s THR’s annual Hollywood salary list day! I need to learn how to operate a boom mic…

-Here’s Owen Wilson, Glenn Close, Ed Helms and J.K. Simmons in the new Father Figures trailer.

Leslie Jones Had the Most Fun at the Emmys

Leslie Jones was all of us by getting selfies at the Emmys with pretty much every TV star alive. And also John Mayer.

-Like Leslie, Pedro Pascal also seemed to  make the most of his time at the Emmys.

-That was a shockingly great Emmy Awards, right? It ended on time, was surprisingly inclusive, and (Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Game of Thrones’ aside) honoured plenty of new blood and niche series (Regina King won the ONLY Emmy for a network show last night). It’s the first time in years the show didn’t leave me rage-y. I even loved most of the dresses!

-Of course, the Emmy telecast hit an all-time ratings low because life.

-The kids from Stranger Things performed “Uptown Funk” at the Emmys preshow. God, I love them so much.

-Speaking of the Stranger Things cast, Steve’s hair really does look like that IRL!

Tom Hiddleston flirting with Priyanka Chopra makes a lot more sense to me than whatever that Hiddleswift stuff was.

-Also, the after-party photos are further proof that we all need to go drinking with Matthew Rhys.

-Friday Night Light stars Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler gave me all the feels this week, first with her birthday wish to him and then with their reunion pic.

-Whoa. I don’t usually put a lot of stock in Radar stories but they’ve reportedly been working on this one about an A-lister involved in a a Hollywood pedophile sex ring for four years. And whoa. We’ll have to see if anything comes of it.

-My Name Is Earl star Jason Lee is the latest celeb to flee Scientology.

Shailene Woodley says she’s “always dreamed” of writing a book on female masturbation. It’s good to have dreams.

Bella Thorne (who was reportedly dating her brother’s ex-girlfiend recently) was spotted kissing Tyler Posey (who recently pretended to come out). Kids today!

Gillian Anderson has no problem with all the talk about reinventing James Bond with her as the lead. (Nor do I.)

-I have yet to finish Fargo season 2, but season 3 will star Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Carrie Coon so I’m already in.

-Fall TV officially starts tonight with the premiere of the new Kristen Bell sitcom The Good Place, which is getting great reviews. (The fact that NBC is airing three episodes this week before settling into its regular timeslot is hella confusing, though.)

-Probably the best-reviewed new show of the season, This Is Us, also debuts this week. The only bad review I’ve read so far still makes me want to watch it, just for this: “This Is Us is invigoratingly heinous. Bad TV is a commonplace, but a true Mount Everest of bullshit is rare.” (Though I swear to god, if the big twist in the pilot is that Mandy Moore dies, I’m gonna throat punch someone. Girlfriend’s been trying to land a steady TV gig for a decade!)

Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow played Friends trivia and killed it.

-Aww, this really bums me out: Anthony Bourdain and his wife Ottavia Busia have split after 9 years together.

-This is a really good look at how FX became TV’s best, most reliable network.

Michael Shannon was my favourite thing about Nocturnal Animals. I love him. I also love that he just freely slammed directors, saying Woody Allen and Alexander Payne are “not nice.

Amal Clooney says that George gets worried when she takes ISIS leaders to trial. No doubt.

-I had a great time at this year’s TIFF (which you can read all about here), but I fully agree with Variety’s take on how it’s become a bit of a dumping ground. It’s trying to be both an industry buying hotspot and a cinephile’s festival, and it can no longer pull it off.

-Yikes. Will Ferrell just dropped out of his next project days before shooting was supposed to begin.

-Wait, the girl who played Marissa is joining The Good Wife spinoff? But I’ve already vowed to not watch it!

-Everyone’s hating on Jimmy Fallon for his Donald Trump interview but like, what exactly were they expecting?

-This article on the significance behind Shonda Rhimes’ characters’ alcohol preferences is the perfect antidote to Mondays.

-I mean, does a couple that’s only been together 6 weeks really warrant articles on their breakup?

-Here’s a very, very brief look at Passengers, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.