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Taylor Swift Butts Heads with ACLU

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-Whoo. This story about Taylor Swift denouncing white supremacy in a letter that she demanded wouldn’t be published on copyright grounds sure is…something. Why is she flexing her legal muscle against some random blogger? Why won’t she just publicly say that she’s not down with white supremacists? I’m so confused.

George Clooney is refreshingly honest when asked why he doesn’t act much anymore: “Acting used to be how I paid the rent, but I sold a tequila company for a billion f**king dollars. I don’t need money.”

Meghan Markle is moving to London. It’s all happening, people!

Will and Jada Smith gave Tyrese $5 million to ‘stay off the internet’ – which he promptly revealed on the internet.

-In a new interview with Howard Stern, Kelly Clarkson recalls a time when Avril Lavigne elbowed her at the VMAs when Clarkson was presenting Lavigne with an award. “She did it, but I don’t know if she felt bad about it, or, like, she didn’t mean to do it or what. But it felt purposeful.”

Tom Hanks helped a man pull off a surprise wedding proposal at the Texas Book Festival.

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas engagement party was apparently “star-studded” except I don’t actually know any of these people. Well, except this guy.

Mariah Carey and her longtime manager have parted ways. Hmmm…there is a story there — and possibly a Brett Ratner connection.

-Is it weird that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are having date nights at Morton’s? That strikes me as place for rich old white dudes.

Kevin Spacey‘s agent and publicist has dropped him and Netflix says that if they go forward with House of Cards, it will be without him (though no one seems to be expecting it to finish out its final season).

-Also, people who worked on House Of Cards told Buzzfeed that Spacey‘s alleged behavior was common knowledge.

-Meanwhile, Spacey has entered the sex addiction rehab program at The Meadows clinic in Arizona. But is the counseling for sex addiction the same as counseling for assaulters?

-Check out this clip of Uma Thurman. When she ends up telling her story, she’s going to burn Hollywood down!

Julianna Margulies told a story about a horrific hotel room meeting she once had with Steven Seagal, saying “He was alone and he made sure that I saw his gun… I don’t know how I got out of that hotel room.”

Ben Affleck has updated his position on the scandal, saying he’ll donate Miramax residuals to charity and that he’s “looking at my own behavior and addressing that and making sure I’m part of the solution.” Too little, too late?

Alec Baldwin claims that Rose McGowan ‘delayed justice‘ by settling. Nice allyship, asshole.

-And just like clockwork, the backlash to all the sexual assault stories has begun, starting this this bullshit Hollywood Reporter story about a “witch hunt.” The idea that the LA Times and NYT and their lawyers didn’t fully vet all published allegations first is ridiculous. This is a much better take on how the mood in Hollywood has changed. So is this. And this.

-Queen Elizabeth II grapples with scandal after scandal in the trailer for The Crown’s second season.

Wentworth Miller is leaving the CW. I’m not surprised. After signing a contract that was supposed to span all of their superhero shows, he’s barely appeared in any of them.

Jimmy Fallon’s tapings have been canceled this week, following the passing of his mother Gloria.

-If you’re wondering why there may be less reviews of the new Star Wars movie than usual, it’s because journalists are boycotting Disney films, pledging solidarity with LA Times until Disney drops a ban on its access.

-Meanwhile, a report surfaced today that 20th Century Fox is in talks to sell most of the company to Disney. It sounds like the deal won’t go through, but the fact that one of the oldest studios may be giving up on movies is sure to shake Hollywood.

-I love that Crazy Rich Asians landed a EW cover!

-I was shocked when I read that Izzie would be returning to Grey’s Anatomy for the show’s 300th episode — and then I realized it would just be her “spirit.” No way Katherine Heigl is getting back on that set.

-That Stranger Things kid doesn’t owe anyone anything. Leave him alone.

-As expected, Thor: Ragnarok killed it at the box office this weekend, giving Marvel their 17th straight number one opening.

-This profile on SNL’s Aidy Bryant is wonderful.

-The Fifty Shades Freed final trailer shows Ana and Christian‘s honeymoon. Wait, she MARRIES that psycho? Oh girl, no.

Kaley Cuoco Admits to Nose, Boob Job

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***NOTE: I need to go someplace warm and veg by a pool for a few days. I’ll be back next week!***

-In a new magazine interview, Kaley Cuoco readily admits that she’s had her nose and breasts done and it’s … weirdly refreshing? That’s where I am with celebrities at this point: pleasantly surprised when they’re not lying their faces off. Sigh.

-Surprise! Nick Cannon confirmed he’s expecting a baby with his ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell.

Drake‘s crush on sports reporter Doris Burke might be my new favourite thing. “Dinner at my house anytime. As long as she comes alone.”

-Damn, Tom Hiddleston. When you have to dress up in an ape suit to hype your new movie, that’s probably not a good sign.

-Twist! The creator of Gilmore Girls just revealed that Luke was originally written to be a female character.

Eddie Redmayne says he auditioned for Les Miserables with Taylor Swift and she was “extraordinary.” But not extraordinary enough to get cast, I guess…

Isla Fisher poked fun of the fact that no one can tell her apart from Amy Adams by pasting Amy’s face over hers on her family holiday card.

-This is a good look at the strange disappearance of Ed, the wonderful charmbomb of a show that time forgot. Now excuse me while I go and rewatch Ed and Carol’s wedding in the finale. *sob*

-Yay! Another new Childish Gambino song has dropped. It’s Prince-y.

-I really liked this conversation between Sarah Jessica Parker, Julianna Margulies and Chelsea Handler about girl breakups. I’m not sure I agree with Margulies that women are more emotional than men. I just think that sometimes female friendships run deeper, but we don’t talk about them or analyze them like we do our relationships, so when shit goes sideways it knocks us down hard.

-This article on how TV is entering film territory when it comes to actor (and showrunner) paydays is nuts. Robert De Niro is getting $750,000 per episode for an upcoming Amazon series, while Meryl Streep is scoring $850k per episode of JJ Abrams’ The Nix, which doesn’t even have a network attached yet.

-Good dress on Nicole Kidman here.

-The international trailer for La La Land has arrived. Also, they released Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s duet, which was in my head on repeat for weeks after seeing that movie.

-Oh yeah, The Affair returns this weekend. I really liked last season — and then promptly forgot all about it.

Jessica Chastain hides people from Nazis in her giant zoo in the new trailer for The Zookeeper’s Wife.

Game of Thrones Is Ending Sooner Than You Think

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-I hate the styling of the inside photos of Sophie Turner’s InStyle UK photo shoot (why does it look like it was lit with a Bic lighter?), but at least they picked an OK cover photo.

-Speaking of Game of Thrones, the creators say there is only 15 episodes left — at most. Hmm, I wonder if HBO knows that?

-Meanwhile, Game of Thrones producers don’t want to hear your bitching about how fast Varys travels, mm-kay?

Tom + Lorenzo’s take on Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston‘s clumsy PR moves is predictably perfect.

Bradley Cooper has joined the long and cherished tradition of famous white dudes dancing awkwardly at musical festivals. He gets bonus points for the backwards ball cap.

-More proof that the Tarzan movie is doomed: they wouldn’t let Alexander Skarsgard wear a loin cloth.

-Despite starring in a blockbuster, Leslie Jones says no one wants to dress her for the Ghostbusters premiere. This is bullshit!

-My friend and I were talking about how we should arrange a girls’ night out on Ghostbusters opening night, just like we all did  for the first Sex and the City movie. Buzzfeed has 11 other suggestions.

Jesse Williams expanded on his BET Awards speech, saying he wants people to know “they are not alone.”

-Meanwhile, this is a really good take on what was wrong with Justin Timberlake’s tweets about Jesse Williams.

Leah Remini is reportedly filming footage for a show about how Scientology tears families apart and I want it in my eyeballs now!

-Bored? The full one hour+ video of the THR Drama Actress Roundtable is now online, featuring Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington, Sarah Paulson, Julianna Margulies, Regina King, Constance Zimmer and Kirsten Dunst.

-Speaking of TV dramatic actresses, Vulture makes a really good case for why The Leftovers’ Carrie Coon deserves Emmy love.

Bobby Cannavale is pretty “down” about Vinyl’s cancellation and needs a hug.
Tyrese Gibson will return for Transformers 5 — because he begged for it on social media.

-The Daily Show’s abortion tweet was bad. Their apology was worse.

Samantha Bee‘s segment on Brexit is fabulous. She talks about how the US needs to learn from the UK and dump Trump in a landslide, and then recruits David Tennant to read Scottish Trump insults.

Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey face off over fatherhood in Bridget Jones’s Baby trailer. God, I’ve missed her voice!