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Jennifer Garner Is The Most Beautiful

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Jennifer Garner made the cover of People’s Most Beautiful issue. She joked about the honour on Ellen: “People is now a magazine for AARP. I have never been more nervous than I am today. I guess I just thought you guys would boo. Like, you guys are expecting Kaia Gerber, and it’s me. And I feel like bolting. I feel like I should go, you know what I mean? Because it’s so ridiculous. It’s silly, but it’s nice.”

-What’s with successful musicians coming after music critics this week? First it was Lizzo, and now Ariana Grande. (Also, it’s super cute that they seem to be under the impression music freelancers make money. Like, adorable.)

-This Noah Wyle interview is so worth a read. He talks about his legendary bad reputation and reconnecting with his ER costars.

Taylor Swift kicked off her heels and hung out with Emilia Clarke at the Time100 event last night. Before that, she gave a speech in which she admitted to being a Grey’s Anatomy superfan, saying “I know Sandra Oh is in the room which shakes me to my very core. That’s my whole life there.”

-In a new interview, Amy Poehler talks about the #MeToo movement, saying “I’ve been trying to unpack my own deep institutionalized misogyny.” That’s all well and good, but she still appears to be managed by Dave Becky, Louis CK’s manager who many others have dropped.

Diddy discussed life after Kim Porter’s untimely death, saying “Three days before she passed, she wasn’t feeling well. She had the flu, and she sent the kids over to my house so they wouldn’t get sick. One night I was checking on her, and she was like, ‘Puffy, take care of my babies.’ She actually said that to me before she died.”

Britney Spears took to Instagram to reassure fans that she’s fine and to put an end to the #FreeBritney movement.

-This is not cool. Daniel Portman, who plays Podrick on Game of Thrones, says certain female fans made his life pretty miserable for a while due to their astounding lack of boundaries and groping.

-Meanwhile, excuse me as I get choked up while watching Game of Thrones cast and crew talking about the knighting of Brienne.

-I kind of love that the dude who played Lane on Mad Men is a GoT superfan who has crazy theories about the next episode.

Anne Hathaway says she ended her veganism when she and Matt Damon when to a seafood-heavy Michelin-star restaurant in Iceland. “I had a piece of salmon and my brain felt like a computer rebooting.”

-The Empire cast has signed a letter of support for Jussie Smollett. Meanwhile, his character on the show is getting a big, history-making wedding.

Will Smith attempts to kill his younger self in the new trailer for Gemini Man.

Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner Cover Rolling Stone

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-I truly don’t understand the GoT fandom (or at least the portion that I follow on Twitter). Rolling Stone’s cover story with Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner dropped, and my TL immediately turned into a whole lot of fighting between Arya and Sansa stans. I don’t get it, especially because the interview is a delight. I love Maisie’s frequent f-bombs (“I thought I wasn’t a feminist if my favorite color was pink. And then I decided that’s fucking stupid”) and the oh-so-casual way Sophie reveals that’s she’s dated girls (“Everyone experiments. It’s part of growing up. I love a soul, not a gender”).

-This Pushing Diasies reunion made my heart swell. God, I loved that show.

-The Jussie Smollett saga may have ended — and we still have no idea what really happened. All 16 felony charges against him have been dropped and his record wiped clean. It’s interesting to note that there was no plea deal; the case against him has just ended. Smollett told the press “I have been truthful and consistent on every level since day one.” Fox TV released a statement saying they are “gratified that all charges against him have been dismissed.” Meanwhile Chicago police and the city’s mayor denounced prosecutors for dropping the charges, saying “We have a lot more evidence than we told the media about and we were fully prepared to go to trial. We’re very angry this happened.”

Keanu Reeves rode 2 hours in a van with fellow stranded airplane passengers and kept everyone’s spirits high, reading out fun facts about the cities they were driving through and playing country music native to the area. The world truly doesn’t deserve him.

-Marvel just released 32 new character posters for Avengers: Endgame and they reveal that Shuri was dusted offscreen.

-Also, there’s a new Endgame featurette.

Meghan Markle once shot a pilot for Comedy Central titled The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down, costarring Adam Pally and Max Greenfield, and now it might get released a decade later.

Justin Bieber called out an Instagram user for slamming his marriage to Hailey Baldwin.

Cardi B addressed her controversial remarks about drugging and robbing men when she worked as a stripper: “I made the choices I did at the time because I had very limited options.”

Fan Bingbing, the world’s biggest movie star, vanished without a trace last year. But it was what happened next that sent a shudder through the Chinese film industry. Vanity Fair’s investigation into it is a fascinating read.

-They’ve only aired 4 of the 12 episodes of the current season so far, but Better Things has already been renewed!

Hugh Dancy is joining his wife for the final season of Homeland. I had no idea this show was still on.

-Now that Hollywood has released that agents who represent writers are getting paid to do nothing, what happens if writers fire their agents en masse?

Noah Centineo is the man of everyone’s dreams in Netflix’s The Perfect Date trailer.

Miley Cyrus Talks Marriage, Music in Vanity Fair

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-In her new Vanity Fair cover story, Miley Cyrus talks about her marriage to Liam Hemsworth (“I think the reason we got married isn’t old-fashioned — I actually think it’s kind of New Age. We’re redefining, to be f**king frank, what it looks like for someone that’s a queer person like myself to be in a hetero relationship”), reveals that she felt “anger, relief, sadness” when they lost their mansion to the Malibu wildfires last year, and says her new music will have more of a “hip-hop-leaning” vibe.

-It’s happening! R. Kelly has been charged in Chicago’s Cook County with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four people, at least three of them minors.

Jussie Smollett is being removed from the final episodes of Empire left to shoot after his arrest. Empire’s executive producers released a statement saying they “care about him deeply” but will keep him out of the show while the legal process plays out.  Meanwhile, police said that Smollett was unhappy with his salary, and that was why he did it but according to sources close to the show, Smollett never expressed dissatisfaction with his $100,000 per episode salary.

-The Vanity Fair Oscar party used to be the hottest bash of the year. What happened? According to the NYT: “The party has been stretched and stretched. It used to be a special insider event. Now it’s a weeklong corporate branding-palooza.”

-Today’s anonymous Oscar ballot piece has a tangent about banging Buzz Aldrin so there’s that.

-I very much enjoyed this oral history of Hugh Jackman’s opening number at 2009’s Oscars. I forgot how wonderful it was, and I had no idea that Dan Harmon and Ben Schwartz were behind it.

-Meanwhile, this is a great deep-dive ranking of every modern Oscar ceremony to determine what a watchable Oscars even is.

-Desus & Mero spoofed Green Book on their show’s premiere last night and it was great.

-The first trailer for Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone features Adam Scott, John Cho, Greg Kinnear, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay and Steven Yeun.

Jenna Dewan teamed up with Step Up: High Water star Jade Chynoweth to dance to “Taki Taki” and now I just want to go home and watch all the Step Up movies again.

Ariana Grande made nice with Piers Morgan and people are not into it.

-I find it so odd that Netflix plays the “we might cancel this” every year with One Day At A Time. I don’t watch it, but it regularly lands on critics’ best of the year lists and people love it. Why is it the only show they treat like this publicly?

Fleabag’s new season is already airing in the UK and critics are calling the first episode an actual masterpiece. I need it in my eyeballs!

-I really feel like I need to start watching The Magicians after the reaction from last night’s episode, which apparently turned a slash couple into canon? I feel like it’s one of those shows no one reviews (maybe because it’s genre and no one take that very seriously?), but every critic I follow tweets about how much they love it. This pop culture-referencing scene has already sold me on it.

-Speaking of shows I don’t watch but everyone I follow seems to love, the future of Wynonna Earp is in jeopardy as production seeks funding for season 4.

-How To Get Away With Murder’s Charlie Weber and Liza Weil have split after three years of dating.

Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan‘s new ABC show Whiskey Cavalier is only getting medium reviews but I’m still into it.

-Barry considers revealing his hit man activities in the trailer for season 2.

Elisabeth Moss taps into her inner rock-star in the trailer for Her Smell.