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Kate McKinnon interviews costar Mila Kunis in the new issue of Cosmo, in which she talks about first reconnecting with Ashton Kutcher over social media, and how  her family sometimes believes tabloid stories about her.

-The idea of Justin Timberlake begging Drake to do a collab tickles me more than it probably should.

-At a backyard party on the Fourth of July, Chance The Rapper got down on one knee and asked his girlfriend, Kirsten Corley, to marry him. I’m gonna sound like my grandma right now, but he probably should have put a shirt on first.

Idris Elba  is in final talks to play the villain in the Fast and Furious spinoff starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham. This is already the best F&F movie ever made! (Somewhere, do you think Vin Diesel is weeping softly?)

-I’m digging season 2 of GLOW but yeah, this one thing is bothers me too (probably because in the first season it never even occurred to me that it could be their endgame).

This tweet compared Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas to New Girl’s Cece and Schmidt and now it’s all I can see.

-The photo of Jay Z wearing a helmet while riding a jet ski has gone viral because…well, have you seen it?

-The Beckhams presented a united front on their 19th anniversary. But no one seems particularly convinced though because we’re all cynical beshes.

Lupita Nyong’o and Kristen Stewart keep inching closer to that Charlie’s Angels reboot that Elizabeth Banks is directing, but nothing’s been confirmed.

-I like that Selena Gomez spent Independence Day with her Wizards of WaverlyPlace costar David Henrie. He seems like a good egg.

Julianna Margulies says she rejected an invite to guest on The Good Fight in season one because she “didn’t think that was fair” to the cast. “I felt like, ‘Get on your own two feet. Do your thing.’ Because if Alicia had come in, in the first season, it would have been [all] about Alicia and The Good Wife. And now it’s their show.” And now TGF has surpassed TGW in every possible way.

-July 4th means Blind Item reveal day on Crazy Days and Nights. I’m side-eyeing most of these, but this one is really nice.

-Rumoured couple Chris Pine and Peaky Blinders star Annabelle Wallis look very couple-y.

Sean Penn and Leonardo DiCaprio being friends makes so much sense to me.

Amy Adams’ HBO show Sharp Objects, which debuts Sunday, continues to get stellar reviews.

T.I. says that he confronted Kanye West about his Trump comments — and their five-hour conversation about politics turned into into a collab.

-You’d think Gillian Anderson would want to stay away from alien-themed pop culture, but here she is in the UFO trailer. I’m not complaining.

Justin Timberlake Does Post-Super Bowl Damage Control

Justin Timberlake‘s Super Bowl performance was not good. The sound mixing was way off, his outfit was widely ridiculed, and his use of Prince (with whom he had a complicated history) did NOT go over well.  In his post-game appearance on The Tonight Show, he leaned on Questlove for validation.

Kylie Jenner didn’t talk at all about her pregnancy (not even to confirm it) and then this weekend she announced she’d given birth on Feb 1 with this insanely well-edited, oddly moving 11-minute video chronicling her pregnancy.

-In a harrowing new interview (which I wish was written by someone other than Maureen Dowd but alas) Uma Thurman broke her silence about the time Harvey Weinstein attacked her. Equally horrific was her details about a car crash on the set of Kill Bill (complete with video footage) and the subsequent attempt to cover it up. Quentin Tarantino does NOT come off well in the story, but Thurman later took to Instagram to praise him, saying he was “deeply regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event, and gave me the footage years later so I could expose it and let it see the light of day…He also did so with full knowledge it could cause him personal harm, and I am proud of him for doing the right thing and for his courage.”

-Meanwhile, a new statement from Weinstein’s attorney says Thurman’s sexual-assault accusations “are being carefully examined and investigated before deciding whether any legal action against her would be appropriate.” Jesus.

-The Thurman story got all the coverage this weekend, but equally disturbing and important was the story from the Washington Post about nine women accusing veteran talent manager Vincent Cirrincione, who guided the careers of many women of colour, of sexual misconduct. Halle Berry, his most famous client, says she cut ties with him three years ago when she first heard of the allegations, telling the Post “I immediately confronted Vince about it, and he denied it completely. But even with his denial, something didn’t feel right in my spirit, and with the possibility that it could be true, I immediately ended our over-25-year relationship…While Vince never made an inappropriate gesture toward me, nor did I hear about this type of behavior from any woman or man while we worked together, I have always had a no-tolerance policy when it came to such matters.”

-Meanwhile, Cirrincione’s company, whose current clients include Empire’s Jussie Smollett and The Flash’s Candice Patton, was immediately shuttered.

Sarah Silverman announced on Twitter than she and Michael Sheenconsciously uncoupled over Christmas” because “we live in different countries & it got hard.” Too bad; I liked them a lot together.

Taylor Kitsch told Seth Meyers that FNL fans approach him a lot because “they want to get drunk with Tim Riggins.” Fair.

Cardi B denounced pregnancy rumours with my favourite statement ever: “I’m just getting fat. Let me fat in peace.”

-R.I.P. John Mahoney. The actor best known from Frasier and Say Anything has died at 77. (“I’m incarcerated, Lloyd!!” remains one of my favourite line readings ever.)

-Awkward: Xavier Dolans cut his BFF Jessica Chastain out of his new movie.

-My least favourite part of This Is Us is how obsessed they have always been about Jack’s death and last night’s episode didn’t change that, but my god, give Mandy Moore an Emmy for this scene.

Ben Platt, Barbra Streisand, and Gwyneth Paltrow are set to star in Ryan Murphy‘s upcoming Netflix series The Politician.

Kevin Hart says his wife tried to stop him from posting this drunk Super Bowl video on Instagram, but he went ahead and did it anyway.

-Netflix had a Super Bowl shock up its sleeve: a surprise trailer for the next film in the Cloverfield series, followed by the unannounced premiere of the movie on the streaming service right after the game. In retrospect, the surprise drop strategy makes a lot of sense when you see how bad the reviews for it are. It’s at a dismal 16% on Rotten Tomatoes.

-I don’t care about football, but it’s clear that Stranger Things star David Harbour was the real Super Bowl winner.

-The Super Bowl dropped a lot of new movie trailers, including Avengers: Infinity War, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Jennifer Lawrence‘s Red Sparrow, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt‘s A Quiet Place, The Rock’s Skyscraper, and Mission Impossible: Fallout (which was weirdly my favourite).

-The biggest trailer was of course the teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story (which had people freaking out at our first glimpse of Donald Glover‘s Lando). The full trailer came today, which is more about Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo and Emilia Clarke‘s Qi’Ra. Needs more Lando.

 

 

Females Take a Backseat at the Grammys — Except for Blue Ivy

-The Grammys were last night and they were…weird. The red carpet was strangely subdued, the show’s best moments were from women but they were generally overlooked as the trophies were being handed out, and Kesha’s performance was transcendent but it highlighted just how much the music industry has ignored the Me Too movement. And then came the interview with Recording Academy president Neil Portnow who, when asked why there were so few female winners, had the gall to say that women have “to step up.” (Pink has already taken to Twitter to slam that comment.) He also said of the lack of Lorde performance: “There’s no way we can really deal with everybody.” Um, you had a Shaggy and Sting duet. But ok, then.

-The Grammys did, however, gift the world with this amazing GIF of Blue Ivy trying to get her parents to stop embarrassing her, and it was glorious. This photo of a bystander looking freaked out by being in Beyonce‘s presence is a close second.

Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx looked very couple-y at a Grammys pre-party.

Kate Winslet now says she has “bitter regrets” about working with Woody Allen.

-Oh god. Diane Keaton just took to Twitter to defend Woody.

-Oh god, squared. Julie Delpy reportedly implied that blackness is easier than womanhood. Nope, nope, nope.

-Former Charles In Charge star Nicole Eggert has accused Scott Baio of unspecified impropriety when she was a teenager. She tweeted “Ask @scottbaio what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep” and then added “It started when I was 14. Wasn’t a one time deal.” He’s denied any wrongdoing.

-I keep forgetting that Kirsten Dunst is baking a baby Landry!

Oprah is rocking a Gucci coat for the cover of InStyle’s March issue.

-The fact that Busy Phillips spent a large portion of her weekend trying to recreate the karma’s a bitch meme makes me love her even more.

-I only watched 10 minutes of Stana Katic‘s new show and though it seems good, the water tank scene freaked me out too much to continue. While doing press for the show, she broke her silence about ABC’s terrible treatment of her when Castle ended (after eight years as the female lead she was let go from the show at the end of the season, only for it not to get renewed anyway a month later). “I’m actually still not clear on the thought process behind the way that it went down… It hurt and it was a harsh ending.”

-The CW announced its Charmed reboot and original star Holly Marie Combs is not here for itShannen Doherty was a bit more positive, but hated that they’re calling it a “feminist” reboot as if the original wasn’t. She’s got a point.

James Franco was photoshopped out of Vanity Fair’s Hollywood cover at the last minute.

-Mark your calendars: Game Of Thrones’ next season will premiere in April 2019.

-Wait, so Justin Timberlake has already released three singles from his upcoming album? How did I miss two of them?

-This article about Dawson’s Creek’s anniversary and how the show redefined teen romance by moving away from the unquestionable belief that women belonged to men.

Nicole Kidman‘s hidden talent is eating bugs (which isn’t really a hidden talent at all. I can eat bugs — and have. I can’t recite all the US presidents in order like Dakota Fanning. Or fence like Greta Gerwig. Vanity Fair is getting really lax with the criteria for this series…)

-This Matthew Broderick story is perfect.

Tom Cruise watching slow-motion video of his own ankle breaking is oddly compelling.

-Just when I thought that I couldn’t like Black Lightening any more comes news that Jill Scott is joining the show as a supervillain.

Will Smith on YouTube is making my life. He buys fancy equipment for it! He spends his trip to Australia looking for Hugh Jackman and Margot Robbie (who aren’t there)!

-Speaking of Hugh Jackman, I haven’t seen The Greatest Showman because I once had to write an essay on PT Barnum for school and that guy was problematic af, but this video of Hugh crying during the rehearsal of the show’s big number is pretty swelling.

Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy fall in love in the Submergence trailer.

-Here’s the trailer for Unsane, Steven Soderbergh’s new psychological thriller starring Claire Foy. I’m sufficiently intrigued and/or freaked out.