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Oprah for President?

-Following her barn-burning Globes speech, there’s lots of talk about Oprah running for president in 2020. I think she’d be fine (though I can’t imagine why in the world she’d ever want to).  I like this take on how celebrity is neither magic nor an automatic disqualifier.

-Here are all the mentions of sexual harassment at last night’s ceremony. Not one (NOT ONE!) of the male winners in the acting categories took the opportunity of their winning speech to address the issue.

Ewan McGregor acknowledged both his wife and his girlfriend in his acceptance speech. That’s … something.

James Franco hosted an intimate dinner for all the Golden Globe nominated actors before the show.

Franco should have let Tommy Wiseau speak.  The Room creator says that, if given time at the mic, he would have said: “If a lot of people love each other the world will be a better place to live!”

-Meanwhile, Ally Sheedy called out both James Franco and Christian Slater on Twitter during the show.

-We might want to hold our applause for Gary Oldman, too.

-Bless the journalist who asked Greta Gerwig in the backstage pressroom if she regrets working with Woody Allen.

-In a statement to Buzzfeed, Dylan Farrow is calling out people who support both anti-harassment efforts and Woody Allen. “I hope these women change the world. That said, the people who join this movement without taking any kind of personal accountability for the ways in which their own words and decisions have helped to perpetuate the culture they are fighting against, that’s hard for me to reconcile.”

-Meanwhile, Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo completely slammed Woody Allen (and the actors who still work with him) on Twitter earlier on the weekend.

-Allow Keanu Reeves to restore your faith in the male celebrity.

-I’m glad that Netflix’s Lovesick is getting praise. I’ve only watched a couple of episodes but it’s charming af.

-Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe is engaged. Who wants to break the news to Tumblr that it’s not to costar Sam Heughan?

-This is a good piece on The X Files’ continuing struggle with female autonomy and consent. (Also, that gross twist that Chris Carter claims he’s had planned for 19 years? Old interviews prove otherwise.)

-Marvel’s Runways has been renewed for season 2. I’m a few episodes behind but I really like what I’ve seen so far.

-The CW finally announced the premiere dates for iZombie and The 100.

-At a charity auction, Brad Pitt bid $120,000 to watch Game of Thrones With Emilia Clarke. This sounds like the start of a very adorable meet cute!

-Ohhh…The Shins have a new song out!

-This thread on the lack of marketing for Proud Mary should be reprinted in the trades.

Red Sparrow starring Jennifer Lawrence looks like the Black Widow movie Marvel should have made.

 

NBC Fires Matt Lauer Over Alleged Sexual Misconduct

-Just days after receiving a complaint on Monday, NBC fired the Today Show’s Matt Lauer early this morning. A source revealed to Page Six that Lauer allegedly “sexually assaulted” a female staffer during the Olympics this past summer in Rio. Multiple journalists had been digging into his behavior for months, and Variety dropped their big story about it this afternoon. It’s full of disgusting tidbits, including reports he once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present with a note about how he wanted to use it on her, summoned another female to his office and dropped his pants, and had a button under his desk that allowed him to lock his door from the inside without getting up.

-Everyone is wondering what Ann Curry is thinking today. (I’ll never forget a quote she had around the time she left the Today Show because of their “lack of chemistry”: “Chemistry, in television history, generally means the man does not want to work with the woman. It’s an excuse generally used by men in positions of power to say, ‘The woman doesn’t work.'”)

-Meanwhile, here are 12 notorious Matt Lauer stories.

-It took 19 long days since the initial Variety report broke, but Andrew Kreisberg has  finally been fired from Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, CW Seed’s Vixen and lost his overall deal with the studio. If they waited until the crossover ended last night before announcing it though, that’s gross.

-And now Geoffrey Rush is being accused of inappropriate behaviour? Goddamit.

-In a new interview, Ridley Scott talks about cutting Kevin Spacey from his film a month before its release. ‘Sometimes you need to lay down the law.’

-In happier news, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle cover the new issue of People.

-There are some pretty great Actors on Actors clips that came out today from Variety, including Gal Gadot interviewing Kumail Nanjiani, and Jake Gyllenhaal interviewing Margot Robbie. (I weirdly love that Jake’s opening question is “do you use an electronic toothbrush?”)

-The X Files creator is responding to criticism about the last season. Well, I guess it’s probably a good that that they recognize it mostly sucked…

-As someone who’s already seen Call Me By Your Name, the fact that they had to digitally remove Armie Hammer‘s balls from various scenes doesn’t surprise me. Those shorts were SHORT.

-Speaking of Call Me By Your Name, this profile on Timothée Chalamet is delightful.  I like that he’s a self-admitted Frank Ocean superfan.

-Speaking of superfans, a starstruck Keanu Reeves met his hero Sonny Chiba on Japanese TV and they fangirled all  over each other.

Nicki Minaj and Jesse Williams star in a new H&M mini-holiday movie and it’s better than anything I’ve watched on the Hallmark Channel all year.

Jessie Williams is everywhere! He’ll also star in Demi Lovato’s new music video, which drops on Friday.

Jay-Z sat down with The New York Times for a discussion on race, rap, politics and marriage.

Aaron Sorkin revealed that he has standing offer from NBC to reboot The West Wing, which he considers on occasion. This seemed like a really bad idea — until he mentioned that he wants Sterling K Brown to play the president. DO IT!

-Yikes. It’s probably not a good sign that Bryan Fuller is no longer going to be American Gods’ showrunner.

-Jessica Jones’ Krysten Ritter wrote a novel and it’s getting surprisingly good reviews.

-The Avengers: Infinity War trailer dropped this morning. Here are all the Easter eggs.

 

Charlize Theron Gets Tough in W

Charlize Theron W

Charlize Theron previews her ass-kicking role in Atomic Blonde in the new issue of W. She talks about the only bar fight she’s ever been in, accidentally punching Teri Hatcher in the face, and getting injured on set.

-There’s a lot of talk today about the scorched-earth interview T.J. Miller gave THR in the wake of his last episode of Silicon Valley. He’s way not enough of a household name to have this kind of attitude. He comes off terribly, takes a few swipes at costar Thomas Middleditch and burns a ton of bridges. Fargo’s Allison Tolman made a good point on Twitter: what would have the response been if an actress made those types of comments? Katherine Heigl was crucified for much less.

Beyoncé and Jay Z’s twins have finally left the hospital.

Brad Pitt is probably not dating Sienna Miller or Elle McPherson. What other attractive, age appropriate blonde can we throw at him?

Courteney Cox says she’s given up on fillers. Hallelujah!

Bruno Mars was looking real sleepy at the BET Awards last night.

-Meanwhile, Chris Brown and Migos reportedly had an altercation after the BET Awards.

Keanu Reeves and Jimmy Fallon playing “Whisper Challenge” led to Jimmy saying “cock” on TV so that’s fun.

-China’s box office rescued Transformers from disaster, continuing a trend of bailouts. The robots-in-disguise sequel collected $69 million in the U.S., a franchise low, but hit $123 million in China, a franchise high there.

-War for the Planet of the Apes is getting really good reviews. Like really, really good. Huh.

-Now that Netflix has started cancelling shows, they just can’t stop. Girlboss is the latest casualty.

-One of Johnny Depp‘s former manager backs up Amber Heard’s accusations against the actor. Well, if a man says it happens I guess everyone can believe her now, right?

-Here are more details about what really went down in the Hans Solo movie. An interesting tidbit: Lucasfilm decided to bring in an acting coach for Alden Ehrenreich when they were not entirely satisfied with the performance (acting coaches are not unusual — bringing one in that late into production is.)

-Gossip Girl alum Penn Badgley will star in Lifetime’s adaptation of Caroline Kepnes‘ You. Oh, this is GOOD casting. He can play creepy yet strangely sympathetic well. Of course, this adaptation is going to live or die by who they cast as the female lead.

-Meanwhile, Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke celebrated their new marriage with another wedding.

-The new season of The Good Place will have a clam chowder fountain, which kind of sounds lovely.

-The writers for the new season of X Files have been revealed: Darin Morgan is back, but sadly no Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz — and no women! Come on.

Idris Elba slays in new preview for Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower.

-The Bellas take their show on the road in first trailer for Pitch Perfect 3.