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Angelina Jolie Accuses Brad Pitt of Skimping on Child Support

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-The Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt divorce continues to disintegrate. Court docs reveal that she accused him of not paying enough in child support. His lawyer quickly shot back, saying her filing was “unnecessary, omits material information and is a thinly-veiled effort to manipulate media coverage” and says the actor has “paid over $1.3 million in bills for the benefit of [Jolie] and the minor children.”

-Meanwhile, Jolie‘s divorce lawyer hasn’t quit (as was previously reported), but the client/attorney relationship may be tense.

-This story about Leonardo DiCaprio’s chin being edited out of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood promos thrills and delights me.

Kathleen Turner gives zero f**ks in this interview and it’s everything. She talks about not enjoying working with Nicolas Cage and Burt Reynolds, how she didn’t feel welcomed by the Friends cast, and mocks method actors (“In Crimes of Passion I was playing a designer by day, $50 whore on Hollywood Boulevard by night. Do you think I was going to hang out with whores on Hollywood Boulevard and find out what the f**k that was like? I have an imagination, you know. My belief is that all the information I need is in the script. And if it’s not, then it’s not a good enough script”).

-Jeebus F. Murphy, what is The Academy doing? They announced some new changes to the Oscars, including a three hour max telecast (sure), an earlier air date (putting it much closer to the SAGs and Globes, which isn’t great) and most perplexing, a new category to honour “popular” films. This is *such* a dumb idea. Why double down on this idea that “art house” should be separate from blockbusters? Especially since it felt like we were making progress, with genre fare like Get Out, District 9 and The Dark Knight scoring best picture noms. Relegating movies to a pandering “popular” category means the snobbier voters will feel like they are giving mainstream/diverse movies a bone without actually having to give them a real award. It’s the worst kind of gatekeeping — and the fact that they’re making this change in the year when Black Panther is getting Oscar buzz is terrible optics. ABC execs reportedly pushed for the changes in the face of declining ratings, which doesn’t even make sense. By that logic, the People Choice Awards would be the biggest rated awards show.

-Oh, now The Academy is saying a movie could potentially be nominated for both popular film and best picture. Sure.

-As expected, ABC fired Roseanne for more than just one tweet. At the TCAs, the network’s president said “For us, we have had multiple instances with Roseanne, and certainly this tweet crossed the line that cannot be crossed, but it was for us a sense of enough is enough and something had to be done.”

-How the heck did Ariana Grande injure herself filming Carpool Karaoke?

-This is a great look at the rise of the “art bro” as celebrity arm candy.

-Is Vanity Fair going through an identity crisis?

-I was off for a few days so I missed the Beyonce Vogue cover, but wow. I know I shouldn’t be advocating for a celebrity to have complete editorial control over a publication, but wow.

-Aw man, Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher have split.

-I agree that Melissa Benoist should get a shot at the upcoming Supergirl movie. While I would probably recast most of the CW’s supporting characters if their superhero shows went to the big screen, their TV leads are all good enough to carry a film.

-Speaking of CW stars, Grant Gustin slammed body shamers after a photo of his new suit leaked online.

-The Cut’s guide to celebrities and their pastors is a good read.

-Netflix’s Insatiable looks like it has a really terrible premise, but according to reviewers it’s even worse than advertised.  Variety calls it “jaw-droppingly toxic,” Buzzfeed says it’s a “fat-shaming dumpster fire,” The Daily Beast says its fat-shaming “is the least of its problems,” and FastCompany says the trailer was only “the tip of an extremely irresponsible iceberg.”

-I love love love this profile of Glen Powell on how he carries himself like an old-school movie star.

Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima have split up, possibly because of this woman.

-This is a great profile on Henry Golding, a travel host with no acting credits to his name who became the leading man in three upcoming films, starting with Crazy Rich Asians.

-Jonah Hill and Emma Stone lose their minds in the trailer for the upcoming Netflix series Maniac.

-Pride and Prejudice costars Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen reteam in the The Nutcracker and the Four Realms trailer. Succession has really re-ignited my Macfadyen love, so I’m kinda into this.

Paul Wesley and Phoebe Tonkin Reunited?

-CW stars Paul Wesley and Phoebe Tonkin split last month after four years of dating, but it looks like they might be back on. This is some CW-levels of romantic drama. Way to stay on brand, guys!

-This profile on Elisabeth Moss includes lots of interesting tidbits, including the fact she memorized The Handmaid’s Tale’s frequent voiceovers so she could repeat them in her head when shooting those scenes so that the words would match her expressions, and that she signed on to the show for 5-7 seasons (which is troubling).

-Also, The Muse poses a good question: is it relevant that the star of The Handmaid’s Tale belongs to a secretive, allegedly oppressive religion?

Chris Pratt posted a deleted scene from Parks & Rec for TBT and now I want one every week.

-Also, Chris pranked a pet store by calling them and asking for advice on how to care for a Baby Groot.

Madonna is not a fan of Universal’s Blond Ambition biopic and she fired off a string of Instagram posts to let world to know. “Why would Universal Studios want to make a movie about me based on a script that is all lies???” she wrote in a now-deleted post. I’m guessing this means the producers won’t be asking to use her music in it?

-On the Tonight Show, Leslie Jones had a wild story for Dr. Phil and he had to figure out if it was true or false. Props to Dr. Phil for keeping a straight face when she starts talking about her date’s nuts…

-I was wondering why Emma Watson and Tom Hanks have been so quiet with promotion for The Circle, which opens this weekend. (Remember the weeks leading up to Beauty & The Beast? She was EVERYWHERE.) Turns out it’s because the movie is really, really bad.

Haim’s new video was directed by their mom’s former student — who happens to be Paul Thomas Anderson.

David Fincher is doing pal Brad Pitt a huge favour by agreeing to direct the World War Z sequel.

Keira Knightley and Andrew Lincoln filmed an adorable new Love Actually charity video inviting fans to visit them in London for “cuddles” and “a cup of tea.”

-It’s hard to judge the new season of Fargo because I’ve only seen one episode but I found it mind-numbingly boring, so I liked this article about how “prestige TV” is often  formulaic fare that’s serving you a Big Mac and convincing you it’s a steak.

-So Jason Segel is writing YA science fiction books now? Cool cool cool.

Scarlett Johansson and Tilda Swinton are in another white-washing controversy after being cast in Wes Anderson’s upcoming stop-motion film, Isle of Dogs.

-Why yes, I would like to read an oral history of Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion, tyvm.

Alison Brie plays a bad girl in the latest teaser for Netflix’s GLOW.

Alicia Vikander, Judi Dench and Cara Delevingne star in the new trailer for the period piece Tulip Fever.

Scarlett Johansson Doesn’t Believe in Monogamy

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-In a new chat with Playboy, Scarlett Johansson says monogamy goes “against instinct.” In the interview, which seems to have taken place before she announced her split from hubby Romain Dauriac, she says “I might be skewered for that, but I think it’s work…The fact that it is such work for so many people — for everyone — the fact of that proves that it is not a natural thing.”

-Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali is looking all kinds of great on the cover of THR, where he shares his journey to becoming a Muslim.

-How exactly did Vogue think the world would respond to Karlie Kloss dressed as a geisha in 2017?! She’s since apologized.

-Not surprisingly, Christine Baranski had no problem looking disgusted at Trump’s inauguration in a scene for The Good Fight. Meanwhile, the show is getting good reviews.

-There’s a Love Actually reunion happening for a British charity – a 10-minute comedy skit with a confirmed cast that so far includes Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson and Rowan Atkinson.

-Even Pedro Pascal can’t convince me that the camo trend is a good idea, but I appreciate his attempts.

-Warner Bros. is seriously courting Mel Gibson to direct the Suicide Squad sequel? Seriously?!? Be better, Hollywood.

Ashton Kutcher testified today at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on how to put an end to modern slavery and everyone came to the chilling realization that Kelso is better at talking to Congress than the President of the United States…

-As the world continues to burn, Colbert is staring to beat Fallon in the rating.

Sofia Vergara filed a suit yesterday to block ex Nick Loeb from using their frozen pre-embryos.

M.I.A. makes it clear she’s not Rihanna, Madonna, Mariah, or Ariana Grande in her new song.

-Nice: Kumail Nanjiani‘s Sundance hit The Big Sick will be released this summer.

Michael K. Williams talks about feeling typecast in this weird and awesome video. Why isn’t he in everything?!

Robert Pattinson has been making weirdo fashion choices all week and he’s never been more interesting.

Alanis Morissette is having a rough go of it. First, her manager admitted to stealing $7M. Now, a robber stole $2M worth of jewelry from her Brentwood home.

-Fact: Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni reunions will never get old.

-Emails released in Kesha‘s lawsuit against Dr Luke reveal that he allegedly bullied her about her weight.

Mae Whitman is returning to our TV screens and suddenly the world feels a little bit better.

-I liked this interview with 11 of the 683 new Academy members about what it’s like to have a say in who wins an Oscar.

-Speaking of interesting industry articles, here’s a good look at how each of the six major studios greenlights films now that studio owners are reluctant to give that authority to just one person.

-The LAPD may have ruined Sandra Bullock’s case against her alleged stalker by “illegally searching” his home.

–Here’s the first trailer for Dean, starring Demetri Martin, Gillian Jacobs and Kevin Kline.