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Nicki Minaj Shows Off Her Giant Wedding Ring

Nicki Minaj’s wedding ring is valued at over $1 million. It’s so big it looks like costume jewelry, but good on her, I guess.

Kevin Hart shared an intense video about his recovery following his car accident.

-This is a very good read: the writer who called out David Letterman for sexual favoritism a decade ago sat down with him recently to talk about it.

Andrew Garfield is going to star in Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Netflix adaptation of tick, tick…boom, from Rent playwright Jonathan Larson. I like all the words in that sentence!

-As someone who hasn’t read the comic, this perfectly captures my entire thought process while watching HBO’s The Watchmen.

-Critics are starting to talk about the High Fidelity series with Zoe Kravitz and the buzz is GOOD.

-HBO Max announced its lineup yesterday. The good news: it sounds like all their original shows will be available on Crave here in Canada.

-TV critic Alan Sepinwall spoke with David Simon (creator of The Wire and The Deuce) about those allegations against James Franco and their parallels with stories depicted on The Deuce, and wow did Simon not come off well. He scolded Sepinwall (and other journalists) for not distinguishing Franco from others accused of #MeToo misconduct, saying “the fundamental difference is that James Franco didn’t seek to use his position to have sex with anyone.” Yes, it’s important to deal with each individual case differently but for him to be the arbiter of what is and is not a fireable offense, while also claiming that Franco didn’t understand his position of power over the other actors on set, is really disappointing. Especially because Simon is known for being an advocate for journalists and a commentator on systematic discrimination.

-Vanity Fair’s Sonia Saraiya wrote a very good rebuttal thread, and then got into it with Simon on Twitter.

-It’s Halloweeen week, which means Ellen scared the crap out of Saoirse Ronan not once, but twice.

Shia LaBeouf says he was diagnosed with PTSD due to his child stardom which doesn’t sound so far-fetched to me.

-Huh. Amazon Studios’ chief says that despite the industry calling Mindy Kaling‘s Late Night “an example of a failure from Amazon,” the film has “been watched in the U.S. more than any other movie in the short time it’s been on” their streaming service.

-Speaking of movies starring Emma Thompson, Lainey loved Last Christmas and that’s good enough for me!

-I binged the six new episodes of Bojack Horseman on Netflix this weekend and it was so, so good.

-Speaking of Netflix shows, the trailer for The End of the F***ing World indicates the new season begins with a time jump.

 

Kristen Stewart Keeps It Real in Harper’s Bazaar

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-In her new Harper’s Bazaar cover story, Kristen Stewart talks about being true to herself (“I’ve fully been told, ‘If you just like do yourself a favor, and don’t go out holding your girlfriend’s hand in public, you might get a Marvel movie.’ I don’t want to work with people like that”) and moving past her Twilight phase (“I try to avoid the word ‘awkward’. I want to reclaim that word, because it’s been used too violently against me”).

Stewart joins Kirsten Dunst, Gabrielle Union, Lili Reinhart, King Princess, and more in Rodarte’s Spring Lookbook. These photos are 😍

-FFS. She’s starring in the two buzziest movies this fall (Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story and Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit), so I don’t know why Scarlett Johansson isn’t trying harder to steer clear of controversy. Like, she literally has to just avoid saying something stupid and she’ll coast to an Oscar nom. And yet here she is in her new THR cover story defending — with very little prompting, I might add — Woody Allen. “I love Woody. I believe him, and I would work with him anytime…I see Woody whenever I can, and I have had a lot of conversations with him about it. I have been very direct with him, and he’s very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him.”

-Will we ever really know what happened with Brangelina and the kids on that plane? Probably not, but Brad Pitt is coming clean about having issues with alcohol. In a new interview with the New York Times, he talks about getting sober (“I had taken things as far as I could take it, so I removed my drinking privileges”) and going to AA for a year and a half (“You had all these men sitting around being open and honest in a way I have never heard. It was this safe space where there was little judgment and therefore little judgment of yourself. It was actually really freeing just to expose the ugly sides of yourself. There’s great value in that”).

Dwayne Johnson had to leave his honeymoon early to fill in for an injured Kevin Hart on the debut of Kelly Clarkson’s talk show. (I’m really bummed for her that Hart was her first booked guest. She deserves better.)

Lil Nas X held his own and did really, really well despite Kevin Hart‘s attempts to gaslit him about his choice to come out. The internet was def on Lil Nas X’s side.

-Almost one year after Mac Miller‘s death, a man has been charged in connection with his passing for selling counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs containing fentanyl to Miller, two days before his death.

-Yikes. The Crazy Rich Asians co-writer has left the sequel amid a pay disparity dispute. Sources say that Warner Bros. offered Adele Lim $110,000-plus — while offering co-writer Peter Chiarelli $800,000 to $1 million (he later volunteered to split his fee with her). “Pete has been nothing but incredibly gracious, but what I make shouldn’t be dependent on the generosity of the white-guy writer,” Lim said. “If I couldn’t get pay equity after CRA, I can’t imagine what it would be like for anyone else, given that the standard for how much you’re worth is having established quotes from previous movies, which women of color would never have been [hired for]. There’s no realistic way to achieve true equity that way.” So basically the WB sold the first film on its groundbreaking representation — but is willing to endanger the sequel by underpaying because of sexism.

-It’s time for the People’s Choice Awards nominations — the only awards show where Riverdale could possibly lead the way.

-Meanwhile, the Riverdale photos released for the Season 4 premiere show the cast paying tribute to Luke Perry.

-Here’s a guide to when all the Fall TV shows are premiering.

-This is a great, great interview with Jeremy Strong, who might be doing better work on Succession than anyone else on TV at the moment.

Olivia Wilde talked to THR about her film Booksmart’s box office battle, defending the (weird? wrong?) decision to immediately open wide instead of starting with a limited run and building off word-of-mouth a la Ladybird.

Justin Bieber is getting plenty of celebrity support for his emotional Instagram post.

-Uh, Dakota Fanning may not have been my first choice to play an Ethiopian Muslim refugee in a movie.

-Here’s our very first glimpse of Birds of Prey, 2020 in a teaser that’s playing before the new IT movie.

-I didn’t know I needed another installment of the Bad Boys movies until I saw the new Bad Boys for Life trailer and yeah, gimmie!

Chris Hemworth Talks Fitness Apps, Paparazzi

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-It’s really cold. Everyone’s miserable. We’re only halfway through the week. Let’s all cheer up by feasting our eyes on Chris Hemsworth’s Men’s Health spread, mm-kay?

Kevin Hart tweeted support for Jussie Smollett, and people were NOT having it.  It *is* pretty rich coming from someone who joked about beating his son if he were gay, and then wouldn’t apologize for it until forced to.

Drake went to McDonalds and reportedly handed two employees $10k in cash each.

-According to a new Deadline report, Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway are furious with Serenity’s film distributor after it posted the worst opening weekend numbers of their careers. They agreed to do a press blitz to save the film, but the distributor reportedly didn’t follow through with the accompanying marketing spend. Come to think of it, I don’t ever remember seeing a trailer or ad for it. It just came on my radar when critics started trashing its twist ending.

-The always-delightful Viola Davis explained menopause to Jimmy Kimmel.

Richard E Grant is so pure. His entire social media feed during this Oscar race has been aces, but these photos of him finding out that Barbra Streisand tweeted at him are the best.

Ariana Grande‘s fandom has uncovered so much about her upcoming album by sorting through vague clues that if I ever need to be defended in court, I want them to do it.

-Meanwhile, Ariana got a Japanese tattoo on her palm that she thought spelled “7 rings” but actually spells “BBQ grill.” At least she’s laughing about it.

-Newly unsealed documents in Kesha’s ongoing legal battle with Dr. Luke show that Lady Gaga stood firm in her support of the singer during a September 2017 deposition. This part where she told off Dr. Luke’s lawyer made me cheer: “Why on earth would this girl tell the entire world that this happened? Why on earth? Do you know what it’s like for survivors? Do you know what it’s like to tell people? Don’t you roll your eyes at me. You should be ashamed of yourself.”

-Universal is the first studio to accept the 4% challenge to hire women directors.

-The set of NCIS: New Orleans continues to be overrun with issues. An exec producer on the show, Adam Targum, has been fired. Sources told Vulture that Targum “bullied” people on set and that the HR department was told that several members of the writing staff had issues with him.

-This is a fun piece on what it’s like to consume Green Book by reading think pieces about it instead of actually seeing it.

-Hurray! When the new season of Killing Eve drops on the BBC on April 7, we won’t have to wait for it to come here because AMC will air it at the same time.

Timothée Chalamet grooving to a deep cut from Mariah Carey is a mood.

-Millennium studio chief Avi Lerner, who called an exposé accusing director Bryan Singer of raping teens “fake news,” is clarifying his comments. His big defense? He OK’d his original statement without reading it first. Oh, and he says no one in Hollywood has complained about his statement, he’s standing by it, and he’s not convinced about the accusations against Singer. No one’s going to touch this Red Sonja movie with a 10-ft pole.

-In another depressing twist, Singer stands to make $40 million off Bohemian Rhapsody, even though the film’s entire Oscar campaign is built around trying to make everyone forget he is the credited director.

-I really like this casting announcement for Netflix’s You. She was great in The Haunting of Hill House.

-Journalist Jim DeRogatis and filmmaker Dream Hampton opened up about their lonely, often dangerous pursuit of the R. Kelly story.

-This is cool — in honour of Black History Month, Marvel is re-releasing Black Panther in 250 theatres for a week and giving away the tickets for free.

Alec Baldwin, Salma Hayek and Joe Manganiello star in the Drunk Parents trailer.