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Kevin Spacey

Louis C.K. Steps In It…Again

-An bootlegged hour of audio from Louis C.K.‘s Dec 16th standup routine was leaked an it’s bad. Like stupidly, shockingly tone-deaf, ‘this man has learned nothing’ bad. He makes fun of kids who want to identify as gender neutral before launching into a diatribe against the Parkland survivors. (“You’re not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot. Why does that mean I have to listen to you? You didn’t get shot, you pushed some fat kid in the way and now I’ve gotta listen to you talking?”) It’s not that certain topics should be off-limits to comedy, but if you’re going to go there, can’t you say…something? This isn’t funny or probing or interesting; this is just bitter. Here’s a good take on the whole disappointing situation.

-Meanwhile, a Parkland survivor has responded to him: “Since you like making fun of me and other Parkland survivors behind closed doors, I’m right here if you want to talk. Just try to keep it in your pants, ok?”

-That ridiculous, weird video that Kevin Spacey released as soon as news came out that he’s being charged with felony sexual assault  racked up 4.5 million views in the first 24 hours (it’s currently over 8 million).  Meanwhile, despite reports that the case against him includes video evidence, he is reportedly planning to plead not guilty. Today, a judge denied Spacey’s motion that he be excused from appearing in court, which the actor claimed would “amplify the negative publicity.”

Spacey was also photographed wearing a “retired since 2017” hat, so he seems to be taking this super seriously.

-I haven’t gotten around to watching Black Mirror’s choose-your-ending Bandersnatch special, but apparently there are eight different possible results  (though there’s one ending that people seem to be loving more than the others).

-The Golden Globe promos with Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg are delightfully nonsensical.

Ariana Grande posted, then quickly deleted a new Mac Miller tribute – and followed it up with a post that read, “Farewell 2018, you f—.” Word.

Sandra Bullock went on Ellen and talked about having a crush on Keanu Reeves during the filming of Speed and I’ve never related to her more.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth appear to be honeymooning with his whole family in tow.

Jennifer Lawrence says she once got so stoned with rappers at a party that she began yelling at a woman at the port-a-potty about pooping. That seems very on brand.

-Writing about TV ships is my favourite kind of writing.

-What better way to close out this year than with video of Celine Dion rocking out at a Lady Gaga show?

Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Elisabeth Moss star in the trailer for Jordan Peele‘s upcoming horror film Us.

Brie Larson Is Ready To Save Us as Captain Marvel

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-Everyone was sort of expecting a Captain Marvel trailer to drop today, but instead we got this EW cover and a bunch of new photos of Brie Larson in character. We’ll take it! (I dig the costume.)

-Meanwhile, Brie Larson and Alison Brie are apparently workout buddies. Do you think they call themselves Brie Squared? The Double Bries?

-Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker is stunning in Givenchy on the cover of Marie Claire UK.

-In other cover news, Felicity Jones channels 80’s businesswomen on the new cover of Vanity Fair.

Kanye West took to Twitter today to apologize to Drake, saying “Let me start by apologizing for stepping on your release date in the first place,” before shutting down conspiracy theories that claimed West fed Pusha T gossip about Drake’s son for Pusha’s diss track “The Story of Adidon,” saying “I don’t play with the idea of people’s children after I spoke to Wiz [Khalifa] a few years earlier.”

-You’ve probably seen Lucas Hedges by now (he was in Lady Bird, Manchester By the Sea, and Three Billboards), but he’s about to make it huge this fall with three splashy movie roles and his Broadway debut. In a new interview with Vulture, he talks about his self-doubt (“Mostly I felt like every movie I did, I was the worst part of it”), and his sexuality (“Not totally straight, but also not gay and not necessarily bisexual”).

Gwyneth Paltrow‘s GOOP settled its false advertising suit. The lifestyle brand agreed to a $145,000 fine and a five-year injunction for telling women to stick jade eggs up their hoo-has.

-I kind of love that Meghan Markle is wearing pants to appearances, despite what the Queen may think.

-I’m really digging the first full track from Thom Yorke‘s Suspiria score. (My office was listening to KEXP this morning when they aired it, and everyone stopped what they were doing and asked “Is this new Radiohead?!?!”, so that’s a good sign.)

Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon are relationship goals.

-I’m too washed to care about all the drama going down on Noah Cyrus and Lil Zan‘s Instagram accounts — but it’s a lot.

-Covert Affairs/Coyote Ugly star Piper Perabo was arrested yesterday for protesting Kavanaugh’s court confirmation.

-The L.A. District Attorney has declined to pursue sex crime cases against Kevin Spacey, Anthony Anderson and Steven Seagal.

-This is an interesting look at how Twitter is helping with people’s careers amid peak TV’s push to diversify writers rooms.

-The are they/aren’t they surrounding Zendaya and Tom Holland is making my head hurt.

-The new season of House of Cards isn’t playing. They’ve already killed off Frank Underwood, according to the new trailer.

-There is a lot going on in the first trailer for American Horror Story: Apocalypse. (Mostly, I’m just hoping Mary Cherry survives the plane crash.)

Zendaya Covers InStyle

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Zendaya looks amazing on the cover of Instyle. Is there nothing she can’t pull off? (Oh wait, I just saw the horse dress. Never mind.)

Chance The Rapper is very good at Twitter.

Kate Hudson declared her love for music producer Danny Fujikawa in an Instagram post.

Ben Affleck reportedly rented an Upper West Side apartment for Lindsay Shookus that costs $28,000 a month. But isn’t she an SNL producer? Couldn’t she rent her own apt?

-This article about how Meghan Markle is everything Ivanka Trump wishes she could be is just perfect. *chef’s fingers kiss*

Selena Gomez is the most followed person on Instagram — and she just switched her account to private.

-God bless Vulture for diving deep into an investigation on the muscular Korean guy spotted with Lindsay Lohan.

Beyonce and Jay-Z are just messing with us at this point.

Katherine McPhee crashed a wedding and then reportedly called the bride a “loser” for kicking her out. Charming.

-Filming was suspended on Blake Lively‘s new movie after she hurt her hand.

-Every year, IndieWire’s David Ehrlich does a 13-minute montage of the year’s 25 best movies. I missed so many!

-God bless John Oliver for grilling Dustin Hoffman over sexual harassment allegations and refusing to back down. When Hoffman starting to say “Well, there’s a point in her not bringing it up for 40 years” I actually yelled “NOPE!!” out loud. (Oliver’s reaction of “Oh, Dustin” and putting his head in his hands was probably better.)

-Also, according to Terry Crews, Hoffman’s agent is Adam Venit, who Crews accused of groping him.

-Meanwhile, this is a great piece on the utter failure of male apologies this year.

Gabriel Byrne says that Kevin Spacey‘s behavior shut down the Usual Suspects filming for 2 days. “It was only years later that we began to understand that [filming] was closed down for a particular reason and that was because of inappropriate sexual behavior by Spacey.”

More allegations have come out against Prison Break/iZombie actor Robert Knepper. They’re awful. He denied all allegations, adding “Until I can sit down and have a dialogue with my accusers, managed not by the press but by an impartial mediator, I have nothing further to say on this matter.” How about a judge? Would a judge work?

-Netflix FINALLY cuts ties with Danny Masterson amid rape allegations. He’ll be written out of The Ranch. He released a statement about it, proclaiming his innocence.

-Despite not being super impressed with his behaviour at TIFF, I was starting to root for Armie Hammer. And then he had to go and Milkshake Duck himself by saying the only reason he wouldn’t work with Roman Polanski is because “there’s going to be drama” and that judging what he’s done is “a gray area.”

-It feels like something big is about to break with Bryan Singer, no? His production company is vacating the Fox lot after his firing. Meanwhile, he says he was fired from the Freddie Mercury biopic because he was taking care of an ill parent.

-I recommend reading this Daily Beast interview with the guy who runs the blind-item site Crazy Days and Nights. He had blinds about Weinstein, Spacey, and Lauer for years.

-I didn’t ship them on the show, but Stranger Things’ Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer are a pretty darn cute couple IRL.

-This sweet Mark Hamill story might be my fave celeb story I’ve read in a while.

-I’m really glad I’m not the only one who still isn’t over the fact that the CW crossover turned all our heroes into Nazis. NAZIS!

-Here’s the international trailer for The Last Jedi.