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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.

It’s Louis C.K.’s Turn

-If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, Louis C.K. has probably been cancelled for you for months. But it all came to a head today. The rumblings started early this afternoon when he abruptly cancelled tomorrow night’s premiere of his new movie and pulled out of his appearance on Colbert’s show. THR reported that it was in preparation for a big NYT story that was about to break — and then it did. The story details accusations from five different women who claim that C.K. masturbated in front of them, or asked if he could. Courteney Cox and David Arquette went on the record saying they heard about this behaviour on the set of a TV pilot they were producing.

-Vulture has a pretty comprehensive timeline about when the rumours first surfaced, kicking off with Gawker’s blind item way back in 2012, heating up with Tig Notaro‘s August interview with the Daily Beast, to last month’s piece by former Gawker writer who recalled getting shut down when trying to ask male comedians about it at JFL. (It bears mentioning that women comedians have been speaking out on this for months but while guys like Aziz Ansari said “I’m not talking about that.”)

-Not surprisingly, the distributor of C.K.’s controversial new film I Love You Daddy is reconsidering the release. It was already off to a shaky start (many critics at TIFF found the subject matter squicky) even before today.

-The Parks and Rec showrunner has apologized for casting him on the show.

-My biggest concern is how this might affect Better Things (which he produces). It’s probably the best examination of what it’s like to be a woman on TV right now. (A recent episode introduced the concept of a “super single” and I actually cheered.) Pamela Adlon is now in a tough spot of either having to comment and possibly coming off like she’s supporting C.K., or not commenting and seeming shady.

-It’s times like this that I wish that ep of Girls with Matthew Rhys was being re-run nightly on HBO. The way it examined how we brush off or make excuses for the transgressions of powerful men we admire has never been more timely.

-Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick has issued a second denial after another actress came forward with a rape accusation.

-Meanwhile, Charlie Sheenabsolutely denies‘ a claim that he raped Corey Haim on the set of Lucas.

-Another actor who is under scrutiny these days is Steven Seagal. Adding to the growing list of complaints is Portia De Rossi, who says he unzipped his pants during an audition.

-The Kevin Spacey fallout continues. In a totally shocking move, Ridley Scott will reshoot all of Spacey’s scenes in All The Money In The World — which comes out NEXT MONTH. Christopher Plummer (who Ridley originally wanted in the role), will replace him. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott made the decision unilaterally and only notified Sony late Wednesday afternoon. This is NUTS (and I love it).

-Earlier this afternoon, Amber Tamblyn tweeted cryptically to wonder why Matthew Weiner fired his assistant-turned-writer on Mad Men, and then this interview dropped with the writer accusing him of saying she owed it to him to see her naked.

Terry Crews filed a police report yesterday, a month after alleging he was groped.

-Just when you were thinking all Hollywood men were garbage people, John Boyega dropped this workout video and Chris Hemsworth paid tribute to his hammer. Faith restored!

Julia Louis Dreyfus‘ Veep costars psyche her up for chemo in this funny video.

-Grey’s Anatomy is airing its 300th(!) episode tonight. That’s Supernatural numbers! Shonda Rhimes admitted that the show is ‘sort of a diary’ in a touching new essay.

-A former Smallville actress is reportedly ‘second in command‘ of a cult under investigation for extorting, beating and branding its members. Not Chloe!!

Angelina Jolie is such a soccer mom.

-Big Little Lies will probably start shooting season 2 in the spring. Look, I loved that show and it’s definitely ending up high on my year-end “best of” list. But can’t shows have perfect endings and just leave it at that?

-In other Reese Witherspoon TV news, Apple picked up two seasons of her and Jennifer Aniston‘s new show.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are never more tolerable than when they’re trolling each other on social media.

-Here’s our first look at Jodie Whittaker‘s Doctor Who costume.

Brie Larson is probably hoping that the trailer for this offensive movie she starred in before she got famous hadn’t suddenly surfaced.

Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams suffer through an intense Game Night in this new trailer. (Her line reading of “YESSS! Oh no, he died!” killed me.)