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Khole Kardashian Goes Off on Jordyn Wood

Khole Kardashian just went after Jordyn Woods on Twitter. I’ve been trying to avoid this story but day-um!

-Meanwhile, Woods says she feels like she’s “free” after discussing the Tristan Thompson scandal with Jada Pinkett Smith on Red Table Talk, where she denied the cheating allegations.

-Will Smith is clearly #TeamJordyn.

-The Kardashian fam is having a rough go of it in the romance department. Kylie Jenner accused Travis Scott of cheating.

-Human turd pile Johnny Depp is now going after Amber Heard with a $50M defamation lawsuit. “Ms. Heard is not a victim of domestic abuse, she is a perpetrator,” says the suit in reaction to an op-end the actress penned for The Washington Post in December.

-Oh noooooo. Ian McKellen said Bryan Singer and Kevin Spacey committed alleged abuses because they were closeted.

-A lot of people are talking about Wesley Morris’ piece in the NYT on the Michael Jackson doc, which airs Sunday and Monday on HBO. The article itself is devastating; I don’t know if I’m going to be able to get through all four hours.

-Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey recorded a special with the two men whose allegations against Jackson are detailed in the HBO documentary.

-The Jonas Brothers released a new video for “Sucker” that costars the brothers’ significant others (Piyanka Chopra, Sophie Turner and Danielle Jonas) and plays like outtakes from The Favourite.

Mindy Kaling‘s Late Night starring Emma Thompson is coming to theatres June 7 and I CANNOT WAIT.

Selma Blair‘s IG post with Sarah Michelle Gellar is very sweet.

-To celebrate this week’s home release of the Oscar-award-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Sony has uploaded the opening 9 minutes of the film to YouTube. This might have been my favourite movie of 2018.

-Speaking of amazing movies from 2018, Eighth Grade is now on Netflix.

-This new Neftlix promo starring Uzo Aduba is really powerful.

-I very much like Kelly Clarkson’s cover of Robyn‘s “Dancing On My Own.”

Kristen Bell responded to a fan’s (very reasonable) question about how she can make speeches about protecting children’s privacy while also starring in a commercial with a kid.

-This video of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast and crew learning the show got renewed is delightful.

-I haven’t been active in fandom for years (though I still lurk in couple), but I’ve never seen a more positive one than the Wyonna Earp fandom. It makes me want to watch the show!

Ryan Adams‘s planned tour of Britain and Ireland has been canceled amid allegations that he harassed women in the music industry.

-I love that Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are in talks for an Edge of Tomorrow sequel. That’s my favourite airplane movie.

Katherine Helmond, who played Mona on Who’s The Boss, has passed away.

-Here’s the first trailer for Ava DuVernay‘s four-part Netflix series When They See Us about the Central Park Five. It costars Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Niecy Nash, Blair Underwood, Joshua Jackson and Famke Janssen.

Steve Carell Surprises Jenna Fischer for Her Birthday

-Jenna Fischer was a guest on Busy Philipps‘ show last night and Steve Carell surprised her for her birthday. Yeah, this got me right in the heart guts.

Ben Affleck and ex-girlfriend Lindsay Shookus have reunited.

Ellen Page is urging people to remember that hate crimes are not a hoax, and people should not to lose sight of the endemic violence against underrepresented communities.

-She’s done it again! Survivor superfan Sia surprised a Survivor contestant with a $14,000 cheque. This is the third time she’s gifted one of her favourite contestants with $$.

Will Smith has a new series on Facebook Watch called Will Smith’s Bucket List, a reality/challenge show. In the six-episode weekly series, the actor will travel the globe, checking off bucket list adventures like starring in a Bollywood movie, skydiving in Dubai, and performing stand-up with Dave Chappelle.

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are not great at guessing games.

Idris Elba has no intention of giving up his “Sexiest Man Alive” title. Change approved!

Adam Rippon tested a variety of celeb rosé and he found Brangelina’s Mirval too sweet so I trust nothing he says.

-Better Things returns tonight and the reviews suggest this season is even better than the previous two. I’m not sure how that’s possible. (I rewatch this dance scene at least once a month. And this scene when Max’s dad bails on her graduation and everyone steps up? *sob*)

-Ok, this story may feel too industry insider-y, but stay with me cause it’s huge: Fox was just rocked by one of the biggest financial penalties in TV history ($179 million) after an arbitrator concluded top Fox execs gave false testimony to cover up their “reprehensible” fraud regarding the TV show Bones. The arbitrator said Fox executives lied, cheated and committed fraud at the expense of the show’s stars (David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel), executive producer producer Barry Josephson and author Kathy Reichs (whose novels the series was based on), who had filed a lawsuit claiming they were cheated out of their rightful profit participation. Thanks to Fox’s distribution/streaming deals (including a “sweetheart” deal with Hulu, which Fox had a 30% stake in), the procedural drama took in nearly half a billion dollars in its first seven seasons — but Fox deemed the show to be a money loser, which meant the cast, EP and author got no profit share. So instead of licensing Bones’ streaming rights for fair value, Fox’s studio dept was basically giving it away to Fox’s distribution dept. “The obvious inferences of self-dealing, conflict of interest and the lack of any arm’s length negotiations leap off the page,” the arbitrator concluded. Not only is this ruling expected to alter the economics of hit shows in the streaming era, it also leaves Hulu’s fate uncertain. And with new streaming services coming from Disney, Warner and NBC, it’ll be interesting to see what “fair market value” they’ll now be expected to pay for the past seasons their own studio’s shows.

The Four Weddings and a Funeral cast reunite in the first trailer for their Red Nose Day special.

-Fox has officially ordered a 6-episode 90210 “revival” starring Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling. (Luke Perry might appear as a guest star.)

-Netflix UK accidentally streamed The Notebook with all alternate bummer ending, and people freaked.

-Hmmm…I’m not sure I’m loving Brie Larson’s dress at the Captain Marvel premiere. That cut makes it look like it’s falling off.

Taylor Swift fans are going crazy with theories about when her next album will drop. She seems to think it’s hilarious.

-Every new trailer for Little makes me fall more and more in love with it.

 

Michael B. Jordan Is Ready To Take Over The World

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Michael B. Jordan covers the latest issue of Vanity Fair and talks about how much he has going on right now. His production company (which not only has an inclusion rider pledge but convinced Warner Bros. to adopt that promise across the entire studio)  is already developing scores of television series and films. “I want to create projects for Brad Pitt, but at the same time I want to be able to create a movie for Will Smith, or Denzel, or Lupita, or Tessa. It’s gonna be eclectic. It’s gonna be animation. It’s gonna be non-scripted. It’s gonna be digital. It’s gonna be film, television. It’s gonna be video games.”

-In his calculating new GQ cover story (why is he still getting covers?!?), Johnny Depp plays the victim and says it hurts to be considered a violent man. The whole fawning interview is disgusting and this takedown of it is more worth your time than the story itself.

-Congrats to Kate Hudson and Danny Fujikawa, who welcomed a baby girl. They named her Rani (pronounced Ronnie) after his dad.

Mischa Barton is going to be on the MTV revival of The Hills and so help me god I’m actually interested. Also, The Hills was a spin off of Laguna Beach, which was originally created to be the real-life version of The OC. Time is a flat circle.

-A very pro-Brad Pitt sounding source says that contrary to reports, he and Angelina Jolie have “no truce” in their custody battle.

-I know I said last week that my enjoyment of A Star Is Born is going to depend on how much I can avoid Bradley Cooper‘s insufferable behavior on this press tour — but I just can’t stop!

Steven Spielberg has cast Ansel Elgort as Tony in his musical film adaptation of West Side Story. I don’t hate this. You need to be super earnest in that role and that dude is the earnest-est.

Kanye West took a tour of Detroit’s College for Creative Studies yesterday afternoon, and at one point he jumped on a table to rant about Elon Musk, telling people to “leave that man the f–k alone.”

-Meanwhile, Kanye picked a fight with Kim Kardashian because he didn’t like the colour of the band-aid she gave him, and I actually feel really bad for her. (I don’t know what’s more disturbing: that he seems jealous of the attention she’s giving their kids, or Khloé‘s reaction to her story — “But if that’s going to make him feel more loved, don’t you want to just get the band-aid?”)

-Chelsea Peretti announced she won’t be coming back to Brooklyn Nine-Nine full time. ::sad trombone::

-Oh FFS, now Damon Wayans says *he’s* quitting Lethal Weapon. “It’s hard for me to play this loving, supportive father, husband, friend on TV, and be the guy in life that is telling everyone, ‘I can’t I have to work.'” (For what it’s worth, when the Clayne Crawford drama was going down, Wayan didn’t exactly come off smelling like a rose, with reports about him refusing to participate in table reads and wanting sides that only included his lines and excluded the lines of all other actors.) Fox should have just scraped the whole thing and renewed Pitch.

-Fantastic Beasts director David Yates hit back at reports of straightwashing, promising that the sequel will feature Jude Law‘s Dumbledore having “sensual moments” with Grindelwald.

-This is a bad take by Jimmy Kimmel on Louis C.K.‘s return to the comedy stage: “I think people tend to focus on the one or two people who walk out of a situation like that. Ultimately, the audience decides whether someone is welcomed back.” The audience didn’t decide whether CK got that spot on the stage (they didn’t even know he was going to be there). The comedy club owner gave him that spot. To ignore the obvious gatekeeping is a ridiculous statement. (This thread captures everything wrong with what he said.)

-Venom seems like it’s one of those movies that the fresh or rotten rating fails. It’s only 33% on Rotten Tomatoes, but every review I’ve read makes it sound like a mess that’s also super fun to watch.

Tom Hardy playing with rescue dogs is the best content on the internet today.

-There’s talk that the Timothee Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp relationship is a PR-based strategy and I refuse to accept this because LOOK HOW ADORABLE THEY ARE!

-This profile on Catherine Hardwicke is a brutal read. The Monday after Twilight opened and she became the highest grossing female director to ever open a movie, she went into the Summit offices to do an online fan chat. “When I went in I saw that there were massive bouquets and balloons and bottles of wine, and crazy gifts sent to them by all the distributors around the world or whoever, all their friends. I had heard these rumors that when a director does something like this they give them a car, they give them a two-picture deal or something like that. They give them an office and ask them what they want to do after this.” Hardwicke pauses. “And then I got a mini cupcake that day.”

-Holy moly, Kristen Bell is on the new episode of Keep It and I’ve never downloaded a podcast quicker. (On a recent episode, Kara put her on her Top Ten White Women list and I really hope they talk about it.)

-I’m still digesting this NYT article questioning whether art should be a battleground for social justice, but it’s worth a read.

-Vulture did a deep dive into Adam Driver‘s oil baron sketch on SNL.

Rihanna, Yasiel Puig, and Christina Milian were all victimized by the same burglars — three teen boys and the mother of one of the suspects — who were arrested last week. So, does that mean a Bling Ring sequel is in the works?

-Variety reports that ABC Studios and producers have kept Criminal Minds director of photography Greg St. Johns in place despite multiple harassment and abuse claims, an HR probe, and an investigation by a California state agency. Several male crew members accused him of groping them and reported it, but saw no steps taken to curb or address the alleged abuse.

-Another CBS exec has been placed on leave after several current and former employees alleged he regularly used sexual and homophobic language in the workplace.

-This apology/statement by Fan Bingbing does nothing to quell my fears about her well-being.

-So Drew Barrymore‘s publicist has denied she granted that bizarre interview that was circulating yesterday, but Egypt Air is still standing by it.

Jodie Whittaker takes over the main role on Doctor Who this weekend. I don’t watch the show but I like her so much and she’s uber charming in this interview.

-The trailer for Vice is finally here, starring Sam Rockwell as George W Bush and Christian Bale as Dick Cheney. Whoa.