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Brie Larson Talks Becoming a Superhero in InStyle

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-Captain Marvel is out in just a month and I feel like the Marvel publicity blitz is a bit slower than usual. But here’s Brie Larson on the cover of InStyle, which is hopefully just the tip of the marketing iceberg. In the interview, she talks about calling Jennifer Lawrence for some advice the morning after her Oscar win, and what it feels like to join the giant Marvel universe.

-Not surprisingly, Liam Neeson is in damage control today, telling GMA “I’m not racist” in the wake of his undeniably racist story.

-Meanwhile, the premiere of his new movie was just cancelled in light of his remarks. It’ll be really interesting to see if this controversy has any affect on its box office.

Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus may have reunited.

This photo that Priyanka Chopra posted of her and Nick Jonas chilling at home has everyone asking: who took this pic?!

-I dug this article about SNL’s Totino’s sketches. This bit from writer Sarah Schneider is especially great: “While we shot this, I developed a crush on Kristen Stewart…She was super personable. Sometimes hosts are very separate, and that’s fine. I was sitting, she came over and crouched and put her elbow on my knee to just, like, talk. And I was like, ‘I’m gonna leave my boyfriend.'”

Jasmine Guillory talks about being the first romance novelist chosen for Reese Witherspoon’s book club.

Angelina Jolie continues to do good work as an UNHCR Special Envoy. This week, she’s advocating for additional international aid while visiting the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

-Crazy Stupid Love is not a great film except for that perfect 20-min stretch that’s just Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling hanging out at his house. Here’s a look behind the scenes of the Dirty Dancing lift scene.

-I have yet to watch the Netflix doc Abducted in Plain Sight, but everyone on my Twitter TL is losing their poo over it.

-The Craft star Rachel True put fan conventions on blast for excluding her while inviting her white co-stars.

-I don’t know how I missed the new trailer for The Good Fight last week but it’s perfection!

-Why is Max Greenfield talking about shooting sex scenes for the new Veronica Mars reboot? Deputy Leo better stay the hell away from our girl!

Alex Rodriguez dedicated a message to Jennifer Lopez on their 2-year anniversary: “Only 730 days, which have flown by, but it feels like we have been together forever. We are meant to be, and how much you mean to me cannot be put into words.”

John Boyega wants to make an Attack the Block sequel. What a coincidence! I want John Boyega to make an Attack the Block sequel.

-Modern Family has been renewed for its 11th and final season.

Hugh Jackman becomes Big Foot’s buddy in new Missing Link trailer.

What’s Going On with Prince Harry and Prince William?

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-Even if you assume that 97% of everything printed about the royal family is made up, the palace seems to be experiencing a bit of a leak problem lately, no? A new report from People suggests Prince Harry is feeling “imprisoned” at Kensington Palace, while another suggests that he is angry at Prince William for not “making an effort” with Meghan.

-Does anyone actually believe that Leo DiCaprio is getting ready to propose to his 21-year-old girlfriend? Anyone? Bueller?

-The NYT published a devastating new exposé about Leslie Moonves that includes text messages exchanged by him and a talent agent about allegedly hiding an incident of sexual assault against an actress — and it could put his $120 million package from CBS in jeopardy.

-The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil got into it with Cardi B about celebrity diet scams.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are reportedly living in Waterloo, ON fulltime now because they get a break from the paps and fans. A source tells People, “It’s very peaceful. He can take Hailey out and it’s not a mess with photographers. They are much more left alone.”

-Praise be! Margaret Atwood is writing a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.

Rachel Weisz brought cutouts of her costars’ heads to Gotham Awards. Does this mean it’s cool to carry around life-size cutouts of Olivia Colman? ‘Cause I’m already doing that.

Lindsay Lohan is mad about Ariana Grande‘s “thank u, next” music video, which pays homage to Mean Girls but doesn’t feature her in a cameo.

-All of the recent Kristen Stewart movies I’ve seen have been weird, art house films (Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy, Personal Shopper, Clouds of Sils Maria) but she’s been on a bit of a big studio movie deal spree lately.

-I don’t think I could pick Kourtney Kardashian out of a lineup, but still good on her 39-year-old self for dating a 21-year-old.

Keira Knightley has an affair with Alexander Skarsgård in post-World War II Germany in The Aftermath trailer.

Kristen Stewart Gets Moody For Interpol

Kristen Stewart pushes her way into the VIP section and force-feeds some dude spaghetti, makes out with a lot of boys, and steals a car in Interpol’s new video.

Ben Affleck has headed back to rehab following an intervention by Jennifer Garner, according to TMZ.

Justin Bieber reportedly bought a 100+ acre property in Cambridge, ON that has its own horse-racing track. Stars, they’re just like us!

-Meanwhile, Hailey Baldwin is flashing her engagement ring from Bieber on the cover of Vogue Mexico.

-Now Meghan Markle‘s brother has joined her trash heap pile of a family.

-Brangelina‘s custody hearing has been postponed.

-This is a great article on the “radical softness” that TATBILB roused in people. We’re obviously desperate for happy stories.

-Meanwhile, the guy who plays Josh has apologized for those inappropriate tweets and said he’s now “dedicated to becoming a more informed and educated version of myself.”

-Interesting that Jean-Marc Vallee was reportedly approached for the new Bond. After Big Little Lies and now Sharp Objects, I gotta say that I’m finding his quick cut flashback style to be…a lot.

Eddie Murphy is reportedly getting ready to welcome his 10th(!) child.

Ashley Judd and Alyssa Milano say all the right things about #MeToo following Asia Argento‘s sexual assault allegations, but I think the movement’s founder, Tarana Burke, sums it up best: “It will continue to be jarring when we hear the names of some of our faves connected to sexual violence unless we shift from talking about individuals and begin to talk about power.”

-This is an interesting look at the new politics of shooting sex scenes in Hollywood, from fluorescent-colored pasties to the destruction of unused footage.

Drake will be dropping by TIFF to co-host a screening of Monsters and Men.

Jason Reitman is coming back to Toronto to present one of his star-studded live readings. Up this year: The Breakfast Club. (I saw his live reading of The Princess Bride a few years ago with Rachel McAdams, Patrick Stewart, Cary Elwes, Chris O’Dowd and Donald Glover and it was one of my fave TIFF experiences.)

Jon Hamm and Ed Harris have joined Top Gun: Maverick. Between them and Glen Powell, there are going to be a lot of strong jawlines in this thing.

-Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan is developing an Amazon self-help comedy co-starring Billy Magnussen in which a “broken” woman starts a self-help company and hires a former gymnast to be the face of it. Get in my eyeballs!!

-I walked past Hayden Christensen on the street the other day and thought “wow, he’s aged well!” If I’d only ordered a pizza!

-Peppermint comes out right smack in the middle of TIFF which means I can’t see it opening weekend but man, every clip that comes out of it makes me want to devour it.

Ben Mendelsohn quits his job and leaves his family in the Netflix movie The Land of Steady Habits, which is premiering at TIFF.

-The new Suspiria trailer features Tilda Swinton rocking a snuggie and Thom Yorke’s creepy score.