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The Leading Ladies Speak Up

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-The Hollywood Reporter’s actress roundtable features Glenn Close, Lady Gaga, Kathryn Hahn, Nicole Kidman, Regina King and Rachel Weisz. They talk about the times they wished they had spoken up more on set, and why it’s important to speak openly about pay and treatment. Said Kidman: “Working with younger actresses, I say, ‘Ask me anything and I’ll answer. Ask me anything financially. If you need advice, just ask. I can only tell you what I advise and you might take it or leave it. But it’s nice to have access to information.'”

-Similarly in an interview from Sundance, Michelle Williams remembers how an older actress flagged inappropriate actions on set she was younger, and now she wants to do the same. “It’s up to me to protect these women, girls who are younger than I am. And teach them how to protect themselves.”

Patton Oswalt responded to an online attacker by donating money to the troll’s GoFundMe page and it all ended very sweetly.

-Even the props that you can barely see on The Good Place are next level.

-Wait, Jon Bernthal is in one of the episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt that dropped on Netflix today? CLEAR MY CALENDAR!!

Anne Hathaway confirmed that, almost 20 years after the original, that there is talk of a third installment of The Princess Diaries and she and Julie Andrews are in if the script is “perfect.”

Matthew McConaughey ranked his best and worst rom coms and he chose How To Lose a Guy as his fave because he still gets residuals from it: “there’s always a great little check that shows up in the mail.”

-As if I wasn’t already excited for the next season of Fleabag, Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw will appear.

-Alright, I’ll admit the new images from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood have me a teensy bit curious.

Cardi B remains the best.

-The Magic Mike musical is set to premiere in Boston, with Channing Tatum and Steven Soderbergh on board to produce. Excuse me while I frantically look up plane tickets…

Zac Efron plays serial killer Ted Bundy in the trailer for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which is premiering at Sundance.

Reese Witherspoon Wants to Put Women “In The Center Of The Story”

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-In her new Vogue cover story, Reese Witherspoon talks about using her producing power to create strong roles for women and how she learned to own her success: “I used to hide my Oscar but then I was like, ‘Why shouldn’t I put it out here in the living room?'”

Lady Gaga has finally apologized for working with R Kelly after getting lots of pressure to do so. (It’s a little strange that she invokes the “younger self” bit since it was only 5 years ago and by then the rumours about Kelly were widely known, but at least it’s something.)

-French band Phoenix has also apologized for working with him.

Chris Pine and Patty Jenkins talk about their new TNT series in the latest issue of Variety, and Pine remains as charming as ever. I especially liked the part where he talks about playing a supporting role against a female lead, like in Wonder Woman: “Being in the film and supporting a woman doing that job is kind of a dance between ego and soul. I’m not too proud to admit it and say that at times, I’d have 30-minute conversations with Patty; I’d look at her, and she was wonderfully patient. I’d realize it had abso-f—ing-lutely nothing to do with me.”

-This is a good piece on how Bradley Cooper seems to simultaneously inspire awe an irritation by the way he plays the game.

-Not playing the Oscar game well are the men behind Green Book, who are increasingly showing their asses.

-God bless Terry Crews. He called out Kevin Hart for his reaction to the outrage over his anti-gay tweets. “The truth is, Kevin, you’re not being attacked. The truth is you have to just acknowledge what went on and acknowledge the pain of other people.”

Terry‘s show Brooklyn Nine-Nine debuts at its new home on NBC tonight.

-I liked this interview with various movie, TV and music critics on if there’s any value in writing really harsh reviews.

-There’s a lot of thirsty tweets going around about Penn Badgley‘s stalker character on You, and I love that the actor keeps reminding people that his character is a murderous psycho that you should not be lusting over.

-Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker is clapping back at Bandersnatch critics: “F*ck off, do something else.”

-This NYT list of the 20 best dramas since the Sopranos is surprisingly great. Enlisted! Veronica Mars! Jane the Virgin!

-Fox’s new show The Passage is getting decent reviews, which is good cause I’ve been missing Mark Paul Gosselaar on my TV screen since Pitch was cancelled.

-A new trailer for Punisher season 2 has arrived, and while I’m not here for Frank kissing someone who isn’t Karen, I’m definitely here for Frank begrudgingly becoming a father figure to an unruly teenage girl.

-Things get tense when terrorists take over a hotel in the new trailer for Hotel Mumbai starring Armie Hammer and Dev Patel.

-The trailer for Velvet Buzzsaw with Jake Gyllenhaal is beyond bizarre and I kind of love it?

 

Best and Worst Dressed at the 2019 Golden Globes

 

The stars came out to honour the best in TV and film at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. Unlike last year, when most celebs wore black in support of Time’s Up, this year’s red carpet was a sea of colour. White and tulle were the biggest themes, but the dresses we loved most had a bit more edge. Check out our picks for the best and worst looks of the night:

BEST DRESSED AT THE 2019 GOLDEN GLOBES:

Jen: Nicole Kidman looks like liquid sex in this slinky blood red merlot dress by Michael Kors. Nicole and I are fighting over the black hair bow (I hate it, she loves it) but this dress is an undeniable winner.

 

Nicole: Holy merde, Regina King came to win tonight! She is by far my best dressed in a glowing blush gown by Alberta Ferretti that shines on the carpet. So very beautiful with simple accessories and unfussy hair. The whole look is stunning.

 

Jen: Crazy Rich Asians star Gemma Chan brings high fashion to the red carpet in this gorg Maison Valentino Couture creation. And are those shorts underneath there?? Marry me.

 

Nicole: Taraji P Henson in a plunging velvet custom Vera Wang completely makes up for the Giambattista Valli disaster from last year’s Emmys. She looked absolutely amazing in this head to toe sleek look.

 

Jen: Lupita Nyong’o is radiant in blue sequined Calvin Klein. I love the unique neckline and the way it moves on camera.

 

Nicole: Fleabag and Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge is gorgeous in a red sequinned custom gown by Galvan London that fits perfectly. She lets the dress do all the work, keeping the rest of her look very simple. This is movie star style and I’m just tickled that she’s there for writing.

 

Jen: Keri Russell deserves to take home the hardware for her stellar performance on the final season of The Americans, but she already looks like a winner in this Grecian-inspired metallic Monique Lhuillier.

 

Nicole: I love Octavia Spencer‘s tea-length gown from Cristian Siriano. It’s supremely flattering and a different silhouette than we see elsewhere on the carpet.

 

Jen: I’m sure it’s going to end up on a bunch of worst lists, but I actually really dig this look on Julia Roberts. Her ethereal Stella McCartney top and crisp black pants make her look cool and relaxed AF.

 

Nicole: Thandie Newton is pure sexiness in this mirrored Michael Kors gown that shows glimpses of skin and clings to every curve. Like a lot of looks I love tonight, the dress does all the work and the really simple gorgeous hair pulls it all together.

 

WORST DRESSED AT THE 2019 GOLDEN GLOBES:

Nicole: Oh boy, I wish that Julianne Moore would go back to letting her pal Tom Ford dress her because Givenchy is not working for her. This is an absurd dress that tries to be too many things and ends up looking boxy and dowdy. Boo.

 

Jen: As soon as we saw Claire Foy’s Miu Miu gown, Nicole said that it reminded her of that scene in The Proposal when Sandra Bullock tries on the wedding dress and her boobs disappear. That about sums this up.

 

Nicole: What the actual hell, Alison Brie? How on earth did Taraji and Allison’s dresses come out of the same brain? Can I even call Allison’s outfit a gown? It looks like a bikini top under a sheer cover. Hard nope.

 

Jen: Lady Gaga is out of the shallows and off the deep end in blue Valentino. I get that it’s an homage to Judy Garland but the arms are ridiculous and there’s so much fabric on the train that it looks like she’s dragging curtains behind her.

 

Nicole: Jen and I actually fought over who got to pick Emily Blunt in Alexander McQueen as our best dressed until we saw the mess at the bottom of the gown. Why oh why couldn’t it be a simple column!? So close.

 

Jen: I adore Constance Wu and I want so much more for her than this underwhelming Vera Wang. The colour makes it look like support wear, and tulle is nobody’s friend.

 

Nicole: I’m all for simple tonight but man, Amy Adams is too austere in her teal Calvin Klein. She needs lipstick and a necklace, maybe a bow? Let’s get Tom Ford to dress her from now on, too!

 

Jen: The Good Place’s D’Arcy Carden is trapped in the bad place with this terrible gown. Puckered seams, unflattering colour, clashing straps. What is this??