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Jennifer Lopez Celebrates Birthday with Champers and Abs

Jennifer Lopez turned 49 and celebrated like this. Not all superheroes wear capes.

-Once I realized the writer of Gwyneth Paltrow’s NYT profile was Taffy Brodesser-Akner, I knew it was going to be good — but it’s so, so good! Sure, there’s topical quotes on the backlash to her “conscious uncoupling” announcement (“I think that was an instance where it really hit me that an insouciance with language from me is different than from somebody else”) and her relationship with Harvey Weinstein (“The one time that Harvey propositioned me was really almost the least of it in terms of how onerous that relationship was’). But the real meat of it is Brodesser-Akner’s examination of her strategy. Paltrow talks about getting more blog hits every time someone criticizes Goop’s ludicrous advice and products (“I can monetize those eyeballs”) and how she parted ways with Condé Nast when it came to publishing the Goop magazine because they had “old school”  rules like insisting articles be fact-checked.

-Meanwhile, Dr. Jen Gunter, one of Paltrow’s most vocal critics, had some thoughts on the article: “Paltrow monetizes the vagina, which is what I have called her out for. Women are harmed by the perpetuation of vaginal myths. It’s internet traffic for her. It’s women crying to me.”

Demi Moore and Ed Helms might be dating? Really????

Natasha Rothwell (who plays the amazing Kelli on Insecure and stole the entire movie in Love Simon) just signed on to Wonder Woman 1984.

-This deep-dive into Leonardo DiCaprio‘s new obsession with beach volleyball slayed me.

-There’s a new Netflix show that’s being called Gossip Girl meets Big Little Lies and it’s like they’ve crafted it out of my brain’s source code.

-People titled their latest cover story “Inside the Mysteries of Tom Cruise’s Life at 56″ but they really don’t delve into any mysteries, instead opting for a softball profile.

-A Frasier revival with Kelsey Grammer is in the works? For real? Come on, Hollywood. At least pretend to try.

-Comic-Con behind-the-scene videos always offer fascinating glimpses on how castmembers react when they are together offset. The Flash ladies seem a little, um, tense. On the other end of the spectrum, the Arrow cast is super touchy-feely.

-AMC had cleared Chris Hardwick to return to Talking Dead on Aug 12 after their investigation into sexual assault claims by ex-girlfriend.

-At the first day of the TCAs, HBO confirmed that the long-awaited Deadwood movie is finally happening: “It’s been a logistics nightmare getting all the cast members’ schedules together, but we are there. It is greenlit.”

-Meanwhile, the HBO boss defended Westworld after the critical backlash: ‘It’s not for casual viewers.’ (He probably could have dropped the word ‘casual’.)

-Also at the HBO panel, Jenni Konner addressed her split from producing partner Lena Dunham after they ended an eight-year partnership: “There’s no drama.”

-At the Facebook on-demand panel, things got combative when reporters pressed them to defend their decision to include Fox News and Infowars on their platform.

Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning star in the apocalypse drama I Think We’re Alone Now.

-Here’s the trailer for mid90s, which is written and directed by Jonah Hill. It’s got a Florida Project vibe, but more brutal.

Hilary Swank struggles with a parent suffering from Alzheimer’s in the trailer for What They Had, which is coming to TIFF.

 

Hailey Baldwin Covers Vogue Japan

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-Wow, Vogue Japan totally lucked out when they put Hailey Baldwin on their latest cover, having no idea she’d be Justin Bieber‘s fiancee by the time it hit newsstands.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth took a wrecking ball to those split rumors with an IG story.

-Speaking of Hemsworths and social media, Chris Hemsworth secured his place as the second best Chris with this hilarious video for his wife’s birthday. I had serious concerns about her arm socket for a second or two there…

-Romance rumours surrounding Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller feel kind of inevitable at this point, no?

Jenny McCarthy mistook her Google Home for a ghost. She’s swell.

-It feels like it’s been a minute since we’ve heard anything from Rihanna music-wise, but she’s looking to fix that. She’s reportedly working on two albums: a reggae one, and a pop one.

-My buddy Jon went to Chicago to interview Radiohead and its crew about Scott Johnson’s death, returning to Toronto and how the Canadian judicial system failed them.

-Crazy Rich Asians’ early word of mouth is GREAT.

-How the hell does a teen-targeting Netflix show that features a girl in a fat suit who only achieves agency once she gets her jaw wired shut and loses weight get made in 2018? How is that even possible? This entire fat-shaming premise is disgusting.

This made me laugh and laugh.

-Director Gus Van Sant was originally tapped to direct Brokeback Mountain, and is spilling tea over which huge stars turned it down. “I felt like we needed a really strong cast, like a famous cast. That wasn’t working out. I asked the usual suspects: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Ryan Phillippe. They all said no.”

-This investigation into the rumoured American Sailer Moon is weirdly fascinating.

Christine Baranski says her high kicks have become something of a trademark. “It’s my one good dance move.”

Amanda Seyfried did The Tonight Show’s Google Translate Songs: Mamma Mia edition, and things got really weird.

Russell Simmons once told the staff at his yoga studio that he might become “collateral damage” of the #MeToo movement.

Mark Duplass has walked back his dumbass tweet.

-This is a really fascinating read on celebrities and the opioid crisis. “The overall reaction to Prince and [Tom] Petty’s overdoses — and to the opioid-driven losses before them of such other popular performers as Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heath Ledger — has amounted to nothing much when it comes to awakening Americans to the scope of the national crisis.”

-A defamation lawsuit surrounding The Biggest Loser claims that former contestants are alleging the NBC show supplied them with drugs, including Adderall and the FDA-banned ephedra.

-I really liked this piece on why this year TV dramas have had so many disappointing second seasons (The Handmaid’s Tale, Luke Cage, Westworld, Legion, 13 Reasons Why, Jessica Jones), while comedies are finding their groove in the 2nd season (Atlanta, One Day at a Time, The Good Place, Glow). I think there’s something to be said for dramas getting fixated on plot twists (usually dark and grim ones at that), while comedies do better at focusing on characters you want to follow.

-Everyone and their dog is raving about the book My Year of Rest and Relaxation. I’m saving it for the long weekend!

-I’m not a comic book person, but is this really what the audience wants from Titans? A Dick Grayson who murders people and says “f**k Batman”? Because this looks cheap, terrible and certainly not worth signing up to a new subscription service for.

Jodie Whittaker wakes up in the Doctor Who trailer they just showed at Comic-Con.

Jennifer Lopez scams her way into a management job Working Girl-style in the Second Act trailer, which costars Leah Remini as her BFF and Milo Ventimiglia as her BF.

Tiffany Haddish Talks Leonardo DiCaprio, Beyonce and Taylor Swift

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-The biggest soundbite coming out of Tiffany Haddish‘s hilarious THR cover profile is her story about hitting on Leonardo DiCaprio (as it should be — she made fun of his p*ssy posse before telling him “I wanna do it with you as your character in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape….cause I feel like that performance deserves a real reward and that reward is [me]), but the whole damn article is worth your time. She talks about her early unpleasant run-ins with Roseanne, confirms that Sanaa Lathan bit Beyonce, and says she tried to take Taylor Swift to her 20th high school reunion but the singer’s security shut it down.

Jamie Foxx “emphatically denies” sexually assaulting a woman in 2002 at a Vegas party after she allegedly refused to go down on him.

Angelina Jolie‘s rep is blasting reports that she is at risk of losing primary custody of the kids — and seems to blame Brad Pitt’s camp for leaking select court docs. “This misleading leak is not in the best interests of the children…It’s deplorable that someone for their own selfish reasons leaked selective portions of the confidential and sealed court record to create an inaccurate and unfair picture of what is really happening.” Whatever’s happening, legal experts seem to think it’s “extremely rare” for courts to intervene in this way. The judge’s orders that caught my eye was how she must provide Pitt with “each of the minor children’s personal cellphone numbers so that [he] may text them,” and that he can’t be with them unmonitored yet.

Justin Bieber was spotted hanging out with his ex-girlfriend Hailey Baldwin again. The two were “inseparable” in Miami over the weekend when they were both in town for a church conference(!).

Emma Stone and Justin Theroux are still hanging out — but other people were there too so I’m still holding out hope that they’re just friends!

-Gotta say, I love that the first marketing material Wonder Woman 2 released was this spoilery photo. Other franchises would spend the entire press tour teasing whether or not a role like this would be reprised, but right outta the gate they are getting it out of the way so we can all focus on other stuff. There’s also some scoop about Kristen Wiig’s character. The film, titled Wonder Woman: 1984, will be released Nov 1, 2019.

-I love this article about how Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Amy Santiago has exploded many a pop-culture myth about smart, driven female characters needing to be cold, humorless, and lonely.

-Speaking of great TV articles, this is an excellent deep-dive into how Netflix decides what’s a hit, and how it helps connect subscribers to its all-you-can-eat TV buffet.

-And don’t sleep on this article on how Dietland and The Bold Type use fashion to deliver their feminist message.

Neil Patrick Harris apologized to Rachel Bloom for his Tony Awards tweet after she revealed that it left her “kind of devastated.”

-I didn’t even know that Lady Gaga was engaged. Mazel!

-I really dig Bryce Dallas Howard but her outfit at the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom premiere was a *choice.*

Kim Kardashian is out here changing the world. She’s reportedly heading to Tennessee to meet Alice Johnson after convincing Trump to commute her life sentence, and she also might have convinced the head of Twitter to give us an edit button.

-Fans leapt to Selena Gomez‘s defense after Dolce & Gabanna’s Stefano Gabbana  called her “so ugly.” What’s wrong with this guy?!

Ryan Reynolds responded to Kanye West in the most Ryan Reynolds-y way ever.

-The Stan Lee saga continues to sadden. LAPD are investigating reports of elder abuse, and he’s been granted a restraining order against his business manager.

-I really like this take by Lexi Alexander urging showrunners to question every time someone in Hollywood says an actress is “too difficult” to work with.

Sophia Bush admitted she felt pressured to marry her One Tree Hill costar, Chad Michael Murray. “How do you let everybody down…and when you have bosses telling you that you’re the only person who gets a person to work on time, and 200 people either get to see their kids at night or they don’t because our days start on time.” She also talked about why she abruptly left NBC’s Chicago P.D. after four seasons, saying it was because of a costar who is still on the show.

-I do love that most of the One Tree Hill cast remains so tight. Hilarie Burton, Robert Buckley, Danneel Ackles, Tyler Hilton and Antwon Tanner are reuniting for a Lifetime movie.

-Disney dropped the first trailer for Tim Burton‘s live-action Dumbo, starring Colin Farrell, Eva Green and Michael Keaton.