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Meghan Markle’s Dad No Longer Walking Her Down the Aisle

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-After it came out that he reportedly staged photos with paps, Meghan Markle’s dad is no longer attending the royal wedding. Is it just me, or does her messed up family make her more relatable?

-Meanwhile, George and Amal Clooney reportedly nabbed an invite.

-Do I have to rethink my whole stance on Benedict Cumberbatch? In a new interview, he says actors should boycott projects that do not pay woman the same amount as their male co-stars. “Look at your quotas. Ask what women are being paid, and say: ‘If she’s not paid the same as the men, I’m not doing it.'”

This is a great take on Anna Wintour‘s recent editor’s letter in Vogue, in which she insist Georgina Chapman had no knowledge of husband Harvey Weinstein‘s behaviour.

-The actors who are in Hawaii filming the Netflix movie Triple Frontier continue to bless us with wonderful photos. This time, Charlie Hunnam and Garrett Hedlund are running shirtless on a beach.

-I really like Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons’ baby name. Huh.

-Led by Cate Blanchett, 82 women climbed the steps of the Palais des Festivals at Cannes to call for gender equality in the film industry.

Cardi B deleted her Instagram account following a spat with Azealia Banks.

Chris Hemsworth‘s daughter came up to him and said she wanted a penis like her brothers and he had the best possible response.

Harrison Ford surprised Alden Ehrenreich during his interview with ET in the most Harrison Ford-ish way. “Get out of my chair.”

-As New Girl winds down this week, Zooey Deschanel reveals that T.J. Miller almost played Schmidt. Thank god that didn’t happen.

Busy Phillips supporting her Dawson’s Creek pal Joshua Jackson on Broadway makes me smile.

Pink let a fan sing at her Vancouver concert and it was great.

-This Is Us star Justin Hartley says a female fan sexually harassed him — and then got angry when he didn’t want to pose for a selfie.

-Not gonna lie: Mandy Moore crying about filming *that* scene in last season’s This Is Us kinda got to me.

-For Mother’s Day, Gwyneth Paltrow shared a nude photo of herself just before she gave birth to Apple in 2004.

-On the latest episode of Jada Pinkett-Smith‘s Facebook show, her daughter Willow shocked her by revealing that she started cutting to deal with the post-“Whip My Hair” fame.

-Even though he once wrote an editorial pushing for his blacklisting, powerhouse agent Ari Emanuel is now reportedly helping Mel Gibson’s return to Hollywood — in order to please Mark Wahlberg.

-Another Transparent crew member alleges that Jeffrey Tambor kissed her without her consent. Meanwhile, Amazon has pulled him from the Emmy race.

-Oh no. Ex-NCIS actress Pauley Perrette says he endured “multiple physical assaults” on the set.

-I had no idea when I was watching last week’s Atlanta that it was already the season finale. What a nearly perfect second season. I still don’t know what to think about that ending, tho.

Ryan Reynolds sang ‘Tomorrow’ from Annie dressed as unicorn on a Korean TV show. This promo tour is wild, y’all.

-Most of the TV cancellations and renewals have been announced (though NBC still hasn’t pulled the trigger on Timeless, despite Kelly Clarkson and Leslie Jones caping for it). Agents of Shield was renewed, Gotham is coming back for a final 13 episodes (which will take them to the 100-episode mark needed for syndication), Lethal Weapon will return with Seann William Scott replacing Clayne Crawford, and CBS dropped Kevin Can Wait and Scorpion. Perhaps most surprising were the seemingly slam-dunk pilots that weren’t picked up, including Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba‘s Bad Boys spinoff,  Hannah Simone‘s Greatest American Hero reboot, and Katie Holmes‘ FBI drama.

-This is a good explainer on why Fox was particularly brutal with the axe this season (TL;DR: NFL, a desire for multicam sitcoms, lack of show ownership, and the Disney deal.)

-Fox also announced they have no more plans for The X Files. Good on Gillian Anderson for hitting up Twitter and refusing to shoulder the blame for the show not going forward.

-This is a great interview with Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s showrunner about the roller coaster of emotions he experienced in the 13 hours between Fox cancelling it and NBC picking it up.

-I seemed to be the only person on Twitter this weekend who did not watch The Kissing Booth on Netflix, which meant I didn’t get to partake in the freakout when it was revealed the main stars are dating IRL.

-The first trailer for Spike Lee‘s highly-anticipated BlacKkKlansman has landed, starring John David Washington (Denzel’s son) and Adam Driver.

Justin Timberlake Does Post-Super Bowl Damage Control

Justin Timberlake‘s Super Bowl performance was not good. The sound mixing was way off, his outfit was widely ridiculed, and his use of Prince (with whom he had a complicated history) did NOT go over well.  In his post-game appearance on The Tonight Show, he leaned on Questlove for validation.

Kylie Jenner didn’t talk at all about her pregnancy (not even to confirm it) and then this weekend she announced she’d given birth on Feb 1 with this insanely well-edited, oddly moving 11-minute video chronicling her pregnancy.

-In a harrowing new interview (which I wish was written by someone other than Maureen Dowd but alas) Uma Thurman broke her silence about the time Harvey Weinstein attacked her. Equally horrific was her details about a car crash on the set of Kill Bill (complete with video footage) and the subsequent attempt to cover it up. Quentin Tarantino does NOT come off well in the story, but Thurman later took to Instagram to praise him, saying he was “deeply regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event, and gave me the footage years later so I could expose it and let it see the light of day…He also did so with full knowledge it could cause him personal harm, and I am proud of him for doing the right thing and for his courage.”

-Meanwhile, a new statement from Weinstein’s attorney says Thurman’s sexual-assault accusations “are being carefully examined and investigated before deciding whether any legal action against her would be appropriate.” Jesus.

-The Thurman story got all the coverage this weekend, but equally disturbing and important was the story from the Washington Post about nine women accusing veteran talent manager Vincent Cirrincione, who guided the careers of many women of colour, of sexual misconduct. Halle Berry, his most famous client, says she cut ties with him three years ago when she first heard of the allegations, telling the Post “I immediately confronted Vince about it, and he denied it completely. But even with his denial, something didn’t feel right in my spirit, and with the possibility that it could be true, I immediately ended our over-25-year relationship…While Vince never made an inappropriate gesture toward me, nor did I hear about this type of behavior from any woman or man while we worked together, I have always had a no-tolerance policy when it came to such matters.”

-Meanwhile, Cirrincione’s company, whose current clients include Empire’s Jussie Smollett and The Flash’s Candice Patton, was immediately shuttered.

Sarah Silverman announced on Twitter than she and Michael Sheenconsciously uncoupled over Christmas” because “we live in different countries & it got hard.” Too bad; I liked them a lot together.

Taylor Kitsch told Seth Meyers that FNL fans approach him a lot because “they want to get drunk with Tim Riggins.” Fair.

Cardi B denounced pregnancy rumours with my favourite statement ever: “I’m just getting fat. Let me fat in peace.”

-R.I.P. John Mahoney. The actor best known from Frasier and Say Anything has died at 77. (“I’m incarcerated, Lloyd!!” remains one of my favourite line readings ever.)

-Awkward: Xavier Dolans cut his BFF Jessica Chastain out of his new movie.

-My least favourite part of This Is Us is how obsessed they have always been about Jack’s death and last night’s episode didn’t change that, but my god, give Mandy Moore an Emmy for this scene.

Ben Platt, Barbra Streisand, and Gwyneth Paltrow are set to star in Ryan Murphy‘s upcoming Netflix series The Politician.

Kevin Hart says his wife tried to stop him from posting this drunk Super Bowl video on Instagram, but he went ahead and did it anyway.

-Netflix had a Super Bowl shock up its sleeve: a surprise trailer for the next film in the Cloverfield series, followed by the unannounced premiere of the movie on the streaming service right after the game. In retrospect, the surprise drop strategy makes a lot of sense when you see how bad the reviews for it are. It’s at a dismal 16% on Rotten Tomatoes.

-I don’t care about football, but it’s clear that Stranger Things star David Harbour was the real Super Bowl winner.

-The Super Bowl dropped a lot of new movie trailers, including Avengers: Infinity War, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Jennifer Lawrence‘s Red Sparrow, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt‘s A Quiet Place, The Rock’s Skyscraper, and Mission Impossible: Fallout (which was weirdly my favourite).

-The biggest trailer was of course the teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story (which had people freaking out at our first glimpse of Donald Glover‘s Lando). The full trailer came today, which is more about Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo and Emilia Clarke‘s Qi’Ra. Needs more Lando.

 

 

Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s Toronto Debut

Prince Harry and Megan Markle were strolling through a park holding hands near my office, and I’m not gonna lie — for a sec I considered going for a lil creepin’ coffee break. But there are so many new pictures of the two of them coming out today, I really didn’t need to.  Her ripped jeans was a bit of a surprise; I wonder how her style is going to change after she marries into the pantyhose family?

George Clooney did an interview with the Daily Beast and let loose about politics. Some choice quotes: “Steve Bannon is a pussy,” “Hollywood elite? I don’t have a star on Hollywood Boulevard, Donald Trump has a star on Hollywood Boulevard! Fuck you!,” and “It was frustrating because I never saw [Hilary Clinton] elevate her game. I never saw it.” The more he talks about politics and the more he begins answers with “if I was President of the United States,” the more I wonder what his future plans are.

-I kind of love that Idina Menzel just keeps marrying her Rent costars...

-Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has a show about to drop on Amazon called The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and the early buzz is great. No wonder they just locked her and her husband down for a multi-year deal. I’m guessing that means more GG episodes aren’t happening though?

-What is Paramount Network and how can I watch Taylor Kitsch as David Koresh in their six-part Waco mini-series?

-Some Ain’t It Cool News contributors have stepped down in wake of Harry Knowles allegations (which he denies).

-Disney developing a Cyrano the Moor musical from Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, starring David Oyelowo. Man, I like ALL of those words!

-Goddammit, why do they keep giving Greg Berlanti new shows? He’s currently juggling 10(!) projects.  I like his joints well enough (though I think the quality has gone way down on most — probably because he’s spread too thin), but is there not any fresh blood in Hollywood?

Chris Pratt did a “which famous Chris are you” quiz — and did not get Chris Pratt.

Mandy Moore had an engagement party and Minka Kelly documented the whole thing on Instagram.

-Pretty Little Liars is getting a Mona-based spinoff. Makes sense.

-It’ll be interesting to see what happens to the new Star Trek. It debuted strong last night on CBS with 9.6 million viewers, but now it moves to a subscription-only model in the US.  I thought it was ok but I’m not sure if I’m going to keep up with it — which is way easier to do here because it airs on regular TV. I can’t imagine many people outside of a niche audience are going to pay for CBS All Access for just one show.

-Here’s the new trailer for Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father, which is getting good reviews.

-The Barden Bellas are back aca-at it again in this trailer for Pitch Perfect 3. “Pick up your tits” might be my new catchphrase.