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Oprah Interviews Julia Roberts For Harper’s Bazaar

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-In the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Oprah chats with Julia Roberts, who talks about her kids coming to the realization that she’s not your average mom (‘Are you more famous than Taylor Swift?’), grapples with her feelings about Instagram (“One weekend morning [my niece] Emma [Roberts] slept over, and we got up and were having tea and playing cards and having this beautiful morning, and then a couple of days later she posted a picture of us. And the number of people who felt absolutely required to talk about how terrible I looked in the picture — that I’m not aging well, that I look like a man, why would she even post a picture like this when I look that terrible! And I was amazed at how that made me feel”), and reveals how she celebrated her 50th with her husband (“I said, ‘How about this? We have five days away with zero contact with the outside world.’ That was 50, and it was so beautiful and wonderful. It was just the two of us, and there was a point where I thought, ‘Gosh, this is kind of weird.'”).

George Clooney presented an award to Emma Gonzalez at Variety’s Power of Women ceremony, saying “These are trying times, and trying times create inspirational leaders.” (Also, bless him for introducing himself as “Amal Clooney’s husband”.)

-There were lots of great speeches at the ceremony. Natalie Portman outlined what women in Hollywood can do: “Gossip well. Stop the rhetoric that a woman is crazy or difficult. If a man says to you that a woman is crazy or difficult, ask him: what bad thing did you do to her?” Tiffany Haddish advised to “be yourself and don’t try to be something that you’re not, because that’s when you become a bitter-ass bitch.”

Princess Eugenie got married today and her open-back wedding dress was lovely, but Cara Delevingne stole the show by showing up in a top hat and tails.

Neil Patrick Harris was on The View this week and had a very strange exchange with Whoopi Goldberg about sex. You ok, Doogie?

-This review of the soundtrack to A Star Is Born by someone who hasn’t seen the movie yet made me laugh out loud repeatedly. There were so many good bits, but this might be my fave: “This track was when I fully realized that, to borrow parlance from Vulture associate editor and top-five favorite Twitter user Hunter Harris, I wanted Bradley Cooper to [redacted] me by the [redacted] and [redacted] my [redacted] until we [redacted] at the same time because it seems like that would be possible with him.”

Ryan Adams has apologized for those butthurt tweets about Mandy Moore. “I apologize for my remarks. I was trying to be funny. But I have and will always choose to remember the amazing moments.”

-This is an interesting look at exactly how many men’s lives have been “ruined” since #MeToo started a year ago this week. (Spoiler alert: not many.)

Hugh Jackman‘s tweets about turning 50 are predictably charming.

Shiri Appleby is out here reuniting with all her old costars. Last week it was her Life Unexpected crew, this week Roswell.

-Marvel has fired Chuck Wendig and I don’t really know a lot about the comics world but my Twitter feed is NOT HAVING IT.

-Is new show FBI seriously on its third showrunner already? It’s only aired three episodes!

-Terrible: a crewmember on Sony’s Mr. Rogers pic died after a fall on set.

-This Johnny Depp press tour continues to be horrible. He’s not going to have any axes left to grind after this…

Chris Hemsworth talks about being uneasy with his wealth in the new issue of GQ: “I feel gross about it. I remember saving up for a surfboard when I was younger. The surfboard was 600 bucks and I saved up for a whole year with Dad’s help. I didn’t even want to surf on it for fear of damaging it. It taught me so many lessons about appreciation and working hard for something. When I think about my kids, I don’t want them to miss that joy. Elsa and I talk a lot about how we instill that same appreciation and respect for things.”

Usher dropped a surprise album this morning.

Jaboukie Young-White‘s debut on The Daily Show was very, very good.

-I’m bummed that All American tanked in the ratings. On the plus side, it’s on the CW and they don’t seem to care about pesky little details like that…

-Here’s the first Aladdin teaser. I was hoping for a glimpse of Will Smith as the genie, but at least we get confirmation that Mena Massoud‘s Aladdin is hot.

Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy complete M. Night Shyamalan‘s trilogy more than 18 years in the making in the new Glass trailer.

Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell go head-to-head in the trailer for The Best of Enemies, which depicts the real-life feud and subsequent friendship between civil rights activist Ann Atwater and former Ku Klux Klan leader C.P. Ellis.

Joshua Jackson The Latest Star to Leave The Affair

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-What the hell is happening behind the scenes on The Affair? First Ruth Wilson leaves and says she can’t talk about why, and now Joshua Jackson may not return for the final season (even though he did some of the best work of his career in the season that just ended). He reportedly does not want to return and “left on very distinct terms.”

Shia LaBeouf and FKA Twigs are dating? Really?!? (The fact that she confirmed this via “home intercom” slays me.)

Will Smith celebrated turning 50 by bungee jumping over a cliff. So there.

-There is a theory that Meghan Markle is hiding a pregnancy with her new straight hairstyle. That’s…not how hair works.

Gwyneth Paltrow admits the term “conscious uncoupling” is dorky in a new podcast.

-The Veronica Mars writers room just added Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, which is all kinds of awesome. Cast-wise, Jason Dohring, Francise Capra and Percy Daggs III have signed on to star in the revival.

Nicki Minaj gave former Cosby Show star Geoffrey Owens $25k after it came out that he was working at Trader Joe’s, and now he’s donated it to charity.

-Today a judge called Bill Cosby a “sexually violent predator” and sentenced him to 3-10 years in prison, with no bail.

-In a NYT op-edPadma Lakshmi reveals she was brutally raped at 16 and didn’t report it. “I am speaking now because I want us all to fight so that our daughters never know this fear and shame and our sons know that girls’ bodies do not exist for their pleasure and that abuse has grave consequences.”

Lady Gaga released a minute of music from A Star is Born and shit, this movie is going to own me, isn’t it?

-I keep forgetting that Michelle Williams is married, but I’m so happy that she looks so happy.

-Ahead of tonight’s return, This Is Us’s five main stars reportedly got massive raises — and equal pay.

-Meanwhile, This Is Us’ Mandy Moore did really well in the whisper singing challenge on The Tonight Show.

-I’m pretty surprised that Manifest premiered with higher ratings than Magnum PI.

-I’m kinda bummed that the Murphy Brown revival is getting bad reviews.

-Netflix’s Making a Murderer is making a comeback, with season 2 streaming next month.

Helen Mirren can wear whatever the hell kind of backpack she wants, y’all.

Mumford and Sons, what the hell are you doing?!

-It’s a really good week for celebrity profile writers. First Caity Weaver appeared on the Jam Session podcast, and now there’s this hilarious article from Taffy Brodesser-Akner.

-The Warner Bros. Harley and Joker film will feature Dr. Phil being abducted by the villainous couple and milked for relationship advice. Wait, what?

Elle Fanning and Ben Foster run from their past in the Galveston trailer.

Emmy Awards 2018: Best and Worst Dressed

Magenta, yellows and metallics were the big themes at Monday night’s Emmy Awards red carpet. There were also a lot of bold colours, plunging necklines and familiar designers (when in doubt, it was probably a Christian Siriano dress). Below, Nicole and I reveal our picks for the best and worst
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BEST DRESSED AT THE 2018 EMMYS:

Jen: Mandy Moore is the undisputed red carpet winner (at least according to my Twitter feed) thanks to this absolutely stunning metallic custom Rodarte creation. This Is Us? More like This Is Great!

 

Nicole: There’s no question that Tracee Ellis Ross loves fushia! Wearing the same colour as her beautiful 2018 Met Gala gown, she gravitates again to a voluminous gown — this time by Maison Valentino. This shape and colour could easily overpower anyone else but she glows on the red carpet in this amazing creation.

 

Jen: Keri Russell deserved the Emmy award for her outstanding, heart wrenching performance during the last season of The Americans. (That scene on the train? Kill me.) But the chances of her picking up the hardware she deserves were beyond slim (The Crown’s Claire Foy nabbed the best drama actress award) – so at least we can honour her for her amazing style. This Zuhair Murad dress is so cool, perfectly fit and edgy af.

 

Nicole: Chrissy Metz dazzles in this emerald-coloured John Paul Ataker gown. The fitted neckline is flattering and she glows in this colour. I love the dramatic bow! Gorgeous.

 

Jen: Look, people did not seem to appreciate Tiffany Haddish’s bold Prabal Gurung gown, which is inspired by the colours of the Eritrean flag, but I literally gasped with she did a twirl on the red carpet. And when’s the last time you could say that about an Emmy gown?

 

Nicole: My dream outfit for Leslie Jones is this iridescent suit by Christian Siriano. The statuesque Jones looks polished and sophisticated in this curve-hugging suit with flared pants. She is the best of many pants on the red carpet.

 

Jen: This is quirky, weird and unexpected – which is exactly on brand for Canada’s own Tatiana Maslany. She was one of the many stars who opted for a Christian Siriano creation.

 

Nicole: Jason Wu’s liquid metallic gown looks like it’s flowing on Constance Wu. It’s on trend but the neckline and shape make it perfectly unique and supremely flattering.

 

Jen: The Orange Is the New Black star Samira Wiley wows me in this sleek, cap-sleeved shimmering Jenny Packham number. So very, very flattering and hawt!

 

Nicole: Magenta and sparkles! Allison Janney is wearing the shit out of this Prabal Gurung gown. The fit is so flattering and the strong shoulder looks fresh and balances the deep slit. What a perfect look for her.

 

WORST DRESSED AT THE 2018 EMMYS:

Jen: I LOVE Betty Gilpin. She was the best thing in a great season of Glow. But man, I wanted more for her than this Vera Wang dress. It puckers weirdly in the front and is too tight around her back.

 

Nicole: Is it weird that I think this Delpozo would have been been fine in her Rory Gilmore days but as a badass Handmaid, this dress is too twee for Alexis Beldel? The fit is lovely but the butterflies kill it for me.

 

Jen: People on my Twitter feed really dig this Carolina Herrera gown on Goddess star Michelle Dockery, but I just don’t get this weirdly embellished, gauzy slip of a dress. And the hair disappoints.

 

Nicole, God I really wanted to love this! The neckline of her Ralph & Russo is so beautiful but as it falls below the waist, the material looks so cheap and wrinkled. They ironed out the bottom before Sandra Oh came out on stage to present, but it still didn’t save the dress when she was on the red carpet.

 

Jen: The Good Place star Kristen Bell isn’t the worst star on the red carpet by a long shot – but she is also supremely underwhelming, which may be even more disappointing. This dignified Solace London gown seems meant for an actress two decades older.

 

Nicole: This dress full on overwhelmed Taraji P Henson. The flowered Giambattista Valli print was so lovely but the high neckline and poufy layers were not flattering.