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Mariah Carey Drops “A No No” Video

-This seems like the perfect way to lead us into the weekend: Mariah Carey turns a subway car into a dance party in her new video for “A No No.”

Lupita Nyong’o says Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Jared Leto and other celebrities “protected” her when she was getting her start in the industry.

-Yikes. Empire actor Jussie Smollett has just been indicated by a Chicago grand jury on 16 counts of disorderly conduct.

Julianne Moore revealed that she was originally slated to star in Can You Ever Forgive Me? before she was replaced by Melissa McCarthy. “[Director] Nicole [Holofcener] fired me. That’s the truth. I think she didn’t like what I was doing…I haven’t [seen it] yet because it’s still kind of painful. I love Melissa McCarthy. I worship her. I think she’s fantastic, so I’m sure she’s great… It’s pretty bad. The only other time I was fired was when I was working at a yogurt stand when I was 15, so, yeah, it felt bad.”

-First it was yoga, and now Gwyneth Paltrow is now taking credit for the gluten-free craze. That is not something I would ever want to be known for…

On Carpool Karaoke, the Jonas Brothers got hooked up to lie detectors and revealed which brother annoys them the most, and which one broke up the bad.

Meghan Markle discussed feminism on her International Women’s Day panel, saying she wants her unborn child to be a feminist, whatever the sex. “I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism.”

David Beckham‘s International Women’s Day post was pretty sweet.

-This IG post from the band Stars also won the day.

-Captain Marvel is tracking to have a $156M-$160M opening weekend.

-I love that Mark Ruffalo is out here stumping for the movie like a goddamn champ.

-This is a good clarification about why Michael Jackson’s estate is suing HBO for airing the documentary. It has to do with whether or not the singer did what he is accused of. Instead, the lawsuit is more specifically about the violation of a single non-disparagement clause in a 27-year-old contract between Jackson and HBO.

-Meanwhile, The Simpsons has pulled their classic Michael Jackson episode from syndication.

Whoopi Goldberg says the reason she hasn’t been on The View lately is because she almost died from pneumonia.

Kevin Tsujihara, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment, said in a memo: “I deeply regret that I have made mistakes in my personal life that have caused pain and embarrassment to the people I love the most.”

-I really liked this piece on how TV is unwhitewashing history one character, period, and genre at a time.

-After Killing Eve’s first season ended I was adamant that we didn’t need another season. But damn this trailer looks good!

Jesse Eisenberg plays a man who joins a dojo following a random street attack in the SWSW film The Art of Self Defense.

Anne Hathaway Talks Anxiety, Critics

Anne Hathaway Serenity

Anne Hathaway is still out here hustling for Serenity, landing on the cover of People in which she talks about hugging Julie Andrews, how she handles haters (“What I appreciate is when the negativity has some intelligence behind it. What I don’t like is lazy negativity. If you’re going to take someone down, have a point of view! Be witty, maybe pun a little!”) and how she’s come to peace with her fame “by not apologizing for taking up space, which is not something I knew how to do 10 years ago.”

Cardi B and Offset are “working things out, baby.”

Jussie Smollett‘s family issued a statement about the “cowardly” assault against the Empire star, calling it “domestic terrorism” and adding “This was a racial and homophobic hate crime.” Also, his manager confirmed that he was on the phone with the actor at the time of the attack. Meanwhile, a solidarity rally is being planned.

-This is nice: Octavia Spencer says LeBron James “intervened” to get her equal pay on her new Netflix series.

-I love that Paul F. Tompkins literally tweeted his way into a recurring role on You’re The Worst.

Mariah Carey, oh no baby what is you doin?

Taylor Swift‘s career is not in decline, thank you very much.

Ariana Grande “fixed” her tat so it now reads “Japanese Barbecue Finger.” Um, yay?

-Nothing ever dies on The CW, which just granted early renewals to 10 series: Arrow, Black Lightning, Charmed, The Flash, Legacies, Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale, Supergirl, Supernatural (for it’s 15th season!!) and Dynasty (proving that it doesn’t matter if you’re only pulling in 600k viewers a week if you’re making $$ from international rights). The only currently airing CW shows missing from the list are All American, The 100 and Roswell, New Mexico.

-Over on Showtime, Shameless got renewed for season 10, despite Emmy Rossum‘s departure. Also, The L Word revival is a go, with Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey and Katherine Moennig reprising their roles. SHANE!!!!

-I’m pretty stoked that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are continuing to produce Miraval because that is i a damn fine rosé.

-Excellent, disturbing read from The Guardian: “R Kelly, Michael Jackson and Bryan Singer. Who knew? Everyone.”

-Also, the Singer scandal might actually help Bohemian Rhapsody’s Oscar chances. I hate the world.

-Looks like the Oscars have changed their mind and will feature all five Best Song nominees on the telecast after all. As recently as last week, reps for three of the tunes were being told there was no time for them, but solidarity among the nominees may have forced their hand. I love that.

Bella Thorne says she noticed a general unwillingness to work with her ever since she came out as bisexual. Is she sure it’s that and not her terrible reputation?

-As we all suspected, Ben Affleck is giving up the cowl as Batman, even if Warner Brothers isn’t ready to publicly admit it.

-According to the reaction at the first screen of Captain Marvel, audiences really dug the cat.

-She’s All That is celebrating its 20th(!) anniversary this week and I’m vacuuming up all the content. The oral history on the dance scene alone feeds my soul. GIVE ME ALL OF IT!

-The first trailer for Aidy Bryant’s new Hulu series Shrill looks delightful!

Ariana Grande Drops “7 Rings”

-Ok, so I might have listened to Ariana’s new song 287 times today. What can I say? It was a rough week.

Sophie Turner revealed a one of the hardest parts of starring in Game of Thrones: “For the first few seasons I was allowed to wash my hair because I was an aristocratic young girl, but toward season five they started asking me to not wash my hair and it was really disgusting.”

Justin Beiber and Hailey Baldwin have sent save the date cards for their wedding celebration.

-Sony has finally (FINALLY!) cut ties with R Kelly. Their RCA Records label has dropped him on the heels of the Lifetime documentary.

-Also, a former music label intern is accusing him of sexually abusing her as a teenager, which she’ll talk about on tonight’s Dateline.

Tom Holland remains the cutest bean to ever exist.

-Arrow’s 150th episode sounds… kind of funny? Fine, I’m back in.

Nic Pizzolatto and HBO are reportedly fighting over the True Detective season 3 finale. Has there ever been someone who needs to just get out of his own way more than this guy?

Mariah Carey‘s war with her ex-assistant is insane. Blackmail! Secret recordings! NDAs! Pee!

-It’s interesting that Netflix considers its biggest competition not HBO, but Fortnite.

Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae are starring in a rom-com together and I’m here for it!

-On the Graham Norton Show, they aired an old clip of Timothée Chalamet rapping about math and it was amazing. The also aired a clip of 10-year-old Saoirse Ronan winning a radio contest.

-According to Vulture, David Letterman recently interviewed Kanye West for the second season of his Netflix talk show. I don’t want to hear from either of those dudes so that’s a definite skip.

Natalie Portman is the latest celeb to push for inclusion riders in Hollywood contracts.

-This is an interesting look at how Spotify’s revenue model makes it impossible for mid-level artists to be fairly compensated.

-Bless Twitter shippers for alerting me to the fact that Karen Page shows up in episode 11 of the new season of The Punisher. I can just skip to that, right?

Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgard race for stock market quotes in the trailer for The Hummingbird Project.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a woman who discovers she has superhuman abilities in the Fast Color trailer.