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Laura Prepon and Ben Foster Are Engaged

Laura Prepon and Ben Foster just started dating this summer, and now they’re engaged. She showed off her ring at the Girl on the Train premiere (and tagged it on Twitter). I guess this means he’s a Scientologist too?

-Speaking of The Girl on the Train premiere, I did not love Emily Blunt’s dress.

-A source close to Angelina Jolie tells People that she and the kids have started therapy, adding “It’s been a traumatic situation.”

-Sending good thoughts Kid Cudi‘s way, who has checked into rehab for depression and suicidal thoughts.

Jenni Konner’s story about the ridiculously gross things Lena Dunham‘s male peers say to her is horrifying.

-There are already some insane conspiracy theories about the Kim Kardashian robbery.

-Meanwhile, Paris police say Kim‘s social media made her an easy target.

-The father of Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven on Stranger Things, has reportedly been demanding what amounts to a signing fee for the privilege of representing his daughter. To get Millie to sign with an agency, her dad is asking for $100k upfront. WHAT?

Lin Manuel-Miranda wishes he could get his hands on Hamilton tickets of his own in his SNL promos.

Kristen Chenoweth sang the Game of Thrones’ theme, and it was awesome.

-Shocking report: canceling a subscription to Jessica Alba‘s Honest Company is ludicrously hard.

Ellie Goulding says she has no plans to have a baby with Prince Harry. Wait, was that even an option?!

Radiohead just debuted the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video for ‘The Numbers‘.

-This is a really interesting take on why critics raved about Birth of a Nation at Sundance, and have since fallen out of love with it.  I can certainly relate to the first point about the festival haze; I’ve gotten totally swept up in movies at TIFF and Cannes, only to watch them months later and wonder what I was thinking.

-This is a bummer: Chrissy Teigen has set her awesome Twitter account to private, saying “My body and mind cannot handle it anymore”

-I got up at the buttcrack of dawn today to go to a Gilmore Girls-themed Luke’s Diner (spoiler alert: there was still a line). The pop up was to celebrate the 16th anniversary of the show. They also released this adorable featurette in which the cast reflects on their fondest memories.

Jordan Peele of Key & Peele fame made a horror movie. Here’s the trailer for Get Out. It’s incredibly creepy.

Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard’s spy romance gets dangerous in new the Allied trailer.

So, Is Brad Pitt Being Investigated For Child Abuse Or Not?

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-The big story today was that Brad Pitt is being investigated for child abuse after an alleged meltdown last week on a private plane, as reported by both People and TMZ this morning. This seemed to shed light on the inciting “incident” that both Us Weekly and Lainey referred to when first reporting on the sudden split. According to the reports, an allegedly inebriated Pitt was verbally and physically abusive with one of the kids, and the incident spilled over onto the tarmac, where he reportedly tried leaving in one of the fuel trucks. But then things got a little blurry this afternoon, with a spokesperson for the LAPD insisting to The Hollywood Reporter that there is no active investigation against Pitt. However, he’s not off the hook. People then clarified their story, saying he’s being investigated by the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services, not the LAPD.  TMZ then added to their story, saying the LAPD does not have an active investigation underway because they transferred the case to the FBI since the alleged incident occurred in the air and then the plane landed in Minnesota, not in their jurisdiction. People and Us Weekly  are now both reporting that the case has been referred to the FBI, with Us Weekly adding that both Pitt and Angelina Jolie spoke  to the DCFS after the jet incident.

-And yet, in spite all of the madness surrounding today’s news there’s still no rebuttal or denial from Pitt’s team hours after this story first broke. According to Lainey, it’s because he’s worried that if he comes out strong against this, there might be more receipts. There’s already talk about how the alleged incident may affect his custody chances.

-Meanwhile, People managed to get their Brangelina cover in under the wire after all (sorry Michael Strahan). According to them, she offered to file the papers together but he begged her to hold off.

-In other news, Marion Cotillard  firmly denied those Brad Pitt affair rumours and announced her pregnancy in one Instagram post.

-It’s probably not a good sign that the latest SNL cast member deleted 2k tweets after getting hired — and then deleted her entire account.

-Speaking of SNL, Margot Robbie will host the season premiere with The Weeknd as musical guest.

-Man, this THR interview with 17 TV showrunners pissed me off. The part where almost all of them turned their noses up at live-tweeting (“a garbage idea perpetuated by garbage people”) is mind-boggling. They all have shows on the big 4 networks — where pretty much the only thing keeping audiences watching broadcast TV live in the age of DVRs, on demand cable and streaming is Twitter. Way to piss off an engaged fanbase that’s giving you loads of free promotion, assholes. Is it because they want everyone to watch their shows with rapt, undivided attention? Cause that’s not how the world works anymore.

-I haven’t watched the Mr Robot finale yet but the headlines this morning were…not great. Critics calling it “a cautionary tale” and “a pile of pretentious bullshit” do not leave me eager to catch up.

Neil Patrick Harris‘ family takes Halloween way too seriously.

Hillary Clinton appeared on Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns. Considering all of his questions must have been vetted, it’s impressive he got to ask some of these.

-In a new interview, Lindsay Lohan makes abuse claims against former fiancé, saying she feared he’d splash acid in her face.

Michael Strahan is #sorrynotsorry about the way he left Kelly Ripa on Live!

-Fred Armisen and Bill Hader made the perfect prestige food-porn parody.

-The new Walking Dead trailer focuses on Ezekiel, ruler of the Kingdom.

-The first teasers for Ghost In Shell show Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi.

 

Brangelina Drops Divorce Bombshell

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-Ok, it’s been a few hours. Have you processed it yet? Has it sunk in? Brangelina is no more. It’s sad and it sucks for the kids and no one wants to revel in that part of it. So let’s focus on the interesting part: the media strategy. Keep your Kardashians and your Swifts; Angelina Jolie just delivered a bruising reminder that she’s the ultimate image master. This was no conscious uncoupling, no talk of how it’s amicable. She wants to grab her kids and get out, and to do so she’s inviting us all up in her business to make sure that happens. Sources that seem to come from her camp imply she’s nervous about Brad Pitt‘s parenting skills, citing substance abuse and anger issues, and she wants you to know it. According to People the split happened five days ago, but she held on until after all the Emmy coverage died down, waiting until editors on both coasts were at their desks before she dropped the bombshell.

The way she did it, with a pitbull lawyer, a request for joint legal custody but sole *physical* custody, and the implied allegations that burn it all to the ground, makes me doubt all the recent gossip about her drug use. Because if she thought he had anything on her, anything that would jeopardize her sole custody request, would she have gone after him this hard?

So what about the Marion Cotillard of it all? Despite Page Six’s affair report (and numerous blind items over the summer), multiple sources are insisting Pitt’s costar had nothing to do with it. (Though judging by all the ‘serves her right’ slut-shaming I saw today on Twitter from Aniston stans, Jolie would do well to avoid any cheating narrative.)

It sounds like they’d been having issues for a while; People is reporting that the fighting between Jolie and Pitt got so bad this year that he fled to France multiple times to escape it. Us Weekly is reporting an “incident’ last week involving Pitt that prompted Jolie to take action. Based on his weak sauce statement today, he clearly didn’t have the time to strategize that she did.

Another interest angle is how TMZ has positioned themselves this summer. Yes, they were once again the first to break the story, but they are clearly in Jolie’s camp (much like they were in Johnny Depp’s earlier). Their claims that Pitt’s weed consumption was a factor is eye-rolling. (That he’s a notorious pothead couldn’t have come as news to her — unless the rumours that he’s drinking more and maybe graduated to harder stuff are true). Still, at what point are readers going to start seeing TMZ as just a front for narratives constructed by one side’s lawyers? Personally, I’m keeping my eye on Us Weekly for being the one to lead the coverage, as they clearly have a good inside source. The mag got the earliest credible tip that there was trouble in paradise (in a story that weirdly never appeared online, only in print, back in June).

Also, it what might actually be the worst timing in history, Pitt and Cotillard’s new movie trailer just landed, which depicts them falling in love. Did Jolie know that was dropping today? At this point, I’m putting nothing past her. Let us all bow down to the master.

-On the plus side, maybe Jennifer Aniston will finally no longer be cast as some kind of sad “poor her” figure we should pity? She’s certainly having a big meme day.

-In way happier news, Lin-Manuel Miranda is on the new cover of GQ!

-I don’t praise Gwyneth Paltrow often (ever?) but she was interviewed in today’s Lenny and I love her statements about the double-standard in celebrity brand expansion and how no one ever questions all the projects Ashton Kutcher or JJ Abrams take on: “Of course they’re not. They’re not asking Ryan Murphy that, and he has more irons in the fire than anyone. Everybody wants you in the caricature of you if you’re a woman…I was genuinely surprised at the vitriol. I mean, honestly, I sent this nothing [GOOP] issue from my kitchen that had a recipe and two things in it, or maybe it was just a recipe. I don’t even remember. It had nothing in it, and the New York Times wrote maybe a four-page article. It’s unbelievable. The response was totally bananas.”

Jared Leto just got cast in a new Andy Warhol biopic. You know, the guy who harassed his costars and shit-talked his movie before even seeing it? Yeah, let’s reward that.

-Oh jesus. Friends of Jim Carrey‘s late girlfriend says she married a Scientologist as part of an immigration scam.

-Sweet! FX just renewed Atlanta and Better Things. Donald Glover‘s new show may be getting all the press, but don’t sleep on Pamela Aldon.

-Speaking of under-the-radar TV, have you watched Fleabag yet? I knew I was going to love this show when one character told another she looked tired, and she responded “Yes, I’m successful.” In any case, this interview with the creator and star is delightful.

-Mr Robot’s Portia Doubleday spent the entire Emmys looking for Beyonce. Same.

Jimmy Fallon followed up his bad Trump interview with a bad Clinton one. This was a good take on the state of election-driven late-night comedy and his place within that.

Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence enjoy sexy times in space in the new Passengers trailer.