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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Reveal New Baby’s Name

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West named their new daughter Chicago. Who do they think they are, the Beckhams? (j/k, I actually think it’s a cute name.)

-Meanwhile, Kim burned Lamar Odom on Twitter in a pretty spectacular fashion.

-In her new Billboard cover, Lorde talks about the #MeToo movement (“What is really interesting and important about this moment is that every man I know is having to check himself — having to be aware of his misogynistic biases, having to re-examine his understanding of consent”) and Cardi B’s lack of Grammy noms (“Cardi B should have gotten a nomination in one of those big categories. She kind of defined 2017”).

-The Mark Wahlberg story just gets worse and worse. It turns out that, despite being a secondary character in All The Money In The World, his regular salary was almost 10 times more than Michelle Williams (who was the female lead). He made $5 million, while Williams made a mere $625,000.

-Ooh boy. Call Me By Your Name star Timothée Chalamet claimed his contract blocked him from criticizing Woody Allen and supporting Dylan Farrow. Except it didn’t.

Colin Firth is the latest actor to say he’ll never work with Allen again.

-Meanwhile, this is a good look at why so many famous dudes still refuse to condemn Allen.

-Is it possible for Justin Timberlake to release an album without subtly dissing Britney Spears? Just once?

-Amazon canceled Tig Notaro‘s terrific One Mississippi. It’s a weird moment for Hollywood to be canceling so many women-led shows (Maria Bamford s Lady Dynamite and Jill Soloway‘s I Love Dick were also cut loose).

Frances McDormand talking about how Joel Coen seduced her on the set of Blood Simple with literature and hot chocolate is everything.

Gerard Butler used his fling with Real Housewives star Brandi Glanville for talk show fodder, and she was not having it.

Daniel Radcliffe goes to desperate lengths to save his wife in the Beast of Burden trailer.

Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan Dead at 46

-Well, this is terrible: Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan has died at 46. As of now, her death is being treated as ‘unexplained.’

-This weekend, Buffy’s Elisha Dushku wrote a Facebook post alleging that the head stuntman on True Lies molested her when she was just 12. Her mother and on-set legal guardian corroborated her claims (which he denies). Jamie Lee Curtis, who played her mother in the film, says the actress told her about it “a few years ago.

-The story about Aziz Anzari’s bad date caused some major debate this weekend. I’m not really sure where it fits into the #TimesUp movement, but whether you think it was assault or not, one thing has been made very clear: we need to teach boys what consent looks like. I feel like ever since the Cat Person story went viral a few weeks ago, consent has been a big topic in every discussion I have with female friends and most women I know seems to have a story about following “the path of least resistance” to get out of this kind of situation. For eloquent threads on this topic, see here, here, here and here. When it comes to Aziz, the thing that rankles most for me is that he MADE A CAREER out of dating advice. He wrote a book about it and sold out Madison Square Gardens on his speaking tour. The other concern I have is that in conversations about who’s next, his name has come up a lot in recent weeks. If something more substantial breaks, I worry that there’s now going to be an immediate reaction of “oh, women are just out to get him/piling on now.”

Aziz has issued a statement, saying after the incident “I took her words to heart.”

Liam Neeson called the Hollywood sexual harassment movement “a bit of a witch hunt.” Byeeeeee!

Leah Remini is pointing to Scientology as a potential instigator for the Paul Haggis allegations.

-It turns out that public shaming still works. Mark Wahlberg finally announced that he’s donating his $1.5 million to Time’s Up; WME is donating an additional $500K.  Michelle Williams released a perfect statement that kept the spotlight off her and on the cause.

Katy Perry overcame her hatred of Medieval Times this weekend. (Who hates Medieval Times? It’s literally one of my favourite places on earth. I’m always having to piggyback on my friends with kids’ outings, cause apparently going by yourself as an adult is “creepy.” Pfffftttt.)

-The hottest comic con photo opp pose to do with stars is currently the distracted boyfriend meme, and I couldn’t be happier. Here’s the casts of Arrow and Avengers taking a crack at it. (Also, did you know that people ship Bucky and Steve? And their ship name is Stucky? I just learned this and it makes me irrationally happy.)

Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin: still a thing. I can’t imagine a more boring couple. Can their ship name just be Beige?

-Hulu is now streaming ER (which weirdly has never been on a streaming site before). Now if someone could add Felicity and Sports Night, I’d be in heaven.

-Seriously guys, the Proud Mary rollout is insane. There is some conspiracy-level stuff going on.

-I don’t need another CW superhero show in my life, but I guess I’m getting one because the reviews for Black Lighting are great.

-Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist addressed the Andrew Kreisberg firing at the TCA, calling his alleged misconduct “a major disappointment.”

-Groupon getting Tiffany Haddish to be in their Super Bowl commercial makes so much sense. She’s basically been giving them free advertising on her talk show circuit.

Jon Hamm negotiates a dangerous trade in the war-torn Middle East in the Beirut trailer.

 

Critics’ Choice Awards Red Carpet

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-The Critics’ Choice Awards were last night, but I only caught the last 20 minutes. From what I saw, the red carpet was more exciting than the show itself.  Allison Janney and Saoirse Ronan continue to kill it fashion-wise.

-Also, look how happy the little girl from The Florida Project looks with Angelina Jolie!

-The Mark Wahlberg story continues to unfold in horrifying ways.  A source told USA Today that his contract included costar approval and “what he said was, ‘I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.’ And that’s how he (expletive) them.” Also it also seems like the initial justification circulating that Michelle Williams was contractually obligated to do reshoots and Wahlberg wasn’t isn’t even true, so it just gets worse and worse. This isn’t about how’s a better negotiator; this is about who’s a garbage person and who isn’t.

-He’s not the only one benefiting from the Me Too movement. Hollywood publicists are charging up to $30,000 in “project” fees to handle clients accused of harassment.

-Sources say James Franco is “in a bad place” following the allegations. Aw, muffin!

Oprah Winfrey interviewed a few of Hollywood’s most powerful women—including Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, America Ferrera, Shonda Rhimes, and Tracee Ellis Ross—to discuss the impact of Time’s Up.

Daniel Radcliffe broke his silence on the Johnny Depp casting controversy in Fantastic Beasts. He very diplomatically praised his Harry Potter producers, while wondering why his costar Jamie Waylett was dropped from the franchise for a weed offence.

George Clooney will return to TV. Well, Hulu anyway. Close enough.

-Wait, Taylor Swift‘s new video is for End Game?, that crappy song with Ed Sheeran?  Seriously, did everyone just forget that Gorgeous is also on that album?!

Issa Rae might have turned down Drake at a Golden Globes party and now that’s all I want to talk about!

-Stranger Things’ David Harbour is a treasure.

-There’s more talk that Proud Mary being buried. A Thursday night screening in Detroit with 80 tickets pre-sold was reportedly cancelled by the studio an hour before showtime. That’s bananas.

-Just when I thought The Good Place couldn’t surprise me more comes last night’s episode. Also, this interview with Jameela Jamil (who plays Tahani) is great. This was her first acting gig!

-It sounds like Matt Smith got a little tipsy at James Corden‘s wedding.

-Here’s the first trailer for Hulu’s The Looming Tower starring Jeff Daniels and Michael Stuhlbarg.

-And here’s the first trailer for Alan Ball‘s Here and Now, starring Tim Robbins, Holly Hunter, Sosie Bacon, Jerrika Hinton. Vulture calls it “HBO’s version of This Is Us.”