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Leighton Meester Talks Learning How to Surf

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-I’m really not down with the styling of her Shape feature, but at this point I’m just grateful that Leighton Meester is landing magazine covers again.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez got engaged this weekend and her ring is reportedly worth $1.4M.

-1D drama: Louis Tomlinson says he stopped being friends with Zayn Malik after Malik didn’t show up when his mom died.

-Wait, Ariana Grande used to date Alicia Florrick‘s son?? And she might be dating him again?

-Congrats to Glee’s Lea Michele, who got married on Saturday.

-I love this story about a reporter asking a publicist if he could interview Ben Mendelsohn (despite him not being on the Captain Marvel press tour), and then having Mendelsohn call him to chat 10 minutes later.

-Meanwhile, Captain Marvel did even better than expected, raking in $455M US globally, including $153M in North America. Also, Brie Larson popped into a few theatres this weekend to surprise fans.

-I never thought we’d have a beef between Drake and Paul Anka, but here we are.

-In an IG post this weekend, Justin Bieber asked fans to pray for him as he revealed his recent struggles with depression.

-This entire interview with Regina King is worth a read (Support the Girls is a movie I missed last year but really want to see because I’ve only heard raves), but this bit about whether or not her pal Tiffany Haddish was telling the truth about her other pal Sanaa Lathan biting Beyonce is gold: “Let me tell you something: I could tap your leg with my foot and Tiffany would retell it as me kicking you. She’s a comedian. She can make a story, know what I mean?”

-Speaking of interviews worth your time, speaking to Vulture John Mulaney revealed he fired Louis C.K.’s former manager Dave Becky, who represents a lot of comedians, a soon as the CK article came out in the NYT, but didn’t make a statement about it. “I didn’t feel I had anything that noble to add, and issuing a simple statement of one sentence that I fired Dave seemed evasive and honestly an unhelpful use of everyone’s time and taking up oxygen.” Also, when asked about making the comedy industry safer for women, he had the perfect answer: “I have a lot of thoughts and opinions on many things. I don’t think my thoughts and opinions matter in any way compared to the women who have been directly affected by these actions. I say this not at all to be evasive, but just to not talk anymore as a male in comedy who has not had to experience this. Other people should. Women’s opinions matter, and mine does not.”

Taika Waititi is adapting Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits for TV and I like all of those things!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle learned how to make maple taffy on snow during a visit to Canada House in London today.

-The fact that Aidy Bryant‘s new Hulu show Shrill is being compared to Better Things can only be a good thing.

-Last night, the Olivia Wilde-directed teen comedy Booksmart premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and people LOVED it. The reviews are glowing and the trailer looks great.

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.

Lana Condor Talks Pressure, Eating Disorders in Elle Canada

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-In her new Elle Canada cover story, TATBILB’s Lana Candor talks about the pressures of being famous and having to look a certain way: “You’re kind of the first person I’ve talked to about this, but I know what it’s like to have an eating disorder and body dysmorphia — and also what it’s like to be a friend to someone who has that. I think it’s time to give people comfort. You have to eat. You have to stop thinking that a certain body shape is ideal, because it’s not.”

-The review embargo lifted for Captain Marvel this morning, and since then it’s fluctuated between 85%-91% on Rotten Tomatoes. Suck it, haters!

-I absolutely love the pants Gemma Chan wore to the Captain Marvel premiere — but I absolutely believe that she’s the only person who could pull them off. I also really liked Brie Larson’s look.

-Did Halle Berry pull a Ben Affleck with a full back tat?

Kanye West is making a legal bid to “obtain his freedom” from publishers and record companies and it’s easy to see why. There’s a portion of his EMI deal that contractually forbids him from retiring.

-This collection of stories about how kind and awesome Luke Perry was wrecked me.

-The trailer for the final season of Game of Thrones is here and it’s really dark. (As in, it’s literally too dark to see much. Is it just me?)

-Catastrophe starts airing on CBC tonight. God, I love this show.

This video of Meghan Markle meeting a 92-year-old fan is so, so lovely.

-The director of Hereditary is back with a new film, Midsommar, that I will never see because I’m a giant wimp, but the idea of a horror movie that takes place entirely in the sunshine is genius.

Ethan Hawke makes being a hostage look like fun in the trailer for Stockholm.