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Saoirse Ronan Says She “Needed” to Play Jo in Little Women

Saoirse Ronan Little Women

-In her Variety cover story, Saoirse Ronan says “I tapped Greta [Gerwig] on the shoulder and said I heard she was doing Little Women, and that I needed to be Jo.” She says when Gerwig said she had to think about it, she replied “Oh, for f—k’s sake.” Gerwig, however, remembers it a bit differently: “Saoirse told me she was playing Jo.”

Michael B Jordan shot his Esquire cover story at his old high school.

-Speaking of great covers, Queen and Slim’s Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya are on Vibe’s digital cover.

-This is gutting: Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist posted a raw, unflinching 14-minute video on Instagram detailing the abuse she says she suffered at the hands of an ex. Those she doesn’t name her alleged attacker, she claims he once threw an iPhone at her face so hard it tore her iris, and they made up a story about how she tripped and fell on a potted plant. She retold the potted plant story on The Tonight Show and at the time told Jimmy Fallon it happened the day after she landed Supergirl, which — if true — means it would have been in 2015 when she was married to Glee costar Blake Jenner.

Keke Palmer‘s song association video is wonderful. It’s almost as good as her impassioned defense of the movie Titanic.

-I like how many Canada callouts there are in Dan Levy‘s 73 Questions with Vogue video.

-Former Grey’s Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington is getting a show on Fox News’ streaming service. Sounds about right.

-Variety dug deeper into Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough‘s departures from America’s Got Talent. According to their story, when Jay Leno was a guest on the show and allegedly made a racist joke about Koreans, Gabrielle told producers to report the incident to human resources. She also urged producers to cut a white contestant impersonating Beyonce from the lineup. Sources also say Union and Hough received excessive notes on their physical appearance.

-This interview with Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies is a total delight.

-Why is Drake texting Billie Eilish? She’s 17.

-Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi commented on Martin Scorsese‘s controversial Marvel statements: “Maybe it’s too colorful for him.”

Ira is in Toronto, which means his appearance on The Social was perfectly timed for him to drag Justin Timberlake.

-I finally caught up to Sunday’s episode of Watchmen and gah, that show is doing extraordinary things. I’ve liked pretty much every episode (we’re six into its 9-ep run), but this latest one somehow managed to expertly tackle race, class, white-washing and childhood trauma in eye-poppingly creative ways. Every episode seems to spin off a ton of think pieces (as they should), and I’m especially interested in what black critics/writers are saying about it. Here are a few I’m following (if there are others, let me know!):  Soraya Nadia McDonald at The Undefeated, Angelica Jade Bastién at Vulture, Melanie McFarland at Salon, Micah Peters at The Ringer, Joelle Monique at AV Club.

-This interview with the co-writer of the episode is also worth your time.

Summer Walker responded to backlash after showing up three hours late to her Toronto concert and leaving fans waiting out in the cold Monday night.

Jacob Trembly reveals a correspondence with a famous actor in the trailer for Xavier Dolan‘s latest film, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, starring Natalie Portman, Sarah Gadon and Kit Harington.

Tom Holland Steps Up to Help Fan

-Not all heroes wear capes; some wear tights. Tom Holland protected a fan when pro autograph hunters and the paps got too pushy. “It’s okay I got you I got you,” is very sweet.

-Also, Tom told an adorable story about how he tried to work out with Jake Gyellenhaal and it didn’t end well for him.

-It looks like it’s shaping up to be the weekend of celebrities who eloped having big do-over ceremonies in France. First Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, and now Zoe Kravitz and Karl Glusman are expected to re-confirm their “I do’s”.

-Uh oh. Pamela Anderson posted an IG photo with a caption about how her soccer player boyfriend of two years cheated on her. “I was scammed, led to believe … we were in « big love »? I’m devastated to find out in the last few days.That he was living a double life. He used to joke about other players who had girlfriends down the street in apartments close to their wives. He called those men monsters. ? But this is worse. He lied to all. How is it possible to control 2 women’s hearts and minds like this”

Michael B. Jordan talking about which animes make him cry is too real.

-With her hair curly like this, Mariah Carey looks like she time-traveled back to her Butterfly days. I mean, the Benjamin Button-ing might be the result of other stuff but I prefer to assume it’s solely based on her hair.

-Ryan Murphy’s first big Netflix project will be a feature adaptation of the Tony-nominated stage musical The Prom, starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman and Ariana Grande, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells.

-Speaking of big gets for Netflix, George Clooney is set to direct and star in a movie for them. (Real talk: can you believe that George produced and starred in a TV show last month and it didn’t even make a ripple on the pop culture radar? 2019 is wild, y’all.)

-It’s not all good news for the streamer. Netflix just lost rights to The Office, which will being streaming exclusively on NBCUniversal’s service in 2021. So it begins.

-I like this list of the best TV moments of the year so far. They get bonus points for including the Hot Priest’s “love is awful” speech.

-I’m not a big fan of cancel culture but Morrissey is totally cancelled, right?!

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston posted the same photo today with the caption “soon” and Breaking Bad fans are freaking out.

Taylor Swift‘s new single still can’t topple “Old Town Road” from the top of the charts.

-Oh no, Judi Dench! She defended Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey‘s work: “Are we going to negate 10 years at the Old Vic [the London theater where Spacey served as artistic director] and everything that he did – how wonderful he’s been in all those films? Are we just not going to see all those films that Harvey produced?” Sure, she can appreciate their past work but maybe let’s not forget the alleged hell they put others through when they were doing said work.

-The new Bond movie continues to be cursed. A man was arrested and charged with voyeurism for allegedly putting a hidden camera in a studio restroom.

-Me: media, stop doing this real life shipping stuff cause it’s creepy. Also me: They’re not wrong.

-This is a really interesting article on how the cartoonist who created the “this is fine” dog struggled to regain control over it after it became a meme.

-Here’s a dramatic new clip of the gender-focus switched Hamlet adaptation Ophelia, starring Daisy Ridley, Clive Owen and Naomi Watts.

 

Chrissy Teigen Talks Marriage and Motherhood

Chrissy Teigen Good Housekeeping 

Chrissy Teigen opened up about loving her post-baby body in her Good Housekeeping cover story.

Rachel Bloom introduced her mom to Lady Gaga at the Critics’ Choice Awards and it was super sweet.

-I’m intrigued by everything I’m hearing about Lana Condor‘s new show Deadly Class.

Michael B Jordan surprised students from his hometown. Gah, I love him so much!

-On Kimmel, Anne Hathaway proved she’s perfected her Matthew McConaughey impression after costarring with him in the upcoming Serenity.

James McAvoy revealed that one of his Glass personas was influenced by his Atonement co-star, Saoirse Ronan.

Rihanna is reportedly suing her father Ronald Fenty for trying to make money off her name.

-Whoa, what did Don Cheadle do to Kathy Griffin?

Tiffany Haddish and Tracy Morgan star in the teaser for season two of the TBS sitcom, The Last OG.

This tweet slayed me.

-I’m intrigued by the CW’s reboot of Roswell. The reviews are very mixed, with Variety liking it, and The Hollywood Reporter and the AV Club being a bit more critical.

Sasheer Zamata reworked Louis C.K. terrible jokes about the Parkland kids and showed him how it’s done.

-Yikes! Best-selling author Sherrilyn Kenyon told fans she suspects her husband poisoned her.

-My newspaper did a full-page spread today on why Chris Brown is trash and it was all kinds of amazing.

Chris Evans remains tied with Pine for the Best Chris title.

-The more Kevin Hart talks about what he planned to do at the Oscars, the more I think we dodged a bullet.

-I completely forgot that Jake Gyllenhaal is going to be in the next Spider Man movie and when he shows up as Mysterio in the new trailer, I legit squealed.