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Bradley Cooper, The Reluctant Superstar

Taffy Brodesser-Akner once again proves she is one of the best celebrity feature writers working today with her NYT profile on Bradley Cooper. He is CLEARLY not into it, and she explains to him why she needs him to open up, and then the article offers some genuine insight into not just his creative process, but also hers.

-Meanwhile, the song from the A Star Is Born trailer (you know, THE song with the crazy goosebump-inducing, Gaga-wailing chorus), dropped today.

Busy Philipps, Sarah Hyland and Cara Delevingne shared their devastating #WhyIDidntReport stories today.

-This first look at Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers is the soothing balm the world needed today.

-Speaking of things we could all use after today’s news cycle, The Good Place is back tonight! NBC released the first four eps to critics and the reviews are pretty forking glowing. (Here’s a refresher if you don’t remember how last season ended.)

-The week of surprise baby news continues! Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan reportedly welcomed their first child in August.

Robert Pattinson and Mia Goth are currently promoting a movie together. Their ex-significant others (FKA twigs and Shia LaBeouf) are now dating. This isn’t awkward at all.

George Clooney looks really different in this photo. I don’t like it.

-Single Parents (which I really liked) and A Million Little Things (which I really didn’t) premiered to so-so ratings.

Kanye West is reportedly preparing to drop his third(!) full-length album of the year this weekend.

Awkwafina and Seth Meyers will host SNL next month.

Jameela Jamil explained her issues with the body positivity movement which is great — except she may have lifted her quotes from someone she was DMing with. (She’s since credited them.)

-In a new interview, Leah Remini talks about her ongoing fight against Scientology and adds, “I keep wondering – why haven’t Katie Holmes or Nicole Kidman spoken out? I assume they were forced to sign prohibitive documents…Trust me, Katie’s not allowed to have a meal with me, and we used to be close friends. She could lose custody of Suri. It’s quite sick, really.”

-Here’s the Dark Phoenix trailer starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, and Sophie Turner. This feels like the type of movie that might be OK if you just consider it divorced from the rest of the X-Men films.


Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Are Engaged

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas announced their engagement on Instagram, and the internet is all about the jokes.

-The disturbing Harvey Weinstein stories now involve potted plants and kitchenware.  Meanwhile, actress Lauren Holly talked about her creepy encounter with him on The Social, while a Vampire Diaries actress says he propositioned her at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002, and thinks it affected her husband Ioan Gruffudd‘s career. The number of women who have publicly accused him is now up to 44.

-Sorry Mayim Bialik, but if I read your full essay then I’m not “taking it out of context” when I say it’s victim-blaming BS. Not being “a perfect 10” does NOT protect women from assault.

Rose McGowan made a bit of a misstep on Twitter this weekend — and she blamed it on weed. Is it really that hard for white feminists to say “I’m sorry. I screwed up. I’m ready to listen and learn.” Really?

-If you want to read a good NYT essay on Weinstein, skip Bialik’s and read this one from Sarah Polley instead.

-I also found this essay by the showrunner of Grey’s Anatomy on the gender dynamics in Hollywood to be really powerful.

-A reminder that we lost Carrie Fisher way too soon: she once sent a cow tongue to an Oscar winner who sexually assaulted her friend.

James Corden apologized for making jokes about Weinstein at the amfAR Gala. “To be clear, sexual assault is no laughing matter. I was not trying to make light of Harvey’s inexcusable behavior.”

-In similar news, Lars von Trier denies Björk’s claim that he sexually harassed her.

-In happier news, Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander  tied the knot in Ibiza on Saturday.

-I’m not trusting the source on this story about Meghan Markle quitting Suits in order to marry Prince Harry, though I do wonder what happens to her career once the engagement is announced. Royalty can’t be starring in a C-list show about lawyers, right?

Roxanne Gay interviewed Nicki Minaj for NY Times magazine and I’m here for it.

-I thought Kumail Nanjiani’s SNL episode was just ok (mostly because he wasn’t in it enough), but I loved his shout-out at the end.

-The CW is rebooting Roswell? I am SO here for that! It fell apart in the later seasons, but I stand by my belief that that show had one of the best pilots I’ve ever seen. It’s on Netflix. Go, go, go!

Beyoncé turned down the role of Plumette in the live-action Beauty and the Beast, according to the director.

-Yes, Nicole Kidman kissed Alexander Skarsgård on the lips at the Emmys. No, she doesn’t want to talk about it.

-Ellen made Friday Night Light’s star Taylor Kitsch throw footballs on her show, and he was a little rusty.

Tom Holland is Twitter teasing Mark Ruffalo, who accidentally live-streamed the first 10 minutes of the new Thor film at the premiere.

-The new Black Panther trailer is amazing. I want this movie to make a billion trillion dollars!


Elisabeth Moss’ Accidental Activism


Elisabeth Moss covers the new issue of THR, in which she talks about becoming an accidental women’s rights activist thanks to The Handsmaid’s Tale: “Now is not really a time to stand in the middle. You’ve got to pick a side”

-Speaking of Moss, the Mad Men pilot aired for the first time ten years ago today. Here’s a bunch of the cast talking about it.

-If anyone was going deliver juicy pregnancy drama, it was going to be Mindy Kaling. So far, she’s not disappointing us. According to People, she’s keeping her baby daddy’s identity a secret, even from her closest friends.

Jennifer Lawrence’s attendance at a Broadway showing of 1984 didn’t go very well. She ended up puking in the lobby.

Ben Affleck has dropped out of Netflix’s Triple Frontier “to take some time to focus on his wellness and his family.” He was spotted on a low-key outing in NYC with Lindsay Shookus today.

-Meanwhile, everyone needs to slow their roll when it comes to jumping on Ben about that “on-screen gay kiss” quote. First of all, it’s not even a direct quote; it’s a story that Kevin Smith told. Secondly, the story was from 20 years ago. Unclench, people.

Julia Roberts‘ TV series Homecoming is coming to Amazon, so expect that to sweep the Emmys next year.

Ansel Elgort‘s comments on his girlfriend’s Instagram posts are kind of … intense. “I want to lick you everywhere”? He knows those aren’t DMs, right??

Leonardo DiCaprio just one-upped normcore hipsters by tying a purple plastic bag around his cargo shorts and using it like a fanny pack. When do we get to take away his celebrity card?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are already talking marriage (according to Us Weekly, anyway).

-This video that’s gone viral of Mariah Carey’s dance moves speaks to my productivity level today.

-HBO just announced a new series about an alternate reality where slavery was never outlawed — created by Game of Thrones’ white showrunners Benioff/Weiss. Yes, they brought on Nichelle Tramble Spellman (Justified) and Malcolm Spellman (Empire) as EPs but … yikes. HBO NO, amirite?

-Meanwhile, Star Wars’ John Boyega hit out at the lack of diversity in Game of Thrones.

-Canadian actor Adam Beach is calling for Native actors to boycott the upcoming Yellowstone mini-series because of terrible casting.

Charlize Theron‘s Atomic Blonde press wardrobe has everyone thinking that Dior hates her.

Andrew Garfield says his comments about being gay were taken out of context. Mmm-hmmm.

-I love that Jane Austen is on England’s tenner, but the quote they used makes it seem like they don’t understand Pride & Prejudice.

Madonna filed an emergency court order to stop her letter from Tupac from being auctioned off.

-I stopped watching Outlander in season one, but this is a pretty perfect trailer.

-The battle between Jim Henson’s kids and ex-Kermit actor Steve Whitmire keeps getting uglier.

-Enough Katy Perry. Just stop talking about Taylor Swift. Enough, now.

-Here’s The Snowman trailer starring Michael Fassbender. I … don’t get it.