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Lena Dunham Talks Pills and Pain

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Lena Dunham is on the cover of UK Cosmo’s February issue, in which she gets candid about becoming addicted to the medication she was prescribed after her hysterectomy (“You’re not present. You’re not functional. One day, I looked around and I was lying in a bed in my parents apartment under two blankets, in the same pyjamas Id been in for three days, and I was like, This isn’t me. It wasn’t that I was suicidal. I felt nothing. I didn’t want to live”). She also recounts her attempts to move on from Jack Antonoff with a string of short-term relationships, including a guy who proposed with the lace of a Timberland boot while they were snowed in at her parent’s apartment (“I’d just had a hysterectomy, I’d broken up with my boyfriend, I was in the process of breaking up with my business partner – I had no business buying a pair of shoes, [let alone] getting engaged. Then I just went, ‘You know what? I’ve been dating since I was 15 years old. I’m allowed to take a break…I think it’s been 14 months now that I’ve just been totally single”).

-It took a few weeks, but Beyonce finally sent Kim Kardashian some Ivy Park clothes.

-Is Eminem trolling us about Grindr again — or is he queerbaiting for album sales?

Michael Strahan is talking about his tensions with Kelly Ripa again. “One thing I tried to do is have a meeting every few weeks with her. We met a few times, and that was fine. But then eventually she said she didn’t need to meet…can’t force somebody to do something they don’t want to do. Certain things that were going on behind the scenes just caught up.”

-It’s hard to tell because we’ve been burned by initial reactions to comic book movies before, but the buzz coming out of Birds of Prey’s first screenings is overwhelmingly positive.

BTS performed barefoot on The Late Late Show, much to my Twitter TL’s utter delight.

Ellen Pompeo is blasting TMZ for reporting on Kobe Bryant‘s death before the family could be informed, citing website founder Harvey Levin’s practices as an example of “white male privilege” and calling the outlet’s behavior abusive toward women.

Prince Andrew‘s camp is fighting back against US Attorney Geoffrey Berman‘s complaint that they’ve had “zero cooperation” from him in the Jeffrey Epstein case, saying “The Duke is more than happy to talk to the FBI but he hasn’t been approached by them yet…He is angry about the way this is being portrayed and bewildered as to why this was said in New York. It seems certain people are jumping the gun.” Sure, Jan.

-Did Adam Brody actually turn into Seth Cohen IRL? No complaints here.

-This is my week of saying goodbye to TV shows I’ve really loved. Arrow made me ugly cry last night, The Good Place wraps up tomorrow, and Bojack Horseman’s final episodes (which are getting great reviews) drop on Netflix on Friday.

Maisie Williams is in a musical Super Bowl commercial for Audi with a climate change message.

-Speaking of Super Bowl commercials, here’s Sam Elliot reciting “Old Town Road” for Doritos.  This is my kind of ASMR.

Rufus Sewell is warned some witches are trying to end him in the trailer for the Agatha Christie adaptation, The Pale Horse.

Kelly Ripa Opens Up About the Michael Strahan Drama


-In this week’s People cover story, Kelly Ripa talks about what really happened when she found out that Michael Strahan was leaving (“I didn’t just not show up”), and explains why she basically forced him out months earlier than the original plan.

-Speaking of People magazine, they’re laying the groundwork for a Bennifer reunion. Are you ready? ‘Cause their PR camps really want you to be ready.

Jenny Slate has ended her three-year marriage — and is now reportedly dating Chris Evans! Sad about her marriage, but as someone who listened to those two flirt their way through Anna Faris’ podcast, I’m one million percent here for this.

-These photos of George and Amal Clooney at Cannes make me realize that I’m going to be bopping around France the same time they’re there. Get the bail money ready!

Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick sang “True Colors” in Cannes, for some reason.

-Newly single Kristen Dunst is slaying her first Cannes looks. I adore this dress.

Drew Barrymore opened up about her divorce on the Chelsea Show premiere, saying she felt like “the biggest failure.”

-Meanwhile, Chelsea Handler is over single shaming.

-I actually feel bad for Justin Bieber and totally get why he doesn’t want to take photos with fans anymore. MTV News’ piece on Justin’s panopticon of fame is worth a read.

Woody Allen’s son Ronan Farrow wrote an excellent response in THR for their cover story on Allen, and it’s required reading for journalists who cover famous people and feel they have to pull their punches for continued access. He also demands answers from the actors who continue to work with Allen.

-Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart clumsily defended working with Woody Allen, proving Ronan’s point.

-In non-Woody Allen THR news, their showrunners roundtable is a must-read about writing in Hollywood.

Emma Watson is the latest famous name to crop up in the Panama Papers, but she denies dodging taxes.

Sophie Turner says Jennifer Lawrence “punched me in the vagina.” That seems on-brand.

-If you sue Nicki Minaj, she will destroy you on Twitter.

-The worst thing about Donald Trump‘s campaign is that it took The Newsroom’s Will McAvoy out of retirement.

-I really like Jon Stewart, but his critique of Hilary Clinton is pretty terrible. Instead of talking about her policies, he focuses on her how authentic she looks? Ugh.

-Was the Peggy mention on this week’s Agents of Shield proof that Agent Carter is cancelled? *pouts*

Minnie Driver sounds like an absolutely delightful neighbour.

-I seriously don’t know if I can commit to another hourlong drama, but the early reviews for Preacher are flames.

-Speaking of hourlongs, I’m still not over the f*ckery that was The Good Wife finale. This article about it is great, especially the third bullet about the showrunners’ strange comments.

-Deadpool just crashed his own Honest Trailers video.

-It looks like Supergirl might actually move to the CW. Production-wise, it shouldn’t be that much of a visual step down (The Flash often looks better made on a much smaller budget), but is it good for the CW? Do they even get a say?

-Speaking of The Flash, last night’s Kevin Smith-directed episode might have been its best yet.

-Here’s the trailer for Nerve, starring Emma Roberts, Dave Franco and Juliette Lewis.

Kelly Ripa Returns with Pitch Perfect Statement

Kelly Ripa returned to her show this morning, and before sitting down with Michael Strahan she delivered a statement that was everything it needed to be: funny, direct, pointed. She refused to apologize for taking the time off (“I needed a couple of days to gather my thoughts. After 26 years with this company, I earned the right.”) and she reaffirmed that her issue was about respect, not money (“this started a much greater conversation about communication and consideration and, most importantly, respect in the workplace”). The only time she wobbled slightly was her reaction to Strahan telling her,”If you need me, I’m coming back to help out.”

-Meanwhile, ABC has widely decided to let Strahan leave Live in May instead of September, avoiding a summer full of awkwardness.

-I gave up on both How To Get Away With Murder and Orange Is the New Black, but I’m still following Matt McGorry on Twitter because boy is woke. He’s schooling of Piers Morgan on Beyonce was a thing of beauty.

Rachel Roy released a statement saying she is not, in fact, “Becky with the good hair,” so now everyone’s side-eyeing Rita Ora. K.

-Not a good week to give Beyonce a thigh gap, W.

-I’m really looking forward to Bill Simmons’ new HBO show, which premieres in June. I’m currently listening to his Louis CK podcast and it’s excellent.

-Disney’s upcoming movie slate is all girl power, all the time.

-Whenever I feel like not going to the gym I just watch one of Daisy Ridley’s Instagram videos and then I have no choice but to get my ass off the couch and go lift something heavy.

Emilia Clarke‘s pose on the cover of Vogue Australia is hella awkward, no?

Bill Cosby is now demanding New York mag hand over info from their interviews with his accusers. The utter gall of this guy will never not astound me.

-Everything about Dylan O’Brien’s on-set accident continues to sound terrifying.

-This video of guys reading horrific tweets out loud to female sportswriters is powerful, but also a little confusing. Like, are we supposed to feel bad for how hard this is for *the men* in this video? And I’m surprised that they’re this surprised. Any woman who has any kind of internet presence deals with this shit all the time.

-I feel like Ariana Grande should focus all her appearances on late night talk show skits and SNL. It’s where she really shines.

-Speaking of late-night shows, Jimmy Fallon told a cute story about Prince randomly challenging him to a game of ping pong.

-In other Prince news, New Girl creator Liz Meriwether wrote a great essay about having Prince guest star on her show. (Fox is re-airing his episode tonight.)

Thomas Middleditch hijacked Tom Hiddleston’s group text and has no regrets.

Samantha Bee took on opponents of the Harriet Tubman $20 bill and it was glorious!

-Oh FFS. Marvel says Tilda Swinton’s Ancient One character in Doctor Strange is Celtic, not Tibetan.

-Shocking report: Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted getting cozy with a model. Try to suppress your surprise.

John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson battle phone-wielding freaks in the Cell trailer.