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Dawson’s Creek Cast Reunites for EW

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-EW’s Dawson’s Creek reunion was the gift that kept on giving today. The four different covers! The photo shoot! The hour-long video interview with the cast! The GIFs! The quiz! The definitive proof that Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps are soulmates! Totally bliss.

-The Roseanne reboot debut last night and the ratings were insanely, staggeringly good — 18.2 million total viewers and a 5.1 demo. (For comparison, Will & Grace returned to 10M viewers and a 3.0 in the demo.) It set a ton of ratings records, including being the biggest sitcom telecast in three years. It even got bigger ratings that its series finale 10 years ago. So basically, expect TV studios to be rebooting every 90s show they can think of now…

-I liked this thread on how the show offers an unrealistic depiction of a Trump supporter.

Donald Glover’s animated Deadpool series isn’t happening, and he doesn’t seem very happy about it.

These excerpts from Sean Penn’s new book can’t be real. And it includes a poem about #MeToo? Seriously, this can’t be happening.

-In a new BBC documentary, R. Kelly’s ex-girlfriend claims he “trained” a 14-year-old girl to be his sex slave. I don’t understand how we’re in the age of Time’s Up and yet his house has yet to be raided.

-So it’s possible that Corey Feldman wasn’t actually stabbed this morning after all?

-On Dax Shepard’s podcast (who knew that was a thing?!), Anna Faris says she regrets pretending to have a perfect marriage  on social media. “We intentionally cultivated this idea of like, ‘Look at this beautiful family.’ There were so many moments that were like that, but like anything on social media, you don’t post like, ‘Where the fuck is the toilet paper?’ or whatever. I think it’s a very hard forum to be genuine, and I think it does a disservice to people to not be.”

-I loved this thread on actors who are really good at making you believe in a romcom because of THE LOOK.

-Remember how Armie Hammer failed to get an Oscar nom and then he spent the next few months in sad-looking tracksuits? He says he’s moving on.

-I keep forgetting that The Americans returns tonight.  The reviews say the final season is great.

Amal Clooney is coming to Toronto for Luminato.

Amandla Stenberg is a teen with superpower in the The Darkest Minds trailer.

 

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.

Blackish’s Tracee Ellis Ross Paid “Significantly Less” Than Costar

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-Well, this is crap: a Times Up meeting has revealed that Tracee Ellis Ross is paid “significantly less” than Anthony Anderson for Blackish.

-Just because Kim Kardashian posted an Instagram photo about Louis Vuitton, it doesn’t mean that’s what she named her new baby.

-Is Michelle Williams engaged?

-Here’s the trailer for the new series Heathers, which is based on the movie. I dunno, guys…

Carrie Coon is expecting her first child. I’m happy for her, but if that means she’s taking some time off from starring in every TV show then I’m sad for me.

-Stranger Things star David Harbour will officiate a fan’s wedding after her tweet goes viral.

Michael Douglas took the rare step of preemptively denying sexual misconduct, and now we know why: The Hollywood Reporter published a story in which Susan Braudy alleges he masturbated in front of her while she was working for the him during the late 1980s.

-This deep-dive into the Aziz Ansari controversy is an interesting read. Not only did the story reveal some pretty disheartening opinions about consent, but it also made it clear how much it matters which outlets are covering this issue and how. (Clearly Babe.net didn’t know how to handle this story.)

-Meanwhile, The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil wrote a great piece on her website called “What We Need to Learn from the Aziz Ansari Clusterfuck,” in which she writes: “Our society, the internet, and even our most mainstream media, constantly perpetuate the idea that men do not need to worry about what our needs and boundaries are. They just need technical consent, however that consent is acquired. CONSENT SHOULDN’T BE THE GOLD STANDARD.”

-In last night’s opening, Samantha Bee  ripped into Aziz and how people are using it to detract from the Me Too movement. (“[Men], if you say you’re a feminist, then f**k like a feminist. And if you don’t wanna do that, take off your f**cking pin, because we are not your accessories.”) She also talked about the Shitty Media Men list, which I don’t think any other late night hosts have touched.

Matt Damon said this week on the Me Too movement: “Boy, I really wish I’d listened a lot more before I weighed in on this.” We wish that too, Matt.

-The Love, Simon trailer is very charming. I liked that book (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda) a lot.