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Michael B. Jordan Is Ready To Take Over The World

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Michael B. Jordan covers the latest issue of Vanity Fair and talks about how much he has going on right now. His production company (which not only has an inclusion rider pledge but convinced Warner Bros. to adopt that promise across the entire studio)  is already developing scores of television series and films. “I want to create projects for Brad Pitt, but at the same time I want to be able to create a movie for Will Smith, or Denzel, or Lupita, or Tessa. It’s gonna be eclectic. It’s gonna be animation. It’s gonna be non-scripted. It’s gonna be digital. It’s gonna be film, television. It’s gonna be video games.”

-In his calculating new GQ cover story (why is he still getting covers?!?), Johnny Depp plays the victim and says it hurts to be considered a violent man. The whole fawning interview is disgusting and this takedown of it is more worth your time than the story itself.

-Congrats to Kate Hudson and Danny Fujikawa, who welcomed a baby girl. They named her Rani (pronounced Ronnie) after his dad.

Mischa Barton is going to be on the MTV revival of The Hills and so help me god I’m actually interested. Also, The Hills was a spin off of Laguna Beach, which was originally created to be the real-life version of The OC. Time is a flat circle.

-A very pro-Brad Pitt sounding source says that contrary to reports, he and Angelina Jolie have “no truce” in their custody battle.

-I know I said last week that my enjoyment of A Star Is Born is going to depend on how much I can avoid Bradley Cooper‘s insufferable behavior on this press tour — but I just can’t stop!

Steven Spielberg has cast Ansel Elgort as Tony in his musical film adaptation of West Side Story. I don’t hate this. You need to be super earnest in that role and that dude is the earnest-est.

Kanye West took a tour of Detroit’s College for Creative Studies yesterday afternoon, and at one point he jumped on a table to rant about Elon Musk, telling people to “leave that man the f–k alone.”

-Meanwhile, Kanye picked a fight with Kim Kardashian because he didn’t like the colour of the band-aid she gave him, and I actually feel really bad for her. (I don’t know what’s more disturbing: that he seems jealous of the attention she’s giving their kids, or Khloé‘s reaction to her story — “But if that’s going to make him feel more loved, don’t you want to just get the band-aid?”)

-Chelsea Peretti announced she won’t be coming back to Brooklyn Nine-Nine full time. ::sad trombone::

-Oh FFS, now Damon Wayans says *he’s* quitting Lethal Weapon. “It’s hard for me to play this loving, supportive father, husband, friend on TV, and be the guy in life that is telling everyone, ‘I can’t I have to work.'” (For what it’s worth, when the Clayne Crawford drama was going down, Wayan didn’t exactly come off smelling like a rose, with reports about him refusing to participate in table reads and wanting sides that only included his lines and excluded the lines of all other actors.) Fox should have just scraped the whole thing and renewed Pitch.

-Fantastic Beasts director David Yates hit back at reports of straightwashing, promising that the sequel will feature Jude Law‘s Dumbledore having “sensual moments” with Grindelwald.

-This is a bad take by Jimmy Kimmel on Louis C.K.‘s return to the comedy stage: “I think people tend to focus on the one or two people who walk out of a situation like that. Ultimately, the audience decides whether someone is welcomed back.” The audience didn’t decide whether CK got that spot on the stage (they didn’t even know he was going to be there). The comedy club owner gave him that spot. To ignore the obvious gatekeeping is a ridiculous statement. (This thread captures everything wrong with what he said.)

-Venom seems like it’s one of those movies that the fresh or rotten rating fails. It’s only 33% on Rotten Tomatoes, but every review I’ve read makes it sound like a mess that’s also super fun to watch.

Tom Hardy playing with rescue dogs is the best content on the internet today.

-There’s talk that the Timothee Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp relationship is a PR-based strategy and I refuse to accept this because LOOK HOW ADORABLE THEY ARE!

-This profile on Catherine Hardwicke is a brutal read. The Monday after Twilight opened and she became the highest grossing female director to ever open a movie, she went into the Summit offices to do an online fan chat. “When I went in I saw that there were massive bouquets and balloons and bottles of wine, and crazy gifts sent to them by all the distributors around the world or whoever, all their friends. I had heard these rumors that when a director does something like this they give them a car, they give them a two-picture deal or something like that. They give them an office and ask them what they want to do after this.” Hardwicke pauses. “And then I got a mini cupcake that day.”

-Holy moly, Kristen Bell is on the new episode of Keep It and I’ve never downloaded a podcast quicker. (On a recent episode, Kara put her on her Top Ten White Women list and I really hope they talk about it.)

-I’m still digesting this NYT article questioning whether art should be a battleground for social justice, but it’s worth a read.

-Vulture did a deep dive into Adam Driver‘s oil baron sketch on SNL.

Rihanna, Yasiel Puig, and Christina Milian were all victimized by the same burglars — three teen boys and the mother of one of the suspects — who were arrested last week. So, does that mean a Bling Ring sequel is in the works?

-Variety reports that ABC Studios and producers have kept Criminal Minds director of photography Greg St. Johns in place despite multiple harassment and abuse claims, an HR probe, and an investigation by a California state agency. Several male crew members accused him of groping them and reported it, but saw no steps taken to curb or address the alleged abuse.

-Another CBS exec has been placed on leave after several current and former employees alleged he regularly used sexual and homophobic language in the workplace.

-This apology/statement by Fan Bingbing does nothing to quell my fears about her well-being.

-So Drew Barrymore‘s publicist has denied she granted that bizarre interview that was circulating yesterday, but Egypt Air is still standing by it.

Jodie Whittaker takes over the main role on Doctor Who this weekend. I don’t watch the show but I like her so much and she’s uber charming in this interview.

-The trailer for Vice is finally here, starring Sam Rockwell as George W Bush and Christian Bale as Dick Cheney. Whoa.

Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik Release New Video

-Shouldn’t Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik’s new video for sexy sexfest 50 Shades Darker be… sexier?

Paula Patton and Robin Thicke‘s messy custody battle just got even messier. Yesterday they both requested temporary sole custody of their son, but Thicke’s request was not only denied, the judge issued a temporary domestic violence restraining order against him amidst allegations of physical abuse.

-Well, this isn’t good: Mischa Barton has been “voluntarily transported to a hospital for mental evaluation” after sources tell TMZ she was “she was hanging over her backyard fence in West Hollywood and rambling about her mom being a witch” yesterday.

Jon Hamm continues to eschew underwear, to the joy and delight of the world. Happy weekend!

-Meanwhile, did Don Draper really change for the better at the end of Mad Men? Jon Hamm doesn’t think so. “I don’t think that zen moment of understanding of anything really stuck. That leopard is not changing his spots…I think it was more about, he just had a really good idea for a commercial.”

Jake Gyllenhaal is questioning the lack of Oscars love for Ryan Reynolds’ “extraordinary” work in Deadpool.  You’d think he would have bemoaned his Nocturnal Animals costar Amy Adams‘ snub instead, but sure.

-POTUS has called yet another woman disgusting. Today’s lucky candidate: Madonna!

-This photo of Christina Ricci is legit terrifying. Photoshop gone mad…

-Pilot season has begun! NBC ordered new comedies from Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey and Bill Lawrence, while ABC is betting on Elizabeth Banks.

-Um, is Drake angling to be a late-night talk show host? On a podcast, he said “I miss Johnny Carson and the appeal of that sexy late-night TV that’s funny.” Simmer down, Wheelchair Jimmy!

Jerry Seinfeld landed in hot water after an incredibly dumb Black Lives Matter tweet.

-I watched the Riverdale premiere last night and I’m still not sure if I liked it or not. On the plus side, I discovered that Netflix Canada streams new eps the next day (along with a bunch of other CW shows like Jane The Virgin and The 100).

-Speaking of shows you should stream on Netflix, I really like this description of Crazyhead: it takes the Buffy recipe and makes it dirtier and hornier.

Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night” flop resulted in a $75 million loss. And yet he’s still going to have no problem green-lighting movies because Hollywood!

Kristen Bell‘s throwback picture from her wedding day is pretty damn funny. (Also, points for not wearing white.)

-God bless The Walking Dead stars for trying so hard to talk up this season.

-Here’s the first trailer for In Dubious Battle starring James Franco and Selena Gomez. I saw this at TIFF and it was ok.

Allow Heidi Klum’s Awkward Kiss To Cheer You Up

-Why is Heidi Klum‘s boyfriend trying to eat her face at Wimbledon?

-It’s been a rough week. Need some more frivolity?  Let these photos of Prince George lift our spirits.

Mischa Barton has apologized for posting bikini pictures to protest police violence. Swell.

-The only good thing about the recent wave of ridiculous magazine profiles on female celebrities is all the think pieces being written calling them out. So far, this one is my favourite — and not just because the headline is “Stop Jizzing All Over Journalism”.

Lea Michele and Robert Buckley  have already split. Filming on their new sci-fi series just got super awkward.

-Have we gone one day this week without seeing new photos of Hiddleswift? I don’t think we have.

Aubrey Plaza came out as bisexual in a new interview with The Advocate. Why did I think she already did that?

Matthew Rhys and Matthew Goode‘s Wine Show is coming to Hulu. Not ideal for Canadians, but I can work with it.

-Sorry, I refuse to believe that Ansel Elgort‘s new track has a shot at being called the song of the summer. Refuse!

-I’m actually really liking what the CW is doing with their contracts that allow their supporting actors to stretch across multiple shows. Wentworth Miller doesn’t really have enough to do on Legends, and John Barrowman hasn’t had a reason to still be alive on Arrow for at least two seasons now, but they’re too big to let go of completely so this is a good compromise.

Simon Pegg and Zachary Quinto are disappointed in George Takei‘s disappointment about Sulu being gay.

This is why I follow Gina Rodriguez on Snapchat.

Russell Brand is going to be a dad.

-HBO’s limited series The Night Of, which debuts this Sunday, is getting rave reviews.

Emma Watson documented her meeting with the new Hermione, and the photos are delightful.

Cobie Smulders is in a new movie called The Intervention. A) I love this entire cast, and B) Do you think she stole the intervention banner from the HIMYM set?