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Nicki Minaj Shows Off Her Giant Wedding Ring

Nicki Minaj’s wedding ring is valued at over $1 million. It’s so big it looks like costume jewelry, but good on her, I guess.

Kevin Hart shared an intense video about his recovery following his car accident.

-This is a very good read: the writer who called out David Letterman for sexual favoritism a decade ago sat down with him recently to talk about it.

Andrew Garfield is going to star in Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Netflix adaptation of tick, tick…boom, from Rent playwright Jonathan Larson. I like all the words in that sentence!

-As someone who hasn’t read the comic, this perfectly captures my entire thought process while watching HBO’s The Watchmen.

-Critics are starting to talk about the High Fidelity series with Zoe Kravitz and the buzz is GOOD.

-HBO Max announced its lineup yesterday. The good news: it sounds like all their original shows will be available on Crave here in Canada.

-TV critic Alan Sepinwall spoke with David Simon (creator of The Wire and The Deuce) about those allegations against James Franco and their parallels with stories depicted on The Deuce, and wow did Simon not come off well. He scolded Sepinwall (and other journalists) for not distinguishing Franco from others accused of #MeToo misconduct, saying “the fundamental difference is that James Franco didn’t seek to use his position to have sex with anyone.” Yes, it’s important to deal with each individual case differently but for him to be the arbiter of what is and is not a fireable offense, while also claiming that Franco didn’t understand his position of power over the other actors on set, is really disappointing. Especially because Simon is known for being an advocate for journalists and a commentator on systematic discrimination.

-Vanity Fair’s Sonia Saraiya wrote a very good rebuttal thread, and then got into it with Simon on Twitter.

-It’s Halloweeen week, which means Ellen scared the crap out of Saoirse Ronan not once, but twice.

Shia LaBeouf says he was diagnosed with PTSD due to his child stardom which doesn’t sound so far-fetched to me.

-Huh. Amazon Studios’ chief says that despite the industry calling Mindy Kaling‘s Late Night “an example of a failure from Amazon,” the film has “been watched in the U.S. more than any other movie in the short time it’s been on” their streaming service.

-Speaking of movies starring Emma Thompson, Lainey loved Last Christmas and that’s good enough for me!

-I binged the six new episodes of Bojack Horseman on Netflix this weekend and it was so, so good.

-Speaking of Netflix shows, the trailer for The End of the F***ing World indicates the new season begins with a time jump.

 

Lizzo Slays on the Cover of Elle

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-Usually the best month for magazine covers is September, but as good as last month was, the October covers are KILLING it. We have Lizzo in Elle talking about representation (“I didn’t love who I was. And the reason I didn’t love who I was is because I was told I wasn’t lovable by the media, by [people at] school, by not seeing myself in beauty ads”),  Jennifer Aniston on Instyle talking about turning 50 (“I don’t feel any different. Things aren’t shutting down in any way. I feel physically incredible. So it’s weird that it’s all of a sudden getting telegraphed in a way that’s like, ‘You look amazing for your age.’ I think we need to establish some etiquette around that dialogue and verbiage”), Tom Holland in GQ talking about Gwyneth Paltrow being confused by the MCU (“I mean, I always know what movie I’m in”), Halsey in Cosmopolitan talking about coming to terms with public perception (“I shared a lot about myself, assuming the world would be kind. And that hasn’t quite been the case”), Lupita Nyong’o in Vanity Fair talking about how her team was nervous the day of the Oscars (“Beyoncé did the trick. We danced it off, we had a good laugh, and then we sat down. You’ve got to let the oxygen in”), Harry Styles on The Face talking about wanting to act (“Music, you try and put so much of your­self into it; act­ing, you’re try­ing to total­ly dis­ap­pear in who­ev­er you’re being”), and Camila Cabello in Elle talking about her relationship with Shawn Mendes (“I don’t know; people can say whatever they want to say. They can speculate, but at the same time, we are going to live our own lives, enjoy it, and fall for each other like nobody is watching”).

-Meanwhile, Shawn and Camila were spotted last night in Toronto near Portland Variety (not by paps, but by regular folks). We’re not really a pap town until tonight when TIFF starts — and I’m pretty sure King W is his home base when he’s in town because that’s where he’s often spotted.

-Whomp whomp: Jeremy Renner has deactivated his app.

Nicki Minaj took to Twitter today to announce she’s retiring from music to focus on starting a family.

-60 Minutes Australia is airing what seems to be a takedown of Meghan Markle, and the internet is not having it.

Dylan Farrow has responded to Scarlett Johansson‘s defense of Woody Allen: “Scarlett has a long way to go in understanding the issue she claims to champion.”

-Stranger Things kiddo Millie Bobby Brown is getting her own beauty line and while I wish her all the best, this feels like TOO MUCH.

Anne Hathaway is showing off her chalet-style country house for Architectural Digest.

-This Liz Phair interview is really, really good, mostly because there’s such a push and pull between her and the interviewer, especially when Ryan Adams comes up.

Lana Del Rey is the latest musician to take to Twitter to bitch at a professional critic. What makes this suck even harder than usual is the article she’s referencing is really, really good.

Lil Nas X’s new video is cute. I have no idea what his explanation means, but I think he’s f***ing with us. Maybe?

-The Mad About You reboot trailer doesn’t actually feature any footage from the Mad About You reboot.

-Hey, I Kickstarted this movie!

-I don’t know why this video resurfaced of Ethan Hawke in a YMCA dance class, but I appreciate it.

Dakota Fanning is defending her new film, in which she plays a British orphan raised Muslim in Ethiopia.

Brad Pitt says Quentin Tarantino is thinking about a streaming version of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood that would expand the film into several episodes and add cut footage. “It’s a pretty arousing idea.”

-Here’s the Just Mercy trailer, starring Michael B Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson. It’s from the guy who did Shortbus 12 and I really wanted to see it at TIFF but I just couldn’t make it work.

Sterling K. Brown stars in the first trailer for the buzzy Waves. I chose this movie on a lark when I was picking my TIFF tickets without knowing anything about it other than I liked the director, and its since premiered at the Telluride Film Festival to rapturous reviews.

Lizzo and Missy Elliott Drop New Video

-I adore Lizzo’s new video for Tempo featuring Missy Elliott. (My day job is social media and I’ve never taken Tik Tok seriously I saw Lizzo use it in this vid…)

Lili Reinhart continues to cast doubt on those reports that she and Cole Sprouse have split, tweeting “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet, kids. And news sources should try a little harder to be less vile. “Reliable sources” can kiss my ass.”

In her new song with Chance the Rapper, Nicki Minaj seems to imply she’s pregnant and engaged to boyfriend Kenneth Petty.

-A movie studio has asked Vox to remove an article because it contains (very clearly marked) spoilers about a film that is in theatres now, which is beyond ridiculous. Once your movie is out in the world, you can’t police how it’s being talked about. (I’m assuming it’s this one about Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’s ending.)

-The Handmaid’s Tale is getting a season four. This surprises me.

Jessie J will not be taking questions about Channing Tatum at this time, kthnxbai.

-I’m confused by Colin Farrell’s choice of gym clothes. Are those…hiking boots?

-Gossip Girl producers say the new show will be more of a continuation than a reboot. So will there be descendants of the original characters?

Johnny Depp‘s $50M defamation suit against Amber Heard is allowed to proceed in Virginia.

-This Endgame deleted scene is very sad and I’m glad it was cut because I was already destroyed in the theatre and Steve kneeling would have killed me dead. Also it explains how Gamora left.