-The best part of this GQ article on Jeff Goldblum (in which celebrities tell stories of being mesmorized by him) is when Edward Norton remembers his friend sitting next to Jeff on an plane. “Jeff said, ‘I don’t know if this would interest you — and if not, of course no problem — but I’m very good at reading books aloud, and if you’d like I’d be happy to read [your book] to you.’ She said, ‘Sure.’ She had about 90 pages left, and Jeff read her the rest of it out loud. She said his reading was excellent.” -The mighty keep falling! Six women, including Olivia Munn, have accused director Brett Ratner of sexual harassment. -It’s costing jobs, too. Ratner’s Hugh Hefner biopic has now been placed on hold following the allegations. -The floodgates have opened and the Kevin Spacey stories are pouring in. Filmmaker Tony Montana says Spacey groped him in a bar in 2003, while actor Roberto Cavazos says Spacey routinely preyed on young male theatre actors. One has to wonder if Bryan Singer is next. -This Is Us cut a Kevin Spacey name drop from last night’s episode — although we still got it on the Canadian feed. -Oh no. A former PA has accused Dustin Hoffman of sexual harassing her on the set of Death of a Salesman in the 1980s. This one hurts. –Jeremy Piven is denying Ariane Bellamar‘s allegations that he touched her non-consensually on two separate occasions on the Entourage set. -The intense NDA that Leonardo DiCaprio makes his employees sign is raising eyebrows. I’ve seen quite a bit of speculation about just how much longer the pussy posse is going to remain unscathed in this environment. -Meanwhile, I love this article. (“This is some renegade ’70s-era feminist shit going on.”) –Chris Hemsworth is crediting his Ghostbusters cameo for letting him show off his comedic chops in Thor. –Tyrese Gibson, who clearly has no idea how Hollywood hierarchy works, has threatened to quit ‘Fast 9’ if Dwayne Johnson returns. I’m laughing forever. –Justin Hartley‘s wedding was quite the family affair with almost all of his This Is Us co-stars in attendance. –Milo Ventimiglia is going to play Jennifer Lopez’s boyfriend in a new romcom and I’m gonna watch the crap outta that. -Holy moly, look at this Lion King cast. Beyonce! John Oliver! Seth Rogen! Keegan Michael-Key! –Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber went on a bike ride together. No, that’s no a euphemism. –Tessa Thompson, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson and Zoe Saldana pitched Marvel an all-female superhero movie. DO IT!!! –Kelly Clarkson tried to sing “Since U’ve Been Gone” backwards. She still nailed it. –Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. won Halloween by going as Pretty in Pink characters. -Is Me, Myself and I the first casualty of fall TV? -Ok, so I made it to episode six of Stranger Things. Should I just skip episode seven? Everyone HATES it. -Why yes, I WOULD like Blair Underwood to read me a vampire romance novel. -I, Tonya starring Margot Robbie as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding just dropped a red-band trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZbTLdDHRvs
–Victoria Beckham is on the cover of Elle UK, in which she insists she smiles IRL. “I’m really good value at a dinner party – I want to relax and have a laugh. I like to have fun, and I think that often surprises people.”
–Anne Hathaway has been exceptionally thoughtful and articulate during her Colossal press tour, but this interview with Jezebel may be my favourite — mostly because she doesn’t shy away from the fact that the site had posted incredibly mean things about her in the past. (The postscript to the interview with the reporter’s realization that he once posted Anne’s crotch shot is especially worth your time.)
-Yes, Antonio Banderas scented candles are a real thing that exist. (Unfortunately, they don’t actually smell like Antonio Banderas.)
–Chris Evans says he cried when he told his mom he lost his virginity.
–Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers have split after 3 years together. His family must be having a goddamn hootenanny right about now…
-Buzzfeed asks a very valid question: how many times does Nicole Kidman have to prove herself?
-Hmmm…Meghan Markle just shut down her lifestyle blog, The Tig. Everyone is assuming this means she’s positioning herself for a role in the royal fam. (Of course, her camp says that speculation is false.)
–Sandra Bullock is just living her life in Wyoming (complete with a great jacket).
-On today’s episode of The Talk, Sharon Osbourne recalled seeing her X Factor costar Mel B with “a black eye and bruising everywhere.”
–Elizabeth Hurley is 51 and she looks like this. I don’t even know how that’s possible.
–Cuba Gooding Jr. says he didn’t intend to exhibit “sexual misconduct” when he lifted up Sarah Paulson’s dress. Well then, give the man a medal!
–Emma Stone responded to that teen’s viral La La Land-inspired promposal, telling him “I’m in London working, but I hope you have the best time at prom… P.S. I do see Gosling around the eyes.”
-It’s the week before the F&F movie comes out and Vin Diesel is downplaying his reported beef with Dwayne Johnson.
-If I had all that HBO money, I’d probably do exactly what Lena Dunham just did.
–Kristen Stewart runs, jumps and dances in the new ad for Chanel’s latest “it” bag.
–Joe Manganiello likes Dungeons & Dragons so much he wrote a script about it. I remember listening to him on the Nerdist podcast and being shocked by how gloriously geeky he is.
-According to GOOP, you can cure your insomnia by walking around barefoot. Sounds totes legit!
-There’s reportedly intense infighting among the six potential heirs that stand to inherit Prince’s fortune.
-When I die, please bury me in Laura Dern’s bathtub.
–Rami Malek is on the run in the trailer for Buster’s Mal Heart.
–Claire Danes is having a great month of magazine covers. First was her killer Harper’s Bazaar UK issue, and now comes her Marie Claire cover. In the interview, she talks about how she “was in agony” when she hadn’t acted for two years before nabbing Homeland, and describes her movie-style meet-cute with Hugh Darcy: “[We] met in Rhode Island when it was at its most audaciously beautiful, in the fall. And there was one day when we were bicycling by the water and it was sparkly and idyllic, and I just had this dumb epiphany, like, ‘I’m really just happy.'”
-This is just what Angelina and Brad need right now: Zahara Jolie-Pitt‘s biological mother is reportedly hoping to get back in contact with her daughter.
-This doesn’t seem like the type of dress Amal Clooney would wear if she were trying to camouflage a pregnancy, but my Twitter TL feels differently so what do I know?
–Ariana Grande is being mocked (justifiably) for saying she’s the “hardest working 23-year-old” in the world.
–Kesha was interviewed by Viceland’s Zach Goldbaum about her exhausting legal battle with producer Dr. Luke. “To work really hard for something, and have it taken away from you is pretty devastating. I worked my ass off for a lot of years to be able to do it. It is, like, definitely a mind-fuck.”
–Ben Affleck tries to laugh off the Sad Ben meme; still seems pretty sad.
–Jason Statham and Gal Gadot‘s Super Bowl commercial may be the one to beat this year.
-Huh. NBC has ordered a 10-episode revival of Will & Grace. I’m guessing that they’re just going to pretend the finale’s flashforwards were all a group fever dream?
–Ashley Judd‘s Ted Talk debuted online today on how online abuse has spiraled out of control, and whatever you may think of her rumoured onset behavior, it’s pretty compelling. “Online misogyny is a global gender rights tragedy and it is imperative that it ends.”
-Could we finally be getting a movie with Donald Glover as Spider-Man?
–Drake has reportedly already met Jennifer Lopez’s kids.
-This Is Us has been renewed by NBC for not one, but two more seasons. I hope every episode revolves around Randall because when he’s not in it (like last night) the show is poorer for it.
–John Oliver gets a little help from Larry David and Kumail Nanjiani in his season four promo.
-Star Trek Discovery has been delayed yet again, thanks to The Walking Dead. There’s no word on a premiere date now.
-In happier TV news, Review is coming back! I give this news 4 stars! (Not having a premiere date yet only gets 1/2 star though.)
-OB-GYNs would prefer it if you didn’t listen to Gwyneth Paltrow’s advice about using vaginal jade eggs.
–Ellen Degeneres re-imagined La La Land with her as the female lead.
–Aaron Rodgers’ family reportedly doesn’t “trust” Olivia Munn and I’ve never cared about sports more!
–James Franco and Zachary Quinto play a couple in I Am Michael, a film about a gay activist who renounces homosexuality and becomes a Christian pastor.