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-I’m really not down with the styling of her Shape feature, but at this point I’m just grateful that Leighton Meester is landing magazine covers again.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez got engaged this weekend and her ring is reportedly worth $1.4M.

-1D drama: Louis Tomlinson says he stopped being friends with Zayn Malik after Malik didn’t show up when his mom died.

-Wait, Ariana Grande used to date Alicia Florrick‘s son?? And she might be dating him again?

-Congrats to Glee’s Lea Michele, who got married on Saturday.

-I love this story about a reporter asking a publicist if he could interview Ben Mendelsohn (despite him not being on the Captain Marvel press tour), and then having Mendelsohn call him to chat 10 minutes later.

-Meanwhile, Captain Marvel did even better than expected, raking in $455M US globally, including $153M in North America. Also, Brie Larson popped into a few theatres this weekend to surprise fans.

-I never thought we’d have a beef between Drake and Paul Anka, but here we are.

-In an IG post this weekend, Justin Bieber asked fans to pray for him as he revealed his recent struggles with depression.

-This entire interview with Regina King is worth a read (Support the Girls is a movie I missed last year but really want to see because I’ve only heard raves), but this bit about whether or not her pal Tiffany Haddish was telling the truth about her other pal Sanaa Lathan biting Beyonce is gold: “Let me tell you something: I could tap your leg with my foot and Tiffany would retell it as me kicking you. She’s a comedian. She can make a story, know what I mean?”

-Speaking of interviews worth your time, speaking to Vulture John Mulaney revealed he fired Louis C.K.’s former manager Dave Becky, who represents a lot of comedians, a soon as the CK article came out in the NYT, but didn’t make a statement about it. “I didn’t feel I had anything that noble to add, and issuing a simple statement of one sentence that I fired Dave seemed evasive and honestly an unhelpful use of everyone’s time and taking up oxygen.” Also, when asked about making the comedy industry safer for women, he had the perfect answer: “I have a lot of thoughts and opinions on many things. I don’t think my thoughts and opinions matter in any way compared to the women who have been directly affected by these actions. I say this not at all to be evasive, but just to not talk anymore as a male in comedy who has not had to experience this. Other people should. Women’s opinions matter, and mine does not.”

Taika Waititi is adapting Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits for TV and I like all of those things!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle learned how to make maple taffy on snow during a visit to Canada House in London today.

-The fact that Aidy Bryant‘s new Hulu show Shrill is being compared to Better Things can only be a good thing.

-Last night, the Olivia Wilde-directed teen comedy Booksmart premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and people LOVED it. The reviews are glowing and the trailer looks great.

Ellen Page Uses Her Late Night Appearance To Call Out Mike Pence’s Homophobia

Ellen Page was articulate and passionate last night on the Colbert Show, where she asked viewers to “connect the dots” between homophobic rhetoric and physical violence. “I’m lucky to have this time and this privilege to say this. This needs to f*cking stop.” Also, good on Stephen Colbert for just stepping back and letting her talk.

-Meanwhile, Empire star Jussie Smollett has given his first statement since being attacked: “My body is strong but my soul is stronger.”

Gisele Bundchen opened up on her past relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio: “Was I alone in wanting to do some serious soul-searching while he stayed the same? In the end, unfortunately, the answer was yes.”

Adam Levine canceled the press conference before the Super Bowl, because holding one would have required Maroon 5 to answer uncomfortable questions. He then gave a wishy-washy defense of his involvement: “No one thought about it more than I did. No one put more thought and love into this than I did…I spoke to many people; most importantly though, I silenced all the noise and listened to myself, and made my decision about how I felt.” Well, as long as he listened to HIMSELF, we’re all good, I guess.

Reese Witherspoon‘s newest book recommendation is Jasmine Guillory‘s The Proposal, which I adored.

Kit Harington let it slip to his wife Rose Leslie how Game of Thrones ends — and says she stopped talking to him “for days.” Spoiler repercussions are real, yo.

Micheal B Jordan might be in Black Panther 2…somehow.

Christina Aguilera serenaded unsuspecting donut shop customers on Kimmel’s show.

-Netflix has renewed Sex Education for a second season.

-Oh god. There’s rumblings that the CW is considering a Gossip Girl reboot.

Busy Philipps admits she “always hated her stomach” as she celebrates her unretouched Aerie ad. (Her stomach looks awesome — which isn’t surprising since her IG Stories are 70% about her planking.)

-Google Assistant continues with the Home Alone trend, this time with Joe Pesci.

-Netflix’s Russian Doll (starring Natasha Lyonne and exec produced by Amy Poehler) hits Netflix today and it’s been a while since I’ve seen critics so universally embrace a new show. Variety says it’s “spiky, funny, devastating and downright bizzare,” Rolling Stone calls Lyonne a “revelation,”  Vox calls it terrific and twisted, AV Club says it’s more rewarding than any puzzle-box show, Vulture calls it a “brilliant, surreal show about women in power,” The Hollywood Reporter says it starts good, then gets better, and The New York  Times says the main character describes herself as “if Andrew Dice Clay and the little girl from Brave made a baby.”

Olivia Wilde takes down abusers in the trailer for A Vigilante.

-Hobbs & Shaw are an ass-kicking odd couple in the Fast & Furious spin-off’s first ridiculous but also kinda great trailer.

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Invite You On Their Intimate Vacation

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-Part of me loves it when celebs do the paparazzi’s jobs for them, but Taylor Swift and Calvin Harrisvacation photos and videos are so grossly staged that I just can’t deal.

-Also, Harris reportedly changed his name from Adam to Calvin because  “I thought Calvin Harris sounded a bit more racially ambiguous. I thought people might not know if I was black or not.” Um, yeah.

Olivia Wilde dropped some gems during her Stern interview, including that she was considered ‘too old’ at 28 for a role in The Wolf of Wall Street, and that Jason Sudeikis played it hard to get when they first met. “When he got my number he didn’t text me for a month. I was on the hook. I was like, ‘You guys, did Jason Sudeikis die?’ Because I don’t have any texts … It was kinda sweet.” She and I have different definitions of “sweet. ”

Casey Affleck is having a rough winter. His latest movie tanked hard, he Joaquin Phoenix’d the press tour, and now he and wife have split after nearly 10 years of marriage.

-My favourite part of Rihanna and Drake‘s latest steamy performance is when he tried to kiss her and then play it off like he didn’t. God, I love that dork.

-This chart depicting the ratings change of network shows in the past year is depressing as hell.

Gwyneth Paltrow wore this to an event celebrating The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Power Stylists issue, cementing her reputation as the greatest troll of our time. *slow clap*

James Corden and Paul Rudd peed forever while pondering the importance of voting.

Rudd also admitted to holding Captain America’s shield on the Civil War set between takes.

-I’m gonna watch the crap out of Mariah Carey’s reality show without hesitation or shame. My greatest hope is for more moments like this:

-Remember all those conspiracy rumours that Michael Fassbender and Alica Vikander are a fake PR couple set up by Weinstein? Blind item writers sure do.

-I don’t have time to listen to any more podcasts, and I certainly don’t have time to do any TV rewatches. But damn if  Joshua Malina’s new West Wing podcast doesn’t sound like fun.

Natalie Portman calls filming with Christian Bale “scary.” Uh oh. Did she accidentally walk into his eyeline?

-This article on the five sadistic male directors who treat their actors like garbage is a juicy read.

-Speaking of great reads, I liked Mo Ryan‘s piece on the rise of TV comedy. As she points out, one of the reasons comedy is so much more interesting than drama right now is that it’s much more varied. I’m so over the “difficult male lead” trope, which drama is still swimming in.

Alicia Florrick will drink her last homemade margarita on May 8.

-The man behind that giant celebrity nude photo hack has been caught.

-I could watch Ben Affleck being scared on Ellen on a loop, but that would be weird, right?

Anna Camp and Skylar Astin are planning to make some of their Pitch Perfect costars part of their wedding party, which is aca-awesome.

-Congrats to Jamie Dornan, who just welcomed baby No. 2 with his wife. Jamie Dornan, who is NOT a serial killer being chased by Gillian Anderson, despite what my brain keeps screaming at me whenever I see his photo.

-Everyone I know who saw Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz‘s The Lobster at TIFF either loved it or loathed it. The trailer doesn’t tip me either way.

Morgan Freeman is on the warpath in the new Now You See Me 2 trailer. (Is it uncool to admit that I really dug the first movie?)