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Janelle Monae Makes The Cut

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Janelle Monae‘s cover story for The Cut was written by Roxane Gay, so you know it’s good. Monae talks her fear of the 2016 election results feuling her Dirty Computer album (“It started with who don’t I mind pissing off. I don’t mind pissing off conservatives. I don’t mind pissing off white men. I don’t give a fuck. This is about celebrating. I wanted to celebrate queer black people living outside of what it meant to be American”), and her method approach to shooting her new film Antebellum (“I want that spirit to always stay on-camera so I don’t break. I don’t talk on the phone a lot … I don’t want that to take me out of my space).

-Meanwhile, Roxane Gay also shared her thoughts on American Dirt and the West Side Story revival.

-Oscars are this weekend! The big acting awards seem locked (Joaquin Phoenix, Renée Zellweger, Brad Pitt, Laura Dern) but can Parasite’s increasing recognition mean it’ll cause an upset in best picture? God, I would love that.

Joaquin used his BAFTA acceptance speech this weekend to call out the ceremony’s lack of diversity, adding “I think that it is the obligation of the people that have created and perpetuate and benefit from a system of oppression to dismantle it so that’s on us.” This is a very, very good speech (especially since in the last few years of award shows, it’s only been actresses making this kind of stand). But it’s also very much like…ok, now what? At this point, Hollywood needs to start taking concrete steps to dismantle the system. Inclusion riders? Refusing to work with only white male directors? What’s it going to be?

-Meanwhile, Prince William, who is BAFTA’s president(!), revealed that the academy has “launched a full and thorough review of the entire awards process” following the #BAFTAsSoWhite controversy.

Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith went to the BAFTAs and remain the cutest thing.

-People didn’t love Rebel Wilson’s speech but I dunno — I laughed at her Cats jokes.

Hugh Grant made Bridget Jones’s Diary references when he presented after Renée Zellweger at the BAFTAs, and it was perfect.

-12 days after reportedly getting married, Pamela Anderson is single again.

Megan Thee Stallion is apparently dating G Eazy and people have a lot of opinions about it.

-Speaking of new relationships, Lady Gaga is dating a CEO named Michael Polansky.

-The reviews for Hulu’s High Fidelity, starring Zoe Kravitz, are good. Really good.

-I binged the last six episodes of Bojack Horseman and I still can’t believe that an animated show about a horse makes my ‘best TV in the last decade’ list, but there it is. It’s also weirdly the third series finale I’ve seen this week with a door-to-death concept.

David Schwimmer is walking back his comment about “Maybe there should be an all-black Friends or an all-Asian Friends.” In a lengthy response to a post from actress Erika Alexander, he explained “I didn’t mean to imply Living Single hadn’t existed or indeed hadn’t come before Friends, which I knew it had.”

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira‘s Super Bowl performance was fire! In case you missed it (or just want to relive the glory) it’s on YouTube.

-Coach dropped their perfectly timed campaign with JLo hours after her performance.

-As per usual, the Super Bowl brought with it a bunch of new movie and TV trailers. On the TV front, Marvel gave us a peek at The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki, while on the film side we have our first Bond trailer, a new look at Mulan and the Top Gun sequel, and a new Black Widow trailer.

Tom Holland Steps Up to Help Fan

-Not all heroes wear capes; some wear tights. Tom Holland protected a fan when pro autograph hunters and the paps got too pushy. “It’s okay I got you I got you,” is very sweet.

-Also, Tom told an adorable story about how he tried to work out with Jake Gyellenhaal and it didn’t end well for him.

-It looks like it’s shaping up to be the weekend of celebrities who eloped having big do-over ceremonies in France. First Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, and now Zoe Kravitz and Karl Glusman are expected to re-confirm their “I do’s”.

-Uh oh. Pamela Anderson posted an IG photo with a caption about how her soccer player boyfriend of two years cheated on her. “I was scammed, led to believe … we were in « big love »? I’m devastated to find out in the last few days.That he was living a double life. He used to joke about other players who had girlfriends down the street in apartments close to their wives. He called those men monsters. ? But this is worse. He lied to all. How is it possible to control 2 women’s hearts and minds like this”

Michael B. Jordan talking about which animes make him cry is too real.

-With her hair curly like this, Mariah Carey looks like she time-traveled back to her Butterfly days. I mean, the Benjamin Button-ing might be the result of other stuff but I prefer to assume it’s solely based on her hair.

-Ryan Murphy’s first big Netflix project will be a feature adaptation of the Tony-nominated stage musical The Prom, starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman and Ariana Grande, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells.

-Speaking of big gets for Netflix, George Clooney is set to direct and star in a movie for them. (Real talk: can you believe that George produced and starred in a TV show last month and it didn’t even make a ripple on the pop culture radar? 2019 is wild, y’all.)

-It’s not all good news for the streamer. Netflix just lost rights to The Office, which will being streaming exclusively on NBCUniversal’s service in 2021. So it begins.

-I like this list of the best TV moments of the year so far. They get bonus points for including the Hot Priest’s “love is awful” speech.

-I’m not a big fan of cancel culture but Morrissey is totally cancelled, right?!

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston posted the same photo today with the caption “soon” and Breaking Bad fans are freaking out.

Taylor Swift‘s new single still can’t topple “Old Town Road” from the top of the charts.

-Oh no, Judi Dench! She defended Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey‘s work: “Are we going to negate 10 years at the Old Vic [the London theater where Spacey served as artistic director] and everything that he did – how wonderful he’s been in all those films? Are we just not going to see all those films that Harvey produced?” Sure, she can appreciate their past work but maybe let’s not forget the alleged hell they put others through when they were doing said work.

-The new Bond movie continues to be cursed. A man was arrested and charged with voyeurism for allegedly putting a hidden camera in a studio restroom.

-Me: media, stop doing this real life shipping stuff cause it’s creepy. Also me: They’re not wrong.

-This is a really interesting article on how the cartoonist who created the “this is fine” dog struggled to regain control over it after it became a meme.

-Here’s a dramatic new clip of the gender-focus switched Hamlet adaptation Ophelia, starring Daisy Ridley, Clive Owen and Naomi Watts.

 

Oprah, Reese Witherspoon & Chris Pine In A Wrinkle In Time

A Wrinkle in Time The three celestial beings, Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) and Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey)

-Here’s our first look at A Wrinkle in Time, Ava DuVernay‘s adaptation starring Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Chris Pine. Get in my eye grapes now!!

-Speaking of Mindy, she gave Architectural Digest a tour of her LA home. It’s quirky and bright and pretty much exactly what you’d picture for her.

-Someone tried to accuse Kim Kardashian of doing coke but she said it was just lines of candy. But no one believed her so she did some further investigating and then realized it was just an optical illusion created by a marble table. Science!

Ben Affleck is trying to do damage control with a nice story about his new girlfriend in People (following yesterday’s story that they had an affair a few years ago) and this whole thing remains fascinating.

-The Emmy nominations are coming tomorrow morning and this is shaping up to be the year of women.

-More stories of Mariah Carey‘s antics on the set of The House continue to filter out, with actor Cedric Yarbrough calling her “unprofessional” and “borderline abusive to our director.”

-The critics do not love Valerian — except for the five minutes that Rihanna appears.

-I know new parents who don’t leave the house for a night out for months after their baby is born. George and Amal Clooney don’t have that problem.

Katie Holmes and Cuba Gooding Jr. play gods in Air New Zealand’s latest flight safety video and it needs to be seen to be believed.

Pamela Anderson severed ties with the vegan restaurant she opened in France — 9 days after it opened.

-One of my favourite parts of Orphan Black is Kristian Bruun (and not just because he follows me on Twitter) so I’m glad to see him line up post-OB gigs.

Hugh Grant won Twitter today with a Trump Jr. burn.

-I cannot wait to see Girls Trip because the trailer made me snort-laugh (and I’ve been saying “it’s a booty hole” nonstop since), but I never expected it to get good reviews. But it is! Like, really good!

Angelina Jolie and her kids traveled to Namibia earlier this month to open the Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary, and People has the pics.

James Woods is still kindof a jerk.

Kiefer Sutherland has been dating Cindy Vela for a few years — and this article about 5 interesting facts about her is crazy. Can I date her too?

Jason Bateman and Laura Linney are in over their heads in the super dark trailer for Netflix’s Ozark.