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Angelina Jolie Talks Politics and Passion Projects in Elle

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-This might be my favourite Angelina Jolie cover in a long time. Interviewed by John Kerry, the topics are heavy (they discuss her political passion projects, her UN Global Citizen of the Year Award, violence against women and climate change), while the black and white portraits are divine. I love that one of her on the phone.

Quincy Jones is on a roll when it comes to bananas interviews. In his chat with GQ, he says he once saw Ray Charles shoot heroin into his balls, he bought drugs from Malcolm X, and he was invited to Sharon Tate’s house the night they were all murdered by the Manson family.

Andrew Garfield says he’s open to the idea of a same-sex relationship and now I can’t stop fantasy casting his new boyfriend in my head. I’m leaning towards John Boyega but would also accept Jake Gyllenhaal as a suitable option.

-This thread on the history of Twitter’s most popular GIFs is the best.

-HBO’s new Alan Ball series Here and Now is getting terrible reviews. Vulture calls it “a mess of a series,” Variety says the show “strands its cast in episodes that are as undercooked as they are interminable,” and Sepinwall calls it “alternately suffocating and baffling, making almost every character as miserable to each other as they are to watch.” I’ve been side-eyeing Ball since I saw him at TIFF for his premiere of Towelhead and his post-film Q&A about sexual abuse was…questionable.

-In better TV news, this review of the first three episodes of Atlanta’s new season has me hyped!

-The Black Panther press tour continues to be a fashion delight.

-Heartbreaking news from Catastrophe star and creator Rob Delany, who revealed that his 2 year old son passed away from a brain tumor.

Omarosa and Keshia Knight Pulliamd compared their respective loyalty to Trump and Cosby on a recent episode of Big Brother.

Quentin Tarantino keeps apologizing and that’s all well and good. Now  it’s time for him to DO something about it to change the industry.

-Thanks to his Twitter bet, Stranger Things David Harbour is embarking on a mission to Antarctica with Greenpeace.

-The new Fifty Shades movie is actually getting decent reviews (for what it is), but I’m not sure I’m down with recasting the entire trilogy as an ode to the idea of consent. I only read the first book, but that is NOT the impression I was left with.

Jeff Goldblum makes out with some alien tentacles in this Thor: Ragnarok deleted scene. “You’re Thor! You can kill your sister!”

Taraji P. Henson is a woman scorned in the Acrimony trailer.

 

 

Britney Spears Shows Off Her Hot Boyfriend

-I don’t know if Britney Spears intentionally timed this photo drop on the same day that Justin Timberlake was facing all the bad press over his Super Bowl performance, but I’m gonna go ahead and assume she did.

Chris Carter says he won’t return to another season of The X Files without Gillian Anderson. You’re goddamn right you won’t. If you even attempt to, we’ll riot.

Tom Hardy’s dog deserves an Oscar for this reaction face.

-The Good Place exists in the same world as Parks and Rec and I couldn’t be happier.

-It’s been a bad week for Quentin Tarantino. He responded to Uma Thurman’s claims in Deadline (which was a crazily fawning interview by Mike Fleming Jr.  and included shit like, “I offered Tarantino the opportunity to clarify because at this moment, stories get written and then picked up across the globe, often getting twisted to suit convenient narratives in this #MeToo moment”). Tarantino said “It’s the biggest regret of my life, getting her to do that stunt. I start hearing from the production manager, Bennett Walsh, that Uma is trepidatious about doing the driving shot. None of us ever considered it a stunt. It was just driving. None of us looked at it as a stunt. Maybe we should have, but we didn’t.” I don’t know how you watch that video, even without knowing that she was warned that the car wasn’t operating well and her seat wasn’t bolted in correctly, and not think “stunt.”

-Also, an older Tarantino interview on Howard Stern‘s show has surfaced, which features the director defending Roman Polanski. “He didn’t rape a 13-year-old. It was statutory rape…He had sex with a minor. That’s not rape…Look, she was down with this.” When Stern and his cohost Robin Quivers pointed out that she was given booze and drugs, he went on to call the child a “party girl.” You know you’ve crossed a line when even Howard freakin’ Stern is disgusted by your answers!

Busy Philipps angrily recalled auditioning for Quentin Tarantino in ‘short shorts’.

-I like Roxanne Gay‘s take on artistic legacies and shitty geniuses.

Reese Witherspoon opened up to Oprah Winfrey about a past abusive relationship. “It changed who I was on a cellular level, the fact that I stood up for myself.”

-First Cloverfield, now Annihilation. It seems that dumping big movies that will probably be flops onto Netflix is the new trend.

-Game of Thrones’ David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going from Westeros to a galaxy far, far away. They’ll write and produce a new series of Star Wars films.

-I like this article on how Black Panther is a showcase for natural hair.

David Tennant is very scary in the Bad Samaritan trailer. It stars Nathan from Misfits so I’m so in!

-I’m glad that Netflix’s Everything Sucks! is getting good early reviews. The trailer could have gone either way.

Kerry Washington Moves to Facebook

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Kerry Washington looks stunning on the cover of Allure. Meanwhile, she’s producing a new TV show for Facebook.

-RED ALERT! Prince Harry has taken Meghan Markle to the palace for tea with the Queen!

-Has Anna Faris moved on from Chris Pratt? She’s been spotted enjoying dinner dates with cinematographer Michael Barrett.

-Speaking of being spotted looking cozy, Shailene Woodley seems to be enjoying her time with rugby player Ben Volavola.

-Seeing Sandra Bullock happy makes me happy.

Ben Affleck‘s image rehab efforts just got dialed up to 11: there are photos of him with a stray puppy.

-Aw nuts. Nicholas Brendon (who played Xander on Buffy) is back in the news again, this time for being arrested for violating a protective order and felony domestic violence after an alleged attack on his girlfriend.

-It what may be the worst non-apology I’ve seen in a long time, David Cross now says he was probably doing his “Southern redneck character” when he met Charlyne Yi.

-Meanwhile, Mayim Bialik shows us how it’s done by issuing a formal apology for her controversial NYT op-ed: “Let me say clearly and explicitly that I am very sorry.”

-After weeks of silence, Quentin Tarantino (the director most closely tied to Harvey Weinstein), has spoken out, admitting he knew what was happening but still did nothing. “I knew enough to do more than I did. There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things. I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard.”

-The New Yorker offers an inside look into what it was like at the Weinstein Co. on the days both exposés were released. Staff members are now asking for every NDA — including theirs — to be dismissed so everyone can speak openly.

-Meanwhile, this is a great article on how Hollywood must go some much further than just stopping one man.

Natasha Lyonne is the latest actress to come forward with a story of assault.

David Blaine is being investigated by British authorities after former model Natasha Prince has come forward accusing the magician of sexual assault. (His lawyer denies her claims.)

-I think me and Netflix’s Marvel shows are on a break, but I must admit that the trailer for the new season of The Punisher is very well done.

Penn Badgley is finally talking about Gossip Girl in a way that makes it sound like he’s not totally ashamed of it, which is new. He still doesn’t understand how his character was Gossip Girl, though. Same, sir.

Shia LaBeouf has been found guilty on one count of obstruction stemming from his July arrest.

Jake Gyllenhaal playing with a little kid in the new CK ad is making my ovaries shiver.

-The director of The Snowman, which opens this weekend and stars Michael Fassbender,  has spent the whole press tour talking about how terrible the movie turned out.

Frances McDormand​ confronts Woody Harrelson in a scathing new clip from Three Billboards, my favourite movie at this year’s TIFF.

-Speaking of movies that people at TIFF loved, the first teaser for I, Tonya has landed, with Margot Robbie playing Tonya Harding.