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Will Smith’s Genie Fails to Impress

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-EW has our first look at Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin, and the internet is not impressed. Will Smith tried to calm fans’ fears, explaining in a Facebook post that his character will be blue in the final film, and that the images in the EW issue show the Genie in his human disguise.

Eliza Dushku penned an explosive response to her allegations of sexual harassment by Bull star Michael Weatherly, accusing him and showrunner Glenn Gordon Caron of pushing a “deceptive” narrative and retaliating against her for “simply asking to do my job without relentless sexual harassment.” Her description of Weatherly’s carefully planned humiliation of her during a champagne toast is especially gross.

-Why is CBS even hesitating on a salary bump for the stars of Mom? That network cannot afford to lose its only female-focused show these days.

-Also, most of CBS’ management remains in place, despite a year of insane misconduct allegations.

-SMILF creator Frankie Shaw has been cleared in an internal investigation by ABC Studios after allegations she ran a toxic set.

-Meanwhile, this is a good thread on a showrunner’s responsibilities when it comes to sex scenes. I don’t know any other industry where someone is allowed to be in charge of that many people, but given zero management training.

Meaghan Markle reportedly stopped Queen Elizabeth and her staff from intervening when her dad started misbehaving in the press.

Josh Henderson won’t be facing burglary charges after authorities declined to prosecute the case due to “insufficient evidence.” He insisted it was a case of mistake identity and he was not in the grainy surveillance footage from his neighbor’s break in.

-This James Corden bit with Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel-Miranda performing 22(!) musical numbers in 12 minutes is insane.

-Disney is teasing that they may revive Marvel’s Netflix shows. I don’t believe them.

-The Timeless 2-hour movie airs tomorrow night, and critics who got screeners LOVE it.

-The writers behind SNL’s Weezer sketch with Matt Damon explain how it came to be.

-The season 6 Drunk History trailer features Evan Rachel Wood, Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood, Jack McBrayer, Amandla Stenberg and Will Ferrell.

Sandra Bullock‘s solution to the Oscars not having a host is kind of brilliant: random actors should be pulled out of the audience to cover a segment of the show. Organizers “don’t even have to tell them it’s happening, just put up the teleprompter, and go, ‘It’s your turn. You’re an actor, figure it out.'”

Rachel McAdams wears Versace while pumping breast milk in her new photo shoot.

Janelle Monae talks about how speaking candidly about her sexuality in the media has made her “uncomfortable” but explained “I’ve always been a private person. But when you make art that’s so personal, folks wonder how much of this is your real life versus the concept.”

-The Family Stone is one of those movies I didn’t like when it first came out, but find myself getting sucked into it every year. So I very much appreciated Sarah Jessica Parker’s deep-dive into the making of it.

-Here’s the first trailer for Hellboy featuring Stranger Things’ star David Harbour as the titular hero.

 

Priyanka Chopra Opens Up About Her Relationship With Nick Jonas

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-It’s a big week for Priyanka Chopra. Not only is she getting married in two days, but she also landed on the new cover of Vogue (marking the first Indian woman to be on Vogue America’s cover). In the joint interview with Nick Jonas, she talks about how their first date was “too respectful” (“We hung out for a couple of hours. He patted my back before he left”) and talks about letting the public in on relationship details (“I’ve had that rule my whole life: Never publicly acknowledge a relationship. Ever. What is happening? I’ve not known myself like this. This guy turned me into such a girl! If I could blush, I’d be tomato red right now”).

Priyanka and Nick‘s wedding guest list reportedly includes Armie Hammer, Lupita Nyong’o, and Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson.

-EW released their Entertainers of the Year covers, which included covers featuring the Crazy Rich Asians and Black Panther ladies, as well as Cardi B and Darren Criss. They also released video interviews with some of their entertainers. Great job, Baranski!

-The girl who posted the Michael B Jordan faked missed connection ended up going to the Creed 2 premiere, and MBJ even tweeted about it. She’s now my hero.

Rachel McAdams has stayed pretty mum about her new baby, but in a new interview with the Sunday Times she confirmed that she had a baby boy back in April: “I’m having more fun being a mom than I’ve ever had. Everything about it is interesting and exciting and inspiring to me. Even the tough days, there’s something delightful about them.”

-In a new interview, Kate Beckinsale says she is open to the idea of more kids: “I definitely would [consider more children], but then I think, Oh God, I annihilated my 20s and I suddenly get a taste of freedom and annihilate myself again? But I am open to seeing what happens.”

-In more baby talk, Hailey Baldwin graces Vogue Arabia’s two December covers, and talks about wanting kids with hubby Justin Bieber. “I love kids and I can’t wait to have my own.I would say now that’s a closer reality.”

-Jesus H Murphy, did People really just run a sympathetic feature on Matt Lauer and how he’s coping with the fallout of his sexual harassment allegations. How HE’S coping?!?

-This is a great reminder from GQ that bad men don’t need a comeback.

-A woman who attended one of Aziz Ansari‘s recent shows in Toronto (there were two because the first show sold out, smh) described a conflicted audience.

-This is a great, great thread by Mo Ryan about all the #MeToo fallout at CBS over the last year — and how little action has been taken.

-And here I thought peak TV was a problem — now we have peak movies. The first wave of awards gave top prizes to The Rider and First Reformed (starring Ethan Hawke): two Oscar contenders I’ve never even heard of.

-Do you think Mariah Carey’s kids will one day view “All I Want for Christmas” the same way Hugh Grant’s character in About a Boy views his dad’s holiday jingle?

Hugh Grant recalls all the horrible things he’s done onscreen to frequent costar Ben Whishaw:”I want him dead…I put him in prison. I tried to kill him on a train. I seduced him, and tried to have him murdered. He’s been very nice about it.”

-I love this article about Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen’s relationship — and I love Mary Steenburgen’s tweet about it even more.

Protect Mr. Feeny at all costs.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth lost their home to a California wildfire, but they’ve still donated $500,000 as they set their sights on rebuilding not just their house, but also their community.

-Here’s the latest trailer for Runaways season 2.

-This Luther trailer is everything! The serial killer looks impressively creepy, and I actually squealed at the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it glimpse of Ruth Wilson‘s Alice at the end.

Mariah Carey Reveals Bipolar Diagnosis

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-In her People cover story, Mariah Carey revealed she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2001. “For a long time I thought I had a severe sleep disorder. But it wasn’t normal insomnia and I wasn’t lying awake counting sheep. I was working and working and working…I was irritable and in constant fear of letting people down. It turns out that I was experiencing a form of mania.” Good on her for opening up and starting conversations about mental health.

-Congrats to Rachel McAdams, who just welcomed her first child — a boy.

-Fandango reports that Avengers: Infinity War is on course to presell more tickets than any other superhero title in history, supplanting Black Panther. Its presales are outpacing last seven Marvel movies COMBINED.

-This behind-the-scenes video from the movie set is very cute.

-Meanwhile, Vulture ranks which of the 33 characters are most likely to die in the movie. (I think the second-from-the-last person they list is pretty much a sure thing, no?)

Patti LuPone was not a fan of Uma Thurman’s Broadway debut. “I don’t necessarily need to see film actors on stage. Can I just say…Uma Thurman in The Parisian Woman, anybody seen it? [Raising her eyes and speaking slowly] Holy shit! I’m sorry, I’m sorry.”

John Legend said on Ellen he knows who bit Beyonce but he’s staying mum.

-Kylie Bunbury got engaged to Jon-Ryan Alan Riggins. Mark-Paul Gosselaar‘s comment on her IG post is perfect. (I love that they seem to miss Pitch as much as I do.)

-The Ocean’s 11 trailer drops tomorrow. Eeeeeee!!!!

-Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson was caught on camera making out with two women while his girlfriend Khloe Kardashian is due to give birth to their child any day now.

-The guy who plays Jax on Legends of Tomorrow is out here showing his ass on Twitter.

Amy Schumer says Jennifer Lawrence introduced her to Adele — and the singer almost officiated her wedding. “I’d never met her before. We hung out a little bit that week, and then we were just real drunk one night, and we were talking about how we wanted to get married, and Adele was like, ‘Well, I can marry you.’ And we were like, ‘OK, cool.’ We were making a whole plan…and then the next day, she was like, ‘Hey, we’re not really, like, friends.'”

-I don’t care what everyone else believes, Hugh Jackman‘s anniversary message to his wife is super sweet.

Jake Gyllenhaal is insisting he won’t be the new Batman. Wait, was that a possibility?!

Kevin Smith offered an ailing Stan Lee an invitation to move in with him.

Aisha Tyler directed a new movie called Axis, which I saw and really liked. It’s out now on streaming platforms.

-Not surprisingly, Netflix is pulling out of Cannes completely.

-I really liked this article on Drake and Cardi B’s recent samplings of Lauren Hill.

Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan play a couple who unexpectedly end up taking in a kid in the Ideal Home trailer. The movie had be at “play a couple.”