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Taraji P. Henson Talks Empire & the Art of the Hustle in Marie Claire


-Wow, I adore Taraji P. Henson’s new Marie Claire cover.

-First Armie Hammer dragged James Woods on Twitter, and now Amber Tamblyn is getting in on the action.  She originally tweeted “James Woods tried to pick me and my friend up at a restaurant once. He wanted to take us to Vegas. ‘I’m 16’ I said. ‘Even better’ he said.” After he denied it she tweeted “Calling me liar, James? This is now far from over. That I can promise” and is now RT’ing other people’s gross stories about him.  I love this.

Prince Harry reportedly enjoyed an early birthday celebration this past weekend with Meghan Markle in London. He turns 33 on Friday.

-Another day, yet another Star Wars shakeup. Days after Colin Trevorrow  parted ways with the franchise, J.J. Abrams  was announced as the new writer/director of Episode IX.  Not the most inspired or diverse choice, but I get why they wanted to go the safe, competent route after all the disarray. The change means the premiere date has been pushed seven months to Dec 2019.

Russell Brand wants to make amends with ex-wife Katy Perry, who he dumped via text. “I’m willing and open for reconciliation, any kind. Because if we can’t overcome our relatively trivial personal disputes in this world, what hope is there for us?” How big of him.

Louis C.K.‘s new film I Love You, Daddy and I, Tonya (which reportedly features an incredible Margot Robbie performance) landed the top deals of this year’s TIFF market so far.

-Meanwhile, while promoting the film in Toronto Louis C.K. was asked by the NYT about those rumors of sexual misconduct with female comics, and he shut it down. “I’m not going to answer to that stuff, because they’re rumors…If you actually participate in a rumor, you make it bigger and you make it real.”

Michelle Williams and Busy Phillips reminiscing about all the actors they kissed on Dawson’s Creek is kind of the best.

Randy Jackson says that his sister Janet’s divorce arose from an “abusive situation,” and claims she suffered “verbal abuse” and felt like “a prisoner in her own home” during her marriage to businessman Wissam Al Mana.

Kristen Bell played bingo, had wheelchair races and ate dinner with thousands of nursing home residents who evacuated to her Orlando hotel during Irma.

-Good on Glamour Mag for fighting back against hateful Instagram comments about one of their employees.

-In a rare political post, Selena Gomez asked her millions of followers to defend DACA.

-Meanwhile, Elle Fanning learned the hard way what happens when Selena tags you on Instagram.

-I always have time to watch a new Radiohead video.

-The fact that Syfy added the founder of BGN to their advisory board makes me want to watch Syfy shows.

Jason Mamoa posted an Instgram video of him on a climbing wall and it’s rul nice.

-This footage of Rami Malek performing as Freddie Mercury is pretty promising.

-My friends and I are really split one The Florida Project (I loved it, they didn’t), but Drake just endorsed the film so I’m really feeling better about my opinion now…

-Here’s the first trailer for James Franco‘s The Disaster Artist. He’s getting raves for his performance.

-A new trailer has officially dropped for Alexander Payne’s Downsizing. The reviews coming out of TIFF for this one are also pretty stellar.

Victoria Beckham Says She’s “Really Good Value at a Dinner Party”

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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.

Renee Zellweger Tackles Gender Inequality


-This is a good profile on Renee Zellweger. It’s one thing for a paparazzi-baiting celeb like Jennifer Aniston to complain about the scrutiny surrounding her, but it’s more powerful when it comes from someone who self-exiled themselves from the spotlight for six years. I especially liked this part: “This conversation perpetuates the problem. Why are we talking about how women look? Why do we value beauty over contribution? We don’t seem to value beauty over contribution for men. It’s simply not a conversation.”

-On the flip side, Gabrielle Carteris is petitioning to keep ages off IMDB, saying that she wouldn’t have been Andrea on 90210 if a casting director could find her real age online. I’m not sure lying about aging is going to help with gender inequality.

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart have split — about four years after we all expected them to.

Leslie Jonespersonal website was hacked and nude photos, passport, and passwords were posted online. This is bullshit. What was her crime? Starring in a summer movie while being a black female? Paul Feig has spoken out against it; I really hope her GB costars get vocal soon too.

-This preview of Britney Spears’ Carpool Karaoke edition has me worried. James Corden has said that they tape these things for hours, and this is the best they could edit down to 30 seconds? Her pretending to sing and not getting his jokes? Ooh boy.

-Unlike his Mr Robot character, Rami Malek can’t code or type, but he did manage to post his first Instagram selfie with Stephen Colbert’s help.

-The Affair costars Joshua Jackson and Ruth Wilson went to a restaurant together — for 8 hours! No judgement. If I were her, I’d extend that meal as long as possible too. (“You’re cool if I order a fourth entree, right?”)

Bella Thorne is one of those people who I can never, ever place (even though I’ve watched The Duff an embarrassing amount of times. Like, a mortifying amount). But now that she’s come out as bi weeks after splitting with her bf and now may be dating her brother’s ex-girlfriend, I guess I should start paying attention.

-Oh, and the next day it’s announced that she is executive producing a Lifetime TV movie. Got it.

John Krasinski says he might’ve played Captain America if he wasn’t so intimidated by the swole Chris Hemsworth.

-Also, Krasinski says he’d rather Emily Blunt this he was watching porn than have her realize he was watching Devil Wears Prada for the 75th time.

-“I don’t assume that people know who I am.” Beck, reminding us why we love him.

-Look, I like Michael Strahan just fine. He seems like a nice guy and I think my mom has a crush on him. But the way ABC keeps going all in with him confuses me. He just sold a script to them about a former football star who joins the Miami police force. Like, a drama script!

Courteney Cox ran wild with Bear Grylls and discussed her divorce from David Arquette, her “brutal” temporary split from Johnny McDaid and her plastic surgery regrets.

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston had a fight? Heavens!

-Not sure we need to know that Naya Rivera got an abortion during her day off from Glee, but here we are.

-I love that Keira Knightley revealed that she’s been wearing wigs for years. I feel like 90% of female celebrities are wearing other people’s hair, while we spiral in hair envy about them.

-I could listen to Kevin Bacon talk about feminist theory forever.

-Whenever I see a Victoria Beckham dress design that I love, I get so confused/surprised.

-The first trailer for Kenneth Lonergan’s drama Manchester By the Sea is here, starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler. I’m basically planning my entire TIFF schedule around this movie.