Browsing Tag

Rihanna

The Spice Girls Announce Reunion Tour

-5 become 4: The Spice Girls (minus Victoria Beckham) announced today they are reuniting for a UK tour. Beckham wished her former bandmates well on Instagram— while making it clear she wouldn’t be joining them.

Camila Cabello and Ariana Grande bonded over their ponytail pain. I seriously don’t know how Grande wears one all the time without carrying around an Advil IV bag…

-This clip of Julia Roberts telling Gwyneth Paltrow to “shut your f*cking face” makes me kind of want to listen to their GOOP podcast now. I’ll just have to settle for her telling Busy Phillips to “shut the f*ck up, sit the f*ck down, dry your tears!”

-I gave up on The Walking Dead a long time ago but people are PISSED about its latest fake-out. Why kill off a white dude when you can give him a 3-movie deal instead?! (That’s exactly how they treated the female lead of Fear The Walking Dead except, you know, not at all.)

-Meanwhile, Andrew Lincoln is still bitter about the way the show treated Steven Yeun.

Rihanna wasn’t happy to learn that Trump was using her song at his rallies.

-This is good news: Demi Lovato was spotted in LA post-rehab looking happy and healthy.

-Yikes. CBS just fired the showrunner on Nina Dobrev‘s new sitcom for using “inappropriate language in the workplace.”

Kenan Thompson wasn’t happy with Pete Davidson’s joke about Dan Crenshaw during this weekend’s SNL.

-Meanwhile, I’m not sure about Davidson’s speech about Ariana Grande at the end of his Weekend Update segment. I’ll probably appreciate it more once I’m convinced he’ll stop making jokes about their relationship.

-Man, Rebel Wilson is mis-handling this thing in every way possible. Instead of just eating some humble pie and saying she misspoke, she is blocking black critics of her comments.

-No cast on TV is currently having as much fun as Legends of Tomorrow’s and you’ll never convince me otherwise.

-I don’t know why I’m surprised that Lindsay Lohan showed up at the EMAs last night, but I am.

-I liked what Jon Stewart had to say about making a change when he realized he didn’t have any women on The Daily Show’s writing staff: “There was an article about us [that] said it was a sexist environment, we didn’t have women writers. And I got very offended by that. I was very mad. I was like, ‘Are you saying I’m not a feminist?’ I was raised by a single mother…And I went back to the writers room, and I was like, “You believe this, Steve? What do you think, Greg? Dave? Tom? Mike?” And then I was like, Oooohhh. And it was right…We had put in a system of getting writers where there were no names on it. We thought that’s color-blind, gender-blind, et cetera. But what you don’t realize is the system itself — the tributaries that feed us those submissions — is polluted itself.”

-Broad City creator Abbi Jacobson talked about the time she had to explain to a guest actor why his “compliment” to Ilana Glazer about her body was not OK.

-I don’t get why everyone freaked out about this Britney Spears IG post and she deleted it? It looks just like a million other posts on my feed about people messing with Snap filters.

-Is there anything the world needs less than a movie from The Chainsmokers?

-You’re The Worst just got a premiere date and trailer. Yay! I kind of forgot this show exists but I’m totally here for its final season.

Rachel Bloom Takes Music Covers To A New Level

-Digital magazine editions are the new big thing. Last week, Gwyneth Paltrow was on the digital-only cover of Glamour, and now Rachel Bloom has created a music cover for Allure’s digital edition. (Not surprisingly, her song uses the word “clit” repeatedly because she’s awesome.)

-The first Bohemian Rhapsody reviews are starting to trickle in. The results on the movie as a whole are mixed at best (with some reviewers flat-out hating it) but everyone seems to agree that Rami Malek nails it.

Steve Carell just signed on to be the male lead in the Apple drama about a morning show starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. The yet-untitled drama was already picked up for 2 seasons, even though there’s still no word how — and when — Apple will release its original programming. They really need to stop making casting announcements until they reveal the basics. Do we all need Apple TV?

-As if turning down the SuperBowl wasn’t badass enough, Rihanna is now reportedly working on a music video starring Colin Kaepernick.

-Speaking of Rihanna, she posted another mesmerizing makeup tutorial — this time on Halloween. (Though it’s become slightly harder to enjoy these ever since Diet Prada pointed out that she’s copied some.)

-Just in time for Halloween, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimi reflect on Hocus Pocus 25 years later.

-Ohhhh….this is intriguing: Emma Thompson will star in the adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s How to Build A Girl.

-Vogue is apologizing for their culturally appropriating Kendall Jenner photoshoot.

Paul Feig continues to say all the right things about promoting women in Hollywood. I really like this dude.

Sarah Silverman responded to Louis C.K. accuser Rebecca Corry, who wasn’t impressed with her recent comments: “Rebecca I’m sorry. Ugh this is why I don’t like weighing in. I can’t seem to do press 4 my show w/out being asked about it. But you’re right- you were equals and he fucked with you and it’s not ok. I’m sorry, friend. You are so talented and so kind.”

-Everything Caity Weaver writes is great, including this piece on why all the Real Housewives shows sound the same.

Cardi B‘s new song is a banger.

-I don’t even watch Blindspot, but I will definitely read an article that’s titled “PSA: NBC’s #Blindspot Is The Procedural That F**ks.”

-I do, however, watch Legends of Tomorrow — and last night’s premiere was perfection. I agree with this piece on how it really is the best antidote for dreary, grim “prestige TV.”

-Speaking of anti-prestige shows, critics are loving the foreign teen drama Elite on Netflix.

-This piece on whether or not Jason Mantzoukas is hot feels like it was pulled directly from my brain.

-I really liked the book The Passage but I’m not sure how good an adaptation that airs on Fox will be. Still, this trailer intrigues me.

 

Rihanna Turns Down Super Bowl in Support of Colin Kaepernick

-This is amazing: Rihanna was reportedly offered the Super Bowl halftime show and she declined it in support of Colin Kaepernick. (Also, is anyone else addicted to her makeup tutorials? Just me?)

Avril Lavigne talks about how serious her struggle with Lyme Disease was in her new Billboard cover story. “I was in bed for f***ing two years. I had accepted that I was dying.”

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have yet to hold a formal ceremony to celebrate their status as husband and wife, but they’re sure acting married.

John Krasinski reviewed all of the best pranks he and Jimmy Kimmel have every played on each other — and then surprised Jimmy with a new one.

-Also appearing on Kimmel was Cardi B, who revealed that labour was a real eye-opener for her. “She broke my vagina. Why nobody tells you about those things? Nobody told me they were gonna stitch my vagina. People just be like, ‘Oh, you know, when you give birth, it’s gonna hurt.’ But nobody tells you [that].”

Bella Thorne has 19(!) cats — and a dog named Tampon.

Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner‘s Lenny Letter website is reportedly is shutting down tomorrow. It’s too bad; I subscribed to their newsletter and some of their content was pretty great.

Jada Pinkett Smith and Leah Remini put aside their differences about Scientology in an upcoming episode of Smith’s Red Table Talk

David Beckham happened to mention that marriage can be hard work so the divorce rumours are back in overdrive.

-Netflix says more than 80 millions subscribers watched their romcoms this summer. I always side-eye Netflix’s reports about how much their original content is viewed (what’s a “watch”? 30 seconds? The full movie?), but I dig that they  singled out To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before as one of its most viewed original films ever with strong repeat viewing. I only account for about 127 of those…

-Speaking of Netflix’s original romcoms, they just set a release date for the sequel to A Christmas Prince. Here for it.

-Two of the women who exposed Louis C.K.’s harassment have no time for his whining.

Kristen Bells says she uses Snow White to teach her kids about consent (“Don’t you think that it’s weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission?”).

Mark Ruffalo continues to be really good at Twitter.

-Speaking of Ruffalo, he will play twins in the HBO adaptation of Wally Lamb’s novel I Know This Much Is True, a book I read a million years ago but I think I liked? Maybe?

Rachel Bloom created three shorts about rape culture.

-Oof, the Jake Gyllenhaal interview story that Lainey tells her her latest podcast does NOT make him come off well.

Jason Blum has apologized (quite well, I think) for his blunder when asked about hiring female directors. Meanwhile, here’s a list of 10 kickasss directors he could turn to.

-Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner inspires the invention of time travel in the trailer for the romcom Time Freak.