-In her new interview with Women’s Health, Eva Mendes says she hadn’t really considered motherhood until she met Ryan Gosling. “It was the furthest thing from my mind. Ryan Gosling happened. I mean, falling in love with him. Then it made sense for me to have…not kids, but his kids. It was very specific to him.”
–Jimmy Kimmel organized a Game of Thrones hotline to help confused fans — with the show’s stars manning the phones.
-Meanwhile, Kit Harrington is not here for any GoT hot takes. “Whatever critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their [negative] judgement on it, in my head they can go f*ck themselves.”
-Netflix’s ratings claims should always be met with side-eye, but they say the brotastic film Triple Frontier was viewed by 52 million households in first month. On the TV side, it says Umbrella Academy was watched by 45 million households in its first month.
-Captain Marvel is out in just a month and I feel like the Marvel publicity blitz is a bit slower than usual. But here’s Brie Larson on the cover of InStyle, which is hopefully just the tip of the marketing iceberg. In the interview, she talks about calling Jennifer Lawrence for some advice the morning after her Oscar win, and what it feels like to join the giant Marvel universe.
-Not surprisingly, Liam Neeson is in damage control today, telling GMA “I’m not racist”in the wake of his undeniably racist story.
-Meanwhile, the premiere of his new movie was just cancelledin light of his remarks. It’ll be really interesting to see if this controversy has any affect on its box office.
-I dug this article about SNL’s Totino’s sketches. This bit from writer Sarah Schneider is especially great: “While we shot this, I developed a crush on Kristen Stewart…She was super personable. Sometimes hosts are very separate, and that’s fine. I was sitting, she came over and crouched and put her elbow on my knee to just, like, talk. And I was like, ‘I’m gonna leave my boyfriend.'”
–Angelina Jolie continues to do good work as an UNHCR Special Envoy. This week, she’s advocating for additional international aid while visiting the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.
-Crazy Stupid Love is not a great film except for that perfect 20-min stretch that’s just Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling hanging out at his house. Here’s a look behind the scenes of the Dirty Dancing lift scene.
-I have yet to watch the Netflix doc Abducted in Plain Sight, but everyone on my Twitter TL is losing their poo over it.
-The Craft star Rachel True put fan conventions on blast for excluding herwhile inviting her white co-stars.
-Why is Max Greenfield talking about shooting sex scenesfor the new Veronica Mars reboot? Deputy Leo better stay the hell away from our girl!
–Alex Rodriguez dedicated a message to Jennifer Lopez on their 2-year anniversary: “Only 730 days, which have flown by, but it feels like we have been together forever. We are meant to be, and how much you mean to me cannot be put into words.”
–Ruth Wilson continues to be cryptic about her exit from The Affair, but promises there’s “a much bigger story” behind it. “It isn’t about pay parity, and it wasn’t about other jobs…But I’m not really allowed to talk about it.” I’m so curious!!
-In other news, she’s reportedly returning to the new season of Luther? YES!! I don’t even know how that’s possible storywise, and I don’t care.
-Wow, critics are LOVING First Manstarring Ryan Gosling, which just opened in Venice.
-Venice is always known for grand entrances, but Lady Gaga’s takes the cake.
-I was really hoping Prince Harry would continue the song at a performance of Hamilton last night, but he only attempted the opening line.
–Michael B Jordan challenged Will Smith to a cook off — and Gordon Ramseyoffered to judge.
–Emmy Rossum has hinted that she’s leaving Shameless in an emotional Facebook post to her fans. “I know you will continue on without me, for now. There is much more Gallagher story to be told. I will always be rooting for my family. Try not to think of me as gone, just think of me as moving down the block.” I know Showtime is known for beating dead horses, but the show should really end now.
-I’m soo curious why HBO made Tom & Lorenzo take down their series on Sharp Objects’s fashion because of “how much they were giving away.” The show is over. It’s based on a book. If people wanted to be spoiled, there are better ways than an article on its wardrobe.
-If Drake and Kanye West are going to continue this feud, they’re going to have to do more than talk in emojisfor me to care.
-Meanwhile, it’s weird af that people are shipping Lana Condor and Noah Centineo IRL. I mean, I get it because they have crazy chemistry, but it’s still weird. I’m glad the actors don’t seem too freaked out by it.
-Oh man, Mo Ryan gets INTO IT in her Hollywood Reporter column on Louis C.K.‘s set: “He controlled, in a monstrous way, the manner of his professional return — and then he used the word ‘rape’ in his set. For laughs. For a ‘joke’ about how rape whistles are ‘unclean.’ What the fuck? What the FUCK? He’s not done narcissistically inflicting pain on unsuspecting people. This past week proves that beyond a doubt…He didn’t take even one step down the road to a new chapter. Instead, he twisted the knife. He told a joke about rape whistles. He actually invoked sexual violence in that set.”
–Roxanne Gay also wrote an excellent piece on it for the New York Times: “We spend so little energy thinking about justice for victims and so much energy thinking about the men who perpetrate sexual harassment and violence. We worry about what will become of them in the wake of their mistakes. We don’t worry as much about those who have suffered at their hands.”
-In the first trailer for Jason Reitman’s The Front Runner, Hugh Jackman plays Gary Hart, a politician whose White House potential was derailed by an affair.
-I’m intrigued for the trailer for I Think We’re Alone Now, Reed Morano’s film starring Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning.