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Kiernan Shipka Casts a Spell

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-The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina drops Friday on Netflix, and I appreciate all the looks Kiernan Shipka is serving up on the promo tour.  Her premiere dress was appropriately witchy, and she’s very cute on the cover of ES Magazine.

-I’m not quite sure why Sarah Silverman felt the need to tell everyone that Louis C.K. masturbated in front of her with consent when they were kids. I think she’s trying to explain that because he grew up thinking that kind of behavior was accepted, he didn’t understand why it wasn’t when he became famous.  (“I’m just saying at a certain point, when he became influential, not even famous, but influential in the world of comedy, it changes. He felt like he was the same person, but the dynamic was different and it was not okay.”) But it was never ok. On the plus side, at least she doesn’t seem down with his sweep-it-under-the-rug comeback. “I’m not saying everyone should embrace Louis again. I believe he has remorse. I just want him to talk about it on stage.”

-The plot thickens in the feud between Cardi B and makeup artist Blacswan.

-On the Today Show, Nicole Kidman clarified her comments from last week about how being married to Tom Cruise protected her from sexual harassment. “Because I was married at 23 years old, I wasn’t going to parties or I wasn’t going out a lot. I had my first child at 25 and I was in a family. So my sense of being in the world was — I was working, or I was at home.”

Drake reportedly wanted to have kids with Rihanna. I mean, who doesn’t?

-Good on Liam Payne for calling out a tabloid story on the “mystery woman” he was photographed with: “My team is full of talented, smart professional women. I find it wrong that they are reduced to being linked to me romantically in the press just for simply standing next to me.”

Chris Hemsworth and his brother picked up a hitchhiker and took him where he needed to go — on a helicopter.

-Halloween starring Jamie Lee Curtis broke a whole bunch of records at the box office this weekend,  including biggest horror movie opening with a female lead, and biggest movie opening with a female lead over 55. Horror is definitely not my thing, but all this talk about how badass Judy Greer is in the final scene has me curious.

-Congrats to Amy Schumer, who’s expecting her first child with hubby Chris Fischer.

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson reportedly hadn’t started any wedding planning yet, so that has to make things slightly less terrible for them.

-Meanwhile, Davidson incorporated the split into an awkward standup set: “I’ve been covering a bunch of tattoos, that’s fun. I’m f–king 0-for-2 in the tattoo department. Yeah, I’m afraid to get my mom tattooed on me because she’d leave.”

Jill Soloway and Hannah Gadsby are reportedly dating and I love this so much!

-Nashville costars Chris Carmack and Erin Slaver got married over the weekend.

-I don’t typically watch Doctor Who but I might catch up on last night’s episode about Rosa Parks because everyone is gushing over it. It was the first episode in the show’s 55-year history written by a person of colour.

Cate Blanchett is getting a lot of flak for defending straight actors playing gay characters. While I think she should have acknowledged the privilege she has to take her pick from a vast number of roles that non-straight, non-white actors would never even be considered for (and the value of those who can bring lived experience to a role) I also think she’s been a bit misquoted. She actually said, “I will fight to the death for the right to suspend disbelief and play roles beyond my experience.” Which is…acting.

Selma Blair revealed her MS diagnosis and got a lot of support from fellow celebs.

Will Smith appeared on Jada Pinkett Smith‘s Facebook talk show, where he get candid about a rough time in their marriage: “Jada’s an actress, she had two babies, she had to be home raising her babies while I got to do everything I wanted to do. She was sacrificing herself to fit my picture. I felt that money and winning made a good relationship. You [Jada] were trapped in a life that you didn’t build and you didn’t want.”

-Wonder Woman 2 has been pushed back to June 5, 2020 (it was originally set to open Nov 1, 2019).

Jerry Seinfeld, Tony Hale, Tina Fey, Kumail Nanjiani, Keegan Michael-Key, Lisa Kudrow, Bryan Cranston and Stephen Colbert were among the celebs who honoured/roasted Julia Louis Dreyfess as she accepted the Mark Twain Prize.

-Every time Dave Grohl invites a kid on stage it makes my heart sing.

-Here’s the latest trailer for Julia Roberts‘ Amazon show Homecoming, which I just realized costars Lip from Shameless AND Ray from Girls.  The reviews are pretty glowing.

TV Drama Actresses Cover THR

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-The Hollywood Reporter’s actresses roundtable features Angela Bassett, Claire Foy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Elisabeth Moss, Thandie Newton and Sandra Oh, and it’s well worth a read.  They talk about pay parity, sex scenes and deciding when to weigh in on decision making on sets.

-This is exactly what I wanted to hear about Ocean’s 8.

-Jesus, how is The Bachelorette still able to survive? A season 2 producer arranged for a masseuse to come to Meredith Phillips‘ room during production in L.A., and that masseuse drugged and assaulted Meredith, she says.

-Anyone else get the feeling that David Cross is… a lot? During his interview with Colbert, he got so offended that he walked off the set. I mean, I get that it was a bit but I find him exhausting.

Sarah Silverman was interviewed by GQ and was pretty damn forgiving about controversial comedians in her circle. She spoke about Al Franken (“I understand that I may have cognitive distortion, because I love him so much. But all I can say is, and he may not be excited about this, but he has no sexuality. I believe in my heart of heart of hearts he never copped a feel”), Louie CK (“He’s my brother, so it’s hard. I may not have a very clear perspective on it, but I’m trying to…I don’t have some definitive sound bite or nutshell of how I feel about it, even to myself. But I’m also okay with that”), Aziz  Ansari (“I was just like, ‘Gross, I don’t wanna know that about Aziz!’ Hopefully he’s dealing with things, looking inward, and will blossom from it”) and Roseanne (“I had the gall to get high one night and watch episodes one and two of Roseanne. And I thought it was lovely.”)

-Seeing as her own sister accused Louis CK of masturbating in front of her 20 times, I’m surprised she’s this understanding.

-You know what, I really like Ariana Grande. Like, a lot.

-Interesting look at what TV critics are picking as their fave new pilots in the upcoming season.

Damon Lindelof wrote an emotional letter to fans about his vision for The Watchmen.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan‘s marriage falls apart in Paul Dano‘s directorial debut, Wildfire. This is a really, really well done trailer.

Blake Lively is Powerful

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-Variety is launching its Power of Women NY issue tomorrow, and the covers feature Chelsea Clinton, Shari Redstone, Audra McDonald, Jessica Chastain, Gayle King and…Blake Lively? One of these things is not like the other.

-Despite those reconciliation rumours, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have officially filed for divorce two years after splitting. Once again, their timing was impeccable.

Charlie Hunnam doesn’t have good memories of his”terrible, painful, expensive” first marriage at 18.

Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman and Aziz Ansari reflect on the legacy of Harris Wittels in this heartbreaking article.

Robert Downey Jr. looks like an existentially confused Easter bunny and I’m here for it.

-I love this video of Reese Witherspoon calling out paps for their crappy driving. The arm pat at the end with the “you know better; I’ve known you forever, come on!” is peak Reese.

-Speaking of paps, this is an interesting look at how they get shots on closed movie sets.

-Brace yourself: Scarlett Johansson said that running for political office “could be interesting.”

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys continue to be my favourite celebrity couple because of stuff like this.

-EW is ranking the shows in danger of being cancelled and I’m really hoping they’re wrong about Pitch.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are filming A Star Is Born scenes using the Coachella stages this week. (Is he wearing a fake nose?)

Drew Barrymore remembers the way Coachella used to be. I miss those days.

-I don’t go to Coachella anymore (’cause I’m too old for that shit) but I was visiting my brother and we ended up catching a lot of the live-stream. Despite Radiohead’s technical difficulties at the beginning, the last five songs (including Creep!) were perfection. I also really dug Glass Animals, Two Door Cinema Club, The Head and the Heart, Phantogram, Bon Iver, Little Dragon, Big Gigantic and Schoolboy Q.

-Coachella is always lit when it comes to spotting new celebrity couples. Chris Pine and Sofia Boutella were photographed holding hands, while Orlando Bloom made out with a model while his reported new girlfriend Nina Dobrev looked on. (Sigh. I love her but her relationship choices give me heartburn…)

-This takedown of Vin Diesel is making my Monday more tolerable.

Jay Pharoah says he was almost fired from SNL for demanding black female cast members.

-I finally finished 13 Reasons Why and I’m not sure that the ending lived up to the hype, especially because it became increasingly difficult to understand why the kids were covering it up.

-Good for Prince Harry for sharing his struggles and helping to normalize mental health treatment.

-Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights was not only a terrible movie, it was a terrible set to work on.

-Wait, is Shonda Rhimes creating her own Lenny-ish site? Sign me up!

Tyrese Gibson has apologized for those “horrible” comments about “promiscuous women”… this time.

-This is an interesting take about why it’s not always great when Netflix buys a movie you really want to see. I don’t disagree that they bury their new releases. There’s a new Joe Swanberg/Jake Johnson movie called Win It All that I loved, but it just hit Netflix and I’ve heard nothing about it. Like, crickets.

Michelle Pfeiffer is stepping back into the spotlight and I can’t wait.

-The teaser for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is very pretty.