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Ben Affleck Gets Emotional for GMA

Ben Affleck‘s press tour for The Way Back continues, and I guess his default setting this week is “emotionally raw.” He sat down with Diane Sawyer and revealed that his dad and aunt were alcoholics (“Seeing my dad, he was drunk everyday and that was just life. And that was painful and I always said ‘that will never be me. I’m never going to do that”) and got choked up when talking about his marriage to Jennifer Garner (“I never thought that I was gonna get divorced. I didn’t want to get divorced. I didn’t want to be a divorced person. I really didn’t want to be a split family with my children. And it upset me because it meant it wasn’t who I thought I was. And that was so painful and so disappointing in myself…I really don’t want my children to pay for my sins or be afraid for me”).

Affleck also credits Bradley Cooper and Robert Downey Jr. for being “very supportive” of his sobriety and says he “feels a great sense of gratitude” toward them.

-Move over, Carpool Karaoke. My fave James Corden recurring bit is when he gets toddlers to teach is guests a dance routine. This one with Justin Bieber is very cute.

SZA does not sound very happy with her new Rolling Stone magazine cover.

Billie Eilish surprised a 16-year-old fan during an emotional interview and good lord did it suddenly get dusty in here?!

Gwyneth Paltrow says she hosted a “makeup-free” dinner party but there is definitely some eyeliner/foundation happening in some of these pics.

-This is an interesting take on how The Witcher and The Mandalorian are in some ways throwbacks to an older era of TV.

-First Wives Club stars Goldie Hawn, Better Midler, and Diane Keaton are reuniting for a movie and I really needed this news today.

-There was a bad, BAD take that tore Twitter apart today about how Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t really become famous until Titanic came out in 1997 and when I read the article I felt like I was being gaslit. Of course he was a star before then! He was on the cover of Tiger Beat for years. He was on Growing Pains for a whole season. He was nominated for an Oscar in 1994 for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. Romeo + Juliet made him really famous in 1996. Yes, he reached a whole other level of mega-stardom with Titanic, but anyone who thinks he wasn’t famous before that just comes off like they don’t believe teen girls can be arbiters of pop culture, which is a shitty take. That’s like saying BTS aren’t famous because music critics don’t get them.

-I loved Adele‘s bridesmaids look.

Jalaiah was on Ellen to show off her Renegade dance moves.

-Everyone is very excited about the new Westworld trailer and yes, it does look very good but have we learned nothing?!?

-Here’s the first trailer for Shailene Woodley’s new romantic drama Endings Beginnings, in which she can’t decide between Sebastian Stan and Jamie Dornan so she sleeps with them both. I saw it at TIFF and I spent the whole movie undecided about who she should choose. I still can’t pick!

Brad Pitt Cleans Up Nice

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Brad Pitt is on the cover of Australian GQ and this the best he’s looked in years. He talks about shooting Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with Burt Reynolds (“We had two days of rehearsal with him and just to sit and talk and he was just… you know, they say don’t meet your heroes but he was just so gracious and kind. And still just funny as fuck”) and why he produces more than acts these days (“I keep doing less and less. I really believe that overall it’s a younger man’s game – not that there aren’t substantial parts for older characters – I just feel, the game itself, it’ll move on naturally”).

-Expect the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hype machine to kick into high gear in the next few weeks, especially considering it’s tracking for a $30 million opening weekend — which is modest considering it stars Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. I guess people aren’t as interested in sitting through a 2-1/2 hour movie about white dudes in the “good ol’ days” as they used to be.

Lea Michele has a new ‘Finn’ tattoo to commemorate Cory Monteith.

Jake Gyllenhaal might actually be losing it on this press junket.

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas released a wedding photo, which gives us a closer look at her Louis Vuitton dress. It’s not what I was expecting (I thought she’d go younger and edgier) but it’s very lovely.

-Speaking of wedding dresses, here’s a look at Katharine McPhee‘s ultra-fluffy Zac Posen gown.

Katherine might not be liking that Sophie and Joe stole her Paris wedding spotlight; she tweeted to the paparazzi which yacht they are honeymooning on.

Sebastian Stan shading Gwyneth Paltrow is *chef’s kiss*

Idris Elba set the record straight after two writers claimed they were pushed out of his play.

Emma Portner, a choreographer and Ellen Page’s wife, blasted Justin Bieber on social media, accusing him of being terrible to work with. “I couldn’t afford to eat. I was sweeping studio floors to be able to practice my own craft. The way you degrade women is an abomination.”

Julia Roberts and her fam are vacationing in Ontario cottage country.

Carly Rae Jepsen recorded a disco album that will “probably never be released,” which seems unnecessarily cruel.

-I’m not sure when Shailene Woodley turned into a fashionista but I’m here for it.

-Despite Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s wishes to have Archie’s godparents private, the Church of England is making all details of the baptism public for anyone who is willing to pay the fee.

-Of course Ryan Reynolds turned his Bottleneck Challenge video into an ad for his gin. Of course he did.

Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, and Russell Tovey star in the trailer for The Good Lie.

You’re Saying Rihanna’s Name Wrong

This video that Rihanna shot for British Vogue has everyone realizing that we’ve been pronouncing her name wrong all this time. She say “REE-anne-a” instead of “Ri-AHH-na”.

Meryl Streep doesn’t like the term “toxic masculinity,” saying: “We hurt our boys by calling something toxic masculinity. And I don’t find putting those two words together [works] because women can be pretty f***ng toxic. It’s toxic people.” Um Meryl, I love you to the moon and back, but “toxic masculinity” doesn’t mean that men are toxic. It’s referring to the very specific, very gendered behavior of incels and their ilk.

-Also, Streep asked to wear fake teeth in Big Little Lies to more resemble her on-screen son, Alexander Skarsgård.

-When asked about his love life while promoting John Wick 3, Keanu Reeves said “You mean romantic love? You know, I’m the lonely guy. I don’t have anyone in my life. But if it does occur, I would respect and love the other person; hopefully it’ll happen for me.” The line forms behind me.

Shailene Woodley horrified Ellen Degeneres by admitting that she doesn’t floss her teeth.

-Pride Month is starting early! Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson were spotted moving a sex bench into their home. Enjoy, ladies.

-Following yesterday’s THR interview with The Chi’s showrunner about how “everyone knew” about the harassment allegations against actor Jason Mitchell, show creator Lena Waithe gave a new interview saying: “What I want to do is own that I wish I would’ve handled the situation differently. And I wish I would’ve done more. What I want to do is own my part in it.”

Sally Rooney‘s book Normal People (which I liked but still don’t quite get what all the fuss is about), is going to be a Hulu series.

R. Kelly is facing 11 new felony counts of sexual abuse, which carries a maximum of 30 years in prison.

-The Chicago police just released the first round of case files surrounding Jussie Smollett after a judge ordered them to be unsealed last week.

-I am very here for New Girl’s Jake Johnson to be back on my TV screen.

Sacha Baron Cohen confirmed the long-held rumour that Borat is what led to Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock’s divorce.

-This is an interesting take on how fans feel like they were fooled by Morrisey because they mistook his far right views for just being a shy misfit.

-The reviews for the new season of The Handmaid’s Tale are good but not great.

Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Gwendoline Christie star in the Fabric trailer, which looks weird AF and I dig it.

The Kitchen trailer, starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss and Margo Martindale, features three women who join the Irish mafia while their husbands are in jail. It kind of looks like The Widows but is set in the 70s. I’m here for it!