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Kanye West Calls Slavery a “Choice”

-Ok, if whatever Kanye West is doing is just performance art and not actually him losing his mind, he needs to stop. This isn’t amusing anymore. He just crashed TMZ Live and said “When you hear about slavery for 400 years, for 400 years? That sounds like a choice. Like, you where there for 400 years and there’s all of y’all? It’s like we’re mentally imprisoned.” When Harvey Levin is looking at you like you crossed a line, that ain’t good.  (Also, bless TMZ’s Van Lathan for standing up to him like that.)

-A French tourist was sitting alone in a New York City restaurant and ordered a cosmo because it’s Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw’s favorite drink. When the bartender told Sarah Jessica Parker, she paid his tab and ordered a cosmo for herself too. Man, sometimes I still really love her.

Blake Shelton is trying to pretend his “karma” tweet wasn’t about Miranda Lambert. Sure, Jan.

Ashley Judd is suing Harvey Weinstein for due to damage done to her career as a result of his alleged sexual harassment. According to the lawsuit, she felt something “unseen” had been holding her career back and didn’t realize until December that it was Weinstein. She says any financial recuperation will go to Time’s Up.

Ava DuVernay, Viola Davis, Shonda Rhimes and more are adding their voices to the #MuteRKelly campaign.

Tiffany Haddish and Charlamagne sounded off about him a year ago.

Gwyneth Paltrow told the Today Show that her kids are “excited” about her engagement. Wait, so she DIDN’T get married a couple of weeks ago in Mexico? I’m so confused.

-I saw Zachary Levi speak at a fan convention last year and I remember thinking, “man, he’s got some bad takes.” So this tweet doesn’t surprise me.

-The cast of Avengers: Infinity War read mean tweets about themselves on Kimmel. Tom Holland‘s was my fave.

-This is a nice surprise: The Crown star Claire Foy will receive $275,000 in back pay.

Busy Philipps is going to host a late night show? Here for it!

-The new Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer introduces Goliath to the MCU.

The Internet Is Shipping Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B Jordan

-I had no idea that everyone wants Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B Jordan to date, but I just bought a boarding pass to this ship! In any case, she got him to do spontaneous push ups at a fashion show because he lost a bet and she’s my new hero.

-In other delightful Black Panther cast interactions, Danai Gurira and Chadwick Boseman played with the fear box.

Aubrey Plaza revealed that she spent Galentine’s Day with Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones and Katherine Hahn. My heart!

Jennifer Garner is pushing this America’s Sweetheart thing to the limit by shipping Girl Guide cookies to her Instagram followers.

-Oof, this People cover story with Sarah Jessica Parker is bad timing. (Or maybe good, depending on where you land in the Kim vs Sarah feud.)

-Sorry, FX. Ryan Murphy has been lured to Netflix with deal rumoured to be up to $300 million.

-It’s interesting that as traditional TV staples like Murphy and Shonda Rhimes leave for Netflix, The CW continues to believe in the broadcast model, adding an extra night of programming. Ironically, the reason it can continue to survive declining ratings (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s existence continues to defy logic) is because of their lucrative Netflix deal.

Will Smith‘s Instagram continues to be a delight. Here, he proves he knows the lyrics to ‘La Bamba‘.

-This is quality Valentine’s Day content from Robert Downey Jr.

This podcast in which they try to figure out what Christian Grey actually does for a living in the Fifty Shades series is hilarious.

-Meanwhile, a gyno does not recommend putting ice cream where Christian does in the new movie.

-This never happens, but I actually like everything Blake Lively’s trainer says about the program he put her on to lose her baby weight. Carbs are fine. Life means you can’t always work out for an hour 5 times a week. “Putting a mother under a high intensity interval training is one of the most irresponsible things that anyone can do.” Who is this guy and can I hire him?!?

-Also, who knew that Blake Lively and Emily Blunt are suddenly BFFs?

-This is a really thoughtful interview with veteran TV showrunner Glen Mazzara about how he’s trying to create real change and inclusion in the TV industry.’

-Veronica Mars costars Kristen Bell and Ryan Hansen  tested mom products for Ellen and things got weird.

-I’m really bummed that the trailers for the Overboard remake look so bad.

Critics’ Choice Awards Red Carpet

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-The Critics’ Choice Awards were last night, but I only caught the last 20 minutes. From what I saw, the red carpet was more exciting than the show itself.  Allison Janney and Saoirse Ronan continue to kill it fashion-wise.

-Also, look how happy the little girl from The Florida Project looks with Angelina Jolie!

-The Mark Wahlberg story continues to unfold in horrifying ways.  A source told USA Today that his contract included costar approval and “what he said was, ‘I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.’ And that’s how he (expletive) them.” Also it also seems like the initial justification circulating that Michelle Williams was contractually obligated to do reshoots and Wahlberg wasn’t isn’t even true, so it just gets worse and worse. This isn’t about how’s a better negotiator; this is about who’s a garbage person and who isn’t.

-He’s not the only one benefiting from the Me Too movement. Hollywood publicists are charging up to $30,000 in “project” fees to handle clients accused of harassment.

-Sources say James Franco is “in a bad place” following the allegations. Aw, muffin!

Oprah Winfrey interviewed a few of Hollywood’s most powerful women—including Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, America Ferrera, Shonda Rhimes, and Tracee Ellis Ross—to discuss the impact of Time’s Up.

Daniel Radcliffe broke his silence on the Johnny Depp casting controversy in Fantastic Beasts. He very diplomatically praised his Harry Potter producers, while wondering why his costar Jamie Waylett was dropped from the franchise for a weed offence.

George Clooney will return to TV. Well, Hulu anyway. Close enough.

-Wait, Taylor Swift‘s new video is for End Game?, that crappy song with Ed Sheeran?  Seriously, did everyone just forget that Gorgeous is also on that album?!

Issa Rae might have turned down Drake at a Golden Globes party and now that’s all I want to talk about!

-Stranger Things’ David Harbour is a treasure.

-There’s more talk that Proud Mary being buried. A Thursday night screening in Detroit with 80 tickets pre-sold was reportedly cancelled by the studio an hour before showtime. That’s bananas.

-Just when I thought The Good Place couldn’t surprise me more comes last night’s episode. Also, this interview with Jameela Jamil (who plays Tahani) is great. This was her first acting gig!

-It sounds like Matt Smith got a little tipsy at James Corden‘s wedding.

-Here’s the first trailer for Hulu’s The Looming Tower starring Jeff Daniels and Michael Stuhlbarg.

-And here’s the first trailer for Alan Ball‘s Here and Now, starring Tim Robbins, Holly Hunter, Sosie Bacon, Jerrika Hinton. Vulture calls it “HBO’s version of This Is Us.”