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Nicki Minaj Calls the Cardi B Fight “So Mortifying and Humiliating”

Nicki Minaj has broken her silence on the physical altercation she and Cardi B got into on Friday night at a NYFW party. “The other night I was part of something so mortifying and so humiliating to go through in front of a bunch upper echelon… people who have their life together…I was in a Gaultier gown — off the motherf—ing runway — and I could not believe how humiliated it all felt.”

-There’s also rumours that Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans fought at Diddy‘s party in the Hamptons. What happened this weekend?!

-I don’t care if this story about Mel B and Zac Efron enjoying a “night of passion” after meeting on the dating app Raya is made up; it’s delightful! (Also, Joshua Jackson is on Raya?! Sign me up!)

Jon Legend just EGOT’d! (He won an Emmy, Oscar, Grammy and Tony in competitive categories.)

-Wow, this Olivia Munn situation is a mess and she deserves a LOT of praise for sticking to her guns it while her male costars are abandoning her. She (rightly) fought to cut a scene featuring a convicted sexual offender in The Predator days before its TIFF premiere. Midway through a TIFF press day for movie yesterday, her costars Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes and Augusto Aguilera backed out of the rest of the day’s interviews with her because “the guys became uncomfortable with the way the interviews were going.” (I’m not surprised; the one video interview that Rhodes and Aguilera did with Munn is so incredibly uncomfortable to watch as the pair dance around the issue and refuse to blame director Shane Black, who cast the offender because they’re friends). And in this interview, the way Thomas Jane and Keegan Michael-Key hedge when asked about it made me cringe. Even Sterling K Brown’s response (which was to eventually very supportive of Munn but still threw in a few “should he be forgiven for his crimes?” jabs) disappointed me.

-Meanwhile, Munn is soldiering on with the promo junket (as she tweeted earlier: “I’m contractually obligated. And from what I’m experiencing, I think they’d prefer I not show up.”) But she’s not being quiet about her disappointment with her costars or director. On Sunday at a TIFF event, she told the audience “That [story] came out on Thursday and the interesting thing is not one of my cast members reached out to me to say ‘are you OK?’ or ‘thanks’ or anything. At the premiere that night I look over and the other five cast members are giving the director a standing ovation, but they didn’t even give me a call that day.” She’s since given interviews in which she says she’s feeling “isolated” and “like the bad guy” because she didn’t want to share a scene with a registered sex offender who spent time in prison for inappropriate acts with his 14-year-old niece. The way she’s handling this — and especially the way she’s using the spotlight to keep the focus the safety of film sets where children are present — is incredibly admirable and I hope this helps her career, not hurts it.

-This TIFF moment of Julia Roberts realizing a fan flew from Indonesia to see her and pulling him up on stage is quite lovely.

-I went to Jason Reitman‘s Breakfast Club live read yesterday and Jesse Eisenberg as Bender was a revelation. I can’t believe it either.

-The comments on Ariana Grande‘s Instagram account have been disabled after a storm of abuse from people blaming her for ex-boyfriend Mac Miller’s death because people are the worse. Stop making women responsible for men’s actions!

-Here’s the Daredevil season 3 trailer. I want Netflix to put out a supercut of just Karen’s scenes (and include Frank Castle, if he pops up at all this season). Is that possible?

-I really like the rating system on this rundown of the best boyfriends in teen romcoms. Woodchuck Todd in Easy A should rank higher than 6/10, but Peter Kavinsky in TATBILB is absolutely at 27/10.

-I managed to sneak in a screening of Sierra Burgess Is a Loser and as adorable as Noah Centineo and Shannon Purser were, that movie is problematic!

Nicole Kidman‘s kids are very excited that she’s playing Aquaman’s mother.

-On Sunday, a new Ronan Farrow-penned New Yorker exposé featured six more women who claim CBS chief Les Moonves forced them into unwanted sexual situations and allegedly retaliated when they refused. (Apparently the women came forward because they were angry with how slowly CBS was dealing with the previous allegations.) Three hours after the story ran, Moonves stepped down and he and CBS announced they’ll donate $20 million deducted from any severance benefits to organizations that support the #MeToo movement (which sounds like a lot, until you find out that CBS said it put $120 million in trust to pay severance to Moonves, depending on results of corporate investigation).

-Not surprisingly, his wife Julie Chen is taking time off from The Talk.

-Meanwhile, CBS stars are speaking out, including Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom, who tweeted “As an employee of CBS, I would just like to say that Les Moonves should be fired without getting a fucking dollar. The actions described in this article are those of sexual assault and shame on anyone else in the corporation who knew about his crimes.”

Sarah Jessica Parker says Sex & the City looks “tone-deaf” 20 years later. I can’t imagine what she thinks of the second movie, then.

-I’m very intrigued by all the good reviews Lifetime’s You is getting. (I adored that book, and I’m glad it sounds like they’re not toning down the creepy and uping the romance.)  This is my fave part of the NYT review: “You is never boring, which sounds like faint praise. But in an era of glassy dramas defined by sad-man montages, weary characters standing dead still in moody showers and bewildering mysteries that are often just covers for poor characterization, it’s a relief.”

Susan Sarandon takes matters into her own hands when her war correspondent son gets taken hostage while on assignment in the Viper Club trailer.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Engaged

-Just when we thought the news cycle was too depressing comes Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s engagement announcement. They handled themselves absolutely perfectly, from their adorable photocall (in which she wore a Canadian designer — and no pantyhose!) to their super charming first joint interview (“The [Queen’s] corgis took to you straight away. I’ve spent the last 33 years being barked at; this one walks in – absolutely nothing. Just wagging tails.”). Also, I’m surprised by how frankly she talks about having to give up her career for this.

Harry designed the diamond engagement ring using one stone from Botswana and two diamonds from Diana’s personal collection.

-The guy who plays her love interest on Suits won Twitter.

-Also, I really want to watch all her Hallmark movies now. And I am definitely going to re-read The Royal We this weekend.

-Vanity Fair is celebrating the Marvel universe with this four-cover special. I wish this were one of the covers.

-I really, really like this Buzzfeed writer, but her article on “10 years of trying to make Armie Hammer happen” was a little harsh. He’s never been a fave of mine and I certainly think he plays into his smug persona (which was cemented for me when he was at TIFF, as well as his response to Buzzfeed), and I totally agree with her point that he’s been afforded opportunities others have not because of race, wealth and gender. I just wish she had broadened it out to not just be about him. I can think of a bunch of other actors that would fit the bill  just as well (if  not  better) when it comes to his career vs. how he’s currently being presented.

-Glee actress Naya Rivera was arrested Saturday and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery following an altercation with her husband. Police say she hit him in the head while they were taking their son for a walk.

-Lady Bird is now Rotten Tomatoes’ best-reviewed film, with a 100% score after 165 reviews. The record was previously held by Toy Story 2. I assumed I was not going to like it because I have never bought into Greta Gerwig‘s schtick (I almost walked out of Frances Ha), but it’s one of my faves of the year. Two weeks later and I’m still thinking about it. Go see it!

Tiffany Haddish hung out with ‘big sister’ Barbra Streisand — and taught her about Cardi B. God, I wish she’d recorded that…

-Wow, people *hate* the new Frozen short that plays before Coco.

Black Mirror’s Season 4 trailer is here to freak you out.

-Wisdom of the Crowd has been cancelled at CBS as Jeremy Piven‘s sexual assault scandal heats up. All 13 ordered episodes will air, but the show is effectively dead.

-This is a great article questioning why This Is Us can’t tell good stories about characters other than Randall?

Leah Remini believes the LAPD is working with the Church of Scientology to bury Danny Masterson‘s rape claims.

-Seeing as the New York Times got roasted this weekend by running a soft-focus profile on a Nazi that seemed to paint him as sympathetic, I can’t wait to see how critics react to the CW’s superhero crossover (which airs tonight and tomorrow), which depicts the Arrow, Supergirl and the Flash as Nazis. What were they thinking?

-Speaking of CW shows, I totally agree with this article on how The Flash is once again failing its female characters this season.

-Also on superhero TV, I thought I was tapped out on them but I really, really liked the first two episodes of Marvel’s The Runaways. Makes sense: it’s from the creators of The OC and novelist Rainbow Rowell is on the writing staff.

-The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (from the creator of Gilmore Girls) drops this week on Amazon — and it feels like no one knows? Why in the world did Amazon not drop this before the long weekend in the US?

Susan Sarandon is cancelled — again. In a new interview with the Guardian, she says “I thought Hillary was very dangerous. If she’d won, we’d be at war” and calls feminists “strident bitches” and “emotional.”

Ethan Hawke is an agent on the run in 24 Hours to Live.

The Stars Shine at the MET Gala

-I’m here for all the stars that brought it at the MET Gala last night. Yes, a lot of the looks were crazy but that’s the whole point. This isn’t the Golden Globes; this is an evening to celebrate avant-garde designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons and the theme was “Art Of The In-Between” so weird was good.  I especially appreciated the more crazy dresses after reading this Twitter thread about the mechanics of making them. My faves were Rihanna,  Blake Lively(!), and Tracee Ellis Ross. Also props to Celine Dion, who was clearly having the most fun. She pretended her shoe was a phone! God, I love her.

-Also, Sarah Paulson‘s reaction to seeing Madonna was perfectNicki Minaj also got her fangirl on over a bunch of celebs.

-Of course the Kardashian’s led the selfie rule break.

Hailee Steinfeld is not really dating Justin Bieber, in case you were worried.

Susan Sarandon blasted Debra Messing on WWHL for not being very informed? Sit down.

Liam Payne named his new baby Bear Payne. But wasn’t there some big 1D conspiracy theory about a gay bear? Is this a hint? What does it all mean?!?

-Man, it’s been a rough week for diverse, inclusive, female-led dramas. First Sweet/Vicious was cancelled, and now Pitch has been pitched.

-Yay! The writers strike has been averted.

-I kept waiting for Drew Barrymore to say something dumb about wine, but she acquits herself quite well.

-A tearful Jimmy Kimmel detailed his newborn son’s open heart surgery  during last night’s monologue and also slammed Trump’s health care plan, saying “No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life.”

-Jesus Christ. Apparently Johnny Depp no longer memorizes his lines, he has someone feed them to him via earpiece. Seriously, what’s it going to take for everyone to stop giving that guy a pass?

J.K. Rowling apologized for killing Snape. Uh, why? He stalked a woman who had no interest in him for years and tormented her child because it looked like the guy he lost her to.  I’m glad he got a redemption arc, but that character was trash.

The Big Sick trailer is here! This was Kumail Nanjiani‘s surprise hit of Sundance and I can’t wait to see it.