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Jay Z’s Family Feud Video Stars Beyonce, Michael B Jordan, Jessica Chastain and More

Jay Z dropped his “Family Feud” video today, which was directed by Ava DuVernay, costars Beyonce and Blue Ivy and details his infidelity. The video includes cameos by Jessica Chastain, Mindy Kaling, Michael B Jordan, Thandie Newton, Brie Larson, Rashida Jones, Rosario Dawson, Constance Wu, Niecy Nash and David Oyelowo, but you can only watch the full thing on Tidal (for now).

Zac Efron recalls the time he cried while talking to Michael Jackson, which then in turn made Jackson cry.

-When Survivor winner Todd Herzog appeared on Dr. Phil in 2013 to talk about his addictions, his alcohol level was .263. Now he’s alleging it’s because of the vodka and Xanax supplied to him by the show. A new Boston Globe/STAT story also quotes people who were encouraged by staffers to go to L.A.’s Skid Row in order to buy heroin.

-Wait, people actually think The Last Jedi is a box office failure? In what world?!

-Oh god, Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt are circling a Mad About You revival. Stop trying to reboot things, Hollywood! (Unless it’s Happy Endings or Selfie.)

-Speaking of TV, here’s our picks for the best TV shows of 2017, ICYMI.

-Ugh, Meghan Markle‘s relatives are coming out of the woodwork in full force.

-I kind of love Ridley Scott. He’s 80, he just reshot an entire movie in 9 days, and he gives interviews in which he clearly does not give af. His chat with Vulture is refreshingly candid, and even offers an opinion of Blade Runner 2049: “It was f**king way too long. F**k me! And most of that script’s mine…I shouldn’t talk…I’m being a bitch.”

-According to critics who screened the first 5 of the 10 new episodes of The X Files, it’s still wildly inconsistent but there’s more flirting/banter and “another dazzling Darin Morgan standalone.”

Minnie Driver revealed that Harvey Weinstein wanted Ashley Judd for Good Will Hunting instead of her, telling her “You’re just not f**kable.”

-Meanwhile, according to Buzzfeed Weinstein will not go quietly.

-Also, it’s great to see these women gather to talk about life after speaking out about Weinstein, but where’s Lupita Nyong’o in all this?

John Oliver makes a good point concerning the backlash of him confronting Dustin Hoffman over sexual harassment: “It became about my questions rather than his answers.”

-Uh, so male stars are also planning to wear black to the Golden Globes to protest sexual misconduct in Hollywood? Except don’t they almost always wear black anyway? For the love of god, someone design a ribbon or something! I really hope the winners pull a Fiona Apple and use their acceptance speech to say “this world is bullshit.”

-What kind of person nabs Tatiana Maslany for their new TV show and then ends up recasting her part??! Ryan Murphy, wyd?

Will Smith got very excited over Jamie Oliver’s Christmas negroni.

-Also, Will Smith has only been on Instagram for a month but already it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

-Speaking of Smith, was Bright actually worth the $90 million Netflix spent on it? Nielsen is reporting that 11 million people watched it  over its first three days . (I’m skeptical about that number, though. On the one hand, the real figure is probably higher since Nielsen only measures people watching on actual TVs, not tablets and computers. On the other hand, “views” don’t tell the story of how many people watched ’till the end.)

-In any case, if that number is accurate it adds up to a $99 million debut at the box office — roughly what The Fate of the Furious did in April, and a win that Smith desperately needs.  (Bright’s numbers are still smaller than Stranger Things 2, which pulled in 15.8 million by Nielsen’s measure.)

-Can Lena Dunham learn from the high-profile mistakes she made in 2017?

-I really liked this list of the 50 greatest moments from this year’s movies.  As much as I had mixed feelings about Molly’s Game, the “on tilt” poker scene is a fave.

-Wait, Eartha Kitt had a threesome with Paul Newman and James Dean?!  (Also, check out this clip of Newman and Dean flirting during a screen test for East of Eden.)

-This clip of Celine Dion twirling a baton is just what I needed to bid goodbye to 2017.

-Here’s the trailer for The Open House with the kid from 13 Reasons Why. Netflix is really going all in with him, huh?

-Here’s the first trailer for Selma Blair and Nicolas CageMom and Dad, which people went NUTS for at TIFF’s Midnight Madness. It’s a horror movie in which all the parents in the world are suddenly overcome by the urge to murder their kids.

-Every Day, one of my favorite YA books of all time, is now a movie coming in Feb and I CANNOT WAIT!

Jennifer Hudson Strikes a Pose for Cosmo

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-What’s happening with Jennifer Hudson’s Cosmo cover? Is she dancing? Is she fighting? Also, I haven’t read Cosmo in decades but all of those headlines are hilariously bad.

-The Queen won’t let Kate Middleton wear nail polish? Man, I can’t wait until Megan Markle shakes this up.

-This interview with Melissa Leo is bananas. She talks about how difficult women directors are, says the reason she hasn’t been harassed by directors is because she’s “a small-breasted, red-headed woman with little eyes” and gets defensive over simple questions. The reporter calls it “the strangest and most uncomfortable interview I have ever done.”

-Here’s Jeff Goldblum coming up with hilarious, creative compliments for the Thor cast. I love that he uses exclamations like “super-duper” and “by gum!”

-HBO is dropping its project with news analyst Mark Halperin amid sexual-harassment allegations.

-Mandy Moore says she met her husband on Instagram, so keep on double tapping all the latte art photos that cute guy you don’t actually know posts.

Ashley Judd, who was one of the first women to go on the record and kick this whole Weinstein story off, spoke with Sawyer about her experiences on Good Morning America.

-Meanwhile, Selma Blair and Rachel McAdams came forward to share their encounters with James Toback, and it sounds horrific. McAdams said when she told her agent what happened, she wasn’t surprised. “That is when I got mad, because I felt like I was kind of thrown into the lion’s den and given no warning that he was a predator.”

-In EW’s new cover story, insiders get really candid about why this moment in Hollywood is very different.

-This Sarah Polley profile is all kinds of wonderful.

-Here’s the trailer for the David S. Pumpkins animated special.

-The cast of Ryan Murphy‘s latest TV project is insane. Pose will star Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek and Tatiana Maslany, as well as the largest number of transgender actors in television history to have series regular roles.

-Was the set of Practical Magic cursed?

-Here’s the first trailer for Marvel’s Runaways, which critics are loving. I’m definitely here for anything that puts Buffy’s Spike back on my TV.

 

Mindy Kaling Breaks Silence on Pregnancy

 

Mindy Kaling spoke about her pregnancy for the first time in a new interview with Today — keeping it in the NBC fam. (“I have a lot of control over a lot of aspects of my life, and this is one where I’m like, ‘OK, it’s out of my hands,’ which is kind of a fun feeling.”) The full interview will air Sunday.

-On Twitter Chris Evans is counting down to the day he’s reunited with his dog, and it’s giving me feels.

-Well, well, well…Jesse Williams‘ wife is now asking for sole custody, citing his dating habits and alleged temper. According to TMZ, she wants the judge to order him to keep girlfriends away from the kids until he dates them for 6 months.  She also claims that last month he threatened to kill his next-door neighbor after an argument and aggressively pursued him in his car with their two kids inside.

Reese Witherspoon says the Big Little Lies finale sequence is “better than about 95% of other movies I’ve been in.” She’s not wrong.

-Deadpool 2 has halted production indefinitely due to a stuntwoman’s death.

Joshua Jackson will make his Broadway debut in ‘Children Of A Lesser God’ and I’m so weirdly proud of that guy…

Ozark Season 2 is happening. I feel like it’s one of those shows that critics hated so no one talks about it, but everyone is secretly watching.

Leonardo DiCaprio is dating another model. But she’s not blonde, so that’s growth…right?

Riz Ahmed performed a stirring spoken word piece on The Tonight Show.

-You know the world has gotten really bad when even Jimmy Fallon is speaking out about politics.

Kim Kardashian had to go on the defensive after telling us to forgive Jeffree Star‘s racism. Not today, Satan!

-I caught up on the Orphan Black finale and loved it. Here, Tatiana Maslany breaks down the episode, and the show’s creators talk about the ending.

-It took two years, but Amber Heard just emerged victorious from her feud with Australia over her dogs.

Jessica Chastain organizes high-stakes poker games with Idris Elba as her attorney in the Molly’s Game trailer, which is the most Aaron Sorkin-y thing ever. Especially the voiceover.