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Taylor Swift’s In-Delicate Dance Moves

Taylor Swift released her music video for “Delicate” (one of the few songs on that album that I genuinely love), and it starts like Britney Spears’ “Lucky” before it segues into a Sia-esque video featuring Maddie Ziegler-ish dance moves. I was confused why she’d want to look so awkward on purpose, but I love Vulture’s take on it: “It’s a daring move by Swift to cripple one of her best new songs with some of the corniest physical motions ever committed to film just to use the corniness as a kind of loyalty oath. Major artists have thinned out the ranks of their fans with clumsy maneuvers before, but for Swift to do so on purpose is remarkably spiteful. In less than two years she’s gone from being sabotaged by others to accidental self-sabotage; now she’s self-sabotaging on purpose.”

-I love that Mindy Kaling commented soup snake on BJ Novak‘s Instagram post about her. It’s a callback to a very funny joke from The Office and it means soul mate. GAH!

-So Emma Watson really is dating Glee star Chord Overstreet? Huh.

-Man, I have mixed feelings about Ready Player One. Personally, I loved the book — while at the same time recognizing that it reinforced some male toxicity/nostalgia porn/gatekeeping tropes that suck. But the reviews out of its SXSW premiere are glowing. I especially like this one, which specifically addresses any post-Gamergate concerns.

-Also, there’s talk that Black Panther breakout Letitia Wright was cut out of the movie, which bums me out. 

Selma Blair is walking back her comments that pal Cameron Diaz has no plans to ever act again.

-Ruh roh. ABC pulled a politically and socially-themed Blackish episode due to “creative differences” with creator Kenya Barris. There’s been talk about the network pivoting recently to target the heartland (hello, Roseanne reboot) so I guess this fits, sadly.

-She alluded to it on Maron’s podcast, and once again Gina Rodriguez is implying that there’s a clear end for Jane the Virgin — possibly as early as next season. While I love that show, I totally support this. CW shows especially seem to not understand when the well has run dry.

Charlize Theron and David Oyelowo teach each other slang words from the Afrikaans and Yoruba languages in this delightful Vanity Fair video.

-There’s lots of hand-wringing about Jennifer Lawrence‘s sudden inability to open a movie. Tessa Thompson’s response to the article is perfection.

-One of my favourite celebrity interviews I’ve ever done was Hugh Grant, even though I could barely find any usable quotes because he basically just spent the whole time taking this piss. This interview reminded me of that.

-Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer have been accused of verbal abuse on their set. In an official statement, they responded: “Due to the high-stress nature of production, tempers occasionally get frayed, and for that, we apologize. However, we think it is important not to mischaracterize our set, where we believe strongly in treating everyone fairly regardless of gender, orientation, race, religion, or anything else.”

-In honour of Buffy premiering 21 years ago, Sarah Michelle Gellar posted some never-before-seen BTS pics on Instagram.

-This is an interesting look at how Fox is promoting I Love Simon thanks because of Greg Berlanti — who says he asked the studio to “sell it as they would any other teen rom-com, the same size and scope” and “not hide or obfuscate in any way what the movie is about.”

-The Sorry To Bother You trailer has dropped and it looks phenomenal. No wonder this movie is getting such huge festival buzz.

Cardi B Is Delightful on The Tonight Show

Cardi B explaining how she got her name is adorable. She keeps making weird little sounds that Jimmy Fallon clearly doesn’t know how to respond to. Someone on Twitter suggested she star in a remake of The Nanny and now that’s all I want.

Katy Perry’s alleged stalker was arrested after rushing the stage last night at her concert. “I will do whatever it takes to be with Katy Perry,” he reportedly told a cop.

-Nothing makes me happier than the glee that Twitter is feeling over the bad reviews of Max Landis’s Bright on Netflix. I still can’t believe Netflix spent $90 million on this thing…

Rian Johnson very nicely responded to fan question about how “polarizing” The Last Jedi is by tweeting “The goal is never to divide or make people upset, but I do think the conversations that are happening were going to have to happen at some point if sw is going to grow, move forward and stay vital.”

-I don’t believe that Robert Pattinson and Emma Watson are dating because a) the source is In Touch Weekly and b) I don’t want them to.

Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky are spending time together and “seeing what happens.”

-This is fascinating: what should the next Bechdel test look like?

-A lifelong Taylor Swift fan shared a story about Swift helping her out once she found out she was pregnant and homeless.

Beyonce is perfect at everything, including the electric slide.

Princess Michael has conceded that maybe she shouldn’t have worn that wildly racist broach to Meghan Markle‘s lunch.

-Royal watchers are predicting Harry & Meghan’s wedding will be “brought down a notch or two from William and Kate’s.” No! I want all the notches!

-In a new essay for EW, Olivia Munn responded to Woody Allen‘s “witch hunt” claim by saying “The possibility of an overcorrection is much less worrisome than all of the injustices that led us to this moment.”

-I really like this piece on why Matt Damon should think before he speaks again.

-The fact that so many of the men outed as sexual predators have issued non-apologies is no coincidence.

-Oof, the Overboard trailer with Anna Faris looks bad. How could they screw this up? And this is coming from someone who loves cheesy movies (as evidenced by the fact that I went to a 10pm screening of Pitch Perfect 3 yesterday and kinda liked it).

Gwendoline Christie and John Boyega Face Their Fears

-Could The Last Jedi press tour be any more charming? Here’s the cast taking the “Which Star Wars Character From The New Trilogy Are You?” Buzzfeed quiz. Buzzfeed also had Oscar Isaac and John Boyega read thirst tweets about themselves. And my favourite:  Gwendoline Christie and Boyega sticking their hands in a creepy box.  “Is it a crab?! Is it a CRAB?!”

-While we’re all buying canned goods and prepping our makeshift bunkers for the end of times, Taylor Swift is reflecting on how awesome 2017 was. You do you, girl.

Jamie Foxx celebrated his 50th birthday with Katie Holmes by his side. (I love how in this video you can clearly see her say “Don’t worry about me. It’s your birthday. I’m good!” and yet he continues to fret over her.)

Nine more women have accused Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct.

Harvey Weinstein responded to Salma Hayek‘s sexual harassment claims, releasing a statement to say “All of the sexual allegations as portrayed by Salma are not accurate.”

-Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock got ahead of the story by admitting to sexual misconduct in an open letter. The Super Size Me director revealed that he was once accused of rape and had settled a sexual harassment claim made by a female employee. Spurlock also admitted to being “unfaithful to every wife and girlfriend I have ever had.”

-I’m glad that Mark Ruffalo and Don Cheadle are inviting other kids besides Keaton to the Infinity Wars premiere.

-Why did I read the latest creepy Dear David thread right before bed last night?! (Here’s the entire saga if you never want to sleep again.  I’m still holding out hope that this is an incredibly effective, incredibly slow-moving viral promotion for an upcoming horror flick.)

-On the flip side, this is, without a doubt, the best Twitter thread to ever exist.

-My favourite holiday tradition is watching Olivia Colman and David Tennant playing chilli jam roulette while in their Broadchurch costumes. (It’s also a stark reminder that I don’t know much about scone etiquette. Her anger at the idea of putting jam on before cream baffles me.)

-Could the Murdoch sale spell doom for the Fox network as we know it?  Scripted shows suddenly make a lot less sense than reality shows, live events and sports.

-The Ocean 8 poster is everything.

-I really couldn’t get through this whole Madonna interview. She’s beautiful. She’s always been beautiful. What is she doing?

-This roundup of the juiciest celebrity blind items of the year is quality content!

-Vera Farmiga challenges Liam Neeson in The Commuter trailer.