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Cardi B Defends Strippers, Fiance

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-I love a good Cardi B interview, and her latest is shaping up to be a gem! In the preview quotes from her new Cosmo cover, she sticks up for strippers (“Just because somebody was a stripper don’t mean they don’t have no brain”) and explains why she’s sticking with fiance Offset amid cheating rumours (“I don’t have low self-esteem…I know I look good. I know I’m rich, I know I’m talented. I know I could get any man I want —any basketball player, football player. But I want to work out my shit with my man, and I don’t got to explain why. I’m not your property”).

-Speaking of cover stories, lots of people have pointed out that Variety’s new Jennifer Lawrence cover looks a lot like THR’s cover shot of her from a couple of months ago.

-A lot of people have also pointed out that her Variety interview is pretty bland, including Buzzfeed writer Anne Helen Peterson — who Armie Hammer immediately mocked via Twitter.  His post-Oscar nominations attitude (which has included a tracksuit obsession), coupled with his dedication to going after a female entertainment journalist who dared write a non-super-flattering article about him is doing nothing to get me on his side. If anything, it’s proving the article’s point!

-Meanwhile, I like Peterson’s response when asked about Hammer’s new tweet to her.

-The Variety story may have been a let down, but Jennifer Lawrence‘s off-the-cut, freewheeling appearance on Stephen Colbert’s show was a delight.  She drank rum, called Harvey Weinstein an “ass boil,” and revealed that she spent most of Amy Schumer’s wedding trying to flirt with Larry David.

-Of course Amy Schumer‘s wedding vows included blow-job jokes.

Uma Thurman does not regret speaking out about Weinstein. “You’ve gotta be a citizen, and you can’t leave people alone holding the bag of truth by themselves. There’s no one I wish to get due process more than him.”

Ryan Seacrest denies his former stylist’s sexual assault allegations, calling her claims “debunked“.  It’s going to be incredibly interesting to see if anyone calls him out on the carpet.

-Westworld’s Evan Rachel Wood and The Last Jedi’s Kelly Marie Tran, play a darker, #MeToo version of the classic character guessing game Guess Who?

-Well, at least Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon still seem to get along.

Mel B hinted that the Spice Girls reunion might happen at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.

-It’s really, really weird that the social media embargo for A Wrinkle In Time lifted last night — and no one is really saying anything. There are a few mixed reactions, but it seems like most outlets were told to not say anything until next week? Not a great sign, especially because Disney put a full review embargo on it until 1 day and 7 hours before it opens. I’m still gonna see it, regardless.

-Wait, Baby Groot is actually Groot’s son and the original Groot is dead? I’m shook.

-Not gonna lie; Michael B. Jordan talking about Wallace’s death scene on The Wire made me tear up a little.

-Of course Barbra Streisand had her beloved dog cloned.

-Weird — the promos of Kelly Clarkson on The Voice make me want to watch the show. And I am not someone who’s inclined to do that.

Taylor Kitsch may be giving Will Smith a run for his money as the most charming actor on Instagram.

-Holy crap. Netflix spends more on content than anyone else on the internet — and many TV networks, too. It’s eyeing 700(!) original series and movies in 2018.

Gina Rodriguez has signed on to star in and produce a romantic comedy that the creator of MTV’s Sweet/Vicious is directing for Netflix.

-I like that Yvette Nicole Brown keeps getting work. Now that The Mayor is cancelled, she’s been tapped to star in Most Likely To, written by Diablo Cody and produced by Greg Berlanti.

-During a recent visit to Joel McHale‘s new Netflix show, Kristen Bell got disgustingly candid about how she and her daughter came down with anal worms. Why?!?

Adam Sandler and Chris Rock oversee a chaotic wedding in The Week Of trailer.

Justin Timberlake Does Post-Super Bowl Damage Control

Justin Timberlake‘s Super Bowl performance was not good. The sound mixing was way off, his outfit was widely ridiculed, and his use of Prince (with whom he had a complicated history) did NOT go over well.  In his post-game appearance on The Tonight Show, he leaned on Questlove for validation.

Kylie Jenner didn’t talk at all about her pregnancy (not even to confirm it) and then this weekend she announced she’d given birth on Feb 1 with this insanely well-edited, oddly moving 11-minute video chronicling her pregnancy.

-In a harrowing new interview (which I wish was written by someone other than Maureen Dowd but alas) Uma Thurman broke her silence about the time Harvey Weinstein attacked her. Equally horrific was her details about a car crash on the set of Kill Bill (complete with video footage) and the subsequent attempt to cover it up. Quentin Tarantino does NOT come off well in the story, but Thurman later took to Instagram to praise him, saying he was “deeply regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event, and gave me the footage years later so I could expose it and let it see the light of day…He also did so with full knowledge it could cause him personal harm, and I am proud of him for doing the right thing and for his courage.”

-Meanwhile, a new statement from Weinstein’s attorney says Thurman’s sexual-assault accusations “are being carefully examined and investigated before deciding whether any legal action against her would be appropriate.” Jesus.

-The Thurman story got all the coverage this weekend, but equally disturbing and important was the story from the Washington Post about nine women accusing veteran talent manager Vincent Cirrincione, who guided the careers of many women of colour, of sexual misconduct. Halle Berry, his most famous client, says she cut ties with him three years ago when she first heard of the allegations, telling the Post “I immediately confronted Vince about it, and he denied it completely. But even with his denial, something didn’t feel right in my spirit, and with the possibility that it could be true, I immediately ended our over-25-year relationship…While Vince never made an inappropriate gesture toward me, nor did I hear about this type of behavior from any woman or man while we worked together, I have always had a no-tolerance policy when it came to such matters.”

-Meanwhile, Cirrincione’s company, whose current clients include Empire’s Jussie Smollett and The Flash’s Candice Patton, was immediately shuttered.

Sarah Silverman announced on Twitter than she and Michael Sheenconsciously uncoupled over Christmas” because “we live in different countries & it got hard.” Too bad; I liked them a lot together.

Taylor Kitsch told Seth Meyers that FNL fans approach him a lot because “they want to get drunk with Tim Riggins.” Fair.

Cardi B denounced pregnancy rumours with my favourite statement ever: “I’m just getting fat. Let me fat in peace.”

-R.I.P. John Mahoney. The actor best known from Frasier and Say Anything has died at 77. (“I’m incarcerated, Lloyd!!” remains one of my favourite line readings ever.)

-Awkward: Xavier Dolans cut his BFF Jessica Chastain out of his new movie.

-My least favourite part of This Is Us is how obsessed they have always been about Jack’s death and last night’s episode didn’t change that, but my god, give Mandy Moore an Emmy for this scene.

Ben Platt, Barbra Streisand, and Gwyneth Paltrow are set to star in Ryan Murphy‘s upcoming Netflix series The Politician.

Kevin Hart says his wife tried to stop him from posting this drunk Super Bowl video on Instagram, but he went ahead and did it anyway.

-Netflix had a Super Bowl shock up its sleeve: a surprise trailer for the next film in the Cloverfield series, followed by the unannounced premiere of the movie on the streaming service right after the game. In retrospect, the surprise drop strategy makes a lot of sense when you see how bad the reviews for it are. It’s at a dismal 16% on Rotten Tomatoes.

-I don’t care about football, but it’s clear that Stranger Things star David Harbour was the real Super Bowl winner.

-The Super Bowl dropped a lot of new movie trailers, including Avengers: Infinity War, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Jennifer Lawrence‘s Red Sparrow, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt‘s A Quiet Place, The Rock’s Skyscraper, and Mission Impossible: Fallout (which was weirdly my favourite).

-The biggest trailer was of course the teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story (which had people freaking out at our first glimpse of Donald Glover‘s Lando). The full trailer came today, which is more about Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo and Emilia Clarke‘s Qi’Ra. Needs more Lando.

 

 

Uma Thurman Gears Up To Make Her Move

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-Holy moly, Uma Thurman‘s Thanksgiving message is intense! “Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! (Except you Harvey, and all your wicked conspirators – I’m glad it’s going slowly – you don’t deserve a bullet) -stay tuned”. She also just dumped her agency. It’s coming, y’all!

Beyonce announced that she’s launching holiday merch and it’s a true Thanksgiving miracle!

Jimmy Fallon covered Prince during the Macy’s parade and Twitter was not kind.

-I’m really down with this trend of rappers interrupting their concerts to protect women or give them inspirational speeches. Check out this pep talk by Jay-Z to a 9-year-old fan.

-Speaking of Jay-Z, Mariah Carey will reportedly be managed by his Roc Nation.

-Are we getting a royal engagement announcement soon? Like, really, really soon??

-Netflix is getting flak for moving quickly to remove Kevin Spacey, but dragging their feet on Danny Masterson, who has been accused of rape by four women. Not helping matters, the actor’s longtime publicist told an alleged victim that a woman cannot be raped by a man she’s dating.

Ryan Phillippe is suing model Elsie Hewitt over allegations he physically assaulted her.

Kate Beckinsale is reportedly “hanging out again” with the 22-year-old. Get it, girl.

Denzel Washington is very confused by the news that Drake has a tattoo of his face.

-SNL’s Colin Jost helped Scarlett Johansson ring in her 33rd birthday.

More women are coming forward to accuse Jeremy Piven of sexual harassment.

-I really, really want to believe Reese Witherspoon when she says: “I’m determined to create more opportunity for other women and people of color. To help them tell their stories. To encourage CEOs to take chances on high-level female executives and champion new female voices on film.”

-Here’s the trailer for NBC’s new drama, Rise. I’m cautiously hopeful about this one. Jason Katims rarely makes a misstep.