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Amal Clooney Pays Tribute to Husband George

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George Clooney was honoured at Thursday’s AFI Life Achievement Award gala with tributes from Jimmy KimmelJennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, Cate Blanchett, Don Cheadle, Julianna Marguiles, and Bill Murray. But it was Amal Clooney‘s heartfelt speech that brought the house down.

-Man, the news of Anthony Bourdain’s suicide has hit me hard. His advice was so ingrained into the planning all of my trips that I feel like I lost a friend. Many of my most memorable meals while travelling can be traced directly back to his recommendations, whether it was eating raw chicken in Barcelona, indulging in the most expensive meal I’ll ever eat in Copenhagen, or having the best Thai food of my life in a Vegas strip mall. His attitude of losing all pretension and enjoying meals to the fullest carried with me on each of those experiences, which is why we asked so many questions at Noma that we ended up getting a private tour of their food lab, it’s why we ate so much at Tickets that a rude old man stopped by our table to snipe “my wife and were just wondering if you actually ordered everything on the menu,” it’s why a British waiter at the Michelin-starred Bar Boulud sniffed “Ladies don’t usually order this much” before we’d even gotten halfway through our order. His shows and books made my life better. I will miss him greatly.

Val Kilmer can keep his thoughts on how Bourdain‘s suicide is “selfish” to himself.

-There are some wild rumours floating around this week about David and Victoria Beckham, but the couple’s spokesperson says the divorce whispers circulating around are “all very bizarre and an embarrassing waste of time…it’s a crock of sh*t.” Bless British publicists for putting out the bluntest denials!

-Congrats to Hilary Duff, who’s expecting baby No. 2.

-I like The Star’s Peter Howell. I think he’s the best movie critic in Canada, I almost always agree with his opinions (and even when I don’t, I understand where he’s coming from), he and his fellow Cdn reviewers took me under their wing the first time I went to Cannes, and he’s always been very lovely whenever I see him out and about. But questions like “and what of the men?” are exactly why I mentioned yesterday that I don’t want to read any Ocean’s 8 reviews by male critics.

Brandon Routh is the best, so I’m tickled he’s featured in the new Sugarland/Taylor Swift music video.

-ABC has apologized for a Quantico episode in which Indian terrorists plotted an attack in Manhattan with the goal of blaming Pakistan for it.. Yikes.

-The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil continues to be awesomely outspoken. She criticized the casting of Emile Hirsch in the new Tarantino film: “So many other actors who haven’t attacked women to choose from.”

-After Variety’s announcement of an all-male TV drama writers panel, screenwriter Liz Hannah reached out to female writers and showrunners on Twitter and within 24 hours she’d organized a counter-panel with 19(!) women, enough for two separate panels.

-Showtime released the trailer of Kidding, its 10-episode, straight-to-series comedy starring Jim Carrey.

-In an interview with Vanity Fair, Pusha T says his feud with Drake is done: “I’m ready to be back to the music for real.”

-My day job is in social media and I always tell my clients facing negative reviews or an sm crisis: say you’re sorry, listen, and learn. Even if in your heart of hearts you don’t feel like you did anything wrong, you don’t get to decide if and why someone else is offended. So after his earlier snafu this week, I expected Stephen Amell to make nice in the days leading up to his next cash cow fan convention. I did NOT expect him to post a video (FF to the 11 min mark) in which he refused to apologize for offending people during Ramadan, told everyone to “just relax” and not “take the world so f*cking seriously,” claimed that the person he responded to had been disrespectful in the past (sure, maybe, but context is key — he didn’t clap back to a harassing post; he clapped back to a polite, respectful post explaining the significance of the mosque he was joking about), insisted he’s very nice to people at conventions (where they’re paying to meet him), and THEN urged everyone “to be better to one another.” What in the halfpenny f*ck is that?! Seriously, no one expects actors to be good at everything, including handling a social media crisis. But they have the money and power to hire someone who is.

-Sadness: Sons of Anarchy star Alan O’Neill has died at the age of 47.

Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her iconic role as Laurie Strode in the new Halloween trailer.

Victoria Beckham Says She’s “Really Good Value at a Dinner Party”

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Victoria Beckham is on the cover of Elle UK, in which she insists she smiles IRL. “I’m really good value at a dinner party – I want to relax and have a laugh. I like to have fun, and I think that often surprises people.”

Anne Hathaway has been exceptionally thoughtful and articulate during her Colossal press tour, but this interview with Jezebel may be my favourite — mostly because she doesn’t shy away from the fact that the site had posted incredibly mean things about her in the past. (The postscript to the interview with the reporter’s realization that he once posted Anne’s crotch shot is especially worth your time.)

-Yes, Antonio Banderas scented candles are a real thing that exist. (Unfortunately, they don’t actually smell like Antonio Banderas.)

Chris Evans says he cried when he told his mom he lost his virginity.

Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers have split after 3 years together. His family must be having a goddamn hootenanny right about now…

-Buzzfeed asks a very valid question: how many times does Nicole Kidman have to prove herself?

-Hmmm…Meghan Markle just shut down her lifestyle blog, The Tig. Everyone is assuming this means she’s positioning herself for a role in the royal fam. (Of course, her camp says that speculation is false.)

Sandra Bullock is just living her life in Wyoming (complete with a great jacket).

-On today’s episode of The Talk, Sharon Osbourne recalled seeing her X Factor costar Mel B with “a black eye and bruising everywhere.”

Elizabeth Hurley is 51 and she looks like this. I don’t even know how that’s possible.

Cuba Gooding Jr. says he didn’t intend to exhibit “sexual misconduct” when he lifted up Sarah Paulson’s dress. Well then, give the man a medal!

Emma Stone responded to that teen’s viral La La Land-inspired promposal, telling him  “I’m in London working, but I hope you have the best time at prom… P.S. I do see Gosling around the eyes.”

-It’s the week before the F&F movie comes out and Vin Diesel is downplaying his reported beef with Dwayne Johnson.

-If I had all that HBO money, I’d probably do exactly what Lena Dunham just did.

Kristen Stewart runs, jumps and dances in the new ad for Chanel’s latest “it” bag.

Joe Manganiello likes Dungeons & Dragons so much he wrote a script about it. I remember listening to him on the Nerdist podcast and being shocked by how gloriously geeky he is.

-According to GOOP, you can cure your insomnia by walking around barefoot. Sounds totes legit!

-There’s reportedly intense infighting among the six potential heirs that stand to inherit Prince’s fortune.

-When I die, please bury me in Laura Dern’s bathtub.

Rami Malek is on the run in the trailer for Buster’s Mal Heart.

Evan Rachel Wood Channels Bowie for Elle

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-I adore Evan Rachel Wood’s Elle Canada cover! She talks about her love of David Bowie, relocating to Nashville, and writing happy songs instead of sad ones.

-Is Victoria Beckham heading to Carpool Karaoke? But, but…she’ll have to sing.

Chris Evans responded to Jenny Slate‘s glowing comments about him in kind, saying that she is his “favorite human,” and “the best.”

Justin Theroux presented Jennifer Aniston with an empty piñata during her birthday celebration.

-I love this headline: “Fuck Chris Brown and Black-ish should know better”

Nancy Meyers almost getting into a car accident because she was distracted by a beautiful kitchen is the most on-brand thing I’ve ever read…

Cindy Crawford knows how to use George Clooney’s twins for branding. Smart.

Chris Pine shaved his head and it’s kind of breaking my heart? That’s not weird, right??

-People on the internet have a LOT of opinions about the news that Joss Whedon will direct a standalone Batgirl film. I mean, of course it would be better to have a female director, but it could be worse. And this is a huge get for DC. (I still think it’s weird that every other week they announce a huge new movie while announcing another one is delayed.)

Anthony Stewart Head says he tried very hard to attend the Buffy reunion, but his theatre schedule prevented it.

-Here’s our first Game of Thrones teaser for season 7.

-This humour piece on TV critics pressuring people to watch The Americans hits too close to home. (Seriously though, have you tried watching it yet?!)

Kirsten Dunst is at the top of her Instagram game.

-Girl Trip isn’t even out get and “booty hole” is part of my everyday lexicon.

Brad Pitt puts boots on the ground in this new trailer for War Machine.