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Saoirse Ronan’s New Cover Causes a Stir

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-I actually love Saoirse Ronan‘s new cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK (and the inside photo spread is to die for), but I get why people don’t love it. The “spirit of Great Britain” line doesn’t really work for when you’re featuring an Irish actress.

-I dig this Aya Cash interview about moving on from You’re The Worst, her friendship with costar Chris Geere (“Chrissy and I are total opposites in every sense. He’s got all this light, positive energy. Compared to him I’m a f*cking ditch. He likes John Mayer. Oh my God, he loves One Direction. I listen to Perfume Genius, and he always says ‘why do you listen to this sad shit?'”), and her attempts at spon-con (“I knew if you have a certain amount of [Instagram] followers you could get a bed, and I contacted them, you probably know which company I’m talking about, and they were like, No, now it’s 600,000 followers that you need for the bed, and I had like 50-thousand something. I was like, ‘F*ck!'”)

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid broke up again. For now.

Scarlett Johansson says it’s “useless” to fight back against the deepfake porn that uses her face, which is probably true but deeply depressing.

Diddy hired his girlfriend a personal trainer, and then reportedly broke up with her due to suspicious that they were hooking up. Maybe this is just karma for implying that your longtime girlfriend needs to get in better shape?

-The CW is moving forward with a Batwoman stand-alone series starring Ruby Rose which kind of surprises me because after she was introduced in this year’s crossover, the buzz about her character seemed to die out. If anything, everyone seemed to be talking about how Tyler Hoechlin deserves his own Superman show.

-Luther’s new season has begun airing in the UK and this one clip makes me want to see it NOW.

-It’s funny; everyone’s talking about how the newly announced Coachella lineup is the weakest one yet, but it’s the first time I’ve seriously considered going back in years. Yeah, the main draws aren’t really headliner caliber (except Ariana Grande) but the mid-level acts are great (Janelle Monáe, Christine and the Queens, Kid Cudi, CHVRCHES, the 1975, Weezer, etc.). Also, the Idris Elba DJ set would be hilarious.

-Meanwhile, Kanye West‘s camp says that he was negotiating to be a Coachella headliner but it fell through over disagreements about the stage design.

-Black Mirror: Bandersnatch star Will Poulter was driven off of Twitter because people are terrible.

-Margot Robbie and Michael B Jordan share notes about acting while “basically naked” in a new interview.

-Speaking of actor on actor interviews, I really liked this one with John Krasinski and Rosamund Pike.

-The Notebook is becoming a Broadway musical.

-2018 felt like a decent year in terms of well-reviewed movies by women filmmakers (Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Destroyer, Private Life, You Were Never Really Here, The Rider, Leave No Trace, etc.). But most women were confined to the indie film world. In fact, the number of women directing top Hollywood films dropped again in 2018, with women directing only 8% of last year’s highest-grossing movies.

-The biggest surprise of this week is that Bumblebee is still holding strong at 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. Is this what happens when you let a woman write a Transformers movie?

-This also surprises me: worldwide, Aquaman has now made more money than Wonder Woman.

-This New York Times article about the exploding popularity of Turkish dramas is certainly making me feel better about my recent TV rabbit holes. They’re so good, but so confusing? Why do they blur out all the alcohol bottles? Why do people say “bon appetit” after they’ve already eaten? What kind of a greeting is “work easy”? I have no idea, but I love it.

Punisher season 2’s trailer has been released, along with the premiere date (Jan 18). There’s no mention of Karen, so I’m not interested.

-Speaking of upcoming TV, Better Things season 3 starts Feb 28, and Killing Eve season 2 is coming on April 7 (which is wayyyy sooner than anyone expected).

-Fox’s new celebrity talent show The Masked Singer, based on a South Korean show in which famous people wear masks and compete in a singing competition, is a big hit. Getting an impressive 2.9 rating in the A18-49 demo and 9.2M viewers, last night’s ep was the network’s top-rated series launch since Empire four years ago. Critics seem to love it, too.

Bill Hader broke down in a new interview when talking about the fact that he only spent 5 days with his kids last summer.

-Lifetime’s three-night documentary on R. Kelly is airing this week, and by all accounts it’s a harrowing and explosive look at not only the singer, but his famous friends and enablers.

-I really liked this interview with Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer on the end of Broad City and what’s next for them. (Though I wanted to hear more about the legal issues with creating a season premiere produced in a way that looks like Instagram Stories.)

Mads Mikkelsen plays a man stranded in after an airplane crash in the Arctic trailer.

 

The Queen Is Paid Less Than The Prince

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-Well, this is bullshit. The Crown’s Claire Foy  was paid less than costar Matt Smith in the first two seasons. I get that he was the bigger name when the show first started, but surely they could have re-negotiated after season one when she was clearly the lead character (and the more compelling one). I stopped watching the show early, but everyone I know who hung on longer eventually dropped it because of “too much Philip.”

Lynda Carter opened up about her own #MeToo stories, and one involved a camera man on the Wonder Woman set drilling a hole into her dressing room wall so he could spy on her. Jesus.

-An HBO exec says the network’s budget is being “raped” by Game of Thrones and Big Little Lies. She’s since apologized for her “poor choice of words.” Ya think?

-Speaking of HBO, Nicole Kidman is reteaming with David E. Kelley for another book adaptation.

-When asked about a Buffy revival, the Fox TV boss said “When Joss Whedon decides it’s time, we’ll do it.”  So, that’s a “never” then.

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik  have split after two years of dating. On the plus side, does this mean I don’t need to learn who either of those people are?!

Paul Feig says his production company is officially adopting an inclusion rider for all their film and TV productions moving forward.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck‘s production company made a similar announcement, which everyone immediately side-eyed.

Oprah, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling crashed A Wrinkle in Time screening in costume with James Corden.

-I have a bunch of X Files episodes piled up on my DVR, but Scully’s “are you kidding me?” at the end of this clip makes me want to watch all of them right now.

-I’m so glad that Love, Simon is getting such great reviews. I adored that book.

-This SXSW movie review is bizarre. Why does he keep calling the female characters “sluts”. How did this make it into print?!

-A new trailer dropped for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Crimes Of Grindelwald.  I want to be here for Jude Law as Dumbledore but ugh, Johnny Depp.

Fergie and Josh Duhamel Split After 8 years of Marriage

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-There were some blind items floating around a while ago that I didn’t want to believe, but here we are: Fergie and Josh Duhamel released a statement saying “with absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year.”

-Don’t tell me celebrities can’t lock their sh*t down when they really want to. Selena Gomez just revealed she’s been quiet this summer because she had a kidney transplant(!). Her pal and donor Francia Raisa made a touching post about the experience, saying “I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life, but changed mine in the process.”

-God bless Jennifer Garner for posting this video of her high on novocaine and crying about Hamilton songs. Best “David After Dentist” sequel ever.

Jessica Biel entered the Ellen Show by doing the Dirty Dancing routine (complete with a perfectly executed lift) and I’ve never liked her more.

-Oh wait — Jessica‘s restaurant might have withheld tips from their servers. And I’m back!

-The new promo for The Good Place has clips from the first season and now I’m wondering how I missed the big twist. In retrospect, it was so obvious! God, I love that show.

Zach Braff is the new illegal face of penis enhancement pills in Ukraine, and it doesn’t seem to bother him at all.

-Delete your fanfic! Zayn Malik just revealed that he and Harry Styles weren’t actually BFFs at all. “To be honest, I never really spoke to Harry even when I was in the band. So I didn’t really expect that much of a relationship with him when I left. And I haven’t [had one] to be honest.”

-Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo are breeding again.

Mandy Moore‘s This Is Us costars spoiled her engagement news. And not even her big costars. Just the guys who play Toby and Miguel. Tsk tsk.

Reese Witherspoon no longer sounds super hopeful that a second season of Big Little Lies will happen and as much as I loved that show, I’m totally ok with that.

-Sounds like Heidi Klum and her boyfriend Vito Schnabel are dunzo. (But “taking time apart right now” is a nice spin.)

-Man, I love that there are actual think pieces being written about why Arrow shouldn’t do a BLM episode.

-You know movieland is bleak when even Jim Carrey is heading to TV.

-According to Page Six, Drake was spotted in his hometown of Toronto on Monday night “looking cozy” with The Florida Project’s Bria Vinaite. I don’t believe it.  Yeah, they posed for a pic together but he was supposedly spotted with a model. And from what I saw of Bria at her movie’s premiere, he couldn’t handle her.

-I really hope the HBO exec is lying when he says he knows who’s going to end up on the Iron Throne on GoT. Isn’t the whole point of the show about breaking the wheel?!

-You know what I’m weirdly good at? Axe throwing. I’ve done it three times now and I’m at the point where an axe is gonna be the first thing I grab when the zombie apocalypse strikes. You know who’s not so good at axe throwing? Jennifer Lawrence.

Jennifer Lawrence plays a ballerina who becomes a Russian assassin after suffering from a career-altering injury in the Red Sparrow trailer. So basically, it’s the Black Widow standalone movie we all wanted, without the Marvel rights?