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July 28, 2015
by Jen McDonnell
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Taylor Swift Takes Us Behind The Scenes of Bad Blood

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-It’s great that Taylor Swift keeps unloading all these “Bad Blood” bts goodies (maybe to make up for the fact that it’s her worst single in years?), but can we quit it with all the “squad” talk?

-The fact that the host of The Bachelor just spilled this much hate over UnREAL makes me heart the show even more. What a baby.

-TIFF just announced its first wave of movies. There’s some really good gets here (The Martian, Family Fang, Freeheld, Trumbo), but I’m surprised Angelina Jolie’s By the Sea didn’t make the first round. Also, the world premiere status struggle remains real.

-The TCA tour started today so expect a wave of TV news this week. First up was Netflix’s presentation. They said they hope to release a new Marvel series every six months, which would theoretically put the Jessica Jones premiere around October.

-Also, today’s Netflix presentation cemented their rep as a major player on the TV landscape. They went from having one original program in 2011 to 36 this year. That’s *insane* growth.

-Also from Netflix: they claim the Olsen twins are “teetering” towards the Full House reboot. God, why??

-Wait, so Jesse Eisenberg is basically recycling his Social Network character to play Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman?

-Even the hardest hater has to admit that Tom Cruise killed it during this lip sync battle with Jimmy Fallon.

-This isn’t really Mickey Rourke, right? RIGHT???!

-Ellie Kemper adorably remembers having Jon Hamm as her high school drama teacher: “he was not ugly.”

-Rachel McAdams just confirmed that she’s in talks to star in Doctor Strange. Get it, gurl.

-Tove Lo‘s “Habits” is one of those songs I listened to on repeat for a month, which I’m now going to do with Kelly Clarkson’s cover of it.

-Macklemore (remember him?) opened up about a recent drug relapse.

-Now that Jon Stewart is on his way out, all the scoop is floating to the surface. The latest (and weirdest)? President Obama held secret meetings with him at the White House.

-Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen have a wild Christmas Eve in The Night Before‘s hilarious red band trailer.  Damn, that is some spot on Wrecking Ball analysis by Mindy Kaling and Lizzy Caplan.

July 27, 2015
by Jen McDonnell
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NY Mag’s Powerful Cosby Cover Makes Waves

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-Of the 46 women who have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby, New York Magazine spoke to 35 of them about the culture that wouldn’t listen. The story is amazing; unfortunately the site was the target of a hack and the story was unavailable for hours today. It’s back up now though and well worth your time.

-Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are cute Twittering, so I guess that means there’s no drama then, right?

-The Flash gag reel is super long but very funny. I expect the interwebs to be filled with Grant Gustin dancing gifs in 3..2..1..

-I keep forgetting that Keri Russell is dating her TV husband and then I see a photo of them together and get all giggly again.

-I know everyone is desperate for the Taylor Swift vs Katy Perry narrative to continue, but I’m pretty sure there’s no such thing as shark shade, guys.

-This perfectly captures my complicated feelings about Trainwreck (which I loved, but wanted to love even more).

-Also, don’t ask Amy Schumer about her ties to the Illuminati.

-Shia LaBeouf is quickly going from quirky weird to terrifying weird. How messed up do you have to be to not only get into that situation, but then allow yourself to be filmed in it?

-Jennifer Lopez turned 46 and totally rocked this outfit because the universe is unfair.

-In her Complex cover storyKhloe Kardashian explains why it’s totally cool that her 17-year-old sister is dating (and maybe engaged to) 25-year-old Tyga. “Kylie is not a normal 17-year-old,” seeming to not understand that’s one of the reasons everyone’s freaked by it.

-Also, Khloe took to Twitter to deny rumours that her sisters’ high school graduation party featured cocaine.

-Joshua Jackson is getting a new love interest in The Affair which means The Affair is getting new Joshua Jackson love scenes. Ergo, I guess I’m not quitting The Affair.

-Bobby Brown issued a statement on Bobby Kristina’s death: “Our loss is unimaginable.” Not surprisingly, her death is being investigated.

-Ruh roh. Conan O’Brien is being sued for allegedly stealing Twitter jokes.

-Tilda Swinton may play her Doctor Strange character as a man because there is no end to her awesome.

-In other superhero movie news, Stan Lee wants everyone to chill about Michael B. Jordan playing the Human Torch in Fantastic Four.

-I could give zero f**ks about another Spider-Man movie, but good on Freaks and Geeks alum John Francis Daley for landing the writing gig.

-God, this article about the 10 best episodes of Angel makes me want to watch it all again. Stop ruining my life, quality TV!

-I love Mongrel and think they do great work bringing awesome films to Canadian theatres, but the totally deserved getting called out for this.

-As annoying as Jesse Eisenberg can be IRL, I’m still down to watch him and Kristen Stewart in American Ultra. The trailers just keep getting better.

July 24, 2015
by Jen McDonnell
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New X-Files Footage: Mulder and Scully Actually Talk!

-More new X Files footage! This time, Mulder says Scully‘s name. Hold me.

-I’m not saying that I cried a little on the subway while listening to Jake Gyllenhaal talk about Heath Ledger on NPR’s Fresh Air podcast, but I’m not NOT saying it.

-This Tom Hiddleson and Elizabeth Olsen thing is really happening!

-Angelina Jolie is joining Brad Pitt and jumping on the Netflix movie bandwagon.

-Off-and-on couple Katy Perry and John Mayer just hit the off switch again.

-Damn, Janet Jackson looks great in her new video. I love that she’s back. I might have watched this an amount of times that isn’t necessarily socially acceptable.

-John Stamos tweeted that he’s left rehab and is “healthy.”

-The interwebs seems super upset about the way Wayward Pines ended last night because apparently they collectively forgot it’s an M Night Shayamalan show.

-Hulk Hogan is apologizing for using the n-word (in his sex tape!) after being fired by the WWE.

-I don’t know about all these stories that say Nicki Minaj wants to collaborate with Taylor Swift. I watched the GMA interview when she said that, and the way she said “Sure, I’d love to!” was the same way I’d say “Sure, you can totally bring your three children under 5 to my dinner party!”

-Jesus. Bill Cosby’s lawyer is trying to use one of his accuser’s tweets against her. Not even her tweets, her subtweets!

-Despite all those rumours, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt are apparently still together. I can’t decide if this makes me happy or not.

-Kristen Bell called a girl with an inoperable brain tumor and pretended to be Princess Anna from Frozen. I’m not crying, you’re crying!

-Tom Cruise reportedly exiled his 14-year-old niece from their family because she kissed a boy (gasp!).

-It’s not all bad news for Tom. His new Mission Impossible movie is getting early raves.

-This may be a little inside baseball, but damn if this Grantland story about a guy who does nothing but break superhero movie news isn’t fascinating. Who knew the superhero scoop racket was so dramatic? The story is certainly making waves.

-In other superhero geek news, is it really the Russo Brothers who are posting these Civil War set sneaks? Whoever it is, I think the pics are legit.

-Zac Efron and Wes Bentley bro down in the new trailer for We Are Your Friends.