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October 7, 2015
by Jen McDonnell

Nicki Minaj Clarifies Her Issues With Miley Cyrus


-Nicki Minaj expanded on her “what’s good, Miley?” comment in a New York Times interview, and she did a pretty great job articulating her issues with Cyrus and cultural appropriation. Here’s the best part: “The fact that you feel upset about me speaking on something that affects black women makes me feel like you have some big balls…If you want to enjoy our culture and our lifestyle, bond with us, dance with us, have fun with us, twerk with us, rap with us, then you should also want to know what affects us, what is bothering us, what we feel is unfair to us. You shouldn’t not want to know that.” Also, I’m am now going to follow her lead and end all conversations with, “I don’t care to speak to you anymore.”

-EW’s new reunion issue with the cast of Felicity on the cover gave me all the squees. Does no one age in Hollywood?

-Will Smith reveals just how intense Jared Leto’s Suicide Squad transformation was: “I’ve never actually met Jared Leto. We worked together for six months and we’ve never exchanged a word outside of ‘Action!’ and ‘Cut!’ I literally have not met him yet. So, the first time I see him will be ‘Hey, Jared. What’s up?’ He was all in on the Joker.”

-Jay Leno is cool with diversity, but he doesn’t want to “hit people over the head with it.” That’s right, guys. Best not to hit anyone over the head by existing.

-Congrats to Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford, who just welcomed their first child.

-Shocker: Pretty Little Liars stars continue to make poor life choices.

-Gwyneth Paltrow thinks the gender pay gap in Hollywood is “shitty.”

-Meanwhile, Meryl Streep is giving me feminist whiplash this week. She says she actually counted up all the film critics on Rotten Tomatoes and now she’s asking “where the women at?

-My trailer made me do sprawls last night (eff you, sprawls!) and I was feeling pretty good about my abs. And then I saw Kate Hudson’s latest selfie. I need to do more sprawls.

-There are new photos from the Bridget Jones set and I’m weirdly excited about them.

-This Ugly Betty cast reunion is adorabs!

-Speaking of selfies, Gina Rodriguez took a one with Britney Spears.

-Jack White attended his neighborhood’s potluck and the neighbors had no idea who he was.

-Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul and Aaron Paul’s hair star in this new Triple 9 trailer.

October 6, 2015
by Jen McDonnell

Rihanna Talks Chris Brown, Rachel Dolezal in Vanity Fair


-Why is Rihanna calling Rachel Dolezal “a bit of a hero” in her Vanity Fair cover story? The better part is when she opens up about her feelings for Chris BrownI don’t hate the way she balances not wanting to discuss it with the knowledge that “it’s not a subject to sweep under the rug, so I can’t just dismiss it like it wasn’t anything, or I don’t take it seriously.”

-Not only was Nicole Kidman reportedly not invited to her daughter’s wedding, apparently she didn’t even know about it.

-So which studio mogul do you think Ashley Judd just accused of sexual harassment? Is it who we think it is?

-Jennifer Aniston shills for Emirates Airlines in this terrible new overseas ad.

-Sisters who plan a heist at the MET Gala? Yeah, I’m gonna watch the crap out of this movie.

-Jimmy Fallon shoved Shaq and Hugh Jackman into phone booths with Alex Trebek and the Property Brothers. Hilarity ensued.

-James Franco had a bar mitzvah at age 37 because James Franco.

-Much like everyone else who’s had sex with Tori Spelling, Jason Priestly doesn’t want to talk about it.

-Yay! The audience at the world premiere of the X Files’ season premiere seemed to love it.

-Watch it, Cate Blanchett. Your old is showing.

-I don’t know what’s funnier: that Stephenie Meyer is releasing a gender-swapped Twilight – or if it includes grammatical corrections. (Pffft, who am I kidding? It’s definitely the latter.)

-Emma Watson‘s new BF is scruffy cute.

-Rooney Mara‘s giant understatement on the Tiger Lily casting controversy: It wasn’t great.

-Man, there is some awesomely subtle shade in this interview with the guy who casts CW shows. I especially loved the Gossip Girl section.

-James Corden got John Stamos and Julianne Moore to star in a soap opera using Taylor Swift lyrics.

-I love that Tom Hanks‘ hobby is using Twitter to return lost wallets and IDs.

-Victoria Beckham is defending her marriage amid split rumors by saying “David and I have nothing to prove.”

-Every TV critic I follow on Twitter is raving about the first few episodes of Fargo’s second season. Here’s the latest trailer.


October 5, 2015
by Jen McDonnell

The Good Wife Feud Reignites as Julianna Margulies Breaks Silence

The Good Wife's Archie Panjabi and Julianna Margulies

The Good Wife’s Archie Panjabi and Julianna Margulies. (CBS)

-As I mentioned last week, some recent Twitter chatter between TV critics made me think the infamous Good Wife feud had less to do with Julianna Margulies than I originally assumed. But even if that’s true, her comments at the New Yorker fest are INSANE. Why not continue to keep your mouth shut instead of suddenly blaming the split screen scene on an easily detectable lie about scheduling conflicts? And trying to throw feminism into the mix? Nope. And dismissing it all as “gossip” when it actually affected the show in a material way? Hard pass. Even though she might still be at fault and calling Julianna out on Twitter is probably not going to benefit her career, part of me kind of loves that Archie Panjabi is dragging her.

-This article on how Beyonce manages her image is fantastic.

-Mr. Cameron Diaz just found an ingenious way to deflect attention away from his receding hairline.

-Nicole Kidman looks really good in her Interview photo shoot. Less frozen than usual and with great hair.

-Serena Williams gets to date Drake and BFF with Colton Haynes? I have so much to learn from her…

-During a performance at Australian Football League Grand Finale, two of Ellie Goulding’s songs started playing at the same time while she held her microphone at her side and looked confused — but she later laughed off lip synching speculation. Um, she knows we have eyes, right?

-Howard Stern got Claire Danes to sort of talk about that time Billy Crudup left a pregnant Mary Louise Parker for her.

-Hugh Grant is about to have his fourth kid in four years. Mazel.

-Hoo boy. Meryl Streep, who’s already getting heat for that comment distancing herself from feminism, posed wearing a really unfortunate t-shirt that says “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave” for a Time Out interview (as did Carey Mulligan). As if slaves had the choice. Yes, I’m well aware that it’s a quote from Emmeline Pankhurst, but it’s problematic.  This was basically my entire Twitter TL today:

-Amy Schumer, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt and Aziz Ansari all hung out this weekend and took videos of it, just in case you need to feel bad about your life.

-Speaking of people hanging out without you, Britney Spears went to Kate Hudson’s game night.

-When Michael Fassbender says he’s going to get you a pressure cooker for your birthday, he’s not just messing with you.

-The CW ordered more episodes of iZombie which is good because I love that show, but I kind of love it because it’s only 13 episodes. Also, the CW is in the weird position of having so many successful shows that they’re not cancelling anything, which means they have more TV than hours of programming available.

-Rihanna, sweetie, did you mean to wear this? On purpose?

-The upcoming HBO show Vinyl, starring Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, and Juno Temple, just released a new trailer and they had me at Bobby Cannavale.