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November 25, 2014
by Jen McDonnell
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Angelina Jolie is Unbroken

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Angelina Jolie and Jack O’Connell promote Unbroken on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. (Image: ALEXEI HAY for EW)

-Angelina Jolie looks luminous on the new cover of EW. That’s one way to distract us from those supposed “fighting” photos.

-In a new interview, Anna Kendrick says lots of good things about how feminism has basically “become a curse word.” “Why are we afraid of that word? It exists and we can’t get rid of it, so let’s fight for it and embrace it.”

-Also, I love this list of the 35 life-changing things Anna Kendrick tweeted in 2014.

-Everyone is talking about how good Amal Clooney looks in this D&G dress, but I’d rather talk about how she just called out the Canadian gov’t for not doing more to help secure Mohammed Fahmy‘s release.

-Being Human’s Meaghan Rath is going to be on New Girl? Yes, please!

-Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow swore at each other on last night’s Kimmel. I like how Kudrow just shrugged whenever she said something especially raunchy. “I have a teenage son.”

-Bette Midler‘s takedown of Ariana Grande is glorious! “Trust your talent. You don’t have to make a whore out of yourself to get ahead. You really don’t.”

-The Gambler’ director is refuting those rumours that Mark Wahlberg was a “prick” during filming.

-Kim Cattrall says any rumors about more Sex and the City films are “wishful thinking.” But who is wishing for it, exactly?

-Christian Bale says he got  jealous when he found out that Ben Affleck was taking over as Batman. Weird. Bale seems like such a rational, level-headed guy.

-Sweet! Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are going to star in a limited TV series based on Big Little Lies (one of my fave books of 2014 so far). When I first heard they were adapting it I assumed it would be a movie. This is better.

-Watching Love, Actually is a holiday tradition that I look forward to every year, but even I must admit that the Honest Trailer for it is pretty spot on.

-To say critics are hating Horrible Bosses 2 would be an understatement (it’s only at 25% on RottenTomatoes), but the NYT slam of it might be my favourite.

-The full Jurassic World trailer landed today. Yup, Chris Pratt is still hot.

-Oscar Isaac just signed on to play a villain in X-Men: Apocalypse. Me likey.

-A new trailer for Far from the Madding Crowd has arrived. I hated that novel in high school, but Carey Mulligan‘s singing might just win me over.

-Sweet! Breaking Bad’s Michelle MacLaren is the official choice to direct the upcoming Wonder Woman movie. I love this news so hard!

-I’m liking the new Pan trailer, starring Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund an (and incredible white) Rooney Mara. It’s directed by Joe Wright, and I’ll pretty much watch anything from him. I still remember seeing his incredible Atonement tracking shot in the theatre and being blown away.

 

November 24, 2014
by Jen McDonnell
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Miley Cyrus’ Raunchy 22nd Birthday Party

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-For her birthday, Miley Cyrus dressed like a puppet, hung out with her Schwarzenegger BF and rode a giant mechanical penis. Celebs, they’re just like us!

-Meanwhile, Demi Lovato isn’t in a rush to make up with Miley anytime soon.

-Need someone to wrap your xmas gifts? Angelina Jolie is on it!

-I love that this interviewer basically convinced Emily Blunt to go for the Captain Marvel role.

-Speaking of comic book properties, it seems that DC’s hot streak on TV just came to an abrupt halt. Constantine is dead. (It’s really weird that the article keeps implying that it still might get a second season; shows that stop production have no chance. Did NBC’s publicity team write that one for them?)

-I’m having a really hard time believing this rumour about Amber Heard wanting to break up with Johnny Depp because of a drunken speech. She’s too much of a climber to give up this easily.

-Anna Kendrick says the secret to successful tweeting is to write drafts when you’re drunk — but don’t post until you’re sober. I have so much to learn from this woman.

-This extended improv outtake from The Skeleton Twins makes me want to see that movie again.

-Dad-to-be Ryan Reynolds says he can’t wait for diapers and diarrhea. Well, he did survive this shitstorm.

-Blergh. Katy Perry is headlining the Super Bowl.

-The paps continue to try (and fail) to get a good shot of Jessica Biel’s belly bump.

-This is an interesting article from The Hollywood Reporter on how this has been a brutal season for TV comedy, but I wish they’d made the distinction between network and cable.  Because yeah, network sitcoms are tanking but how do you write an article about comedies in 2014 and not mention the cable successes of Broad City, You’re the Worst, Review, Amy Schumer, Key & Peele, etc.?

-Speaking of TV comedy weirdness, Tina Fey‘s new sitcom has moved from NBC to Netflix.

-Taylor Townsend is getting a divorce.

-HBO has finally officially confirmed that Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch will be in True Detective: Season 2. That must have been some crazy contract negotiations.

-In other HBO news, they’re making a bombshell documentary on Scientology based on Lawrence Wright‘s book (which I read and loved). The network isn’t joking around; they’ve reportedly hired 160 lawyers in anticipation of a lawsuit.

-A super brief teaser for Jurassic World has landed. I guess it’s a testament to the original that the dinosaurs don’t look markedly better in this one.

November 21, 2014
by Jen McDonnell
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Madonna Doesn’t Understand the Nipple Hate

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-Madonna took a swipe at Instagram’s nudity restrictions — and Kim Kardashian’s butt — in her latest post.

-Thank you, Mark Ruffalo and Jimmy Fallon, for teaching us how to play Musical Beers. I think we all know what we’re doing tonight!

-I’m usually a big fan of Jennifer Aniston showing up at a red carpet in anything but an LBD, but this dress is just bizarre. It’s like a terrible homage to the Varsity Blues’ whipped cream bra.

-I haven’t been fully onboard the Scandal train for a few seasons now (seriously, all of those characters are monsters by this point), but Olivia and Jake’s dance might be the best thing I’ve seen in a while. Kerry’s going back to her Save the Last dance roots!

-Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly “got back” at Martha Stewart by featuring a “jailbird cake” in the latest issue of GOOP. Weak sauce.

-Evan Rachel Wood and Darren Crissspoof of Big feels like a lame retread of 13 Going on 30 — until it takes a dark and hilarious turn at the end.

-Cameron Diaz gets dramatic (and then really giggly) in her new SNL promos.

-Taylor Kitsch hung out with Connie Britton (and possibly his new girlfriend?) last night.

-Ryan Gosling had to get a restraining order against a crazy fan.

-Good news: Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe will return to Parks and Recreation for one episode next season.

-Bad news: Adam Pally is leaving The Mindy Project.

-Beyoncé‘s “Ring Off” has leaked--and refueled those marriage trouble rumors (though she says it’s about her parents).

-The ‘best of 2014′ lists have started to surface. I’m guessing You’re The Worst will be on most of the TV ones (deservedly so).

-Jennifer Garner said lots of good things about raising feminist daughters. I’d expect nothing less from Sidney Bristow.

-This article is truth: Naya Rivera loves the dramaz.

-Some great, thought-provoking articles came out today about what it means to watch The Cosby Show now.

-Ewan McGregor gets all scruffy and serious in the Son of a Gun trailer.