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October 17, 2014
by Jen McDonnell

Evan Rachel Wood “Felt Like Meat” During Vanity Fair Photo Shoot

Evan Rachel Wood Vanity Fair

-Evan Rachel Wood wrote a series of sad tweets about her 2003 Vanity Fair cover shoot. “I was 15 and felt for the first time my identity being erased and the pressure to shut up and do what you are told.”

-Iggy Azalea is NOT happy with her Maxim Australia cover.

-In other cover news, Kerry Washington looks fresh-faced and amazing on Allure.

-Blake Lively made her first red carpet appearance since she announced she’s expecting and I thought she was going to strain something the way she was pushing out her tummy so hard.

-Also, there are more suggestions that parts of Blake‘s Preserve is plagiarized.

-I’m not a comic book fan so the only thing I know about the Suicide Squad is what I’ve gleaned from superhero shows on The CW (where I’m mostly  only paying attention to the abs), but I might have to read up now that Ryan Gosling, Will Smith, and Tom Hardy are rumoured to be joining the cast of the upcoming movie adaptation.

-Jane Campion‘s Top of the Lake is officially returning for Season 2. As much as I admired that show, I think I’m taking a break from unrelentingly bleak TV for a while.

-To that point, I didn’t stick with The Knick, but this direction-focused recap makes me want to pick it up again.

-Speaking of bleak TV, I steered clear of Gracepoint after watching the terrible first episode, but every TV critic I follow on Twitter seems united in their belief that Anna Gunn is really, really bad in it.

-It’s been a rough week. Here’s a lovely photo of Joshua Jackson in Glamour, where he says he and Diane Kruger aren’t married because they’re both children of divorce and “not religious.”

-Gillian Anderson thinks the next X Files movie should be of the “monster of the week” variety. I don’t disagree. I was a HUGE fan of that show and I still have no idea where the mythology ended up. Something about bees, maybe?

-I don’t know about you, but I always feel better knowing that George Clooney is in the same country as I am.

-The cast of The Wire came together last night for a reunion at PaleyFest. Here are 12 revelations from the panel, or you could just watch the whole thing here.

-Chris Rock‘s Top Five was really well received at this year’s TIFF. Here’s the first trailer:


October 16, 2014
by Jen McDonnell

Jamie Dornan In British Vogue

-For those of you who don’t think Jamie Dornan is hot enough to play Christian Grey,  A) you clearly didn’t see his hotness in The Fall, B) that character is a gross, stalking creeper so he can’t be hot anyway, and C) his new spread in British Vogue will change your mind.

-Just when you thought Blake Lively’s ode to slave owners couldn’t get any worse, she might have plagiarized it. A kind of love how Gawker is just going  for it.

-Here’s a new clip of Keira Knightley playing coy with Sam Rockwell in Laggies, a movie I thought was pretty cute.

-Brad Pitt and Jimmy Fallon did a skit about breakdancing that unfortunately featured very little of Brad dancing. The two seconds of robot he did were pretty great, though.

-Brad wasn’t the only star who danced on the Tonight Show last night. Shailene Woodley taught Fallon how to dance like a goth, before exploding a pumpkin.

-Frances McDormand would like to give her plastic surgery-addled Hollywood friends a stern talking to.

-Casey Wilson says Ben Affleck let the Gone Girl cast borrow his Porsche when he wasn’t in town.

-Kristen Stewart continues to give zero f*cks about what you think of her.

-Chelsea Handler confirmed that Jason Biggs is a terrible person by recounting the time he peed on her face. “To me it’s funny that somebody could be that rude to another person, so that made me happy.”

-In a new interview, Channing Tatum says, “I’ve never considered myself a very smart person.” Some need a hug?

-Jude Law is expecting a baby with an ex. This will be his fifth, for those of you keeping track at home.

-Paul Rudd invited all of Kansas City to a post-game party at his mom’s house. She must have been thrilled.

-Excuse me while I devote the next few hours to combing over this oral history of The Wonder Years.

-This is depressing: Mindy Kaling is in a bit of a tiff with one of my favourite TV critics.

-Nick Offerman and Megan Amram are making science fun in this new Funny and Die video.

-Uh oh. Uma Thurman‘s multimillionaire ex is suing her for custody of their daughter.

-Laurie Holden of The Walking Dead is a badass in real life, too. She just worked with Operation Underground Railroad to rescue 55 Colombian sex workers.

-I am terrified of whales so I can’t watch the new trailer for Ron Howard‘s In the Heart of the Sea. I’ll just leave the link right here.

-Speaking of trailers, here is the latest for Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. Yeah, Jack O’Connell is going to be a huge star.

-Katniss‘ house is destroyed in this hastag-tastic new trailer for Mockingjay Part 1.


October 15, 2014
by Jen McDonnell

The Good Wife Loses Kalinda

The Good Wife's Archie Panjabi and Julianna Margulies

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

-A couple of days ago my friend and I were talking about how there’s clearly some backstage drama happening between The Good Wife’s Archie Panjabi and Julianna Margulies, and now comes news that Panjabi is leaving the show. The plot thickens!

-Speaking of Good Wife actors, I’m really hoping this Chris Noth quote calling Carrie Bradshaw “such a whore” was somehow taken out of context.

-New couple alert? Evan Rachel Wood might be dating Katherine Moennig (best known from The L Word, but who I’ve been girl-crushing on since she played Ian Somerhalder’s crossdressing love interest in Young Americans).

-In Neil Patrick Harris’s new book, he talks about how Dustin Diamond is one of the “more unpleasant people” he’s worked with, how he pushed for a Barney-Robin relationship on HIMYM, and he once yelled at Patti LuPone.

-In other NPH news, he’s just been tapped to host the Oscars. Finally! The video he posted about it is great.

-Robin Thicke (aka the living embodiment of Axe Body Spray) threw himself a divorce party with fellow skeeves Leonardo DiCaprio and Emile Hirsch. I’m just going to go ahead and pretend I didn’t read that Tom Hardy was also there

-I love and adore Grantland (you know, the non-sports parts), so I’m finding all the think pieces about the return of Bill Simmons post-suspension and what the next year could mean fascinating.

-Taylor Swift‘s new Diet Coke commercial involves her hallucinating a ton of kittens. This is my nightmare.

-Seriously? Solid sitcoms like Enlisted and Happy Endings get cancelled with very little fanfare, but the internets explodes over news that we can rewatch Friends for the millionth time? I don’t get life.

-Sometimes when I’m having a hard day at work, I just watch Stephen Amell‘s weird workout videos and be thankful that my job doesn’t involve doing something called “the ice cream maker.”

-Warner/DC just unveiled a huge movie schedule that will include Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, Green Lantern, Aquaman and more.  Good on them for slating the first female and person of color led superhero films, but how can the dour Ezra Miller and the bubbly Grant Gustin both play The Flash?

-OITNB’s Uzo Aduba looks great in Harper’s Bazaar (though I’m not sure why every photo had to include a nod to her ‘crazy eyes’).

-Someday, the awesome Krysten Ritter is going to find the TV success she deserves. Today is not that day.

-The drama around Amanda Bynes’ Twitter account is almost as crazy as the drama around the actress herself.

-Emma Thompson has been brought in to fix the screenplay for the third Bridget Jones movie. If anyone can remove the suckage of the book it’s based on, it’s her.

-Emma Stone played Box of Lies with Jimmy Fallon last night, and it was an adorable failure.