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January 23, 2015
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Emma Watson Gives Impassioned Speech About Gender Equality in Davos

-Emma Watson continues to kick ass, talking about women’s “astonishingly untapped” potential at the World Economic Forum in Davos today.

-Seth Rogen backed down and apologized for his American Sniper criticism.

-Jennifer Lopez‘s The Boy Next Door press tour has been like a master class at throwing shade.

-Sean Penn has reportedly filed paperwork to adopt Charlize Theron’s son.

-Nikki Reed celebrated fiance Ian Somerhalder‘s directing gig on The Vampire Diaries by making him the saddest looking cake ever. At least throw some icing on that thing!

-I’ve given up on Sleepy Hollow because of this season’s spiral of suck, but Crane singing karaoke might lure me back.

-Have Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio been hooking up for years now? Ugh.

-Willow Smith posted a FAKE topless pic and the world still freaked out.

-This is Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow at their most tolerable, probably because they barely talk for three whole minutes.

-Ashton Kutcher may be called to testify against a man accused of brutally murdering his girlfriend 14 years ago.

-Fans have signed a petition asking for Adam Baldwin to be disinvited from a Firefly convention after the actor stirred up all that Gamergate crap.

-Sophie Turner (Sansa on GoT) is going to play Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse.

-One of the geeky girls from The Big Bang Theory is stealing all of Fifty Shades’ thunder. She has a crazy sex scene in a Sundance movie that people can’t stop talking about.

-We keep hearing about Taylor Swift‘s “strategic” use of friends, this time by Diplo, telling GQ, “Taylor Swift is very strategic with her friends and enemies. And I know lots of secrets. I can’t divulge, but I know a lot of stuff about her. And she’s definitely, there’s definitely scary stuff going on.” Weirder still, GQ later cut the quote.

-Miley Cyrus admits she can’t spell Schwarzenegger, just like most of us. Of course, we’re not dating one.

-Hugh Grant is trying to do the rom-com thing again with The Rewrite, but I dig that Marisa Tomei is playing his leading lady.

January 22, 2015
by Jen McDonnell
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Ruth Wilson Talks Jake Gyllenhaal, Orgasm-Face

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-Ruth Wilson (who will always be Alice Morgan to me) looks fantastic on the cover of The Edit, in which she dismisses rumours that she’s romancing Jake Gyllenhaal by saying “we’ve become like brother and sister a little bit.” She also balks at the direction she got during some of The Affair’s sex scenes. “I kept insisting, ‘Why have I always got to do the orgasm face?’ There should be a male orgasm face.”

-There’s more today from Jennifer Aniston‘s THR interview, including a bit where she waves off the Brangelina drama with: “Nobody did anything wrong…If the world only could just stop with the stupid, soap-opera bullshit. There’s no story.”

-Aniston also flipped lips with Jimmy Fallon, to horrifying results.

-If Selena Gomez has taught us anything, it’s that our relationships aren’t real until they’re splashed all over Instagram.

-I’m still not going to watch it, but Empire is a (desperately needed) hit for Fox. It’s INSANELY rare for a TV show’s ratings to improve with each new episode.

-Anne Hathaway and Jon Stewart getting a case of the giggles over the plot of her movie is undoubtedly more entertaining than the movie itself.

-Here’s a peek at Mindy Kaling‘s new Super Bowl ad, in which she thinks she’s invisible. Rumour has it the guy at the end will turn out to be Matt Damon – though that dude looks really grey.

-I’m all for more female superheroes on TV, but the girl from Glee & Whiplash seems like a bit of a bland choice for Supergirl. (Case in point: I’ve watched both of those things and despite her photo being all over Twitter today, I still had to IMDB her to remember where I knew her from.)

-Speaking of TV, it’s interesting that all the big stories coming out of Sundance so far seem to be about the small screen.

-Also at Sundance, a new movie from the directors behind Half Nelson, which remains my favourite thing Ryan Gosling has ever done. Let’s see if they can do for Ryan Reynolds what they did for the Gos.

-One film that is making waves at Sundance is the Scientology doc based on Lawrence Wright‘s book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief (which I loved).

-More Reddit users have come forward with NSFWish tales of being approached by John Travolta at the gym at 3 a.m.

-Canadians may need to use some geo-blocking magic to watch it, but Amazon is streaming Transparent free this weekend if you want to see what all the fuss is about.

-Adam Brody is getting flirty with his stepsister in the first teaser for Billy & Billie. I miss that kid.

-Ohhhhh….a new Hannibal trailer!

-Archie Panjabi says she decided to leave The Good Wife after kissing Gillian Anderson. Seems about right.

-Congrats to Rachel Leigh Cook, who’s expecting a baby with the hot fake British guy from the Vampire Diaries.

-The first trailer for Tina Fey’s Netflix sitcom, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, has arrived. The post-TCA consensus from TV critics I follow on Twitter seemed to be that the pilot is a mess, but a super funny mess.

January 21, 2015
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Jennifer Aniston is “Fine, You Guys!

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-Hollywood Reporter updated their online story about this week’s cover girl Jennifer Aniston with assurances that she’s fine after being snubbed at the Oscar noms – just in case you were worried. In the story, she talks about her fraught relationship with her mother and her struggle with dyslexia.

-It’s been a big month for Zooey Deschanel. First she announced her pregnancy, and now she’s announced her engagement to baby daddy Jacob Pechenik.

-Speaking of pregnancies, is this hinting that an Anne Hathaway bump watch has begun?

-Victoria Beckham is the latest star to answer 73 questions for Vogue. I’m mesmerized by her top lip.

-I was just talking last weekend about how I’m increasingly worried about Jenna Fischer’s post-Office career. Glad to see she’s joining the cast of NBC’s apocalypse dramedy thingy.

-Whoa whoa whoa – Broad City’s al dente dentist blog is a real thing? Gamechanger!

-Larry Wilmore‘s second episode in Colbert’s old slot was last night, and he came on strong right out of the gate by going after Bill Cosby hard. “Let’s consider for a second he didn’t do it. …. okay, that’s done. That motherf**er did it.”

-Keri Russell played Inflatable Flip Cup with Jimmy Fallon last night, and it might be my favourite Tonight Show game ever.

-In other late night games, Stephen Amell and Eric Stonestreet proved neither knows what a cornucopia is on Kimmel last night.

-Early (non-spoilery) reviews for the Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul are starting to trickle in, and they’re mostly positive.

-Speaking of TV retreads, the American version of Luther continues to trudge along, but it’s cast-contingent, so… at least there’s that?

-David Duchovny says he’s excited about the potential X-Files revival on Fox. Damn skippy!

-I don’t fully understand what Marvel announced yesterday but comic book fans are freaking out about what it means for the upcoming movies.

-Tatiana Maslany is testing for the next new Star Wars? Hells to the yes!

-I love The Mountain Goats but I’m not sure I’m onboard with news that their new record is entirely about professional wrestling.

-Chris Evans and Chris Pratt are having the politest, most gentlemanly Super Bowl bet ever.

-Speaking of Chris Pratt, this week’s Parks and Rec might have been one of the best episodes of the entire season — and not just because of the awesomely bad rendition of “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” This deleted scene is also great (of course Ben’s been sneaking veggies in Leslie’s waffles).

-Salma Hayek is shooting guns in her underwear (’cause Hollywood!) in the new Everly trailer.