September 29, 2014
by Jen McDonnell
Reese Witherspoon on the Oct 2014 issue of Vogue. (VOGUE/Mikael Jansson)
-Reese Witherspoon‘s 73 questions video for Vogue is by far the most rehearsed-sounding one in the series so far. At least she looks fresh-faced and lovely on the cover, and reveals in the story that she brought a hypnotist to the Wild set to help calm her nerves before shooting her sex scenes.
-In other cover story news, Brad Pitt covers British GQ, where he talks about happiness, George Clooney and how he and Shia LaBeouf were jerks to Scott Eastwood on the Fury set.
-Speaking of George, it feels like the wedding celebrations will never end. He and Amal Alamuddin had to say “I do” again today in Venice to make their marriage official. (Once again, her outfit was stunning.)
-Speaking of outfits, word is we might get a peek at Amal‘s wedding dress as early as tomorrow, courtesy of People and Hello.
-Meanwhile, the couple reportedly gave everyone an iPod with a personal playlist, as well as a framed copy of this playful photo.
-Crap. Anna Kendrick is reportedly the latest celeb to have photos leaked. Apparently they’re not as scandalous as the previous leaks but this is still nine different kinds of suck.
-Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini are ok after a drunk driver rear-ended their car at a red light.
-Ugh. Lena Dunham‘s book tour warm-up acts will not be paid. Just when I was feeling so warm ‘n fuzzy about her new YouTube Q&A videos.
-Map to the Stars will get a limited run at the end of this year, which basically guarantees Julianne Moore will get an Oscar nod. I had some issues with that movie, but her performance was killer.
-Speaking of movies I was conflicted about, Denzel Washington‘s The Equalizer featured some smooth dance moves — which he learned from YouTube.
-Dammit. Amanda Bynes has resurfaced — by being arrested for driving under the influence.
-Jessica Chastain tweeted nice things about Chloe Moretz. (I saw them at a TIFF party, where Chloe was animatedly talking Jessica’s ear off for over an hour. We kept wondering if we should send a rescue team…)
-FKA twigs is getting harassed by racists for dating Robert Pattinson because Twi-hards are still terrible.
-Speaking of people who are still terrible, Chris Brown shoved a woman at a nightclub.
-Well, this certainly has potential: Mary-Louise Parker will tell her life story through a series of letters penned to the most important men in her life. The Billy Crudup one alone should make it worth a read.
-The new season of Key & Peele is so, so good. This killed me.
-This weekend there was a Robin Williams memorial service attended by Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Stiller, Bette Midler, Jeff Bridges, Rhea Perlman, Sarah Michelle Gellar and more.
-Gird your ovaries: Ryan Gosling and Matt Bomer are going to costar in a movie together.
-I saw Skeleton Twins this weekend and loved it (especially a lip-synch scene that is destined for YouTube fame). I also loved Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader schooling this reporter who clearly didn’t watch the film before their interview.
-Everyone was supposed to be talking about the big Simpsons/Family Guy crossover last night, but it was Don Hertzfeldt’s mind-bending couch gag that opened the Simpsons that had Twitter buzzing. (If you’ve never seen his 9-minute YouTube short, strap yourself in!)
-Here’s the first trailer for Predestination with Ethan Hawke. It’s like an even trippier version of Looper.