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October 29, 2014
by Jen McDonnell
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Katie Holmes Talks Tom Cruise in People

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-Katie Holmes looks half-asleep on her new People cover, much like readers will be when they read her boring quotes about how she doesn’t want her marriage to Tom Cruise to define her.

-I don’t believe for a second this report about Tom Cruise and Lindsay Lohan dating, mostly because it wouldn’t benefit him in any way.

-According to People, Jennifer Lawrence broke up with Chris Martin because she couldn’t get over his lingering bond with GOOP.

-I watched a few minutes of The Voice last night and thought that Taylor Swift actually seemed to be giving good vocal coaching. Who knew?

-You will not believe Daniel Radcliffe’s rapping skills. The kid did not stammer once while rapping Blackalicious’ “Alphabet Aerobics” on Fallon last night.

-I didn’t necessarily understand Blood Orange’s performance on Kimmel last night, but I kind of loved it.

-I wish Amy Poehler‘s promo tour for her book lasted forever, because she’s a total delight. She tested George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones knowledge on Seth Meyer’s show last night, called out the media for pitting women against each other with all those feminism questions (it’s true; those questions are traps), shared some hilarious thoughts about how Parks and Rec should end, and did a wonderful Reddit AMA.

-Meanwhile, this excerpt from Amy Poehler’s book is everything I’d hoped it would be.

-Now that the DVR numbers have been taken into account, The Flash set a record as The CW’s most watched premiere in history. Yay! Last night’s was the best yet.

-I like Leighton Meester’s new song. There. I said it.

-I do, however, want to scape off most of her makeup on her new Nylon cover.

-The New York Times thinks Olivia Pope drinks wine wrong. Preach! During last week’s Scandal when her dad was berating her for drinking the cheap stuff, I remember not buying that he’s a wine snob because he wasn’t even holding his glass by the stem.

-Chris Rock takes to the streets for his SNL promos.

-Sandra Bullock came to an extra’s aid when she collapsed from heat stroke because she’s the best.

-The hospital holding Amanda Bynes has announced that they will hold her for an additional 30 days.

-Here’s the new Avengers: Age of Ultron extended trailer that aired during last night’s Agents of SHIELD.

-In her new book, JLo says she’s “been abused in relationships,” causing everyone who reads blind items to raise one eyebrow simultaneously.

-Ohhhh boy. Did Anne Hathaway refuse to shake a journalist’s hand because of Ebola?

-Something good may have come from this fall’s worst new show: Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q are dating.

-Ellen proved that Jake Gyllenhaal is a big scaredy cat.

-Orange is the New Black’s Samira Wiley should be on all the magazine covers ever.

-Norman Reedus says he did NOT beg The Walking Dead producers to not make him gay, contrary to some reports.

-Katniss has a message for President Snow in the final Mockingjay trailer.

October 28, 2014
by Jen McDonnell
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Marvel Announces Black Panther, Captain Marvel Films

-This video of Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. duking it out at today’s Marvel announcement is everything. RDJ’s little head tilt at the end? Kill me.

-Speaking of today’s Marvel presentation, that’s why your Twitter feed exploded with geekgasms this afternoon. They made some huge announcements about their upcoming movie slate. The most exciting (and progressive)? One will be fronted by a female superhero, another by a black superhero.

-Kevin Smith shaved his beard — and approx. 12 years off his appearance. Seriously, he’s unrecognizable.

-Congrats to Mad Men’s Jessica Pare, who is expecting her first child.

-Sweetness! Prince is set to play for 8 glorious, uninterrupted minutes on an upcoming episode of SNL.

-Kylie Jenner want everyone to stop whispering about her lip injection rumours: “Talk about something new, I’m bored.” You and me both, kid. You and me both.

-Melissa McCarthy ‘horrified’ guests at Adam Levine’s Halloween party one year because she didn’t wear a slutty costume.

-Daniel Radcliffe gave lots of adorably nerdy answers in his Reddit AMA, including on what his Horcrux would be.

-The CW is developing a show about Shakespeare and the supernatural, which sounds like it was created from inside my brain.

-It’s a good news/bad news day for Will & Grace alums on the romance front. Debra Messing and Smash costar Will Chase have split after two-and-a-half years of dating, while Sean Hayes got engaged to his longtime boyfriend.

-I’ve been a very bad Veronica Mars fan and haven’t caught up with the new webseries yet, but the fact that the latest episode features the entire cast doing a cover of T.I.’s ‘No Mediocre’ means I really need to.

-Speaking of VM, the show premiered 10 years ago. In celebration, Vulture posted a great essay on how she was feminist as hell.

-The guy who was mistaken for Paul Rudd yesterday talks about how awesome it is to be mistaken for Paul Rudd.

-This limited series from the BBC is shaping up to be one we’ll all be trying to figure out how to download soon.

-Canadian musician Owen Pallett‘s take on his pal Jian Ghomeshi’s situation is powerful stuff. “Jian is my friend. But there is no grey area. Three women have been beaten by Jian Ghomeshi.”

-Joss Whedon tweeting about binge-watching Reign is breaking my brain a little.

-Ewan McGregor played charades with Jimmy Fallon, Jeff Tweedy, and Charles Barkley last night, and they were all pretty terrible at it.

-Good lord, Stephen Amell owns a winery? What can’t this guy do?

-Alanis Morissette pissed a lot of people off this week when she pulled out of a major charity event in Ottawa due to “illness” and then posted Twitter photos from a beach location, but her rep insists she really was sick.

-Bob Odenkirk says Better Call Saul is more of a drama than a comedy. Really?!

-The 2015 Golden Globes will be Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s last. ::sad trombone::

-Matt Bomer can’t wait to be done stripping on Magic Mike so he can go crazy on some fried chicken in a “mean, mean way.”

-Once again proving he’s the nicest guy in Hollywood, Tom Hanks befriended his cabbie and invited him to a Broadway show (and this was even after the cabbie yelled “WILSONNNN!!! as soon as he recognized him).

-Odd couple alert:Jewel and Tim Robbins keep getting spotted together.

-I love Amy Poehler’s coat here so hard.

-Here’s the first trailer for Justin Long and Emily Rossum’s trippy new movie.

October 27, 2014
by Jen McDonnell
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Anna Kendrick Rings In the Holidays with Kate Spade

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-I love Anna Kendrick and I love that she’s modelling for Kate Spade, but man, these photos of her previewing the campaign are awkwardville.

-Our long national nightmare is finally over: Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin have split.

-John Oliver‘s Last Week Tonight continues to be one of the best things on (the very crowded) Sunday TV. Last night he warned that the scariest thing about Halloween is shitloads of sugar, and begged Toronto to vote for Doug Ford (which is probably way funnier for those of us who don’t live here).

-Speaking of media stories that are consuming Canadians today, the Jian Ghomeshi story continues to explode. I have no idea who is telling the truth. I will say this: Like most women working in Toronto media, I wasn’t terribly shocked when I heard the accusations. Also, the vitriol aimed at the four accusers on Twitter and Facebook even though we’ve only heard one (media-savvy, PR firm-assisted) side makes it clear why women are reluctant to come forward in these situations.

-As much as I loved the hope and promise behind the #PaulRuddSavesLives trend, he was actually sitting idly by (thousands of miles away) during the homophobic airport attack.

-Daniel Radcliffe was asked a weird question about how people have a hard time seeing him as a sex symbol and he had no problem turning it around and delivering the perfect answer: “The male population has had no problem sexualizing Emma Watson.”

-Speaking of Emma, she is going all Liam Neeson-y in her latest role.

-New daddy Ryan Gosling has returned to work with a gross mustache on his ungross face.

-Amy Poehler admitted that she once went out with John Stamos after her divorce from Will Arnett but she “blew it” by not realizing it was a date and wearing a “Leslie Knope top,” which is kind of adorable.

-George and Amal Clooney had a second wedding celebration (minus the anticipated Brange sighting, unfortunately), where she wore a dress we’ve already seen her in.

-It’s possible that Larry King went crazy last night — and tweeted the whole thing.

-Everyone who thinks they’ve got a good Matthew McConaughey impression just needs to stop now. You can’t top Kate Hudson’s, so don’t even try.

-So far, Arrow’s Colton Hayes has won Hollywood Halloween by dressing up as Shrek.

-Speaking of Halloween parties, exes Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie attended one looking very un-ex-y.

-Russell Brand has kind of been on my shitlist the past few days because of his stupid comments about the Parliament Hill shooting and rumours that he’s considering a run for mayor of London (even though he doesn’t believe in voting), but his comments about the Renee Zellweger face debate are on point.

-YESSS! Taylor Kitsch confirmed he’ll be in True Detective season 2.

-Taylor Swift and John Green engaged in an adorable Tumblr love-in today.

-Benedict Cumberbatch is the latest star rumoured to have landed the Doctor Strange role. I think this video of him trying to walk like Beyonce is what sealed the deal for him.

-We’ve seen a lot of bad Marchesa dresses over the years, but this one on poor lil’ Elle Fanning might be the worst.

-Neil Patrick Harris continues to be on fire. NBC just greenlit his variety show.

-Here’s the first trailer for Suite Française, starring Michelle Williams and Kristen Scott Thomas.