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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Call Off Divorce

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-People magazine is reporting that Jennifer Garner has called off the divorce and is trying to work on her marriage to Ben Affleck, which aligns with some recent blind items.

-Want to know what happened between Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac? Don’t hold your breath. When she officially filed for divorce yesterday, she said she will “‘never, ever be commenting on the dissolution of my marriage.” If her marriage to Ryan Reynolds is any indication, she’ll probably hold true to that.

-Emma Watson confirmed the Harry Potter cast has a group chat going on WhatsApp.

-Emma also defended her comments about Beyoncé.

-Cate Blanchett looks all kinds of amazing as Hela in Thor Ragnarok.

-It’s Buffy’s 20th anniversary and I’m going to read every retrospective article out there! I particularly liked this one on how the show’s villains were a field guide to misogyny, and this interview with the guy who played Warren, who says James Marsden used to hold his breathe during scenes because “vampires don’t breath, mate.” Buffy is tied with TXF as my TV true love, but miss me with all this talk about it returning.

-Meghan Markle is speaking out on the shame surrounding menstruation. I really like this girl.

-Last night’s The Flash hit series lows. CW superhero shows are struggling hard in ratings this season. Here’s an idea: maybe people don’t want to watch shows where the heroes act like dumb piles of turd?

-Meanwhile, This Is Us just set a new record in total viewers, proving the world can’t get enough of misery porn. (I don’t hate the show, I just find it…exhausting.)

-The most popular podcast in the US right now deals with the seeming disappearance of fitness guru Richard Simmons, who may or may not be being held hostage by his housekeeper. His rep explained that Simmons is not involved with the podcast because “the truth is that he’s fine.”  You know what would be a great way to prove that? Be on the podcast!

-Kristen Stewart has opened up about why she was “so utterly proud” to announce she’s gay on SNL.

-Brie Larson calls Hollywood’s body standards a “cycle of abuse.”

-I really liked this examination of Big Little Lies’ best scene yet. Up until this past episode, I wasn’t really sure why Nicole Kidman was in this show (or why she kept getting naked). But she was fantastic in this scene. I loved how she kept stealing glances at her husband, both because she was looking for permission before talking and because she had no idea what he was going to say.

-Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Lucas Hedges and more deliver Clueless’ debate speech. I’m kind of loving Garfield’s take on Cher.

-Marvel’s new Netflix show Iron Fist is not getting good reviews. Like, at all. Polygon calls the show about the presumed dead playboy who comes back to his city to fight crime ‘laughably bad,’ THR says it’s ‘a dud‘, Variety deems it a lesser version of Arrow and says its plodding pace makes it “the most frustrating and ferociously boring example of Netflix Drift,” and pretty much everyone is making fun of the terrible white lead.

-The new trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale reveals Offred‘s tragic backstory. This show is going to gut me, isn’t it? (It still hasn’t been picked up by a Canadian broadcaster, which is utter BS since it’s based off an Atwood novel.)

-Here’s the red band trailer for Rough Nigh, which covers that awkward moment when you and your friends accidentally kill a male stripper during a bachelorette party. It stars Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, Scarlett Johansson, Zoë Kravitz and Kate McKinnon.

Author: Jen McDonnell

Jen McDonnell is an entertainment freelancer and social media specialist. She put her celeb stalking skills to good use as managing editor of www.dose.ca. Likes: pop culture, celebrity dirt, guilty pleasure TV, George Clooney, cheese. Dislikes: people who use 'begs the question' incorrectly. Follow Jen on Twitter @jen_mcdonnell. Follow Jen

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