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Britney Spears’ Beach Activities Are Not Like Your Beach Activities

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-Britney Spears posted a video of her writhing on a beach. I can only assume this is meant to serve as a judge-y reminder that I skipped leg day last week…

-Speaking of fit-looking celebrities, I may have rewatched Chris Hemsworth’s workout video a few times…

-Hmmm. According to TMZ, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s divorce is still “very much on.”

-I kind of love that Emma Watson stopped an interview to tell a reporter that she had a pen mark on her chin — and then proceeded to rub it off. “You would do this for me and I would do this for you.”

-Jake Johnson says that there’s a 50/50 chance that New Girl won’t be renewed.

-Early buzz about American Gods is really positive. I still can’t believe that it’s basically going to be impossible to watch this legally in Canada…

-Iron Fist star Finn Jones says the show isn’t made for critics, so please just ignore all those bad reviews. Jeez, between this and his diversity comments, did this kid get any media training AT ALL?

-”I’m so old that when I was a baby, the first word I uttered was in Latin.”  Christopher Plummer has jokes, y’all.

-Patrick Stewart is fostering a pit bull and the videos he’s posting on Twitter may actually kill me.

-Oopsie. Justin Bieber was caught on camera telling off a fan trying to get a selfie.

-Awww. Colton Haynes accepted his boyfriend’s proposal with a little help from Cher, who sang “I Got You Babe” for them via satellite just before he popped the question.

-Get Out, which cost $4.5 million to make, just crossed the coveted $100 million mark at the box office (without international!).

-Also exceeding expectations at the box office is Kong: Skull Island — but will it be enough? It cost $185M to make and at least $135M to market, which means it will need to make $500M in global ticket sales to be in the clear.

-It’s been confirmed that Game of Thrones’ eighth season, which premieres in July, will be just six episodes long.

-I really, really like this review of last night’s Big Little Liars, especially the part about how a lot of male reviewers are dismissing it using gendered terms like “soapy” and “trashy” because it focuses on rich, white folks.  (One of my fave TV critics leveled a similar critique of it on a recent podcast and then he proceeded to talk breathlessly for 20 minutes about The Young Pope. True story.)

-TMZ staffers are reportedly “grossed out” by Harvey Levin‘s close ties to Trump.

-John Barrowman’s birthday party seemed…nice. I wonder if I can convince Stephen Amell to wear that to mine?

-Lots of surprises are coming out of SXSW this week. Terrence Malick‘s Song to Song, starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender, is getting trashed, with EW calling it “a humiliating wreck of a movie” and Variety is suggesting “Malick might want to consider another lengthy hiatus.”

-Meanwhile, The Disaster Artist (James Franco‘s movie about the making of Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 cult favorite The Room starring himself, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow, Zac Efron, and Alison Brie), is getting raves, with THR calling it “wildly funny,” Indiewire deeming it an “exuberant buddy comedy,” and multiple film critics predicting that Franco will get an Oscar nomination for it.

-Also getting a lot of head at SXSW is Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, starring Ansel Elgort. The trailer certainly intrigues me.

-Wonder Woman gets an origin story in the new trailer.

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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