I mean...what else is there to talk about?
We could, I suppose, talk about another satisfyingly crazy episode of Scandal. How about how deliciously depraved these people are? A man died...and grief is basically an afterthought. Grief takes a backseat to scheming and strategy. When Leo's reaction to Sally's confession was all about "hey don't call the White House, I can clean up your messes", I felt the pleasure all the way to the back of my knees...I think. I don't know. I can't remember.
There's nothing else.
There's no one else.
Only Beyonce. Can do. Beyonce.
I’ve been bingeing on Beyonce all through the night and morning. I’ll be bingeing on Beyonce all day. Read Full Intro
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Peter Berg confirmed recently that there will be no Friday Night Lights movie. Click here for a refresher. I don’t know anyone who’s sad about this. I’m not sad about re-mainlining all 5 seasons during the Christmas break and not having to worry that somehow they’ll be corrupted by whatever story they try to jack off of our memories about those wonderful, precious people we loved. Full Story
I read an article yesterday on the LA Times website. The title: Why isn't Britney Spears' latest album a hit? Britney Jean was released last week and came in at #4, the weakest first week of sales of her career. The article notes that the releases from Katy Perry, Gaga, and Miley Cyrus all did better. Full Story
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Kate Mara showed up at the Los Angeles premiere of Her last night to support her sister, Rooney. It’s a thing now with these two. Even at an event like this, they won’t pose together. Is this fascinating to me, and only me, because I don’t have a sibling? I have an almost-sibling called Cat. Full Story
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How do you follow up Beyonce and Olivia Pope? Everyone else today has to measure up. God I hope Angelina Jolie makes an appearance. But Julia Roberts works too. Julia was on Letterman yesterday before attending the premiere of August: Osage County. Beyonce? Sorry. Right now Beyonce is everything. Full Story
Scandal Season 3 Episode 10 recap (My apologies for the misnumbering last week. I forgot about Thanksgiving.) This was the name of one of those sure-winner Christmas-gift books about 20 years ago. About the baby boomers and all they wrought; we, by the way, are the “echo”. I like the concept here. Full Story
How does she keep her sh-t so tight? 14 new songs, 17 new videos – an entire “visual” album… and not one f-cking leak. Nothing. No press, no hype, no previews, no Justin Timberlake teasers to teasers to trailers… Just Beyonce by Beyonce. And why? Because Beyonce LOVES a mic drop. Full Story
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Sim! You’re defending your PhD proposal today! Good luck! Nealia and I have every confidence that you’ll be celebrating this weekend a proper PhD candidate. And you have to make me call you Dr if I get to Boston in April. You can do this. Now go do it. Happy Birthday Betty with love from Iris who’s sorry to miss the party but why don’t you just bring Alexa with you and go visit her in TN? To Rachel from Becca & Molly – Happy 26th Birthday! Just for you, let’s all imagine: Harry loves Louis and Ryan loves Rachel forever and ever. Full Story
Oh the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. How will they surprise us this time? Golden Globe nominations are coming today and we should see a lot more love for Leonardo DiCaprio because, apart from the fact that he’s a good actor, the HFPA really wants him at their show. They want them all at their show. Remember when they wanted Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp so badly they listed their performances in The Tourist as one of the best of the year?
Curiously though, the HFPA does seem to get it more in television than, say, the Emmys. That means Tatiana Maslany should be included. I hope.
Full analysis on the Globe nominations coming later this morning as this open was written before the announcement. The Globes are exactly a month away. It’s officially gossip high season – the most wonderful time of the year. Read Full Intro
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You know what I say about a Letterman 3 segment guest -- he keeps them on because they entertain. And when Julia Roberts visits, he always wants her for as long as he can get her. It also happens to be Golden Globe nomination day. And her name was called in the Best Supporting Actress category for her performed in August: Osage County. Full Story
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Joaquin Phoenix was on Jimmy Fallon last night. Before every Joaquin interview, I’m always braced for the fontrum. You know. But what a pleasure he was this time – he was loose, he was funny, he was quick, he was nice… And it was an INTERVIEW. So, technically, press. Perhaps it’s the love in his life. Full Story
Sasha Finds Lupita’s tux dress in LifeStyle
Obviously this is my favourite photo ever (Dlisted)
Jude Law Hemingway (Just Jared)
Jesus. How is this guy’s spunk so strong (The Superficial)
Oprah Winfrey on why she didn’t have kids (Cele|bitchy)
I love these Taylor Swift photos (Fish Wrapper)
Angie takes selfies (Pop Sugar)
Adriana Lima blows you a kiss (Hollywood Tuna)
Damian Lewis tucks his tail between his legs (Towleroad)
No, this isn’t working on Katy Perry (Popoholic)
Oh My God, this coat on Michelle Dockery (Go Fug Yourself)
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Oh la. Very good. It’s been a long, long time since Tom Hardy’s looked this good. Tom attended The Sun Military Awards last night in London in a trench over a bow tie. Yes? YES. Tom is starting to prepare for his role at Elton John in the biopic about Elton John. Full Story
Taylor Swift was in Melbourne last night. She went out for dinner with a new friend: Lorde, the 17 year old from New Zealand whose song you can’t escape on the radio. I think I might be the only person in the world who doesn’t like Royals. Which, now all of New Zealand is going to call me an asshole. Full Story