He’s a hipster musician, in one of those acclaimed bands that shows up on Saturday Night Live once a year, or at least that’s how it feels like to me, who sometimes gets into Twitter fights with actual musical legends. Of course he’s smug, and he talks a lot of trash. Also, he steps out on his wife. Full Story
Fargo Season 2, Episode 9 recap. SPOILERS So the Sioux Falls Massacre, this famed event we’ve been barreling toward from two different eras, goes down at the Motor Motel in Sioux Falls, and it’s a totally avoidable, completely unnecessary tragedy. But it is, like so many other things that happen on Fargo, the result of assumption and lack of forethought. Full Story
“I beg forgiveness from my most honorable and baby sister Meggy- Happy belated birthday! You are loved more than you know and adored by the most smutty of sisters!!!!!!! We love you Stacy & Susie!” (Alexander Skarsgard attached by request.) And for Rosalie and Alex – all they want for Christmas is for Hedgie to get better. Full Story
The Golden Globe nominations are coming on Thursday, exactly one month before the show on January 10, 2016. Lee Daniels could be there to represent Empire. Can someone please invite Sean Penn too?
As you recall, Lee namechecked Sean in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter a few months ago when answering a question about Terrence Howard’s reputation. Click here for a refresher. And after all that’s been written about Sean Penn over the years, after all the times we’ve heard about his violent and fisty ways, he decides it’s Lee Daniels he wants to go after? Sean Penn is suing Lee for defamation.
On Thursday, Lee countered with a motion to dismiss the suit, with his lawyers writing that he refuses to be intimidated and that what he said is protected by free speech. Lee’s motion also cites a number of published articles referring to Sean’s “Horrifying History of Alleged Abuse”.
“With fame, money and high-priced legal counsel, Penn has the power to buy most things. Fortunately for Daniels, the First Amendment is not for sale. Penn’s complaint is merely a blunt force instrument wielded in an attempt to control the narrative of his life and to expunge the alleged misdeeds sensationalized in the press for decades. While Penn may have personally experienced the challenged statement as offensive, he must now demonstrate that the statement is reasonably susceptible to a defamatory meaning. He has not, and cannot. The challenged statement is constitutionally protected opinion, and New York courts have repeatedly emphasized the need to summarily reject defamation claims brought to bully those who dare exercise their constitutional right of free speech."
Did Sean Penn expect Lee Daniels to put his head down and apologise?
Is he prepared to go to trial and have a court analyse Lee’s comments, and offer proof that before Lee made those comments, his public image was pristine? Show me, is what Lee Daniels is telling him, chest out, arms wide open.
Yours in gossip,
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Starting the week with Charlie Hunnam photos? Auspicious, I think. I told you our dodgeball team made the finals on Friday, right? We won! We’re the champions (of local community dodgeball, but still, whatever)! Everyone keeps asking (because I keep telling them) whether or not we got a trophy. Full Story
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Bob Saget, Seth Green and Macaulay Culkin go for a stroll in Times Square. Wait, what? Fun times last night after show in the #TimesSquare with friends @ClareGrant, Macaulay Culkin, and the master of the selfie, my pal @SethGreen. Full Story
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I’m not exaggerating when I say that people have been waiting for this name all weekend and even before that. The name community, which by the way is growing robustly, according to recent reports, was wondering which way this was going to go. You don’t follow ‘North’ with ‘Matt’, but, even better, everyone knew they had no intention of doing so. Full Story
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US Weekly was the first to report this weekend that Selena Gomez and One Direction’s Niall Horan were hooking up at Jenna Dewan and Emmanuelle Chriqui’s joint birthday party. E! sources also confirm that the two were all over each other at the club, dancing close, and kissing at one point. Full Story
What Gwyneth is saving for Apple (Dlisted)
Still not enough to make me care about her (The Superficial)
No thank you (Hollywood Tuna)
I can’t find a way to justify this outfit (Go Fug Yourself)
Celebrities who look like other celebrities (Pajiba)
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As I mentioned earlier, I haven’t yet watched Ryan Gosling’s episode of Saturday Night Live. Sarah texted me just now to tell me that it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good and that she was disappointed it wasn’t better and that she looked forward to Chris Hemsworth’s return to the show. Full Story