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Black Panther was the biggest movie of 2018. Oh sure, Avengers: Infinity War made more money, but Black Panther was right behind as the #2 moneymaker of the year, and there is no denying that it was THE cultural film moment of 2018. No movie made a bigger impact last year than Black Panther. And sti…

Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards

I’ve said this a lot over the past year, but I love Nu Keira Knightley. Remember how grumpy she used to be? Her vibe was all about cheekbones and angst. Motherhood changed her for the better, plus I think she just grew up – her 20s were a dumpster fire, but she’s really feeling herself in her 30s. Well, Keira is still promoting various films – The Nutcracker, Colette, and The Aftermath – so she sat down with The Guardian (you can read the full piece here). The conversation was mostly about feminism, motherhood and how people overreacted to her talking about how she banned Cinderella and The Little Mermaid in her house. Some highlights:

She wanted to be a boy when she was little: At 11, she was “obsessed by The Godfather. I wanted to be Al Pacino and that’s where I was heading. The great parts are the guys’ parts. You don’t want to be the pretty girl in the corner or the mum being lovable and supportive. Of course, when you grow up you are, but you still want to have the adventures.”

The through-line for her roles: She’s drawn to stories about “the masculine side of the female, stuck in the dresses and makeup. Almost every character I’ve played has tried to break out of that image of femininity. That’s why I like period films, because it’s such an overt cage you put the woman in. That’s always something I’ve really identified with. I feel like I sit somewhere else. I’ve never wanted a pen1s. Apart from to piss up a tree. Being able to do that standing up: so convenient. You can just whip it out and whatever. But the idea of something so vulnerable swinging between my legs, I think I’m all right without.”

Her disses of several Disney princesses: “I thought I was just being perky in an interview. My God, people feel really strongly. Don’t f–k with Cinderella. Her fans will end you.”

Her essay about the Duchess of Cambridge’s childbirths: “The whole essay was about the silencing of women’s experience. So it’s interesting that’s exactly what happened from certain media outlets. They turned a moment of empathy from one body to another around to say: she’s shaming her.” Yet women seemed just as mean as men. “Yeah, that’s interesting. Internalised misogyny? I’m not criticising that. All of us respond to and survive within the culture in the way that we can. But I think we need to have a big look at ourselves.”

The male experience is so explored: “We all empathise with men hugely because, culturally, their experience is so explored. We know so many aspects of even male sexuality. But we don’t feel like men can say: ‘Yes, I understand what you’re talking about because I’ve got this wealth of art and film and theatre and TV from your point of view.’”

Motherhood, childcare & mental health: She read recently that 50% of new mothers have mental health difficulties. “With children, it’s one in 10 and that’s called a crisis. So what’s one in two? That’s a f–king catastrophe. We have to talk about it so we know we haven’t failed. It’s really difficult for me, who has an unbelievably supportive family and the money to pay for good childcare. How, as a society, are we not supporting single mothers 100%? We should literally be wrapping them in cotton wool and giving them a cuddle. Saying absolutely we will help [them] as much as we possibly can. That we’re not seems insane.”

[From The Guardian]

I love that she’s talking about all of this, actually. I think this is the root of so many problems too: “We all empathise with men hugely because, culturally, their experience is so explored.” That’s is BEYOND true. We empathize and sympathize with men – specifically white men – because their experiences, actions, thoughts and feelings receive oversaturated coverage in art AND news. White men are given humanity at every level, while other people just… aren’t. I also enjoy what she says about not criticizing internalized misogyny, although…to be fair, I think she would and will criticize it, just not in this particular case.

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The Iron Lady is in the house, y’all! Or, in less Americanized English, Netflix’s series The Crown is rumored to have cast Gillian Anderson in the role of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in season four. *Squee!* The reason I get so excited over season three and four’s casting is because I grew up with the royals and famous people being portrayed. Gillian will be amazing as Thatcher. She’ll show Thatcher’s crispness without making her completely soulless. This hasn’t been confirmed so I should wait for the official announcement, but Gillian has been dating the series creator, Peter Morgan, since 2016. I’m pretty sure this was “leaked” on pretty solid information.

Gillian Anderson is to follow in the footsteps of Meryl Streep, Patricia Hodge and Jennifer Saunders by taking on the role of Margaret Thatcher, it has been reported.

According to the Sunday Times, she will reportedly appear as the former Conservative prime minister in series four of the show, with filming due to begin over the summer.

Much will depend on her chemistry with Olivia Colman, who has succeeded Claire Foy as Elizabeth II for the next two series of the show.

There has been a great deal written about the reportedly frosty relationship between the Queen and Thatcher during the 11 years in which she was prime minister. They found each other something of a mystery, say some. One account even suggested the Queen did mocking impressions of Thatcher and referred to her as “that woman”.

Given that neither the Queen nor Thatcher spoke about their private weekly audiences, it is impossible to know for certain. Thatcher’s biographer Charles Moore has described the former prime minister as being “almost paralysingly correct” about her relationship with the monarch and nervous during the audiences.

Series three and four will star Colman alongside Tobias Menzies as Philip.

Netflix has kept details of the new series under wraps, with no release date announced. It has been reported that series three will cover the years from 1963 to 1976, with Harold Wilson, played by Jason Watkins, being prominent. Series four would then focus on the Thatcher years, with the introduction to the story of a young Princess Diana.

[From The Guardian via Jezebel]

This news made a pretty big splash at Hecate Temple. I think this is great casting and The Mister, who was the one who told me about it, has an enduring crush on Gillian. So, it looks like I’ll finally have someone to watch The Crown with me (season four, at least). I cannot tell you how hyped I am about Olivia Colman and Gillian sparring on camera. And the idea of Olivia as QEII mockingly impersonating Gillian as Thatcher has me downright giddy.

Although they are well into filming season three, the little brats at Netflix refuse to tell us when the will air it. They know what they’re doing, too, because with all the attention Olivia is getting for playing Queen Anne in The Favourite, people will be champing at the bit for her as Queen Elizabeth. Gillian is about to star as the lead in All About Eve on the West End. And then there’s Helen Bonham Carter playing Margaret – that’s a dream trio. I’ve been happy with all the casting thus far. The only person I am still questioning is Tobias Menzies. I know people love him and I’m sure he’s talented but his publicity stills aren’t doing anything for me. Of course, the big announcement, the one Netflix knows everyone is waiting for, is who will play Diana Spencer. That news will likely hit days before the series three airs, just to send the hype into overdrive.

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With one big exception, which Duana will be posting about later, this morning’s Oscar nominations are almost entirely acceptable. 2018 was a GREAT year for film, so for sure one of your faves didn’t get nominated. Eighth Grade got shut out, for instance. And Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and Three Ident…

Rebecca Romijn Says She’s Holding out Getting This One Thing That her Twin Daughters are Begging to Do

Rebecca Romijn has just entered the pre-teen years with her twin girls Charlie and Dolly. The actress admits that she is entering new territory but isn’t afraid of putting her foot down even when it’s not easy.

Romijn attended the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery season two and revealed that her 10-year-old daughters are bidding for cell phones. “That’s not happening for as long as I can possibly go,” she said.

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The 46-year-old former model explained why she is so dead set against cell phones for her girls. “I’ve been told that grades suffer when kids get phones. So they’ll be 20 before I get them a phone! My kids are nagging me about it because of a lot of their friends already have them. …Those parents are ruining it for the rest of us.”

The Ugly Betty alum also admitted that between her and her husband Jerry O’Connell she is more of the disciplinarian. “I’m probably more of a disciplinarian than my husband.”

But the X-Men star reveals that hanging with her two gals is her favorite thing to do and as they are getting older she’s enjoying them more and more. “They’re sassy. They just turned 10, double digits. It’s exciting. … The more developed they become, the more I enjoy them. They’re great human beings. I really enjoy my time with them.”

Romijn spoke to Us in July 2018 and revealed that her girls recently moved into their own bedrooms. Like, all of a sudden, they’re more important than they used to be,” she said. “They feel like they’re all high and mighty. They’re acting like teenagers already.”

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Romijn and O’Connell, 44, tied the knot in July 2007. The couple welcomed their daughters in December 2008.

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Kristen Stewart joins Tilda Swinton and Tessa Thompson at the Chanel fashion show in Paris

As I was looking through these photos of the celebrity guests for today’s Chanel show, you know what struck me? We are living an era of terrible makeup trends. I know everyone is riding high on spending $200 a day on all of their makeup and cosmetic accessories and everybody believes that they NEED to spend 30 minutes a day with all of the highlighting and contouring and Bratz Doll Realness looks, but really… in ten years, all of you are going to look back on this moment and wonder “what were we thinking?” It’s also notable because even the lower-key makeup trends are so bad. Case in point: Kristen Stewart.

K-Stew has been repping Chanel for years now. It’s a strange collaboration for her, because nothing about her vibe these days is on-brand for Chanel. Still, she dutifully shows up for these collections and shows and, from what I would imagine, she allows the Chanel professionals to dress her and style her. And this is the result – an unflattering ensemble and perhaps the worst makeup job she’s ever had EVER. Kristen has a face for makeup too – she can pull off some really severe or strong looks. But chica looks like a drunk clown here.

Tessa Thompson attended the Chanel show and she got to wear Chanel’s latest accessory trend: the necklace/belt/purse three-in-one. This is crazy and very, very funny.

Kristen Stewart joins Tilda Swinton and Tessa Thompson at the Chanel fashion show in Paris

Tilda Swinton came out for Chanel too:

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Kristen Stewart joins Tilda Swinton and Tessa Thompson at the Chanel fashion show in Paris
Kristen Stewart joins Tilda Swinton and Tessa Thompson at the Chanel fashion show in Paris

Duchess of Cambridge in Lewisham

Here are more photos of the Duchess of Cambridge during her visit to Family Action today in South London. I wanted to devote another post to her appearance because we got better photos of her trip later in the morning, and hey, Kate’s always worth a few posts. Now that I’m seeing more of the details on the dress, I kind of hate it? I was on Team It’s Okay, but now I might be veering into Team I’m Not Keen At All. Kate’s obsession with the puffy shoulder needs to end – it’s not modern, it’s not fashion forward, it’s not cute. It ALWAYS looks bad and she now has at least two dozen dresses with that same puffy shoulder. Admittedly, the rest of the Beulah London dress is okay – I’m still okay with the muted green (or “bottle green”) and I still have an appreciation for Kate’s incessant buttoning.

We have the IDs on the rest of Kate’s outfit too – the clutch was from LK Bennett, one of her favorite labels. The shoes were Gianvito Rossi, a label favored by Meghan. I truly believe that Kate is trying to shake it up with her shoewear because Meghan is such a shoe girl. Kate also wore “green amethyst drop earrings” from Kiki McDonough, her favorite jewelry designer. I honestly didn’t know amethysts came in green. All told, the entire outfit costs about $3000. Will the penny-pinchers come for Kate’s head?

While at Family Action, Kate viewed the charity’s new “campaign film” for their Family Monsters program – as in, it’s a short film designed to help kids talk about the “monsters” within their family, monsters like addiction, debt, etc. According to Kensington Palace, Kate is currently “driving a research project to establish what more can be done in across the UK to give children their best possible start in life.” Is that the “children of Broken Britain” initiative we keep hearing about? Is she ever going to launch the damn thing, or is this going to be 10 months of hearing about how she’s “keen” to “drive a research project” for her new initiative?

The Duchess’ visit to @family_action furthers her work in supporting children from their earliest years – HRH is currently driving a research project to establish what more can be done in across the UK to give children their best possible start in life. pic.twitter.com/tvyUAdT1rO

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 22, 2019

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Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio back in their car on the set of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

I agreed with many of the commenters who speculated that the bizarre story about Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron sounded like it came from his camp. Soon after Angelina filed for divorce, Brad hired several crisis managers and PR professionals, and I feel like we’ve been seeing his team’s handiwork over the past two years. They use The Sun and Page Six to start rumors and bash Angelina, and they use People and Us Weekly to soften his image. And they use The Blast and TMZ too. To be fair, since Angelina hired Samantha Bley Dejean as her divorce lawyer, there’s been so much less leaking from either side. So it makes sense that Brad wants to start a new gossip chapter and that Charlize is the way to do it. Unfortunately, I’m calling shenanigans. About 12 hours after the Sun broke the Charlize-Brad story, Page Six broke this story about Make It Right NOLA:

Brad Pitt is caught in a hurricane of litigation over defective houses his Make It Right foundation built in New Orleans and he can’t find a graceful exit from the storm. Make It Right appears to be barely functioning. The charity reportedly stopped building new houses in 2016. Its website hasn’t been updated since December 2015, and social-media accounts went idle in mid-2017. Like most nonprofit orgs, Make It Right has publicly posted its tax filings and financial statements for several years, but the last available filing is for the 2014 tax year. Years ago, the charity partnered with other groups to build veterans housing in Newark, New Jersey, and affordable apartments in Kansas City, Missouri.

New Orleans homeowners are suing Pitt and the foundation, claiming fraud over defective designs and shoddy construction. Pitt and other former foundation officers are petitioning to be removed from that suit, and he and the organization are suing the architect who oversaw the project in the city’s devastated Lower Ninth Ward. The charity has made repairs to rotting and collapsed porches.

In December, the city of New Orleans warned the 109 Make It Right homeowners that natural-gas meters in their houses might be improperly installed — a dangerous condition that could lead to gas leaks and explosions. For Pitt — an architectural buff who hoped to pioneer new designs for affordable, green housing — the venture has been an embarrassing disaster.

“The easy thing for him would have been to walk away, but then he would be accused of abandoning the people he promised to help,” my source said.

Pitt — after buying a mansion in the French Quarter and raising millions for the foundation after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 — was busy making movies. He let other people run the project, which aimed to build 150 green-energy houses.

“Brad was a co-founder, but he wasn’t on the board for years,” the source said. “When the problems arose, he committed to help make it right.”

Ron Austin, the lawyer representing the homeowners, told me, “According to their 2015 tax filings, the foundation is insolvent. If Mr. Pitt succeeds in getting himself removed from the lawsuit, these residents will be without any remedy. It’s obvious he is trying to cut and run.” Austin said his clients are stuck with 30-year mortgages. “It’s sad and scary. They don’t have anywhere to go, and they can’t afford to move.” Emails and phone calls to the foundation were not answered.

[From Page Six]

How does this not look horrible for Brad on like ten different levels? I get that he wasn’t there for the day-to-day running of the foundation, but he LITERALLY started the foundation and he took all the credit and became the face of Make It Right NOLA. He was on the Today Show giving interviews about it and on the cover of Architectural Digest to promote it and hosting fundraisers and all of that. And now it turns out that he basically became an absentee slum lord – he threw up some shoddy houses, trapped lower-income people into 30-year mortgages and then walked away when he got bored and moved on to the next thing. Yeah, I can see why he would prefer to talk about Charlize.

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Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio back in their car on the set of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio back in their car on the set of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

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Mild spoilers for You
Over the weekend I binged You on Netflix. (I talked about the show on our podcast!) It’s a ten episode series about the adventures of a stalker, Joe, played by Penn Badgley, and it actually premiered on Lifetime last fall. It’s done much better on demand on Netflix, where it doesn’t come with the baggage of being labeled a Lifetime show. It’s one of the craziest shows I’ve ever seen. It has so many twists and turns, and it’s so trashy and absorbing. I disliked the characters and didn’t care about them, but I kept wanting to know what would happen next. It does a good job of telling the story from Joe’s point of view and making you root for him. Penn Badgley is not here for that though, and has shut down talk of his character being a romantic antihero. The show has shades of Dexter but there are moments when it feels like a romcom and there are moments when it’s a typical Lifetime movie. (I saw a good opinion piece on how it works to mix and subvert genres, but beware that the article has a major spoiler in it. You can read that here.) In an interview which Penn did with his costar, Shay Mitchell, he said that every character except his character, Joe, deserves better.

Here’s the video and some quotes are below:

Why do you think fans are so obsessed with Joe?
Penn: Sex and murder

People are saying that Peach deserves better
Shay: I would have liked to have seen her last a little longer
Penn: Peach does deserve better. Everybody on the show except Joe deserves better. Joe deserves worse.
Shay: Do you think Peach could have gotten to that level of even more obsession [with Beck, where Joe is]
Penn: Theoretically but I think statistically speaking most murderers and most serials killers, they’re men. Maybe she could have been one of the exceptions to the rule, she is exceptional. She’s not general [in her obsession]. Peach loves Beck. She’s not just like ‘I’m going to do this to anybody.’

Why are [your characters] so obsessed with Beck?
Penn: It’s hard to know what Joe likes about Beck because he’s so self obsessed… He’s an unreliable narrator.

[From video by Spot.ph]

I loved Penn’s answer that most murderers and serial killers are men! He gets it and he keeps showing that in the way he talks about his character.

No one deserves to die but I didn’t particularly care if anyone died, except for Paco or Karen. They were the only decent people apart from maybe Joe’s coworker or Beck’s remaining friends. It’s rare that a show has such unlikable characters but still makes you watch. On Twitter I compared it to eating an entire pint of ice cream that’s not your favorite. It tastes good and you enjoyed it but you feel a little mad at yourself afterwards. You’ll do it again, but you don’t want to admit it.

There’s a second season coming to Netflix! It will come out this Christmas and will be set in Los Angeles. Penn said that his character Joe “is still a murderer, still stalking” and “still problematic.” He will also “try to change, and he might but also for the worst.” Also Netflix released some statistics in their quarterly earnings statement and You was watched by 40 million households.

As an aside, who else googled “does urine have DNA” when they were watching this? The answer is that it usually doesn’t. Damnit I’m rooting for Joe.

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The Duke of Sussex and Duchess of Sussex are met by the Prime Minister of New Zealand

Back in October of last year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were moving through their wildly successful South Pacific tour. They spent several days in New Zealand, where they did several events with New Zealand’s young prime minister Jacinda Ardern. Meghan and Prime Minister Arden are close in age and it just felt like they got along very well. Meghan highlighted several charities and programs close to Ardern’s heart in New Zealand too. Strengthening commonwealth ties and all of that. Well, Prime Minister Ardern is currently on an official visit to the UK, and in addition to stopping by Downing Street, it looks like Prime Minister Ardern also stopped by Kensington Palace to have a private meeting with Meghan:

Monday is a holiday for Americans, but Meghan Markle was busy with royal duties. The mom-to-be, whose first first child with Prince Harry is due in late April, had a private meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Kensington Palace on Monday. According to TVNZ reporter Joy Reid, the visit was to “recognize their recent successful visit to [New Zealand]” during the couple’s royal tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand in October.

While in New Zealand, Meghan and Ardern teamed up for a number of events. The prime minister was on hand to greet the couple when they arrived at the Wellington International Airport Military Terminal, then spent time with them later that night during a welcome reception at the Government House in Wellington.

[From People]

A “private meeting” you say? That’s interesting. It’s also interesting that there’s no mention of Harry or anyone else at this meeting. Harry is the Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, and Prince William and Kate Will Be King And Queen, as their fans tell us so often. Why weren’t they trying to meet with a prime minister of a British commonwealth country? And why weren’t there photos of Ardern and Meghan?!?! I want to see them hanging out and talking about feminism!

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The Duke of Sussex and Duchess of Sussex are met by the Prime Minister of New Zealand
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