This is a VERY interesting piece at Lainey about how Leonardo DiCaprio is acting in the wake of all of Hollywood’s recent sexual harassment/assault scandals.
Very necessary, at Shondaland: Medicine for Melancholy: Romance Novels to Get You Through Tough Times
Shondaland also has a great oral history of the Brandy/Whitney Houston Cinderella. “Debra Martin Chase: It was like we had the glass shoe that we were trying to fit for the Prince. We held auditions in LA and we saw everybody from Wayne Brady to Antonio Sabato, Jr. It was a huge deal. We just didn’t find the person in LA, so we went to NY. Taye Diggs even came in in New York and there was a lot of anticipation because of Rent.”
I recommend this essay, at Elle: How Do You Approach Dating When Your Double Mastectomy Is Already Scheduled?
Also at Lainey: Selena and the Biebs are TOTALLY back together again. Oh man. Selena. I don’t know about this. My theory here is that her kidney transplant this summer made them both realize they still loved each other — as a brush with death (not that she was on death’s door, but you know what I mean) often does for an estranged couple that hasn’t fully moved on yet. Who amongst us does not remember that Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey got back together in the wake of 9/11, for example? (We, of course, called this phenomenon the Grief Bang in The Royal We.)
In other Intriguing News About Who Might Be Hooking Up, Celebitchy reports Ryan Phillippe was seen leaving Demi Lovato’s house in ‘the wee hours’. This seems like a bad idea.
Real service journalism at Mashable: A scientific deep dive into the Marvel movies’ most hilarious trope: the shirtless scene
Speaking of, GQ has a great profile of Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi.
This is really interesting, at Marie Claire: How These Two Women Finally Exposed Harvey Weinstein. “The reporters are careful to protect exactly how and when they talked to sources like Judd, but they do divulge that they reached out to many actresses directly as opposed to using the traditional avenue of agents or reps. Much of their reporting was figuring out how to get access to the direct emails, phone numbers, and addresses of stars. ‘You’re never as many degrees removed from someone as you think,’ says Kantor. ‘But we approached everyone delicately, because when we were knocking on doors, some people were desperate to leave this in the past.'”
Also fascinating, at Marie Claire: The Rise of the Millennial Mortician. I honestly wish this piece was longer.
At Pajiba: *Ahem* SQUEEEEE: Beyoncé Will Voice Nala In Live-Action ‘The Lion King’. This movie’s cast is GREAT. I must confess I don’t understand the “live action” part. It’s gonna be real animals? (If only it were everyone in cat costumes.)
I kinda covet this (subtle) Wonder Woman jacket (via Revelist).