This past weekend when Janet Jackson won the Icon award at the Billboard Music Awards, many members of the Jackson clan were in attendance including Prince Michael, Katherine and Rebbie Jackson. Michael’s ghost and a whiff of the lingering odor of moldering leather that proves the continuing existence of Joe Jackson, were also there. Not there; Paris Jackson. According to People, it sounds like Paris got dropped off the family text thread (lucky! I wish my family would boot me from mine. My campaign of exclusively responding with RuPaul’s Drag Race GIFs that nobody understands is not working!).
For a few years now, Elon Musk has been dodging accusations that he’s busted any attempts by Tesla factory workers to unionize. Elon’s current girlfriend Grimes has recently come to his defense. And according to her, all the talk about her billionaire capitalist boyfriend being anti-union is just “fake news.”
Everybody can calm their tits, Jet Li is FINE. Despite being photographed recently looking like the ghost of his former self, Jet Li’s manager says the 55-year-old Wushu master was basically just having a bad hair day. Jet was photographed at a temple looking like a straight up pepaw and the image was posted to Twitter, causing a lot of folks to start planning their Jet Li memorial gardens.
The great Woody Allen working relationship exodus of late-2017/early-2018 had many famous former collaborators denouncing him. Many came out and said they were done with Woody. Some took a little while to get there, like Cate Blanchett, who at first remained on Team Woody, then backpedaled a bit by saying that maybe Dylan Farrow’s allegations should go back to trial. Others, like Alec Baldwin, Diane Keaton, and Javier Bardem, let it be known they still love Woody. And then there’s Scarlett Johansson, who recently said everything without saying a word by going out for dinner with Woody Allen.
Page Six says that Scarlett and Woody were seen having dinner on Friday night at an Italian restaurant in Manhattan. Despite Scarlett being a vocal supporter of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, her dinner date with Woody may come as a surprise, but it really shouldn’t. Woody directed Scarlett in three films: Scoop, Match Point, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Scarlett also defended Woody in 2014 from then-resurfaced accusations of sexual assault by Dylan Farrow.
Scarlett’s dinner with Woody is also a weird contrast from her appearance at the Met Gala earlier this month. Scarlett showed up in a Marchesa gown, the first celebrity to do so since Harvey Weinstein tanked Marchesa’s reputation seven months earlier. Scarlett implied her decision was an act of “Don’t blame the wife for the husband’s grossness.”
Scarlett and Woody probably met to talk about a future project. Or maybe Scarlett was putting in some charity hours by cutting up Woody’s food into tiny pieces for him and making sure he didn’t choke on a meatball. Because I’m sure we can all agree that would be a real shame if that happened.
Bravo recently announced its upcoming slate of reality TV programming and it includes a fun twist on a classic. Bravo intends to Make Real Housewives Great Again (MRHWGA?) by sending The Real Housewives back in time. According to The Wrap, Real Housewives of The 1960s is slated for the fall. Bravo has proven itself able to deftly engage with our current cultural and socio-economic climate, so why not the 60s? What could go wrong?!
Sadly, Charlize Theron won’t be playing Megyn Kelly in a drama about her getting roasted to dust by Jane Fonda. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Charlize Theron and director Jay Roach are getting together to work on a biopic about the sexual assault allegations against the late Roger Ailes.
Charlize will play Megyn in the currently-untitled Roger Ailes film, and will also serve as one of the film’s producer (Annapurna will be financing and producing). It will reportedly center around the multiple sexual assault allegations made against Roger Ailes back in 2016, beginning with the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Gretchen Carlson. It’s rumored that Gretchen will likely be a character in this film. Also possible characters to be included are Greta Van Susteren, Rupert Murdoch, and Bill O’Reilly.
Megyn’s role in the film will most likely echo what was happening in real life at the time of the accusations. Megyn was at Fox News for over a decade when she was given her own show, The Kelly File. Megyn never came out and said it, but sources claimed she told investigators that Roger had allegedly sexually harassed her when she first started at Fox News a decade earlier. Her story was rumored to be the final nail in Roger’s coffin at Fox. Fox News allegedly tried to pressure Megyn into defending Roger when the allegations first came out, but Megyn refused.
I can totally see Charlize as Megyn Kelly, because Charlize fully commits to a role transformation. I just hope she prepares her gag reflex as much as she prepares squinting her eyes and working a smug smile. All that inevitable vomit-triggering talk about raw hamburger crotch meat is bound to do a number on her stomach.