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Jared Leto as The Joker – First Pictures

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Because I don’t keep up with these things, it was a surprise to me to learn that Jared Leto is playing The Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. But he is! It’s all happening! And now we have what appear to be “first look” pictures, not only of Jared on set in some amount of makeup, as seen above, but also a grainy picture of him holding a picture of himself in what might be full makeup, even though you can’t really make it out clearly since this picture was likely taken from like 3 blocks away with an extreme zoom lens.

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What do we think, then? Will Jared do it justice? It’s a pretty iconic role, after all.

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Are Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Even Together?

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard made their weird romance official earlier this year by walking down the aisle and exchanging vows to become man and wife. It was a wonderful celebration of love, except… was it? Because what’s strange is, considering the fact that these two are still newlyweds, they haven’t been seen together since their wedding and according to some sources, they live entirely separate lives.

The source says the stars had issues even before saying “I do.”

“It’s not surprising that they haven’t spent much time together, because they seemed to have a lot of relationship problems in the months leading up to the wedding,” the source says. “When the wedding finally happened in February, it had been postponed several times. … Amber had her wedding dress for months before they settled on a wedding date.”

“As soon as Johnny arrived in Australia, he was partying hard,” another insider tells PEOPLE. “After he got injured, no one was surprised. He didn’t seem to care at all about filming and was all about partying.”

Production was scheduled to resume Wednesday, but the insider says Depp never showed up – and there’s been no sign of Heard by his side in L.A., either.

“The set has been told that as of Friday, Johnny was still recovering in Los Angeles,” the insider says. “There are rumors on the set that he was in rehab. Everyone is anxiously waiting to see what will happen this week.”

Let’s get real. Not a single one of us will be surprised when these two announce their divorce, right? Like, that’s not going to be a shocker? Because frankly, I didn’t even think they’d make it down the aisle. The fact that they did is commendable, I suppose, but uh… see ya at divorce court.

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Roseanne Smokes That “Good Medicine” To Deal With Impending Blindness

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The last we heard from Roseanne Barr, she was basically getting herself blacklisted from ever working on network television again after going on a massive Twitter rant against NBC execs and losing her damn mind. Much has changed since then, including the fact that she was diagnosed with macular degeneration and glaucoma, so she’s started smoking the good shit to deal with her impending blindness – an issue she’s pretty open about in the new documentary Roseanne For President!

From The Daily Beast:

I had asked why she was such a fan of marijuana, which we see her smoking in the film, and which she claims is excellent for releasing us from “mind control.” Obviously she wants it legalized.

“It’s a good medicine, you know,” she says.

For pain, I ask.

“I have macular degeneration and glaucoma, so it’s good for me for that because I have pressure in my eyes. It’s a good medicine for a lot of things.”

Will the macular degeneration ultimately leave you blind, I ask.

“Yeah,” Barr replies, flatly.

Have her doctors given her any kind of time frame on when that will come to pass?

“No, they can’t. My vision is closing in now,” Barr says, making a narrowing motion with her hands near her eyes. “It’s something weird. But there are other weird things. That one’s harsh, ’cause I read a lot, and then I thought, ‘Well, I guess I could hire somebody to read for me and read to me.’ But I like words and I like looking. You do what you have to do. I just try and enjoy vision as much as possible—y’know, living it up. My dad had it, too.”

And she believes pot releases us from mind control, in what way? “It’s expansive. It opens your mind. You’re like,”—she looks up—“Wow, you’re in awe. You look up into the stars. It makes you wonder. It doesn’t close that down.”

Aw, man, that sucks. I love me some Roseanne. She’s as crazy as a craphouse rat at this point, but she’s still an absolute legend, and I can’t imagine what it must be like to gradually be losing your sight and knowing that one day, you won’t see anything at all.

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Ariana Grande And Big Sean Are Dunzo

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Mark your calendars, for today’s the day that true love dies. After stealing Naya Rivera’s watches (???) and leaving her crazier than ever last year, Big Sean embarked on a love affair with Mariah Carey‘s horcrux (I can’t take credit for that – I read it somewhere online and it’s been giving me life ever since) Ariana Grande. The pair have been together for the past 8 months, but it all came to a screeching halt this month and now they’ve broken up.

Apparently the end of their relationship has nothing to do with Justin Bieber getting handsy with Ariana during a recent concert, despite him tweeting the following:

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LOL, someone was a little butthurt. Justin is Mr. Steal Yo’ Girl, didn’t you know? So if it wasn’t that, what could it have been? Was it the baby voice? We may never know. Here’s the statement given to People by their reps:

“They both deeply care for each other and remain close friends,” the artists’ reps said in a joint statement. “We kindly ask that the media respect their wish for privacy regarding this personal matter at this time.”

RIP, true love.

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Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin Are Officially Divorced

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Sure, they may be spending plenty of time together for the sake of their two children, make no mistake – Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are definitely still consciously uncoupled… and now it’s permanent. That’s right, their divorce is now a done deal and they’re both officially single.

From TMZ:

Sources connected with the couple tell us … Gwyneth and Chris have been using their business managers to hash out a settlement agreement involving both property and custody.

We’re told the agreement has been signed and the divorce is a done deal … all that’s left is for the paperwork to be filed and signed by the judge.

As for the terms of the deal … we’re told it will not be revealed in the divorce docs … it’s all part of a confidential settlement. But based on how they’ve gotten along since the split, it’s almost certain they’ll share joint custody of their 2 kids.

We’re told the divorce docs will cite irreconcilable differences, but it’s all very amicable.

Obviously it’s amicable – I think their marriage had drifted probably several years before they officially called it quits, and given that Gwyneth is known to have been having an affair during the latter years of their relationship, chances are they’d done their moving on before announcing it publicly.

Hopefully the kids are alright – and considering how cordial Goop and Chris have been with each other, I’m sure they will be. Plus, life is about to get ultra cool. After all, at least when they go to their dad’s house, he’ll let them have pepperoni pizza or something other than kale.

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Bobby Flay (Sorta) Denies Cheating On Soon-To-Be Ex-Wife Stephanie March

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Last week, celebrity chef and noted ginger dickhead Bobby Flay announced that he and wife and Law & Order: SVU actress Stephanie March had separated and planned to divorce. The cause of that divorce was never made public, unsurprisingly, but there have been plenty of reports that Flay’s inability to keep it in his pants was a major cause. In fact, according to Page Six, he’d actually been carrying on a three year affair with his assistant Elyse Tirrell. His response? Well, he’s not going to respond!

Flay’s rep tells PEOPLE: “We will continue to refrain from responding to the continued efforts by certain parties to spread rumors and innuendo.”

“This specific allegation was in a letter sent from one attorney in this case to the other,” the rep continued. “It was written and then leaked specifically to try to insert this story into the press, and that’s unfortunate. Even more unfortunate is that all of this is being done in order to renegotiate a pre-nuptial agreement that was agreed to over a decade ago and never amended during the marriage.”

Uh, I’m gonna go ahead and say this is true. Flay is noted for being an absolute P.O.S. and this isn’t the first story of this kind that’s been out there. I also don’t really think he’s that great of a chef, though Bar Americain is pretty nice.

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Meryl Streep Funding Lab For Female Screenwriters Over 40

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Meryl Streep is basically the best living actress on this planet. I know that’s a massive statement to make, but one I feel totally comfortable with. She’s incredibly talented, and that’s an understatement. She’s also fascinating as a human being. The few times I’ve attended press conferences with her, I just found myself completely enthralled with watching her speak, watching her mind tick as she carefully measures out her words… she’s just amazing. Now that I’m done gushing, however, I’ve gotta tell you about another awesome thing she’s done: she just announced that she’s funding a screenwriting lab for female writers over the age of 40.

From Variety:

The creation of the lab, and Streep’s involvement in its founding, was announced Sunday at a panel discussion presented as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.

Called the Writers Lab, the screenplay development program aims to increase opportunities for female screenwriters over the age of 40. This year the initiative will accept submissions May 1-June 1, with eight winning scribes named Aug. 1.

Among the mentors to participate in the Lab’s inaugural year are writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Beyond the Lights”), producer Caroline Kaplan (“Boyhood”), and writers Kirsten Smith (“Legally Blonde”) and Jessica Bendinger (“Bring It On”).

According to NYWIFT, Streep ponied up a “significant” contribution to fully fund the Lab. The actress has been a longtime supporter of NYWIFT.

The Writers Lab will take place at a retreat in upstate New York.

Excellent! Especially in Hollywood, not only are the opportunities for women much lower than those available to men, but women over 40 might as well forget it. So glad she’s decided to put some money and resources into nurturing new talent. Just another reason to love her!

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