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Date set for Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer

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Bruce Jenner has been planning a lengthy sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer for ABC for several months, though it was unknown when said interview would air – until now, that is. ABC revealed yesterday that a two hour special aptly titled Bruce Jenner – The Interview will air Friday, April 24th at 9pm.

The interview was apparently filmed a couple of months ago, right around the time his intention to transition became public (though “became public” seems like a stretch since Bruce has never confirmed this, even to this day), so it should be interesting to see what’s discussed.

“Bruce’s primary goal is to bring awareness to this issue in order to help others [in the transgender community],” a source told PEOPLE. “He is not sure that E! and a reality show is the best format to do that.” 

Jenner “wants this to be taken seriously so that [his situation] can have the most positive impact on society’s perception of the transgender community,” said the source. 

Incidentally, the entire Kardashian clan is due to be out of the country in Armenia when this interview airs. April 24th is also apparently the anniversary of the Armenian genocide, but the Kardashians have claimed their trip to Armenia on that date has nothing to do with that, so… yeah.

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‘Furious 7′ is killin’ it at the box office

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I’ll admit it – I haven’t actually seen any of the Fast & Furious movies. Well, I’ve kinda seen part of one of them (no idea which one), but it was on in the background and I was distracted with something else, so I couldn’t tell you what happened other than Vin Diesel speeding down a dirt road trying to get someone who I think, if I remember right, was Jordana Brewster or Michelle Rodriguez off the back of a speeding train. Somehow, I feel like that one scene probably accurately sums up the entire series, but I’m probably wrong. People LOVE this shit – to the point that Furious 7, the latest installment in the franchise, brought in a whopping $143.6 million in North America alone during its opening weekend, as Variety reports.

That establishes a new high-water mark for the month of April, blowing past the $95 million debut of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” and standing as the highest-grossing kickoff for any film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. It also ranks ninth among the top 10 openings in history.

It’s also the highest opening since The Hunger Games: Catching Fire back in 2013, which is pretty impressive. Chances are people turned up to see this largely because it was Paul Walker‘s final on-screen appearance, so the whole thing was a bit of a memorial for him.

So shoot straight with me – have any of you seen Furious 7 and does it live up to the hype? Are you a fan of the series at large?

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Harvey Weinstein is being questioned over an alleged sexual assault

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Uh oh – this is bad news. Harvey Weinstein is being questioned by the NYPD in regards to an alleged sexual assault in which he is said to have groped a woman. The incident is said to have taken place between Weinstein and a 22-year-old woman last week in New York City’s Tribeca neighbourhood.

From Variety:

The woman accused the Weinstein Co. boss of touching her breasts and hips, police confirmed. The Daily News, which broke the story, reported that the incident took place at around 6 p.m. Friday at the Tribeca Film Center.

But another source told Variety that there were no official events held at the Tribeca Film Center on Friday night, and the Weinstein Co. shares office space with Tribeca Enterprises. Police could not immediately confirm if the alleged assault took place at Weinstein’s offices or in another part of the building.

An investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed. Neither the district attorney’s office nor the Weinstein Co. responded to requests for comment. Weinstein is expected to attend the New York premiere of his latest drama “Woman in Gold” at MoMA on Monday night with star Helen Mirren.

Huh. This all seems a bit random to just be bullshit, but there aren’t many details available at this point. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more as they become available (IF they become available).

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Chloe Sevigny calls Jennifer Lawrence “annoying” and “too crass”

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In the past, I’ve always kinda liked Chloe Sevigny. She’s unobtrusive, has pretty good fashion sense and… well, I guess that’s enough to make her okay, right? I don’t mind when people tell it like it is, but when you start talking shit on people in the press for no reason, then I’mma have to raise my eyebrow. So what’s Chloe done? Well, she’s calling out Jennifer Lawrence.

During an interview with V Magazine, Chloe was asked if she’s worried about being typecast (as what??????), to which she replied:

Do you still worry you’re being typecast? 
CS I’m afraid that maybe people think there’s more personality than acting ability. What I did on Big Love, Hit & Miss, and American Horror Story, it’s not like I’m just playing the same character over and over again. I would like to be respected more as an actress. It’s not like I can complain about anything. I think I’ve had great opportunities, but you can always have more.

Nowadays, you can’t be an actor without having a big personality to match. You were a prototype for that. 
CS So much is about marketing and selling the product. They’ll have a really peppy funny girl on the talk show rounds, and everybody adores her and loves her and wants to be her or fuck her, and then so many more people want to watch the movie or TV show. I understand that star quality, how much value that carries. I love when a movie star is a great movie star. I think Angelina Jolie is a great movie star. I don’t think I can be that, or just be an actor. I don’t think I have the charisma. Which is probably why I never reached another level. I like Emma Stone. Whenever she’s herself, she’s really cute. Jennifer Lawrence I find annoying. Too crass.

Look, Jennifer Lawrence isn’t anyone’s cup of tea, fine, but why even talk about your fellow women in the press? It’s not like she was asked what she thinks about JLaw. Also, I just find it interesting that a woman who’s been persecuted for her choice in film roles (Brown Bunny was nothing if not “crass”) would call out another female for that. Where’s the solidarity? Or at least the silence. SMH.

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Noel Gallagher isn’t a Taylor Swift fan, then?

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Oasis was great back in the day, sure, but now Liam and Noel Gallagher are washed up has-beens who are better known for being total dickheads who talk shit about pretty much everyone on earth (including each other) than they are for their once-great music. Noel has a special brand of asshole-ness, though, and his latest rant was against Taylor Swift and her songwriting abilities.

From Rolling Stone:

What about Taylor Swift? She’s a pop star, but many people praise her talent as a songwriter.
[Laughs] Who says that? Her parents?

Lots of people.
Who’s “people”? Name these people. You’re fucking lying. She seems like a nice girl, but no one has ever said those words, and you fucking know it.

Haha, well, okay, fair enough. Taylor isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. You know who IS golden is Noel’s book? One Direction, of course – more particularly, Harry Styles.

What about One Direction, do you like them?
I know Harry Styles. We’ve hung out a couple of times. They’re lovely lads. But I’ve got to say, I have difficulties with people who don’t write their own songs, who’ve got a team of songwriters who work for your record label.

And there you have it. Noel Gallagher’s thoughts on the world of pop. But wait – I’ll leave you with one bonus quote:

Do you listen to much pop?
No. It’s fucking awful. Modern pop music is bland nonsense. There isn’t even a word yet that’s capable of describing it. If it was a color, it would be beige. Do you know what color beige is?

I do, yeah.
It’s like a milky brown. Not for me.

Cool beans.

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The Daily Links

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If you’re not following Liam Payne on Instagram, you’re doing it wrong [Socialite Life]

Sarah Michelle Gellar is alive and well and going to the gym [Celebslam]

Kendall Jenner is wearing booty shorts just for you guys [Popoholic]

I don’t know who Marnie Simpson is but I know what she’s wearing under her skirt [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]

Is Taylor Swift the Julia Roberts of the Grammys? [Lainey Gossip]

Padma Lakshmi still looks really hot in a bikini [Moe Jackson]

Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne did pseudo-lesbian erotica [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]

Jennifer Lawrence looks pretty chill for being naked with a snake on her butt [The Blemish]

Here’s our first pic of Zoe Saldana taking her twins out for a stroll [I'm Not Obsessed]

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter don’t seem all that happy [Celebitchy]

The ‘Magic Mike XXL’ trailer is here and it’s everything [PopBytes]

Here are a bunch of celebrity candids for you [theBERRY]

Someone please make Kim Kardashian stop getting naked [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]

Amy Pascal stepped down from her post at Sony – or was she fired? [The Frisky]

Are Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart back together? [ICYDK]

Kendra Wilkinson looks lovely without makeup [Celebuzz]

Cindy Crawford makes a public appearance with her kids [Too Fab]

Justin Bieber and Ellen Degeneres are pulling pranks together now [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]

Enjoy a cheap “Sex Day” with your valentine [Romance Beat]

Matt Damon wants to remind you just how handsome he is [Socialite Life]

Can’t argue with how beautiful Chrissy Teigen is [Celebslam]

Natalie Portman returns to the red carpet – thank goodness! [Popoholic]

Vivica A Fox went braless in a see-through dress [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]

Good to see Mila Kunis back in the game again [Lainey Gossip]

Zendaya is always going to be on the D-list, right? [Moe Jackson]

Julianne Hough is doing Twitter bikini shoots now [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]

Kim Kardashian has a new haircut and it’s okay [The Blemish]

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross are keeping things under wraps [I'm Not Obsessed]

Fifth Harmony are actually doing great things for pop [PopBytes]

Julianne Moore in red Tom Ford at the BAFTAs is everything [Celebitchy]

Lupita Nyong’o looks flawless on the March cover of Lucky [The Frisky]

It seems America is really in love with Sam Smith now [Celebuzz]

Here’s how to make your Galentine’s Day a great salute to Leslie Knope [Romance Beat]

The Daily Links

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Harry Styles really loves his fans, you guys [Socialite Life]

Can’t argue with a bit of Mila Kunis cleavage on the red carpet [Popoholic]

Brooke Burke has a killer workout body, you must admit [Moe Jackson]

Jennifer Aniston finally won an award! It’s about time [Lainey Gossip]

Josie Cunningham gets drunk, flashes boobs in public [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]

Damn! Behati Prinsloo has legs for days [Celebslam]

Ryan Reynolds is ready to talk about being a new dad [I'm Not Obsessed]

Tom Cruise will gain weight to pay a 300 pound pilot [Celebitchy]

Good to see Gwen Stefani is still as flawless as ever [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]

Would you go see Aladdin on Broadway? [Romance Beat]

Were Katy Perry‘s sharks a dig at Taylor Swift? [ICYDK]

Some crazy shit comes out of Lisa Rinna‘s mouth every day [theBERRY]

Mariah Carey really needs a vacation, it seems like [The Frisky]

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West took North West to the zoo [Celebuzz]

Kate Winslet wouldn’t change her multiple divorces [Too Fab]

Benedict Cumberbatch looks perfect in Victorian garb [Socialite Life]

Nicola McLean decided to go out in a see-through dress [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]

This is the most put together I’ve seen Lindsay Lohan in ages [Popoholic]

Bar Refaeli did a sexy new photoshoot in Marbella [Moe Jackson]

Chris Pratt is basically Hollywood’s new “It” guy [Lainey Gossip]

Would you buy a bikini from Kendall Jenner? [Celebslam]

Oprah Winfrey is ready to come back to TV! [I'm Not Obsessed]

Val Kilmer refusing treatment because of his Christian Science faith [Celebitchy]

This is how relationships go in the modern age [Romance Beat]

Suge Knight loses bail after murdering his friend in an argument [ICYDK]

Paz de la Huerta is really scaring me [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]

Here’s a new clip from the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie [The Frisky]

Did you know Zac Efron can juggle? Huh! [theBERRY]

Emily Ratajkowski posted this pic, then deleted it [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]

Joe and Nick Jonas still hang out together [Celebuzz]

Heather Graham proves you can still rock a bikini at 45 [Too Fab]