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Ben Affleck ‘Phoned in’ the Tom Brady Roast Because It’s ‘Beneath Him’

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | May 20, 2024 |

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | May 20, 2024 |


According to Nikki Glaser, Ben Affleck didn’t spend any time preparing for his appearance on The Roast of Tom Brady, which resulted in a “self-centered” segment focused mainly on internet trolls, which I’m sure has nothing to do with the divorce rumors plaguing him and Jennifer Lopez. Total coincidence. (Page Six)

Lainey is off for Victoria Day, so here’s some Cannes fashion. (Lainey Gossip)

Rural Republicans are somehow not interested in defunding their public schools to send rich kids to private ones. (Wonkette)

Kayleigh made her debut on The A.V. Club talking about the documentary Amy and why you should watch it instead of Back to Black. (A.V. Club)

Demi Moore’s new body-horror hit isn’t “anti-men,” it’s “anti-jerks.” (IndieWire)

From Emma: Cynthia Erivo gave a wonderful speech about queerness and Wicked at the Los Angeles LGBTQ’S Annual Gala Saturday night. (TikTok)

Disneyland characters and parade performers have unionized. A headless Walt is no doubt spinning in his grave. (Gizmodo)

From Roxana: “Decades ago, Kris Hansen showed 3M that its PFAS chemicals were in people’s bodies. Her bosses halted her work. As the EPA now forces the removal of the chemicals from drinking water, she wrestles with the secrets that 3M kept from her and the world.” (ProPublica)

Bill Maher could’ve let the whole Steve-O thing go because, honestly, most people had forgotten that Maher refused to not smoke pot in front of the sober Jackass star. However, Bill Maher is a smug asshole, so Bill Maher did not let it go. (Variety)

Make no mistake: This cancellation is because Madame Web tanked. Ironically, its collapse has made it one of the more pivotal comic book movies by forcing Sony to pull back on milking rando Spider-Man characters. (TVLine)

And speaking of superheroes, Richard Linklater would like to join the list of people who hate them because they don’t f*ck. (Deadline)

Sara Hashem called her own main character of The Jasad Heir “divisive,” but Tracy disagrees. “Her choices aren’t that of a hero but that of someone trying to survive… Sylvia is a conflicted character with a beautifully progressed arc of development.” Who are your favorite complicated protagonists? (Cannonball Read 16)

From Andrew: Perhaps the only time I’ll be sharing a Chet Hanks update: