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Brad Pitt Confirms That He Threatened Harvey Weinstein on Gwyneth Paltrow's Behalf

By Ursula Scully | Pajiba Love | September 19, 2019 |

By Ursula Scully | Pajiba Love | September 19, 2019 |


Vice says that Pelosi is “trolling” the GOP with D.C.’s statehood. Can she, like, not? Can she instead just get the ball rolling on this issue? D.C. deserves statehood! (As do all the other US territories.) (Vice)

This is from last week but in case you missed it, it’s a must-read: How Fan Culture Is Swallowing Democracy. (NYT)

Related: From Star Wars to Game of Thrones, fans have more power than ever to push back, but is fandom becoming as toxic as politics? (The New Yorker)

Taylor Swift is on the cover of Rolling Stone. One of the pull quotes is “You’re a Democrat? Sick. Get in the car. We’re going to the mall.” I just cannot with her. CAN. NOT. (Celebitchy)

As a palate cleanser, here is a lovely interview with the entire cast of The Good Place. (Rolling Stone)

How Beto O’Rourke benefits from airing his rage, an emotion denied to the female candidates. (Zora Medium)

The Michael Jackson estate is suing HBO for not including their rebuttal to the allegations made in the documentary. The judge is leaning in favor of the estate. (Variety)

Mickey Rourke and Robert De Niro have a 32-year-old feud. 32 years! That’s a lot of free mind rent to give to someone. (Dlisted)

Does Mark Halperin’s failed comeback show something about the men ousted for abuse? (Gen Medium)

Instagram is my social media of choice. I spend hours on there. And yeah, I know this isn’t healthy, but now I’m wondering if the platform just turns us all into monsters. (The Cut)

A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials. (Smithsonian Mag)

Duchess Kate had an event today at the Sunshine House, a program for first-time parents. Her outfit is boring, as per ushe, but the babies are adorable! (GFY)

Meanwhile, Harry and Meghan are in Rome to attend the wedding of an “American oil tycoon”. Rich people, man. (Lainey Gossip)

How Michael Vick’s dogfighting case changed animal welfare. (WaPo)

If you saw Midsommar, you know how spooky everything about the production design was — including the food. Friend of Pajiba Nadia Chaudhury traces how the movie’s terrifying meals came together. (Eater)

Did the Heir to the Red Bull Empire Get Away with Murder? (The Walrus)

“Karen Navarra was a quiet woman in her sixties who lived alone. She was found beaten to death. The neighbors didn’t see anything. But her Fitbit did.” (Wired)

The Next Recession Will Destroy Millennials. Great. (The Atlantic)

Brad Pitt downplays his role in making Harvey Weinstein back off Gwyneth Paltrow back in the day, but confirms Gwyneth Paltrow’s account, where Pitt told Weinstein to leave her alone or “I’ll kill you.” “I was just a boy from the Ozarks on the playground, and that’s … and that’s how we confronted with things.” (Vulture)

Last month CannonBookClub discussed Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet. Tomorrow and Saturday, they meet again to discuss whichever retellings, reimaginings, and remixes they read. There are gender-flipped Holmes and Watson, contemporary, in space, in a steam punk fantasy, an erotic fantasy, YA, and even one written by a Beatle. Have you read a retelling of Holmes and Watson? Join the CannonBookClub on their blog or Facebook group, and tell them what you thought. (Cannonball Read 11)

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Ursula is a Staff Contributor for Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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