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Hugh Grant Is a Prick. But He is a Charming Prick

By Dustin Rowles | Pajiba Love | May 3, 2018 |

By Dustin Rowles | Pajiba Love | May 3, 2018 |


I am eternally conflicted over Hugh Grant, who has a history of colleagues with whom he has worked who hated him — Julia Roberts, Robert Downey, Jr., Drew Barrymore, Julianne Moore — and even Jon Stewart thought he was the worst guest he’d ever had. And yet … Grant does not dispute their hatred of him, and he’s even quite charming about it. Anyway, I can’t make myself not root for him, and he was a bloody damn delight in Paddington 2, which suggests he’s at least very good at acting charming. Anyway, he’s putting on that British charm again here. Prick. (Lainey)

One co-star with which Grant did get along was Sandra Bullock, who did not have her cheeks filled for the Oscars, thank you very much. (Dlisted)

And now I must revisit this clip:

Speaking of Bullock, don’t call them her “adopted” kids, assholes. Those are just her kids, OK? You don’t call them your “oh, sh-t, I went to a bar and got knocked-up” children.”(Celebitchy)

FX has greenlit a A What We Do In the Shadows TV series, which sounds like a great idea — and Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi are co-creators and exec producers — but if they’re not in it, doesn’t it lose some of its appeal? (/Film)

Meanwhile, there will also be a Swamp Thing TV series, compliments of James Wan. (FSR)

In other TV news, I don’t know how much to trust this source or not, but Pop Culture Brain is reporting that this season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix (out later this month) will be its last, and that it will wrap up with a movie. (Pop Culture Brain)

Over the course of about an hour this morning, I learned a number of confusing things from my colleagues here. For instance, Zachary Levi and Brie Larson are playing the same character in two different films being released a month apart, and that I’m supposed to root against The Rock in one of them. I also learned what “thicc” meant, and that it might apply to the Mad Titan, which is another name for Thanos. My head is spinning. (Uproxx)

Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski have been expelled from the Film Academy, which is great, but also: WTF took you so long? (The Mary Sue)

Apropos of nothing, Max Landis hasn’t tweeted a single time since sexual assault allegations were leveled against him, including our own profile. Interesting.

Rihanna didn’t shave her legs. RIHANNA DIDN’T SHAVE HER LEGS. (I don’t know why this is a thing but it is a thing). (The Root)

She did, however, give a make-up tutorial.

Also, Rihanna related: She said in her Vogue cover story that she’s not even friends with Drake anymore. “It is what it is.” ICE COLD. (Vogue)

Meanwhile, you’ll all be happy to know that in a New Jersey town, police have finally apprehended a mystery pooper who kept taking dumps on the football field. It was a superintendent from another school district. Huh. (Deadspin)

Hey! Remember the House Chaplain that Paul Ryan forced to resign last week? Well, he rescinded his resignation, and now Paul Ryan is going to let him stay on rather than fire him. (NPR)

Collider has ranked the 50 best Parks and Rec episodes ever. Number two should be number one, but I don’t otherwise have any major quibbles with this list. (Collider)

OG Cannonballer Prisco is back reviewing books for CBR10, but with a twist — he’s reviewing books out loud on his Killing My Kindle podcast. In episode 15, Prisco reviews the Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter follow-up, The Last American Vampire, along with a couple of other books and hits his Cannonball with Stuart Woods’ Shoot First. He also tells us about giving Christopher Moore the word "douchewaffle". What word would you like to give an author? (Cannonball Read 10)

Watch this Priyanka Chopra interview on mute, and just focus on Seth Meyers, and really appreciate how well he manages to maintain eye contact in an impossible situation. If you don’t believe me, ask yourself how many times you broke eye contact with Chopra during this interview.

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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