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Jennifer Aniston Says You Shouldn’t Expect a Memoir From Her Anytime Soon

Glamour: Alex gets a dog this season. For a minute there, I thought it was one of yours in real life.

Jennifer Aniston: No, but boy, that dog named Benny—I fell so madly in love with this animal. This dog was like a human and a stuffed animal dog. You can do anything with him. His most favorite thing was to lay in a bed and just be rubbed. He’d be waiting to come on set, and you’d find him in a different person’s lap. He was like a therapy dog for our crew, which we really needed it at that point. It was so lovely to have that angel dog there.

In an early scene, we see you in the snow chopping wood. I have to say, you were giving Sylvester Stallone in Rocky IV a run for his money. Was that you or a stunt double?

It was me. That was during a time when I had a 9-mm bulging disc, too. So I basically had two takes in me to get that swing in. And then they had a wonderful stand-in to do some of the big, wider shots.

I’m so sorry you went through that.

Thank you, I know; it was crazy. And then a month and a half after that 9-mm bulging disc that I had to get an epidural for, I was rear-ended on the 405 freeway at rush hour at 55 miles an hour. It was one of those crazy ends to the year. But I’m all healed. Healed, and ready to go.

I’m glad you’re doing better now. And speaking of going through a lot, we learn that Alex is writing a memoir during her time away from The Morning Show. Is that something you would ever want to do—write about your life experiences? 

Nope. I say that now, but you know, cut to four or five years from now, and I might be like: I’m going to write a memoir! But I’m still living it. I have nothing to memoir about just yet.

I think you have amazing life stories already, but I understand that.

There’s a lot when you think about it, but I still feel like I just got here.

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Julianna Margulies joins the show this season, and you two have known each other since the days of ER and Friends, which filmed next to each other on the Warner Bros. lot. What was it like to reunite?

Top Gun: Maverick’s Director Explains Why Tom Cruise Made A Training Program And Put Actors In The Air

While that sounds awesome, that authenticity doesn’t come without a cost. Flying a fighter jet is incredibly grueling, and it takes an insane amount of training to even step foot inside of a cockpit. That’s why Tom Cruise personally designed an endurance program to get his co-stars physically ready to fly. To prepare for his role as Goose’s son, Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, Miles Teller (Thank You for Your Service, Escape from Spiderhead) engaged in water survival training in a device called the “dunker” – a machine that essentially does its best to drown its occupant. Don’t worry about the actors too much, though: Tom Cruise was with his co-stars every step of the way. Talk about a great wingman.

Why Tiffany Haddish Shaved Her Head In The Middle Of The Pandemic

So she shaved it! It does make me wonder as well. What does my scalp look like? Do I want to know? Tiffany Haddish has loved her decision so much that she has kept her hair short, currently only having a bit of hair on the top of her head right now. The actress often uses wigs on red carpets too, recently rocking a whitish-blonde short bob at the Venice Film Festival while promoting The Card Counter. Take a look at what it looked like when she first buzzed her hair off:

5 Great Science Fiction Movies That Don’t Involve Aliens Or Robots

The Hunger Games (2012)

Last but not least, yes, The Hunger Games is considered science fiction. Dystopian science fiction, sure, but science fiction nonetheless. Directed by Gary Ross and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games is about a future society where wealth and income inequality have gone way past overboard. So much so, in fact, that the wealthy get to watch kids from poorer districts hunt each other down and kill each other on live TV. It’s like The Running Man … but with less Arnold.

Chris Pratt Is Re-Teaming With A Tomorrow War Co-Star For A New Action Comedy

Without any information about the story to work with, it’s impossible right now to guess what kind of setting Chris Pratt and Sam Richardson will find themselves in the next time together, only that alongside whatever action unfolds, there will be plenty of laughs. Still, both of these men have plenty of comedic experience, so it’ll be interesting to see how their respective styles will blend together. Along with starring as Andy Dwyer in Parks & Recreation, Pratt’s gotten to show off his humorous chops in the MCU, The LEGO Movie and Onward. As noted earlier, Richardson starred as Richard Splett in Veep, and his other big credits include Detroiters, BoJack Horseman, M.O.D.O.K., Good Boys and Promising Young Woman.

Nicolas Cage Shares The Reason Why He Won’t Watch Himself In The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent

His unwillingness to actually watch himself in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent aside, it sounds like Nicolas Cage had an enjoyable enough time making the movie under the direction of Tom Gormican, who previously helmed 2014’s That Awkward Moment. As for what we can expect from this fictional version of Cage, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent follows him at a point in his career where he’s struggling, to the point that he accepts $1 million to perform at the birthday party of one of his fans, who’s named Javi. But as it turns out, the super-rich Javi, played by The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal, also happens to be a powerful drug lord, and Cage is subsequently approached by U.S. federal agents to help them bring down Javi’s operation. The increasingly-crazy situation becomes even more personal for the actor when his wife and daughter are taken captive.

Simone Biles and Her Team Testified About Surviving Abuse. It Was Excruciating and Exceptional

“Is that all?” McKayla Maroney remembers an FBI agent asking her.

She had just told the federal agents the story of being molested by Larry Nassar, then a doctor with USA gymnastics. She had related, to the highest law enforcement officials in the country, how she thought she “was going to die that night, because there was no way he was going to let me go.”

On Wednesday, she testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee that the FBI agents dismissed her. She said that her report wasn’t documented for 17 months. When it was, she said, parts of her statement was fabricated. “USA Gymnastics, in concert with the FBI and the Olympic Committee were working together to conceal that Larry Nassar was a predator,” she told Congress.

On Wednesday, Maroney was joined in her Senate testimony by other USA woman gymnasts—Maggie Nichols, Aly Raisman, and Simone Biles. To the world, these gymnasts are extraordinary athletes and recognizable pop culture figures. But for years, they have also been trying to expose a coverup of Nassar’s abuse that went all the way up to the FBI. Together, they represent a tiny fraction of the hundreds of women athletes who were abused by Nassar throughout his career as doctor for U.S.A. Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team, and other organizations. 

Nassar is now serving a life sentence in prison for sexual abuse of an estimated 265 people, including minors. Part of the reason he was, presumably, able to abuse so many girls and women is that organizations failed to stop him. On Wednesday, the four athletes asked the congressional committee to hold the F.B.I., U.S. Gymnastics, and the U.S. Olympic Committee accountable.  

Two months ago, according to the New York Times, the U.S. Justice Department put out a report that found the failures of the FBI’s investigation “allowed Nassar to continue treating patients for eight months” at Michigan State University and “at a local gymnastics center and a high school.”  After the athletes testified on Wednesday, Christopher Wray, the director of the FBI since 2017, apologized directly to them. 

But the athletes say that this isn’t enough. “To date, no one from the FBI, the U.S.O.P.C. or U.S.A.G. has faced federal charges, other than Larry Nassar,” Nichols said in her testimony. “For many hundreds of survivors of Larry Nassar, this hearing is one of our last opportunities to get justice. We ask that you do what is in your power to ensure those that engaged in wrongdoing are held accountable under the law.” 

Year in and year out, we watch these women perform feats of strength at their sport. Now we’ve also watched them exhibit another kind of courage: documenting their own abuse in the hopes of holding national organizations accountable. If some of the most watched women in the country can come forward about abuse and be ignored for years, what does that mean for everyone else?

The testimony by Nichols, Raisman, Biles, and Maroney is unbelievably painful. But it’s impossible not to admire their rhetorical strength, moral clarity, and righteous anger in the face of evil. They shouldn’t have had to demonstrate this, but they did. Here is what they told the Senate about surviving sexual violation and fighting to keep other girls and women safe: 

Simone Biles

“I can imagine no place that I would be less comfortable right now than sitting in front of you sharing these comments,” Biles told the Senate on Wednesday. And yet the greatest gymnast of all time persevered through her speech, crying on and off, demanding congressional attention for what she called “The crisis of abuse in amateur sports.”

Alfre Woodard: Passion Fish And 4 Other Movie Performances That Deserved An Oscar

Unlike her previous roles, Alfre Woodard was able to bring out her maternal side on the big screen. She tapped into the dynamics of being a Black woman in the 1970s, giving a realistic portrayal of a woman balancing work, everyday life and motherhood. Despite not being a real family, the acting titan gave off motherly vibes with her young co-stars, especially in the intimate moments.

Scarlett Johansson And Florence Pugh Were Totally Surprised About Black Widow’s Epic Motorcycle Stunt Scene

When you check out the bonus features, you can see what the actresses actually looked like on set when filming the Black Widow sequence, but as they shared, a ton of it was practical. When Scarlett Johansson first read the scene, she didn’t think much of it, but when it came actually shooting it on a motorcycle with Pugh right behind her, it sounds like it was pretty intense.