Good evening! Catch up on your pop culture news with our roundup of today’s top stories.
1. Amanda Knox’s Scarlett Letter Reports
After being accused of murdering her roommate and then cleared of the charges in a case that attracted international attention, Knox speaks with Yahoo Lifestyle about returning to the spotlight, this time on her own terms. Knox interviews Amber Rose, Mischa Barton, and other women who were publicly shamed after speaking up, on the new Broadly Facebook series The Scarlet Letter Reports, which premiered today. Read more>>
2. Sandra Bullock talks family
The Proposal star rarely speaks about boyfriend Bryan Randall and her children, Louis, 8, and Laila, 5. She broke her own rule, just a bit, for a candid new interview with InStyle, in which she explains what she loves about each of her family members and recounts a particularly tough time they experienced together. Read more>>
3. Black Panther gets animated
Chadwick Boseman’s superhero isn’t scheduled to return to screens until at least next year, but Marvel is making the wait more bearable with the release of a series of Lego-themed shorts, Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Black Panther — Trouble in Wakanda, which feature King T’Challa and his fellow Wakandan heroes fighting bad guys. Yahoo Entertainment has an exclusive clip of the cartoons before they’re featured in an upcoming hourlong special on Disney XD. Read more>>
4. Cate Blanchett says #MeToo
The Oscar-winning star of Carol says that she’s one of the dozens of women who experienced sexual misconduct at the hands of disgraced former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. (He has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex.) “He would often say to me, ‘We’re not friends,’” Blanchett tells Variety. “I wouldn’t do what he was asking me to do.” Read more>>
5. Today’s Kim Kardashian headlines aren’t about a selfie
Instead, they’re about Kardashian’s efforts to persuade President Trump to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, a 62-year-old woman serving a life sentence in prison for a nonviolent drug offense. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star reportedly has spoken with presidential adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner several times over the last few months and increasingly in the past few days. Read more>>
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