Anne Hathaway Says James Franco Talked Her Into Hosting The Oscars With Him

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And then left her out to dry

Apparently, Anne Hathaway didn't want to host the Oscars back in 2011 with James Franco. In a new interview with People, the actress revealed that Franco talked her into hosting the award show, that would go down in history as one of the worst, with him. Talking with People, Hathaway said, "I turned that gig down, and James was the one who convinced me to do it."

If you don't remember the night, here's a rundown: Following the show, Hathaway was publicly scrutinized for her performance when it should have been Franco on the receiving end of the hate. In addition to basically doing nothing for the entirety of it, Franco seemed incredibly disinterested in being there, which led Hathaway to work overtime to make up for him, fueling self-professed "Hathahaters" for years to come.

Hathaway's interviewer wondered aloud whether the whole thing was a practical joke orchestrated by Franco to which she said that she probably would've been okay with that "if he had turned around and said, 'I'm pranking you right now,' I think I would've been okay with it. I would've been like, 'That sucks, but it's epic.'"

The fact that Hathaway's still talking about this hosting gig eight years later shows that it has had a profound effect on her, though she prefers to treat it as a lesson. "Your first instinct is usually the right one," she said, "and all the reasons why I turned it down came true." So, in case you need another reason to hate the alleged sexual assailant, here you go.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]



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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.