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Drew Barrymore Is Getting Her Own Talk Show: 6 of Her Most Memorable Interviews

Drew Barrymore is making the move to the other side of the talk show desk.

Drew Barrymore has been famous since literally before she can remember.

Coming from generations of hard-living actors, it must have seemed inevitable for her to go into the family business, but her first acting role was in a puppy chow commercial when she was just 11 months old. She has said that she got the role after the dog she was performing with bit her on the nose and she laughed.

Through the incredible career that has followed, she has managed to maintain that upbeat attitude through a tremendous amount of ups and downs, which has made her a charming guest on basically every talk show since the 1980s. Now she's preparing to take a seat on the other side of the talk show desk, conducting interviews on her own daytime talk show, where she plans to "spend an hour every day celebrating life."

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See Celebrities Beat the Crap out of Each Other in "Boss B**** Fight Challenge"

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One of the things that has kept quarantine from being completely dull has been watching different media figures adapt to the new restrictions.

SNL has had fun with minimal at-home wardrobe and makeup and green screen silliness. Talk show hosts are making video calls work for interviews and sketches, and abundant free time has made it possible to organize massive, virtual cast reunions from various beloved TV shows and movies. But no other group has had quite as much fun with the challenge of social distancing content as the star-studded cast of Zoë Bell's elaborate new fight scene, "Boss B**** Fight Challenge."

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The New "Charlie's Angels" Reboot Looks Like Another Male Gaze Fantasy

Charlie's Angels can't shed its core premise of badass women answering to a lazy man.

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Charlie's Angels has always been a male gaze fantasy couched in faux female empowerment.

Unfortunately, the new Charlie's Angels seems no different. Watch the trailer here:

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Set to a new collaborative single by Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, and Lana Del Ray with the apt lyrics "Don't call me angel / Don't call me angel," the Charlie's Angels reboot seems hellbent on subverting franchise expectations. But even with a female writer/director (Elizabeth Banks), Charlie's Angels can't shed its core premise of a group of cool, badass women ultimately answering to a mysterious man named Charlie. After all, this is CHARLIE'S Angels.

The reboot follows a new group of Angels played by Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, and Naomi Scott. Bosley is a woman now, played by Elizabeth Banks. And this time, they're going international...or whatever.

In 2019, the concept of Charlie's Angels is extremely outdated. Even if the movie did somehow manage to successfully bring something close to female empowerment to the big screen, it's bothersome that in our wildest fantasies, we still can't imagine a world where these "Angels" don't work for Charlie––or where Ella Balinska's midriff is bared for the "plot." Even if the mysterious Charlie turned out to be a woman using a codename, it wouldn't change the movie's real selling point: "badass" sexy women performing for an intended male audience. Retire this franchise.

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Guide to Ruining Every Valentine’s Day Playlist

You can reclaim every terrible rom-com and love song from romantic saps if you follow this guide to setting the right cynical mood.

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Saint Valentine never gave a shit about the marriage of young lovers.

And since he's been headless for 2,000 years, he certainly doesn't care about those of us who will die alone and half blind from binging Netflix in the dark while drowning our sorrows in Orange Vanilla Diet Coke. Hollywood has already sullied the Valentine name — for both of the men named Valentine who were randomly executed by Romans before we based this irrelevant holiday on them — by creating monstrously bad plots about unrealistic relationships and daring to say "#goals."

So rather than wasting energy on an "anti-Valentine" stance, why not fully lean into this wretch of a holiday with the most cliche entries on every watchlist and playlist in existence? You just have to set the right kind of mood to enjoy their absurdity. Here are the top seven ways to spend Valentine's Day when you'd rather die alone than learn to tolerate a lover's back sweat:

1.WATCH: When Harry Met Sally

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WHILE...trimming your cat's nails. Just because it's an outdated and formulaic rom-com doesn't mean you can't still enjoy this slice of bubble gum cinema without shame! Just be sure to appreciate that life is also terror and blind panic — unless you also live in a movie featuring well-maintained college friendships and successful careers immediately after graduating.

2. LISTEN: "You Belong to Me" by Patsy Cline

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THEN...call your dad for the first time since finishing college, but play Simon & Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence" into the phone without saying a word. Because life is about balance.

3. WATCH: Pretty Woman

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WHILE...working from home just to wait for the plumber to come by "between 12 and 6 PM" on a week day. After two days of rescheduling, the company will call to confirm your name, and you'll channel Julia Roberts: "What do you want it to be — come fix my fucking sink!"

4. LISTEN: "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran

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WHILE... setting fire to an ex's house. Lyrics that say, "Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars / Place your hand on my beating heart" sound like a survival anthem if there ever was one.

(DISCLAIMER: We at Popdust do not condone arson in any shape or form. Please note that "arson," as defined by New York State, is the "intentional damage to a building or motor vehicle by causing an explosion or a fire" and is a felony under the law.

(We also don't condone listening to Ed Sheeran).

5. WATCH: The Wedding Singer

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WHILE...Nothing. Drew Barrymore is goddamn delightful.

6. LISTEN: "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston

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THEN...watch the Netflix documentary Tent City, U.S.A. It's about a homeless community in Nashville, Tennessee where people have nothing. Houston's lovely lyric, "Stay in my arms if you dare," is probably what inhabitants told each other while the local authorities attempted to tear the compound down. What? Not everything is about you and your lonely life.

7. WATCH: Titanic

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WHILE...guessing Rose's age. How old is Jack? Are they teenagers? Maybe it's for the best; they would've ended up on Teen Mom. It would've been a matter of time before Rose stopped finding class differences sexy, anyway.


Meg Hanson is a Brooklyn-based writer, teacher and jaywalker. Find Meg at her website and on Twitter @megsoyung.


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Drew Barrymore has split from her husband of three years, art consultant Will Kopelman.

The pair announced their parting of ways on Saturday, with the usual flowery language about how amicable the split is and that they will be remaining close for the sake of their children, Olive, 3 and Frankie, 1.

"Sadly our family is separating legally, although we do not feel this takes away from us being a family. Divorce might make one feel like a failure, but eventually you start to find grace in the idea that life goes on.

Our children are our universe, and we look forward to living the rest of our lives with them as the first priority."

I mean seriously, whose children aren't their first priority? Did any celebrity ever announce a separation saying we out and out hate each other and we won't be doing the best for our children, we want to make sure they grow up knowing the misery of divorce, torn between the two of us and giving them enough hangups to keep their therapists in business for the next twenty years?

Apparently trouble in paradise came to a head due to a difference in opinion as to where the family should live.  Kopelman and his close knit family are firmly bedded in New York City, whereas Barrymore, 38,  is said to have felt the pull of the west coast and wants to live there full time.

It's very sad that they couldn't agree, surely with the amount of money they have at their disposal some kind of bi-coastal living arrangement could have been worked out between them? 38 year old Will, son of former Chanel CEO Arie Kopelman is said to be "devastated" by the breakdown of his marriage and we are definitely left with the impression the split originated from Drew.

Barrymore had a well documented troubled upbringing and she has worked hard to overcome it.  She was clearly attracted to the close dynamic of her husband's family, he has a stability she never experienced and maybe when the novelty of that wore off there just wasn't enough left for her.  Only last November she told InStyle that ;

"Will struck a lot of my pragmatic sides.  He was someone  who was always reachable on the phone, someone who was a classy human being.  Someone who has this incredible blueprint of a family that I don't have."

Hardly a ringing endorsement of true love, and whilst she may yearn for what she never had, it obviously wasn't the recipe for a long term marriage for her. A source spoke volumes when revealing to Page Six;

"Drew had a very rebellious and wild childhood, with no family around her, and while she is a very different person now, and a great mother, some of that can stay with you."

Barrymore has now been married three times—this marriage lasted five times longer than both her previous marriages put together though, so at least she's making progress.

Best of luck for next time Drew!

 

 

Drew Barrymore has zero interest in becoming the next Martha Stewart... or Gwyneth Paltrow.

The actress admits to being the opposite of poised when it comes to cooking and lifestyle tips, saying she thinks all that crap is mostly just showing off anyway.

"Lifestyle seems to me, 'I'm really good at a lot of things. Let me show you how to do them,'" Drew told E! at Refinery29's holiday party at the Sunset Tower hotel. "I don't feel like I'm that at all. In fact, I'm not good at a lot of things. I'm not like, 'Let me cook and host the perfect dinner.'

I'm like, 'Fuck off! Get out of the kitchen! I can't concentrate. I'm cooking something'. I'm not going to be like, 'Here's how you fold the napkin. Here's how you cook the chicken.'"

I think "fuck off, get out of the kitchen" is many, many people's MANTRA. Ok, who would you rather have around for drinks and dinner - Drew, Gwyneth or Martha? We want DREW!