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Bath Time: Michiko Kakutani Takes Her Final Bow; Aniston and Witherspoon’s New Show

A legend steps down – Michiko Kakutani, arguably the most illustrious and emphatic book critic of all time, has announced she will be stepping down from her role as chief book reviewer of The New York Times.

The Pulitzer Prize winner told sources close to Vanity Fair that this decision came in pursuit of writing more cultural and political essays about “Trump’s America.” Kakutani could make or break your career with her detailed dissections and firm opinions.

“Kakutani was a fearsome and unpredictable gatekeeper, more so because she has been a singularly private person, almost never seen or heard from outside of her reviews,” Vanity Fair‘s Joe Pompeo wrote.

Kakutani’s departure will leave a gaping hole and big shoes to be filled in the publishing world.

The inside scoop on NY media – America sweethearts Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are teaming up for a new TV series expected to hit the screen in the coming weeks.

The untitled show, which will most likely be offered through premium cable outlets and streaming services like Netflix, will explore morning television shows and the media scene in New York, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

With big names like Aniston and Witherspoon, the program will definitely capture a lot of interest.

Clooney lashes out at paparazzi –  The first photos of George and Amal Clooney’s newborn twins have hit the newsstands and the American actor is not too happy about it.

The photos, featured on the cover of France’s Voici magazine, were captured by photographers who Clooney claimed “scaled our fence, climbed our tree and illegally took pictures of our infants inside our home.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor will press charges against the mag for safety and privacy breaches.

The French pub responded saying that the pictures “are a response to a public demand” and “do not put in danger Mr. Clooney, his wife or their kids,” TMZ reported.

#BLOCKTRUMP – American comedian Rosie O’Donnell has been extremely vocal about her anger and hate toward President Trump and now she is gaining strength in numbers.

The LGBT activist launched a #BLOCKTRUMP campaign Friday morning.

Her followers tweet-pledged their alliance, tweeting back photos of Trump’s now blocked twitter account with the hashtag. O’Donnell has been vocal about her hatred, calling Trump “the worst human ever” and “a joke.”

Teen Vogue writer rips Shkreli – Businessman Martin Shkreli’s security fraud trial is nearing the end and he couldn’t be happier to celebrate what he believes will be an easy victory by sleeping with Teen Vogue write Lauren Duca.

“Trial’s over tomorrow, bitches. Then if I’m acquitted, I get to f–k Lauren Duca,” Shkreli wrote in a Facebook rant Thursday.

Duca, who once told the pharmaceutical exec she would eat her own organs than go to the Inauguration with him, was not too keen to Shkreli’s remarks.

Read the full story here.