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Issa Rae and Michael B Jordan Talk Breaking Down Barriers

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-I always love Variety’s Actors on Actors pairings. This year’s covers feature Claire Foy and Benedict Cumberbatch, Issa Rae and Michael B JordanLaura Dern and Angela Bassett, and more.

-Grey’s Anatomy’s Jesse Williams has asked for his ex-wife’s request for increased child support, already at $50,695 per month, to be denied.

Gabriel Macht and Sarah Rafferty talked about their favorite parts of the royal wedding. “I met four different Harrys, which was really cool.”

Kim Kardashian admits she and Kanye West had words after he made that slavery comment. “Did I cry about it? Did I fight about it? Yeah. That’s not stuff we put on social media.” (It is, however, the stuff he put on his new album.)

-This is some bullshit: Kelly Marie Tran  erased all of her Instagram posts following months of harassment by whiny Star Wars crybabies. How can anyone be mean to her?! She is a literal ball of sunshine! She’s like a rare unicorn I want to pet! Fanboys are the goddamn worst.

-The news about Kate Spade is gutting. Celebrities are paying tribute to her on Twitter.

-ABC’s Roseanne spinoff is inching closer to reality. Sources say that the network is knee-deep in talks with exec producers for a new incarnation of the multicamera comedy, and its likely the entire cast – sans star Roseanne Barr – and creative team and crew would return. But since Barr created the character, there’s a good chance she’ll still get paid if they go ahead with a spinoff. They should just scrap the whole concept and bring everyone back with an entirely new premise.

-Variety is hosting a drama TV writers panel that features zero women, and is getting dragged accordingly.

Angelina Jolie celebrated her 43rd birthday by riding roller coasters in England with her six kids.

-I don’t know how I missed this story over the weekend about Benedict Cumberbatch jumping out of an Uber to save a cyclist from muggers, but it’s glorious!

George Clooney, when asked which movie had the biggest impact on his craft, said “It’s really easy to pick: Batman & Robin. That’s not a joke. Up until that moment, I was an actor only concerned with finding work. After the failure of that film creatively, I understood that I needed to take control of the films I made.”

-The first reviews for Jurassic World are in, and they are decidedly mixed.

-This story about Harold Ramis and Amy Heckerling‘s secret daughter is fascinating.

-16 female critics and authors weigh in on Hollywood’s new trend of gender-flipping blockbusters and whether it’s a triumph for diversity or a cynical attempt to squeeze more money out of old franchises.

Reese Witherspoon is in talks for Legally Blonde 3, and Stephen Colbert has already figured out the best movie premise.

-I’m scared of horror movies and nothing could possibly convince me to watch Hotel Artemis … [sees Sterling K Brown in a towel]…ok, where do I buy tickets?

Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sex act charges this morning in New York.

Katherine Heigl documented her TV trailer makeover, which may be the most Katherine Heigl-ish thing I’ve ever seen.

Matthew McConaughey tackles the 1980s war on drugs in the White Boy Rick trailer.

Meghan Markle’s Dad No Longer Walking Her Down the Aisle

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-After it came out that he reportedly staged photos with paps, Meghan Markle’s dad is no longer attending the royal wedding. Is it just me, or does her messed up family make her more relatable?

-Meanwhile, George and Amal Clooney reportedly nabbed an invite.

-Do I have to rethink my whole stance on Benedict Cumberbatch? In a new interview, he says actors should boycott projects that do not pay woman the same amount as their male co-stars. “Look at your quotas. Ask what women are being paid, and say: ‘If she’s not paid the same as the men, I’m not doing it.'”

This is a great take on Anna Wintour‘s recent editor’s letter in Vogue, in which she insist Georgina Chapman had no knowledge of husband Harvey Weinstein‘s behaviour.

-The actors who are in Hawaii filming the Netflix movie Triple Frontier continue to bless us with wonderful photos. This time, Charlie Hunnam and Garrett Hedlund are running shirtless on a beach.

-I really like Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons’ baby name. Huh.

-Led by Cate Blanchett, 82 women climbed the steps of the Palais des Festivals at Cannes to call for gender equality in the film industry.

Cardi B deleted her Instagram account following a spat with Azealia Banks.

Chris Hemsworth‘s daughter came up to him and said she wanted a penis like her brothers and he had the best possible response.

Harrison Ford surprised Alden Ehrenreich during his interview with ET in the most Harrison Ford-ish way. “Get out of my chair.”

-As New Girl winds down this week, Zooey Deschanel reveals that T.J. Miller almost played Schmidt. Thank god that didn’t happen.

Busy Phillips supporting her Dawson’s Creek pal Joshua Jackson on Broadway makes me smile.

Pink let a fan sing at her Vancouver concert and it was great.

-This Is Us star Justin Hartley says a female fan sexually harassed him — and then got angry when he didn’t want to pose for a selfie.

-Not gonna lie: Mandy Moore crying about filming *that* scene in last season’s This Is Us kinda got to me.

-For Mother’s Day, Gwyneth Paltrow shared a nude photo of herself just before she gave birth to Apple in 2004.

-On the latest episode of Jada Pinkett-Smith‘s Facebook show, her daughter Willow shocked her by revealing that she started cutting to deal with the post-“Whip My Hair” fame.

-Even though he once wrote an editorial pushing for his blacklisting, powerhouse agent Ari Emanuel is now reportedly helping Mel Gibson’s return to Hollywood — in order to please Mark Wahlberg.

-Another Transparent crew member alleges that Jeffrey Tambor kissed her without her consent. Meanwhile, Amazon has pulled him from the Emmy race.

-Oh no. Ex-NCIS actress Pauley Perrette says he endured “multiple physical assaults” on the set.

-I had no idea when I was watching last week’s Atlanta that it was already the season finale. What a nearly perfect second season. I still don’t know what to think about that ending, tho.

Ryan Reynolds sang ‘Tomorrow’ from Annie dressed as unicorn on a Korean TV show. This promo tour is wild, y’all.

-Most of the TV cancellations and renewals have been announced (though NBC still hasn’t pulled the trigger on Timeless, despite Kelly Clarkson and Leslie Jones caping for it). Agents of Shield was renewed, Gotham is coming back for a final 13 episodes (which will take them to the 100-episode mark needed for syndication), Lethal Weapon will return with Seann William Scott replacing Clayne Crawford, and CBS dropped Kevin Can Wait and Scorpion. Perhaps most surprising were the seemingly slam-dunk pilots that weren’t picked up, including Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba‘s Bad Boys spinoff,  Hannah Simone‘s Greatest American Hero reboot, and Katie Holmes‘ FBI drama.

-This is a good explainer on why Fox was particularly brutal with the axe this season (TL;DR: NFL, a desire for multicam sitcoms, lack of show ownership, and the Disney deal.)

-Fox also announced they have no more plans for The X Files. Good on Gillian Anderson for hitting up Twitter and refusing to shoulder the blame for the show not going forward.

-This is a great interview with Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s showrunner about the roller coaster of emotions he experienced in the 13 hours between Fox cancelling it and NBC picking it up.

-I seemed to be the only person on Twitter this weekend who did not watch The Kissing Booth on Netflix, which meant I didn’t get to partake in the freakout when it was revealed the main stars are dating IRL.

-The first trailer for Spike Lee‘s highly-anticipated BlacKkKlansman has landed, starring John David Washington (Denzel’s son) and Adam Driver.

Shailene Woodley Reveals ”the Truth About My Arrest’

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Shailene Woodley wrote a first-hand account of her arrest for Time.

-A source tells People that Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer were living “separate lives” before the split, adding “They took turns caring for the kids so they could spend time with their separate group of friends.” Does that mean she has her own version of the p*ssy posse?

Brad Pitt reportedly didn’t file a response to Angelina Jolie‘s divorce petition because he’s hoping they can work out custody on their own.

-Whoa. Donald Glover will play Lando Calrissian in the untitled 2018 Han Solo Star Wars Story.

-Casting couch alert? Jesse Plemons is joining the cast of girlfriend Kirsten Dunst‘s The Bell Jar movie.

-I LOVE Anne Hathaway‘s new movie Colossal and I’m glad that she’s promoting it hard. But this quote about winning an Oscar is a garbage fire.

Bryan Cranston says more Breaking Bad stars are coming to Better Call Saul. Damn, does that mean I have to catch up?

Hilary Swank says she was once offered $9.5 million less than a male costar. Even with the pay gap BS, that seems like a lot.

-Dear Lord, I’m really hoping Amal Clooney’s jeans are part of a Halloween costume. Because I’m not here for floral embroidered flares, y’all.

-This is such a great read on HBO’s Insecure and the way TV networks think about diversity as “risk.”

-Congrats to Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter, who are expecting baby No. 2.

-Before we all lose the entire weekend in a Black Mirror binge, here’s a list of all the episodes, ranked.

-I’m way too old to shop at Hot Topic, so I’m gonna need a young ‘un to go buy me this Supergirl hoodie.

-It’s a big trailer day for Amy Adams. She makes first contact in the final promo for Arrival, and breaks Jake Gyllenhaal’s heart in the trailer for Nocturnal Animals (a movie I’m still not sure if I liked or not).