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Meryl Streep

Does Meghan Markle Suddenly Sound British?

-People seem to be really angry that Meghan Markle sounds like she’s starting to adopt a British accent, but I’m totally here for it!

Ariana Grande told a fan that “of course she didn’t find” fiance Pete Davidson‘s Manchester bombing joke funny.

-Oh god. I assumed Zac Efron’s new dreadlocks were for a role. But they’re “just for fun”? No no no no no no

Jennifer Lopez has sparked speculation that she and A-Rod are engaged after she posted a photo in which she is prominently showing off a ring.

-Speaking of new rings, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas were spotted wearing matching bands, leading to rumours that they are promise rings. Remember the other kind of promise ring he used to wear? I sure do.

-For the first time in recent memory, Taylor Swift had a super low key fourth of July. Not even matching bathing suits? Oh, Tay-Tay.

Chris Brown was arrested in Florida following his concert (because apparently people still pay to see him?!) for a felony battery warrant stemming from an April 2017 incident at a Tampa night club in which Brown allegedly punched photographer, Bennie Louis Vines

-The LA Times says it’s the perfect time for Greta Gerwig’s version of Little Women. Maybe but I’m just SO BORED by the cast. They’re all great (Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Emma Stone and Timothée Chalamet) but just so very predictable.

-It looks like Sacha Baron Cohen is in talks with Showtime for a new TV series — and he’ll be targeting the president, somehow.

-As someone who identifies as “washed,” I loved this article.

-Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie just came out as pansexual. “I’m married to a woman and I’m very much in love with her but I’m not opposed to a man because, to me, I like a person. Yeah I guess you could qualify me as pansexual because I really don’t care.”

-If the tracking is correct, Ant Man and The Wasp will buzz to $75 million-$85 million this weekend. (The first one opened to $57.2 million.)

-I’m choosing to believe that Demi Lovato’s tweet isn’t shade but instead encouragement directed at me personally.

-Ahead of her daughter’s wedding, rumours are swirling that Anna Wintour is preparing to leave Vogue.

-Oh no. Elvis Costello, 63, cancelled his tour after revealing he is battling a “very aggressive” cancer.

-If Mariah Carey‘s kid is putting a plastic bag over his head, maybe that’s his way of saying he doesn’t want to be dragged onstage?

Keri Russell is re-teaming with JJ Abrams for Star Wars Episode IX. It’s not exactly the Felicity reunion I was hoping for, but I’ll take it!

-Also, miss me with all this talk that she should play Rey’s mother. Hard pass.

Will Smith revealed Kanye West and Kim Kardashian‘s reaction to his son, Jaden, wearing a Batman costume to their 2014 wedding. “Ye was cool. ‘Yo, I love that!’ Kim was a little bit like, ‘Jaden…'”

James Woods, who often spouts ultra-right, pro-Trump sentiments, was abruptly dropped by his agent on the 4th of July because the agent was “feeling patriotic.”

Anne Hathaway fangirling over Jake Gyllenhaal on Instagram made my day.

-Batman fans are super angry about the latest issue.

-I really liked this NYT profile on Lakeith Stanfield, who is promoting Sorry to Bother You. Vulture’s profile on the movie’s director, the awesomely named Boots Riley, is also great. (Apparently the movie’s ending is a real head-scratcher though.)

-I am so here for The Spy Who Dumped Me.

Big Little Lies Lands Meryl Streep for Season Two

-The show that didn’t need any extra star wattage just got some anyway — in a big way. HBO just announced that Meryl Streep has signed on to Big Little Lies to play the mother of Alexander Skarsgard’s character Perry. Executive producer David E. Kelley told THR in October that the actress— along with Tom Hanks — were his dream casting goals for the show. (Whispers: I still don’t want another season)

-In other huge TV news, CBS says it has given a 13-episode order to a Murphy Brown revival starring Candice Bergen. I would have just been happy if the original was streaming somewhere.

-And because nothing ever dies anymore, Tootsie is coming to Broadway.

-Us Weekly is reporting that James Franco is ‘paranoid about anything getting out‘ since the sexual misconduct allegations that have been made against him.

-Has Darren Aronofsky moved on from Jennifer Lawrence to Suki Waterhouse? How does this keep happening?!?

-I really liked this piece on how Get Out has changed how Hollywood talks about racism.

Jack White is requiring fans to keep their phones in locked pouches during his concerts. In a sure sign that I’m super old, this sounds like a good idea to me.

-It appears that the Billy Bush redemption tour has officially begun. Keep it.

-Mo Ryan’s interview with seven Breaking Bad writers (including Vince Gilligan) is worth your time.

-Nearly two and a half years after its series premiere, the second season of Jessica Jones will start streaming on Netflix on March 8.

-This Vulture interview with Erykah Badu is wild. She talks about what we’ve lost with the rise of digital music (“You can’t roll a joint on the cover of a digital download”), and says she’s a “humanist” who can see the good in everyone, including Bill Cosby and Hitler.

-This Drunk History episode, which features Tiffany Haddish drunkenly telling the story of Rose Valland (played by Busy Phillips!),  is everything I ever wanted.

-Also, Tiffany Haddish signed a first-look deal with HBO.

-I swear, I don’t understand NBC’s marketing of This Is Us. It’s basically like ‘hang out after the Super Bowl and watch us kill off your favourite character!!” It’s a little distasteful, no?

-Meanwhile, This Is Us star Susan Kelechi Watson told an amazing story about Denzel Washington and Phylicia Rashad.

Olivia meets Annalise in this first look from the Scandal & HTGAWM crossover. This episode is going to lead to a lot of purse envy across the world.

-Watching Colton Haynes and Kevin McHale gossiping while playing with cats is kind of great.

A Wrinkle In Time Stars Cover Time

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-A Wrinkle In Time stars Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Storm Reid grace the new Time cover.

-Is Brad Pitt getting ready to debut a new girlfriend?

-Wow, the backlash to The Last Jedi came hard and fast. Most of the criticism I saw on Twitter was about its failure to answer questions The Force Awakens raised, which is just a big shrug emoji for me.

-Also, I really liked this article on Rey and Kylo (and I can’t believe that people are actually shipping them).

-Speaking of ships, here were the top 5 shipper moments on TV this year.

Sophia Bush opened up about her shocking exit from Chicago P.D. I love this part: “[I told them] I’m giving you 23 episodes notice. I’m giving you that much time. So there will be no conversation in which I was hysterical, emotional, in which I was being a quote irrational female or whatever you want to put on it. I’m literally sitting in front of you like cool as a cucumber. If this has to be like a big swinging d— competition, I promise you I will win.”

-You know a TV episode has gone off the rails when the star of Riverdale has to reassure fans that she was was fully involved in a striptease scene.

-Hollywood has clearly run out of ideas. NBC is eyeing a revival of The Office, with a mix of old and new castmembers.

-This gallery of Prince Harry as a third wheel made me laugh.

Rose McGowan  dragged actresses like Meryl Streep for planning to wear black in protest at the Golden Globes, and then Amber Tamblyn dragged Rose for dragging Meryl, and then Meryl was like “um, what’s with all the dragging?” I don’t disagree with Rose that the black dress this is kind of pointless. I like the suggestion that a big name actress take the founder of #MeToo as her date.

-The director of Bad Santa has come forward to say he was also discouraged from hiring Mira Sorvino. Can she sue Miramax for damages?

-Here’s a great suggestion: hire women whose careers were destroyed by Weinstein.

-God good, how has no one stopped Matt Damon from talking yet?!? Now he’s saying that when it comes to whether or not he’d work with someone accused of sexual misconduct: “You know, it would be a case-by-case basis.” He also insists we aren’t talking enough about men in Hollywood who aren’t predators. GAH!! He needs a time out.

-This is a great read on how Hollywood’s sexual offenders should face the law. This was the one thing that struck me about Damon’s initial comments (beyond being fed up with men’s knee-jerk reaction to immediately feel the need to qualify/rank offences, as if misconduct isn’t all stemming from the same systematic, power tripping issues), was his comment about how Louis CK has already paid such a “price” that Damon is sure he won’t do it again. What price? The loss of a career (that btw was a privledge, not a right?). That’s not a price, that’s a consequence. Dude exposed himself to unwilling participants. That’s a criminal offence. He should be rejoicing for escaping jail time.

Mario Batali sent an email apology for his “wrong” behavior that included a link to a recipe for cinnamon rolls in the same email.

-Actress Amy Smart is defending husband and HGTV star Carter Oosterhouse after he was accused of sexual misconduct.

Jason Priestley recalled the time he punched Harvey Weinstein in the face at a Golden Globes afterparty in 1995.

-When Kate Winslet started talking about working with Woody Allen during the LA Times roundtable, the faces Margot Robbie and Jessica Chastain made were priceless.

Terry Crews took to Twitter on Friday to accuse William Morris Endeavor (WME) of “retaliation” and spying on his family during his ongoing legal battle with the agency.

Nelly wants to take legal action to clear his name after rape case was dropped.

-Amazon just passed on all three of its pilots from the fall season. That’s depressing.

-Watch Jodie Foster reprise her Silence of the Lambs role to investigate Trump-Russia ties in a Late Show skit.

-Director Tracy Letts says everyone was nervous on the set of The Post, except Carrie Coon. “She just has ice water in her veins. She’s like an assassin. She’s the one person who was not nervous, and I think everybody found that a little disconcerting.” God, I love her.

-I totally forgot that one of the girls in Parenthood once convinced all of her costars to be in a music video, and even got Michael B Jordan to rap in it. It holds up.

Rachel Bloom installed a ball pit in her house and she’s my new hero.

-This is a very cute clip of a guy who proposed with Neflix’s help. “Drew Barrymore said my name!”

-This clip of Michael Shannon on At Home with Amy Sedaris is everything.

-The Ocean’s 8 trailer drops tomorrow but here’s a 15-second teaser. Are they eating at Veselka? God, I love this movie already.

-Here’s the trailer for Clint Eastwood’s real-life drama The 15:17 to Paris, starring Judy Greer and Jenna Fischer.