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Oprah Winfrey Won’t Run for President in 2020 Vogue

-In her lovely new British Vogue cover story, Oprah says she has no plans to run for president in 2020: “I would not be able to do it. It’s not a clean business. It would kill me.” She also says she almost wore white to the royal wedding and had to Google it to see if it would be taboo.

-Fifth time’s a charm? Odd couple David Foster, 68, and Katharine McPhee, 34, got engaged while on vacation in Italy.

Seth Rogen says he’s had conversations with Twitter about their “bizarre need” to verify white supremacists.

Tom Cruise has a new wingman. The role of Goose’s son in Top Gun: Maverick was being chased by many young actors, many of whom even traveled to Cruise’s home in Clearwater, Florida for the testing process. And the winner is: Miles Teller. Sigh. I can see how Cruise would be attracted to his try-hardness, but how the heck this this not go to Glen Powell? I finally watched Netflix’s Set It Up this weekend and the guy is a charm bomb. At least he has a sense of humour about losing the role.

-Sony meant to upload the red-band trailer for Khali the Killer on YouTube this morning — and they accidentally uploaded the entire movie. It was up for 8 hours before they noticed.

-This Twitter thread about a couple meeting on an airplane had me riveted!

-I’m loving that Amy Adams‘ new HBO show Sharp Objects is getting raves.

Kevin Spacey is now under investigation for three more sexual-assault claims in London. Meanwhile, Guy Pearce says Spacey was “handsy” on the set of L.A. Confidential. “Amazing actor; incredible actor. Mmm. Slightly difficult time with Kevin, yeah…He’s a handsy guy. Thankfully I was 29, and not 14.”

Harvey Weinstein was indicted on three additional felony sex charges, two of which carry the potential of life in prison.

-In The Cut’s July cover story, Marisa Tomei talks the patriarchy and Weinstein. “One of the best things about this moment is that actresses are talking to each other.”

-Amber Tamblyn has been a very problematic leader of Me Too (her tweets about Maxine Waters scream “white feminist”). In a new THR interview, she talks about David Cross (her problematic husband). “If you care about my voice and what I have to say at all and you think you know me, then you better assume that I’m having really difficult conversations with my husband about it.”

Roseanne Barr is already plotting her return to TV because of course.

-Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson wrote a moving op-ed about self harming herself as a teen and how she copes now.

-On a French talk show, Jean-Claude Van Damme reportedly suggested a woman’s role was to take care of the kids while men went out to work, and dismissed gay marriage. I don’t know who that co-panelist is who clapped back at him, but I think I love her.

Yvette Nicole Brown has been tapped to moderate The Walking Dead panels at Comic Con in place of Chris Hardwick.  This makes a lot of sense; she’s a frequent guest on his aftershow.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is having some issues with TWD fans who don’t seem to understand boundaries.

-I’m a couple of weeks late to the party but have y’all watched Hannah Gadsby‘s Netflix comedy special Nanette? She talks mental illness, sexual abuse and the Me Too movement. It starts out funny/topical and then she gradually gets into why she’s quitting comedy and it’s a total gut punch. I can’t stop thinking about this clip, in which she rails against Picasso for having an affair with a 17-year-old girl because he said “she was in her prime.” Once she gets into her abusive past, I was sobbing. This should be required watching.

Scarlett Johansson and her Ghost in the Shell director are reuniting for another problematic movie. Her response to the backlash is shockingly tone deaf: “Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment.”  First of all, Huffman made Transamerica in 2006; the world has changed since then. And who in their right mind would compare themselves to Leto or Tambor these days?! I mean, invoking a guy who was fired for harassing trans actors is probably not your best justification for playing a trans character, ScarJo.

Adam Sandler crashed a wedding photo shoot in Montreal wearing a T-shirt and gym shorts.

Cheryl Cole denied rumors that her mother was behind he recent split from Liam Payne.

-The first trailer for Patty Jenkins‘ mysterious TNT series has finally been revealed, and it stars the best Chris.

The Queen Is Paid Less Than The Prince

The Crown Claire Foy Matt Smith
Claire Foy and Matt Smith in The CrownRobert Viglasky/Netflix

-Well, this is bullshit. The Crown’s Claire Foy  was paid less than costar Matt Smith in the first two seasons. I get that he was the bigger name when the show first started, but surely they could have re-negotiated after season one when she was clearly the lead character (and the more compelling one). I stopped watching the show early, but everyone I know who hung on longer eventually dropped it because of “too much Philip.”

Lynda Carter opened up about her own #MeToo stories, and one involved a camera man on the Wonder Woman set drilling a hole into her dressing room wall so he could spy on her. Jesus.

-An HBO exec says the network’s budget is being “raped” by Game of Thrones and Big Little Lies. She’s since apologized for her “poor choice of words.” Ya think?

-Speaking of HBO, Nicole Kidman is reteaming with David E. Kelley for another book adaptation.

-When asked about a Buffy revival, the Fox TV boss said “When Joss Whedon decides it’s time, we’ll do it.”  So, that’s a “never” then.

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik  have split after two years of dating. On the plus side, does this mean I don’t need to learn who either of those people are?!

Paul Feig says his production company is officially adopting an inclusion rider for all their film and TV productions moving forward.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck‘s production company made a similar announcement, which everyone immediately side-eyed.

Oprah, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling crashed A Wrinkle in Time screening in costume with James Corden.

-I have a bunch of X Files episodes piled up on my DVR, but Scully’s “are you kidding me?” at the end of this clip makes me want to watch all of them right now.

-I’m so glad that Love, Simon is getting such great reviews. I adored that book.

-This SXSW movie review is bizarre. Why does he keep calling the female characters “sluts”. How did this make it into print?!

-A new trailer dropped for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Crimes Of Grindelwald.  I want to be here for Jude Law as Dumbledore but ugh, Johnny Depp.

Oprah Joins George Clooney In Donating to March For Our Lives

Oprah and Steven Spielberg have vowed to match George & Amal Clooney‘s donations to March for Our Lives. Which is wonderful and praise-worthy — but is also leading some to wonder where this support for kids was during the Black Lives Matters movement?

-I feel like Angelina Jolie has worn a version of this dress over and over.  It’s definitely got an Oscars 2014 vibe, with a dash of Critics Choice Awards 2015.

-I don’t understand this Us Weekly story about how Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are putting their baby plans on hold.Why is her camp even putting this stuff out there? To what end?

-If you’ve seen Black Panther — and it seems like everyone in North America has — then you’ve probably debated with your friends just how villainous Killmonger is.  (I think that he’s sympathetic but ultimately is an oppressor just like the system he’s trying to fight against.) Ira at the Daily Beast probably has my favourite take on it so far: “Yes, Killmonger makes some really good points. But as [director Ryan] Coogler shows, we ought to look toward black women for morality in this world.”

In a new interview with the New York Times about the Me Too movement, Minnie Driver took another dig at ex-boyfriend Matt Damon, saying his comments “represented every intelligent, nice white male who feels it is their job to comment on the way that women metabolize stuff.”

-Speaking of MeToo, this cinematographer’s speech about how he wants to change the industry is amazing.

Megan Fox had some frank words about what it’s like to be an actress in Hollywood: “You’re a commodity. As long as you survive filming and they’ve gotten what they need from you they don’t really care if you drop dead afterwards. It doesn’t matter if you break an arm or you break a leg.”

David Cross says the cast of Arrested Development “stands behind” Jeffrey Tambor. I’m not sure this is a good look right now…

-This is terrible: Karla Souza, who plays Laurel on How to Get Away With Murder, says she was raped by a director while on a set in Mexico early in her career.

Eminem‘s “Till I Collapse” came out ages ago and still remains popular on Spotify — mostly because people still listen to it when working out. Mine remains Moby’s “Flower” — only because I keep stupidly attempting the Sally Up challenge.

Ryan Reynolds has no time for people who criticize his work with the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

-And Jennifer Lawrence has no time for your criticisms of her dress at Red Sparrow’s London photocall: “This is sexist, this is ridiculous, this is not feminism.”

-Meanwhile, Jennifer says she’s coming for Timothée Chalamet when he gets a bit older. “[I’m] buttering him up like a pig for slaughter, and then I’m going to swing right in there as soon as he’s, like, 30.” Uh, there may be a flaw in this plan…

-I follow Colton Haynes on Instagram (because he’s adorable!) and his IG Stories about his mom’s wait for a liver transplant have been heartbreaking.

-Nothing amuses me more than Americans slowly finding out that Tessa Virture and Scott Moir had a Canadian reality show.

Aaron Paul and his wife Lauren have named their daughter Story Annabelle and I kind of love it.

-If you dig behind-the-scenes peeks at TV shows, this is a very good look at how Crazy Ex-Girlfriend mapped out their most recent season.

Ellen had billionaire Bill Gates on and quizzed him about the prices of everyday items at the supermarket. He clearly never does laundry or buys pizza rolls, but he’s totally down with floss.