Ellen Pompeo & Katherine Heigl Reunite

-Honestly, I was hoping the Actors on Actors between Ellen Pompeo and Katherine Heigl, but they didn’t really get into Heigl’s acrimonious exit from Grey’s too much. They talked about becoming a meme (Pompeo: “My daughter and her friends, they sit around and they’re like, ‘Oh, she’s a ‘pick me girl.’ I’m like, ‘Hello?! Do you know who invented the ‘pick me girl’?”) and awkward encounters with fans (Heigl: “[This young girl] goes “Do you know Izzie Stevens?” And I go [smugly], ‘Yeah.’ And she goes, ‘Are you her mother?’ [shocked] I was like, ‘How old are you?’ and she said, ‘I’m 17’ and I was like ‘Go. Away.'”)

Jenna Ortega, Elle Fanning, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Natasha Lyonne, Ayo Edebiri and Devery Jacobs were on THR’s TV Comedy Actress Roundtable to talk fighting stereotypes, digesting studio notes and the prospect of playing Pete Davidson’s girlfriend. Fanning recalled a terrible comment earlier in her career (“I was literally 16 and this person said ‘Oh, she didn’t get the father/daughter road trip comedy because she’s unfuckable”), while Reservation Dogs star Jacobs very respectfully and gently asked corrected the others’ language (“For us, we call ourselves Indians but for other people I would say indigenous or Native Americans. I say that with all the love…Indian is more like a joke that we’ve reclaimed for ourselves”).

-I very much liked this profile on Harrison Ford in Esquire. He seems like such a hard interview but this one felt surprisingly human.

-Speaking of good profiles, Bella Ramsey covers Vanity Fair and they talk about Pedro Pascal’s “daddy” rep (“I very much played into it at the beginning, but now I’m worried it’s gone too far. I don’t know whether he’s still loving it; I need to ask him”), and staring on Game of Thrones (“It was weird, suddenly having no friends at school to everyone wanting to be my friend. I saw right through it, though. I think they thought I was being a diva by not spilling the beans. But I was scared. I mean, I signed NDAs!”).

Meghann Fahy and Theo James chat about playing a couple on White Lotus, and Fahy has a theory about why her character took Ethan to that island: “From Daphne’s perspective, taking him to the island was a strangely compassionate moment. She saw how ill-equipped he was to deal with the situation he’d found himself in, and she’s got this whole toolbox.”

Cuba Gooding Jr. settled a lawsuit that accused him of rape, narrowly averting a trial in New York federal court on Tuesday.

-Though we don’t get a full excerpt this time, here’s some of what Mo Ryan wrote about the Sleepy Hollow set in her new book, Burn It Down.  I’m not surprised by how terribly Nicole Beharie was treated, but I am pretty disappointed in Tom Mison‘s reported role in it. They always seemed really tight while doing press, so I had hoped he tried to have her back.

-This is a very good read on how TV’s transition from linear network to streaming binges has broken the industry.

-Netflix is doing it’s big “Tudum” event on June 17, where they’ll unveil new trailers and sneak peeks for what’s coming in the next year.

Kim Cattrall heads a makeup empire in the trailer for Netflix’s Glamourous.

Drew Barrymore on Practicing “Active Love”


E. Alex’s Jung‘s profiles are always excellent and his latest on Drew Barrymore doesn’t disappoint. She talks about bribing her daughters’ bus driver (“He doesn’t like me. Brought him cookies the other day ’cause we’re like, ‘Maybe if we bring cookies…'”), her parenting rules (“Just consistency. Homework, dinner, bath. It took me so long to learn the simplicity of how to say ‘no’ because growing up, I didn’t know how comforting and safe that is”), and being too self-critical (“I’ve been a circus bear my whole life. I swear to God, if the ringmaster left the tent, I would become the ringmaster and start, like, flagellating myself”).

-Has Taylor Swift already shaken off Matty Healy? TMZ is reporting a split.

People confirmed that Natalie Portman and husband Benjamin Millepied are “privately working through marital struggles” after a French outlet claimed Millepied had an extramarital affair. A source tells the magazine, “It was short-lived and it is over.”

-Remember the good ol’ days of last week when we thought Leonardo DiCaprio was dating a 28-year-old? He was seen hanging out with 22-year-old model Meghan Roche in Ibiza over the weekend.

-In her Elle profile, SZA says her anxiety and struggles with self-esteem is not an act: “I didn’t succumb to industry pressure. I succumbed to my own eyes in the mirror and being like, ‘No, I need some more ass.'”

-Move over, Dwayne Johnson! Vin Diesel may be feuding with another costar now. He’s reportedly angry that Jason Momoa stole his thunder in Fast X.

Jennifer Coolidge and Jeremy Allen White‘s Actors on Actors interview was very flirty. She told him, “99% of my jobs were all restaurant jobs, and I always fell in love with the angry chefs…I just like the way they throw the food down. It was so sexy. They’d be like, ‘Take it. Just take it.’ And there’s something about a man who can do something fast.”

-Meanwhile, here’s the latest trailer for White’s show The Bear, which is back on June 22.

-If you are put in the uncomfortable situation where you have to talk about your sexuality, do it in the classy way like Abbott Elementary’s Tyler James Williams just did: “I’m not gay, but I think the culture of trying to ‘find’ some kind of hidden trait or behavior that a closed person ‘let slip’ is very dangerous. Overanalyzing someone’s behavior in an attempt to ‘catch’ them directly contributes to the anxiety a lot of queer and queer-questioning people feel when they fear living in their truth. It makes the most pedestrian of conversations and interactions in spaces feel less safe for our gay brothers and sisters and those who may be questioning.”

-We’re getting our own “dun dun!” CityTV has ordered a drama based on Dick Wolf’s mega-franchise called  Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent.

Padma Lakshmi announced she won’t be on Top Chef anymore.

-Last week, we got a peek at Mo Ryan‘s new book Burn It Down with a focus on Lost. This week, it’s the behind-the-scenes at SNL. One woman alleges that when she was 17, she was groped at an afterparty by Horatio Sanz in full view of his costars. “My control top pantyhose did more to keep me safe than any of those people that I idolized.” Meanwhile, Janeane Garofalo, Cheri Oteri, Harry Shearer, Julia Sweeney and others are quoted about the difficult atmosphere Lorne Michaels has cultivated.

-In his new memoirElliot Page reveals a past romantic relationship with Kate Mara, who was dating Max Minghella at the time, at recounts a party where an A-list actor told him, “You aren’t gay. That doesn’t exist. You are just afraid of men. I’m going to f—k you to make you realize you aren’t gay.”

-I know nothing about art but this is a pretty good recap of the controversy surrounding Hannah Gadsby‘s Pablo Picasso exhibit. The connection to the Sackler family is…not great.

Ioan Gruffudd’s 13-year-old daughter filed a restraining order against him following an incident at her father’s house.

Beanie Feldstein and producer Bonnie-Chance Roberts got married with a summer camp themed event in upstate New York. Brother Jonah Hill didn’t attend because he was busy welcoming his first child with girlfriend Oliva Millar.

-You know what’s more entertaining than watching last night’s premiere of The Idol? Reading critics tear down last night’s premiere of The Idol: “I should note The Weeknd’s performance is not alone in its badness on a show that is shot like an overlit snuff film. It’s just the one that grabbed me by the hoodie strings and refused to let go like a drunk breathing 3 a.m. Jager breath on you and asking if he can crash in your hotel room.”

-The biggest complaint about the new HBO show seems to be that it’s just really boring and dull. It fell short of 1 million viewers, but Euphoria started slow too so who knows?

-Showtime has dropped its plans to air a documentary about Louis C.K.’s return to standup following his sexual misconduct.

-This is cool: Coldplay is leaning hard into sustainability initiatives in their latest tour.

-Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse opened huge this weekend, enjoying third-biggest opening ever for an animated film. Because they made them pretty much at the same time, the next Spiderverse movie is coming out in only 9 months.

Adam Devine and Nina Dobrev‘s relationship gets complicated when her parents (Pierce Brosnan and Ellen Barkin) rob the bank he works at in the trailer for The Out-Laws.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Fiery Hot Ones Appearance

Julia Louis-Dreyfus was on Hot Ones, and she wasn’t happy about it. Her best bon mots include: “I don’t know why anyone would subject themselves to this show,” “This is awful. What’s the point? Do you not want to eat food anymore?”, “That one I know is going to be a motherfucker; I can tell by looking at it,” and “I’m firing my publicist. I also want my lawyer. Now.”

Taika Waititi is on the cover of THR, and people are weirdly taking issue with this quote: “I’m 47. My God, take the pressure off. People are so obsessed with likes or leaving behind a legacy, being remembered. Here’s the thing: No one’s going to remember us. What’s the name of the director of Casablanca? Arguably one of the greatest films of all time. No one knows his name. How the fuck do I expect to be remembered? So who cares? Let’s just live, make some movies. They’ll be obsolete and irrelevant in 15 or 20 years. And so will I, and then I’ll die and someone else can do it. This whole idea of chasing, chasing, chasing this life. It’s like, do we have to actually work this hard? Maybe not.”

Leonardo DiCaprio and his mom where spotted at dinner with model Neelam Gill. How warped is it that I thought “oh, that’s not too bad” when I found out she’s 28?

-A pap is suing Kanye West for assault, battery and negligence because he grabbed her phone and threw it into the street.

James Van Der Beek‘s silly rant about Joe Biden was pretty mild, but it’s having the unintended consequence of lots of people discovering his wife is an anti-vaxxer.

-These incredibly blurry photos are supposed to be Kylie Jenner and Timothée Chalamet? OK.

Melissa McCarthy told a really sweet story about how Halle Baily was constantly humming on set.

-It’s a big week for stars going back to franchises they promised they’d never do again because someone shook the money tree. Following Kim Cattrall‘s return to the SATC universe, Dwayne Johnson is coming back for another Fast and Furious movie. Not surprisingly, Vin Diesel is not expected to costar.

-DeuxMoi is claiming that Chris Evans and Alba Baptista are engaged and getting married in Boston.

Ronald Gladden from Jury Duty remains the best.

-Past Lives opens in limited release this weekend. It might be the best-reviewed movie of the year so far. Everything I’ve read about it since Sundance is gushing.

-THR’s comedy actors roundtable features Jason Segel (Shrinking), Steven Yeun (Beef), Mo Amer (Mo), John Mulaney (Baby J) and Tyler James Williams (Abbott Elementary). Segel talked about struggling to feel satisfied despite career peaks (“There was a period in my life and career around like the last couple years of HIMYM where things were firing on both movies and TV and everyone was telling me how well it was going, and I was really unhappy. And so then I had to grapple with like, “Why? What’s off about this equation? Because I should be feeling like ‘I did it!'”), while Williams recalled taking costar Janelle James shopping for a BMW (“No b-tch, you cannot pull up to season two in a Mazda!”).

-Huh. A bunch of people think the montage near the end of the Ted Lasso finale was a dream? I didn’t get that, though that one scene was shot/looked really, really odd.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have finally settled on a house–and it only cost them $60M cash.

-Yay! HBO has renewed Somebody Somewhere for a third season.

John Cena and Jackie Chan team up to kick some ass in the Hidden Strike trailer.