Adele Is Ready for Residency

Adele wears a fur coat on the cover of September's Elle

Adele covers Elle’s September issue and talks about postponing her Vegas residency, saying it “was the worst moment in my career, by far. I was so excited about those shows. It was devastating…There was just no soul in it. The stage setup wasn’t right. It was very disconnected from me and my band, and it lacked intimacy. And maybe I tried too hard to give it those things in such a controlled environment.”

Johnny Depp is living large: he’ll direct his first movie in 25 years with the artist biopic Modigliani, with Al Pacino co-producing.

Britney Spears and Elton John‘s new song is expected to drop Friday.

-The Better Call Saul series finale is tonight. I’m not ready.

Tom Holland posted a rare video to Instagram to promote the charity Stem4, and explained that he’s been taking a social media break for his mental health.  “I find Instagram and Twitter to be overstimulating, to be overwhelming — I get caught up and I spiral when I read things about me online. And ultimately it’s very detrimental to my mental state so I decided to take a step back and delete the app.”

-Say what you will about Chris Pratt, but Bryce Dallas Howard says that he helped get more money from Universal after she was paid much less than him for the Jurassic Park movies. “When I started negotiating for Jurassic, it was 2014, and it was a different world, and I was at a great disadvantage. And, unfortunately, you have to sign up for three movies, and so your deals are set…What I will say is that Chris and I have discussed it, and whenever there was an opportunity to move the needle on stuff that hadn’t been already negotiated, like a game or a ride, he literally told me, ‘You guys don’t even have to do anything. I’m gonna do all the negotiating. We’re gonna be paid the same and you don’t have to think about this, Bryce.’ I love him so much for doing that. I really do, because I’ve been paid more for those kinds of things than I ever was for the movie.”

-Netflix is facing backlash from viewers accusing them of depicting racism and pro-military propaganda in Purple Hearts.

-I hate these boots on Rihanna. I’m sorry!

-Pour one out for The CW — it’s been sold to local TV giant Nexstar. The most surprising thing about the announcement is that the head of Nexstar says they plan to shift the network’s demographic focus to the age of its average viewer – 58 years old. It’s wild to me that the average demo for a network filled with teen shows is so old, but if people that age are enjoying that type of content, why replace it with content you assume they’d prefer? Also, as others have pointed out, they’re probably only counting people who watch CW shows on an actual TV, not through the CW app, Netflix, etc., which undoubtedly skews older. In any case, it looks like the network as we know it will be no more.

Lizzo flees her wedding to ride on the back of Tyson Beckford’s motorcycle in the “2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)” video.

Guillermo Del Toro‘s eight-story anthology series for Netflix, Cabinet of Curiosities, will be released over four nights, starting on Oct. 25.

Kate McKinnon Gets Emotional Over SNL Exit

Kate McKinnon broke down in tears discussing her SNL exit on a podcast: “Telling Lorne [Michaels] was really hard. He knew it was coming. He was very sweet. But he has been a father figure to me, and so much more…This is fresh. It only happened two months ago.”

-Season two of The Flight Attendant was a mess, but this is a really good, raw interview with Kaley Cuoco about shooting it right after her divorce. “I was going through so much right before we started shooting. It was horrible. And I developed a stress rash that ran all the way down my body for three straight months that wouldn’t go away. I literally, like, had fire on my leg for three months. I could barely walk. Zosia [Mamet], my co-star, moved in with me. I really needed someone with me. I was really losing my mind.” She says she “threw an intervention” for herself in her trailer with her producers, where she asked them for help on how to deal with all the art imitating life. “The trauma I was going through probably helped whatever I needed to do for this season…The scene where I break up with Marco — I mean, I could not breathe. I just went in the bathroom, and I literally thought I was going to have a panic attack. Not that what happened to them happened to us. That’s not what I’m saying. It was just the whole idea of the breakup, and saying the words.”

-Former iCarly actor Jennette McCurdy‘s new memoir (and press tour) has been doing a really good job at exposing the issues child actors face.

-Warner Bros is reportedly considering three options with The Flash: if Ezra Miller seeks help and gives a redemption-seeking interview, they might participate in limited press appearances to promote the movie. If they don’t quickly get in line, the promotion excludes them. Or most drastic (and most unlikely): WB scrapes the film’s release altogether.

-Meanwhile, I can’t quite get my head around reports that Warner Bros was working with Miller on The Flash reshoots as recently as this summer!

-Warner Bros bosses are reportedly entertaining the idea of having Batgirl star Leslie Grace continue to play the character in a future DC films (or, at least, have her star in another WB production). I should damn well hope so.

-Also from that article, The Joker 2 is expected to cost $150M to produce, and The Batman 2 has yet to be greenlit. DC is a *mess* right now.

Kevin Federline continues to go low. He posted (then deleted) three old videos of what appears to be Britney Spears arguing with her sons. (The videos just sounded like she was an exasperated yet supportive mom trying to deal with teen boys, so it wasn’t exactly the own he seemed to think it was.)

Neve Campbell opened up on why she won’t be returning to the Scream franchise. “I honestly don’t believe that if I were a man and had done five installments of a huge blockbuster franchise over 25 years, that the number that I was offered would be the number that would be offered to a man.”

J. Smith-Cameron tweeted earlier this week about her Succession costar Kieran Culkin, saying “I threw a drink in Kieran’s face tonight.” I assumed it was just a bit, but Culkin went on Colbert last night and said it happened at at a cast dinner after he pushed her too far. “We were having a dinner and Sarah Snook said ‘You know, men’s ears and noses never stop growing so as they get older they get long ears’ and I [pointed at J.] and said ‘Are you sure that’s just men?’…Later on the restaurant is getting more and more full so it gets harder for her to hear and she keeps having to ask ‘What’s funny? Why are they laughing? What did he say?’ and was like ‘You have all that ear and you can’t hear?’ Still no drink in my face. And then we get the cheque and she goes ‘What’s happening? What are we doing?’ and I take her hand and I go [yelling] ‘WE’RE GOING NOW. WE’RE ALL GOING HOME. IT’S 8 O’CLOCK. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STAYING UP SO LATE. WE APPRECIATE IT.’ And then [motions drinking throwing]. I deserve it.”

-Here’s a new clip from She-Hulk, in which Jennifer and Bruce debate Captain America’s virginity. Between this and Ant-Man referencing the theory about flying into Thanos’ butt, it feels like the MCU writers need to get off Twitter.

-I guess this is a Yellowjackets spoiler based on who she’s playing, but I love this casting and seeing Lauren Ambrose get work.

-This is an interesting read about why so many docs are released about the same subject around the same time.

-I don’t usually listen to many Twitter Spaces but this one from the NYT on romance novels was great, especially because the authors correctly insist romances must end in a happy ending. This pops up as a Twitter debate every other week and it’s so dumb. Genre books have to follow rules: mystery books need to be solved by the end, horror books need to be scary, and romances need an HEA. If it doesn’t, it’s women’s fic (which is also great, just a different genre).

Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell have an all-consuming love in the trailer for Bones And All. The fact that Call Me By Your Name stars seem surrounded by cannibalism topics is weird.