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April 4, 2017

Samira Wiley on Her Instagram Friendship with Margaret Atwood

-This is a great interview with Samira Wiley, who talks about her Instagram relationship with Margaret Atwood and the importance of LGBT visibility.

Kerry Washington’s Glamour profile is a lot to process.

-Despite not really sharing a whole lot, Beyoncé has been deemed the most valuable celebrity on social media, according to a new report.

-Meanwhile, she just revealed more pregnancy shots in her new “Die With You” video.

-Beyond ratings and raves, Big Little Lies ended up being a major win for HBO on multiple levels. I loved the finale — and I especially loved the thoughtful articles that came out about it, whether it was about the show’s commentary on gender bias, praise for Nicole Kidman‘s career-defining performance, or an examination of the shared language women have when it comes to the threat of men.

-Meanwhile, I’m glad the director has squashed talk about there being a season 2. I don’t think there should be more Big Little Lies, but there should definitely be more shows like it. There are a lot of different stories about women left to tell. I mean, I’m intrigued by Prison Break’s return and will probably watch tonight’s premiere, but do we really *need* to revisit that story?

-Speaking of tonight’s returning TV, I totally forgot iZombie was coming back! The reviews are, unsurprisingly, great.

-Wait, so Daniel Craig is back as Bond? Yawn.

-It was a good news/bad news kind of day for Shia LaBeouf. The good news:  those assault and harassment charges from a January altercation in NYC have been dropped. The bad news: his latest movies sold only one ticket at the UK box office.

Drake not only saved the British series Top Boy from cancellation by buying the rights, but now he plans to star in it!

-Netflix’s first teaser for The Defenders dropped, as did the show’s release date: August 18.

-Marvel’s VP blamed women and diversity for their comic book sales slump and not the fact that, I don’t know, they turned beloved superheroes into Nazis.

No, Kendall Jenner. Just…no.

Mel B requested a restraining order against her estranged husband, and her allegations of his abusive behaviour are terrifying.

-In a new essay, the creator of Smash details her firing and the amount of rampant misogyny in typical TV writers rooms. “The guys would sit around and pitch stories, and then write everything down in great detail on little white cards. Whenever a scene with female characters showed up they would write a card that said, “girl scene here.’ ”

-So Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx are still a thing, huh?

-I really like this piece on how Ghost in the Shell proves that Hollywood should listen to Twitter once in a while. Same could have been said about Iron Fist.

-The creator and designer of Daria drew what the characters would look like today.

Aubrey Plaza obsesses over Elizabeth Olsen in the red-band trailer for Ingrid Goes West, which got raves at Sundance.