–Jennifer Aniston is set to return to TV. A new series about TV morning shows starring her and Reese Witherspoon is being shopped around to cable and streaming sites. (Remember when they played sisters on Friends?)
–Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet reunited at charity auction last night, where Madonna did a surprise performance and Leo got into a bidding war with Harvey Weinstein and ended up spending $400k for “a large portrait of the actor in paint and crushed-up plates by Julian Schnabel.” Stars, they’re just like us!
–Justin Bieber accidentally clipped a paparazzo while leaving a church event yesterday.
–Matthew Lillard is in the middle of a press tour for Twin Peaks and I’m finding it all very charming. IDK. It’s confusing. (He was also really great on The Watch podcast this week, where he talked candidly about how shockingly little character actors make).
–Adam Scott will replace Bradley Cooper in Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later. Feels like an upgrade.
–Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp prove that true love never dies; they’ve reunited after splitting three years ago.
-This is a really good dive into the controversy surrounding HBO’s Confederate announcement. Definitely worth reading.
-The actor who plays Hot Pie on Game of Thrones opened a bakery called “You Know Nothing Jon Dough,” which is the best.
-News that Girl Trip’s breakout star Tiffany Haddish said she’d “drink the juice” to work with Bill Cosby was swiftly met with disappointment. (As my friend Kat just tweeted, she “milkshake ducked.”) But Haddish explained today at the TCAs that she wasn’t serious: “You go through about 27 interviews … you’re gonna say some bad jokes.”
-There’s lots of odd but good news coming out of the TCAs today. Chris Pine will star in a 6-episode TNT drama directed by Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins, written by her husband, and inspired by Fauna Hodel. Showtime announced a new pilot executive-produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon about crime & corruption in early 90s Boston. Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt made an 80’s cop show for Amazon that is a parody of a Romanian TV series. And we also got our first clip of At Home With Amy Sedaris, which will guest star Jane Krakowski and Justin Theroux.
–Stephen Soderbergh‘s new movie Lucky Logan, starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Daniel Craig is getting amazing reviews. Weirdly though, it is credited to first-time screenwriter Rebecca Blunt…who does not seem to exist.
–William Shatner was involved in an accident with a horse but luckily he was not injured.
–Rob Lowe learned that one of his biggest fans was battling stage four lung cancer so he sent her an emotional video. *sob*
-The new IT Movie trailer looks amazing and I will never, never watch it.
-Here’s the first Suburbicon trailer, starring Matt Damon , Oscar Isaac and Julianne Moore. It’ll be interesting to see what director George Clooney does with a Coens Bros script.