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March 19, 2018

SATC’s Cynthia Nixon Is Running for Governor of New York

-Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon just threw her hat in the ring for the New York governor race. Unlike other celebrity political candidates, she actually has a pretty impressive history of public schooling advocacy.

-Her SATC costar Kristen Davis is already backing her.

-He’s only been on it for three months, but nobody in Hollywood does Instagram better than Will Smith. Nobody.

-Everyone was hating on Arcade Fire’s Twitter performance on SNL, but I kind of loved it? In any case, the second song was interrupted by a commercial, so the show released the full performance online.

-Speaking of this weekend’s SNL, did anyone notice that Jon Hamm jumped onto the stage during the exit hugs?

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt joined forces to record “Found Tonight,” with proceeds going to March For Our Lives. No, YOU’RE crying!

Vivica A. Fox is talking about her sex life with ex-boyfriend 50 Cent and he’s not very happy about it. I’m not sure why; besides calling it “PG-13” she was mostly complimentary.

Renée Zellweger is playing Judy Garland and the resemblance is kind of amazing.

-In the early days of their relationship when they were trying to keep things quiet, Prince Harry would visit Meghan Markle in Toronto and they stayed at Ben Mulroney’s house.

-Sweet. If Legends of Tomorrow is renewed (and it very likely will be), Matt Ryan will join the cast as Constantine. The trajectory of that character/actor is unheard of. He started on an NBC show that was quickly cancelled, the CW somehow convinced NBC to lend him to them for one episode of Arrow, and now he’s a regular on that network.

-Oh god. Steven Spielberg really is planning to go ahead with Indiana Jones 5.

-I’m not sure I get this petition to ask Matt Smith to donate a portion of his salary from The Crown to the Times Up movement. I’d rather the petition ask the producers to donate the difference between his pay and Claire Foy‘s. Smith is not like Mark Walhberg, who recognized a shitty situation and held the producers hostage until they paid up.

-The young leads of Stranger Things have reportedly negotiated hefty raises, moving from $30,000 per episode now up to $250,000 an episode, and the adults are up to $350,000 an episode, with Millie Bobby Brown somewhere in the middle. Even the kids who play Steve, Jonathan and Nancy got bumped up to $150,000 per ep.

-I really liked this article questioning whether any show from the golden age will actually endure. Drowning in new shows means that very few people have time for rewatches these days.  “If medium and message truly are synchronous, then maybe television is simply something that only really works in the moment.”

Melissa McCarthy plays a down-on-her-luck writer who starts faking letters from famous novelists in the Can You Ever Forgive Me? trailer.