-In her lovely new British Vogue cover story, Oprah says she has no plans to run for president in 2020: “I would not be able to do it. It’s not a clean business. It would kill me.” She also says she almost wore white to the royal wedding and had to Google it to see if it would be taboo.
-Fifth time’s a charm? Odd couple David Foster, 68, and Katharine McPhee, 34, got engaged while on vacation in Italy.
–Seth Rogen says he’s had conversations with Twitter about their “bizarre need” to verify white supremacists.
–Tom Cruise has a new wingman. The role of Goose’s son in Top Gun: Maverick was being chased by many young actors, many of whom even traveled to Cruise’s home in Clearwater, Florida for the testing process. And the winner is: Miles Teller. Sigh. I can see how Cruise would be attracted to his try-hardness, but how the heck this this not go to Glen Powell? I finally watched Netflix’s Set It Up this weekend and the guy is a charm bomb. At least he has a sense of humour about losing the role.
-Sony meant to upload the red-band trailer for Khali the Killer on YouTube this morning — and they accidentally uploaded the entire movie. It was up for 8 hours before they noticed.
-This Twitter thread about a couple meeting on an airplane had me riveted!
-I’m loving that Amy Adams‘ new HBO show Sharp Objects is getting raves.
–Kevin Spacey is now under investigation for three more sexual-assault claims in London. Meanwhile, Guy Pearce says Spacey was “handsy” on the set of L.A. Confidential. “Amazing actor; incredible actor. Mmm. Slightly difficult time with Kevin, yeah…He’s a handsy guy. Thankfully I was 29, and not 14.”
–Harvey Weinstein was indicted on three additional felony sex charges, two of which carry the potential of life in prison.
-In The Cut’s July cover story, Marisa Tomei talks the patriarchy and Weinstein. “One of the best things about this moment is that actresses are talking to each other.”
-Amber Tamblyn has been a very problematic leader of Me Too (her tweets about Maxine Waters scream “white feminist”). In a new THR interview, she talks about David Cross (her problematic husband). “If you care about my voice and what I have to say at all and you think you know me, then you better assume that I’m having really difficult conversations with my husband about it.”
–Roseanne Barr is already plotting her return to TV because of course.
-Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson wrote a moving op-ed about self harming herself as a teen and how she copes now.
-On a French talk show, Jean-Claude Van Damme reportedly suggested a woman’s role was to take care of the kids while men went out to work, and dismissed gay marriage. I don’t know who that co-panelist is who clapped back at him, but I think I love her.
–Yvette Nicole Brown has been tapped to moderate The Walking Dead panels at Comic Con in place of Chris Hardwick. This makes a lot of sense; she’s a frequent guest on his aftershow.
–Jeffrey Dean Morgan is having some issues with TWD fans who don’t seem to understand boundaries.
-I’m a couple of weeks late to the party but have y’all watched Hannah Gadsby‘s Netflix comedy special Nanette? She talks mental illness, sexual abuse and the Me Too movement. It starts out funny/topical and then she gradually gets into why she’s quitting comedy and it’s a total gut punch. I can’t stop thinking about this clip, in which she rails against Picasso for having an affair with a 17-year-old girl because he said “she was in her prime.” Once she gets into her abusive past, I was sobbing. This should be required watching.
–Scarlett Johansson and her Ghost in the Shell director are reuniting for another problematic movie. Her response to the backlash is shockingly tone deaf: “Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment.” First of all, Huffman made Transamerica in 2006; the world has changed since then. And who in their right mind would compare themselves to Leto or Tambor these days?! I mean, invoking a guy who was fired for harassing trans actors is probably not your best justification for playing a trans character, ScarJo.
–Adam Sandler crashed a wedding photo shoot in Montreal wearing a T-shirt and gym shorts.
–Cheryl Cole denied rumors that her mother was behind he recent split from Liam Payne.
-The first trailer for Patty Jenkins‘ mysterious TNT series has finally been revealed, and it stars the best Chris.