Their Royal Highnesses hear a performance from the Ubunye Choir, which is made up of people from the South African diaspora. pic.twitter.com/BwcEC1gN36
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 17, 2018
–Meghan Markle keeps selling Canadian fashion to the rest of the world. In yesterday’s outing she wore an $1,085 sleeveless trench dress by Calgary brand Nonie.
-Meawhile, Meghan‘s extended family continues to be garbage people. Her half-sister says she’ll blame Meghan if their dad dies.
–Nicki Minaj needs to work on her pithy clapbacks and not double-down on trolls (for guidance, see Chrissy Teigen, Rihanna, etc). And the stans need to chill. She’s worth $75M. She can handle herself.
-Her stans also went after Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness for calling out Nicki’s Harper’s Bazaar Russia cover.
-Silicon Valley actress Alice Wetterlund, who played Carla on the show, took to Twitter to call T.J. Miler “a bully and petulant brat” and say that “the male cast members enabled him and were complicit in his unprofessionalism.”
–Cardi B says she’s a hands-on mom. “I have not gotten a nanny yet; I want to learn how to be a mom and enjoy every single second of it since I am going back to work. So no, I do not have that extra, extra hand.”
-21 transgender stars and creators talk about navigating Hollywood in this excellent THR feature.
-Welp. Elle Macpherson is dating Andrew Wakefield, the ex-doctor whose discredited study is responsible for all the bs about vaccines causing autism.
–Simon Pegg taught Tom Cruise how do to finger hearts in Korea. Bless him.
-On Kimmel, Jonah Hill talked about doing karate with Joaquin Phoenix and it solidified my opinion that neither of them would be a fun hang. “I’m not going to make a joke out of it ’cause it’s serious. He’s legit. I’m not going to speak on it; I’ll let him speak for himself.” Groan.
–Mark Duplass, what are you doing?!
-Simpsons creator Matt Groening proves, yet again, that he still doesn’t get the problem with Apu. “I love the character, and it makes me feel bad that it makes other people feel bad. But on the other hand, it’s tainted now — the conversation, there’s no nuance to the conversation now. It seems very, very clunky…People love to pretend they’re offended.”
-Netflix is also reportedly shutting down interviews that ask him about Apu.
–Dominic Cooper talks about working with his exes (first with Ruth Negga on Preacher, and now Amanda Seyfried on Mama Mia 2). “What’s the alternative?] Sulk in a corner? There’s no other option. Ultimately, you’re friends.”
-Man, people are loving the movie Eighth Grade. Can’t wait until it’s released here.
-Speaking of critically acclaimed movies, I saw Sorry To Bother You last weekend and loved it — though I didn’t really get it. This feature digs deep into how the film deploys “the white voice.”
-Director Eli Roth and wife Lorenza Izzo announced they are separating with a refreshingly honest statement: “We wish to continue working together creatively and are ultimately separating so we don’t f—ing kill each other.”
–Matt Lauer‘s no-good year continues: he’s reportedly furious that he may have to pay his wife $50 million in their divorce.
-Life finds a way: A 25-foot statue of a sexy Jeff Goldblum has been erected in London to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park.
–Shiggy is denying claims that Drake paid him $250,000 after his viral dance challenge helped “In My Feelings” hit #1.
–Bruce Springsteen‘s Broadway show is coming to Netflix the day after it closes in NYC. This could be an interesting trend for non-touring, limited run shows.
–Ciara‘s new video for “Level Up” is kinda mesmerizing.
-An apology from Jessica Alba herself wasn’t enough to keep SNL star Leslie Jones from sounding off about The Honest Company after several “nightmare” orders.
–Anne H Petersen‘s article on Gwen Stefani — specifically the she’s long been positioned as an antidote to angry feminism — is so worth your time.
-Even Beyonce, Jay-Z and Bono can’t resist dancing to Brown Eyed Girl.
–Madonna posted a photo with all her kids, and I forgot that she has this many. There’s Lourdes, 21; Rocco, 17; Mercy, 12; David, 12; and 5-year-old twins Estere and Stella.
-I’d argue that this take about Comic Con no longer being the cultural event it once was is true — but only on the movie side. While this week’s Hall H is decidedly light on blockbusters, the TV panels continue to be stellar.
-FX continues to round out its cast for the highly anticipated Y: The Last Man, with Amber Tamblyn joining the ranks.
-A Christian couple played by Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe send their son, an Oscar-baiting Lucas Hedges, to conversion therapy in the new trailer for Boy Erased, adapted and directed by Joel Edgerton.