-EW is really making me regret cancelling my subscription these days. First they had the romcom issue, and now they’ve followed it up with a Killing Eve cover.
-Elle interviewed Christine Baranski for their Legends issue and it’s everything I’ve ever wanted.
–Gwyneth Paltrow is counter-suing the Utah doctor who sued her last month over a skiing accident that took place in 2016. Paltrow claims she was taking skiing lessons with her family in Park City when he was the one who “plowed into her back” causing a full “body blow.”
–Jason Reitman said that his comment about wanting to give Ghostbusters “back to the fans” just “came out wrong.” Sure. (Also, look on any tweet about this fiasco that was tweeted out by a girl — just pick one at random — and I guarantee some dude has replied with a link to an article about how the all-female reboot was a box office disappointment. What does that even prove?! The quality of a film isn’t based on its receipts.)
-Oh god. Chicago police say Empire star Jussie Smollett faked the racist and homophobic letter that was sent to him prior to his alleged attack because he was “dissatisfied with his salary” (which is estimated to be $100-$125k per episode). However this particular case ends, it’s important to remember that hate crimes are real and on the rise.
–Smollett is back on set after posting bail. God, I can’t even imagine what that’s like for everyone.
-This is a great interview with Pamela Adlon and the girls who play her daughters on Better Things.
-I don’t know why, but the idea of Drake and Adele spending a Sunday bowling together tickles me.
-Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House just announced a second season, and it will be inspired by Henry James‘ 1898 haunted-mansion tale The Turn of the Screw.
-Sunday’s Oscars continue to be messy. Now we’re learning that Kendrick Lamar and SZA will not perform the Black Panther song.
–Dan Levy‘s talked to Stephen Colbert about what it was like for Schitt’s Creek to get the coveted Mariah Carey Twitter endorsement.
-Could a 27-year-old non-disparagement agreement thwart HBO’s Michael Jackson doc? His estate just hit HBO with a $100M lawsuit over Leaving Neverland.
-Ooh, Children of Blood and Bone is getting adapted. I dug that book a whole lot.
-Captain Marvel has passed Aquaman and Wonder Woman in ticket presales.
-I really appreciate this piece on *that* scene between Buffy and Spike. I remember back in the day how it ruined his character for me in a way that he never really recovered from (even when he went on to do Angel), so I can’t even imagine what it would be like to watch it in the #MeToo era.
-I also like this piece on the issue of consent in body-swapping episodes of Orphan Black, Alias, Fringe and Buffy.
–Taron Egerton takes on Elton John in the Rocketman trailer.