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March 2019

Supernatural Coming to an End

-I don’t watch Supernatural and even I’m shocked by the news that it’s ending. I thought that show would outlast us all. It’s making me really curious what The CW’s plan is, as it’s now letting go of a big chunk of its trademark shows: Arrow, Supernatural, iZombie, Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.  In any case, watching the cast get teary while announcing the news got me. Carry on, wayward sons!

Priyanka Chopra shot down rumours that she’s mad at Meghan Markle for not attending her wedding.

-In honour of Reese Witherspoon‘s birthday, Jennifer Garner posted a video of herself playing sax. There was a costume and everything.

-If you invite Glenn Close to your house for Christmas, she might show up dressed like a sheep. And everyone will just roll with it because she’s Glenn freakin’ Close.

Diane Kruger opened up about the end of her relationship with Joshua Jackson in a new interview. “I was in such a dark place. I had two really close family deaths that year, I was separating from my partner of 10 years. There was just a lot of darkness and personal loss.”

David Letterman says he regrets the last part of his Late Show tenure. “Here’s the mistake I made: I stayed on television way too long. It turns out that nobody had the guts to fire me, and I should’ve left 10 years ago.”

-The entire cast of Parks and Rec reunited today for a Paley Fest panel and confirmed that we shouldn’t get our hopes up for a reboot.

-I am never going to see Jordan Peele‘s new movie, Us. Not ever, because I’m a big chicken. But this article on what the ending could mean is really well done. (Spoilers, obvs.)

-Kate Beckinsale just deleted all her Instagram posts, which is a shame because they were reliably delightful. I blame Pete Davidson.

-Speaking of delightful IG feeds, Michelle Pfeiffer knows what she’s doing.

-Netflix is shuffling episode orders, but denies it’s basing it on your sexual identity. That’s not terrifying at all.

-Meanwhile, I like this article on whether or not Netflix can take over the world without turning evil. Let’s hope!

-Netflix is debuting Unicorn Store on April 5, directed by and starring Brie Larson. It debuted last year at TIFF and people seemed to think it was twee but good.

 

Is Lady Gaga Dating Jeremy Renner?

-If you had asked me what famous person Lady Gaga would date next, Jeremy Renner would have been way, way, way down on the bottom of my list of guesses. But here were are! Maybe. People says they’ve been spending lots of time together, while a source tells Us Weekly it might not be romantic yet.  What do you think a date with Renner even looks like? I’m guessing it’s filled with a lot of boring house-flipping talk.

-In a powerful new essay, Emilia Clarke reveals she suffered two life-threatening brain aneurysms during the first season of Game of Thrones. “In my worst moments, I wanted to pull the plug. I asked the medical staff to let me die.”

Noah Centineo is in talks to play He-Man in the Masters of the Universe reboot. Considering how hot he was after To All The Boys, this career move seems…bad?

-Hipster super couple Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach just had a baby.

-Bummer. Dan and Eugene Levy announced today that they’ve decided to end Schitt’s Creek with season 6. It’s always good to see creatives being allowed to bow out on their own terms, but it also feels like our quirky lil’ Canadian show was just starting to pick up steam popularity-wise (especially in the US).

Richard E. Grant continues to be a delightful tea spiller. He says Julianne Moore was fired from Can You Ever Forgive Me? because she wanted to wear a fat suit and fake nose.

-The Cruel Intentions cast spills backstage secrets in this oral history to celebrate the film’s 20 year anniversary. Joshua Jackson remembers how Reese Witherspoon hooked him up with a car rental place that would rent to underage drivers, Ryan Phillippe talks about showing his butt, and Sarah Michelle Gellar praises Selma Blair‘s soft lips.

-On the Us press tour, Winston Duke was asked about Michael Jackson and somehow seamlessly pivoted the conversation back to the theme of the movie he’s promoting without appearing to sidestep the question. This deserves a slow clap.

-While promoting her new album, Jenny Lewis talked about the “f*cked up” allegations against frequent collaborator Ryan Adams. “I was so sad on so many levels when I heard. I hate that he’s on this album, but you can’t rewrite how things went.”

-This is a pretty fascinating profile on Roseanne Barr, who seems to regret nothing.

Jenny McCarthy is shit-talking her experience on The View in a new book.

-The repercussions of Disney buying Fox have already started. Elizabeth Gabler’s Fox 2000, which is responsible for mid-budget movies like The Devil Wears Prada, Hidden Figures and Love, Simon, is being shuttered.

Lizzy Caplan and Eight Grade star Elsie Fisher just joined season two of Castle Rock. Also, I just learned that Fisher has a Dungeons and Dragons podcast, which is all kinds of adorable.

-I never watched Deadwood but I was pretty convinced the movie was never going to happen after years (and years) of delays. But HBO just released the first trailer, so what do I know?

-This is tragic. Budding country singer Justin Carter died of an accidental shooting after a prop gun from a music video went off in his apartment.

-A new trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 just dropped.

Is Emma Roberts Dating Garrett Hedlund?

Emma Roberts and Evan Peters have reportedly called off their engagement — and she’s been spotted looking cozy with Garrett Hedlund.

Pete Davidson joined Kate Beckinsale and her family on the anniversary of her dad’s death. (Sidenote: I’ve been staring at this photo of them for the last five minutes. I just don’t get it.)

-Who’s criticizing Gemma Chan? Let that precious unicorn alone!

-According to Us Weekly, Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman haven’t quite wrapped their heads around the fact that they might actually end up going to prison.

-Ouch! 90% of Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” royalties are going to the composers of “My Favorite Things.”

-This is a really fascinating deep dive into the writers room on The Good Place.

-When Sophie Turner realized she was on the Jumboton at MSG, she chugged a glass of red wine. Which is both gross and awesome.

-Five years after it first aired Andy Daly revisits the pancakes episode of Review, which might be my favourite half-hour of television ever.

-The Stranger Things season 3 trailer is here. The bit with Steve geeking out with imaginary lightsabers with Dustin in front of the hot girl warmed my heart.

Jordan Peele hid three Corey Feldman Easter eggs in Us.

-Bill & Ted 3 is finally, officially happening. I don’t know how Keanu Reeves is making this haircut work, but he really is.

Mindy Kaling just got a straight-to-series Netflix comedy inspired by her childhood.

Ricky Gervais‘ new Netflix show After Life, about a grieving widower whose suicide attempt is interrupted by a dog, is getting rave reviews.

-Speaking of rave reviews, critics are digging Jann Arden’s six-part series, which debuts tonight.

-Today Disney closed their $71 billion acquisition of Fox entertainment business, one of the biggest media consolidations in Hollywood history. It brings nearly all Marvel heroes and villains under one owner, with the Fox-owned X-Men and Deadpool now in the Disney-controlled MCU. (It’ll be interesting to see if they’ll be able to keep the Deadpool movies profane despite Disney’s squeaky clean rep.) On the TV side, Disney now has a massive TV studio with A-list showrunners like Seth MacFarlane, Lee Daniels and Kurt Sutter.  They also acquired Fox’s 30% stake of Hulu, which now gives Disney a controlling interest of 60%.

-Here’s the first trailer for Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. People are going crazy for it, but I’m not sold yet.

-Also, this video on the Easter eggs you may have missed in the film’s poster made me laugh a lot.

-Here’s the first trailer for Lucy in the Sky, starring Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz and Dan Stevens. It’s produced by Reese Witherspoon and is the directorial debut of Legion/Fargo creator Noah Hawley.  So yeah, I’m in.