Would it be helpful for me to explain the current Royal scandal w a great deal of personal editorializing?
— Nicole Cliffe (@Nicole_Cliffe) March 30, 2019
-Pop culture writer Nicole Cliffe tweeted a speculative thread about the royal scandal this weekend and it is one big pot of piping hot tea!
-Speaking of interesting Twitter threads about the royals, this is a good one on Meghan Markle’s coverage.
-So I guess those rumors that Emma Roberts has moved on from Evan Peters are true. She was photographed holding hands with Garrett Hedlund.
–Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin‘s big April Fool’s joke was a fake ultrasound image, which went over REAL well with his fanbase. .
-Congrats to Issa Rae, who got engaged to her longterm boyfriend.
–Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson are still a thing? This will never not surprise me.
-HBO debuted a new new Game of Thrones promo this weekend.
–Lupita Nyong’O has handled the controversy surrounding her inspiration for her Us character so, so well.
-Weirdly, I somehow follow a lot of people on Twitter who watch WWE, so I was a bit aware of how badly wrestlers were being treated. But this segment on John Oliver‘s Last Week Tonight was eye-opening.
-A Los Angeles police spokeswoman says a “huge” manhunt is underway to find the suspect who shot and killed rapper Nipsey Hussle on Sunday afternoon.
-This would *suck*: Lana Del Rey says she accidentally dropped her laptop in the studio and lost all the song files from her new album that was ready for release in the next few months.
-For the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Strangers With Candy, Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello look back on the early days of their friendship. I still can’t really believe that show made it on air. I loved it but it was so. out. there.
-This is good casting: Cillian Murphy is currently in talks to star alongside Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place 2.
–Mark-Paul Gosselaar says he fired his mom as his manager when he was 19 and realized she didn’t know what she was doing.
-In today’s “networks need to know when to let shows die” news, Emily Bett Richards has announced she’s leaving Arrow before the end of its run. I think this bums me out even more than the announcement that the show will end with a 10-episode season because I thought they could wrap it all up well, but now it’s going to be a mess. Stephen Amell said he warned execs last year that he was done after this current season so my guess is the show was writing them both out (because her character is so integral to his story), while trying to figure out ways to keep the series going without its two leads, which is why there’s been a trillion new characters introduced this season. But when they realized the newbies weren’t catching on with the audience, they decided to scramble together a short final season and convinced Amell to do another 10 episodes for the crossover — but by then Rickards had already booked another gig.
-In any case, Amell’s IG post about her leaving is very sweet — and seems to have riled up the comic fanboys, so that’s always a plus.
-Speaking of superhero TV, Legends of Tomorrow returns tonight! I love that they tried to make the guy who played Biff in Back to the Future the big bad – but then they all fell in love with the actor so now he’s just a regular character.
–Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini deal with grief in the trailer for Netflix’s new show Dead to Me.
-The cast for Jim Jarmusch‘s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die is insane: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, and Selena Gomez.