-Congrats to Anne Hathaway, who revealed she’s pregnant! In her IG caption, she hints at trouble conceiving, saying “For everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies. Sending you extra love.”
-This blooper reel from Avengers: Endgame is super short but still fun.
-The TCAs kicked off today (I always feel so bad for all the entertainment reporters who have to go straight from Comic-Con to this) and on HBO’s panel, they disputed the reports of drama behind the scenes on Big Little Lies, saying “As anyone who works in TV knows, the director doesn’t have final creative control. That creative control was taken from a director is a false premise.” But even if Andrea Arnold wasn’t promised full creative control, they certainly sold this season as being driven by her vision. So even if the plan was always to have Jean-Marc Vallée come in and un-do her work (which seems wildly inefficient), it’s still a bad look for a show that promotes itself as female-centric.
-Also, I really want bts footage of Meryl Streep pushing back on acting notes.
–Louis Tomlinson is refuting an article claiming One Direction split due to Larry Stylinson’ fan fiction, calling it the “biggest load of bulls–t I’ve seen in a while.”
-I’m always fascinated by the culture of TV writers rooms, so this article about the Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ writers byzantine process for choosing lunch is like catnip.
-I gotta stop reading postmortem interviews about Veronica Mars because it’s bumming me out even more. Showrunner Rob Thomas says that if the show continues, it’ll be as a crime-solving show (presumably outside of Neptune and without most of the supporting cast): “Kristen [Bell] and I really want to keep doing more of these [limited, self-contained seasons], like the Sherlock and even Fargo templates. Something where, when we both have windows of availability, we can come back and do it. The thinking is that we need to survive as a noir detective show. And if we kept doing a show that was half teenage soap and half mystery show, the fear is it would start feeling like nostalgia.” This feels like such a miscalculation; who watches VM for the mysteries over the relationships?
–Faye Dunaway was fired from the Broadway-bound play Tea at Five after she allegedly slapped and threw things at crew members.
–Isaiah Washington is a Trump supporter? Why am I not surprised.
-I’m bummed that the reviews for Mindy Kaling‘s Four Weddings and a Funeral adaptation for Hulu aren’t more glowing. (It’s also weird that the show is somehow less queer than the 1994 movie.)
-Speaking of reviews, the more I read about Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the less I want to see it.
–Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste are starring in a show called Why Women Kill from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry — and the trailer hooked me.
–Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn‘s friendship being the basis of a Lifetime movie makes so much sense, it’s weird it hasn’t been done before.