-AP interviewed The Way Back’s director Gavin O’Connor and star Ben Affleck, and they talked about how the actor had a breakdown when his character tries to make amends with his estranged wife. ” Said O’Connor: “It was probably the second take, Ben just had a breakdown. I’m getting chills thinking about it. It was like the dam broke and everything came out. I just remember the crew, everyone was frozen, watching him bear his soul. It was obviously real. A lot of things that he probably had to say in his own life, or maybe he had said, I don’t know.” The longer this press tour chugs along, the more I hope Affleck cleared all this talk with Jennifer Garner.
-Wow, this is a surprise: America Ferrera is leaving NBC’s Superstore.
-Speaking of surprising TV news, it looks like Netflix is getting ready to renew Lucifer.
–Normani‘s very considered comments in Rolling Stone on Camila Cabello‘s racist posts are worth your time.
–Dan Levy‘s Twitter exchanges with Mariah Carey never fail to delight.
-I can’t imagine ever watching a CBS medical drama, but good for Sophia Bush for landing the lead role.
-Yikes, it sounds like Grey’s Anatomy is really whiffing their latest departure. The show will say goodbye to Alex Karev next week — without an appearance from Justin Chambers himself. I’m so curious about what the bts story is here.
–Prince Harry joined Jon Bon Jovi and members of a military veterans’ choir at Abbey Road Studios to record a song for Invictus.
-Last night on Fallon, Bad Bunny wore a skirt and a sweater that read “they killed Alexa, not a man with a skirt.” Alexa was transgender woman in Puerto Rico who was killed and her murder was posted on social media.
–Elizabeth Warren‘s Hometown Hospitality segment with Stephen Colbert is excellent.
-Holy moly, Nancy Meyers wrote a Modern Love column about attending weddings with her ex-husband. This is the romcom-y drabble I needed to head into the weekend!
-Here’s the first trailer for The High Note starring Tracee Ellis Ross and Dakota Johnson.