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March 2020

Rihanna Covers British Vogue

Rihanna British Vogue

Rihanna on British Vogue is what the world needs right now. In the interview, she promises that she is “very aggressively working on new music,” says she gets anxiety before public appearances (“Oh, I’m nervous before even getting in the car to go to something. It can be devastating. And when I pull up to the red carpet, I’m like ‘Are you kidding me?’ I left the Grammys one time. Left! In the middle of my hair and make-up. My hair half up, half of my lash on”), and reveals she’s very involved in Fenty Beauty (“I write all of the copy for the websites, the product descriptions, product names, the colour names. I do have a huge team, but I just don’t necessarily think their tone is mine. I’d feel like a fraud selling something that I can’t stand by”).

-This is making so many people so happy right now: Christopher Meloni is bringing his Law & Order: SVU character back to television. The actor will return as Elliot Stabler in a new, yet untitled NBC series centered around his character that hails from L&O mastermind Dick Wolf.

-The best thing about all the late night hosts doing at-home shows is that now we can judge all of their houses.

-I don’t know why I’m surprised that Gwyneth Paltrow watched Tiger King, but here I am.

Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke talk about being the first celebrities to get hit with a coronavirus hoax. They seems super sweet together.

-Speaking of sweet, The Star Trek: TNG cast had a video chat to celebrate Marina Sirtis’s birthday.

-Veronica Mars’ Ryan Hansen posted a video of him singing happy birthday for costar Jason Dohring. The best bit: “Feel free to comment below about how much you love Jason, happy birthday, all that stuff. If it’s about the show, email me. We can talk about it there.” Man, that poor cast must have been bombarded with complaints after the final episode.

-I like this piece on how entertainment publicists are handling PR in the middle of a global crisis.

Aisha Tyler just released a trailer for a comedy short she did with Stephen Amell.

-The kid who plays Mike on Stranger Things is stirring up gossip and I love it.

Lindsay Lohan has declared she’s “back.” From what is unclear but…yay?

-I don’t know how the NYT is standing by its gushing article of the Internet Archive. Yes, it’s made more than a million books available free online. But it’s doing so by breaking copyright and not paying the authors. NPR also wrote a glowing article on it last week, which they ended up stepping back from after authors called out the site for piracy.

-I definitely agree with this take on how Annie Murphy will be Schitt’s Creek’s greatest legacy. The premise of her next show sounds great so I’m hoping for big things for her.

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys reading a children’s book is all kinds of cute.

-Here’s the trailer for Jennifer Lopez’s charitable new reality series on Quibi Thanks A Million, in which 10 celebs each give away $100k to deserving recipients.

-The one (only?) good thing about being stuck in our houses is that there are lots of new shows premiering in April with big stars, including Chris Evans, Cate Blanchett, Sophie Turner, Rashida Jones and Liam Hemsworth.

-Also premiering in April is Normal People, based on the Sally Rooney book that everyone seemed to fall in love with in 2018. Here’s the trailer:

Drake’s Kid Makes His Instagram Debut

drake son

Drake posted a series of photos about how he can’t wait to reunite with his family, and many of them featured his previously unseen 2-year-old son, Adonis. Look at those cute curls!

-Speaking of curls, Ariana Grande showed off her self-isolating look and there’s not a ponytail in sight!

John Krasinski put out a call on Twitter last week to send him some good news, and then compiled the best bits in this cute YouTube video. Steve Carell pops in around the 6-min mark.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared their final Instagram post as royals before they officially step back tomorrow.

-Remember the photos a few weeks ago of Harry and Jon Bon Jovi getting together to record a song for Invictus? Here’s the music video.

-The biggest constants in my life right now are yoga pants, Zoom calls, and Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’ daily walks.

Andy Cohen is already heading back to work after announcing on March 20 he had tested positive for covid-19.

-Not all heroes wear capes — but some design them. Christian Siriano shipped 1,500 face masks to healthcare workers in New York, and says he and his team will continue to produce up to 500 a day this week.

The Backstreet Boys appeared on Elton John’s charity special last night to sing an at-home version of “I Want It That Way” and honestly nothing has cheered me up more lately.

-Exes Drew Barrymore and Justin Long shared some soft social comments.

-It’s shocking to me that HBO’s The Watchmen finale was only three months ago. The cast did a cute hand washing PSA.

-A bunch of TV season finales have changed their dates.

-Princess Diaries author Meg Cabot is posting blog entries written from Princess Mia!

-It seems like everyone has a new show coming out on Quibi, including Queen Latifah. Here’s the trailer for When The Streetlights Go On.

-The Good Fight season 4 trailer has arrived. It premieres April 9 and oh my god do I ever need this show bacl. I was thinking about how much I miss it while watching Little Fires Everywhere, a (not as good) show that clearly rips off this one’s title credits.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Remain Extra

Gwen Stefani is bored and has given Blake Shelton stripes in his mullet. I approve.

-They’re also dressing in matching outfits, which I approve of less.

Meghan Markle is reportedly planning to relaunch her lifestyle blog The Tig and honestly I want nothing more.

-Meanwhile, she and Prince Harry have hired a former Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation staffer to head their non-profit.

-At one point does one become *too* invested in Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith‘s relationship? Asking for a friend.

-The stars of Contagion (Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne and Jennifer Ehle) teamed up with scientists at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health to shoot PSAs about physical distancing.

-A woman filed a lawsuit against rapper French Montana, claiming he sexually assaulted her at a house party. She says he and his business partner Mansour Bennouna gave her a shot and she blacked out.

Britney Spears says she was obviously just joking when she said she’d beaten Usain Bolt‘s sprint record.

-The world is a garbage fire, but doing this roundup of celebrities who are donating their time and money to support coronavirus relief made me feel a teeny bit better.

-Also making me feel better: Killing Eve will premiere two weeks ahead of schedule on Sunday, April 12 on CTV Drama.

-Ok, so I finally broke down and started watching Tiger King. I found the first episode kind of boring but then by the end of episode 2 I was hooked. This show is bananas.

Jeremy Renner just released a new album. Oh goodie.

Oscar Isaac appeared on Alan Doyle’s FB live to sing “Never Had” and it was very hot.

-I’ve listened to Dua Lipa’s new album three times already and am officially obsessed.

-Bruce Willis stars in the trailer for Survive the Night, which is what we’re all trying to do here, buddy!