— Quibi (@Quibi) April 2, 2020
–Nicole Richie‘s Quibi show has its first trailer. Ok, that made me chuckle.
–Zac Efron is on the latest episode of Hot Ones, where he talks about getting fit for Baywatch (“I realized when I was done with that movie, I don’t ever want to be in that good a shape again. It was so hard”), and getting advice from Leonardo DiCaprio about dealing with the paparazzi.
-Meanwhile, Leonardo DiCaprio is helping to launch America’s Food Fund, which has already raised $12 million to help communities impacted by the coronavirus.
–John Mayer gave a “sizable” donation to the Livingston, MT hospital to enable it to buy ventilators. “Mayer was not seeking publicity in making the donation, but agreed that the hospital could release his name after an inquiry from The Livingston Enterprise and in hopes of boosting community morale.”
-This is an interesting piece on the things that are inherently troubling, and maybe even repugnant, about Tiger King.
-This is fantastic: SXSW is getting a second life. The 10-day online film festival is aiming for a late April date and will be free to stream for everyone on Amazon Prime.
-Top Gun: Maverick is pushing its June release date until Dec in yet another move that suggests Hollywood is just giving up on the summer movie season this year. I’m curious to see which (if any) big movie will opt to go Netflix or Amazon instead.
–Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk posted a video with intimacy coach Michaela Boehm, who warns them that many women aren’t in the mood for sex right now. “Food, comfort and eating sweets to up the body fat; most women are reporting these are the things they want to do. They don’t want so much pleasure.” My thirstier-than-usual social feeds would beg to differ.
–Cate Blanchett‘s new FX series Miss America is getting great reviews.
–Tina Fey, Mike Schur, and 35 more TV writers told Vulture what their characters would do in a pandemic, and it’s brilliant. The Friday Night Lights and Parks & Rec ones are the best.
–Adam Schlesinger, a singer-songwriter for Fountains of Wayne who had an award-winning career writing songs for film, theater and television (including Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), passed away yesterday from covid-19.
–Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer have reportedly signed on to a Call Me By Your Name sequel. As much as I loved the first one, this seems like a bad idea.
–Gerard Butler faces down a comet barreling towards Earth in the trailer for Greenland.