-Oof, this Esquire profile on Chris Evans is really hard to read, mostly because it’s so clear that there’s no love lost between the interviewer and the subject.
–Lady Gaga was on Fallon last night talking about raising money and during the show she called up Apple CEO Tim Cook to confirm on the spot that he will indeed commit to a donation of $10 million. I also love how she very clearly recognizes her privilege. “I know the difference between the fight that I’m in and the fight that other people are in and we’re here to be of service and here to help.” If you didn’t like her before, the way she’s rallied donations during all this ($35 million and counting!) is sure to change your mind.
–Cardi B donated 20,000 bottles of meal supplements to New York City healthcare workers.
–Tracy Morgan was on the Today Show and ended up talking about Coronavirus sex role-playing with his wife. Honestly though, what did they expect when they invited him on?!
–Matthew McConaughey hosted a virtual bingo game for residents at a senior living home in Texas and it was wonderful.
-This video of Michael Shannon remotely cooking fried chicken with the Bon Appetite kitchen is a delight.
–Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford hosted an IG Live chat, and it was kind of great.
-Stop hugging fans, Matt Damon! (I mean, it’s very sweet but I’m worried about you.)
-Schitt’s Creek is coming to an end tonight. This is a great interview with Dan Levy on the show’s evolution.
-TV shows are starting to get creative while production has shut down. CBS’ All Rise is planning a coronavirus-themed episode that will be remotely filmed using Zoom, Facetime, and WebX.
-Meanwhile, with TV production not set to resume anytime soon, the network TV pipeline is drying up and we’re looking at the possibility of no new scripted TV for the rest of the year. At the very least, the traditional Fall TV season isn’t going to happen since most pilots haven’t even been shot yet.
-Quibi launched this week to mixed-to-poor reviews, despite the loads of shows and big-name stars attached. The technology isn’t ground-breaking, none the scripted shows have wowed critics, and the only offerings that seem to be getting ok reviews are the unscripted ones. Here’s a ranking of the biggest shows. It’s launched with a 90-day free trial.
-If you have Amazon Prime, Vulture did a good list of the 100 best movies they have available to stream. I’m going to catch up on all the indie movies I’ve missed recently, like The Farewell, Fast Color, Honey Boy, Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, Meek’s Cutoff and Paterson. I’m also going to watch A Simple Favor for the fifth time because it makes me happy.
-Netflix is planning to host a Tiger King special reunion episode.
-Here’s the trailer for Chris Hemsworth‘s action thriller Extraction, dropping on Netflix April 24.