Florence Pugh takes to her Instagram after receiving hateful comments directed at her relationship with Zach Braff: “I am 24 years old, I do not need you to tell me who I should and should not love.“ 👏 pic.twitter.com/F2bqzi8SUH
— Florence Pugh Daily (@bestofpugh) April 8, 2020
–Florence Pugh is fighting back after she posted a birthday message for Zach Braff and people immediately commented on their age differene: “I do not need you to tell me who I should or should not love and I would never in my life — ever ever — tell anyone who they can or cannot love. It is not your place, and really it has nothing to do with you.”
–Lady Gaga covers InStyle and says she’s “very excited” to start a family: “I look forward to being a mom. Isn’t it incredible what we can do? We can hold a human inside and grow it. Then it comes out, and it’s our job to keep it alive. It’s so funny — everyone works out of my house every day. When they come in, I always say, ‘Welcome to the Womb!'”
–Cardi B is partnering with Fashion Nova to give away $1,000 every hour until May 20.
-Also, Halsey donated 100,000 face masks to four California hospitals.
–George and Amal Clooney donated more than $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts.
–Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig star in a quarantine soap opera skit titled The Longest Days of Our Lives.
–Jake Gyllenhaal says Heath Ledger refused to do the opening at the 2007 Academy Awards because producers wanted to stick in a homophobic joke about Brokeback Mountain. “I was sort of at the time, ‘Oh, okay… whatever.’ I’m always like, ‘It’s all in good fun.’ And Heath said, ‘It’s not a joke to me – I don’t want to make any jokes about it.’ That’s the thing I loved about Heath. He would never joke. Someone wanted to make a joke about the story or whatever, he was like, ‘No. This is about love. Like, that’s it, man. Like, no.’ ”
–Jodie Turner-Smith is my favourite person on Twitter because of stuff like this.
–Justin Timberlake did Hot Ones. I couldn’t make it through the whole interview because there’s no way I can suffer through a half hour of JT, but good for him for giving Nardwuar a shout out.
-SNL is returning with a new, remotely produced episode this Saturday.
–Nicole Richie was on Naomi Campbell’s daily “talk show” and she reminisced about sticking her hand up a cow’s butt during an episode of The Simple Life: “The pressure of going inside the cow? That feeling will never leave my body.”
-Exes Demi Moore and Bruce Willis are taking conscious uncoupling to the next level: they’re self-isolating together with their kids.
-There’s a new Gourmet Makes! Claire tries to recreate Cadbury creme eggs.
–Jimmy Fallon gets introspective in a new Vulture interview and says it will be a long, long, long time before The Tonight Show could be the same again. And it may never be.
–Wills and Kate hired the Sussexs’ former Instagram manager.
-The New Yorker profiled Fran Lebowitz on how she’s been handling social distancing and every quote is a gem. My favourite: “I hate to cook. I find it incredibly tedious. Last night, I was peeling a cucumber and I was infuriated. Like, why am I peeling this cucumber? Why am I not in a restaurant, where they know how to peel a cucumber, and where I’m not doing it?” My other favourite: “Until this happened I was one of the few people still shaking hands, because people were hugging….I was so shocked when hugging started. I thought, Are you out of your mind? I would put my hand out and people would go in for a hug. This is when someone’s introducing you to someone. I think it would be great if hugging stopped. Hugging apparently is less virus-producing than shaking hands, but hugging is its own kind of contagion.” I feel seen.
-I missed the news that Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are expecting their second child. Yay for them!
–Joaquin Phoenix‘s GQ cover story is just a mashup of a bunch of old interviews. I know everyone’s social distancing but phoners are still a thing.
-Modern Family bowed out last night with its highest ratings in three years.
-I’ve downloaded Quibi but haven’t really watched anything yet. I have, however, listened to the Extra Hot Great podcast and this rant about Liam Hemsworth‘s new show, Most Dangerous Game.
-The trailer for Netflix’s The Half of It looks wonderful. A straight-A student who’s coming to terms with the fact she’s gay becomes best friends with a popular jock.