— Ana de Armas Updates (@ArmasUpdates) June 3, 2020
–Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas took a break from pap walking to protest.
–John Boyega joined the protests in London today and told the crowd “I’m speaking to you from my heart. Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this, but f*ck that.”
-Speaking of the protests, Keke Palmer confronted the National Guard.
–Lea Michele has issued an apology for her past behavior — and I feel like her PR people should probably have taken one more pass at it. Saying things like “I don’t remember” tormenting costars and talking about how her behavior “was perceived by them” ain’t it.
-Spring Awakening’s Gerard Canonico fired back: “You were nothing but a nightmare to me and fellow understudy cast members. You made us feel like we didn’t belong there. I tried for years to be nice to you to no avail. Maybe actually apologize instead of placing the blame on how others ‘perceive’ you.”
-Glee’s Heather Morris also commented, saying she doesn’t want everyone to assume Michele is a racist. “With that said, was she unpleasant to work with? Very much so; for Lea to treat others with the disrespect that she did for as long as she did, I believe she SHOULD be called out.”
-Quibi execs are taking pay cuts. With some shows with huge stars still in the planning stages, I wonder if they will go forward, seeing as the platform doesn’t seem to be catching on at all.
-Fandoms get a bad rap, but this is the second time in a week that K-Pop fans have mobilized to fight racism and protect protesters.
-Have you watched Hannah Gadsby‘s new Netflix special Douglas yet? It’s a nice break from reality. In Vulture’s podcast, she talks about how she structured it like a fugue.
-Speaking of Vulture, I liked this article on stan culture in music fandom. “Lana and Doja learned the lesson Taylor Swift uncovered in the Reputation era, that you can only control your narrative inside your constituency. Outside the castle walls, the wolves are hungry.”
-For some reason I seem to follow every actor who’s ever been on the CW on Instagram. I’ve been pleasantly surprised how they’re using their platforms to amplify Black voices and show their support, so whenever someone makes a misstep it feels bigger. The latest doozies: Katie Cassidy was getting criticism on her silence so she … painted a hashtag on her wall? At least she wasn’t afraid to use the hashtag. Stephen Amell posted a video and gives the strangest explanation for his silence. He says he was quiet over the weekend because he wanted to give space to Black voices. But he posted like 7 videos on Facebook and some of them were nearly an hour long? In the video he also talks about how cops should get paid more and how white privilege didn’t get him where he is, hard work did. It’s a LOT.
-Speaking of the CW, the network are reportedly not going to recast Ruby Rose’s character on Batwoman — they’re just going to introduce a new actress to take over the cowl. It’s so strange. All of the major supporting characters are connected to Kate Kane (Kate’s sister, Kate’s dad, Kate’s cousin, Kate’s stepsister, Kate’s ex). And if any show could recast the main character, it’s the one that has plots about literal face-swapping and a multiverse.
–Lori Loughlin‘s daughter Olivia Jade stepped in it again.
-Paper scripts, including sides and high-fives, will go away when Hollywood resumes production.
-I’ve started watching Anna Kendrick‘s new show Love Life and am kind of charmed by it, despite critics seeming to be down on it. Not all critics, though.
–Gwyneth Paltrow actually called out her followers who say “all lives matter” and I’m shook.
-Here’s the trailer for the Jon Stewart-directed political comedy Irresistible.