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June 17, 2020

Kristen Stewart’s Royal Role

Kristen Stewart will play Princess Diana in a new movie which is…hard to imagine. I actually really like Stewart as an actress but she seems to bring a very specific, twitchy energy to every role, whether it’s Personal Shopper or Charlie’s Angels.

Gwyneth Paltrow plugged her new ‘Smells Like My Orgasm’ candle on Fallon — with help from her 14-year-old son Moses.

-In this week’s People, Tyler Perry penned an essay about racial injustice. He narrates a recorded version for 8 min & 46 seconds — the exact length of time Derek Chauvin used a knee to pin George Floyd by the neck as he died.

-Screenshots are circulating from a private Facebook group in which a black film editor posted about looking to connect with other black editors, and a bunch of well-known white editors immediately called foul.

J. Cole released a new song on Tuesday, which contains verses that many interpret as taking aim at Chicago rapper and activist Noname. It is all very tone policing. “When I see something that’s valid, I listen/But s**t, it’s something about the queen tone that’s botherin’ me” and “Instead of conveying you holier, come help get us up to speed.” He responded to the backlash by tweeting that he stands by his lyrics, but also encouraged fans to follow Noname: “I love and honor her as a leader in these times.”

Chance the Rapper also weighed in, tweeting: “They both my peoples but only one of them put out a whole song talking about how the other needs to reconsider their tone and attitude in order to save the world. It’s not constructive and undermines all the work Noname has done. It’s not BWs job to spoon feed us. We grown”

-The Bold and the Beautiful headed back into production today and the safety measures are wild, including using actors’ real-life partners as stand-ins for intimate scenes.

-With all that’s been going on, it’s been a while since we’ve seen a public #MeToo-ing but that’s what happened last night to Chris D’Elia. The comedian (who, ironically, played a predator in the second season of You) was the subject of a series of Twitter threads from women who say he behaved inappropriately with them. Multiple young women shared screenshots of him apparently sliding into their DMs and trying to arrange meetups when they were still in their teens.

D’Elia responded with a statement to TMZ: “I have said and done things that might have offended people during my career, but I have never knowingly pursued any underage women at any point. All of my relationships have been both legal and consensual and I have never met or exchanged any inappropriate photos with the people who have tweeted about me. That being said, I really am truly sorry. I was a dumb guy who ABSOLUTELY let myself get caught up in my lifestyle. That’s MY fault. I own it. I’ve been reflecting on this for some time now and I promise I will continue to do better.”

-Comic book writer Warren Ellis is also coming under fire on Twitter for his interactions with women.

-The CW released a committment to making their social pages safe and free of harassment for fans and talent. Which is great — but Candice Patton has been receiving online harassment and threats for 6 years and they did nothing.

-This is a very good piece on how some Hollywood TV studios drastically cut the pay of lowest-level assistants & support staff after the pandemic hit. Last week, at least 15 showrunners at WBTV banded together to fight for them, but the recent cuts to assistants’ pay particularly rankled employees who used to work with Andrew Kreisberg, who was fired from The CW in 2017 following allegations of sexual harassment — and was paid nearly $10 million by Warner Bros after he was let go.

Ted Danson gushing about Schitt’s Creek to Annie Murphy during an Emmys roundtable is so heart healing.

-In another Emmys roundtablePatrick Stewart revealed he was not high on Gene Roddenberry’s list to star on Star Trek: “Somewhere in the cellar of Paramount Pictures, there’s a Post-it note which says, ‘I do not want to hear Patrick Stewart’s name mentioned again ever!’ ”

Joe Cornish says he’s met up with John Boyega to talk ideas for an Attack The Block sequel. Don’t tease me!!

-This is a good look back at how New Girl mastered the art of the slow burn with Nick and Jess.  (I think they eventually screwed up that relationship, but the beginning was perfection.)

-The National Book Critics Circle has imploded. More than half of the board has resigned in a series of events one member described as “bizarre and bloody in an end-of-a-Tarantino-movie way.”

A teen romance about a guy who’s so beautiful he has to keep his face under wraps? Sure.