–Andy Samberg is the latest celeb to do a backyard photoshoot, this time for GQ to promote the buzzy, incredibly well-reviewed time-loop romcom Palm Springs (currently at 99% fresh on RottenTomatoes), which hits Hulu starting tomorrow but still does not have a Canadian distributor. Poop.
-God, the tragic legacy of the Glee cast continues. Naya Rivera is still missing and presumed drowned after she rented a boat yesterday with her four-year-old son on Lake Piru in Southern California. Her son, thankfully, is fine.
-This clip of her singing “If I Die Young” in Glee’s Cory Monteith/Finn tribute episode broke me.
-Day three of his libel trial in London saw Johnny Depp trying out some local slang, accusing Amber Heard of telling “porky pies” about him to a psychiatrist.
–Cameron Diaz may be done with acting, but she’s not done with making money. She just launched a new “clean” wine label.
-Her Charlie’s Angels costar Drew Barrymore covers the new issue of InStyle.
–Chris Evans and Lily James are at the ‘blissfully eating ice cream at the park‘ stage of their relationship.
–Michelle Williams and Oscar Isaac are set to star in a limited series for HBO call Scenes From a Marriage. This sounds like it was fantasy cast from my brain.
-The Crown is extending its run at Netflix and will now end at Season 6. So there’ll be one more season with Olivia Colman as the Queen before she passes the crown to Imelda Staunton.
-Netflix just put the chill on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, cancelling it after this season.
-The CW announced Javicia Leslie will be the new Batwoman. Leslie, who identifies as bi-sexual, will be the first Black actor to play the superhero role in a live-action production. I still think it’s weird that their creating a whole new character, but I love this casting!
–Taffy Brodesser-Akner wrote a pandemic-centric short story sequel to Fleishman Is In Trouble, my fave book from last year.
-Euphoria creator Sam Levinson has secretly shot a movie during the pandemic with Zendaya and John David Washington called Malcolm & Marie. They used a small crew, shut off air conditioning, tested the cast and crew multiple times, and quarantined for two weeks before shooting.
-Trans TV critic Emily VanDerWerff spent the last two days getting harassed, sent death/rape threats, and had people trying to “cancel” her for expressing her opinion on the Harper’s Bazaar letter. If the signatories of a letter were really for “open debate” and against “cancel culture,” wouldn’t they be speaking up right now? It’s been mostly crickets — and a couple of them are even actively going after her. (Or blaming others for going after her worse.)
-Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is developing a new series for FX. Tell me again about people being cancelled in Hollywood.
-Lady A, formerly known as Lady Antebellum, is suing blues singer Anita “Lady A” White, which makes their whole name change seem rather performative.
–Colin Jost is blaming Scarlett Johansson for that conspicuously placed guitar during his Weekend Update at Home segment.
-Now that Quibi’s 3-month free trial has ended, only 8% of their subscribers is estimated to have signed on to be paying customers. Ouch.
-Wow, Simone Biles’ Vogue cover is stunning.
–Jim Carrey wrote a novel — and he filled it with celebrity cameos.
-New Girl’s Lamorne Morris gets Woke in the trailer for Hulu’s upcoming 8-episode comedy series.