Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner Welcome Baby Girl https://t.co/n4oldK8LgY
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 27, 2020
-TMZ is reporting (complete with hilariously bad photoshopped artwork) that Sophie Turner gave birth to a daughter last Wednesday at a hospital in Los Angeles. She and Joe Jonas reportedly named the little one Willa.
-If the new plan for Tenet actually goes ahead, it’s going to be so, so dumb. Instead of just pushing movie to next year, it will now open first overseas on Aug. 26 in over 70 countries, (including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Spain and the UK), followed by select U.S. cities on Sept. 3 — even though so few cities in the U.S. should be encouraging people to hang out inside for hours with strangers. But if it drops in other countries, I can’t imagine Warner Bros postponing their U.S. plans and letting people go crazy on torrents, no matter how dangerous theatres still are.
-According to a new book, Prince William ‘wanted to make sure Harry wasn’t blindsided by lust‘ when it came to Meghan Markle. That’s pretty rich, coming from William (if rumours are to be believed). Also, I’m sure that didn’t come up when Harry was dating Chelsy Davy or Cressida Bonas.
-Speaking of Cressida, she just got married.
–Justin and Hailey Bieber are currently on a cross-country U.S. roadtrip (which sounds like the last thing I’d want to do these days), and they made a pit stop to visit Kanye West at the rapper’s Wyoming ranch.
-Shortly after Justin’s visit, Kanye tweeted “I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter.” He also posted the cover art for his delayed new album.
-The Daily Beast spoke to former teachers and administrators at Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s New Village Leadership Academy, who say that it was really a Scientology school for kids.
-Speaking of the Daily Beast’s coverage of Scientology, they talked to Leah Remini, who says of Tom Cruise: “This is a man who has not even seen his own daughter in years. That this guy can be running around and having people think he’s this super-nice guy, I don’t get it. But that’s the Hollywood bulls**t game people play.”
-WarnerMedia is investigating the Ellen Degeneres Show’s workplace after that damning Buzzfeed article.
–Megan Thee Stallion talked about being shot in both feet in a tearful IG live: “It was just the worst experience of my life and it’s not funny, it’s nothing to joke about and nothing for y’all to go and be making fake stories about. I didn’t put my hands on nobody I didn’t deserve to get shot.”
–Peter Shinkoda (who played Nobu in Daredevil) says Jeph Loeb, who was then the head of Marvel TV, told the writers not to develop Asian characters and drop a major storyline for his character. “Jeph Loeb told the writer’s room not to write for Nobu and Gao. This was reiterated many times by many of the writers and showrunners that ‘Nobody cares about Chinese people and Asian people. There was three previous Marvel movies—a trilogy called Blade—where Wesley Snipes kills 200 Asians each movie; nobody gives a shit, so don’t write about Nobu and Gao,’ and they were forced to put their storyline down and drop it. [The writers] were very apologetic that they couldn’t follow through with it but their hands were tied.” Watch the clip here, and the full interview here.
-He also tweeted that he and his costar (also Asian) were not invited to the Season 2 premiere.
-Netflix has announced The Witcher: Blood Origins; a spin-off series set 1200 years before the story of Geralt of Rivia.
-After 37 years on Days of Our Lives, Kristian Alfonso (who plays Hope) is saying goodbye — and seems quite happy to be rid of it. “In the last few years, Days of Our Lives is not the Days of Our Lives as I know it.”
–Seth Green looks back at his biggest roles in this 9-minute video, of which I watched every second.
-Pitchfork gave Taylor Swift‘s new album an 8/10, which is INCREDIBLY generous compared to how their ratings usually go. And some of her craziest fans have spent the day harassing and doxxing the reviewer. My god.
-A few people I follow on Insta were sharing video of the drive-in concert Third Eye Blind did this weekend, and it seemed so cool. Social distancing and masks seemed enforced, and people listened through their car stereos. But then video of a Chainsmokers “drive in” concert that happened in the Hamptons surfaced and I’m back to being scared of everyone.
-Freeform seems to be first out of the gate with a show that revolves around covid. Here’s the trailer for Love In the Time Of Corona, a four episode romcom that was shot using remote technologies from in the cast’s actual homes.
-The entire cast of Scott Pilgrim vs the World reunited for a Zoom table read.
–Gillian Jacobs takes a trip down memory lane in the I Used To Go Here trailer.