–In British Vogue, Jodie Turner-Smith talks about how her labour lasted four(!) days, and why she decided to give birth at home. “We had already decided on a home birth, because of concerns about negative birth outcomes for Black women in America — according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk of pregnancy-related deaths is more than three times greater for Black women than for white women, pointing, it seems to me, to systemic racism.” She also shared a photo husband Joshua Jackson took of her on day 3.
–Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are on the cover of People with their incredible photogenic family.
-I love this photo shoot of Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones for Harper’s Bazaar.
-This supercut of all the times Ellen Degeneres mocked Sofia Vergara’s accent is pretty damning.
–Katy Perry defended the tweet she sent in support of Ellen. “I started that tweet off not undermining anyone else’s experience. I wanted to only speak from my own experience. I have over 100 million people that follow me on Twitter, so not everyone is going to agree with me. And I’m not here to make everyone agree with me.”
–Robert Pattinson could have played Chris Evan’s part in Scott Pilgrim vs the World. I just rewatched that recently and sorry but Evans is perfect in it.
–Ed Sheeran is reportedly going to be a dad.
-This is a great NYT article on how a swimmer was training for the US Paralympic team until all of the public pools closed due to covid — and then David Duchovny reached out to him on Instagram to offer the use of his 25-meter pool in his backyard.
-The fact that I had no idea that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has two sons makes me love him even more.
-The entire original editing team of the documentary series Surviving R. Kelly — the majority of whom are Black, with one Latinx editor — quit the project because their notes were being ignored.
-The Crown has tapped Game of Thrones’ Jonathan Pryce to play Prince Phillip.
–Leah Remini is worried that Tom Cruise will try to lure Suri into Scientology when she’s old enough. I mean, first he’d have to talk to her.
-Page Six has photos of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new home in Montecito.
-This is a very good, very long interview with Mike Schur on The Good Place and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
-Here’s the trailer for Netflix’s upcoming thriller The Devil All The Time starring Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Sebastian Stan, Riley Keough, and Mia Wasikowska. It drops Sept. 16.