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— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) August 17, 2020
-I didn’t realize I needed to see the Pitch Perfect cast reunite to perform a new song for charity until I saw it. But I did. I needed it.
–Rose McGowan has leveled sexual misconduct allegations against director Alexander Payne, tweeting “You sat me down & played a soft-core porn movie you directed for Showtime under a different name. I still remember your apartment in Silverlake. You are very well-endowed. You left me on a street corner afterwards. I was 15.” In an interview with Variety, she called it a “grooming situation,” saying “I had for years looked at it as a sexual encounter, not understanding what it really was.”
–Kanye West and Steve Harvey went to Chick-fil-A. I dislike so many of those words.
-Three senior producers — executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman — have been ousted from Ellen’s show. According to Variety, the talk show host announced the news on a company call. “DeGeneres was emotional to the point of tears, and apologetic as she addressed more than 200 staffers.” She also told staff she was an introverted personality that likes to have her own space, which may have led to staffers believing she wasn’t nice.
–Daniel Dae Kim and Randall Park are teaming up for an Asian American-led heist film for Amazon. Put it in my eyeballs now!
–Barack Obama‘s summer playlist includes Canadian artists PARTYNEXTDOOR and Andy Shauf. (I had a 3-month stretch where I listened to Shauf’s “Comfortable” on repeat to put me to sleep.)
-I don’t really know much about actress Charlotte Kirk, but she took down two studio heads so I definitely want to watch the movie about her life! An affair eight years ago with NBCUniversal vice chairman Ron Meyer is the reason behind his abrupt exit this week — and her involvement with Warner Bros chief Kevin Tsujihara led to his ouster last year.
–Cuba Gooding Jr. is accused of rape in a new lawsuit. The assault allegedly took place at The Mercer hotel in 2013.
–Laurence Fishburne says he hasn’t been asked to be in the fourth Matrix. “No. I have not been invited. Maybe that will make me write another play. I wish them well. I hope it’s great.”
-After a delay, Supernatural’s final seven episodes will begin rolling out in October.
–Dan Levy is encouraging everyone to enroll in the University of Alberta’s free 12-lesson course called Indigenous Canada, about which he’ll host a weekly discussion. I signed up!
-Voice actor Stuart Baker isn’t happy about his recent firing from Adult Swim’s Squidbillies. He was ousted after he posted on Facebook that Dolly Parton is a “freak titted, old Southern bimbo” and a “slut” after she came out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. In a new post, he says “I just hope you assholes are happy you took a good Man and talent down. You succeeded. Be proud that you ruined a person’s life all because of [the] Freak Show called ‘Dolly Parton and BLM.'” Gee, sounds like a real loss.
-Amazon’s apocalyptic Utopia, created and directed by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, is set for a Sept 25 debut. It stars John Cusack, Rainn Wilson and Sasha Lane. Watch the new trailer here.
-The trailer for Netflix’s new British romcom The Duchess looks right up my alley.
–Susan Sarandon prepares to say goodbye to her family in the Blackbird trailer, costarring Kate Winslet, Rainn Wilson and Mia Wasikowska. I saw this last year at TIFF and it was wildly uneven but there’s a dinner scene that’s stayed with me.