-Congrats to David Harbour and Lily Allen, who got married in Las Vegas on Monday. The Stranger Things actor and British songstress were wed by an Elvis impersonator and ate In-n-Out burgers with her daughters for a reception, which sounds like perfection.
–Selena Gomez graces the new issue of Allure Magazine wearing a LaQuan Smith dress. In the interview, she talks about early career pressure (“I just did things that weren’t really me. There was pressure to seem more adult on my album, Revival…the need to show skin… I really don’t think I was [that] person”) and why she never googles her name (“I haven’t done that in years. I honestly can’t. I’m strong in a lot of ways, but I think I just have way too much of a sensitive heart”).
-The Glorias star Alicia Vikander covers British Elle and talks about her woke upbringing: “I grew up in a house with a mother who taught me about the word feminism from the age of five.”
-I hate this dress on Cate Blanchett at Venice, but I’m also supremely happy to have an opportunity to hate red carpet dresses again.
-Sex Education season 3 is back in production for Netflix and the cast shot a cute video for it.
-Following a flurry of sightings/photographs of Jacob Elordi and rumoured new girlfriend Kaia Gerber coming out of NYC, the Kissing Booth actor took to Instagram to remind fans “I am a human being.”
-There were lots of headlines today about AMC’s announcement that The Walking Dead is ending. Technically it is, but it will end with a supersized 11th season that will feature 24 episodes stretched out over two years, followed by a spinoff starring Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride (I gave up years ago, but are Carol and Daryl finally a thing?!), and a possible anthology series. Not to mention there’s still the Rick Grimes movies, and Fear the Walking Dead.
–Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are now asking up to $1 million for speaking engagements. If people will pay it, why not?
-FX revealed today that Donald Glover and his team have already finished writing the next two seasons of Atlanta and are planning to shoot them back to back (with one mostly filming in Europe and the other in Atlanta) but the pandemic has pushed back production.
–Ryan Reynolds brought Rick Moranis back for a cellphone commercial and I love it. He stepped away from acting to raise his kids after his wife passed away, and he deserves a comeback.
–Susan Sarandon is back on her bullshit again. Every damn election.
-Sources say Sacha Baron Cohen has secretly shot Borat 2 and has already screened it for a few industry people.
-Surprising no one, Jessica Mulroney appears to be far from “cancelled.”
-The Oscars just outlined a bunch of new diversity requirements for Best Picture nominees and at first it seems huge, but they actually seem ridiculously easy to achieve, especially for big studios. Kirstie Alley is angry about it, so at least that’s amusing.
-TIFF reversed its face mask policy today after the trades picked it up and ran with it yesterday. I’m avoiding all of their indoor screenings anyway, but they are keeping 3 empty seats to either side of assigned seats and an empty row in between used rows, which is way better than any other theatre’s standards in Toronto right now.
-According to the LA Times, Keeping up with the Kardashians is ending because of a live ratings decline (it peaked with the Season 4 finale in 2010 with 4.8 million total viewers, while the most recent episode had just 810,000 total viewers), the network tightening its belt (they axed the “E! News” program last month after 29 years), and the changing landscape of TV, which sees celebrities getting more reach with younger audiences on social media platforms than traditional television shows.
-Hulu just released the trailer for their new limited series A Teacher, in which Kate Mara plays a high school teacher who has an inappropriate relationship with a student, played by Love Simon’s Eric Walker. I hate the gross, assault-y premise of this.
–Jason Momoa shared a message of support for his Justice League co-star Ray Fisher, who spoke out against Joss Whedon.
-The first trailer for Dune dropped today and it’s a Denis Villeneuve joint so it looks predictably gorgeous, but man, they don’t even try to explain the plot at all to those who might not know it.
-In news that should surprise absolutely no one, there’s whispers that Warner Bros is preparing to push back the release dates for Dune and Wonder Woman 1984. Just let us pay to watch them at home.
–Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander rise up in the trailer for Julie Taymor‘s Gloria Steinem biopic The Glorias.