"If you listen to what I actually say, it’s not controversial."
— FORTUNE (@FortuneMagazine) September 29, 2020
–Meghan Markle appeared at Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women virtual summit and spoke about the blowback she gets for talking about things like Black Lives Matter or voting. “If you look back at anything that I’ve said, it’s really interesting because what ends up being inflammatory – it seems – is people’s interpretation of it. But if you listen to what I actually say, it’s not controversial.”
-Also, I don’t believe these reports about Meghan Markle having serious ambitions to run for president, but I love how freaked out people are by it.
–January Jones is posting on Instagram again and her videos remain wild/the best. She started her latest one by lying on the floor of her closet, and then poured beer in her bath because she read that Cleopatra used to bathe in sperm and said “depending on who you dated it can’t be that much different, right?” God, I love her.
-Speaking of funny IG videos, I always forget that Adele and Nicole Richie are BFFs.
–Gabrielle Union and NBC have reached an “amicable resolution” after the former America’s Got Talent judge accused the network of discrimination. I hope NBC backed up a Brinks truck in her driveway.
-Trump reportedly took $300 million from the CDC, which could be used to fight the coronavirus, to make ads where celebrities like Dennis Quaid tell us to be more optimistic about the coronavirus. The results are interviews like this one, in which Quaid says he believes Trump is “doing a good job” handling the pandemic. Gross.
-People are loving the way Mariah Carey shades Jennifer Lopez in her new book. This is nothing compared to that infamous interview JLo did in 1998 where she shaded Cameron Diaz, Winona Ryder and Gwyneth Paltrow. If you’ve never read it, pour yourself a glass of wine and settle in!
-I know that I’m biased against Matt Damon and Ben Affleck‘s The Last Duel already based on the film’s premise (a man challenges his best friend to a dual after his wife claims the friend raped her) but my god, these set pictures are ridiculous.
–Naya Rivera‘s sister is asking for “compassion” following a report that claimed she moved in with her sister’s ex-husband to help raise Naya’s son. “In the darkest time of my life, the only thing that is important is my friends & family. Showing up for my nephew, even though I can’t show up for myself,” she wrote on Instagram. “Im not concerned with the way things look because no one can see each agonizing moment we all endure.”
-Is there beef between Sarah Paulson and Kristin Chenoweth? Is it based on Paulson playing a character modelled after Chenoweth on Studio 60 or does it run deeper?
–The Borat sequel has been acquired by Amazon Studios; Sacha Baron Cohen‘s film will debut on Prime Video right before election day.
-This is unexpected: Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins is directing a sequel to last year’s live-action Lion King.
–Jennifer Aniston said on a podcast with Will Arnett and Jason Bateman that she nearly quit acting a couple of years ago because a project she worked on was “unprepared” and it “sucked the life” out of her, and now everyone is trying to guess at what that project was. Office Christmas Party? Dumplin? The Yellow Birds?
–Max Ehrich said that days after his split from Demi Lovato people were “harassing” his mom with text messages “all throughout the night,” and asked for everyone to stop.
-Here’s our first look at Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in the new season of The Crown.
-A Dolly Parton Christmas movie costarring Christine Baranski and directed by Debbie Allen has landed at Netflix and dear god I need it now.
-I missed this earlier because for some reason the CW dropped it on Friday night, but here’s our first look at Javicia Leslie suited up as Batwoman.
-I’m not sure that the world needs a remake of The Craft but this actually looks pretty great?