— A Late Show (@colbertlateshow) October 9, 2020
–Mindy Kaling recently welcomed her second child — a baby boy named Spencer. This explains a Deux Moi item from a week or so about an actress who covered up an entire pregnancy and labour by posting pre-made content on Insta. There were some belly bump-ish photos from the paps earlier this summer but she kept posting non-pregnant bathing suit pics so it was kind of forgotten. I love how sneaky and secretive she is. We still don’t even know who the father of her first kid is, let alone this one!
-In a lengthy Insta note, Blake Jenner confirmed that he was emotionally, mentally and physically abusive towards ex-wife Melissa Benoist … but then tried to play it off like it was because she was also abusive to him? Trash. The fact that he waited a year after her allegations until she had just given birth and seems to have moved on with her life makes him even trashier.
-This isn’t a good sign: Britney Spears‘ own lawyer called her capacity into question when explaining the lack of direct testimony in her conservatorship case, and said representing her was similar to representing a “comatose” client.
–Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently went out for dinner with David Foster and Katharine McPhee (before McPhee’s baby news broke).
-After cancelling Morgan Wallen‘s scheduled performance because he broke protocol by partying with maskless strangers, SNL has announced Jack White as the replacement musical guest.
-Are the Oscars going to be cancelled? I get why people are wondering, but I’ve already seen some great, award-worthy movies (One Night In Miami, Nomadland, The Father) and it would suck if they didn’t get their due. I adore this idea of giving the general public screeners this year, though assume distributors would never allow it.
-Amid the wave of “un-renewals“, Star Trek: Discovery producer Alex Kurtzman broke down the difficulties of producing TV shows right now, including the shocking PPE costs (up to half a million per episode!).
-Yikes, this is bad optics for Netflix.
–Katie Couric hosted another Mean Girls reunion. If this could be a monthly thing, that would improve my quarantine greatly.
–Niecy Nash and her new wife musician Jessica Betts appeared on GMA together and it was v. cute.
–BTS revealed that they’ve donated $1M to Black Lives Matter.
–Terry Pratchett‘s Discworld comes is being adapted into a new fantasy series for BBC America called The Watch. Here’s the trailer.
-Here’s the trailer for CBS All Access’ miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand, starring Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Alexander Skarsgård, Heather Graham, Greg Kinnear, and Amber Heard.