–Timothée Chalamet covers the new issue of GQ and talks about getting papped making out with Lily-Rose Depp on a boat last year (“I went to bed that night thinking that was one of the best days of my life. I was on this boat all day with someone I really loved, and closing my eyes, I was like, indisputably, ‘That was great.’ And then waking up to all these pictures, and feeling embarrassed, and looking like a real nob? All pale? And then people are like: ‘This is a P.R. stunt.’ A P.R. stunt?! Do you think I’d want to look like that in front of all of you?!”)
–Tracee Ellis Ross covers the new issue of Shape and talks about her relationship status: “In my wonderful and robust experience of being single, I have learned to have a productive relationship with loneliness and an intensely juicy relationship with my joyful solitude.”
-How did I miss Regina King‘s gorgeous photo spread in Glamour’s Woman of the Year issue? Gagging.
-Pose’s Indya Moore looks amazing in Balmain on the cover of Vogue India. A a trans, non-binary person being on this cover is a big deal.
–Cardi B confirmed what we’d all guessed: she’s back with Offset. “It’s really hard not to talk to your best friend. And it’s really hard to have no dick. And it’s just like, I don’t know.”
–Lily Collins is trying to convince us that her character in Emily in Paris is only 22 and everyone just nope-d that real quick.
-This is a very good piece on the “she’s so brave” reactions to Billie Eilish’s recent pap pics: “Insisting upon being alive and comfortable isn’t ballsy — it’s just a far better option than self-loathing.”
-At last night’s Billboard Awards, Lizzo accepted her trophy in a black dress with the word “VOTE” emblazoned multiple times in white lettering and used her speech to encourage her supporters to raise their voices against suppression.
-Also, TMZ says that NBC censored Demi Lovato’s performance and didn’t show her full set, which was emblazoned by “VOTE” messages.
-Meanwhile, Demi was photographed looking cozy with Mod Sun, but her camp insists they’re just hanging out.
-100 Hollywood figures (including NBC stars like the This Is Us cast and Mariska Hargitay) sent a petition to Comcast and NBCUniversal executives protesting the timing of tonight’s Trump town hall, which is set to air opposite ABC’s Biden town hall. NBC News says the town hall will proceed as scheduled despite the growing backlash.
–The Queen has stepped out for her first public in person engagement since the start of the pandemic and neither she or Prince William were wearing masks. Considering the state of the UK these days, this seems… dumb.
-Congrats to John Cena, who reportedly married Shay Shariatzadeh this week in Tampa.
–Ben Affleck explaining to Matt Damon what a “finsta” is took me out.
–There’s a part 3 to that “explaining the pandemic to my past self” video series.
-This is a fascinating interview with Jeff Tweedy, in which he demystifies the process of writing a song.
–Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira‘s series adaptation of Americanah is not going ahead at HBO Max. This one hurts.
-Meanwhile, this is a good look at the recent wave of un-renewals, and whether the rising costs of covid-proofing shows could be the thing that finally levels Peak TV. It also touches on the fact that most of the un-renewals so far have been series about, and often made by, women.
–Rachel Brosnahan is a young mother on the run in Amazon’s I’m Your Woman trailer.