–Gillian Anderson is on the December cover of Harper’s Bazaar, in which she talks about putting her personal politics aside to play Margaret Thatcher in the new season of The Crown. “I had to get to a point where it’s nothing to do with my opinions of her policies, of her actions. It is only about her as a human being and her motivation as a politician and as a mother.”
–Lily James was spotted dining with Mamma Mia costar Dominic Cooper in London. If I were her, I’d stay away from all men named Dominic for a while.
–Britney Spears just filed to have her dad, Jamie, permanently removed from her conservatorship.
-A rep for Garrett Hedlund confirmed yesterday’s reports of the actor’s DUI arrest in Feb, revealing he “immediately sought treatment which was successful.” A source tells E! that it hasn’t affected his relationship with Emma Roberts, who’s expecting their first child.
–Olivia Wilde‘s movie starring Harry Styles, Florence Pugh and Chris Pine has halted production because “a person close to the principal cast” tested positive. (Which Deux Moi broke yesterday.)
-If I had to guess which famous white woman would wear cornrows, Kristen Bell would have been near the top of my list. Prayer circle that it’s for a role, but I’m guessing nah.
-Megachurch Hillsong tried to dump this news during all the election drama, but head pastor Carl Lentz (who used to be tight with Justin Bieber), has been fired due to “ongoing discussions in relation to leadership issues and breaches of trust, plus a recent revelation of moral failures.” Lentz has since released a statement on Instagram, saying he was “unfaithful” to his wife.
–Rihanna transformed her Instagram grid Wednesday night, calling for every vote in the presidential election to be counted.
-This oral history recall the days when Matthew McConaughey was 23 and making Dazed and Confused when he was blindsided by his dad’s death.
–Jimmy Fallon posted a beautiful tribute to his mom, who passed away three years ago this week.
–Kanye West cancelled his scheduled appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. Thank gawd.
–Diddy threw a crowded 51st birthday in Turks & Caicos surrounded by guests including Mary J. Blige and Nas. I wish someone had told me the pandemic is over!
-Warner Bros. has issued an apology saying the studios regrets “any offence caused” by The Witches after there was online backlash from the disability community about the movie’s villains, including the coven leader played by Anne Hathaway, having only three fingers. Hathaway also apologized.
–Vince Vaughn says that he and Owen Wilson are in talks to do a sequel to Wedding Crashers. I don’t hate this news.
-The Good Place vet William Jackson Harper will lead the new season of Love Life, taking over from Anna Kendrick.
–Shonda Rhimes‘ new show Bridgerton doesn’t hit Netflix until Christmas, but it’s already been renewed for season 2.
–Aubrey Plaza and Sarah Gadon star in the thriller Black Bear, out next month.