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April 2021

Selma Blair Is a Survivor

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-In her Town & Country interview, Selma Blair talks about living with multiple sclerosis, and the power of makeup (“Makeup is not trivial to me. If anything moves the needle for me in my life—even before my diagnosis or challenges—it is my gorgeous war paint…I don’t mind if my muscles get caught at the intersection of a slow brain signal. I just want those words to come from lips covered in Chanel gloss”).

-In news no one was expecting: How I Met Your Mother is getting a spinoff on Hulu called How I Met Your Father, starring Hilary Duff.

Prince Harry and the Queen reportedly spoke privately on at least two different occasions while he was home for the funeral of Prince Philip.

-Meanwhile, Harry is now back in LA.

Zac Efron (who is currently filming in Toronto) and his Australian girlfriend Vanessa Valladares have reportedly split after 10 months of dating.

-Speaking of splits, Jennifer Lopez‘s camp is saying she broke it off with ARod because she could no longer trust him.

-I’m so glad Shadow and Bones (which hits Netflix this Friday) is getting such glowing reviews — it’s 93% on RottenTomatoes. “Game of Thrones meets your fave CW show” sounds like perfection. I thought the original trilogy was pretty good but then ended up reading the other series, Six of Crows, since the show will also feature those characters too, and that series was amazing. I’m not surprised that the Crows segments (which are less magic-y and more heist-y), seem to be getting the most attention. I’m also very glad the show retained all the shipper goodness.

-Odd couple Lucy Hale and Skeet Ulrich are an odd couple no more.

Robert De Niro‘s lawyers claim he’s working at an unsustainable pace in order to support his estranged wife. He’s also suing a former employee.

-Though the popular assumption online is that there’s some sabotage via glam going on backstage, The View hairstylist says that her intentions are pure and not at all passive-aggressive.

-A new season of Master of None is coming in May. I loved that show, but I’m not sure how I feel about seeing more Aziz, though this season will reportedly focus on Lena Waithe’s character, Denise.

-Chanel is replacing their annual Oscars dinner with luxury at-home gift boxes. About 150 VIPs will receive boxes while the legendary French fashion house makes a donation to The Actors Fund.

Lizzo introduced Taurus season with a nude selfie.

LeVar Burton is getting his wish to guest-host Jeopardy.

Eric Bana plays a federal agent investigating the decades-old death of a teenage girl in his hometown in The Dry trailer.

 

More Ted Lasso Is On Its Way

-Ted Lasso is coming back way earlier than I expected — July 23! Here’s the season 2 trailer.  Rewatching this show got me through the worst of the pandemic (so far).

Billie Eilish might be dating actor Matthew Tyler Vorce.

Demi Lovato apologized for going apeshit on a frozen yogurt shop. She had called them out for their sugar-free, dairy-free, and low-fat options, calling them a “diet culture vulture”. They responded that those were options for customers with health restrictions such as vegans, celiacs, and diabetics. It was such a bizarre story to begin with, but the optics of going after a small business right now didn’t help.

-TikTok Star Bryce Hall has been sued for assault and battery after an altercation at an LA restaurant was caught on camera.

Pete Davidson made it clear to Jake Paul that he’s not a fan.

-The cast of The Good Place (minus Kristen Bell) had a sleepover.

E. Alex Jung profiles are always a must-read, but his conversation with Mads Mikkelsen is an instant classic. Mikklesen talks about the Hannibal finale (“We actually did a couple of takes of the very last scene where we were looking at each other, and it was a little too obvious — it was almost a kiss. Me and Hugh [Dancy] were like, ‘Why not? We have a couple of takes. Let’s do one. It might be cool’…Bryan [Fuller] loved it, but he was like, ‘Too much, guys. It’s too obvious'”), what it was like to become recognizable in Denmark after playing a TV cop (“Since then, I’ve never bought a normal Coca-Cola. It’s always like, “Here’s your cola, Master Mads,” or “Get your fucking Coke, and get out of my shop.” There’s no neutral Coca-Cola anymore”), taking Rihanna‘s fake nails from the set of the “Bitch Better Have My Money” video (When we were done, I was like, “Are you done with them? Can I have some of them? I have a few friends who’re going to be so jealous when I show them this'”), and possibly the best career advice I’ve ever heard (“My approach to what I do in my job — and it might even be the approach to my life — is that everything I do is the most important thing I do…That means I will be ambitious with my job and not with my career. That’s a very big difference, because if I’m ambitious with my career, everything I do now is just stepping-stones leading to something — a goal I might never reach, and so everything will be disappointing. But if I make everything important, then eventually it will become a career”).

Julia Roberts dances it out in her new Chopard ad.

Taylor Swift‘s alleged stalker was arrested after he tried to break into her apartment. He apparently already has restraining orders from models Bella and Gigi Hadid.

-90210 reboot star AnnaLynne McCord shared her diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder. “All of my roles were splits, but I didn’t even realize I was doing it at all until I did 90210.”

-Game of Thrones’ Iron Anniversary seems to be an attempt to reverse the bitter taste the series finale left fans two years ago.

Kate Winslet‘s new HBO show Mare of Easttown debuted to strong ratings. I’m glad; I dug it.

Kim Kardashian freaked out when she found out she was an inspiration for Bridgerton’s wardrobe — and then quickly tried to finagle a set visit. I would too.

-I keep forgetting that the Oscars are this weekend! Steven Soderbergh, who’s one of the producers, says “You’ll feel like you’re watching a movie.”

-Here’s the trailer for Annette, a musical drama starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, which is set to open Cannes on July 6. This trailer screams “not for me!!”

Penélope Cruz Covers InStyle Spain

Penélope Cruz appears to be aging backwards on the cover of InStyle Spain.

Prince William, Prince Harry, and Kate Middleton walked out of Prince Philip‘s funeral together and appeared to be talking.

Lizzo got a little tipsy on Saturday and decided to slide into Chris Evans’ DMs. (We’ve all been there.) He responded, “No shame in a drunk DM. God knows I’ve done worse on this app lol”

-X Files alums Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny reunited this weekend and hung out with her dog.

-Homeland’s Damian Lewis wrote about the passing of his wife, Harry Potter’s Helen McCrory, and it’s lovely and funny and devastating. “She said to us from her bed, ‘I want Daddy to have girlfriends, lots of them, you must all love again, love isn’t possessive, but you know, Damian, try at least to get though the funeral without snogging someone.’ ”

-Netflix’s mother/daughter coming of age series Ginny & Georgia will return for a second season.

-According to THR, Broadway star Sutton Foster issued an ultimatum on set of the Scott Rudin-produced Broadway revival of The Music Man: if he didn’t step down amid the allegations of workplace abuse, she’d quit.

-The Zoe Kravitz and Taylour Paige post might just be about a new project they’re working on together, but we can still dream. Paige was dating Jesse Williams last we heard.

-Oh great, now Jim Caviezel is pushing Q*non theories.

-YouTuber Jeffree Star is in the hospital recovering from a car crash.

Dominic Purcell posted on Instagram that he’s leaving Legends of Tomorrow, and it does NOT sound amicable.

-This is a really good thread about a big issue I’m having with The Falcon and the Winter Solider.

Olivia Colman is in talks to join Samuel L. Jackson in Marvel’s Secret Invasion. God yes, get that Marvel money.

-Marvel unveiled the trailer for its fall movie, Shang-Chi, in theaters September 3. I love seeing Canadian actor Simu Liu leading this!