-I feel like a shirtless Justin Theroux cradling his dog on the cover Esquire is just what the world needs right now, ya know? The whole interview is great but the part that’s making headlines is when he talks about his divorce from Jennifer Aniston: “I would say we’ve remained friends. We don’t talk every day, but we call each other…Like it or not, we didn’t have that dramatic split, and we love each other. I’m sincere when I say that I cherish our friendship. We can not be together and still bring each other joy and friendship. Also, she makes me laugh very, very hard. She’s a hilarious person. It would be a loss if we weren’t in contact, for me personally. And I’d like to think the same for her…I think that when you get good at relationships—and here I am, single—if you love the person the same way you loved them in the relationship, it would behoove you to love them the same way out of the relationship. Who wants to take a shit while you’re walking out the door?”
-After a month of speculation, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have officially announced their breakup: “We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so.”
-According to Us Weekly, they really did try to salvage their relationship for their children’s sake.
–Ben Affleck is looking really healthy and happy on the set of George Clooney’s new movie. Just in case JLo is wondering…
–Cassie Randolph is reportedly “still processing” the news that Colton Underwood is gay. If I were here, I’d be still processing the fact that he allegedly stalked her and put a tracking device on her car. (Which he sort of addressed this week by saying “I made mistakes in the end of that relationship.”)
–Morgan Wallen says “I’ve really worked on myself.” Good for him?
-Casting Pete Davidson to play Joey Ramone is quite the choice!
-Meanwhile, Pete Davidson and Phoebe Dynevor are now wearing matching necklaces.
–Regé-Jean Page’s Bridgerton costar explained his departure from the series. Adjoa Andoh (who plays Lady Danbury) said “We’re following the overriding framework of Julia Quinn’s beautiful novels. There are eight Bridgerton children: one down, seven to go. Season two it’s Anthony Bridgerton so there you are. That’s the arc of the show.”
-The Queen has told members of the royal family to not wear military dress when attending the funeral of Prince Philip.
-Meanwhile, she’s reportedly trying to use strategic seating arrangements to keep Harry and William from fighting.
–Demi Lovato is living with her best friend and loving life. “I was engaged to a dude and almost did that. And I was like, ‘That’s not the life for me.’ I want to have fun and I want to live with my friends. Let’s normalize that, you know.”
–Italia Ricci has landed the lead in Netflix’s The Imperfects. I really like her and haven’t seen her in anything lately beyond Hallmark films, so this is good.
–John Corbett says he will be in the Sex and the City revival in “quite a few” episodes, so I guess the future looks bright for Carrie and Aiden.
–Mads Mikkelsen is joining Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Indiana Jones 5.
-Yikes. Vulture has a piece on how Amazon’s Them is “one of the most anti-Black pieces of pop-culture in recent years.”
-The reviews for Kate Winslet‘s new HBO show Mare of Easttown, which debuts this weekend, is getting rave reviews. I’m glad; it feels like we’re in a TV drought.
-Speaking of good-looking TV, here’s the trailer for Amazon Prime’s The Underground Railroad, from Barry Jenkins and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead.