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May 2021

Michaela Coel Plots Her Next Move

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-Variety’s Power of Women covers continue to crush it, but the Michaela Coel one is spectacular. In the interview, she talks about Jane Fonda being a fan of I Will Destroy You (“I imagine if I bumped into her outside of the supermarket, we’d be nerding out on all of the hidden meanings and layers because I can see that she really gets it. She watches it the way that I dreamed the audience would watch it”), and “meeting” Kerry Washington at the SAG Awards (“I imagine, if the show was in real life, she’d be sat over there and I’d be way too shy to go over and say, ‘Hey, I’ve been watching you on my screen for decades.’ I was still too shy to say any of that on Zoom, but she knew my name. I was like ‘Oh my God, hi!’ You can’t do that in real life”)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have shared a never-before-seen pic of Archie on his 2nd birthday. They’re asking fans to celebrate by donating to the Vaccine Alliance.

Mariah Carey posted a video of getting her second shot and panned to the florescent lights saying “Would I ever go into this lighting for no reason?” I love her.

Paris Hilton addressed one of her most controversial outfits, claiming she never wore a tank that said Stop Being Poor and it was photoshopped. I don’t know if that’s true?

Jessica Alba is having a good week. Her Honest Company officially went public, raising $413 million in its IPO.

-Sanditon’s cancelation has been reversed by PBS, which just ordered two more seasons of the show. I’m guessing this wouldn’t have happened without the breakout success of Bridgerton. I liked the first season well enough but it has the potential to be much better.

Lilly Singh’s NBC late-night show is coming to an end, but she’s keeping busy. She’s set to star in a scripted comedy for Kenya Barris at Netflix and develop unscripted far for NBCU.

Camila Cabello’s jump to acting hit a road bump. Her Cinderella movie is skipping its planned theatrical debut and heading straight to streaming.

-I haven’t watched Grey’s Anatomy in ages, but I might tune into this week’s for the Japril reunion.

-Why yes, I will read an oral history of Madonna’s Truth or Dare, thank you.

-Paramount Plus will release a new movie every week.

-The new Stranger Things season 4 teaser hints at seeing more of Eleven‘s backstory.

-I kind of want to order from UberEats this weekend just to see if I can score a free candle from Drake.

Courteney Cox says taping the Friends reunion “was unbelievable, so emotional” and it will feature “a lot of special surprises.”

-Michael B. Jordan says he bombed his Star Wars audition because the franchise’s secrecy gave him no time to prepare.

-Here’s the trailer for the final run of episodes of The Bold Type.

-I feel like the Tina Fey-produced new Peacock series Girls5Eva is exactly what I need these days. (It’ll premiere in June on W in Canada.)

Gina Rodriguez stars in the trailer for Netflix’s Awake, in which the entire world goes crazy after everyone is suddenly unable to fall asleep. As someone who occasionally suffers from insomnia, this whole premise freaks me out.

Mindy Kaling and Maya Rudolph Are Comedy Queens

 

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-In Variety’s Power of Women in comedy issue, Mindy Kaling says she’s been busier than ever during quarantine, executive producing “The Sex Lives of College Girls” and Never Have I Ever, as well as co-writing scripts for the third Legally Blonde movie and a Priyanka Chopra wedding comedy. Meanwhile, Maya Rudolph talks about burnout, Beyoncé, Bridesmaids, and becoming a bonafide Disney villain for Disenchanted.

Zendaya, Anya Taylor-Joy and Law Roach cover the Most Powerful Stylists issue of the Hollywood Reporter.

-The royal rebranding continues: Prince William and Kate Middleton are launching a YouTube channel.

-Warners and DC are reportedly committed to hiring a Black director to tackle what will be the first cinematic incarnation of a Black Superman. Barry Jenkins, Steven Caple Jr., J.D. Dillard, Regina King and Shaka King are said to be under consideration.

Adrien Brody is the latest to join Succession season 3. Clearly, they have a height requirement.

-Italy would like the stolen Roman sculpture in Kim Kardashian‘s house back.

-A Joker 2 with Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly still in the works. Oh god, I can’t take another news cycle about it.

-Also, a DeuxMoi blind suggests Joaquin Phoenix was the celeb Alia Shawkat talked about in this video and I can’t stop thinking about it.

-I don’t watch the Food Network but Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond holding a maskless wedding for her daughter at their ranch — where a couple months ago her husband almost killed their nephew while racing fire trucks — seems bad.

-Here’s our first look at House Of The Dragon, the new HBO Game Of Thrones spinoff.

Julianna Margulies posted about how her “in-person’ Oprah interview was done via green screen, apparently unaware that we’re all obsessed with her history of green screens.

Jennifer Garner has reportedly rekindled her relationship with John Miller.

-I was so excited to see the headline that Henry Golding has joined Dakota Johnson in Netflix’s update of Persuasion, assuming he was playing Captain Wentworth (my fave Austen leading man). But it turns out he’s playing the awful Mr. Elliot. Who in the world are they going to cast as Wentworth who will come off as more charming than Henry Golding?!

Jodie Turner-Smith was on Seth Meyers‘ show and talked about how she and Joshua Jackson met. “We had a one-night stand.”

-Loki will drop on Disney+ on Wednesday, leading Tom Hiddleston to say “Wednesdays are the new Fridays.”

Anderson Cooper has scored the lowest ratings among Jeopardy guest hosts so far.

-If you think you’re going to have anxiety on your first plane ride post-pandemic, Joe Jonas wants to help you destress with a… [checks notes] … replica of his hand.

Tallulah Willis announced her engagement to film director Dillon Buss.​

-The reviews for HBO’s Hacks are super positive. The Jean Smart renaissance continues!

-Here’s the latest teaser from Quiet Place II.

Lil Nas X and Lena Waithe cover EW’s Pride Issue

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-In his EW interview with Keep It’s Ira Madison II, Lil Nas X talks about breaking barriers: “I’m thankful. But it also feels good to prove people wrong.”

-I don’t follow country music but Luke Bryan’s baby drama sounds insane.

Ben Affleck meme’d himself for being thirsty on Raya.

Britney Spears would like a break from having documentaries made about her. “These documentaries are so hypocritical … they criticize the media and then do the same thing.”

Julianna Margulies is releasing a memoir and says he didn’t want it to be a “tell-all.” Ok, but if she doesn’t address the Archie Panjabi stuff, she can keep it.

-A day after announcing “I’m in the worst shape of my life” comes news that Will Smith will be in a Youtube fitness show.

-Elizabeth Olsen was reportedly pursued for several high-profile series from top producers after the success of Wandavision (rightly so), and she ultimately chose HBO Max’s Life and Death, a limited series by David E. Kelley in which she’ll play Texas killer Candy Montgomery.

Andrew Garfield insists he’s not in the upcoming Spider-Man movie, but no one believes him.

-An Ontario couple got married at Schitt’s Creek’s Rosebud Motel, and Dan Levy sent them a video message.

-Nocturnal Animals costars Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal are teaming up again after winning the rights to the book Finding the Mother Tree.

Meghan Markle is releasing a children’s book.

-There’s going to be another Spice Girls movie? Huh.

-The Flash is losing two original cast members.

Tiffany Haddish and Billy Crystal are fast friends in the Here Today trailer.

Al Pacino and Meadow Williams star in the first trailer for American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally.

-Here’s the trailer for Netflix’s new romantic drama The Last Letter From Your Lover starring Shailene Woodley and Felicity Jones.