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June 2021

Bill Cosby Is a Free Man

-Oof, what a rough day. Despite 60 women accusing him of assault, Bill Cosby was released from prison today because the courts overturned his conviction based on a technicality.

-Smallville’s Allison Mack was sentenced to 3 years in prison for her involvement with the NXIVM sex-cult. Prosecutors had asked the judge for leniency because she helped them seal their case against Keith Raniere on multiple sex trafficking, racketeering, fraud and conspiracy charges. He was sentenced to 120 years in prison last October.

James Franco has agreed to pay $2.2 million to resolve the sexual misconduct lawsuit that alleges he pushed his acting students into performing explicit sex scenes on camera.

Ed Sheeran sounds like a terrible houseguest. He says he stays with pal Courteney Cox every time he’s in LA, and has this running bit where he orders Cox S&M leather gimp masks using her Alexa.

Britney Spears is asking the paparazzi and fans to give her space while she vacations in Maui.

Madonna compared her VMAs kiss with Britney Spears to Lil Nas X‘s video, and it did not go over well.

Kaley Cuoco, Lena Waithe, Jean Smart, Cristin Milioti, Aidy Brant and Holly Hunter sat down for THR’s Comedy Actress Roundtable.

-The Vatican’s dress code prohibits visitors from wearing clothing that exposes their knees, shoulders, or chest. So naturally, Kim Kardashian broke the rules.

Ryan Reynolds has joined TikTok.

Amy Sherman-Palladino is recreating the Gilmore Girls on The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. First Milo Ventimiglia joined the new season, and now it’s Kelly Bishop’s turn.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas was photographed for the first time in years. He still looks great!

-Ohhhh, this is great casting: Nick Offerman will play Tom Hanks’ role in Amazon’s take on A League of Their Own.

-I still can’t believe Showtime has made a Ray Donovan finale movie, but there’s the first trailer.

-I wish the reviews of Zola were a bit better, but I still want to see it!

Peter Bradshaw’s review of Black Widow in the Guardian is getting lots of heat for its thirstiness.

Sandra Oh “is in f*cking charge” in the first teaser for Netflix’s dramedy, The Chair.

-Amazon dropped the first teaser for Kay Cannon‘s Cinderella, starring Camila Cabello and Billy Porter.

Christina Aguilera Defends Britney Spears

Christina Aguilera took to Twitter and Instagram to speak out in defense of Britney Spears, saying her Mickey Mouse Club alum has “the right to her own body, her own reproductive system, her own privacy.”

Kevin Federline also issued a statement supporting Spears. I’ve often wondered where he is on all this, seeing as he has primary custody of their boys. A couple of years ago he got a restraining order against her dad, alleging that he shook a then 13-year-old Sean Preston.

-This profile on Rosie O’Donnell’s show (which turns 25) is incredibly compelling, especially in contrast to current talk show hosts. She insisted on giving staffers paid summers between the seasons, free on-set day-care, and longer contracts for job security. When Warner Bros. warned such perks would “set a precedent,” and says she countered, “I don’t really care. If you want me to do the show, you have to be kind to the people who work here making you millions of dollars.” (I also loved the bit about Tom Cruise being nervous about which flowers to give her on his long-awaited appearance.)

-This is a great cover story on Annie Murphy, who is having a moment.

Kim Kardashian is launching a home goods line, which is weird because her house is famously devoid of home goods.

-It looks like Jason Sudeikis really is dating his Ted Lasso costar, Keeley Hazell. (She plays Bex, Rupert’s girlfriend.)

-Speaking of relationship rumours, Timothée Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp appear to be back on.

Andra Day laughed off rumours that she’s dating Brad Pitt. “Oh my gosh, child…we’ve never met.”

-The L Word’s Sarah Shahi and Shameless star Steve Howey finalized their divorce earlier this year, and she’s now gone public with her relationship with Sex/Life costar Adam Demos.

-But really the only thing people are talking about when it comes to Netflix’s Sex/Life is Demosfull frontal scene in episode three.

-That’s So Raven’s Kyle Massey was charged with a felony after he allegedly sent messages of a “sexual nature” to a 13-year-old girl.

John Lithgow is returning for a “short but decisive” appearance in the Dexter reboot.

-Three weeks into its streaming release, Manifest is still the top show on Netflix, despite its cancellation on NBC and the fact that Netflix passed on picking it up.

-We’re getting season 3 of The Wine Show with Matthew Goode, Matthew Rhys, James Purefoy and Dominic West.

-Hulu’s This Way Up returns in July. I adored this show.

-I didn’t see this coming, but Good Omens has been renewed by Amazon Prime for a season two.

-Also pleasantly surprising: A Quiet Place 2 will stream in Canada on Amazon Prime, starting July 13.

-The Sopranos is one of my pop culture blindspots (I think I watched a few episodes? Maybe?) so I have little interest in the prequel, The Many Saints Of Newark. But it is very sweet that Tony Soprano is played by Michael Gandolfini, the son of the late James Gandolfini. Here’s the trailer.

Kate Beckinsale stars as a badass bouncer with anger issues in the official trailer for Jolt, coming to Amazon Prime Video on July 23. This looks like silly fun, and the supporting cast is stacked: Bobby Cannavale, Jai Courtney, Laverne Cox, David Bradley, Susan Sarandon, and Stanley Tucci.

Cardi B Is Expecting Baby No. 2

Cardi B pulled a Beyonce and announced her pregnancy at an awards show.

-Speaking of the BET Awards, Zendaya’s Versace dress was amazing.

Queen Latifah accepted BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award last night and emphasized “Black is beautiful” in her speech.

Jamie Lynn Spears addressed Britney’s conservatorship testimony in videos on her Instagram stories, saying  “I think it’s extremely clear since the day I was born I’ve only loved, adored, and supported my sister… I have nothing to gain or lose… This situation does not affect me.” Nice sentiment, but it doesn’t really square with her request last year to control more of her sister’s assets.

John Mulaney and Olivia Munn were papped together — possibly on purpose.

Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have announced that they have welcomed their first child, a son, together.

-Don’t expect Succession to last much longer. Writer and executive producer Georgia Pritchett said, “I think the maximum would be five seasons, but possibly more like four.” They’re currently filming season three.

James Corden has responded to the claims that the his segment “Spill Your Guts” is “racist af.”

-F9 had a huge opening ($70m), breathing life back into theatres.

Kaia Gerber wished Jacob Elordi a happy birthday with a sexy bed shot of him and a caption that called him “my love.” That’s one way to announce a relationship, I guess.

-Smallville’s Allison Mack apologized for her involvement with the NXIVM sex cult case ahead of her sentencing on Wednesday.

-Is NBC going to have any shows left? They’ve canceled Good Girls.

-I still feel like I have PSTD from Chris Carter during my X-Files fandom phase, but this is a very good piece from him in the NYT about UFOs.

-Kevin Can F**k Himself is much darker than I was expecting, but I really like it. This is a good piece on how it toggles between a sitcom and a dark drama.

-There are lots of reports that Olly Alexander is close to being unveiled as Jodie Whittaker’s replacement on Doctor Who. (He denies it.)

-I loved loved loved Starstruck on HBO Max/Crave. It’s a six-episode romcom about a normal girl who falls for a movie star and it’s soooo damn charming.

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins tells the origin story of the mysterious commando from the G.I Joe series. It stars Henry Golding.

-If you ever wanted to see Mark Wahlberg sing Lady Gaga, the Joe Bell trailer is for you.

-A hearing girl with deaf parents tries to become a singer in the trailer for Coda, which was a big hit at Sundance.