-In a new interview with Shape, the usually private Shailene Woodley opens up about starting a romance during the pandemic with NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers (“We jumped in headfirst and got some of the sticky bits out of the way early”) and her eco-activism (“I don’t want to save the ocean because my mind says it’s the right thing to do. I want to save the ocean because I can feel that she’s suffering. I can feel that turtle drowning from the plastic in its belly. I can feel the temperatures rising on the algae that is killing other species”).
-It’s possible that the palace staff found out that Meghan Markle gave birth the same time as the rest of the world this weekend.
–Jennifer Lopez was reportedly recently seen “scouting out new schools” in Los Angeles, where Ben Affleck lives.
-Absence makes the heart grow fonder: Minka Kelly and Trevor Noah are back on.
–Chrissy Teigen dropped out of her surprise role in Netflix’s Never Have I Ever following those bullying claims.
–Ellie Kemper apologized for her participation in a controversial pageant when she was a teen. “I was not aware of the history at the time, but ignorance is no excuse. I was old enough to have educated myself before getting involved.”
-This is an interesting piece on celebrities demanding pre-sex NDAs.
-Yay! Netflix has renewed Shadow & Bone for a second season, and had the cast announce it. Here’s hoping for 90% more Crows storylines.
-Here’s a great interview with Laverne Cox on the current wave of anti-trans legislation, what “allies” need to know, and the unique pressure that comes with being tokenized throughout one’s career.
–Mariah Carey shot down The Sun’s report on a feud with Jay Z.
–Danny Masterson’s trial on multiple rape charges looks likely to start in November, and he had to give up his passport today.
–Michaela Coel won big at the BAFTA TV Awards and dedicated her win to I May Destroy You’s intimacy coordinator, which must be a first.
–Simu Liu’s co-star Jean Yoon echoed his complaints about Kim’s Convenience in a Twitter thread, saying “the lack of Asian female, especially Korean writers in the writers room of Kims made my life VERY DIFFICULT & the experience of working on the show painful.”
–Tom Hiddleston was so invested in shooting the new Loki series (which drops this week), he gave the cast and crew lectures on the character’s background.
-I guess the Cruella streaming numbers were good. Disney is already in early development on a sequel, with director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Tony McNamara both expected to return.
–Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan are attached to star in She Said, a new movie about the New York Times sexual harassment investigation against Harvey Weinstein that kicked off the #MeToo movement.
–Tom Hanks penned an essay for the NYT about the lack of education around the Tulsa massacre.
-I’m really intrigued by Kevin Can F**k Himself, AMC’s new show starring Schitt’s Creek’s Annie Murphy that tells the story of a family sitcom from the wife’s perspective.
–Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Carla Gugino, Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, and Chloe Coleman kick ass in the Gunpowder Milkshake trailer.