–Jennifer Lopez celebrated turning 52 by showing off her insane body in a series of photos — one of which included Ben Affleck. He was also featured in Leah Remini‘s bday tribute video. This has all led to lots of (justifiable) chatter about how quickly she’s made him hot by association.
–Sarah Ferguson appears on the cover of Town & Country and talks about not being invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s wedding (“I didn’t think I was probably worthy to go to their wedding. I took myself to Thailand, actually, to be far away from it so that I could try and heal”), how she was portrayed in the tabloids (“It was always that Diana was portrayed as the saint and I was portrayed as the sinner. Bad Fergie sold an awful lot of papers”) and her thoughts on Diana (“I believe that Diana would be so proud of her boys…and she’d be so proud of her grandchildren”).
-Meanwhile, the royal line of succession has been updated to officially include Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s daughter Lilibet Diana.
-I go away for a week and now Jason Sudeikis and Irina Shayk might be a thing?
-Most people didn’t even know that Issa Rae was in a longterm relationship – let alone that she was about to drop some surprise wedding pics. The dress is much more traditional that I would have guessed, but Vera Wang is back to being all the rage these days.
–Anna Faris also had a secret wedding.
–Jamie Lynn Spears keeps trying to set the record straight about where she stands with sister Britney Spears, and keeps making it worse.
-Meanwhile, Britney and her lawyers laid out their case in new legal docs as to why her father should be removed as conservator of her estate. I’m surprised she filed a petition to replace him rather than end the conservatorship altogether, but that’s probably coming.
-Covid-related delays is cost a lot of productions money — but it might cost The Morning Show more than most. Their insurance company doesn’t want to cover all the delays, triggering a $44M lawsuit.
-Speaking of Apple+ shows, Ted Lasso’s season two premiere drew lots of eyeballs.
-If you follow writer Twitter, you’d know that there’s a lot of chatter about how little assistants are getting paid in Hollywood. Sophia Bush says that on Chicago PD, the PAs were only getting $500/week.
–Pink offered to pay a 1,500-Euro fine issued to Norway’s beach handball team after the women wore athletic shorts instead of bikini bottoms to protest against sexism.
-I always thought LFO seemed like just another boy band at the time but the story behind them is surprisingly tragic.
–Angelina Jolie got a big win in her custody battle against Brad Pitt.
-This oral history of Clifford, the 1994 comedy about a deranged little boy played by Martin Short, made me realize how beloved this weird little movie is. The part where Nic Cage can’t get through talking about a scene because he’s laughing to hard remembering it is gold.
-Here’s the first full trailer for the Dexter reboot. There’s no way this thing is going to be good, but I can feel myself getting sucked in solely on morbid curiosity.
–Nicole Kidman, Michael Shannon and Melissa McCarthy star in the trailer for the upcoming Hulu show Nine Perfect Strangers.