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August 9, 2021

The Rock is Pro Showers

Dwayne Johnson is not joining the non-bathing celeb cult. He says he showers three times a day because he usually works out twice and then goes to work.

-Here we go: a woman named Virginia Giuffre is suing Prince Andrew. She says Jeffrey Epstein forced her to have sex with the royal three times between 1999 and 2002, when she was underage. “I am holding Prince Andrew accountable for what he did to me.”

-A judge has denied a request from Britney Spears’ attorney to expedite her next hearing regarding the suspension and removal of the singer’s father from her conservatorship. The hearing date will remain Sept. 29.

Dev Patel discussed his acting career in an interview with The Guardian, and talked about how he expected to be offered more roles after his success in Slumdog Millionaire — but it didn’t happen. “I was dating my co-star at the time, Freida [Pinto], and she went on to do all of these amazing things. But in a way, she, too, was being type-cast, as this exotic beauty next to all these Caucasian leading men.”

Kanye West has delayed his Donda album twice – leading some to think he’s setting up a release-date battle with Drake. Or maybe it’s just because — like past releases — someone will have to pry it from his grip and convince him to finally release it.

-Yet more proof that “getting cancelled” is not actually a thing: Johnny Depp will receive the San Sebastian Film Festival’s top honour.

-This a good piece on how Ted Lasso seems almost determined to remain unsexy, and yet it’s expertly attuned to the romantic and the sentimental. “You don’t discuss what the show is about but, rather, how it feels to watch it.”

-Meanwhile, poor Harry Styles can’t grow a mustache without being compared to Jason Sudeikis.

Catherine Zeta-Jones will play Morticia in Netflix’s Wednesday Addams series.

Renee Zellweger is dating a reality star, which leads to hanging out with other reality stars, granting them an instant level up.

-30 Rock is back on US Netflix, and the episodes featuring blackface have been omitted (though they don’t make that clear).

-In a memo to staff, Jeopardy! EP (and possible new host) Mike Richards addressed the pregnancy discrimination lawsuits filed against him when he was at the Price Is Right. They still can’t be going ahead with this guy, right?

-Sorry Beyonce. Even you can’t make me want to wear denim chaps.

-There’s lots of chatter about how DC’s The Suicide Squad “underperformed” this weekend at the box office by earning $26.5 million. I don’t really get how people are seeing this as a failure when a) it was simultaneously released on HBO Max, b) the fourth wave of Covid is scaring people away from theatres again, and c) the entire industry has changed and we can’t still be measuring success using the old goalposts.

-Meanwhile, comic book writers and artists are speaking out about their struggles for fair payment at Marvel and DC. “They sent a thank you note and $5,000 – the movie made $1B.”

Cardi B is teasing a new collab with Lizzo that’ll drop on Friday.

-Following his health scare, Bob Odenkirk tweeted, “I’ve had my very own “It’s a wonderful life” week of people insisting I make the world slightly better. Wow! Thank you, I love everyone right now but let’s keep expectations reasonable!”

Taylor Swift and Simone Biles joined forces to tug at our heartstrings.

DaBaby has deleted his Instagram apology, because of course he did.

-This is a great profile on Luke Kirby, who is playing one of the olds in the Gossip Girl reboot. (I’m so glad he’s in a good place. I saw him to a Q&A once for Take This Waltz and it ended with him lying on the stage…)

-The Good Fight is having a flawless season and not enough people are talking about it.

-Here’s our first glimpse of season 4 of Stranger Things, a show I completely forgot existed. I’m glad they shot this soon after the last season so the kids still look like kids.