Our new Prince Charles (Dominic West) and Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki). pic.twitter.com/2QIMOhY1dE
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) August 17, 2021
-Netflix has released the first look of Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana and Dominic West as Prince Charles in Season 5 of The Crown. She looks incredible; him, not so much.
-Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart’s take on Princess Diana will hit theatres in Nov.
–Drake says he had covid last year and hair loss was a side effect that he’s just beginning to get over.
–Barbra Streisand is walking back her initial praise of Bradley Cooper‘s A Star is Born, now saying she would have preferred Beyoncé and Will Smith in the remake. “I thought it was the wrong idea,” the 79-year-old icon said of Cooper’s version on an Australian talk show. “Look, it was a big success. I can’t argue with success. But I don’t care so much about success as I do originality.”
-Good Girls’ Mae Whitman revealed she identifies as pansexual, tweeting: “I know ppl might be unfamiliar with what pansexual means; for me it means I know I can fall in love with people of all genders.”
-K-pop star and actor Kris Wu was arrested in China on suspicion of rape following an accusation from a then-17-year-old girl.
-Even though they’re both nominated in the same Emmys category, SNL’s Bowen Yang says he wants Kenan Thompson to win. “I know this is messy… and that someone on my team will be mad at me, but I’m just being real.” Thompson hold the record for the the longest serving SNL cast member and has only won once.
–Laura Prepon says she’s no longer a member of Scientology: “I haven’t practiced Scientology in close to five years and it’s no longer part of my life.”
-This is a fascinating read (though it ends somewhat abruptly) about a mysterious figure presumably in the publishing industry who has been stealing books before their release.
–Drew Barrymore (who knows a little something about overcoming a messy past) has weighed in on Britney Spears’ conservatorship. “I have very purposefully stayed out of this conversation, but, since she’s spoken up: She’s the key to her freedom.”
–Eminem‘s first big acting role since 8 Mile will be in 50 Cent’s upcoming drama series, where he’ll play White Boy Rick.
-If you’ve finished The White Lotus finale, this interview with creator Mike White is worth your time. I like that he doesn’t offer any easy answers and is still kind of grappling with what he was trying to say. (I also very much liked this thread about the Armond character.)
-In relation to The White Lotus, this is an excellent piece on how TV’s white guys are in crisis.
-Congrats to The Flash’s Grant Gustin and his wife, who welcomed their first child — a baby girl named Juniper Grace.
-The first reactions to Shang-Chi are incredible. I hope the hype is enough to overcome the lackluster trailers and the fear of going to the movies.
–Bella Thorne and her real-life fiancé Benjamin Mascolo star in the Time Is Up trailer.