Angelina Jolie becomes the fastest person to reach 1 and 2 million followers on Instagram after joining the platform earlier today. pic.twitter.com/xHUzjqCRye
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) August 20, 2021
-I wondered if Angelina Jolie‘s decision to join Instagram was tied to her Marvel contract, but sources say she was compelled to join and speak out about what’s happening in Afghanistan. In her first post, she shared a letter she was sent from a teenage Afghan girl.
-Another day, another adorable set of photos of Channing Tatum and Zoe Kravitz hanging out in NYC. Ok, now that it seems like they really are together I want to wrap them in bubblewrap and make everyone leave them alone.
–Kylie Jenner is pregnant — she’s expecting her second child with Travis Scott.
-So, it happened. Mike Richards quit Jeopardy after his first day of taping following Ringer’s explosive report and rumblings that Sony was unimpressed. When I say he quit Jeopardy though, I only mean his new hosting gig. He’s still an executive producer. I can’t imagine what it must be like to work there now (or what the next host will deal with). According to the NYT, staff aired grievances at meeting on Thursday, while Ken Jennings and Buzzy Cohen were not allowed to watch the in-studio taping and were told that Richards was too nervous about their presence.
-Meanwhile, The Ringer’s Claire McNear talked about how her story came together, the response she received, and what she predicts comes next.
–Ryan Reynolds tweeted his support for Levar Burton to take over hosting, bringing up the fan campaign that got him cast as Deadpool.
-The woman who was assaulted by Nicki Minaj’s husband is speaking out and taking new legal action after saying she’s experienced several months of alleged harassment, threats and intimidation from Minaj, her husband and their associates.
-There were some reports this week that Britney Spears had secretly married and divorced her then-fiancé and former agent Jason Trawick in 2012. The speculation surfaced when her conservatorship court filings included an expense of $9,150 for a lawyer “Consultation on Dissolution of Marriage,” but the most likely explanation is that it was a meeting about a prenup.
-Even though Johnny Depp lost his defamation suit in the UK, a Virginia judge has ruled that he can file a separate suit against Amber Heard in the US.
–Lizzo says she stopped wearing deodorant. Celebrities, you continue to have the option to not tell us things! We would never know and everyone could just go on living their lives.
-I’ve never seen this clip of Will Smith talking about how he passed on playing Neo in The Matrix because the Wachowskis’ pitch was awful. “As it turns out, they’re geniuses. But there’s a fine line in a pitch meeting between genius and what I experienced in the meeting.”
–Mindy Kaling says that a lot of what she writes about is informed by a “devastating” remark about her weight that a fellow writer said to her when she was 25 and on The Office.
-Shadow and Bone star Ben Barnes celebrated his 40th birthday by announcing a debut album.
-This is an interesting look at how TV’s shifts toward streaming and fewer episodes is making it harder for writers to train to become showrunners. In network TV days, writers would get to visits the sets and see how showrunners navigated the management side of things, but now most writers rooms are off the payroll before the show has finished production.
-I liked Sydney Sweeney in Euphoria but it wasn’t until The White Lotus that I realized what she could do. She stars in the trailer for the erotic thriller The Voyeurs, coming to Amazon Prime.