— Adele (@Adele) October 4, 2021
-Instagram may still be down, but that didn’t stop Adele from teasing us. She just tweeted for the first time in months, adding to a long list of hints that she’s about to drop a new album any day now.
-Speaking of stars who moved from IG to Twitter today, Britney Spears posted one of her posing videos with the caption “#FreeBritney movement … I have no words … because of you guys and your constant resilience in freeing me from my conservatorship … my life is now in that direction !!!!! I cried last night for two hours cause my fans are the best and I know it …”
-In her new memoir, Emily Ratajkowski says Robin Thicke drunkenly groped her on the set of the “Blurred Lines” music video. “Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and foreignness of a stranger’s hands cupping my bare breasts from behind. I instinctively moved away, looking back at Robin Thicke. He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes concealed behind his sunglasses. My head turned to the darkness beyond the set. [The director, Diane Martel’s] voice cracked as she yelled out to me, ‘Are you okay?’ I pushed my chin forward and shrugged, avoiding eye contact, feeling the heat of humiliation pump through my body. I didn’t react — not really, not like I should have.” She says Martel immediately instituted a “no touching” rule.
-For some reason, Lizzo thought it would be a good idea to call Chris Brown her “favorite person.” Out loud. In public.
–Lindsay Lohan is starting her own podcast, in which she’ll have “intimate conversations” with friends and famous guests.
-The Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic happened on Saturday and the stars turned up with some lewks.
-Here we go. Members of IATSE, one of Hollywood’s largest labour unions, have voted 98% in favour of authorizing a strike that could shut down most film and TV production.
-Meanwhile, this is a good chat with various crewmembers over the cruelty of over-12-hour workdays, short rest periods and under-$18-an-hour rates on productions that net their stars and studios millions.
-The cast of Squid Game will be on The Tonight Show this Wednesday.
-Venom: Let There Be Carnage did even better than expected by taking in $90.1 million at the box office this past weekend — even better than the first movie (which opened in pre-pandemic times).
-After breaking things off with Elon Musk, Grimes staged an impromptu photoshoot a copy of The Communist Manifesto. It was not received well.
–Oscar Isaac briefly went full frontal in last night’s episode of Scenes from a Marriage, which isn’t even enough to get me to tune back in. I gave up on episode 2 because I was so bored.
-Midnight Mass was good, but my god someone has to tell Mike Flanagan to cut down on the completely uninterrupted monologues.
-There’s barely any buzz about the new slate of TV shows debuting this fall, but the only one that people seem to love is Ghosts. It’s a CBS sitcom, which makes the critical love even more surprising, but it’s got the girl from iZombie who I like a lot.
–Dave Eggers is refusing to sell his new novel on Amazon.
-This is a fascinating read by AIDS activist Peter Staley about how Dallas Buyers Club’s original script was full of homophobia and AIDS denialism.
–Andrew Garfield plays a struggling writer in the trailer for Netflix’s Tick, Tick… Boom!, the autobiographical musical of Rent creator Jonathan Larson. It’s Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s feature directorial debut.