–Megan Thee Stallion is the latest celeb to eat wings on Hot Ones.
-On the fourth cover of Rolling Stone’s Musicians on Musicians issue, Lorde and David Byrne talked about stage fright, songwriting mysteries, and unplugging from the online world.
–Madonna‘s daughter Lourdes Leon talked about why she wanted to make her own living. “I feel like if your parents pay for things, then it gives them leverage over you. My mom is such a control freak, and she has controlled me my whole life. I needed to be completely independent from her as soon as I graduated high school.”
-Netflix should be basking in the glow of Squid Game’s success right now. Instead, they’ve just made one wrong turn after another when it comes to the Dave Chappelle mess. The latest: they just fired the organizer of the trans employee walkout. The reason Netflix gave is that they suspect the employee, who is a pregnant Black transgender worker, had leaked metrics about the special to the press. The ex-employee denied leaking info to the media, telling The Verge, “All these white people are going around talking to the press and speaking publicly on Twitter and the only person who gets fired is the Black person who was quiet the entire time.”
-Meanwhile, in an Instagram post comedian Hannah Gadsby criticized Netflix, Chappelle and the streamer’s co-CEO Ted Sarandos for defending him and using Gadsby’s specials as an example of the streamer’s inclusivity. “Now I have to deal with even more of the hate and anger that Dave Chappelle’s fans like to unleash on me every time Dave gets 20 million dollars to process his emotionally stunted partial world view. You didn’t pay me nearly enough to deal with the real world consequences of the hate speech dog whistling you refuse to acknowledge, Ted. Fuck you and your amoral algorithm cult…I do shits with more back bone than you. That’s a joke! I definitely didn’t cross a line because you just told the world there isn’t one.”
–Channing Tatum posted a clip of him dancing on Instagram Stories, saying “Weekend one of exploring and getting back in the saddle. I haven’t danced in years. And dance has moved on so much since then.”
-I keep forgetting/repressing that Phoebe Waller-Bridge is in the new Indiana Jones movie.
-Disney Plus will release the first two episodes of Hawkeye on November 24, with the remaining four episodes coming out weekly after that.
-I really liked this Vulture piece on Adele‘s new song, “Easy on Me.” “Once or twice per decade Adele comes back tapping on all our pressure points like a veteran acupuncturist.”
–Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson continue to be couple goals.
-This interview with the Timothée Chalamet fan who leaked photos of the actor playing a young Willy Wonka is pure gold.
-Schitt’s Creek’s Noah Reid is set to replace Armie Hammer in Broadway’s The Minutes.
-This is a fascinating read about Crazy Days and Nights. It used to be a fun (if unreliable) gossip read — and then it fell down the QAn*n rabbit hole.
-Tomorrow’s DC Fandome event will debut lots of new trailers, including The Batman. But first, we get a 6-second preview that gives us a glimpse of how Robert Pattinson is handling Batman’s voice.
–Halle Berry‘s directorial debut Bruised hits Netflix next month after playing the festival circuit.