–Jennifer Aniston‘s THR cover story feels like the most substantial interview we’ve gotten from her in years. She talks about how hard the Friends reunion was on her (“It just took me by surprise because it was like, ‘Hi, past, remember me? Remember how that sucked? You thought everything was in front of you and life was going to be just gorgeous and then you went through maybe the hardest time in your life?’ “), how the industry has changed (“It’s not that glamorous anymore. It’s slowly becoming about TikTok and Instagram followers. It’s like, we’re hiring now based on followers, not talent? Oh, dear”), and dealing with tabloid rumours (“I used to take it all very personally — the pregnancy rumors and the whole ‘Oh, she chose career over kids’ assumption. It’s like, ‘You have no clue what’s going with me personally, medically, why I can’t…can I have kids?’ They don’t know anything, and it was really hurtful and just nasty”).
-I really like the photos that accompany this interview with Kristen Stewart and Pablo Larraín.
–Meryl Streep had just come to accept that Jonah Hill kept calling her GOAT, and Jennifer Lawrence had to explain to her that it was a compliment.
-Meanwhile, when Stephen Colbert asked Jennifer Lawrence what she’d been doing just her 3-year hiatus from Hollywood, she said “I just had a ton of sex.” Fair enough.
–Prince William says that at a charity fundraiser, Taylor Swift encouraged him to join her and Jon Bon Jovi on stage to sing “Livin’ on a Prayer” — and he didn’t know the words. “Honestly, even now I’m cringing at what happened next, and I don’t understand why I gave in…if Taylor Swift looks you in the eye, touches your arm and says, ’Come with me,′ you basically do what she says. I got up like a puppy and went, ‘Yeah, OK, that seems like a great idea ― I’ll follow you.’ ”
–Christina Ricci (who is currently doing fantastic work in Yellowjackets) just welcomed her second child.
-This is a very good list of the best TV performances of the year.
-For those of us who spend a lot of time watching TV and movies while turning the volume up and down, this article explains a lot.
-A court has dismissed Rose McGowan’s RICO lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein and his lawyers.
-Disney+ is working on a reboot of Firefly — minus Joss Whedon.
-Director Daniel Cretton is returning for the Shang-Chi sequel.
-Has Jeremy Strong been teasing his Succession character’s fate for months? (I’m still not convinced that what everyone thinks is happening is really happening.)
-I’m super bummed that The Hating Game is only available in VOD in Canada and not in theatres (so far). Still, this clip of the infamous elevator scene is good enough to have me watching it however I can this weekend. (I also love that they have her make the first move; plays way better than the scene in the book.)
–Alicia Silverstone is stranded at sea in The Requin trailer.