Channing Tatum’s Return to Acting

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-Channing Tatum is on the new cover of Variety and talks about being back in the spotlight after stepping away from acting for a few years (“I felt like I was the fat kid at the buffet, just working and working and working. I took four movies back to back without any time off. I wasn’t as good as I wanted to be in those last two movies because I didn’t have the energy”), getting naked on The Lost City set (“We had a man gluing rubber leeches to my butt. That was my second day on set, and I had to be buck naked. I was like, ‘Hi, my name is Chan. I’ll be naked today.’ Everyone is trying to look up and away”), and losing the chance to make a Gambit superhero movie (“Once Gambit went away, I was so traumatized. I shut off my Marvel machine. I haven’t been able to see any of the movies. I loved that character. It was just too sad. It was like losing a friend because I was so ready to play him”).

-Yesterday, Page Six reported that Whoopi Goldberg was in “deep shit” and might get fired at The View because ABC board members wanted her gone following her comments about how the Holocaust had nothing to do with race, but I assumed that was an overreach because Meghan McCain was allowed to say awful shit on that show for years with seemingly no repercussions. But now comes news that Whoopi has been suspended from the show for two weeks. Huh.

-Of course, McCain just had to weigh in with how “deeply offensive” she found Whoopi’s comments.

Jimmy Kimmel reunited Abbott Elementary creator/star Quinta Brunson with her beloved sixth grade teacher Ms. Abbott (who she named the show after), and happy tears were shed.

-This article asks the big question: what exactly are Kanye West and Julia Fox doing?

Zooey Deschanel says that she wasn’t allowed to have too many scenes with Jake Johnson on the first season of New Girl — because the writers wanted to draw out the will-they/won’t-they. “That they were like, ‘Listen, you guys have such great chemistry. This is a series, we have to play this out over time, and we don’t want to put you guys in the same, like, story lines together.”

-Everyone’s talking about Janet Jackson with the release of her new documentary. Meanwhile, she seems to be living her best life with her young son.

Bright Eyes announced a catalog companion series, featuring Phoebe Bridgers, Waxahatchee, and more.

-CNN Chief Jeff Zucker has abruptly resigned after failing to disclose a relationship with a close colleague, which was discovered as part of the network’s investigation into Chris Cuomo.

-Of course Gwyneth Paltrow has a whole spa in her house.

Michael K. Williams‘ fatal overdose has led to four people being arrested.

-The reviews for Murderville, the Netflix show in which Will Arnett makes a bunch of celebrities do improv while solving a silly murder, is getting good reviews. And by “good” I mean critics seem to think it’s incredibly stupid while also being incredibly entertaining.

Craig Robinson goes from rags to riches in the trailer for Peacock’s Killing It.

-Here’s the Starstruck S2 trailer. Adorable!

Julia Roberts is Watergate whistleblower Martha Mitchell while Sean Penn is unrecognizable in prosthetics in the trailer for Starz’s Gaslit.

Jen McDonnell is an entertainment freelancer and social media specialist. She put her celeb stalking skills to good use as managing editor of Likes: pop culture, celebrity dirt, guilty pleasure TV, George Clooney, cheese. Dislikes: people who use 'begs the question' incorrectly. Follow Jen on Twitter @jen_mcdonnell. Follow Jen

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