-The Ms. Marvel trailer (starring Ontario’s own Iman Vellani in the title role) looks incredible.
-In other Marvel news, they released a statement denouncing all legislation that infringes on LGBTQIA+ rights.
-I love how Rihanna is redefining pregnancy chic. She told Bustle, “I’m not going to buy maternity clothes. I’m not gonna buy maternity pants, jeans, dresses, or [do] whatever society told me to do before.”
-Awful: Kelis‘ husband Mike Mora has passed away at age 37 after a battle with cancer.
–Jimmy Kimmel convinced Succession’s Brian Cox to reenact the bathroom scene from Euphoria. He played Cassie, natch.
–Daniel Radcliffe and his longtime girlfriend Erin Darke made a rare public appearance for the Lost City premiere.
-Speaking of the Lost City premiere, Sandra Bullock said she will probably take a long break before her next acting gig. So, the usual?
–Sandra also said that she didn’t look at Channing Tatum’s package when it was in her face filming the leech scene. “When you’re down there and you have two pages of dialogue, if you’re looking directly at it, you’ll get nothing done.
-This obit for William Hurt strikes a good balance of celebrating his on-screen performances while grappling with his off-camera ugliness. “On a day we should simply be able to grieve the loss of one of the most distinctive performers in cinema, we must also become reacquainted with the idea that some people knew him only as a monster.”
-The Kids in the Hall movie is getting good reviews out of SXSW.
–Jonathan Bailey says the intimacy coordinators take their job on Bridgerton very seriously, and they’ve introduced some new tricks to protect actors during sex scenes this year: “If there are two people doing a sex scene, the rule is they must have three barriers separating them. And there are certain acts where a half-inflated netball can allow for movement without having to connect physically.”
-Here’s our first look at Paul Wesley as Captain Kirk in the new Star Trek series.
-Of course Anna Delvey (who the Netflix show Inventing Anna is based on) didn’t show up for her deportation flight.
-In news that is not surprising but still great, Abbott Elementary has been renewed for season two.
-I was traveling this past weekend so I missed the Critics Choice Awards, but damn that Jane Campion speech was awful. And it came just hours after she was being celebrated for calling Sam Elliot a bitch in a red carpet interview. She has since apologized to Serena and Venus Williams for her “thoughtless remark.”
-The most charming speech of the night came courtesy of Kieran Culkin.
-It sounds like Tom Cruise‘s long-delayed Top Gun: Maverick will make its debut at Cannes.
–Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are trying for a baby, and the Kardashian’s new Hulu show will document their journey.
–Selena Gomez, Tanya Saracho and Gabriela Revilla Lugo are teaming up to develop a comedy spin on the 1984 coming-of-age film Sixteen Candles. Which already was a comedy but ok.
–Evan Rachel Wood‘s HBO doc Phoenix Rising starts tonight, with part two airing tomorrow.
-Also debuting on HBO this week is Minx, in which a cynical pornographer (Jake Johnson) and idealistic reporter (Ophelia Lovibond) team up to create an early ’70s feminist porno mag. The reviews have me excited for this one.
–Rose Leslie and Theo James star in first trailer for The Time Traveler’s Wife, coming to HBO this May.
–Liam Neeson plays an assassin struggling with memory loss in the Memory trailer.