Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey Flaunts It

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Jonathan Bailey covers FLAUNT magazine and talks about being an openly gay actor: “You know, there’s streets in London where one side of the street, everyone will know someone who’s gay and they’re really accepting. And the other side of the street, you don’t mention it.”

Mindy Kaling landed on the cover of Time magazine for her media company Kaling International, which produces shows like Never Have I Ever and The Sex Life Of College Girls.

Kaling also says she was tricked into wearing jeans at the 2005 premiere of The 40-Year-Old Virgin by a ‘frenemy’ who she worked with on The Office.

The LA Times details Bruce Willis‘ sad decline and the coordinated effort to keep him working. His loss of mental acuity was apparently an open secret in Hollywood for awhile, and two years ago on the set of Hard Kill he unexpectedly and repeatedly fired a gun loaded with a blank on the wrong cue.

Daniel Radcliffe had the best celebrity response to The Slap so far: “I’m just so already dramatically bored of hearing people’s opinions about it that I just don’t want to be another opinion adding to it.”

-Meanwhile, the plot thickens: in their new statement, the Academy says “we would like to clarify that Mr. Smith was asked to leave the ceremony and refused” — but sources tell TMZ that’s not true.

Chris Rock did a standup show last night, and according to audio from the show he said, “I don’t have a bunch of shit about what happened, so if you came to hear that, I have a whole show I wrote before this weekend…I’m still kind of processing what happened. So, at some point I’ll talk about that s–t. And it will be serious and funny.”

-Parallel Mothers director Pedro Almodóvar’s Oscar diary is amazing. “I come across Zendaya and I behave like any fan. I ask her for a photo and am surprised at how tall and beautiful she is.”

-More details are coming out about Ezra Miller’s arrest. They had the police called on them 10 times in Hawaii before being arrested for harassment and disorderly conduct at a karaoke bar. Miller reportedly took issue with people singing the Star is Born song “Shallow.”

-I love that The OC’s Ben McKenzie has turned into an anti-crypto warrior, but this NYT profile on him makes it sound really lonely.

Chris Pine is really living up to his new Daddy vibes.

-Also, Pine switched from his legendary flip phone to an iPhone, and it’s wrecked his reading habits. “I was fucking murdering these books. 15 books in like 3 months. And then this showed up and I can tell you everything about Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian and not a fucking thing about literature.”

Ashley Tisdale panicked before her Architectural Digest photoshoot and sent her husband out to buy 400 books to fill their empty bookshelves. I kind of love that she admitted it.

Nick Lachey tried to grab a photographer’s phone during his night out over the weekend.

-Unlike so many actors before him, Oscar Isaac has somehow negotiated a Marvel contract that lets him walk away from the MCU after Moon Knight ends its six-episode run in May. “I had heard of the golden handcuffs…That was something that I was reticent about.” (I’d be surprised if he doesn’t return in some capacity, but good for him for not getting locked in.)

-Speaking of Marvel stars, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans are set to reunite for a Jason Bateman-directed film called Project Artemis.

-Obi-Wan Kenobi’s premiere date has been pushed two days, with the first two episodes dropping Friday, May 28 at midnight. The corresponds with the Star Wars Celebration event.

-I haven’t started watching Jake Johnson‘s new show Minx yet and maybe now I won’t. After good initial reviews, subsequent episodes seem to have turned off nearly every TV critic I follow.

-I love that the CW keeps picking up Canadian dramas — this one starring Jewel Staite and Victor Garber.

-The reviews for Jared Leto‘s Morbius are really, really bad, with Matt Smith’s performance being called out as its only saving grace.

-There’s a new Minions movie coming.

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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