–Brie Larson covers Harper’s Bazaar and seems to confirm the rumours that she split from Elijah Allan-Blitz. “I don’t have a next job. I don’t have a home. I don’t have a partner. I don’t have a plan. I’m just completely open.”
-Whoa, this is quite the Friday afternoon news dump: Reese Witherspoon and her husband, Jim Toth, announced they’ve called it quits after 11 years of marriage. The only thing I know about him is that he tried to calm her down when she went all “Do you know my name?” on a police officer.
–Selena Gomez called truce with Hailey Bieber, posting on her IG stories that Hailey reached out to her to let her know that fans were issuing death threats. “This isn’t what I stand for. No one should have to experience hate to bullying. I’ve always advocated for kindness and really want this all to stop.” They are now following each other on Instagram.
–Justine Skye also posted on Twitter about the harassment she says she’s received from Selena Gomez‘s stans.
-Meanwhile, Selena Gomez and Zayn Malik were spotted dining together in NYC.
-Oh god, Zachary Levi keeps digging his own hole. Like, why is he whining about not having a post-credit scene in Black Adam, since that movie was also a flop? How would that have moved the needle for Shazam 2? He also keeps banging the drum about it this should be marketed as a family movie. I haven’t seen it but those who have say differently, pointing out a scene in which a teacher dies horrifically.
-A judge has rejected Jason Sudeikis’ request to have the custody and child support case with Olivia Wilde moved to New York from California.
–Beyoncé and Adidas have mutually agreed to end their partnership following reports of major creative differences between Ivy Park and Adidas.
-On a podcast, Jameela Jamil said her worst date was with a “well-known actor” who passed out on her living room floor after taking Viagara. “He collapsed three steps in, he broke all of his front teeth. They flew across my apartment. He split his chin open and collapsed. And it’s because he had misused a drug that excites a man’s sausage, is the only way I can say that.”
-You’s Victoria Pedretti posted a now-deleted nude photo on Instagram captioned: “On by bday last year a ‘well known’ actor walked up to me at a party and said ‘I’ve jacked off to you so many times.’…I was shocked by the audacity. This is AFTER he expressed how much he RESPECTED me as an actor lol.”
-Netflix just announced that You will end with the next season.
–Shawn Mendes talked about the pressures of fame. “It is a funny time for the height of celebrity obsession. It’s crazy. In the 70s and 80s, the photos you saw of celebrities were more scarce. Nowadays, everything is so volatile. Because there’s phones, there can be a photo or a video of you at any minute in the day, and it changes the perception of you. It can change everything.” (If it helps, this video of him made me like him more.)
–Toni Collette says she’s turned away intimacy coordinators when they’ve been offered to her on sets. “Those people who were brought in to make me feel more at ease were actually making me feel more anxious.” Bully for her.
-Is Ticketmaster’s iron grip on concerts finally crumbling? They’re facing a new class action lawsuit after a law firm filed a suit over alleged price gauging linked to Drake‘s upcoming tour.
–Aaron Sorkin revealed he had a stroke last November while writing his new Broadway musical Camelot, but has fully recovered.
-Abbott Elementary’s Sheryl Lee Ralph alleged she was sexually assaulted by a “famous TV judge” and network executives witnessed the attack, but asked her to stay silent to avoid “bad press.” “I’m at a very public place. I was suited. I had my suit on. I was handling my business for the television show I was on at that time. He and I were on the same network. This man walked in, grabbed me by the back of my neck, turned me around and rammed his nasty ass tongue down my throat. And everybody at the network saw it.” She added, “Not [Judge Mathis] at all. He’s a great man. This was another one.”
-Her Abbott costar Tyler James Williams says child stardom was “traumatic” but therapy has helped: “Hypervigilance was one of the things that we had to tackle, because I would be listening to everyone’s conversation in a room. I could hear my name being brought up from two, three tables down. I could see how many people clocked me when I walked in the door. And that’s not healthy.”
-A stalker was arrested on Rihanna’s property. The unnamed man traveled all the way from South Carolina to her Los Angeles home “to propose” but was arrested for trespassing.
-Bad Neighbors costars Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen are reuniting for an Apple TV+ show called Platonic about childhood BFFs who reconnect in middle age.
–Nick Cannon says he regrets not also having a baby with his ex Christina Milian. Uh huh. I’m sure she feels the same.
-Just like us, HBO head honcho Casey Bloys wanted Succession to run longer. “If [Jesse Armstrong] said, ‘I have two more seasons in me,’ I would have said yes.”
-Disney staffers are reportedly feeling anxious thanks to the looming layoffs for 7k employees, not to mention Bob Iger‘s four-days-a-week return-to-office edict, and the abrupt, mysterious departure of Marvel executive Victoria Alonso.
-There’s been lots of talk about how Disney was going to try to explain Alonso‘s sudden dismissal and here it is: she reportedly breached an 2018 agreement that stated employees could not work for competing studios when she was a producer on the Oscar-nominated Argentina, 1985. But wasn’t it already widely known she was involved with that movie?
-This is an interesting conversation with the filmmakers behind films like Inside, Locke and The Guilty about what it’s like to make a movie about one character in one location.
-Netflix’s new show The Night Agent is getting good critical buzz even though the marketing for it has been…nothing?
-Is Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page the frontrunner for the next James Bond?
-Here’s the first full trailer for Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, which premieres on Netflix May 4. Looks very swoony!