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May 2023

Karen Gillan’s Costumed Couples Therapy

Karen Gillan has consistently made me laugh on this Guardians of the Galaxy press tour, and I love it.

-There are shady rumours that Taylor Swift is romantically linked to Matt Healy, the lead singer of The 1975.  The only thing I know about this guy is that he recently appeared on a podcast and made racist, sexist comments. Not great, Bob!

Drew Barrymore has dropped out as host of the MTV Movie and TV Awards in solidarity with striking writers. The show has also cancelled its red carpet.

Kieran Culkin and Jennifer Coolidge were set to host the final two episodes of SNL this season, and now that won’t happen because studios won’t agree to pay writers a living wage.

-Watching this floundering season of Ted Lasso makes me remember that report that suggested Jason Sudeikis scrapped most of this season’s scripts after filming had already started, leading to reshoots and delays. This season has been shaky but this week’s episode was a MESS. They have three episodes left to wrap this thing up (probably forever) and they keep introducing new stuff! You can really tell that this is the season experienced showrunner Bill Lawrence stepped away from his exec producing duties to focus on Shrinking.

-The live-action Little Mermaid is set for a big opening at the domestic box office — possibly one of the biggest Memorial Day opening weekends of all-time.

Ed Sheeran has won the copyright case brought against him by the family of Marvin Gaye, who claimed Sheeran’s song “Thinking Out Loud” ripped off Gaye’s iconic “Let’s Get It On”.

-This is the latest win in a long list of wins for artists, which might cool down the copyright lawsuit trend.

Ken Marino and Adam Scott say working on Party Down made them realize how good TV could be.

-Speaking of good TV, The Other Two returns today!

-I can’t believe a new Bridgerton show dropped today and I didn’t really know it was happening this week until I randomly saw someone talking about the first episode on Twitter. I devoured the first two seasons; I should be the target demo for marketing!

-This is like yesterday when I found out the a new Jennifer Lopez movie is coming to Netflix next week. Netflix advertising, where you at?

Tina Fey and Jon Hamm reunite in the trailer for Maggie Moore.

Gwyneth Paltrow Compares Exes

Gwyneth Paltrow was on the Call Your Daddy podcast and was asked who was better in bed: Brad Pitt or Ben Affleck. Surprisingly, she didn’t shy away from the question!

-In a new Instagram post, Jamie Foxx thanked fans “for all the love” following his recent medical scare. Not much is known about his condition, but he reportedly remains hospitalized.

Miley Cyrus‘ mom Tish is engaged to Prison Break star Dominic Purcell.

Christine Baumgartner has filed for divorce from Kevin Costner after 18 years(!) of marriage.

-Meanwhile, the reports of bad blood between Kevin Costner and Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan are ramping up, with sources telling ET that Costner will not be returning after season five. Also, there’s reportedly no word on when the cast and crew are going to return to Montana to finish shooting season five’s remaining episodes, leading to even more frustration.

Jameela Jamil is calling out everyone involved with this year’s Met Gala for honoring Karl Lagerfeld, who notoriously made cruel comments about fat people and the Me Too movement, among other things. “A lot of famous feminists chose to celebrate a man who was so publicly cruel to women, to fat people, to immigrants and sexual assault survivors. This isn’t about cancel culture. It’s about showing how selective cancel culture is within liberal politics.” She’s not wrong, but that’s why I liked people like Quannah Chasinghorse who didn’t give up their spot but instead wore something he would have absolutely hated.

Billie Eilish shared a bathroom selfie from the Met that featured Elle Fanning, Halle Bailey and Maya Hawke.

Priyanka Chopra opened up about the ramifications of botched plastic surgery to remove a benign growth in her nasal cavity in the early 2000s. “This thing happens, and my face looks completely different, and I went into a deep, deep depression.”

-House of the Dragon’s season 2 is set to continue filming amid the writers’ strike because all the scripts have been finished (like writers aren’t ever needed to tweak stuff during production.) I wonder if any actors on series that are continuing as is will balk in solidarity with writers? Steve Carell famously refused to film when The Office tried to continue production during the 2007 strike.

-NBC is covering two weeks of salary for its late night staffers, and then hosts Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers will take care of a third week. I’m not surprised by Meyers, who’s been very vocal in his support of writers, but I wonder if Fallon felt pressured to after this tweet went viral?

-Leave it to writers to come up with clever picket line signs.

Billie Lourd commented on why she did not invite her late mother Carrie Fisher’s siblings to Carrie’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, set for tomorrow. “Days after my mom died, her brother and her sister chose to process their grief publicly and capitalize on my mother’s death, by doing multiple interviews and selling individual books for a lot of money, with my mom and my grandmother’s deaths as the subject. I found out they had done this through the press.”

-This is an interesting read on how a Canadian real estate agent has suddenly become a fixture among Hollywood circles.

Timothée Chalamet rides a sandworm like a surfboard and makes out with Zendaya in the Dune 2 trailer.


Rihanna Makes Us Wait

-There was a whole lotta Lagerfeld-inspired white at last night’s Met Gala, but some looks managed to break through. I adored Michaela Coel‘s stunning SchiaparelliQuannah Chasinghorse’s jewels by Indigenous designer Sota Scowi DesignsAnne Hathaway‘s Chanel tweed-referencing Versace, Florence Pugh‘s towering headpiece atop her shaved head, and Jenna Ortega‘s gothy Thome Browne. And to top it off, Rihanna‘s “Valentino, baby!” was worth the two hour wait.

-Also, Anna Wintour and Bill Nighy made their debut as a couple! Except his rep is denying they’re together? Huh.

-So it happened. The writers guild have gone on strike. It feels like they’re not asking for much? Stuff like regulation of AI when it comes to writing scripts, and livable wages (audiences might not be able to tell the difference between a TV show you watch on cable and one you watch on streaming, but writers on streamers take a drastic paycut). Here’s a good recap of why things are so bleak for writers.

-There are rumours that Netflix was the lone holdout.

-Writers on late night are the first to feel it. And don’t expect Pete Davidson‘s SNL episode to go this weekend.

-Here’s Ted Lasso’s Brett Goldstein, along with Shrinking writer Zack Bornstein, talking about the strike while on the picket line.

-It’s not just writers who are hurting in Hollywood. Adelaide Kane, the leading star The CW’s Reign, recently broke down where her seemingly big salary went.

Emma Watson opened up about why she stepped away from acting after Little Women, and her answer might explain why she was so conspicuously absent during that movie’s promo. “I wasn’t very happy, if I’m being honest, I think I felt a bit caged. The thing I found really hard was that I had to go out and sell something that I really didn’t have very much control over. To stand in front of a film and have every journalist be able to say, ‘How does this align with your viewpoint?’ It was very difficult to have to be the face and the spokesperson for things where I didn’t get to be involved in the process…I was held accountable in a way that I began to find really frustrating, because I didn’t have a voice, I didn’t have a say. And I started to realize that I only wanted to stand in front of things where if someone was going to give me flak about it, I could say, in a way that didn’t make me hate myself, ‘Yes, I screwed up, it was my decision, I should have done better.'”

Ed Sheeran has threatened to quit the music business if he loses the lawsuit accusing him of copying Marvin Gaye‘s “Let’s Get it On.” “If that happens, I’m done.”

Gwyneth Paltrow really is only getting $1 from her ski trial. Terry Sanderson won’t pay her attorneys’ legal fees, per an agreement between both sides.

Taika Waititi is in talks to direct Klara and the Sun, based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel. That book broke me.

-Ruh roh. Someone posted the entire Super Mario Bros to Twitter and it took more than seven hours later (and 9 million views!) before it was removed.

-Whew, I don’t even watch Vanderpump Rules but this is a killer trailer.