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May 9, 2023

Dianna Agron Talks Glee, Grief and Gossip

Dianna Agron is profiled in Rolling Stone and debunks the rumour she was barred from Glee’s Cory Monteith tribute episode (“Not true. I think there are so many false pieces of information out there”), the belief that she’s the inspiration for Taylor Swift‘s song “22” (“Me? Oh, if only! That’s more because of a friendship than being the inspiration for the song. But I would not be the person to ask about that. I cannot claim that!”) and the rumour that her and Taylor were more than just friends (“That is so interesting. I… I mean, there have been many stories about my dating life that are so wildly untrue. That’s funny”).

-This is an excellent interview with Shonda Rhimes on Queen Charlotte, the first Bridgerton show she’s written on. She talks about pop culture becoming more sexless (“Why actors have been saying they don’t want to do these scenes is because they don’t have any control. And where else should you have the most control than over your own body and how it’s seen? I say to actors all the time, ‘If you want to do your scene in a snowsuit, then we’ll figure out how you can do your sex scene in a snowsuit. No one’s making you do anything. None of these story lines are dependent on you being willing to take your clothes off for the camera'”), and telling the love stories of older women (“Most of the stories told about women are about a man’s fantasy of what a woman is. But the idea that they’re only interesting if they’re a hot 25-year-old is sort of disgusting because it suggests that the rest of women don’t participate in the world in that way”).

-I’m halfway through Queen Charlotte and I’m really liking it (though they still don’t know how to talk about race in this universe.)

Scarlett Johansson said that she and Chris Evans visited Jeremy Renner after his accident: “I was honestly so fucking happy to see him. I didn’t know if I was ever going to see him again.”

-Did Chris Brown jump Usher over Teyana Taylor and a scrapped American Music Awards tribute? And then did he get into another scuffle backstage with security guards? He seems swell.

-The Bear just cast Molly Gordon for season 2. I loved her in Shiva Baby!

-Paramount officially announced the end of Yellowstone and ordered a sequel starring Matthew McConaughey to series. (There’s lots of talk that Ted Lasso is preparing to do a similar move, which might explain why so many characters feel like they’re off on their own little show this season.)

-Meanwhile, I like that this Ted Lasso review questions why the last episode made Roy say something that was so out of character? “It’s a shitty moment, and a shitty thing to do to Roy’s character because — even if he and Keeley get back together, or even if Roy delivers the perfect apology — the audience will never forget that when Keeley needed Roy’s support the most, he made it about him. And that really sucks.”

-Every few years, Isaiah Washington just can’t help himself from talking shit about his time on Grey’s Anatomy.

Robert De Niro, 79, revealed he just welcomed a baby, making it his 7th kid.

Stranger Things and the upcoming Game of Thrones spinoff have paused their writers rooms in light of the writers strike, and Severance has also shut down production because teamsters won’t cross the picket line. Everyone assumed it would take a while to see the strike’s effects because there’s so much banked content, but now maybe not?

Elizabeth Olsen explained why her actions in the latest Doctor Strange movie didn’t seem to align with her arc in WandaVision: because the film’s writers hadn’t seen the end of that show.

-I liked this interview with Yellowjackets’ Lauren Ambrose, who sounds like she’s tough to profile.

-Huzzah! A court has just struck down Marilyn Manson‘s defamation claims against Evan Rachel Wood.

-The new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer gives us a glimpse at Florence Pugh, Robert Downey Jr. and a sad Albert Einstein.