-I still have one episode left of Queen Charlotte, but my god what a gorgeous Vogue Netherlands cover with stars India Amarteifio and Corey Mylcheerest.
–Florence Pugh says that her indie pals were “pissed off” when she joined the MCU. “They were like, ‘Great, now she’s gone forever.’ And I’m like, no, I’m working as hard as I used to work. I’ve always done back-to-back movies. It’s just people are watching them now.”
–Beyoncé and Jay-Z have reportedly bought the most expensive home ever sold in California at $200 million — and might have paid in cash.
-The Last of Us’ Ashley Johnson filed a restraining order against a scary-sounding ex-boyfriend.
-I can’t believe HBO is transitioning HBO Max to a new brand and platform the week that two huge HBO shows (Succession and Barry) are ending. Their poor tech support is going to have a night of it on Sunday…
–Lady Gaga no longer looks like Lady Gaga.
-I didn’t recognize Brie Larson at first glance, either.
-Disney is removing dozens of its shows from streaming, including the recently cancelled Willow.
–Sydney Sweeney is back to wearing her engagement ring. The promo tour for that movie is gonna be wild.
-The cast of Daisy Jones and the Six interviewing the Muppets band is not something I knew I needed.
–Harrison Ford has spent a lot of time in Cannes on the verge of tears.
-Also, I love everything about this photo of him and Calista Flockhart.
-HBO’s The Idol, starring The Weeknd, did not get a glowing reception at Cannes. The more I read about this, the less interest I have in watching it.
-Creator Sam Levinson, The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp defended the show: “We know we are making a show that is provocative.”
-Coming out of the Cannes, the two movies that seem to be getting the best reviews are Todd Haynes’ May-December starring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore, and Wes Anderson’s latest quirkfest Asteroid City.
-Also getting good reviews is Martin Scorsese‘s Killers of The Flower Moon starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone. This trailer is excellent.