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June 5, 2023

Drew Barrymore on Practicing “Active Love”


E. Alex’s Jung‘s profiles are always excellent and his latest on Drew Barrymore doesn’t disappoint. She talks about bribing her daughters’ bus driver (“He doesn’t like me. Brought him cookies the other day ’cause we’re like, ‘Maybe if we bring cookies…'”), her parenting rules “Just consistency. Homework, dinner, bath. It took me so long to learn the simplicity of how to say ‘no’ because growing up, I didn’t know how comforting and safe that is”), and being too hard on herself (“I’ve been a circus bear my whole life. I swear to God, if the ringmaster left the tent, I would become the ringmaster and start, like, flagellating myself”).

-Has Taylor Swift already shaken off Matty Healy? TMZ is reporting a split.

People confirmed that Natalie Portman and husband Benjamin Millepied are “privately working through marital struggles” after a French outlet claimed Millepied had an extramarital affair. A source tells the magazine, “It was short-lived and it is over.”

-Remember the good ol’ days of last week when we thought Leonardo DiCaprio was dating a 28-year-old? He was seen hanging out with 22-year-old model Meghan Roche in Ibiza over the weekend.

-In her Elle profile, SZA says her anxiety and struggles with self-esteem is not an act: “I didn’t succumb to industry pressure. I succumbed to my own eyes in the mirror and being like, ‘No, I need some more ass.'”

-Move over, Dwayne Johnson! Vin Diesel may be feuding with another costar now. He’s reportedly angry that Jason Momoa stole his thunder in Fast X.

Jennifer Coolidge and Jeremy Allen White‘s Actors on Actors interview was very flirty. She told him, “99% of my jobs were all restaurant jobs, and I always fell in love with the angry chefs…I just like the way they throw the food down. It was so sexy. They’d be like, ‘Take it. Just take it.’ And there’s something about a man who can do something fast.”

-Meanwhile, here’s the latest trailer for White’s show The Bear, which is back on June 22.

-If you are put in the uncomfortable situation where you have to talk about your sexuality, do it in the classy way like Abbott Elementary’s Tyler James Williams just did: “I’m not gay, but I think the culture of trying to ‘find’ some kind of hidden trait or behavior that a closed person ‘let slip’ is very dangerous. Overanalyzing someone’s behavior in an attempt to ‘catch’ them directly contributes to the anxiety a lot of queer and queer-questioning people feel when they fear living in their truth. It makes the most pedestrian of conversations and interactions in spaces feel less safe for our gay brothers and sisters and those who may be questioning.”

-We’re getting our own “dun dun!” CityTV has ordered a drama based on Dick Wolf’s mega-franchise called  Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent.

Padma Lakshmi announced she won’t be on Top Chef anymore.

-Last week, we got a peek at Mo Ryan‘s new book Burn It Down with a focus on Lost. This week, it’s the behind-the-scenes at SNL. One woman alleges that when she was 17, she was groped at an afterparty by Horatio Sanz in full view of his costars. “My control top pantyhose did more to keep me safe than any of those people that I idolized.” Meanwhile, Janeane Garofalo, Cheri Oteri, Harry Shearer, Julia Sweeney and others are quoted about the difficult atmosphere Lorne Michaels has cultivated.

-In his new memoirElliot Page reveals a past romantic relationship with Kate Mara, who was dating Max Minghella at the time, at recounts a party where an A-list actor told him, “You aren’t gay. That doesn’t exist. You are just afraid of men. I’m going to f—k you to make you realize you aren’t gay.”

-I know nothing about art but this is a pretty good recap of the controversy surrounding Hannah Gadsby‘s Pablo Picasso exhibit. The connection to the Sackler family is…not great.

Ioan Gruffudd’s 13-year-old daughter filed a restraining order against him following an incident at her father’s house.

Beanie Feldstein and producer Bonnie-Chance Roberts got married with a summer camp themed event in upstate New York. Brother Jonah Hill didn’t attend because he was busy welcoming his first child with girlfriend Oliva Millar.

-You know what’s more entertaining than watching last night’s premiere of The Idol? Reading critics tear down last night’s premiere of The Idol: “I should note The Weeknd’s performance is not alone in its badness on a show that is shot like an overlit snuff film. It’s just the one that grabbed me by the hoodie strings and refused to let go like a drunk breathing 3 a.m. Jager breath on you and asking if he can crash in your hotel room.”

-The biggest complaint about the new HBO show seems to be that it’s just really boring and dull. It fell short of 1 million viewers, but Euphoria started slow too so who knows?

-Showtime has dropped its plans to air a documentary about Louis C.K.’s return to standup following his sexual misconduct.

-This is cool: Coldplay is leaning hard into sustainability initiatives in their latest tour.

-Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse opened huge this weekend, enjoying third-biggest opening ever for an animated film. Because they made them pretty much at the same time, the next Spiderverse movie is coming out in only 9 months.

Adam Devine and Nina Dobrev‘s relationship gets complicated when her parents (Pierce Brosnan and Ellen Barkin) rob the bank he works at in the trailer for The Out-Laws.