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Jen McDonnell

Norm Macdonald Has Passed Away

-Saddened and stunned by the news that Norm MacDonald has died at 61 “after a long and private battle with cancer.” There are a lot of clips floating around this afternoon, but the ones I keep seeing over and over are his moth joke, and his roast of Bob Sagat.

-Stars brought the fashion drama to the Met Gala last night. My faves were Tessa ThompsonElliot Page, and Lupita Nyong’o. See every single look here.

Keke Palmer killed it as the live stream host.

-It freaks me out how completely unrecognizable Hailee Steinfeld was at the gala.

Cara Delevingne is getting some heat because neither she nor the designer credited the person who coined “Peg the Patriarchy.”

Channing Tatum and Zoe Kravitz didn’t pose on the Met red carpet together, but they did leave together.

Nick Minaj tweeted her reason for not going to her 22 million followers: “They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met. It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now.” I would love to know what kind of research vax-hesitant people are doing that hasn’t already been done by the world’s leading experts and doctors.

-Congrats to Kate Hudson, who just got engaged and was not already engaged like I thought she was.

Jennifer Aniston was on Kimmel last night and said she’s skipping the Emmys because of covid. “This is still a big step for me just to be here. It’s just baby steps.”

Jason Sudeikis was spotted hiking with model Keeley Hazell, but his camp says they’re “just friends.”

Jeremy Jordan, Tammy Blanchard, and more from the Little Shop of Horrors’ Off-Broadway revival kicked off Broadway week last night on The Tonight Show.

-Only Murders In The Building has been renewed for season 2. I wonder how they keep it going. Another murder? Another building?

Will Ferrell crashed Ryan Reynolds’ latest TikTok.

-Why did Britney SpearsInstagram account disappear?

-I have so many questions about this photo, including ‘how did they all end up in the bathroom together?’

Andrew Garfield told Jessica Chastain that their promotional campaign for The Eyes of Tammy Faye will be a ‘no-licky-pitty zone‘ after her viral red carpet moment with Oscar Isaac in Venice. (I saw the film last night and while I was a bit lukewarm on it, Chastain is for sure a lock for an Oscar nod.)

Alanis Morissette does not support the documentary about her that is currently at TIFF and will soon be on HBO. “I agreed to participate in a piece about the celebration of Jagged Little Pill’s 25th anniversary and was interviewed during a very vulnerable time (while in the midst of my third postpartum depression during lockdown)…I was lulled into a false sense of security and their salacious agenda became apparent immediately upon my seeing the first cut of the film.”

-Man, I’m going to have to watch the leggings doc on Amazon that everyone’s talking about, aren’t I?

-Dune has released another featurette ahead of its opening.

 

Britney Spears Is Engaged

Britney Spears announced her engagement to longtime partner Sam Asghari this past weekend. Hilariously, Octavia Spencer commented “Make him sign a prenup.” Equally hilarious, Asghari then posted a story saying “Of course we’re getting an ironclad prenup to protect my jeep and shoe collection in case she dumps me one day.”

-The VMAs were wild last night. UFC champion Conor McGregor shoved Machine Gun Kelly on the red carpet because security tried to stop him from shaking MGK’s hand (you can see Megan Fox being ushered out of harm’s way), Normani and Lil Nas X ate their performances, Madonna showed off her butt, and everyone dressed like it was 2002.

This video of Ben Affleck interacting with fans is very cute (even though some of their comments are making me cringe. His laugh after that guy’s “Man, you got that girl back” and the other guy’s “You’re the real MVP” saves it, though).

-Here’s Beyonce and Jay-Z’s video ad for Tiffany’s, directed by Emmanuel Adjei. The company has also has pledged to donate scholarship funding to students pursuing degrees in creative fields at HBCUs.

Jeff Bridges revealed that his cancer is now in remission. He also says he endured a brutal battle with COVID-19 and spent five weeks in the hospital due to all his health issues. “We, (I) often want some other gift that life isn’t giving us. I mean, who would want to get cancer & COVID? Well… it turns out I would. I would, because I get to learn more about love, [and] learn things that I never would have if I never got it.”

-Doctor Who actress Tanya Fear has been found safe after her family reported her missing since Thursday.

-Succession is back Oct 17 on HBO!

Jessica Chastain talks about how her her old Juilliard pal Oscar Isaac sang her favourite song to make her chill out during their sex scenes in their new HBO show.

-Ted Lasso’s stars and writers just scored big paydays for season 3, while showrunner Bill Lawrence is also seeking a rich new deal as WB and Apple battle over linear rights — which means it could eventually air on a TV network.

Olivia Wilde‘s second directorial project Don’t Worry Darling has a release date and a short teaser that features a steamy kiss between Florence Pugh and Harry Styles.

-This review of Dear Evan Hansen is hilarious. “Ben Platt is the Jar Jar Binks of his own movie.”

-The first trailer for Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick‘s Colin in Black & White just dropped. It premiered at TIFF this past weekend and hits Netflix on Oct 29.

-Here’s the first trailer for Disney+’s Hawkeye series, starring Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton, and Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop.

Bennifer Take Their Love to Venice

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have taken their PDA tour pubic with a spin on the Venice red carpet. I need them to do this at the Met Gala on Monday. I NEED IT!

-Speaking of the Met Gala, rumour is that Rihanna will be there. Her incredible photoshoot for Dazed magazine is just what we needed to kick off the weekend.

Katy Perry is on the cover of LVR Magazine and talks about how motherhood has changed her. “She is everything I was ever looking for”

Prince Andrew has finally been served court papers over his sex accuser’s lawsuit — after his security was initially ordered not to accept them.

-Queen Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme‘s children filed a restraining order against him. His 10-year-old and 5-year-old sons detailed allegations of physical and emotional abuse. But the restraining order was denied by two judges, and Homme’s lawyer blamed his ex, The Distillers’ Brody Dalle, for prompting the “spurious claims.”

-TMZ is reporting that Kate Beckinsale was sent to the hospital when her back went out while shooting a film in Vegas.

Olivia Munn opened up about being pregnant in an interview with Mario Lopez. (Unfortunately, she keep completely mum about become a mom at her TIFF q&a).

-Dear Evan Hansen reviews coming out of TIFF are wild. People either HATED it or thought it was amazing.

Nicki Minaj‘s husband, Kenneth Petty, pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender in California during a virtual court appearance today.

Wendy Williams has canceled her upcoming public appearances due to “ongoing health issues.

-Skins and Finding Carter star Kathryn Prescott has been hospitalized in the ICU after being hit by a cement truck in NYC.

-HBO’s Scenes From a Marriage remake, which debuts this weekend on HBO and stars Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac, is getting great reviews.

-There’s a new featurette on the upcoming season of The Morning Show. Billy Crudup remains the only one who truly understands the assignment.

Joaquin Phoenix explores his gentler side in the C’mon C’mon trailer.