Sarah Jessica Parker Isn’t Ready to Let Carrie Go

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-This is an incredibly charming profile of Sarah Jessica Parker. She talks about avoiding what people think of And Just Like That (“No one sends me press clippings. I don’t get reviews, watch reviews, read reviews”), how she’s different from Carrie (“I could never do any of that stuff in my life. It would be immoral. It would be unprincipled. An affair, husbands, kissing, buying, drinking—whims, whims, whims!”), and her relationship with Kim Cattrall (“It’s the weirdest thing, to be told we’re in a catfight. I would never speak poorly about Kim. I just wouldn’t”).

-After a year and a half hiatus, Shawn Mendes returned to the stage in a surprise cameo at the Ed Sheeran show in Toronto this weekend.

Pete Davidson has been charged with reckless driving a few weeks after he crashed his car into a Beverly Hills home.

Pharrell launched his first Louis Vuitton ad campaign — with a little help from Rihanna.

-Woof. The Flash opened at just $55M at the weekend box office — even less than the already-conservative $70M estimate. That’s lower than Black Adams’ opening weekend, which was considered a flop. There’s going to be a lot of finger-pointing and I’m sure some of its failure is due to audiences not wanting to support Ezra Miller (that is definitely playing into my disinterest), but there’s also superhero fatigue, Michael Keaton‘s Batman not being the huge draw they seemed to think it was, and James Gunn basically announcing that DC is going in a different direction after this so this movie won’t matter.

-Pixar’s Elemental also bombed.

-The Bear returns this week, but dropping season 2 all at once feels like a bad idea. Season one was such a great, word-of-mouth slow build that ended up taking over social media (helped in large part by this still).

Jennifer Lawrence is making some wild fashion choices on the No Hard Feelings press tour.

-A glimmer of hope for concert lovers: ahead of their meeting at the White House, both Ticketmaster and SeatGeek have committed to “all-in” pricing, meaning customers will see the full price up front rather than getting hit with a slew of previously unseen “junk fees” upon check out.

-Terminator star Linda Hamilton has joined the new season of Stranger Things.

-So Spotify is just going to continue to let Joe R*gan peddle vaccine misinformation, huh?

-This is a fun interview with Ted Lasso’s Juno Temple and Daisy Jones’ Riley Keough, who used to be roommates.

-This interview with Parker Posey is both excellent and kind of sad. “Do communities only happen in your 20s, then they kind of fade away?”

-Speaking of good interviews, I liked this one with The Other Two’s Heléne Yorke: “I only want to be known to the point where I can get restaurant reservations.”

Sarah Hyland‘s Father’s Day posts always include her Modern Family dad Ty Burrell and I just think that’s sweet.

-Eek. Maggie Moore, the upcoming dark comedy starring Jon Hamm and Tina Fey about the murders of two women with the same name in a small Texas town, is based on a true story — and the victims’ children said they found out about the film’s existence when the trailer was released. On Mother’s Day weekend, no less.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson bulked ALL THE WAY for Marvel’s Kraven The Hunter. This looks silly but what superhero movie doesn’t these days?

-Netflix held its Tudum event over the weekend, and there were less trailers/previews than I was expecting (especially no new Bridgerton footage — only these images). We did, however, get the first trailer for Heart of Stone starring Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan.

Tom Holland Faces His Critics


Tom Holland is promoting his new Apple+ show The Crowded Room, and gave his unprompted opinion of the show’s harsh reviews: “It was a kick in the teeth. Rolling over, looking up the reviews, and then all of a sudden I was like, ‘Wow. That’s a bad review.’ Sometimes there’s a redeeming quality in there. There was nothing.” He also talks about the downsides of fame (“It’s tough when every time you leave your front door, you are working. You’re on camera. I can’t walk around New York without clicking everywhere I go”), and why he doesn’t talk much publicly about Zendaya (“Our relationship is something that we are incredibly protective of and we want to keep as sacred as possible. We don’t think that we owe it to anyone, it’s our thing, and it has nothing to do with our careers”).

-He also talked about the secret to his “rizz” (or game): “I have no rizz whatsoever, I have limited rizz..I need you to fall in love with me, really, for it to work. So, long game. Probably making a movie with each other — it definitely helps when the characters are falling in love with one another, you can sort of blur the lines a little bit. That’s kind of where my rizz is at. And, you know, I’m locked up. I’m happy and in love. So I’ve got no need for rizz.”

-Wow, did Brad Pitt‘s publicist write this Vanity Fair piece on his winery war with Angelina Jolie? When speaking of his plane outburst, a source close to Pitt told the magazine, “Brad was drinking, and the confrontation got out of hand. He was absolutely wrong in how he behaved but immediately ​apologized and ​acknowledged that he had crossed a line, which he will always regret, and right away took steps to address this and try to make amends.” Immediately apologized to who?? Made amends how?? Cause he didn’t seem do it publicly or do anything to keep her name from being dragged in the mud.

-The latest Actors on Actors interview is between Natasha Lyonne and Melanie Lynskey. They recalled meeting on the set of Detroit Rock City (“We had some wild times in Toronto”), while Lyonne said of But I’m a Cheerleader: “I don’t know that I would take on playing a lesbian again because of the ways in which society has changed and it feels like, ok so let’s not take opportunity from people.”

-He previously denied it, but Charlie Puth now says he probably did once tell his driver he was hungry by saying “I’m hungies!”  In a new interview with Hilton Dresden, he said: “I’m sure I said it in my subconscious and I just blurted it out. I think I was probably half-asleep. I remember seeing it and thinking, ‘Oh God, that does sound like some stupid crap I would say.’ I don’t remember saying it, but it sounds like something I would say.”

-This sucks: Demi Lovato says she uses “she/her” pronouns again because she was sick of explaining what being nonbinary means. “I constantly had to educate people and explain why I identified with those pronoun. It was absolutely exhausting. And that is one of the reasons that led me to also feel comfortable with the feminine pronoun. I just got tired.”

Mary Louise Parker was asked about ex Billy Crudup‘s recent wedding to Naomi Watts, and was very lovely about it. “I honestly, of course, wish them every happiness because that’s my son’s father. I’m happy they found each other.” Sounds like that time Crudup left her for Claire Danes when Parker was 7 months pregnant is water under the bridge.

Kevin Costner‘s wife filed for divorce—but now he says she refuses to leave their home.

Dylan Sprouse and Barbara Palvin confirmed rumours of their engagement.

-Yikes. Chris Pratt talked about his show The Terminal List and said, “I think every dad secretly fantasizes about what they would do if someone ever fucked with their kids. Your partner sees you staring off into the distance and says, ‘Honey, what are you thinking about?’ And you say, ‘Oh, nothing.’ But what you’re really thinking is, ‘Where’s the duct tape and how deep is the trunk?’ I think that’s most dads. Or maybe that’s just me and I’m revealing something here!”

-Whenever I have been having a rough moment this week, I just watch this video of Penn Badgley recreating the Elaine dance in front of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and all feels right with the world.

-The new season of Black Mirror just dropped on Netflix. Everyone seems to be talking about the episode starring Aaron Paul and Josh Hartnett.

-It’s so weird to me that Netflix seems to hate the idea of re-watchability, which means they don’t understand kids TV. Or fandom.

-Goodreads is not the same since Amazon bought it (I only use it to track what I’ve read/want to read now), but this story about Elizabeth Gilbert not going forward with her upcoming book because it’s set in Russia and Goodreads users were slamming it is odd. It’s not like Eat, Pray, Love was without controversial.

-Oh goodie, the Kevin Spacey redemption tour has commenced. He blames the media for making him a “monster.”

Melissa McCarthy is predictably hilarious on Hot Ones. “I have no threshold for spicy at all, which would make this one of my worst choices in life. And make kind of bad choices so this is saying something.”

Lindsay Lohan Looks Forward to Motherhood

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Lindsay Lohan cradles her baby bump on the cover of Allure and talks about impending motherhood (“I can’t wait to see what the feeling is and what it’s like to just be a mom. Happy tears. That’s just who I am. Though now, it’s probably baby emotion. It’s overwhelming in a good way”) and finding stability in her life with her husband in Dubai (“Sometimes I call it The Truman Show, because it’s the same thing every day. But I love it. I really love structure, because I didn’t think I had that when I was young. Everything was coming so fast and I had so many things happening. My only structure was filming and being on set”).

-The news that Treat Williams died in a motorcycle accident is so tragic. His Everwood costars are paying tribute. Gregory Smith, who portrayed his son Ephram, said, “I will always cherish my time with Treat and think fondly of his stories, his laugh and his passion for adventure,” while Emily VanCamp posted on IG, “The many times we worked together- always wonderful and I was always excited for the next time. Sending all my love to your family, Treat. Fly high my friend.”

Emily Blunt talked to Brian Cox on Actors on Actors and said that Meryl Streep was “slightly terrifying” on the set of The Devil Wears Prada: “She said it was one of the first times she’s tried a bit of Method acting to try to stay in her own zone. It made her so miserable playing Miranda. Since then I’ve done two films with her where she’s a completely different, wild wonderful bird that she is.”

-Ezra Miller made their first public appearance in months at The Flash premiere last night. I’m actually surprised they walked the press line.

-The Flash is targeting a $70 million box office opening, which might be disappointing news for Warner Bros. as it cost more than $200 million to make.

-In happier superhero box office news, Across the Spider Verse has already outgrossed the first film in its first 12 days. I loved it (but Gwen being trans-coded totally went over my head.)

Camila Cabello is dating someone who isn’t Shawn Mendes.

-Author Cormac McCarthy has passed away at 89.

The Weeknd says The Idol’s sex scenes aren’t supposed to be sexy and his character is supposed to off as “such a loser.” Oh, well then. Nailed it!

Pat Sajak is stepping down as host of Wheel of Fortune, and Ryan Seacrest is rumoured to be the frontrunner to replace him.

-Wow. Disney just delayed all of its new Star Wars and Avatar movies. Some Marvel stuff too, including pushing back Avengers: Kang Dynasty an entire year, from May 2, 2025 to May 1, 2026. I’m guessing they’re giving themselves time for rewrites depending how the Jonathan Majors of it all shakes out.

Ncuti Gatwa says Ryan Gosling freaked out on the set of Barbie when Gatwa was announced as Doctor Who. “I remember Ryan Gosling bounding up to my trailer like, ‘Doctor Who is the coolest show in the world man! I’m the biggest fan.'”

Kristen Stewart says that she and fiancée Dylan Meyer are “writing a movie. It’s a stoner girl comedy, and it’s really fucking stupid.” I’m already seated.

-There was lots of talk around Twitter today about Tyler Perry finalizing a deal to buy BET Media Group, but it seems like it hasn’t happened — yet, at least.

John Boyega, Teyonah Parris and Jamie Foxx star in the They Cloned Tyrone trailer.