Billie Eilish’s Vogue Cover Breaks Social Media Records

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-There is a lot of tiring discourse about Billie Eilish‘s decision to show off a more revealing look in Vogue. She’s 19 — trying on different identities is part of growing up. In the interview she says “It’s all about what makes you feel good. If you want to get surgery, go get surgery. If you want to wear a dress that somebody thinks that you look too big wearing, f**k it.” And she sounds like she was completely in control of the photoshoot, saying in her IG post that the magazine “respected her vision”.

-Meanwhile, her post about it has become the fastest ever Instagram photo to reach 1M likes – in just 6 minutes.

-Is it really happening??!? Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were papped hanging out together, with reports that he’s been “spotted multiple times going to J.Lo’s California home during the day” since her split from ARod.

-This one’s gonna be expensive: Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced after 27 years of marriage.

Lily James addressed her PDA scandal with Dominic West, saying “There is a lot to say, but not now, I’m afraid.”

Kevin Spacey is set to evade a $40M sexual assault suit unless his accuser reveals their identity.

-SNL season 46 will close out with Keegan-Michael Key and Anya Taylor-Joy hosting, with musical guests Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo. Can we just go straight to these episodes and skip the Elon Musk bit?

-Filming of season two of Bridgerton is underway and we have our first photos. Kate!

Victoria Beckham would ‘rather die’ than wear Crocs — even if they came from Justin Bieber. Same.

Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey reinvented the red carpet pose for the virtual premiere of his new movie.

-As if we weren’t already excited for Succession season 3, they just cast Alexander Skarsgård.

Taika Waititi is taking a break from maybe dating Rita Ora to play the pirate Blackbeard in a new HBO Max series.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are still trying to reach a financial settlement three years after splitting up.

-The Falcon And The Winter Soldier director Kari Skogland says the goal was to get the audience to like John Walker by the end of the season. “And I think everyone does.” Ha ha ha — nope.

-Entourage creator Doug Ellin claims HBO Max was hiding the series on its streaming platform for not being woke enough. Also nope.

Oprah Winfrey says Drew Barrymore‘s show changed her life with the its use of green-screen technology.

Suzanne Rogers posing with Trump has really shaken up the Canadian fashion industry.

-This is a great interview with The OC’s costume designer about Seth Cohen’s immaculate fits.

-It looks like Noah Centineo got ripped for nothing; he’s reportedly out of the He-Man movie.

-This is the first NFT I support: the girl in the “Disaster Girl” meme is now an NFT worth half a million dollars.

Evan Peters needed a hug after THAT scene on the last episode of Mare Of Easttown. Fair.

-Pose’s executive producer, writer and director Janet Mock had lots to say at the show’s premiere last week, including “I want to get paid more. Why am I making $40,000 an episode, huh? Do you know who the fuck I am?” (That does seem low for a showrunner.)

-Marvel dropped a new video and the second half features  a list of premiere dates for bunch of new films from this year until 2023, the reveal of the next Black Panther title (it’ll fittingly be called Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), as well as the first footage of Chloe Zhao‘s The Eternals.

Ewan McGregor plays the legendary real-life fashion designer in the first trailer for Netflix’s Halston from Ryan Murphy.

-Here’s the first trailer for Stephen Amell’s new Starz drama, which debuts in August. It seems a bit like Friday Night Lights, but with wrestling instead of football.

Prince William and Kate Middleton Mark 10 Years

Prince William and Kate Middleton are celebrating their 10-year anniversary and they released new official portraits and a sweet family video. It’s clearly a PR play, but it’s very cute so I’ll take it.

-In less happy royal family news, despite being near each other for Prince Philip‘s funeral, Prince Charles reportedly continued to freeze Harry out and they “barely communicated.”

-Gucci’s new ad campaign involves celebs appearing on a fake talk show, hosted by James Corden. My favourite is Dakota Johnson because she looks like she’s about 2 seconds from pulling her “Actually no, that’s not the truth, Ellen” schtick.

John Mayer is nearing a deal to host his own late-night talk show on Paramount Plus.

Billie Eilish gets up close and personal with a giant snake in her new music video.

Jason Segel and Alexis Mixter have split after eight years together.

Kiefer Sutherland and Jason Patric took us on a trip down gossip nostalgia lane when they appeared on a podcast and talked about that time Kiefer was supposed to marry Julia Roberts, but she left him for Jason just before the wedding. They were able to repair their friendship and now say they’re besties. Said Jason: “They’ve both subsequently been married since. A couple of times. They’re both very happy in their lives, and what lasted after all of that was me and Kiefer. Thirty-five-year buddies.”

-I don’t hate the podcast trend of TV stars rewatching their old shows. Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke just launched their podcast on The OC, and Scott Patterson is going to recap the Gilmore Girls on a new pod.

-I can’t stop looking at Camila Cabello’s outfit in these photos. I thought it was skirt but that first pic makes me think it’s pants. What?

-Congrats to comedian Hannah Gadsby, who announced on social media yesterday that she got married in January.

-I can’t imagine anyone wanting to go on a cruise post-pandemic. Not even if Gwyneth Paltrow is “curating the programming.”

Willow Smith’s new song is a bop. Meanwhile, on a new episode of Red Table Talk, she talks about her decision to practice polyamory.

Sarah Paulson was spotted wearing a fat suit to play Linda Tripp, and nobody’s happy about it.

-Doctor Who star and filmmaker Noel Clarke has been accused by 20 women of serial sexual predation.

Joe Rogan is backpedaling on his vaccine comments. “I’m not a doctor, I’m a fucking moron, and I’m a cage-fighting commentator who’s a dirty stand-up comedian… I’m not a respected source of information — even for me.”

-The Jeopardy contestant who made a white supremacy hand gesture now insists he didn’t.

-Five suspects have been arrested in connection with stealing Lady Gaga‘s French bulldogs after shooting her dog walker — including a woman who returned the dogs to authorities.​

-The Dexter reboot dropped its first teaser trailer.

-Here’s the first trailer for Sweettooth, Netflix’s post-apocalyptic fairytale produced by Robert Downey Jr.

Anya Taylor-Joy’s Plots Her Next Move

Anya Taylor-Joy on the May cover of Elle

Anya Taylor-Joy is stunning on the May cover of Elle. She talks about not really understanding the popularity of Queen’s Gambit at first (“[I was] seeing texts like, ‘A lot of people have watched the show’. I’m not great at numbers. The most I can hold in my head is, like, a stadium’s worth”), and being BFFs with her Emma costar Mia Goth (“She was the first actress close to my age that I met, and we had a very cool conversation where I was like, ‘I love you,’ and she said, ‘I love you.’ And I said, ‘I’m always going to have your back.’ And she was like, ‘I’m always going to have your back.’ It was like, ‘Okay, cool. Let’s progress in this very wild industry, knowing that we’re going to take care of each other'”).

-I loved this profile on Keke Palmer.

-For the first time since coming out as trans, Elliot Page spoke to a trans journalist in this new Vanity Fair interview. (There’s also a clip from his upcoming interview with Oprah.)

-I didn’t see this one coming: Rita Ora is reportedly dating director Taika Waititi. He is in Australia shooting the next Thor movie, while she’s there for The Voice.

-Paddington 2 has now surpassed Citizen Kane as the top rated film of all time on Rotten Tomatoes.

-The Gossip Girl reboot is dropping in July.

Rachel Bilson insists she and Rami Malek are “all good” after he asked her to take down of photo of them together.

Martin Scorsese has become a TikTok star thanks to this video by his daughter quizzing him on items in her makeup bag.

-Here’s our first look at Nicole Kidman’s red Lucille Ball wig. This is really happening, huh?

-Netflix is staying in the Noah Centineo business. He’ll star in a limited series about the CIA.

-Here’s the trailer for season two of HBO’s Betty. I found this show to be so chill and comforting during the worst of last year.

-Me: I don’t want any more pop culture references to or reboots of the Great Gatsby. Also me: Florence Welch is writing a musical about it? Sign me up!

Zoe Kravitz and Jonah Hill are working on something together. Maybe?

This thread by the guy from 30 Rock must have taken decades to put together. I admire that kind of commitment.

-I’m glad that Ed Helms‘ new movie Together Together is getting lots of buzz. I found it a very sweet exploration of platonic friendship.

-Here’s the trailer for Little Birds, the Starz limited series featuring Juno Temple, Yumna Marwan and Hugh Skinner.

-The first trailer for Chris Pratt’s sci-fi action movie The Tomorrow War is here. It hits Amazon Prime in July.