Prince Harry’s Charm Attack

Prince Harry‘s segment with James Corden not only delivered plenty of laughs, it also revealed quite a bit about the disconnect between him and the royal family. This was a PR master class at every level.

-The Daily Mail claims Buckingham Palace is upset with Harry‘s interview because it overshadowed The Queen‘s “rare and important” vaccination video today.

-Variety published a new exposé featuring interviews with former Buffy and Angel crew members, detailing Joss Whedon’s toxic behavior on set. One tidbit: Whedon not being allowed alone in the same room as teenager Michelle Trachtenberg was due to an “improper verbal exchange.”

-Well, this is a pleasant surprise. Cameo’s top creator of the year was Brian Baumgartner, aka Kevin from The Office, who made over $1 million in bookings.

-Wow. Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates is penning a new Superman film for Warner Bros/DC, which will be produced by J.J. Abrams.

-Ocean’s Eleven costars George Clooney and Julia Roberts are reuniting for a new movie called Ticket to Paradise.

-Big Brother Canada announced the latest guests this week, and then promptly fired one after claims of racism, assault, and a video of him saying a homophobic slur surfaced online.

-I really enjoyed this Kaley Cuoco’s profile.

-Hulu had greenlit a limited series about Mike Tyson called Iron Mike, and he’s calling it “cultural appropriation.”

-The runtime for Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut is 4 hours, 1 minute, and 28 seconds. Ha. Have fun with that.

-I cautiously optimistic about Netflix’s Shadow and Bone. I liked the books so much, and every new trailer gives me hope.

Gwyneth Paltrow: Still Not a Medical Expert

-In news that is no way shocking, doctors are urging people to ignore Gwyneth Paltrow’s advice about how to fight covid.

-This is insane: Lady Gaga’s personal dog walker was shot multiple times in LA, and two of her French bulldogs were stolen. She’s offering $500k reward.

-Despite a Daily Mail article and some DeuxMoi chatter, Emma Watson‘s publicist insists she’s not stepping away from acting.

-In their People cover story, Mariska Hargitay recalls being “sad” and “devastated” when Christopher Meloni left Law & Order: SVU.

-This is a great read on Joss Whedon and the myth of the Hollywood male feminist.

John Mulaney is reportedly out of rehab and “doing well.

Britney Spears‘ dad is going on the defensive. A little late, but sure.

Prince William and Kate are said to be “appalled” that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle agreed to a sit down with Oprah. Appalled or jealous?

-Meanwhile, courtiers and other royal hangers-on are said to be bracing for the interview.

-I like this piece on how WandaVision is the first show to encapsulate the pandemic.

Khloe Kardashian says her feet are *supposed* to look so stretched and alien in those GA ads. Oh. Good job, then.

-I gave a bunch of my girlfriends mask chains for xmas (from a Canadian company), and I’m loving the one Sarah Jessica Parker wears here.

-Reply All’s Test Kitchen will no longer release the remaining episodes of the Bon Appétit-centered miniseries — which is a shame. Clearly, there were storytelling problems, but the POC employees who spoke out deserve to be heard.

-This is an excellent – if awkward – interview with the real-life white female film critic who is assumed to have inspired John David Washington‘s character to get so angry in Malcolm & Marie.

-I watched the Russo Brother’s Cherry starring Tom Holland the other night and … woof. Holland tries his best but it is a long, bleak slog.

-This oral history on the ending of Lost is a great read. Josh Holloway on the church scene: “We also got drunk, I think, while we did it. A little bit, you know, because we’re all celebrating. That was the last scene that we all did together. So we were slipping over to each other’s trailer and having a glass of wine, going back in and doing some more scene. It was great.”

-The documentary Framing Britney Spears is *finally* out in Canada legally this weekend via Crave.

-The Handmaid’s Tale dropped a trailer for its fourth season, which starts April 28. I forgot this show was still around…

Pfeiffer, Clooney, Thompson, Yeun, Ahmed and More Cover W

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-It’s the Best Performances issue of W. I like the styling of everyone’s covers except for Tessa Thompson‘s. Also, the fact that Gal Gadot is included for her work in WW1984 is … something.

Mariah Carey talked to Cardi B for Interview. They chatted about life during lockdown, if they felt beautiful as children, and fears around album releases.

Naomi Campbell looks amazing on the March cover of i-D Magazine, which was shot at her home in Kenya.

Jake Johnson said that when Prince guest starred on New Girl, he would only call him Nick, and would only appear if his storyline helped Nick and Jess getting together. Straight for my shipper heart!

-After Tom Holland, Zendaya and Jacob Batalon trolled fans with fake titles, they revealed in a cute video that the next Spider-Man movie will be called No Way Home.

Zendaya took part in Vanity Fair’s video series The Proust Questionnaire, and quickly rephrased the question “What is the quality you most like in a man?” to “Most like in a person? How about that?”

Mandy Moore has welcomed a son named Gus – which made for a cute Twitter rhyme.

Katharine McPhee is also a first-time mom. She and David Foster welcomed a baby boy.

-Mission: Impossible 7, A Quiet Place Part II and more upcoming Paramount Pictures films are still planning theatrical releases — but they’ll debut on the streaming service Paramount Plus just 45 days later.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may not have official royal duties anymore, but they’re still working on projects for the Commonwealth.

-Also, I love seeing Markle wearing Canadian-made Ecksand jewellery.

-NBC has pulled an episode of the Canadian import Nurses from its digital platforms after it was condemned for its depiction of Orthodox Jews.

-Happy birthday to Daniel Kaluuya, who recently revealed he wasn’t invited to the Get Out premiere at Sundance.

Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner reunited in Canada nearly 17 years after 13 Going on 30.

-Everything old is new again. Ray Donovan has officially been revived for a feature-length movie on Showtime, while the Frasier revival is a go at Paramount.

Issa Rae will produce an HBO adaptation of The Vanishing Half, last year’s buzzy novel from Brit Bennett. Playwright Jeremy O. Harris has also signed on as writer and executive producer. I adored this book — it’s about two light-skinned Black girls who run away from their small southern town to live completely different lives.

-Younger is ending with its seventh season — and moving to Paramount+.

Megan Thee Stallion spoofs Mean Girls in a promotion video for Coach’s Fall 2021 collection.

This NYT profile on notoriously press-shy Frances McDormand is delightful. She brought the writer Fritos!

-It doesn’t look like we’ll get a WandaVision season 2 — but they’re leaving the door open.

-Marvel’s Kevin Feige also suggested Netflix properties like The Punisher and Jessica Jones could return on Disney+.

-Punky Brewster’s Soleil Moon Frye carried a video camera everywhere in the 90s, and the result is a new Hulu documentary filled with famous faces.