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Meghan Markle Sues UK Tabloid For Publishing Private Letter

-House Sussex is suing the Daily Mail over their terrible coverage of Prince Harry and (especially) Megan Markle and is paying for the lawsuit themselves. If they win in court, proceeds from the lawsuit will be donated to anti-bullying charities. Perfect timing, as the couple is currently on tour. Prince Harry penned a blistering letter about the lawsuit, saying “I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditised to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person. I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces.”

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin‘s wedding ceremony in South Carolina last night had a photo booth — which means there are tons of pics on IG.

-So Felicity Huffman got a super sympathetic People cover? Huh.

-Supermodel GiGi Hadid was NOT having it when a YouTube prankster got up on the runway at the Chanel fashion show in Paris.

-There’s a shady report about Adele dating grime musician Skepta and I’m kinda here for it?

Angelina Jolie took her large fam to her movie premiere. They’re soo grown up!

-The press tour for Joker continues to disintegrate before our eyes. Todd Phillips seems to think SJWs are trying to ruin comedy: “Go try to be funny nowadays with this woke culture. There were articles written about why comedies don’t work anymore—I’ll tell you why, because all the fucking funny guys are like, ‘Fuck this shit, because I don’t want to offend you.’ It’s hard to argue with 30 million people on Twitter. You just can’t do it, right? So you just go, ‘I’m out.'” As gross as this is, it seems tailor-made to resonate with the type of dudes they keep insisting this film isn’t courting.

-I am very much looking forward to Amazon’s limited series Modern Love, and glowing reviews like this are only helping its case.

Selena Gomez wrote a powerful essay on the immigration crisis for Time magazine. “I don’t claim to be an expert. I’m not a politician, I’m not a doctor, and I don’t work in the system at all. I understand it’s flawed and that we need rules and regulations, but we also have to remember that our country was formed by people who came here from other countries. It’s time to listen to the people whose lives are being directly affected by immigration policies.”

-Here’s the 6 Underground trailer, starring Ryan Reynolds and Melanie Laurent and directed by (ugh) Michael Bay.

 

Felicity Huffman Is Going To Jail

Felicity Huffman just got sentenced to 14 days in jail for her part in the college admissions scandal.

Adele filed for divorce yesterday, ending her 7-year relationship with Simon Konecki.

-The print edition of Marie Claire is going away, which is incredibly sad. But they’re going out with a cover that features Kacey Musgraves, Awkwafina, Lilly Singh and Megan Rapinoe.

-Once again, SNL has hired a new castmember seemingly without doing a basic Google search. New player Shane Gillis has been forced to apologize after racist and homophobic audio and tweets surfaced. And these weren’t from decades ago — they were from last year. (This audio clip in which he makes fun of Asian people is from TWO WEEKS ago!) He also called Judd Apatow and Chris Gethard the f-word. Oh, and he didn’t *actually* apologize; he just said “I’m happy to apologize to anyone who’s actually offended by anything I’ve said. My intention is never to hurt anyone but I am trying to be the best comedian I can be and sometimes that requires risks.” Ugh. Being a bigot isn’t risky; it’s the laziest thing ever.

-Speaking of Chris Gethard, he once did this very good interview about comedians being intentionally offensive.

-The internet is convinced Rihanna is pregnant.

Brad Pitt told Ellen DeGeneres that she once hit on his then-girlfriend at a party: “I was flattered.”

-I don’t know how Vulture could have done a roundup of TIFF movies that are tearjerkers and not include The Friend, in which Jason Segel plays a man who moves in with his best couple friends when the wife is diagnosed with terminal cancer. My whole theatre SOBBED.

Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s book Fleishman Is in Trouble — which might actually be my fave novel this year — is getting the TV treatment.

-On the 25th anniversary of Party of Five’s premiere, the reboot has announced its premiere date. To celebrate its anniversary, let’s look back on this look back at its best episode. I remember my mother and I watching this together and totally falling apart when Claudia makes her ultimatum.

-This is a pretty shocking Photoshop fail of a Margot Robbie photo.

-Bones actors David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel and producers Kathy Reichs and Barry Josephson alleged that Fox had cheated them out of tens of millions of dollars. How the case was settled.

Rosamund Pike plays two-time Nobel Prize-winning scientist Marie Curie in the trailer for Radioactive.

Buckingham Palace Not Disputing Reports That Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Moving to Africa

-There was lots of gossip coming from the palace this long weekend, including talk that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will move to Africa after the baby is born, putting further distance between them and Will & Kate. The brothers were notably chilly during their Easter public appearance.

-Meanwhile, the palace released new photos of Prince Louis in celebration of his 1st birthday.

-A LOT of celebrities used the Easter long weekend as a news dump for split announcements: Michelle Williams split from hubby Phil Elverum after less than a year of marriage, Adele and husband Simon Konecki called it quits, and Pitch Perfect’s Anna Camp and Skylar Astin have split after two years of marriage.

-It wasn’t all bad news: Michelle Branch married Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney on Saturday.

Luke Perry‘s final Riverdale episode will air this week.

-It looks like Homecoming was just the beginning: Netflix has landed a three-project deal with Beyoncé worth a whopping $60 million.

-God, last night’s Game of Thrones was my favourite episode in years. The big battle episodes like next week’s is rumoured to be don’t mean anything unless they’re preceded by “people talking in rooms” episodes. And it featured a perfect scene between my favourite duo on the series: Jaime and Brienne. This article on why they’re the show’s best couple is spot on.

-Speaking of GoT, people need to stop talking about “fan service” if they don’t know what it means. It means when the writers suddenly introduce elements that haven’t been developed/don’t feel natural just to appease a segment of the audience (the term comes from anime, when they’d throw in sexy costumes and scenes just to keep dudes on the hook even if it didn’t make sense character-wise). Fan service is NOT anything that makes a certain group of fans happy. That’s called story development. Paying off our investment in the characters we’ve followed for a decade by allowing them to have conversations before they head into a giant battle that some won’t survive isn’t fan service; it’s good storytelling. This thread sums it up nicely.

-There was also a lot of backlash to Arya‘s choice last night, but I loved it for these reasons. It’s hilarious that the HBO twitter account confirmed her character is 18 before the episode aired. Also hilarious: Sophie Turner drunkenly posting about “pussayyyy.”

-During Age of Ultron junket, MTV’s Josh Horowitz made the cast guess each other’s biceps. He leveled up this press tour by adding butts and abs, and it was hilarious. “Do not tell him that I knew that was his butt!!” “I’m texting him right now…”

-How is SNL’s Micheal Che continually allowed to pull this crap on social media?!

-Coachella screwed up Lizzo‘s music for the second weekend in a row — but she pulled out a flute and made it work.

Felicity Huffman might luck out and get home confinement instead of prison time.

-NBC’s Chicago-set shows dropped a bunch of regular cast members. My mother will be crushed.

-I keep forgetting that iZombie returns on May 2. Here’s the trailer for the final season.

Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway get their con on in the latest trailer for The Hustle.