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Jada Pinkett Smith Is Ready for “Healing”

-It’s been a busy week for Jada Pinkett Smith. First she called out Youtuber Shane Dawson for talking about masturbating to a poster of Willow Smith when she was 11. And now she’s once again denying those long-standing rumours of an open marriage after singer August Alsina gave an interview in which he seemed to confirm he’d had an affair with her — with Will Smith‘s blessing. Alsina said: “I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation … due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership they’ve spoken on several times…He gave me his blessing.. And I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really, deeply loved and have a ton of love for her, I devoted myself to it…I just always stayed silent because I never want to be the person that causes confusion, I love these people. I have literally never been in love in that kind of way so much so that being intertwined in that way, walking away from it butchered me.” The age difference (she was in her 40s and he was 21 when this rumoured relationship allegedly started), plus the fact that she’s previously said she mentored him, is giving people pause.

-Today, Jada seemed to imply that she’ll be talking about this on Red Table Talk, tweeting “There’s some healing that needs to happen…so I’m bringing myself to The Red Table.”

Christina Ricci was granted an emergency protective order against her husband, film producer James Heerdegen.

-According to court documents filed for her lawsuit against the Mail, Meghan Markle felt “unprotected by the Institution [the royal family], and prohibited from defending herself” during her pregnancy with Archie.

-Meanwhile, in a new video Prince Harry says institutional racism is “endemic” and is “committed to being part of the solution.”

Brie Larson filmed a socially distanced episode of Hot Ones.

-This is a good look at CBC Gem, the best streaming service in Canada that no one seems to know about. It’s free and has shows like Normal People, Pen15 and Freaks and Geeks.

-A bunch of people in the industry — both supporters and detractors of Mel Gibsontalk to Variety about how his career in Hollywood seems to survive.

-Justice League’s Ray Fisher expanded on his thoughts on Joss Whedon, tweeting “Joss Wheadon’s on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable.” This is a very good recap of all the Justice League bts drama, including reports that Gal Gadot refused to film a scene Joss wrote where The Flash falls into her boobs. It also touches on other problematic Joss stories, like Charisma Carpenter saying he fired her from Angel for getting pregnant, and his ex-wife accusing him of using her as a “shield” so no one would question his feminism or relationship with women.

Khloé Kardashian is potentially back together with Tristan Thompson.

Ricky Gervais, Ramy Youssef, Kenan Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani and Dan Levy are featured in this year’s THR comedy actor roundtable. Levy says of Schitt’s Creek’s total lack of homophobia: “My feeling was if I were to include homophobia or bigotry of any kind in the show, it would be giving power to those people who see themselves on TV…I don’t ever consider our show to be very political, but I suppose that decision to just say, ‘We’re never going to show the dark side,’ is the quiet politics of our show.”

-Variety’s latest Actors on Actors video is with Homeland’s Claire Danes and Damien Lewis. Why did he take this call in his car?!

Alicia Keys did Vogue’s 73 Questions  and her house is gorg (it was filmed back in Feb).

-Welsh singer Duffy, who earlier this year revealed she had been drugged, kidnapped, trafficked and raped, has publicly called out Netflix for showing Polish feature film 365 Days, because it “glamorizes the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape.”

-Netflix is shifting $100 million to Black-owned banks.

Jeffrey Epstein’s confidante and alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested by the FBI. It’ll be very interesting to see if she names names.

-Hulu has renewed The Great for a second season. I’m still not done the first but am loving it!

-This is such a good piece on the Golden Girls on why it’s weird the mudface scene is what the show is getting criticized for when the entire series is mired in racism and rape culture, and how it’s important to critically unpack all the messages we receive every day in pop culture and think deeply about how to reduce the harm in them.

-The Hamilton movie drops on Disney+ tomorrow and the reviews are glowing. It’s 100% fresh on RottenTomatoes with 82 reviews counted.

Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, and Chiwetel Ejiofor star in the new trailer for The Old Guard.

Khloe Kardashian Gives Birth to Baby Girl

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Khloe Kardashian has welcomed a baby girl. Cheating cheatface Tristan Thompson was reportedly at the birth, but People reports that Khole plans to move back to L.A. as soon as she physically can.

-Meanwhile, a source close to KUWTK told Buzzfeed that the show has not been filming this week’s drama because they haven’t started production on the season yet.

-In other baby news, did Prince William just reveal that they’re expecting a boy?

-I didn’t read Cardi B‘s GQ interview  right away because a Caity Weaver piece deserves to be savored. She once again proved she’s the best feature writer in the biz with this thoughtful, non-judgemental profile, which covers the singer’s stripper past, illegal butt injections, and her love of political trivia.

-Meanwhile Cardi has denied rumours of a feud with Nicki Minaj, but Nicki now says it was real for a while.

-Variety’s Power of Women New York issue features Tina Fey, Alicia Keys, Emily Blunt, Tarana Burke and Margaret Atwood. All of the interviews are great but I especially liked Fey’s.  (“In comedy rooms, women are treated like expensive cappuccino machines. It’s like, ‘We have one. Why would we have two?'”)

Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson are here to remind us of the power of eye masks.

Eve remembered the time Janet Jackson  took care of her after someone drugged her drink at an awards show afterparty.

Kerry Washington proved her mad lib skills on Fallon.

-The first trailer for Pose is here and I am here for it! James Van Der Beek and Kate Mara  star in Ryan Murphy‘s LGBTQ-themed dance-musical set in New York City in the 1980s. The FX show features the largest-ever cast of transgender actors in a scripted series.

Martin Scorsese is set to direct an SCTV reunion documentary for Netflix.

Julianna Margulies‘ wig is wigging me out in these Dietland photos. I get that she seems to have something in her contract where she’ll only wear wigs, but good lord, can they not find ones that look good?! This is somehow worse that the ones from The Good Wife.

Cameron Diaz has reportedly arranged a private jet to fly a dozen of Gwyneth Paltrow‘s friends to Mexico this weekend to celebrate her upcoming wedding.

-Shameless/Roseanne star Emma Kenney says she is seeking treatment for “her battles.”

-Fresh Off the Boat star Randall Park has joined the cast of Aquaman — even though the movie has already been shot and is in “pick ups” phase. That’s a not great sign.

-This preview clip of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which has Jake singing “I Want It That Way”with a bunch of suspects, made me laugh and laugh.

Rebel Wilson has been awarded more than $1.1. million in legal reimbursement on top of the $4.5 million from her defamation case.

-Dear lord, Katie Cassidy  is claiming she once turned down Prince Harry. Oh hon, no.

Dwayne Johnson gets it. We don’t deserve him.

-Everything old is new again. Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt just closed deals for a Mad About You revival.

-It’s been a big day in TV critics news. Maureen Ryan  is leaving Variety, and Andy Greenwald is creating a TV show with Mr Robot’s Sam Esmail.

Sandra Bullock and her friends assemble to rob Anne Hathaway at the MET Gala in the new Oceans 8 trailer. Not gonna lie, I fist-pumped at least twice watching this.

Kathy Griffin Makes Waves With Bloody Photoshoot

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Kathy Griffin did a Tyler Shields photo shoot that involved a bloody Trump head, and people were not impressed. Dumb people, but still.

Alicia Keys talks Trump, Trudeau, and really bad karaoke in the new issue of Chatelaine. She also makes a cute discovery about Montreal (“Poutine, is that the place to go?”)

Evan Rachel Wood‘s advice to Millie Bobby Brown involves licking a toilet.

-I linked to a story yesterday about Jessica Chastain‘s comments about female representation at Cannes, but now there’s video and it’s even more powerful. She sounds nervous but powers through.

Diane Kruger might have to get a crappy tattoo because she won at Cannes.

-Brace yourself! The Clooney twins could be here any day now as George skips out an event, saying he’s not allowed to travel.

Robert Pattinson reveals he was almost fired from Twilight because of his on-set behaviour.

-Wonder Woman is at 97% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes! That’s the best score of any DC or Marvel film to date.

-Meanwhile, Don Cheadle has no time for your complaints about women-only screenings of Wonder Woman.

-I thought people were joking last night on Twitter when they were talking about Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher showing up on The Bachelorette but they really did.

Orlando Bloom is dating a Katy Perry look-alike, which isn’t weird at all.

Alanis Morissette‘s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ is being turned into a musical and I’m hesitantly excited.

-OHMYGOD, Scott Speedman went to Keri Russell’s star ceremony and I am getting Team Ben flashbacks!

-With Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Nick Offerman and Aubrey Plaza I feel like I should like The Little Hours trailer more than I actually do…