— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 9, 2021
–Lady Gaga tweeted a photo of her and Adam Driver on the set of House of Gucci and it’s so perfect, it quickly became a meme. She’s playing Patrizia Reggiani and he stars as Maurizio Gucci.
-The Queen released a short statement regarding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s bombshell Oprah interview — and she’s pleading ignorance? Oof.
–Piers Morgan walked off the set of his morning show when co-presenter Alex Beresford confronted him on his treatment of Markle, saying, “I understand that you don’t like Meghan Markle. You’ve made it so clear a number of times on this program, a number of times, and I understand that you’ve got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle, or you had one, and she cut you off. She’s entitled to cut you off if she wants to. Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don’t think she has but yet you continue to trash her.”
-Ha ha ha. He’s now quit the show. What a snowflake.
-Meanwhile, a 2008 interview clip of John Oliver on Stephen Colbert’s show talking about Markle has resurfaced. “I would not blame her if she pulled out of this [engagement] at the last minute. I don’t think you need to have just seen the pilot episode of The Crown to get a basic sense that she might be marrying into a family that could cause her some emotional complication. They’re an emotionally stunted group of fundamentally flawed people doing a very silly pseudo-job. That’s what she’s marrying into.”
-The Crown won’t tackle Prince Harry and Meghan Markle because their drama is ongoing and not yet history. Creator Peter Morgan has previously said, “I’m much more comfortable writing about things that happened at least 20 years ago…Meghan and Harry are in the middle of their journey, and I don’t know what their journey is or how it will end.”
-Meanwhile, I really liked this piece on how Oprah uses silence better than anyone, and this one on her follow up questions and insistence on circling back when she wasn’t getting the answers she wanted.
–George Clooney isn’t thrilled that Amal has begun watching ER. He told Sean Hayes, Jason Bateman and Will Arnett on their podcast: “My wife is watching them now and it’s getting me in a lot of trouble because I’d forgotten all of the terrible things (my character) was doing, picking up women.”
–Elizabeth Banks is set to direct bear-centric thriller called Cocaine Bear, based on true events from 1985 when a 175-pound bear accidentally consumed over 70 ponds of cocaine that was dropped from a plane by a smuggler. I’m confused by how much I want to see this.
-Here’s the first look at Heels, the new wrestling family drama series starring Stephen Amell and Alex Ludwig. I’m also confused by how much I want to see this.
-There was a big glitch last night on HBO Max where people who were trying to watch Tom and Jerry ended up seeing Zach Synder’s Justice League — which doesn’t premiere for another 10 days. This thing is cursed.
-I agree with this piece: releasing episodes weekly makes television more fun to watch.
-WandaVision creator Jac Schaeffer talked to the NYT about how she found inspiration in Lost, Russian Doll, Homecoming and Forever.
-Love this: Schitt’s Creek alum Annie Murphy has joined the cast of Russian Doll for Season 2.
–Michael Sheen says he’s spent the last few weeks battling covid. “It’s been very difficult and quite scary.”
-The 2021 BAFTA Awards nominations list is the most diverse in the British Academy’s history. It comes just a year after it was embroiled in the #BaftaSoWhite controversy, sparking a 7-month review and overhaul of the voting rules and regulations.
–Zayn Malik is the latest musician to slam the Grammys, tweeting, “Unless you shake hands and send gifts, there’s no nomination considerations. Next year I’ll send you a basket of confectionary.”
–Another woman has joined the victims accusing rapper T.I. and his wife Tiny Harris of sexual assault, abuse, and drugging.
-Here’s the trailer for Kung-Fu, the CW’s gender-reversed reimagining of the 1972 David Carradine series, premiering April 7.