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Anya Taylor-Joy

Mindy Kaling and Maya Rudolph Are Comedy Queens

 

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-In Variety’s Power of Women in comedy issue, Mindy Kaling says she’s been busier than ever during quarantine, executive producing “The Sex Lives of College Girls” and Never Have I Ever, as well as co-writing scripts for the third Legally Blonde movie and a Priyanka Chopra wedding comedy. Meanwhile, Maya Rudolph talks about burnout, Beyoncé, Bridesmaids, and becoming a bonafide Disney villain for Disenchanted.

Zendaya, Anya Taylor-Joy and Law Roach cover the Most Powerful Stylists issue of the Hollywood Reporter.

-The royal rebranding continues: Prince William and Kate Middleton are launching a YouTube channel.

-Warners and DC are reportedly committed to hiring a Black director to tackle what will be the first cinematic incarnation of a Black Superman. Barry Jenkins, Steven Caple Jr., J.D. Dillard, Regina King and Shaka King are said to be under consideration.

Adrien Brody is the latest to join Succession season 3. Clearly, they have a height requirement.

-Italy would like the stolen Roman sculpture in Kim Kardashian‘s house back.

-A Joker 2 with Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly still in the works. Oh god, I can’t take another news cycle about it.

-Also, a DeuxMoi blind suggests Joaquin Phoenix was the celeb Alia Shawkat talked about in this video and I can’t stop thinking about it.

-I don’t watch the Food Network but Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond holding a maskless wedding for her daughter at their ranch — where a couple months ago her husband almost killed their nephew while racing fire trucks — seems bad.

-Here’s our first look at House Of The Dragon, the new HBO Game Of Thrones spinoff.

Julianna Margulies posted about how her “in-person’ Oprah interview was done via green screen, apparently unaware that we’re all obsessed with her history of green screens.

Jennifer Garner has reportedly rekindled her relationship with John Miller.

-I was so excited to see the headline that Henry Golding has joined Dakota Johnson in Netflix’s update of Persuasion, assuming he was playing Captain Wentworth (my fave Austen leading man). But it turns out he’s playing the awful Mr. Elliot. Who in the world are they going to cast as Wentworth who will come off as more charming than Henry Golding?!

Jodie Turner-Smith was on Seth Meyers‘ show and talked about how she and Joshua Jackson met. “We had a one-night stand.”

-Loki will drop on Disney+ on Wednesday, leading Tom Hiddleston to say “Wednesdays are the new Fridays.”

Anderson Cooper has scored the lowest ratings among Jeopardy guest hosts so far.

-If you think you’re going to have anxiety on your first plane ride post-pandemic, Joe Jonas wants to help you destress with a… [checks notes] … replica of his hand.

Tallulah Willis announced her engagement to film director Dillon Buss.​

-The reviews for HBO’s Hacks are super positive. The Jean Smart renaissance continues!

-Here’s the latest teaser from Quiet Place II.

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.

Anya Taylor-Joy’s Breakout Year

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Anya Taylor-Joy is on the cover of Vanity Fair and talks about how The Queen’s Gambit has propelled her career to stratospheric new heights, with projects lined up alongside Robert De Niro, Chris Rock, Margot Robbie, Christian Bale, Nicole Kidman and Ethan Hawke. “I think I’ll probably understand this year in about five years. I think that’s when it will probably hit.”

Jennifer Garner appeared on Hot Ones and she was at her most charming. “Ina Garten would be appalled by this behaviour.” “You really had me feeling kinda cocky, didn’t ya?”  “Up your butt, Sean!”

Prince Harry will become chief impact officer of BetterUp, a fast-growing coaching and mental health firm. This seems like an issue he’s really passionate about, so good for him. (The title makes me laugh though.)

Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Westminster Abbey, the cathedral where they were wed nearly 10 years ago, to check out its vaccination clinic.

Thomas Middleditch’s alleged behavior didn’t come as much of a surprise to his former Silicon Valley co-star Alice Wetterlund, who tweeted “Tried to warn you all about Middleditch but noooooo not everyone’s favorite tinyman who looks like he lives in a clock!”

Hailey and Justin Bieber were spotted soaking up the sun in Turks and Caicos.  I’ve never been more jealous.

-HBO has announced not one, not two, but three Game of Thrones spinoffs: Nymeria, Flea Bottom, and The Sea Snake. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of appetite there is for these, seeing as the reaction to its final season seems to have tarnished its legacy. With all the rewatches people have been doing during the pandemic, that one never comes up.

Kristen Davis‘ new thriller is no 1 on Netflix — for reasons no one can understand.

-Despite being spotted kissing a new guy, Lizzo insists she’s single.

-Disney shifted a bunch of movie dates/platforms, with Black Widow and Cruella getting a premium Disney+ launch alongside a theatrical release, while Pixar’s Luca will skip theaters entirely. Also, Death on the Nile moving to Feb 2022. I wonder if that’s because there’s not a big appetite for Armie Hammer movies right now?

Sean Young does not mince words in this interview. She praises Michael Douglas and Jim Carrey, but calls out James Woods, Warren Beatty, Charlie Sheen, Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott for toxic behaviour and getting her blacklisted.

-I didn’t see this coming: the villain of Shazam 2 will be played by Helen Mirren.

Oh no, Moby. No.

-Jeopardy! fans are NOT happy that Dr. Oz is guest hosting, and more than 500 past contestants have called for his removal.

-I didn’t realize I needed to see Kevin Bacon singing Backstreet Boys to farm animals, but I really really did.

-As he continues to lose deals, David Dobrik has released a second apology video and announced a social media break.

-Netflix is working on a gay holiday romcom starring Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers and Luke MacFarlane. Yes, please!

-Here’s the first trailer for HBO’s documentary on white supremacy, Exterminate All the Brutes.

-Here’s the trailer for HBO’s Victorian-era fantasy series The Nevers, which debuts April 11 and was created by Joss Whedon (who has since left). I didn’t know Demelza from Poldark is in this!