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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Welcome Baby Sussex

-Congrats to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry! Their baby boy finally arrived today (no name has been revealed yet). Harry was adorably gushy in his quick appearance outside the hospital: “I haven’t been at many births, this is my first. It was amazing, absolutely incredible. I’m so proud of my wife. As every father and parent would say, your baby is absolutely amazing, but this little thing is absolutely to die for, so I’m absolutely over the moon.”

-In other baby news, Amy Schumer just welcomed her first son.

-Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez got married, and costar/human cinnamon roll Justin Baldoni officiated the ceremony! She posted a wedding video on IG, and it’s all very adorable.

Mindy Kaling just revealed that BJ Novak is her kid’s godfather, so I guess that rules him out as the daddy. Let’s all bow our heads in a moment of peace for that now dearly departed conspiracy theory…

-I know Justin Bieber is going through it right now, but defending Chris Brown and categorizing his attack on Rihanna as “a mistake he made” is not a good look.

-Lots of people were not super thrilled with last night’s Game of Thrones episode, mostly because it did most of its female characters dirty.  Sansa credited her rapes for making her who she is. The only black woman coming to a grizzly end. And I love Brienne and Jamie but man that felt rushed. I was not down with Tyrion being so uncharacteristically cruel about her virginity, Jamie telling her to drink more before they got to it, the total cutaway from the sex scene, and then her sobbing when he left (I’m very ok with Brienne embracing her vulnerability and emotions but this was character whiplash).

-Oof, the GoT crew continue to react badly whenever someone points out their mistakes. Last week it was the cinematographer telling us all of our TV settings are wrong, and this week the exec producer seemed to imply that the Starbucks cup that was widely spotted in last night’s episode was a fake (“Nowadays you just can’t believe what you see, because people can put things into a photo that really doesn’t exist, but I guess, maybe it was there”), while the art director called the mistake “blown out of proportion.”

-This video of GoT’s Lady Mormontkilling it on the dance floor is all kinds of cute tho.

-Aw, this sucks. Looks like Busy Philipps‘ show has been cancelled.

-Yikes. Chris Kattan says he once broke his neck during an SNL sketch.

Miley Cyrus is the latest to jump on the #FreeBritney bandwagon. What does she know?!?

-Following her ab-tastic appearance at the Billboard Music Awards, Cardi B confirms she got liposuction: “I shouldn’t really be performing.”

-Huh. I thought that “censored” scene in last week’s The Good Fight was a joke, but CBS actually censored the segment.

-I kind of love this: Arrow fans banded together to get a billboard in Times Square to celebrate the show’s final season, and they raised so much money that they’re giving the extra ($25k) to a variety of charities. Shippers get it done!

-Avengers: Endgame’s final shot is sparking debate. Here’s what the directors had to say. (I’m really glad they said this because as much as I loved it, no way Cap would opt for his own happy ending over fighting hydra.)

-I guess we know why the Russo Brothers saidthat today the gloves would be coming off for the Endgame spoilers: the new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer is full of ’em.

Sorry, But Idris Elba Just Got Married

Idris Elba married model Sabrina Dhowre this weekend in a gorg Moroccan wedding . Look, I know we’re all in mourning but at least she’s Canadian. Go, home team!

-Better late than never: Megan Fox filed court papers to dismiss her divorce petition from husband Brian Austin Green. She originally filed for divorce in 2015 but they reconciled and had another kid the following year.

-I’m kind of fascinated by how Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ended up writing for the Veronica Mars revival.

-People are really, really upset by how hard last night’s Game of Thrones episode was to actually make out. (I think it was less about the DP lighting scenes poorly, and more a combination of weird, choppy editing and the limits of video compression algorithms and TV technology.) My babies Jamie and Brienne were out there fighting back to back Mr & Mrs Smith-style, so I was happy. I do think that transitioning to Cersei as the big bad might be rough though.

Maisie Williams‘ boyfriend didn’t care much for Arya’s big moment last night and look I don’t want to judge her personal life, but maybe she can do better.

-Meanwhile, this Twitter exchange between T Pain and the guy who plays Gendry is great.

-I liked this articleon how Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones made this weekend feel like a series finale for geek pop culture.

Halle Berrybroke three ribswhile shooting the new John Wick movie — but was so into it she didn’t notice at first.

Jennifer Lopez let her twins interview herfor a YouTube video.

Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba‘s new show L.A.’s Finest isn’t getting great reviews, but this is a really interesting article about how both stars (who are also producers) and director Lexi Alexanderhad trouble getting respect from male crew members on set.

-Ohhh…Holly Hunter might be in the new season of Succession.

The Simpsons aired a Canada-centric episode last night complete with “Newfie” and seal-clubbing jokes. Ugh.

-Avengers: Endgame snapped every record, crossing $1 billion in its first weekend at the global box office. It also broke records in Canada with a $28.9M bow, beating best opening weekend record previously held by Infinity War.

-Terrible news: Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton‘s family said they’re taking him off life supporttoday after he suffered a stroke almost two weeks ago.

Matthew Glave and Emily Bett Rickards star in the trailer for Funny Story about a guy who has a one-night stand — and later realizes it was with his daughter’s fiancée. Oopsie!

Louis Tomlinson Bonds with 83-Year-Old Widower

Louis Tomlinson helped an elderly widow cross items off his bucket list and damn if this didn’t get me right in the feels.

Olivia Munn really stepped in it today by going after the Fug Girls. As someone who’s worked in the gossip trenches for a decade with a bunch of different outlets, stuff gets gross really quickly and you have to learn what your boundaries are and how to navigate editors who might not share your limits. There are SO many gross blogs out there. Out of all the sites to target, she chose a women-run one that is witty, sharp and has a policy against body shaming?!? GFY is one of two sites on the internet (the other being Pajiba) where I actually enjoying reading the comments because everyone is so civilized. But for her to mischaracterize it and slam all fashion criticism (without even mentioning her stylist — a lot of thought is put into her outfits but no one is allowed to comment on them?) is supremely misguided.

-This week has been nuts. From Justin Bieber to Ariana Grande to Cardi B to Lizzo to Michael Che and now Oliva Munn — it’s like all of the sudden celebs don’t understand that critics/entertainment journalists aren’t part of their PR & marketing teams.

-I was super confused reading Twitter last night, because it seemed like a bunch of people I follow in the UK only heard about the Prince William affair rumours for the very first time yesterday (I think because of this tweet). The UK press really have been keeping mum, huh?

-Meanwhile, Princy Harry and Kate Middleton looked friendly at their latest public appearance.

-I tried to watch the first episode of I Think You Should Leave because critics are RAVING about this new Netflix comedy and maybe I was just in a weird mood but I didn’t quite get it. This sketch with Vanessa Bayer is great, though.

-Oh no. Director John Singleton is in a coma after a “major stroke.”

-Also terrible: Demián Bichir’s wife died of an apparent suicidal drowning.

-There’s a big scandal in the romance world after author Courtney Milan discovered an author named Cristiane Serruya had appeared to have copied entire passages from her books, and it’s since spun out to uncover a whole slew of plagiarism. (Check out the hashtag #CopyPasteCris for all the drama.)  Now romance heavyweight Nora Roberts has jumped into the fray to defend Milan and others with a lawsuit against Serruya, and her blog post about it is boss. “It’s now my mission to turn over the rocks you hide under, then stomp you deep in the muck you breed in…I swear I’ll do whatever I can, use whatever resources, connections, clout, megaphone I have to out every damn one of you.” She also told the NYTof her lawsuit: “A lot of the other writers involved in this, they don’t have the money to fight it. I do have the money.”

-Jane the Virgin wrapped filming and the cast’s social postsmade me tear up repeatedly. Especially Justin Baldoni’s IG stories.

-Awww. Toronto’s own Choir! Choir! Choir! is featured in Oprah magazine.

-HBO released a full trailer for their Deadwood movie. I didn’t even watch this show and still I’m happy for its fans, who thought this day would never come.

Chvrches is not happy that recent collaborator DJ Marshmello is now working with Chris Brown. They tweeted “We are really upset, confused, and disappointed” by Marshmello’s choice, noting that working with “people who are predators and abusers enables, excuses, and ultimately tacitly endorses that behavior.”

-Ahhh!! Anna Faris is on the latest episode of Gay of Thrones!

-The Office is Netflix’s most popular show — and NBCUniversal is considering pulling it for their own streaming site.

-Speaking of Netflix, this is a really interesting/terrifying peek at TV’s new math: don’t expect shows to last long anymore. Netflix often won’t renew shows to prevent having to pay out backend royalties to cast and crew that kick in around season 3 or 4. Plus, shorter runs mean fewer opportunities for talent to renegotiate contracts. Another reason they limit shows to only a season or two? More episodes doesn’t improve Netflix’s bottom line. (“At least one source says he has heard anecdotal evidence of internal analytics that suggest the streamer doesn’t gain any additional subscribers when a show goes beyond two seasons.”)

Tom Holland is currently doing reshoots on a $100M movie he did with Daisy Ridley that was deemed ‘unreleasable’ by the studio.

-Bond 25 tried to do a big launch today, clearly not understanding that everyone has Avengers on the brain.

Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson are leveraging the Avengers spotlight that’s on them this week to promote their upcoming Men In Black. This looks great!