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Lizzo Covers Vogue

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Lizzo is on the October cover of Vogue, photographed by Hype Williams and looking stunning in Valentino.

Drew Barrymore invited ex-husband Tom Green on her show Friday after not speaking to him for 15 years. “You’ve had a whole life and I’ve had a whole life and it’s just really nice to come together and check-in and talk about it,” she said. “It thrills me to no end. I think the world of you. I celebrate you and I always have and I always will.”

Jennifer Lopez and Maluma‘s new music video is like a mini movie that feels like a gender-swapped Out of Sight, and I’m here for it!

-It was a big day for baby announcements. Billie Lourd surprised everyone by announcing that she and her fiancé, Austen Rydell, have welcomed a son named Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell. Meanwhile, Supergirl star Melissa Benoist and hubby Chris Wood announced that they welcomed a son named Huxley Robert Wooda few weeks ago.”

-Also, the royal family announced Princess Eugenie is expecting a baby in early 2021.

Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly went to a club last night (is that a thing people are doing right now?!) and scaled a roof, which is definitely not a thing people are doing right now.

-Oh god, Vin Diesel is trying to be a singer now. He debuted his first single “Feel Like I Do” on Kelly Clarkson‘s show. It sounds exactly like you’d expect it to.

-Good casting: Yara Shahidi is set to play Tinker Bell and Jude Law will play Captain Hook in the upcoming live action movie Peter Pan and Wendy.

Dax Shepard admitted on his podcast today that after 16 years sober, he relapsed and began taking Vicodin following a motorcycle accident earlier this year. He said for eight weeks he’d been “on them all day,” and it wasn’t until last week that he told wife Kristen Bell and podcast cohost Monica Padman and asked for help.

-Disney+ is leaning hard into the Marvel well. They just announced a new series with Samuel L. Jacksonas Nick Fury.

-I love that outlets are refusing to coverTory Lanez‘s new album after what he did to Megan Thee Stallion. Unfortunately, that didn’t stop him from reaching No. 1 on Apple Music.

Miranda July‘s new movie Kajillonaire, starring Evan Rachel Wood, is getting glowing reviews. I hope it comes to streaming.

-Speaking of reviews, I’m bummed that Chris Rock‘s season of Fargo is not faring well with critics.

The Michael Bay-produced film Songbird is one of the productions cited for not following covid procedures in this terrifying THR article.

-I don’t understand Kanye West’s screening room. It looks like an airplane hanger.

-I usually like Alyssa Rosenberg‘s pop culture takes but this piece on why there’s never been a better time to read J.K. Rowling‘s books is not it. I think what she’s trying to say is that her latest novel is not as transphobic as the press has made it out to be and we should all read it and judge for ourselves, but even having a killer who dresses up in women’s clothing perpetuates a gross trope, whether he identifies as trans or not. And knowing what Rowling has said publicly (even just this week!) does not want to make me give her the benefit of the doubt or contribute to her already full coffers.

Aldis Hodge is in talks to play Hawkman in the Black Adam movie starring Dwayne Johnson. I recently saw Hodge in One Night in Miami and he’s so, so good.

-The Best Supporting Actress chatter is surprising me. Ellen Burstyn was good in Pieces of a Woman, but that’s unexpected.

-Netflix has released the trailer for its new fantasy film A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting.

J.K. Rowling Continues to Destroy Her Legacy

-My god, why won’t J.K. Rowling just stop?!? She posted a 3000+ word essay on her website, defending her anti-trans comments, affirming her support for “single-sex spaces,” and invoking her own experience with sexual assault as if that explains her stance. It’s not only flawed, it’s dangerous and horrible.

-Between Rowling’s anti-trans comments, Johnny Depp being all Johnny Depp-y, and Ezra Miller appearing to choke a woman on video, the future of the Fantastic Beasts movies is precarious.

Lizzo posted a TikTok about working out: “I’ve been working out consistently for the last 5 years. And it may come as a surprise to some of y’all that I’m not working out to have your ideal body type. I’m working out to have MY ideal body type. And you know what type that is? None of your f*cking business…Health is not just determined by what you look like on the outside. Health is also what happens on the inside. And a lot of y’all need to do a f*cking cleanse for your insides.”

Anderson Cooper and his baby’s People cover is … odd. They both look Photoshopped or something.

-Speaking of babies, Iggy Azalea quietly became a mom when no one was watching.

-This is a really, really good article on how TV is sabotaging itself with its move towards fewer episodes and seasons to tell its stories. I don’t know if I long for 22-episode seasons anymore, but I do think that 8-10 episodes don’t always give the writers enough room to experiment and break out of the mold. And the big trend is to announce a “third and final season”, but most of my favourite episodes of television of all time happened in the later years (Buffy’s “The Body,” Breaking Bad’s “Ozymandias,” Mad Men’s “The Suitcase,” The Office’s “Dinner Party,” Lost’s “The Constant”).  I think a lot of this also has to do with movie people becoming TV creators without having any respect for TV. That’s how you get all the “it’s not a show, it’s an 8-hour-movie” bs.

-After 30 years on air, COPS has finally been cancelled. It shaped a lot of misconceptions about American policing, mainly that white cops were saviors and black people were criminals.

-A romantic comedy called The Broken Hearts Gallery (executive produced by Selena Gomez) will be one of the first wide releases of the summer, hitting theaters on July 10. It also looks like Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet is still on track for a July release. The idea of going to a movie theatre right now seems incomprehensible to me, especially for a 3+ hour film!

-My god, Bon Appétit is in total meltdown mode.

-All day today, white famous people are handing over their Instagram accountsto Black stars, writers, businesswomen and activists.  This should be a weekly thing.

-The Batwoman showrunner shot down rumours that they’re killing off Ruby Rose’s character, saying “I’m well aware of the ‘Bury Your Gays’ trope and I have no interest in participating in it.” That’s why you can never trust articles based on audition scripts. Lots of actors (especially on CW shows) tell stories about how they auditioned to play a cop/love interest/mother and ended up playing a villain/nemesis/sister. Also, the fact that they’re not just recasting remains so strange. It’s only been one season, and all of the other character arcs are based on their relationship to that character. Having her go missing and a completely new person take up the costume seems unnecessarily complicated.

Spike Lee’s new Netflix movie Da 5 Bloods is getting raves.

Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland and Mick Jagger star in The Burnt Orange Heresy trailer.

Daniel Radcliffe Steps Up

-Following J.K. Rowling‘s tweets, Daniel Radcliffe spoke up to defend transgender women. This is very, very well done. He chose the Trevor Project as his platform instead of a media outlet, and he kept the attention on the issue instead of the person who made the comment. “If you found anything in these stories that resonated with you and helped you at any time in your life — then that is between you and the book that you read, and it is sacred” is such a good lesson for anyone who is disappointed by the creator of a work we adore.

-I find it really weird that Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas are now trolling the paparazzi, but ok.

-The Hollywood cleanout continues. MTV’s The Challenge just fired competitor Dee Nguyen (who was expected to return for the next season) over her Black Lives Matter comments. Even more shocking — at least according to my Twitter TL cause I don’t know who they are — Vanderpump Rules fired Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute because they once called the cops on their black castmate.

-Publications are cleaning house too. I very much agree with Mo Ryan’s take on how this isn’t “cancel culture.”

-No, Alia Shawkat! You were doing so well! The Arrested Development actress (and maybe girlfriend of Brad Pitt) is “deeply sorry” after an old interview resurfaced in which she used the N-word when quoting a Drake song. On the plus side, this might be the first apology to include art.

-Also, Woody Harrelson briefly trended because people thought this guy looked like him. Keep the faith; Woody is still awesome.

Brad Pitt was at a protest this weekendand it seems like the only reason he was recognized is by his super rare motorcycle.

Keke Palmer penned a column for Variety about the protests and the need for justice.

-Author Emily Giffin is realizing that she should probably keep Meghan Markle’s nameout of her mouth.

-Speaking of authors, Rachel Hollis just announced on Instagram that she’s splitting from her husband.

-I love this piece on how the simplicity of Christine and the Queens‘ “People, I’ve Been Sad” is a huge part of why it’s become the song of quarantine. That performance of it on Colbert gave me CHILLS.

-Another day, another story about Lea Michele being a monster. This one recounts the time she allegedly stormed out of a L’Oréal campaign shoot.

Katy Perry says that Harry Styles was “a complete gentleman” when she told him she was pregnant and offered to give up his airplane seat. He’s a good egg, that one.

-These reports that Batwoman is planning on killing off Ruby Rose’s character seem really sketchy to me. Auditions use fake sides all the time. Plus, no matter how acrimonious the split between the actor and the show was, I hope the CW recognizes the optics of killing off their first ever main lesbian character.

-The trailer for Bill & Ted Face the Music has arrived. It’s from the director of Galaxy Quest! God, we need this right now.