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Saoirse Ronan Says She “Needed” to Play Jo in Little Women

Saoirse Ronan Little Women

-In her Variety cover story, Saoirse Ronan says “I tapped Greta [Gerwig] on the shoulder and said I heard she was doing Little Women, and that I needed to be Jo.” She says when Gerwig said she had to think about it, she replied “Oh, for f—k’s sake.” Gerwig, however, remembers it a bit differently: “Saoirse told me she was playing Jo.”

Michael B Jordan shot his Esquire cover story at his old high school.

-Speaking of great covers, Queen and Slim’s Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya are on Vibe’s digital cover.

-This is gutting: Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist posted a raw, unflinching 14-minute video on Instagram detailing the abuse she says she suffered at the hands of an ex. Those she doesn’t name her alleged attacker, she claims he once threw an iPhone at her face so hard it tore her iris, and they made up a story about how she tripped and fell on a potted plant. She retold the potted plant story on The Tonight Show and at the time told Jimmy Fallon it happened the day after she landed Supergirl, which — if true — means it would have been in 2015 when she was married to Glee costar Blake Jenner.

Keke Palmer‘s song association video is wonderful. It’s almost as good as her impassioned defense of the movie Titanic.

-I like how many Canada callouts there are in Dan Levy‘s 73 Questions with Vogue video.

-Former Grey’s Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington is getting a show on Fox News’ streaming service. Sounds about right.

-Variety dug deeper into Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough‘s departures from America’s Got Talent. According to their story, when Jay Leno was a guest on the show and allegedly made a racist joke about Koreans, Gabrielle told producers to report the incident to human resources. She also urged producers to cut a white contestant impersonating Beyonce from the lineup. Sources also say Union and Hough received excessive notes on their physical appearance.

-This interview with Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies is a total delight.

-Why is Drake texting Billie Eilish? She’s 17.

-Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi commented on Martin Scorsese‘s controversial Marvel statements: “Maybe it’s too colorful for him.”

Ira is in Toronto, which means his appearance on The Social was perfectly timed for him to drag Justin Timberlake.

-I finally caught up to Sunday’s episode of Watchmen and gah, that show is doing extraordinary things. I’ve liked pretty much every episode (we’re six into its 9-ep run), but this latest one somehow managed to expertly tackle race, class, white-washing and childhood trauma in eye-poppingly creative ways. Every episode seems to spin off a ton of think pieces (as they should), and I’m especially interested in what black critics/writers are saying about it. Here are a few I’m following (if there are others, let me know!):  Soraya Nadia McDonald at The Undefeated, Angelica Jade Bastién at Vulture, Melanie McFarland at Salon, Micah Peters at The Ringer, Joelle Monique at AV Club.

-This interview with the co-writer of the episode is also worth your time.

Summer Walker responded to backlash after showing up three hours late to her Toronto concert and leaving fans waiting out in the cold Monday night.

Jacob Trembly reveals a correspondence with a famous actor in the trailer for Xavier Dolan‘s latest film, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, starring Natalie Portman, Sarah Gadon and Kit Harington.

Zendaya Talks Fame and Fashion

Zendaya Allure cover

Zendaya looks amazing per usual on the cover of Allure, where she talks about acting vs making music (“There’s a layer of personal life that I think actors get that music artists don’t. They have no character to hide behind, so they have to be very open. [As actors] we get a little bit of a separation”) and why she stipulated that her Tommy Hillfiger collaboration come in plus sizes (“That was my thing — I’m not going to make clothes my sister or my niece or any of the women in my family can’t wear. A lot of the clothes were for tall people too. For my mom, this is the first time that she can wear pants and not get them altered — she’s six feet four”).

Harry Styles talks about doing mushrooms while recording his new album. “I think part of the thing with the mushrooms thing for me is that I never do anything when I’m working, and I don’t even drink when I’m working, if I’m touring or anything. I don’t drink really at all. When I was in [One Direction], it was like, to me, it felt like it was so much bigger than any of us that I kind of felt like, ‘I’m not going to be the one who f**ks it up.'”

Chris Evans says that starring in giant blockbusters hasn’t stopped him from sharing his political views on Twitter. “I did it during Cap, too; it wasn’t like I waited until that run was over. I was doing it while we were filming those movies…I’ve never felt limited or handcuffed by the roles I play or the studios I worked for. I never in my life had a studio tell me to watch what I’m saying.”

-SNL’s musical guest this weekend is King Princess and I cannot wait! (Will Ferrell is the host.)

Jane Fonda avoided arrest, but Diane Lane, Amber Valletta, and Piper Perabo were rounded up at today’s D.C. climate protest.

-Apple just pulled The Banker, starring Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson, until further notice following sexual misconduct allegations about Bernard Garrett Jr., the son of the character played by Mackie in the film.

Elsa Pataky is defending brother-in-law Liam Hemsworth following his split from Miley Cyrus: “After a relationship that you’ve dedicated ten years to, he’s a little bit down, but he’s coping well. He’s a strong boy and he deserves the best, I think he deserves much better.”

-On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Billie Eilish spoke to kids about their dreams and got freaked out when a little boy told her that he dreams about Pennywise — who was in the room with them at that moment.

Nick Carter and his sister Angel have been granted restraining orders against their brother, Aaron.

-Here’s the first trailer for Antebellum starring Janelle Monáe. Oh hells no.

 

 

Channing Tatum Plays Paparazzi for Jessie J

-During Jessie J’s performance in Rio last night, Channing Tatum kept jumping onstage to film her. She posted some of his shots on Instagram — and our boy did good!

Ryan Tedder was just joking when he said Coldplay has an upcoming new song featuring Beyoncé and Adele, which explains those confusing 10 minutes this afternoon when we all thought Coldplay might be relevant again.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are getting married tonight and the celebrations are in full swing.

Andie MacDowell is supportive of her daughter Margaret Qualley dating Pete Davidson: “I FaceTimed with Pete the other day or no, she took a video of me to send to Pete that’s what it was. She has a beautiful relationship with him but I don’t want to step on her relationship too much. They have a nice relationship.”

Kanye West‘s latest album Jesus Is King was supposed to drop last Friday night — and now it doesn’t have a release date. A documentary film about it is expected next month, though.

-NYT’s film critic Wesley Morris thinks Gwyneth Paltrow was once “the best young American actor in the movies” and makes a case for wanting to see her star in films again. Same. (And she does sound a bit over GOOP.)

-This gross anecdote from the Hangover set about Todd Phillips, who just directed Joker, keeps making the rounds on Twitter.

Reese Witherspoon‘s son taught her how to TikTok this weekend and she exuded cool aunt energy.

-Did Jeremy Strong wear his Emmy tux on Succession last night? I have so many questions.

-Speaking of Succession, I had to physically leave the room during the rap in last night’s episode. It’s cringe-y perfection. God, this show.

-In terms of fall TV ratings, no new show hit it out of the park last week, but Prodigal Son did best out of the gate, while Stumptown soared in delayed viewings.

Billie Eilish performed a gravity-defying rendition of “Bad Guy” on SNL this weekend thanks to a rotating set.

-This is a great profile on Ryan Murphy but I especially like the bit with his and Bill Condon‘s very divergent accounts of their breakup.

-Netflix has confirmed season 4 of Stranger Things with a promo that promises a new setting. Perhaps in Russia with Hopper?

-Meanwhile, Aaron Paul says Netflix cancelled Bojack Horseman.

-Something has clearly gone sour between Marvel Studios and Marvel Entertainment: Marvel TV is reportedly phasing out live action shows to focus on animation instead.

-Clueless’ actress Stacey Dash was arrested for domestic violence after a fight with her husband.

-25 women who came forward with #MeToo allegations share their experiences about what the fallout has been in this must-read article. We spend so much time talking about the purportedly ruined lives of the alleged perpetrators; it’s time we start considering those who told the stories.

-A “really quite drunk” Daniel Craig gave a heartfelt speech at the wrap party of his latest Bond film.

-A small group of posh spies race against time to prevent history’s worst criminal masterminds from starting a war in The King’s Man trailer.