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Charlize Theron’s Backyard Photo Shoot

Charlize Theron photographed herself (with the help of her kids) for EW’s new digital cover to promote Netflix’s The Old Guard, which drops this weekend. I’m mesmerized by every single video in this article.

-This new interview with Kanye West seems to indicate that the man is not well. It is totally unhinged. If you don’t want to give it clicks, The Root did a recap of it.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are trying to be more cordial coparents — though Pitt’s relationship with Maddox is reportedly “non-existent.”

-Clear my schedule — Mariah Carey is releasing a memoir!

-Day two of Johnny Depp‘s libel trial against The Sun saw the actor denying allegations he hit Amber Heard for laughing at his “Wino Forever” tattoo. He also dismissed the texts he sent to Paul Bettany about drowning and burning her by saying he was angry she was acting like “the moral police” and “resentful of the fact Ms. Heard was very aggressive and quite insulting about my use of alcohol.” (Interestingly, in a previous written statement, he claimed Heard encouraged him to continue abusing drugs and alcohol.)

-So this is what it’s come to: according to Page Six, some television networks are now providing “good-behavior bonuses” to their reality TV stars in an attempt to get them to not be racist, sexist, transphobic, or homophobic on social media.

E. Alex Jung got 14 hours to interview Michaela Coel? No wonder is profiles are so good.  That is not the norm.

-The Toronto, New York, Telluride and Venice film festivals have unveiled a joint statement that commits the long-time rivals to cooperate and not compete for film titles and awards-season bragging rights in the fall. I love this. If I’m going to a stripped down TIFF this fall, I want to see world premieres only.

-A day after announcing he quit the band, Kasabian singer Tom Meighan appeared in court for domestic abuse charges. He escaped jail time after admitting to assaulting his fiancee (which he initially denied until police showed him CCTV footage of him dragging her through their backyard by her ankles).

-Hamilton fans are debating Eliza’s gasp at the end. I assumed it was breaking the fourth wall and she was seeing the audience, realizing that her/Hamilton’s story was being told. But heaven also works.

J.K. Rowling is back to demonstrating free speech, punching down, and advocating for someone to be cancelled the day after participating in that open letter about how free speech is being threatened by cancel culture. Sounds about right.

-Meanwhile, I liked this take on the letter.

-A gorilla dreams of reuniting with his sister in a new trailer for Disney+’s The One and Only Ivan, starring Bryan Cranston and the voices of Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren and Danny DeVito.

 

Adriana Grande Goes Instagram Official

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Adriana Grande posted a sweet selfie with boyfriend Dalton Gomez ahead of her 27th birthday.

Alia Shawkat‘s new Vulture interview is very, very good. She talks about Brad Pitt, who she was introduced to by Spike Jonze (“We’re not dating. We’re just friends..To [tabloids] it’s like, ‘We don’t get it! This girl is weird! She’s so different! Why are they hanging out?’ You get too close to the prom king, and all of a sudden, everyone’s like, ‘Well, who is this bitch?'”) and she talks about regretting using the n-word when quoting Drake lyrics (“Was I using this because the idea of Black culture seems cool? And I was just like, ‘Well, that’s just part of it!’ It’s not intellectually understanding that the words you use are really powerful. I think that’s a lot of what this reckoning is for all of us who are not Black”).

-Speaking of very good Vulture interviews, Almost Famous director Patrick Fugit talks about his crush on Kate Hudson, Philip Seymour Hoffman giving him shit, Frances McDormand refusing to use her trailer, Brad Pitt almost playing Russell Hammond.

Gabrielle Union was photographed by Zaya Wade for SELF.

-I’m very curious about which white producer/showrunner once said she only writes shows about families so she’s not forced to cast POC actors. I have a guess.

Justin Bieber has filed a defamation lawsuit seeking to collect at least $20 million in damages filed against two Twitter users who alleged in posts on the social network that the singer sexually assaulted them.

Jason Reitman recruited Hugh Jackman, Tiffany Haddish, Jennifer Garner, Chris Pine, Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas, David Oyelowo, Andy Serkis, Jack Black, Diego Luna, Common, Sam Rockwell, Neil Patrick Harris, Leslie Bibb, Josh Gad, Taika Waititi and a bunch more to help him craft a shot-for-shot remake of The Princess Bride that will be available in chunks on Quibi starting Monday. I saw Reitman’s live-read of TPB at TIFF a couple of years ago, and the video clips in that article make me so excited for this. Guess I won’t be cancelling my Quibi trial just yet.

-Video from THR’s drama roundtable was posted on YouTubeJennifer Aniston‘s first comment is even more awkward than it was in print, and Janelle Monáe’s rebuttal about “checking your perspective” is even more powerful.

-THR’s TV directors roundtable features Anna Boden, Deborah Chow, Jon M. Chu, Alex Garland, Janet Mock and Jonathan Nolan.

-I’m so glad Scaachi wrote a takedown on Buzzfeed of the movie 365 Days. It’s been trending on Netflix for weeks and it’s so, so bad. The premise is awful, consent is addressed and then promptly ignored, there’s tons of random music drops, and it should have just been subtitled instead of having the actors with English. Plus, it makes no sense that the kidnapped woman would [SPOILER ALERT] fall for her kidnapper in just two months despite his character never being granted a second of vulnerability or softness. There’s an entire genre of romance novels about alpha bad boys being reformed by love — had they just followed the tried-and-true template, it might have been a fun guilty pleasure instead of a rapey mess.

-Tenet’s premiere has been pushed again – this time to August 12. Now everyone’s expecting Mulan’s July 24 release date to move.

-Due to all the postponements, Cineplex in Canada is scaling back its reopening plans.

-I don’t believe this story about Meghan Markle being done with Jessica Mulroney, but I am surprised it took this long for someone to write it.

Victor Garber tweeted a photo from Happiest Season, a lesbian romcom starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis and directed by Clea DuVall. Get in my eyeballs!

Kanye West has signed a 10-year deal with Gap. Yeezy Gap promises to deliver “modern, elevated basics for men, women, and kids at accessible price points.” No sneakers, tho.

-Disney announced this week it’s re-themeing its popular Splash Mountain attraction around The Princess and the Frog and retiring its characters from Disney’s notorious “Song of the South.”

G-Eazy seems to be shading ex Halsey in his new song.

-This is a very good piece on how male victims have been grappling with consequences after speaking out about MeToo, from mockery to job offers drying up.

Adele won’t be releasing her new album in September, as first rumoured. Come on, we need this!!

-Here’s the trailer for The King’s Man, the prequel to the Kingsman movies.

Lucy Hale tries to get over her hangups about sex in the trailer for A Nice Girl Like You.

 

Ben Mulroney Takes a Step Back — Sort of

Ben Mulroney stepped down as an anchor from eTalk this morning, following his wife’s racist actions. “I love my wife. However, it is not my place to speak for her and today, together, we are committed to doing the work to both learn and understand more about anti-Black racism as well as learn and understand more about our blind spots.” He added that he hopes eTalk will replace him with a more diverse voice. Interestingly, he will still do red carpet events for eTalk (i.e. – the plum assignments) and stay on as host of CTV’s Your Morning.

-Also, this is from The Sun so take it with a giant grain of salt, but they’re reporting that he was surprised by the lack of support from his coworkers. “Although some coworkers reached out, he was surprised many didn’t bother, despite the fact he’s worked there for 18 years. It was only decided last night he would step down from etalk.”

-In the final hours of Juneteenth 2020, Beyonce surprised the world with a new song called Black Parade. Lyrics include “Trust me, they gon’ need an army / Rubber bullets bouncin’ off me” and “Made a picket sign off your picket fence / Take it as a warning?”

-Variety’s Actors on Actors interviews are taking place over Zoom this year, and first up is Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow. Aniston talks about her character’s breakdown in the last episode of The Morning Show, while Kudrow says she hasn’t rewatched Friends because she’s hoping to sit down with the cast one day and watch it together.

-RIP, director Joel Schumacher. Not only did he give us movies like Lost Boys, St. Elmo’s Fire and two Batman films, he also gifted us with that Vulture interview where he said he’d slept with 20k people, claimed Tommy Lee Jones was an asshole, and said Val Kilmer was psychotic.

-Speaking of Batman, this is wild: Michael Keaton is reportedly in talks to replace Ben Affleck as the DCEU’s Batman, appearing in The Flash movie. I love the idea of Keaton taking up the cowl again, but I’m surprised that the Flashpoint film is going forward following the Erza Miller stuff.

-Accusations of sexual assault by celebs were flying fast and furious on Twitter this weekend. Two users accused Justin Bieber of alleged incidents in 2014 and 2015 and he responded to one of them with 15(!) tweets about why he couldn’t have been there.

-Meanwhile, Riverdale’s Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart are denying accusations of sexual assault that surfaced on Twitter over the weekend.

Ansel Elgort broke his silence on last week’s sexual assault claims on Sunday with an Instagram post, saying the relationship in question was “brief, legal and entirely consensual.” He says he ghosted her, implying that’s why she’s retaliated.

-After last week’s Twitter outcry, five women talked to the Chicago Tribune to detail Chris D’Elia’s alleged sexual improprieties.

-The Golden Globes, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, just announced a move from Jan 5 to Feb 28, 2021, Oscar’s original airdate.

-This is a great story about how two guys made their short film the top-grossing movie, even though they filmed it entirely on Zoom with a budget of zero dollars, and only screened it once at a single theater.

Brad Pitt surprised a sanitation worker on Harry Connick Jr.’s CBS special.

-Netflix announced that Lucifer will return in August — and they did it with a super horned up video.

-K-pop fans may not have prevented people from going to Trump’s rally, but they did basically make any data the campaign was hoping to use for retargeting junk.

Jon Stewart’s Irresistible, starring Steve Carell and Rose Bryne, is getting bad reviews. One critic tweeted it’s “stupefyingly bad & unfunny.”

-The Hamilton trailer has landed. On Twitter, Lin-Manuel Miranda explained that they dropped two of the show’s three f-words in order to get a Disney+ approved PG-13 rating.