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Meghan Markle Interviews Michelle Obama for Vogue

Meghan Markle guest-edited the September issue of British Vogue, which included her interview with Michelle Obama.  Of course, the British press immediately criticized her for it because they won’t let her breath.

-In other royals news, Sarah Ferguson shot down rumors that daughter Princess Eugenie is expecting. “No, she’s not pregnant!”

Lizzo appeared on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series, and there isn’t a more joyful video to kick off the week with.

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello continue to be joined at the hip lip.

-People are wondering if To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before star Lana Condor is engaged thanks to this photo and cryptic caption.

Brad Pitt has likened the Harvey Weinstein scandal to that of the Charles Manson murders in terms of the way it’s shaken Hollywood.

-I have no desire to see Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood, but goodness has it led to some really well-written reviews. I especially like this one and this one.

-On the other end of the movie review spectrum, THR is (rightly) getting mocked for running a weirdly horny review of the new Dora the Explore movie. Maybe “throbbing” shouldn’t be used when talking about a film aimed a kids?

-This oral history of Orange Is The New Black includes 23 people and is very, very good.

Lil Nas X, a gay black man, just made Billboard history and this is why it matters.

-I gotta stop reading articles from the Veronica Mars showrunner. He thinks Veronica would vote Republican?! What?!?

-I don’t watch CBS’s Big Brother, but this sounds like a mess.

Armie Hammer went viral for all the wrong reasons over the weekend. Gross.

-Amazon boss Jennifer Salke wants Phoebe Waller-Bridge to reconsider ending Fleabag. I loved loved loved the last season but please god no.

-Speaking of Amazon, they’re developing a new show with Blake Lively.  “It’s set in New York, there’s a fashion component.” They know Gossip Girl is already being rebooted, right?

The anti-aging tech they’re doing on Will Smith for the Gemini Man trailers continue to freak me the eff out.

 

Brad Pitt Cleans Up Nice

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Brad Pitt is on the cover of Australian GQ and this the best he’s looked in years. He talks about shooting Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with Burt Reynolds (“We had two days of rehearsal with him and just to sit and talk and he was just… you know, they say don’t meet your heroes but he was just so gracious and kind. And still just funny as fuck”) and why he produces more than acts these days (“I keep doing less and less. I really believe that overall it’s a younger man’s game – not that there aren’t substantial parts for older characters – I just feel, the game itself, it’ll move on naturally”).

-Expect the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hype machine to kick into high gear in the next few weeks, especially considering it’s tracking for a $30 million opening weekend — which is modest considering it stars Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. I guess people aren’t as interested in sitting through a 2-1/2 hour movie about white dudes in the “good ol’ days” as they used to be.

Lea Michele has a new ‘Finn’ tattoo to commemorate Cory Monteith.

Jake Gyllenhaal might actually be losing it on this press junket.

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas released a wedding photo, which gives us a closer look at her Louis Vuitton dress. It’s not what I was expecting (I thought she’d go younger and edgier) but it’s very lovely.

-Speaking of wedding dresses, here’s a look at Katharine McPhee‘s ultra-fluffy Zac Posen gown.

Katherine might not be liking that Sophie and Joe stole her Paris wedding spotlight; she tweeted to the paparazzi which yacht they are honeymooning on.

Sebastian Stan shading Gwyneth Paltrow is *chef’s kiss*

Idris Elba set the record straight after two writers claimed they were pushed out of his play.

Emma Portner, a choreographer and Ellen Page’s wife, blasted Justin Bieber on social media, accusing him of being terrible to work with. “I couldn’t afford to eat. I was sweeping studio floors to be able to practice my own craft. The way you degrade women is an abomination.”

Julia Roberts and her fam are vacationing in Ontario cottage country.

Carly Rae Jepsen recorded a disco album that will “probably never be released,” which seems unnecessarily cruel.

-I’m not sure when Shailene Woodley turned into a fashionista but I’m here for it.

-Despite Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s wishes to have Archie’s godparents private, the Church of England is making all details of the baptism public for anyone who is willing to pay the fee.

-Of course Ryan Reynolds turned his Bottleneck Challenge video into an ad for his gin. Of course he did.

Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, and Russell Tovey star in the trailer for The Good Lie.

Idris Elba’s Wedding Photos

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-As mentioned yesterday, Zoe Kravitz covers the new issue of British Vogue. As if that wasn’t awesome enough, newlyweds Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre cover British Vogue’s special wedding edition. We get a peek inside their ceremony in Marrakesh, and Elba talks about how he fell in “love at first sight” with Dhowre. “We’ve been literally inseparable since we met. You know, I’m 47 this year, been married and lived a full life before I even met Sabrina…It wasn’t something that I wanted to do, get married again. But…”

-Variety is publishing its latest round of Actors on Actors interview and everyone is buzzing about Ellen Pompeo‘s chat with Taraji P. Henson, in which Pompeo talks about the “toxic” culture on the Grey’s Anatomy set. “The first 10 years we had serious culture issues, very bad behavior, really toxic work environment…But after Season 10, we had some big shifts in front of the camera, behind the camera. It became my goal to have an experience there that I could be happy and proud about, because we had so much turmoil for 10 years.” Sandra Oh left in season 10, but it seems unlikely that she’s referring to her. Patrick Dempsey left in season 11, so maybe? (Marti Noxon weighed in with her experience with him on the set.)

-In the same chat, Henson talks about making the hard choice to leave a show that was “stealing my joy,” which seems to refer to Person of Interest.

-In another Actors on Actors interview, Julia Roberts tells Patricia Arquette about the the “gritty” first script for Pretty Woman.

-Wow. Warner Bros and DC have decided not to do big presentations at ComicCon this year. I guess we’re not going to get the chance to see Joaquin Phoenix awkwardly shill for Joker in Hall H.

Jenna Dewan just went Instagram official with her new boyfriend, Shameless actor Steve Kazee.

-The trailer for Brad Pitt’s delayed Ad Astra has landed. It’s kind of awkward — and makes me wonder about all those blind items floating around about how there were worries he’d been miscast.