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Catherine O’Hara Vamps for Vanity Fair

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-I’m really liking how creative magazines are getting when it comes to photo shoots with their socially distanced subjects. Robert Pattinson took his own pics for GQ, as did Naomi Campbell for Essence, a Vanity Fair photographer shot Janelle Monae through a Zoom conference call, and now Vanity Fair used a drone to shoot Catherine O’Hara lounging in her yard.

Jennifer Lawrence joined Amy Schumer for the latest episode of her quarantine cooking show, and said she considers white wine “mainly for sluts.” ‘Kay.

Lana Del Rey, what are you talking about?!? “There has to be a place in feminism for women who look and act like me” is not a sentence a white girl has any business writing. And to throw Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé under the bus while she’s at it? Good lord.

John Krasinski‘s viral series Some Good News has been sold to CBS All Access following a massive bidding war— which doesn’t really feel like good news. It was a nice thing he was doing during quarantine but selling it feels…kinda gross? He’s not even going to be the host so what exactly did he sell, the concept of feel-good segments?

-Chef Kristin O’Connor was spotted at Bradley Cooper‘s place, sparking romance rumours.

Jaime King‘s filed for divorce and asked for a temporary restraining order against her husband.

Courtney Love gave Cameron Crowe an unreleased Nirvana song to use in Vanilla Sky and told him to “hide it in your movie somewhere.” So he did.

-Parenthood’s Sarah Ramos keeps partnering with her actor friends to recreate scenes from movies and they’re all great! Here’s her and Teen Wolf’s Dylan O’Brien doing the “you better lawyer up, asshole” scene from The Social Network.

-This is a good takedown of the NYT’s recent takedown of Ronan Farrow.

-I’m surprised ABC canceled Emergence, Single Parents, Bless This Mess and Schooled seeing as creating new TV shows is so up in the air.

Harvey Weinstein‘s former assistant, Rowena Chiu, broke her NDA for this Variety interview.

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli have finally agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions case.

-I don’t think I’ll be able to listen to Marc Maron’s latest podcast episode, in which he pays tribute to his partner Lynn Shelton. Just reading about it is making me teary.

Jude Law is expecting baby No. 6. The weirdest thing about this story is the photos of them just walking around London with no masks or distancing.

-TIFF’s Stay at Home Cinema series just kicked things up a notch with some great gets. Tonight, they’re doing a live chat on Facebook/Youtube with Rian Johnson to discuss Looper before a live-watch on Crave, and on Wednesday they’re doing one with Kate Winslet on Sense and Sensibility.

-It looks like there’s a face in the background of Jennifer Lopez’s photo and now I can’t unsee it.

-Riverdale actor Skeet Ulrich says the reason he’s leaving the hit series is because he “got bored creatively.” I mean, you can say a lot about that show, but “boring” really isn’t it.

-This is an interesting piece about Alison Roman, Bon Appetit, and the whiteness of the food media.

Peter Dinklage and Jason Momoa are teaming up for a vampire-themed buddy comedy, which sounds fantastic.

Mandy Patinkin and his wife being quizzed by their son about pop culture is never not funny.

Matthew Rhys might be losing it but at least he’s giving us funny videos in the process.

-This article on Keira Knightley’s Atonement dress is so, so good.

-When the Old Guard’s longest-living member (Charlize Theron) realizes that Nile (Kiki Layne) — the first new immortal like them to appear in ages — has finally come into her power, she sets out to teach her what it means to be one of them in the trailer for Netflix’s The Old Guard.

Florence Pugh’s Streak Continues

 

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-I feel like I have Florence Pugh face blindness. I’ve seen her in Midsommar, Fighting with My Family and Little Women, but I still don’t know that I could pick her out of a lineup. Regardless, her Vogue spread is very good.

-Now that the dust is starting to settle, the Evening Standard has a timeline of how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s announcement reportedly went down. Harry originally contacted Prince Charles about spending more time in Canada and America just before Christmas, but was told he needed to come up with a thought-out plan. He was then told the Queen would meet with him, but “would not discuss his wishlist before he had discussed it in detail with his father.” But then that meeting was blocked by courtiers. Prince Charles and Prince William were only sent a copy of Harry and Meghan’s statement “10 minutes” before it was released.

-According to Lainey, there’s an implication that Harry and Meghan rushed the announcement it to get ahead of The Sun’s story — which was broken by a reporter who happens to be good friends with Will and Kate’s press secretary. 👀

The Mirror claims Will is “incandescent with rage,” while the Daily Mail claims Harry has been locked in four-way conference call with the Queen, Charles, and Will as they try to find “workable future role within days.”

-I kind of love that the couple’s new website was made by a Toronto agency (which might explain how they were able to keep it under wraps from the family).

-This is surprising to me: according to People, when Harry and Meghan returned to London this week, Archie remained in Canada. “It is believed that Archie stayed with Meghan’s close pal, Jessica Mulroney.”

-It was a very good day for news to come out that the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall was banned from driving for speeding.

-Yesterday was the perfect day for celebrities to slide some news under the radar, so I’m surprised there wasn’t a wave of divorce announcements. The only one I saw was from Arrow’s Katie Cassidy, who split from her husband after just 13 months of marriage. (Weirdly because I follow all of them on IG, it seems like all three actresses who’ve played Canary are going through major splits with their SOs right now.)

-At Wednesday night’s National Board of Review gala, Bradley Cooper presented Brad Pitt with the Best Supporting Actor award and in his acceptance speech, Pitt credited Cooper for helping him get sober. “I got sober because of this guy, and every day’s been happier ever since.” Pitt also brought the jokes, quipping, “It’s nice to be able to leave this thing carrying something other than George Clooney.”

Pitt also did a video interview for W, in which he reminisces on his prom and first kiss (“Her name was Lisa. It was in her garage. It was in fourth grade. She was one street over. I ran home afterwards. It was just too much.”)

-Kids teaching their famous parents how to use TikTok is my fave new thing. Me next, please.

-It’s really something to see Kristen Stewart this relaxed and actually having fun while doing movie promo. She’s grown so much.

-I adore Jane Austen and will consume everything related to her, but Sanditon, which starts Sunday on PBS, is a tough hang for me — just because the ending is so very non-Austen-y. The reviews are glowing, though.

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston‘s table ran out of beverages at the Globes, so Reese asked Beyonce for some champagne. That is some Madeline energy right there.

Tiffany Haddish said she first took a meeting with Like a Boss costar Rose Byrne at a hotel bar when she noticed two gay men. “I start hitting on them and once I get a little drink in me, I want to, you know, donate my womb. I was like ‘If y’all want to have a baby, let me know. I’ll pay child support. Y’all can raise it. I’ll carry it and I’ll breastfeed it for six months and it’s all yours.’ Rose was like, ‘No, Tiffany. You can’t do this. You need to go to your room.’ That’s when I knew we’d be friends forever. She protected my womb.”

Mae Whitman posted a Parenthood reunion pic and I felt it with my whole heart.

-The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina released a music video to promote the new season and it’s … something.

-The Television Critics Association panels are happening this week, and FX CEO John Landgraf did his annual #PeakTV report, revealing scripted originals grew 7 percent in 2019 and set a record — topping 500 show in a year for the first time.

-FX also announced that Atlanta will get an expanded order — but won’t air until 2021.

-They also revealed trailers for two of the year’s most anticipated new shows: Devs, from Alex Garland, writer/director of Ex Machina and Annihilation, which stars Nick Offerman and Sonoya Mizuno, and follows a computer developer investigating a quantum computing company that she believes is responsible for the disappearance of her boyfriend; and Mrs. America, starring Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Tracey Ullman, Rose Byrne, Uzo Aduba, Margo Martindale, Elizabeth Banks and John Slattery.

Bong Joon Ho‘s Parasite is heading to HBO as a limited series. I adored that movie and this seems like a very bad idea.

-I’ve been sort of following the drama in Romancelandia because it’s all over my TL, but this is big. Romance Writers of America president has resigned (finally!) after publishers Harlequin, Berkley, Kensington, Avon, and St. Martins all pulled out of the RWA national conference. (This is a good recap of what initially went down, although the RWA has continued to handle it all horribly since then.)

-I’ve been feeling superhero fatigue (both from movies and TV) for a while now, but goddamn the new Birds of Prey trailer is good. Goddamn.

Janelle Monae Covers InStyle

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-I love the subscribers’ edition of Janelle Monae’s InStyle cover.  The interview is predictably fun too, in which she drops bon mots such as “I speak android, which is helpful for the future, since we will be merging” and “If my mother had let me have a vibrator at a young age to be in touch with my body more, I could have saved myself from so many poor decisions.”

-When I first heard about Scarlett Johansson‘s latest comments (‘I should be allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal’) I took it with a grain of salt because the quotes came from a longer fashion interview and were then repackaged by the Daily Mail, which tends to present out-of-context soundbites for clickbait. But then I read her clarification and nope, she just doesn’t get it. If she really cares about telling these kinds of stories, instead of playing the lead in a movie about a trans man, why wouldn’t she come on as a producer and take a smaller part, using her name/clout to get the film made? Instead, she faced backlash about playing the lead, the movie now appears to be buried, and she’s out here talking about political correctness getting in the way of art.

-I have watched/analyzed this video of Meghan Markle meeting Beyonce and Jay Z way, way too many times. Jay looking like he’s afraid to fully hug her while his wife is watching slays me every time…

-Well, this is a swerve. Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach will co-write a Barbie pic starring Margot Robbie.

-I don’t know what app Channing Tatum is talking about, but I love that he’s so chill about being in therapy.

-And so it continues: Kim Cattrall says she’ll never do another Sex and the City movie: “It’s a no from me. You learn lessons in life and my lesson is to do work with good people and try and make it fun.”

-I didn’t know that Zach Braff is dating Florence Pugh but yeah, that tracks.

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are still … doing whatever it is they’re doing.

-Indie film The Farewell, which stars Awkwafina and was a hit at Sundance, already surpassed Avengers: Endgame for biggest theater average of the year, and it’s in limited release.

-All 8 episodes for the Veronica Mars revival drop this weekend and the reviews are mostly positive — but there seems to be a big, dark plot twist in the finale that has critics divided.  They better not harm a hair on Logan’s head!!

-I’m not sure about the story floating around that Captain Marvel’s Lashana Lynch will play 007. The sourcing for the original article is shaky, and it just says that Lynch plays a new agent who inherits Bond’s codename, not that she’ll be the main character. I’d love her to take over the franchise but I don’t want to get my hopes up until a more credible source confirms it.

-The Russos are teasing some kind of Community thing at this weekend’s Comic-Con for the show’s 10-year anniversary.

-Oof, the reviews for The Lion King are roughhhhhhh.

Bradley Cooper and Laura Dern had lunch, and we have questions.

-Speaking of Dern, there’s only one more episode left this season in Big Little Lies and everyone’s wondering if it will be able to save the nonsensical season.

-Here’s the first trailer for On Becoming a God in Central Florida, Showtime’s dark comedy series starring Kirsten Dunst.