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-I’m really not down with the styling of her Shape feature, but at this point I’m just grateful that Leighton Meester is landing magazine covers again.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez got engaged this weekend and her ring is reportedly worth $1.4M.

-1D drama: Louis Tomlinson says he stopped being friends with Zayn Malik after Malik didn’t show up when his mom died.

-Wait, Ariana Grande used to date Alicia Florrick‘s son?? And she might be dating him again?

-Congrats to Glee’s Lea Michele, who got married on Saturday.

-I love this story about a reporter asking a publicist if he could interview Ben Mendelsohn (despite him not being on the Captain Marvel press tour), and then having Mendelsohn call him to chat 10 minutes later.

-Meanwhile, Captain Marvel did even better than expected, raking in $455M US globally, including $153M in North America. Also, Brie Larson popped into a few theatres this weekend to surprise fans.

-I never thought we’d have a beef between Drake and Paul Anka, but here we are.

-In an IG post this weekend, Justin Bieber asked fans to pray for him as he revealed his recent struggles with depression.

-This entire interview with Regina King is worth a read (Support the Girls is a movie I missed last year but really want to see because I’ve only heard raves), but this bit about whether or not her pal Tiffany Haddish was telling the truth about her other pal Sanaa Lathan biting Beyonce is gold: “Let me tell you something: I could tap your leg with my foot and Tiffany would retell it as me kicking you. She’s a comedian. She can make a story, know what I mean?”

-Speaking of interviews worth your time, speaking to Vulture John Mulaney revealed he fired Louis C.K.’s former manager Dave Becky, who represents a lot of comedians, a soon as the CK article came out in the NYT, but didn’t make a statement about it. “I didn’t feel I had anything that noble to add, and issuing a simple statement of one sentence that I fired Dave seemed evasive and honestly an unhelpful use of everyone’s time and taking up oxygen.” Also, when asked about making the comedy industry safer for women, he had the perfect answer: “I have a lot of thoughts and opinions on many things. I don’t think my thoughts and opinions matter in any way compared to the women who have been directly affected by these actions. I say this not at all to be evasive, but just to not talk anymore as a male in comedy who has not had to experience this. Other people should. Women’s opinions matter, and mine does not.”

Taika Waititi is adapting Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits for TV and I like all of those things!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle learned how to make maple taffy on snow during a visit to Canada House in London today.

-The fact that Aidy Bryant‘s new Hulu show Shrill is being compared to Better Things can only be a good thing.

-Last night, the Olivia Wilde-directed teen comedy Booksmart premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and people LOVED it. The reviews are glowing and the trailer looks great.

Jessica Chastain, Constance Wu and Ava Duvernay Lead the Charge on Change

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Jessica Chastain, Constance Wu and Ava Duvernay cover Marie Claire, where they talk about the importance of inclusion and representation, and learning how to not obsess about accommodating others.

-Sad news for for those of you who even knew they were dating: Rita Ora and Andrew Garfield split up.

Kit Harrington told Stephen Colbert about the end of Game of Thrones: “I was very shocked and surprised at certain events unfolding, and then I blubbed my eyes out. I cried.”

-I’ve watched this clip of Jennifer Hudson and Tom Jones spontaneously singing at each other more times than can be considered normal.

Keri Russell and Adam Driver (who are costarring on Broadway) are so damn funny and charming in this NYT profile.

-You can tell Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson have done a few movies together by this point; their chemistry is really easy going and nice. The Captain Marvel pair sang Ariana Grande and took a lie detector test on Carpool Karaoke.

-Also, Larson and Jackson sang “Shallow” on The Jonathan Ross Show and they were pretty damn great.

Heidi Montag defended The Hills reboot’s lack of diversity by pointing out her co-stars’ hair colours. So that happened.

-Also, I keep forgetting that Mischa Barton is in this thing.

Gwyneth Paltrow says that her persona shift from a whiskey-drinking, cigarette-smoking cool girl to a health nut had everyone “thinking I was a crackpot.” Who is this whiskey-drinking badass she’s speaking of?

-Not surprisingly, Idris Elba‘s Netflix comedy about a DJ-turned-nanny isn’t getting glowing reviews. I want more for him than this. (And I definitely want more for him than taking over Will Smith’s role in Suicide Squad.)

-HBO’s The Case Against Adnan Syed will follow Amy Syed’s process of seeking and winning an appeal post-Serial.

-I liked this piece a lot about how Steven Spielberg isn’t right about Netflix — but he’s not entirely wrong either. I’ve been surprised by they lack of debate and the full-throated support of Netflix (who does some not great stuff). At the very least, they *should* disclose their box office numbers if they want to be Oscar contenders.

-Oh my goodness, the Good Omens trailer is all kinds of fun.

-I very much enjoyed this look back at Julia Roberts’ “Fellini summer”, a dramatic few months which included leaving fiance Kiefer Sutherland for Jason Patric, fighting with Steven Spielberg on Hook, being hospitalized for the “flu”, and walking away from Shakespeare in Love.

-You know, I’ve been pretty checked out on Arrow for a while and mostly just catch up with it out of routine these days, but compiling all these cast and fan social media posts about the show’s ending for this story hit me harder than I thought it would, especially Stephen Amell‘s tearful Facebook video. There were seasons when I LOVED this show, and I’m glad it’s getting to go out on its own terms.

-Meanwhile, I’m thinking this TV blind item from a while ago was probably about Amell.

-The trailer for Mindy Kaling’s Late Night starring Emma Thompson is everything I’ve ever wanted.

Steve Carell Surprises Jenna Fischer for Her Birthday

-Jenna Fischer was a guest on Busy Philipps‘ show last night and Steve Carell surprised her for her birthday. Yeah, this got me right in the heart guts.

Ben Affleck and ex-girlfriend Lindsay Shookus have reunited.

Ellen Page is urging people to remember that hate crimes are not a hoax, and people should not to lose sight of the endemic violence against underrepresented communities.

-She’s done it again! Survivor superfan Sia surprised a Survivor contestant with a $14,000 cheque. This is the third time she’s gifted one of her favourite contestants with $$.

Will Smith has a new series on Facebook Watch called Will Smith’s Bucket List, a reality/challenge show. In the six-episode weekly series, the actor will travel the globe, checking off bucket list adventures like starring in a Bollywood movie, skydiving in Dubai, and performing stand-up with Dave Chappelle.

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are not great at guessing games.

Idris Elba has no intention of giving up his “Sexiest Man Alive” title. Change approved!

Adam Rippon tested a variety of celeb rosé and he found Brangelina’s Mirval too sweet so I trust nothing he says.

-Better Things returns tonight and the reviews suggest this season is even better than the previous two. I’m not sure how that’s possible. (I rewatch this dance scene at least once a month. And this scene when Max’s dad bails on her graduation and everyone steps up? *sob*)

-Ok, this story may feel too industry insider-y, but stay with me cause it’s huge: Fox was just rocked by one of the biggest financial penalties in TV history ($179 million) after an arbitrator concluded top Fox execs gave false testimony to cover up their “reprehensible” fraud regarding the TV show Bones. The arbitrator said Fox executives lied, cheated and committed fraud at the expense of the show’s stars (David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel), executive producer producer Barry Josephson and author Kathy Reichs (whose novels the series was based on), who had filed a lawsuit claiming they were cheated out of their rightful profit participation. Thanks to Fox’s distribution/streaming deals (including a “sweetheart” deal with Hulu, which Fox had a 30% stake in), the procedural drama took in nearly half a billion dollars in its first seven seasons — but Fox deemed the show to be a money loser, which meant the cast, EP and author got no profit share. So instead of licensing Bones’ streaming rights for fair value, Fox’s studio dept was basically giving it away to Fox’s distribution dept. “The obvious inferences of self-dealing, conflict of interest and the lack of any arm’s length negotiations leap off the page,” the arbitrator concluded. Not only is this ruling expected to alter the economics of hit shows in the streaming era, it also leaves Hulu’s fate uncertain. And with new streaming services coming from Disney, Warner and NBC, it’ll be interesting to see what “fair market value” they’ll now be expected to pay for the past seasons their own studio’s shows.

The Four Weddings and a Funeral cast reunite in the first trailer for their Red Nose Day special.

-Fox has officially ordered a 6-episode 90210 “revival” starring Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling. (Luke Perry might appear as a guest star.)

-Netflix UK accidentally streamed The Notebook with all alternate bummer ending, and people freaked.

-Hmmm…I’m not sure I’m loving Brie Larson’s dress at the Captain Marvel premiere. That cut makes it look like it’s falling off.

Taylor Swift fans are going crazy with theories about when her next album will drop. She seems to think it’s hilarious.

-Every new trailer for Little makes me fall more and more in love with it.