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-For the first time in history US Vogue (left) and British Vogue (right) share a cover star: Adele. In her first interview in 5 years, she speaks about body image, romance, divorce, single parenthood and her “self-redemption” album.

-In his new Netflix special, Dave Chappelle tries to justify button-pushing jokes about gay people, trans people, and feminists — and critics say he often fails. He defends DaBaby and JK Rowling, and says he’s on “Team Terf.” Gross.

-Comedian Hollis Black‘s comments on the special have been trending, while Dear White People showrunner Jaclyn Moore said of Netflix: “I will not work with them as long as they continue to put out and profit from blatantly and dangerously transphobic content.”

-Among Britney Spears‘ many posts over the last few days was this one, which she captioned, “I suggest if you have a friend that’s been in a house that feels really small for four months … no car … no phone … no door for privacy and they have to work around 10 hours a day 7 days a week and give tons of blood weekly with never a day off … I strongly suggest you go pick up your friend and get them the hell outta there !!!!! If you’re like my family who says things like “sorry, you’re in a conservatorship” … probably thinking you’re different so they can fuck with you !!!! Thankfully I found an amazing attorney Mathew Rosengart who has helped change my life 🌹!!!!”

-In another, she also commented about her seemingly bizarre posts, saying “I feel like I have been a caged animal for half of my life …that’s exactly why I choose to direct myself … do my makeup myself … produce myself … dress myself … make music myself … feed myself … and shoot videos and pics myself”

-There were a lot of delightful appearances on late night last night. Brett Goldstein was on Seth Meyers, Daniel Craig was on Jimmy Kimmel, and the cast of Squid Game was on Jimmy Fallon.

-Speaking of Squid Game, I loved this analysis of the marble episode (the best ep, IMO).

Gabrielle Union says she once auditioned for The Matrix but she failed because she tried to channel Janet Jackson — and the real Janet showed up.

-The Crown’s Claire Foy is set to play Sheryl Sandberg in a new TV series about Facebook.

Drew Barrymore interviewed Dakota Johnson and praised her for her awkward Ellen Degeneres interview.

-I would like the actress Rebecca from Ted Lasso to tweet inspirational messages to me like this, please.

-Here’s the trailer for a new HBO doc that looks into the circumstances surrounded Brittany Murphy’s death.

-Here’s the trailer for Gwyneth Paltrow‘s new Netflix show Sex, Love & Goop.

Nina Dobrev is catfished in the new Netflix movie Love Hard, and I’ll pretty much watch any romcom, but this trailer makes me worried that she’ll end up falling for her catfisher instead of the hottie from Never Have I Ever. Let’s all just rewatch Netflix’s excellent romcom The Half of It instead and call it a day.

Kieran Culkin on His Succession Success

Kieran Culkin‘s THR cover story is delightful. He opens up about his strange celebrity childhood, his fears about fame, and why everyone on the Succession set loves Sarah Snook.

-I liked this interview with Julianna Margulies on joining The Morning Show. “I went to Sarah Lawrence college. I think if there isn’t a better place to learn about what being gay is, I don’t know.”

-This article about Matthew Rhys on a boat is so very charming.

-Oh god. THR’s new story on how Hollywood is divided on vaccines includes a bit about how Letitia Wright, who is currently reprising her role as Princess Shuri in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as it films in Atlanta, has reportedly continued to express anti-vaccine skepticism on the set of the film.

Britney Spears‘ boyfriend Sam Asghari seems to be encouraging her that she return to the stage. Should she, though?

Emily Ratajkowski says the story about Robin Thicke allegedly groping her while shooting the Blurred Lines video was “frustrating” because that passage from her book “was leaked” against her will. “I feel like it just turns into a clickbait frenzy, and all of a sudden words like ‘sexual assault’ and ‘allegations’ are getting thrown around rather than people reading the actual essay, so, again, I’m just looking forward to when people will be able to hear things in my own words.”

Diplo may face criminal charges for sexual misconduct stemming from allegations in an October 2020 police report.

-A judge ruled that Charlie Sheen no longer has to pay child support, which ‘blindsided’ Denise Richards, according to her camp.

-Fans are going nuts about the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion trailer.

Jake Gyllenhaal was talking about shooting sex scenes with Jennifer Aniston in The Good Girl and explained that for intimate scenes, a pillow was placed between the actors. “The pillow technique was used. That was just preemptive and used generally always when actually in a horizontal place in that movie…I think that was actually a Jennifer suggestion. She was very kind to suggest it before we began. She was like, ‘I’m putting a pillow here.'” Smart!

-Squid Game’s Jung Ho-yeon has just been named a Global House Ambassador for Louis Vuitton. I love her and want only good things for her.

-Meanwhile, this Halloween’s hottest costume is the Squid Game jumpsuit.

-According to reviews, Michael Keaton and Kaitlyn Dever will break your heart in Dopesick, Hulu’s harrowing drama about the origins of the opioid crisis in America. It looks so good, and yet I don’t think I have it in me to watch something that dark right now.

-The official trailer for festival breakout Red Rocket is here, starring Simon Rex as a washed-up porn star returning to his small Texas hometown.

-Here’s the trailer for the musical Cyrano, from director Joe Wright and starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, and Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Is a New Adele Album About to Drop?

-Instagram may still be down, but that didn’t stop Adele from teasing us. She just tweeted for the first time in months, adding to a long list of hints that she’s about to drop a new album any day now.

-Speaking of stars who moved from IG to Twitter today, Britney Spears posted one of her posing videos with the caption “#FreeBritney movement … I have no words … because of you guys and your constant resilience in freeing me from my conservatorship … my life is now in that direction !!!!! I cried last night for two hours cause my fans are the best and I know it …”

-In her new memoir, Emily Ratajkowski says Robin Thicke drunkenly groped her on the set of the “Blurred Lines” music video. “Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and foreignness of a stranger’s hands cupping my bare breasts from behind. I instinctively moved away, looking back at Robin Thicke. He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes concealed behind his sunglasses. My head turned to the darkness beyond the set. [The director, Diane Martel’s] voice cracked as she yelled out to me, ‘Are you okay?’ I pushed my chin forward and shrugged, avoiding eye contact, feeling the heat of humiliation pump through my body. I didn’t react — not really, not like I should have.” She says Martel immediately instituted a “no touching” rule.

-Lil Nas X had the appropriate reaction to Kidz Bop covering his song.

-For some reason, Lizzo thought it would be a good idea to call Chris Brown her “favorite person.” Out loud. In public.

Lindsay Lohan is starting her own podcast, in which she’ll have “intimate conversations” with friends and famous guests.

-The Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic happened on Saturday and the stars turned up with some lewks.

-Here we go. Members of IATSE, one of Hollywood’s largest labour unions, have voted 98% in favour of authorizing a strike that could shut down most film and TV production.

-Meanwhile, this is a good chat with various crewmembers over the cruelty of over-12-hour workdays, short rest periods and under-$18-an-hour rates on productions that net their stars and studios millions.

-The cast of Squid Game will be on The Tonight Show this Wednesday.

-Venom: Let There Be Carnage did even better than expected by taking in $90.1 million at the box office this past weekend — even better than the first movie (which opened in pre-pandemic times).

-After breaking things off with Elon Musk, Grimes staged an impromptu photoshoot a copy of The Communist Manifesto. It was not received well.

Oscar Isaac briefly went full frontal in last night’s episode of Scenes from a Marriage, which isn’t even enough to get me to tune back in. I gave up on episode 2 because I was so bored.

-Midnight Mass was good, but my god someone has to tell Mike Flanagan to cut down on the completely uninterrupted monologues.

-There’s barely any buzz about the new slate of TV shows debuting this fall, but the only one that people seem to love is Ghosts. It’s a CBS sitcom, which makes the critical love even more surprising, but it’s got the girl from iZombie who I like a lot.

Dave Eggers is refusing to sell his new novel on Amazon.

-This is a fascinating read by AIDS activist Peter Staley about how Dallas Buyers Club’s original script was full of homophobia and AIDS denialism.

Andrew Garfield plays a struggling writer in the trailer for Netflix’s Tick, Tick… Boom!, the autobiographical musical of Rent creator Jonathan Larson. It’s Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s feature directorial debut.