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Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple: Ted Lasso’s Unlikely BFFs

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-I love this profile on Ted Lasso costars and friends Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple. They talk masculinity, sports, and how Waddingham considers Temple a “fairy godmother unicorn” to her daughter.

-Meanwhile, one thing that came up repeatedly in Jason Sudeikis’ GQ profile is how much like Ted Lasso his friends think he is. Here’s more proof: a journalist shared an email that Sudeikis had written him after their interview three years ago, in which the reporter mentioned that he’d recently lost his dad. It is the most heartwarming, positive, Lasso-esque thing ever. “It’s important and fucking necessary for us human beings to do that. To connect. To share. And to not concern ourselves too much with the outcome of such bravery. Especially the men of the world. Our generation is the first to “understand” that notion, but darn it, I’d love to try and be the first generation of fellas to “live” the notion as well.”

-This is a great deep dive into the inexplicable allure of Pete Davidson.

-In court yesterday, Britney Spears said she wants to charge her father with conservatorship abuse. “I want to press charges against my father today. I want an investigation into my dad….I was always extremely scared of my dad.” She also said her hair vitamins and coffee have been confiscated (“Ma’am, that’s not abuse, that’s just f*cking cruelty. Excuse my language, but it’s the truth”). She gave a shout out to the #FreeBritney movement and used the hashtag for the first time.

Ashton Kutcher said Mila Kunis convinced him to give up his Virgin Galactic ticket. “My wife basically encouraged that it was not a smart family decision to be heading into space when we have young children.”

-I’ve always liked Chrissy Teigen but her latest post is nuts. We’re all emotionally battered from the pandemic, Cubans are starving, Nasa is warning that the moon is wobbling, and she’s over here making posts complaining about being “cancelled”??!? First, if your platform includes 34M Insta followers and 13M Twitter followers, you are anything but cancelled. Second, I will never understand celebrities who don’t seem to have friends they can complain about this shit with in a group chat, rather than airing it all in public.

-The reviews for Apple’s Schmigadoon are decidedly mixed, but I’m still looking forward to it.

-YouTuber and TikToker Hunter “Echo” Ecimovic did an Instagram livestream on Tuesday, saying that he “groomed” Mille Bobbie Brown. She’s having none of it.

-Netflix might be getting into the video games business.

-I love that Kat Graham is in Cannes. She was the best thing about The Vampire Diaries and I only want good things for her.

-Love Actually and Sanditon actor Kris Marshall apologized for his ‘offensive and insensitive’ comments after Death in Paradise exit. He said that he felt his son was becoming “a bit too Caribbean” after spending three years on the island of Guadeloupe.

-I know people really liked the Loki finale, but that was extremely unsatisfying to me. It felt more like a big setup for the future of the MCU, rather than the conclusion of the story they were trying to tell. A show that has — up until this point — been so centered on Loki had a finale that just….wasn’t. (The guest star killed it though.)

-Here’s the first trailer for Taika Waititi‘s new Hulu show Reservation Dogs.

 

Britney Spears Is Stronger Than Yesterday

-Today, Britney Spears‘ conservatorship case was back in front of a judge at Los Angeles Superior Court. The judge ruled that the singer can finally select her own attorney instead of getting court-appointed counsel.

Olivia Rodrigo visited the White House to urge young people to get vaccinated, saying she’s “beyond honored and humbled” to “help spread the message about the importance of youth vaccinations.”

Lindsey Shaw, who I only know from the TV version of 10 Things I Hate About You, posted a video mocking one of the viral dances created by Black creators, and then posted another video crying about “the hate in my inbox” and pulled a “I am sorry you were offended.” Yikes.

Gillian Anderson has arrived at the same place as many of us post-pandemic: she’s vowed to never wear a bra again.

-Bridgerton creator Chris Van Dusen talked about the show’s 12 Emmy nominations and what to expect from season 2. “Kate Sharma, played by Simone Ashley, she is a force to be reckoned with, and we pair up with her Anthony Bridgerton, played by Jonathan Bailey, who’s just incredible. The two of them, they are magnetic. You cannot take your eyes off of them when they’re together on screen.” I’m looking forward to it; Kate was my fave character in the books.

-I’m not a fan of this Dolce & Gabbana on Sharon Stone, but I am a fan of the resurgence of red carpets!

-As much as I liked Loki, I would have been fine with it being a one and done, but it just got renewed for a second season.

-It’s hilarious how Marvel has made its casts so scared to talk about spoilers, even after they’ve been given the greenlight.

John Mayer says his new record is intentionally terrible. “For me, it was like, I want to get in trouble. I want someone to tell me this is shit. And I made a record that to me at the time, only in a way to coax something out of me that I wouldn’t have normally done: shitpost a record. It’s called Sob Rock because it’s a shitpost.” That’s one way to get ahead of criticism, I guess.

Justin Bieber dropped $1k in a weed store in 20 minutes, which actually doesn’t sound that hard to do.

Kristen Stewart and Dylan Meyer have been spotted wearing rings, leading to marriage speculation.

Hilary Duff posted a series of photos on Instagram documenting her daughter’s birth, and I had now idea her Younger costar Molly Bernard was her doula!

-The unofficial Celine Dion biopic Aline screened at Cannes today and it sounds insane. 57-year-old writer-director-star Valérie Lemercier plays all incarnations of Dion — including when she was a 5-year-old.

Eddie Murphy’s son and Martin Lawrence’s daughter are dating.

-The Other Two is coming back August 26. God, I loved this sitcom.

-Netflix’s Never Have I Ever has returned, and the new season is getting great reviews.

-Red Rocket is getting raves at Cannes. It’s from The Florida Project director Sean Baker and follows Simon Rex, who plays a washed-up porn star who returns to his hometown in Texas to try to get his life together.

-There’s some weird corporate synergy to having Deadpool and Korg reacting to the trailer to Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy, but it’s really funny so  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. “Jodie Comer! God, I love her so much. I hope they don’t fridge her.” “What’s fridging?” “Well, it’s the practice of killing off or hurting a female character in order to motivate or torture the main character, also known as Deadpool 2.”

-Here’s the trailer for Blackpink the Movie, the upcoming documentary about the k-pop group which is set to screen in theaters worldwide in August.

Justin Chon and Alicia Vikander star in the Blue Bayou trailer.

Jennifer Hudson Talks Playing Aretha

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Law Roach is on fire right now. He styled pregnant Halsey’s Allure cover, as well as InStyle’s Jennifer Hudson one. In the interview, JHud talks about stepping into Aretha Franklin’s shoes for her new biopic Respect, and how her dogs predict success. “I got the dog Oscar before I won my Oscar for Dreamgirls. And then I said, ‘Oscar needs a wife. So how about I get a dog and name it Grammy, and maybe I’ll win a Grammy.’ And then I got the dog Grammy, and I won the Grammy.”

-In his new GQ profile, Jason Sudeikis says he still doesn’t know why Olivia Wilde left him after nine years together. “I’ll have a better understanding of why in a year, and an even better one in two, and an even greater one in five, and it’ll go from being, you know, a book of my life to becoming a chapter to a paragraph to a line to a word to a doodle.” He added, “That’s an experience that you either learn from or make excuses about. You take some responsibility for it, hold yourself accountable for what you do, but then also endeavor to learn something beyond the obvious from it.” He also confirmed they split “in November 2020” (so months after their rumoured split in March 2020, but before she was spotted holding hands with Harry Styles in January 2021).

-The Crown, Mare of Easttown, The Queen’s Gambit, and the recently cancelled Lovecraft Country were some of the shows leading the Emmy nominations this morning. I’m glad that Ted Lasso scored 20 nods, including 6 for Supporting Actor/Actress (all but Phil Dunster, who plays Jamie), that The Boys snuck into Best Drama category, that Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You got some love, and that Jean Smart was nominated for both Hacks and Mare of Easttown. But it sucks that Girls5Eva didn’t make it into the Best Comedy section.

-I agree that these five nominees are among the top to root for. Roy Kent!

-Eyewitnesses claim that video of Justin Bieber appearing to yell at wife Hailey Bieber is misleading.

Britney Spears’ personal conservator Jodi Montgomery claims her dad, Jamie Spears, used $2 million of her funds for his defense.

Scarlett Johansson chatted with Seth Meyers about her pandemic wedding to Colin Jost. “Obviously we wanted to take all the precautions, every precaution that we could, so we had the masks [with ‘Jost 2020’ on them] made. It definitely was a weird party favor that could only happen now, but you just gotta go with it.”

Drake‘s girlfriend has been revealed to be 40-year-old model Johanna Leia, who he’s reportedly been dating for several months.

-Seems like Olivia Rodrigo is over that guy she wrote “Driver’s License” about; she’s dating Adam Faze.

-I always worry that Joshua Jackson is going to end up disappointing me, but not today! His Esquire interview is excellent, especially the part where he talks about having a home birth because “the American medical system has a horrendous track record with Black women.” The accompanying video is also great, including when they ask why he’s turned his Instagram into a stan account for his wife. “I think it’s important to celebrate women in media where they want to be, rather than the objects that we want them to be.” Gah! Perfection!!

-I liked this love letter to the bad girls of 90s teen dramas. Justice for Rayanne Graff, Kim Kelly and Jen Lindley!

-A video appears to show Mel Gibson saluting Donald Trump as he arrived at UFC 264 on Saturday evening. How is anyone at all surprised by this?

-Tilda Swinton and Timothée Chalamet were all kinds of cute together at Cannes.

-For the same premiere, Owen Wilson (who I’m convinced will end up being the bad guy in this week’s Loki finale, because the person behind the TVA can’t just be some random dude, right?!) also looked great.

-Meanwhile, here’s a clip from the movie (Wes Anderson‘s The French Dispatch), featuring Chalamet having a bath in front of Frances McDormand.

-I’m very ready to watch Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, and Carla Gugino kick butt in Netflix’s Gunpowder Milkshake this weekend, which is getting decent reviews.

-Here’s the trailer for Netflix’s conversion therapy documentary Pray Away, from producers Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum, and directed by Kristine Stolakis.

-Disney/Pixar’s new movie Turning Red takes place in Toronto!