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John Boyega Has No Time for Racists

John Boyega tweeted “I really f*cking hate racists” and people got all huffy in his replies and he was NOT having it. His responses were amazing. Then he took it up a notch on Instagram Live: “I’ll say it again. F*ck you racist white people. I said what I said. If you don’t f*cking like it, go suck a dick…If you’re a fan of me and you support my work and you’re racist and you’re arguing with what I was saying, f*ck off, you f*cking dickheads.” I love him with my whole heart.

-In her new Variety cover story, Gabrielle Union is breaking her silence on what went down on America’s Got Talent.

People’s latest cover story is Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli‘s first step to image rehabilitation. Sources tell the magazine, “Lori and Mossimo deeply regret what they did. They want to serve their sentences, pay their dues and put this behind them.”

-This is a pretty great breakdown of that Tatler cover story on Kate Middleton. Meanwhile, Kensington Palace has hit back at Tatler’s article, saying “This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication.” Which is surprising, seeing as many believe the article was sanctioned by Kate.

Billie Eilish has shared a short film about body shaming titled Not My Responsibility.

Josh Gad brought Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah and Ron Howard back together for a Splash reunion. Howard recalled one time John Candy was late to the set and offered up the most amazing excuse. “He said, ‘Look, I’m drunk!’ Here’s what happened … I’m at the bar and Jack Nicholson’s at the bar. Jack Nicholson knew my name, Ron. He starts buying me drinks, I said, ‘I gotta go shoot’ and he said, ‘You’ll be alright kid, don’t worry about it.’ I never went to bed, Ron, I never went to bed!”

John Krasinski explained to Rainn Wilson why he decided to sell Some Good News to a TV network. Surprisingly, the phrase “cash grab” didn’t come up.

Lisa Kudrow says Matthew Perry gave her the “Cookie Time” jar from the set at the Friends wrap party.

-I love how much TV Cate Blanchett is doing. She’s currently in Mrs America (which is very good) and she’s about to be in a limited series on Netflix.

-Speaking of TV, HBO Max dropped today. In Canada, we won’t get all of the past TV and movie catalog, but we are getting most of the original series through Crave.

-HBO Max’s first scripted series, Love Life starring Anna Kendrick, is getting mixed reviews.

-My favourite thing about the Sesame Street characters doing press for Elmo’s new talk show on HBO Max is when they stay on the Zoom calls after to chat with the interviewers’ kids.

J.K. Rowling has unveiled a new children’s tale The Ickabog as free online serial. You can read chapters 1-5 here.

-Toronto rapper Houdini has been identified as the victim in yesterday’s fatal downtown shooting.

Scott Disick and Sofia Richie have split up after three years of me not even knowing they were together.

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher are offering a glimpse into their private life in a new four-part series called Mike and Carrie: God & Country. Wait, if she’s the country part, is he supposed to be…god?

You’re the Worst’s Kether Donohue deserves bigger things than a Darren Criss show on Quibi.

-Here’s a new trailer for the Love, Simon TV spinoff, Love, Victor.

Gemma Arterton finds her maternal side in the trailer for Summerland.

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.

Anne Hathaway Reflects on Her Career

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Anne Hathaway covers Allure, in which she talks about being told to lose weight since she began working (“At 16 years old, it was ‘Congratulations, you have the part. I’m not saying you need to lose weight. I’m just saying don’t gain weight”) and reflects on how roles for women are slowly changing (“It’s more nuanced, and it’s more interesting. It’s allowed for more interesting characters and stories. Now the big question is, are audiences appreciating it? If it’s not supported, it won’t continue. It will go back to the way it was, and people will say, ‘Okay, that didn’t work.'” Also, her video of trying weird things is very cute.

-I can’t tell if Cate Blanchett is being really modest when talking about wanting to retire, or if she’s subtly shading her new movie, Where’d You Go Bernadette. “It’s time for me to stop. Totally. Absolutely. And I’m sure audiences around the world, when they see this film, will say, ‘Oh, yes. It’s definitely time for her to stop.’ I apologize in advance.” And when the interviewer implores Blanchett to continue acting she added “We’ll see what you say when you see this movie.”

-People are really hating on Drake’s Beatles-inspired tattoo. If only they’d hate on his Chris Brown collab half as much.

Hannah Gadsby says Louis C.K. is “being self-indulgent and he’s being a crybaby.” I love her with my whole heart.

-I only watched two episodes of The Hills reboot before I gave up, but Brody Jenner‘s clearly unhappy marriage bummed me out. But it seems he’s already moved on. Just a week or so after splitting from Kaitlynn Carter (who was then photographed kissing Miley Cyrus), he’s now dating model Josie Canseco. (Or at least, that’s what his camp wants us to believe.)

-Deep fake videos of celebrities always freak me out because they’re so disturbing and the potential uses are gross, but this one that’s making the rounds of Bill Hader turning into Tom Cruise and Seth Rogan *while impersonating them* is beyond freaky.

-The beauty influencer who challenged Priyanka Chopra at BeautyCon talks about going viral and shedding light on the India-Pakistan conflict.

Jack Black and Jack White teamed up to record a song as Jack Gray. Cute.

-God, I want a One Tree Hill tell-all.

-Yikes, the Disney-Fox merger continues to be rocky. The latest: Disney is reportedly concerned Taika Waititi‘s WWII satire Jojo Rabbit is not on brand. “The scathing take down of Nazism may prove a little too edgy for Disney brass accustomed to producing movies suitable for parents and kids…Halfway through one recent viewing one executive grew audibly uncomfortable, wondering aloud that the material would alienate Disney fans.” Wait, if Disney is afraid of making fun of Nazis, do they think their core fans are…Nazis?

-The first trailer for Greta Gerwig’s Little Women has arrived and holy hell am I all in!