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Keke Palmer Covers Cosmo

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Keke Palmer is on the new cover of Cosmo, where she talks about going viral with her protest speech, and fighting for a better future.

-The New York mag’s TV issue features another stunning profile b E. Alex Jungthis one on Thandie Newton. He gets her to open up about her abuse at the hands of a director when she was 16 being classified in the press as “an affair,” the time Sony head Amy Pascal tried to get her to do Charlie’s Angels by reeling off stereotypes to her of how to be a more convincing Black character, and what it’s like to work with Tom Cruise: “I was so scared of Tom. He was a very dominant individual. He tries superhard to be a nice person. But the pressure. He takes on a lot. And I think he has this sense that only he can do everything as best as it can be done.”

Lily James and Chris Evans were seen together in London on Saturday night. I have serious questions about his quarantine protocol. Even if he was allowed to be exempt from the 2 week quarantine, and even if she’s in his bubble, should they be going to a club?

Johnny Depp‘s libel trial kicked off today and he’s already accused Amber Heard of assault. This is going to get so, so ugly.

Halle Berry has dropped out of playing a trans character after being called out following an interview in which she discussed the role.  In a statement, she said “As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said the wrongs of the Commonwealth’s colonial past needed to be acknowledged as one way to create a more just world. Said Harry: “When you look across the Commonwealth, there is no way that we can move forward unless we acknowledge the past. So many people have done such an incredible job of acknowledging the past and trying to right those wrongs, but I think we all acknowledge there is so much more still to do. It’s not going to be easy and in some cases it’s not going to be comfortable but it needs to be done, because guess what: Everybody benefits.”

-We’re going to run out of TV. As the shutdown drags on, and as sets remain closed, a drought is upon us.

-Oof. Harper’s Bazaar published an open letter signed by Margaret Atwood, Noam Chomsky, Salman Rushdie, JK Rowling, Bari Weiss, Gloria Steinem, David Brooks, and many others on the value of open debate and the dangers of “cancel culture.” This comes off like a bunch of privileged people with very huge platforms being afraid of losing relevance and/or angry about the unwashed masses calling them out on Twitter. They are not being silenced in any way. JK Rowling continues to spout damaging and terrible terf talk on a platform that’s giving her enormous, unrestricted reach.

Zach Braff spoke on his podcast about Broadway star (and his friend) Nick Cordero’s final moments.

Peter Lenkov, a top CBS showrunner for Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver and Magnum PI, has been fired and had his overall deal terminated following an HR investigation that he created a toxic workplace. “He isn’t racist or sexist or classist singularly — it’s all of it,” an insider told THR. “He’s anti-woman, anti-POC, anti-gay, and everything you’d expect. But he’d also torture straight white men if he felt like it.” This was also the guy that was in a room full of reporters at the TCAs who didn’t remember he had a Latinx writer on staff on Magnum.

-Teens are really broken up about this TikTok cheating scandal and I feel so old.

-This weekend, Hulu’s is dropping the romcom Palm Springs starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti and reviews are great.

-I feel like Tom Hanks holding weekly scoldings of those who don’t adhere basic safety protocols during covid might actually make the world a better place.

-Quibi is rolling out new shows, such as Kevin Hart’s Die Hart, a series about Hart attending an action hero school run by John Travolta.

Hilary Swank is going to space (and leaving Josh Charles behind) in the trailer for the new Netflix show Away.

Shia Labeouf is intense in the trailer for The Tax Collector. He reportedly got a full chest tattoo for this role, which seems like a regrettable decision.

Avengers’ Paul Rudd and Chris Evans Re-Assemble

-The latest Actors on Actors interview is out, and it’s with Paul Rudd and Chris Evans. Needless to say, if you want to be charmed for 43 minutes this is for you. The best part was watching Evans fanboy over Rudd, asking “Why don’t you age? Are you drinking baby blood?”, recalling making him dance on video the first day they met, and saying “you’re like sorbet. You’re a palate cleanser – an always welcome addition.”

Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund are not only still together, they’re having a baby!

Jodie Turner-Smith calling Joshua Jackson a daddy (because “I made him one”) is social media perfection.

-Citing her own “pervasive privilege,” Kristen Bell has announced she is leaving her role as a biracial character on the Apple TV+ animated series Central Park. I would love to know the timing of this and if she made the decision before or after Jenny Slate. (Also, it was only back in January where the Central Park creator strongly defended the casting during the TCAs.)

Naomi Campbell covers the new issue of Vogue Spain and says it’s the first time she’s been photographed by a black Photgrapher for vogue / condenast and it was a woman of color.

-I pity the poor PR person who has to clean up Chris D’Elia‘s latest mess. In a misguided effort to prove he’s not a creep, he released a bunch of emails — which make him sound like a creep.

Demi Lovato seems content and in love, and I’m so happy for her.

-She also just signed a new deal with YouTube for a docuseries following the last three years of her ups and downs.

-Netflix will premiere a new show on July 10 called Down to Earth With Zac Efron in which the actor “searches for healthy, sustainable ways to live.” This is a different show than his upcoming Quibi one called Killing Zac Efron — which sounds like the total opposite.

-I get what this Variety article on the Television Critic Awards’ history of picking white winners was trying to do, but I’m not sure “submitting a more consciously inclusive ballot” is the only answer. (People much smarter than I am are talking about this much better than I ever could.)

Lisa Rinna claims the Karens at QVC is trying to silence her political views.

Celine Dion released a Pride-themed playlist and it is as cheesy and fun as you’d expect.

The Dixie Chicks are changing their name: The trio is now called The Chicks.

Cardi B was trending today because people thought she was trashing other female artists on a fake account. “These people must think I’m a 15-year-old girl … Stop trying to make this fake s**t up… don’t make lies about me. it’s tiring. It’s annoying.”

-Normal People stars Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones are reuniting for a pair of comedic shorts for Ireland’s Comic Relief. It’ll be set 40 years in the future — though I’m not sure older versions is really what people want to see from these characters.

-Meanwhile, following the success of Normal People, Hulu has ordered an adaptation of Sally Rooney‘s other novel, Conversations with Friends — a book I liked a lot more.

Sharon Choi, best known as director Bong Joon-ho’s interpreter during last year’s award season, interviewed Sandra Oh about Killing Eve.

Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible tells the story of the Blackfeet Boxing Club, which was set up to teach young women of the Blackfeet Nation boxing and self-defense.

-The trailer for Muppets Now on Disney+ features RuPaul, Taye Diggs, Aubrey Plaza and Seth Rogen.

Gerard Butler tries to run from a comet in the Greenland trailer.

Robert Pattinson’s Quarantine Pasta Disaster

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-The best (only?) thing to read today is Robert Pattinson‘s new GQ cover story (complete with some surprisingly good self-portraits). He talks about not training during isolation (“I think if you’re working out all the time, you’re part of the problem. You set a precedent. No one was doing this in the ’70s. Even James Dean—he wasn’t exactly ripped”), and his move to more mainstream movies like Batman (“The problem which I was finding was, however much I loved the movies I was doing, no one sees them. And so it’s kind of this frightening thing, ’cause I don’t know how viable this is for a career. I don’t know how many people there actually are in the industry who are willing to back you without any commercial viability whatsoever”). But the very best part of the article is when he tries to demonstrate how to cook his weirdo signature pasta dish — and ends up setting his microwave on fire.

Stanley Tucci confirmed Chris Evans‘ tweet about him making martinis at the end of most days while shooting the first Captain America movie. “I like to have a portable cocktail set that I bring to set. And at the end of the day, if it’s an appropriate time, I make martinis for whoever would like to join me. It’s nice. It’s civilized.”

-In the latest episode of his Facebook Watch series, we learn that Justin Bieber thinks it’s funny to surprise wife Hailey with random Nerf gun attacks during isolation. No jury would convict her.

-He also said that she pops his pimples for him.

Bryan Adams posted some racist drivel yesterday about his concert being cancelled, saying “Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the @royalalberthall, but thanks to some fucking bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards, the whole world is now on hold.” After being thoroughly dragged for it, he didn’t delete the post but he did offer an apology, posting “Apologies to any and all that took offence to my posting yesterday. No excuse, I just wanted to have a rant about the horrible animal cruelty in these wet-markets being the possible source of the virus, and promote veganism. I have love for all people and my thoughts are with everyone dealing with this pandemic around the world.” Canada will never cancel him, no matter what he does, sadly.

-It’s been such a big week for Center Stage news! A new TV adaptation has been ordered from Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (who created Sweet/Vicious and Someone Great).

-This oral history of Mad Max: Fury Road is excellent. Riley Keough met her husband on the set!

-Disney announced that the live recording of the Broadway production of Hamilton, starring Lin-Manuel Miranda and the original cast, will hit Disney+ on July 3. This was originally set for October 2021 as a theatrical release so this is quite a change. It’ll be interesting to see if the curse words get muted for Disney+.

-It’s kind of weird that the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt interactive special dropped today on Netflix and it doesn’t seem like there was any buzz about it.

-I’m sure she hired a PR firm for this, but Alison Roman’s apology is one of the best I’ve ever seen.  She acknowledges her white privilege, the cultural appropriation in the food world, and how no one should be expected to accept her apology or help her improve.

Chrissy Teigen posted a thread about Roman’s response, saying she wants to put it behind them.

-This is a good piece on how Guy Fieri is the last unproblematic food person. I love this Shane Torres quote: “He goes around the country to small businesses and gives them free advertising on a national platform on a weekly basis, but because his hair looks like he was electrocuted while drinking Mountain Dew, people act like we need to saw his head off and put it on the internet.”

Jeffrey Katzenberg is blaming the pandemic for Quibi’s rough start (even though every other entertainment streaming service is reporting a search in usage/revenue.) In a new NYT interview, he gets “momentarily steamed” when the topic of TikTok’s growing success is raised. “That’s like comparing apples to submarines.”

-Ink Master star Daniel Silva has been arrested for the drunk driving crash that killed YouTuber Corey La Barrie, who was in the passenger seat. Authorities allege that Silva had to be stopped from leaving the crash site by witnesses.

-Solstice Studios moved up the release of the Russell Crowe thriller Unhinged from September to July 1, hoping it’ll be the first new Hollywood release as theaters reopen. I’ll believe it when I see it.

Tina Fey hosted a virtual telethon called Rise Up New York and couldn’t hold back her emotions when she learned about the event’s monumental success – they raised $115M.

Ethan Hawke plays the controversial abolitionist John Brown in the seven-episode Showtime series The Good Lord Bird, based on the bestselling novel by James McBride.