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Chris Evans’s Prickly Profile

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-Oof, this Esquire profile on Chris Evans is really hard to read, mostly because it’s so clear that there’s no love lost between the interviewer and the subject.

Lady Gaga was on Fallon last night talking about raising money and during the show she called up Apple CEO Tim Cook to confirm on the spot that he will indeed commit to a donation of $10 million. I also love how she very clearly recognizes her privilege. “I know the difference between the fight that I’m in and the fight that other people are in and we’re here to be of service and here to help.” If you didn’t like her before, the way she’s rallied donations during all this ($35 million and counting!) is sure to change your mind.

Cardi B donated 20,000 bottles of meal supplements to New York City healthcare workers.

Tracy Morgan was on the Today Show and ended up talking about Coronavirus sex role-playing with his wife. Honestly though, what did they expect when they invited him on?!

Matthew McConaughey hosted a virtual bingo game for residents at a senior living home in Texas and it was wonderful.

-This video of Michael Shannon remotely cooking fried chicken with the Bon Appetite kitchen is a delight.

Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford hosted an IG Live chat, and it was kind of great.

-Stop hugging fans, Matt Damon! (I mean, it’s very sweet but I’m worried about you.)

-Schitt’s Creek is coming to an end tonight. This is a great interview with Dan Levy on the show’s evolution.

-TV shows are starting to get creative while production has shut down. CBS’ All Rise is planning a coronavirus-themed episode that will be remotely filmed using Zoom, Facetime, and WebX.

-Meanwhile, with TV production not set to resume anytime soon, the network TV pipeline is drying up and we’re looking at the possibility of no new scripted TV for the rest of the year. At the very least, the traditional Fall TV season isn’t going to happen since most pilots haven’t even been shot yet.

-Quibi launched this week to mixed-to-poor reviews, despite the loads of shows and big-name stars attached. The technology isn’t ground-breaking, none the scripted shows have wowed critics, and the only offerings that seem to be getting ok reviews are the unscripted ones. Here’s a ranking of the biggest shows. It’s launched with a 90-day free trial.

-If you have Amazon Prime, Vulture did a good list of the 100 best movies they have available to stream.  I’m going to catch up on all the indie movies I’ve missed recently, like  The Farewell, Fast Color, Honey Boy, Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, Meek’s Cutoff and Paterson. I’m also going to watch A Simple Favor for the fifth time because it makes me happy.

-Netflix is planning to host a Tiger King special reunion episode.

-Here’s the trailer for Chris Hemsworth‘s action thriller Extraction, dropping on Netflix April 24.

Schitt’s Creek Checks Out

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-I’m not ready for Schitt’s Creek to be over (like, literally — I still have half a season to catch up on), but EW’s cover story with Dan Levy and Noah Reid is beautiful.

Rihanna and Drake were interacting in the comments of DJ Spades’ Instagram Live and when he got too complimentary of her, she wrote “Give Drake some water.” Absolute perfection.

Ariana Grande and her new bf are sheltering-in-place together.  TMZ calls him “a high end real estate agent who handles multi-million dollar listings for L.A.’s A-list buyers” so hopefully he’s found them a good place to hunker down.

-Outlander star Sam Heughan is getting dragged for posting photos from his Hawaii vacation in the middle of a pandemic. Seriously celebrities, just put down your phones. You’re all sucking at this.

Prince Charles has tested positive for covid-19 but is only displaying mild symptoms.

-In other royals news, The Sun continues to stoop low by stirring up rumours about Prince Harry and ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy.

-Good hometown boy Shawn Mendes is donating $175,000 to Sick Kids in Toronto to assist in purchasing equipment and supplies for coronavirus preparedness.

Kylie Jenner is also stepping up in a big way, donating $1 million to buy PPE.

Ryan Reynolds is donating 30% of his Aviation gin profits to out of work bartenders.

-Meanwhile, Kourtney Kardashian’s 10-year-old son said on Instagram that Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are not back together — and then his account promptly got shut down because 10-year-olds are not supposed to be on Insta.

-I love that Jennifer Garner keeps shouting out Victor Garber. Spy daddy!

Chrissy Tiegan needed lettuce so she met up with some strangers in a church parking lot and traded cake, wine and banana bread for three heads of romaine. It was incredibly cute.

Maggie Grace responded to Lost costar Evangeline Lilly‘s Instagram post and whew, the shade!

-Here’s a bit of brightness in our current sea of suck: Bindy Irwin got married.

-I had never heard of Netflix’s new documentary Tiger King a couple of days ago, and now it’s EVERYWHERE. People are obsessed. I have to watch this thing, don’t I?

-The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln serenaded Danai Gurira to celebrate her last episode.

-While talking to Variety, novelist and showrunner Michael Chabon went off on a tangent about what he originally wanted Picard to be like, and as someone who has given up on that show, oh how I wish he’d have stuck with it: “I always said if we could have just done a whole show about Picard and the dog on the vineyard in France, with no starships, no phasers, the only Romulans would be those two Romulans who work for him on the vineyard, and no politics — just, like, there’s a funfair down in the village and they all go, and maybe Picard solves a very low stakes mystery in the village, like, someone has stolen the antique bell out of the bell tower, or something like that?”

Chris Evans plays a man trying to shield his son from a murder rap in the trailer for Apple TV+’s upcoming show Defending Jacob.

Lana Condor Teaches Ali Wong About the Art of Pizza Dough

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Ali Wong interviews Lana Condor for Interview and it’s great. They talk about making a conscious decision to keep their families off their social media, the joys of learning how to cook, and their career goals (Condor: “I want to play Sandra Oh’s daughter more than anything in this world. I would work with her in any capacity.”)

Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted rapist. In his New York trial today, he was found guilty of sexual assault and third-degree rape. He faces a maximum of 25 years in prison on the charge of sexually assaulting Miriam Haley at his Soho apartment in 2006. (He was acquitted of the two more serious counts of predatory sexual assault involving actress Annabella Sciorra.) He’ll be sentenced on March 11 — and he still faces 4 more charges in LA.

-His lawyer Donna Rotunno says of the verdict: “He took it like a man.” Always a charmer, that one.

Vanessa Bryant delivered a heartbreaking tribute to husband Kobe and daughter Gianna at their Celebration of Life ceremony today: “God knew they couldn’t be on this earth without each other. He had to bring them home to heaven together.”

-Here’s Beyonce’s opening performance from the celebration, Christina Aguilera singing “Ave Maria” and Jimmy Kimmel’s incredibly emotional speech.

Zendaya and Jacob Elordi traveled to Australia together again. They were photographed arriving in Sydney.

Jason Lei Howden, the director of Guns Akimbo starring Daniel Radcliffe, just did his best to torpedo his own movie weeks before its release by falsely accusing two black female movie critics of online bullying. The fact that he was allowed to send multiple tweets about it not only from his own account but from the movie’s official handle without the studio immediately shutting it down is puzzling.  His subsequent non-apology was predictably terrible.

-The way Rihanna says “Tell your friends to pull up” at the 2:40 mark of her NAACP speech gives me chills.

Gigi Hadid owned YouTuber Jake Paul so hard this weekend. It was glorious.

-The TV adaptation of Love, Simon is moving from Disney+ to Hulu, reportedly because “Disney thought the half-hour comedy featured more adult themes than it was comfortable featuring on family-focused Disney+”. I don’t really get how it’s not wholesome enough for a streamer that also has Runaways and 10 Things I Hate About You.

Chris Evans is in talks to star in Greg Berlanti’s Little Shop of Horrors. I liked everything about that headline until I read further and realized its for the women-hating dentist role. No thanks.

-Schitt’s Creek star Annie Murphy just landed the lead in a new dark comedy from AMC.

-I kinda love that this 2008 interview with Amy Adams about how she was once too distracted by Lee Pace‘s hotness to act is making the rounds again. It deserves to be remembered.

Lena Waithe is being accused of stealing the concept of her new anthology series Girls Room from filmmaker Nina Lee.

Mark Ruffalo says Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige almost quit over the studio’s lack of diversity and representation. “When we did the first Avengers, Kevin Feige told me, ‘Listen, I might not be here tomorrow.’ And he’s like, ‘Ike [Isaac Perlmutter, Disney’s largest shareholder at the time] does not believe that anyone will go to a female-starring superhero movie. So if I am still here tomorrow, you will know that I won that battle’…Because Kevin wanted black superheroes, women superheroes, LGBT superheroes, he changed the whole Marvel universe.”

-Has anyone ever looked as happy about working out as Michelle Pfeiffer does on her Peloton?

Sarah Paulson plays a creepy mom with a secret in the first trailer for Run.