-Wow, people are already hinting that Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are getting engaged soon? That’s so fast!
–Jada Pinkett Smith says she’s “not mature enough” to divorce Will“because when you have to start going in, breaking up assets, that right there…” Who says romance is dead?!
-Oof. Pirates of the Caribbean screenwriter Terry Rossio may have just tweeted himself out of a career with this vaccine post.
–Gina Rodriguezis getting flack for saying that black actresses get paid more than Asian and Latina actresses. This isn’t the first time she’s seemed to step in itwhen it comes to talking about black women.
–Nicole Kidman says hubby Keith Urbanwasn’t a fan of her Destroyer character. “The character had to seep out of my pores and I didn’t know how to perform that, so I just had to live it. I was a bit of a nightmare!”
-She also talked about joining Instagram and posting about the giant spider she found by her pool in LA.
-In her new Elle cover story, Emma Stone talks to BFF Jennifer Lawrence about social media (“I think it wouldn’t be a positive thing for me. If people can handle that sort of output and input in the social media sphere, power to them”), and panic attacks (“My mom always says that I was born with my nerves outside of my body. But I’m lucky for the anxiety, because it also makes me high-energy”). I’m glad this interview format is starting to get some flack (as Lainey says“is this becoming a trend? A sh-tty trend?”) Think of the best celebrity profiles you’ve read in the last couple of months, whether it was Taffy Brodesser-Akneron Gwyneth Paltrow, David Marcheseon Quincy Jones, E Alex Jungon Sandra Oh or Stephen Rodrickon Johnny Depp. There’s a level of distance and probing (be it rooted in admiration or skepticism) that you’re just not going to get from a BFF. As the Fug girls says, “having your friend interview you makes for a flabby and anemic profile at best.”
-In better celeb profiles, this GQ one on John Cho is great. “You’re the only Asian not in ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’ Did you miss the meeting?”
-Crazy Rich Asians is set to pocket $5.3 million in tonight’s screenings alone. Fingers crossed it makes back its $30M budget in the first 5 days!
-Meanwhile, here’s an explainer on the CRA actors you may not know much about (yet).
-Speaking of new rom coms coming this week that I can’t wait for, Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is getting great reviews! Vulture says its “witty and sweet” and calls it “summer’s best rom com”, Indiewiresays it’s infused with “charm and empathy” and Pajibacalls it “fun and winsome…a total treat and a perfect pick for a night of Netflix and Girls Night in.”
–Priyanka Chopra‘s engagement ring from Nick Jonas (that will never not be a weird thing to type) is on full display in a new Insta snap.
–Taylor Swift spoke at her concertabout the anniversary of her sexual assault Trial verdict: “I just wanted to say I’m sorry to anyone who ever wasn’t believed because I don’t know what turn my life would have taken if somebody didn’t believe me when I said something had happened to me.”
-Outside of his court hearing, Liev Schrieber told reporters he did NOT assault a photographer. “I never touched him, I never touched his body with my body. I was pissed, but that was it. I have nothing else to say.”
–Dane Cook hosted a Q and A on Instagram and opened up about his relationship with Kelsi Taylor, a 19-year-old singer who is 26 years younger than him. Have some bleach handy so you can scrub your brain clean after reading about it.
–Chris Pratt is still talking aboutJames Gunn being fired: “We all love James …but we also really love playing the Guardians of the Galaxy”. You know what’s nuts? Gunn seemed to instantly realize his mistake and was like “yup, i screwed up and I’m outtie.” It’s the stars of GoG that won’t let it go.
-In a new interview, Glenn Close commented on Scarlett Johansson‘s trans casting controversy: “People who are producing and directing properties like that need to go out of their way to get trans actors jobs. But they also should have the opportunity to cast the best person.”
-Wondering when your fave TV show returns this fall? I got ya.
-I don’t think anyone was really excited for Colin Jost and Michael Che to host the Emmys, but their latest interview really cemented it. Good job, guys!
-In a wide-ranging interview, Jim Carrey revealed he doesn’t have access to his own Twitter account and has at least three people (“just pals”) sign off on every post: “When you’re in my position, it’s a really smart thing to have a buffer.” This system needs to be adopted by every celebrity, STAT!
-Damn. Chris Hardwick just got #MeToo’dand this one is hitting me hard. The Nerdist was the very first podcast I ever listened to and although his earnestness was slightly grating, I always thought he sounded like a good dude. Of course, my feelings don’t matter; Chloe Dystra’s does. Good on her for speaking up. Even though she never explicitly names him, it’s clear who she’s talking about and her story is incredibly disturbing. I’m so over toxic fanboys who were nerdy/bullied in high school and now feel like they’re owed something. They’re really not.
-Meanwhile, here is the Nerdist podcast in which Chloe and Chris talk about the surgery she references in her essay. It’s … not good. Start around the 1 hour, 20 min mark.
-It’ll be interesting to see what happens now. He’s been a trending topic all morning so the story keeps getting wider, but he’s scheduled to be a big part of Comic Con, including moderating the Doctor Who panel. He also has a brand new show debuting on Sunday on AMC.
-According to Gisele Bundchen‘s new Vogue cover story, Tom Brady made up quite an elaborate story about her apartment flooding before asking her to marry him.
-I’m busy this weekend and Nicole is travelling for the next two, so we’ve promised not to watch the new romcom Set It Up (which stars Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu, and drops today on Netflix) until we’re together but the reviews are so good and it’s going to be SO HARD.
–Amy Poehler was named one of the 40 most powerful people in comedy and she epically derailed her Q&A to talk about real issues.
-Split rumors are nothing new for Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, but she wants to make one thing clear: “At the end of the day, that’s a man that can rely on me for the rest of his life, period.”
-Star Trek: Discovery has fired showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts, and Alex Kurtzman will take over season two. Harberts and Berg reportedly ran into budget woes and became increasingly verbally abusive to the Discovery writing staff, according to the THR story.
-Speaking of network shakeups, CBS has retained outside counsel to investigate NCIS: New Orleans’ writer-producer Brad Kern, who just got a new 2-year deal. He’ll continue to work on the show during the inquiry, which follows two CBS HR investigations of him. Insiders are reportedly angry that he’s remaining involved in the hit drama despite a new inquiry from outside counsel over claims of sexual harassment and racially-charged comments.