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-God, I love Emmy roundtable season! In THR’s new issue, drama actresses Emilia Clarke, Danai Gurira, Michelle Williams, Patricia Arquette, Christine Baranski and Niecy Nash gather to talk about pay parity, the pressure to look a certain way, and standing up for their characters. (I particularly liked this bit from Gurira: “I remember having an argument with the director [on Walking Dead] because I was like, ‘I know you have [this love scene] written here like this, but this is what you’re getting.’And I wrote it on the script and I handed it to him.”)

Nina Dobrev and screenwriter/director Grant Mello look blissed up in love in Cannes. I’m happy for her — she seemed to be going through it for a bit.

-A judge ordered Hayden Panettiere’s boyfriend Brian Hickerson to stay away from her after he was arrested on a domestic violence charge earlier this month.

-ABC’s live revival of classic Norman Lear sitcoms last night was weird and wonderful. I didn’t catch the whole thing but I did see Jennifer Hudson doing The Jefferson’s theme song, and Jamie Foxx‘s hilarious break in character.

Gabrielle Union says she’s coaching hubby Dwayne Wade on basic life skills now that he’s retired from basketball. “He’s like, ‘What is this place? There’s all kind of like khaki shorts and cargo shorts and there’s all different colors.’ I’m like, ‘That’s Old Navy’…He has no idea how much milk costs. He’s like, ‘What is that, $20?’ and I’m like, ‘What kind of goat’s blood milk [are you drinking]?'”

-Warner’s upcoming streaming service just landed Anna Kendrick to star in a romcom series.  Great, yet another subscription!

Lena Waithe did an amazing job last night guest-hosting for Kimmel, but everyone’s talking about the smooch Halle Berry laid on her which I found…weird. Isn’t it a little queerbaiting? Doesn’t Lena have a fiancée?

-Huh. ABC cancelled Whiskey Cavalier a couple of weeks ago, but fan outcry (and a bump in ratings) has them reconsidering the decision, with sources saying it’s now got a 50/50 shot at coming back.

-The Good Place creator Mike Schur hasn’t given any interviews about the most recent season — until now.

-I have been following this guy’s tweets for a month now and they are a consistent source of delight! His mom recently passed away and when he looked at her Kindle he was surprised to find it filled thousands of verryyyyy risque romance novels — which he is now reading and reviewing on Twitter.

-A bunch of media sites jumped the gun this morning and broke the embargo for the new Star Trek: Picard first teaser trailer, so CBS pulled it. But it’s back online now. Showing Picard (now an admiral after quitting Starfleet dues to events 15 years prior) at his winery.

-The first official trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate has arrived. Linda Hamilton is still fierce.

 

Hailey Baldwin Covers Vogue Japan

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-Wow, Vogue Japan totally lucked out when they put Hailey Baldwin on their latest cover, having no idea she’d be Justin Bieber‘s fiancee by the time it hit newsstands.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth took a wrecking ball to those split rumors with an IG story.

-Speaking of Hemsworths and social media, Chris Hemsworth secured his place as the second best Chris with this hilarious video for his wife’s birthday. I had serious concerns about her arm socket for a second or two there…

-Romance rumours surrounding Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller feel kind of inevitable at this point, no?

Jenny McCarthy mistook her Google Home for a ghost. She’s swell.

-It feels like it’s been a minute since we’ve heard anything from Rihanna music-wise, but she’s looking to fix that. She’s reportedly working on two albums: a reggae one, and a pop one.

-My buddy Jon went to Chicago to interview Radiohead and its crew about Scott Johnson’s death, returning to Toronto and how the Canadian judicial system failed them.

-Crazy Rich Asians’ early word of mouth is GREAT.

-How the hell does a teen-targeting Netflix show that features a girl in a fat suit who only achieves agency once she gets her jaw wired shut and loses weight get made in 2018? How is that even possible? This entire fat-shaming premise is disgusting.

This made me laugh and laugh.

-Director Gus Van Sant was originally tapped to direct Brokeback Mountain, and is spilling tea over which huge stars turned it down. “I felt like we needed a really strong cast, like a famous cast. That wasn’t working out. I asked the usual suspects: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Ryan Phillippe. They all said no.”

-This investigation into the rumoured American Sailer Moon is weirdly fascinating.

Christine Baranski says her high kicks have become something of a trademark. “It’s my one good dance move.”

Amanda Seyfried did The Tonight Show’s Google Translate Songs: Mamma Mia edition, and things got really weird.

Russell Simmons once told the staff at his yoga studio that he might become “collateral damage” of the #MeToo movement.

Mark Duplass has walked back his dumbass tweet.

-This is a really fascinating read on celebrities and the opioid crisis. “The overall reaction to Prince and [Tom] Petty’s overdoses — and to the opioid-driven losses before them of such other popular performers as Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heath Ledger — has amounted to nothing much when it comes to awakening Americans to the scope of the national crisis.”

-A defamation lawsuit surrounding The Biggest Loser claims that former contestants are alleging the NBC show supplied them with drugs, including Adderall and the FDA-banned ephedra.

-I really liked this piece on why this year TV dramas have had so many disappointing second seasons (The Handmaid’s Tale, Luke Cage, Westworld, Legion, 13 Reasons Why, Jessica Jones), while comedies are finding their groove in the 2nd season (Atlanta, One Day at a Time, The Good Place, Glow). I think there’s something to be said for dramas getting fixated on plot twists (usually dark and grim ones at that), while comedies do better at focusing on characters you want to follow.

-Everyone and their dog is raving about the book My Year of Rest and Relaxation. I’m saving it for the long weekend!

-I’m not a comic book person, but is this really what the audience wants from Titans? A Dick Grayson who murders people and says “f**k Batman”? Because this looks cheap, terrible and certainly not worth signing up to a new subscription service for.

Jodie Whittaker wakes up in the Doctor Who trailer they just showed at Comic-Con.

Jennifer Lopez scams her way into a management job Working Girl-style in the Second Act trailer, which costars Leah Remini as her BFF and Milo Ventimiglia as her BF.

Ariana Grande Lets Her Hair Down

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-In Ariana Grande‘s Elle cover story, she talks about dealing with the Manchester concert and loving Jaws when she was just 4, but stays mum on her quickie engagement.

-Meanwhile, Pete Davidson defended his decision to give fiancée Ariana Grande his late father’s FDNY badge, which she’s wearing on a necklace.

Meghan Markle‘s father says he thinks his daughter looks terrified in her new family, saying he can tell by her smile. My god, how is he still allowed to talk about her?

-The is weird: Hulu just stealth-dropped the entire new season of UnREAL. It may still air on Lifetime, but not until next year, if at all. They’re playing it like it’s a Beyonce-style surprise release, but it feels a lot more like a summer burn-off.

Johnny Depp has settled his legal feud with his former managers.

Demi Moore and Cybill Shepherd got in on the Bruce Willis-roasting action for Comedy Central.

Jessica Biel‘s trouble-plagued restaurant has abruptly closed.

Chris Pine uses a flip phone and drives a Jeep Wagoner. And yet, I still think he’s the best Chris. He’s so great, he’s able to overcome all this hipster nonsense.

Sacha Baron Cohen‘s new series on Showtime is getting rave reviews. I like this take on how he’s able to respond to right wing troll culture in a way mainstream reporters cannot. The gun segment is insane.

Danielle Panabaker will make her directorial debut in The Flash’s new season. Well, they’re not giving her anything to do in front of the camera so she might as well try behind it.

Billy Bush‘s wife has filed for divorce. She deserves a medal for sticking it out for two years after the tapes.

Cardi B, Beyonce and Jay-Z are leading the MTV VMA nominations.

-I gave up on The Crown because it was way too slow for my tastes, but Olivia Colman looks amazing as Queen Elizabeth. It’s hard to believe that that’s the same woman who once said “Move away from me now or I will piss in a cup and throw it at you.”

-I missed that Broadway stars were sniping about Lauren Ambrose taking Sunday matinees off during her My Fair Lady run.

-Stranger Things doesn’t come back until next year, but Netflix is already promoting it with a new teaser that introduces a new job for Steve.

-Expectant couple Norman Reedus and Diane Kruger had some face mask fun on Instagram, but seriously, has no one introduced them to Korean sheet masks yet?! I expect more from her.

-I love that Christine Baranski had no idea what Big Dick Energy was, but as soon as she was told she had it she was like “oh, I get it now.”

-Now that The Handmaid’s Tale finale has aired here, I get why it was so divisive with critics last week.

-Michelle Obama dancing in the front row of a Beyonce concert is a mood.

-Vulture ranked the 20 best rom-com sidekicks and I love these picks!

-I’m seeing The Miseducation of Cameron Post this week, and the new trailer has me v. excited.

-The promo for an Emma Roberts/Hayden Christensen rom-com might actually be the worst trailer of the year. So naturally, I can’t wait to watch it.

-Speaking of movie trailers, I love this 90s trailer bracket.

Felicity Jones fights for gender equality as young a Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the trailer for On the Basis of Sex, costarring Armie Hammer. This looks, um…not great.