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Claire Foy Is Having a Moment

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Claire Foy is everywhere these days. She’s promoting both First Man and the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel, which has landed her on the covers of Vogue, Porter Magazine, and The Hollywood Reporter (my fave look).

-A Taffy Brodesser-Akner profile is always worth your time. In her latest, she interviews Melissa McCarthy while indoor skydiving.

-In an Instagram story, Ariana Grande says she’s taking a social media break following her split from Pete Davidson: “time to say bye bye again to the internet for jus a lil bit. it’s hard not to bump news n stuff that i’m not tryna see rn. it’s very sad and we’re all tryin very hard to keep goin.”

Lady Gaga‘s explanation of why she wore menswear-inspired look to the Elle Women in Film Awards last night is pretty damn powerful.

-Also at the Elle event, Shonda Rhimes revealed that she’s the highest paid showrunner in television — and that she allowed the press to under-report her deal with Netflix. “When Ryan [Murphy] made his amazing deal with Netflix, what did he do? He shouted his salary to the world and he did this gorgeous cover shoot and photo for The Hollywood Reporter and he deserved every minute of it. I applaud him. When I made a deal with Netflix, I let them interview my salary wrong in the press, and then I did as few interviews as possible and I put my head down and worked. In other words, I hid.”

-At her tribute to Sarah Paulson at the Elle event, Sandra Bullock revealed that her dad and her two dogs all died within the last few weeks.

-Twist! After Drake discussed feeling betrayed that Kanye West told Pusha T about his secret son, Pusha said he actually found out about it from Drake’s producer and BFF Noah “40” Shebib.

-Netflix announced that the next season of Orange Is the New Black will be its last.

-I really need to see this video of a little boy stroking Prince Harry’s beard today.

-It’s only Wednesday, but this definitely takes the cake for the weirdest headline of the week: A Riverdale actor denies conspiring with Courtney Love to murder Frances Bean‘s ex-husband.

-Blumhouse has never made a horror movie with a female director, so a reporter asked Jason Blum why. His response leaves a lot to be desired.

Busy Phillips‘ new book comes out this week and it sounds deliciously dishy. (I’m just going to pretend I didn’t read the part about Joshua Jackson being a mansplainer...)

-Speaking of Joshua Jackson, now that pot is legal in Canada everyone on my Twitter TL is sharing this clip of Jackson and Gord Downie getting high in One Week. I LOVED that movie!

-I’ve seen both of the movies that Nicole Kidman is getting Oscar buzz for (Boy Erased and Destroyer), but Destroyer is the one that’s stayed with me longest. The way she changes how she moves in the flashbacks with Sebastian Stan versus the present day storyline as a bitter cop is phenomenal.

TV Drama Actresses Cover THR

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-The Hollywood Reporter’s actresses roundtable features Angela Bassett, Claire Foy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Elisabeth Moss, Thandie Newton and Sandra Oh, and it’s well worth a read.  They talk about pay parity, sex scenes and deciding when to weigh in on decision making on sets.

-This is exactly what I wanted to hear about Ocean’s 8.

-Jesus, how is The Bachelorette still able to survive? A season 2 producer arranged for a masseuse to come to Meredith Phillips‘ room during production in L.A., and that masseuse drugged and assaulted Meredith, she says.

-Anyone else get the feeling that David Cross is… a lot? During his interview with Colbert, he got so offended that he walked off the set. I mean, I get that it was a bit but I find him exhausting.

Sarah Silverman was interviewed by GQ and was pretty damn forgiving about controversial comedians in her circle. She spoke about Al Franken (“I understand that I may have cognitive distortion, because I love him so much. But all I can say is, and he may not be excited about this, but he has no sexuality. I believe in my heart of heart of hearts he never copped a feel”), Louie CK (“He’s my brother, so it’s hard. I may not have a very clear perspective on it, but I’m trying to…I don’t have some definitive sound bite or nutshell of how I feel about it, even to myself. But I’m also okay with that”), Aziz  Ansari (“I was just like, ‘Gross, I don’t wanna know that about Aziz!’ Hopefully he’s dealing with things, looking inward, and will blossom from it”) and Roseanne (“I had the gall to get high one night and watch episodes one and two of Roseanne. And I thought it was lovely.”)

-Seeing as her own sister accused Louis CK of masturbating in front of her 20 times, I’m surprised she’s this understanding.

-You know what, I really like Ariana Grande. Like, a lot.

-Interesting look at what TV critics are picking as their fave new pilots in the upcoming season.

Damon Lindelof wrote an emotional letter to fans about his vision for The Watchmen.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan‘s marriage falls apart in Paul Dano‘s directorial debut, Wildfire. This is a really, really well done trailer.

The Queen Is Paid Less Than The Prince

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-Well, this is bullshit. The Crown’s Claire Foy  was paid less than costar Matt Smith in the first two seasons. I get that he was the bigger name when the show first started, but surely they could have re-negotiated after season one when she was clearly the lead character (and the more compelling one). I stopped watching the show early, but everyone I know who hung on longer eventually dropped it because of “too much Philip.”

Lynda Carter opened up about her own #MeToo stories, and one involved a camera man on the Wonder Woman set drilling a hole into her dressing room wall so he could spy on her. Jesus.

-An HBO exec says the network’s budget is being “raped” by Game of Thrones and Big Little Lies. She’s since apologized for her “poor choice of words.” Ya think?

-Speaking of HBO, Nicole Kidman is reteaming with David E. Kelley for another book adaptation.

-When asked about a Buffy revival, the Fox TV boss said “When Joss Whedon decides it’s time, we’ll do it.”  So, that’s a “never” then.

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik  have split after two years of dating. On the plus side, does this mean I don’t need to learn who either of those people are?!

Paul Feig says his production company is officially adopting an inclusion rider for all their film and TV productions moving forward.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck‘s production company made a similar announcement, which everyone immediately side-eyed.

Oprah, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling crashed A Wrinkle in Time screening in costume with James Corden.

-I have a bunch of X Files episodes piled up on my DVR, but Scully’s “are you kidding me?” at the end of this clip makes me want to watch all of them right now.

-I’m so glad that Love, Simon is getting such great reviews. I adored that book.

-This SXSW movie review is bizarre. Why does he keep calling the female characters “sluts”. How did this make it into print?!

-A new trailer dropped for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Crimes Of Grindelwald.  I want to be here for Jude Law as Dumbledore but ugh, Johnny Depp.