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Jada Pinkett Smith Is Ready for “Healing”

-It’s been a busy week for Jada Pinkett Smith. First she called out Youtuber Shane Dawson for talking about masturbating to a poster of Willow Smith when she was 11. And now she’s once again denying those long-standing rumours of an open marriage after singer August Alsina gave an interview in which he seemed to confirm he’d had an affair with her — with Will Smith‘s blessing. Alsina said: “I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation … due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership they’ve spoken on several times…He gave me his blessing.. And I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really, deeply loved and have a ton of love for her, I devoted myself to it…I just always stayed silent because I never want to be the person that causes confusion, I love these people. I have literally never been in love in that kind of way so much so that being intertwined in that way, walking away from it butchered me.” The age difference (she was in her 40s and he was 21 when this rumoured relationship allegedly started), plus the fact that she’s previously said she mentored him, is giving people pause.

-Today, Jada seemed to imply that she’ll be talking about this on Red Table Talk, tweeting “There’s some healing that needs to happen…so I’m bringing myself to The Red Table.”

Christina Ricci was granted an emergency protective order against her husband, film producer James Heerdegen.

-According to court documents filed for her lawsuit against the Mail, Meghan Markle felt “unprotected by the Institution [the royal family], and prohibited from defending herself” during her pregnancy with Archie.

-Meanwhile, in a new video Prince Harry says institutional racism is “endemic” and is “committed to being part of the solution.”

Brie Larson filmed a socially distanced episode of Hot Ones.

-This is a good look at CBC Gem, the best streaming service in Canada that no one seems to know about. It’s free and has shows like Normal People, Pen15 and Freaks and Geeks.

-A bunch of people in the industry — both supporters and detractors of Mel Gibsontalk to Variety about how his career in Hollywood seems to survive.

-Justice League’s Ray Fisher expanded on his thoughts on Joss Whedon, tweeting “Joss Wheadon’s on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable.” This is a very good recap of all the Justice League bts drama, including reports that Gal Gadot refused to film a scene Joss wrote where The Flash falls into her boobs. It also touches on other problematic Joss stories, like Charisma Carpenter saying he fired her from Angel for getting pregnant, and his ex-wife accusing him of using her as a “shield” so no one would question his feminism or relationship with women.

Khloé Kardashian is potentially back together with Tristan Thompson.

Ricky Gervais, Ramy Youssef, Kenan Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani and Dan Levy are featured in this year’s THR comedy actor roundtable. Levy says of Schitt’s Creek’s total lack of homophobia: “My feeling was if I were to include homophobia or bigotry of any kind in the show, it would be giving power to those people who see themselves on TV…I don’t ever consider our show to be very political, but I suppose that decision to just say, ‘We’re never going to show the dark side,’ is the quiet politics of our show.”

-Variety’s latest Actors on Actors video is with Homeland’s Claire Danes and Damien Lewis. Why did he take this call in his car?!

Alicia Keys did Vogue’s 73 Questions  and her house is gorg (it was filmed back in Feb).

-Welsh singer Duffy, who earlier this year revealed she had been drugged, kidnapped, trafficked and raped, has publicly called out Netflix for showing Polish feature film 365 Days, because it “glamorizes the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape.”

-Netflix is shifting $100 million to Black-owned banks.

Jeffrey Epstein’s confidante and alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested by the FBI. It’ll be very interesting to see if she names names.

-Hulu has renewed The Great for a second season. I’m still not done the first but am loving it!

-This is such a good piece on the Golden Girls on why it’s weird the mudface scene is what the show is getting criticized for when the entire series is mired in racism and rape culture, and how it’s important to critically unpack all the messages we receive every day in pop culture and think deeply about how to reduce the harm in them.

-The Hamilton movie drops on Disney+ tomorrow and the reviews are glowing. It’s 100% fresh on RottenTomatoes with 82 reviews counted.

Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, and Chiwetel Ejiofor star in the new trailer for The Old Guard.

Drake Shows Off His Mansion

Drake opened the doors to his Toronto mansion to Architectural Digest, and Twitter has been (deservedly) mocking his decor all day. It’s an over-the-top monstrosity. I know there’s no way he could have known this issue would come out while the world is on fire, but there’s an extra level of grossness to his house’s ludicrous opulence when so many people are struggling.

Tyler Perry picked up the tab for all seniors’ groceries at 44 Atlanta-area Kroger stores.

-This viral Twitter thread that shows the audience reaction to Avengers: End Game on opening night made me really miss going to the movies.

Rosie O’Donnell confirmed that she won’t be back on The View while Whoopi Goldberg is host. She told Howard Stern, “She was mean to me on live TV. When people ask what happened I say go back and watch it. It’s not like, a mystery. Watch the way it went down. I don’t need to say anything.”

-If you’re all up in your Schitt’s Creek feels today, this EW video of Dan Levy and Noah Reid picking wedding cakes should help.

-A bunch of Schitt’s Creek cast members watched last night’s finale over Zoom. The episode was the show’s highest rated ever.

-I have yet to watch the finale because I’m still a few episodes behind, so my weepfest will probably not occur until this weekend. But the reviews for last night’s episode are glowing. Also, the cast has raised over $200k for food banks in the past week.

Jessica Chastain‘s social media presence remains bonkers.

Jennifer Lopez’s new charity show is apparently feel-good fluff.  She needs the good PR after going to a gym last week.

-A bunch of of actors who have played doctors on TV — including Sandra Oh, Patrick Dempsey, Olivia Wilde, Neil Patrick Harris, Kal Penn, Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Edie Falco, Julianna Margulies, Moira Tierney, Edie Falco, and Jennifer Garnershot a video thanking healthcare workers for their efforts.

This is a really good point: despite everyone talking about all the shows they’re rewatching or marathoning while self-isolating, no one seems to be talking about Game of Thrones. No one.

Janelle Monae takes over as the series lead in Homecoming’s season 2 trailer.

Tigertail drops on on Netflix this Friday and it’s getting great reviews.

Lady Gaga’s Stupid Love

-It’s a good week for new music videos. First there was Taylor Swift’s, then BTS’, and now Lady Gaga’s.

-AP interviewed The Way Back’s director Gavin O’Connor and star Ben Affleck, and they talked about how the actor had a breakdown when his character tries to make amends with his estranged wife. ” Said O’Connor: “It was probably the second take, Ben just had a breakdown. I’m getting chills thinking about it. It was like the dam broke and everything came out. I just remember the crew, everyone was frozen, watching him bear his soul. It was obviously real. A lot of things that he probably had to say in his own life, or maybe he had said, I don’t know.” The longer this press tour chugs along, the more I hope Affleck cleared all this talk with Jennifer Garner.

-Wow, this is a surprise: America Ferrera is leaving NBC’s Superstore.

-Speaking of surprising TV news, it looks like Netflix is getting ready to renew Lucifer.

Normani‘s very considered comments in Rolling Stone on Camila Cabello‘s racist posts are worth your time.

Dan Levy‘s Twitter exchanges with Mariah Carey never fail to delight.

-I can’t imagine ever watching a CBS medical drama, but good for Sophia Bush for landing the lead role.

-Yikes, it sounds like Grey’s Anatomy is really whiffing their latest departure. The show will say goodbye to Alex Karev next week — without an appearance from Justin Chambers himself. I’m so curious about what the bts story is here.

Prince Harry joined Jon Bon Jovi and members of a military veterans’ choir at Abbey Road Studios to record a song for Invictus.

-Last night on Fallon, Bad Bunny wore a skirt and a sweater that read “they killed Alexa, not a man with a skirt.” Alexa was transgender woman in Puerto Rico who was killed and her murder was posted on social media.

Elizabeth Warren‘s Hometown Hospitality segment with Stephen Colbert is excellent.

-Holy moly, Nancy Meyers wrote a Modern Love column about attending weddings with her ex-husband. This is the romcom-y drabble I needed to head into the weekend!

-Here’s the first trailer for The High Note starring Tracee Ellis Ross and Dakota Johnson.