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George Clooney Gushes About Married Life

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-In his new GQ profile, George Clooney talks about how Amal has changed his life. “I was like, ‘I’m never getting married. I’m not gonna have kids. I’m gonna work, I’ve got great friends, my life is full, I’m doing well.’ And I didn’t know how un-full it was until I met Amal.” He also talks about a brutal motorcycle accident he had when shooting Catch-22 (“When I hit the ground my mouth—I thought all my teeth were broken out. But it was glass from the windshield”), and why he prefers to watch others get into online fights (“I have much more fun watching Chrissy Teigen. Somebody steps into her world and you go, ‘Oh, I wouldn’t do that, dude.’ It’s so much fun. Like somebody who thinks they’re really smart, and you just go, ‘Ugh, dude. You brought a knife to a gunfight.'”)

Isaiah Washington is once again calling out Katherine Heigl over the Grey’s Anatomy drama that led to his 2007 firing.  I mean, she stood up for a costar when Washington used a homophobic slur so I don’t understand why he keeps reminding us of it.

Lil Wayne has been charged with weapons possession in a South Florida federal court, and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Scooter Braun has sold the master rights to Taylor Swift’s first six albums. The buyer, an investment fund, apparently paid north of $300 million.

-Meanwhile Swift, who is free to re-record songs from her first five Big Machine-issued albums as of this month, hit back at Braun, saying that she didn’t get a chance to buy back her masters unless she signed an NDA.

-We’re still waiting on the People’s Sexiest Man Alive, but we know that Dan Levy is on the list.

Zack Snyder has unveiled a new black and white trailer for his director’s cut of Justice League, and it still holds zero interest for me, but if you’re looking for a a never-before-seen shot of Darkseid, knock yourself out.

Richard Schiff, who played Toby on The West Wing, has been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19.

Dolly Parton helped fund Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, which this week became the second coronavirus vaccine with a stunningly high success rate.

Justin Bieber announced what we’d already guessed: he’s doing a collab with Shawn Mendes.

Rachel Bloom details the whirlwind journey her show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend had to television in this audio excerpt from her new book.

David E. Kelley‘s new ABC drama Big Sky, starring Ryan Phillippe, is getting brutal reviews. Says THR: “If a pilot is exploitative garbage, but knows it’s exploitative garbage, does that make it less exploitative?”

-Watch the trailer for Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf‘s emotional drama Pieces Of A Woman, which is coming to Netflix. Saw this one at TIFF a few months ago and it’s good but crushing.

Kate Winslet On This Year’s Uncertain Awards Season

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Kate Winslet, back in the awards race with same-sex romance Ammonite, covers THR and talks about choreographing her own sex scenes with Saoirse Ronan (“[Director] Francis [Lee] was naturally very nervous. And I just said to him, ‘Listen, let us work it out.’ And we did. ‘We’ll start here. We’ll do this with the kissing, boobs, you go down there, then you do this, then you climb up here.’ I mean, we marked out the beats of the scene so that we were anchored in something that just supported the narrative. I felt the proudest I’ve ever felt doing a love scene on Ammonite. And I felt by far the least self-conscious”) and attending this year’s TIFF (“I can be barefoot and I don’t have to put a dress on. It’s awesome”).

Justin and Hailey Bieber appear to have missed the memo on L.A.’s no parties order.

Brad Pitt is reportedly dating Nicole Poturalski, a German model. They were spotted together in France. There’s lots of chatter about how she looks like Angelina Jolie, but looking at her Instagram I’m not sure I see it.

Britney Spears’ sister just made a move to control the pop star’s assets. Jamie Lynn Spears, who was selected as trustee of the pop superstar’s estate two years ago, is seeking more control over the performer’s fortune. Meanwhile, Spears’ father submitted additional documentation to continue the conservatorship, including checking a box that indicates the singer is unable handle her finances.

-My goodness. More powerful Hollywood men have been named as having been involved with the actress Charlotte Kirk.

Thandie Newton said she was “surprised by the appreciation” she got after speaking candidly about what it’s like working with Tom Cruise. “I have nothing to lose because I could just then not get hired, which is kind of normal for people in my generation anyway. So I’ve got nothing to lose and I would rather go out using this moment.”

Gabrielle Union and Kirsten Dunst reunited virtually with director Peyton Reed and writer Jessica Bendinger to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Bring It On.

Louis C.K. donated to Joe Biden’s campaign; Biden gave it back.

Halle Berry has dropped her lawyer and is now representing herself in her divorce proceedings with Olivier Martinez. This seems…misguided.

-Alias costar Kevin Weisman posted some very cute old photos of the cast have a pre-awards show party in 2002.

-It’s really interesting to see how US-based movie publications are handling film reviews these days. Collider just posted: “To publish reviews without any awareness of the current landscape can be seen as an implicit endorsement of attending the theater. That would be putting our readership’s health in jeopardy, and we don’t want to do that.”

-Meanwhile, Variety interviewed Christopher Nolan stans who are taking flights just to see Tenet.

-I really like this idea of using empty major league baseball fields to screen movies, but Warner Bros and or Nolan won’t even let Tenet screen at drive-ins in cities where theatres are still closed, so good luck with that.

-If you want to see the Dune trailer, you actually have to go to the movies. It’s currently only showing in front of Tenet, but isn’t expected to premiere online until Sept 9. Seriously, what is Warner Bros doing?!?

-Good news for One Day at a Time fans. The series, which was picked up by Pop after being cancelled on Netflix, will now also air on CBS.

-Altered Carbon has been canceled by Netflix after — you guessed it! — two seasons. They’re not even pretending their shows will last longer than 2-3 seasons anymore, huh?

-Stranger Things’ kiddo Noah Schnapp denies using the n-word while singing along to a song.

-I caught up on I May Destroy You’s season finale (which aired on HBO on Monday but a few months ago in the UK) and oh my god. If you have HBO or Crave, it’s so worth watching. It’s been a while since a show got me so jazzed that I immediately looked up all the think pieces as soon as it ended. No wonder celebrities like Janelle Monae, Seth Rogen, Adele, and Jane Fonda have been raving about it.

-I also appreciated this piece on I May Destroy You’s similarities with HBO’s other devastating new show about the power of narrative, I’ll Be Gone In the Dark.

-A shy teen makes music with a band of ghosts in the trailer for Netflix’s new musical Julie and the Phantoms.

-Quarantine comedies are the latest thing. HBO’s Coastal Elites features Sarah Paulson, Bette Midler, Kaitlyn Dever, Dan Levy and Issa Rae. Meanwhile, a bunch of familiar faces show up in the trailer for Netflix’s remotely shot anthology series Social Distance.

-Here’s the trailer for Sundance hit The Forty-Year-Old Version. Writer, director and actress Radha Blank won the Vanguard Award for her comedy about a once-promising playwright who turns to hip-hop.

Chris Evans Sends Captain American Shield To Young Hero

Chris Evans sent an incredibly sweet video message to Bridger, the little boy who protected his sister from a dog attack. Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo, Winston Duke and other stars have also shouted him out.

-This 5-minute video of Henry Cavill building a computer from scratch is simultaneously hot and relaxing.

-The Bold Type’s Aisha Dee, who plays Kat, posted about her frustration over the lack of diversity behind the scenes of the show. She also echoed many fans’ disappointment for her character’s bizarre new relationship with a rich conservative woman, saying that it felt “felt confusing and out of character.” She added, “It was heartbreaking to watch Kat’s story turn into a redemption story for someone else, someone who is complicit in the oppression of so many. Someone whose politics are actively harmful to her communities.” The season finale airs tonight, ending an abbreviated season after production was shut down due to covid.

Prince Andrew’s website has been removed.

-With Britney Spears‘ conservatorship nearing its August 22 deadline, #FreeBritney is trending again. Anyone who follows gossip has known for years how messed up her situation is, but now it seems to finally be hitting mainstream consciousness, with multiple sites posting backgrounders this week.

-It’s also in the news because her mother Lynne Spears has filed a legal request to be more in the know about “all matters” surrounding Britney’s finances and trust.

Cory Monteith‘s mom talked about his friendship with Naya Rivera in an emotional Instagram post.

Cardi B is defending Offset’s present to their two-year-old daughter: a $20k Birken bag.

-In Johnny Depp‘s libel case, the court heard a witness statement provided by Winona Ryder: “I understand that it is very important that I speak from my own experience, as I obviously was not there during his marriage to Amber, but, from my experience, which was so wildly different, I was absolutely shocked, confused and upset when I heard the accusations against him. The idea that he is an incredibly violent person is the farthest thing from the Johnny I knew and loved. I cannot wrap my head around these accusations. He was never, never violent towards me. He was never, never abusive at all towards me. He has never been violent or abusive towards anybody I have seen.” Vanessa Paradis‘ statement was also read, in which she said: “This is nothing like the true Johnny I have known, and from my personal experience of many years, I can say he was never violent or abusive to me.”

Amanda Peet and Sarah Paulson did a wonderfully chaotic IG Live for Instyle. (This short clip perfectly sums up the energy.) They call each other “Bird” and have been friends since Jack & Jill, a terrible show I used to love.

Chrissy Teigen has chain blocked more than a million Twitter users in attempt to weed out the “sick psychopaths” obsessed with the idea that she was linked to sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein, a dumb conspiracy theory based on a very fake flight manifesto.

-A source tells People that Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith‘s marital problems were exacerbated by their fame, and during their separation four years ago he felt “more of the pressure” to make their marriage work.

-Barely 24 hours after NBC’s new streaming service Peacock launched, some movies are already being removed. So strange, especially since one of the movies is Shrek, which was a major part of their marketing.

Kaia Gerber and Cara Delivigne attended a BLM protest in LA together.

Lorrie Moore’s NY Review of Books piece on Normal People makes me wonder what millennial hurt her?

DJ Khaled’s two new singles with Drake drop tonight.

Drake, meanwhile, continues to post thirst traps in Barbados.

Dan Levy is the latest guest on Hot Ones and this entire video is a delight!