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JoJo Siwa Comes Out

-After alluding to it earlier this week, JoJo Siwa has come out as gay with a sweet photo. Considering her brand, this is hugely, wildly brave and I hope she is being showered with love and acceptance.

-Well. Dave Chappelle got Covid hanging out with Joe Rogan, Grimes and Elon Musk during his ten-day residency at a BBQ restaurant during a pandemic.

-The first few new episodes of SNL this year will feature first-time hosts John Krasinki, Regina King, and…wait for it… Dan Levy!

Casey Affleck is promoting Our Friend (a movie I really liked, despite his presence) and that means he’s facing lots of awkward questions about his brother Ben‘s relationship status.

-I really adored Sarah Jessica Parker’s Grub Street column, especially when she describes her family meals (so many beans!) and talks about missing restaurants. This part hit me hard: “To me, being on the subway with a book, heading toward a meal, I honestly can’t think of anything better…It’s a vacation — you are literally transported — and I miss it so much it hurts.”

Meghan McCain was trending again for saying some more stupid stuff on The View, but I was too distracted by her contouring to focus.

Jane Krakowski’s publicist had a field day when denying the actress is dating the MyPillow CEO: “She is, however, in full fledged fantasy relationships with Brad Pitt, Rege-Jean Page and Kermit the Frog and welcomes any and all coverage on those.”

-This Barbara Kay column on how text messages “exonerate” Jessica Mulroney is bizarre. They didn’t even verify the texts? And Mulroney admits to deleting a message? And the whole thing starts with a long, rambling screed against cancel culture? What is happening?!

-I kind of lost myself a little bit in this weirdly engrossing oral history of the making of High School Musical.

-There’s a new superhero show coming from the creator of The Walking Dead starring Steven Yeun. I just saw him in Minari and though I’m not sure I loved it as much as critics did, he’s phenomenal.

This is a good piece on how Hollywood giants are developing dozens of shows and spinoff features based on a few valuable franchises to boost streaming services — and we’re all going to get sick of them. Seriously, how many different variations of Batman are coming our way?

-The next Bond movie has delayed its release yet again.

-WandaVision seems to be jumping roughly a decade every episode, so this weekend’s is an homage to the Brady Bunch.

Tiffany Haddish is introducing audiences to six more of her favorite comics in Season 2 of Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready.

-In a new HBO doc Fake Famous, Nick Bilton recruits a trio of random young ‘uns and turns them into influencers.

Beyonce Speaks

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-This week is going to be crazy and stressful, so let’s let Beyonce ease us into it with her glorious British Vogue spread, mm-kay? This is the first time she’s given an actual interview in years.

-It’s the day before the election and celebrities are pulling out the big guns. Taylor Swift posted a video to urge fans to vote, while Beyonce has endorsed Biden/Harris, adding the caption “come thru Texas,” and Michael Keaton posted another video for Pennsylvania.

-There’s been a bunch of sitcom reunions too, with the New Girl cast turning the theme song into a voting PSA, and the Community cast shooting an in-character short.

Dave Chappelle will host the first episode of Saturday Night Live after the presidential election — just like last time.

-Speaking of SNL, people really didn’t like it when this weekend’s host John Mulaney said in his monologue that “nothing much will change” if Biden beats Trump.

Johnny Depp lost his UK libel case against the publisher of The Sun over an article which called him a ‘wife beater’ – something the actor denies. The judge ruled the Sun has shown that “what they published in the meaning … was substantially true.”

Kendall Jenner threw a Halloween-themed birthday party amid the pandemic, and the internet is out for blood.

-Most celebs seemed to keep it lowkey this Halloween — but still showed off their costumes on social.

Megan Fox took to Instagram to call out ex Brian Austin Green for posting photos that make her seem like she’s “an absent mother.”

Joshua Jackson spotted a guy walking down the street wearing his Mighty Ducks character’s jersey and was totally cool about it.

Cardi B has canceled her divorce filing from Offset.

-On the other end of the spectrum, Julianne Hough has filed for divorce from Brooks Laich 6 months after they separated, despite a brief reconciliation.

Jamie Lynn Spears has withdrawn her petition to become Britney Spears’ trustee.

-We learned this weekend that Prince William secretly battled coronavirus in April, even struggling to breathe—but kept his ordeal a secret because he didn’t wish to alarm the public. Which makes his decision to recently appear in public with his grandmother maskless even more strange.

-It’s November, which means Taylor Swift can legally re-record her old albums now.

-Bless Mariah Carey for always ushering in the holiday season with a fun video.

Stephen Colbert recited a passage about hope from memory. I love this nerd!

Ray Fisher once again called out Joss Whedon and Warner Bros, this time about racism.

John Boyega seems to be at peace with where things landed with Disney following his criticism, which he hopes will make it easier for the other actors. “It was a very honest, a very transparent conversation…They gave me a chance also to explain what my experience was like. I’d hope that me being so open with my career, at this stage, would help the next man, the guy that wants to be the assistant DOP, the guy that wants to be a producer.”

-I don’t have much interest in watching Kate Mara play a woman who seduces a high school student, but the reviews for The Teacher are good.

-My goodness, I want to live inside this Bridgerton trailer. It’s the first major show from Shonda Rhimes for Netflix, and it drops at xmas.

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Welcome Daughter

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger have welcomed their first child. Katherine’s brother mentioned the news over the weekend, and Pratt confirmed it’s a girl today with a Bible verse-y IG post. They’ve named her Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt.

Zoe Kravitz posted some behind-the-scenes snaps from the set of High Fidelity, and when Tessa Thompson commented on her post, Kravitz responded “It’s cool. At least Hulu has a ton of other shows starring women of color we can watch. Oh wait.”

Robert Pattinson says he tried to sneak off the Tenet set for a Batman screen test, but Christopher Nolan knew what he was up to immediately.

-Among the surprise guests at Dave Chappelle‘s Summer Camp comedy show tour has been …Louis C.K. Ugh.

Antonio Banderas didn’t have the best birthday, posting on Twitter “I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday following quarantine after having tested positive for the COVID-19 disease. I would like to add that I am relatively OK…”

Smash Mouth is definitely in the lead for the most obnoxious band of 2020. First, they mocked Taylor Swift’s new album. Now, they’ve hosted a concert for thousands in the middle of a pandemic, with frontman Steve Harwell telling the crowd: “We’re all here together tonight! F*ck that COVID shit!”

Rachael Ray and her family are unscathed after their Lake Luzerne, New York, home caught fire last night while they were home.

Simon Cowell is recovering from surgery after breaking his back in a terrifying e-bike accident.

-A former stylist posted a TikTok about which celebrity clients she styled that were the nicest (Jon Stewart, George Clooney, Ariel Winter, Carrie Underwood, Selena Gomez) and the meanest (Marisa Tomei, Jessica Alba, Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Lopez).

-This is a good piece on the role cop shows have played in shaping attitudes about the police, and what needs to change.

-The more the entire movie industry becomes owned by just a few media conglomerates, the more I want to buy physical copies of everything I love.

Will Forte will reprise his role as MacGruber in a new series at Peacock.  Here’s the teaser.

-Speaking of Peacock trailers, here’s one for the Saved By the Bell reboot. As funny as it is to have Jessie call back her infamous “I’m so excited, I’m so scared” scene, I gotta wonder who this show is for. The tweens it seems to be aimed at, or the people who are old enough to get the reference?

Shia LaBeouf is in talks to be Marvel’s next superhero. I don’t hate it.

-The End of the F***ing World executive producer Dominic Buchanan has written a six-page open letter, revealing that he is “shattered” after being told by BAFTA that he cannot purchase a statue following the show’s win at the TV Awards last month.

Chris Rock‘s Fargo season is now set to premiere Sept 27. Production, suspended for Covid-19, is scheduled to resume this month. I fell off the Fargo train but I’m guessing I’ll watch this because come September, television will be mostly a wasteland.

-HBO keeps letting me down, first with the Run finale, and now the Perry Mason finale.

-Do we really need a new Tron movie? Especially one starring Jared Leto and directed by a dude? Do we??

-Here’s the trailer for HBO’s The Third Day, a six-episode limited series starring Naomie Harris, Jude Law, and Emily Watson.

-Netflix has released the first trailer for its upcoming space drama, Away, starring Hilary Swank and Josh Charles.