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Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s Toronto Debut

Prince Harry and Megan Markle were strolling through a park holding hands near my office, and I’m not gonna lie — for a sec I considered going for a lil creepin’ coffee break. But there are so many new pictures of the two of them coming out today, I really didn’t need to.  Her ripped jeans was a bit of a surprise; I wonder how her style is going to change after she marries into the pantyhose family?

George Clooney did an interview with the Daily Beast and let loose about politics. Some choice quotes: “Steve Bannon is a pussy,” “Hollywood elite? I don’t have a star on Hollywood Boulevard, Donald Trump has a star on Hollywood Boulevard! Fuck you!,” and “It was frustrating because I never saw [Hilary Clinton] elevate her game. I never saw it.” The more he talks about politics and the more he begins answers with “if I was President of the United States,” the more I wonder what his future plans are.

-I kind of love that Idina Menzel just keeps marrying her Rent costars...

-Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has a show about to drop on Amazon called The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and the early buzz is great. No wonder they just locked her and her husband down for a multi-year deal. I’m guessing that means more GG episodes aren’t happening though?

-What is Paramount Network and how can I watch Taylor Kitsch as David Koresh in their six-part Waco mini-series?

-Some Ain’t It Cool News contributors have stepped down in wake of Harry Knowles allegations (which he denies).

-Disney developing a Cyrano the Moor musical from Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, starring David Oyelowo. Man, I like ALL of those words!

-Goddammit, why do they keep giving Greg Berlanti new shows? He’s currently juggling 10(!) projects.  I like his joints well enough (though I think the quality has gone way down on most — probably because he’s spread too thin), but is there not any fresh blood in Hollywood?

Chris Pratt did a “which famous Chris are you” quiz — and did not get Chris Pratt.

Mandy Moore had an engagement party and Minka Kelly documented the whole thing on Instagram.

-Pretty Little Liars is getting a Mona-based spinoff. Makes sense.

-It’ll be interesting to see what happens to the new Star Trek. It debuted strong last night on CBS with 9.6 million viewers, but now it moves to a subscription-only model in the US.  I thought it was ok but I’m not sure if I’m going to keep up with it — which is way easier to do here because it airs on regular TV. I can’t imagine many people outside of a niche audience are going to pay for CBS All Access for just one show.

-Here’s the new trailer for Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father, which is getting good reviews.

-The Barden Bellas are back aca-at it again in this trailer for Pitch Perfect 3. “Pick up your tits” might be my new catchphrase.

Britney Spears Does Carpool Karaoke

-The Britney Spears edition of Carpool Karaoke was a whole lot of not good at the beginning, but she eventually warmed up (and actually even singed a bit at the end). Even if James Corden was doing all the heavy lifting (and bless him for trying so hard), it’s still nice to see her looking happy. So much so that I didn’t even care that she said “supposably.”

Jennifer Aniston has revealed that she suffers from dry eye syndrome. Plan your prayer circles accordingly.

Taylor Swift is skipping out on this weekend’s VMAs. Considering Kanye West is being given 4 minutes of unfiltered air time, it’s not necessarily a bad decision on her part.

-I don’t watch CBS’ Zoo (because, um, it’s CBS’s Zoo), but Uproxx’s explainer about all the batshit crazy stuff that’s happening on that show is a thing of beauty.

-The new Empire promo only shows about 2 seconds of Mariah Carey, and yet it’s enough to make me wonder if I should start watching…

Reese Witherspoon did her first Facebook live yesterday and when asked which movie of hers she’d like to follow up, she said: “If Disney wants to make a sequel, call me. I would happily make ‘Sweet Home Alabama 2.'” God, please make this happen. My friends and I quote “You have a baby. In a bar.” to each other at least once a week.

Justin Theroux figured out Emily Blunt was pregnant on the Girl On The Train set when he tried to pressure her into doing stunts.

-My entire Twitter TL became obsessed today about whether or not Rihanna can wink, and I was living for it.

-I really like that Stephen Colbert is releasing behind-the-scene clips from his show when he takes questions from the studio audience. This story about the craziest thing that ever happened to him is precious.

Kerry Washington and Jimmy Kimmel tapped into horror of group texts. We’ve all been there.

-Gotta give props to Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender, who managed to deflect questions in this interview about their personal lives in a pretty charming way.

-This is some pretty cool-ass trivia about Melrose Place.

Jennifer Garner helped Ben Affleck celebrate his 44th birthday — but they slept in separate rooms. So there.

-The Gotham showrunner just said “superhero shows don’t work on TV.” Sure…except all the ones besides his show that actually do.

David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike find love in a hopeless place in the A United Kingdom trailer. It’s on my ‘maybe’ TIFF list.

Kristen Stewart Won’t Define Her Sexuality or Star in Crappy Sequels

Kristen Stewart in Variety
Kristen Stewart in Variety (Photo: Peter Yang/Variety)

Kristen Stewart is in total DGAF mode during her Variety interview, and I love it. On not returning for the Huntsman sequel, she says “I read a few scripts. None of them were good. None of them were greenlight-able. And I had a meeting with Universal about the places where the story could go. Maybe Chris [Hemsworth] was more into it. I actually don’t f—ing know.” She also has no interest in defining her sexuality for you. “Me not defining it right now is the whole basis of what I’m about. If you don’t get it, I don’t have time for you.”

-Congrats to Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, who welcomed their second daughter, Amada Lee Gosling, on April 29.

-Speaking of new dads, Justin Timberlake is just constantly covered in poop these days.

-I bought the new Radiohead album the second I found out that “True Love Waits” is on it. I’ve been waiting for an official version of that song for 20 years.

-Here’s an  interesting look at who exactly is behind the Beyhive.

-In yesterday’s late night shenanigans, Cyndi Lauper and James Corden sang a parody called ‘Girls Just Want Equal Funds‘, Elizabeth Olsen and Anthony Mackie practiced their Scarlet Witch choreographyJodie Foster braved Egg Russian Roulette with Jimmy Fallon, Ryan Gosling bulged out, Stephen Amell admitted to being scared by little girls, and Daveed Diggs (Lafayette!) proved he’s the fastest rapper on Broadway.

-Meanwhile, Seth Meyers is killing it with his Trump coverage.

-I seriously don’t know who convinced Daniel Radcliffe to play a farting corpse in Swiss Army Man but I’m intrigued by its weirdness. Here’s the latest NSFW trailer.

-They’re remaking The Craft? Hollywood is populated by monsters.

-This week’s GOOP arrived with with the subject line “sex issue” so I thought it would be a swell idea to open it in a meeting. It wasn’t. Besides all the hippy-dippy stuff about making your own organic lube, there’s also sex toy recommendations that include a $15,000 dildo.

John Oliver tries to separate the bullshit from the science in his new segment on widely reported studies.

Geena Davis staged a League of Their Own reunion!

-If you tweet a headline that says “We need to talk about Jon Snow’s butt on Game Of Thrones”, I’m a hundo p gonna click on that link.

-It was a big day in TV trailer news. Here’s the trailer for season 2 of for UnREAL, and the trailer for season 4 of Orange Is The New Black.

-I loved this video on Unrealistic TV Acting With Empty Coffee Cups. Someone on the Extra Hot Great podcast suggested gluing a small bean bag at the bottom of takeout cups to make them look weighted. Get on that, Hollywood!

-Faking that you’re a victim of revenge porn to promote your new album was probably not your best move, YACHT. (Their PR company insists the band didn’t have anything to do with it.)

-Even though I didn’t love Captain America: Civil War as much as everyone else seemed to, it did make me give a crap about Spider-Man. Which is something I never thought would happen again.

-Speaking of superhero movies, here’s an interesting look at why X-Men: Apocalypse is generating so little excitement. The early reviews are basically the embodiment of the shrug emoji.

-I like Candice Patton‘s comments about how some superhero TV audiences don’t want to watch women characters evolve (“I think some audiences today are reticent to actually watch characters, especially women, have an arc”). Unfortunately, I don’t think that has anything to do with why audiences haven’t warmed up to her character on The Flash. She’s just been really poorly written.

-Speaking of The Flash, it’s been in a quality nosedive this season but I’m actually kind of looking forward to tonight’s episode, which is directed by superfan Kevin Smith. He’s already using the press tour for tonight’s ep to push for an Arrow gig.

-Meanwhile, the trailer for Kevin Smith‘s new movie Yoga Hosers is beyond weird.

-Disney just dropped the first trailer for Queen of Katwe, starring Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Madina Nalwanga. That’s cool. I totally wanted to cry at my desk today.