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Law Roach is on fire right now. He styled pregnant Halsey’s Allure cover, as well as InStyle’s Jennifer Hudson one. In the interview, JHud talks about stepping into Aretha Franklin’s shoes for her new biopic Respect, and how her dogs predict success. “I got the dog Oscar before I won my Oscar for Dreamgirls. And then I said, ‘Oscar needs a wife. So how about I get a dog and name it Grammy, and maybe I’ll win a Grammy.’ And then I got the dog Grammy, and I won the Grammy.”

-In his new GQ profile, Jason Sudeikis says he still doesn’t know why Olivia Wilde left him after nine years together. “I’ll have a better understanding of why in a year, and an even better one in two, and an even greater one in five, and it’ll go from being, you know, a book of my life to becoming a chapter to a paragraph to a line to a word to a doodle.” He added, “That’s an experience that you either learn from or make excuses about. You take some responsibility for it, hold yourself accountable for what you do, but then also endeavor to learn something beyond the obvious from it.” He also confirmed they split “in November 2020” (so months after their rumoured split in March 2020, but before she was spotted holding hands with Harry Styles in January 2021).

-The Crown, Mare of Easttown, The Queen’s Gambit, and the recently cancelled Lovecraft Country were some of the shows leading the Emmy nominations this morning. I’m glad that Ted Lasso scored 20 nods, including 6 for Supporting Actor/Actress (all but Phil Dunster, who plays Jamie), that The Boys snuck into Best Drama category, that Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You got some love, and that Jean Smart was nominated for both Hacks and Mare of Easttown. But it sucks that Girls5Eva didn’t make it into the Best Comedy section.

-I agree that these five nominees are among the top to root for. Roy Kent!

-Eyewitnesses claim that video of Justin Bieber appearing to yell at wife Hailey Bieber is misleading.

Britney Spears’ personal conservator Jodi Montgomery claims her dad, Jamie Spears, used $2 million of her funds for his defense.

Scarlett Johansson chatted with Seth Meyers about her pandemic wedding to Colin Jost. “Obviously we wanted to take all the precautions, every precaution that we could, so we had the masks [with ‘Jost 2020’ on them] made. It definitely was a weird party favor that could only happen now, but you just gotta go with it.”

Drake‘s girlfriend has been revealed to be 40-year-old model Johanna Leia, who he’s reportedly been dating for several months.

-Seems like Olivia Rodrigo is over that guy she wrote “Driver’s License” about; she’s dating Adam Faze.

-I always worry that Joshua Jackson is going to end up disappointing me, but not today! His Esquire interview is excellent, especially the part where he talks about having a home birth because “the American medical system has a horrendous track record with Black women.” The accompanying video is also great, including when they ask why he’s turned his Instagram into a stan account for his wife. “I think it’s important to celebrate women in media where they want to be, rather than the objects that we want them to be.” Gah! Perfection!!

-I liked this love letter to the bad girls of 90s teen dramas. Justice for Rayanne Graff, Kim Kelly and Jen Lindley!

-A video appears to show Mel Gibson saluting Donald Trump as he arrived at UFC 264 on Saturday evening. How is anyone at all surprised by this?

-Tilda Swinton and Timothée Chalamet were all kinds of cute together at Cannes.

-For the same premiere, Owen Wilson (who I’m convinced will end up being the bad guy in this week’s Loki finale, because the person behind the TVA can’t just be some random dude, right?!) also looked great.

-Meanwhile, here’s a clip from the movie (Wes Anderson‘s The French Dispatch), featuring Chalamet having a bath in front of Frances McDormand.

-I’m very ready to watch Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, and Carla Gugino kick butt in Netflix’s Gunpowder Milkshake this weekend, which is getting decent reviews.

-Here’s the trailer for Netflix’s conversion therapy documentary Pray Away, from producers Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum, and directed by Kristine Stolakis.

-Disney/Pixar’s new movie Turning Red takes place in Toronto!

 

Drake’s Yacht Makes Waves

-The world is falling apart and most of us don’t want to leave our houses, but at least Drake is having a good time on his giant yacht.

-According to Us Weekly, Kim Kardashian wanted to control the PR campaign surrounding her divorce and figure out a settlement before filing and making it public, but she was blindsided by yesterday’s leaks. People also reports that she’s been preparing to file papers.

-Meanwhile, the bizarre rumour that Kanye West is dating YouTube makeup star Jeffree Star was shot down pretty quickly, but that was a wild 20 minutes.

Dr. Dre has issued a statement after being hospitalized for an apparent brain aneurysm. “I’m doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry just got another fawning People cover story about how happy they are since the move.

-While most movie stars jump to TV via prestige limited cable series, Catherine Zeta-Jones is joining the back half of Season 2 of Fox’s Prodigal Son — and she’s playing a medical resident.

-I really hope Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are in the same bubble, seeing how they’re visiting each other while LA’s cases are surging.

-I’m glad that Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist saw a ratings jump when it returned last night. It’s so, so good. But it sucks that Lauren Graham has had to be written out of this season because she committed to another show that was supposed to be done filming, but the pandemic delayed it.

-Of course Kylie Jenner is cashing in on covid by releasing a luxury hand sanitizer. Of course she is.

-Promising Young Woman is coming to VOD next Friday. It’s worth the rental. Trust me.

Sterling K Brown posted a TBT video of him getting on stage during the Magic Mike live show and it’s what the world needs to heal right now.

The Weeknd‘s creepy plastic surgery fail in his new video is going to haunt my dreams.

-The Grammy Awards’ new tentative dates puts it at the same time as the SAG Awards, which seems dumb.

Julia Fox plays a cam girl in the trailer for PVT Chat.

-A drone pilot teams up with a robot super solider, played by Anthony Mackie, to locate a doomsday device in the trailer for Netflix’s Outside the Wire.

Emily Ratajkowski Announces Pregnancy Through Vogue

Emily Ratajkowski revealed that she’s pregnant via Vogue’s Digital Issue Cover. There’s also an accompanying short video directed by Lena Dunham, which Dunham calls the “opposite of a People magazine baby announcement.”

-Speaking of Vogue, a new NYT report accused Anna Wintour of cultivating a toxic climate that has “sidelined and tokenized women of color, especially Black women” at the magazine.

Dominic West and Lily James‘ romantic jaunt around Rome didn’t just get them in the gossip spotlight; it might also get them fined because you’re not supposed to ride scooters together in covid.

Drake celebrated his 34th birthday over the weekend, and people are disgusted that he served a mac ‘n cheese that included raisins and capers.

-It’s been a big day for the moon! NASA announced there’s more water on the moon than previously thought, and Oscar Isaac is in negotiations to star as Moon Night in Marvel’s forthcoming Disney+ series. He was previously pretty adamant about not playing Poe on a Disney+ series, but that was before covid killed movies (not to mention this new project keeps him far away from the Star Wards fandom).

-Comedian Eric Andre talked about Ellen Degeneres being “cancelled” for being mean. “James Corden is fucked if that’s the only criteria to get called out. James Corden and Lorne Michaels are screwed! They’re trembling in their fucking boots.”

Bette Midler said that she, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy would all be down for a Hocus Pocus sequel. Please Hollywood, we ask for so little!

Midler, Parker and Najimy also shot a cute voting PSA, complete with spell chanting.

-I love when celebs don’t know the difference between replies and DMs.

Nicole Kidman is pulling double duty for HBO. Not only does she star in the new limited series The Undoing, she also sings its theme song.

Drew Barrymore tearfully opened up on her divorce from Will Kopelman during an interview with the Today Show, saying “I couldn’t make sense of it. I really did not take divorce well. I took it really hard…I know from not growing up with any family whatsoever that that was the last thing that I wanted to do for my daughters. It was, like, ugh the ultimate promise I wanted to make with you and for you was to have this amazing family and I found that and there’s something not working, that isn’t livable. How tragic is that?”

Octavia Spencer says her favourite birthday message this year came from Keanu Reeves, who once helped her when her car broke down on the way to an audition.

-The former DJ on Wendy Williams‘ show jumped in to comment when people were posting that she seemed distracted on Friday’s episode, saying “Y’all have no idea what’s really going on and everyone there is afraid to speak up because they don’t wanna lose their jobs.. this is going to play out bad.. I feel sorry for the workers and victims.”

-Today, Williams seemed to address Friday’s weirdness, saying “I appreciate you watching, but even after all of these years, it’s still work. An effort put in for the hour I’m out here, you know? I guess every day is not perfect, but I’m not a perfectionist. I’m not perfect.”

Hugh Grant says he’d do a Notting Hill sequel because “I would like to do a sequel to one of my own romantic comedies that shows what happened after those films ended. Really, to prove the terrible lie that they all were, that it was a happy ending.” Look man, life has been rough this year. Just let us keep this one little thing.

-I don’t watch The Bachelorette, but Clare Crawley has been liking tweets about the show’s producers forcing her to leave.

-Netflix released the full trailer for Selena: The Series, coming in December.