–Jake Gyllenhaal talking about wanting kids someday in British Vogue is… really something. “Yes, of course, I do. I definitely do. The act of making love to make a child…the real thing is life. You get to the end of the show and that’s what it’s about. Children. Children and art.”
–Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande‘s new video for “Stuck With U” features a ton of celebs and their significant others – and also confirms a few rumoured relationships.
-Upload, which I really liked, has already been renewed for a second season by Amazon just one week after its premiere. I think this review, which calls it “a more cuddly looking Black Mirror,” nails it.
–Sophie Turner is on the latest cover of Elle. She talks about the controversial Game of Thrones finale (“You can’t make every fan happy”), and her low expectations for her first date with Joe Jonas (“I thought he would be such a dick. I took all my guy friends with me to meet him, because in the back of my mind I was worried he could be a catfish or—I don’t know what…He didn’t bring security. He brought a friend, and they drank just as hard as the rest of us. I remember the two of us spending only a couple of minutes on the dance floor, and then we just found a space far in the corner and we just talked. We talked for hours, and hours, and hours. And I was, like, not bored. It wasn’t contrived. It wasn’t small talk—it was just so easy. And soon we were, like, inseparable”).
-Killing Eve’s Jodie Comercovers British Vogue, and talks about finding love: “I’m very much in it. I’d been single for a while and just kind of going with the flow and doing my thing. That’s the thing, isn’t it? When you’re relaxed and letting the universe do what it’s doing, things kind of fall into place. Which is very much what happened.”
-Despite Jessica Biel being spotted without her wedding ring a few days ago, Justin Timberlake made a gushy birthday post for her on Insta today, writing “Happy Birthday to the LOVE of my life… A new adventure every day and a treasure to me. I can’t wait to share many more of these with you.”
–Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a packed schedule in the UK this week, but their 10-month-old is reportedly staying in Canada with his nanny.
-According to The Sun (so take it with a giant grain of salt), The Queen summoned Harryfor a four hour chat about his future on Sunday, telling him: “You are much loved and will always be welcomed back.”
–Elisabeth Moss, who doesn’t like to publicly talk about Scientology, managed to deftly dodge a question about whether or not she was ever engaged to Tom Cruise.
-After complaining about her recording contract on Instagram earlier this week, Megan Thee Stallionfiled a lawsuit against 1501 Certified Entertainment, alleging — among other things — that the label leaked a story that broke early last month about her past arrest.
-I really liked this article on how Veronica Mars lost sight of itself in its last season — and how that’s best encapsulated in how it treated Weevil. It’s been months and I still see angry tweets about that show. They had such a dedicated fandom and they’ll never get it back, no matter what the future holds.
-On Ellen today, she asked Justin Bieberhow many kids he wanted and he said “It’s up to Hailey because it’s her body.” I mean, that’s nice in theory but he should definitely have an opinion on this.
-Following yesterday’s explosive rape allegation against Timothy Hutton, his Fox show Almost Family was cancelled. The decision to not renew the show was likely made before this (the network didn’t order additional episodes and recently burned off the remaining ones on Saturdays), but were it not for the rape accusation, Fox likely would have waited until the upfronts in May to release the cast from their contracts and make it official.
-I stopped watching Grey’s Anatomy years ago (and judging from my Twitter TL, it’s going through a serious rut right now) but I’m happy that Beanie Feldstein got to live out her dream.
-I watched a couple of episodes of Star Trek: Picard and didn’t keep up with it, but these photos of him reuniting with Riker and Troi are very sweet and almost make me want to jump back in.
-I’m still not done Love Is Blind so I don’t know how everyone ends up, but Lauren was the only person on that show who wasn’t even a little bit terrible so I’m glad she’s happy.
-Also, there’s a reunion special airing Thursday and Netflix released a clip from it. Amber‘s gonna Amber.
-Not up for debate is Better Things (which Pamela Aldon writes, directs and stars in), which returns this week. Season four is getting glowing reviews. I want to shout from the rooftops how good this show is!
-Star Wars continues to retroactively explain The Rise of Skywalker, months after the film was released. The new novelization of the movie reveals how Palpatine came back. Once again for those in the back: if your plot or character motivations were this important, MAKE IT CLEAR IN THE MOVIE.
-The only people who should be wearing masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19 are people showing symptoms of the disease, health care workers, and those caring for people with Covid-19 at home. But celebrities’ Insta posts are helping to fuel the dangerous misconception that everyone needs them.
–Elisabeth Moss says the photo of her holding hands with Jennifer Aniston on the SAG Awards red carpetdidn’t make her feel special. “Well, everyone thinks that moment with Brad where they were holding hands was a big deal, but honestly, she seems to just be doing this with everybody. I mean, she’s just very handsy…I’ve literally never officially met her.”
-The Love Is Blind finale dropped today and my entire Twitter TL is freaking out. But the producers say they had two more engagements that they didn’t follow. I don’t get why some couples you see in the first few episodes just disappear. This was filmed in 2018. Surely Netflix had enough time to edit it all together in a way that could coherently include them, or drop them altogether?
-If you read one celeb-adjacent story today, read Caity Weaver‘s deep dive into what is going on with the Royal Family Instagram accounts. It’s so, so good.
–Hilary Duff declined to comment, but multiple sources tell Variety that the star is not happy with Disney for firing showrunner Terri Minsky from the Lizzie Maguire revival two episodes in. The two women wanted to do an adult version of Lizzie but Disney wants a show that will appeal to families. The revival now remains on hold.
–Taylor Swift is unrecognizable in her video for “The Man,” in which she transforms convincingly into a dude.
-Speaking of new music videos, Alanis Morissette attends AA in the video for “Reasons I Drink,” which includes a version of her dressed as Ironic-era Alanis.
–Britney Spears posted a dance video and it was all going well and good — until she broke her foot. You can actually hear the moment it happens.
-In a new op-ed for The New York Times, staff writer Lindsay Crouse opened up about the moment she discovered that the man she used to date for seven years has moved on with Lady Gaga. “Lady Gaga is amazing. Comparing yourself with her is incredibly motivational, and I recommend you try it, regardless of how you relate to who’s dating her.”
–Variety’s new cover storytackles what has/will change with Harvey Weinstein‘s verdict. “For so long, those in Hollywood who have abused their power have stood to gain everything from perpetuating this fear in women,” says Canadian actress Larissa Gomes, who was 21 years old when he allegedly sexually harassed her in a hotel room.