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Was Gal Gadot Underpaid for Wonder Woman?

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-Look, I’m all for pointing out the Hollywood pay gap, but that Elle article that went viral this morning about how Gal Gadot earned $300k for Wonder Woman while Henry Cavill made $14 million for Man of Steel was complete BS. Cavill’s deal included other movies and back-end. Gadot’s initial pay is industry standard (Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans made roughly the same for the first Thor and Captain America movies, respectively, and RDJ made $500k for the first Iron Man). The real money will come with the sequel, and she hasn’t even signed that deal yet so she basically has Warner Bros by the balls.

-I love Sarah Michelle Gellar, but this is a bad tweet.

-Holy shit, Warner Bros. has confirmed Bachelor in Paradise has been cleared in the misconduct investigation, and they are RESUMING PRODUCTION. No one thought ABC would even attempt to salvage this show, let alone this season.

Miles Teller denied being arrested for public intoxication in San Diego this weekend. And then the San Diego brought out the receipts.

-Sadness: Prodigy, half of the incredibly influential Queensbridge rap duo Mobb Deep, has died at 42 of to Sickle Cell complications. Nas, QTip, Nicki Minaj, Chuck D and more have posted their condolences.

Jenny Slate was spotted at the movies with Jon Hamm. She’s really living her best life right now…

Lorde apologized for a Guardian interview in which she said that maintaining friendships with famous people is “like having a friend with an autoimmune disease.”

Angelina Jolie met with young survivors of sexual violence today on her humanitarian trip to Kenya.

Gwyneth Paltrow says she gets GOOP advice from Walmart’s e-commerce guy. Seems about right.

Kim Kardashian responded to those blackface allegations associated with her makeup line’s new marketing, making a lot of excuses before saying she’s “learned from it.”

Elle Fanning was on Kimmel last night and told the story of how she ended up having Robert De Niro and his entire family over for Easter dinner, and they just ordered a bunch of pizza.

-Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis says he’s done with acting.

Stephen Amell had a little fit on Twitter today because people were making fun of his belly at the Jays game (try being a woman on the internet, you delicate flower, you), but then Robbie Amell shut him down the way only family can. Twice.

Johnny Depp emails have been made public, and they reveal he knew he was in financial trouble (but still refused to fly commercial because that would be “a f**king nightmare of monumental proportions.”)

Michael Keaton, Dylan O’Brien and Taylor Kitsch star in the American Assassin trailer. Um, what the hell happened to Taylor Kitsch’s career?

Lily Collins battles anorexia in the trailer for Netflix’s To the Bone. It’s the directorial debut of Marti Noxon from Buffy and UNreal, and the supporting cast is stacked (Keanu Reeves,  Lili Taylor, Carrie Preston).

Dwayne Johnson For President?

 

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-Last summer, one of my fave columnists wrote an op-ed about why Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson should run for president. In his new GQ profile, it sounds like he’s actually considering it.

Elle Fanning just scored her first Vogue cover. Not too shabby for a 19 year old.

-The details in this THR story about Johnny Depp’s legal battles are CRAZY. His constant tardiness on the set of Pirates 5 led to a production staffer being stationed in an unmarked car outside his house, watching for him to wake up. (“The moment the light went on they’d call the line producer, who would then call the directors: ‘He’s up! He’s getting ready!’ They even had a special code term, like ‘The eagle has landed.’ Johnny had no idea this was going on.”) Once there wasn’t enough liquid money to cover his $2M in monthly bills, probably because he had five(!) homes in the Hollywood Hills, several penthouses in the same building, and was spending $1k per day on wine. This is some Marlon Brando-level stuff.

Jessica Chastain has no time for Johnny Depp‘s bs.

-Piggy-backing on the Depp news, I love this article on eight actors who don’t deserve their career, and who should replace them.

Harry Styles tried to stag-dive for the first time last night and it didn’t go so well.

Meghan Markle is expected to attend Pippa’s wedding and her dress will be more scrutinized than the bride’s.

-Fox has mercy killed Sleepy Hollow. I still can’t believe how they squandered the potential of the amazing first season. This is a really sharp take on how the show turned on its core fanbase.

-Meanwhile, Fox picked up a new comedy starring Adam Scott and Craig Robinson, a medical drama starring Matt Czuchry and Emily VanCamp, and Marvel’s Gifted with Amy Acker.

-There is a fascinating fight happening between Netflix and Cannes regarding theatrical distribution. Going forward, any film that wants to compete in Cannes will have to have theatrical distribution in France, and the Netflix CEO is pissed, saying “they’re closing ranks.”

Jesus Christ Superstar is NBC’s next live musical? Huh.

Channing Tatum wrote an open letter in Cosmopolitan about how he wants his daughter to break free of gender roles.

Patti Lupone is not a fan of Madonna’s acting and isn’t shy about it. Bless her. “Madonna is a movie killer. She’s dead behind the eyes; she cannot act her way out of a paper bag. She should not be in film or on stage.”  She’s got nothing but love for Rachel Bloom, though.

-King Arthur is projected to be an epic flop. That’s ok. I’m sure it won’t affect any of those white dudes’ careers in the slightest!

-ABC is expected to announce Scandal’s final season at next week’s upfront presentation. It’s past due.

Giada De Laurentiis tried to teach Ellen and Nicole Kidman how to cook and failed miserably.

-This is an interesting read: the LA Times reached out to teachers to get their thoughts on how 13 Reasons Why is affecting classrooms.

-Speaking of interesting reads, I really liked this look at how teen dramas like Riverdale keep sidelining their WoC characters.

Jeremy Renner and Jake Johnson are going to star in a comedy about a group of friends who have been playing a no-holds-barred game of tag for the last 30 years, and I’m oddly intrigued.

-Speaking of intriguing entertainment news, Donald Glover is going to helm a Deadpool animated series on FXX.

-The red band trailer for Baywatch is a whole lotta ball talk.

Gal Gadot Says Beyoncé Inspired Her Wonder Woman

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Gal Gadot‘s hair looks oddly cropped on the cover of W, no? In the interview, she talks about listening to Beyoncé before her Wonder Woman audition, and finding out she was pregnant while shooting Justice League.

-I haven’t watched Survivor in years but it’s back in the news because of last night’s episode, which featured a contestant brutally outing a few team member as transgendered during the tribal council.  The outed contestant wrote a moving essay about the experience, while the outee profusely apologized and gave an interview saying “If he wants to shoot me, I’ll hand him the gun. I deserve this.” Jeff Probst was pissed, but no one seems to be putting any blame on CBS for deciding to air it.

Jenna Elfman took part in a Reddit AMA to promote her new show Imaginary Mary but all anyone wanted to ask her about was Scientology.

-The best thing about both The Leftovers and Fargo returning this month is that we’re swimming in fantastic Carrie Coon profiles.

-Meanwhile, here’s a good refresher on where the last season of The Leftovers left us.

-Lost and Leftovers creator Damon Lindelof explains why he thinks bingeing TV shows is bad and why viewers deserve a break between episodes. I don’t disagree.

-Are Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes getting ready to going public? Us Weekly’s magic 8-ball points to “yes.”

-In the latest issue of THR, Stephen Colbert dishes on his angst and anger over why the election felt “like somebody dying.”

Chris Evans proves himself to be even more of a unicorn than we assumed by revealing that he’s never had a bad breakup.

-The Cannes lineup has been announced, and Nicole Kidman will star in not one, but four films there.

-Adding high-profile TV projects for the first time, Cannes will also screen two episodes of David Lynch‘s Twin Peaks and Jane Campion‘s Top of the Lake 2 as special events.

-The Star Wars Celebration event featured a moving tribute to Carrie Fisher and I seem to have something in my eye…

-Not surprising but still happy-making: the reviews for The Handmaid’s Tale are glowing.

-Did you like Big Little Lies? Then you’ll be happy to hear that there are four(!) more Liane Moriarty adaptations in the works.

-Orphan Black fights for the future in this trailer for the final season.

-I don’t disagree with this article about how Lena Dunham is a great actress on Girls. This scene from a few weeks ago took my breath way.

Britt Robertson builds a fashion empire in the trailer for the Netflix series Girlboss.

Elle Fanning plays a transitioning teen in the trailer for the controversial 3 Generations.