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Jennifer Aniston’s Latest Role: Firefighter

Jennifer Aniston proved she’s handy with a fire extinguisher when a bit got more dangerous than expected. Emmy head writer Molly McNearney, who’s married to Jimmy Kimmel, said the fire was supposed to go out immediately. “That was very scary, by the way. I may have grabbed some arms [backstage] to hold them back. Which is kind of crazy, ‘let my husband burn!’ But I didn’t want people rushing out. I knew that they would figure it out.”

McNearney also explained how Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow were celebrating the Emmys inside Jennifer Aniston’s house: “Those women have been in a pod for a long time. And they’ve been testing every day.” Must be nice. Part of me wanted them to mention that so the audience would know it’s not ok to be having indoor parties, but the other part of me is glad they didn’t because all the people who are struggling to get tested in the US would probably not feel great knowing that the rich and famous are doing it daily preventatively.

-As for the actual show, I kind of loved it? They made the best of the hand they were dealt, and it was fast-moving ceremony with very few objectional wins. (I only wish they’d varied the category order like they usually do so all the Schitt’s Creek wins weren’t back-to-back.)

-Despite there being no in-person Emmy ceremony, many stars made bold style choices – whether that meant red carpet-ready gowns or comfy pajamas.

-It’s hilarious to me that so many Zendaya fans are angry about headlines calling her win an “upset” because they don’t understand that “upset” can mean unpredicted and surprising, not necessarily that people were upset about it.

-Congrats to Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke, who welcomed their first child. Is this the first celebrity baby announcement to involve placenta art?

-BTS broke NPR’s Tiny Desk record for the most YouTube views by a video on its first day … in about 25 minutes.

-I love Legends of Tomorrow and was really hoping it’d be the only CW show without messiness, but leads star Caity Lotz had to go and screw that up by acknowledging RGB’s death by tweeting “I love the people who will vote for Biden, and I love the people who will vote for Trump.” Not only is it no time for bothsides-ism, but it’s especially galling coming from someone who plays an LGBTQ character.

Ellen DeGeneres addressed those multiple reports about a “toxic” work culture when the daytime program returned today, but she mostly distanced herself from any wrongdoing “I learned that things happened here that never should have happened.” She did add: “The truth is, I am that person that you see on TV. I am also a lot of other things. Sometimes I get sad, I get mad, I get anxious, I get frustrated, I get impatient — and I am working on all of that.”

Jessica Mulroney called Meghan Markle her “kindest friend” in a since-deleted social post.

-Meanwhile, their friendship in the news again because the Daily Mail’s latest defense in their lawsuit is to claim Markle asked Mulroney to act as a “PR agent” on her behalf to “influence” press coverage. The Mail is also claiming the Duchess cooperated in the new Finding Freedom book, which refers to her father’s letter that’s at the heart of the lawsuit.

Lori Loughlin was allowed to pick her prison, and it sounds more like a wellness retreat.

This interview with Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth about their 20-year friendship and their new movie, in which they play a couple, is a delight!

-Despite it being a stripped down film festival, TIFF still managed to generate some big deals — mostly from Netflix, which shelled out huge for Halle Berry‘s MMA movie Bruised, the Zendaya-John David Washington quarantine-shot Malcolm & Marie and the Vanessa Kirby film Pieces of a Woman (which features a 23-minute one-shot of a home birth that’s going to haunt me for a long time).

-While Paris Hilton is getting lots of praise for her new documentary, Jezebel reminds us that she still hasn’t addressed her frequent and casual use of the n-word. Some of the quotes in this article are insane.

-I did a Zoom call with Tatiana Maslany on Friday and she said she’s NOT doing She-Hulk. I assume she’s under a gag order until Marvel officially announces it, but it was weird.

-Speaking of Marvel, the new trailer for WandaVision is kind of great?

Mariah Carey Talks Exes and Ellen

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-In a new interview with New York Magazine, Mariah Carey reveals “My All” and “The Roof” were about her brief fling with Derek Jeter, talks about how ex Eminem doesn’t make it into her memoir (“If somebody or something didn’t pertain to the actual meaning of Mariah Carey, as is the title, then they aren’t in the book”), and recalls that infamous moment when Ellen Degeneres forced her to reveal her pregnancy before she was ready and she miscarried soon after (“I was extremely uncomfortable with that moment is all I can say. And I really have had a hard time grappling with the aftermath”). My fave bit is when she chides an assistant for putting out candles during the interview (“Oh, darling. Don’t put that down there for me, because that is hideous. That is underlighting!”)

-Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran announced that he and his wife Cherry Seaborn had welcomed a baby girl last week named Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. “We are on cloud nine over here. I’ll see you when it’s time to come back.”

-The late Chadwick Boseman posthumously covers People magazine.

-Meanwhile, I knew Michael B Jordan’s tribute to Boseman was going to gut me, and it did.

-Here’s video of Marvel stars remembering Boseman, which aired on ABC after Sunday’s showing of Black Panther.

Trevor Noah and Friday Night Lights actress Minka Kelly are dating, and a source tells People “it’s very serious.” I can see them together.

-Wow. I can’t handle horror, plus I’m not going to the movies again anytime this century but I was hoping Antebellum would get good reviews for Janelle Monáe‘s sake. That is not happening.

-Speaking of not being able to imagine being in a movie theatre, it’s wild to me that the Venice Film Festival kicks off this week and stars have started to arrive.

Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, who are doing reshoots for the third To All The Boys movie in Vancouver, were spotted heading to dinner together yesterday. Good mask usage!

-In case you missed it, here’s Marie Claire’s fascinating profile from April on how Marisol Nichols went from an actress to an undercover child predator hunter.

-The Brandy vs. Monica battle last night was all anyone on my Twitter TL could talk about.

-I am definitely here for the Megan Fox comeback.

-The Friday Night Lights cast shot a voting PSA and reminded everyone that Grandma Saracen is the best.

-I’m a big fan of the rose from Brad Pitt‘s Chateau Miravel, so yeah I’ll try his bubbles.

-In The Doorman, Ruby Rose plays an ex-soldier who befriends a family in NYC and ends up defending them against a gang of thieves.

Anne Heche On Ex Ellen Degeneres

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-If anyone was going to spill the tea about Ellen Degeneres, I expected it to be her ex, Anne Heche. But in a new interview, she says: “Our time was a beautiful part of my life and one that I wear with honour,” adding “I haven’t spoken to Ellen in years. I’d listen to the people who have.” She also praised a pair of male costars: “There have been two men who fought for me to be seen for my talent and not my headlines: Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford.”

Ryan Reynolds has sold his American Aviation Gin business in a deal worth up to $610 million.

Ryan also recorded a message for BC after the province saw an uptick in cases among young people due to an increase of parties: “I hope that young people in BC don’t kill my mom or David Susuki…or each other. Let’s not kill anyone! I think that’s reasonable.”

-Meanwhile, Seth Rogen tweeted: “People of British Columbia! Please do not go out to parties and BBQs and other large gatherings! The COVID is still out there! It’s more fun to hang out alone and smoke weed and watch movies and TV shows anyway! Do that instead! Thank you!”

-On Saturday, Taylor Swift took to Twitter to accuse Trump of engaging in a “calculated dismantling” of the US Postal Service, adding he’s trying to “blatantly cheat” the election. Interestingly, this comes when she’s trying to make a foray back into country music.

-Meanwhile, Taylor revealed all the easter eggs in her “Cardigan” video.

Cardi B had a 16-min Zoom chat with Joe Biden and asked him about healthcare and education for all, and police brutality.

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are reuniting … for a table read of Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Angelina Jolie talked about the “chaos” of her household during covid: “I’ve been on high level meetings where there’s dogs and balls and kids and things. You kind of just enjoy being human with everybody else and laughing through it.” She says they’ve also been enjoying movie nights. “Well, we’re all there. So, all six kids, my oldest son’s home from Korea. Lots of popcorn and just like really every family, we’re just pajamas, robes, snacks.”

Sharon Stone is urging everyone to wear their masks as she shared that her sister is battling the coronavirus, saying “One of you Non-Mask wearers did this.” She added that her sister’s husband is also fighting for his life, that her grandmother and godmother have already died of covid, and that healthcare workers and others can’t get tested in Montana, where her family lives.

-The Crown has found their Princess Diana for the final two seasons: Elizabeth Debick. I love her and this is exquisite casting.

-I love how much attention the Williams Twins are getting with their YouTube videos. Alicia Keys is the latest to shout them out for their review of her “Fallin'”.

-The @ArmasUpdates account does not seem to exist anymore and I am bereft.

-With production not yet returning on most shows, networks are having to get creative in how they film and where they find content to fill prime-time holes this fall TV season.

Jensen Ackles has already lined up his post-Supernatural gig. He’s heading to the new season of The Boys.

-I had no idea that Lovecraft Country star Jurnee Smollett is the sister of embattled Empire alum Jussie Smollett.

Millie Bobby Brown is Sherlock’s sleuthing younger sister in Netflix’s Enola Holmes teaser.

-In the trailer for The Secrets We Keep, a housewife (Noomi Rapace) kidnaps her neighbor (Joel Kinnaman) and seeks vengeance for the heinous war crimes she believes he committed against her 15 years earlier. Chris Messina costars as her husband.