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All Hail, Baby Archie!

-Cue the jingle jangle jokes: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry called their baby Archie. The couple has chosen not to use courtesy titles so it’ll be Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. When Charles is King he’ll automatically become Prince Archie, but he (or his parents) may choose not to use it.

-Earlier today, Meghan and Harry presented the baby in a brief interview, and they both looked glowingly happy. (I love what she wore.)

-Meanwhile, George Clooney says he hopes for  kinder treatment of Meghan in the media going forward.

-In other baby news, Amy Schumer called her son Gene.

Stephen Colbert surprised Anne Hathaway last night on the Late Show by introducing her to RuPaul and she cried.

-Have we traveled back in time? Britney Spears has been granted a temporary restraining order against Sam Lutfi for herself, her children and her parents.

-Even the guy who plays Gendry thinks that Game of Thrones marriage proposal was silly. “He just got a bit gassed and asked someone to marry him. And she quite rightly told him where to go. What a stupid question! I think he knows deep down in his heart of hearts there is no way Arya will ever be anyone’s lady.”

Drake wearing a Breaker High sweatshirt last night at the Raptors game is all the CanCon I’ve ever wanted.

Rebel Wilson posted some TBT photos of the time Kristen Wiig took the Bridesmaids cast to a strip club. Trust me, you’re gonna want to click.

Robert Downey Jr.‘s “I love you, 3,000” line is based on something his children say to him. *sob*

-Batwoman, Nancy Drew and a Riverdale spinoff have been ordered to series by the CW.

-The original 90201 cast reunites for a table read in a teaser for their new show.

Kate McKinnon gives Emma Thompson a tour in her SNL promo. I. CAN’T. WAIT.

Busy Phillipps got candid about getting an abortion at 15 on her show following Georgia’s passing of the “heartbeat bill.”

-I’m bummed that Amy Poehler‘s new Netflix movie Wine Country isn’t getting great reviews, but I’m still going to watch the crap out of it.

-This is an interesting take on the future of romcoms after the very well-reviewed Long Shot flopped at the box office.

-I got a kick out of this oral history of the most shocking Survivor moment in history, which aired 11 years ago today.

-An army of Rorschach copycats take to the streets in the first teaser trailer for HBO’s Watchmen series.

Jessica Chastain, Constance Wu and Ava Duvernay Lead the Charge on Change

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Jessica Chastain, Constance Wu and Ava Duvernay cover Marie Claire, where they talk about the importance of inclusion and representation, and learning how to not obsess about accommodating others.

-Sad news for for those of you who even knew they were dating: Rita Ora and Andrew Garfield split up.

Kit Harrington told Stephen Colbert about the end of Game of Thrones: “I was very shocked and surprised at certain events unfolding, and then I blubbed my eyes out. I cried.”

-I’ve watched this clip of Jennifer Hudson and Tom Jones spontaneously singing at each other more times than can be considered normal.

Keri Russell and Adam Driver (who are costarring on Broadway) are so damn funny and charming in this NYT profile.

-You can tell Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson have done a few movies together by this point; their chemistry is really easy going and nice. The Captain Marvel pair sang Ariana Grande and took a lie detector test on Carpool Karaoke.

-Also, Larson and Jackson sang “Shallow” on The Jonathan Ross Show and they were pretty damn great.

Heidi Montag defended The Hills reboot’s lack of diversity by pointing out her co-stars’ hair colours. So that happened.

-Also, I keep forgetting that Mischa Barton is in this thing.

Gwyneth Paltrow says that her persona shift from a whiskey-drinking, cigarette-smoking cool girl to a health nut had everyone “thinking I was a crackpot.” Who is this whiskey-drinking badass she’s speaking of?

-Not surprisingly, Idris Elba‘s Netflix comedy about a DJ-turned-nanny isn’t getting glowing reviews. I want more for him than this. (And I definitely want more for him than taking over Will Smith’s role in Suicide Squad.)

-HBO’s The Case Against Adnan Syed will follow Amy Syed’s process of seeking and winning an appeal post-Serial.

-I liked this piece a lot about how Steven Spielberg isn’t right about Netflix — but he’s not entirely wrong either. I’ve been surprised by they lack of debate and the full-throated support of Netflix (who does some not great stuff). At the very least, they *should* disclose their box office numbers if they want to be Oscar contenders.

-Oh my goodness, the Good Omens trailer is all kinds of fun.

-I very much enjoyed this look back at Julia Roberts’ “Fellini summer”, a dramatic few months which included leaving fiance Kiefer Sutherland for Jason Patric, fighting with Steven Spielberg on Hook, being hospitalized for the “flu”, and walking away from Shakespeare in Love.

-You know, I’ve been pretty checked out on Arrow for a while and mostly just catch up with it out of routine these days, but compiling all these cast and fan social media posts about the show’s ending for this story hit me harder than I thought it would, especially Stephen Amell‘s tearful Facebook video. There were seasons when I LOVED this show, and I’m glad it’s getting to go out on its own terms.

-Meanwhile, I’m thinking this TV blind item from a while ago was probably about Amell.

-The trailer for Mindy Kaling’s Late Night starring Emma Thompson is everything I’ve ever wanted.

Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Leaving Marvel, Fighting with Harvey Weinstein

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-In her new Variety cover, Gwyneth Paltrow talks about how her new husband Brad Falchuk referenced Shakespeare in Love in his vows (“I hope this isn’t too personal but in my husband’s wedding vows, he actually said it’s no coincidence that I played this muse, because that’s who I am to him, and his perception is that’s who I am in real life. It was really sweet”), added more fuel to the rumours that her onscreen hubby Robert Downey Jr. dies in this spring’s Avengers: Endgame by saying it’ll be her last MCU movie, and says of her struggles with Harvey Weinstein, “He was a bully. I never had a problem standing up to him. I wasn’t scared of him.” Which, good for her I guess, but a lot of women who weren’t at her level didn’t have the luxury to stand up to him and not be destroyed.

Lady Gaga and fiance Christian Carino have called it quits.

-It’s a big day for breakups. Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are also done following a new round of cheating rumours.

Kim Kardashian is lashing out at sites that sell fashion knockoffs after a vintage Thierry Mugler gown she wore to Sunday’s Hollywood Beauty Awards has already been copied.

-Celebs are mourning  Karl Lagerfeld (even though he was kind of a turd).

This interview with Macaulay Culkin and Devon Sawa reminiscing about their days as 90s stars made my day.

Darren Criss and Mia Swier got married over the weekend and good for them but my god what is this dress?!?

-There are rumours that Armie Hammer might be the next Batman (which is the most boring choice imaginable) but he’s denying them. Or possibly negotiating through the press? It could go either way.

-Netflix officially got out of the Marvel business by cancelling The Punisher and Jessica Jones yesterday. The stars of those shows took to social media to thank their fans.

Aaron Sorkin is in “conversations” to bring back The Newsroom which is just … ugh. This thread about possible plots is more entertaining than that show ever was.

Meghan Markle is in NYC to celebrate her baby shower with her girlfriends.

-Arrested Development returns to Netflix on March 15. I just can’t bring myself to care about a Jeffrey Tambor show anymore.

Emma Thompson, who had begun recording one of the voice roles in Skydance’s upcoming animated feature Luck, has quietly left the project because of concerns about working with John Lasseter, sources say.  That’s putting your money where your mouth is and I love her even more now.

Jussie Smollett’s hours on Empire have been cut back while everyone tries to figure out wtf is going on. Meanwhile, police are investigating whether he was seen with his alleged attackers hours before the assault.

Cardi B is not happy about this whole situation.

Troye Sivan, Wanda Sykes, Cara Delevingne, Rachel Maddow, and Gina Rodriguez show up in the trailer for season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

-I’m so glad to see that the reviews for Pamela Adlon‘s new, Louis CK-less season of Better Things indicate the show is stronger than ever.

-Here’s the new trailer for Veep’s final season.

Dwayne Johnson helps a family who dreams of joining World Wrestling Entertainment in the Fighting with My Family trailer.