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Issa Rae’s Next Chapter

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Issa Rae is on the cover of Vanity Fair and talks about letting go of Insecure (“I told myself I would never write and be in a show that I created again. It takes up a lot of your life, and I like to do a lot of things. I love doing this show. I’m so grateful to be able to do this show. But that’s just not really for me”) and bringing Project Greenlight back with a focus on female filmmakers (“I want this version of the show to make filmmaking feel attainable”).

-So it’s true: Ariana Grande tied the knot with real estate agent Dalton Gomez in a secret ceremony on Saturday.

-Congrats and godspeed to Naomi Campbell, who is a new mom at 50.

Emma Watson tweeted for the first time since August to dispute a retirement and engagement report.

Kaia Gerber is on the cover of Vogue’s new issue.

Tiffany Haddish is widely seen as a dream get as Ellen’s replacement is reportedly being heavily courted.

Emma Stone talked about having her Oscar be presented to her by Leonardo DiCaprio. “I’d seen Titanic 7-1/2 times in theatres. He was the love of my life. I had a picture of him in my bedroom that was signed that I’d gotten for my birthday when I was 12 years old. And I was WALKING TO LEO.”

Adam Sandler went viral for joining pick-up basketball game.

Lena Waithe says Aziz Ansari decided not to be the focus of Master of None Season 3 “long before” his sexual misconduct controversy.

Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy‘s new show, Nine Perfect Strangers, just got an August premiere date and a new trailer.

Mischa Barton talked about her time on The OC — and it didn’t sound great. “It started pretty early on because it had a lot to do with them adding Rachel (Bilson) in last minute as, after the first season, a series regular and evening out everybody’s pay—and sort of general bullying from some of the men on set that kind of felt really sh*tty.” She also talked about her decision to leave the show: “It just felt like it was the best thing for me and my health and just in terms of not really feeling protected by my cast and crew at that point.” So I guess that rules her out as being a future guest on Bilson’s podcast about the series…

Kumail Nanjiani is set to star in a Hulu limited series about the founder of Chippendales.

A Quiet Place Part II is getting really good reviews and I wish the theatres were open/safe here.

St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein put their friendship to the test in the trailer for The Nowhere Inn.

Gwyneth Paltrow: Still Not a Medical Expert

-In news that is no way shocking, doctors are urging people to ignore Gwyneth Paltrow’s advice about how to fight covid.

-This is insane: Lady Gaga’s personal dog walker was shot multiple times in LA, and two of her French bulldogs were stolen. She’s offering $500k reward.

-Despite a Daily Mail article and some DeuxMoi chatter, Emma Watson‘s publicist insists she’s not stepping away from acting.

-In their People cover story, Mariska Hargitay recalls being “sad” and “devastated” when Christopher Meloni left Law & Order: SVU.

-This is a great read on Joss Whedon and the myth of the Hollywood male feminist.

John Mulaney is reportedly out of rehab and “doing well.

Britney Spears‘ dad is going on the defensive. A little late, but sure.

Prince William and Kate are said to be “appalled” that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle agreed to a sit down with Oprah. Appalled or jealous?

-Meanwhile, courtiers and other royal hangers-on are said to be bracing for the interview.

-I like this piece on how WandaVision is the first show to encapsulate the pandemic.

Khloe Kardashian says her feet are *supposed* to look so stretched and alien in those GA ads. Oh. Good job, then.

-I gave a bunch of my girlfriends mask chains for xmas (from a Canadian company), and I’m loving the one Sarah Jessica Parker wears here.

-Reply All’s Test Kitchen will no longer release the remaining episodes of the Bon Appétit-centered miniseries — which is a shame. Clearly, there were storytelling problems, but the POC employees who spoke out deserve to be heard.

-This is an excellent – if awkward – interview with the real-life white female film critic who is assumed to have inspired John David Washington‘s character to get so angry in Malcolm & Marie.

-I watched the Russo Brother’s Cherry starring Tom Holland the other night and … woof. Holland tries his best but it is a long, bleak slog.

-This oral history on the ending of Lost is a great read. Josh Holloway on the church scene: “We also got drunk, I think, while we did it. A little bit, you know, because we’re all celebrating. That was the last scene that we all did together. So we were slipping over to each other’s trailer and having a glass of wine, going back in and doing some more scene. It was great.”

-The documentary Framing Britney Spears is *finally* out in Canada legally this weekend via Crave.

-The Handmaid’s Tale dropped a trailer for its fourth season, which starts April 28. I forgot this show was still around…

Billie Eilish On Broken Hearts

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Billie Eilish is on the cover of GQ, in which she talks about past relationships (“Here’s a bomb for you: I have never felt desired. My past boyfriends never made me feel desired. None of them”), and her style (“Sometimes I dress like a boy. Sometimes I dress like a swaggy girl. And sometimes I feel trapped by this persona that I have created because sometimes I think people view me not as a woman”).

-Glee’s Amber Riley spoke out on the Lea Michele controversy, saying this was the first time in two years that the actress had called her. “I’m not going to say that Lea Michele is racist. That’s not what I’m saying…She’s also pregnant and I think that everybody needs to chill. Y’all dragged her for a couple of days. But at the same time, in my inbox there are a lot of black actors and actresses telling me their stories and were letting me know they have dealt with the same things being on set, being terrorized by the white girls that are the leads of the show.”

-This story about how Kiersey Clemons fell in love with her stunt double Ebony De La Haye on the set of Sweetheart is so sweet and exactly what I needed today. (Clemons is in the Nick Offerman movie Hearts Beat Loud, which is now on Netflix and is quickly becoming my go-to comfort movie.)

Ellen Degeneres has responded to the backlash over her Black Lives Matter comments.

Dwayne Johnson posted an impassioned, 8-minute video addressed to Trump.

Meghan Markle gave a heartfelt virtual commencement speech to this year’s graduating class at her former high school. “I wanted to say the right thing and I was really nervous that I wouldn’t, or that it would get picked apart. And I realized the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing because George Floyd’s life mattered and Breonna Taylor’s life mattered and Philando Castile’s life mattered and Tamir Rice’s life mattered, and so did so many other people whose names we know and whose names we do not know.”

Emma Watson is promising to learn and be better after she posted three black boxes but had not broken her silence before that.

-I love all the directors who pledged to hire John Boyega after he expressed concern that participating in the protests would damage his career.

-Here’s your weekly reminder that Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson are still the best celebrity couple.

-A roadie for a punk band finds herself in too deep in the trailer for Viena and the Fantomes, starring Dakota Fanning, Evan Rachel Wood, Zoë Kravitz and Jon Bernthal.