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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.

Scarlett Johansson Calls Herself the “Second Choice”

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Scarlett Johansson is on the cover of Parade, where she talks about getting the role of Black Widow after Emily Blunt bowed out (“The best call you can receive is after you are rejected for something and then you get it. You appreciate it more. I’ve basically made a career out of being second choice”), and being engaged to SNL’s Colin Jost (“What you see is what you get with him. He’s very optimistic, easygoing, funny, nice, and those are the qualities that really drew me to him”).

Meryl Streep singing in a robe and making cocktails during last night’s Stephen Sondheim tribute is all of us right now. It starts at 1:58:49.

-Keep watching, because the performance after that is Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford singing “Move On” at 2:03:38.

Kristin Cavallari has filed for divorce from Jay Cutler, citing “inappropriate marital conduct” and requesting primary custody of their three children. They were in the news recently because of a viral Twitter thread about their multi-week quarantine in the Bahamas.

John Krasinski’s ‘Some Good News’ threw a potluck Sunday. After fans sent in their family recipes, Martha Stewart, David Chang, Guy Fieri and Stanley Tucci stepped in to try out their time-tested dishes.

-Also, Stanley Tucci is back to making cocktails for our viewing pleasure.

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are expecting their first child together.

Brad Pitt appeared as Dr. Fauci in SNL’s cold open this weekend. (Weirdly, his segment looked more professional than all the others.) Between this and his HGTV appearance, he’s charming his way all over TV lately.

Timothée Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp have split after one year of dating.

Riz Ahmed tells GQ: “I have lost two family members to COVID. I just want to believe their deaths and all the others aren’t for nothing. We gotta step up to reimagine a better future.”

-Canadian actors, musicians and public figures came together on Saturday night for a televised special to support frontline and essential workers, and to raise funds for Food Banks Canada. You can watch some highlights here.

-Also, the all-star performance of “Lean on Me” is being released in support of the Canadian Red Cross, and Canadians can contribute to the initiative by streaming the song, viewing the official music video, or downloading the single.

Emma Watson‘s mystery man has been revealed as Leo Robinton, who previously worked at a cannabis company in LA. He’s very pretty.

Britney Spears‘ bf is wearing a jockstrap as a mask? Ok.

Anna Wintour goes jogging in Air Force 1’s so that’s where we’re at now. She’s also taking swipes at the president: “I think we’ve all gotten past the idea that life will simply snap back to normal. (Except our president, who thinks we should try drinking disinfectant mixed with sunshine. To which I say, you first.)”

Cameron Diaz appeared on a recent episode of makeup artist Gucci Westman’s YouTube series, “Makeup & Friends” (clearly shot before social distancing).

-The internet discovered that Dolly Parton’s production company helped produce Buffy the Vampire Slayer and everyone’s so happy.

Nancy Meyers‘ movies are basically kitchen porn. So everyone got very excited when the director instagrammed a pic of her kitchen. It does not disappoint.

Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson‘s The King of Staten Island is migrating to a digital release. It’ll be on demand on June 12. Seth Rogen‘s An American Pickle has also moved from a Sony theatrical release to HBO Max. There’s a very real chance that comedy releases on streaming becomes the norm, while theatrical releases are limited to big budget tentpoles.

-The Oscars’ Board of Governors will meet virtually tomorrow. It’ll be interesting how Oscar season plays out, with most fall film festivals probably not happening (except maybe Telluride), and a fall theatrical marketplace that will likely contain fewer functioning cinemas operating at partial capacity.

-The first clip of Love, Victor has been released. It’s Hulu’s spinoff of Love, Simon.