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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Search for Happiness

Billy Eichner hit the street with Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the whole video is happy-making. Billy’s face when he says “you make Garfield fan art?!” kills me in every way.

Emma Watson shared a photo from the Little Women set and dammit if it didn’t make me a little tingly.

Julie Andrews‘ granddaughter claims she had an affair with Dax Shepard in 2009 — two years after he started dating Kristen Bell. He is disputing how old the photos she released really are, and pointed out that she’s previously sold stories to the tabs about Matthew Perry, Jack Osbourne and Kid Rock.

Taylor Swift is using facial recognition software to detect stalkers at her concert like she’s in CSI or something, and I effing love this.

-The headline of NYT’s new profileEllen Degeneres Is Not As Nice As You Think” made me think they were diving into some of the blind items about her, but it turns out they’re just being cheeky.

-Meanwhile, I really like this article on how blind items have become more influential during the #MeToo movement and can kick off blockbuster investigations.

Cybil Shepherd says that she once declined Les Moovnes advances — and her show was promptly canceled.

Hailee Steinfeld and Niall Horan broke up after nearly a year together. This would probably have more impact if I knew they were dating.

Jason Momoa performed a Haka dance at the Aquaman premiere and it was pretty damn glorious.

-Grey, meet Grey. Jennifer Grey is coming to Grey’s Anatomy in a mysterious new role.

Lenny Kravitz says it’s “wonderful” that his daughter ended up working with his ex Nicole Kidman on Big Little Lies. “Zoe hadn’t seen Nicole since she was younger, and so it was beautiful that they got to know each other as adults and make this great show together.”

Jennifer Garner and J.J. Abrams will reunite for a one-hour drama coming to Apple, joining their massive list of projects with huge stars and no public plan about distribution.

-FX released its annual report about scripted TV, and tallied a record 495 original scripted streaming, cable, and broadcast series were released in 2018.

-I adore this story about how 10 Things I Hate About You was written largely through snail mail.

-Whoo boy. This thread does not make me want to see Clint Eastwood‘s new movie The Mule anytime soon.

-I wouldn’t be surprised if Marvel didn’t relinquish the reigns of their big action set pieces — female director or not.

Matthias Schoenaerts stars in the trailer for The Mustang as a violent criminal who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs. I’ll watch that guy in anything so why not?

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn are still keeping it low key and I remain pleasantly surprised. (Although I swear they look more and more alike in every photo.)

Emma Stone has dropped out of Greta Gerwig‘s Little Women — but Emma Watson might take her place. Are white Emmas interchangeable? Maybe.

Anne Hathaway and Mandy Moore’s Instagram exchange is adorable.

Nicki Minaj needs to stop worrying so much about her album sales (publicly at least) and then this sort of stuff wouldn’t happen.

-This might be the best use of Twitter ever.

-The To All the Boys’ team says the sequel (which hasn’t officially been green-lit yet but duh) will focus on Lara Jean and Peter’s romantic struggles. So I’m guessing they’re following the second book which was, um, not my fave.

-Meanwhile, this is a really cute bts story about TATBILB — but also feels kind of privacy violating?

-Also, I’m really glad someone translated this bit of dirty teen talk from the movie.

-Whoa, Sony confessed to releasing fake Michael Jackson music?

-This article on Conan O’Brien never-ending quest to get Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Caro on his show is great. “I know that someday I’m going to turn on Fallon and see Caro playing Pictionary…He’s going to get everyone cheering, and Cardi B’s there, high-fiving him. And I’m just going to be enraged.”

Ava DuVernay‘s Central Park keeps sounding better and better. Joshua Jackson just joined the cast (and we all know that Pacey improves everything).

-I feel like no one can come after Jennifer Garner after this week. She’s a goddamn superstar.

-JJ Abrams continues to cast his TV show alums in Star Wars: Episode 9. His latest: Lost’s Dominic Monaghan.

Chance the Rapper and Zazie Beetz discover that a pizza place is actually the gateway to hell in the horror-comedy Slice.

-The Kissing Booth’s Joey King stars in the trailer for Summer 03, but more importantly: Andrea Savage and Paul Scheer play her parents. (I guess I’ve officially entered the age where I get more excited by parental casting than the leads.)

Julia Roberts‘ long lost son, played by Lucas Hedges, unexpectedly returns home from rehab in Ben Is Back. I’m debating whether to add this to my TIFF list, but the trailer doesn’t give a lot to go on.

Taylor Swift’s In-Delicate Dance Moves

Taylor Swift released her music video for “Delicate” (one of the few songs on that album that I genuinely love), and it starts like Britney Spears’ “Lucky” before it segues into a Sia-esque video featuring Maddie Ziegler-ish dance moves. I was confused why she’d want to look so awkward on purpose, but I love Vulture’s take on it: “It’s a daring move by Swift to cripple one of her best new songs with some of the corniest physical motions ever committed to film just to use the corniness as a kind of loyalty oath. Major artists have thinned out the ranks of their fans with clumsy maneuvers before, but for Swift to do so on purpose is remarkably spiteful. In less than two years she’s gone from being sabotaged by others to accidental self-sabotage; now she’s self-sabotaging on purpose.”

-I love that Mindy Kaling commented soup snake on BJ Novak‘s Instagram post about her. It’s a callback to a very funny joke from The Office and it means soul mate. GAH!

-So Emma Watson really is dating Glee star Chord Overstreet? Huh.

-Man, I have mixed feelings about Ready Player One. Personally, I loved the book — while at the same time recognizing that it reinforced some male toxicity/nostalgia porn/gatekeeping tropes that suck. But the reviews out of its SXSW premiere are glowing. I especially like this one, which specifically addresses any post-Gamergate concerns.

-Also, there’s talk that Black Panther breakout Letitia Wright was cut out of the movie, which bums me out. 

Selma Blair is walking back her comments that pal Cameron Diaz has no plans to ever act again.

-Ruh roh. ABC pulled a politically and socially-themed Blackish episode due to “creative differences” with creator Kenya Barris. There’s been talk about the network pivoting recently to target the heartland (hello, Roseanne reboot) so I guess this fits, sadly.

-She alluded to it on Maron’s podcast, and once again Gina Rodriguez is implying that there’s a clear end for Jane the Virgin — possibly as early as next season. While I love that show, I totally support this. CW shows especially seem to not understand when the well has run dry.

Charlize Theron and David Oyelowo teach each other slang words from the Afrikaans and Yoruba languages in this delightful Vanity Fair video.

-There’s lots of hand-wringing about Jennifer Lawrence‘s sudden inability to open a movie. Tessa Thompson’s response to the article is perfection.

-One of my favourite celebrity interviews I’ve ever done was Hugh Grant, even though I could barely find any usable quotes because he basically just spent the whole time taking this piss. This interview reminded me of that.

-Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer have been accused of verbal abuse on their set. In an official statement, they responded: “Due to the high-stress nature of production, tempers occasionally get frayed, and for that, we apologize. However, we think it is important not to mischaracterize our set, where we believe strongly in treating everyone fairly regardless of gender, orientation, race, religion, or anything else.”

-In honour of Buffy premiering 21 years ago, Sarah Michelle Gellar posted some never-before-seen BTS pics on Instagram.

-This is an interesting look at how Fox is promoting I Love Simon thanks because of Greg Berlanti — who says he asked the studio to “sell it as they would any other teen rom-com, the same size and scope” and “not hide or obfuscate in any way what the movie is about.”

-The Sorry To Bother You trailer has dropped and it looks phenomenal. No wonder this movie is getting such huge festival buzz.