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Tatiana Maslany Keeps Us Guessing About She-Hulk

-Remember a month ago when I mentioned that I was on a Zoom call with Tatiana Maslany and she said she’s not doing She-Hulk? She just said it again and the headlines are everywhere. My guess remains the same: that she’s doing it but sworn to keep it under wraps until there’s an official announcement. The original story in the trades was based on “sources” — and Scarlett Johansson was denying a Black Widow movie up until about a month before filming started.

Armie Hammer is now seeking joint custody and requesting his ex return to the U.S. from the Cayman Islands. Elizabeth Chambers filed for divorce from Hammer in July, seeking primary physical custody of their two children.

-I’m sure the Daily Mail is just reaching for headlines, but I’m choosing to believe this story about Dominic West being terrorized by squirrels.

Taryn Manning is claiming DWTS invited her to join the cast “many times,” but the show has a different take: “Her representation attempted to pitch her to us a while back and we kindly passed. So her claim that she was asked to join ‘DWTS’ once, never mind many times, is completely false.”

Jacob Tremblay portrays a young Justin Bieber in the new video for “Lonely.” This is scary good casting.

-Meanwhile, Bieber is this week’s musical guest on SNL, with Issa Rae hosting.

-Fans put a damper on Bieber‘s big week by camping outside his home. He posted on IG Stories: “This is not a hotel. It’s my home. How do you convince yourself it’s not completely inappropriate and disrespectful to wait outside my home to gawk, stare and take pictures as I walk into my apartment?”

Dwyane Wade was walking on the beach and happened to pass by a proposal. His reaction is everything.

-In a charming new interview with The Ringer, Adam Brody discusses how many people re-watching The OC now find his character mean (“I totally understand that about Seth and I can even see it without seeing it again. I mean, I don’t recall him doing anything brave and I don’t just mean physically brave”) and talks about being a feminist (“I’m not an activist, but I do feel that I’m pretty aware and my wife [Leighton Meester] helps me a lot. My wife is a feminist and has been for a long time, so she helps me a lot. Although I think we’ve all had our eyes opened even more so these last handful of years, but we’re all still learning and certainly I am. I like to think of myself as a feminist. I don’t know if I fully live up to that or not”).

-Speaking of charming interviews, You’re The Worst’s Chris Greere interviews former costar Aya Cash about her role on The Boys.

Harvey Weinstein‘s lawyers claim he will likely die in prison if not freed. [*crickets*]

Miley Cyrus is reviving her Backyard Sessions for a special episode of MTV’s Unplugged series. This is such a clever way to do content in quarantine.

-I don’t believe a digit of Netflix’s ratings reports, but they are saying that Ratched is the most watched original program in 2020. I wonder if even they care that it was so horribly received?

-Bridgerton is being made into a series by Shonda Rhimes? Yes, please!

Ethan Hawke had to shoot his appearance on Desus & Mero last night from an empty hotel ballroom in Ireland because he was having wi-fi issues in his room. Still managed to be charming af tho.

David Byrne’s American Utopia debuts on Crave this weekend and it’s so, so good. It’s directed by Spike Lee and is one of my fave films of the year so far. It’s joyous and thought-provoking and made me get up and dance multiple times (watching films at home is one benefit of movies going straight to streaming).

Charlie Hunnam plays a bare-knuckle boxer reluctantly traveling across the country with his brother for one last fight in Jungleland. It took me halfway through the trailer for me to realize I saw this at last year’s TIFF. I really liked the girl from The End of the F**king World in it.

BTS’ Grammy Bid

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BTS hit another mainstream milestone by covering Variety’s Grammy issue. There’s also a cute behind the scenes video from the shoot.

-I’m pretty sure all the Tracee Ellis Ross and Harry Styles dating rumours came about just because they had good chemistry together on a talk show once (mostly because Tracee was trying to pick up the slack from the other guest — Kendall Jenner), but I don’t hate it.

-The MCU has found its Ms. Marvel: Markham, Ont native Iman Vellani. The 18-year-old will star in the new Disney+ series.

Angelina Jolie reportedly insisted Brad Pitt quarantine for two-weeks after returning from their Chateau in France with Nicole Poturalski. Oh, so she asked him to do what he’s actually required to after international travel? What a monster.

-Everyone who got bad vibes from Max Ehrich when he was engaged to Demi Lovato seems justified these days. He posted IG messages implying Lovato was being abused and added “I’ll be posting on here for updates every few hours with pics… In case people try to ‘Jeffrey Epstein’ me.”

Tony Lanez’s team allegedly sent several emails to media outlets pretending to be members of Megan Thee Stallion’s record label, 300 Entertainment, in order to “campaign press” on his behalf. The email contained doctored texts and a link to a report that claimed that Megan did not want to testify against Lanez about her shooting. In a statement, Megan’s lawyer said, “We have been made aware of manipulated text messages and invented email accounts that have been disseminated to the media in a calculated attempt to peddle a false narrative”

Cardi B spent last night’s debate on Instagram fact-checking the president’s comments.

-I don’t believe anything from this website, but I really really don’t believe in an Enola Holmes spinoff starring Henry Cavill. The movie was fine but he was so very miscast. When has Sherlock Holmes ever been a hunky, empathetic hero?

-Production has paused on Riverdale and Supergirl due to a shortage of COVID-19 testing capacity in Vancouver. “This is a situation we are continuing to monitor hour by hour and day by day,” one studios said.

Ethan Hawke is getting raves for his performance in the new miniseries The Good Lord Bird.

-Now John Cleese is defending J.K. Rowling.

-Here’s the first trailer for Lee Isaac Chung’s critically adored Sundance hit, Minari, a sweeping epic starring Steven Yeun about a Korean family putting down roots in the rugged American heartland.

Gabrielle Union Talks in PTSD Women’s Health

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Gabrielle Union says of her new Women’s Health cover: “My 1st cover shot by a Black woman @djenebaaduayom and the 1st time I’ve worn my own natural hair for a cover.” In the story, she says: “The combination of the pandemic and this racial reckoning, alongside being inundated with [images of] the brutalization of Black bodies, has sent my PTSD into overdrive. There’s just terror in my body.”

-Even the Caped Crusader can’t escape the pandemic. Robert Pattinson has tested positive for the coronavirus, shutting down production of The Batman in London. What’s makes this even more brutal is the reason they first shut down production back in March is because a crew member died of complications from covid.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson also revealed that his entire family is recuperating from “relentless” covid. He says his children only had sore throats but he and his wife “had a rough go.” Pattinson is likely in the best shape of his life with all the Batman training and The Rock is, well, The Rock and they still got it.

-This week, Britney Spears‘ lawyer filed documents indicating that her conservatorship is “voluntary” but reinforcing her desire to strip her father of control. He wrote: “This is a voluntary conservatorship. Conservatee wishes to exercise her right to nominate a conservator of the estate…Britney is strongly opposed to her father continuing as sole conservator of her estate. Rather, without in any way waiving her right to seek termination of this conservatorship in the future, she strongly prefers to have a qualified corporate fiduciary appointed to serve in this role.”

Miley Cyrus says she had to deal with sexist remarks from a VMAs producer when she asked for the beauty lights to be turned off for her performance.  “The beauty light is always used on women and I said turn the f——g lights off. You would never tell Travis Scott or Adam Levine that he couldn’t turn the beauty light off.” But then when her bracelet kept getting caught in wires she was told “You want to be treated like a guy? We wouldn’t be dealing with this if a guy was doing it.”

Meghan Markle is suing the paparazzi over photos taken on a walk with Baby Archie and her dog on Vancouver Island.

-May John Waters live forever.

E. Alex Jung profiles are always spectacular, even when they’re featuring someone as divisive as Miranda July.  I mean, any article that details an evening in which July, Margaret Qualley, and Taylor Swift commiserate about Pete Davidson is worth your time.

July certainly had strong praise for the article.

-Speaking of excellent profiles, this one on Jesse Plemons makes you realize how steadily he’s been working in critically acclaimed projects since Friday Night Lights (he’s appeared in 4 Best Picture nominees over the last 5 years and leads Charlie Kaufman’s latest).

-I thought this was an interesting take on how Tenet might need movie theaters more than movie theaters need Tenet: “It holds your interest through entropy alone, and it’s easy to imagine how the slightest distraction might cause the whole thing to sputter apart…Which, sadly, isn’t to suggest that ‘you have to see Tenet on the big screen’ so much as it is to say that the film might not work at all on a small one.”

-The first reviews for Mulan are in and they are very positive, though many critics are noting that its grandeur would work better on the big screen than on its Disney+ release.

-Meanwhile, this is a great thread of Asian writers who’ve reviewed Mulan.

Tilda Swinton was honored at the opening night of the Venice Film Festival and paid tribute to her Marvel costar Chadwick Boseman.

-Also, Cate Blanchett’s cape on the Venice red carpet was everything.

Lili Reinhart says she feels like a prisoner in Canada, where she’s filming Riverdale. We’ll gladly send her back.

Ethan Hawke wrote a book review for the New York Times, and it’s made him even more crush-worthy.

-Disney+ just announced that The Mandalorian’s second season premieres on October 30th.

-I’m glad I bought tickets to Nomadland at TIFF before I read this story about Frances McDormand pooping in a bucket during filming.

-The trailer for Netflix’s Grand Army looks great, but when it dropped yesterday a writer from the show tweeted: “Me and the 3 writers of color who worked on the show quit due to racist exploitation and abuse. The show runner and creator went full Karen and called Netflix hr on the Black writer in the room for getting a haircut. Yes you read that correctly. Who wants to interview us?”

-I can’t imagine being in the theatre again by November, but the new No Time To Die trailer is gorgeous.