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Felicity Huffman

Prince Andrew Crashes and Burns

-I’m assuming whoever arranged for Prince Andrew to do that TV interview this weekend is now fired, because wow that went even worse than anyone could have predicted. As Lainey says, when it comes to the Palace getting their shit together it’s been amateur hour over there.

Kanye West has announced his first-ever opera, Nebuchadnezzar, named after the longest-reigning king of ancient Babylon. Honestly, every headline about him these days just sounds like mad libs on crack.

-The Swifties came through. Taylor Swift and her former label Big Machine Records have reached a compromise — she can officially perform whatever songs she’d like at this weekend’s AMAs, including those bought by Scooter Braun earlier this year.

-Oh wait — it’s not over yet. AMAs producers are disputing Big Machine’s statement about her performance. Dick Clark Productions just released their own statement saying, “At no time did Dick Clark Productions agree to, create, authorize or distribute a statement in partnership with Big Machine Label Group regarding Taylor Swift’s performance at the 2019 American Music Awards.” All the sighs.

-Fresh from jail, Felicity Huffman was spotted taking homemade cupcakes to The Teen Project on Sunday, an organization dedicated to “serving at risk homeless and sex trafficked young women” in LA.

-I don’t watch Doctor Who but man this got me.

-I can’t stop reading Survivor takes and this is a good one on how CBS’s handling of misconduct on the island was “an exercise in ass-covering” disguised as “starting a conversation.” I’m still angry about last week’s episode — and that was the first episode I’ve caught up on in years. I can’t imagine how fans who’ve been sticking with it feel.

-Speaking of the garbage fire that is CBS, two female writers of Carol’s Second Act quit the show after they complained about inappropriate conduct by exec producer David Hunt, who is married to series star Patricia Heaton. One of the writers took to Twitter to expand on the story, saying that she only wanted a low intensity response to a difficult situation. Instead, it appears that she and her only ally were driven out.

-I could watch hours of Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter interviewing each other forever, mostly because HBC sounds like my spirit animal. Colman: “At lunch time today I said “Helly should we have lunch together? And you said ‘you can have 10 minutes of eating and talking and then I will be lying down and you can lie down next to me but silence after that.'”

-Oh god. Now Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck are tweeting their support in the push to release Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League. I thought the consensus was this thing didn’t even exist? This has been the most exhausting trending topic on film Twitter for two years and I can’t believe we’re back at it.

-Oof, Alan Moore’s take on pop culture’s current obsession with superheroes is scorching. (Weirdly, I don’t think that’s what Damon Lindelof is doing with his source material on The Watchmen.)

-I’m here for pretty much whatever content @ira wants to give me, but the premise of his new show sounds fantastic.

-I’m really bummed that Charlie’s Angels underperformed at the box office. Here’s hoping word of mouth helps it in the coming weeks.

-The Mad About You revival is on a network no one really has, but that’s ok because the reviews are not great.

-With the release of Apple+ and Disney+ and the upcoming launch of HBO Max, there’s been a ton of coverage about the streaming wars, but this take might actually be my favourite. So much content is getting churned out that quality/rewatchability is starting to not matter, and there’s no incentive for creators to take risks. Even more ground shifting, everyone is going to be watching different things, so “how we talk about TV to each other is going to radically change when your content has nothing in common with mine.”

-The trailer for the final season of Schitt’s Creek is here. You fancy, huh?

Felicity Huffman Is Already Free

Felicity Huffman is out of jail early after serving 11 days of her 2-week sentence. (Apparently it’s normal policy for inmates who are set to be released on weekends to get out on the Friday instead.)

-Oh god. Drake and Kylie Jenner were apparently spotted flirting. There’s not enough vodka in the world for me to process this.

-After many false starts, Kanye West’s latest full-length album, Jesus Is King, finally dropped this afternoon and it’s pretty damn underwhelming.

-Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian says their 6-six-year daughter is being “heavily blocked” from wearing makeup by Kanye. I never say this, but I agree with Kanye.

-CW just ordered full season pickups for Batwoman and Nancy Drew. I tried one episode of ND and it was too Riverdale-y for me, but good for them.

-No one has ever looked happier about being arrested than Ted Danson.

-Will & Grace is wrapping up, but Megan Mullally is reportedly set to miss multiple episodes, giving more weight to those rumours of a feud with Debra Messing.

-This New Yorker profile of Adam Driver is great — especially the part where he encounters the phrase “toxic masculinity” for seemingly the first time.

-A judge refused to remove Brad Pitt from the lawsuit over Hurricane Katrina victims’ deteriorating homes.

-I love both Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons but I will never, ever be able to make it through Antlers based on this trailer.

-Hey, I kickstarted this movie! Do I get a free screening? A poster? I’ve kickstarted so many pop culture things, I’ll take a bucket of half-eaten popcorn at this point.

 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Open Up in New Documentary

-The documentary on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aired in the UK last night, in which Prince Harry was asked about the rift with his brother (“Inevitably stuff happens. But we’re brothers, we’ll always be brothers. We are certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him and, as I know, he will always be there for me”) and Meghan admits that a British friend predicted the tabloids would tear her apart (“I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip”).

Jennifer Lawrence tied the knot with Cooke Maroney this weekend in Rhode Island in front of 150 guests, including Adele, Sienna Miller, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Richie, Amy Schumer, Kris Jenner, Emma Stone and Ashley Olsen.

-Do you think this pic of Felicity Huffman in her prison uniform was staged? It had to be, right?

Miley Cyrus went live on Instagram this weekend with Cody Simpson — and she really shouldn’t have. She told women you don’t have to be gay if you find the right man (“Guys, I was being a little too, like…hard-core feminist vibes and, just like, I don’t know, not allowing anyone in, but now I am. There are good men out there, guys. Don’t give up. You don’t have to be gay. There are good people with dicks out there. You just gotta find them”) and seemed to shade Liam Hemsworth.

Liam, meanwhile, is making everyone in my city love him.

Camila Cabello is shutting down rumours that she and Shawn Mendes split. So there!

-Catastrophe’s Rob Delaney talking about how lucky he was to have UK healthcare when his son was dying is heartbreaking and powerful.

-The kid from Shameless that I always thought should be a bigger star than he is (though not big enough that I’m going to look up his real name) just got married. Congrats, kid!

Dennis Quaid, 65, is engaged to his 26-year-old girlfriend. Swell.

-This video of Jerry O’Connell torturing his kids with mandatory Prince singalongs is the most I’ve liked him since Sliders.

-Production on John Cho‘s new movie has been paused for 7-9 months after the actor injured his knee on set in New Zealand. Protect my precious at all costs!

Michelle Pfeiffer says she has a #MeToo moment when she was 20 with a “high-powered person.”

-I actually have very little quibbles about TV Guide’s list for the best shows of the 2010s. (And I’m a quibbler!)

-New Girl star Lamorne Morris filmed police handcuffing his friend outside an L.A. nightclub when he then found himself handcuffed — for filming the incident.

-I loved last night’s premiere of The Watchmen. I’m not sure I totally got it, but that was some powerful, challenging stuff.

-The trailer for the final season of Bojack Horseman messed me up, man.

Olivia Colman is here to snatch your wig (and your crown) in the new trailer for the Netflix series.