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Oprah Talks Plans and Planes

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Oprah Winfrey covers the latest THR and her interview is delicious. She reveals that an annoying fan at an airport convinced her to buy a private plane (“She says, ‘Cause on TV you always giving people hugs. I want a hug.’ So I stood up and I gave her a hug and then I went to the phone and called my lawyer and I said, ‘I’m going to do it, I’m going to get the plane. This is going to be my last time waiting four hours in the Chicago O’Hare Airport'”) and was pretty blunt about her time at 60 Minutes and CBS (“How should I say this? Never a good thing when I have to practice saying my name and have to be told that I have too much emotion in my name…They would say, ‘All right, you need to flatten out your voice, there’s too much emotion in your voice.’ So I was working on pulling myself down and flattening out my personality — which, for me, is actually not such a good thing”). Imagine hiring Oprah and then not letting her be Oprah?!?

-Feast your eyes on Keanu Reeves in the new Saint Laurent campaign.

-It somehow escaped my attention that Moby and Natalie Portman used to date but this excerpt about it from his book is great.

Jesse Williams‘ messy divorce continues its messiness. He’s asking a judge to deny his ex’s motion that he pay $200k for her legal bills.

-Variety has released some of the salaries Hollywood movie stars will make on their latest projects. Netflix is pushing up the paydays with Ryan Reynolds getting $27M for Six Underground, and Will Smith getting $35M for Bright 2. For studio films, Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gal Gadot and Brad Pitt are all reportedly raking in upwards of $10 million for their latest flicks.

-It looks like Randall Emmett has finally paid 50 Cent the $1M he was owed because the Instagram posts about it are now deleted, depriving us of the best clapbacks of all time.

-Buckingham Palace released a statement shutting down the Baby Sussex name speculation.

-I’m loving all the celebrity guests on this season’s Gay of Thrones. This week’s is Gabrielle Union!

-The Game of Thrones cinematographer is defending the latest episode, telling TMZ “I know it wasn’t too dark because I shot it” and Wired “people don’t know how to tune their TVs properly.” That may be true (and I’ve certainly seen lots of spirited and technical defenses of him), but at a certain point — don’t you have to understand the limitations of the technology that most people are going to consume it on and work around that? If the majority people can’t see the thing they were supposed to see, you pooched it.  Though I still maintain that the editing was worse than the cinematography. Like that scene with Sansa and Tyrion when he raises their clasped hands and kisses hers I went, “Wait, they were holding hands? When did that happen? Show that!” And then they moved from their spot in the crypt and did…something. Did Sansa battle some wights with that dagger? Or did they just reposition?

-Empire was just renewed — but Jussie Smollet‘s future on the show remains in limbo. Said Fox in a statement: “By mutual agreement, the studio has negotiated an extension to Jussie Smollett’s option for season six, but at this time there are no plans for the character of Jamal to return to Empire.”

-Well, this is a very worrying and depressing tweet about Britney Spears from a director.

-When Netflix aired 13 Reasons Why, experts warned that it could to cause an increase in suicides especially among adolescents. A news study finds that’s exactly what happened.

-No gonna lie; Zac Efron’s abs freak me out.

Taylor Kitsch, Sienna Miller and Chadwick Boseman star in the new trailer for 21 Bridges.

CBS Paid Eliza Dushku $9.5M After Michael Weatherly Harassed her

-Aw man. I’ve loved Eliza Dushku since she played Faith on Buffy, and this NYT story on her harassment at the hands of Bull costar Michael Weatherly and the secret $9.5 million settlement that followed is horrible. He should have been fired immediately, and he most certainly should be fired now that it’s come to light.

The custody agreement between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt doesn’t seem to include children Pax and Maddox, possibly because Pitt has no hope of repairing his relationship with them.

Gal Gadot‘s support of Jason Momoa is very sweet.

-Speaking of sweet, I kind of like that Miley Cyrus calls Liam Hemsworth her “survival partner.

-Here’s the full trailer for Lindsay Lohan‘s MTV reality show.

-This video of Mary Queen of Scots costars Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan answering the web’s most searched questions is a total delight.

-All of the royal drama is really starting to bum me out.

Kim Kardashian has waded into the Drake/Kayne West feud, tweeting to Drake that he shouldn’t “threaten” her family.

-I forgot that a Downtown Abbey movie was in the works. Here’s the first trailer.

Chris Hemsworth Talks Fatherhood and Finding His Voice

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Chris Hemsworth is out here coming for the title of Best Chris with this new GQ cover story. (I knew it was going to be good when the writer tweeted that she “female-gazed” him.) He talks about prioritizing his family over his career, faking knowledge about wine, and why he wanted to loosen up for the third Thor movie: “The first one is good, the second one is meh. What masculinity was, the classic archetype, it just all starts to feel very familiar. I was so aware that we were right on the edge.”

Chris Evans also remains in the running due to tweets like this one.

Winona Ryder revealed that she thinks she and Keanu Reeves might be legally married (“We actually got married in Dracula. No, I swear to god I think we’re married in real life. In that scene, Francis [Ford Coppola] used a real Romanian priest. We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So I think we’re married”). Not surprisingly, Twitter exploded at the news.

Ben Affleck and 22-year-old Playboy model Shauna Sexton were photographed together again this weekend, so I guess that’s a thing.

Zoe Kravitz‘s story about Prince being too clingy and crimping her style when she was 18 is great.

-Tonight Ariana Grande says she’ll be hitting the VMAs stage with diverse group of over 50 female dancers.

-Yay for Crazy Rich Asians, which posted a better-than-expected weekend debut of $25.2-$26 million and a five-day launch of as much as $36 million, the best showing in three years for a rom-com and the best showing for any comedy in a year. Nearly 40 percent of the audience was Asian, because representation matters.

-Meanwhile, this is a great tidbit of how How Crazy Rich Asians got Coldplay’s ‘Yellow’ for a key scene. Director Jon M. Chu wrote the band to say “[The word ‘yellow’] has always had a negative connotation in my life … until I heard your song.”

-In a new profileIdris Elba talks about the “boundless ambition” that saw him go from “basically homeless” before The Wire to being invited to DJ this year’s royal wedding. He also talks about the surprise of proposing to Sabrina Dhowre, a model and Miss Vancouver 2014, despite previously swearing off marriage. “I just fell in love and want to be with that person for the rest of my life.”

-Forbes has released its annual Highest-Paid Actresses list, with Scarlett Johansson coming in at No. 1, and Gal Gadot making the cut.

John Krasinski‘s new Amazon show Jack Ryan is getting decent reviews, which I’m surprised by for some reason.

-Should I be watching AMC’s Lodge 49? It’s been airing for a few weeks but feels like everyone started tweeting about it all of the sudden. Wyatt Russell is adorable, after all.

Johnny Depp is claiming self-defense in response to that alleged on-set assault against a crew member. Ok.

-This is a good interview with Netflix’s VP of original programming about why their dramas are so often sluggishly paced (especially around the middle of the season) and why their comedies are more immune to this issue.

-These quotes from Michael Shannon on Trump are a thing of beauty.

-I knew I was going to love To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. I just knew it. But I didn’t know that my entire Twitter TL would also become obsessed with it. Tweets like this one made me smile all weekend. Or this one, where the writer of the book posted about how she made the stars re-enact iconic romcom moments when she was on set. And now everyone is obsessed with Lana Condor (who carries the movie) and Noah Centineo (who is about to explode; LA Time calls him the next Zac Efron, he was in the “Havana” music video, and he’ll next appear in a Netflix romcom called Sierra Burgess is a Loser on Sept. 7). The fact that they keep leaving flirty comments on each other’s IG posts is a bonus.

-Meanwhile, I like this piece on the movie’s outfits, and this one on how only one production company didn’t want to white-wash Lara Jean’s character.

-I enjoyed this interview with Kieran Culkin, who is killing it on Succession.

-Here’s the trailer for Outlaw King, the Netflix movie that’s going to open TIFF.