-Strap in! Adele‘s new “Easy On Me” video debuts Oct 14 at 7pm ET.
-OMG, Beanie Feldstein‘s just pulled a Mariah Carey “I don’t know her” when asked about Lea Michele‘s name trending when Feldstein was cast in Funny Girl instead of her. “She very sweetly wrote on my Instagram. I don’t know the woman whatsoever.”
-Squid Game is officially Netflix’s biggest show ever. Creator-writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk talked to THR about how its insane popularity has been altogether dumbfounding, and where he’d like to take season two.
-Speaking of the future of buzzy shows, Bill Lawrence is open to extending Ted Lasso beyond its original three-season plan. It sounds like it’s all up to Jason Sudeikis. However, even if the show continues, they’ll complete their current arc. “When we started, we plotted out everybody’s beginning, middle and end of a three-season arc. This story is going to be over next year, regardless, even if the show finds another story to tell and goes on.”
-iCarly’s Jennette McCurdy says she suffered years of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her late mother.
-Oh god. Netflix’s CEO Ted Sarandos has doubled down on his defense of Dave Chappelle‘s special, saying “we have a strong belief that content on screen doesn’t directly translate to real-world harm.” Even though they are streaming the Disclosure documentary that features trans people clearly addressing this. Here’s a good piece on why Sarandos’ stance is hypocritical.
-Meanwhile, I watched the special to see what everyone was talking about, and I can’t believe that his story at the end about his late trans acquaintance Daphne is being held up by his fans as proof that he’s not anti-trans. That was the most disturbing part for me (this thread nails it). He even misgenders her in his kicker for the sake of a punchline! FWIW, her family has voiced their support of the special.
–Prince William is calling out the billionaire-funded space race, saying it distracts in the fight against climate change. He’s not wrong.
–This article about how “it’s an insult to authors not to finish each and every book you start” is such BS. I used to be a completist and have recently embraced DNF’ing books, and it’s made my life so much better. There are too many books in the world to waste your time on ones that aren’t working for you, and I’m guessing most authors care more that you bought it than read it.
-Amazon’s Jack Ryan has been renewed for season four, with John Krasinski returning and Michael Peña set to join the cast.
-I’m surprised that Ana de Armas has such a small role in the new Bond movie, given her appearance in the trailers. Looks like her breakthrough has been delayed again.
-I really liked this piece about how the current era of TV only tells stories about the really, really rich or the really, really poor.
-HBO Max’s documentary on Brittany Murphy is getting terrible reviews.
–Leslie Odom Jr, Cynthia Erivo, Orlando Bloom, and Freida Pinto star in the trailer for John Ridley’s sci-fi romance Needle in a Timestack. Great trailer. Awful, awful title. (And awful take on women, according to critics who’ve seen the movie.)
-The new trailer for Disney’s Hawkeye sees Jeremy Renner‘s character struggling to give his kids a normal Christmas.
-The trailer for the George Clooney-directed The Tender Bar starring Ben Affleck and Tye Sheridan has arrived. It follows a fatherless boy over the course of his childhood and early adulthood, whose uncle serves as his father figure.