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Avengers’ Paul Rudd and Chris Evans Re-Assemble

-The latest Actors on Actors interview is out, and it’s with Paul Rudd and Chris Evans. Needless to say, if you want to be charmed for 43 minutes this is for you. The best part was watching Evans fanboy over Rudd, asking “Why don’t you age? Are you drinking baby blood?”, recalling making him dance on video the first day they met, and saying “you’re like sorbet. You’re a palate cleanser – an always welcome addition.”

Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund are not only still together, they’re having a baby!

Jodie Turner-Smith calling Joshua Jackson a daddy (because “I made him one”) is social media perfection.

-Citing her own “pervasive privilege,” Kristen Bell has announced she is leaving her role as a biracial character on the Apple TV+ animated series Central Park. I would love to know the timing of this and if she made the decision before or after Jenny Slate. (Also, it was only back in January where the Central Park creator strongly defended the casting during the TCAs.)

Naomi Campbell covers the new issue of Vogue Spain and says it’s the first time she’s been photographed by a black Photgrapher for vogue / condenast and it was a woman of color.

-I pity the poor PR person who has to clean up Chris D’Elia‘s latest mess. In a misguided effort to prove he’s not a creep, he released a bunch of emails — which make him sound like a creep.

Demi Lovato seems content and in love, and I’m so happy for her.

-She also just signed a new deal with YouTube for a docuseries following the last three years of her ups and downs.

-Netflix will premiere a new show on July 10 called Down to Earth With Zac Efron in which the actor “searches for healthy, sustainable ways to live.” This is a different show than his upcoming Quibi one called Killing Zac Efron — which sounds like the total opposite.

-I get what this Variety article on the Television Critic Awards’ history of picking white winners was trying to do, but I’m not sure “submitting a more consciously inclusive ballot” is the only answer. (People much smarter than I am are talking about this much better than I ever could.)

Lisa Rinna claims the Karens at QVC is trying to silence her political views.

Celine Dion released a Pride-themed playlist and it is as cheesy and fun as you’d expect.

The Dixie Chicks are changing their name: The trio is now called The Chicks.

Cardi B was trending today because people thought she was trashing other female artists on a fake account. “These people must think I’m a 15-year-old girl … Stop trying to make this fake s**t up… don’t make lies about me. it’s tiring. It’s annoying.”

-Normal People stars Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones are reuniting for a pair of comedic shorts for Ireland’s Comic Relief. It’ll be set 40 years in the future — though I’m not sure older versions is really what people want to see from these characters.

-Meanwhile, following the success of Normal People, Hulu has ordered an adaptation of Sally Rooney‘s other novel, Conversations with Friends — a book I liked a lot more.

Sharon Choi, best known as director Bong Joon-ho’s interpreter during last year’s award season, interviewed Sandra Oh about Killing Eve.

Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible tells the story of the Blackfeet Boxing Club, which was set up to teach young women of the Blackfeet Nation boxing and self-defense.

-The trailer for Muppets Now on Disney+ features RuPaul, Taye Diggs, Aubrey Plaza and Seth Rogen.

Gerard Butler tries to run from a comet in the Greenland trailer.

Nicole Richie Gets a Quibi Show

Nicole Richie‘s Quibi show has its first trailer.  Ok, that made me chuckle.

Zac Efron is on the latest episode of Hot Ones, where he talks about getting fit for Baywatch (“I realized when I was done with that movie, I don’t ever want to be in that good a shape again. It was so hard”), and getting advice from Leonardo DiCaprio about dealing with the paparazzi.

-Meanwhile, Leonardo DiCaprio is helping to launch America’s Food Fund, which has already raised $12 million to help communities impacted by the coronavirus.

John Mayer gave a “sizable” donation to the Livingston, MT hospital to enable it to buy ventilators. “Mayer was not seeking publicity in making the donation, but agreed that the hospital could release his name after an inquiry from The Livingston Enterprise and in hopes of boosting community morale.”

-This is an interesting piece on the things that are inherently troubling, and maybe even repugnant, about Tiger King.

-This is fantastic: SXSW is getting a second life. The 10-day online film festival is aiming for a late April date and will be free to stream for everyone on Amazon Prime.

-Top Gun: Maverick is pushing its June release date until Dec in yet another move that suggests Hollywood is just giving up on the summer movie season this year. I’m curious to see which (if any) big movie will opt to go Netflix or Amazon instead.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk posted a video with intimacy coach Michaela Boehm, who warns them that many women aren’t in the mood for sex right now. “Food, comfort and eating sweets to up the body fat; most women are reporting these are the things they want to do. They don’t want so much pleasure.” My thirstier-than-usual social feeds would beg to differ.

Cate Blanchett‘s new FX series Miss America is getting great reviews.

Tina Fey, Mike Schur, and 35 more TV writers told Vulture what their characters would do in a pandemic, and it’s brilliant. The Friday Night Lights and Parks & Rec ones are the best.

Adam Schlesinger, a singer-songwriter for Fountains of Wayne who had an award-winning career writing songs for film, theater and television (including Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), passed away yesterday from covid-19.

Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer have reportedly signed on to a Call Me By Your Name sequel. As much as I loved the first one, this seems like a bad idea.

Gerard Butler faces down a comet barreling towards Earth in the trailer for Greenland.

Melissa McCarthy Gets Trimmed in The Heat Poster

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(20th Century Fox)

Melissa McCarthy is the latest victim of a Photoshop fail (again!), with her face apparently slimmed down and blurred for The Heat‘s UK poster. To be fair, the US poster is terrible as well, but at least Sandra Bullock also gets her share of air-brushing.

George Clooney recently joked about having a cosmetic procedure called “ball ironing” and now it’s actually a thing in L.A. spas. Lord, beer me strength.

-The Critic’s Choice Awards happened last night and I’m so thrilled that Tatiana Maslany won the Best Actress in a Drama trophy for her outstanding work on Orphan Black, I’m not even going to complain about the fact that The Big Bang Theory won Best Comedy. It was also a night filled with questionable style choices, including Michael Sheen’s new ‘stache.

-Things I can’t unsee now include this video of Gerard Butler cracking nuts with his ass while a German audience cheers him on.

-Also, Russell Crowe mastered an MJ-style crotch grab on Fallon last night.

Chris Brown may have to redo his community service because he didn’t properly complete it the first time around. And also because of karma.

Russell Brand told David Letterman he once became a mailman because he thought it would lead to lots of morning sex with housewives. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t work out that way.

-Sources insist that Ellen Page and Alexander Skarsgard are just friends, meaning that the world makes sense once again.

Beyonce wrote a handwritten note to Serena Williams, as it’s as kickass and girl-power-affirming as you’d expect.

-Oh crap. Who let Amanda Bynes get a puppy?!

-I keep forgetting that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham are a thing. Maybe because separately they’re both kind of forgettable.

-See? This is the Justin Bieber we all know and love — the kid who thinks a boys’ night out should involve a trip to Disneyland. Show us more of that guy, JB.

Rachel Zoe is getting static for letting her son look like a girl because people have way too much time on their hands.

-Aw crap. M. Night Shyamalan just revealed that he ghost-wrote She’s All That, which is one of my favourite ’90s movies. I seriously don’t know how to process this.

-I have no idea why Lauren Conrad still has the power to command magazine covers, but at least she looks great on Marie Claire.

Kanye West just confirmed his new record will feature Daft Punk, Chief Keef, and Bon Iver, which makes me look forward to it, which then makes me hate myself.

-My opinion of Amy Adams‘ Man of Steel premiere dress changes with every photo I see of it.

-Both Man of Steel and The Purge are already getting sequels because Hollywood loves to beat dead horses, even if said horses have barely hit theatres.

-Not that Man of Steel isn’t getting great reviews. Critics have been mostly positive.

-Speaking of movies getting good reviews, This Is The End is (somewhat surprisingly) sitting pretty with 80% on RottenTomatoes.

-Meanwhile, the guys from This Is The End made a Real World spoofJay Baruchel FTW!

-The guy who plays Robb Stark on Game of Thrones rode the subway looking really dejected, which means he’d get along swimmingly with the GoT fandom right now.

Paris Jackson is expected to be released from the hospital by Friday because her family wants her to attend her cousin’s weekend wedding and, you know, PRIORITIES!

-I’m really digging NPR’s list of the 50 best songs of 2103 so far (but didn’t that Night Beds track come out last year?).

Conan O’Brien had George Takei on his show to hilariously explain how water is gay.

-I want this Breaking Bad print so much!

-Meanwhile, here’s our first look at Aaron Paul‘s new movie Need for Speed. I’m trying to be supportive because he’s my pretend boyfriend, but ugh.

Penn Badgley and Zoe Kravitz have reportedly split after two years of dating.

-I’ve spent a lot of time getting lost in Vulture‘s Best of TV lists this week. Here’s the year’s best visual moments, the best shows you missed, the best TV drunks, and the most improved show.

-It’s official: my decision to follow Sir Patrick Stewart‘s Twitter feed will never let me down.

Rihanna cuddled up to Victoria’s Secret model chanel iman for an Instagram pic.

-The new Lonely Island video features Diddy as Paul Rudd’s wingman. More importantly, Robyn! And Sarah Chalke wearing a strap-on!

Amy Poehler proves herself to be even more awesome by fangirling over Judy Blume.

Tom Cruise, Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Hudson attended Wal-Mart’s annual shareholder meeting, which is super depressing.

Seth Green wants to play Hans Solo in this Star Wars spoof.

-The new trailer for The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug has landed. We get glimpses of Lost‘s Evangeline Lily, Pushing DaisiesLee Pace, returning character Orlando Bloom, and a whole bunch of other people I just can’t quite bring myself to care about.