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Beyoncé Embraces Her Past & Teases New Music

Beyonce on the cover of Harper's Bazaar in a pale feathered dress

-Harper’s Bazaar just won the September cover wars by getting Beyoncé to grace their icons issue. Though not really an interview (’cause she still doesn’t do those), she talks about how the quarantine gave her a chance to focus on herself (“I have not always made myself a priority. I have to take care of myself and listen to my body”), and what she’s working on (“I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half. There’s nothing like the amount of love, passion, and healing that I feel in the recording studio. … Yes, the music is coming!”)

-People are going crazy about it, but I am not buying these dubious reports about Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer dating. What even is this source?? Until we get a legit sighting, let’s assume they’re still on a break.

Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde look happy and matchy while on a lunch date.

Christina Applegate revealed she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis earlier this year. “It’s been a tough road. But as we all know, the road keeps going. Unless some asshole blocks it.”

Alfred Molina got married to Frozen director Jennifer Lee — and Frozen’s Jonathan Groff officiated.

-I saw a headline about “Tom Hanks‘ son” posting a rant about masks and comparing the coronavirus to the flu and thought “Please don’t be Colin. Please don’t be Colin.” Shoulda known it was Chet lol.

Rihanna‘s Fenty perfume sold out within hours, so she celebrated with caviar in bed. We have very different lives.

-Does this mean we’re going to be able to smell like her now? Because no one’s scent gets randomly mentioned as much as hers.

-It looks like Lily-Rose Depp is no longer with Timothée Chalamet. She was spotted making out with Austin Butler.

-I’ve watched all of HBO’s The White Lotus and I’m still very undecided about whether I like it or not. I like what it’s saying about class and race — but I don’t think I actually *like* it. In any case, it got renewed for a second season with an entirely new cast. Creator Mike White has talked about how season one came together quickly because HBO needed an easy-to-shoot-during-covid show to slot into their schedule, and every script is like the “first draft,” so maybe I’ll give season two a shot.

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson sending each other birthday tweets has really made my week.

-Buffy’s Eliza Dushku welcomed her second son.

Ali Wentworth says she and Mariska Hargitay once encountered a black bear while hiking. “I kept saying, ‘You’re Olivia Benson, do something, go fight the bear!’ ”

-I’m glad film critics are fighting back at studios who demand the screenings be in person.

-The Green Knight will be available for streaming one night only for $20.

-Warner Bros. has agreed to a deal for an exclusive 45-day release for their movies at AMC Theatres in 2022, meaning they will not release day-and-date on HBO Max as originally planned.

Brendan Fraser got choked up after being told that everyone online is behind him and excited for his new project. I saw him on a panel a couple of years ago and was so intensely charmed. He deserves all the good things.

-I love this piece on Jean Smart and her costumes from her various roles of this year.

-Netflix and The Haunting of Hill House’s Mike Flanagan are joining forces again for more scares in the seven-episode limited series Midnight Mass, streaming September 24.

James Gunn Keeps Talking about Martin Scorsese

James Gunn is walking back his comments about Martin Scorsese. Film Twitter remains exhausting.

-As someone whose water was cut off today because of main repairs in my ‘hood, I’m desperate for a shower. It’s making me even more confused by all these celebrities proclaiming they don’t need them. The latest is Jake Gyllenhaal: “More and more I find bathing to be less necessary, at times…But I do also think that there’s a whole world of not bathing that is also really helpful for skin maintenance, and we naturally clean ourselves.” Stars know they don’t actually have to disclose everything, right?!?

Kim Kardashian and all 4 kids came out to support Kanye West during his Donda listening party. Meanwhile, attendees were offered the Pfizer vaccine.

-According to those at the listening party, the new album has lots of references to the end of his marriage.

Joel Kinnaman was probably planning to celebrate the glowing reviews of The Suicide Squad, but instead the actor has filed a restraining order against his ex-hook up, model Bella Davis, who he alleges is trying to extort him by threatening to tell the media they had non-consensual sex. He claims he recorded a phone conversation in which she admits to lying.

-This is an interesting thought experiment. The days of TV shows getting renewed for 10+ seasons are certainly behind us, so what current broadcast show will be the LAST to ever hit that milestone?

Brendan Hunt (who plays Coach Beard) says the first three episodes of this season’s Ted Lasso were meant to be watched together.

Dave Grohl & The Foo Fighters trolled the Westboro Baptist Church protesters in Kansas by performing disco on the back of a truck.

-Is Britney Spears‘ dad trying to get her under another psychiatric hold? In new court documents, Jamie alleges that her current conservator Jodi Montgomery called him last month to say that she is concerned about his daughter’s behavior and mental health and believes she might need to be placed under a 5150 psychiatric hold. In response, her attorney told Variety: “Ms. Montgomery does have concerns about Ms. Spears’ recent behavior and overall mental health… Due to medical privacy, Ms. Montgomery cannot go into those concerns with any further detail except to say that having her father Jamie Spears continuing to serve as her Conservator instead of a neutral professional fiduciary is having a serious impact on Ms. Spears’ mental health.” The statement added, “Ms. Montgomery implores Mr. Spears to stop the attacks. It does no good; it only does harm. We all need to focus on one thing, and one thing only — the health, well-being and best interests of Britney Spears.”

-Meanwhile, Britney is very excited about her new iPad.

Jennifer Aniston has defended her comments about removing anti-vaxxers from her weekly routine, saying it’s driven by a desire to protect other unvaccinated people. “We have to care about more than just ourselves.”

Luis Guzmán will play Gomez Addams in the Wednesday series at Netflix, which is pretty fantastic casting.

Kathy Griffin is home from the hospital after having half of her lung removed in her battle with cancer.

-Oh god. Multiple women sued The Price Is Right during Mike Richards’ tenure as executive producer, and their stories paint an unsavory picture of Alex Trebek’s presumptive successor.

Diane Keaton posted a tribute to “good men” she’s worked with — and inexplicably included Mel Gibson. Oh honey, no.

-Italian fashion brand Liu Jo filed a lawsuit against Kendall Jenner, alleging she bailed on a million-dollar photoshoot last year.

Sandra Oh‘s new Netflix show The Chair is getting good reviews. She plays an English professor whose promotion becomes a kind of curse.

-Hollywood continues to cling to IP that feels way past its prime. Yesterday was the South Park megadeal, and now comes news that the Hunger Games prequel is going ahead.

Elle Fanning chooses choking on chicken over sex in the season two trailer for The Great, which also features a brief glimpse of Gillian Anderson.

-Here’s the first trailer for Hulu’s Dopesick series, which follows how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history by hooking millions on opioids. It stars Michael Keaton, Kaitlyn Dever, Rosario Dawson and Peter Sarsgaard.


Britney Spears Is Stronger Than Yesterday

-Today, Britney Spears‘ conservatorship case was back in front of a judge at Los Angeles Superior Court. The judge ruled that the singer can finally select her own attorney instead of getting court-appointed counsel.

Olivia Rodrigo visited the White House to urge young people to get vaccinated, saying she’s “beyond honored and humbled” to “help spread the message about the importance of youth vaccinations.”

Lindsey Shaw, who I only know from the TV version of 10 Things I Hate About You, posted a video mocking one of the viral dances created by Black creators, and then posted another video crying about “the hate in my inbox” and pulled a “I am sorry you were offended.” Yikes.

Gillian Anderson has arrived at the same place as many of us post-pandemic: she’s vowed to never wear a bra again.

-Bridgerton creator Chris Van Dusen talked about the show’s 12 Emmy nominations and what to expect from season 2. “Kate Sharma, played by Simone Ashley, she is a force to be reckoned with, and we pair up with her Anthony Bridgerton, played by Jonathan Bailey, who’s just incredible. The two of them, they are magnetic. You cannot take your eyes off of them when they’re together on screen.” I’m looking forward to it; Kate was my fave character in the books.

-I’m not a fan of this Dolce & Gabbana on Sharon Stone, but I am a fan of the resurgence of red carpets!

-As much as I liked Loki, I would have been fine with it being a one and done, but it just got renewed for a second season.

-It’s hilarious how Marvel has made its casts so scared to talk about spoilers, even after they’ve been given the greenlight.

John Mayer says his new record is intentionally terrible. “For me, it was like, I want to get in trouble. I want someone to tell me this is shit. And I made a record that to me at the time, only in a way to coax something out of me that I wouldn’t have normally done: shitpost a record. It’s called Sob Rock because it’s a shitpost.” That’s one way to get ahead of criticism, I guess.

Justin Bieber dropped $1k in a weed store in 20 minutes, which actually doesn’t sound that hard to do.

Kristen Stewart and Dylan Meyer have been spotted wearing rings, leading to marriage speculation.

Hilary Duff posted a series of photos on Instagram documenting her daughter’s birth, and I had now idea her Younger costar Molly Bernard was her doula!

-The unofficial Celine Dion biopic Aline screened at Cannes today and it sounds insane. 57-year-old writer-director-star Valérie Lemercier plays all incarnations of Dion — including when she was a 5-year-old.

Eddie Murphy’s son and Martin Lawrence’s daughter are dating.

-The Other Two is coming back August 26. God, I loved this sitcom.

-Netflix’s Never Have I Ever has returned, and the new season is getting great reviews.

-Red Rocket is getting raves at Cannes. It’s from The Florida Project director Sean Baker and follows Simon Rex, who plays a washed-up porn star who returns to his hometown in Texas to try to get his life together.

-There’s some weird corporate synergy to having Deadpool and Korg reacting to the trailer to Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy, but it’s really funny so  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. “Jodie Comer! God, I love her so much. I hope they don’t fridge her.” “What’s fridging?” “Well, it’s the practice of killing off or hurting a female character in order to motivate or torture the main character, also known as Deadpool 2.”

-Here’s the trailer for Blackpink the Movie, the upcoming documentary about the k-pop group which is set to screen in theaters worldwide in August.

Justin Chon and Alicia Vikander star in the Blue Bayou trailer.