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Timothée Chalamet and Saoirse Ronan Reunite for Little Women

Timothée Chalamet and Saoirse Ronan EW cover

Timothée Chalamet and Saoirse Ronan are on the cover of EW’s November issue and every photo in this spread is so beautiful that I want it tattooed to the inside of my eyelids.

-There’s also a good new Vulture feature on Chalamet, in which he talks about being an Oscar-nominated leading man, a social-media phenomenon, and, most surprisingly, a fashion icon.

-I go away for a few days and Jennifer Aniston joins Instagram? Rude.

-Speaking of news I missed, the idea of Mandy Moore reliving her ’90s popstar days in a new ABC series is *chef’s kiss*

-I loved her on Jane the Virgin but seriously, how many times is Gina Rodriguez going to screw up with the Black community? (Here’s the now-deleted video.) And at what point are celebrities going to realize that saying “I’m sorry if I offended you” doesn’t actually qualify as an apology?!

-Ah crap. Nicole Cliffe (who is usually pretty reliable) is tweeting about how she’s heard lots of not great stories about Jeff Goldblum‘s interactions with women. Universe, can we not have *one* unproblematic fave?!?

-Speaking of men who do not have a good reputation, FX has fired The Mayans showrunner Kurt Sutter for being an “abrasive dick“. According to THR, multiple complaints were made about his behavior on the set of the series.

Jonah Hill passed on role in The Batman opposite Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz, so they just cast Paul Dano as The Riddler (which seems like an upgrade?).

Robert Pattinson can’t stop talking about his masturbation scene in The Lighthouse. I’ll allow it.

-This is an incredibly good interview with Ronan Farrow, in which he talks about NBC’s response to his book, how his sister Dylan serves as his conscience, and his engagement to Jon Lovett

Carrie Preston shared the wrap gift she once got from Julia Roberts and it’s kind of lovely.

Ryan Reynolds revealed that he and Blake Lively had another girl in a tweet encouraging Canadians to vote.

-As if  news of a Clueless reboot wasn’t upsetting enough, the description of it is insufferable.

-This is a great story about how a tweet got Ellen Page’s documentary into TIFF with just a month to spare.

-I’m really surprised that Taylor Swift hadn’t done a Tiny Desk Concert before now.

-When it comes to Fall TV’s broadcast debuts, Prodigal Son, Stumptown and The Unicorn are getting solid ratings, but it doesn’t look good for the other new shows, so I hope you haven’t been getting attached to Evil, Emergence, All Rise, Bluff City Law, Almost Family, Perfect Harmony or Sunnyside.

-I watched the Breaking Bad movie on a plane and cried. Like, actual tears. This deep-dive with Vince Gilligan into the making of it is worth your time.

Freddie Prinze Jr.‘s f-bomby Star Wars rant is kind of delightful (and surprisingly educational).

-Critics have seen the first six episodes of HBO’s The Watchmen — premiering Sunday from Damon Lindelof of Lost and The Leftovers — and the reviews are glowing.

-Speaking of new shows, Paul Rudd‘s Netflix series Living With Yourself is getting good but not great reviews.

-Here’s a new trailer for A Marriage Story, starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson and hitting Netflix on Dec. 6.

Laura Dern on the Highs and Lows of Parenthood

Laura Dern Opens Up About Being A Single Parent

-Why isn’t Laura Dern on more magazine covers?? She talks about being a single parent to her two teenagers from her marriage to Ben Harper. “Raising kids gave me enough street cred to feel like I deserved the right to make money. This moment in my life is so sexy and freeing because I’ve had many relationships, I’ve had a marriage, I have my amazing children, so I’m not hiding who I am to get somebody who is willing to have kids or be married.”

-How many times have you listened to Taylor Swift’s Lover album today? I’m on three so far. Critics seem to be mostly loving it. (IMO, the standout tracks are Cruel Summer, Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince, and Soon You’ll Get Better.)

-Meanwhile, Taylor‘s new song “Death By a Thousand Cuts” was inspired by the Netflix movie Someone Great starring Gina Rodriguez. “I cried watching the movie and so for about week, I started waking up from dreams that I’m living out that scenario. I woke up and was like oh my god I’m writing a breakup song.”

-The album also features a surprise Idris Elba cameo in the form of a soundbite from his 2017 interview with James Corden.

-Speaking of new music, Missy Elliott‘s new video “Throw It Back” is fire.

Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland took a hike together and my head cannon is that it was RDJ’s attempt to help Tom navigate the career whiplash of being groomed as Tony Stark’s heir in the MCU, only to have corporate greed rip it all away.

-Lots of Disney+ news coming out of DX23 Expo today, including confirmation that The Mandalorian (the first live-action Star Wars series) will start streaming Nov 12, a Ms. Marvel series in the works, and this Bill Hader/Anna Kendrick holiday film!

-Aw geez. Brandon Routh and his wife Courtney Ford are out of Legends of Tomorrow. From his social media responses, it sounds like it wasn’t their decision to leave the show.

Victoria Beckham getting angry with David for being so much better at yoga than her is a mood.

Madonna has Miley Cyrus’s back.

Miley will reportedly fight to keep the animals she shared with Liam Hemsworth—seven dogs, two horses, two mini horses, three cats, and a pig.

Kirsten Dunst‘s new dark comedy, which debuts Sunday night, is getting good reviews.

-The scrutiny on Prince Andrew continues to heighten.

-This is a wild story about how Vanity Fair, ABC News and The NYTimes were intimidated or sidetracked from the Jeffrey Epstein story long before his recent arrest. It even includes a cat’s severed head in the front yard of the editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair and bullets placed on front doors as a warning.

Adam Driver, Jon Hamm and Corey Stoll star in The Report trailer, about CIA agents who begin using extreme interrogation tactics after 9/11.

TV Stars Strike a Pose for Vanity Fair

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-My god, the photos and GIFs in Vanity Fair’s Emmy spread are *scrumptious*! The shoot features Sophie Turner, Bill Hader, Dan Levy, Mandy Moore, Natasha Lyonne, Kieran Culkin, Tony Hale, Jharrel Jerome, Gina Rodriguez, and Regina Hall.

-Variety’s Actors on Actors interviews continue to roll out. In the lateset, Michelle Williams and Patricia Clarkson talk how TV has evolved since Dawsons Creek, Emilia Clarke tells Regina Hall that she had to be sewn into her Game of Thrones costumes, and Don Cheadle asks Sacha Baron Cohen of his stunt interviews with politicians “How do get past their team? How aren’t you vetted properly?”

-Television critics are calling Miley Cryus‘ episode of Black Mirror one of the worst in the franchise’s history, which makes me really, really want to watch it.

-Jezebel published a shitty clickbait article about actors who are bad (with no context for their argument — it’s just a list!). I like this thread disputing some of their most egregious inclusions. I’m not going to fight anyone over Ashton Kutcher or Mark Wahlberg, but Brie Larson? Gwyneth Paltrow? Amy freakin’ Adams??!?

Mindy Kaling pronounces ‘charcuterie’ in a really cute way.

-In a lengthy IG post, Madonna pushed back on that recent that New York Times profile, writing “To say that I was disappointed in the article would be an understatement.” She wrote that she “felt raped” by the experience, adding “And yes I’m allowed to use that analogy having been raped at the age of 19.” (Um, are you though??) I didn’t love the way the profile was handled and the constant mentions of her age were overkill, but I do think that the fact that she’s 60 and trying to stay contemporary is a relevant topic to explore.

-It’s still one year until Wonder Woman 1984 comes out, but since DC isn’t going to ComicCon Patty Jenkins decided to throw us a bone by revealing Diana’s bitchin’ new look.

-The review embargo for Big Little Lies season 2 was just lifted, and the majority of reviews are pretty positive, with almost everyone gushing about Meryl Streep’s performance.

-Speaking of BLL, I just did a Summer TV Preview and man I’ve gotta start watching TV again. There’s so much coming!

Brad Pitt has ordered those ridiculous Straight Pride parade organizers to cease using his name and image.

Halle Berry doesn’t remember much about her Oscar win: “”Very shortly after I got that statue, I became inebriated to the point that the whole night is awash.”

Emma Thompson doesn’t have a lot of time for guys whining about how they don’t know how to act in the age of Me Too: “Get a grip guys, it’s not rocket science. You just behave with respect and courtesy. Now shut up and get on with it.”

-The rumbles of trouble in paradise for Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk continue to get louder.

Tig Notaro has a new webseries where she interviews celebrities — and she has no idea who they are. The James Vanderbeek one is great.

Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore and Billy Crudup star in the After the Wedding trailer.