After 2 weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine, I surprised my closest inner circle with a trip to a private island where we could pretend things were normal just for a brief moment in time. pic.twitter.com/cIFP7Nv5bV
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 27, 2020
–Kim Kardashian announced on Twitter that she celebrated her 40th birthday by bringing her friends and family to a private island, because she’s rich enough to have access to rapid testing and dumb enough to not understand how tone-deaf it is to rub everyone’s faces in it. Twitter was quick to react with lots of snarky memes.
-Speaking of covid testing, Stephen Amell announced on a podcast that he had to take three weeks off shooting his new Starz wrestling series after he recently tested positive. He talked a lot about how safe he’d been, but as someone who follows him and a bunch of his friends on social media, I wasn’t seeing that. He was having parties in the thick of it, he flew to Canada for weeks, and just yesterday he posted a pic with some new cast members that immediately made me think “there’s too many people in your house.”
–Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton announced their engagement today on Instagram.
–Chrissy Teigen penned a heartfelt essay to discuss the loss of her son and to thank everyone for the outpouring of support.
–Keith Raniere, the founder of a sex cult that operated under the guise of the self-help group NXIVM, has been sentenced to 120 years in prison. His cult is the subject of HBO’s docuseries The Vow.
–Noah Centineo launched a voting-themed art house and virtual experience.
-Orange Is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba will star in HBO’s In Treatment revival, which will begin shooting in the fall for a 2021 debut. I adored this show and I’m so glad it’s coming back.
-This is a big move for network TV and I hope it continues: CBS is cutting most of its dramas and comedies down to 16-18 episodes.
-Netflix has picked up worldwide rights to Concrete Cowboy, the Idris Elba drama that recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. I dug it.
-I wasn’t sure what to expect from Sarah Cooper‘s Netflix special, but the reviews are good.
-The latest trailer for the Saved By The Bell revival offers our first peek at Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tiffani Thiessen.
–Jon Stewart is getting back into current affairs television with a new series for Apple.
-The Midnight Sky trailer shows a lonely George Clooney trying to warn astronauts away from Earth. It drops on Netflix on Dec 23.