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Lady Gaga Adjusts Her Plans

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Lady Gaga covers Billboard’s Grammy issue and talks about how Fiona Apple’s Fetch the Bolt Cutters has been getting her through isolation (girl, same), and how she became den mother to a handful of her team who are quarantining with her. I feel really bad for her because I think her new album is great and in any other year it would be taking over the world.

-I love W Magazine’s new photo shoot with TV stars dressing as their fave TV characters. Millie Bobby Brown is Rachel from Friends, Ozark’s Julia Garner dresses as Shiv Roy from Succession, Schitt’s Creek’s Dan Levy is Emperor Peter from The Great, Normal People’s Paul Mescal pays homage to True Detective, and more.

-Covid keeps messing with TV. ABC, which had already renewed Stumptown, reversed its decision and cancelled the show. Sources tell THR it was an expensive show to produce, and paired with missing its fall launch and a planned creative reboot for S2 with a new showrunner, ABC decided to pull the plug.

-Former TMZ on TV, Ellen and Rosie employees detail their experiences with abusive work culture for the Hollywood Reporter.

Stanley Tucci is releasing a food-themed memoir, which would be annoying if it were anyone else.

-As a TIFF perk, me and some other members are going to be on a Zoom call with Tatiana Maslany tomorrow and they told us to prepare a few questions each. I was stumped about what to ask her and then this news dropped today: she just signed on to play She-Hulk in a new Disney+ Marvel series. Being part of the MCU means I can totally ask her about Chris Evans‘ nudes, right??

-Production on The Batman has resumed as Robert Pattinson has recovered from covid.

-We know Halle Berry has a new boyfriend from her cryptic Instagram posts but she hasn’t revealed who. Now it looks like it’s singer Van Hunt.

Kanye West was kicked off Twitter for 12 hours for doxxing Forbes editor Randall Lane by publishing his private contact information — all because Forbes didn’t include him in their annual list of billionaires.

Samaire Armstrong, who played Anna on The OC, is a Trump supporter and called called BLM “a billion dollar domestic terrorist organization.” Wow.

-The 2020 hits just keep coming: Cheer star Jerry Harris was arrested today on a federal child pornography charge.

Chris Pine and Thandie Newton are teaming up for a spy thriller called All the Old Knives which centers on two ex-lovers who are both spies that reunite for dinner when it becomes clear one of them is not going to survive the night. This sounds like a hotter Mr & Mrs Smith and I’m here for it!

-I don’t watch Real Housewives but my TL seems pretty shook up that NeNe Leakes is leaving. This feels like it will be bad for the future of reaction GIFs.

-There’s been a lot of talk this week about the movie poster for Cordelia, which makes it look like a period romance when it’s actually a modern day horror.

Joey King accidentally kills her friend in Veena Sud’s The Lie, which hits Amazon Prime next month. I saw this at a film festival last year and liked it, though I have zero recollection of how it ends.

Kate Winslet Regrets Working with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski

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-In a new, frank interview with Vanity FairKate Winslet reevaluates her career choices, asking “What the fuck was I doing working with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski?” She adds: “I have to take responsibility for the fact that I worked with them both. I can’t turn back the clock. I’m grappling with those regrets but what do we have if we aren’t able to just be fucking truthful about all of it?” Well, that’s one way to kick off an awards campaign!

-I guess those reports of Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly dating were legit.

-Congrats to Leighton Meester and Adam Brody, who welcomed a new baby boy.

Lindsay Lohan is being sued for promising to write a book and taking the advance — and then not writing the book.

-Hollywood is remaking She’s All That and they’ve cast TikTok star Addison Rae. Sigh.

Jennifer Garner had the best response when a fan commented to ask whether she’s pregnant with her fourth child: “I am 48, have three healthy kids and I am not — and never will be — pregnant. Can we lay that pupper to rest. Have I gained the covid 19? Possibly. But that is another story.”

-Season 46 of SNL will premiere on October 3, and things are looking back to normal — the show will air live at 11:30 p.m. from its usual home in Studio 8H at 30 Rock.

-Wonder Woman 1984’s release date has been pushed again — this time to Christmas.  This movie isn’t coming out this year. Dune either.

Halle Berry‘s MMA drama Bruised, which premieres this week at TIFF, is being picked up by Netflix. Good for her!

-The Mariah Carey song that kicked off her feud with Jennifer Lopez will finally be released on her upcoming collection of b-sides.

-The upcoming Fresh Prince reunion will include the original Aunt Viv.

-Bless Harold Perrineau for answering all these questions about Romeo + Juliet.

Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch and Paula Pell played Jimmy Fallon’s aunts and gave everyone tips for staying in touch in quarantine.

-A viral tweet claiming Cuties sexualizes a young Black girl has led to thousands of people (and QAn*n) calling for Netflix to dump the film. But critics who’ve seen it say the movie is actually an argument about the effect of near-pornography on young girls.

-Amazon released the first look at Regina King’s directorial debut One Night in Miami, a look at the night when Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke found themselves in the same room.

Halle Berry Fights Back

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Halle Berry is getting lots of buzz for her directorial debut Bruised, in which she plays a mixed martial arts fighter. In her new Variety cover story, she talks about seeing warning signs while shooting Catwoman (“The story didn’t feel quite right. I remember having that argument: ‘Why can’t Catwoman save the world like Batman and Superman do? Why is she just saving women from a face cream that cracks their face off?'”) and her fights with Bryan Singer on the X-Men set (“Bryan’s not the easiest dude to work with…I would sometimes be very angry with him. I got into a few fights with him, said a few cuss words out of sheer frustration. When I work, I’m serious about that. And when that gets compromised, I get a little nutty”).

-Grammy-nominated sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey are gracing the cover of Cosmo’s sisters issue.

-Good on Niecy Nash for securing a photo deal with People for her wedding pics. In the interview she said of marrying Jessica Betts: “I don’t feel like my marriage is my coming out of anywhere, but rather a going into myself and being honest about who I love. And I’m not limiting myself on what that love is supposed to look like.” She added, “I was not suppressing my sexuality my whole life. I love who I love. At one point in my life, I married twice and I love those people. And today I love this person. I’ve done everything I wanted to do on my own terms and my own way. So my choice now in a partner has nothing to do with who I’ve always been.”

-This is old news for anyone who follows DeuxMoi’s stories on IG, but Katie Holmes’ new man was recently engaged — and he reportedly blindsided his fiancée with a breakup text when photos emerged of him kissing Holmes.

-Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp and another man filed a lawsuit yesterday against Kevin Spacey, accusing him of sexual assaults in the 1980s when they were teens.

-I gave up on The 100 after its first season but man, after seeing why it was trending last night, I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of another showrunner with more contempt for fans (he’s right up there with Veronica Mars’ Rob Thomas). To pull a move like that with a fan favourite, to make another fan favourite be responsible, and to do it when there’s just a few episodes left of the series? That’s not edgy or daring, that’s just burning the show’s legacy.

-Because Drake can do whatever he wants, he hosted Steph Curry for private shootout at his home court in his Bridle Path mansion.

Dame Diana Rigg, who starred in the original The Avengers and is best known to today’s audiences as Lady Olenna on Game of Thrones, died on Thursday at age 82.

-One of the TIFF movies I’m most looking forward to watching (in my living room) is Regina King‘s directorial debut One Night In Miami. The reviews are outstanding.

Mandy Patinkin shared some memories on Twitter about shooting The Princess Bride.

-Watching Jane Fonda explaining to Joy Behar why she shouldn’t complain about the term “defund the police” is glorious.

Tina Fey quizzed Mean Girls superfan Mariah Carey on her knowledge of the film.

Neve Campbell has officially signed on for the Scream reboot.

Vince Vaughn plays a serial killer who body swaps with a high school girl in Blumhouse’s Freaky trailer.