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Megan Thee Stallion Brings the Heat

Megan Thee Stallion is the latest celeb to eat wings on Hot Ones.

-On the fourth cover of Rolling Stone’s Musicians on Musicians issueLorde and David Byrne talked about stage fright, songwriting mysteries, and unplugging from the online world.

Madonna‘s daughter Lourdes Leon talked about why she wanted to make her own living. “I feel like if your parents pay for things, then it gives them leverage over you. My mom is such a control freak, and she has controlled me my whole life. I needed to be completely independent from her as soon as I graduated high school.”

-Netflix should be basking in the glow of Squid Game’s success right now. Instead, they’ve just made one wrong turn after another when it comes to the Dave Chappelle mess. The latest: they just fired the organizer of the trans employee walkout. The reason Netflix gave is that they suspect the employee, who is a pregnant Black transgender worker, had leaked metrics about the special to the press. The ex-employee denied leaking info to the media, telling The Verge, “All these white people are going around talking to the press and speaking publicly on Twitter and the only person who gets fired is the Black person who was quiet the entire time.”

-Meanwhile, in an Instagram post comedian Hannah Gadsby criticized Netflix, Chappelle and the streamer’s co-CEO Ted Sarandos for defending him and using Gadsby’s specials as an example of the streamer’s inclusivity. “Now I have to deal with even more of the hate and anger that Dave Chappelle’s fans like to unleash on me every time Dave gets 20 million dollars to process his emotionally stunted partial world view. You didn’t pay me nearly enough to deal with the real world consequences of the hate speech dog whistling you refuse to acknowledge, Ted. Fuck you and your amoral algorithm cult…I do shits with more back bone than you. That’s a joke! I definitely didn’t cross a line because you just told the world there isn’t one.”

Channing Tatum posted a clip of him dancing on Instagram Stories, saying “Weekend one of exploring and getting back in the saddle. I haven’t danced in years. And dance has moved on so much since then.”

-I keep forgetting/repressing that Phoebe Waller-Bridge is in the new Indiana Jones movie.

Network TV could stop as soon as next week if IATSE is forced to strike. (And honestly, if their demands aren’t met, they SHOULD strike).

-Disney Plus will release the first two episodes of Hawkeye on November 24, with the remaining four episodes coming out weekly after that.

-I really liked this Vulture piece on Adele‘s new song, “Easy on Me.” “Once or twice per decade Adele comes back tapping on all our pressure points like a veteran acupuncturist.”

Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson continue to be couple goals.

-This interview with the Timothée Chalamet fan who leaked photos of the actor playing a young Willy Wonka is pure gold.

-Schitt’s Creek’s Noah Reid is set to replace Armie Hammer in Broadway’s The Minutes.

-This is a fascinating read about Crazy Days and Nights. It used to be a fun (if unreliable) gossip read — and then it fell down the QAn*n rabbit hole.

-Tomorrow’s DC Fandome event will debut lots of new trailers, including The Batman. But first, we get a 6-second preview that gives us a glimpse of how Robert Pattinson is handling Batman’s voice.

Halle Berry‘s directorial debut Bruised hits Netflix next month after playing the festival circuit.

Zendaya Stuns in Venice

-It’s been a very long time since a red carpet outfit made me gasp outloud, but Zendaya’s just did.

-The early reactions to her film Dune seem very mixed. It’s getting lots of praise for its spectacle, but some say it seems too focused on setting up a sequel.

-Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart wore pajamas to her premiere. I don’t hate this but Nicole made a good point — elastic waistbands are never ok on a red carpet.

-Stewart’s movie is also getting mixed reviews, though her performance is already getting Oscar buzz.

-I was bracing for a Friday afternoon before the long weekend news dump, but so far it’s just that Kaley Cuoco and her husband have split.

-I’ve only seen this reported by the Daily Mail so far but rumours have it that Miles Teller tested positive for covid after refusing to get the vaccine, shutting down production of The Godfather spinoff series The Offer. I wonder if he’ll be un-hirable after this? Of course, he already showed his true colours in 2015 when he gave such a terrible interview to Esquire that his costars had to do damage control, and that didn’t seem to matter.

Drake‘s new album Certified Lover Boy is here. The video for “Way 2 Sexy” made me laugh, so I guess that makes up for hating the song.

-Why did he have to sample R Kelly and give him a writing credit? WHY?

Paula Cole’s “I Don’t Want to Wait” has been restored on the opening credits of Dawson’s Creek on Netflix. Too bad; I’m sure Jann Arden was enjoying the royalty checks.

Richard E. Grant is mourning the death of his wife, Joan Washington. She was 71.

-That James Corden-led Cinderella flash mob that disrupted traffic and annoyed everyone aired last night.

-Nick Mohammed talks about what’s happening with Nate this season on Ted Lasso.

-I watched the first episode of Only Murders in the Building with Steve Martin, Selena Gomez and Martin Short, and was surprisingly charmed.

Kate Walsh is returning to Grey’s Anatomy for a multi-episode arc when the show returns for its 18th season.

-Rick And Morty casts Christopher Lloyd as Rick in a live-action segment. Who else could play him?

-There’s lots of talk about Joe Rogan actually being vaxxed and not saying so. He’s been playing shows in NYC and he’s been doing events for UFC, so wouldn’t he have to be? I just assume all rich people are.

Prince Harry is calling for increased vaccine education and access, saying “where you’re born should not affect your ability to survive.”

-I’m worried about the pressure being put on Shang-Chi as theatres’ potential pandemic saviour. It’s the first Marvel movie to premiere exclusively in theatres in more than 2 years.

-The Moonfall trailer pits Halle Berry and Patrick Wilson against the moon.

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.