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Idris Elba Is Going to Be Ok Because He Has To Be!

Idris Elba has tested positive for coronavirus. He posted a video and seems to be in good spirits, saying he has no symptoms and was tested because he came into contact with someone who has it.

Kristofer Hivju, the actor who plays Tormund on Game of Thrones, also tested positive but is only experiencing “mild symptoms of a cold.”

-In positive news, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are already out of the hospital. (If you are feeling down, Sunday’s episode of The Daily podcast, which revisits Taffy Brodesser-Akner‘s NYT profile on Hanks, cheered me up A LOT.)

-People are sharing this old Scrubs clip about how quickly viruses can spread, and if that doesn’t convince people to stay home as much as they can, I don’t know what will.

-This is the (only?) good thing about the world going crazy: Universal is breaking the theatrical “window” by speeding the release of four films currently in cinemas (Invisible Man, The Hunt, Trolls World Tour and Emma) to video on demand starting this weekend for 48 hour, $20 rentals. This is HUGE. I wonder if they’ll be able to put the genie back in the bottle after life returns to normal but we’ve all gotten used to watching new releases in our homes.

-Disney+ kicked it off by releasing Frozen 2 early.

Jann Arden hosted a Facebook Live to perform a free concert, and it was great! Watch it here.

Coldplay also did a live concert on Instagram, and John Legend is doing it tomorrow. Look up the #togetherathome for more info!

-Riverdale’s KJ Apa shared his workout tips in Mens Health. That slider push up thing is *hard* so props to him.

Brad Pitt and Alia Shawkat were spotted grabbing burgers together at In-n-Out, and he’s wearing the same outfit he was wearing the night before. If it was anyone else I’d think it’s a walk of shame situation, but he doesn’t strike me as a guy who cares to change clothes everyday.

Donald Glover released a surprise new album — but already took it down.

Orlando Bloom says he was celibate for six months before meeting Katy Perry because he was following advice from a friend. “It takes away the idea of going to a party and thinking, ‘Who am I going to meet?’ I was suddenly like, ‘Oh, I can have a relationship with a woman that is just friends.'” Um, he needed a friend to explain that to him?

-Add to your binge list: Little Fires Everywhere, starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, drops on Wednesday.

-The only glowing spot in the new season of Westworld appears to be Kid Cudi.

Betty Gilpin interviews continue to be a delight. She says of The Hunt” controversy: “When the movie was canceled originally, I was like, ‘Oh, don’t worry — I already canceled it in my brain.’ Sorry, Twitter, you’re no match for my inner self-saboteur.”

-This is terrible: a production assistant was paralyzed in an accident on the Vancouver set of Batwoman.

-I’m very intrigued by the trailer for the new Amazon series Upload (only 38% because it stars an Amell.)

 

The Game of Thrones Empire is Collapsing

-Woof, there was a ton of drama surrounding Game of Thrones-adjacent stuff today. First, it was announced that GoT showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss would NOT be making three new Star Wars movies after all. Their excuse is that they’re too busy. There’s a lot of talk today that maybe their public acknowledgements this weekend that they had no idea what they’re doing got them fired, but I think Kathleen Kennedy‘s passive-aggressive statement indicates that maybe Star Wars didn’t have their full attention after they inked a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix. She said: “We hope to include them in the journey forward when they are able to step away from their busy schedule to focus on Star Wars”.

-In even more shocking GoT-related news, HBO is not moving forward with the prequel pilot starring Naomi Watts. Fan enthusiasm for Game of Thrones cooled considerably in the final season (this thread spells it out well), but the GoT brand is still so massive for HBO internationally. The truly sucky thing is that Benioff and Weiss drove the brand into the ground, but this show (which was going to have a female showrunner) is paying the price.

-Judging by this clip, Meghan McCain pushed Whoopi Goldberg too far today on The View during a discussion about the treatment of veterans.

Kanye West said a lot of crazy and exhausting things yesterday, including that God rewarded him with $68 million tax refund for becoming born-again Christian.

-How did I have no idea that Stranger Things’ David Harbour is dating singer Lily Allen?!? Well done, you crazy kids.

-I’m hearing so many good things about Hulu’s Looking for Alaska, but I especially enjoyed this piece that looked at the show through the lens of Tumblr’s love/hate relationship with John Green, the author who wrote the book the show is based on.

-In an new interview, Selena Gomez talked about her “toxic” first love whose name everyone is pretty sure rhymes with Wustin Meiber: “You’re in a phase of life where you experience love for the first time, and I think that can just be just a little toxic. You have this codependency that you think is love, and then you have this addiction to the passion and the frustration with each other that you think, ‘Oh, that’s love,’… and I believed that for a long time.”

-I can’t believe I want to watch a show about a twerking Emily Dickinson, but the reviews for Apple’s new series are so good!

-My fave running joke on Keep It is when the make fun of podcaster (and Ronan Farrow‘s fiancee) Jon Lovett, so this bit in Farrow’s Catch and Kill book slayed me.

Idris Elba and Liam Hemsworth are both in Montreal right now and everyone’s getting the vapors.

Kurt Sutter says he was fired from FX’s Mayans MC because of simmering tensions with his new Disney bosses, which he says came to a head because he turned in scripts too late to allow them to give notes, and because he wrote a raunchy Disney joke into one episode. “I want to be clear about this. I was dismissed for being an abrasive dick. But there was no improper behavior and no one picked up the phone and complained about me.” (Even though in the original reporting, it was alleged he was fired following an investigation after writers, producers, cast and crew reported a hostile work environment on the show.)

-The final Knives Out trailer has arrived. I. CAN. NOT. WAIT.

 

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.