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Elliot Page Covers Time

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-In Times’ excellent new cover story, Elliot Page talks about the reaction to coming out as trans (“What I was anticipating was a lot of support and love and a massive amount of hatred and transphobia. That’s essentially what happened”), how the pandemic helped him go public (“I had a lot of time on my own to really focus on things that I think, in so many ways, unconsciously, I was avoiding”), and why he chose the name Elliot (“I loved E.T. when I was a kid and always wanted to look like the boys in the movies, right?”).

-The Talk has extended its hiatus as more allegations are being leveled against Sharon Osbourne — like journalist Yashar Ali‘s Substack detailing claims of racist language on set — including allegations that she frequently referred to cohost Julie Chen as ‘wonton’ and ‘slanty eyes,’ which original panelist Leah Remini confirmed to him.

Gayle King says she spoke to Prince Harry this week, and he told her that he finally spoke to William and Charles but it was “not a productive” talk. He also said no one in the family has spoken to Meghan since the interview.

A-Rod flew to the Dominican Republic, where Jennifer Lopez is currently shooting a movie.

-Did Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom get married, or do they just like shiny things?

Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant: still together, still adorable.

-Are we going to get to see the full episode of James McAvoy on Great British Bakeoff, because this 3-minute clip was not nearly enough.

Maya Rudolph is hosting SNL on March 27, while Daniel Kaluuya and Carey Mulligan are on tap in April.

-Photos from the set of House of Gucci continue to be a trip. Here’s what Jared Leto looks like in it.

-The Hollywood Foreign Press Association reportedly denied requests to hold press conferences for major projects with Black-led casts in recent years, including Bridgerton, Girls Trip and Queen & Slim. Not surprisingly, none of those projects were nominated for Golden Globes.

Rian Johnson‘s first TV series will be a mystery show starring Natasha Lyonne.

-Here’s the trailer for Ed Helms’ new Peacock comedy Rutherford Falls.

Idris Elba stars in the trailer for Netflix’s Concrete Cowboy, which I saw a few months ago and think I liked but have completely forgotten it.

Jessica Mulroney Gets Called Out

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-We’ve got ourselves a homegrown scandal! Blogger/influencer Sasha Exeter called out Jessica Mulroney (wife of Ben Mulroney, BFF of Meghan Markle) over her white privilege and ‘threatening’ behavior yesterday in an Instagram video, saying: “One very prominent Canadian figure who used to be an acquaintance of mine named Jessica Mulroney took offense to a very generic call to action that I shared on my IG Stories. And what happened next was a series of very problematic behavior and antics that ultimately resulted in her sending me a threat in writing last Wednesday, June the 3rd.” She added that Mulroney reportedly threatened to speak with Exeter’s brand partners and interfere with her livelihood if she didn’t modify her BLM posts/tone. Exeter then posted a story that says “Here’s what happens when you call out someone with privilege and wealth. They publicly apologize on your post to preserve their image while privately threaten a lawsuit to try and shut you up” followed by a screenshot of a DM seemingly from Mulroney sent at 2:24am that says “Liable suit. Good luck.” [sic]

-Following an initial apology in the comments, this afternoon Mulroney posted a lengthy apology on Instagram. She does not mention her alleged legal threat.

-Meanwhile, CTV just announced that they are removing Mulroney‘s show about weddings from their schedule because her “recent conduct…conflicts with our commitment to diversity and equality.” Hudson’s Bay also announced she would no longer represent the company or Kleinfeld Canada as a fashion and bridal specialist. Good Morning America, where she often does style segments, has yet to comment.

-Daytime lifestyle show Cityline also issued a statement, saying: “Cityline fans – we want you to let you know that Jessica Mulroney will no longer be appearing as a guest expert on our show.”  Cityline’s host Tracy Moore, who’s friends with Mulroneycalled her out on IG for using “her extreme privilege to potentially bury a Black sister.”

-In other news, Kelly Clarkson has filed for divorce from her husband after 7 years of marriage.

-This Janelle Monae Variety cover is divine! She talks about her support for charities during the pandemic, the importance of showing an interracial queer couple on her season of Homecoming, and the need for white people to step up and support Black voices.

-Country band Lady Antebellum has changed their name to Lady A.

-Glee actor Samantha Ware explained why she chose to call out Lea Michele. “Does Lea even know what a microaggression is? I don’t know. All that her apology did was affirm that she hasn’t learned anything. Am I calling Lea a racist? No. Does Lea have racist tendencies? I think Lea suffers from a symptom of living in this world in an industry that is tailored to white people.”

-This is a very good piece on how the gatekeeping has to change in Hollywood. “I don’t and never will want my pain, Black pain, to be fetishized or consumed by white traumavores. I’ve been too patient for too long, and that patience has run out.”

This supercut of Sohla in the Bon Appetit test kitchen proving she has more skills and knowledge than her white colleagues (who were paid for their video appearances while she wasn’t) is devastating.

-Look, it’s not as bad as the “Imagine” video, but this clip of white actors speaking about BLM is still pretty cringe-y because they’re all ACTING. SO. MUCH. I guess they haven’t had an outlet for a while. At least this one was done by the NAACP and the link at the end is to donate to Color of Change, Bail Project and other charities.

-County health officials have approved film and television production to recommence this week, and every showrunner I follow on Twitter is like NOPE!

-Whenever TV does come back, don’t expect to see as many sex scenes, fight scenes, or extras.

Pete Davidson will appear in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, alongside Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, and John Cena.

Anna Kendrick remembers her time on the Twilight films as “cold and miserable,” saying “I just remember my Converse being completely soaked through and feeling like, ‘You know, this is a really great group of people and I’m sure that we would be friends at a different time, but I want to murder everyone.”

-Here’s the full trailer for Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, the Netflix film starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams.

 

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.)