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What’s Really Going On Between Prince William and Prince Harry?

-Pop culture writer Nicole Cliffe tweeted a speculative thread about the royal scandal  this weekend and it is one big pot of piping hot tea!

-Speaking of interesting Twitter threads about the royals, this is a good one on Meghan Markle’s coverage.

-So I guess those rumors that Emma Roberts has moved on from Evan Peters are true. She was photographed holding hands with Garrett Hedlund.

-This is a really interesting look at all the lawsuits surrounding Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” and the age of pop plagiarism.

-Meanwhile, Grande dined at one of my fave Montreal restaurants yesterday, and dropped a bisexual-teasing video today.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin‘s big April Fool’s joke was a fake ultrasound image, which went over REAL well with his fanbase. .

-Congrats to Issa Rae, who got engaged to her longterm boyfriend.

Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson are still a thing? This will never not surprise me.

-HBO debuted a new new Game of Thrones promo this weekend.

Lupita Nyong’O has handled the controversy surrounding her inspiration for her Us character so, so well.

-Weirdly, I somehow follow a lot of people on Twitter who watch WWE, so I was a bit aware of how badly wrestlers were being treated. But this segment on John Oliver‘s Last Week Tonight was eye-opening.

-A Los Angeles police spokeswoman says a “huge” manhunt is underway to find the suspect who shot and killed rapper Nipsey Hussle on Sunday afternoon.

-This would *suck*: Lana Del Rey says she accidentally dropped her laptop in the studio and lost all the song files from her new album that was ready for release in the next few months.

-For the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Strangers With Candy, Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello look back on the early days of their friendship. I still can’t really believe that show made it on air. I loved it but it was so. out. there.

-This is good casting: Cillian Murphy is currently in talks to star alongside Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place 2.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar says he fired his mom as his manager when he was 19 and realized she didn’t know what she was doing.

-In today’s “networks need to know when to let shows die” news, Emily Bett Richards has announced she’s leaving Arrow before the end of its run. I think this bums me out even more than the announcement that the show will end with a 10-episode season because I thought they could wrap it all up well, but now it’s going to be a mess. Stephen Amell said he warned execs last year that he was done after this current season so my guess is the show was writing them both out (because her character is so integral to his story), while trying to figure out ways to keep the series going without its two leads, which is why there’s been a trillion new characters introduced this season. But when they realized the newbies weren’t catching on with the audience, they decided to scramble together a short final season and convinced Amell to do another 10 episodes for the crossover — but by then Rickards had already booked another gig.

-In any case, Amell’s IG post about her leaving is very sweet — and seems to have riled up the comic fanboys, so that’s always a plus.

-Speaking of superhero TV, Legends of Tomorrow returns tonight! I love that they tried to make the guy who played Biff in Back to the Future the big bad – but then they all fell in love with the actor so now he’s just a regular character.

Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini deal with grief in the trailer for Netflix’s new show Dead to Me.

-The cast for Jim Jarmusch‘s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die is insane: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, and Selena Gomez.

Colton Haynes Opens Up About Rehab

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-In his cover story with AttitudeColton Haynes says he’s six months sober after battling drug and alcohol addiction. “In 10 years, there were maybe 25 days I didn’t drink,” he said, but admits he hit rock bottom last year following his divorce and the death of his mother. “I locked myself in a hotel room at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills for seven days and was found in my room with these insane bruises all over my body…I almost ruptured my kidney, ended up in the hospital, ended up in 5150 psyche hold. I was on such a destructive path that I could not function. I lost partial sight in my left eye for a while. I ended up having two seizures. I didn’t know any of this was happening until I was sober enough to remember it.”

Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx dispelled those split rumours by going for a walk in NYC. I have so many questions about their wardrobe. If it’s cold enough for both of them to be wearing toques, then why is she only wearing a thin jean jacket?

-Hmmm, this is interesting. Angelina Jolie may be pivoting away from her recent directing roles…to become a Marvel superhero. Which is not a bad career move (it’s actually pretty badass branding), but it’s a big diversion from where she’s been focused the last few years.

Wendy Williams was spotted out with her husband, even though he reportedly just welcomed a child with his alleged mistress.

Pete Davidson reveals he once offered to pick up the bill for Kanye West’s extravagant dinner – and then immediately regretted it. “Kanye kept ordering the whole entire time. I didn’t know he was coming and I already put my card down because I thought it would be just me and [Kid] Cudi. Then, [Timothee] Chalamet showed up and then Kanye showed up and I was like ‘Oh, f**k’. And then I had to book two more gigs in Ohio.”

-This is lovely: Jason Momoa was honoured by local First Nation residents with a traditional fish feast while filming in B.C.

-People who saw Us are really into Winston Duke’s thighs. I haven’t even seen the film and yet this makes a lot of sense to me.

Ariana Grande has created a stir with a highly restrictive photo agreement for her upcoming Sweetener tour that has news outlets crying foul.

Rashida Jones reflected on #MeToo and Time’s Up during a panel discussion this week: “For these movements, there’s always an inflection point, and so many inflection points that are started by black women are missed. I do believe there is some version of this country and our lives that would be different if people listened to black women.”

Julianna Margulies gave an interview to a French magazine and said that she hasn’t appeared on The Good Fight because they refused to pay her as much as she was getting before.

Issa Rae looks amazing on the cover of Essence.

-The To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel has found its John Ambrose McClaren. Jordan Fisher, who recently played Mark on Fox’s Rent Live, has been cast.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt continually pointing out that his character in 500 Days of Summer was a piece of shit feeds my soul.

-Jane the Virgin returned last night for its final season, and Gina Rodriguez talked about how she nailed that one-take, 7-minute monologue.

-The latest twist in the Jussie Smollett saga: Records show police paid for hotel rooms for the brothers.

-Glee alums Amber Riley, Harry Shum Jr., Becca Tobin, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Heather Morris faced off in a reunion rap battle on Wednesday’s episode of Drop the Mic.

-Remember when cord cutting was supposed to save us so much money compared to having cable? With Apple joining Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, YouTube TV, CBS All Access (not to mention the upcoming streamers being launched by Disney, Warner Bros, etc), the streaming bubble is just about ready to burst. The Wall Street Journal nails it: “If you look at the market currently, the average consumer may have room to add a service or two but the ceiling of what a consumer will pay is soon reached.”

-It’s been a few years since I’ve seen The 100, but do they just keep finding new communities every season now? Is it like the YA version of The Walking Dead?

-The series finale of Broad City airs tonight. This final season has been fire.

-Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara get religious in the Mary Magdalene trailer.

Melissa McCarthy Calls Out Billy Bush in New Interview

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-In her InStyle cover storyMelissa McCarthy recalls being subjected to a terrible interview by someone who sounds a lot like Billy Bush. “I do remember another interview I did for Bridesmaids with somebody who later lost his job for a conversation he had on a bus with someone else. I won’t mention names, but just think about it. He kept asking, ‘Are you shocked that you actually work in this business at your tremendous size?’ He was like, ‘Oh, your tremendous size, you can actually work?’ I just remember all the blood drained out of me. I thought, ‘With my tremendous size, I could tackle you so quickly.’ ”

In her new People cover story, Nicole Kidman says she knew she wanted to marry Keith Urban after just six months of dating. “It was my [38th] birthday, and he stood outside with gardenias at 5 a.m. on my stoop in New York. That is when I went, ‘This is the man I hope I get to marry.'”

-Here’s how Kevin Hart worded his second apology: “Once again, Kevin Hart apologizes for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community. I apologize.” He added it’s not his “life dream” to become an LGBTQ ally. That’s swell.

-Meawhile, it seems that the Academy has resigned itself to the fact that the Oscars will air with no host for the first time in 30 years, according to Variety.

-In his new Hollywood Reporter cover storySamuel L Jackson admits he was a functioning crack addict for 15 years. “The whole time I was using, sure, I had a good reputation. I showed up on time, I did my lines. I was great. But there was something that was keeping me from getting to that next place.”

Kit Harrington says the cast was pretty much over it while filming the final GoT season.

-Marvel is making a TV show about Vision and Scarlet Witch for Disney’s new streaming service, with Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olson expected to reprise the roles they originated on the big screen.

Rosario Dawson is reportedly dating Senator Corey Booker.

-Just months after being pushed out of Disney and Pixar, Skydance Media has hired alleged sexual harasser John Lasseter. God, how deflating must that be for the women who work there?

Mariah Carey has settled the lawsuit with former manager Stella Bulochnikov, who sued the singer for sexual harassment after working with her for about three years.

-Woah. Jordan Peele is taking on the Lorena Bobbit story in a new documentary for Amazon Prime. Here’s the first trailer.

-Oof, Nina Dobrev‘s new CBS sitcom is getting panned.

-The Green Book crew continue to make things worse, not better with every interview.

Natasha Lyonne keeps dying then subsequently reliving her birthday in the trailer for Netflix’s Russian Doll, produced by Amy Poehler. Critics who’ve already screened it are loving it.

-Meanwhile, critics are not loving M. Night Shymalan‘s Glass. The embargo was lifted this afternoon and the reviews are mostly negative.

Anthony Mackie and Margaret Qualley are the last survivors on a toxic earth in the trailer for Netflix’s new sci-fi film IO.

-The Little trailer, starring Regina Hall and Issa Rae, looks like an updated version of Big and I’m so here for it.