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Zendaya’s Promo Blitz

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Zendaya covers the October issue of British Vogue, styled by Law Roach. Between Dune and Spider-Man promotion, she’s everywhere right now and I don’t hate it.

In GQRegé-Jean Page talks about what’s next for his career, breaks down his favourite pieces from his own wardrobe, and says he’s moved on from the show that made him famous. “The universe has expanded. So I’m no longer in the Bridgerton WhatsApp group.”

-Goddamit. Michael K. Williams, who starred in everything from The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, Community and Lovecraft Country was found dead on Monday afternoon inside of his Brooklyn residence.

Angelina Jolie spoke to The Guardian mostly about her activism, but the article is getting more attention for the gross way the writer opens it, and her brief mention of being “hurt” when then-husband Brad Pitt worked with Harvey Weinstein despite knowing the producer had tried to assault her.

-The publicists for Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac‘s new HBO show must have popped champagne when they realized that this slo-mo gif of him kissing her arm on the red carpet went viral. (They’re actors and they’re both very good at acting and promotion, but damn that response underlines just how starved we are for a pair that has good onscreen chemistry.)

-Chastain posted a cheeky response to the hubhub. He later held her purse on a different red carpet because again, they’re very good at this.

-Speaking of things that caused the internet to melt down this long weekend, Olivia Munn was papped and appears to be pregnant, which has led to lots of speculation about the timeline of her and John Mulaney‘s relationship. A tiktok has resurfaced that a comedian posted back in May about the pair expecting, right after that news of his split from his wife came out.

-It feels like a good time to revisit this piece about fans’ connection to Mulaney, and the parasocial cloud that now seems to surround him.

-Emily in Paris star Lily Collins got married in Colorado over the weekend, and People has the photos.

-Expect a lot less filler episodes in the new season of Survivor. The competition will only be 26 days long instead of the usual 39 days due to a two-week Covid quarantine for the cast and crew, but host Jeff Probst says the change could be permanent.

Michaela Coel says she turned down Netflix’s $1 million deal due to due to a “lack of transparency,” “exploitation” and their refusal to let her own the copyright for I May Destroy You.

-Meanwhile, Coel looks incredible on the cover of Elle UK.

Patrick Wilson looks like Momoa-lite on the set of Aquaman 2. I kept hearing some not-great things about Momoa during his summer filming here, so maybe Wilson can take over?

-Ok fine, Momoa’s new Aquaman suit has won me back.

-Marvel’s Shang Chi (which I really dug) crushed box office expectations, which might convince Disney to keep The Eternals in theatres only.

A new fan site for The Matrix: Resurrections generates a unique teaser video featuring footage and narration from the sequel. Right now, if you click on the blue pill you get Neil Patrick Harris’ character saying, “you’ve lost your capacity to discern reality from fiction,” but if you choose the red pill and enter the matrix, you hear Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s voice telling you the current time and saying that “couldn’t be further from the truth.” Both options give you different glimpses of footage.

-The Carrie Diaries’ Anna Sophia Robb announced on Instagram that she’s engaged, and this pic is so much better than the ultra-staged ones we usually get.

Friends of Jean-Michel Basquiat are not happy with Beyoncé and Jay-Z for their use of a painting by the late American artist their Tiffany & Co ad.

Selena Gomez is on a group chat with her Only Murders costars Steve Martin and Martin Short — but it’s over email.

-Want to attend the Met Gala? For the first time ever, it will be live-streamed by Vogue on Sept 13. The stream will be hosted by hosted by Keke Palmer and Ilana Glazer.

-The reviews are glowing for Apple TV+’s filmed performance of the musical Come From Away.

Janet Jackson promises to tell her own story in the teaser for Janet, a two-night documentary coming to Lifetime.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays a 911 operator who receives distressing call in trailer for The Guilty. I’m seeing this next week at TIFF and I don’t know if my blood pressure can handle it.

 

Stars Shine at Oscar After-Parties

-Once again, I liked a lot of celebs’ after-party looks more than their Oscar red carpet choices, including Gal Gadot’sFlorence Pugh’s, Greta Gerwig’s and Billie Eilish’s (who hung out with Timothee Chalamet). Other stellar after party looks included Hunter Schafer, Tessa Thompson, Rihanna, and Tracee Ellis Ross.

Adele also showed up to an after-party and she was barely recognizable. I mean, I hope she’s happy and healthy but this is drastic.

-ICYMI: here are our picks for Oscars’ best and worst dressed.

-I’m still in (happy) shock that Parasite won last night. The ranked ballot (which only applies to the Best Picture category) certainly helped; lots of people would have had to choose it as their top pick, but a lot of people would have had to have it as their 2nd or 3rd choice.

-I’m still not sold on the Parasite TV series, but this is intriguing.

Bong Joon Ho apologized to the Oscar engravers: “I’m so sorry for the hard work, there’s too many.” As Linda Holmes pointed out, this guy spent the awards season giving a master class on how to appear “humble-but-aloof, grateful-but-not-thirsty, honored-but-not-waiting-for-your-approval.”

-This is actually quite sweet. Shia LaBeouf was offered to present an Oscar. He said he would do it if he could share that moment with his Peanut Butter Falcon co-star Zach Gottsagen.

Camila Morrone attended the Oscars with bf Leonardo DiCaprio — and she wore a wedding dress.

-With the revelation that Brad Pitt likes Letterkenny, paired with him recently telling Marc Maron that he’s watched his comedy series multiple times, I’m now picturing him sitting at home and watching quirky, under-the-radar comedies all day.

-The Oscars telecast reached an all-time low rating, dropping sharply from last year. It did much better in Canada (proportionally).

-The night before the Oscars was the Spirit Awards, where Laura Dern was serenaded with her own song.

-Also at the Spirit Awards, Noah Baumbach thanked Adam Sandler for helping to fund his films.

Penn Badgley and wife Domino Kirke are expecting their first child together, and revealed they had suffered two miscarriages in a row.

Janet Jackson just announced a new tour. I don’t usually hit up stadium shows, but I saw her on the Unbreakable tour and she was amazing.

Beyoncé is working on something new and it somehow involves her mother’s art.

Chris Pratt got salty on Twitter. What would Jesus say?

-This is a great deep-dive into the trajectory of Margot Robbie, who’s managed to change her Hollywood destiny by becoming a producer.

Bill Nye dancing to Lizzo on the runway at New York Fashion Week is the purest thing you’ll see all week.

Mulan got a new trailer:

Chrissy Teigen Talks Instagram, Parenting and Sex

Chrissy Teigen Womens Health cover

Chrissy Teigen is on the cover of the new Women’s Health magazine, in which she opens up about her marriage to John Legend (“It doesn’t matter who you are—even if you’re a sexy R&B crooner or an ex–swimsuit model, you’re just tired! We still have that passion for each other, but are we doing it randomly in a dressing room? No!”), working out (“Sometimes I think I’m the weakest person, but I can plank for 20 minutes”), and her her struggles with postpartum (“After Luna, I was drinking too much. I wasn’t eating as much because I was full from drinking. I wasn’t being good to my body”).

-This is tragic: rapper (and Ariana Grande‘s ex) Mac Miller has died at 26, according to TMZ.

-People and EW’s puppy photo booth is one of my fave things about TIFF. Here’s Chris Pine cuddling a puppy.

Pine‘s movie opened the festival last night, and all anyone can talk about is how you can see his dick. (It will soon be streaming on Netflix, so get that pause button ready!) He’s since spoke about the attention, saying “There’s so much beheading in this [movie], and yet people want to talk about my penis. It says something about our society where people can get disemboweled, but it’s the man’s junk that is of interest.”

-Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, which drops today on Netflix, is getting great reviews, with Time calling it a “smart, sweet rom com”, Indiewire saying it’s “totally delightful”, and EW making a case for it being the finale to a Netflix rom-com trilogy begun by Set It Up and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. This is a problem. I’m up to my eyeballs in TIFF stuff every night and won’t be home long enough for anything more than a few hours of sleep for the next 8 days. How am I suppose to squeeze this in? Or worse, pretend it’s not waiting for me on Netflix for more than a week?!

-Meanwhile, this is a good comparison of Noah Centineo’s characters in To All the Boys and Sierra Burgess.

Meghan Markle wore a tragically ill-fitting dress and now everyone is speculating about whether or not she’s pregnant. (Personally, I think she just needs better tailoring. This is not a new problem when it comes to her wardrobe.)

Cate Blanchett told a hilarious story about getting invited to a royal lunch, only to have to explain to Prince Philip how to set up his DVD player.

-Nine + nine! NBC is expanding its commitment to Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The network announced Friday that it has added five more episodes to its initial order of 13, bringing the total for season six of the Fox-turned-NBC comedy to 18.

Geoffrey Owens has accepted Tyler Perry’s TV offer after the Trader Joe’s job-shaming. Perry was one of a number of Hollywood heavyweights to reach out to the former Cosby Show regular with a TV offer.

Laura Dern and Steven Spielberg we reportedly some of the most vocal Oscar voters who were adamant about the Academy rolling back the “popular” category. Bless them.

-Elle Editor-in-Chief Nina Garcia is defending running Emma Stone‘s widely criticized interview with Jennifer Lawrence.

-I’m really bummed that Peppermint is getting bad reviews (and might be kinda racist). I really wanted Jennifer Garner to have a win here.

Post Malone is having a bad month. Just two weeks after his plane made an emergency landing, he totaled his car in a late-night crash.

-The case against Dylan McDermott will not go forward. He was accused of assaulting a woman in 1991, but prosecutors have declined the case, saying it’s beyond the statute of limitations.

Vince Vaughn has been charged with DUI and failing to comply with the police stemming from his arrest in June.

-A new report reveals The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan died of an accidental drowning in her bathtub due to intoxication.

-In Yashar Ali’s new report, multiple sources claim that after the 2004 Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction, Les Moonves was intent on destroying Janet Jackson‘s career to the point where he was talking about it years later and sharing how he was exacting his revenge.

Nas addressed Kelis‘ domestic abuse allegations in 7 lengthy Instagram posts.

Matthew McConaughey is a stoner who parties with Zac Efron in the red-band Beach Bum trailer.