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Adriana Grande Goes Instagram Official

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Adriana Grande posted a sweet selfie with boyfriend Dalton Gomez ahead of her 27th birthday.

Alia Shawkat‘s new Vulture interview is very, very good. She talks about Brad Pitt, who she was introduced to by Spike Jonze (“We’re not dating. We’re just friends..To [tabloids] it’s like, ‘We don’t get it! This girl is weird! She’s so different! Why are they hanging out?’ You get too close to the prom king, and all of a sudden, everyone’s like, ‘Well, who is this bitch?'”) and she talks about regretting using the n-word when quoting Drake lyrics (“Was I using this because the idea of Black culture seems cool? And I was just like, ‘Well, that’s just part of it!’ It’s not intellectually understanding that the words you use are really powerful. I think that’s a lot of what this reckoning is for all of us who are not Black”).

-Speaking of very good Vulture interviews, Almost Famous director Patrick Fugit talks about his crush on Kate Hudson, Philip Seymour Hoffman giving him shit, Frances McDormand refusing to use her trailer, Brad Pitt almost playing Russell Hammond.

Gabrielle Union was photographed by Zaya Wade for SELF.

-I’m very curious about which white producer/showrunner once said she only writes shows about families so she’s not forced to cast POC actors. I have a guess.

Justin Bieber has filed a defamation lawsuit seeking to collect at least $20 million in damages filed against two Twitter users who alleged in posts on the social network that the singer sexually assaulted them.

Jason Reitman recruited Hugh Jackman, Tiffany Haddish, Jennifer Garner, Chris Pine, Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas, David Oyelowo, Andy Serkis, Jack Black, Diego Luna, Common, Sam Rockwell, Neil Patrick Harris, Leslie Bibb, Josh Gad, Taika Waititi and a bunch more to help him craft a shot-for-shot remake of The Princess Bride that will be available in chunks on Quibi starting Monday. I saw Reitman’s live-read of TPB at TIFF a couple of years ago, and the video clips in that article make me so excited for this. Guess I won’t be cancelling my Quibi trial just yet.

-Video from THR’s drama roundtable was posted on YouTubeJennifer Aniston‘s first comment is even more awkward than it was in print, and Janelle Monáe’s rebuttal about “checking your perspective” is even more powerful.

-THR’s TV directors roundtable features Anna Boden, Deborah Chow, Jon M. Chu, Alex Garland, Janet Mock and Jonathan Nolan.

-I’m so glad Scaachi wrote a takedown on Buzzfeed of the movie 365 Days. It’s been trending on Netflix for weeks and it’s so, so bad. The premise is awful, consent is addressed and then promptly ignored, there’s tons of random music drops, and it should have just been subtitled instead of having the actors with English. Plus, it makes no sense that the kidnapped woman would [SPOILER ALERT] fall for her kidnapper in just two months despite his character never being granted a second of vulnerability or softness. There’s an entire genre of romance novels about alpha bad boys being reformed by love — had they just followed the tried-and-true template, it might have been a fun guilty pleasure instead of a rapey mess.

-Tenet’s premiere has been pushed again – this time to August 12. Now everyone’s expecting Mulan’s July 24 release date to move.

-Due to all the postponements, Cineplex in Canada is scaling back its reopening plans.

-I don’t believe this story about Meghan Markle being done with Jessica Mulroney, but I am surprised it took this long for someone to write it.

Victor Garber tweeted a photo from Happiest Season, a lesbian romcom starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis and directed by Clea DuVall. Get in my eyeballs!

Kanye West has signed a 10-year deal with Gap. Yeezy Gap promises to deliver “modern, elevated basics for men, women, and kids at accessible price points.” No sneakers, tho.

-Disney announced this week it’s re-themeing its popular Splash Mountain attraction around The Princess and the Frog and retiring its characters from Disney’s notorious “Song of the South.”

G-Eazy seems to be shading ex Halsey in his new song.

-This is a very good piece on how male victims have been grappling with consequences after speaking out about MeToo, from mockery to job offers drying up.

Adele won’t be releasing her new album in September, as first rumoured. Come on, we need this!!

-Here’s the trailer for The King’s Man, the prequel to the Kingsman movies.

Lucy Hale tries to get over her hangups about sex in the trailer for A Nice Girl Like You.

 

Killing Eve’s Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer Are Ready To Slay Season 2

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-EW is really making me regret cancelling my subscription these days. First they had the romcom issue, and now they’ve followed it up with a Killing Eve cover.

-Elle interviewed Christine Baranski for their Legends issue and it’s everything I’ve ever wanted.

Gwyneth Paltrow is counter-suing the Utah doctor who sued her last month over a skiing accident that took place in 2016. Paltrow claims she was taking skiing lessons with her family in Park City when he was the one who “plowed into her back” causing a full “body blow.”

Jason Reitman said that his comment about wanting to give Ghostbusters “back to the fans” just “came out wrong.” Sure.  (Also, look on any tweet about this fiasco that was tweeted out by a girl — just pick one at random — and I guarantee some dude has replied with a link to an article about how the all-female reboot was a box office disappointment. What does that even prove?! The quality of a film isn’t based on its receipts.)

-Oh god. Chicago police say Empire star Jussie Smollett faked the racist and homophobic letter that was sent to him prior to his alleged attack because he was “dissatisfied with his salary” (which is estimated to be $100-$125k per episode).  However this particular case ends, it’s important to remember that hate crimes are real and on the rise.

Smollett is back on set after posting bail. God, I can’t even imagine what that’s like for everyone.

-This is a great interview with Pamela Adlon and the girls who play her daughters on Better Things.

-I don’t know why, but the idea of Drake and Adele spending a Sunday bowling together tickles me.

-Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House just announced a second season, and it will be inspired by Henry James‘ 1898 haunted-mansion tale The Turn of the Screw.

-Sunday’s Oscars continue to be messy. Now we’re learning that Kendrick Lamar and SZA will not perform the Black Panther song.

Dan Levy‘s talked to Stephen Colbert about what it was like for Schitt’s Creek to get the coveted Mariah Carey Twitter endorsement.

-Could a 27-year-old non-disparagement agreement thwart HBO’s Michael Jackson doc? His estate just hit HBO with a $100M lawsuit over Leaving Neverland.

-Ooh, Children of Blood and Bone is getting adapted. I dug that book a whole lot.

-Captain Marvel has passed Aquaman and Wonder Woman in ticket presales.

-I really appreciate this piece on *that* scene between Buffy and Spike.  I remember back in the day how it ruined his character for me in a way that he never really recovered from (even when he went on to do Angel), so I can’t even imagine what it would be like to watch it in the #MeToo era.

-I also like this piece on the issue of consent in body-swapping episodes of Orphan Black, Alias, Fringe and Buffy.

Taron Egerton takes on Elton John in the Rocketman trailer.

Beyonce and Jay Z Show Their Support for Meghan Markle

Beyoncé and Jay-Z accepting their Brit award in front of a Meghan Markle painting is perfection. This is such a powerful but subtle way to show their support in the wake of the British press’ brutal (and often racist) coverage of her.

Serena Williams and Amal Clooney co-hosted Meghan Markle’s baby shower in NYC. This is such a power move and I adore it! She may not have royal allies but Hollywood A-list allies are showing up for her in force.

-Oh ffs. In a new podcast, Jason Reitman said “I’m not making the Juno of Ghostbusters movies…We are, in every way, trying to go back to the original technique and hand the movie back to the fans.”  What misogynist nonsense is this? How did the female reboot somehow take anything away from fans? This is playing right into the narrative of trolls who think women can’t be part of fandoms, and it’s disgusting.

-Those toxic fanboys who were littering Rotten Tomatoes with fake reviews of Captain Marvel can choke on their tears. The first screening was held for critics last night, and the initial reactions are GLOWING.

-Fox insists it has no plans to write Jussie Smollett out of Empire.

-That might change: Smollett has just officially been named a suspect in the criminal investigation into his alleged attack.

Idris Elba is going to host SNL next month and I’m HERE for it. My sister-in-law recently alerted me to his new Squarespace commercial and he plays such a good straightman opposite the hilarious Lolly Adefope. (“I was voted the Sexiest Man on Earth.” “Yeah, you’ve said that a number of times. You said it to the caterers.”)

Nina Dobrev hit back at Instagram commenters who remarked on her thin-looking frame in this photo.

Lily Colins and Noah Centineo are flirting on IG for all to see.

-I very much like this piece on Mandy Moore and how she’s become a symbol of why some women in the music industry aren’t taken seriously — and how that might change.

-I love Lizzo so much and this tweet about Shawn Mendes confirms it.

Channing Tatum and Jessie J are still dating. Huh.

-I don’t know why I read the Academy voter secret ballot interviews because they always make me so angry! Today’s is the worst. On best short doc nominee Period. End of Sentence, he said: “It’s well done, but it’s about women getting their period, and I don’t think any man is voting for this film because it’s just icky for men.” F**kkkkkkk youuuuuuu.

-The Oscars are only four(!) days away, and it sounds like a mess. They’re still figuring out how to keep it under three hours, and they’re shooting down rumours that Whoopi is secretly preparing to host. After Dwayne Johnson rejected the host offer, they even considered a different host for each hour of the telecast but now it seems like they’ve ended up with … no one?

-People can’t even figure out the frontrunners for the Best Picture race . I’m still assuming it’ll go to Roma, but for the first time ever, all the guilds (which are good predictors) chose a different winner.

-Speaking of the guilds, here’s Chelsea Peretti’s hilarious monologue at the Writers Guild Awards. “The writers of The Good Place took an unbelievable premise like Kristen Bell being friends with a black person and they turned it into an amazing show.”

-I definitely agree with this take on how The Good Place needs to set an end date.

-I don’t want this for Chris Hemsworth.

-I’m very glad that someone is asking the hard questions about Lucas Hedges‘ GQ cover interview. What kind of high school assigned students to see him in a middle-school play?!

Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson play police officers who come out of retirement to catch Bonnie & Clyde in The Highwaymen trailer.