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Norm Macdonald Has Passed Away

-Saddened and stunned by the news that Norm MacDonald has died at 61 “after a long and private battle with cancer.” There are a lot of clips floating around this afternoon, but the ones I keep seeing over and over are his moth joke, and his roast of Bob Sagat.

-Stars brought the fashion drama to the Met Gala last night. My faves were Tessa ThompsonElliot Page, and Lupita Nyong’o. See every single look here.

Keke Palmer killed it as the live stream host.

-It freaks me out how completely unrecognizable Hailee Steinfeld was at the gala.

Cara Delevingne is getting some heat because neither she nor the designer credited the person who coined “Peg the Patriarchy.”

Channing Tatum and Zoe Kravitz didn’t pose on the Met red carpet together, but they did leave together.

Nick Minaj tweeted her reason for not going to her 22 million followers: “They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met. It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now.” I would love to know what kind of research vax-hesitant people are doing that hasn’t already been done by the world’s leading experts and doctors.

-Congrats to Kate Hudson, who just got engaged and was not already engaged like I thought she was.

Jennifer Aniston was on Kimmel last night and said she’s skipping the Emmys because of covid. “This is still a big step for me just to be here. It’s just baby steps.”

Jason Sudeikis was spotted hiking with model Keeley Hazell, but his camp says they’re “just friends.”

Jeremy Jordan, Tammy Blanchard, and more from the Little Shop of Horrors’ Off-Broadway revival kicked off Broadway week last night on The Tonight Show.

-Only Murders In The Building has been renewed for season 2. I wonder how they keep it going. Another murder? Another building?

Will Ferrell crashed Ryan Reynolds’ latest TikTok.

-Why did Britney SpearsInstagram account disappear?

-I have so many questions about this photo, including ‘how did they all end up in the bathroom together?’

Andrew Garfield told Jessica Chastain that their promotional campaign for The Eyes of Tammy Faye will be a ‘no-licky-pitty zone‘ after her viral red carpet moment with Oscar Isaac in Venice. (I saw the film last night and while I was a bit lukewarm on it, Chastain is for sure a lock for an Oscar nod.)

Alanis Morissette does not support the documentary about her that is currently at TIFF and will soon be on HBO. “I agreed to participate in a piece about the celebration of Jagged Little Pill’s 25th anniversary and was interviewed during a very vulnerable time (while in the midst of my third postpartum depression during lockdown)…I was lulled into a false sense of security and their salacious agenda became apparent immediately upon my seeing the first cut of the film.”

-Man, I’m going to have to watch the leggings doc on Amazon that everyone’s talking about, aren’t I?

-Dune has released another featurette ahead of its opening.

 

Regina King Brings Back the Buzz

regina king wears a red dress on the cover of vanity fair

Regina King graces the October cover of Vanity Fair. I feel like she got robbed of lots of Oscar buzz last year because the awards circuit was so quiet, so I’m hoping she gets to make up for it with The Harder They Fall. (“It won’t be like One Night in Miami….” She pauses, and I hear tears in her voice. “We never got the opportunity to see our film with an audience. I’m grateful to be healthy. I’m grateful that all of our crew and cast are healthy. We got to be in so many different festivals…but we didn’t get a chance to share that, except through this,” she says, indicating the virtual realm. “That was disappointing. But everything is for a reason. I try not to question God’s will.”) Also, this photoshoot is awesome. That gold skirt!!

-In THR’s new cover storyBenedict Cumberbatch discusses staying in character as a meanie while shooting Netflix’s The Power of the Dog. “[Director Jane Campion] introduced me to the crew as Phil and said, ‘You’ll meet Benedict at the end. Benedict’s really nice. Phil is Phil.’ And it just gave me carte blanche to say, ‘No.’ To be Phil, really. To stand in his shoes.”

-Congrats to Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney, who are expecting their first child.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have arrived in Venice for the premiere of his new movie.

Jessica Chastain laughed off the hysteria surrounding Oscar Isaac‘s arm kiss. “We have all been locked in our houses for so long. When this video went viral, I was like, people just need to see people touch and hold each other.”

-Gossip Girl got renewed for season two, which is genuinely surprising to me. I felt like the buzz (and any critical admiration) fell off a cliff after the first few episodes.

-The Met Gala is Monday night and there’s still rumours about the guest list. One star who won’t be attending: Zendaya.

-Netflix will be bringing a Bridgerton fan experience to select cities next year. I want it!

-The is an interesting look at how the depiction of suicide on TV is changing.

-I think I would actually love this outfit on pretty much anyone else but Katie Holmes. It’s just not her.

Rebel Wilson and some of her Pitch Perfect costars reunited to celebrate her birthday.

-TIFF starts today! Here are my picks for the 10 buzziest films, most of which are hitting theatres or streaming very soon.

Keira Knightley’s dark holiday film, which I’m seeing next week, has already sold at the festival.

-I’m not going to be able to watch any TV for the next week, but it feels like everything is debuting, including Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac‘s HBO show Scenes from a Marriage, FX’s long-awaited Y: The Last Man, and the VMAs.

-Speaking of the VMAs, Nicky Minaj just pulled out.

-Aw man. Phoebe Waller-Bridge has left the Mr & Mrs Smith project she was going to do with Donald Glover for Amazon.

-Netflix must have been more impressed with Addison Rae’s performance in He’s All That than critics were; they just signed her to a multi-movie deal.

-Watch Demi Lovato and friends search for UFOs in the trailer for Peacocks’ Unidentified.

-The Princess Diana content keeps flooding in. Netflix released the first trailer for Diana: The Musical, which will premiere in October ahead of the show’s return to Broadway.

Jason Sudeikis is doing a Ted Lasso-y accent in the South of Heaven trailer while playing a very non-Ted Lasso character, and it’s breaking my brain.

-The Matrix Resurrections dropped its first trailer early Thursday morning. I have no idea what’s happening in it but I’m in!

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Stunning Tiffany Campaign

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are starring in a new Tiffany campaign featuring a never-before-seen Basquiat painting, as well as the iconic yellow diamond, which has only been worn by 4 women.

-In a joint Vanity Fair interview with Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Olsen commented on Scarlett Johansson’s fight against Disney. “I think she’s so tough and literally when I read that I was like, ‘Good for you, Scarlett.’ ” So far, the only  other Marvel actor to publicly comment on the lawsuit is Dave Bautista, who tweeted, “Told em they should’ve made a #Drax movie but noooooo!”

Drake and Kanye West‘s feud reignited over the weekend. Drake appeared to take a shot at West in his verse on the Trippie Redd song “Betrayal” and West then shared a screenshot of a text message he sent to a thread with eight people on it (including Drake, presumably) that showed a photo of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker with the message “I live for this. I’ve been f–ked with by nerd ass jock n—as like you my whole life. You will never recover. I promise you.” And then West posted a Google Maps screenshot of what appeared to be Drake’s home address in Toronto.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been praised for their efforts to help evacuate the people of Afghanistan.

Elliot Page accepted his Outfest’s Achievement Award virtually and talked about the importance of representation. “I don’t know if I would have made it through the moments of isolation and loneliness and shame and self-hatred that was so extreme and powerful and all-encompassing that you could hardly see out of it. And then, you know, at 15, when you are flipping through the channels and you stumble on ‘But I’m a Cheerleader’ and the dialogue in that film, and scenes in that film just transform your life.”

Sandra Oh says she’s excited to see what Elliot Page is going to do next. “I have done so many movies with him.”

-I had no idea that Oh’s new Netflix show The Chair was created by actress Amanda Peet.

Jesse Metcalfe is revealing why he chose to leave Chesapeake Shores. “Getting to know a new showrunner and create a working relationship with a new person was not necessarily something I wanted to do…I didn’t have any conversations with our new showrunner, Phoef Sutton. We took a lunch well before the pandemic. Then the pandemic hit and Phoef and his writing team had a long time to craft season 5, but unfortunately I never heard from anybody on the production side and so I was given the [scripts for the] first couple of episodes. That creative relationship was not really established this time around.” This seems to be asking a lot of a Hallmark show but ok.

Taylor Swift joined TikTok with a video recreating looks from past albums – and an announcement that her version of Red will be released on vinyl Nov 19.

-In a new interview, Molly Shannon (who is coming off The White Lotus and stars in the new season of The Other Two) talks about the tragic childhood loss that has shaped her life. She reveals her mother, younger sister and cousin died in a car accident when she was 4. Her father, who had been driving under the influence, survived but was horribly injured.

-The trailer for Kacey Musgravesupcoming album and film pays homage to Romeo + Juliet, and offers a glimpse of Euguene Levy‘s cameo. She also dropped a new single.

-Speaking of new music, Olivia Rodrigo released a video for “Brutal.”

-I loved this interview with Ted Lasso’s Brett Goldstein. He talks about how a classic Dickensian villain helped shape brooding hero Roy Kent, and why the show isn’t as light and fluffy as people make it out to be.

-HBO made some announcements today, including that Insecure, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Succession will all return in October.

Barry Jenkins and Dan Levy tweeted out their support to a Toronto restaurant that’s being targeted but dumb anti-v**xers.

-The Toronto Film Festival is requiring all attendees to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to attend. I still haven’t figured out if all my screenings with be virtual or if I’ll do a few in-person, but this is comforting.

-The reviews for Shang-Chi are glowing.

-William Miller’s fictional think piece about Stillwater from Almost Famous is now online.

Mayim Bialik will take over hosting Jeopardy until the dust settles. She’s scheduled to tape three weeks of episodes when production resumes this week.

-This is a very smart piece on what happened with Jeopardy and what it says about the industry. “There are countless relatively anonymous producers across Hollywood who probably know that if Richards’ situation is about to define the new standard for decency in Hollywood, in terms of what is and what isn’t acceptable, they’re going to be in trouble as well.”

-A feature film focusing on Jurnee Smollett‘s Birds of Prey character Black Canary is in early development for HBO Max, with Smollett’s Lovecraft Country showrunner Misha Green set to write the script.

-The trailer for season 2 of The Morning Show (a show that started really rocky but grew on me by the end of season 1) has dropped. Looks like Will Arnett has joined the cast — and Billy Crudup is still the best thing about the show ’cause he continues to just GO for it.