-In the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Reese Witherspoon recalls meeting Jennifer Aniston on the set of Friends (where they played sisters). “I was 23 years old and had just had a baby. I was nursing Ava on set, and Jen just kept going, ‘You have a baby?’ I was like, ‘I know, it’s weird.’ And I remember her being like, ‘Where are you going?’ And I was like, ‘I’m pumping!’…She was so sweet to me. I was really nervous, and she was like, ‘Oh, my gosh—don’t worry about it!’ I marveled at her ability to perform in front of a live audience like that with no nerves. They would change all the lines, and she was just so effortlessly affable, bubbly, and sunny. We’ve been friends ever since.”
-I gave up on Supergirl a while ago, but are Kara and Lena together?! Like, in canon?? Or have they gone full queer baiting? Cause this seems like a breakup scene straight out fanfic (and I’m into it).
–Britney Spears has been granted a new conservatorafter her dad Jamie temporarily resigned — supposedly due to his health issues but this comes days after Britney’s ex Kevin Federline filed a temporary restraining order against Jamie for allegedly breaking into the room of their son Sean and shaking him.
-This costume designer interviewabout an unnamed “famous actor” is so juicy. “The actress comes into the fitting room, we try this suit on, and she looks at it and decides that she hates the suit because the pinstripe on the fabric is too wide. The pinstripe is making her look fat.”
–Based on an original storyby Millie Bobby Brown and her sister Paige, Netflix is developing A Time Lost: a film about a feud between two families that comes to a head when one daughter is diagnosed with cancer. Anyone else just hoping that Millie gets to nap soon?
-Is Meryl Streep pulling a Scarlett Johansson? In Netflix’s upcoming film The Laundromat, which debuted at TIFF last night, director Steven Soderbergh has Streep playing a second character in disguise near the end of the film: a Panamanian office drone “wearing prosthetics and putting on a thick pan-Latin accent.” That sounds…problematic.
-Was Joaquin Phoenix referring to wife Rooney Marain his TIFF speechwhen he said: “Somewhere here, I don’t know where, is a fervent dragon, and I want to rip its wings off, fashion a blanket and sleep with it forever. I love you. Thank you”?
–Kim Kardashian continues to insist it didn’t occur to her that naming her shapewear line Kimono would be offensive.
-This oral history of Vampire Diaries is kind of fascinating — mostly because no one wanted Paul Wesley to play Stefan. Creator Julie Plec says “We were sort of pressured into casting Paul Wesley against our desires,” while Nina Dobrev remembers telling producers after her chemistry reads with potential costars: “I don’t know who I connected with the most but I definitely probably connected the least with that Paul Wesley guy.”
-This is terrible: Riverdale star Camila Mendes reveals she was roofied and sexually assaulted in college.
-Netflix’s new miniseries Unbelievable, which stars Toni Collette and Merrit Wever, is getting fantastic reviews.
-Usually the best month for magazine covers is September, but as good as last month was, the October covers are KILLING it. We have Lizzo in Elle talking about representation (“I didn’t love who I was. And the reason I didn’t love who I was is because I was told I wasn’t lovable by the media, by [people at] school, by not seeing myself in beauty ads”), Jennifer Aniston on Instyle talking about turning 50 (“I don’t feel any different. Things aren’t shutting down in any way. I feel physically incredible. So it’s weird that it’s all of a sudden getting telegraphed in a way that’s like, ‘You look amazing for your age.’ I think we need to establish some etiquette around that dialogue and verbiage”), Tom Holland in GQ talking about Gwyneth Paltrow being confused by the MCU (“I mean, I always know what movie I’m in”), Halsey in Cosmopolitan talking about coming to terms with public perception (“I shared a lot about myself, assuming the world would be kind. And that hasn’t quite been the case”), Lupita Nyong’o in Vanity Fairtalking about how her team was nervous the day of the Oscars (“Beyoncé did the trick. We danced it off, we had a good laugh, and then we sat down. You’ve got to let the oxygen in”), Harry Styles on The Face talking about wanting to act (“Music, you try and put so much of yourself into it; acting, you’re trying to totally disappear in whoever you’re being”), and Camila Cabello in Elle talking about her relationship with Shawn Mendes (“I don’t know; people can say whatever they want to say. They can speculate, but at the same time, we are going to live our own lives, enjoy it, and fall for each other like nobody is watching”).
-Meanwhile, Shawn and Camila were spotted last night in Toronto near Portland Variety(not by paps, but by regular folks). We’re not really a pap town until tonight when TIFF starts — and I’m pretty sure King W is his home base when he’s in town because that’s where he’s often spotted.
–Brad Pitt says Quentin Tarantino is thinking about a streaming version of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood that would expand the film into several episodes and add cut footage. “It’s a pretty arousing idea.”
-Here’s the Just Mercy trailer, starring Michael B Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson. It’s from the guy who did Shortbus 12 and I really wanted to see it at TIFF but I just couldn’t make it work.
–Sterling K. Brown stars in the first trailer for the buzzy Waves. I chose this movie on a lark when I was picking my TIFF tickets without knowing anything about it other than I liked the director, and its since premiered at the Telluride Film Festival to rapturous reviews.