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Jennifer Lopez

Angelina Jolie’s Family Photographer

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-For Angelina Jolie‘s interview for Harper’s Bazaar, she was photographed by her youngest son, Knox. She talks about how the pandemic is affecting victims of domestic violence and girls’ education.

-In a recent interview, Lil Twist claims that Justin Bieber‘s team once convinced him to take on drug charges for the singer (likely referring to an incident in July of 2013, when he was pulled over in Bieber’s car and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana). He said: “If they would have put weed charges on Justin in his early career, it would have been bad on him. So I got a call one day saying, ‘Twist, do you really love this kid?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ They said, ‘Cool, if you love him then you can take the heat for him because you can come off a little weed charge.” Lil Twist later released a statement on his comments: “We are at a very critical point in society as we rewrite a new narrative that encompasses the experience of being Black in America. However, rewriting a new narrative requires one to stand in and speak his or her truth with confidence…In the spirit of being authentic, I felt it a disservice to my fans and the general public to not be completely transparent about my experience.”

Kristen Bell is promoting her new children’s book on racism and is getting a lot of blowback for glorifying colourblindness, as it comes perilously close to declaring Purple Lives Matter. There’s no mention of her donating the profits to a BLM charity but my god, let’s hope she’s not making money off this.

-Also, she’s in a new animated show voicing a biracial character who spends her free time drawing herself as a superhero whose afro puffs have powers? What??

Anthony Mackie appeared on Thursday’s episode of The Tonight Show and gave a tearful talk about the importance of voting.

Taylor Swift is once again speaking up, using Twitter to call on the Tennessee Historical Commissions to remove statues of racist historical figures.

Jennifer Lopez and ARod are asking fans to name their new puppy and you know what guys, we are a little busy right now!

Dave Chappelle dropped a new short-form Netflix special titled “8:46,” which the streaming platform surprise debuted for free on its YouTube comedy channel late last night. (The title refers to how long Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin held his knee against George Floyd’s neck.)

Jessica Mulroney deleted all of her supportive comments to Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder, who was recently fired. Shinan is reporting that Mulroney’s family had been asking her to cut down on her social media but she wouldn’t stop.

-The Bachelor is getting its first Black leading man. Originally, Matt James was cast as a suitor on Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette but when production was halted due to COVID-19, ABC started thinking of a new role for him. (It’s really weird that there’s no mention of the fact that the show was once sued by Black men for discrimination.)

-Despite both an NYT article and a Buzzfeed article questioning if Anna Wintour can survive the social justice movement, in a company-wide town hall today at Conde Nast, Roger Lynch reportedly said there is “no truth” to the rumour that she’s stepping down. Still, the rumours continue to circulate.

-Speaking of upheavals in publications, this report on Refinery29’s workplace culture is damning.

-I love how all the Harry Potter actors are condemning J.K. Rowling‘s ant-trans comments, including Emma Watson, Bonnie Wright and Rupert Grint. The kids are alright.

-This is an interesting piece on how Rowling‘s focus on denying trans rights may seem to have come out of nowhere, but there’s a clear lineage of transphobic thought in British media.

Kelly Clarkson‘s estranged husband is also her manager, which might make this divorce even more awkward. He also manages Blake Shelton, Kelly’s The Voice co-star.

Sharon Stone revealed she was once struck by lighting: “I was filling the iron with water. I had one hand on the faucet, one hand on the iron and the well got hit with lightning and the lighting came up through the water … I got picked up and thrown across the kitchen, and I hit the refrigerator. I was like, ‘Whoa!’ ”

-Scream Factory wants to release the original version of Event Horizon. See what the Snyder Cut has wrought?!?

-The Oscars will now include a locked 10 Best Picture slots — no more variation in a move aimed at diversifying nominees by literally adding more seats at the table for the final ceremony.

Will Arnett is a dad again.

-This week was hard and listening to this weird ass new song by Glass Animals got me through it. I love how the second half of the video shows how he recorded it during quarantine.

-The trailer for Netflix’s Feel the Beat is ticking a lot of my boxes:  it looks adorably cheesy, it was shot in Toronto, it’s about dancing, and it costars the dad from Veronica Mars and the best friend from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Royal Rumour Rush

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-According to a new report, Kate Middleton has been working from home during the pandemic and source say she’s finding her workload has been hard to manage ever since Harry and Meghan moved to North America. “She feels exhausted and trapped. She’s working as hard as a top CEO, who has to be wheeled out all the time, without the benefits of boundaries and plenty of holidays.” It’s interesting to note that the editor of Tatler is a friend of Kate’s.

-In another royal report, insiders share what Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were apparently thinking when they decided to make their royal exit. “She was convinced there was a conspiracy against her and so she basically put herself in self isolation when they moved to Frogmore. I think she felt like an outsider from the start. This wasn’t the life she was used to and she wanted out.”

-According to the Daily Beast, a new documentary that drops on Netflix this week features new revelations about Prince Andrew’s friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

Tom Holland had an unexpected guest in the form of a pigeon.

Cardi B‘s giant back tattoo is now complete. Yay?

Justin and Hailey Bieber are threatening legal action after a plastic surgeon suggested she’s had work done.

-A new YA book is raising a lot of eyebrows on Twitter. It sounds like a ripoff of ‘Red, White and Royal Blue’ but with some problematic racial/political elements? I’ve been reading everything I can get my hands on in isolation, but this sounds like one I’m going to avoid.

Brad Pitt is hanging with Flea in Malibu? Sure, why not.

Ashley Benson spent Memorial Day weekend with rumoured new bf G-Eazy.

David Ayer says no one has ever seen his version of Suicide Squad – and he wants to release it on HBO Max. You see what this Synder cut nonsense has unleashed?!

Hannah Gadsby has a new comedy special on Netflix, and critics are loving it.

Jennifer Lopez says she and A-Rod have put their wedding planning on hold until life gets back to normal-ish.

Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood fight off a Taliban invasion in The Outpost trailer.

 

Catherine O’Hara Vamps for Vanity Fair

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-I’m really liking how creative magazines are getting when it comes to photo shoots with their socially distanced subjects. Robert Pattinson took his own pics for GQ, as did Naomi Campbell for Essence, a Vanity Fair photographer shot Janelle Monae through a Zoom conference call, and now Vanity Fair used a drone to shoot Catherine O’Hara lounging in her yard.

Jennifer Lawrence joined Amy Schumer for the latest episode of her quarantine cooking show, and said she considers white wine “mainly for sluts.” ‘Kay.

Lana Del Rey, what are you talking about?!? “There has to be a place in feminism for women who look and act like me” is not a sentence a white girl has any business writing. And to throw Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé under the bus while she’s at it? Good lord.

John Krasinski‘s viral series Some Good News has been sold to CBS All Access following a massive bidding war— which doesn’t really feel like good news. It was a nice thing he was doing during quarantine but selling it feels…kinda gross? He’s not even going to be the host so what exactly did he sell, the concept of feel-good segments?

-Chef Kristin O’Connor was spotted at Bradley Cooper‘s place, sparking romance rumours.

Jaime King‘s filed for divorce and asked for a temporary restraining order against her husband.

Courtney Love gave Cameron Crowe an unreleased Nirvana song to use in Vanilla Sky and told him to “hide it in your movie somewhere.” So he did.

-Parenthood’s Sarah Ramos keeps partnering with her actor friends to recreate scenes from movies and they’re all great! Here’s her and Teen Wolf’s Dylan O’Brien doing the “you better lawyer up, asshole” scene from The Social Network.

-This is a good takedown of the NYT’s recent takedown of Ronan Farrow.

-I’m surprised ABC canceled Emergence, Single Parents, Bless This Mess and Schooled seeing as creating new TV shows is so up in the air.

Harvey Weinstein‘s former assistant, Rowena Chiu, broke her NDA for this Variety interview.

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli have finally agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions case.

-I don’t think I’ll be able to listen to Marc Maron’s latest podcast episode, in which he pays tribute to his partner Lynn Shelton. Just reading about it is making me teary.

Jude Law is expecting baby No. 6. The weirdest thing about this story is the photos of them just walking around London with no masks or distancing.

-TIFF’s Stay at Home Cinema series just kicked things up a notch with some great gets. Tonight, they’re doing a live chat on Facebook/Youtube with Rian Johnson to discuss Looper before a live-watch on Crave, and on Wednesday they’re doing one with Kate Winslet on Sense and Sensibility.

-It looks like there’s a face in the background of Jennifer Lopez’s photo and now I can’t unsee it.

-Riverdale actor Skeet Ulrich says the reason he’s leaving the hit series is because he “got bored creatively.” I mean, you can say a lot about that show, but “boring” really isn’t it.

-This is an interesting piece about Alison Roman, Bon Appetit, and the whiteness of the food media.

Peter Dinklage and Jason Momoa are teaming up for a vampire-themed buddy comedy, which sounds fantastic.

Mandy Patinkin and his wife being quizzed by their son about pop culture is never not funny.

Matthew Rhys might be losing it but at least he’s giving us funny videos in the process.

-This article on Keira Knightley’s Atonement dress is so, so good.

-When the Old Guard’s longest-living member (Charlize Theron) realizes that Nile (Kiki Layne) — the first new immortal like them to appear in ages — has finally come into her power, she sets out to teach her what it means to be one of them in the trailer for Netflix’s The Old Guard.