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Kate Winslet Regrets Working with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski

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-In a new, frank interview with Vanity FairKate Winslet reevaluates her career choices, asking “What the fuck was I doing working with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski?” She adds: “I have to take responsibility for the fact that I worked with them both. I can’t turn back the clock. I’m grappling with those regrets but what do we have if we aren’t able to just be fucking truthful about all of it?” Well, that’s one way to kick off an awards campaign!

-I guess those reports of Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly dating were legit.

-Congrats to Leighton Meester and Adam Brody, who welcomed a new baby boy.

Lindsay Lohan is being sued for promising to write a book and taking the advance — and then not writing the book.

-Hollywood is remaking She’s All That and they’ve cast TikTok star Addison Rae. Sigh.

Jennifer Garner had the best response when a fan commented to ask whether she’s pregnant with her fourth child: “I am 48, have three healthy kids and I am not — and never will be — pregnant. Can we lay that pupper to rest. Have I gained the covid 19? Possibly. But that is another story.”

-Season 46 of SNL will premiere on October 3, and things are looking back to normal — the show will air live at 11:30 p.m. from its usual home in Studio 8H at 30 Rock.

-Wonder Woman 1984’s release date has been pushed again — this time to Christmas.  This movie isn’t coming out this year. Dune either.

Halle Berry‘s MMA drama Bruised, which premieres this week at TIFF, is being picked up by Netflix. Good for her!

-The Mariah Carey song that kicked off her feud with Jennifer Lopez will finally be released on her upcoming collection of b-sides.

-The upcoming Fresh Prince reunion will include the original Aunt Viv.

-Bless Harold Perrineau for answering all these questions about Romeo + Juliet.

Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch and Paula Pell played Jimmy Fallon’s aunts and gave everyone tips for staying in touch in quarantine.

-A viral tweet claiming Cuties sexualizes a young Black girl has led to thousands of people (and QAn*n) calling for Netflix to dump the film. But critics who’ve seen it say the movie is actually an argument about the effect of near-pornography on young girls.

-Amazon released the first look at Regina King’s directorial debut One Night in Miami, a look at the night when Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke found themselves in the same room.

Niecy Nash Comes Out with Wedding Announcement

Niecy Nash (whose legal name is Carol Denise) made two announcements with one tweet: that she’s married, and that her new spouse is a woman. Love this for her. (Also, that dress is killer.)

This story is wild. Marisol Nichols, who plays one of the parents on Riverdale, has had a side gig these past few years as an undercover agent in the fight against sex trafficking. She’s been working with the FBI and local law enforcement agencies, acting as “bait” by either playing the part of a parent pimping out a child, or impersonating a child being pimped out to a guy who thinks he is about to have sex with a 12-year-old. Sony Pictures Television just optioned the rights to her story.

Brad Pitt’s new girlfriend Nicole Poturalski is reportedly married and in an open relationship. No judgement, but I’m wondering if her husband is now second-guessing their arrangement.

Adele is being accused of cultural appropriation after posting a pic in which she wears Bantu knots. (It’s shocking to me how much she looks like Katy Perry in that photo.)

-Paparazzi who are stalking Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are causing chaos in their small beach town of Montecito.

Channing Tatum wrote a kids book called The One and Only Sparkella. I have a lot of questions about this photo, including why is he reading an empty book jacket?

-These Emma Roberts/Garrett Hedlund pregnancy photos are odd. What are they looking at??

-The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air is the latest series to get a reunion special at HBO Max, following cast reunion announcements for Friends and The West Wing. Will Smith, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid and DJ Jazzy Jeff are reuniting to celebrate the show’s 30th anniversary

-Warner Bros reports that Tenet grossed around $53 million in 41 territories outside the U.S. It’s a good start as initial lowball expectations were around $40 million. Weirdly, according to IndieWire the movie studio has taken unprecedented step of blocking Canadian numbers on industry-standard box-office service Comscore.

-Stars continue to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who played the title role in Marvel’s Black Panther and died Friday of cancer. Meanwhile, ABC’s airing of Black Panther last night was easily the night’s top-rated show.

-Black Panther director Ryan Coogler released a 1,250 word written statement about Chadwick’s legacy.

Jennifer Lopez says she and A-Rod are “so disappointed” at pulling out of the bidding war to buy the New York Mets. (She originally tweeted about it in an all caps statement on Friday night, but deleted it because all anyone was talking about was Boseman’s death.)

Bella Thorne has apologized to sex workers and OnlyFans users and says she’ll speak to the site’s executives to about the new restrictions they instituted because of her. This is a great thread explaining how she’s endangered the livelihood of OnlyFans creators. Basically, she advertised a nude photo for $200 but ended up sending a bikini pic, leading to an unprecedented amount of requests on for refunds on the site, which in turn led OnlyFans to set a new $50 limit on the price that creators can charge for pay-per-view content, and limit tipping to $100.

-I needed this old video of Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx bonding over Cardi B today.

-Last night’s VMA awards was a discombobulated mix of pre-recorded performances and speeches. According to Page Six, performers who felt comfortable flying to NYC for it were required to quarantine for three to four days before their scheduled shoot, and shot their bits throughout the last week. Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga and Doja Cat all stayed in LA but shot their performances on a green screen to make it look like they were in New York.

-The extended trailer for Supernatural’s final episodes offers a glimpse at new Young Dean and Sam in flashbacks, plus a dire warning from Billie.

-Fox is developing an animated X-Files spinoff. There was a time when this would have made me ecstatic but the reboot has ruined it for me.

-Dave Grohl accepted a drum challenge issued by a 10-year-old British girl on Twitter that went viral.

-Aw man. The second season of Hulu’s High Fidelity series was going to make Cherise the lead character. Now that cancellation hurts even more.

-The first trailer for Netflix’s The Haunting of Bly Manor is here, which reminds me that I still have a couple of episodes of The Haunting of Hill House left.

Taylor Swift Spins a Compelling Tale with Folklore

-What are we all thinking about Taylor Swift‘s new album? I’m only two listens in but I’m digging it. It’s restrained and contemplative (but not introspective — some of the songs are clearly fiction, like “The Last Great American Dynasty,” which is about Rebekah Harkness who once owned Swift’s house, or “Cardigan,” “August” and “Betty” — which is a trilogy revolving around a high school love triangle. Of course, many people think the trilogy is really about Karlie Kloss). My favourite songs from her in the past few years are “Archer” and “Dress,” so I was already in the bag for stripped-down Taylor.

-The reviews are overwhelmingly positive, with the Guardian giving it 5 stars and saying while it’s “Swift’s most coherent record since her staunchly country days, it’s nonetheless her most experimental, developing on Lover’s stranger, more minimalist end,” Buzzfeed saying that “in isolation, alone with a paper and a pen and a guitar, she’s yet again written some fucking great songs,” Rolling Stone praising it for “the most head-spinning, heart-breaking, emotionally ambitious songs of her life,” Billboard noting “there’s nothing quiet about this songwriting tour de force,”  Teen Vogue saying “in her restraint, she leaves space for couplets that slice through the heart,” and Variety observing “at least this one won’t require an album-length Ryan Adams remake to convince anyone that there’s songwriting there.”

Jennifer Lopez turns 51 today, just in case you want to feel bad about yourself.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani debuted the video for their new duet “Happy Anywhere”, which was shot by her brother, Todd Stefani, who quarantined with the couple at Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch.

-There was a panel for The New Mutants at Comic-Con and I think everyone is shocked that it’s still going ahead.

Mel Gibson‘s rep reveals he was hospitalized back in April with covid. Unlike Tom Hanks, I guess he didn’t feel the duty to share his experience and educate his fans on the seriousness of the virus.

-Here’s another good breakdown of the Britney Spears conservatorship.

-I don’t believe for a second any of the “ratings” numbers Netflix releases, but if they’re bragging about the performance of Charlize Theron‘s Old Guard, hopefully that means a sequel is coming.

-Also, Charlize doesn’t strike me as the most social media plugged in celeb, so her responding to fan praise is great.

-This is a really good piece on how baffling it is that this far into the streaming wars, nobody (not even Netflix) seems to know how to build a good user interface, making browsing a headache and searching an embarrassment. I recently did a Happy Endings rewatch on Amazon Prime and every single time I’d have to search for the next episode, even though I’d watched the previous one the day before.

-Speaking of Amazon Prime, How To Build a Girl starring Beanie Feldstein hits the streaming service today. I saw this last year at TIFF and was very charmed by it.

-Stranger Things’ Joe Keery plays a rideshare driver on a murder spree on the trailer for Spree.