–Katy Perry is on the cover of LVR Magazine and talks about how motherhood has changed her. “She is everything I was ever looking for”
–Prince Andrew has finally been served court papers over his sex accuser’s lawsuit — after his security was initially ordered not to accept them.
-Queen Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme‘s children filed a restraining order against him. His 10-year-old and 5-year-old sons detailed allegations of physical and emotional abuse. But the restraining order was denied by two judges, and Homme’s lawyer blamed his ex, The Distillers’ Brody Dalle, for prompting the “spurious claims.”
-TMZ is reporting that Kate Beckinsale was sent to the hospital when her back went out while shooting a film in Vegas.
–Olivia Munnopened up about being pregnantin an interview with Mario Lopez. (Unfortunately, she keep completely mum about become a mom at her TIFF q&a).
-Dear Evan Hansen reviews coming out of TIFF are wild. People either HATED it or thought it was amazing.
–Nicki Minaj‘s husband, Kenneth Petty,pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender in California during a virtual court appearance today.
–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 story, Benedict 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 Chastainlaughed 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.
-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.
-I’m going to share a lot of Vulture profiles today because there were so many good ones, but none better than Hunter Harris’ cover story, in which she went on location in Italy with the cast of Succession.
–Patty Jenkins says the hybrid release of Wonder Woman 1984 was “detrimental” to the film’s success. I mean, it was also possibly because the film was…not good?
–Emily VanCamp is leaving Fox’s The Resident after 4 seasons. Isn’t she the co-lead? There’s no official word why yet, but she’s back in the MCU — not to mention she and her husband, Revenge costar Josh Bowman, recently welcomed a baby girl.
–John Cho talked to Vulture about getting superhero fit for Cowboy Bebop. “The biggest fear that I had was I was too old. I knew people were gonna have issues with my age. And I had to get over it.” Who has issues with his age?!? Point me at ’em!
-Is this why Tom Cruise was so yell-y on the Mission Impossible 7 set? Paramount sued its insurer today for refusing to cover the vast majority of its losses due to pandemic-related shutdowns on the film.
–An IG account features crew members begging for more rest periods amid complaints that they are working dangerously long hours to meet streaming production schedules. I’ve been following this account for about a month now and the stories are horrific. Lowly PAs who have to pick up the food being expected pay the tip out of their own pocket, crew not being allowed meal or bathroom breaks, and department heads fudging crew’s hours so they don’t have to pay overtime.
-The first male to speak publicly with allegations against R. Kellytook the stand today, describing sexual abuse when he was just 17.
–Nia DaCosta is the first Black woman filmmaker to open a movie at No. 1 at the domestic box office with Candyman. Good for her, but also how depressing that it took this long.
-Joe isn’t happy he has a son in the season 3 teaser for Netflix’s You. Meanwhile, Penn Badgleytalked to Vulture about the new season and says he doesn’t want viewers to root for his character; he wants to push them toward a deeper consideration of You’s themes and the societal myths that allow men like Joe to get away with violence toward women.
-AMC has renewed Kevin Can F*ck Himself for a second season, a show that got much better as it went on.