-Black Is King, a new film by Beyonce, debuted at midnight Disney+ and critics are loving it.
-Here’s a close reading of all the symbolism.
–Charlize Theron recently told her 5-year-old daughter that she is in a relationship with herself at the moment. “Her mind was blown. But, I know that was the day that she realized there’s a different possibility.”
–Rihanna talked about her new Fenty Skin campaign and says she cringes at the idea of inclusion as “a narrative” and that she wants us to reach a point where it just…is.
–Brad Garrett called out Ellen DeGeneres on Twitter, saying “it comes from the top” and he “knows more than one who were treated horribly by her.”
–Brian McKnight confirmed rumours that Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake “had a new baby.”
-This interview with Marc Maron about late girlfriend Lynn Shelton is beautiful.
–Courteney Cox and David Arquette are set to reprise their roles in a new Scream movie.
-Multiple women have come forward with claims of sexual assault and misconduct against actor Bryan Callen, who played Coach Mellor on The Goldbergs.
–Adam Sandler‘s anniversary post is very sweet.
–This article detailing everything that went down on the 1999 set of Bryan Singer‘s X-Men is insane. Michael Jackson wanted to play Professor Xavier. One of the film’s actors (Alexander Burton, who played Pyro) filed a civil suit four months after production wrapped, claiming that he was raped by three of Singer’s friends and business associates. Rebecca Romijn would undergo hours of body paint to play Mystique, and then on a whim, Singer would decide not to use her in a scene. Despite a lineup of A-list writers, Singer’s assistant secretly wrote much of the script. Producer Tom DeSanto fought with Singer when he discovered the director and some crew members took drugs before shooting a stunt that left Hugh Jackman bleeding. The next day, most of the main cast descended on Singer’s trailer and threatened to quit if DeSanto left (leading to Halle Balle‘s infamous “You can kiss my black ass” quote).
-Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston revealed that he has recovered from a mild case of covid and is now donating plasma.
-Is the best socially distanced photo yet?
–Ryan Reynolds has committed to taking on 10 to 20 trainees from BiPOC communities for his upcoming film in an effort to promote diversity and inclusion in Hollywood.
–Evan Rachel Wood discovers the limitations of growing up with grifter parents in Miranda July’s Kajillionaire, which costars Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger and Gina Rodriguez.