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Lea Michele Loses Gig Following Accusations of Racism, Harassment

-Today in karma: Glee star Samantha Ware responded to Lea Michele‘s #blacklivesmatter tweet last night with accusations of how terribly the Glee star treated her on set, which led to a whole bunch of other black performers who’d been on Glee sharing their stories of torment, which led to a bunch of costars from Michele’s other shows liking tweets about it, which led to Michele losing her endorsement deal with HelloFresh.  And that’s what you missed on Glee!

George Clooney wrote a column for the Daily Beast on George Floyd’s murder: “This is our pandemic. It infects all of us, and in 400 years we’ve yet to find a vaccine. It seems we’ve stopped even looking for one and we just try to treat the wound on an individual basis.”

Seth Rogen went on a spree last night, replying to comments from trolls and “all lives matter” racists on his post and it was awesome.

-I saw some TV writers starting to work a story on Twitter about the social media posts by Craig Gore, a writer on Dick Wolf‘s new Law & Order spinoff who posted a disturbing image of him holding a gun with the caption “curfew” and commented that he was ready to “light motherf—ers up who are trying to f— with my property.”  Wolf didn’t even wait for the article to drop before cutting him loose, saying “I will not tolerate this conduct, especially during our hour of national grief. I am terminating Craig Gore immediately.”

-Speaking of Law & Order, this is a very good piece on how cops, more so than any other profession, have always been given nuanced and sympathetic portrayals in pop culture.

-Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Stephanie Beatriz and The Tick’s Griffin Newman have each donated $11k to Community Justice Exchange, and are urging other actors who play cops on TV to do the same.

-Riverdale actor Vanessa Morgan has called out the show’s writers for not giving black characters prominent story lines.

-If you had asked me last year if Axl Rose would be making more sense when talking about politics than a member of Nirvana, I wouldn’t have believed you.

Kehlani, Tinashe and more are calling Lana Del Rey out for posting a looting video.

-Not surprisingly, Lana‘s latest post about solidarity is not going over well.

-This is a very good thread about the racial gatekeeping that happens at Hollywood studios.

-Here’s an incredible list of 45 black YA novels. I just finished Opposite of Always and it was wonderful.

Jimmy Fallon started last night’s show addressing the time he wore blackface on SNL.

Megan Thee Stallion for Marie Claire

Megan Thee Stallion for Marie Claire

Megan Thee Stallion is Marie Claire’s latest cover star.

-I can’t imagine how annoying it is to be famous and have people hassle you when you’re out at a bar. On the other hand, I can’t imagine responding to said people by choking them. Ezra Miller is in hot water after video surfaced this weekend of him appearing to choke a female fan. This is not the type of scandal you want to get caught in when your character is gearing up to headline their own DC superhero movie.

Louis C.K. downplays his sexual misconduct in his controversial new special. One of his new gems: “Men are taught to make sure the woman is okay. The thing is, women know how to seem okay when they’re not okay.” Oh yes, it’s clearly women’s fault for not spelling out how they felt about you masturbating in front of them without their consent.

Channing Tatum and Jessie J‘s recent reunion reportedly didn’t stick.

John Krasinski surprised a young Hamilton fan by hosting a Hamilton reunion on his web show and it was *wonderful*.

-Also wonderful, Mandy Moore hosted an IG Live and sang the iconic “Only Hope” from A Walk To Remember.

-Speaking of celebs having fun on IG Live, Reese Witherspoon hosted an IG Live and interviewed Offset and Jennifer Lopez.

Jennifer Ehle’s readings of Pride and Prejudice are all available on YouTube.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge has made the stage version of Fleabag available for streaming in order to benefit coronavirus-related charities. It’ll hit Amazon Prime on Friday and be available for two weeks.

-In other fun, at-home entertainment news, CBC has partnered with Hot Docs to launch a festival-at-home experience for audiences across Canada. This fest is one of the country’s best; if you like documentaries, it’s a treat.

-Speaking of TV events, Lady Gaga will curate the historic global broadcast special, which will feature exclusive appearances by Alanis Morissette, Billie Eilish, Chris Martin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves and more.  Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert will host the event, which broadcasts live across ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as being streamed online, on April 18. It’s not a telethon or fundraiser; it’s just meant to entertain and convey messages of solidarity.

-Speaking of Lady Gaga, in a WHO press conference, she said she had helped to raise $35M for Global Citizen in the past week.

-Meanwhile, Elton John is donating $1 million to help people with HIV and AIDS during the coronavirus pandemic.

-The cast of Schitt’s Creek has been doing nightly IG Lives to support foodbanks, and Annie Murphy killed it by teaching the choreography to “Little Bit Alexis.”

-Reality star/noted anti-vaxxer Kristin Cavallari and her family and hairdresser keep posting about how they’re “stuck” in the Bahamas — even though they had plenty of warnings to leave.

Pink talked about her “rollercoaster” experience with coronavirus and says she and her three-year-old son are both recovering.

This thread reminding everyone about what really went down with Paris Hilton/Lindsay Lohan/Britney Spears in the mid-aughts is worth your time.

Keira Knightley‘s new movie is heading online early.

-Who knows when we’ll actually get to see the new Top Gun movie (December, allegedly) but they’re still releasing featurettes about it. It’s going to be so wild when summer blockbusters hit during the time usually reserved for prestige Oscar bait.

 

 

Celebs Sing, We Cringe

Gal Gadot got a bunch of celebrities to join her to sing “Imagine” — and the response was probably not what they all were expecting. As many, many people have pointed out, a better use of these celebs’ time would have been to donate (or encourage donations) for medical supplies or food banks or the scores of people who are being laid off these days.

-Speaking of donating medical supplies, TV doctor dramas The Resident, Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19 and The Good Doctor are donating the masks and gowns from their props departments to real hospitals for use.

Kumail Nanjiani and wife Emily Gordon are also doing something useful: they’re starting a podcast to raise money for various charities that help those affected by this quarantine.

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas look all loved up while on a quick coffee run in LA. I can’t imagine adding a quarantine to a new relationship, but so far they seem to be staying strong.

Liam Gallagher is pushing Noel to join him for a Oasis reunion charity gig. Is it possible it took the world being on fire for these two to reunite?

-It’s been a weird day for Lost alums. Evangeline Lilly posted on Instagram that she won’t self-quarantine, saying “Just dropped my kids off at gymnastics camp. They all washed their hands before going in. They are playing and laughing. #businessasusual”. When people called her out in the comments, she replied “Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices…Where we are right now feels a lot too close to Marshall Law [sic] for my comfort already, all in the name of a respiratory flu.” She also implied it was all a big conspiracy, saying “There’s ‘something’ every election year.” Meanwhile, her father — who has stage 4 cancer — is living with her. 😬

-Meanwhile, her former Lost costar Daniel Dae Kim has tested positive for coronavirus — and used his announcement to call out discrimination: “Yes, I’m Asian, and yes I have coronavirus, but I did not get it from China. I got it in America. In New York City. And despite what some political leaders want to call it, I don’t consider the place where it’s from as important as the people who are sick and dying.”

Jimmy Fallon is shooting his show at home and couldn’t get through last night’s monologue because his children were crawling all over him.

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost shot a Shaun of the Dead-themed coronavirus PSA.

-Pose star Angelica Ross posted a cute photo of herself and her new boyfriend on Twitter. But then someone who knows him pointed out that he seems to be living a double life. She later tweeted, “The internet is AMAZING. I’ve been talking to the mother of his son and fiancé all morning. #PlotTwist!”

-Last night’s Survivor was insane. Actually insane. I can’t believe I’m not only watching this show again, but loving it this hard.

Never Have I Ever, a new Netflix comedy from Mindy Kaling, just got a trailer.