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Chris Evans Laughs Off Dick Pic

Chris Evans recovered from his accidental dick pic reveal nicely by using the attention for good and urging people to vote.  He also addressed it in an interview with Tamron Hall today, saying “That’s called turning a frown upside down, Tamron. It was an interesting weekend. Full of lessons learned. A lot of teachable moments. Things happen and it’s embarrassing. You have to roll with the punches. I will say I have some pretty fantastic fans that came to my support.” I still think there’s a conversation to be had about whether a female celeb could survive an incident like this as unscathed as he did, but still, I’m glad he’s dealing with it with grace.

Cardi B is taking her “WAP” and walking away. She filed for divorce from husband Offset at a courthouse in Atlanta.

Madonna is set to co-write and direct her own biopic. Diablo Cody will co-write the script. (Interesting that her tweet about it downplays Cody’s involvement.)

-The family of Carole Baskin’s missing husband’s aired a commercial during her Dancing With the Stars debut last night: “Do you know who did this or if Carole Baskin was involved? A $100k reward has been funded.”

Kim Kardashian West is going to to freeze her Instagram/Facebook accounts tomorrow to protest hate speech, which is probably going to have more impact than anything the platforms are doing.

Jared Padalecki‘s real-life wife has been cast to play his TV wife in CW’s Walker. I can see this happening more and more during covid. You don’t have to take the same safety precautions when shooting if the actors are living together.

John Boyega is stepping down as a brand ambassador for the British perfume and candle company Jo Malone after the brand reshot a video he created with a different actor for the Chinese market.

-Certified young person Paul Rudd wants you to wear a mask.

Noel Gallagher says he refuses to wear a mask because of freedom or some nonsense.

Emily Ratajkowski wrote a powerful essay for The Cut on controlling photos of herself. She tweeted, “This is an extremely personal piece about image, power and consent.”

Jason Momoa continues to stand by Ray Fisher and his claims about misconduct on the set of Justice League, saying on Instagram“This shit has to stop and needs to be looked at…Serious stuff went down. It needs to be investigated and people need to be held accountable.”

-In a new interview, Kendall Jenner said “I am a stoner, no one knows that, so that’s the first time I’ve ever really said anything out there.” Groundbreaking stuff.

-Succession’s Sarah Snook has been cast in an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. That is my second fave Austen and there hasn’t really been an adaptation I’ve likes, so I need this to be good!

-This is the best tweet I’ve seen about the JK Rowling mess: “JK Rowling is really out here policing gender identity when she literally identifies as a man to sell more books.?!!!!!!?!)!!”

Jude Law is having a big week. His HBO show debuted last night, and he revealed that he’s welcomed baby no. 6.

-Screening Tenet might have actually harmed movie theatres in the long run, as they have a stronger hand when negotiating rent if they remained closed.

Jerry Harris, the breakout star of Netflix’s docuseries Cheer, is reportedly under FBI investigation for the soliciting sex with minors. God, 2020 won’t let up.

-HBO Max has handed out a straight-to-series order for a pirate comedy from executive producer Taika Waititi called Our Flag Means Death.

-Here’s a new trailer for The Mandalorian’s new season.

-Monsters have taken over the surface of the Earth but Dylan O’Brien is ready to travel above ground to find his girlfriend in the first trailer for Love and Monsters. This looks like dumb fun which is exactly what I’m looking for these days.

Drew Barrymore Hosts a Tearful Charlie’s Angels Reunion

-The first episode of Drew Barrymore‘s talk show was a lot, y’all. After the chaotic first 15 mins, she got more into a groove, especially when interviewing Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu. You could tell that these three are legitimately tight.

-So Chris Evans livened up our weekend by accidentally posting a photo of his camera roll on Instagram, which included a dick pic. It’s kind of wonderful that Twitter as a whole collectively seems reluctant to share the image but I wish the same kindness was extended to female celebs when this happens (especially since theirs are usually the result of malicious hacks, not their own inadvertent posting).

-At least Mark Ruffalo and Chris’ brother Scott are already teasing him about it.

Dave Grohl and his daughters wrote a theme song for the little British girl who previously beat him in a drum challenge. She just posted her reaction video and it’s wonderful.

-It’s wild to me that Sarah Jessica Parker played Carrie Bradshaw for so long and yet seems to have no understanding of that character.

-The Mandalorian’s Gina Carano keeps digging a hole. First she mocked BLM and wearing masks, and now she’s making fun of trans people.

-Oof, the embargo for Netflix’s Ratched is up and critics seem to be either lukewarm on it or are hating it.

-The Fast Times live table read with Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, which was supposed to be last month, has been rescheduled for Thursday night.

-Speaking of live reads, last night’s Princess Bride reunion was a delight.

-Lifetime’s first holiday movie with a lead LGBTQ storyline is set to star real-life spouses Ben Lewis and Blake Lee. Lewis was one of the best things about the final shaky season of Arrow.

-The Fall TV schedule looks so sparse this year, but HBO is premiering two new shows tonight: We Are Who We Are, Call Me By Your Name’s Luca Guadagnino‘s new show about teens in Italy on a U.S. military base, and The Third Day, a 6-episode series starring Jude Law and Naomie Harris.

Cassie Randolph filed a restraining order against former Bachelor Colton Underwood, citing “domestic violence prevention” in her request.

-Model Bar Refaeli has been sentenced in Israel to nine months of community service after being found guilty of evading almost $10 million in taxes.

JK Rowling continues to be a garbage person. Her new book features a trans serial killer.

-The Parks and Rec cast is set to reunite for a virtual town hall to benefit the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

-If you were online at all this weekend you probably say the hilarious “Meatier? Meteor?” TikTok. She posted a followup!

Jonathan Majors, who’s riding high this year with Lovecraft and Da 5 Bloods, is rumoured to be playing the villain in the next Ant-Man movie.

-Speaking of Lovecraft, this is a great profile on Michael Kenneth Williams.

Chloé Zhao won the Golden Lion at this year’s Venice Film Festival for Nomadland. I watched it this weekend at TIFF and adored it.

-Tenet only earned $6.7 million in the domestic box office this weekend, despite there being basically no competition and it playing on 100 more screens. This brings its total haul to under $15 million, proving that for now at least, there is simply no market in the US. Expect studios to push their remaining big releases to next year.

-Meanwhile, Warner Bros. won’t share Tenet box office data through Comscore, angering rival studios.

-Also, Mulan fared poorly at the China box office with a disheartening $23.2 million debut.

-Between Wonder Woman being pushed again, Tenet and Mulan underperforming, and the stupid Cuties Netflix controversy, it’s no wonder The Ankler called last week “the week that movies died.”

-At least Netflix is still thriving. They just bought the quarantine-shot movie from the creator of Euphoria starring Zendaya and John David Washington for $30 million.

-Here’s the first trailer for The Father, starring Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins. I have a screening for it tomorrow night and I’m pretty sure it’s gonna destroy me.

 

Charlize Theron’s Backyard Photo Shoot

Charlize Theron photographed herself (with the help of her kids) for EW’s new digital cover to promote Netflix’s The Old Guard, which drops this weekend. I’m mesmerized by every single video in this article.

-This new interview with Kanye West seems to indicate that the man is not well. It is totally unhinged. If you don’t want to give it clicks, The Root did a recap of it.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are trying to be more cordial coparents — though Pitt’s relationship with Maddox is reportedly “non-existent.”

-Clear my schedule — Mariah Carey is releasing a memoir!

-Day two of Johnny Depp‘s libel trial against The Sun saw the actor denying allegations he hit Amber Heard for laughing at his “Wino Forever” tattoo. He also dismissed the texts he sent to Paul Bettany about drowning and burning her by saying he was angry she was acting like “the moral police” and “resentful of the fact Ms. Heard was very aggressive and quite insulting about my use of alcohol.” (Interestingly, in a previous written statement, he claimed Heard encouraged him to continue abusing drugs and alcohol.)

-So this is what it’s come to: according to Page Six, some television networks are now providing “good-behavior bonuses” to their reality TV stars in an attempt to get them to not be racist, sexist, transphobic, or homophobic on social media.

E. Alex Jung got 14 hours to interview Michaela Coel? No wonder is profiles are so good.  That is not the norm.

-The Toronto, New York, Telluride and Venice film festivals have unveiled a joint statement that commits the long-time rivals to cooperate and not compete for film titles and awards-season bragging rights in the fall. I love this. If I’m going to a stripped down TIFF this fall, I want to see world premieres only.

-A day after announcing he quit the band, Kasabian singer Tom Meighan appeared in court for domestic abuse charges. He escaped jail time after admitting to assaulting his fiancee (which he initially denied until police showed him CCTV footage of him dragging her through their backyard by her ankles).

-Hamilton fans are debating Eliza’s gasp at the end. I assumed it was breaking the fourth wall and she was seeing the audience, realizing that her/Hamilton’s story was being told. But heaven also works.

J.K. Rowling is back to demonstrating free speech, punching down, and advocating for someone to be cancelled the day after participating in that open letter about how free speech is being threatened by cancel culture. Sounds about right.

-Meanwhile, I liked this take on the letter.

-A gorilla dreams of reuniting with his sister in a new trailer for Disney+’s The One and Only Ivan, starring Bryan Cranston and the voices of Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren and Danny DeVito.