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Olivia Rodrigo on the cover of Billboard Magazine

-It’s a big week for Olivia Rodrigo. She finally met Taylor Swift IRL and now she’s on the cover of Billboard Magazine.

-Well, this is unexpected. John Mulaney and Olivia Munn are dating, says People.

-In other surprising couples news, Kat Dennings and Andrew W.K. confirmed that they are engaged.

-Are Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker the horniest famous couple? Their social media interactions point to “yes”.

Gal Gadot had a chance to redeem herself. She did not.

Josh Duhamel says he sent Armie Hammer an email after replacing him in Shotgun Wedding. “I know Armie a little bit, and when I knew I was gonna get the part, I emailed him and said, ‘Listen, I know you are going through it right now, I don’t like to get roles like this and I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and good luck, get through it.'” I wonder if he sent similarly supportive notes to Hammer’s alleged victims?

Tom Cruise is not apologizing for his rant on the Mission: Impossible 7 set: “I said what I said. There was a lot at stake at that point.”

Prince Harry appeared on Dax Shepard’s podcast and said he and Meghan Markle would pretend not to know one another when they went shopping in the U.K. in the early days of their relationship.

Colton Underwood says he was ‘blackmailed’ into coming out.

Chloé Zhao, Issa Rae and Emerald Fennell are among THR’s 2021 Women in Entertainment Power 100 list.

-I’m surprised NBC agreed to end This Is Us since it seems to be one of the few legitimate network hits left, but good for them for going out on their own terms.

-Yesterday Ellen DeGeneres alluded to cancel culture when she announced her show’s ending, and today she said that the toxic workplace complaints were “orchestrated”. She told the Today Show: “I really didn’t understand it. I still don’t understand it. It was too orchestrated. It was too coordinated. People get picked on, but for four months straight for me. And then for me to read in the press about a toxic work environment, when all I’ve ever heard from every guest that comes on the show is what a happy atmosphere this is and what a happy place this is.” Right, because celebrities guests who pop in for two hours would have similar experiences as fulltime crew members.

-Meanwhile, her former employees are happy that she seems to be facing consequences.

-There’s talk that Tiffany Haddish might fill Ellen’s shoes.

John Barrowman has been removed from the Doctor Who Immersive Experience in the wake of allegations of inappropriate onset behavior.

-Another showrunner (this time the guy behind All Rise) reportedly made everyone’s life miserable before getting fired.

-I never thought I’d say this, but the long-delayed Friends reunion special might actually be worth the wait? It will feature guest stars David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Kit Harington, Mindy Kaling, Tom Selleck, Reese Witherspoon, Malala Yousafzai and more. BTS alone will make it a ratings monster.

Jennifer Garner and Édgar Ramírez visited a migrant shelter at the U.S.-Mexico border.

-The Knives Out 2 cast keeps expanding. Yesterday we heard about Janelle Monáe, and today’s addition is Kathryn Hahn (who’s clearly going to be the murderer, ’cause it was Agatha all along).

Grimes says she was hospitalized for a panic attack after appearing on SNL.

-I’m assuming Channing Tatum has a social media manager who posted this comment on Jonah Hill‘s post, but it’s hilarious and he should take all the credit.

-A massive flagship Harry Potter store in New York City is being planned. Read the room, guys!

-I adored this look back at A Knight’s Tale, which turned 20.

Pink is getting in on the documentary action. Here’s the first trailer.

-A new trailer has dropped for Hitman’s Wife Bodyguard.


Bennifer Rises!

-Bennifer is back, baby! 17 years after calling off their engagement, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were spotted on a romantic vacation in Montana.

-So the Golden Globes are pretty much dead, huh? Netflix kicked things off on Friday by announcing they were “stopping any activities” with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association until changes were made about their lack of diversity, and Amazon quickly followed suit. Then today, NBC announced it wouldn’t air the show next year, stars like Scarlett Johansson, Ava DuVernay and Mark Ruffalo called them out, and Tom Cruise GAVE BACK the awards he’s won over the years as a sign of protest. (Hopefully we’ll finally get justice for Brendan Fraser.)

John Mulaney and his wife Annamarie Tendler are splitting up after six years of marriage — and it seems like it was his decision. In a statement to People via her rep, she said “I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage. I wish him support and success as he continues his recovery.”

Gal Gadot says Joss Whedon treated her badly on the Justice League set: “He kind of threatened my career and said if I did something, he would make my career miserable. I handled it on the spot.” That lines up with what a source told the Hollywood Reporter in their exposé about it: “Joss was bragging that he’s had it out with Gal. He told her he’s the writer and she’s going to shut up and say the lines and he can make her look incredibly stupid in this movie.”

Aubrey Plaza confirmed that she’s married to her longtime boyfriend Jeff Baena — and the internet was weirdly mad about it.

Kristen Bell continues to overshare about her sex life with Dax Shepard.

-Who thought it was a good idea to put up Gina Carano for Emmy consideration for The Mandalorian, the show she was fired from?

-I really loved this interview with Sierra Teller Ornelas, the Native co-creator of Rutherford Falls.

Seth Rogen says he has no plans to work with James Franco again after his sexual misconduct allegations. “What I can say is that I despise abuse and harassment and I would never cover or conceal the actions of someone doing it, or knowingly put someone in a situation where they were around someone like that.”

-He was asked about it when promoting his new memoir, which is getting rave reviews.

-Grey’s Anatomy has been renewed — but Jesse Williams is leaving the show. (Though he and Sarah Drew teased a spinoff about their characters.)

Helen Mirren is helping Italy’s vaccination effort with a viral video.

-There’s an oral history of Tom Holland‘s performance of “Umbrella”!

-Amid all the controversy about Doctor Who actor Noel Clarke, his costar John Barrowman has apologized for repeatedly exposing himself on set. I remember the Arrow cast talking about him doing this all the time like it was a funny joke. David Boreanaz used to brag about doing this on the Buffy set, too.

-In case you missed this wildly depressing news last week, LaKeith Stanfield moderated a Clubhouse chat dedicated to anti-Semitic conspiracy theories where Jews were repeatedly compared to Satanists and termites.

Dave Bautista is set to join the cast of Knives Out 2.

-I’m not sure why the New York Post thinks Leonardo DiCaprio looks unrecognizable in the first photos of the new Scorsese film. He looks like he always does? (The replies to their tweet are hilarious.)

-Actually unrecognizable is Lily James as Pamela Anderson. Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee still looks like Sebastian Stan, though.

Woody Harrelson’s Carnage battles Tom Hardy in the new Venom 2 trailer.

Kendall Jenner Nabs Sept Issue of Vogue

-I had a lot of guesses about who was going to land the cover of September Vogue. Kendall effing Jenner was not at the top of my list.

-Also serving up cover: Gina Rodriguez on Health.

-In a new interviewAmy Schumer talks about Twitter hate and maintaining her confidence. “Just spend shorter amounts of time thinking you’re the ugliest person in the world.”

Hugh Jackman posted a photo of him looking really old, and news outlets didn’t get that he was wearing makeup for a movie.

-What the hell? Criminal Minds’ star Thomas Gibson was suspended after kicking a writer-producer. This is the second time he’s had a physical altercation with a producer on this set. Man, the Dharma & Greg folks have not aged well.

-More stories about how Vin Diesel isn’t exactly a gem continue to surface.

-This article about what it means to be a difficult actor versus a difficult actress is worth your time.

-Speaking of difficult actors, here’s an interesting read on how Jared Leto has ruined method acting. It’s “become more about ego and marketing than good performances.” (On the plus side, maybe actors will stop talking about their “craft” and “process” in interviews.)

Leslie. Jones. Has. Landed. In. Rio.

-The producers of the all-female Oceans Eleven reboot are reportedly worried about a Ghostbusters-type backlash. Funny how this has been the summer of sequel flops and no one’s hand-wringing about those.

-The staff of a Toronto hospital staff sang ‘Courage’ in a tribute to Gord Downie. No, YOU’RE crying!

-Us Weekly claims that Taylor Kinney is already trying to crawl back to Lady Gaga.

-When Adele invited a fan up on stage with her, she had no idea that fan was a Grammy-nominated artist.

Hugh Grant has a pretty laid back attitude about being fat-shamed recently by British tabloids: “They weren’t wrong. I looked shocking. It was awful.”

-Meanwhile, Hugh and Meryl Streep participated in a rather charming AMA on Reddit.

Jonah Hill says he doubts the 23 Jump Street-Men in Black crossover movie will get made. Prayer works!

Jared Padalecki wants you all to know that he was not actually the Trump Tower climber.

-I tend to not like white dresses but Amal Clooney‘s flapper-inspired one is working for her.

-Days after being fired from SNL, Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah have both landed new leading man gigs.

-This is a long but great read on TV’s current drama slump. “An increasing number of not-great dramas with a prestige-y sheen are piling onto a field that was already standing-room only.”

-The fact that Emmy season means Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys are now doing a bunch of joint interviews/photo shoots makes me giddy.

-The TCAs saved my favourite network for last. Lots of goodies from The CW dropped today, including that a character on one of the superhero shows will come outDolph Lundgren will star as Arrow’s villain during their last year of flashbacks, and The Flash and Supergirl are planning a musical crossover that may include Arrow and Legends cast members. Amell has already bowed out, but if we can get a song between Victor Garber, Jesse L Martin, John Barrowman and the Glee alums, I’ll be happy. Remember when Grant Gustin did “Smooth Criminal” and made us all forget that we were supposed to hate his character?

Rachel Weisz is suffering an identity crisis in the Complete Unknown trailer.