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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.

 

Andy Samberg Promotes Palm Springs

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Andy Samberg is the latest celeb to do a backyard photoshoot, this time for GQ to promote the buzzy, incredibly well-reviewed time-loop romcom Palm Springs (currently at 99% fresh on RottenTomatoes), which hits Hulu starting tomorrow but still does not have a Canadian distributor. Poop.

-God, the tragic legacy of the Glee cast continues. Naya Rivera is still missing and presumed drowned after she rented a boat yesterday with her four-year-old son on Lake Piru in Southern California. Her son, thankfully, is fine.

-This clip of her singing “If I Die Young” in Glee’s Cory Monteith/Finn tribute episode broke me.

-Day three of his libel trial in London saw Johnny Depp trying out some local slang, accusing Amber Heard of telling “porky pies” about him to a psychiatrist.

Cameron Diaz may be done with acting, but she’s not done with making money. She just launched a new “clean” wine label.

-Her Charlie’s Angels costar Drew Barrymore covers the new issue of InStyle.

Chris Evans and Lily James are at the ‘blissfully eating ice cream at the park‘ stage of their relationship.

Michelle Williams and Oscar Isaac are set to star in a limited series for HBO call Scenes From a Marriage. This sounds like it was fantasy cast from my brain.

-The Crown is extending its run at Netflix and will now end at Season 6. So there’ll be one more season with Olivia Colman as the Queen before she passes the crown to Imelda Staunton.

-Netflix just put the chill on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, cancelling it after this season.

-The CW announced Javicia Leslie will be the new Batwoman. Leslie, who identifies as bi-sexual, will be the first Black actor to play the superhero role in a live-action  production. I still think it’s weird that their creating a whole new character, but I love this casting!

Taffy Brodesser-Akner wrote a pandemic-centric short story sequel to Fleishman Is In Trouble, my fave book from last year.

-Euphoria creator Sam Levinson has secretly shot a movie during the pandemic with Zendaya and John David Washington called Malcolm & Marie. They used a small crew, shut off air conditioning, tested the cast and crew multiple times, and quarantined for two weeks before shooting.

-Trans TV critic Emily VanDerWerff spent the last two days getting harassed, sent death/rape threats, and had people trying to “cancel” her for expressing her opinion on the Harper’s Bazaar letter. If the signatories of a letter were really for “open debate” and against “cancel culture,” wouldn’t they be speaking up right now? It’s been mostly crickets — and a couple of them are even actively going after her. (Or blaming others for going after her worse.)

-Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is developing a new series for FX. Tell me again about people being cancelled in Hollywood.

-Lady A, formerly known as Lady Antebellum, is suing blues singer Anita “Lady A” White, which makes their whole name change seem rather performative.

Colin Jost is blaming Scarlett Johansson for that conspicuously placed guitar during his Weekend Update at Home segment.

-Now that Quibi’s 3-month free trial has ended, only 8% of their subscribers is estimated to have signed on to be paying customers. Ouch.

-Wow, Simone Biles’ Vogue cover is stunning.

Jim Carrey wrote a novel — and he filled it with celebrity cameos.

-New Girl’s Lamorne Morris gets Woke in the trailer for Hulu’s upcoming 8-episode comedy series.

The Tenet Promo Train Chugs On

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-Promo for Tenet is continuing as if the movie will still open next month, with John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, and Elizabeth Debicki interviewed by EW. (From the photos I assumed they were nowhere near each other during the cover shoot but the video suggests otherwise.)

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves opened up about their philanthropic work to help students in need in the new issue of Town & Country.

-Lots of baby news today: Michelle Williams and Thomas Kail have welcomed their first child together.

Kristen Wiig and fiancé Avi Rothman welcomed twins via surrogate earlier this year.

-In other happy news, Raven-Symone married Miranda Maday in a surprise ceremony today.

-I didn’t think it would happen but here we are: Danny Masterson of That ’70s Show and The Ranch has been charged with raping three women at his home between 2001 and 2003. He is maintaining his innocence. Leah Remini, who put a spotlight on the accusations by interviewing the women on her show last summer, reacted on Twitter, saying “This is just the beginning Scientology, your days of getting away with it is coming to an end!”

Jennifer Lawrence joined Twitter to issue a statement about the death of Breonna Taylor.

Lonnie Chavis, one of the child stars of This Is Us, has written an essay in People about the experience of growing up Black.

Angelina Jolie penned an emotional piece about the refugee crisis for Time.

-Glad to see I’m not the only one who think the CW’s new blocking trolls policy is too little, too late. I noticed the Candice Patton hate from trolls since the second she was cast, and I didn’t even follow The Flash fandom. I was more tuned into Arrow’s and saw replies to the official accounts that were absolutely brutal to Emily Bett Rickards. It also extends to how CW actress’ roles are written.

-Ah poop. Racist tweets from Megan Amram have surfaced. She apologized but jeez that’s a bad look.

-Sopranos star James Gandolfini once said he was ready to “beat the f**k out” of Harvey Weinstein. Of only.

Fiona Apple is donating all proceeds from TV and movie placements for two songs from her new album to charity for the next two years. Royalties from “Shameika” will go to the Harlem Children’s Zone, while the “Heavy Balloons” proceeds will go to Seeding Sovereignty. Showrunners and music supervisors should stick these songs in everywhere. I don’t want to turn on a TV show or watch a movie trailer without hearing “Shameika said I had potential!”

-A spinoff of Daria has just been ordered, which makes my Gen X heart happy.

Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly appear to be going strong – they’re now Instagram official.

Lady Gaga was out shopping with her boyfriend and didn’t want to pose with a fan for a photo (understandable) so she gave the fan her leather jacket off her back instead.

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is heading to Hungary for reshoots.

Bryce Dallas Howard makes her feature directorial debut with her new Apple+ documentary, Dads, which features Will Smith, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Judd Apatow and more.