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Jada Pinkett Smith Is Ready for “Healing”

-It’s been a busy week for Jada Pinkett Smith. First she called out Youtuber Shane Dawson for talking about masturbating to a poster of Willow Smith when she was 11. And now she’s once again denying those long-standing rumours of an open marriage after singer August Alsina gave an interview in which he seemed to confirm he’d had an affair with her — with Will Smith‘s blessing. Alsina said: “I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation … due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership they’ve spoken on several times…He gave me his blessing.. And I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really, deeply loved and have a ton of love for her, I devoted myself to it…I just always stayed silent because I never want to be the person that causes confusion, I love these people. I have literally never been in love in that kind of way so much so that being intertwined in that way, walking away from it butchered me.” The age difference (she was in her 40s and he was 21 when this rumoured relationship allegedly started), plus the fact that she’s previously said she mentored him, is giving people pause.

-Today, Jada seemed to imply that she’ll be talking about this on Red Table Talk, tweeting “There’s some healing that needs to happen…so I’m bringing myself to The Red Table.”

Christina Ricci was granted an emergency protective order against her husband, film producer James Heerdegen.

-According to court documents filed for her lawsuit against the Mail, Meghan Markle felt “unprotected by the Institution [the royal family], and prohibited from defending herself” during her pregnancy with Archie.

-Meanwhile, in a new video Prince Harry says institutional racism is “endemic” and is “committed to being part of the solution.”

Brie Larson filmed a socially distanced episode of Hot Ones.

-This is a good look at CBC Gem, the best streaming service in Canada that no one seems to know about. It’s free and has shows like Normal People, Pen15 and Freaks and Geeks.

-A bunch of people in the industry — both supporters and detractors of Mel Gibsontalk to Variety about how his career in Hollywood seems to survive.

-Justice League’s Ray Fisher expanded on his thoughts on Joss Whedon, tweeting “Joss Wheadon’s on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable.” This is a very good recap of all the Justice League bts drama, including reports that Gal Gadot refused to film a scene Joss wrote where The Flash falls into her boobs. It also touches on other problematic Joss stories, like Charisma Carpenter saying he fired her from Angel for getting pregnant, and his ex-wife accusing him of using her as a “shield” so no one would question his feminism or relationship with women.

Khloé Kardashian is potentially back together with Tristan Thompson.

Ricky Gervais, Ramy Youssef, Kenan Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani and Dan Levy are featured in this year’s THR comedy actor roundtable. Levy says of Schitt’s Creek’s total lack of homophobia: “My feeling was if I were to include homophobia or bigotry of any kind in the show, it would be giving power to those people who see themselves on TV…I don’t ever consider our show to be very political, but I suppose that decision to just say, ‘We’re never going to show the dark side,’ is the quiet politics of our show.”

-Variety’s latest Actors on Actors video is with Homeland’s Claire Danes and Damien Lewis. Why did he take this call in his car?!

Alicia Keys did Vogue’s 73 Questions  and her house is gorg (it was filmed back in Feb).

-Welsh singer Duffy, who earlier this year revealed she had been drugged, kidnapped, trafficked and raped, has publicly called out Netflix for showing Polish feature film 365 Days, because it “glamorizes the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape.”

-Netflix is shifting $100 million to Black-owned banks.

Jeffrey Epstein’s confidante and alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested by the FBI. It’ll be very interesting to see if she names names.

-Hulu has renewed The Great for a second season. I’m still not done the first but am loving it!

-This is such a good piece on the Golden Girls on why it’s weird the mudface scene is what the show is getting criticized for when the entire series is mired in racism and rape culture, and how it’s important to critically unpack all the messages we receive every day in pop culture and think deeply about how to reduce the harm in them.

-The Hamilton movie drops on Disney+ tomorrow and the reviews are glowing. It’s 100% fresh on RottenTomatoes with 82 reviews counted.

Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, and Chiwetel Ejiofor star in the new trailer for The Old Guard.

Kristen Stewart Is Pretty in Pink on Vanity Fair

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Kristen Stewart covers Vanity Fair’s September issue, opening up about her career path, her on-again girlfriend Stella Maxwell, her belief in ghosts, and how she eventually recovered from Twilight mania. The video of her going through her film roles is incredibly charming. (I only wish she would have continued talking about Clouds of Sils Maria and explained the ending ’cause I’m still confused.)

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have taken their summer lovefest to the beach. If this is real, it’s A LOT.

-On What What Happens Live, Andy Cohen pressed Tituss Burgess on his co-star Eddie Murphy being “very problematic for the gays” and the Kimmy Schmidt star did not appreciate it. The actor then posted on Instagram that Cohen can be “a messy queen.”

-Look, the Cats movie is probably going to be a trash but at least it gifted us with this clip of Idris Elba trying to teach Stephen Colbert how to walk like a cat.

-I don’t believe for a second that Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Garner are dating, but they’ve been friends since Alias so I’m actually surprised it took tabloids this long to put them together.

Lady Gaga‘s rumoured new boyfriend is an audio engineer who worked with her on her Vegas residency.

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner got matching tats in honour of their late dog, who was killed last week by a hit and run.

-Man, early buzz for Mindy Kaling‘s Four Weddings And A Funeral adaptation wasn’t great, but the reviews are out now and they’re really, really negative. (Indiewire didn’t hate it, tho!)

Lil Nas X is getting love from Mariah Carey, whose Billboard record he just surpassed.

Donald Glover‘s alter ego Childish Gambino is covering songs by Garth Brooks’ alter ego Chris Gaines. My head hurts.

-I love that Sarah Michelle Gellar started a meal train for Selma Blair when she got sick.

Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson lose their sanity in The Lighthouse trailer.

Joss Whedon‘s new show is a Victorian sci-fi series and I’m already exhausted.

-Disney’s box office domination continues as four of its 2019 titles have joined the billion-dollar club and it’s barely August. (Just wait until the new Frozen and Star Wars movies drop.)

-Twelve strangers (including Betty Gilpin, Justin Hartley, Ike Barinholtz and Emma Roberts) wake up in a clearing, not knowing how they got there — or that Hilary Swank now plans to hunt them down for sport in the trailer for the aptly named The Hunt.

The Angel Cast Reunites For EW

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-I may have actually squealed out loud when I saw EW’s new cover in honour of Angel’s 20th anniversary. The story and video roundtable are both great — though it’s a little weird that they totally gloss over Glenn Quinn‘s death. And they completely ignore how terrible Joss Whedon treated Charisma Carpenter when she told him she was pregnant, and how she agreed to go back for the 100th episode only if they promised not to kill off her character — only to find out on the day of the shoot that they were killing her off.

Claire Danes interviewed her My So-Called Life costar Wilson Cruz for Variety’s Pride issue. “We had a time.” *sob*

Greg Berlanti talks about the old casting practices in Hollywood: “There were certain execs who would say, ‘Does this actor seem a little soft?’ They would use code words, but I knew what they meant because I was a gay person.”

-An Easy A spinoff is in the works. YAY!! (I reserve the right to rescind that yay if Emma Stone and Penn Badgley aren’t in it.)

-Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis set the record straight on their split rumors with a funny IG video.

According to The BlastDrake paid $350,000 to Instagram model to settle claim that the rapper forced her to perform ‘fetish’ oral sex that involved spitting into a measuring cup.

-This interview with Pamela Adlon about how she approached the last season of Better Things is so good.

-Cancel your plans! Seth Meyers will air a day drinking segment with Rihanna on tonight’s show!

-Speaking of Seth, this is a really great interview with him.

Michael Sheen sharing Good Omens fanfic and defending it is a mood.

-Killing Eve and Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge talks about being hired to add some depth and humor to the script for the new James Bond film. “The important thing is that the film treats women properly. He doesn’t have to.”

-This is a super cute video of Jennifer Garner doing charity work. I listened to her episode on the David Tennant podcast, and her work with Save the Children sounds like a fulltime job when she’s not filming, not the typical celebrity showboating.

-I really related to this article about “cord-clingers” — people who are getting more out of a cable subscription than the various streaming services.

Kevin Sorbo being called out by his female costars on Twitter is glorious.

-I’m seeing Celeste Barber this weekend and I. Can’t. Wait.

Tiffany Haddish, Eric Andre and Lil Rel Howery‘s new movie Bad Trip features pranks against real people. I hate this hidden camera stuff so much, I couldn’t even make it all the way through this.

-The new Lion King promo features Beyoncé and Donald Glover singing “Can You Feel The Love Tonight.”

-The trailer for Midsommer, Ari Aster‘s followup to Hereditary, looks creep af.