–Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger have welcomed their first child. Katherine’s brother mentioned the news over the weekend, and Pratt confirmed it’s a girl today with a Bible verse-y IG post. They’ve named her Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt.
–Zoe Kravitz posted some behind-the-scenes snaps from the set of High Fidelity, and when Tessa Thompson commented on her post, Kravitz responded “It’s cool. At least Hulu has a ton of other shows starring women of color we can watch. Oh wait.”
–Robert Pattinson says he tried to sneak off the Tenet set for a Batman screen test, but Christopher Nolan knew what he was up to immediately.
-Among the surprise guests at Dave Chappelle‘s Summer Camp comedy show tour has been …Louis C.K. Ugh.
–Antonio Banderas didn’t have the best birthday, posting on Twitter “I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday following quarantine after having tested positive for the COVID-19 disease. I would like to add that I am relatively OK…”
–Smash Mouth is definitely in the lead for the most obnoxious band of 2020. First, they mocked Taylor Swift’s new album. Now, they’ve hosted a concert for thousands in the middle of a pandemic, with frontman Steve Harwell telling the crowd: “We’re all here together tonight! F*ck that COVID shit!”
–Rachael Ray and her family are unscathed after their Lake Luzerne, New York, home caught fire last night while they were home.
–Simon Cowell is recovering from surgery after breaking his back in a terrifying e-bike accident.
-A former stylist posted a TikTok about which celebrity clients she styled that were the nicest (Jon Stewart, George Clooney, Ariel Winter, Carrie Underwood, Selena Gomez) and the meanest (Marisa Tomei, Jessica Alba, Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Lopez).
-This is a good piece on the role cop shows have played in shaping attitudes about the police, and what needs to change.
-The more the entire movie industry becomes owned by just a few media conglomerates, the more I want to buy physical copies of everything I love.
–Will Forte will reprise his role as MacGruber in a new series at Peacock. Here’s the teaser.
-Speaking of Peacock trailers, here’s one for the Saved By the Bell reboot. As funny as it is to have Jessie call back her infamous “I’m so excited, I’m so scared” scene, I gotta wonder who this show is for. The tweens it seems to be aimed at, or the people who are old enough to get the reference?
–Shia LaBeouf is in talks to be Marvel’s next superhero. I don’t hate it.
-The End of the F***ing World executive producer Dominic Buchanan has written a six-page open letter, revealing that he is “shattered” after being told by BAFTA that he cannot purchase a statue following the show’s win at the TV Awards last month.
–Chris Rock‘s Fargo season is now set to premiere Sept 27. Production, suspended for Covid-19, is scheduled to resume this month. I fell off the Fargo train but I’m guessing I’ll watch this because come September, television will be mostly a wasteland.
-HBO keeps letting me down, first with the Run finale, and now the Perry Mason finale.
-Do we really need a new Tron movie? Especially one starring Jared Leto and directed by a dude? Do we??
-Here’s the trailer for HBO’s The Third Day, a six-episode limited series starring Naomie Harris, Jude Law, and Emily Watson.
-Netflix has released the first trailer for its upcoming space drama, Away, starring Hilary Swank and Josh Charles.