–Anderson Cooper revealed on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert that he is co-parenting with ex Benjamin Maisani, despite them splitting up back in 2018. “He’s my family, and I want him to be Wyatt’s family as well.”
-Also, Andy Cohen says Cooper has employed his nanny.
-Quarantine shows are the new black. Justin Bieber has one, and now Selena Gomez has a cooking show.
-I haven’t watched Chris Hemsworth in Extraction but apparently it did well enough on Netflix to warrant an immediate sequel order.
-The MET gala didn’t happen as scheduled this week, but stars are still showing off what they would have worn. Julia Robertsteetered in a gown over a full bathtub, while Katy Perry showed off her belly-bump baring outfit.
-iTunes released Taylor Swift‘s new song called “The Archer” hours before her livestream, where she was expected to debut it. This one builds nicely but at the end of the day, it’s her third single in a row that doesn’t exactly snap.
-This is a really cringey profile on Leonardo DiCaprio. The insults to superhero movie actors seem really odd, seeing as so many quality actors are doing those films now. And talking about how crew members of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood were instructed not to make eye contact with him like that’s a *good* thing is bizarre.
-I wasn’t sure about tuning into the next season of Homecoming, but now Janelle Monáe is set to replace Julia Robertsas the lead so I guess I don’t have a choice.
-If you have a sign on your front lawn that quotes a celebrity, most celebrities would think it was creepy and drive away fast. Keanu Reeves, on the other hand, would stop the car and pen a touching note. He’s a precious unicorn and we don’t deserve him.
-One of my favourite traditions from Comic-Con is Stephen Amell giving presents to a young fan named Sarah, who’s a cancer survivor. During his final Arrow panel this weekend, she got his season 1 costume.
-Um, the premise of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck‘s new movie sounds like a hard pass to me. It’s like ‘let’s tell a story about a women being raped — but about how it affects the MEN around her!’ Yeah, no.
-I adore Missy Elliott‘s Marie Claire cover. She talks about breaking down barriers (“I am a champion for my brown, dark women. I want them to be seen. Because we are beautiful. If we knew how special we were, we would be unstoppable”), gender equality (“We need more women out there, singing and just for being. Just for balance. Just a great balance”) and learning to appreciate the big moments (“I was just going, going, going. It wasn’t resonating what was happening. I was in the car with Michelle Obama [for Carpool Karaoke], and [my friends] called me like, ‘Girl, we got to celebrate that’s huge!’ And I’m like, ‘I’m watching a movie on Netflix'”).
-Whoo! Taika Waititi has inked a dealto write and direct a follow-up to his 2017 smash, Thor: Ragnarok.
–Macy Gray gave a very strange talk show interview in which she said she’s a “vampire.”
-Netflix has altered Hannah’s graphic suicide scene in 13 Reasons Why after controversy — more than two years after it originally aired.
-This is the happiest I’ve been about Emmy nominations in YEARS. Sure, there were some snubs in this morning’s announcement that bugged me (Better Things, The Good Fight, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Hot Priest), but wow some great newcomers managed to break into the ranks, including Russian Doll, Schitt’s Creek, Jodie Comer and Fleabag. Nicole and I watched the season finale of Fleabag last night (again) and were blown away by Oliva Colman and Sian Clifford‘s performances, so I’m thrilled they both landed Supporting Actress nods.
–Sacha Baron Cohen‘s tweetsabout getting an Emmy nod are amazing.
-I have very little interest in watching Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. I am, however, here for watching Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie rib Leonardo DiCaprio about the Titanic door controversy. “Could you have squeezed in there? You could’ve, couldn’t you?” Leo was so over it before the interviewer even got the full question out.
-One thing I love about the CW is how often it lets its actors (especially women) direct episodes.
-Also, I stopped watching Supergirl but I love that they changed her costume to ditch the skirt.
-It sounds like Hayden Panettiere is having a rough go of it. She remains apart from her 4-year-old child, who lives with her father in Ukraine, as her current boyfriend faces charges of abuse.
–Awkwafina is having a moment. She’s interviewed by Margaret Cho in the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar. She talks about attending red carpets for Crazy Rich Asians: “I grew up never really feeling pretty or like a girly girl. I was uncomfortable in my skin when it came to that stuff. I had been dressed up for events and had gotten glam before, but at the Crazy Rich Asians premiere I looked in the mirror and it felt different. It sounds clichéd, but I felt like a princess.”
-Also, Awkwafina stars with Emma Roberts in the new trailer for the fantasy film Paradise Hills.