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Saoirse Ronan Says She “Needed” to Play Jo in Little Women

Saoirse Ronan Little Women

-In her Variety cover story, Saoirse Ronan says “I tapped Greta [Gerwig] on the shoulder and said I heard she was doing Little Women, and that I needed to be Jo.” She says when Gerwig said she had to think about it, she replied “Oh, for f—k’s sake.” Gerwig, however, remembers it a bit differently: “Saoirse told me she was playing Jo.”

Michael B Jordan shot his Esquire cover story at his old high school.

-Speaking of great covers, Queen and Slim’s Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya are on Vibe’s digital cover.

-This is gutting: Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist posted a raw, unflinching 14-minute video on Instagram detailing the abuse she says she suffered at the hands of an ex. Those she doesn’t name her alleged attacker, she claims he once threw an iPhone at her face so hard it tore her iris, and they made up a story about how she tripped and fell on a potted plant. She retold the potted plant story on The Tonight Show and at the time told Jimmy Fallon it happened the day after she landed Supergirl, which — if true — means it would have been in 2015 when she was married to Glee costar Blake Jenner.

Keke Palmer‘s song association video is wonderful. It’s almost as good as her impassioned defense of the movie Titanic.

-I like how many Canada callouts there are in Dan Levy‘s 73 Questions with Vogue video.

-Former Grey’s Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington is getting a show on Fox News’ streaming service. Sounds about right.

-Variety dug deeper into Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough‘s departures from America’s Got Talent. According to their story, when Jay Leno was a guest on the show and allegedly made a racist joke about Koreans, Gabrielle told producers to report the incident to human resources. She also urged producers to cut a white contestant impersonating Beyonce from the lineup. Sources also say Union and Hough received excessive notes on their physical appearance.

-This interview with Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies is a total delight.

-Why is Drake texting Billie Eilish? She’s 17.

-Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi commented on Martin Scorsese‘s controversial Marvel statements: “Maybe it’s too colorful for him.”

Ira is in Toronto, which means his appearance on The Social was perfectly timed for him to drag Justin Timberlake.

-I finally caught up to Sunday’s episode of Watchmen and gah, that show is doing extraordinary things. I’ve liked pretty much every episode (we’re six into its 9-ep run), but this latest one somehow managed to expertly tackle race, class, white-washing and childhood trauma in eye-poppingly creative ways. Every episode seems to spin off a ton of think pieces (as they should), and I’m especially interested in what black critics/writers are saying about it. Here are a few I’m following (if there are others, let me know!):  Soraya Nadia McDonald at The Undefeated, Angelica Jade Bastién at Vulture, Melanie McFarland at Salon, Micah Peters at The Ringer, Joelle Monique at AV Club.

-This interview with the co-writer of the episode is also worth your time.

Summer Walker responded to backlash after showing up three hours late to her Toronto concert and leaving fans waiting out in the cold Monday night.

Jacob Trembly reveals a correspondence with a famous actor in the trailer for Xavier Dolan‘s latest film, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, starring Natalie Portman, Sarah Gadon and Kit Harington.

Julianne Hough Gets Revealing for Women’s Health

Julianne Hough naked cover

-In her cover story for Women’s HealthJulianne Hough reveals “I’m not straight” in Women’s Health interview. She’s also not clothed.

-[Note: I’m taking an extra long long weekend. See you mid-next week!]

-Speaking of naked photo shoots, 48-year-old Claudia Schiffer stripped down for Vogue to mark 25 years since she posed for her first cover.

-In Billie Eilish‘s Rolling Stone cover story, the 17-year-old talks about how giving up dancing due to a hip injury affected her mental health. “I think that’s when the depression started. It sent me down a hole. I went through a whole self-harming phase — we don’t have to go into it. But the gist of it was, I felt like I deserved to be in pain.”

-This article on the Fast & Furious stars’ complicated demands when it comes to fight scenes because they’re afraid of looking like wimps is AMAZING. Vin Diesel has his sister keep track of the number of punches he gets. Jason Statham negotiated a deal with the studio limiting how badly he can be beaten up onscreen. Dwayne Johnson enlists producers and editors to make sure he doesn’t have more losses than wins. They’re all delicate ego flowers and it tickles me so much.

-I love Lana Condor’s cover for Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam.

BJ Novak celebrated his 40th birthday with former Office costars Mindy Kaling, Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey and Oscar Nunez.

Lena Dunham tried to kiss Brad Pitt on a red carpet — and he was not amused.

-The finale of Jane the Virgin killed me dead. And then I watched this video of the cast sobbing through the final table read and I died again.

-Grey’s/Euphoria star Eric Dane says he’s “the most sexualized man in Hollywood.” Awww, muffin.

Eva Longoria says her former Desperate Housewives costar Felicity Huffman is handling her legal woes “with grace.”

Idris Elba says he knew he’d made it when Beyonce talked to him at the Met gala.

-13 Reasons Why has been renewed for a fourth and final season. Season 3 is coming in August and it’s killing a major character (because clearly those kids haven’t suffered enough).

-Bull’s showrunner and its leading man Michael Weatherly received “leadership training” ahead of the show’s fourth season. Oh well, OKAY THEN!

-Here’s the latest trailer for Queen And Slim from director Melina Matsoukas and writer Lena Waithe, starring Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith.

-Two British soldiers experience one harrowing day while fighting in World War I in the trailer for 1917, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Richard Madden.