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Phoebe Dynevor’s Under Pressure

Phoebe Dynevor wears a green Louis Vuitton dress on the cover of Harper's Bazaar.

-Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor covers Harper’s Bazaar’s November 2021 issue and opens up about her mental health amid her rising fame. “I don’t think anyone knows how to handle that. I worry about everything. I’m full of anxiety. I have a fear of failure, letting someone down, contradicting myself. You see what it is for your mental health to be in the public eye. I meditate, I have a therapist, I walk every day. There are things I do to ground myself, because it’s quite hectic at the moment.”

-I am so utterly charmed by Justin Bieber‘s new music video “Ghost”, in which he plays a doting grandson to Diane Keaton.

-Meanwhile, Justin Bieber apparently wants to “squish out a nugget” with Hailey Bieber by the end of the year. Who wants to tell him?

Woody Harrelson reportedly punched a man who refused to stop taking photos of him and his daughter.

Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Jennifer Love Hewitt crashed the I Know What You Did Last Summer reboot’s NYCC panel. That must mean they’re all making a guest appearance in the Amazon series, right? Otherwise, that’s just stealing the new cast’s thunder for no reason.

-Variety’s photo essays and interviews IATSE members’ medical scares and car crashes are fascinating.

-I really liked this profile of Issa Rae as she contemplates Insecure coming to an end.

Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp, who played parents Red and Kitty Forman in That ’70s Show, are set to return in a spinoff called That ’90s Show for Netflix. Original series creators Bonnie and Terry Turner and their daughter Lindsey are onboard as writers and executive producers.

Dave Chappelle doesn’t seem bothered by the backlash to his new Netflix comedy special. “If this is what being canceled is like, I love it.”

-Matthew McConaughey admits he’s still on the fence about running for governor of Texas because politics is “a bag of rats, man.” No sh*t.

Kumail Nanjiani was all about posting thirst traps when he was bulking up for The Eternals, but now he says he’s become “very uncomfortable” talking about it on the press tour. (Which is fine! People are allowed to change their mind about body scrutiny, but he had to see this becoming something he’d be asked a lot about.)

-Wow, the early buzz for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s The Last Duel is strong. I would not have predicted that from the trailers.

-A WandaVision spinoff starring Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness is in development at Disney Plus, according to Variety.

-There are also rumours that Marvel Studios is developing a Disney+ show for WandaVision’s Teyonah Parris, who played Monica Rambeau.

-What in the world was The Matrix casting like? First came yesterday’s news the Janet Jackson auditioned, and now Madonna is saying she turned down a role in the movie. “Can you believe that? That’s like one of the best movies ever made. A teeny-tiny part of me regrets just that one moment in my life.”

-While the Sopranos sequel The Many Saints of New York did dismally at the weekend box office, it broke streaming records on HBO Max.

Tiffany Haddish tries to solve a murder in the new trailer for Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s Apple+ series, The Afterparty.

The Weeknd Talks Darkness and Drugs

weeknd gq cover

The Weeknd covers the Sept issue of GQ and talks about his dark persona (“I am not dark. My art is dark, and I’ve gone through dark times. I’ve used those dark times as inspiration for my art. But I feel like because I’m not dark, I was able to channel it and put it into my music and into my art”), quitting drugs (“Drugs were a crutch. It was me thinking that I needed it. And not doing the work to figure out how not to need it. And I’ve spent the last few years realizing that and thanking God that I don’t need it”), and bingeing The X-Files during the pandemic (“Everyone copied them, bro. Everyone”).

-In her new GQ profile, Olivia Rodrigo says she’s been following the Britney Spears news closely. “I think, as an industry, people are getting better at not taking advantage of and manipulating and bullying young women. But it’s still so apparent, and I witness that too. Not near at the level that Britney has, obviously. I think that’s an important paradigm that I hope that we’ll be able to break in the coming generations. I’ve definitely seen corporate dollars be prioritized over people’s mental health.”

-Meanwhile, Britney Spears’ lawyer has filed to expedite the removal of Jamie Spears as conservator.

Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber‘s charity single “Stuck With U” has helped many, many families of first responders.

Courteney Cox posted an IG video of her playing piano as her 17-year-old daughter Coco sang Adele‘s “Chasing Pavements.”

-This is a fascinating look at how Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson so rarely has an on-screen romance — and why big Hollywood blockbusters have begun to eschew romance plots in general. I always assumed it was a personal preference that some actors have (character actor Neal McDonough won’t kiss anyone who’s not his wife), but it also points to a larger trend towards sexless action heroes. Maybe because Hollywood has gotten criticism for writing women as one-note love interests, it’s just opted to not include them at all instead of writing fully fleshed out love interests. Which sucks.

-Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist may be rescued by Roku! The streamer is eyeing a wrap-up movie.

-The Met Gala is normally held in May but was pushed back this year. Page Six reports that those making the cut for invites include Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Ratajkowski, Camila Cabello and Lupita Nyong’o.

-Is South Park still popular? Let’s hope, since its creators just signed a $900 million deal to release 14 movies.

-Jeopardy is reportedly close to picking its new full-time host — and it looks like it’ll be Mike Richards. I really thought it’d be Levar Burton, Ken Jennings or Aaron Rodgers. Richards is a producer on the show and the fact that he’s in late stage negotiations is leading a lot of people, including a contestant during his run, to think this was always in the works and the guest host appearances weren’t ever about auditioning for the gig.

Taylor Swift is teasing a Phoebe Bridgers collab. Yes, please!

-I really like this list of the 40 best musical performances on TV. No one but Prince at the Super Bowl could be number 1, but the one that’s stuck in my brain craw remains TV on the Radio’s Letterman appearance at number 5.

John Corbett and Bo Derek, who’ve been together for 20 years, got married last Christmas.

-I’m so confused about why Kristen Bell had a stylist for her recent road trip.

Ryan Reynolds says wife Blake Lively often does uncredited punch ups on the scripts of his movies.

-With Free Guy getting good reviews (currently 84% fresh), THR profiles director Shawn Levy, who seems to keep his head down and do the work. He currently has 15 projects in development for Netflix.

-I mainline teen movies — the cheesier the better — but He’s All That might be a bridge to far for even me. Luckily, the trailer recaps the entire movie so I don’t even need to watch it.

-Here’s the trailer for the much-delayed new series Y: The Last Man, based on the beloved graphic novel.

Britney Spears Is Stronger Than Yesterday

-Today, Britney Spears‘ conservatorship case was back in front of a judge at Los Angeles Superior Court. The judge ruled that the singer can finally select her own attorney instead of getting court-appointed counsel.

Olivia Rodrigo visited the White House to urge young people to get vaccinated, saying she’s “beyond honored and humbled” to “help spread the message about the importance of youth vaccinations.”

Lindsey Shaw, who I only know from the TV version of 10 Things I Hate About You, posted a video mocking one of the viral dances created by Black creators, and then posted another video crying about “the hate in my inbox” and pulled a “I am sorry you were offended.” Yikes.

Gillian Anderson has arrived at the same place as many of us post-pandemic: she’s vowed to never wear a bra again.

-Bridgerton creator Chris Van Dusen talked about the show’s 12 Emmy nominations and what to expect from season 2. “Kate Sharma, played by Simone Ashley, she is a force to be reckoned with, and we pair up with her Anthony Bridgerton, played by Jonathan Bailey, who’s just incredible. The two of them, they are magnetic. You cannot take your eyes off of them when they’re together on screen.” I’m looking forward to it; Kate was my fave character in the books.

-I’m not a fan of this Dolce & Gabbana on Sharon Stone, but I am a fan of the resurgence of red carpets!

-As much as I liked Loki, I would have been fine with it being a one and done, but it just got renewed for a second season.

-It’s hilarious how Marvel has made its casts so scared to talk about spoilers, even after they’ve been given the greenlight.

John Mayer says his new record is intentionally terrible. “For me, it was like, I want to get in trouble. I want someone to tell me this is shit. And I made a record that to me at the time, only in a way to coax something out of me that I wouldn’t have normally done: shitpost a record. It’s called Sob Rock because it’s a shitpost.” That’s one way to get ahead of criticism, I guess.

Justin Bieber dropped $1k in a weed store in 20 minutes, which actually doesn’t sound that hard to do.

Kristen Stewart and Dylan Meyer have been spotted wearing rings, leading to marriage speculation.

Hilary Duff posted a series of photos on Instagram documenting her daughter’s birth, and I had now idea her Younger costar Molly Bernard was her doula!

-The unofficial Celine Dion biopic Aline screened at Cannes today and it sounds insane. 57-year-old writer-director-star Valérie Lemercier plays all incarnations of Dion — including when she was a 5-year-old.

Eddie Murphy’s son and Martin Lawrence’s daughter are dating.

-The Other Two is coming back August 26. God, I loved this sitcom.

-Netflix’s Never Have I Ever has returned, and the new season is getting great reviews.

-Red Rocket is getting raves at Cannes. It’s from The Florida Project director Sean Baker and follows Simon Rex, who plays a washed-up porn star who returns to his hometown in Texas to try to get his life together.

-There’s some weird corporate synergy to having Deadpool and Korg reacting to the trailer to Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy, but it’s really funny so  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. “Jodie Comer! God, I love her so much. I hope they don’t fridge her.” “What’s fridging?” “Well, it’s the practice of killing off or hurting a female character in order to motivate or torture the main character, also known as Deadpool 2.”

-Here’s the trailer for Blackpink the Movie, the upcoming documentary about the k-pop group which is set to screen in theaters worldwide in August.

Justin Chon and Alicia Vikander star in the Blue Bayou trailer.