-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.