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Gillian Anderson, Nicola Coughlan and Alia Shawkat are just a few of the TV stars featured in Vanity Fair’s latest issue. All of the portraits are great, but Hugh Grant‘s is especially stunning. That man is aging like a fine wine.

-The BBC has apologized for its “deceitful” Princess Diana tell-all interview conducted by Martin Bashir in 1995 (considered a definitive bombshell for the royal family). Bashir is said to have shown fake bank statements to Diana’s brother Charles Spencer that suggested the palace staff were working against Diana and being paid to spy on her. This “deceived and induced [her brother] to arrange a meeting with Princess Diana.”

Prince Harry responded to the news, saying, “What deeply concerns me is that practices like these — and even worse — are still widespread today. Then, and now, it’s bigger than one outlet, one network, or one publication. Our mother lost her life because of this, and nothing has changed.”

-In lighter royal news, Prince William showed off a surprisingly buff arm when getting his first shot.

Angelina Jolie posed for a photo while covered with bees to raise awareness for conservation efforts.

-Did y’all know that Dermot Mulroney plays cello and has worked on movie scores, including Rogue One, Mission Impossible, Inside Out and Star Trek: Into the Darkness?

-Netflix released some Shadow & Bone bloopers.

-I also really liked this interview with Shadow and Bone author Leigh Bardugo. “Teenage girls have so much sway over culture, yet people sneer at the things that women and girls love, and are contemptuous of the creators of that content, particularly if they are women. To me, that contempt speaks to a deep fear. When you start dictating culture, money gets involved and people take notice. When I see someone deride things that women and girls find pleasure in, all I see is someone fearful that women will overtake the culture they’ve had dominion over for so long.”

KJ Apa is going to be a dad. The Riverdale star revealed on Instagram that he is expecting his first child with model Clara Berry.

This thread captures what various crew members of Person of Interest have said about working with Jim Caviezel, and it’s intense. He reportedly resisted shooting a scene in which his character saves a gay couple, and the stunt crew wouldn’t let him around sharp objects.

-Good news: Crave is going to air the Friends reunion here in Canada.

-A British reporter interviewed Ted Lasso cast members outside soccer match without realizing who they were. Delightful!

-In his Rolling Stone cover story, BTS’ V talks about his upcoming mixtape and his love of The Godfather. I just finished a book where the author thanked BTS in the acknowledgements, so I guess I’m officially the last one to join the Army.

Kate Hudson will also be in Knives Out 2. At this point, it might be easier to list who’s NOT been cast in this thing.

Chris Pratt‘s band From Parks and Recreation is releasing an album. Mouse Rat!

-People made fun of how old Ben Platt looks in the trailer for Dear Evan Hansen (where he’s playing a high schooler), and he called out “randos beings jerks about age.”

Kevin Feige now says it was a mistake to cast Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One in Doctor Strange, since she’s a white woman.

-Here’s the trailer for Only Murders In The Building, a new Hulu comedy starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez.

Rihanna Is a Work of Art in Essence

Rihanna is covering Essence to promote her new skin care line, and the stunning photo shoot is courtesy of artist Lorna Simpson, part of her ongoing project reinterpreting images of Black women who have posed in the pages of Ebony and Jet magazines.

-According to Ice T, Dr. Dre is home and doing well after suffering from a brain aneurysm.

-Oh boy. Armie Hammer’s finsta has leaked. He’s really, really bad at this.  Has he had zero media training? It’s like he didn’t even try to cover his tracks.

Bella Thorne, of all people, has come to Hammer’s defense.

Tom Cruise is now outsourcing his onset covid safety rants to robots.

-On THR’s podcast, Ben Affleck reflected on his relationship with Jennifer Lopez (“People were so fucking mean about her — sexist, racist. Ugly, vicious shit was written about her in ways that if you wrote it now you would literally be fired for saying those things you said”) and how it affected his career (“I was actually in the very worst position you can be in in this business, which is you can sell magazines but not movie tickets”).

Kate Winslet explains why her husband changed his name back from Ned Rocknroll to something less insane.

Kate also told a sweet story about her Sense and Sensibility costar Alan Rickman: “Whenever Al would go out to supper and anyone else would try and pay, he would somehow have phoned ahead or slipped his credit card ahead of the meal so no one even got a look at the check. He’d just say, ‘I’ve got two words for you: Harry Potter.’ And he became known for doing that.”

Betty White turns 99 this weekend. She can never leave us.

Kelly Clarkson thanked Jennifer Love Hewitt for being nice to her at an award show during her American Idol years — because most celebs weren’t. “You ran up to me right when [I was in the] final three of Idol…People were really mean to us, because we’re from a talent show, and it was the first season. Everyone was so rude to us on the carpet, at the show. It was so bad. It was a horrible experience. You came up to me, ran up to me out of nowhere, and said ‘Oh my gosh, I’m really rooting for you.'”

-The cast and creator of FXX’s You’re the Worst are reuniting for a fundraiser to benefit Feeding America. I basically started watching The Boys based solely on Aya Cash‘s participation, so I’m in.

John David Washington, 36, addressed the criticism over the age gap between him and Malcom & Marie co-star Zendaya, 24. “I wasn’t concerned about it because she is a woman, Washington responded. “People are going to see in this film how much of a woman she is.”

Ethan Hawke is making his superhero debut, joining Oscar Isaac in Marvel’s Moon Knight.

Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni reunite in these Law and Order: SVU set pics.

-I really liked this interview with Cristin Milioti and John Magaro.

-Ted Lasso season two has started filming. Maybe that’ll distract Jason Sudeikis from the tabloid wars.

-A new trailer for Sia‘s controversial film Music starring Kate Hudson and Maddie Ziegler has dropped.

Gigi Hadid’s Questionable Taste

Gigi Hadid‘s interior design choices are shockingly, shockingly bad. I can’t get over the basket of billiard balls in the kitchen.

The Emmy nominations came out today and HBO’s Watchmen dominated, which I’m pretty happy about. Overall, this is one of the best nomination years in a while. I’m thrilled to see Zendaya, Paul Mescal, Issa Rae and What We Do In Shadows get some unexpected Emmy love, but bummed about Pamela Aldon, Desus & Mero, Unbelievable’s Kaitlyn Dever and Merritt Wever, and El Camino’s Aaron Paul and Jesse Plemons being snubbed.

-In other Emmy news, a record number of Black actors scored nods.

-Also, the way Leslie Jones announced the nominees is the way I want everything to be announced from now on. (“Dead to Me…I love that show, THE GOOD PLACE AAHHHH!!! INSECURAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!”)

-I love that this quickie interview with Paul Mescal was supposed to be about his Emmy nod, and the interviewer still managed to slip in a question about whether or not he’s dating Phoebe Bridgers. (I also love that he wouldn’t talk about it.)

-Just days after announcing her pregnancy, Riverdale star Vanessa Morgan‘s husband, White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech, has filed for divorce.

-Speaking of splits, Meek Mill revealed that he and girlfriend have called it quits, days after Kanye West accused Kim Kardashian of cheating with the rapper.

Johnny Depp handed out bandannas with notes to supporters outside the courthouse.

-Now that the trial has ended and the verdict is imminent, this is a good piece on who ended up looking like a winner (spoiler alert: nobody), and illustrates the difference between UK and US libel laws — because whatever happened during marriage, this case probably wouldn’t have gone to trial in U.S. where Depp would need to prove falsehood and actual malice.

-In what could be huge news, AMC and Universal have agreed to shorten the window between theatrical premieres and VOD from 70-90 days to just 17 days. This is how many have been predicting the pandemic is going to change the movie industry. There will always be theatrical releases (at least for blockbusters) but the ability to watch new releases from the comfort of your own home is going to come much sooner, especially for smaller films or movies that don’t perform well on opening weekend.

-There are rumours going around that Draya Michele lost her collaboration with Savage X Fenty after making a dumb comment about Megan Thee Stallion‘s shooting.

-Meanwhile, Rihanna is hosting a virtual Fenty Skin launch party tomorrow.

-Actress and director Amy Seimetz has obtained a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, director Shane Carruth.

Cameron Crowe, Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup and Patrick Fugit had a Zoom chat to talk about Almost Famous’ 20th anniversary.

Leah Remini and Tony Ortega posted details from a chapter she had written about Tom Cruise for her book, but decided to cut because the publisher worried it would be the only thing the media would focus on. Among the allegations, Remini says Cruise used to get fellow Scientologists to give his girlfriends sex advice and break up with them for him, sent employees he didn’t like for “interrogations” that they had to pay for themselves, fired his longtime publicist Pat Kingsley and secured her cooperation with a “dirt file” the church kept on her, and silenced those around him with draconian NDAs.

-Mad Men’s John Slattery stars in Fox’s new sci-fi drama neXt.