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Inside Kim Kardashian’s Weirdly Stark House

Kim Kardashian West is the latest celebrity to get Vogue’s 73 Questions treatment — and it’s the most extensive glimpse we’ve gotten of their weird, blank canvas-y house. How do they actually live there? There’s no furniture!

-After weeks of speculation, Wendy Williams filed for divorce from her husband of 20 years amid rumours he had a baby with his mistress.

-This is a big deal. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are breaking from tradition and avoiding the dog and pony show outside the hospital after welcoming their kid. Instead the palace says they have “taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private” and that “look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.”

Lori Loughlin is reportedly coming to terms with how much trouble she’s in. A source tells E!, “Lori is finally realizing just how serious this is. She is seeing the light that she will do jail time and is freaking out.”

-I wrote a Game of Thrones refresher before this weekend’s premiere and when doing some season 7 rewatching, I realized I had forgotten A LOT.

-Meanwhile, James Corden made one of his writers binge GoT in one, 67-hour sitting.

Brie Larson teaching Oprah about the French tuck is adorable. (Also adorable, Gayle saving Oprah from admitting she doesn’t know Tan from Queer Eye.)

Donald Glover and Rihanna‘s Guava Island, a music-driven, hour-long film shot largely in secret in Havana, is dropping this weekend. It’s a tropical thriller written by Glover’s brother and costaring Letitia Wright featuring Glover playing local musician character is determined to throw a festival for his island community. It’ll premiere on Coachella’s YouTube channel this weekend ahead of Glover’s headlining set, and stream for free on Amazon.

Drake‘s Euphoria starring Zendaya just got a premiere date and trailer.

-I guess people still aren’t over Theranos? Kate McKinnon will play Elizabeth Holmes in a new Hulu miniseries.

-Disney’s upcoming streaming service keeps adding new shows. The latest is a Love, Simon spinoff.

-Reading this interview with Bret Easton Ellis and seeing how Isaac Chotiner destroys him really made my day.

Jeffrey Tambor, who was caught up in MeToo, will be killed off of Transparent in its final season

-Netflix released the trailer for Tales of the City, starring Laura Linney and Ellen Page. Oh, I am very in on this!

-Speaking of Netflix originals I’m in on, here’s the first trailer for Wine Country, starring Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Emily Spivey, and Tina Fey.

Michael B Jordan Covers Essence

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-It’s been one of those weeks where I thought it was Friday every day (it was really not), so this Michael B. Jordan cover couldn’t have come at a better time. He dismisses rumours that he doesn’t date black women: “It’s so funny to everybody because it couldn’t be further from the truth. My dad and my mom both said, ‘If they only knew.’ If they only knew. And that’s the thing that keeps me not tripping about it, you know what I mean?”

-Speaking of good covers,  Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, and Sarah Silverman cover the GQ comedy issue — and the photo pokes fun at Vanity Fair’s recent cover fail.

-MTV has suspended production on Catfish because Nev Schulman has been accused of sexual misconduct. In a YouTube video, a woman who appeared in a season 4 episode accused Schulman and an unnamed female producer of harassment and assault. He’s denied it, saying “The behavior described in this video did not happen.”

-Congrats to Chrissy Teigen, who had baby number 2.

Meghan Markle released a statement that her father will not be attending the wedding. I’m still not convinced.

Gillian Anderson will star as a sex therapist in a new Netflix series and I’m totally here for it.

-Six months ago, Mo Ryan broke the story that NCIS NOLA showrunner Brad Kern had been the subject of numerous HR complaints. CBS now says Kern is no longer showrunning, but he’s still a “consultant.”

-I’m sad that they’re all ending, but I’m really glad that the CW is giving iZombie, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane The Virgin a chance to end on their own terms and plan their final runs. Too bad that Jane isn’t coming back until mid-season, though. So long to wait after that huge finale twist!

-Now that the upfronts are over, here are the trailers for all the new broadcast shows debuting this fall. Medical drama New Amersterdam seems to be NBC’s biggest bet because it landed the coveted post-This Is Us timeslot, The Passage on Fox might be decent (I liked the book and anything that puts Mark-Paul Gosselaar back on my TV is tops), critics really seemed to like what they saw of Leighton Meester’s Single Parents, and on the CW the Charmed trailer actually looks…good? It’s from the Jane the Virgin showrunner so suddenly I have high hopes.

-CW’s next superhero show crossover will feature Batwoman and the city of Gotham. Huh.

-I love Buzzfeed’s ode to Winston on New Girl. He was such a perfect weirdo.

-Stop claiming that fictional characters have different sexual orientations than what is actually seen onscreen, writers. That’s not representation, that’s just pretending to have representation. It doesn’t count.

-Why even ask John Travolta about his thoughts on Me Too? Like, why is he even relevant to the discussion?

-Ditto for Lee Daniels.

-I adored Zombieland so I’m very psyched by the news that a sequel with the original cast is slated for next year. Between this and Jordan Peele executive producing a show about vengeance-driven Nazi hunters for Amazon, it’s a good time for zombies.

-The red-band trailer for Sorry to Bother You has arrived. Oh yes.

 

 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Reveals Cancer Diagnosis, Sparks Healthcare Talk

-Damn: Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed that she’s fighting a breast cancer diagnosis, which she found out about the day after her Emmy win.

Kate McKinnon is on the cover of the November issue of Vanity Fair, in which she remains admirably tight-lipped about her personal life. I hate hate hate the cover image, but the inside shots are beautiful.

Rihanna has been taking to Twitter on a regular basis over the past week asking Trump what his administration is doing to relieve the suffering in Puerto Rico. She amped up her message yesterday, telling him “Don’t let your people die like this.”

-This video of a toddler caught sneaking popcorn from Prince Harry during Toronto’s Invictus Games makes me very melt-y.

Harry was also a surprise guest at a WE Day event in TO.

-If Kim Cattrall being a diva is preventing a third Sex in the City movie from happening, we all need to send her a fruit basket.

Kim Kardashian confirmed that she and Kanye are expecting in a preview for the upcoming season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

-Netflix plans to invest at least $400 million in Canadian production in the next five years — though it might not be great news for Canadians.

-It’s been a rough week. I just don’t think I have it in me to read a whole story about Idris Elba falling in love with his new girlfriend if that girlfriend isn’t me…

-Disney may have forced ABC to renew Agents of Shield for movie synergy reasons.

-Speaking of ABC’s superhero shows, the reviews of Inhumans are hilariously *brutal*. Variety says “it makes Iron Fist look like Citizen Kane by comparison,” while Sepinwall says “Inhumans is Marvel’s version of “fetch.” Hopefully this awful TV show means they stop trying to make it happen.” The same showrunner also did Iron Fist. How does he get to fail twice, but the Agent Carter showrunners still don’t have a new show lined up?!

Natalie Morales’ statement about those upshot photos is worth a read.

-It’s THR’s annual Hollywood salary list day! I need to learn how to operate a boom mic…

-Here’s Owen Wilson, Glenn Close, Ed Helms and J.K. Simmons in the new Father Figures trailer.