-In a new, frank interview with Vanity Fair, Kate Winslet reevaluates her career choices, asking “What the fuck was I doing working with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski?” She adds: “I have to take responsibility for the fact that I worked with them both. I can’t turn back the clock. I’m grappling with those regrets but what do we have if we aren’t able to just be fucking truthful about all of it?” Well, that’s one way to kick off an awards campaign!
-I guess those reports of Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly dating were legit.
-Congrats to Leighton Meester and Adam Brody, who welcomed a new baby boy.
–Lindsay Lohanis being sued for promising to write a book and taking the advance — and then not writing the book.
–Jennifer Garner had the best response when a fan commented to ask whether she’s pregnant with her fourth child: “I am 48, have three healthy kids and I am not — and never will be — pregnant. Can we lay that pupper to rest. Have I gained the covid 19? Possibly. But that is another story.”
-Season 46 of SNL will premiere on October 3, and things are looking back to normal — the show will air live at 11:30 p.m. from its usual home in Studio 8H at 30 Rock.
-Wonder Woman 1984’s release date has been pushed again — this time to Christmas. This movie isn’t coming out this year. Dune either.
–Halle Berry‘s MMA drama Bruised, which premieres this week at TIFF, is being picked up by Netflix. Good for her!
-The Mariah Carey song that kicked off her feud with Jennifer Lopez will finally be released on her upcoming collection of b-sides.
–Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch and Paula Pell played Jimmy Fallon’s aunts and gave everyone tips for staying in touch in quarantine.
-A viral tweet claiming Cuties sexualizes a young Black girl has led to thousands of people (and QAn*n) calling for Netflix to dump the film. But critics who’ve seen it say the movie is actually an argument about the effect of near-pornography on young girls.
-Amazon released the first look at Regina King’s directorial debut One Night in Miami, a look at the night when Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke found themselves in the same room.
–Kate Winslet, back in the awards race with same-sex romance Ammonite, covers THR and talks about choreographing her own sex scenes with Saoirse Ronan (“[Director] Francis [Lee] was naturally very nervous. And I just said to him, ‘Listen, let us work it out.’ And we did. ‘We’ll start here. We’ll do this with the kissing, boobs, you go down there, then you do this, then you climb up here.’ I mean, we marked out the beats of the scene so that we were anchored in something that just supported the narrative. I felt the proudest I’ve ever felt doing a love scene on Ammonite. And I felt by far the least self-conscious”) and attending this year’s TIFF (“I can be barefoot and I don’t have to put a dress on. It’s awesome”).
–Britney Spears’ sister just made a move to control the pop star’s assets. Jamie Lynn Spears, who was selected as trustee of the pop superstar’s estate two years ago, is seeking more control over the performer’s fortune. Meanwhile, Spears’ father submitted additional documentation to continue the conservatorship, including checking a box that indicates the singer is unable handle her finances.
–Thandie Newton said she was “surprised by the appreciation” she got after speaking candidlyabout what it’s like working with Tom Cruise. “I have nothing to lose because I could just then not get hired, which is kind of normal for people in my generation anyway. So I’ve got nothing to lose and I would rather go out using this moment.”
–Gabrielle Union and Kirsten Dunstreunited virtually with director Peyton Reed and writer Jessica Bendinger to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Bring It On.
–Halle Berry has dropped her lawyer and is now representing herself in her divorce proceedings with Olivier Martinez. This seems…misguided.
-Alias costar Kevin Weisman posted some very cute old photos of the cast have a pre-awards show party in 2002.
-It’s really interesting to see how US-based movie publications are handling film reviews these days. Collider just posted: “To publish reviews without any awareness of the current landscape can be seen as an implicit endorsement of attending the theater. That would be putting our readership’s health in jeopardy, and we don’t want to do that.”
-I really like this idea of using empty major league baseball fields to screen movies, but Warner Bros and or Nolan won’t even let Tenet screen at drive-ins in cities where theatres are still closed, so good luck with that.
-If you want to see the Dune trailer, you actually have to go to the movies. It’s currently only showing in front of Tenet, but isn’t expected to premiere online until Sept 9. Seriously, what is Warner Bros doing?!?
-Good news for One Day at a Time fans. The series, which was picked up by Pop after being cancelled on Netflix, will now also air on CBS.
-Altered Carbon has been canceled by Netflix after — you guessed it! — two seasons. They’re not even pretending their shows will last longer than 2-3 seasons anymore, huh?
-Quarantine comedies are the latest thing. HBO’s Coastal Elites features Sarah Paulson, Bette Midler, Kaitlyn Dever, Dan Levy and Issa Rae. Meanwhile, a bunch of familiar faces show up in the trailer for Netflix’s remotely shot anthology series Social Distance.
-Here’s the trailer for Sundance hit The Forty-Year-Old Version. Writer, director and actress Radha Blank won the Vanguard Award for her comedy about a once-promising playwright who turns to hip-hop.
–Tom Cruiseposted a video about going to see Tenet in a crowded theatre and saying “Welcome back to the movies everybody.” I know this was shot in London, but this still feels wildly irresponsible. It doesn’t help that he’s wearing a vented mask.
-I agree with this take on how Christopher Nolan has handled this whole thing has really soured my view of him.
-Some major film publications are refusing to review The New Mutants because Disney did not make screening links available or offer socially-distanced press screenings to film critics.
-In a new interview Jon Hamm says he’s already seen a cut of Top Gun: Maverick and gives it two thumbs up: “It just has that amazing Tom Cruise, tentpole blockbuster, summertime thing. It’s so good. Obviously, Tom knocks it out of the park and all the young kids are great in it. It’s the movie equivalent of a fist pump. You’re just like, ‘Yes!’ It’s exactly what it’s meant to be.”
-I loved Fringe and am seriously considering a quarantine rewatch, but actress Jasika Nicole is right about how terrible the show’s running joke about mispronouncing her character’s name was. She also tweetedthat at the beginning, she wasn’t given rides to work despite all the regular cast members getting it, and that one director refused to learn her name. “It was so bad that josh [Jackson] found a name tag, wrote the phonetic spelling of my name on it, and put it on his shirt, knowing the director would pay attention to HIM, might show me some respect that way. josh was trying to use his power/clout for good. Still didn’t work tho.”
–Jennifer Garnerposted a cute video making fun of herself for crying over the finale of The Office.
–Soleil Moon Frye pieced together hundreds of hours of footage she shot in the ’90s while growing up in Hollywood and cut it into a documentary that Hulu just picked up called KID 90. Look at these photos of her with baby Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto, Tobey Maguire and Cuba Gooding Jr!
-Here’s Brendan Gleeson as Trump in the trailer for HBO’s limited series The Comey Rule.
–Natalia Dyer says she feels protective of her younger Stranger Things costars: “I generally feel like, to me, it’s oversexualizing them. I feel protective over the younger kids even though they’re not kids anymore, they’re teens. They’re all great people and all having to grow up in very crazy circumstances.”
-In the first Enola Holmes trailer, Millie Bobby Brown is on the case. Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, and Helena Bonham-Carter costar in the upcoming Netflix film. This is a *very* good trailer!
–Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan fall in love in the trailer for Ammonite. It will premiere at TIFF — which, thanks to the fact that the festival will be mostly digital this year, anyone in Canada can get tickets to! Digital screenings are $19 each and you get the movie for 24 hours. Tickets go onsale to the general public on Sept 5.