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Billie Eilish’s Vogue Cover Breaks Social Media Records

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-There is a lot of tiring discourse about Billie Eilish‘s decision to show off a more revealing look in Vogue. She’s 19 — trying on different identities is part of growing up. In the interview she says “It’s all about what makes you feel good. If you want to get surgery, go get surgery. If you want to wear a dress that somebody thinks that you look too big wearing, f**k it.” And she sounds like she was completely in control of the photoshoot, saying in her IG post that the magazine “respected her vision”.

-Meanwhile, her post about it has become the fastest ever Instagram photo to reach 1M likes – in just 6 minutes.

-Is it really happening??!? Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were papped hanging out together, with reports that he’s been “spotted multiple times going to J.Lo’s California home during the day” since her split from ARod.

-This one’s gonna be expensive: Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced after 27 years of marriage.

Lily James addressed her PDA scandal with Dominic West, saying “There is a lot to say, but not now, I’m afraid.”

Kevin Spacey is set to evade a $40M sexual assault suit unless his accuser reveals their identity.

-SNL season 46 will close out with Keegan-Michael Key and Anya Taylor-Joy hosting, with musical guests Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo. Can we just go straight to these episodes and skip the Elon Musk bit?

-Filming of season two of Bridgerton is underway and we have our first photos. Kate!

Victoria Beckham would ‘rather die’ than wear Crocs — even if they came from Justin Bieber. Same.

Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey reinvented the red carpet pose for the virtual premiere of his new movie.

-As if we weren’t already excited for Succession season 3, they just cast Alexander Skarsgård.

Taika Waititi is taking a break from maybe dating Rita Ora to play the pirate Blackbeard in a new HBO Max series.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are still trying to reach a financial settlement three years after splitting up.

-The Falcon And The Winter Soldier director Kari Skogland says the goal was to get the audience to like John Walker by the end of the season. “And I think everyone does.” Ha ha ha — nope.

-Entourage creator Doug Ellin claims HBO Max was hiding the series on its streaming platform for not being woke enough. Also nope.

Oprah Winfrey says Drew Barrymore‘s show changed her life with the its use of green-screen technology.

Suzanne Rogers posing with Trump has really shaken up the Canadian fashion industry.

-This is a great interview with The OC’s costume designer about Seth Cohen’s immaculate fits.

-It looks like Noah Centineo got ripped for nothing; he’s reportedly out of the He-Man movie.

-This is the first NFT I support: the girl in the “Disaster Girl” meme is now an NFT worth half a million dollars.

Evan Peters needed a hug after THAT scene on the last episode of Mare Of Easttown. Fair.

-Pose’s executive producer, writer and director Janet Mock had lots to say at the show’s premiere last week, including “I want to get paid more. Why am I making $40,000 an episode, huh? Do you know who the fuck I am?” (That does seem low for a showrunner.)

-Marvel dropped a new video and the second half features  a list of premiere dates for bunch of new films from this year until 2023, the reveal of the next Black Panther title (it’ll fittingly be called Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), as well as the first footage of Chloe Zhao‘s The Eternals.

Ewan McGregor plays the legendary real-life fashion designer in the first trailer for Netflix’s Halston from Ryan Murphy.

-Here’s the first trailer for Stephen Amell’s new Starz drama, which debuts in August. It seems a bit like Friday Night Lights, but with wrestling instead of football.

Tom Holland Steps Up to Help Fan

-Not all heroes wear capes; some wear tights. Tom Holland protected a fan when pro autograph hunters and the paps got too pushy. “It’s okay I got you I got you,” is very sweet.

-Also, Tom told an adorable story about how he tried to work out with Jake Gyellenhaal and it didn’t end well for him.

-It looks like it’s shaping up to be the weekend of celebrities who eloped having big do-over ceremonies in France. First Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, and now Zoe Kravitz and Karl Glusman are expected to re-confirm their “I do’s”.

-Uh oh. Pamela Anderson posted an IG photo with a caption about how her soccer player boyfriend of two years cheated on her. “I was scammed, led to believe … we were in « big love »? I’m devastated to find out in the last few days.That he was living a double life. He used to joke about other players who had girlfriends down the street in apartments close to their wives. He called those men monsters. ? But this is worse. He lied to all. How is it possible to control 2 women’s hearts and minds like this”

Michael B. Jordan talking about which animes make him cry is too real.

-With her hair curly like this, Mariah Carey looks like she time-traveled back to her Butterfly days. I mean, the Benjamin Button-ing might be the result of other stuff but I prefer to assume it’s solely based on her hair.

-Ryan Murphy’s first big Netflix project will be a feature adaptation of the Tony-nominated stage musical The Prom, starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman and Ariana Grande, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells.

-Speaking of big gets for Netflix, George Clooney is set to direct and star in a movie for them. (Real talk: can you believe that George produced and starred in a TV show last month and it didn’t even make a ripple on the pop culture radar? 2019 is wild, y’all.)

-It’s not all good news for the streamer. Netflix just lost rights to The Office, which will being streaming exclusively on NBCUniversal’s service in 2021. So it begins.

-I like this list of the best TV moments of the year so far. They get bonus points for including the Hot Priest’s “love is awful” speech.

-I’m not a big fan of cancel culture but Morrissey is totally cancelled, right?!

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston posted the same photo today with the caption “soon” and Breaking Bad fans are freaking out.

Taylor Swift‘s new single still can’t topple “Old Town Road” from the top of the charts.

-Oh no, Judi Dench! She defended Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey‘s work: “Are we going to negate 10 years at the Old Vic [the London theater where Spacey served as artistic director] and everything that he did – how wonderful he’s been in all those films? Are we just not going to see all those films that Harvey produced?” Sure, she can appreciate their past work but maybe let’s not forget the alleged hell they put others through when they were doing said work.

-The new Bond movie continues to be cursed. A man was arrested and charged with voyeurism for allegedly putting a hidden camera in a studio restroom.

-Me: media, stop doing this real life shipping stuff cause it’s creepy. Also me: They’re not wrong.

-This is a really interesting article on how the cartoonist who created the “this is fine” dog struggled to regain control over it after it became a meme.

-Here’s a dramatic new clip of the gender-focus switched Hamlet adaptation Ophelia, starring Daisy Ridley, Clive Owen and Naomi Watts.

 

Nicki Minaj Calls the Cardi B Fight “So Mortifying and Humiliating”

Nicki Minaj has broken her silence on the physical altercation she and Cardi B got into on Friday night at a NYFW party. “The other night I was part of something so mortifying and so humiliating to go through in front of a bunch upper echelon… people who have their life together…I was in a Gaultier gown — off the motherf—ing runway — and I could not believe how humiliated it all felt.”

-There’s also rumours that Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans fought at Diddy‘s party in the Hamptons. What happened this weekend?!

-I don’t care if this story about Mel B and Zac Efron enjoying a “night of passion” after meeting on the dating app Raya is made up; it’s delightful! (Also, Joshua Jackson is on Raya?! Sign me up!)

Jon Legend just EGOT’d! (He won an Emmy, Oscar, Grammy and Tony in competitive categories.)

-Wow, this Olivia Munn situation is a mess and she deserves a LOT of praise for sticking to her guns it while her male costars are abandoning her. She (rightly) fought to cut a scene featuring a convicted sexual offender in The Predator days before its TIFF premiere. Midway through a TIFF press day for movie yesterday, her costars Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes and Augusto Aguilera backed out of the rest of the day’s interviews with her because “the guys became uncomfortable with the way the interviews were going.” (I’m not surprised; the one video interview that Rhodes and Aguilera did with Munn is so incredibly uncomfortable to watch as the pair dance around the issue and refuse to blame director Shane Black, who cast the offender because they’re friends). And in this interview, the way Thomas Jane and Keegan Michael-Key hedge when asked about it made me cringe. Even Sterling K Brown’s response (which was to eventually very supportive of Munn but still threw in a few “should he be forgiven for his crimes?” jabs) disappointed me.

-Meanwhile, Munn is soldiering on with the promo junket (as she tweeted earlier: “I’m contractually obligated. And from what I’m experiencing, I think they’d prefer I not show up.”) But she’s not being quiet about her disappointment with her costars or director. On Sunday at a TIFF event, she told the audience “That [story] came out on Thursday and the interesting thing is not one of my cast members reached out to me to say ‘are you OK?’ or ‘thanks’ or anything. At the premiere that night I look over and the other five cast members are giving the director a standing ovation, but they didn’t even give me a call that day.” She’s since given interviews in which she says she’s feeling “isolated” and “like the bad guy” because she didn’t want to share a scene with a registered sex offender who spent time in prison for inappropriate acts with his 14-year-old niece. The way she’s handling this — and especially the way she’s using the spotlight to keep the focus the safety of film sets where children are present — is incredibly admirable and I hope this helps her career, not hurts it.

-This TIFF moment of Julia Roberts realizing a fan flew from Indonesia to see her and pulling him up on stage is quite lovely.

-I went to Jason Reitman‘s Breakfast Club live read yesterday and Jesse Eisenberg as Bender was a revelation. I can’t believe it either.

-The comments on Ariana Grande‘s Instagram account have been disabled after a storm of abuse from people blaming her for ex-boyfriend Mac Miller’s death because people are the worse. Stop making women responsible for men’s actions!

-Here’s the Daredevil season 3 trailer. I want Netflix to put out a supercut of just Karen’s scenes (and include Frank Castle, if he pops up at all this season). Is that possible?

-I really like the rating system on this rundown of the best boyfriends in teen romcoms. Woodchuck Todd in Easy A should rank higher than 6/10, but Peter Kavinsky in TATBILB is absolutely at 27/10.

-I managed to sneak in a screening of Sierra Burgess Is a Loser and as adorable as Noah Centineo and Shannon Purser were, that movie is problematic!

Nicole Kidman‘s kids are very excited that she’s playing Aquaman’s mother.

-On Sunday, a new Ronan Farrow-penned New Yorker exposé featured six more women who claim CBS chief Les Moonves forced them into unwanted sexual situations and allegedly retaliated when they refused. (Apparently the women came forward because they were angry with how slowly CBS was dealing with the previous allegations.) Three hours after the story ran, Moonves stepped down and he and CBS announced they’ll donate $20 million deducted from any severance benefits to organizations that support the #MeToo movement (which sounds like a lot, until you find out that CBS said it put $120 million in trust to pay severance to Moonves, depending on results of corporate investigation).

-Not surprisingly, his wife Julie Chen is taking time off from The Talk.

-Meanwhile, CBS stars are speaking out, including Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom, who tweeted “As an employee of CBS, I would just like to say that Les Moonves should be fired without getting a fucking dollar. The actions described in this article are those of sexual assault and shame on anyone else in the corporation who knew about his crimes.”

Sarah Jessica Parker says Sex & the City looks “tone-deaf” 20 years later. I can’t imagine what she thinks of the second movie, then.

-I’m very intrigued by all the good reviews Lifetime’s You is getting. (I adored that book, and I’m glad it sounds like they’re not toning down the creepy and uping the romance.)  This is my fave part of the NYT review: “You is never boring, which sounds like faint praise. But in an era of glassy dramas defined by sad-man montages, weary characters standing dead still in moody showers and bewildering mysteries that are often just covers for poor characterization, it’s a relief.”

Susan Sarandon takes matters into her own hands when her war correspondent son gets taken hostage while on assignment in the Viper Club trailer.