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Tessa Thompson Wants To Change Hollywood

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Tessa Thompson covers the new issue of Time, in which she talks about how the industry is slow to change (“Every big opportunity I have been provided has always been with people of color. There is a long list of white, male filmmakers I would love to work with but they just don’t see me. They just don’t”) and refusing to answer to nicknames on the Men In Black set (“If Chris [Hemsworth] is ‘sweetie,’ I can be ‘sweetie,’ too. But if he’s Chris, I’m Tessa”).

-This is boss: Michelle Rodriguez has confirmed that she will reprise her role for Fast & Furious 9 — but only after securing an agreement for a female writer to join the production.

Meghan Markle‘s friends are coming to her defense in a new TV special called Meghan and Harry Plus One, hosted by Gayle King.

Maya Rudolph is such a good friend, she was willing to stick her hand down an airplane toilet for Amy Poehler.

-God, I love that Tiffany Haddish keeps wearing that dress.

-The latest episode of Law & Order: SVU is getting heavy criticism for reportedly enflaming Islamophobia. The showrunner’s responses to people on Twitter about it are certainly not helping.

Bill Murray talking about Selena Gomez is all kinds of sweet: “I really like her. I mean, you still can’t tell me who the hell ‘Selena Gomez’ is — but Gomez… I really like. She’s unusually bright. She’s kind and she’s natural. I’m always pleased to find some kind of pop icon who I really like.”

-Greys Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo tore into The Bachelor boss over his tweets to Kelly Ripa: “we don’t attack successful women on our network.” I think I love her. When she’s done playing Meredith, she should write a book on how to be an ally because she’s been crushing it.

-An Amell is starring in the adaptation of The Hating Game!?! It’s the combination of my two favourite things!!! (I literally just fangirled over that author at a reading last month.) Lucy Hale is playing the female lead, which is a pretty good fit for the role physically.

Lucy is having a big day. The trailer for her Riverdale spinoff also came out. Other new CW trailers include Nancy Drew and Batwoman.

-I don’t love the silly petition by Game of Thrones fans (we can bitch and moan about TV shows but the only thing we’re entitled to control is our remotes; if you hate it, just turn it off and write fanfic), but I do love the totally ludicrous and not gonna happen “Jamie is still alive” theory.

-Meanwhile, Gwendoline Christie told EW she was not happy when she found out that Jamie was leaving Brienne for Cersei. “That’s where I went very red. I was very upset and I had to go for a walk.”

-I also totally missed the point of Varys’ rings last episode, but this makes sense.

David Letterman sent a surprise message of support to Busy Phillips and her showrunner (who started as his assistant).

-If someone asked me to guess who in Hollywood was bringing back the Saw franchise, Chris Rock wouldn’t have been at the top of my list.

-God bless Chloe Sevigny – aka the only person in the world who can wear this outfit and not incite ridicule.

Sarah Jessica Parker is over those annual tabloid rumours about her marriage.

Always Be My Maybe‘s previous trailer already made it looked great but holy shit is that Keanu???

Teen Vogue Introduces Us to The Next Big Things

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-The fact that I had to look up almost half of the people featured on Teen Vogue’s Young Hollywood Class of 2018 issue means I’m very, very old.

-On Colbert’s show last night, Donald Glover met the Girl Scout who used “Red Bone” to sell cookies and it was adorable.

-Man, Amy Schumer is sharing *a lot* about her wedding on social media. The dress still pains me, but this video of the wedding vows is very sweet. (I love the part where, after he pours his heart out in an emotional speech, she just mouths “f*ck.”)

-This thread about people freaking out when meeting someone famous made me smile.

-Speaking of things that made me smile today, there’s also this Funny or Die skit with Bradley Whitford playing an “emotional stuntman” who gets called in when actors can’t handle crying scenes. (“They’re not takes. They’re gifts.”)

-I can’t believe it took four days after that horrific CBC report for Hedley to finally announce they’ll be taking an “indefinite hiatus.”

-E! is reportedly holding Oscar red carpet prep “crisis meetings” in an attempt to have only “friendly” stars approach Ryan Seacrest to talk to live, according to Page Six. “There will be no Debra Messing moments this time around,” said a source.

-On their show today, Kelly Ripa  defended co-host Seacrest  without actually mentioning the assault allegations by saying, “I just want you to know that you are a privilege to work with and I adore you. I’m speaking on behalf of all of us here. I know what an easy, professional, great person you are, and I feel very very lucky to work with you each and every day.”

-Meanwhile,  Jimmy Kimmel says he has no plans to address the Me Too movement when he hosts the Oscars, saying “This show is not about reliving people’s sexual assaults.”

-There’s also lots of talk on Twitter that more stories about really powerful men in Hollywood are about to be published, including one about a TV “titan.

Quentin Tarantino‘s Sharon Tate movie is reportedly going ahead, and will star Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. No word on who will play Tate, despite the fact that she’s ostensibly who the movie is about…

-I really liked this interview with John Leguizamo, in which he talks about Latino representation in Hollywood.

-I stopped watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine but I might have to start again now that Gina Rodriguez has joined the cast and might be playing Rosa’s girlfriend.

-I’ve also given up on the new season of The X Files, but apparently last night’s episode was an excellent standalone that you can jump into without watching the others. The fact that Gillian Anderson tweeted about Scully’s vibrator afterwards has be intrigued.

-I also gave up on Scandal ages ago but the cast’s appearance on Ellen this week was very cute.

-The police were reportedly called to Tori Spelling’s house over a “domestic incident.”

-In a very, very clever Twitter exchange between Robert Downey Jr. and Marvel, the movie studio announced that Avengers: Infinity War’s release date would be pushed up a week to April 27 instead of May 4. It’s smart of Disney to move it further away from the release of it’s other big movie (Solo), as well as Deadpool 2.

Kristen Wiig is in talks to play the villain in Wonder Woman 2, which I kind of love.

-Here’s the trailer for Starz’ series SweetBitter. I really, really liked that book, which followed a new waitress training at one of NYC’s hottest restaurants.

Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy play lovers separated by a hostage taking (and a submarine) in the Submergence trailer.

Missy Elliott Looks Stunning on Elle

-Did Marc Jacobs leak Missy Elliott’s June Elle cover last night? In any case, she looks amazing!

-A new Top of the Lake: China Girl trailer reveals who Nicole Kidman is playing.

Kelly Clarkson just joined The Voice‘s season 14 as a coach, which seems like a hilarious middle finger to the Idol reboot.

-Meanwhile, sources at Live with Kelly and Ryan are trying to shoot down rumours of a feud (already!) now that ABC is reportedly talking to Ryan Seacrest about possibly hosting its American Idol revival and Kelly Ripa reportedly (and understandably) “wants to make sure her show is Ryan’s first priority, not Idol.” How many times is ABC going to screw her over when it comes to cohosts?

-Speaking of talk shows, Steve Harvey sounds like he’s a real charmer on the set of his. A memo he sent to his staff before the new season leaked, and it includes such gems as “Do not come to my dressing room unless invited…Do not approach me while I’m in the makeup chair unless I ask to speak with you directly…I promise you I will not entertain you in the hallway, and do not attempt to walk with me. If you’re reading this, yes, I mean you.” Harvey confirmed the memo’s legitimacy and admitted he “probably should have handled it a bit differently” but refused to apologize.

-The Bachelor host Chris Harrison immediately spoofed it with his own memo to staff.

Bow Wow says there’s a “scientific method to my madness” after Twitter called out his private jet lie. Sure, buddy.

-Universal Music already wants out of its deal with Prince’s estate over accusations of fraud.

-Ha ha ha! When asked if Justice League will be better than The Avengers, Diane Lane (who plays Superman’s mom) bluntly said, “No and no. Short but honest. I hate to disappoint.”

-This is a great, great profile on Kathryn Hahn, who steps into the spotlight in Netflix’s new show I Love Dick.

-Need a pick me up? Here’s Chris Evans reading a bedtime story for kids.

Samantha Bee ripped Ivanka Trump’s book to shreds and it was a glorious thing to behold.

Melissa McCarthy transforms into Spicer for her SNL promo. This is gonna be a good one!

-A new trailer for the Love Actually mini-sequel offers a glimpse at Laura Linney, who wasn’t in the version that already aired in the UK.

-The internet thinks Harry Styles wrote “Two Ghosts” about Taylor Swift. Ok.

Ben McKenzie reveals he first met his fiancee Morena Baccarin on the set of The O.C. — and blew her off.

Kate Hudson made a kissy red carpet debut with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa.

iZombie was renewed and all is right with the world. Meanwhile Timeless has been canceled by NBC. Nobody tell Leslie Jones

-The new poster for Wonder Woman drops the word “woman.” That’s swell.

-Meanwhile, Wonder Woman is tracking for a solid $65M box-office debut.

-Both Ben Affleck and the tabloids are ready for a new girlfriend.

-Master of None season two lands on Netflix tomorrow and the reviews are glowing.

-The new Twin Peaks new promo is SO good.

Naomi Watts is a bad therapist in this first trailer for Netflix’s Gypsy.