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Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson are People’s Most Beautiful

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Goldie Hawn, her daughter Kate  Hudson and granddaughter Rani Rose are the first multigenerational group to appear on People’s annual “Most Beautiful” issue.

-SNL’s Cecily Strong, who lost her cousin, shared a powerful essay on what it’s like to grieve in quarantine.

Tom Holland helped Jimmy Kimmel’s three-year-old celebrate his birthday by surprising him with a message from Spider-Man.

Chris Evans getting in on the Stanley Tucci love is adorable.

-Eek. Ellen Pompeo is usually pretty woke but this video that’s been circulating today is a bad look.

Halle Berry says she nearly died on the set of 2002’s Die Another Day. “I am supposed to be trying to be all sexy with a fig — and then I end up choking on it. And [Pierce Brosnan] had to get up and do the Heimlich. So not sexy, so not sexy. He was there for me, and he will always be one of my favorite people in the whole world.”

-I’m pretty done with Star Wars IP for awhile, but good on Russian Doll’s Leslye Headland for developing a SW series at Disney Plus.

-I haven’t loved Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere, mostly because the characters in the book were very understated which made their systemic white privilege so insidious whereas in the show Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington are chewing through scenery like every line will be part of their Emmy reel. But the finale (which veers widely from the book’s ending) was quite affecting.

-The end of Empire — which was forced to wrap up two episodes earlier than planned when the pandemic shut down production — did well in the ratings. Meanwhile, Taraji P. Henson told EW: “As an artist, to not be able to finish something that you started, that hurts me. I feel incomplete. I don’t ever start something and don’t complete it. And so, for me, it’s deep; I have to finish, or this will haunt me for the rest of my life and career.”

-I kind of love that Pink is crowd-sourcing all of her baking dilemmas.

-Film Twitter is full of bad takes, and the one that circulated yesterday about There Will Be Blood was a doozy. Don’t let film bros make you hate a movie you like. But also, don’t hate on it just because film bros love it.

Mandy Patinkin‘s son quizzing his parents on texting abbreviations is exactly what I needed to watch today.

-Hollywood is starting to make plans for what TV and movie productions will look like once they re-open.

-A little over five percent of the 135 features originally selected for SXSW 2020 have opted in to stream on Amazon Prime from April 27-May 6.

-The novel Normal People didn’t knock my socks off the way it did with others, but Hulu’s adaptation is getting gushing reviews so maybe I’ll like the TV version better?

-Whew, this trailer for a new Netflix documentary hit me right in the heart guts.

Ana de Armas Gets Her Turn

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-I was actually surprised by the lack of coverage Ana de Armas was getting after her scene-stealing performance in Knives Out, so it’s great to see her land a Vanity Fair cover story. (Written by Sloane Crosley, no less!)

-In her new Variety cover story, Kerry Washington talks steering her own career after Scandal, and tackling the challenge of Little Fires Everywhere.

-If you can ignore the weird flourishes from the author, this is a good NYT interview with Ben Affleck on his struggle to stay sober.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are skipping Prince Andrew’s 60th birthday party on February 19, citing “commitments.” Is it because they’re committed to not celebrating a possible sex offender?

Justin Bieber got emotional while talking about protecting Billie Eilish. She posted the video on IG, with images of her old bedroom adorned with his posters.

-Meanwhile, Billie says she’s stopped reading comments on her social posts because they were “ruining” her life. Smart cookie.

Britney Spears‘ Womanizer video from 2008 is suddenly and inexplicably one of YouTube’s most viewed videos — and no one knows why.

-This is a good piece on how The Flash hired its first black showrunner in season six, and it’s finally acknowledging that Iris is black. “I feel more comfortable bringing up concerns that I have, and I feel like those concerns are received and listened to a little differently,” Candice Patton says, adding that she’s addressed longstanding issues like the way in which her skin was lit during scenes or having access to artists equipped to style her hair and do her makeup.

-I tend to not love celeb couple ads, but Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr‘s Cascade commercial is very cute and I want them to have all the success in the world so let’s just allow it.

Dwayne Wade was on GMA today and talked about daughter Zaya: “I knew that I had to check myself. I have been a person in the locker room who has been part of the conversation that has said the wrong phrases and wrong words…As I got older and watched my daughter grow, I had to go look at myself in the mirror and say: Who are you?”

Jameela Jamil‘s boyfriend James Blake has jumped to her defense.

Stephanie Beatriz cried while meeting Dan Levy on Kelly Clarkson’s talk show, and praised his impact on the queer community. Then he praised hers. Then everyone was crying and it was all very adorable.

-I haven’t really loved Vanity Fair’s Lie Detector test segments because most of the questions are such softballs but the Noah Centineo and Lana Condor one is actually great — mostly because they lie.

-First Alison Brie alluded to it on Reddit, and now Yvette Nicole Brown is hinting at a Community movie on Twitter.

-We’re already talking about next year’s possible Oscar contenders? Settle down, Hollywood.

Jessie J and Channing Tatum having impromptu dance parties to Sam Smith songs is very cute.

-Congrats to Patti Murin and Colin Donnell, who are expecting their first kid. I love them both even though I don’t think I watch anything they’re actually in.

-The Fug Girls have written a follow up to The Royal We and why are they starting the promo tour so early when it doesn’t come out until July? The wait is going to be torture.

-Pete Davidson plays a grown ass man who hangs out with a 16-year-old kid in the trailer for Big Time Adolescence.

-Here’s the trailer for the Apple+ revival of Steven Spielberg‘s anthology series Amazing Stories.

Domhnall Gleeson and Merritt Weaver escape their lives in the first trailer for HBO’s Run, produced by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Vicky Jones. Weaver plays a woman living a humdrum existence who one day gets a text from an old flame inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact.

Mae Martin created and stars in Netflix’s Feel Good, a semi-autobiographical exploration of love, addiction, and sexuality that critics are loving.

Zendaya Spotted with Euphoria Costar Jacob Elordi

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-New couple alert? Euphoria costars Zendaya and Jacob Elordi are vacationing in Greece together. (Eagle-eyed fans spotted them in a few social media posts.) I only know him from The Kissing Booth but he seems like a lovable lug so, um, get it I guess?

-Speaking of possible new couples, SNL’s Pete Davidson has been spotted again with Margaret Qualley (who was in The Leftovers and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood). How does he keep pulling quality ladies?!

-Game of Thrones costars Emilia Clarke and Rose Leslie are vacationing together in India and they were “robbed blind by monkeys.” (The ridiculous blind items surrounding those two and Kit Harington are either going to go away, or kick into higher gear. I can’t tell.)

Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things paved his IT costar Bill Hader.

-This article on how Friends has aged poorly is so, so good.

Iman wore an incredible dress in Venice. We’re not worthy.

-Critics didn’t love Kristen Stewart‘s Jean Seberg biopic in Venice, but seem to agree that her performance was great.

Kerry Washington says she misses interacting with fans during her Scandal live-tweets — so she just posted her phone number. This won’t end well.

-Reuters got a ton of heat today for tweeting about Kirsten Dunst getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with the caption, “Kirsten Dunst, best known for her role as Spiderman’s girlfriend…” They’ve since changed it.

Jesse Plemons talking about falling in love with Dunst is very, very sweet.

-Meanwhile, Dunst spilled some tea about her career in a new interview: “I’ve also had a lot of disappointment. The things that people like…remember when Marie Antoinette [came out] — y’all panned it? And now you all love it. Remember Drop Dead Gorgeous? Panned. Now you all love it. It’s interesting for me. I feel like a lot of things I do people like later.”

-Here’s the first trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate, starring Mackenzie Davis and Linda Hamilton.