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Saoirse Ronan Says She “Needed” to Play Jo in Little Women

Saoirse Ronan Little Women

-In her Variety cover story, Saoirse Ronan says “I tapped Greta [Gerwig] on the shoulder and said I heard she was doing Little Women, and that I needed to be Jo.” She says when Gerwig said she had to think about it, she replied “Oh, for f—k’s sake.” Gerwig, however, remembers it a bit differently: “Saoirse told me she was playing Jo.”

Michael B Jordan shot his Esquire cover story at his old high school.

-Speaking of great covers, Queen and Slim’s Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya are on Vibe’s digital cover.

-This is gutting: Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist posted a raw, unflinching 14-minute video on Instagram detailing the abuse she says she suffered at the hands of an ex. Those she doesn’t name her alleged attacker, she claims he once threw an iPhone at her face so hard it tore her iris, and they made up a story about how she tripped and fell on a potted plant. She retold the potted plant story on The Tonight Show and at the time told Jimmy Fallon it happened the day after she landed Supergirl, which — if true — means it would have been in 2015 when she was married to Glee costar Blake Jenner.

Keke Palmer‘s song association video is wonderful. It’s almost as good as her impassioned defense of the movie Titanic.

-I like how many Canada callouts there are in Dan Levy‘s 73 Questions with Vogue video.

-Former Grey’s Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington is getting a show on Fox News’ streaming service. Sounds about right.

-Variety dug deeper into Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough‘s departures from America’s Got Talent. According to their story, when Jay Leno was a guest on the show and allegedly made a racist joke about Koreans, Gabrielle told producers to report the incident to human resources. She also urged producers to cut a white contestant impersonating Beyonce from the lineup. Sources also say Union and Hough received excessive notes on their physical appearance.

-This interview with Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies is a total delight.

-Why is Drake texting Billie Eilish? She’s 17.

-Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi commented on Martin Scorsese‘s controversial Marvel statements: “Maybe it’s too colorful for him.”

Ira is in Toronto, which means his appearance on The Social was perfectly timed for him to drag Justin Timberlake.

-I finally caught up to Sunday’s episode of Watchmen and gah, that show is doing extraordinary things. I’ve liked pretty much every episode (we’re six into its 9-ep run), but this latest one somehow managed to expertly tackle race, class, white-washing and childhood trauma in eye-poppingly creative ways. Every episode seems to spin off a ton of think pieces (as they should), and I’m especially interested in what black critics/writers are saying about it. Here are a few I’m following (if there are others, let me know!):  Soraya Nadia McDonald at The Undefeated, Angelica Jade Bastién at Vulture, Melanie McFarland at Salon, Micah Peters at The Ringer, Joelle Monique at AV Club.

-This interview with the co-writer of the episode is also worth your time.

Summer Walker responded to backlash after showing up three hours late to her Toronto concert and leaving fans waiting out in the cold Monday night.

Jacob Trembly reveals a correspondence with a famous actor in the trailer for Xavier Dolan‘s latest film, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, starring Natalie Portman, Sarah Gadon and Kit Harington.

Michelle Williams Urges Pay Equity In Emmy Speech

-If you missed last night’s Emmy Awards, you’re going to want to watch Michelle Williams’ powerful speech.

-The Emmy telecast was an awkward, disjointed mess but they ended up handing out a lot of great awards (and best of all, didn’t deliver the predicted Game of Thrones sweep). There was also a handful of unintentionally hilarious moments, like when Gwyneth Paltrow struggled to walk across the stage in her dress, or when the audience openly laughed at Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner for saying their reality show featured “real people just being themselves, telling real stories unscripted and unfiltered.”

-This photo of Pheobe Waller-Bridge at an Emmy afterparty is a goddamn MOOD.

-On the Emmys red carpet last night, Terrance Howard said he’s retiring from acting because he’s unlocked mathematical secrets and he wants to share them with the world. “I’ve made some discoveries in my own personal life with the science that Pythagoras was searching for. I was able to open up the Flower of Life properly and find the real wave conjugations that we’ve been looking for for 10,000 years…On Tuesday when I receive my star [on the Hollywood Walk of Fame] I’m going to be able to prove that gravity is an effect and not a force.” Uh huh.

-ICYMI, here’s my Emmys red carpet recap, in which I tried to string together a few more words than just “Zendayaaaaaaaaaa!”

-When asked about Shane Gillis’ firing from SNL, Bill Hader said: “I feel like you shouldn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Especially in comedy, you do stuff six or seven years ago that wouldn’t be okay now for good reason so I only speak for myself but, like anybody, you have to grow. I think it’s a good thing.” That guy’s a good egg.

-Disney CEO Bob Iger says they put out too many Star Wars movies too fast. Gee, ya think?

-In his new memoir, Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness opens up about childhood abuse and reveals he’s HIV-positive.

-This partnership between Jennifer Lawrence and Amazon’s wedding registry is … unexpected.

Kit Harington has a good strategy for dodging questions about the widely disliked Game of Thrones finale: he says he doesn’t have an opinion because he hasn’t even seen it. Smarter than he looks, that one.

-If Brad Pitt found out about my fangirling of him, I would not have handled it as well as Dax Shepard did.

-Just in case you need a reminder: Chris Pratt remains the worst Chris.

Jessie J debuted a new love she wrote about Channing Tatum, so that’s still happening.

-Stars could not stop drooling over Jennifer Lopez‘s video of her in the green dress. Celebs — they’re just like us!

Jonah Hill is in talks to play a villain in The Batman opposite Robert Pattinson — maybe the Penguin.

-The cast of Pitch Perfect reunited to go to a Hustlers screening, which feels all kinds of right.

-Downton Abbey won the weekend box office, proving that older moviegoers can still flex their money muscles.

Ryan Murphy‘s new Netflix show The Politician, starring Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow, is getting good reviews.

Kat Dennings deserves a good TV show, and Hulu’s Dollface, produced by Margot Robbie, might finally be it judging by this trailer.

-I’m still on the fence about whether or not we need the Breaking Bad movie, but damn there’s nothing like a tearful Jesse Pinkman to hit me right in my heart guts.

 

Chrissy Teigen Can Fix Your Life

Chrissy Teigen Porter Cover

-In her PorterEdit digital cover story, Chrissy Teigen talks social media regrets (“Everything ‘big’ I’ve ever said was just heat of the moment and sometimes very regrettable. I just pop off too quick”) and her tough early years as a model (“My roommates were drinking diet tea and eating cotton balls soaked in chicken broth to stay skinny. I remember my friend got a job working at a burrito restaurant and that’s all I ate for months. Free burritos”). She also appears in a cute video for them where she offers relationship advice.

-This is sad: according to Page Six, Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has been in a luxury rehab facility for stress and alcohol use for a month, checking himself in weeks before the show’s finale aired.

Chris Hemsworth is on the cover of Variety, where he reveals he nearly quit Ghostbusters: “The night before I was shooting, I almost pulled out. Three or four weeks prior, Paul [Feig] said to me, ‘I’m going to write up the character. Don’t worry.’ And then I got the script and nothing had changed…I was really scared walking onto that set. I had no real plan, so I was just feeding off of them, and I just felt ridiculous. So I used that.”

Mandy Moore has made it to Mt. Everest’s base camp. It’s been an exceptionally deadly month on the mountain so I’m glad she’s fine. Now get back down already!

-The View cut off the audio for Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg‘s comments on Trump today for extended portions of the broadcast.

-The latest season of Legends of Tomorrow is now on Netflix and you should all watch it because it’s a loopy delight! I mean, any show where a dude’s nipple turns evil and starts possessing him deserves a shot. (I agree with Sepinwall’s take — skip season one completely.)

Iggy Azalea is planning on pressing charges after stolen topless photos (which were reportedly outtakes from a 2016 GQ Australia shoot) leaked over the weekend.

-Netflix’s Ted Sarandos says the streamer will rethink its massive investment in Georgia if the heartbeat abortion law goes into effect.

-This Atlanta outtake of the boys dancing to TLC made my day.

-ABC has officially passed on renewing Whiskey Cavalier after briefly reconsidering. Cancellations are always rough, but it feels like they handled this whole thing especially poorly.

-On an episode of David Letterman’s Netflix talk show, Ellen DeGeneres revealed she was sexually assaulted as a teenager by her stepfather. “He told me when she was out of town that he’d felt a lump in [my mother’s] breast and needed to feel my breasts because he didn’t want to upset her, but he needed to feel mine. I’m angry at myself because, you know, I didn’t — I was too weak to stand up to — I was 15 or 16. It’s a really horrible, horrible story and the only reason I’m actually going to go into detail about it is because I want other girls to not ever let someone do that.”

Neil Patrick Harris, Ruby Rose, Janet Mock, Anderson Cooper, Wilson Cruz, and Melissa Etheridge are on the cover of EW’s new Pride issue.

-I’m surprised by the surprise that Booksmart didn’t crack $10M at the box office this weekend. What exactly did people expect a small indie to take in while up against Aladdin and superheroes? And blaming it all on marketing seems really weird — I saw a LOT of stuff about this movie before its release (unlike Fast Color, which the studio seems to be burying). It seemed to be more of an issue of choosing the worst possible release date + not really knowing their target demo (who was the constant “it’s Superbad but with girls!” talk supposed to resonate with?) + the decision to open it wide out of the gate instead of a slower rollout to build word of mouth.

-I didn’t exactly love the Killing Eve season finale, but man people are mad about it!

-This is a good profile on Mischa Barton, whose TV show helped inspire the reality TV she’s now a part of.

-Here are the early contenders for song of the summer. (I belted out “Old Town Road” with my uber driver the other day, so that gets my vote.)

-I don’t even watch Deadwood but I will devour every Timothy Olyphant interview about it because he’s just so game. He talks about his former costars who aren’t in the new movie coming to the set anyway.  “[Garret] Dillahunt snuck in. He played Drunk Number Two! He didn’t even get top drunk! [Laughs.] Talk about a reason to call your agent. ‘Hey, why am I not Drunk Number One?'”

Jessica Jones’ final season teaser has arrived. It drops on Netflix June 14.