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Taylor Swift Is Dropping Clues

Taylor Swift posted a black-and-white picture captioned, “not a lot going on at the moment.” She wore the same message on a t-shirt in her “22” music video and, in April, she used the caption while secretly recording folklore. While some assume it’s an “Exile” music video, the likeliest bet is that she’s re-recording Red, now that she’s officially free to. In her AMA speech, she confirmed that she’s re-recording her old music in the studio she originally did it.

-Euphoria star Lukas Gage posted a Zoom audition in which the director, thinking he was muted, mocked the size of his apartment. I’ve never seen so many blue-checked replies in a comments section, and they come from a weird, wide range of celebs like Dakota Fanning, Paul Mescal, January Joans, Molly Shannon, Emmy Rossum, Robbie Amell, Paul Scheer.

-TMZ reports the director on the call was Tristram Shapeeroand says he’ll be releasing his side of the story — but it won’t include an apology. Not quite sure how that comment could have possibly be taken out of context but sure.

Vanessa Hudgens was spotted looking cozy with MLB player Cole Tucker.

-When Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas were in New Orleans last week, everyone zeroed in on the massive diamond ring she was wearing, but it seems they were simply doing reshoots for Dark Water, in which they play a married couple. The way she’s looking at the ring though, they were def playing it up for the paps.

-This is a great interview with Kristen Stewart, in which she’s asked if only queer actors should play queer characters. “would never want to tell a story that really should be told by somebody who’s lived that experience. Having said that, it’s a slippery slope conversation because that means I could never play another straight character if I’m going to hold everyone to the letter of this particular law. I think it’s such a gray area. There are ways for men to tell women’s stories, or ways for women to tell men’s stories. But we need to have our finger on the pulse and actually have to care. You kind of know where you’re allowed. I mean, if you’re telling a story about a community and they’re not welcoming to you, then fuck off.”

-Jeopardy is not naming a new long-term host after Alex Trebek‘s death right away. For awhile, there will be a series of rotating hosts, starting with Ken Jennings.

-I didn’t understand The Weeknd’s look at last night’s AMAs.

Bad Bunny was originally set to perform at the AMAs but had to cancel after testing positive for the rona.

Christine Baranski says she “practically didn’t have to read the script” before joining Dolly Parton’s new Christmas film: “Oh my God, I get to hang out with Dolly Parton!? She’s going to be my personal Christmas angel? Where do I sign the papers?” It just hit Netflix and I cannot wait to watch it.

-Now here’s a headline to kick off the week: “Sex Pistols star Johnny Rotten bitten by a flea on his penis after rescuing squirrels”

Hasan Minhaj was trending today for a clip from Vanity Fair’s lie detector test where he said he was more attractive than Dax Shepard.

-Speaking of Hasan, women of colour who worked on his Netflix show Patriot Act have called out his treatment of them.

-Netflix today announced that, according to their numbers, a record-setting 62 million households chose to watch The Queen’s Gambit in its first month, making it its biggest scripted limited series to date. I don’t believe Netflix’s ratings press releases at all, but it must mean something that it’s been listed in the Top 10 in Canada for weeks. The fact that it hit No. 1 for at least a day in 63 different countries speaks to it’s wide appeal — everyone from teens to grandmas seems to be watching it.

-Meanwhile, expect it to land on many Best TV of 2019 lists.

Prince William and Kate revealed their ‘dear dog’ Lupo died over the weekend.

-I remember when Ryan Reynolds filmed Just Friends in Saskatchewan and there were so many stories coming out of that town about him being um, not great. But his reputation on set has definitely turned around the last couple of years. And now he’s doing stuff like this: he recorded over 400 personalized videos to thank his quarantining crew.

Kelly Clarkson and Jewel teamed up for a “Foolish Games” duet over Zoom to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Piece of You album and it was pretty damn great.

-What Alan Rickman once said about costar Tim Allen is perfection.

-The CW’s Arrowverse continues to implode now that the anchor show has ended: Black Lightning’s upcoming season will be its last, and it sounds like the cast found out the same time the rest of us did.

Dennis Quaid and Sean Patrick Flanery team up for a MMA drama in Born a Champion.

 

Viola Davis On Surviving 2020

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Viola Davis rocks some killer pantsuits in the new issue of Instyle. In the interview, she talks about Black Lives Matter (“What’s happening is what has always been happening. We just decided to wake up. How have I been able to process it? I have days when I fail miserably. And that’s when I need my two or three glasses of wine. But I’m trying not to lose hope in humanity”), and her reputation as being “commanding” (“Other people see it much more than I do. I will say that I think my greatest source of strength is my authenticity. If I try to channel some other being, I get lost. That’s when my anxiety level goes up. Growing up in Central Falls [R.I.] as the only kinky-haired chocolate-brown girl, I always was trying to channel the girls who had the Farrah Fawcett look. It had disastrous results”).

Beyonce and Jay Z’s kid Blue Ivy is officially a more productive member of society than I am.

-THR has a look into Warner Bros.’ decision to sever ties with Johnny Depp. They’ll still have to pay him his full Fantastic Beasts 3 salary, even though he only shot one scene.

-I see Dominic West‘s PR people are working overtime.

-Love this Vulture piece on Ana de Armas and how in the absence of everything that makes a star, she’s still managed to become one — just not quite how she’d pictured it.

Eva Longoria got heat for comments she made during an appearance on MSNBC, in which she compared the impact of Black women and Latina women on Joe Biden’s victory. She has since apologized and clarified her remarks.

-ABC aired a 20/20 special tribute to Alex Trebek last night. I also liked the Fresh Air tribute.

-If Prison Break ever comes back, it’s going to be without Wentworth Miller. He said on Instagram: “I’m out. Of PB. Officially. I just don’t want to play straight characters. Their stories have been told (and told). So… no more Michael. If you were a fan of the show, hoping for additional seasons… I understand this is disappointing. I’m sorry.”

Gillian Anderson was on Live with Kelly and Ryan this morning and every time I hear her talk with a British accent I do a double-take.

Aldis Hodge is on the verge of superstardom and I can’t wait. He’s so, so good in One Night in Miami.

Liam Hemsworth and Gabriella Brooks are still going strong. The pair celebrated his brother Luke’s birthday together.

-I just can’t get enough of Dave Grohl and Nandi‘s video exchanges. The part where she tells him he has to practice his drums more is adorable.

-The Hillsong controversy continues, with Carl Lentz’s alleged lover now giving interviews about their supposed affair.

-Did The Bachelorette break itself by dismantling its core premise?

-I’ve been done with Zachary Levi since he posted IG stories of him hosting a birthday party in the height of lockdown, but I see he’s still putting his foot in it.

Vanessas Hudgens is back for another terrible-awesome holiday movie in the trailer for The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again.

-The more stills I see from Gunpowder Milkshake, the more I can’t wait to watch this movie.

-Speaking of movies I can’t wait to watch, here’s the trailer for Kristen Stewart’s gay holiday romcom Happiest Season.

Shawn Mendes Teases Fans with Shower Scene

-The trailer for the new Shawn Mendes doc is out and it starts with him in the shower, which means Netflix has a lock on what his fans wanna see.

Dominic West is reportedly in talks to play Prince Charles in the fifth and sixth seasons of The Crown, which is kind of delicious considering the past few weeks.

Mark Ruffalo has jumped to Chris Pratt’s defense, calling him “not overtly political.”

Kim Kardashian sat down with David Letterman for his Netfix show and offered a clue as to why the family is ending their reality series: “Realistically, we can post something on social media and make more than we do a whole season.” Gawd, that’s depressing.

-After postponing their wedding twice, Taraji P. Henson and fiancé Kelvin Hayden have decided to split.

-Teen Wolf’s Tyler Posey used his OnlyFans account to confirm he’s hooked up with guys. Didn’t he already do this, or am I just getting it confused with all the blind items?

-BIPOC members of the cast of Glow shared a letter they sent to Netflix before the show was cancelled, asking the creators asking for better representation.

-Netflix once again proves that you shouldn’t fall in love with their shows unless you like heartbreak — they canceled Away, starring Hilary Swank and Josh Charles. I’m surprised by this one; it felt like a show that critics didn’t love or talk about but was drawing in the type of quietly loyal audience that watches CBS procedurals.

-Netflix confirmed that Dawson’s Creek won’t have its iconic theme song when it hits the streaming giant’s library next month, instead replaced with Jann Arden’s “Run Like Mad.” Good for her!

-I know this is sounding like a broken record, but my god, what’s going on with Britney Spears’ Instagram?

Harvey Weinstein’s request for a bail release pending appeal has been denied, reportedly due to his overwhelming amount of resources and motive to flee the country.

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are reprising their Hocus Pocus roles for a virtual reunion on Oct 30. Tickets are $10 to support the New York Restoration Project and special guests will include Meryl Streep, Jennifer Hudson, Glenn Close, Elvira, Billy Crystal, Billy Eichner, Adam Lambert, Thora Birch, Sarah Silverman, Martin Short and more.

-Warner Bros. is eager to release Wonder Woman 1984 in 2020, but there likely won’t be decision about its debut for at least another few weeks as movie theatres in parts of New York are reopening. I still don’t think it’s gonna happen this year.

Jake Gyllenhaal is teaming up with Canadian director Denis Villeneuve for a new HBO limited series. (I still haven’t forgiven either of them for the ending of their last project together, Enemy.)

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fischer hosted a Borat screening that was attended by Katy Perry, Josh Gad and Ariana Grande.

-Aw man, Jeff Bridges announced on Twitter last night that he has lymphoma.

-We could all use a little good news and Zendaya is delivering: two special episodes of Euphoria are coming to HBO in December.

This voting PSA from the Succession cast made me really miss Succession!

Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis‘ gay romcom is coming to Hulu, which sucks for us Canadians.

Viola Davis plays legendary blues singer Ma Rainey alongside Chadwick Boseman in his last role in the trailer for Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.