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Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet: New BFFs?

Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet were spotted together at a Bed, Bath & Beyond in Manhattan, but sources insist they’re just friends.

-The trailer for Taylor Swift‘s upcoming Netflix documentary has dropped and yeah, I’ll watch this.

-In her upcoming memoir, Jessica Simpson reveals that she was sexually abused as a child by the daughter of a family friend and later turned to self-medicating: “I was killing myself with all the drinking and pills.” She also says her drinking escalated during her relationship with John Mayer: “I constantly worried that I wasn’t smart enough for him. He was so clever and treated conversation like a friendly competition that he had to win…My anxiety would spike and I would pour another drink. It was the start of me relying on alcohol to mask my nerves.”

Terry Jones, a founding member of Monty Python and a beloved comedian, screenwriter, film director, poet, historian and author, has died at 77.

-A critic detailed his experience after he said that SNL was no longer funny — and Michael Che spent the next few months mocking him for it.

-This is a lovely interview with Schitt’s Creek stars Dan Levy and Annie Murphy. She talks about showing up to one of his fancy brunches with a bucket of KFC (“Not that that’s what I connect with brunch. I just thought everyone likes KFC secretly deep down”), while Levy talks about the giant billboard to promote the show in LA that features him and Noah Reid kissing (“That takes a team effort because there are not a lot of networks that would put an image of two men kissing on a two-story billboard on Sunset Boulevard. Why? For fear of retaliation from, like, One Million Moms or some dumb hate group? I can’t. We’re fearful of the wrong people, ultimately”).

-Speaking of Dan Levy, he and Mary Steenburgen were just added to the cast of a gay rom-com starring Kristen Stewart and McKenzie Davis. God, give me all of that!

-Speaking of the Schitt’s Creek cast, this moderator’s exchange with Catherine O’Hara was so very Moira-like I guffawed.

-The full name of Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden‘s baby is Raddix Chloe Wildflower Madden. Ok, then.

Kim Kardashian says she came up with the inspiration for her daughter’s name from a Jay Leno joke.

-YouTuber David Dobrik (aka the only one I only watch) went on Fallon’s show and talked about meeting Justin Bieber for the first time, and how the singer proceeded to tickle him. He also talked about how he got married to his friend’s 70-something-year-old mom just to become his friend’s stepdad.

-The photographer who grabbed that photo of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston backstage at the SAG Awards explained how she got the shot: “I was about to leave when I saw Brad coming down the hallway and sensed that there would be a photo-worthy moment. He called out ‘Aniston!’ and she turned around and they embraced and congratulated each other.”

Gina Rodriguez, what are you doing?!? (She turned off the comments on her post, so it’s possible she was aware that this book review was all over Twitter yesterday.) And yet…

-This is quite lovely: Patrick Stewart appeared on The View today and surprised Whoopi Goldberg by inviting her to appear on his new Star Trek series.

-Speaking of Patrick Stewart, he plays a famous pianist struggling with stage fright who gets help from a music critic, played by Katie Holmes, in the trailer for Coda.

Florence Pugh’s Streak Continues

 

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-I feel like I have Florence Pugh face blindness. I’ve seen her in Midsommar, Fighting with My Family and Little Women, but I still don’t know that I could pick her out of a lineup. Regardless, her Vogue spread is very good.

-Now that the dust is starting to settle, the Evening Standard has a timeline of how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s announcement reportedly went down. Harry originally contacted Prince Charles about spending more time in Canada and America just before Christmas, but was told he needed to come up with a thought-out plan. He was then told the Queen would meet with him, but “would not discuss his wishlist before he had discussed it in detail with his father.” But then that meeting was blocked by courtiers. Prince Charles and Prince William were only sent a copy of Harry and Meghan’s statement “10 minutes” before it was released.

-According to Lainey, there’s an implication that Harry and Meghan rushed the announcement it to get ahead of The Sun’s story — which was broken by a reporter who happens to be good friends with Will and Kate’s press secretary. 👀

The Mirror claims Will is “incandescent with rage,” while the Daily Mail claims Harry has been locked in four-way conference call with the Queen, Charles, and Will as they try to find “workable future role within days.”

-I kind of love that the couple’s new website was made by a Toronto agency (which might explain how they were able to keep it under wraps from the family).

-This is surprising to me: according to People, when Harry and Meghan returned to London this week, Archie remained in Canada. “It is believed that Archie stayed with Meghan’s close pal, Jessica Mulroney.”

-It was a very good day for news to come out that the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall was banned from driving for speeding.

-Yesterday was the perfect day for celebrities to slide some news under the radar, so I’m surprised there wasn’t a wave of divorce announcements. The only one I saw was from Arrow’s Katie Cassidy, who split from her husband after just 13 months of marriage. (Weirdly because I follow all of them on IG, it seems like all three actresses who’ve played Canary are going through major splits with their SOs right now.)

-At Wednesday night’s National Board of Review gala, Bradley Cooper presented Brad Pitt with the Best Supporting Actor award and in his acceptance speech, Pitt credited Cooper for helping him get sober. “I got sober because of this guy, and every day’s been happier ever since.” Pitt also brought the jokes, quipping, “It’s nice to be able to leave this thing carrying something other than George Clooney.”

Pitt also did a video interview for W, in which he reminisces on his prom and first kiss (“Her name was Lisa. It was in her garage. It was in fourth grade. She was one street over. I ran home afterwards. It was just too much.”)

-Kids teaching their famous parents how to use TikTok is my fave new thing. Me next, please.

-It’s really something to see Kristen Stewart this relaxed and actually having fun while doing movie promo. She’s grown so much.

-I adore Jane Austen and will consume everything related to her, but Sanditon, which starts Sunday on PBS, is a tough hang for me — just because the ending is so very non-Austen-y. The reviews are glowing, though.

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston‘s table ran out of beverages at the Globes, so Reese asked Beyonce for some champagne. That is some Madeline energy right there.

Tiffany Haddish said she first took a meeting with Like a Boss costar Rose Byrne at a hotel bar when she noticed two gay men. “I start hitting on them and once I get a little drink in me, I want to, you know, donate my womb. I was like ‘If y’all want to have a baby, let me know. I’ll pay child support. Y’all can raise it. I’ll carry it and I’ll breastfeed it for six months and it’s all yours.’ Rose was like, ‘No, Tiffany. You can’t do this. You need to go to your room.’ That’s when I knew we’d be friends forever. She protected my womb.”

Mae Whitman posted a Parenthood reunion pic and I felt it with my whole heart.

-The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina released a music video to promote the new season and it’s … something.

-The Television Critics Association panels are happening this week, and FX CEO John Landgraf did his annual #PeakTV report, revealing scripted originals grew 7 percent in 2019 and set a record — topping 500 show in a year for the first time.

-FX also announced that Atlanta will get an expanded order — but won’t air until 2021.

-They also revealed trailers for two of the year’s most anticipated new shows: Devs, from Alex Garland, writer/director of Ex Machina and Annihilation, which stars Nick Offerman and Sonoya Mizuno, and follows a computer developer investigating a quantum computing company that she believes is responsible for the disappearance of her boyfriend; and Mrs. America, starring Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Tracey Ullman, Rose Byrne, Uzo Aduba, Margo Martindale, Elizabeth Banks and John Slattery.

Bong Joon Ho‘s Parasite is heading to HBO as a limited series. I adored that movie and this seems like a very bad idea.

-I’ve been sort of following the drama in Romancelandia because it’s all over my TL, but this is big. Romance Writers of America president has resigned (finally!) after publishers Harlequin, Berkley, Kensington, Avon, and St. Martins all pulled out of the RWA national conference. (This is a good recap of what initially went down, although the RWA has continued to handle it all horribly since then.)

-I’ve been feeling superhero fatigue (both from movies and TV) for a while now, but goddamn the new Birds of Prey trailer is good. Goddamn.

Kristen Stewart Gets Spicy

Kristen Stewart and her Charlie’s Angels costars were the latest celebs to chow down on spicy wings on Hot Wings.

-Speaking of KStew, she’s surprisingly getting good reviews for her comedic timing in Charlie’s Angels. I did not see that coming — but I love it!

-Also, Kristen and Shia LaBeouf were the latest duo to do Variety’s Actors on Actors segment, and this one might be my fave yet. It got really intense really fast, with her talking about a bad experience with a director (“One dude made me cry on set one day, on the first day of a movie, but that was the last second that I cared about him anymore. I was like, ‘I’m alone & you’re terrible.’ He made a bad movie”) and him talking about his somewhat unhealthy love of acting (“The most intimate moments of my whole life happened on set. I don’t know if there’s anything more intimate than creating something with somebody. I think I’m deeply dissatisfied in life”).

Saoirse Ronan looks AMAZING in the new issue of Dazed.

-Whoa, it sounds like this week’s Survivor was a total shitshow. Some contestants turned sexual misconduct into game play and producers apparently let it happen, while the woman who originally complained was forced to sit silently through tribal council while the accused got to angrily defend himself. Gross.

Gillian Anderson is getting raves as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown. Between her and Olivia Colman, I’m gonna have to start watching this show boring ass show again, aren’t I?

-NBC has renewed Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I don’t go here, but good for them!

-At this point, I’m wondering if Scarlet Johansson should just bow out of all press tours. She’s not good at it.

-Also continuing to be problematic: Gina Rodriguez.

Jason Momoa being interviewed by Kelly Clarkson’s kids is all kinds of swoon-worthy.

Julia Wolov is pushing back against a report about Louis CK, confirming that she did NOT consent to him jerking off in front of her to completion.

-I don’t watch horror movies cause they give me the scares, but I love the creator of Black Christmas’ reasoning for making it PG-13 instead of R. “We wrote it with an R in mind. When they did the test screenings, was clear that this movie needed to be available to a younger female audience because the subject matter is timely. Also I want to indoctrinate girls into horror.”

-How did I not know that Vin Diesel taught Judi Dench how to play Dungeons & Dragons and she went on to become DM for her grandchildren?!

-I can’t get enough of these stories about how Mary Steenburgen went under the knife for routine arm surgery — and woke up with incredible musical talent.

-Look, this recent college graduate had a bad take on Sarah Dessen’s YA novels, but there’s something really terrible about watching New York Times bestselling authors like Jennifer Weiner and Jodi Picoult using there hugely followed Twitter accounts to call her out. This is punching down in a really unfortunate way.

Ben Affleck struggles with addiction in the first trailer for his basketball drama The Way Back.