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Justin Timberlake’s Post-Documentary Apology

Justin Timberlake has apologized to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson. “I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right,” he said on Instagram.

-Jezebel has the best headline: “Like Most Women in Their Late 30s, Britney Spears Has Received a Halfhearted Apology From Her Terrible High School Boyfriend:

-It looks like that documentary didn’t just wring an long-overdue mea culpa out of Timberlake; it may be helping turn the tide  for Britney Spears. A judge ruled against her father in the latest estate court hearing, denying his bid to retain control of delegating her investments.

Pitbull also has thoughts on the Britney Spears’ situation: “They are not called mistakes they are called “must-takes” and mistakes don’t make you.” Um, ok?

-Holy crap, Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are creating and starring in a Mr. & Mrs. Smith TV series for Amazon Prime. Is that not the most perfect combination of words?!

-The men of the Buffyverse have finally started to show support for their female costars. So far, David Boreanaz has only liked Charisma Carpenter’s posts, but J August Richards, who played Gunn on Angel, tweeted to her “As I said to you yesterday, I am here for you, however you need me,” while James Marsters, who played Spike, tweeted “The Buffy set was not without challenges. I do not support abuse of any kind, and am heartbroken to learn of the experiences of some of the cast.” On a recent podcast, Marsters talked about how Whedon once confronted him because his character was supposed to be a villain and became a fan favourite instead. “I was terrified of Joss…I remember he backed me up against a wall one day and was like ‘I don’t care how popular you are, kid. You’re dead. You hear me? Dead. Dead!’ And I was like ‘Uh, it’s your football, man. Ok.'” (Marsters doesn’t get a total pass, though. He once admitted to writing a creepy song about Michelle Trachtenberg before she turned 18.)

-Speaking of Trachtenberg, her latest statement is the most damning so far. She edited her Instagram comment, saying there was a rule on the Buffy set that Joss Whedon was not allowed in a room alone with her. She starred on Buffy from the ages 14-17.

-This flew under the radar last year, but Buffy’s stunt coordinator and Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s stunt double (now a married couple) accused Whedon of threatening and surveilling them, and trying to manipulate them into breaking up.

Grant Gustin of The Flash is gonna be a papa.

-I don’t think there’s been a better socially distance press tour than the one for the latest To All The Boys movie. First they had Lana Condor and Noah Centineo do a reaction video to the movie, and now Netflix asked them to write “goodbye” letters to each other.

-Also the new movie, which dropped on Netflix today, is currently 71% fresh.

-Chapelle’s Show’ is returning to Netflix and this time it has Dave Chappelle’s blessing.

-From her ICU bed, Ashley Judd detailed her “harrowing 55 hours” being transported from a Congo rainforest to a South African hospital – which included a 6 hour motorbike ride – after breaking her leg while working to track endangered apes.

-Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins says he was once slapped by Prince Harry. “It pissed me off, actually.”

-I just watched 9 minutes of Brie Larson eating food she made in her air fryer and I have no regrets.

-Insecure might be wrapping up, but Issa Rae is staying in the HBO business. She’s producing a Miami rap group comedy series RAP SH*T, which landed a HBO Max series order.

Jamie Dornan promoted Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mara with this very cute IG video.

Gina Carano announced a new movie project with Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, which might be the most hilariously fast downgrade ever. She told Deadline, “They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.” Look, TPTB in Hollywood (not including the on camera talent) are notoriously conservative. She wasn’t fired for being conservative, she was fired because she refused to stop making the Disney/Lucasfilm brand look bad. They’re just responding to market research about what’s going to hurt their bottom line.

Jessica Rothe, Jack Kilmer and Michael K. Williams make money of people going to rehab in Body Brokers.

Oliva Wilde’s On Her ‘No Assholes On Set’ Policy

-In her Directors On Directors conversation with Emerald Fennell for Variety, Oliva Wilde elaborated on her “No Assholes On Set” policy, which people were talking about after she fired Shia LaBeouf.

-Production on Netflix’s star-packed Don’t Look Up was reportedly stopped today when Jennifer Lawrence was hit with glass in a stunt gone wrong. It sounds like she’ll be ok.

Ryan Reynolds, Diddy and David Beckham (who all own alcohol brands) are donating $1 million to bartenders — and made a hilarious video about it.

Lana Del Rey went Instagram official with fiancé Clayton Johnson.

Lana Condor will star in and executive produce Netflix’s Boo, Bitch — a comedy limited series about a high school senior who, after years of playing it safe, decides to live an epic life … only to wake up the next morning and find out she’s now a ghost. I’m into it.

T.I. and Tiny’s reality show has suspended production following those sexual abuse allegations.

Van Jones was on The View today and it did not go well for him. At all.

-Legendary Canadian actor Christopher Plummer has passed away at 91. There are a lot of amazing tributes and clips being shared, but my fave is when he did a roundtable with George Clooney, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton and Voila Davis, and he talked about why he’d never work with Terrence Malick again.

-Netflix’s Malcolm & Marie tries to build on Euphoria and turn director Sam Levinson into a bankable auteur. Judging by reviews, things aren’t quite working out as planned.

-Levinson addressed the film’s backlash in an interview with Esquire: “There is this tendency amongst the establishment, and I mean white establishment critics, to categorize things and talk about them in a way that can sometimes speak to their own importance.”

-Here’s the first trailer for HBO’s docuseries Allen v. Farrow.

Cardi B dropped a new music video and it’s the bright, shiny thing we need to kick of the weekend!

Mariah Carey Talks Exes and Ellen

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-In a new interview with New York Magazine, Mariah Carey reveals “My All” and “The Roof” were about her brief fling with Derek Jeter, talks about how ex Eminem doesn’t make it into her memoir (“If somebody or something didn’t pertain to the actual meaning of Mariah Carey, as is the title, then they aren’t in the book”), and recalls that infamous moment when Ellen Degeneres forced her to reveal her pregnancy before she was ready and she miscarried soon after (“I was extremely uncomfortable with that moment is all I can say. And I really have had a hard time grappling with the aftermath”). My fave bit is when she chides an assistant for putting out candles during the interview (“Oh, darling. Don’t put that down there for me, because that is hideous. That is underlighting!”)

-Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran announced that he and his wife Cherry Seaborn had welcomed a baby girl last week named Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. “We are on cloud nine over here. I’ll see you when it’s time to come back.”

-The late Chadwick Boseman posthumously covers People magazine.

-Meanwhile, I knew Michael B Jordan’s tribute to Boseman was going to gut me, and it did.

-Here’s video of Marvel stars remembering Boseman, which aired on ABC after Sunday’s showing of Black Panther.

Trevor Noah and Friday Night Lights actress Minka Kelly are dating, and a source tells People “it’s very serious.” I can see them together.

-Wow. I can’t handle horror, plus I’m not going to the movies again anytime this century but I was hoping Antebellum would get good reviews for Janelle Monáe‘s sake. That is not happening.

-Speaking of not being able to imagine being in a movie theatre, it’s wild to me that the Venice Film Festival kicks off this week and stars have started to arrive.

Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, who are doing reshoots for the third To All The Boys movie in Vancouver, were spotted heading to dinner together yesterday. Good mask usage!

-In case you missed it, here’s Marie Claire’s fascinating profile from April on how Marisol Nichols went from an actress to an undercover child predator hunter.

-The Brandy vs. Monica battle last night was all anyone on my Twitter TL could talk about.

-I am definitely here for the Megan Fox comeback.

-The Friday Night Lights cast shot a voting PSA and reminded everyone that Grandma Saracen is the best.

-I’m a big fan of the rose from Brad Pitt‘s Chateau Miravel, so yeah I’ll try his bubbles.

-In The Doorman, Ruby Rose plays an ex-soldier who befriends a family in NYC and ends up defending them against a gang of thieves.