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Kate Winslet Regrets Working with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski

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-In a new, frank interview with Vanity FairKate Winslet reevaluates her career choices, asking “What the fuck was I doing working with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski?” She adds: “I have to take responsibility for the fact that I worked with them both. I can’t turn back the clock. I’m grappling with those regrets but what do we have if we aren’t able to just be fucking truthful about all of it?” Well, that’s one way to kick off an awards campaign!

-I guess those reports of Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly dating were legit.

-Congrats to Leighton Meester and Adam Brody, who welcomed a new baby boy.

Lindsay Lohan is being sued for promising to write a book and taking the advance — and then not writing the book.

-Hollywood is remaking She’s All That and they’ve cast TikTok star Addison Rae. Sigh.

Jennifer Garner had the best response when a fan commented to ask whether she’s pregnant with her fourth child: “I am 48, have three healthy kids and I am not — and never will be — pregnant. Can we lay that pupper to rest. Have I gained the covid 19? Possibly. But that is another story.”

-Season 46 of SNL will premiere on October 3, and things are looking back to normal — the show will air live at 11:30 p.m. from its usual home in Studio 8H at 30 Rock.

-Wonder Woman 1984’s release date has been pushed again — this time to Christmas.  This movie isn’t coming out this year. Dune either.

Halle Berry‘s MMA drama Bruised, which premieres this week at TIFF, is being picked up by Netflix. Good for her!

-The Mariah Carey song that kicked off her feud with Jennifer Lopez will finally be released on her upcoming collection of b-sides.

-The upcoming Fresh Prince reunion will include the original Aunt Viv.

-Bless Harold Perrineau for answering all these questions about Romeo + Juliet.

Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch and Paula Pell played Jimmy Fallon’s aunts and gave everyone tips for staying in touch in quarantine.

-A viral tweet claiming Cuties sexualizes a young Black girl has led to thousands of people (and QAn*n) calling for Netflix to dump the film. But critics who’ve seen it say the movie is actually an argument about the effect of near-pornography on young girls.

-Amazon released the first look at Regina King’s directorial debut One Night in Miami, a look at the night when Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke found themselves in the same room.

Florence Pugh Defends Relationship with Zach Braff

Florence Pugh is fighting back after she posted a birthday message for Zach Braff and people immediately commented on their age differene: “I do not need you to tell me who I should or should not love and I would never in my life — ever ever — tell anyone who they can or cannot love. It is not your place, and really it has nothing to do with you.”

Lady Gaga covers InStyle and says she’s “very excited” to start a family: “I look forward to being a mom. Isn’t it incredible what we can do? We can hold a human inside and grow it. Then it comes out, and it’s our job to keep it alive. It’s so funny — everyone works out of my house every day. When they come in, I always say, ‘Welcome to the Womb!'”

Cardi B is partnering with Fashion Nova to give away $1,000 every hour until May 20.

-Also, Halsey donated 100,000 face masks to four California hospitals.

George and Amal Clooney donated more than $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts.

Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig star in a quarantine soap opera skit titled The Longest Days of Our Lives.

Jake Gyllenhaal says Heath Ledger refused to do the opening at the 2007 Academy Awards because producers wanted to stick in a homophobic joke about Brokeback Mountain. “I was sort of at the time, ‘Oh, okay… whatever.’ I’m always like, ‘It’s all in good fun.’ And Heath said, ‘It’s not a joke to me – I don’t want to make any jokes about it.’ That’s the thing I loved about Heath. He would never joke. Someone wanted to make a joke about the story or whatever, he was like, ‘No. This is about love. Like, that’s it, man. Like, no.’ ”

Jodie Turner-Smith is my favourite person on Twitter because of stuff like this.

Justin Timberlake did Hot Ones. I couldn’t make it through the whole interview because there’s no way I can suffer through a half hour of JT, but good for him for giving Nardwuar a shout out.

-SNL is returning with a new, remotely produced episode this Saturday.

Nicole Richie was on Naomi Campbell’s daily “talk show” and she reminisced about sticking her hand up a cow’s butt during an episode of The Simple Life: “The pressure of going inside the cow? That feeling will never leave my body.”

-Exes Demi Moore and Bruce Willis are taking conscious uncoupling to the next level: they’re self-isolating together with their kids.

-There’s a new Gourmet Makes! Claire tries to recreate Cadbury creme eggs.

Jimmy Fallon gets introspective in a new Vulture interview and says it will be a long, long, long time before The Tonight Show could be the same again. And it may never be.

Wills and Kate hired the Sussexs’ former Instagram manager.

The Strokes are dropping a new album tomorrow and early reviews are glowing.

-The New Yorker profiled Fran Lebowitz on how she’s been handling social distancing and every quote is a gem. My favourite: “I hate to cook. I find it incredibly tedious. Last night, I was peeling a cucumber and I was infuriated. Like, why am I peeling this cucumber? Why am I not in a restaurant, where they know how to peel a cucumber, and where I’m not doing it?” My other favourite: “Until this happened I was one of the few people still shaking hands, because people were hugging….I was so shocked when hugging started. I thought, Are you out of your mind? I would put my hand out and people would go in for a hug. This is when someone’s introducing you to someone. I think it would be great if hugging stopped. Hugging apparently is less virus-producing than shaking hands, but hugging is its own kind of contagion.” I feel seen.

-I missed the news that Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are expecting their second child. Yay for them!

Joaquin Phoenix‘s GQ cover story is just a mashup of a bunch of old interviews. I know everyone’s social distancing but phoners are still a thing.

-Modern Family bowed out last night with its highest ratings in three years.

-I’ve downloaded Quibi but haven’t really watched anything yet. I have, however, listened to the Extra Hot Great podcast and this rant about Liam Hemsworth‘s new show, Most Dangerous Game.

-The trailer for Netflix’s The Half of It looks wonderful. A straight-A student who’s coming to terms with the fact she’s gay becomes best friends with a popular jock.

Leighton Meester Talks Learning How to Surf

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-I’m really not down with the styling of her Shape feature, but at this point I’m just grateful that Leighton Meester is landing magazine covers again.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez got engaged this weekend and her ring is reportedly worth $1.4M.

-1D drama: Louis Tomlinson says he stopped being friends with Zayn Malik after Malik didn’t show up when his mom died.

-Wait, Ariana Grande used to date Alicia Florrick‘s son?? And she might be dating him again?

-Congrats to Glee’s Lea Michele, who got married on Saturday.

-I love this story about a reporter asking a publicist if he could interview Ben Mendelsohn (despite him not being on the Captain Marvel press tour), and then having Mendelsohn call him to chat 10 minutes later.

-Meanwhile, Captain Marvel did even better than expected, raking in $455M US globally, including $153M in North America. Also, Brie Larson popped into a few theatres this weekend to surprise fans.

-I never thought we’d have a beef between Drake and Paul Anka, but here we are.

-In an IG post this weekend, Justin Bieber asked fans to pray for him as he revealed his recent struggles with depression.

-This entire interview with Regina King is worth a read (Support the Girls is a movie I missed last year but really want to see because I’ve only heard raves), but this bit about whether or not her pal Tiffany Haddish was telling the truth about her other pal Sanaa Lathan biting Beyonce is gold: “Let me tell you something: I could tap your leg with my foot and Tiffany would retell it as me kicking you. She’s a comedian. She can make a story, know what I mean?”

-Speaking of interviews worth your time, speaking to Vulture John Mulaney revealed he fired Louis C.K.’s former manager Dave Becky, who represents a lot of comedians, a soon as the CK article came out in the NYT, but didn’t make a statement about it. “I didn’t feel I had anything that noble to add, and issuing a simple statement of one sentence that I fired Dave seemed evasive and honestly an unhelpful use of everyone’s time and taking up oxygen.” Also, when asked about making the comedy industry safer for women, he had the perfect answer: “I have a lot of thoughts and opinions on many things. I don’t think my thoughts and opinions matter in any way compared to the women who have been directly affected by these actions. I say this not at all to be evasive, but just to not talk anymore as a male in comedy who has not had to experience this. Other people should. Women’s opinions matter, and mine does not.”

Taika Waititi is adapting Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits for TV and I like all of those things!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle learned how to make maple taffy on snow during a visit to Canada House in London today.

-The fact that Aidy Bryant‘s new Hulu show Shrill is being compared to Better Things can only be a good thing.

-Last night, the Olivia Wilde-directed teen comedy Booksmart premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and people LOVED it. The reviews are glowing and the trailer looks great.