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Zoë Kravitz wears a fur vest on the cover of Another magazine

-In a new interview with Another, Zoë Kravitz is branching out from acting and working on a solo album with Jack Antonoff, as well as finishing her directorial debut, Pussy Island. The accompanying photos are a little more topless than I need, because apparently I’m turning into my mother…

Lena Dunham wore three wedding dresses inspired by Claudia Schiffer, Priscilla Presley and Sharon Tate at her London wedding last weekend.

Jake Gyllenhaal and his girlfriend Jeanne Cadieu made their first public appearance together at the premiere of his sister’s new movie. The 40-year-old actor has been linked to 25-year-old model since 2018.

-On this week’s celebrity news bingo, I did not have “Shakira attacked by wild boars“.

Aaron Sorkin spoke about the downfall of producer Scott Rudin. “First of all, I have my own experience with Scott, and it’s a higher class of bullying, but I get it.” (I’m more interested by the fact that Josh Charles, who starred in Sorkin’s Sports Night, does not seem to like the interview.)

This whole thread on Ellen Pompeo is eye-opening, and very much incongruent to how she presents herself as an ally. I know this onset behavior is common (and with actors much lower on the callsheet) but I still can’t believe she volunteered that Denzel story up in a podcast, much less that she did so at the same time a tell-all book is dropping that doesn’t seem to paint her in a great light. Like, why?

Jamie Spears released a lengthy statement through his lawyer after the court suspended him.

-Meanwhile, Britney Spears is flying high — literally.

-In a new TED Talk, Lizzo opens up about how twerking helped her appreciate her body and delves into the history behind the dance move.

Lil Nas X says he’s currently single. “I just want to work on music, and every now and then, you know, maybe I’ll kiss a guy every blue moon.”

Kate Middleton got up close and personal with a tarantula named Charlotte. Prince William did not.

Graham Norton credits Tom Cruise for getting celebrities comfortable enough to come back into his studio for in-person interviews.

Daniel Craig has been alerted to the weekend meme. He immediately recognized that it’s not the worst thing to be associated with kicking off what we’re all looking forward to, saying “They do? It’s amazing. I don’t know what that is, but thank you. That’s lovely.”

-To say the reviews for Venom: Let There Be Carnage are mixed would be kind. It’s currently 61% on RottenTomatoes (a drop of 10% since I looked this morning). Some outlets, like the L.A. Times and the Washington Post, gave it raves, but a lot of critics are piling on the venom, calling it a ‘ridiculous mess’ and a ‘porn tentacle fest’ that feels like ‘the mold in the Avengers’ shower.’

Lily-Rose Depp (who is everywhere lately) falls in love with a guy who thinks he’s a wolf (George MacKay) in the Wolf trailer.

-Here’s the first teaser for Disney’s Encanto.

Will Smith Opens Up about Extramarital Relationships

Will-Smith on the cover of GQ

-In his new GQ interview, Will Smith gets candid about extramarital relationships. He said, “Jada never believed in conventional marriage….And for the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection. We have given each other trust and freedom, with the belief that everybody has to find their own way. And marriage for us can’t be a prison.” The article also includes this tidbit: “A viewer of [Red Table Talk] could have walked away thinking that Jada was the only one engaging in other sexual relationships, when that was not, Smith delicately explained to me, in fact the case.”

-Wow. R. Kelly was found guilty of being the ringleader of a decades-long scheme to recruit women and underage girls for sex. After nine hours of jury deliberation, they found him guilty on all 9 counts—one of racketeering and eight of sex trafficking. He could face life in prison after his sentencing hearing in May.

Angelina Jolie and The Weeknd have been spotting out together at dinner again. I still don’t believe they’re dating, but that might just be wishful thinking on my part.

-Following the NYT’s new report that Jamie Spears allegedly hired a security firm to monitor Britney’s phone and bug her home, her lawyer says he has “crossed unfathomable lines” and is urging the court to suspend him immediately.

-The 21-year-old son of Norman Reedus and Helena Christensen was arrested and charged with assault after allegedly punching a 24-year-old woman in the face.

Lena Dunham got married over the weekend, and Taylor Swift was reportedly a guest.

-The View says Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin had false positive tests and don’t actually have covid.

-This Variety opinion piece on why Warner Bros should just open Dune in theatres exclusively instead of “giving it away” in your living room feels really misguided. Yes, the studio might use lackluster box office performance as cover for pushing streaming subscriptions, but that’s part of a bigger problem of making theatres more appealing. And who’s “giving it away”? You still need an HBO Max subscription.

-Nearly all the SNL core cast is returning for season 47 — except for Beck Bennett. I’m surprised; I thought for sure Aidy Bryant and Cesily Strong would leave.

-I’m a big fan of Joel Coen and Frances McDormand; I’m not a big fan of how they’re handling questions about Scott Rudin.

-Netflix’s Tudum event unleashed a bunch of new trailers, including Stranger Things, Don’t Look Up, and Extraction 2. But nothing seems to be getting as much buzz as the Bridgerton Q&A and our first scene with Anthony and Kate. I’m really liking what I’m seeing so far. There’s a reason this couple is a fan favourite of all the books; they’ve got an Elizabeth/Darcy-esque enemies-to-lovers, sparring banter vibe, and it’s great that they cast an actress who can convincingly demolish him with a sharp retort.

Alana Haim (of the band Haim) stars in the trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza, which also stars Bradley Cooper, Cooper Hoffman (son of Philip Seymour Hoffman), Benny Safdie, and Tom Waits.

The Leading Ladies of the Oscars

oscar issue

Viola Davis, Chloé Zhao and Regina King are on Entertainment Weekly’s Oscars issue. I have serious arm envy right now…

Demi Lovato detailed what really went down between her and ex-fiance Max Ehrich. In her doc, she says “We were only together four to five months, and like, honestly, it was false advertising.” She added that starting to date in quarantine accelerated the relationship. “I think I rushed into something that I thought was what I was supposed to do. I realized as time went on that I didn’t actually know the person that I was engaged to…It was 2020. You didn’t get to ‘normally date’ like you do.”

Ray Fisher spilled some tea in the new THR, and said he had to explain to Joss Whedon “some of the most basic points of what would be offensive to the Black community,” to which Whedon replied “It feels like I’m taking notes right now, and I don’t like taking notes from anybody — not even Robert Downey Jr.” Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa reportedly had similar experiences with the director, and a source told THR: “Joss was bragging that he’s had it out with Gal. He told her he’s the writer and she’s going to shut up and say the lines and he can make her look incredibly stupid in this movie.”

-The article was not just about Whedon. It also talks about former DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff John. Apparently before Bridgeton, Regé-Jean Page did not advance in the casting process for SYFY’s Krypton because Johns said Superman could not have a Black grandfather, and he also prevented the Krypton creators from making one of the characters, Adam Strange, gay or bisexual.

-Meanwhile, Regé-Jean Page was reportedly offered an opportunity to return to Bridgerton as a guest star in three to five episodes of season two — at a rate of $50,000 an episode — but declined.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first Netflix project will be a docuseries on the Invictus Games.

-I’m sorry, but Angelina Jolie as an elite wilderness firefighter looks a little ridiculous.

-Meanwhile, Angelina Jolie and Diplo were spotted at the same BBQ.

-Congrats to Henry Golding, who’s a new dad.

Kate Winslet says she knows “at least four” closeted actors who are “terrified” to come out, adding ‘a well-known actor’ was recently instructed by their agent to keep their bisexuality a secret.

Sheryl Underwood says she and Sharon Osbourne haven’t spoken since their confrontation on The Talk.

Lena Dunham debuts her new project: a plus-size clothing line. Which is all well and good (though sizes only go to 26) and the positioning of the NYT article is very weird.

Jimmy Fallon welcomed TikTok dance creators to his show after the Addison Rae backlash.

James Charles has apologized for poor behavior. Again.

Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley did an IG video together to celebrate his Jeopardy guest hosting stint.

-The showrunner of the CBS sitcom The Neighbors has stepped down, saying “At this moment, in light of everything going on in the world, I had concluded that I am not the right person to continue to tell these stories.” The move comes after two Black writers reportedly left the show over race-related issues.

Andrew Garfield plays a charismatic stranger who helps a woman become an internet sensation in the trailer for Mainstream.