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Priyanka Chopra on the “Professional Hazard” of Social Media

Priyanka Chopra vanity fair

Priyanka Chopra covers Vanity Fair and talks about the social media frenzy that followed after she dropped Nick Jonas‘ name from her Instagram handle. “It’s a very vulnerable feeling, actually, that if I post a picture, everything that’s behind me in that picture is going to be zoomed in on, and people are going to speculate.”

-In a new Harper’s Bazaar profile, artist Anna Marie Tendler reflected on her “surreal and shocking” divorce from comedian John Mulaney.

Britney Spears has responded to her sister Jamie Lynn’s recent ABC News interview in multiple Instagram posts. Britney’s first post mentioned that she had a fever of 104 but her security team wouldn’t leave the premises to get her medicine (or, presumably, a covid test?!), while her latest post said that her sister had “stooped to a whole new level of LOW” and denied Jamie Lynn’s story that she once grabbed a knife and locked them in a room.

Pete Davidson won’t be hosting the Oscars, mostly because he’s too tied to NBC and the show airs on ABC.

-Meanwhile, unverified leaked audio of what seems to be Kanye West’s newest single has the lyric, “God saved me from that crash/ just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s ass.”

Anne Hathaway‘s new look is giving people Devil Wears Prada vibes.

-Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has resumed filming after Letitia Wright was injured in a stunt almost five months ago. (Is it horrible that when I first heard about her injury, I didn’t think that was the real reason she couldn’t film?)

-Everyone leaving Lady Gaga hanging out to dry in this clip from an actress roundtable is amazing.

Geena Davis says she was once denied a role because the leading man said she was too old, even though he was older than her.

-Here’s Prada’s new menwear campaign with Tom Holland.

-This is an excellent debate on the quality of Station Eleven. Personally, I think it’s the best show I’ve seen in ages, but it took me a while to figure out that I liked the odd numbered episodes so much more, and that was because the even numbered ones tended to focus on the travelling symphony. I still haven’t watched the finale yet cause I adored episode 9 so much, I kind of want to savor it.

-Speaking of buzzy shows, I like this piece about how Yellowjackets is great because you can either get really deep into theorizing or just ignore the theories completely. (I need to catch up on episodes, but I also think the comparison to Annihilation is spot on.)

-Aw man, Netflix is raising its prices again in the US and Canada.

-Orange Is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks showed off her wedding pics. That dress is stunning.

-FX has ordered a Justified revival, with Timothy Olyphant set to return as Raylan in the limited series.

Alec Baldwin turned over his cell phone to law enforcement officials as part of the investigation into the fatal shooting on the set of the film Rust after it was reported that he’d failed to do so despite a search warrant.

-Here’s the trailer for Netflix’s limited series Inventing Anna, which is Shonda Rhimes‘ latest and is getting lots of buzz.

Kieran Culkin on His Succession Success

Kieran Culkin‘s THR cover story is delightful. He opens up about his strange celebrity childhood, his fears about fame, and why everyone on the Succession set loves Sarah Snook.

-I liked this interview with Julianna Margulies on joining The Morning Show. “I went to Sarah Lawrence college. I think if there isn’t a better place to learn about what being gay is, I don’t know.”

-This article about Matthew Rhys on a boat is so very charming.

-Oh god. THR’s new story on how Hollywood is divided on vaccines includes a bit about how Letitia Wright, who is currently reprising her role as Princess Shuri in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as it films in Atlanta, has reportedly continued to express anti-vaccine skepticism on the set of the film.

Britney Spears‘ boyfriend Sam Asghari seems to be encouraging her that she return to the stage. Should she, though?

Emily Ratajkowski says the story about Robin Thicke allegedly groping her while shooting the Blurred Lines video was “frustrating” because that passage from her book “was leaked” against her will. “I feel like it just turns into a clickbait frenzy, and all of a sudden words like ‘sexual assault’ and ‘allegations’ are getting thrown around rather than people reading the actual essay, so, again, I’m just looking forward to when people will be able to hear things in my own words.”

Diplo may face criminal charges for sexual misconduct stemming from allegations in an October 2020 police report.

-A judge ruled that Charlie Sheen no longer has to pay child support, which ‘blindsided’ Denise Richards, according to her camp.

-Fans are going nuts about the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion trailer.

Jake Gyllenhaal was talking about shooting sex scenes with Jennifer Aniston in The Good Girl and explained that for intimate scenes, a pillow was placed between the actors. “The pillow technique was used. That was just preemptive and used generally always when actually in a horizontal place in that movie…I think that was actually a Jennifer suggestion. She was very kind to suggest it before we began. She was like, ‘I’m putting a pillow here.'” Smart!

-Squid Game’s Jung Ho-yeon has just been named a Global House Ambassador for Louis Vuitton. I love her and want only good things for her.

-Meanwhile, this Halloween’s hottest costume is the Squid Game jumpsuit.

-According to reviews, Michael Keaton and Kaitlyn Dever will break your heart in Dopesick, Hulu’s harrowing drama about the origins of the opioid crisis in America. It looks so good, and yet I don’t think I have it in me to watch something that dark right now.

-The official trailer for festival breakout Red Rocket is here, starring Simon Rex as a washed-up porn star returning to his small Texas hometown.

-Here’s the trailer for the musical Cyrano, from director Joe Wright and starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, and Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Doja Cat Chats with Missy Elliott about Pop Superstardom

Doja Cat laying on a white bed with one leg raised on the cover of Interview Magazine

Doja Cat is on the September cover of Interview Magazine. She chats with Missy Elliott about writer’s block, rapping vs singing, and pulling back from social media.

-In their Billboard cover interview, BTS responded to questions regarding allegations that their fans’ activity amounts to chart manipulation. “It’s a fair question,” BTS member RM said. “But if there is a conversation inside Billboard about what being No. 1 should represent, then it’s up to them to change the rules and make streaming weigh more on the ranking…Slamming us or our fans for getting to No. 1 with physical sales and downloads, I don’t know if that’s right…It just feels like we’re easy targets because we’re a boy band, a K-pop act, and we have this high fan loyalty.”

Beanie Feldstein and Monica Lewinski teamed up for THR’s new cover story.

-Hacks costars Paul W. Downs and Meg Stalter recreated classic TV duos (including Mulder & Scully, Don & Peggy, Walt & Jesse, and Buffy & Giles) for their Esquire photoshoot. I love everything about this!

Zoe Kravitz and Channing Tatum are buying toilet paper together, so this might be more serious than we thought.

-Also, the fact that he follows a bunch of her fan accounts on Instagram is hilarious.

-This is a good look at how Ryan Reynolds (and undoubtedly a team of social media strategists) marketed Free Guy to keep it fresh in audiences’ minds throughout its many delays.

Letitia Wright was released from the hospital after suffering minor injuries while filming a stunt on the set of Black Panther 2.

-ABC’s reboot of The Wonder Years now has a trailer... with a little help from Don Cheadle.

-I liked this piece about how the Ted Lasso backlash “is the fault of the out-of-season, mega-sentimental, momentum-halting Christmas episode,” and the (undeserved) criticism would be much quieter if the series dropped all at once, because we’ve all forgotten how to watch serialized TV. “This is what serialization has always been about! That’s the whole deal! It’s what TV always was! But once we get used to the have-it-all model, the absence becomes distinctly uncomfortable, especially when the show itself is toying with occasionally uneasy mixes of TV structures.”

-I also liked this article on why romance readers are responding to the show. As I mentioned yesterday, it’s got all classic the tropes.

R. Kelly allegedly said he was a ‘genius’ and therefore he should get to date young girls.

Lil Nas X‘s debut album is dropping Sept 17.

-Meanwhile, he (rightly) questioned why Tony Hawk’s new skateboard with his blood on it is not getting the same reaction Lil Nas X’s shoes with blood in them did.

Tom Cruise screened the first 13 minutes of his new Top Gun movie at CinemaCon, and the audience loved it. It included his motorcycle cliff jump that required a year of training.

-Time’s Up CEO Tina Tchen has resigned over her connection to Andrew Cuomo.

-This is a good article on how The Other Two (returning tonight!) was set for an encore after coming off its critically acclaimed first season. Then came the pandemic.

Rosie O’Donnell answered every question Vulture had about Sleepless in Seattle.

Kristen Stewart‘s Princess Diana film Spencer just released its first trailer. It’s like the studio knows the thing we want to hear most is her accent, so they held it back.

Tilda Swinton plays a woman who begins experiencing a mysterious sensory syndrome while traversing the jungles of Colombia in the trailer for Memoria.

-Here’s the first trailer for Jane Campion‘s The Power of the Dog, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee. It hits Netflix December 1 after making the festival rounds.