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Beyonce and Jay Z Show Their Support for Meghan Markle

BeyoncĂ© and Jay-Z accepting their Brit award in front of a Meghan Markle painting is perfection. This is such a powerful but subtle way to show their support in the wake of the British press’ brutal (and often racist) coverage of her.

Serena Williams and Amal Clooney co-hosted Meghan Markle’s baby shower in NYC. This is such a power move and I adore it! She may not have royal allies but Hollywood A-list allies are showing up for her in force.

-Oh ffs. In a new podcast, Jason Reitman said “I’m not making the Juno of Ghostbusters movies…We are, in every way, trying to go back to the original technique and hand the movie back to the fans.”  What misogynist nonsense is this? How did the female reboot somehow take anything away from fans? This is playing right into the narrative of trolls who think women can’t be part of fandoms, and it’s disgusting.

-Those toxic fanboys who were littering Rotten Tomatoes with fake reviews of Captain Marvel can choke on their tears. The first screening was held for critics last night, and the initial reactions are GLOWING.

-Fox insists it has no plans to write Jussie Smollett out of Empire.

-That might change: Smollett has just officially been named a suspect in the criminal investigation into his alleged attack.

Idris Elba is going to host SNL next month and I’m HERE for it. My sister-in-law recently alerted me to his new Squarespace commercial and he plays such a good straightman opposite the hilarious Lolly Adefope. (“I was voted the Sexiest Man on Earth.” “Yeah, you’ve said that a number of times. You said it to the caterers.”)

Nina Dobrev hit back at Instagram commenters who remarked on her thin-looking frame in this photo.

Lily Colins and Noah Centineo are flirting on IG for all to see.

-I very much like this piece on Mandy Moore and how she’s become a symbol of why some women in the music industry aren’t taken seriously — and how that might change.

-I love Lizzo so much and this tweet about Shawn Mendes confirms it.

Channing Tatum and Jessie J are still dating. Huh.

-I don’t know why I read the Academy voter secret ballot interviews because they always make me so angry! Today’s is the worst. On best short doc nominee Period. End of Sentence, he said: “It’s well done, but it’s about women getting their period, and I don’t think any man is voting for this film because it’s just icky for men.” F**kkkkkkk youuuuuuu.

-The Oscars are only four(!) days away, and it sounds like a mess. They’re still figuring out how to keep it under three hours, and they’re shooting down rumours that Whoopi is secretly preparing to host. After Dwayne Johnson rejected the host offer, they even considered a different host for each hour of the telecast but now it seems like they’ve ended up with … no one?

-People can’t even figure out the frontrunners for the Best Picture race . I’m still assuming it’ll go to Roma, but for the first time ever, all the guilds (which are good predictors) chose a different winner.

-Speaking of the guilds, here’s Chelsea Peretti’s hilarious monologue at the Writers Guild Awards. “The writers of The Good Place took an unbelievable premise like Kristen Bell being friends with a black person and they turned it into an amazing show.”

-I definitely agree with this take on how The Good Place needs to set an end date.

-I don’t want this for Chris Hemsworth.

-I’m very glad that someone is asking the hard questions about Lucas Hedges‘ GQ cover interview. What kind of high school assigned students to see him in a middle-school play?!

Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson play police officers who come out of retirement to catch Bonnie & Clyde in The Highwaymen trailer.

Brie Larson Is Ready To Save Us as Captain Marvel

Brie Larson Captain Marvel EW

-Everyone was sort of expecting a Captain Marvel trailer to drop today, but instead we got this EW cover and a bunch of new photos of Brie Larson in character. We’ll take it! (I dig the costume.)

-Meanwhile, Brie Larson and Alison Brie are apparently workout buddies. Do you think they call themselves Brie Squared? The Double Bries?

-Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker is stunning in Givenchy on the cover of Marie Claire UK.

-In other cover news, Felicity Jones channels 80’s businesswomen on the new cover of Vanity Fair.

Kanye West took to Twitter today to apologize to Drake, saying “Let me start by apologizing for stepping on your release date in the first place,” before shutting down conspiracy theories that claimed West fed Pusha T gossip about Drake’s son for Pusha’s diss track “The Story of Adidon,” saying “I don’t play with the idea of people’s children after I spoke to Wiz [Khalifa] a few years earlier.”

-You’ve probably seen Lucas Hedges by now (he was in Lady Bird, Manchester By the Sea, and Three Billboards), but he’s about to make it huge this fall with three splashy movie roles and his Broadway debut. In a new interview with Vulture, he talks about his self-doubt (“Mostly I felt like every movie I did, I was the worst part of it”), and his sexuality (“Not totally straight, but also not gay and not necessarily bisexual”).

Gwyneth Paltrow‘s GOOP settled its false advertising suit. The lifestyle brand agreed to a $145,000 fine and a five-year injunction for telling women to stick jade eggs up their hoo-has.

-I kind of love that Meghan Markle is wearing pants to appearances, despite what the Queen may think.

-I’m really digging the first full track from Thom Yorke‘s Suspiria score. (My office was listening to KEXP this morning when they aired it, and everyone stopped what they were doing and asked “Is this new Radiohead?!?!”, so that’s a good sign.)

Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon are relationship goals.

-I’m too washed to care about all the drama going down on Noah Cyrus and Lil Zan‘s Instagram accounts — but it’s a lot.

-Covert Affairs/Coyote Ugly star Piper Perabo was arrested yesterday for protesting Kavanaugh’s court confirmation.

-The L.A. District Attorney has declined to pursue sex crime cases against Kevin Spacey, Anthony Anderson and Steven Seagal.

-This is an interesting look at how Twitter is helping with people’s careers amid peak TV’s push to diversify writers rooms.

-The are they/aren’t they surrounding Zendaya and Tom Holland is making my head hurt.

-The new season of House of Cards isn’t playing. They’ve already killed off Frank Underwood, according to the new trailer.

-There is a lot going on in the first trailer for American Horror Story: Apocalypse. (Mostly, I’m just hoping Mary Cherry survives the plane crash.)

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn are still keeping it low key and I remain pleasantly surprised. (Although I swear they look more and more alike in every photo.)

Emma Stone has dropped out of Greta Gerwig‘s Little Women — but Emma Watson might take her place. Are white Emmas interchangeable? Maybe.

Anne Hathaway and Mandy Moore’s Instagram exchange is adorable.

Nicki Minaj needs to stop worrying so much about her album sales (publicly at least) and then this sort of stuff wouldn’t happen.

-This might be the best use of Twitter ever.

-The To All the Boys’ team says the sequel (which hasn’t officially been green-lit yet but duh) will focus on Lara Jean and Peter’s romantic struggles. So I’m guessing they’re following the second book which was, um, not my fave.

-Meanwhile, this is a really cute bts story about TATBILB — but also feels kind of privacy violating?

-Also, I’m really glad someone translated this bit of dirty teen talk from the movie.

-Whoa, Sony confessed to releasing fake Michael Jackson music?

-This article on Conan O’Brien never-ending quest to get Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Caro on his show is great. “I know that someday I’m going to turn on Fallon and see Caro playing Pictionary…He’s going to get everyone cheering, and Cardi B’s there, high-fiving him. And I’m just going to be enraged.”

Ava DuVernay‘s Central Park keeps sounding better and better. Joshua Jackson just joined the cast (and we all know that Pacey improves everything).

-I feel like no one can come after Jennifer Garner after this week. She’s a goddamn superstar.

-JJ Abrams continues to cast his TV show alums in Star Wars: Episode 9. His latest: Lost’s Dominic Monaghan.

Chance the Rapper and Zazie Beetz discover that a pizza place is actually the gateway to hell in the horror-comedy Slice.

-The Kissing Booth’s Joey King stars in the trailer for Summer 03, but more importantly: Andrea Savage and Paul Scheer play her parents. (I guess I’ve officially entered the age where I get more excited by parental casting than the leads.)

Julia Roberts‘ long lost son, played by Lucas Hedges, unexpectedly returns home from rehab in Ben Is Back. I’m debating whether to add this to my TIFF list, but the trailer doesn’t give a lot to go on.