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Buckingham Palace Not Disputing Reports That Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Moving to Africa

-There was lots of gossip coming from the palace this long weekend, including talk that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will move to Africa after the baby is born, putting further distance between them and Will & Kate. The brothers were notably chilly during their Easter public appearance.

-Meanwhile, the palace released new photos of Prince Louis in celebration of his 1st birthday.

-A LOT of celebrities used the Easter long weekend as a news dump for split announcements: Michelle Williams split from hubby Phil Elverum after less than a year of marriage, Adele and husband Simon Konecki called it quits, and Pitch Perfect’s Anna Camp and Skylar Astin have split after two years of marriage.

-It wasn’t all bad news: Michelle Branch married Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney on Saturday.

Luke Perry‘s final Riverdale episode will air this week.

-It looks like Homecoming was just the beginning: Netflix has landed a three-project deal with Beyoncé worth a whopping $60 million.

-God, last night’s Game of Thrones was my favourite episode in years. The big battle episodes like next week’s is rumoured to be don’t mean anything unless they’re preceded by “people talking in rooms” episodes. And it featured a perfect scene between my favourite duo on the series: Jaime and Brienne. This article on why they’re the show’s best couple is spot on.

-Speaking of GoT, people need to stop talking about “fan service” if they don’t know what it means. It means when the writers suddenly introduce elements that haven’t been developed/don’t feel natural just to appease a segment of the audience (the term comes from anime, when they’d throw in sexy costumes and scenes just to keep dudes on the hook even if it didn’t make sense character-wise). Fan service is NOT anything that makes a certain group of fans happy. That’s called story development. Paying off our investment in the characters we’ve followed for a decade by allowing them to have conversations before they head into a giant battle that some won’t survive isn’t fan service; it’s good storytelling. This thread sums it up nicely.

-There was also a lot of backlash to Arya‘s choice last night, but I loved it for these reasons. It’s hilarious that the HBO twitter account confirmed her character is 18 before the episode aired. Also hilarious: Sophie Turner drunkenly posting about “pussayyyy.”

-During Age of Ultron junket, MTV’s Josh Horowitz made the cast guess each other’s biceps. He leveled up this press tour by adding butts and abs, and it was hilarious. “Do not tell him that I knew that was his butt!!” “I’m texting him right now…”

-How is SNL’s Micheal Che continually allowed to pull this crap on social media?!

-Coachella screwed up Lizzo‘s music for the second weekend in a row — but she pulled out a flute and made it work.

Felicity Huffman might luck out and get home confinement instead of prison time.

-NBC’s Chicago-set shows dropped a bunch of regular cast members. My mother will be crushed.

-I keep forgetting that iZombie returns on May 2. Here’s the trailer for the final season.

Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway get their con on in the latest trailer for The Hustle.

 

Lana Condor Talks Pressure, Eating Disorders in Elle Canada

Lana Condor Elle

-In her new Elle Canada cover story, TATBILB’s Lana Candor talks about the pressures of being famous and having to look a certain way: “You’re kind of the first person I’ve talked to about this, but I know what it’s like to have an eating disorder and body dysmorphia — and also what it’s like to be a friend to someone who has that. I think it’s time to give people comfort. You have to eat. You have to stop thinking that a certain body shape is ideal, because it’s not.”

-The review embargo lifted for Captain Marvel this morning, and since then it’s fluctuated between 85%-91% on Rotten Tomatoes. Suck it, haters!

-I absolutely love the pants Gemma Chan wore to the Captain Marvel premiere — but I absolutely believe that she’s the only person who could pull them off. I also really liked Brie Larson’s look.

-Did Halle Berry pull a Ben Affleck with a full back tat?

Kanye West is making a legal bid to “obtain his freedom” from publishers and record companies and it’s easy to see why. There’s a portion of his EMI deal that contractually forbids him from retiring.

-This collection of stories about how kind and awesome Luke Perry was wrecked me.

-The trailer for the final season of Game of Thrones is here and it’s really dark. (As in, it’s literally too dark to see much. Is it just me?)

-Catastrophe starts airing on CBC tonight. God, I love this show.

This video of Meghan Markle meeting a 92-year-old fan is so, so lovely.

-The director of Hereditary is back with a new film, Midsommar, that I will never see because I’m a giant wimp, but the idea of a horror movie that takes place entirely in the sunshine is genius.

Ethan Hawke makes being a hostage look like fun in the trailer for Stockholm.

Game of Thrones Teases the End

-Entertainment Weekly dropped 16 collectible covers for Game of Thrones’ final season. The story details the biggest battle sequence the show has ever done as an “uneasy collection of allies” will fight the Night King and his army at Winterfell, and there’s talk that one on the final six episodes will be “a calm-before-the-storm entry” with “play-like intimacy” that features closed-door scenes between pairs of characters.

Luke Perry is dead at 52 after suffering a stroke. This one is a heartbreaker. Twitter is now flooded with celebs and journalists telling stories about how he was more lovely and grounded than you could ever expect from someone who got so famous so fast so young. 90210 was super important to me and people my age, and I crushed on Pike from the Buffy movie hard. And he had just gained a whole new generation of fans with Riverdale. Tragic.

-I really liked this tribute to Perry and his ability to play the ultimate fantasy boyfriend.

-As if this day couldn’t get worse for gen-xers, The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint was found dead at his home in Essex today of a suspected suicide.

-I guess I’m having an emotional day or whatever but the Queer Eye season 3 trailer made me tear up.

Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale were all over each other at a hockey game. That’s a lot of tongue.

Khloe Kardashian swiftly changed her tune about Jordyn Woods.

John Mulaney’s SNL monologue about New York was very, very good. Also, the “What’s That Name” skit  was legit funny.

-It’s lovely that Gwyneth Paltrow attended Chris Martin‘s bday party and all, but um…is she wearing pajamas?

-This is an interesting look at how Esquire lost the Bryan Singer story.

Sir Ian McKellen just gave a master class in apologizing.

-Good on Jaden Smith for helping bring clean water to Flint.

-This profile of Rob Delaney is both hilarious and moving. He’s incredibly open about the death of his two-year-old son and his worries about having another child soon after (“I knew that I would ‘love’ him. But I didn’t know if I would like him or bond with him, ’cause I didn’t know if I would be too afraid to”).

-Steven Spielberg ramped up his case against streaming sites like Netflix from being eligible to win an Oscar and people went after him HARD. And I get it; Spielberg’s statement came off as incredibly elitist (I especially hate the part where he seems to consider an Emmy Award as insubstantial as a Teen Choice — “Once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV movie. You certainly, if it’s a good show, deserve an Emmy, but not an Oscar”), it’s a really weird year to be praising Oscar-quality movies when crap like Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody did so well, his insistence of needing to see movies in theatres is undercut by the knowledge that most Oscar voters watch the nominees with screeners at home, and you can’t really deny that Netflix is opening up more types of movies to more types of people — including those who can’t go to the theatre due to expense, disabilities, etc. On the flip side, Speilberg’s critics are holding up Roma and Mudbound as movies Netflix was responsible for bringing to life but that doesn’t really track (both of those movies were bid on by numerous distributors and Netflix won), Netflix spent $50 million campaigning for Roma’s Oscar chances, and I am very concerned about the kind of monopoly Netflix is building and remain skeptical about how sustainable their business model is. The whole issue is incredibly thorny, and maybe giving Oscar-campaigning movies a limited theatrical run for a few weeks before it hits Netflix is the best of both worlds? I don’t know the answer but I do know that the blind stanning of Netflix during this debate surprised me.

-I cannot wait to watch HBO’s documentary on the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her scamming blood-testing company Theranos.

-The new trailer for Shazam has dropped. I’ve been in a theatre twice now when a trailer for this has aired and the audience didn’t laugh once. Not a peep.