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Jake Gyllenhaal and Lady Gaga’s Mutual Appreciation Society

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Lady Gaga interviewed each other for Variety and I ended up watching the whole damn video because I was pretty interested by their chemistry. (She started off a little standoffish, while he went in hot with the charm.) If you just want to see some short clips, here’s her gushing about Donnie Darko, and him gushing about House of Gucci. (Also, is Jake here for The Guilty? I liked that Netflix movie a lot but is it really in the awards convo?)

-Meanwhile, a photo from this shoot has already turned into a meme. This one is my favourite so far.

Courteney Cox nabbed a People cover to promote her new home-care line, and she talks about her boyfriend of eight years, Johnny McDaid. “He’s just so smart, and I find that really sexy. And then he is gorgeous.”

-Less than a year after Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song welcomed their first baby together, the couple got engaged.

-This story is so weird. Someone tweeted this week that Dakota Johnson once locked customers inside of a café in 2016 (there’s even a pic), and it turns out someone else had tweeted about the same incident last year. Vulture did an investigation to determine if it really happened (and it seems like it did!), which includes this amazing line: “How does one live with the knowledge that at a moment’s notice, a star of Suspiria could spontaneously lock you in a coffee shop? Do you live in fear that Mia Goth might padlock you into a La Colombe?”

Prince Andrew is demanding a jury trial in Virginia Giuffre’s sexual assault case. He also denied all allegations of wrongdoing.

-It’s a bad week to be a racist on a reality TV show. Alina Kozhevnikova has been fired from 90 Day Fiancé after offensive social media comments surfaced.

Rihanna may not be making music, but she is making a $15 million donation to climate justice organizations.

Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers reportedly ‘agree to disagree‘ about politics. Like…how?!

-A vocal minority of fans are taking issue with comments from The Batman’s Robert Pattinson, who confirmed his version of the character does not kill — even though that’s been the rule in the comics for decades.

Mandy Moore rewatching A Walk To Remember on its 20th anniversary makes me want to see it again. The first hour of that movie is perfection.

-Also, she and Shane West reminisced about their mutual crushes when shooting the movie.

John Leguizamo talked about about colorism and Hollywood: “I stayed out of the sun so I could work. I definitely would not go in the sun for years. It was a conscious thing…All the Latinos that made it so far, a lot of them were light-skinned.”

Cardi B wants to chat with Megan Markle and I want that too!

-Spotify has confirmed that Neil Young’s music will be removed from their platform at his request after he said he didn’t want to share a platform with Joe Rogan.

This is an amazing look at the making of John Cameron Mitchell’s Shortbus (the 2006 movie that featured real sex and is being re-released in select theatres) and it wonders whether it could be made today? My guess is no — not just because of the challenge of getting it financed, but also because it feels like the pop culture has shifted a bit puritanical lately. The young ‘uns in the fandoms I follow and BookTok are always clutching their pearls about something or other…

-Of course, the outlier is Euphoria, which is all excess all the time. I do find myself exhausted by this season, not because of its over-the-topness, but because it seems more aimless than the first season. This HuffPo review nails it: “Euphoria needs an actual, enthralling plot. Instead, the series is shrouded in sensationalism and shock value, utilizing trauma as the sole vehicle for a shoddy storyline and lackluster character development. Its greatest pitfall is the absence of an objective.” (I’ve also been thinking a lot about TV shows using trauma as a signifier of prestige).

-Season two of Starstruck comes out Feb 7 on the BBC! (I have no idea when Crave will pick it up, but hopefully soon after.)

-This thread about strange celeb encounters is a treat!

-The reviews for Hulu’s Pam and Tommy miniseries are good, with critics especially praising the performances from Lily James, Sebastian Stan, and Seth Rogen.

-Speaking of reviews, Apple’s The After Party is getting lots of buzz. The stacked cast includes Tiffany Haddish, Zoë Chao, Ike Barinholtz, Ben Schwartz, Ilana Glazer and Dave Franco.

-Abbott Elementary just became ABC’s first comedy premiere to quadruple ratings since its original airing.

Claire Danes has joined Jesse Eisenberg and Lizzy Caplan in FX’s upcoming limited series Fleishman Is in Trouble. I loved that book and am increasingly looking forward to this show.

-An outcast’s wish comes true in the Supercool trailer.

Henry Cavill and Natalie Viscuso Go Instagram Official

Henry Cavill posted a sweet picture with girlfriend Natalie Viscuso — and the internet immediately uncovered an old episode of My Super Sweet 16 that she appeared in.

-She reportedly flew to UK to be with him earlier this year while he was filming the second season of The Witcher. Getting on an airplane right now must mean it’s love.

-Congrats to Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song, who welcomed their first child together – a baby boy named after his late sister, Dakota.

According to his lawyerHarvey Weinstein is nearly blind, experiencing cardiac issues and has had four teeth removed.

-The Talk returned today for its first episode in a month, and Sheryl Underwood talked about her heated exchange with Sharon Osbourne that led to the hiatus. “I feel like I’ve been in, like, PTSD because it was a trauma, and I feel like I want to get past this because I really wanted to get back to work with my friends and my colleagues and the crew … but I also wanted to get back to the audience,” she said. “I didn’t want to escalate things with Sharon because I thought I was having a conversation with a friend, but also I knew I had to be an example for others to follow because I didn’t want to perceived as the angry black woman, and that really scared me.”

Lucy Liu has joined the Shazam sequel as the sister of Helen Mirren’s villainous character. How is this movie pulling a cast like this??

-Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams is still locked in that brutal custody battle. A judge has ordered them to go to “high conflict parenting class.”

Kanye West’s lawyers responded to Kim Kardashian‘s divorcing filing, agreeing with her that they should have joint custody of their four children and neither of them need spousal support.

This is a good piece on how celebrity bloggers Lainey Gossip and Perez Hilton have been reckoning with the awful stuff they wrote in the 2000s — and how they’re taking radically different paths in their apologies.

Daniel Dae Kim opened up to Vulture about his fight for fair pay on Hawaii Five-0, and whether he felt his costars were allies. “I think any time you have an ensemble of actors, everyone’s objectives are unique and individual. So it’s hard for me to collectively say whether they were allies in this. And I do know that the way things got spun by the end changed my relationships with them.”

-Thunder Force was really, really not good — but this Jodie Foster bit made me laugh.

Vanessa Carlton revealed she wrote “A Thousand Miles” abpout a “famous actor” who went to Juilliard — and her fans have guesses.

-Also going Instagram official this weekend: Kasey Musgraves.

-Some viewers of HBO’s The Nevers took to Twitter to express their frustration with being caught off guard by Joss Whedon’s name in the credits.

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are still hanging out.

-I love the dress Anna Kendrick wore to the BAFTAs this weekend.

-Minari’s Youn Yuh-jung won best supporting actor and said she was happy to be recognized by British people because they’re “known as very snobbish people.” God, I love her with my whole heart.

-I gave up on Shameless years ago, but fans seem to be disappointed by last night’s series finale. Which is the exact opposite reaction that the Wynonna Earp finale seems to have garnered.

-The Friends reunion special finished filming this weekend.

Sebastian Stan promoted his new movie by posting a pic of his butt. Works for me!

Uzo Aduba is leading HBO’s In Treatment revival, which just got a new trailer and a May 23 premiere date.


Jennifer Garner Lives Up to Her ‘Queen of Nice’ Title

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Jennifer Garner‘s profile in THR is full of goodness. She talks about a possible Alias revival (“Sign me up. I’ll grab Bradley [Cooper] by the scruff of his neck”), her ex-hubby Ben Affleck (“People are in awe of him. He’s done incredible things, he’s six-four, he’s … him, and [strangers] treat him with a kind of reverence”),  and why she allowed rare photos of their kids at her Walk of Fame ceremony in 2018 (“I don’t have two Oscars on my mantle, I’ve raised them. And I think every little kid has a dream that their mom will have a moment where people applaud her so that they can say, ‘That’s right, I knew it,’ and my kids got to have that and for that I’m grateful”). She also revealed that her daughter Violet was once kicked off a soccer team because the paparazzi caused too much of a distraction.

-It’s Jon Hamm‘s 50th birthday today. Let’s mark the occasion by staring at this glorious pic of him and Jon Bernthal, shall we?

Natalie Portman and Lupita Nyong’o are both taking their first major TV roles in AppleTV’s new limited series, Lady In the Lake.

Ryan Murphy set the record straight amid claims by Naya Rivera’s father that he broke a promise to set up a scholarship fund for her son.

-41,000 viewers filed complaints to ITV against Piers Morgan over his comments on Meghan Markle‘s mental health​ — and Meghan Markle was one of them.

-Meanwhile, Morgan tweeted, “On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t.”  (Sidenote: I didn’t realize until I saw this clip that his hatred of her seems to stem from the fact that they once went out for drinks and then she ghosted him — which makes him even more pathetic than I realized.)

CBS will re-air Oprah’s interview with Harry and Meghan on Friday night.

-The people behind Grey’s Anatomy keep making noises about this current season possibly being its last. “I’m planning a season and a finale that could function as either a season finale or a series finale,” showrunner Krista Vernoff told The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m planning for both contingencies and it’s hard and it’s not ideal. It’s not where I wish we were.”

Chloe Sevigny had a secret wedding last year — and she wore black.

Paris Jackson, 22, defended her relationship with Emile Hirsch, 35, after comments about their age difference. When it comes to Hirsch, his age is the least of my concerns.

Winston Marshall is taking some time away from Mumford and Sons after praising a right-wing author.

Justin Bieber calls his latest music video “a love letter to the Toronto Maple Leafs.”

-I don’t watch American Horror Story, but I love that Macaulay Culkin will be in the new season because he deserves all the things.

-Here’s the trailer for HBO’s Tina Turner doc, which premieres March 27.