–Billie Eilish talked to Rolling Stone about planning to move out of her parent’s house, how she only watches TV on her phone (“I can’t go to the bathroom without watching something on my phone. I can’t brush my teeth. I can’t wash my face”) and getting over a fame-related traumatic experience (“I went through some crazy shit, and it really affected me and made me not want to go near anyone ever”). She also brought her dog to the photoshoot.
-Meanwhile, her rumoured boyfriend is apologizing for old racist and homophobic social posts.
–Anthony Mackie is getting some heat on Twitter for his comments about people shipping his character with Sebastian Stan‘s in Falcon & The Winter Solider. “So many things are twisted and convoluted. There’s so many things that people latch on to with their own devices to make themselves relevant and rational…It used to be guys can be friends, we can hang out, and it was cool…You can’t do that anymore, because something as pure and beautiful as homosexuality has been exploited by people who are trying to rationalize themselves.” I agree with this thread that actors shouldn’t be required to speak on the writers’ queerbaiting — though having an answered prepared wouldn’t hurt. But I really agree with this thread about how queer audiences are desperate for representation because there’s so little of it in Hollywood, and it’s really not hard to just say “hey man, you do you.” Mark Hamill had it right when he was asked questions like this.
-Though full reviews for Black Widow are still embargoed, the first initial reactions are positive, with Florence Pugh getting lots of shout outs for her performance.
-There’s talk that Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox are already considering marriage.
–Hugh Grant is shooting down rumours that he has a green card marriage.
-I liked H.E.R.’s profile in Variety. “H.E.R. isn’t a persona; it’s not something that I think I have to turn on. It’s me: my true self.”
-It feels like Stephen Colbert is having a really busy week trying to throw his guests a life raft and stop them from saying more — and they just won’t.
-The Friends reunion is the gift that keeps on giving. On James Corden’s show last night, he aired a clip of a “carpool karaoke” segment he filmed with the cast at the time.
–Marc Maron was taking some hits on Twitter over an interview he did with William Zabka (in which he admitted he’s never seen the show, so the actor stepped in.
–Meghan Markle can now add “NYT best-selling author” to her resume.
-This could become a problem with travel. Springsteen On Broadway and Jimmy Fallon’s show will not allow audience members who were vaccinated with AstraZeneca.
–Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom star in this dystopian-themed short to fight voter suppression.
-Um, Nicolas Cage is in a new movie about a truffle hunter who searches for his pig after she is kidnapped. It’s called Pig. I can’t believe this is real.
-Here’s the first trailer for Apple TV+ series The Shrink Next Door, starring Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Casey Wilson and Kathryn Hahn.