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Madonna’s Bathtub Diaries

-Of all the weird videos celebs are posting while self-isolating, this clip of Madonna in a milk bath is the weirdest (so far).

This is what I always think about when I see videos like that. The poor assistants!

-Meanwhile,  John Boyega is doing god’s work by posting this video of Oscar Isaac.

Sophie Turner’s subtle drag of Evangeline Lilly was wonderful.

Harvey Weinstein has reportedly been placed into isolation in a New York prison after testing positive for COVID-19.

-Barbados’ PM says Rihanna has offered to purchase ventilators worth a total $700,000 US for Barbados. Her foundation is also donating $5m to help fight the virus.

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are also donating $1M toward relief efforts.

-In other ‘celebs doing good’ news, Britney Spears is asking her followers to DM her so she can help them with anything they need during quarantine, including diapers and groceries.

Rita Wilson nailing ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ while she and husband Tom Hanks are in coronavirus quarantine was not the content that I was expecting…but I don’t hate it.

-This weekend, a comedian tweeted “Right now we all need a little kindness. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about! She’s also notoriously one of the meanest people alive. Respond to this with the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean & I’ll match every one w/ $2 to @LAFoodBank”. Not surprisingly for anyone who follows blind items, the thread blew up.

Patrick Stewart is out here reading sonnets to make us all feel better. It’s working.

Lena Dunham says she’s spending her social distancing time writing an interactive romance novel, as if we’re not all suffering enough.

-Because we all need a distraction, here’s a very good profile on Issa Rae in advance of the new season of Insecure on HBO.

David Harbour and Lily Allen (aka the couple you always forget are a couple) are sparking marriage rumors.

-Speaking of secret marriages, according to Us Weekly Michelle Williams and her fiancé/baby daddy Thomas Kail have tied the knot.

-In case you missed all the Taylor Swift/Kanye West drama this weekend — does this mean we all owe her an apology?

Shania Twain says music executives once warned her that women would feel threatened because she was dressing too sexy: “It was just a little bit scary and new, and there was a lot of unknown to it… People thought I was going to get rejected by the public.”

Simon Rex says the British tabloids offered him $70,000 to lie about hooking up with his former costar, Meghan Markle. “Nothing happened. We never even kissed. We hung out once in a very non-dated way. She was just someone I had met on a TV show and we got lunch. That was the extent of it.”

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas continue to keep the paps employed.

-Everyone’s freaking out about the fact that Jlo’s home looks just like the house in Parasite.

Liam Hemsworth, John Malkovich and Vince Vaughn star in the Arkansas trailer.

Keanu Reeves Defies Age

-Here is the first look at Bill & Ted 3 (aka proof that Keanu Reeves is de-aging before our eyes).

-Look, if you had told me yesterday that the initial critical reaction to Cats would be slightly better than the initial reaction to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, I would not have believed you. And yet, here we are.

-Are people actually making fun of Adam Driver for stepping outside when a clip of his performance from A Marriage Story was played during an interview? Why? He sounds like he handled his (long documented) anxiety about this stuff politely and with grace.

Charlize Theron says her 7-year-old daughter’s feelings were hurt when she used the wrong pronouns to talk about her in past interviews, and she’s striving to be better.

-Variety published its annual list of TV stars’ salaries and as per usual, I’m fascinated.

-Speaking of TV, I dig the “retro” promos ABC just released for a bunch of their shows.

Madonna was spotted getting cozy with backup dancer Ahlamalik Williams. Merry Christmas to her!

Justin Timberlake is still in the doghouse, huh?

Prince William and Kate did some holiday baking and it was very cute.

Jennifer Ehle is far, far away from Pride and Prejudice in the Saint Maud trailer.

TV Stars Strike a Pose for Vanity Fair

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-My god, the photos and GIFs in Vanity Fair’s Emmy spread are *scrumptious*! The shoot features Sophie Turner, Bill Hader, Dan Levy, Mandy Moore, Natasha Lyonne, Kieran Culkin, Tony Hale, Jharrel Jerome, Gina Rodriguez, and Regina Hall.

-Variety’s Actors on Actors interviews continue to roll out. In the lateset, Michelle Williams and Patricia Clarkson talk how TV has evolved since Dawsons Creek, Emilia Clarke tells Regina Hall that she had to be sewn into her Game of Thrones costumes, and Don Cheadle asks Sacha Baron Cohen of his stunt interviews with politicians “How do get past their team? How aren’t you vetted properly?”

-Television critics are calling Miley Cryus‘ episode of Black Mirror one of the worst in the franchise’s history, which makes me really, really want to watch it.

-Jezebel published a shitty clickbait article about actors who are bad (with no context for their argument — it’s just a list!). I like this thread disputing some of their most egregious inclusions. I’m not going to fight anyone over Ashton Kutcher or Mark Wahlberg, but Brie Larson? Gwyneth Paltrow? Amy freakin’ Adams??!?

Mindy Kaling pronounces ‘charcuterie’ in a really cute way.

-In a lengthy IG post, Madonna pushed back on that recent that New York Times profile, writing “To say that I was disappointed in the article would be an understatement.” She wrote that she “felt raped” by the experience, adding “And yes I’m allowed to use that analogy having been raped at the age of 19.” (Um, are you though??) I didn’t love the way the profile was handled and the constant mentions of her age were overkill, but I do think that the fact that she’s 60 and trying to stay contemporary is a relevant topic to explore.

-It’s still one year until Wonder Woman 1984 comes out, but since DC isn’t going to ComicCon Patty Jenkins decided to throw us a bone by revealing Diana’s bitchin’ new look.

-The review embargo for Big Little Lies season 2 was just lifted, and the majority of reviews are pretty positive, with almost everyone gushing about Meryl Streep’s performance.

-Speaking of BLL, I just did a Summer TV Preview and man I’ve gotta start watching TV again. There’s so much coming!

Brad Pitt has ordered those ridiculous Straight Pride parade organizers to cease using his name and image.

Halle Berry doesn’t remember much about her Oscar win: “”Very shortly after I got that statue, I became inebriated to the point that the whole night is awash.”

Emma Thompson doesn’t have a lot of time for guys whining about how they don’t know how to act in the age of Me Too: “Get a grip guys, it’s not rocket science. You just behave with respect and courtesy. Now shut up and get on with it.”

-The rumbles of trouble in paradise for Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk continue to get louder.

Tig Notaro has a new webseries where she interviews celebrities — and she has no idea who they are. The James Vanderbeek one is great.

Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore and Billy Crudup star in the After the Wedding trailer.