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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.

Big Little Lies Gets Big Coverage in InStyle

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-The cast of Big Little Lies each get covers for the new issue of InStyle, in which Reese Witherspoon says she recently fought for an actress to get equal pay (“She’ll never know I made that call or had that conversation with the head of a studio. But I said to him, ‘This is the comp. This white guy over here is making this amount of money, and she’s done this, that, and the other with such success – and you’re asking for her to have a third of that. That’s not okay with me'”), while Nicole Kidman shares relationship advice (“The greatest thing our family priest told us very early on in our marriage was, ‘Always kiss hello and kiss goodbye.’ It just keeps you connected”). The video is cute too — I like Reese’s stance on visible Spanx.

Kidman also did an interview with Australian Women’s Weekly, in which she says that Hugh Jackman helped her get over Tom Cruise. “When I got divorced, Hugh and Deb were so much a part of my healing. They were some of my best friends through that period.”

-I tuned into most of the Billboard Music Awards and they were a trip: Madonna‘s $5 million holograms freaked me out; Paula Abdul‘s dance party proved that 56-year-olds can still move; and Drake tried to steal some of Ayra Stark’s shine.  Plus, new mom Cardi B looked amazing— but I couldn’t stop staring at her abs. Real, or real with contouring help? Either way, I’m envious!

-I can’t get enough of the footage of Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’ surprise Vegas wedding after the Billboard Music Awards. The Elvis impersonator! The ring pops! Her pantsuit! I’m guessing another ceremony is coming because Turner’s previously mentioned that Maisie Williams would be her bridesmaid (Us Weekly claims there’s something being planned in France), but this is awesome.

-Speaking of surprise weddings, Jude Law just got married.

Kelly Clarkson said she was miserable during the making of From Justin to Kelly. “I cried. I talked to many lawyers and could not get out of the movie.”

-Has Baby Sussex arrived? The palace says no; the internet doesn’t believe them.

Justin Bieber opened up about anxiety in a new IG post.

-It really cute that Jared Leto is pretending he’ll ever get a shot at playing the Joker again.

-Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding says his first kiss was soundtracked by a Celine Dion song and I love him even more now.

-The Met Gala takes place next week on my birthday, and the theme (Camp: Notes on Fashion) is the best gift of all!

-Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie looks amazing on the cover of British GQ.

-Lol: After the internet torched the character design in the new Sonic the Hedgehog trailer, the director took to Twitter to promise that they would fix it.

-In a new interview with Shape, Anne Hathaway talks about slowing down and not filling pressure to constantly work after she had her son.

-Critics are mostly liking Dead to Me, Netflix’s new comic thriller starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini as women who befriend each other at a grief support group.

-Aw man, Chewbecca actor Peter Mayhew of Star Wars has passed away at 74.

-YASS! Glen Powell, Zoey Deutch and the filmmakers behind Netflix’s Set It Up are teaming up again for a new rom-com.

-Speaking of romcoms, Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron‘s new movie Long Shot is getting lots of love from critics.

-The This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman just inked a massive nine-figure overall deal with Disney’s 20th TV — and a revival of Pitch remains on the table!

-A Pakistani teen in 80s Britain discovers the joy of Bruce Springsteen in the trailer for the Sundance hit Blinded By The Light. People LOVE this movie.

 

Rihanna Gets Colourful on Harper’s Bazaar Cover

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Rihanna looks amazing in Chanel, Dior and Givenchy Haute Couture in her new Harper’s Bazaar photo shoot. I cannot stop looking at these photos.

-Speaking of amazing photo shoots, Keiynan Lonsdale in Vogue took my breath away.

-Time’s 100 most influential people issue is here, which features Taylor Swift (with a tribute written by Shawn Mendes), Sandra Oh (with a tribute written by Shonda Rhimes), Dwayne Johnson (with a tribute written by Gal Gadot), Regina King (with a tribute written by Voila Davis), Brie Larson (with a tribute written by Tessa Thompson), Lady Gaga (with a tribute written by Celine Dion), Emilia Clarke (with a tribute written by Emma Thompson) and more.

Lori Loughlin‘s camp took her sob story to People. Because of course.

Beyonce shocked everyone by dropping a surprise live album to coincide with her new Netflix documentary, ensuring that no one in the entire world did any work today.

-Look, I’m fully aware that this entire article was likely ghost-written by her PR team, but I’m still here for all the Jennifer Garner comeback pieces.

Madonna‘s new single “Medellin” is here. It took a few listens but now I dig it.

Britney Spears‘ mother is not doing much to reassure us that her daughter is fine. She posted about how “the battle is not over” and then liked posts about Britney being put in a mental care facility against her will.  What’s happening??

-Ugh, when asked about Rey’s parents, J.J. Abrams said Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will show us “there’s more to the story than you’ve seen.” This is why I’m concerned with Abrams regaining control. He adores his mystery boxes, but the reason that The Last Jedi was so powerful is because Rian Johnson introduced the notion that anyone could be a Jedi — even if you’re parents are nobody. It opened up the Force (kind of like the Buffy finale opened up slayerhood). Why destroy that, especially in the final chapter of a trilogy that established it?

-Huzzah! Emma Thompson and Paul Rudd will host SNL this season.

Louis Tomlinson broke his silence following his sister’s sudden death to thank fans for their support.

-I really liked actor John Bradley’s take on Sam Tarly’s scenes in the Game of Thrones premiere. Sam is not only one of the purest characters, he’s often also the audience surrogate. So if Sam doesn’t like Dany, that doesn’t bode well for her.

-Meanwhile, the Gay of Thrones recaps by Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness continue to be the most entertaining thing about the show.

-I love The Cut editors’ review of Adam Driver’s new Broadway play based on his hotness, which includes lines like “it’s a really immense, thigh-forward experience” and “I was so flustered by his quads that at one point I spilled all of the contents of my purse on the floor.”

-Dead to Me, Netflix’s new show starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, is getting good reviews.

-Oof. The final trailer for X Men: Dark Phoenix does nothing to convince me that this film won’t be a mess.