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Veronica Mars is Coming Back!

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-Huzzah! An 8-episode Veronica Mars revival is in the works at Hulu!

-This Tessa Thompson profile is great. (Remember when she was on Veronica Mars and she wasn’t so great? Weird times…)

-To be a fly on this wall: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly hung out with George and Amal Clooney in Lake Como. 

Chris Pine, what are you wearing and how do you possible make that work like you do?!?

-Page Six is firmly in Brad Pitt‘s camp. After today’s hearing, I’m wondering if his visitation will still be supervised only? Why is no one really talking about that?

-I only watched The Fosters for one season, but To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before star Noah Centineo is returning for the spin-off and I’m in because PETER KAVINSKY!

-Speaking of Peter Kavinsky, Netflix changed their Twitter bio to reflect our collective obsession. Meanwhile, I liked this piece on the enduring rom com trope of fake boyfriendship.

Don Cheadle still can’t believe Mark Ruffalo spoiled Avengers: Infinity War in 2017.

Jennifer Garner got a star on the Walk of Fame, and her former costars Steve Carell, Judy Greer, and Bryan Cranston were on hand. (I saw Garner and Cranston’s movie Wakefield a couple of years ago at TIFF but I don’t think it ever was released. From what I can recall, that was for the best.)

-Netflix renewed Glow for a third season (it feels like the second season just ended but this is still good news. Now if they’d only drop the ill-advised relationship bit they’ve been hinting at…)

-NBC has renewed its summer Amy Poehler/Nick Offerman series Making It for Season 2. I’ve only watched one episode so far but it’s like a small screen endorphin release.

Drake cancelled his first of three shows in TO to visit a little girl in the hospital in Chicago. That video tho. Gah, the ovaries just took a direct hit!

-HBO just ordered a new comedy from The Leftovers’ Tom Perrotta starring Kathryn Hahn and Casey Wilson, directed by Nicole Holofcener. Yes, please!

-In a NYT op-ed, Star Wars’ Kelly Marie Tran opened up about the ‘self-hate’ she dealt with after her online harassment.

-The VMAs red carpet made me feel rul rul old. Also, did Pete Davidson’s VMAs bracelet imply he already married Ariana Grande?

-Madonna’s Aretha Franklin tribute at the VMAs is all about Madonna — and people were not happy. She later explained her speech on Instagram: “And just to clarify: I was asked to present video of the year by MTV! And then they asked me to share any anecdotes I had in my career connected to Aretha Franklin! I shared a part of my journey and thanked Aretha for inspiring me along the way. I did not intend to do a tribute to her! That would be impossible in 2 minutes with all the noise and tinsel of an award show. I could never do her justice in this context or environment.”

-MTV has green lighted a new season of The Hills — but none of the originals you liked will appear.

-The first season of American Vandal was about who drew the dicks? The new season’s central mystery will be about uncovering the identity of the Turd Burglar. (I love this exchange in the trailer: “What if the motive is just that poop is funny?” “Poop IS funny.”)

-Danny Boyle — the only reason to get excited about the new James Bond film — has dropped out of directing.

-Critical reception to HBO’s Sharper Objects has been mixed, but last week’s episode really turned me off. Not every female journalist in pop culture needs to sleep with their source. It’s such a lazy, dump trope.

-Harvey Weinstein is now being sued by a woman alleging he raped her at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. The suit claims he “bragged that he had recently received a negative result from an HIV test. Then, over her continued protests, he removed the condom he had been wearing and continued to rape her.”

Asia Argento denied a report that she sexually assaulted a 17-year-old and says the settlement was Anthony Bourdain‘s idea to make the allegations go away. Man, I really wish she’d left Bourdain out of all this.

-In Hold the Dark, (which debuts at TIFF before screening on Netflix) Jeffrey Wright plays a wolf expert who tracks down the wolves who killed a young boy. Riley Keough and Alexander Skarsgard play the boy’s parents.

Paul McCartney Plays Fan JukeBox on Carpool Karaoke

Paul McCartney‘s episode of Carpool Karaoke is predictably great, mostly because it’s got as much fan interaction as singing.

-It looks like Emma Watson and Chord Overstreet have reunited. A month after their reported split, they were photographed kissing.

-Welp. This is not Madonna‘s best move ever.

Kim Kardashian responded to her braided hair backlash by saying “I’m not tone deaf.” Her defense of Trump earlier this week would seem to suggest otherwise.

-Well, now I finally understand why Ariana Grande is dating Pete Davidson.

-NBC finally cancelled Timeless (though it may get a 2-hour wrap up). The odds were never great, but I don’t know why NBC strung along its fans so long.

-In other TV news, the Roseanne-less Roseanne spinoff is officially a go at ABC. The Conners, starring Laurie Metcalf, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert, will follow the family “after a sudden turn of events” forces them to face daily life “in a way they never have before.”

-Yikes. ABC yanked Monday’s episode of The Proposal after a contestant was accused of setting up a sexual assault.

Terry Crews tweeting about Toronto’s big yogurt spill made me laugh.

-This is a really fascinating take on how diversity in film criticism matters, and why the actors out there talking about it aren’t helping matters much.

Christine Baranski is not sure why Michael Sheen named his penis after her, but she’s cool with it.

Liam Neeson is a very considerate theatre attendee.

Busy Philipps talks about the harassment she’s faced and how she dealt with it: “If you wanted to be a woman and you wanted to work you had a choice to be easygoing about it or not. I wanted to work, that was always my goal. If that meant laughing off a joke at my expense, so be it.”

Gwyneth Paltrow is getting married in the Hamptons because of course she is.

Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie are getting married this weekend and their GoT costars are arriving.

-“I try really, really hard [to be a good wife]. I try hardest to be the best mother,” says Victoria Beckham.

Jonathan Friedland is out as Netflix PR’s chief after using the n-word in a meeting. You’d think the head of PR would get why that’s not a thing you can do.

-Wait, is Drake dropping TWO new albums next week?

-Luke Cage season two drops today, and the critical consensus seems to be that it’s 13 episodes that should have been 4. Netflix bloat is becoming a serious issue, especially since so many TV creators are fleeing broadcast for them. They really care less about quality than keeping eyeballs on their site — and that sucks.

-Apparently Sicario 2 is a really tough hang after the border crisis.

-According to Netflix, Mudbound is a huge hit. Yay!!

Ben Foster tries to adjust to civilization after living off the grid in the Leave No Trace trailer.

Elisabeth Moss’ Accidental Activism

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Elisabeth Moss covers the new issue of THR, in which she talks about becoming an accidental women’s rights activist thanks to The Handsmaid’s Tale: “Now is not really a time to stand in the middle. You’ve got to pick a side”

-Speaking of Moss, the Mad Men pilot aired for the first time ten years ago today. Here’s a bunch of the cast talking about it.

-If anyone was going deliver juicy pregnancy drama, it was going to be Mindy Kaling. So far, she’s not disappointing us. According to People, she’s keeping her baby daddy’s identity a secret, even from her closest friends.

Jennifer Lawrence’s attendance at a Broadway showing of 1984 didn’t go very well. She ended up puking in the lobby.

Ben Affleck has dropped out of Netflix’s Triple Frontier “to take some time to focus on his wellness and his family.” He was spotted on a low-key outing in NYC with Lindsay Shookus today.

-Meanwhile, everyone needs to slow their roll when it comes to jumping on Ben about that “on-screen gay kiss” quote. First of all, it’s not even a direct quote; it’s a story that Kevin Smith told. Secondly, the story was from 20 years ago. Unclench, people.

Julia Roberts‘ TV series Homecoming is coming to Amazon, so expect that to sweep the Emmys next year.

Ansel Elgort‘s comments on his girlfriend’s Instagram posts are kind of … intense. “I want to lick you everywhere”? He knows those aren’t DMs, right??

Leonardo DiCaprio just one-upped normcore hipsters by tying a purple plastic bag around his cargo shorts and using it like a fanny pack. When do we get to take away his celebrity card?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are already talking marriage (according to Us Weekly, anyway).

-This video that’s gone viral of Mariah Carey’s dance moves speaks to my productivity level today.

-HBO just announced a new series about an alternate reality where slavery was never outlawed — created by Game of Thrones’ white showrunners Benioff/Weiss. Yes, they brought on Nichelle Tramble Spellman (Justified) and Malcolm Spellman (Empire) as EPs but … yikes. HBO NO, amirite?

-Meanwhile, Star Wars’ John Boyega hit out at the lack of diversity in Game of Thrones.

-Canadian actor Adam Beach is calling for Native actors to boycott the upcoming Yellowstone mini-series because of terrible casting.

Charlize Theron‘s Atomic Blonde press wardrobe has everyone thinking that Dior hates her.

Andrew Garfield says his comments about being gay were taken out of context. Mmm-hmmm.

-I love that Jane Austen is on England’s tenner, but the quote they used makes it seem like they don’t understand Pride & Prejudice.

Madonna filed an emergency court order to stop her letter from Tupac from being auctioned off.

-I stopped watching Outlander in season one, but this is a pretty perfect trailer.

-The battle between Jim Henson’s kids and ex-Kermit actor Steve Whitmire keeps getting uglier.

-Enough Katy Perry. Just stop talking about Taylor Swift. Enough, now.

-Here’s The Snowman trailer starring Michael Fassbender. I … don’t get it.