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Mae Whitman

Behold: Elizabeth Debicki’s Princess Diana and Dominic West’s Prince Charles

-Netflix has released the first look of Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana and Dominic West as Prince Charles in Season 5 of The Crown. She looks incredible; him, not so much.

-Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart’s take on Princess Diana will hit theatres in Nov.

Drake says he had covid last year and hair loss was a side effect that he’s just beginning to get over.

Barbra Streisand is walking back her initial praise of Bradley Cooper‘s A Star is Born, now saying she would have preferred Beyoncé and Will Smith in the remake. “I thought it was the wrong idea,” the 79-year-old icon said of Cooper’s version on an Australian talk show. “Look, it was a big success. I can’t argue with success. But I don’t care so much about success as I do originality.”

-Good Girls’ Mae Whitman revealed she identifies as pansexual, tweeting: “I know ppl might be unfamiliar with what pansexual means; for me it means I know I can fall in love with people of all genders.”

-K-pop star and actor Kris Wu was arrested in China on suspicion of rape following an accusation from a then-17-year-old girl.

-Even though they’re both nominated in the same Emmys category, SNL’s Bowen Yang says he wants Kenan Thompson to win. “I know this is messy… and that someone on my team will be mad at me, but I’m just being real.” Thompson hold the record for the the longest serving SNL cast member and has only won once.

Laura Prepon says she’s no longer a member of Scientology: “I haven’t practiced Scientology in close to five years and it’s no longer part of my life.”

-This is a fascinating read (though it ends somewhat abruptly) about a mysterious figure presumably in the publishing industry who has been stealing books before their release.

Drew Barrymore (who knows a little something about overcoming a messy past) has weighed in on Britney Spears’ conservatorship. “I have very purposefully stayed out of this conversation, but, since she’s spoken up: She’s the key to her freedom.”

-Broadway’s Alice Ripley has been accused by a woman of grooming her when she was a teen (first in a viral Tiktok, and then in a longer Twitter thread).

Eminem‘s first big acting role since 8 Mile will be in 50 Cent’s upcoming drama series, where he’ll play White Boy Rick.

-If you’ve finished The White Lotus finale, this interview with creator Mike White is worth your time. I like that he doesn’t offer any easy answers and is still kind of grappling with what he was trying to say. (I also very much liked this thread about the Armond character.)

-In relation to The White Lotus, this is an excellent piece on how TV’s white guys are in crisis.

-Congrats to The Flash’s Grant Gustin and his wife, who welcomed their first child — a baby girl named Juniper Grace.

-The first reactions to Shang-Chi are incredible. I hope the hype is enough to overcome the lackluster trailers and the fear of going to the movies.

Bella Thorne and her real-life fiancé Benjamin Mascolo star in the Time Is Up trailer.

Simu Liu Is Ready To Be a Superhero



-I love seeing Simu Liu on the cover of EW!

-A day after Britney Spears‘ longtime court-appointed attorney Sam Ingham made moves to step down, her mother filed a petition for permission to hire private counsel on behalf of her daughter. I really hope Britney gets a say in this one, but this sounds like a step in the right direction.

Gigi Hadid is asking publications and fan accounts to blur out her daughter’s face if they post papped photos. This seems fair and reasonable.

Scarlett Johansson and her husband, SNL’s Colin Jost, are reportedly expecting their first child together. I wondered why she didn’t go to the Black Widow premiere or any of the events in person.

Jessica Mulroney is accused of ripping off a design by British label Ralph and Russo. (She says it’s merely “inspired by” them, but it’s pretty damn close to theirs.)

-Good Girls’ renewal for a shortened final season was practically a done deal, so why did it fall apartChristina Hendricks, Mae Whitman and Retta all agreed to take pay cuts to return for a reduced eight-episode swan song, but it sounds like co-star Manny Montana (Rio) had money and scheduling issues. There’s also speculation that he had a strained working relationship with Hendricks. Though it’s very strange that the show couldn’t just write off a supporting character.

-The AV Club compiled a list of the best TV shows so far this year, and I’ve watch so little of them.

Tom Hardy is getting his first “story by” credit with Venom 2 after spending months over FaceTime brainstorming the plot. Screenwriter Kelly Marcel said. “This is new for him, to get credit, but it’s not new for him to be this involved. He’s absolutely 100 percent committed to everything that he does. He’s married to Venom. He loves this character. He’s very involved in what he thinks should happen…We spent months breaking the story together on FaceTime, riffing on ideas, seeing what worked, seeing what didn’t. Then I took everything we spoke about and holed up somewhere for three months quietly, knocking out a script.”

-The Boys launched a fake, Tucker Carlson-esque news show ahead of their new season.

-Good to see Kit Harington and Rose Leslie looking so happy (despite what some corners of GoT fandom seem to believe).

-I love Diane Kruger’s dress at Cannes, but man, the posture you’d have to maintain in that. I wouldn’t have it in me.

-The origins of The Kingsman movies are explored in the trailer for The Kings Man.

Florence Pugh’s Streak Continues



-I feel like I have Florence Pugh face blindness. I’ve seen her in Midsommar, Fighting with My Family and Little Women, but I still don’t know that I could pick her out of a lineup. Regardless, her Vogue spread is very good.

-Now that the dust is starting to settle, the Evening Standard has a timeline of how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s announcement reportedly went down. Harry originally contacted Prince Charles about spending more time in Canada and America just before Christmas, but was told he needed to come up with a thought-out plan. He was then told the Queen would meet with him, but “would not discuss his wishlist before he had discussed it in detail with his father.” But then that meeting was blocked by courtiers. Prince Charles and Prince William were only sent a copy of Harry and Meghan’s statement “10 minutes” before it was released.

-According to Lainey, there’s an implication that Harry and Meghan rushed the announcement it to get ahead of The Sun’s story — which was broken by a reporter who happens to be good friends with Will and Kate’s press secretary. 👀

The Mirror claims Will is “incandescent with rage,” while the Daily Mail claims Harry has been locked in four-way conference call with the Queen, Charles, and Will as they try to find “workable future role within days.”

-I kind of love that the couple’s new website was made by a Toronto agency (which might explain how they were able to keep it under wraps from the family).

-This is surprising to me: according to People, when Harry and Meghan returned to London this week, Archie remained in Canada. “It is believed that Archie stayed with Meghan’s close pal, Jessica Mulroney.”

-It was a very good day for news to come out that the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall was banned from driving for speeding.

-Yesterday was the perfect day for celebrities to slide some news under the radar, so I’m surprised there wasn’t a wave of divorce announcements. The only one I saw was from Arrow’s Katie Cassidy, who split from her husband after just 13 months of marriage. (Weirdly because I follow all of them on IG, it seems like all three actresses who’ve played Canary are going through major splits with their SOs right now.)

-At Wednesday night’s National Board of Review gala, Bradley Cooper presented Brad Pitt with the Best Supporting Actor award and in his acceptance speech, Pitt credited Cooper for helping him get sober. “I got sober because of this guy, and every day’s been happier ever since.” Pitt also brought the jokes, quipping, “It’s nice to be able to leave this thing carrying something other than George Clooney.”

Pitt also did a video interview for W, in which he reminisces on his prom and first kiss (“Her name was Lisa. It was in her garage. It was in fourth grade. She was one street over. I ran home afterwards. It was just too much.”)

-Kids teaching their famous parents how to use TikTok is my fave new thing. Me next, please.

-It’s really something to see Kristen Stewart this relaxed and actually having fun while doing movie promo. She’s grown so much.

-I adore Jane Austen and will consume everything related to her, but Sanditon, which starts Sunday on PBS, is a tough hang for me — just because the ending is so very non-Austen-y. The reviews are glowing, though.

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston‘s table ran out of beverages at the Globes, so Reese asked Beyonce for some champagne. That is some Madeline energy right there.

Tiffany Haddish said she first took a meeting with Like a Boss costar Rose Byrne at a hotel bar when she noticed two gay men. “I start hitting on them and once I get a little drink in me, I want to, you know, donate my womb. I was like ‘If y’all want to have a baby, let me know. I’ll pay child support. Y’all can raise it. I’ll carry it and I’ll breastfeed it for six months and it’s all yours.’ Rose was like, ‘No, Tiffany. You can’t do this. You need to go to your room.’ That’s when I knew we’d be friends forever. She protected my womb.”

Mae Whitman posted a Parenthood reunion pic and I felt it with my whole heart.

-The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina released a music video to promote the new season and it’s … something.

-The Television Critics Association panels are happening this week, and FX CEO John Landgraf did his annual #PeakTV report, revealing scripted originals grew 7 percent in 2019 and set a record — topping 500 show in a year for the first time.

-FX also announced that Atlanta will get an expanded order — but won’t air until 2021.

-They also revealed trailers for two of the year’s most anticipated new shows: Devs, from Alex Garland, writer/director of Ex Machina and Annihilation, which stars Nick Offerman and Sonoya Mizuno, and follows a computer developer investigating a quantum computing company that she believes is responsible for the disappearance of her boyfriend; and Mrs. America, starring Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Tracey Ullman, Rose Byrne, Uzo Aduba, Margo Martindale, Elizabeth Banks and John Slattery.

Bong Joon Ho‘s Parasite is heading to HBO as a limited series. I adored that movie and this seems like a very bad idea.

-I’ve been sort of following the drama in Romancelandia because it’s all over my TL, but this is big. Romance Writers of America president has resigned (finally!) after publishers Harlequin, Berkley, Kensington, Avon, and St. Martins all pulled out of the RWA national conference. (This is a good recap of what initially went down, although the RWA has continued to handle it all horribly since then.)

-I’ve been feeling superhero fatigue (both from movies and TV) for a while now, but goddamn the new Birds of Prey trailer is good. Goddamn.