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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.

Chrissy Teigen Can Fix Your Life

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-In her PorterEdit digital cover story, Chrissy Teigen talks social media regrets (“Everything ‘big’ I’ve ever said was just heat of the moment and sometimes very regrettable. I just pop off too quick”) and her tough early years as a model (“My roommates were drinking diet tea and eating cotton balls soaked in chicken broth to stay skinny. I remember my friend got a job working at a burrito restaurant and that’s all I ate for months. Free burritos”). She also appears in a cute video for them where she offers relationship advice.

-This is sad: according to Page Six, Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has been in a luxury rehab facility for stress and alcohol use for a month, checking himself in weeks before the show’s finale aired.

Chris Hemsworth is on the cover of Variety, where he reveals he nearly quit Ghostbusters: “The night before I was shooting, I almost pulled out. Three or four weeks prior, Paul [Feig] said to me, ‘I’m going to write up the character. Don’t worry.’ And then I got the script and nothing had changed…I was really scared walking onto that set. I had no real plan, so I was just feeding off of them, and I just felt ridiculous. So I used that.”

Mandy Moore has made it to Mt. Everest’s base camp. It’s been an exceptionally deadly month on the mountain so I’m glad she’s fine. Now get back down already!

-The View cut off the audio for Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg‘s comments on Trump today for extended portions of the broadcast.

-The latest season of Legends of Tomorrow is now on Netflix and you should all watch it because it’s a loopy delight! I mean, any show where a dude’s nipple turns evil and starts possessing him deserves a shot. (I agree with Sepinwall’s take — skip season one completely.)

Iggy Azalea is planning on pressing charges after stolen topless photos (which were reportedly outtakes from a 2016 GQ Australia shoot) leaked over the weekend.

-Netflix’s Ted Sarandos says the streamer will rethink its massive investment in Georgia if the heartbeat abortion law goes into effect.

-This Atlanta outtake of the boys dancing to TLC made my day.

-ABC has officially passed on renewing Whiskey Cavalier after briefly reconsidering. Cancellations are always rough, but it feels like they handled this whole thing especially poorly.

-On an episode of David Letterman’s Netflix talk show, Ellen DeGeneres revealed she was sexually assaulted as a teenager by her stepfather. “He told me when she was out of town that he’d felt a lump in [my mother’s] breast and needed to feel my breasts because he didn’t want to upset her, but he needed to feel mine. I’m angry at myself because, you know, I didn’t — I was too weak to stand up to — I was 15 or 16. It’s a really horrible, horrible story and the only reason I’m actually going to go into detail about it is because I want other girls to not ever let someone do that.”

Neil Patrick Harris, Ruby Rose, Janet Mock, Anderson Cooper, Wilson Cruz, and Melissa Etheridge are on the cover of EW’s new Pride issue.

-I’m surprised by the surprise that Booksmart didn’t crack $10M at the box office this weekend. What exactly did people expect a small indie to take in while up against Aladdin and superheroes? And blaming it all on marketing seems really weird — I saw a LOT of stuff about this movie before its release (unlike Fast Color, which the studio seems to be burying). It seemed to be more of an issue of choosing the worst possible release date + not really knowing their target demo (who was the constant “it’s Superbad but with girls!” talk supposed to resonate with?) + the decision to open it wide out of the gate instead of a slower rollout to build word of mouth.

-I didn’t exactly love the Killing Eve season finale, but man people are mad about it!

-This is a good profile on Mischa Barton, whose TV show helped inspire the reality TV she’s now a part of.

-Here are the early contenders for song of the summer. (I belted out “Old Town Road” with my uber driver the other day, so that gets my vote.)

-I don’t even watch Deadwood but I will devour every Timothy Olyphant interview about it because he’s just so game. He talks about his former costars who aren’t in the new movie coming to the set anyway.  “[Garret] Dillahunt snuck in. He played Drunk Number Two! He didn’t even get top drunk! [Laughs.] Talk about a reason to call your agent. ‘Hey, why am I not Drunk Number One?'”

Jessica Jones’ final season teaser has arrived. It drops on Netflix June 14.

Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph Talk Comedy, Bechdel Tests

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-I honestly cannot wait for Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph‘s Netflix comedy Wine Country, and their Vanity Fair feature makes me even more excited.

Jennifer Lawrence and Adele delighted onlookers this weekend when they turned up to play drinking games at a gay bar in the West Village. I always forget that they’ve been friends for a while.

Barbra Streisand had to clarify her Michael Jackson remarks after the backlash, saying she feels ‘nothing but sympathy” for the victims.

-I thought the trailers were really iffy, so I’m surprised by the glowing reviews Shazam is getting.

Shane West attended his A Walk to Remember costar Mandy Moore‘s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, which warms my cold cold heart.

-Mel B confirmed she and Geri Halliwell had a brief fling during the Spice Girls’ glory days. “(Geri) is going to hate me for this because she is all posh in her country house and her husband, but it’s a fact. It just happened and we just giggled at it and that was it.”

Rosie O’Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck publicly feuded on The View, but in her new book O’Donnell admits to crushing on her cohost. “I think there were underlying lesbian undertones on both parts.”

-Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before was directed by a female, but a dude gets the sequel.

-The fifth and final season of Jane the Virgin debuts Wednesday and the reviews of the final batch of episodes are gushingly positive.

-Meanwhile, while Phoebe Waller-Bridge leaving Killing Eve, the reviews for season 2 aren’t as across-the-board positive as they were in the first season.

-I’ll never be brave enough to watch it, but I love that Jordan Peele‘s Us had a historic weekend at the box office.

-These two little kids did a cover of Radiohead’s Creep on The Voice Germany and I can’t stop listening to it.

-The rumours that Avengers: Endgame might actually be 3 hours long are gaining traction. FML.

-18 years ago today Bjork wore the swan dress to the Oscars. Never forget!

-Apple trotted out a bunch of big name (mostly white) celebrities to announce their new TV offering today — but we didn’t learn much. It will launch on Apple devices and smart TVs in the fall (meaning they’ll miss this year’s Emmy eligibility). It will be ad-free, VOD (everything downloadable), get new titles added every month, and also allow you to watch your other paid TV subscription services like Hulu and Amazon Prime. But there was no word on pricing, when each show will debut, whether all episodes of said shows will drop at once, etc. But hey, Oprah is doing a couple of documentaries and a book club for them so…yay?

-Also, it’s crazy that they didn’t show trailers for any of their new shows — just a quick sizzle reel even though series like The Morning Show, starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell, has apparently already filmed. And having Steven Spielberg there to shill for Apple’s new streaming service in light of his Netflix stance was beyond odd.

Legends of Tomorrow returns next week and I honestly can’t wait. This show is pure joy.