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Vanity Fair Offers a Peek Inside Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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Vanity Fair’s new issue has our first in-depth look at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, including new characters like Keri Russell‘s Zorri Bliss and Richard E. Grant‘s Allegiant General Pryde.

Natalie Portman has hit back at ‘creepy’ Moby for his ‘disturbing’ account of their relationship in his memoir, telling Harper’s Bazaar UK: “I was surprised to hear that he characterized the very short time that I knew him as dating because my recollection is a much older man being creepy with me when I just had graduated high school. He said I was 20; I definitely wasn’t. I was a teenager. I had just turned 18. There was no fact-checking from him or his publisher – it almost feels deliberate.” He then countered by posting “proof” on IG: a super creepy pic of them, in which he’s shirtless and she’s grinning uncomfortably. It’s all quite gross.

-Congrats to Zoe Kravitz, who reportedly had a secret wedding to Karl Glusman.

-At the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood presser in Cannes, Quentin Tarantino snapped at a female reporter from The New York Times who asked why Margot Robbie wasn’t given more to say or do in the film. He groused “I reject your hypothesis” and didn’t expand. Bless Margot Robbie for trying her best to answer thoughtfully though, saying that it was an interesting acting experiment: “To really show those wonderful sides of [Sharon Tate] could be done without speaking…I did feel like I got a lot of time to explore the character without dialogue specifically.” (I love how Brad Pitt looks over at her supportively when she’s done, like “valiant attempt trying to polish this turd”).

James Corden did a Reddit AMA and all the top comments are about his terrible reputation. I love that even the questions that look legit end with “also, is it true you’re an asshole?”

George Clooney went into detail about his “bad” motorcycle crash in Italy: “I was just waiting for the switch to turn off.”

-I love that Gwendoline Christie predicted the Game of Thrones ending in an interview a few seasons ago. (I also love that Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was like “wait, that doesn’t make sense.” He is us.)

-Also, even though it looked like the finale was setting up an Arya-focused sequel — it wasn’t.

-I haven’t watched Orange Is The New Black in years, but this promo of the stars singing the theme song kinda got me.  The final season drops on Netflix July 26.

Olivia Wilde‘s directorial debut Booksmart, which opens this weekend, is at 99% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with nearly 100 reviews counted. That’s insanely impressive.

-This is a really good interview with SNL’s Heidi Gardner, who talks about being a hairstylist for nine years before transitioning into comedy.

-I also loved this profile on Timothy Olyphant, who talks about saying yes to every role after Deadwood was cancelled — because he had just bought a new house. “Those experiences were equally valuable…Find yourself bald in Bulgaria doing some pile of shit, that will get you up a little earlier in the morning and make you work a little harder.”

Michelle Williams is getting rave reviews for her turn in Fosse/Verdon (especially this week’s episode), and what’s even more impressive is that she’s not using a vocal coach.

-I really liked this NYT feature on how “Old Town Road” became the biggest song in the world thanks to memes and controversy.

Jesse Eisenberg grapples with masculinity in The Art Of Self Defense’s first trailer.

Oprah Talks Plans and Planes

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Oprah Winfrey covers the latest THR and her interview is delicious. She reveals that an annoying fan at an airport convinced her to buy a private plane (“She says, ‘Cause on TV you always giving people hugs. I want a hug.’ So I stood up and I gave her a hug and then I went to the phone and called my lawyer and I said, ‘I’m going to do it, I’m going to get the plane. This is going to be my last time waiting four hours in the Chicago O’Hare Airport'”) and was pretty blunt about her time at 60 Minutes and CBS (“How should I say this? Never a good thing when I have to practice saying my name and have to be told that I have too much emotion in my name…They would say, ‘All right, you need to flatten out your voice, there’s too much emotion in your voice.’ So I was working on pulling myself down and flattening out my personality — which, for me, is actually not such a good thing”). Imagine hiring Oprah and then not letting her be Oprah?!?

-Feast your eyes on Keanu Reeves in the new Saint Laurent campaign.

-It somehow escaped my attention that Moby and Natalie Portman used to date but this excerpt about it from his book is great.

Jesse Williams‘ messy divorce continues its messiness. He’s asking a judge to deny his ex’s motion that he pay $200k for her legal bills.

-Variety has released some of the salaries Hollywood movie stars will make on their latest projects. Netflix is pushing up the paydays with Ryan Reynolds getting $27M for Six Underground, and Will Smith getting $35M for Bright 2. For studio films, Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gal Gadot and Brad Pitt are all reportedly raking in upwards of $10 million for their latest flicks.

-It looks like Randall Emmett has finally paid 50 Cent the $1M he was owed because the Instagram posts about it are now deleted, depriving us of the best clapbacks of all time.

-Buckingham Palace released a statement shutting down the Baby Sussex name speculation.

-I’m loving all the celebrity guests on this season’s Gay of Thrones. This week’s is Gabrielle Union!

-The Game of Thrones cinematographer is defending the latest episode, telling TMZ “I know it wasn’t too dark because I shot it” and Wired “people don’t know how to tune their TVs properly.” That may be true (and I’ve certainly seen lots of spirited and technical defenses of him), but at a certain point — don’t you have to understand the limitations of the technology that most people are going to consume it on and work around that? If the majority people can’t see the thing they were supposed to see, you pooched it.  Though I still maintain that the editing was worse than the cinematography. Like that scene with Sansa and Tyrion when he raises their clasped hands and kisses hers I went, “Wait, they were holding hands? When did that happen? Show that!” And then they moved from their spot in the crypt and did…something. Did Sansa battle some wights with that dagger? Or did they just reposition?

-Empire was just renewed — but Jussie Smollet‘s future on the show remains in limbo. Said Fox in a statement: “By mutual agreement, the studio has negotiated an extension to Jussie Smollett’s option for season six, but at this time there are no plans for the character of Jamal to return to Empire.”

-Well, this is a very worrying and depressing tweet about Britney Spears from a director.

-When Netflix aired 13 Reasons Why, experts warned that it could to cause an increase in suicides especially among adolescents. A news study finds that’s exactly what happened.

-No gonna lie; Zac Efron’s abs freak me out.

Taylor Kitsch, Sienna Miller and Chadwick Boseman star in the new trailer for 21 Bridges.

Supernatural Celebrates 300 Episodes with an EW Cover

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-I don’t watch Supernatural but their EW photo spread is super fun. Also, 300 episodes is insane!

-This report is coming from the Daily Mail so digest accordingly, but sources claim that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are expecting their first child.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin might be celebrating their marriage with a ceremony on Feb 28th.

-This is a bummer but not surprising: Julia Roberts is not expected to return for Homecoming’s second season. I’m ok with that; I adored her final scene.

-In a cute tweet, Amanda Seyfried reunited with her two onscreen dads, Hugh Jackman and Pierce Brosnan, at the airport.

Ewan McGregor‘s daughter is not over the fact that he left her mother for Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Ellen Pompeo is having second thoughts about leaving Grey’s Anatomy.

Roswell’s ratings aren’t exactly out of this world. They improved on Black Lightning, but that’s a low bar.

-I am very here for  the rest of the world finally discovering Schitt’s Creek. Also, this is a great profile on Dan Levy (though I would have asked 97% more questions about how he and Jessi Cruickshank kicked off the aftershow craze with The Hills).

-The new Spider-Man movie has trans actors, which is amazing.

-SMILF creator Frankie Shaw addressed those misconduct allegations on her set: “I was learning on the go.” Seriously Hollywood, stop hiring writers to run things without giving them basic management training.

-I’ve tried to listen to the “Inside of You With Michael Rosenbaum” podcast but it turns out that guy bugs me, so I missed Macaulay Culkin‘s recent episode. On it, he talked about his friendship with Michael Jackson: “I know it’s a big deal to everybody else, but it was a normal friendship…I was a peerless person. Nobody else in my Catholic school even had this much idea of what I was going through, and he was the kind of person who’d been through the exact same frickin’ thing and wanted to make sure I wasn’t alone.”

-Meanwhile, Sundance is standing behind their new Michael Jackson doc. Expect there to be an R Kelly-type reckoning when this thing drops.

Margot Robbie wants people to stop asking her when/if she’s having kids now that she’s married: “Don’t presume. I’ll do what I’m going to do.” Word.

Michelle Pfeiffer just joined Instagram and her first post is purr-fect.

-The trailer for Better Things season 3 made me laugh out loud — which is typical for this show.

-There’s a new trailer for the final season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

-Canadian PSA: Showcase is airing the new season of Luther, starting on Monday.

-It turns out that Jason Reitman has been secretly working on a new Ghostbusters movie — which the world found out about last night when the teaser dropped. Rumour has it, it will be centered around four teenagers.