–Angelina Jolie covers the March issue Of British Vogue, and the interview is a good mix of hints about her split from Brad Pitt (“The past few years have been pretty hard. I’ve been focusing on healing our family. It’s slowly coming back, like the ice melting and the blood returning to my body”), passion about her activism (“I see a lot of older people making excuses for certain behaviours, and it tends to be the younger person who is quicker to say, ‘But this is simply wrong, and we stand against it'”) and cute anecdotes about her kids (“I feel that I’m gonna hit my stride in my fifties. Though we were on the trampoline the other day, and the children said, ‘No, Mom, don’t do that. You’ll hurt yourself.’ And I thought, ‘God, isn’t that funny?’ There was a day I was an action star”). The family photos are just as fascinating as the quotes — I love the one where she’s giving Maddox a haircut.
-Uh oh. A former costar of Adam Driver went on a Portuguese podcast and accused him of “behaving very badly” on the set of 2018’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. According to translations, she said “he demanded, I think by contract, that no one could look at him. If they looked, the extras were immediately fired.” She also said he got too rough with her during filming: “He behaved very badly with me. Physically. He attacked me… And it had nothing to do with the scene.”
-Starz announced today that it will remove Marilyn Manson from his upcoming appearance in its drama series American Gods.
–Dolly Parton turned down an offer to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice during the Donald Trump administration — possibly because she had scheduling conflicts but I prefer to believe she’s just that good.
-Although she helped fund the vaccine research, she still hasn’t gotten the shot. “I’m not going to get mine until some more people get theirs. I don’t want it to look like I’m jumping the line just because I donated money.”
-I’ve been really enjoying the Too Long; Didn’t Watch podcast, in which a celeb watches the first and last episode of a series they’d never seen before and tries to figure out what they missed. Jon Hamm watched Gossip Girl, Alison Brie watched Game of Thrones, Kumail Nanjiani watched Veronica Mars, and this week Sophia Bush watches Parks and Rec.
–Mariah Carey‘s family continues to be garbage. Her sister is suing her for $1.25 million, alleging infliction of emotional distress.
-The palace is refusing to take the blame for the birth certificate fiasco.
-Also, Rihanna is shining light on India’s farmers protests.
-This article on stressed-out COVID compliance officers and assistants who work on TV shows is terrifying. “I have no formal training. I have no medical training. I don’t know anything more or less about coronavirus than the next person.”
-I really liked this piece on Hannah Waddingham’s arc on Ted Lasso. It’s so rare to see such a fully realized character in a comedy, especially a woman over 40.
–Ariana Grande is releasing a deluxe album — and it’s got 4 different versions of “Positions.”
-Here’s the trailer for The Nevers, HBO’s Victorian sci-fi drama that Joss Whedon created — and then left. I must say I’m intrigued by this first look.
–Will Smith is featured in the trailer for Amend: The Fight for America, which also features Mahershala Ali, Diane Lane, Samuel L. Jackson, Pedro Pascal, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sterling K Brown, Joshua Jackson, Yara Shahidi, Laverne Cox and more. It drops on Netflix next weekend.
–Amy Poehler directs and co-stars in Moxie, playing a woman who inspires her teen daughter to start a rabble-rousing zine. It’s coming to Netflix next month.