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Mariah Carey and the Schitt’s Creek Cast Sing “Hero” to Graduates

-There were so many awesome moments in the Obamas ‘Dear Class of 2020’ celebration. Beyoncé delivered a powerful 10-minute speech, Taylor Swift told a story about missing her own graduation, and Lady Gaga also contributed a video. But my fave part was when the characters of Schitt’s Creek sang a song — with a surprise cameo from Mariah Carey!

J.K. Rowling is once again facing allegations of transphobia after she publicly took issue with a headline that used the inclusive phrase “people who menstruate” and then, when she faced pushback on Twitter, dug her heels in even further. (Seriously, is it that hard to understand the difference between sex and gender? She seemed to get it when she wrote the scene in which Hermione takes the form of Harry.)  Plus, of all the times for her to stir this up again — at the start of Pride and when the world is already on fire.

-Here are 8 fantasy novels by trans and non-binary authors, in case you need some new reading material.

-It is just me, or are The CW superhero shows imploding? On the heels of the Batwoman shakeup, The Flash’s Hartley Sawyer, who plays Ralph Dibny/The Elongated Man, has been fired for old tweets he made featuring racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. (I stopped watching a couple of seasons ago but I do remember that character used to refer to a female scientist by her measurements instead of her character’s name, so this might not be a great loss for the show.)

-Meanwhile, Batwoman’s showrunner explained why they’re creating an entirely new role rather than recasting the main character.

-In other CW news, Riverdale’s writers have vowed to do better when it comes to their Black characters.

-Do we really believe Trump watches Insecure? Really?

Alexis Ohanian and wife Serena Williams spoke out about his resignation from the board of Reddit.

-Even Bryce Dallas Howard, who starred in The Help, doesn’t want you to watch The Help right now.

John Boyega thanked his fans and colleagues for having his back after his speech at a London protest.

Lea Michele‘s Broadway understudy says she was already monster when she was only 12.

-Federal prosecutors in New York have formally requested access to Prince Andrew as part of their ongoing criminal investigation into the abuses and sex trafficking of Jeffrey Epstein.

-K-pop continues to come through. BTS and their management company donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter. As soon as the band announced it, a team of stans called One in an Army vowed to match it and ended up raising $1,026,531 in just over 24 hours thanks to 35,609 donors.

Jennifer Aniston has also quietly donated nearly $1 million.

-Meanwhile, Terry Crews is facing criticism after posting some nonsense about “Black supremacy.”

Amanda Seyfried and Kevin Bacon try to have a peaceful vacation in the trailer for horror flick You Should Have Left.

 

Lady Gaga’s Stupid Love

-It’s a good week for new music videos. First there was Taylor Swift’s, then BTS’, and now Lady Gaga’s.

-AP interviewed The Way Back’s director Gavin O’Connor and star Ben Affleck, and they talked about how the actor had a breakdown when his character tries to make amends with his estranged wife. ” Said O’Connor: “It was probably the second take, Ben just had a breakdown. I’m getting chills thinking about it. It was like the dam broke and everything came out. I just remember the crew, everyone was frozen, watching him bear his soul. It was obviously real. A lot of things that he probably had to say in his own life, or maybe he had said, I don’t know.” The longer this press tour chugs along, the more I hope Affleck cleared all this talk with Jennifer Garner.

-Wow, this is a surprise: America Ferrera is leaving NBC’s Superstore.

-Speaking of surprising TV news, it looks like Netflix is getting ready to renew Lucifer.

Normani‘s very considered comments in Rolling Stone on Camila Cabello‘s racist posts are worth your time.

Dan Levy‘s Twitter exchanges with Mariah Carey never fail to delight.

-I can’t imagine ever watching a CBS medical drama, but good for Sophia Bush for landing the lead role.

-Yikes, it sounds like Grey’s Anatomy is really whiffing their latest departure. The show will say goodbye to Alex Karev next week — without an appearance from Justin Chambers himself. I’m so curious about what the bts story is here.

Prince Harry joined Jon Bon Jovi and members of a military veterans’ choir at Abbey Road Studios to record a song for Invictus.

-Last night on Fallon, Bad Bunny wore a skirt and a sweater that read “they killed Alexa, not a man with a skirt.” Alexa was transgender woman in Puerto Rico who was killed and her murder was posted on social media.

Elizabeth Warren‘s Hometown Hospitality segment with Stephen Colbert is excellent.

-Holy moly, Nancy Meyers wrote a Modern Love column about attending weddings with her ex-husband. This is the romcom-y drabble I needed to head into the weekend!

-Here’s the first trailer for The High Note starring Tracee Ellis Ross and Dakota Johnson.

Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith Are Married, Expecting

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-Well, this is a happy surprise to head into the holidays. Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith have not only tied the knot, they are also expecting their first child, according to Us Weekly. I love him so much and she seems equally delightful so yay!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have confirmed that they’ll be spending the holidays here in Canada. Welcome. Please bring snow.

-My god, how did I miss Mariah Carey‘s Billy on the Street episode from a few days ago? It’s perfection!

-Watch this video of Little Women’s Timothée Chalamet and Louis Garrel speaking French. For science.

-It’s my favourite day on Twitter: when everyone submits the best TV line of the year. (I’m not sure anything beats “Kneel,” but “For the sake of your poor ol’ dad, keep the door open three inches,” and NoHoHank’s response to Barry’s “Am I evil?” question: “Oh my God! I mean. Absolutely! Do I not tell you that enough? You are like the most evil guy I know, man!”)

-Speaking of Barry, Henry Winkler says he regularly writes fan letters to celebrities. “I think if you see something and it is so incredible, if you see a performance like Sam Rockwell as Fosse, you have to write a letter. If you see Patricia Arquette in Escape at Dannemor, you have to write a letter.”

Kim Kardashian is getting called out for blackface thanks to her new fashion photo shoot.

-TVLine named Unbelievable’s Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever and Toni Collette and the performers of the year and I fully support this. Not only were all three great in the Netflix show, Dever had Booksmart, Wever had Marriage Story and Collette had Knives Out.

-This is a good interview with Star Wars’ Kelly Marie Tran and Naomi Ackie, in which they discuss their own privilege, pay equality, and tarot cards.

-If you’re angry about J.K. Rowling, take comfort in knowing the Buffy’s Anthony Stewart Head once went out of his way to spend the day with a trans fan.

-The trailer for the final season of Schitt’s Creek has landed. It have two weeks to catch up before the new season starts.

-The Flash’s Carlos Valdes and Tom Cavanaugh continue their weirdly delightful holiday musical tradition.

Zach Braff, Charlie Puth, Josh Peck and Christopher Mintz-Plasse joined James Corden for a new boy band classic: Boyz II Menorah.

Zoë Kravitz stars in the first trailer for Hulu’s High Fidelity. Oh yeah, I’ll be watching this.

-CBS released a new trailer for Star Trek: Picard.

-The best thing about the Cats movie is how savage critics are in their reviews. This collection made me laugh.

-Also making me laugh: this ranking of the songs in the movie.

Jennifer Hudson transforms into Aretha Franklin in the trailer for Respect. This should help to get the stink of Cats off her…

-Force Majeure was a brutal, devastatingly funny and gutting examination of a marriage forever changed because of a split-second decision. The American remake, starring Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, looks…silly?

-Speaking of movies that feel like we’ve already seen better versions of, Amy Adams and Julianne Moore star in the thriller The Woman In The Window.