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Beyonce Speaks

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-This week is going to be crazy and stressful, so let’s let Beyonce ease us into it with her glorious British Vogue spread, mm-kay? This is the first time she’s given an actual interview in years.

-It’s the day before the election and celebrities are pulling out the big guns. Taylor Swift posted a video to urge fans to vote, while Beyonce has endorsed Biden/Harris, adding the caption “come thru Texas,” and Michael Keaton posted another video for Pennsylvania.

-There’s been a bunch of sitcom reunions too, with the New Girl cast turning the theme song into a voting PSA, and the Community cast shooting an in-character short.

Dave Chappelle will host the first episode of Saturday Night Live after the presidential election — just like last time.

-Speaking of SNL, people really didn’t like it when this weekend’s host John Mulaney said in his monologue that “nothing much will change” if Biden beats Trump.

Johnny Depp lost his UK libel case against the publisher of The Sun over an article which called him a ‘wife beater’ – something the actor denies. The judge ruled the Sun has shown that “what they published in the meaning … was substantially true.”

Kendall Jenner threw a Halloween-themed birthday party amid the pandemic, and the internet is out for blood.

-Most celebs seemed to keep it lowkey this Halloween — but still showed off their costumes on social.

Megan Fox took to Instagram to call out ex Brian Austin Green for posting photos that make her seem like she’s “an absent mother.”

Joshua Jackson spotted a guy walking down the street wearing his Mighty Ducks character’s jersey and was totally cool about it.

Cardi B has canceled her divorce filing from Offset.

-On the other end of the spectrum, Julianne Hough has filed for divorce from Brooks Laich 6 months after they separated, despite a brief reconciliation.

Jamie Lynn Spears has withdrawn her petition to become Britney Spears’ trustee.

-We learned this weekend that Prince William secretly battled coronavirus in April, even struggling to breathe—but kept his ordeal a secret because he didn’t wish to alarm the public. Which makes his decision to recently appear in public with his grandmother maskless even more strange.

-It’s November, which means Taylor Swift can legally re-record her old albums now.

-Bless Mariah Carey for always ushering in the holiday season with a fun video.

Stephen Colbert recited a passage about hope from memory. I love this nerd!

Ray Fisher once again called out Joss Whedon and Warner Bros, this time about racism.

John Boyega seems to be at peace with where things landed with Disney following his criticism, which he hopes will make it easier for the other actors. “It was a very honest, a very transparent conversation…They gave me a chance also to explain what my experience was like. I’d hope that me being so open with my career, at this stage, would help the next man, the guy that wants to be the assistant DOP, the guy that wants to be a producer.”

-I don’t have much interest in watching Kate Mara play a woman who seduces a high school student, but the reviews for The Teacher are good.

-My goodness, I want to live inside this Bridgerton trailer. It’s the first major show from Shonda Rhimes for Netflix, and it drops at xmas.

Celebs Urge Fans to Vote

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V Magazine released a series of covers with Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift, Jaden Smith, Chris Evans, Janelle Monae, Jennifer Lawrence, Halsey and more, in which they break down why they’re voting. Carey said “We’ve been socialized to believe that poverty is a personal failure rather than our systems failing us.” Meanwhile, Swift didn’t just tell people to vote; she told them she’s voting for Biden. (She even made cookies.)

-Meanwhile, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson surged past the 200 million follower mark on IG after endorsing Biden, so it’s not exactly career suicide.

-Watch the West Wing cast reunite and recreate the ‘Hartsfield’s Landing’ episode from season 3 in the trailer for an upcoming special benefiting When We All Vote. This gave me chills. That show petered out in the end so you almost forget how very good the first few seasons were.

David Foster (who is 70) and Katherine McPhee (who is not) are expecting their first child together.

-Finally, Tory Lanez has been charged with assaulting a woman (presumably Megan Thee Stallion, who claims he fired a gun at her as she exited a car, resulting in injuries to her feet that required surgery).

-If you follow Deux Moi (and who doesn’t during quarantine?) then you’ll have seen all the sightings from the past 24 hours of people claiming to have witnessed Noah Centineo and Stassie Karanikolaou getting engaged/eloping in Vegas.

-Of all the TV shows that I want an oral history about its behind-the-scenes shenanigans, nothing beats The Vampire Diaries (followed closely by The Good Wife). The whispers about what went down on that set are legendary. Now, former costars Paul Wesley and Matt Davis are duking it out on Twitter over politics. (Davis already has a, um, questionable reputation.)

-I love that celebs who are “remotely attending” fashion shows just seem to be throwing on every piece they own from that designer. Here’s Marion Cotillard at Chanel, and Euphoria’s Storm Reid at Miu Miu.

-There’s an urban legend that Princess Beatrice once pretended to knight singer James Blunt with a sword, but instead sliced Ed Sheeran across the face. Turns out Sheeran’s manager says it’s true — and she hasn’t spoken to him since.

-The Academy Awards have introduced new rules allowing movies to be eligible if they’ve screened at drive-ins. Which is very smart because there’s no way theatres are staying open in the major markets this xmas.

-This is a fascinating look at how Alex Gibney pulled off a secret exposé of America’s COVID-19 failures in five months.

-With Tony Stark out of the picture it seems Peter Parker needs a new mentor — and Doctor Strange is stepping up. Benedict Cumberbatch will reprise the role in the next Spider-Man film.

-The “unrenewal” trend continues: Showtime has cancelled Kirsten Dunst‘s show On Becoming a God in Central Florida, despite renewing it for Season 2 last September. When Showtime (who never cancels anything) gets in on the trend, you know TV is screwed.

Selena Quintanilla‘s life story will be streaming on Netflix in December. Check out the trailer.

-The Princess Switch: Switched Again is coming to Netflix Nov 19, with Vanessa Hudgens set to return as 3 look-alikes. I can’t wait to see how long they can keep this franchise going…

-Here’s the trailer for David Fincher’s latest film Mank, a biopic of Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, which is coming to Netflix.

Meghan Markle Calls Out Fake News

Meghan Markle appeared at Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women virtual summit and spoke about the blowback she gets for talking about things like Black Lives Matter or voting. “If you look back at anything that I’ve said, it’s really interesting because what ends up being inflammatory – it seems – is people’s interpretation of it. But if you listen to what I actually say, it’s not controversial.”

-Also, I don’t believe these reports about Meghan Markle having serious ambitions to run for president, but I love how freaked out people are by it.

January Jones is posting on Instagram again and her videos remain wild/the best. She started her latest one by lying on the floor of her closet, and then poured beer in her bath because she read that Cleopatra used to bathe in sperm and said “depending on who you dated it can’t be that much different, right?” God, I love her.

-Speaking of funny IG videos, I always forget that Adele and Nicole Richie are BFFs.

Gabrielle Union and NBC have reached an “amicable resolution” after the former America’s Got Talent judge accused the network of discrimination. I hope NBC backed up a Brinks truck in her driveway.

-Trump reportedly took $300 million from the CDC, which could be used to fight the coronavirus, to make ads where celebrities like Dennis Quaid tell us to be more optimistic about the coronavirus. The results are interviews like this one, in which Quaid says he believes Trump is “doing a good job” handling the pandemic. Gross.

-People are loving the way Mariah Carey shades Jennifer Lopez in her new book. This is nothing compared to that infamous interview JLo did in 1998 where she shaded Cameron Diaz, Winona Ryder and Gwyneth Paltrow. If you’ve never read it, pour yourself a glass of wine and settle in!

-I know that I’m biased against Matt Damon and Ben Affleck‘s The Last Duel already based on the film’s premise (a man challenges his best friend to a dual after his wife claims the friend raped her) but my god, these set pictures are ridiculous.

Naya Rivera‘s sister is asking for “compassion” following a report that claimed she moved in with her sister’s ex-husband to help raise Naya’s son. “In the darkest time of my life, the only thing that is important is my friends & family. Showing up for my nephew, even though I can’t show up for myself,” she wrote on Instagram. “Im not concerned with the way things look because no one can see each agonizing moment we all endure.”

-Is there beef between Sarah Paulson and Kristin Chenoweth? Is it based on Paulson playing a character modelled after Chenoweth on Studio 60 or does it run deeper?

The Borat sequel has been acquired by Amazon Studios; Sacha Baron Cohen‘s film will debut on Prime Video right before election day.

-This is unexpected: Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins is directing a sequel to last year’s live-action Lion King.

Jennifer Aniston said on a podcast with Will Arnett and Jason Bateman that she nearly quit acting a couple of years ago because a project she worked on was “unprepared” and it “sucked the life” out of her, and now everyone is trying to guess at what that project was. Office Christmas Party? Dumplin? The Yellow Birds?

Max Ehrich said that days after his split from Demi Lovato people were “harassing” his mom with text messages “all throughout the night,” and asked for everyone to stop.

-Here’s our first look at Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in the new season of The Crown.

-A Dolly Parton Christmas movie costarring Christine Baranski and directed by Debbie Allen has landed at Netflix and dear god I need it now.

-I missed this earlier because for some reason the CW dropped it on Friday night, but here’s our first look at Javicia Leslie suited up as Batwoman.

-I’m not sure that the world needs a remake of The Craft but this actually looks pretty great?