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Sophie Turner Thought Joe Jonas Would “Be a Dick”

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Sophie Turner is on the latest cover of Elle. She talks about the controversial Game of Thrones finale (“You can’t make every fan happy”), and her low expectations for her first date with Joe Jonas (“I thought he would be such a dick. I took all my guy friends with me to meet him, because in the back of my mind I was worried he could be a catfish or—I don’t know what…He didn’t bring security. He brought a friend, and they drank just as hard as the rest of us. I remember the two of us spending only a couple of minutes on the dance floor, and then we just found a space far in the corner and we just talked. We talked for hours, and hours, and hours. And I was, like, not bored. It wasn’t contrived. It wasn’t small talk—it was just so easy. And soon we were, like, inseparable”).

-Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer covers British Vogue, and talks about finding love: “I’m very much in it. I’d been single for a while and just kind of going with the flow and doing my thing. That’s the thing, isn’t it? When you’re relaxed and letting the universe do what it’s doing, things kind of fall into place. Which is very much what happened.”

-Despite Jessica Biel being spotted without her wedding ring a few days ago, Justin Timberlake made a gushy birthday post for her on Insta today, writing “Happy Birthday to the LOVE of my life… A new adventure every day and a treasure to me. I can’t wait to share many more of these with you.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a packed schedule in the UK this week, but their 10-month-old is reportedly staying in Canada with his nanny.

-According to The Sun (so take it with a giant grain of salt), The Queen summoned Harry for a four hour chat about his future on Sunday, telling him: “You are much loved and will always be welcomed back.”

Elisabeth Moss, who doesn’t like to publicly talk about Scientology, managed to deftly dodge a question about whether or not she was ever engaged to Tom Cruise.

-After complaining about her recording contract on Instagram earlier this week, Megan Thee Stallion filed a lawsuit against 1501 Certified Entertainment, alleging — among other things — that the label leaked a story that broke early last month about her past arrest.

-I really liked this article on how Veronica Mars lost sight of itself in its last season — and how that’s best encapsulated in how it treated Weevil. It’s been months and I still see angry tweets about that show. They had such a dedicated fandom and they’ll never get it back, no matter what the future holds.

-On Ellen today, she asked Justin Bieber how many kids he wanted and he said “It’s up to Hailey because it’s her body.” I mean, that’s nice in theory but he should definitely have an opinion on this.

-Good on Radheyan Simonpillai for questioning Run This Town’s director and cast about erasing Robyn Doolittle from the Rob Ford story.

-Following yesterday’s explosive rape allegation against Timothy Hutton, his Fox show Almost Family was cancelled. The decision to not renew the show was likely made before this (the network didn’t order additional episodes and recently burned off the remaining ones on Saturdays), but were it not for the rape accusation, Fox likely would have waited until the upfronts in May to release the cast from their contracts and make it official.

-I stopped watching Grey’s Anatomy years ago (and judging from my Twitter TL, it’s going through a serious rut right now) but I’m happy that Beanie Feldstein got to live out her dream.

-I watched a couple of episodes of Star Trek: Picard and didn’t keep up with it, but these photos of him reuniting with Riker and Troi are very sweet and almost make me want to jump back in.

-I’m still not done Love Is Blind so I don’t know how everyone ends up, but Lauren was the only person on that show who wasn’t even a little bit terrible so I’m glad she’s happy.

-Also, there’s a reunion special airing Thursday and Netflix released a clip from it. Amber‘s gonna Amber.

-Devs, Alex Garland‘s foray into TV, seems to be dividing critics. For every critic I see raving about it, there’s another saying it’s terrible.

-Not up for debate is Better Things (which Pamela Aldon writes, directs and stars in), which returns this week. Season four is getting glowing reviews. I want to shout from the rooftops how good this show is!

-Star Wars continues to retroactively explain The Rise of Skywalker, months after the film was released. The new novelization of the movie reveals how Palpatine came back. Once again for those in the back: if your plot or character motivations were this important, MAKE IT CLEAR IN THE MOVIE.

-The only people who should be wearing masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19 are people showing symptoms of the disease, health care workers, and those caring for people with Covid-19 at home. But celebrities’ Insta posts are helping to fuel the dangerous misconception that everyone needs them.

Mark Ruffalo plays twins in the trailer for HBO’s upcoming adaptation of I Know This Much To Be True.

YouTuber Emma Chamberlain Covers Cosmo

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-It was bound to happen — a YouTuber just landed a major magazine cover. Just push me out onto an ice floe already…

-In news that should surprise no one, Meghan Markle‘s dad plans on testifying against his own daughter in her lawsuit against the Mail on Sunday.

-A source tells People that by the time Archie was born last May, Meghan and Harry “knew they were going to hit the nuclear button.”

-Meanwhile, while the UK press continues to eat itself Meghan‘s out here in Canada living her life and visiting women’s shelters.

-Following months of engagement rumours, Anna Faris‘s Moms co-star Allison Janney confirmed the news.

Jessica Biel is reportedly still angry with Justin Timberlake. I’m not sure there’s a statute of limitations on these things.

-Cancel your prayer circle: Kaia Gerber is reportedly free of Pete Davidson.

-There’s so much to mock about Joaquin Phoenix. I’m not sure why Wendy Williams would choose his lip scar, of all things.

-This Schitt’s Creek feature on Catherine O’Hara’s character is full of fun tidbits, including O’Hara’s insistence that she not be intentionally mean-spirited, and how no one had actually heard what Moira was going to sound like until the first day of shooting.

-I had no idea The Farewell’s Lulu Wang and Barry Jenkins are a writer-director super power couple, but I love it.

-At HBO’s panel today at the TCAs, they unveiled the trailer for the adaptation of I Know This Much To Be True starring Mark Ruffalo, and it sounds like there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.  That book killed me; I’m not ready.

-HBO confirmed that Confederate, the controversial drama from Game of Thrones’ David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, is officially dead. Good riddance.

-Should I be watching The Circle on Netflix? I’m not really into reality TV but it seems everyone I know is *obsessed*.

-There’s a lot of terrible things about the story Brad Williams told about raping a woman, but one of the most disappointing parts to me was Doug Benson‘s non-reaction. That’s an automatic unsubscribe from the Doug Loves Movies pod for me.

-Here’s a good look at the systemic hatred of women online — as seen through Star Wars’ Reylo fandom. This is why when John Boyega made the anti-Reylo posts I mentioned that I hate when actors mock shippers — I don’t think he was specifically targeting female fans (just fans who troll him in general), but it emboldened even worse behavior in an already troll-plagued fandom.

-Disney+ dropped a trailer for Stargirl on Wednesday, and it’s chock-a-block with Manic Pixie Dream Girl traits. (It’s so weird that a CW show of the same name is also debuting soon.)

-Netflix released a trailer for the final episodes of Bojack Horseman. Sigh. I’m not ready.

-Bless Daniel Radcliffe for continuing to do the most weird-ass projects post-Potter.

Rihanna Nabs Her 6th Vogue Cover

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-In her new Vogue cover storyRihanna confirms she turned down Super Bowl halftime show in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick (“I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler. There’s things within [the NFL] that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way”), reveals that she’s already planning her wedding dress (“It would probably be a collaboration between myself and [John] Galliano”), and rails against Trump’s stance on gun control (“It is devastating. People are being murdered by war weapons that they legally purchase. This is just not normal. That should never, ever be normal. And the fact that it’s classified as something different because of the color of their skin? It’s a slap in the face. It’s completely racist. Put an Arab man with that same weapon in that same Walmart and there is no way that Trump would sit there and address it publicly as a mental health problem. The most mentally ill human being in America right now seems to be the president”).

-In her Elle cover story, Mindy Kaling says the TV Academy tried to remove her producing credit on The Office. In response to their denial, she tweeted: “Respectfully, the Academy’s statement doesn’t make any sense. I *was* singled out. There were other Office writer-performer-producers who were NOT cut from the list. Just me. The most junior person, and woman of color. Easiest to dismiss. Just sayin’.”

Angelina Jolie‘s dress at the Maleficent premiere is magnificent!

Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson are already in the “visiting each other in the hospital” stage of their relationship.

-In Ronan Farrow‘s new book, an NBC producer accuses Matt Lauer of raping her during the Sochi Olympics. The details of her allegations are as horrible as you’d expect. NBC News responded to the story: “That’s why he was fired within 24 hours of us first learning of the complaint,” while Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie addressed the story on air. Guthrie said “I feel like we owe it to our viewers to pause for a moment. This is shocking and appalling, and I honestly don’t know even know what to say about it. I know it wasn’t easy for our colleague Brooke to come forward then. It is not easy now, and we support her and any women who come forward with claims,” while Kotb added “You feel like you’ve known someone for 12 years, you feel like you know them inside and out, and all of a sudden a door opens up and it’s a part of them you didn’t know. We don’t know all the facts in all of this, but they are not allegations of an affair — they are allegations of a crime.”

Matt Lauer‘s statement of denial is slut-shaming and disgusting.

-Also, after rejecting Farrow’s Harvey Weinstein story, the head of NBC News separately thanked Weinstein in an email for his compliments on Megyn Kelly’s debut.

-In lighter news, Twitter was *riveted* today by the tale of two British footballer’s wivesCollen Rooney couldn’t figure out which of her IG followers kept leaking her private IG stories to The Sun — but she had her suspicions. So she said she blocked everyone from viewing her stories except for the person she suspected and then posted false stories for months about her basement flooding, a trip to Mexico, etc. — only to see those stories later show up in The Sun. Today she revealed that the only person viewing those stories was Rebekah Vardy. This is so juicy it doesn’t even matter that I have zero idea who these people are!

Mark Ruffalo‘s take on the Ellen Degeneres/George W thing is perfection. It’s not that two people with different views shouldn’t be civil or “kind” to each other. It’s that Ellen has since referred to the man who fought to keep her own marriage illegal as a “friend.” The Bush era was definitely not marked by “kindness” — and to dismiss his terrible legacy as a difference of opinion between pals seems overly simplistic.

-Also, her preaching “kindness” continues to lead to lots of tweets from people who’ve worked with her who find that ironic.

-Celebs are closing ranks around Ellen, in any case.

Chrissy Teigen, Seth Rogen, Kate McKinnon and more stars go on global eating tour with Dave Chang in a new Netflix food series. I love shows like this. Gywneth Paltrow has never been more endearing as when she was eating her way around Spain on camera.

-I gave up on Riverdale in season one, but I’m intrigued to see how the show honours Luke Perry in tonight’s premiere.

-A big shift is coming for TV, with the arrival of new streaming platforms Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max and NBCUniversal’s Peacock joining the already established streamers. This shopping guide makes it clear just how expensive it’s gonna get.

-All of the reminiscing about Angel on its anniversary makes me wanna do a rewatch!

-The guy who played Carlos on Desperate Housewives is NOT happy with Felicity Huffman‘s 14 day sentence: “White Privilege. And I saw eight years worth of it, so I know what I’m talking about. Accountability and responsibility don’t mean [s–t] to these people…Slap on the wrist. Sorry, but this is [s–t].”

Joshua Jackson being proud of his gf is a mood.

Brie Larson says Marvel actresses have “passionately” told Kevin Feige they want an all-female movie. Gimmie!!!

Alicia Vikander and Riley Keough star in the trailer for the Netflix film Earthquake Bird.