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The Tenet Promo Train Chugs On

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-Promo for Tenet is continuing as if the movie will still open next month, with John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, and Elizabeth Debicki interviewed by EW. (From the photos I assumed they were nowhere near each other during the cover shoot but the video suggests otherwise.)

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves opened up about their philanthropic work to help students in need in the new issue of Town & Country.

-Lots of baby news today: Michelle Williams and Thomas Kail have welcomed their first child together.

Kristen Wiig and fiancé Avi Rothman welcomed twins via surrogate earlier this year.

-In other happy news, Raven-Symone married Miranda Maday in a surprise ceremony today.

-I didn’t think it would happen but here we are: Danny Masterson of That ’70s Show and The Ranch has been charged with raping three women at his home between 2001 and 2003. He is maintaining his innocence. Leah Remini, who put a spotlight on the accusations by interviewing the women on her show last summer, reacted on Twitter, saying “This is just the beginning Scientology, your days of getting away with it is coming to an end!”

Jennifer Lawrence joined Twitter to issue a statement about the death of Breonna Taylor.

Lonnie Chavis, one of the child stars of This Is Us, has written an essay in People about the experience of growing up Black.

Angelina Jolie penned an emotional piece about the refugee crisis for Time.

-Glad to see I’m not the only one who think the CW’s new blocking trolls policy is too little, too late. I noticed the Candice Patton hate from trolls since the second she was cast, and I didn’t even follow The Flash fandom. I was more tuned into Arrow’s and saw replies to the official accounts that were absolutely brutal to Emily Bett Rickards. It also extends to how CW actress’ roles are written.

-Ah poop. Racist tweets from Megan Amram have surfaced. She apologized but jeez that’s a bad look.

-Sopranos star James Gandolfini once said he was ready to “beat the f**k out” of Harvey Weinstein. Of only.

Fiona Apple is donating all proceeds from TV and movie placements for two songs from her new album to charity for the next two years. Royalties from “Shameika” will go to the Harlem Children’s Zone, while the “Heavy Balloons” proceeds will go to Seeding Sovereignty. Showrunners and music supervisors should stick these songs in everywhere. I don’t want to turn on a TV show or watch a movie trailer without hearing “Shameika said I had potential!”

-A spinoff of Daria has just been ordered, which makes my Gen X heart happy.

Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly appear to be going strong – they’re now Instagram official.

Lady Gaga was out shopping with her boyfriend and didn’t want to pose with a fan for a photo (understandable) so she gave the fan her leather jacket off her back instead.

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is heading to Hungary for reshoots.

Bryce Dallas Howard makes her feature directorial debut with her new Apple+ documentary, Dads, which features Will Smith, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Judd Apatow and more.

Matthew McConaughey: Mask Up To Keep On Livin’

-I love how Matthew McConaughey keeps talking and posting about the need to wear a mask. Whether he’s making silly videos or showing off his Spanish, he’s committed to the cause. I wonder if it will catch on more now that Los Angeles is requiring masks when outside, which means we’re about to see a whole lot more celebs wearing them.

Beyoncé shared a new video of the mobile Covid-19 testing sites she helped set up with her mother in their hometown of Houston.

-This Twitter thread of mundane celebrity encounters is an unexpected delight on a gloomy day. When I first moved to Toronto, I once saw Joshua Jackson coming towards me on the sidewalk and I literally stopped in the middle of his path to gawk at him. He smiled and walked around me while I blushed myself to death. Good times!

-The thread has since spun off to fake Diane Keaton sightings, which is equally delightful.

-Don’t worry about Mary-Kate Olsen; her prenup is as ironclad as her commitment to saying “prune” when posing.

-Some gossip tidbits from André Leon Talley’s memoir are starting to roll in as the publication date nears.

-I have not watched Survivor in years but my god, this season was exactly what I needed. The gameplay was outstanding and the best player won (though it is disturbing that there’s only been 3 female winners in the past 15 seasons).

-I guess I wasn’t the only one who liked it. Last night’s finale hits 5-season highs in the ratings.

Ellen Degeneres is reportedly sad that everyone thinks she’s mean. There’s a really easy solution to this: be nicer.

-Do I have to know who all these Southern Charm people who are causing drama are? Guys, I’m just so tired.

-Tragic: Melissa Etheridge’s 21-year-old son has died following an opioid addiction.

-If you ever want to feel bad about humanity, just follow superhero fandom chatter. Earlier this week, it was Batman fans getting angry at Robert Pattinson for not working out while he’s on a break from filming, and now the CW released a poster for their new Superman show on Twitter and the replies are a garbage fire.

-Speaking of Superman, the CW has pushed the return of most shows to January (except Supernatural, which will air its final episodes this fall.) We’re going to be hit with an intense TV dry spell very soon.

-Hulu’s The Great (and particularly Elle Fanning’s performance) is getting great reviews.

Margo Martindale breaking into tears when talking about her character on The Americans made me feel things. Uncool, man.

John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer talked about filming their first kiss on The Office, and said they were forbidden to talk or text before shooting it so that when they saw each other on set it would be the first time in a while.

-Normal People’s on-set intimacy coordinator talks about how she coached the actors through those very revealing scenes.

-The Good Fight has been renewed. Bless.

Matt Damon says his oldest daughter, who is in college in NYC, got covid early on but has recovered.

-A bunch of celebrities mocked the “Imagine” video with a rendition of “Eat It.”

Snoop Dogg sitting in is car listening to the Frozen soundtrack is a mood.

-A ill teen falls in love with a drug dealer in the Babyteeth trailerBen Mendelsohn gets to use his real accent!

 

Chris Evans’s Prickly Profile

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-Oof, this Esquire profile on Chris Evans is really hard to read, mostly because it’s so clear that there’s no love lost between the interviewer and the subject.

Lady Gaga was on Fallon last night talking about raising money and during the show she called up Apple CEO Tim Cook to confirm on the spot that he will indeed commit to a donation of $10 million. I also love how she very clearly recognizes her privilege. “I know the difference between the fight that I’m in and the fight that other people are in and we’re here to be of service and here to help.” If you didn’t like her before, the way she’s rallied donations during all this ($35 million and counting!) is sure to change your mind.

Cardi B donated 20,000 bottles of meal supplements to New York City healthcare workers.

Tracy Morgan was on the Today Show and ended up talking about Coronavirus sex role-playing with his wife. Honestly though, what did they expect when they invited him on?!

Matthew McConaughey hosted a virtual bingo game for residents at a senior living home in Texas and it was wonderful.

-This video of Michael Shannon remotely cooking fried chicken with the Bon Appetite kitchen is a delight.

Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford hosted an IG Live chat, and it was kind of great.

-Stop hugging fans, Matt Damon! (I mean, it’s very sweet but I’m worried about you.)

-Schitt’s Creek is coming to an end tonight. This is a great interview with Dan Levy on the show’s evolution.

-TV shows are starting to get creative while production has shut down. CBS’ All Rise is planning a coronavirus-themed episode that will be remotely filmed using Zoom, Facetime, and WebX.

-Meanwhile, with TV production not set to resume anytime soon, the network TV pipeline is drying up and we’re looking at the possibility of no new scripted TV for the rest of the year. At the very least, the traditional Fall TV season isn’t going to happen since most pilots haven’t even been shot yet.

-Quibi launched this week to mixed-to-poor reviews, despite the loads of shows and big-name stars attached. The technology isn’t ground-breaking, none the scripted shows have wowed critics, and the only offerings that seem to be getting ok reviews are the unscripted ones. Here’s a ranking of the biggest shows. It’s launched with a 90-day free trial.

-If you have Amazon Prime, Vulture did a good list of the 100 best movies they have available to stream.  I’m going to catch up on all the indie movies I’ve missed recently, like  The Farewell, Fast Color, Honey Boy, Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, Meek’s Cutoff and Paterson. I’m also going to watch A Simple Favor for the fifth time because it makes me happy.

-Netflix is planning to host a Tiger King special reunion episode.

-Here’s the trailer for Chris Hemsworth‘s action thriller Extraction, dropping on Netflix April 24.