–Meghan Markle went all in on her Ellen appearance. She was the episode’s only guest and spent the hour pranking people by doing squats and drinking from a baby bottle, talking about her kids’ Halloween costumes (“Archie was a dinosaur for like 5 minutes” and Lilibet “was a little skunk like Flower from Bambi”) and using the platform to advocate for paid family leave (“As a mom of two I will do everything that I can to make sure we can implement that for people”).
–Tom Holland’s GQ profile makes me kind of sad. He just sounds so tired.
–Pete Davidson spent his birthday with Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner and they all wore matching outfits so that’s happening.
–Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have split. They both posted the same statement on IG stories: “We’ve decided to end our romantic relationship but our love for one another as humans is stronger than ever.” So I guess that blind about her on a plane talking about a breakup was legit.
-Rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed at a popular local cookie shop in Memphis, according to police.
-This is a great piece on Taylor Swift and why her most powerful weapon will always be how she plays with our knowledge of her past and her life as a text.
-She released the sad girl autumn version of “All Two Well” that she recorded at the Long Pond Studios. She’s smart to release all her singles before Adele drops her album tomorrow and dominates the charts.
-Here’s the trailer for season two of Emily In Paris. God, season one feels like a fever dream.
-Roku released a new trailer for Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas.
-The Wheel of Time reviews are not great. THR calls it “dangerously close to a parody of the genre at its most formulaic,” the Washington Post says it “wildly miscalculates what made its predecessor [Game of Thrones] so watchable” and Variety says “The result is a show that may well please Jordan’s core fandom from the first but which makes for a frustrating watch for viewers who care less about whether “The Wheel of Time” outdoes “Game of Thrones” for spectacle than about whether the show they’re watching is coherent and well-crafted on its own terms.”
-This is a lovely profile on Jamie Dornan, who says he would love to play a superhero, is studying Robert Pattinson’s career, and wishes his dad could have seen Belfast.
-Ghostbusters Afterlife is a weird one. Critics are getting pressed by how many fan service-y elements refer to the original, but personally I thought that it had little to do with its roots beyond surface-level nods. The first Ghostbusters was a raunchy comedy about a bunch of dirtbags who end up saving the world; this one feels like an 80s Spielberg movie with a bunch of heartwarming kids. I liked it well enough; it just didn’t feel like a Ghostbuster movie.
–Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon and Carrie Coon stars in the trailer for The Gilded Age, from the creator of Downton Abbey. It was originally picked up for NBC and is now airing on HBO, which is quite the change.
–Lily James and Sebastian Stan‘s epic transformations are finally unveiled in Hulu’s first Pam & Tommy trailer.
–Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson and Maluma star in the trailer for Marry Me. This looks awful but marriage of convenience is one of my favourite tropes, followed closely by a normie falling for a celeb, so *shrug*.