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Meghan Markle was spotted driving to pick up a pal at the airport in Vancouver. Meanwhile, Lainey appeared on the Today Show to discuss Meghan’s connection to Canada.

Rihanna has reportedly split from her boyfriend of nearly three years, Hassan Jameel.

Hank Azaria says he is officially stepping down as the voice of Apu on The Simpsons. He’s only 20 years too late.

Liam Hemsworth and new girlfriend are in the PDA-on-a-beach stage of their relationship.

-This reads like a warning from Barack and Michelle Obama for Drake to stay away from Sasha, and I love it.

-Next week, Seth Meyers will be airing a Day Drinking segment featuring the Jonas Brothers, the Meyers Brothers and Jack McBrayer. Yes, please!

-Eminem just dropped a secret album and a new video, in which he advocates for gun control by revisiting the Las Vegas shooting of 2017. It’s all very powerful stuff, but elsewhere on the album, he appears to mock the Manchester shootings. In ‘Unaccommodating’ he signs “I’m contemplating yelling ‘bombs away’ on the game/Like I’m outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting.”

-This clip of Renée Zellweger doing a tap dance challenge is very cute. (She’s better than I would be.)

-Not surprisingly Disney is dropping the Fox name, and is rebranding to 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures.

-Welp. Less than two weeks before the Grammy Awards, the CEO of the Recording Academy has been suspended from her role due to allegations of misconduct.

Taika Waititi might be in talks to direct a Star Wars movie and suddenly I care again.

-HBO boss Casey Bloys says Damon Lindelof’s breakout drama Watchmen is not likely to continue without him which is good, frankly.

-Hulu presented at the TCAs today, where they defended the early Veronica Mars drop and called the backlash to the season finale “a testament” to the show’s popularity. “The intensity of that reaction was a testament to how much people like the show.” Oh yeah. Hulu loved the fans’ reaction so much, they decided not to renew it.

-Out of all the networks to present at the TCAs in the past two weeks, it feels like Hulu was the one to premiere the best trailers. There’s Little Fires Everywhere starring Reese Witherspoon, Joshua Jackson and Kerry WashingtonNormal People (based on 28-year-old Sally Rooney‘s incredibly buzzy book from last year), the Hilary Clinton docHigh Fidelity starring Zoe Kravitz, and The Great starring Nicolas Hoult and Elle Fanning as Catherine the Great.

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.

Vanity Fair’s Outdated Oscar Issue

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-Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood issue features Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Lopez, and Renee Zellweger. That’s how shocking the Murphy and Lopez Oscar snubs are — everyone assumed they’d be nominated so much that they ended up on covers like this.

-I also like this point about the Oscar noms: if Greta Gerwig — a film snob married to a film snob and backed by Spielberg — can’t get in with the Academy what chance does a POC have?

-Academy voter Stephen King caused a stir when he tweeted “I would never consider diversity in matters of art. Only quality.” His later (frustratingly unthreaded) tweets provided more context (“You can’t win awards if you’re shut out of the game”) but I still think he’s missing the point. No one is advocating for inclusion trumping good story, but you won’t get good story if it’s always the same people telling the same story over and over again. It’s not just about being shut out of the game. It’s that the game is rigged so there’s no way in.

Ava DuVernay called his tweet “backwards and ignorant.”

-WSJ Magazine’s Young Hollywood issue has landed.

Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler have reportedly called it quits after nearly 9 years(!) of dating.

-Why is Vince Vaughn talking to Trump so shocking? He’s never really hidden his political preferences.

-Netflix has renewed You. I like where it ended last season, but I am also of the very strong belief that the next season should be the last (unless they want to do a Joe-behind-bars season).

-The Mail on Sunday is trying to defend its reasoning behind publishing Meghan Markle‘s private letters. Hard pass.

Vin Diesel plays a reanimated corpse in his latest movie. So, pretty much the same as usual then?