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David Harbour and Lily Allen Get Hitched in Vegas

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-Congrats to David Harbour and Lily Allen, who got married in Las Vegas on Monday. The Stranger Things actor and British songstress were wed by an Elvis impersonator and ate In-n-Out burgers with her daughters for a reception, which sounds like perfection.

Selena Gomez graces the new issue of Allure Magazine wearing a LaQuan Smith dress. In the interview, she talks about early career pressure (“I just did things that weren’t really me. There was pressure to seem more adult on my album, Revival…the need to show skin… I really don’t think I was [that] person”) and why she never googles her name (“I haven’t done that in years. I honestly can’t. I’m strong in a lot of ways, but I think I just have way too much of a sensitive heart”).

-The Glorias star Alicia Vikander covers British Elle and talks about her woke upbringing: “I grew up in a house with a mother who taught me about the word feminism from the age of five.”

-I hate this dress on Cate Blanchett at Venice, but I’m also supremely happy to have an opportunity to hate red carpet dresses again.

-Sex Education season 3 is back in production for Netflix and the cast shot a cute video for it.

-Following a flurry of sightings/photographs of Jacob Elordi and rumoured new girlfriend Kaia Gerber coming out of NYC, the Kissing Booth actor took to Instagram to remind fans “I am a human being.”

-There were lots of headlines today about AMC’s announcement that The Walking Dead is ending. Technically it is, but it will end with a supersized 11th season that will feature 24 episodes stretched out over two years, followed by a spinoff starring Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride (I gave up years ago, but are Carol and Daryl finally a thing?!), and a possible anthology series. Not to mention there’s still the Rick Grimes movies, and Fear the Walking Dead.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are now asking up to $1 million for speaking engagements. If people will pay it, why not?

-FX revealed today that Donald Glover and his team have already finished writing the next two seasons of Atlanta and are planning to shoot them back to back (with one mostly filming in Europe and the other in Atlanta) but the pandemic has pushed back production.

Ryan Reynolds brought Rick Moranis back for a cellphone commercial and I love it. He stepped away from acting to raise his kids after his wife passed away, and he deserves a comeback.

Susan Sarandon is back on her bullshit again. Every damn election.

-Sources say Sacha Baron Cohen has secretly shot Borat 2 and has already screened it for a few industry people.

-Surprising no one, Jessica Mulroney appears to be far from “cancelled.”

-The Oscars just outlined a bunch of new diversity requirements for Best Picture nominees and at first it seems huge, but they actually seem ridiculously easy to achieve, especially for big studios. Kirstie Alley is angry about it, so at least that’s amusing.

-TIFF reversed its face mask policy today after the trades picked it up and ran with it yesterday. I’m avoiding all of their indoor screenings anyway, but they are keeping 3 empty seats to either side of assigned seats and an empty row in between used rows, which is way better than any other theatre’s standards in Toronto right now.

-According to the LA Times, Keeping up with the Kardashians is ending because of a live ratings decline (it peaked with the Season 4 finale in 2010 with 4.8 million total viewers, while the most recent episode had just 810,000 total viewers), the network tightening its belt (they axed the “E! News” program last month after 29 years), and the changing landscape of TV, which sees celebrities getting more reach with younger audiences on social media platforms than traditional television shows.

-Hulu just released the trailer for their new limited series A Teacher, in which Kate Mara plays a high school teacher who has an inappropriate relationship with a student, played by Love Simon’s Eric Walker. I hate the gross, assault-y premise of this.

Jason Momoa shared a message of support for his Justice League co-star Ray Fisher, who spoke out against Joss Whedon.

-The first trailer for Dune dropped today and it’s a Denis Villeneuve joint so it looks predictably gorgeous, but man, they don’t even try to explain the plot at all to those who might not know it.

-In news that should surprise absolutely no one, there’s whispers that Warner Bros is preparing to push back the release dates for Dune and Wonder Woman 1984. Just let us pay to watch them at home.

Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander rise up in the trailer for Julie Taymor‘s Gloria Steinem biopic The Glorias.

Gabrielle Union Talks in PTSD Women’s Health

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Gabrielle Union says of her new Women’s Health cover: “My 1st cover shot by a Black woman @djenebaaduayom and the 1st time I’ve worn my own natural hair for a cover.” In the story, she says: “The combination of the pandemic and this racial reckoning, alongside being inundated with [images of] the brutalization of Black bodies, has sent my PTSD into overdrive. There’s just terror in my body.”

-Even the Caped Crusader can’t escape the pandemic. Robert Pattinson has tested positive for the coronavirus, shutting down production of The Batman in London. What’s makes this even more brutal is the reason they first shut down production back in March is because a crew member died of complications from covid.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson also revealed that his entire family is recuperating from “relentless” covid. He says his children only had sore throats but he and his wife “had a rough go.” Pattinson is likely in the best shape of his life with all the Batman training and The Rock is, well, The Rock and they still got it.

-This week, Britney Spears‘ lawyer filed documents indicating that her conservatorship is “voluntary” but reinforcing her desire to strip her father of control. He wrote: “This is a voluntary conservatorship. Conservatee wishes to exercise her right to nominate a conservator of the estate…Britney is strongly opposed to her father continuing as sole conservator of her estate. Rather, without in any way waiving her right to seek termination of this conservatorship in the future, she strongly prefers to have a qualified corporate fiduciary appointed to serve in this role.”

Miley Cyrus says she had to deal with sexist remarks from a VMAs producer when she asked for the beauty lights to be turned off for her performance.  “The beauty light is always used on women and I said turn the f——g lights off. You would never tell Travis Scott or Adam Levine that he couldn’t turn the beauty light off.” But then when her bracelet kept getting caught in wires she was told “You want to be treated like a guy? We wouldn’t be dealing with this if a guy was doing it.”

Meghan Markle is suing the paparazzi over photos taken on a walk with Baby Archie and her dog on Vancouver Island.

-May John Waters live forever.

E. Alex Jung profiles are always spectacular, even when they’re featuring someone as divisive as Miranda July.  I mean, any article that details an evening in which July, Margaret Qualley, and Taylor Swift commiserate about Pete Davidson is worth your time.

July certainly had strong praise for the article.

-Speaking of excellent profiles, this one on Jesse Plemons makes you realize how steadily he’s been working in critically acclaimed projects since Friday Night Lights (he’s appeared in 4 Best Picture nominees over the last 5 years and leads Charlie Kaufman’s latest).

-I thought this was an interesting take on how Tenet might need movie theaters more than movie theaters need Tenet: “It holds your interest through entropy alone, and it’s easy to imagine how the slightest distraction might cause the whole thing to sputter apart…Which, sadly, isn’t to suggest that ‘you have to see Tenet on the big screen’ so much as it is to say that the film might not work at all on a small one.”

-The first reviews for Mulan are in and they are very positive, though many critics are noting that its grandeur would work better on the big screen than on its Disney+ release.

-Meanwhile, this is a great thread of Asian writers who’ve reviewed Mulan.

Tilda Swinton was honored at the opening night of the Venice Film Festival and paid tribute to her Marvel costar Chadwick Boseman.

-Also, Cate Blanchett’s cape on the Venice red carpet was everything.

Lili Reinhart says she feels like a prisoner in Canada, where she’s filming Riverdale. We’ll gladly send her back.

Ethan Hawke wrote a book review for the New York Times, and it’s made him even more crush-worthy.

-Disney+ just announced that The Mandalorian’s second season premieres on October 30th.

-I’m glad I bought tickets to Nomadland at TIFF before I read this story about Frances McDormand pooping in a bucket during filming.

-The trailer for Netflix’s Grand Army looks great, but when it dropped yesterday a writer from the show tweeted: “Me and the 3 writers of color who worked on the show quit due to racist exploitation and abuse. The show runner and creator went full Karen and called Netflix hr on the Black writer in the room for getting a haircut. Yes you read that correctly. Who wants to interview us?”

-I can’t imagine being in the theatre again by November, but the new No Time To Die trailer is gorgeous.

John Boyega Takes the Gloves Off

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-My god, this John Boyega interview in British GQ is a thrilling read. He speaks frankly about his Star Wars experience, particularly The Last Jedi: “What I would say to Disney is do not bring out a Black character, market them to be much more important in the franchise than they are and then have them pushed to the side. It’s not good. I’ll say it straight up…Like, you guys knew what to do with Daisy Ridley, you knew what to do with Adam Driver. You knew what to do with these other people, but when it came to Kelly Marie Tran, when it came to John Boyega, you know fuck all. So what do you want me to say? What they want you to say is, ‘I enjoyed being a part of it. It was a great experience…’ Nah, nah, nah. I’ll take that deal when it’s a great experience. They gave all the nuance to Adam Driver, all the nuance to Daisy Ridley. Let’s be honest. Daisy knows this. Adam knows this. Everybody knows. I’m not exposing anything.”

-It’s wild to me that some people are criticizing him for this interview and “biting the hand that feeds him.” Disney is increasingly consolidating the entire movie industry and is a multi-billion-dollar media monopoly. They don’t need Twitter fanboys to defend them.

Two more women have come forward with allegations that comedian Chris D’Elia exposed himself to them.

-A new take on Pretty Little Liars is in the works from the showrunner of Riverdale. No one needs this right now.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just signed a massive multi-year deal with Netflix, where they will be producing films and shows aimed at “inspiring hope.”

-Mulan star Yifei Liu once owned 30 cats. I have so many questions.

Cardi B has come a long way since getting into a fight with Nicki Minaj at a fashion party. She just became the new face of Balenciaga.

-Part of me wants to cheer when celebs like Padma Lakshmi post bikini pics to celebrate turning 50, but part of mean thinks this is really damaging.

-The Venice Film Festival opened with a rallying cry in defense of the moviegoing experience in the face of threats posed by streaming giants.

-Why in the world is the CW  trying to rename the Arrowverse the CWverse? Nah.

Britney Spears is denying comments that she keeps posting the same selfies over and over, saying “well you know us girls …… it’s the same top and same hair but if you look at the details it’s a completely different picture.”  But — and I think this question applies to her entire social media presence — why?!

-There are new photos of Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis in their upcoming gay holiday romcom and I need this movie so much.

-Scientology is reportedly tightening its reins even tighter with celeb followers. How fun for them.

-Star Trek: Discovery’s third season is going to introduce Trek’s first explicitly trans and non-binary characters.

-While promoting her new beauty line, Selena Gomez opened up about her mental health troubles. “I’ve tried a ton of different things, but the one thing I’ve never stopped doing is asking for help. That was the hardest part, but I truly believe that that’s why I’m stronger.”

-Here’s the trailer for Emily in Paris, a new series from Sex and the City creator Darren Star that stars Lily Collins.

-The first trailer for Netflix’s Ryan Murphy-produced adaptation of the hit Broadway show The Boys in the Band has arrived, starring Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Charlie Carver, Robin DeJesús and Andrew Rannells.