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Madonna’s Bathtub Diaries

-Of all the weird videos celebs are posting while self-isolating, this clip of Madonna in a milk bath is the weirdest (so far).

This is what I always think about when I see videos like that. The poor assistants!

-Meanwhile,  John Boyega is doing god’s work by posting this video of Oscar Isaac.

Sophie Turner’s subtle drag of Evangeline Lilly was wonderful.

Harvey Weinstein has reportedly been placed into isolation in a New York prison after testing positive for COVID-19.

-Barbados’ PM says Rihanna has offered to purchase ventilators worth a total $700,000 US for Barbados. Her foundation is also donating $5m to help fight the virus.

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are also donating $1M toward relief efforts.

-In other ‘celebs doing good’ news, Britney Spears is asking her followers to DM her so she can help them with anything they need during quarantine, including diapers and groceries.

Rita Wilson nailing ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ while she and husband Tom Hanks are in coronavirus quarantine was not the content that I was expecting…but I don’t hate it.

-This weekend, a comedian tweeted “Right now we all need a little kindness. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about! She’s also notoriously one of the meanest people alive. Respond to this with the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean & I’ll match every one w/ $2 to @LAFoodBank”. Not surprisingly for anyone who follows blind items, the thread blew up.

Patrick Stewart is out here reading sonnets to make us all feel better. It’s working.

Lena Dunham says she’s spending her social distancing time writing an interactive romance novel, as if we’re not all suffering enough.

-Because we all need a distraction, here’s a very good profile on Issa Rae in advance of the new season of Insecure on HBO.

David Harbour and Lily Allen (aka the couple you always forget are a couple) are sparking marriage rumors.

-Speaking of secret marriages, according to Us Weekly Michelle Williams and her fiancé/baby daddy Thomas Kail have tied the knot.

-In case you missed all the Taylor Swift/Kanye West drama this weekend — does this mean we all owe her an apology?

Shania Twain says music executives once warned her that women would feel threatened because she was dressing too sexy: “It was just a little bit scary and new, and there was a lot of unknown to it… People thought I was going to get rejected by the public.”

Simon Rex says the British tabloids offered him $70,000 to lie about hooking up with his former costar, Meghan Markle. “Nothing happened. We never even kissed. We hung out once in a very non-dated way. She was just someone I had met on a TV show and we got lunch. That was the extent of it.”

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas continue to keep the paps employed.

-Everyone’s freaking out about the fact that Jlo’s home looks just like the house in Parasite.

Liam Hemsworth, John Malkovich and Vince Vaughn star in the Arkansas trailer.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Dazzling Comeback

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended their first public engagement together today since their royal exit announcement and they were glowing. They attended the Endeavour Fund Awards, which honours military personnel and veterans, and were witness to a surprise proposal.

Katy Perry announced her pregnancy via the new music video for her song “Never Worn White,” which ends with her pulling a Beyonce and cradling her belly.

-Little Brown published Ronan Farrow’s Catch and Kill book and today its staff walked out to protest the fact that parent company Hachette is publishing Woody Allen’s book.

-Kids In The Hall are coming back! A revival is set for Amazon with all five stars returning.

-Oof, what is going on with the CW and how they’re parting ways with their leading men? First Stephen Amell talked about feeling disrespected while filming his big death scene in the final season of Arrow, and now Brandon Routh is opening up about his exit from Legends of Tomorrow. “I filmed my last episodes in the Arrowverse and as Ray Palmer, and that was a very traumatic event for me. It was not something I was expecting, it was shocking, it was not well-handled.” He also mentioned that on his final day of filming he didn’t get to act with any of his costars: “I was in the Atom suit, doing greenscreen with the crew. It was kind of a weird last day.”

-Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness showed off his impressive figure skating moves on Insta.

Taylor Swift is donating $1M to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund following damage caused by the recent tornadoes in Tennessee.

This review of the new seasons of Better things points out one of my favourite things about the show: Sam’s ability to instantly make friends with strangers. I think I fell in love with the show in season two when she hopped in a golf cart at a resort, and then it cut to the next scene of her getting out of the golf cart while giving the driver a hug and congratulating him on his new grandchild.

-Now the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker novelization is confirming that Rey‘s father is a failed Palpatine clone. Oh my god just STOP.

-After being in Bellevue Hospital for weeks, Harvey Weinstein is finally going to Rikers.

David Spade got the Just Shoot Me cast back together to shoot a video in which he proposes a reboot.

Elle Fanning says she celebrated her 21st birthday like a normal person — by throwing up repeatedly in an Uber.

-Netflix dropped its Love Is Blind reunion special, and some relationship statuses have changed since the finale.

-After controversies surrounding American Dirt and My Dark Vanessa, Oprah’s book club team decided it would not be moving forward with the novel.

-I don’t think blue light glasses actually work (I tried them and they gave me a headache) but Drew Barrymore’s line of them is very cute.

-The first full trailer for the horror flick Antebellum offers more Janelle Monáe.

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.