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Jennifer Lopez Gets Naked For Her New Song

Jennifer Lopez showed off the cover art for her latest single, and it’s a pic of her in the buff shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. I didn’t think singles got the cover art treatment, but if I looked like this I guess I’d be looking for any excuse, too.

The Weeknd called the Grammys out for his nomination shut out (and Nicki Minaj backed him up). There’s some speculation that the Grammys wanted him to perform on their show and not the Super Bowl Halftime Show, which airs just a week later, but the Academy CEO insists that’s not the case.

Chris Evans posted a video of himself playing piano while wearing a chunky sweater. Vulture says he’s “adopting the persona of a jock who’s having an emotional crisis in the third act of a high-school movie” but I’m not complaining.

-In a deeply personal NYT op-ed, Meghan Markle revealed she suffered a miscarriage in July. Not only is her op-ed incredibly moving, it helps to break down the stigma surrounding talking about miscarriages. I didn’t realize until I started doing some social media work for a fertility clinic that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. That’s an insane stat, and people rarely talk about it. Besides it being very well-written, I also liked how her essay clearly positions her as a hands-on mom, with all the talk of diaper changes and picking up crayons and socks.

Christina Perri also revealed she and husband have lost their baby girl in a stillbirth.

Prince Charles and Camilla both deactivated the replies on their tweets, and there’s speculation it’s because of the heat they’re getting from their depiction on this season of The Crown. The show truly has given up on engendering any audience sympathy for him in these new episodes.

-Cdn gossip columnist Shinan Govani tweeted about the Jessica Mulroney story in Page Six, and just now tweeted an apology to her “as requested“. Well.

-The NYT’s list of the 25 greatest actors of the 21st century (so far) caused a bit of debate on Twitter. There are certainly some snubs but I like how diverse it is. I especially appreciate the callout for Melissa McCarthy in Spy.

Timothée Chalamet, Jason Bateman and Kristen Wiig are set to host the remaining SNL episodes of the year. Morgan Wallen will also get a second chance at being a musical guest.

-The cast of the 90210 reboot got together to reminisce about their behind-the-scenes dramaAnnaLynne McCord admitted to the rumoured tension with Shenae Grimes Beech: “I wanted to strangle that chick. I’m so grateful that in the last 24 hours of [shooting] 90210, Shenae and I fully repaired our relationship issues. I ended up at her wedding in England!”

-As if his album documentary In Wonder on Netflix wasn’t enough, Shawn Mendes surprise-dropped a second film this week — this one a concert film.

-Meanwhile, Shawn shared his view of his Toronto condo in his Netflix film, and the scene is agonizingly familiar to anyone who lives here.

-I follow a lot of romance writers on Twitter for some reason, and what they’ve been doing to mobilize voters in solidarity with Stacey Abrams has been nothing short of remarkable.

-Speaking of people doing good, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have donated $500,000 to Covenant House in Vancouver and Toronto.

-The trailer for the live-action Clifford the Big Red Dog debuted by Paramount Pictures today and everyone is freaked out by how sick the dog looks.

-The trailer for Life In A Year, starring Cara Delevingne and Jaden Smith, has dropped. These “sick-lit” dramas are never going away, huh?

 

Mindy Kaling’s Secret Baby

Mindy Kaling recently welcomed her second child — a baby boy named Spencer. This explains a Deux Moi item from a week or so about an actress who covered up an entire pregnancy and labour by posting pre-made content on Insta. There were some belly bump-ish photos from the paps earlier this summer but she kept posting non-pregnant bathing suit pics so it was kind of forgotten. I love how sneaky and secretive she is. We still don’t even know who the father of her first kid is, let alone this one!

-In a lengthy Insta note, Blake Jenner confirmed that he was emotionally, mentally and physically abusive towards ex-wife Melissa Benoist … but then tried to play it off like it was because she was also abusive to him? Trash. The fact that he waited a year after her allegations until she had just given birth and seems to have moved on with her life makes him even trashier.

-This isn’t a good sign: Britney Spears‘ own lawyer called her capacity into question when explaining the lack of direct testimony in her conservatorship case, and said representing her was similar to representing a “comatose” client.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently went out for dinner with David Foster and Katharine McPhee (before McPhee’s baby news broke).

-After cancelling Morgan Wallen‘s scheduled performance because he broke protocol by partying with maskless strangers, SNL has announced Jack White as the replacement musical guest.

-Are the Oscars going to be cancelled? I get why people are wondering, but I’ve already seen some great, award-worthy movies (One Night In Miami, Nomadland, The Father) and it would suck if they didn’t get their due. I adore this idea of giving the general public screeners this year, though assume distributors would never allow it.

-Oof. Broadway extended its shutdown through May 2021, but at least two major productions are betting that it won’t really return until next fall.

-Amid the wave of “un-renewals“, Star Trek: Discovery producer Alex Kurtzman broke down the difficulties of producing TV shows right now, including the shocking PPE costs (up to half a million per episode!).

-Yikes, this is bad optics for Netflix.

Katie Couric hosted another Mean Girls reunion. If this could be a monthly thing, that would improve my quarantine greatly.

Niecy Nash and her new wife musician Jessica Betts appeared on GMA together and it was v. cute.

BTS revealed that they’ve donated $1M to Black Lives Matter.

Terry Pratchett‘s Discworld comes is being adapted into a new fantasy series for BBC America called The Watch. Here’s the trailer.

-Here’s the trailer for CBS All Access’ miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand, starring Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Alexander Skarsgård, Heather Graham, Greg Kinnear, and Amber Heard.

Meghan Markle Calls Out Fake News

Meghan Markle appeared at Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women virtual summit and spoke about the blowback she gets for talking about things like Black Lives Matter or voting. “If you look back at anything that I’ve said, it’s really interesting because what ends up being inflammatory – it seems – is people’s interpretation of it. But if you listen to what I actually say, it’s not controversial.”

-Also, I don’t believe these reports about Meghan Markle having serious ambitions to run for president, but I love how freaked out people are by it.

January Jones is posting on Instagram again and her videos remain wild/the best. She started her latest one by lying on the floor of her closet, and then poured beer in her bath because she read that Cleopatra used to bathe in sperm and said “depending on who you dated it can’t be that much different, right?” God, I love her.

-Speaking of funny IG videos, I always forget that Adele and Nicole Richie are BFFs.

Gabrielle Union and NBC have reached an “amicable resolution” after the former America’s Got Talent judge accused the network of discrimination. I hope NBC backed up a Brinks truck in her driveway.

-Trump reportedly took $300 million from the CDC, which could be used to fight the coronavirus, to make ads where celebrities like Dennis Quaid tell us to be more optimistic about the coronavirus. The results are interviews like this one, in which Quaid says he believes Trump is “doing a good job” handling the pandemic. Gross.

-People are loving the way Mariah Carey shades Jennifer Lopez in her new book. This is nothing compared to that infamous interview JLo did in 1998 where she shaded Cameron Diaz, Winona Ryder and Gwyneth Paltrow. If you’ve never read it, pour yourself a glass of wine and settle in!

-I know that I’m biased against Matt Damon and Ben Affleck‘s The Last Duel already based on the film’s premise (a man challenges his best friend to a dual after his wife claims the friend raped her) but my god, these set pictures are ridiculous.

Naya Rivera‘s sister is asking for “compassion” following a report that claimed she moved in with her sister’s ex-husband to help raise Naya’s son. “In the darkest time of my life, the only thing that is important is my friends & family. Showing up for my nephew, even though I can’t show up for myself,” she wrote on Instagram. “Im not concerned with the way things look because no one can see each agonizing moment we all endure.”

-Is there beef between Sarah Paulson and Kristin Chenoweth? Is it based on Paulson playing a character modelled after Chenoweth on Studio 60 or does it run deeper?

The Borat sequel has been acquired by Amazon Studios; Sacha Baron Cohen‘s film will debut on Prime Video right before election day.

-This is unexpected: Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins is directing a sequel to last year’s live-action Lion King.

Jennifer Aniston said on a podcast with Will Arnett and Jason Bateman that she nearly quit acting a couple of years ago because a project she worked on was “unprepared” and it “sucked the life” out of her, and now everyone is trying to guess at what that project was. Office Christmas Party? Dumplin? The Yellow Birds?

Max Ehrich said that days after his split from Demi Lovato people were “harassing” his mom with text messages “all throughout the night,” and asked for everyone to stop.

-Here’s our first look at Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in the new season of The Crown.

-A Dolly Parton Christmas movie costarring Christine Baranski and directed by Debbie Allen has landed at Netflix and dear god I need it now.

-I missed this earlier because for some reason the CW dropped it on Friday night, but here’s our first look at Javicia Leslie suited up as Batwoman.

-I’m not sure that the world needs a remake of The Craft but this actually looks pretty great?