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Taylor Swift Blasts Netflix

Taylor Swift called out Netflix’s Ginny & Georgia for what she called a “lazy, deeply sexist” and “horse shit” joke they made about her during season finale of the show. Not to defend the show (which is a mess), but the way that joke was positioned, we’re *supposed* to think it was cruel/below the belt, not that the show was endorsing the sentiment. But I’m sure Netflix appreciates the sudden free publicity…

-Last night everyone was supposed to be talking about the Golden Globes, but then CBS dropped two promos of Harry and Meghan‘s chat with Oprah, which stole the spotlight. Leading with O’s “Were you silent or were you SILENCED?” surely helped get it trending. And Meghan didn’t say a word in either trailer, making it harder for the British press to pre-emptively attack her.

-Meanwhile, The Golden Globes were a slog. Considering how smoothly both the Emmys and the Daytime Emmys were, I was surprised how clunky this was.

Taylor Simone Ledward’s acceptance of late husband Chadwick Boseman‘s was the show’s emotional highlight.

Fashion-wise, I loved Anna Taylor-Joy, Regina King and Cynthia Erivo.

Jason Sudeikis wore a hoodie to support his sister’s dance studio, and it’s now sold out.

Gal Gadot announced she’s pregnant by tweeting a photo her her husband holding her belly and the caption “Here we go again.”

Lady Gaga‘s dog walker Ryan Fischer posted on Instagram about being shot during last Wednesday’s violent kidnapping of the singer’s dogs, telling Gaga “Your babies are back and the family is whole… we did it!”

-At least 10 women and one man are accusing T.I. and Tiny of multiple sex, weapons and drugging crimes spanning 15 years.

-On a podcast, Paris Hilton recalled “cruel” treatment from David Letterman and Sarah Silverman.

Angelina Jolie‘s painting by Winston Churchill sold for $11.5M at auction.

-Comic-Con will remain a virtual event this year (hopefully they’ve figured it out by now, cause last year was a mess). Organizers are eyeing a smaller, in-person event in November.

-A lot criticism surrounding Wandavision is about how the Avengers movies didn’t have enough Wanda in them for the audience to be invested in her for her own show, but the last episode went back in time to make emotional sense of the character.

Ellen Pompeo insists they still don’t know if this season of Grey’s Anatomy will be its last. “We honestly have not decided. We’re really trying to figure it out right now.”

-Here’s the first trailer for Operation Varsity Blues, Netflix’s take on the college admissions scandal.

Gwyneth Paltrow: Still Not a Medical Expert

-In news that is no way shocking, doctors are urging people to ignore Gwyneth Paltrow’s advice about how to fight covid.

-This is insane: Lady Gaga’s personal dog walker was shot multiple times in LA, and two of her French bulldogs were stolen. She’s offering $500k reward.

-Despite a Daily Mail article and some DeuxMoi chatter, Emma Watson‘s publicist insists she’s not stepping away from acting.

-In their People cover story, Mariska Hargitay recalls being “sad” and “devastated” when Christopher Meloni left Law & Order: SVU.

-This is a great read on Joss Whedon and the myth of the Hollywood male feminist.

John Mulaney is reportedly out of rehab and “doing well.

Britney Spears‘ dad is going on the defensive. A little late, but sure.

Prince William and Kate are said to be “appalled” that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle agreed to a sit down with Oprah. Appalled or jealous?

-Meanwhile, courtiers and other royal hangers-on are said to be bracing for the interview.

-I like this piece on how WandaVision is the first show to encapsulate the pandemic.

Khloe Kardashian says her feet are *supposed* to look so stretched and alien in those GA ads. Oh. Good job, then.

-I gave a bunch of my girlfriends mask chains for xmas (from a Canadian company), and I’m loving the one Sarah Jessica Parker wears here.

-Reply All’s Test Kitchen will no longer release the remaining episodes of the Bon AppĂ©tit-centered miniseries — which is a shame. Clearly, there were storytelling problems, but the POC employees who spoke out deserve to be heard.

-This is an excellent – if awkward – interview with the real-life white female film critic who is assumed to have inspired John David Washington‘s character to get so angry in Malcolm & Marie.

-I watched the Russo Brother’s Cherry starring Tom Holland the other night and … woof. Holland tries his best but it is a long, bleak slog.

-This oral history on the ending of Lost is a great read. Josh Holloway on the church scene: “We also got drunk, I think, while we did it. A little bit, you know, because we’re all celebrating. That was the last scene that we all did together. So we were slipping over to each other’s trailer and having a glass of wine, going back in and doing some more scene. It was great.”

-The documentary Framing Britney Spears is *finally* out in Canada legally this weekend via Crave.

-The Handmaid’s Tale dropped a trailer for its fourth season, which starts April 28. I forgot this show was still around…

Pfeiffer, Clooney, Thompson, Yeun, Ahmed and More Cover W

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-It’s the Best Performances issue of W. I like the styling of everyone’s covers except for Tessa Thompson‘s. Also, the fact that Gal Gadot is included for her work in WW1984 is … something.

Mariah Carey talked to Cardi B for Interview. They chatted about life during lockdown, if they felt beautiful as children, and fears around album releases.

Naomi Campbell looks amazing on the March cover of i-D Magazine, which was shot at her home in Kenya.

Jake Johnson said that when Prince guest starred on New Girl, he would only call him Nick, and would only appear if his storyline helped Nick and Jess getting together. Straight for my shipper heart!

-After Tom Holland, Zendaya and Jacob Batalon trolled fans with fake titles, they revealed in a cute video that the next Spider-Man movie will be called No Way Home.

Zendaya took part in Vanity Fair’s video series The Proust Questionnaire, and quickly rephrased the question “What is the quality you most like in a man?” to “Most like in a person? How about that?”

Mandy Moore has welcomed a son named Gus – which made for a cute Twitter rhyme.

Katharine McPhee is also a first-time mom. She and David Foster welcomed a baby boy.

-Mission: Impossible 7, A Quiet Place Part II and more upcoming Paramount Pictures films are still planning theatrical releases — but they’ll debut on the streaming service Paramount Plus just 45 days later.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may not have official royal duties anymore, but they’re still working on projects for the Commonwealth.

-Also, I love seeing Markle wearing Canadian-made Ecksand jewellery.

-NBC has pulled an episode of the Canadian import Nurses from its digital platforms after it was condemned for its depiction of Orthodox Jews.

-Happy birthday to Daniel Kaluuya, who recently revealed he wasn’t invited to the Get Out premiere at Sundance.

Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner reunited in Canada nearly 17 years after 13 Going on 30.

-Everything old is new again. Ray Donovan has officially been revived for a feature-length movie on Showtime, while the Frasier revival is a go at Paramount.

Issa Rae will produce an HBO adaptation of The Vanishing Half, last year’s buzzy novel from Brit Bennett. Playwright Jeremy O. Harris has also signed on as writer and executive producer. I adored this book — it’s about two light-skinned Black girls who run away from their small southern town to live completely different lives.

-Younger is ending with its seventh season — and moving to Paramount+.

Megan Thee Stallion spoofs Mean Girls in a promotion video for Coach’s Fall 2021 collection.

This NYT profile on notoriously press-shy Frances McDormand is delightful. She brought the writer Fritos!

-It doesn’t look like we’ll get a WandaVision season 2 — but they’re leaving the door open.

-Marvel’s Kevin Feige also suggested Netflix properties like The Punisher and Jessica Jones could return on Disney+.

-Punky Brewster’s Soleil Moon Frye carried a video camera everywhere in the 90s, and the result is a new Hulu documentary filled with famous faces.