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Precious Lee and Hailey Bieber Cover Harper’s Bazaar

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-The May Beauty issue of Harper’s Bazaar features Precious Lee (photographed by Renell Medrano) and Hailey Bieber (photographed by Amy Troost).

-In case you missed the Oscars last night (and judging by the ratings, many of you did), the biggest clips to watch are Daniel Kaluuya’s mom and sister reacting to the part of his speech where he said “Life’s incredible! My mom met my dad. They had sex. It’s amazing!”, Glenn Close knowing the moves to “Da Butt”, and Yuh-Jung Yoon starting her acceptance speech by addressing her presenter (and Minari producer) Brad Pitt with “Mr. Brad Pitt, finally. Nice to meet you. Where were you when we were filming in person?”

-The weirdest thing about the ceremony (besides it starting strong and then limping to the finish), was that they didn’t announce the Best Picture winner last like usual. Instead, that honour went to Best Actor — who turned out to be Anthony Hopkins, who didn’t show up. The theory is the producers assumed Chadwick Boseman would win posthumously and the show would end on an emotional high, but instead it came to an abrupt and anticlimactic finish that seemed to undercut Nomadland’s historic Best Picture win.

Hopkins released a belated acceptance speech that tribute to Boseman. Apparently, Olivia Colman was meant to accept Hopkins’ award for Best Actor if he won — and everyone is blaming Joaquin Phoenix for instead saying “we accept the award on his behalf” and shutting it down.

Another weird decision was to barely show any clips of the nominated films and performances. It felt like the wrong move, especially since most of these films have been barely seen by the general public. I’m sure if they had shown a clip when Sound of Metal won for Best Sound, for example, it would have intrigued people enough to seek it out.

-Fashion-wise, my pick for best dressed was Zendaya, with Regina King coming in a close second. 9-year-old Minari actor Alan Kim also got points for channeling David Rose.

Aaron Sorkin attended the Oscars with 80s model Paulina Porizkova, sparking dating rumours.

-The Daily Mail has the first photos of Pete Davidson with Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor. Looks like they’re bonding over groceries and hideous style.

-The filmmakers behind the Framing Britney Spears documentary have now set their sights on Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl fiasco. Justice for Janet!

-Over 30 former employees at Scott Rudin‘s production company spoke to Vulture and described a workplace of relentless abuse, intimidation, and bullying.

-SNL announced that Elon Musk would be hosting on May 8, and the reaction was immediately negative. Even cast members Bowen Yang and Andrew Dismukes appeared to throw shade at the announcement.

-The finale for The Falcon and the Winter Solider was not great, huh?

-Ellen DeGeneres is mocking the NFT trend by trying to sell a selfie of her holding original artwork of a cat, which she’s calling “Woman With Stick Cat,” but you just know it’ll fetch buckets of money. At least she’s donating it to Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen.

-Here’s the first trailer for Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers, adapted from the book by Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty. It stars Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, Manny Jacinto, Regina Hall and Michael Shannon.

-Netflix released the trailer for season three of Master of None, which focuses on Denise (Lena Waithe) and her relationship with Alicia (Naomi Ackie).

-The first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story, starring Ansel Elgort as Tony and Rachel Zegler as Maria, has arrived.

Melissa McCarthy in Instyle

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-I missed Melissa McCarthy‘s Instyle cover but I love the photoshoot. In the interview, she talks about anti-maskers (“I truly didn’t think people hated each other that much or hated the idea of people who they don’t even know”) and quarantining with her mom (“She stayed five months, which was amazing. I haven’t lived with my mom every day since I was 18 years old. To have that time with her again was unbelievable”).

Gayle King keeps breaking royal family news. She says: “Meghan [Markle] has documents to back up everything that she said on Oprah’s interview. Everything.”

-Also, Prince William reportedly signed Harry’s name to the 2020 ‘bullying’ denial without Harry’s approval.

Billie Eilish ditched her green and black hairstyle for a new blonde look. I love it.

Taraji P. Henson also debuted a bold new hair colour.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are still engaged, a source tells People.

Demi Lovato‘s YouTube doc is filled with sad revelations, including that she lost her virginity in a rape by a costar in her Disney days, and she was sexually assaulted by her drug dealer the night of her overdose.

-In happier Demi news, her next album will feature a Ariana Grande collab.

-Youtuber David Dobrik responded to allegations of sexual assault against Durte Dom, a member of his Vlog Squad, saying “consent is super, super important to me.” He added, “With people in my life that I don’t film with anymore, like Dom, I chose to distance myself, because I don’t align with some of the actions, and I don’t stand for any kind of misconduct. I’ve been really disappointed by some of my friends.”

Hailey Bieber opening a beer bottle with her teeth (to the disgust of Kendall Jenner) is kind of cute.

Kevin Feige shut down rumours that Chris Evans will reprise his role in Captain America in The Falcon And The Winter Soldier. I think WandaVision has taught us not to expect huge MCU cameos.

-Justified’s creative team is reunited to develop a Elmore Leonard novel for FX, and Timothy Olyphant is rumoured to be reprising his Raylan Givens character for it.

James McAvoy fans rejoice: you can watch the full episode of Celebrity Bake Off online.

-Even Michelle Obama couldn’t get Jimmy Kimmel’s daughter to eat her veggies.

Matthew McConaughey confirmed he’s considering a run for Texas governor. “I would be a fool not to… As I’ve said before and I’ll say again now, I have to decide for me what is my category where I can be most useful in life from here?”

-Here’s a blast from the past no one asked for: Garth Brooks says he’s reissuing his Chris Gaines album with bonus material.

Steven Yeun and Ali Wong will be co-starring together in a new limited series from Lee Sung Jin, who is behind FX’s Dave — a show I haven’t seen but people rave about.

-This is a great piece in Variety about how Hollywood is complicit in the violence against Asians in America: “Reducing Asians to flat, heavily accented caricatures is a favorite pastime in this country, and has been for decades.”

Bruce Lee‘s daughter also spoke out against the increasing violence, tweeting “This is where ‘kung flu’ leads. You think it’s a joke and that we shouldn’t be so serious about it. But then there are those who latch onto it with hatred and xenophobia and use it to fuel their fear and contempt until it explodes into heinous acts.”

-I just finished Allen v. Farrow and I don’t know how he comes back from this. The series takes the idea of separating the art from the artist and turns it on its head.

-The Synder cut of Justice League is getting good reviews. Mostly.

-The BBC is working on it’s own Britney Spears’ documentary.

Colin Farrell and Tye Sheridan star in the final Voyagers trailer.

Meghan Markle Hits Back at Smear Campaign

-My god, how much does the palace and/or the British press hate Meghan Markle? Or at the very least, are terrified of her? In a very transparent attempt to undercut this weekend’s Oprah interview, there’s a new, flimsily detailed smear story in the Times about her “bullying” the royal staff. And in a highly unusual move, Buckingham Palace just released a statement that they will investigate the claims because they will not “tolerate bullying.” That’s rich.

-The story also makes a big deal of her earring choice, but this thread reveals how she was clearly set up. My god, no wonder Harry wanted to get her away from there.

-Of course, the palace could spend all this energy looking into the allegations surrounding Prince Andrew instead, but they’re all “nah.”

-Meanwhile, Meghan‘s camp released a statement: “It’s no coincidence that distorted several-year-old accusations aimed at undermining the duchess are being briefed to the British media shortly before she and the duke are due to speak openly and honestly about their experience of recent years.”

-Bets are being made about the new baby’s name, with “Diana” leading the way with 10/1 odds.

-The Golden Globes have come and gone, but the LA Times is still going after them. They just reported that HFPA members voted not to hire a diversity consultant last summer.

Regé-Jean Page is gonna be in a movie with Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans?! Just take my money already.

-In weirder casting news, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play Jiminy Cricket, and Cynthia Erivo a Blue Fairy in a live-action Pinocchio.

-The Hollywood Reporter keeps tweeting out clips from their actors roundtable and the clips with Ben Affleck have an energy that worries me.

-Though apparently he’s doing well and working with George Clooney.

-Comedian Chris D’Elia is being sued by a woman who says he sought pictures and sex from her when she was 17. He’s accused of soliciting more than 100 sexually explicit photos and videos. He denies the claims.

Alec Baldwin needs to keep Gillian Anderson’s name out of his mouth.

Camila Cabello launched an initiative to provide grants to ten BIPOC, LGBTQ+and youth-led organizations to cover six months’ worth of mental health support for their workers.

Emo is having a moment — and it’s all because of TikTok.

-I’ve missed movies and theatres so, so much during this past year, and there’s only been two experiences that have made me feel like I was sitting in an audience again. The first was last fall’s David Byrne’s Utopia, and the second was the In & Of Itself, which just landing on Crave. It’s ostensibly a magic show (and yes, there are some card tricks and illusions) but it’s more an examination of identity and personal narratives. I sobbed — not because it was depressing but just because it was so incredibly profound and moving.

-Moxie, the new Amy Poehler–directed teen-feminist rom-com on Netflix, is getting lukewarm reviews.

Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer become superheroes in Netflix’s Thunder Force trailer. The “Kiss From a Rose” bit got me. Also, the fact that Bobby Cannavale and McCarthy keep making movies together makes me happy.