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Michelle Williams Reveals She’s Married: “I Never Gave Up on Love”

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Michelle Williams‘ new Vanity Fair cover story is very good. There is a bit of set up weirdness (the writer mocks the typical profile intro of writing about what the actress is wearing or eating — and then does it?), but the interview itself is great. Williams reveals that she recently got married (“I am finally loved by someone who makes me feel free”), reflects on the lessons she learned from her pay-gap scandal, which she credits Jessica Chastain for helping bring to light, and talks about her new TV series produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda (“When they told me about it, I thought, O.K., now comes the part where I have to go in kicking and screaming and shouting about equality and transparency…Then, before I could even ask for it, they said, ‘They’ve offered you what Sam Rockwell is making.’ I cried”).

Demi Lovato is reportedly going to rehab straight from the hospital. Thank goodness; I hope she turns it around. (Also, it’s sweet that Wilmer Valderrama visited her in the hospital.)

Jenna Dewan calls her split from Channing Tatum “a positive thing” and “the new normal” in her People profile.

-I always forgot that Beyoncé has twins. And then she posts a photo of them and I remember all over again. Every. Single. Time.

-Also, Amber Rose says Gwyneth Paltrow is the ‘Becky with the good hair’ referenced in Beyonce‘s song ‘Sorry’. WHAT.

Meghan Markle is apparently having issues with the Queen’s bedtime rule and I can’t say I blame her. (Though I think I’d have way more trouble with the ‘you can’t keep eating if the Queen has finished her meal’ rule. That’s madness.)

Karlie Kloss posted an Insta story in which she shared screenshots of famous friends like Serena Williams (but not Taylor!) reacting to news of her engagement on FaceTime, and in doing so revealed Princess Beatrice’s private account.

Penn Badgley and Shay Mitchell‘s Lifetime series You has been given an early season 2 renewal, even though the first season hasn’t started airing yet. Considering how the book ends, I don’t get what this is going to be.

-Also, Badgley’s answer to whether he’d be up for a Gossip Girl reboot? “I’d do it if I could kill them.”

-Wait, so the Buffy reboot is not a reboot after all? It’ll just be in the same universe? Why didn’t they just say that in the first place?!? All of these reboot announcements need some serious workshopping.

-It’s official! As unbelievable as this remains to me, Kristen Stewart will lead the cast of Elizabeth BanksCharlie’s Angels reboot. (Unfortunately despite early talks, Lupita Nyong’o will not be one of the angels. They will be Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska.)

-On the Tonight Show, Nanette comedian Hannah Gadsby described her awkward first encounter with Emma Thompson, which ended with them crying on each other’s shoulders and Hannah accidentally texting Emma a photo of Chuck Norris.

-The cast of The Walking Dead did impressions of Negan in front of Jeffrey Dean MorganDanai Gurira was my fave.

-Also, Norman Reedus said he and Andrew Lincoln had a pact to leave The Walking Dead together. Oopsie!

-In a move pretty much everyone in Hollywood should copy these days, Rian Johnson has deleted all of his old tweets. He explained: “No official directive at all, and I don’t think I’ve ever tweeted anything that bad. But it’s nine years of stuff written largely off the cuff as ephemera, if trolls scrutinizing it for ammunition is the new normal, this seems like a ‘why not?’ move.”

-The critic embargo for The Spy That Dumped Me was just lifted and the reviews are…not good. Like, really. I’m still gonna watch the crap out of it, tho.

-Speaking of movies I’m going to watch the crap outta, The Hating Game is being adapted for the big screen! This is hands-down my favourite fluffy book which I re-read whenever I’m stressed. Which means I re-read it A LOT. In my fantasy casting, I see Anna Kendrick or Zoey Deutch for Lucy, and Matthew Goode or Mike Colter for Josh. Make it go, Hollywood!

-Speaking of romcoms, I love that Crazy Rich Asians is tracking high. (Also, Awkwafina is hosting the MMVAs.)

Carlton Cuse‘s adaptation of Locke & Key has finally found a home on Netflix. People *adore* this comic book.

-Despite superstar careers, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are bringing Flight Of The Conchords back to HBO for a live special.

Natalie Portman plays a NASA space captain in Noah Hawley‘s film directorial debut. As someone on Twitter mentioned, she looks exactly like Mike from Stranger Things.

-According to the writers guild, two thirds of female writers say they experience sexual harassment on the job. That’s insane.

-The more I see of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, the more I can’t wait to watch this on Neflix!

Demi Lovato “Stable” Following Reported Overdose

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-I’m so glad to hear that Demi Lovato is “stable” following her reported OD. (Initial reports said heroin, but sources close to her insist it wasn’t that. She was treated with Narcan, which apparently one of her friends had on hand, which is used in overdoses of heroin, oxy, and other narcotics.) She’s reportedly awake and recovering. I’m rooting for that girl. She’s always been admirably candid and transparent about her struggles.

Beyoncé’s team is reportedly in the middle of negotiations to debut her next visual album on Netflix. Not Tidal? Hmmmm…

-TIFF’s announced its first round of films. I love that they got The Hate U Give and Widows as world premieres, as well as Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell‘s Beautiful Boy and This is Us creator Dan Fogelman‘s Life Itself. (There will also be an interesting rematch: TIFF will premiere new films from both Damien Chazelle and Barry Jenkins, who were neck-and-neck last year with La La Land and Moonlight).

Karlie Kloss is engaged to Joshua Kushner. But how is she going to marry Taylor Swift now?!

-Yet another TV critic has turned TV creator: TVLine’s Michael Ausiello is making an 80s dramedy based on his childhood.

-Community’s Dan Harmon may have been one of the first male celebs to get caught in #MeToo, but it’s an old Adult Swim video that might really hurt him. The Rick and Morty co-creator made a parody pilot of Showtime’s Dexter in 2009 that featured Harmon’s character traveling back in time to stop serial killers by sexually assaulting them when they were infants. And yeah, that’s pretty damn offensive. But Harmon is the only guy in the Me Too movement so far to give a decent apology and actually seem like he’s actively trying to change. Another wrinkle: much like James Gunn, this offensive stuff resurfaced thanks to 4chan and far-right subreddits. In recent days, this same types have also gone after Michael Ian Black, Trevor Noah and Patton Oswalt.

-This is a great piece about how black women have been calling out R. Kelly for years and nobody listened.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell are teaming up for a Fosse-Verdon series at FX. I like all of those words!!

ATX’s Felicity reunion is now available to watch IN FULL on YouTube. There goes my next hour…

-On Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast (which I’m finding oddly endearing), Mila Kunis says she did something bad to end her eight-year relationship with Macaulay Culkin. “I f**ked up. I was an asshole in my 20s and I’ll be the first to admit it. And that’s something that took me a long time to come out and be like, ‘Yeah, you know what, I was a dick,’ and accept it and I own it. And it’s f**ked up what I did. It’s f**ked up what I did, and it’s f**ked up how I did it.” She didn’t expand on what exactly she did, though.

-This might be the most surprising split of the summer: Girls duo Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner have parted ways as producing partners. Sources tell THR they’re in talks for individual overall deals with HBO.

-After a rough same-day premiere, Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America?’s series debut has doubled its audience after seven days. Per Showtime, most of the added viewing came via on demand and streaming. But I’m still not entirely sure who this show is aimed at. Like, the people who would watch already know that his targets are dumb. Also, I hate that Cohen and his all-male writing staff thought that a “prank” against The Bachelor’s Corinne Olympios (who was the centre of the reality show’s sexual assault investigation) would be funny. It was not.

Alita: Battle Angel from James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez has its first trailer.

 

Dawson’s Creek Cast Reunites for EW

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-EW’s Dawson’s Creek reunion was the gift that kept on giving today. The four different covers! The photo shoot! The hour-long video interview with the cast! The GIFs! The quiz! The definitive proof that Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps are soulmates! Totally bliss.

-The Roseanne reboot debut last night and the ratings were insanely, staggeringly good — 18.2 million total viewers and a 5.1 demo. (For comparison, Will & Grace returned to 10M viewers and a 3.0 in the demo.) It set a ton of ratings records, including being the biggest sitcom telecast in three years. It even got bigger ratings that its series finale 10 years ago. So basically, expect TV studios to be rebooting every 90s show they can think of now…

-I liked this thread on how the show offers an unrealistic depiction of a Trump supporter.

Donald Glover’s animated Deadpool series isn’t happening, and he doesn’t seem very happy about it.

These excerpts from Sean Penn’s new book can’t be real. And it includes a poem about #MeToo? Seriously, this can’t be happening.

-In a new BBC documentary, R. Kelly’s ex-girlfriend claims he “trained” a 14-year-old girl to be his sex slave. I don’t understand how we’re in the age of Time’s Up and yet his house has yet to be raided.

-So it’s possible that Corey Feldman wasn’t actually stabbed this morning after all?

-On Dax Shepard’s podcast (who knew that was a thing?!), Anna Faris says she regrets pretending to have a perfect marriage  on social media. “We intentionally cultivated this idea of like, ‘Look at this beautiful family.’ There were so many moments that were like that, but like anything on social media, you don’t post like, ‘Where the fuck is the toilet paper?’ or whatever. I think it’s a very hard forum to be genuine, and I think it does a disservice to people to not be.”

-I loved this thread on actors who are really good at making you believe in a romcom because of THE LOOK.

-Remember how Armie Hammer failed to get an Oscar nom and then he spent the next few months in sad-looking tracksuits? He says he’s moving on.

-I keep forgetting that The Americans returns tonight.  The reviews say the final season is great.

Amal Clooney is coming to Toronto for Luminato.

Amandla Stenberg is a teen with superpower in the The Darkest Minds trailer.