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-I love that Mindy Kaling is Shape’s latest cover model — which isn’t a typical choice for them. I skimmed over the stuff about losing the baby weight, but she has some cute nuggets about motherhood: “What’s great for me is that my doctor told me that incessant chatter is good for a baby, and I’ve lived my whole life waiting to have a captive audience. So, I spend the days narrating to her. I’m constantly doing voice-over for her, as I did in The Mindy Project. Honestly, I feel like her first words are going to be, ‘Just stop. Please!'”

Dylan Sprouse is out here coming for Jared Leto, proving once again that he’s the superior Sprouse brother. And Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn took it further, tweeting “he starts at 18 on the internet?” Oh SHIT!

-Lethal Weapon producers reportedly approached  Karl Urban and Johnny Knoxville (both passed) before turning to Seann William Scott, who was originally offered and passed on the role two years ago.

Thandie Newton won the Cannes Solo premiere red carpet in this custom Vivienne Westwood dress that featured  black characters in the Star Wars universe — modeled from photos from her personal collection of action figures.

-Fashion drama is the best drama. Amal Clooney reportedly made Tom Ford mad by not wearing his dress at the MET gala arrivals — but opting to wear it later that night, which means that another A-lister won’t get to debut it at a future red carpet event.

-Those rumours about Donald Glover getting his own Lando movie are not true…yet.

-This Instagram story of Fergie having to take the subway because of a rainstorm is hilarious because it’s presented like she’s the first person who’s ever braved public transit.

-I gotta say, I did not expect so many Mulroney kids to be in the royal wedding party.

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool took over Stephen Colbert’s monologue last night.

-This “bad fan” thread between TV critics on The Americans really captured what I am feeling. I know it’s bad to *want* them to end the show with Elizabeth and Phillip getting away with it, but that’s where I am.

CBS responded to Pauley Perrette’s tweets claiming she was physically assaulted while on NCIS: “Over a year ago, Pauley came to us with a workplace concern. We took the matter seriously and worked with her to find a resolution. We are committed to a safe work environment on all our shows.”

Bryan Fuller slammed the Bohemian Rhapsody trailer for ignoring Freddie Mercury‘s sexuality and AIDS battle. He’s not wrong.

This non-review of Lars Von Trier‘s new film by a critic who walked out of it at Cannes confirmed that I will never, ever see it.

Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato released a new collab any instead of it being a bop it’s … this.

-The second season of 13 Reasons Why is NOT getting good reviews. I’m ok with that. I just don’t think I can spend any more time in that world.

Stephen Amell took his daughter to Frozen on Broadway, and since his former Arrow costar’s wife plays Anna, she got some extra facetime. The kid decided to use it in the cutest possible way.

-The latest trailer for Mission Impossible: Fallout shows off an insane skydiving stunt.

-This trailer for Destination Wedding, which basically consists of Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves snarking at each other in Paso Robles wine country, looks like the perfect movie and I will not be convinced otherwise!

 

Sandra Bullock and Her Ocean’s 8 Crew Kick Off Promo Blitz

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-The best part about Ocean’s 8 is that we get the cast doing lots of press, including Sandra Bullock, who is usually pretty private. In her new In Style cover story, she talks about getting Ocean’s advice from George Clooney, laughing at Sarah Paulson try to sing like Rihanna on the set, and why she wants to ban the term “adopted children”: “Let’s all just refer to these kids as ‘our kids.’ Don’t say, ‘my adopted child.’ No one calls their kid their ‘IVF child’ or their ‘Oh, shit, I went to a bar and got knocked up child.’ Let’s just say, ‘our children.'”

-We also get a Variety cover with Cate Blanchett, who talks about inclusion riders, Woody Allen, and fighting for pay equity. She also seems to suggest Harvey Weinstein harassed her, too.

-In other Ocean’s 8 covers, Mindy Kaling looks stunning on Elle India.

Elsa Pataky says she doesn’t know how she and Chris Hemsworthsurvived as a couple‘ after he became famous. I don’t know how anyone famous does.

Ellen DeGeneres apologized to Jenna Dewan for introducing her as ‘Tatum’ on her show.

-The Good Fight has been renewed for a third season. Now that Canada has CBS All Access, I’m wondering how long we’ll get to have that show on a regular TV network before they move it to the app here. With the exception of a very silly subplot about microsdosing, this current season has been incredible. I’m still not subscribing to yet another service for it, though.

-This tweet from Neflix about Lost In Space’s fandom made me LOL.

Katie Couric defended Matt Lauer on Wendy Williams, saying “a lot of stuff gets misreported and blown out of proportion.” When asked about the button on his desk, she said “I don’t know what was happening, but a lot of NBC executives had those buttons that opened and closed doors. It was really just a privacy thing.”

-Meanwhile, female NBC staffers reportedly felt pressured to sign letter defending Tom Brokaw. A third woman has accused him of sexual misconduct.

-Apple gave a 10-episode series order to Are You Sleeping, a drama about a true crime podcast that stars Octavia Spencer and is produced by Reese Witherspoon.

Lauryn Hill doesn’t seem super happy that Drake sampled her on “Nice for What.”

-It looks like the core cast of Suits  (Gabriel Macht, Patrick Adams, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty and Gina Torres) made the cut when it came to royal wedding invitations, as well as Victoria and David Beckham, Ben and Jessica Mulroney, Priyanka Chopra and Serena Williams.

Brad Pitt‘s depressing weatherman returned to The Jim Jefferies Show.

-It sounds like the next season of Arrested Development will drop very soon.

-I’m having a really weird, emotional day because this video of Ariana Grande surprising fans with Jimmy Fallon made me tear up.  A producer later tweeted that even though they had enough footage, she insisted that all the fans who came got a surprise, so they kept filming for another 45 minutes.

-I thought the latest season of UnREAL was way better than the last one, but still not good enough to keep me tuning in. But that was before I realized that the next season is making Rachel the suitress! I’m so back!

 

 

 

Taylor Swift’s In-Delicate Dance Moves

Taylor Swift released her music video for “Delicate” (one of the few songs on that album that I genuinely love), and it starts like Britney Spears’ “Lucky” before it segues into a Sia-esque video featuring Maddie Ziegler-ish dance moves. I was confused why she’d want to look so awkward on purpose, but I love Vulture’s take on it: “It’s a daring move by Swift to cripple one of her best new songs with some of the corniest physical motions ever committed to film just to use the corniness as a kind of loyalty oath. Major artists have thinned out the ranks of their fans with clumsy maneuvers before, but for Swift to do so on purpose is remarkably spiteful. In less than two years she’s gone from being sabotaged by others to accidental self-sabotage; now she’s self-sabotaging on purpose.”

-I love that Mindy Kaling commented soup snake on BJ Novak‘s Instagram post about her. It’s a callback to a very funny joke from The Office and it means soul mate. GAH!

-So Emma Watson really is dating Glee star Chord Overstreet? Huh.

-Man, I have mixed feelings about Ready Player One. Personally, I loved the book — while at the same time recognizing that it reinforced some male toxicity/nostalgia porn/gatekeeping tropes that suck. But the reviews out of its SXSW premiere are glowing. I especially like this one, which specifically addresses any post-Gamergate concerns.

-Also, there’s talk that Black Panther breakout Letitia Wright was cut out of the movie, which bums me out. 

Selma Blair is walking back her comments that pal Cameron Diaz has no plans to ever act again.

-Ruh roh. ABC pulled a politically and socially-themed Blackish episode due to “creative differences” with creator Kenya Barris. There’s been talk about the network pivoting recently to target the heartland (hello, Roseanne reboot) so I guess this fits, sadly.

-She alluded to it on Maron’s podcast, and once again Gina Rodriguez is implying that there’s a clear end for Jane the Virgin — possibly as early as next season. While I love that show, I totally support this. CW shows especially seem to not understand when the well has run dry.

Charlize Theron and David Oyelowo teach each other slang words from the Afrikaans and Yoruba languages in this delightful Vanity Fair video.

-There’s lots of hand-wringing about Jennifer Lawrence‘s sudden inability to open a movie. Tessa Thompson’s response to the article is perfection.

-One of my favourite celebrity interviews I’ve ever done was Hugh Grant, even though I could barely find any usable quotes because he basically just spent the whole time taking this piss. This interview reminded me of that.

-Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer have been accused of verbal abuse on their set. In an official statement, they responded: “Due to the high-stress nature of production, tempers occasionally get frayed, and for that, we apologize. However, we think it is important not to mischaracterize our set, where we believe strongly in treating everyone fairly regardless of gender, orientation, race, religion, or anything else.”

-In honour of Buffy premiering 21 years ago, Sarah Michelle Gellar posted some never-before-seen BTS pics on Instagram.

-This is an interesting look at how Fox is promoting I Love Simon thanks because of Greg Berlanti — who says he asked the studio to “sell it as they would any other teen rom-com, the same size and scope” and “not hide or obfuscate in any way what the movie is about.”

-The Sorry To Bother You trailer has dropped and it looks phenomenal. No wonder this movie is getting such huge festival buzz.