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Zendaya Is InStyle’s Best Dressed

Zendaya wears an orange and pink dress on the cover of InStyle

Zendaya graces the cover of InStyle’s Best Dressed issue and talks about her evolving style. “When I was 14 and at my first movie premiere, my outfit was a bunch of stuff that I had from Target. And I thought I was fly. I felt cool. To this day, I think that’s really all that matters. Then you know you’re doing the right thing.” She also joins Timothée Chalamet on the cover of EW.

Olivia Rodrigo and Alanis Morrissette cover Rolling Stone’s Musicians on Musicians issue, and there was a lot of fangirling in both directions.

Olivia Wilde is promoting sustainability — by appearing nude and unretouched. Because that’s … sustainable? I don’t know but she looks great!

Emma Kenney, who played Debbie on Shameless, wasn’t sad to see leading lady Emmy Rossum leave the show in 2019, saying “the set became more of a positive place” after she left. “I remember pre her leaving, I’d go to set some days and I’d be very anxious having a scene with her because if she had a bad day, she made it a bad day for everybody.” I swear, as soon as a long running show ends, someone on the cast should be required to write a tell-all about all the on-set tensions. It would immediately become the best-selling genre in publishing.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s camp is clearing up rumours about Lilibet’s christening, saying “plans have not been finalized.”

Elizabeth Debicki and Dominic West recreate Diana and Charles’ tense trip to Italy in new photos from The Crown shoot. She is so perfectly cast, it emphasizes how he isn’t.

Julianna Margulies isn’t worried about any potential backlash she may receive portraying a lesbian on The Morning Show. “Who’s to say I haven’t had my own gay experiences? We’re making assumptions. I know there was some trepidation of ‘Will lesbian actresses be angry?’ And I can tell you I would never, ever be angry if a lesbian played a straight woman.”

Netflix has reinstated a trans software engineer who spoke out against Dave Chappelle‘s latest comedy special, along with two other employees. The streamer originally said they suspended them for trying to join a Zoom of an executive meeting, but later found that a director had shared the meeting link. “Netflix has reinstated me after finding that there was no ill-intent in my attending the QBR meeting,” she tweeted, adding, “I’m going to take a few days off to decompress and try to figure out where I’m at. At the very least, I feel vindicated.”

-Despite the reinstatement of three employees, a trans employee resource group at Netflix is moving ahead with plans for a walkout on Oct. 20 in response to Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos defense of the special.

Adele has confirmed that her new album will be called 30 and will drop Nov 19, calling it “my ride or die throughout the most turbulent period of my life. When I was writing it, it was my friend who came over with a bottle of wine and a takeaway to cheer me up. My wise friend who always gives the best advice.”

Raven-Symone says that when she was asked to join The View, they promised her the topics were moving away from political discussions. “I got catfished. I feel like I just got catfished. I thought I was going on a show, like Candace [Cameron Bure], where it was pop culture and fun and exciting and I got catfished, and I learned a good lesson.” Bure also said she was “pitched a completely different direction” than the show actually went.

-I haven’t really been following the drama created by ex-Little Mix member Jesy Nelson, but this is clearly offensive.

-Just two days before You drops its third season, Netflix has already renewed the Penn Badgley thriller for season 4.

-Speaking of You, Scott Speedman stars in the new season. Between this and his return to Grey’s Anatomy, my Ben Covington-loving heart is bursting!

-60,000 film and TV trade union workers will begin a national strike on Monday if an agreement can’t be reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

J. Smith-Cameron says her role as Gerri on Succession was originally written for a man, but she sent in an audition tape anyway. Such a Gerri move!

-Meanwhile, I love that the show’s promo team is leaning into all the unlikely ships.

-The Succession cast appeared on Colbert’s show last week, and were all delightful.

Lady Gaga posed on a private jet wrapped in a boa made of fake hundred-dollar bills to mark her triumphant return to her Las Vegas residency. As Lucille Bluth would say, “Good for her.”

David Fincher’s secret Netflix project turned out to be VOIR, a new documentary series of visual essays celebrating cinema that he exec produced.

-The best thing about Ted Lasso’s success is Brett Goldstein‘s growing influence. Roy Kent himself will co-write a new Apple+ comedy series starring  Jason Segel.

-A new trailer dropped for  The Sex Lives of College Girls, a new HBO Max comedy from Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble.

-Here’s the trailer for The Beatles: Get Back, Disney+’s original docuseries, directed by Peter Jackson. The three-part special uses restored footage was gathered from the band’s January 1969 recording session and final live performance in London.

Paul Rudd charms his way into messing up Will Ferrell‘s life in new trailer for Apple+’s The Shrink Next Door.

-Here’s the trailer for The 355, starring Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger, Lin Mi Sheng and Penélope Cruz.

Angelina Jolie Breaks Instagram Records

-I wondered if Angelina Jolie‘s decision to join Instagram was tied to her Marvel contract, but sources say she was compelled to join and speak out about what’s happening in Afghanistan. In her first post, she shared a letter she was sent from a teenage Afghan girl.

-Another day, another adorable set of photos of Channing Tatum and Zoe Kravitz hanging out in NYC. Ok, now that it seems like they really are together I want to wrap them in bubblewrap and make everyone leave them alone.

Kylie Jenner is pregnant — she’s expecting her second child with Travis Scott.

-So, it happened. Mike Richards quit Jeopardy after his first day of taping following Ringer’s explosive report and rumblings that Sony was unimpressed. When I say he quit Jeopardy though, I only mean his new hosting gig. He’s still an executive producer. I can’t imagine what it must be like to work there now (or what the next host will deal with). According to the NYT, staff aired grievances at meeting on Thursday, while Ken Jennings and Buzzy Cohen were not allowed to watch the in-studio taping and were told that Richards was too nervous about their presence.

-Meanwhile, The Ringer’s Claire McNear talked about how her story came together, the response she received, and what she predicts comes next.

Ryan Reynolds tweeted his support for Levar Burton to take over hosting, bringing up the fan campaign that got him cast as Deadpool.

-The woman who was assaulted by Nicki Minaj’s husband is speaking out and taking new legal action after saying she’s experienced several months of alleged harassment, threats and intimidation from Minaj, her husband and their associates.

-There were some reports this week that Britney Spears had secretly married and divorced her then-fiancé and former agent Jason Trawick in 2012. The speculation surfaced when her conservatorship court filings included an expense of $9,150 for a lawyer “Consultation on Dissolution of Marriage,” but the most likely explanation is that it was a meeting about a prenup.

-Even though Johnny Depp lost his defamation suit in the UK, a Virginia judge has ruled that he can file a separate suit against Amber Heard in the US.

Lizzo says she stopped wearing deodorant. Celebrities, you continue to have the option to not tell us things! We would never know and everyone could just go on living their lives.

-There’s a bit of a backlash to Ted Lasso happening right now that I find both predictable and exhausting. I agree with both this take and this review — but I just want to keep liking it.

-I’ve never seen this clip of Will Smith talking about how he passed on playing Neo in The Matrix because the Wachowskis’ pitch was awful. “As it turns out, they’re geniuses. But there’s a fine line in a pitch meeting between genius and what I experienced in the meeting.”

Mindy Kaling says that a lot of what she writes about is informed by a “devastating” remark about her weight that a fellow writer said to her when she was 25 and on The Office.

-Shadow and Bone star Ben Barnes celebrated his 40th birthday by announcing a debut album.

-This is an interesting look at how TV’s shifts toward streaming and fewer episodes is making it harder for writers to train to become showrunners. In network TV days, writers would get to visits the sets and see how showrunners navigated the management side of things, but now most writers rooms are off the payroll before the show has finished production.

-I liked Sydney Sweeney in Euphoria but it wasn’t until The White Lotus that I realized what she could do. She stars in the trailer for the erotic thriller The Voyeurs, coming to Amazon Prime.

Cardi B Is Woman of the Year

Cardi-B billboard woman of the year

Cardi B is Billboard’s Woman of the Year — and what a year it was. In the interview she says, “I’m not gonna front — this has been a bad year due to work. You can’t do shows and you gotta wait on deals. But I’m really happy because I have spent so much time with my family. I feel like I haven’t laughed like I have in 2020. My daughter is so funny, and I’m with her every single day. That’s what brings me happiness.”

-Wow wow wow – the news that Warner Bros will stream ALL their 2021 movies on HBO Max on the same day as their theatrical debut is a huge, seismic shift for the movie industry. There’s lots of debate about whether this marks the death toll for movie theatres or if this was just because HBO Max needed Warner Bros’ entire slate to save it (I can’t wait to read tomorrow’s think pieces!) but either way, even after we get a vaccine and life returns to normal, it’s going to be hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube.

-Meanwhile, Canada will still get all those movies as theatrical releases. They’ll eventually come to Crave someday, maybe.

-Fans are convinced Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn are engaged because in her re-recorded version of “Love Story”, the lyrics have changed from “Baby, just say, ‘Yes’” to “Baby, just said, ‘Yes.’”

-God, how much to you wanna bet that George Clooney regrets talking about the Flowbee? He gave a live demonstration on Kimmel.

Chet Hanks tried to defend his controversial use of Jamaican patois in a Clubhouse chat.

-Ok, I’ll give it to the Kardashians. This Facetime prank is pretty great.

Daniel Radcliffe appeared on Hot Ones and in between wing tasting, he talked about why he won’t join social media. “When I was younger, not anymore thanks god, I would like to look up comments about myself on the internet and read s–t like that. That is an insane and bad thing to do. And to me, like Twitter and everything just feels like an extension of that. Unless I want to go just read all nice things about myself, which also feels like another unhealthy thing to do.”

In a new video to promote her skincare line, Jennifer Lopez goes completely makeup free and looks amazing.

Glenn Close doesn’t think Gwyneth Paltrow should have won her Oscar for Shakespeare in Love, which might mean a lot more if Close didn’t say it while promoting the critically lambasted Hillbilly Elegy.

-Superstore will end its run this spring with 15 episodes, rather than a full 22. The final season begins January 14.

Mindy Kaling responded to a comment that her two kids have “very Caucasian” first names, revealing her 2-year-old daughter Katherine’s middle name, Swati, as well as her 3-month-old son Spencer’s, Avu.

-I was worried when I saw that Nora Roberts was trending but it’s just because she clapped back at some ninny who tried to explain to her how publishing works. I want “Stop. You literally don’t know what you’re talking about” on a tshirt.

-The only person in the audience at the Chanel Métiers fashion show was Kristen Stewart.

Aubrey Plaza became a paparazzi target during quarantine because she lives near Brad Pitt.

-I bet the unmasked fan who approached Gloria Estefan and gave her covid now feels like shit.

-Here’s the trailer for Wendy Williams’ Lifetime biopic.

Ralph Fiennes makes a rare discover in the trailer for Netflix period drama The Dig.