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Zendaya Lands Her First Vogue Cover

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Zendaya looks stunning on the cover of Vogue’s July issue, in which she talks about making demands to Disney execs when she was only 16, and learning trapeze for her new movie.

-THR’s TV Comedy Actress roundtable features Emmy Rossum, Issa Rae, America Ferrera, Pamela Adlon, Minnie Driver, and Katherine Hahn. Among the best bits: Rossum says William H. Macy supported her most during her equal pay fight, Adlon remembered having a similar battle on Californication, Driver talked about directors building ditches for her to stand in when kissing shorter costars instead of just making the actor stand on an apple box, and Hahn talked about always getting typecast as the BFF and pitched a Rosencrantz and Guildenstern-type movie where she and Judy Greer are the leads, and every so often you see Kate Hudson running around in the background. (I would watch that.)

Beyonce might be having her twins right now and the internet is melting down.

Jessica Chastain would like everyone to stop looking at her wedding photos, which were taken by paps in a helicopter. Fair enough (though I’ll be interested to see if she shares them herself eventually, or sells them to a pub).

-I posted a few days ago about Jake Johnson‘s awesome story about Tom Cruise being the nicest guy ever. Here are 18 more.

-On the flip side, did he have too much say in The Mummy script?

Elizabeth Banks really stepped in it yesterday when she used an acceptance speech to call out legendary director Steven Spielberg for failing to make female-lead films. Shari Belafonte pointed out The Color Purple, but Banks simply “moved on.” This white feminism bullshit is getting worse.

-Update: Elizabeth tweeted an apology. She’s a producer and a director now; lets hope she learns from this and hires all types of women for her next projects.

-Speaking of famous white women being woke-light, the NYT profile on Katy Perry did her no favours. The writer calls her out repeatedly, saying “in our interview, she proclaimed herself devoted to dialogue but spoke in a near uninterrupted monologue.” It’s like when DeRay Mckesson asked her about cultural appropriation during her live-stream and she talked for two minutes straight but never actually apologized.

-This is depressing: the Cosby jury is deadlocked. They deliberated for 30 hours over 4 days before telling the judge they couldn’t reach a verdict. He’s ordered them back for more deliberations.

-Making a Murderer fans: Steven Avery‘s lawyer says she thinks the victim’s ex-boyfriend killed her.

Rebel Wilson won her defamation case against a magazine publisher: “I had to stand up to a bully.”

-Sweet! The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira is joining the cast of Avengers: Infinity War.

-I can’t believe I somehow missed this last week: Tobey Maguire and ex-wife Jennifer Meyer attended their daughter’s school production of Beauty & the Beast, and all their A-list friends came, including Leonardo DiCaprio (with his wolf pack), Courteney Cox and Gwyneth Paltrow. I bet the other kids felt like crap when only their grandparents showed up for them.

-The Wolf Pack has moved on to NYC and picked up Orlando Bloom.

Gwyneth Paltrow says she’s moving away from acting to focus on Goop. So I guess I’m moving towards ridiculing her full time.

DeMario Jackson broke his silence over those Bachelor In Paradise allegations, saying “my character has been assassinated.”

-Also, this article on drunken hook-ups on reality TV is unnerving. “There are implied incentives available to cast members who are down to fool around.”

Karrueche Tran has beeng granted a five-year restraining order against Chris Brown.

Ryan Seacrest is on the cover of THR with the crazy story of the secret, heated negotiations to bring him back to the rebooted American Idol. After blowing the record-breaking $25 million to hire Katy Perry, producers went back to Seacrest with half of their original offer and things got tense.

-I really like both Chrissy Teigen and Colton Haynes, but these interviews are way too TMI.

Josh Brolin is getting seriously buff for Deadpool 2.

-How the hell is Johnny Depp still getting handed first-look deals? How many bombs is he going to have to have before Hollywood moves on?

Elle Macpherson has split from her billionaire husband.

-National treasure Diane Keaton candidly listed the celebs she is and isn’t friends with.

-I watched The Leftovers series finale a week ago and avoided articles/podcasts up until now because I wanted to have time to digest it. (I’ve changed my mind three times since then about whether or not I believe Nora’s story, but I’m holding firm in my first impression that it was a near-perfect finale.) Now that I’m looking up what was written about it, I’m astounded by Vulture’s deep dive. Their writer was basically embedded with the show for months to create this feature. It verges a little into ‘how the sausage is made’ territory, but even if you’ve never seen the show, this is a great read for anyone interested in how TV works.

-Rough Night is only at 55% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it got good reviews from two critics I usually agree with, so that’s promising.

-This is an interesting look at how much Netflix is paying for new TV shows (word is that they’re investing $4 per subscriber on original content.) Basically, they “must spend like a drunken sailor to compete with TV networks.”

-Do NOT put Lindsay Lohan and Jane Austen in the same headline, People! Don’t you effing dare!

Aisha Tyler emotionally announced on today’s show that she’s leaving The Talk: “I just realized I had to let something go”. Can’t say I’m surprised. She’s at Seacrest-levels of work, with Criminal Minds, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Archer, her podcast, her cocktail company and hitting the festival circuit with her directorial debut. I don’t even know if I’ve ever watched an episode of The Talk but when she started sob-heaving in that clip I got teary.

-The new Friends From College trailer stars Cobie Smulders, Fred Savage and Keegan-Michael Key.

Kelly Ripa Opens Up About the Michael Strahan Drama

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-In this week’s People cover story, Kelly Ripa talks about what really happened when she found out that Michael Strahan was leaving (“I didn’t just not show up”), and explains why she basically forced him out months earlier than the original plan.

-Speaking of People magazine, they’re laying the groundwork for a Bennifer reunion. Are you ready? ‘Cause their PR camps really want you to be ready.

Jenny Slate has ended her three-year marriage — and is now reportedly dating Chris Evans! Sad about her marriage, but as someone who listened to those two flirt their way through Anna Faris’ podcast, I’m one million percent here for this.

-These photos of George and Amal Clooney at Cannes make me realize that I’m going to be bopping around France the same time they’re there. Get the bail money ready!

Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick sang “True Colors” in Cannes, for some reason.

-Newly single Kristen Dunst is slaying her first Cannes looks. I adore this dress.

Drew Barrymore opened up about her divorce on the Chelsea Show premiere, saying she felt like “the biggest failure.”

-Meanwhile, Chelsea Handler is over single shaming.

-I actually feel bad for Justin Bieber and totally get why he doesn’t want to take photos with fans anymore. MTV News’ piece on Justin’s panopticon of fame is worth a read.

Woody Allen’s son Ronan Farrow wrote an excellent response in THR for their cover story on Allen, and it’s required reading for journalists who cover famous people and feel they have to pull their punches for continued access. He also demands answers from the actors who continue to work with Allen.

-Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart clumsily defended working with Woody Allen, proving Ronan’s point.

-In non-Woody Allen THR news, their showrunners roundtable is a must-read about writing in Hollywood.

Emma Watson is the latest famous name to crop up in the Panama Papers, but she denies dodging taxes.

Sophie Turner says Jennifer Lawrence “punched me in the vagina.” That seems on-brand.

-If you sue Nicki Minaj, she will destroy you on Twitter.

-The worst thing about Donald Trump‘s campaign is that it took The Newsroom’s Will McAvoy out of retirement.

-I really like Jon Stewart, but his critique of Hilary Clinton is pretty terrible. Instead of talking about her policies, he focuses on her how authentic she looks? Ugh.

-Was the Peggy mention on this week’s Agents of Shield proof that Agent Carter is cancelled? *pouts*

Minnie Driver sounds like an absolutely delightful neighbour.

-I seriously don’t know if I can commit to another hourlong drama, but the early reviews for Preacher are flames.

-Speaking of hourlongs, I’m still not over the f*ckery that was The Good Wife finale. This article about it is great, especially the third bullet about the showrunners’ strange comments.

-Deadpool just crashed his own Honest Trailers video.

-It looks like Supergirl might actually move to the CW. Production-wise, it shouldn’t be that much of a visual step down (The Flash often looks better made on a much smaller budget), but is it good for the CW? Do they even get a say?

-Speaking of The Flash, last night’s Kevin Smith-directed episode might have been its best yet.

-Here’s the trailer for Nerve, starring Emma Roberts, Dave Franco and Juliette Lewis.

Amy Adams Talks Pay Gap, American Hustle Tensions

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-You know how there were all those rumours about David O. Russell making life hell for Amy Adams and Christian Bale on the set of American Hustle? Adams just confirmed it in British GQ: “I was really just devastated on set. I mean, not every day, but most. Jennifer [Lawrence] doesn’t take any of it on. She’s Teflon. And I am not Teflon.”

Leonardo DiCaprio‘s group has renamed themselves the Wolf Pack. Let us all bow our heads in a moment of silence for P*ssy Posse.

-I’m surprised it took this long for someone to ask celebs to do dramatic readings of Kanye West tweets.

-This is a fascinating look at why some people ended up wearing certain dresses at the Oscars. It ‘s almost shocking how little input celebrities like Reese Witherspoon have on what they’ll be wearing.

-Meanwhile, here’s a gallery of celebrities who changed dresses between the Oscars and the after parties, and every single one (with the possible exception of Olivia Munn) looks better at the party than they did on the red carpet.

T.I. captured the epitome of sexism in one single quote about Hillary Clinton. Well done, asshat.

-Netflix has officially renewed Fuller House for Season 2, which means its secret ratings must have been good. It also means we’ve failed as a civilization.

Jennifer Lopez would like to point out that she wasn’t the only one crying over Kelly Clarkson‘s Idol performance. “Keith Urban was falling apart next to me!”

-Brace yourselves, Wildcats. High School Musical 4 is happening.

-Ohhh…could Minnie Driver be the one behind the Guardian’s ‘secret actress’ column? I like that theory so much!

-There’s a Hamilton Mix Tape coming and it’s going to feature Sia, Usher, Ben Folds, Regina Specktor and more. Yes, yes, a million times yes!!

-On the flip side, here’s what Hamiton has wrought: Zack Snyder says he wants to make a George Washington in the style of 300.

Britney Spears looks great on the cover of V magazine.

-A Teen Witch oral history? Sign me UP!

Tina Fey pays tribute to her father in the closing credits to Whisky Tango Foxtrot (which I’m totally seeing this weekend — reviews be damned).

-This is good: YouTube has partnered with Geena Davis and the U.N. to empower female creators.

-Also good: the #OscarsSoWhite talk might have actually spurred some change.

-It’s not all good news. The long-awaited Nina trailer was released today, and no one is happy with Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone. This is a really good explainer about why people are so upset, while this is a list of actresses who would have made more sense.

Ian McShane has been cast as Mr. Wednesday in the TV adaptation of American Gods, which is pretty damn perfect.

-Captain America: Civil War is getting really positive early reviews – with one critic calling it an “emotional horror movie.”

-Well, this is random: Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley has recorded a song with Barbra Streisand.

-Celebrities should really, really resist the urge to dox people.

-Does the new Finding Dory trailer leave anyone else a little meh? Or has my heart finally reached full atrophy?