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Riverdale’s Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart Split

Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart split

-Riverdale’s Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart have broken up following two years of dating — for now.

-In happier Hollywood couple news, Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix are engaged after being together for three years.

-So that was how this season of Big Little Lies wrapped, huh? Huh.

Emma Thompson getting day-drunk with Hannah Gatsby and doing the robot for the paps is a mood.

-This was poetic: Avengers: Endgame passed Avatar to become the biggest movie in history at the same moment Marvel was on the Comic-Con stage presenting Phase 4. (Which sounds awesome, btw. So happy for Simu Liu from CBC’s Kim’s Convenience, and tickled that dudes are so upset about Natalie Portman playing Thor.)

-The movie side of Comic-Con felt really subdued, but there was a TON of TV news and trailers.

-I didn’t expect Comic-Con to make me emotional, but the panels for shows that are ending got to me. The Supernatural dudes teared up, Arrow’s Stephen Amell teared up, The Good Place’s Kristen Bell teared up. Dammit, feelings!

-The three Andrew Lincoln-led Walking Dead movies will no longer air on AMC; they’ll be released exclusively in theaters. Do people still like this franchise enough to spend movie money on it?!

-It’s odd that HBO thought it would be a good idea to have a Game of Thrones panel at Comic-Con. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss bailed, but lots of the cast showed up. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau got some boos from the audience when he said he thought it made sense for Jamie to die in the arms of Cersei.

Rose Leslie is exiting The Good Fight, which makes sense because last season it was like she was on a completely different show.

-Oof, that Veronica Mars season. I loved it right up until until I didn’t. No spoilers but female characters don’t need to be tortured and miserable to be “strong” or worth rooting for. It’s straight out of the Joss Whedon handbook and we should have moved past this shit by now.

-Showrunner Rob Thomas is giving interviews about the big twist, and said “It is a gamble. If we never get to do Veronica Mars again because the fans turned on the show… then I placed a large bet and lost it.” It’s poses an interesting question, though. I don’t think creators owe fans anything (even if their work is fan-funded), but I also don’t think fans own creators their continued loyalty if they do something they know the fans will hate. This move just pissed off what is very likely their most vocal, fervent fans (the ones, I would argue, who were largely responsible for resurrecting the show). What will it look like if a lot of those fans wash their hands of it?

-Also, his defense is that it’s a “noir” show, which falls apart if you look at the tropes of noir.

-Good on Tina Majorino (who played Mac) for clarifying that she didn’t come back for the new Veronica Mars season not because of scheduling conflicts, but because of her character’s “diminished value.”

Cate Blanchett showed up at a drag brunch in Toronto this weekend. Dammit, I’m going to that on Sunday. Just one week off!

-Here’s the first new trailer for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a movie about Mr. Rogers, played by Tom Hanks.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Dodges Game of Thrones Spoilers


-Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau covers the new issue of Men’s Health Magazine and I love how he handles questions about what happens to his character in the final season: don’t evade when you can just make sh*t up. “I can’t tell you anything about that. He grows out his arm. His arm grows back. Yes. It grows back, but not in the way you think. It’s a claw. It comes out as a claw. No — it’s a paw.”

Samuel L. Jackson covers the new issue of Esquire, and he talks about not caring about pissing off Trump fans by speaking out (“I know how many motherf*ckers hate me. ‘I’m never going to see a Sam Jackson movie again.’ F*ck I care? If you never went to another movie I did in my life, I’m not going to lose any money. I already cashed that check. F*ck you”) and why he has no plans to retire from acting (“It’s not like I’m digging a ditch. I go on set, do some shit. I go back and sit in my trailer for two hours watching TV, eat a sandwich, read. And I go back and do ten more minutes and go sit down some more. So, yeah, it’s a great job.”)

Felicity Huffman appeared in federal court in Los Angeles this afternoon, after reportedly being arrested at home yesterday for a college entrance scheme by FBI agents with their guns drawn. A judge ordered her released on $250,000 bond. Meanwhile, Lori Loughlin turned herself into the FBI in advance of a court hearing.

-Also Laughlin’s daughter posted a lot of videos that are now coming back to bite her in the ass.

-I very much enjoyed this article on Captain Marvel and the freeing power of not giving a f*ck.

-Is everyone finally starting to believe La Toya Jackson?

-Do you think Lindsay Lohan didn’t realize that Instagram was down for everybody today??

Keira Knightley can play “Despacito” — on her teeth.

Nick Jonas got Priyanka Chopra a $200,000 Mercedes. I guess having so many sponsored weddings worked out well for them.

-SNL announced its next few hosts: Sandra Oh, Kit Harrington and Emma Stone (with musical guest BTS, which will make the kids go insane).

-I’ve pretty much given up on TV these last couple of months, but the next few weeks of premieres is stacking up to be INSANE: Game of Thrones, Killing Eve, Jane the Virgin, What We Do In Shadows, Barry, Legends of Tomorrow, The Bold Type, Fleabag, Catastrophe, The Good Fight, Fosse/Verdon, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, iZombie, Good Omens. I can already hear my PVR groaning…

-One the I might skip is Netflix’s Turn Up Charlie, which Sepinwall says is less a TV show than a checklist of things Idris Elba wanted to prove he could do on camera.

-Another that sounds skippable is Arrested Development. The second half of season five drops on Netflix this weekend and the reviews are not kind.

-Meanwhile, Fosse/Verdon, starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams, sound like it’s unskippable.

-The Good Fight is back tomorrow night and according to reviews it’s still amazing. Too bad no one’s watching it because in the US it’s only available on CBS’ All Access app. (Though if it aired on regular CBS, it probably wouldn’t have lasted this long). I like the idea this writer suggests: CBS air it on sister network Showtime, much like BBC did with AMC once it realized what it had on its hands with Killing Eve.

-Ever trailer I see of Long Shot starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, I get more intrigued. Here’s the red band version.

-Speaking of Seth Rogen, he produced Good Boys starring Jacob Tremblay as a filthy-mouthed sixth grader.

Kit Harrington Talks Hair and Heroism in GQ

Kit Harington April 2014 issue of GQ
Kit Harington in the April 2014 issue of GQ. (Photo: PAOLA KUDACKI/GQ)

-Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington covers the new issue of GQ, in which he seems kind of bitter about his hair.

-Speaking of Game of Thrones stars landing mag covers, Sophie Turner (Sansa) is stunning on You.

-In other GoT news, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talks about his character’s season 4 women trouble. Jaime+Brienne4eva!

-Now that How I Met Your Mother wraps up tonight, Neil Patrick Harris has gone from suiting up to donning fishnets and heels.

Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel have a history of singing Les Miz songs to each other, and they resurrected the tradition on Inside the Actors Studio. I will never tire of this.

-Meanwhile, Lindsay Lohan and Billy Eichner destroyed a car because they’re mad How I Met Your Mother is over.

Lindsay Lohan talked about pole dancing, Tinder and Oprah on last week’s Ellen. She also talked about launching a new app called Spotted Friend which she described as “like Shazam but for clothing,” which actually sounds pretty dope.

-Thank god Jezebel is recapping Lindsay’s reality show and eliminating the need to actually, you know, watch it.

-I saw Divergent this weekend and though it wasn’t perfect, I had zero problems with Theo James. And now I find out he can sing? COME ON!

Johnny Depp (who, admittedly, is looking really good these days) confirmed his engagement to Amber Heard in the most obnoxious way possible.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were spotted visiting his mom in Vancouver.

-I’m not sure how I felt about The Walking Dead finale (I was down with it until that very last line, which was a total cheesefest), but I know this: Norman Reedus is the coolest mofo alive, and the woman who asked Andrew Lincoln a question on Talking Dead in the form of a Love Actually tribute is my hero.

-Meanwhile, the finale drew in huge ratings. The majority of network TV shows would kill for 15.7 million viewers.

-The mother of Paul Walker‘s daughter will get custody— on the condition that she first goes to rehab.

-I’m not sure I’m feeling the white dress Emma Watson wore to the latest Noah premiere, but I’ve got nothing but love for her thoughts on airbrushing.

-Is Harry Styles dating Alison Mosshart of The Kills? What magical pull does this kid have?!

-A source close to Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin says they’ve been leading separate lives for years and were surprised it took them this long to announce their split.

-Feast your ear holes on “Listen,” the Black Keys‘ first new song since 2011.

-Speaking of new music, have you heard Alicia Keys’ song with Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell for the Amazing Spider-Man 2?

-Speaking of Pharrell, he and Jane Fonda are now BFFs, which is kind of perfect.

-Also, Pharrell just signed on to be a coach on the next season of The Voice. Will he and Usher start a hat war?

William and Kate released a new family portrait and it’s pretty damn cute.

-The Magic Mike sequel just got a new title and a new directorBut don’t worry, Channing Tatum is still involved.

Nikki Reed stepped out ringless after announcing her split from husband Paul McDonald.

-Someday, I hope we all get the chance to sing karaoke with Bill Murray. Until then, we’ll just have to be content with this video of him singing “House of the Rising Sun.”

-Expect Captain America: The Winter Soldier to be huge. It’s already opened to an insane $75.2 million overseas.

-Guys, don’t make any sudden movements: Dave Chappelle is back and we don’t want to scare him away again.

-Speaking of comics, here’s the weird-ass SNL sketch that was cut from Louis C.K.‘s episode.

-Here’s everything you need to know about Sam Smith, the musical guest on the most recent SNL. (Anyone else think he looks like Kirk from Gilmore Girls?)

-The Office’s B.J. Novak is now writing for NYT Book Review because he’s both a published author and a fancypants.

-Speaking of literate Office stars, Rashida Jones just scored a new column in Glamour.

Justin Bieber got booed at last night’s Juno Awards — but Serena Ryder had his back.

Hugh Jackman made fans swoon by bringing Wolverine: The Musical to life, if only ever so briefly.

-Meanwhile, Hugh joined James McAvoy for the X-Men promo tour. I’m not going to lie; I might have squealed a little when James popped up in the new Muppets movie…

Lee Pace (or, as Vulture calls him “eyebrow hero Lee Pace”) wages tech war in the new promo for AMC’s upcoming drama Halt and Catch Fire.

-I’m still watching The Killing because I’m a total sucker for A)  Joel Kinnaman and B) punishment, but I’m intrigued by this casting of Linden’s mom.

-Congrats to Elton John and David Furnish, who are set to marry in May after more than 20 years together. My brain can’t even process what that wedding’s going to look like.

Chelsea Handler is pulling the plug on her E! show after complaining about how “sad” that network is.

Cara Delevingne and Michelle Rodriguez seem to be enjoying their  romantic vacation in Mexico.

Chris Carter, who created The X Files, is back with a new series for Amazon.

-Speaking of supernatural shows, the Space website is streaming the entire first season of Orphan Black in case you need to catch up.

-Wait, Clive Owen is doing rom-coms now? Not that I’m complaining…