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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.

The Stars Arrive in Venice

-God, I didn’t realize how much I missed red carpets until celebrities started turning out in Venice. Gowns are back! Kristen Stewart is wearing white leather pants! Kirsten Dunst is crushing a series of blazers! Put it all in my eyeballs!

Jennifer Aniston is working on a new beauty brand.

Britney Spears’ lawyer is accusing her father of trying to “extort” $2 million in payments in exchange for stepping down.

Lil Nas X did a pregnancy photo shoot for his new album. Gah, I love him.

Kanye West is sparking cheating rumors with his song “Hurricane,” about his marriage to Kim Kardashian.

-This is a good piece on how Kanye has been exhausting his own fandom for years. “At some point in the past decade—when, exactly, depends on your own taste and patience—Kanye West stopped earning your admiration with his music and started demanding it with everything but.”

-Ted Lasso’s Brett Goldstein hilariously offered “proof” that he’s a real human man.

-Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page attended the GQ Men of the Year party with his girlfriend, Emily Brown.

The Accountant 2 is in the works, with Ben Affleck and Jon Bernthal reportedly attached. I’m gonna need Anna Kendrick to come back before I care.

-Dickinson will return for its third and final season this fall on Apple TV+. 3 seasons was always the plan, according to creator Alena Smith.

-Here’s the trailer for the final season of Insecure, coming Oct 24.

-It’ll be very interesting to see if Hollywood boycotts Texas because of their insane abortion ban.

Taylor Swift wasn’t joking when she said her Tiktok would be mostly cat videos.

Olivia Rodrigo reportedly lost out on about $1 million in royalties after giving songwriting credits to Paramore and Taylor Swift.

-Check out all of the first trailer from Amazon’s fantasy adaptation, Wheel of Time. This trailer doesn’t do much for me, but people seem to love these books.

Patty Jenkins is getting some heat for saying “all of the films that streaming services are putting out, I’m sorry, they look like fake movies to me…I don’t hear about them, I don’t read about them. It’s not working as a model for establishing legendary greatness.” I mean, I don’t think most streaming movies have moved beyond generic-looking action (see the below trailer), but streaming is where the film world is going so, I don’t know, maybe try to make one that’s better?

Ryan Reynolds and Dwayne Johnson team up against Gal Gadot in the first trailer for Netflix’s Red Notice.

Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in Spencer

-The first poster for Kristen Stewart‘s Princess Diana biopic is goddamn art. Footage from the movie debuted at CinemaCon (where movie studios/distributors try to impress theatre owners/exhibitors) and word is that she’s “nailing Diana’s whispery tone of voice and accent.”

-CinemaCon attendees were also treated to new footage of Robert Pattinson in The Batman, and a teaser trailer for The Matrix: Resurrections, which shows Neo meeting Trinity in a coffee shop and asking “Have we met?”

-With every new article on how the staff at Jeopardy is unhappy with Mike Richards and how everything went down, I keep expecting him to be cut loose. But NYT’s latest story about it says Sony wants him to stay put. “In a show of defiance that has baffled Hollywood, Sony signaled it will keep Richards on as executive producer of Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune. During a call with Jeopardy staff Monday, Sony’s top TV executive made clear the studio supported Richards.”

-A court has granted Megan Thee Stallion‘s request to release her remix of BTS’ “Butter” on Friday after her label tried to block it.

Kanye West’s listening party tomorrow in Chicago for his upcoming album will admit up to 38,000 fans, but there’s no requirement for a COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination. What could possibly go wrong?

-Earlier this week in the UK, Tom Cruise needed somewhere to land his helicopter when he went to a meeting because the local airport was shut, so he asked a nearby family if he could use their field — and then repaid them by treating the kids to a helicopter ride. Upon hearing the news, James Corden told his own story about Cruise texting him about meeting for dinner and asking if he could “land his heli” in Corden’s tiny downtown yard.

Spike Lee is getting heat for devoting a significant amount of time in his new four-part HBO documentary series to a 9/11 conspiracy theorist (which seems to fit with his own worldview, judging by his new NYT interview, in which he cites the widely debunked theory about steel not being able to melt at those temperatures.) He’s now re-editing the docuseries and asking people to “hold judgement until you see the final cut.”

Mandy Patinkin responded to a fan’s question about The Princess Bride and my god, how his response made me cry.

-Speaking of celebs who made me cry today, here’s John Cena meeting a young fan who he inspired when his mom was going through cancer treatments.

Madonna celebrated the 9th birthday of her adopted twin daughters, Stella and Estere, with a cute Instagram post.

-Ted Lasso stars Brett Goldstein and Juno Temple did an interview with the LA Times about why Roy and Keeley’s relationship works. (It works because it’s following a tried-and-true trope of romance novels: the grump who’s paired with the ray of sunshine).

-Meanwhile, here’s a clip from this week’s episode.

-Hulu says the Nine Perfect Strangers premiere was the most-watched Hulu original ever. I’ve seen the first three episodes and I basically want to fast-forward past everyone who isn’t Melissa McCarthy and Bobby Cannavale and pretend I’m watching a sequel to Spy.

Hayley Williams and Josh Farro are now credited on Olivia Rodrigo‘s “good 4 u” after people kept pointing out the song’s similarities to Paramore’s “Misery Business”.

-The Flash will kick off Season 8 with a five-part special event that brings back fan-favorite heroes and villains from across the Arrowverse, including Arrow’s Kat McNamara and Neal McDonough, Batwoman’s Javicia Leslie, Legends’ Brandon Routh and Ryan Choi, Black Lightning’s Cress Williams, Supergirl’s Chyler Leigh, and The Flash alum Tom Cavanagh. It’s like a crossover except most of those people aren’t trying to concurrently film another show, so it won’t break the actors like usual (while at the same time offering the Flash regulars a bit of a break). I’m especially surprised by Routh’s inclusion as it seemed his departure from the Legends was less than amicable.

-Meanwhile for the Supergirl series finale, former cast members Mehcad Brooks, Chris Wood and Jeremy Jordan are coming back.

-Oh god, there’s rumbling again about NBC rebooting The Office. I loved this show, but please don’t.

Jennifer Carpenter will appear in Showtime’s forthcoming Dexter revival as a regular — despite the fact that her character died in the series.

Betty has been canceled after two seasons at HBO. Too bad. I haven’t gotten around to the latest season, but it was always a fun hang.

-The Nevermind baby is suing Kurt Cobain’s estate and the surviving members of Nirvana for child sexual exploitation.

-This is incredibly smart of Netflix — they’ve just announced their own sort of virtual ComicCon. TUDUM is a virtual fan event coming September 25, in which Netflix stars will introduce exclusive first looks of upcoming shows and films.

Charlie Cox is an ex con who gets mixed up in a cartel in the trailer for AMC’s Kin.

Grace Van Patten and Mia Goth star in the Mayday trailer.