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Avengers’ Paul Rudd and Chris Evans Re-Assemble

-The latest Actors on Actors interview is out, and it’s with Paul Rudd and Chris Evans. Needless to say, if you want to be charmed for 43 minutes this is for you. The best part was watching Evans fanboy over Rudd, asking “Why don’t you age? Are you drinking baby blood?”, recalling making him dance on video the first day they met, and saying “you’re like sorbet. You’re a palate cleanser – an always welcome addition.”

Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund are not only still together, they’re having a baby!

Jodie Turner-Smith calling Joshua Jackson a daddy (because “I made him one”) is social media perfection.

-Citing her own “pervasive privilege,” Kristen Bell has announced she is leaving her role as a biracial character on the Apple TV+ animated series Central Park. I would love to know the timing of this and if she made the decision before or after Jenny Slate. (Also, it was only back in January where the Central Park creator strongly defended the casting during the TCAs.)

Naomi Campbell covers the new issue of Vogue Spain and says it’s the first time she’s been photographed by a black Photgrapher for vogue / condenast and it was a woman of color.

-I pity the poor PR person who has to clean up Chris D’Elia‘s latest mess. In a misguided effort to prove he’s not a creep, he released a bunch of emails — which make him sound like a creep.

Demi Lovato seems content and in love, and I’m so happy for her.

-She also just signed a new deal with YouTube for a docuseries following the last three years of her ups and downs.

-Netflix will premiere a new show on July 10 called Down to Earth With Zac Efron in which the actor “searches for healthy, sustainable ways to live.” This is a different show than his upcoming Quibi one called Killing Zac Efron — which sounds like the total opposite.

-I get what this Variety article on the Television Critic Awards’ history of picking white winners was trying to do, but I’m not sure “submitting a more consciously inclusive ballot” is the only answer. (People much smarter than I am are talking about this much better than I ever could.)

Lisa Rinna claims the Karens at QVC is trying to silence her political views.

Celine Dion released a Pride-themed playlist and it is as cheesy and fun as you’d expect.

The Dixie Chicks are changing their name: The trio is now called The Chicks.

Cardi B was trending today because people thought she was trashing other female artists on a fake account. “These people must think I’m a 15-year-old girl … Stop trying to make this fake s**t up… don’t make lies about me. it’s tiring. It’s annoying.”

-Normal People stars Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones are reuniting for a pair of comedic shorts for Ireland’s Comic Relief. It’ll be set 40 years in the future — though I’m not sure older versions is really what people want to see from these characters.

-Meanwhile, following the success of Normal People, Hulu has ordered an adaptation of Sally Rooney‘s other novel, Conversations with Friends — a book I liked a lot more.

Sharon Choi, best known as director Bong Joon-ho’s interpreter during last year’s award season, interviewed Sandra Oh about Killing Eve.

Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible tells the story of the Blackfeet Boxing Club, which was set up to teach young women of the Blackfeet Nation boxing and self-defense.

-The trailer for Muppets Now on Disney+ features RuPaul, Taye Diggs, Aubrey Plaza and Seth Rogen.

Gerard Butler tries to run from a comet in the Greenland trailer.

Paul Mescal’s Charitable Chain

Paul Mescal Stylist cover

-I really hope the buzz surrounding Normal People (which drops in Canada this week on CBC Gem) is still loud enough when productions resume so that Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones translate their critically acclaimed performances into huge new roles. They’re both so, so good in it and deserve to be big stars. Mescal’s on the new cover of Stylist, where he talks about auctioning off his character’s infamous chain to support a mental health and suicide charity called Pieta House.

Lana Del Rey can’t stop digging a hole. This weekend, she posted yet another defense of her original post, and compared herself to yet another POC. “The difference is, when I get on the pole, people call me a whore, but when [FKA] Twigs gets on the pole, it’s art.” At what point does someone in her life just change her Insta password?

-Speaking of singers who’ve screwed up, after videos surfaced of her laughing at racist comments in a video chatroom, Doja Cat wrote an Instagram post on Sunday addressing the allegations.

Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas have graduated to taking his kids on their pap walks.

-Somehow, last week I missed Jezebel’s chat with the owner of the Ana de Armas fan account that she blocked. It’s great!

-Riverdale stars Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse have broken up again.

Khloe Kardashian has a new face and I don’t usually like to judge this shit but this is actually shocking. She’s a completely different person than how she looked just a few years ago.

John Krasinski is facing backlash for selling “Some Good News.” Well…yeah.

Jon Hamm was spotted playing tennis with rumoured girlfriend Anna Osceola.

-This clip Henry Winkler telling Jimmy Fallon about the jackets that changed his life is very sweet.

-Speaking of Fallon, Jennifer Lopez is (not surprisingly) much better at learning TikTok dances than he is.

Sam Neill recruited Helena Boham Carter for a short in which she plays his cellphone and it’s good clean quarantine fun.

Grimes and Elon Musk have updated their baby’s name after being told it can’t contain a numeric digit.

-There’s only one episode left of this season of Killing Eve but I can’t imagine I’ll ever want to catch up if critics keep calling it confusing and unwatchable.

-Speaking of unwatchable shows with a connection to Phoebe Waller-Bridge, I liked it at the beginning of the season but the Run finale was really, really bad. It’s actually kind of shocking how far this show went off-course.

Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet runtime is reportedly 3 hour 15 min. Meh, at this point what else are we doing?

-I was very charmed by The Lovebirds, starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani, now out on Netflix.

Spike Lee‘s new film about Vietnam vets, Da 5 Bloods, drops on Netflix in June. Here’s the trailer:

Meet Paul Mescal, The Internet’s New Boyfriend

paul mescal normal people

-Have you started the TV adaptation of Normal People? It’s great — and it’s also the reason everyone on the internet is currently lusting over the lead actor, Paul Mescal. He’s on the new cover of Wonderland.

-I’m half way through the show but the only sour note (so far) is the bizarre choice to use the overplayed “Hide and Seek” song during a pivotal scene. Why!?! But it led me to this great read on how early 2000s teen dramas set the bar for TV soundtracks. (I remember watching the screener for the Gossip Girl pilot and turning to my friend and saying “there’s no way they’ll clear all these songs when it airs.” And then they did!)

-Meanwhile, do you think Noah Centineo is feeling threatened by Paul Mescal’s sudden rise and that’s why is IG captions have gotten even more indecipherable?

Justin and Hailey Bieber are giving fans an “intimate look” into their quarantine lives in a new Facebook Watch reality show titled The Biebers on Watch, which premiered today. There will be 12 episode, dropping Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Neil Gaiman and wife Amanda Palmer seem to have split during quarantine. The fact that Palmer made her statement via a paid perk for her Patreon subscribers is both annoying and completely on brand.

-Just when you thought the world was starting to forget about Twilight, Stephenie Meyer is getting set to release Midnight Sun — a retelling of the first Twilight book from Edward’s point-of-view. It’ll come out Aug 4.

-A judge has postponed a hearing on the continuation of Britney Spears‘ conservatorship until at least August.

Rose Byrne will play a Kellyanne Conway-esque character in Jon Stewart’s upcoming political satire. I’m so tired.

-Also Rose Byrne didn’t mean to imply that Phyllis Schlafly was a feminist.

John Krasinski enlisted some Oprah, Jon Stewart and Malala Yousafzai when he surprised graduates from the class of 2020 on the latest episode of Some Good News. Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds appeared in other segments.

Nic Cage is going to play Tiger King’s Joe Exotic on TV. He’s just unhinged enough to make it work.

-On Watch What Happens Live, Rosie O’Donnell told Andy Cohen a disturbing story about Bill Cosby’s interaction with one of her producers backstage.

-The authors of a new tell-all book about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly had their cooperation.

-Watching the Bon Appetit’s test kitchen chefs compete in a home scavenger hunt was surprisingly fun.

Chris Evans joined Instagram on Friday to announce that he is bringing together Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner for a virtual hangout as part of the #AllInChallenge.

January Jonesbirthday post for her mom might have just raised the bar for the thirstiest bday post ever.

Judi Dench‘s grandson continues to crush it with her on TikTok.

Scott Disick has checked himself back into rehab in after continuing to struggle with substance abuse issues.

Gal Gadot broke social distancing rules for her birthday. It is my birthday this week. I will not be doing this.

-Remember that stuntman video that went viral a couple of weeks ago and only featured one woman? Stuntwoman Zoe Bell created one with Scarlett Johansson, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Lawless, Juliette Lewis, Darryl Hannah, Margot Robbie, Halle Berry and more.