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Jessica Mulroney Gets Called Out

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-We’ve got ourselves a homegrown scandal! Blogger/influencer Sasha Exeter called out Jessica Mulroney (wife of Ben Mulroney, BFF of Meghan Markle) over her white privilege and ‘threatening’ behavior yesterday in an Instagram video, saying: “One very prominent Canadian figure who used to be an acquaintance of mine named Jessica Mulroney took offense to a very generic call to action that I shared on my IG Stories. And what happened next was a series of very problematic behavior and antics that ultimately resulted in her sending me a threat in writing last Wednesday, June the 3rd.” She added that Mulroney reportedly threatened to speak with Exeter’s brand partners and interfere with her livelihood if she didn’t modify her BLM posts/tone. Exeter then posted a story that says “Here’s what happens when you call out someone with privilege and wealth. They publicly apologize on your post to preserve their image while privately threaten a lawsuit to try and shut you up” followed by a screenshot of a DM seemingly from Mulroney sent at 2:24am that says “Liable suit. Good luck.” [sic]

-Following an initial apology in the comments, this afternoon Mulroney posted a lengthy apology on Instagram. She does not mention her alleged legal threat.

-Meanwhile, CTV just announced that they are removing Mulroney‘s show about weddings from their schedule because her “recent conduct…conflicts with our commitment to diversity and equality.” Hudson’s Bay also announced she would no longer represent the company or Kleinfeld Canada as a fashion and bridal specialist. Good Morning America, where she often does style segments, has yet to comment.

-Daytime lifestyle show Cityline also issued a statement, saying: “Cityline fans – we want you to let you know that Jessica Mulroney will no longer be appearing as a guest expert on our show.”  Cityline’s host Tracy Moore, who’s friends with Mulroneycalled her out on IG for using “her extreme privilege to potentially bury a Black sister.”

-In other news, Kelly Clarkson has filed for divorce from her husband after 7 years of marriage.

-This Janelle Monae Variety cover is divine! She talks about her support for charities during the pandemic, the importance of showing an interracial queer couple on her season of Homecoming, and the need for white people to step up and support Black voices.

-Country band Lady Antebellum has changed their name to Lady A.

-Glee actor Samantha Ware explained why she chose to call out Lea Michele. “Does Lea even know what a microaggression is? I don’t know. All that her apology did was affirm that she hasn’t learned anything. Am I calling Lea a racist? No. Does Lea have racist tendencies? I think Lea suffers from a symptom of living in this world in an industry that is tailored to white people.”

-This is a very good piece on how the gatekeeping has to change in Hollywood. “I don’t and never will want my pain, Black pain, to be fetishized or consumed by white traumavores. I’ve been too patient for too long, and that patience has run out.”

This supercut of Sohla in the Bon Appetit test kitchen proving she has more skills and knowledge than her white colleagues (who were paid for their video appearances while she wasn’t) is devastating.

-Look, it’s not as bad as the “Imagine” video, but this clip of white actors speaking about BLM is still pretty cringe-y because they’re all ACTING. SO. MUCH. I guess they haven’t had an outlet for a while. At least this one was done by the NAACP and the link at the end is to donate to Color of Change, Bail Project and other charities.

-County health officials have approved film and television production to recommence this week, and every showrunner I follow on Twitter is like NOPE!

-Whenever TV does come back, don’t expect to see as many sex scenes, fight scenes, or extras.

Pete Davidson will appear in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, alongside Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, and John Cena.

Anna Kendrick remembers her time on the Twilight films as “cold and miserable,” saying “I just remember my Converse being completely soaked through and feeling like, ‘You know, this is a really great group of people and I’m sure that we would be friends at a different time, but I want to murder everyone.”

-Here’s the full trailer for Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, the Netflix film starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams.

 

Let Jake Gyllenhaal Serenade You From a Distance

-Here’s Jake Gyllenhaal singing a quarantine song called “Across the Way”, as part of the viral monologue series, The 24 Hour Plays. Watch the whole song here.

-The Office cast recreated Jim and Pam’s wedding dance for a real-life Zoom marriage on John Krasinski’s Some Good News show. He even cut his tie!

Charlize Theron has rallied Kristen Stewart, Viola Davis and more to join her in a new campaign aimed at ending gender-based violence during the pandemic.

-This is exactly the type of content I need right now: here’s an oral history of Centre Stage!

-The Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer split is getting increasingly messy — and nerdy. I’ve never seen someone shade their ex using a GoodReads page before.

-This is a welcome first: both Jemima Kirke and Kelly Clarkson both acknowledged their nannies on Mother’s Day.

-Speaking of Mother’s Day posts, the one Joshua Jackson dedicated to Jodie Turner-Smith was adorable.

Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande debuted a new Mothers Day version of their “Stuck With U” music video

-Stars paid tribute to the late Jerry Stiller, who passed away at 92.

-People make fun of Guy Fieri a lot, but he’s raised over $20 million for out-of-work restaurant staffers.

Diplo had a baby!

America Ferrera also welcomed a new baby.

-This is a really good observation: everyone started publicly shading Ellen Degeneres after Dakota Johnson did it first.

-In a new interview, NYT chef Alison Roman took unnecessary swipes at Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo. The most ridiculous part of all of this (beyond the grossness of a white woman making fun of accents and calling out two POCs)? She somehow didn’t realize that Teigen is exec-producing her new show.

Emma Stone might have gotten married after all.

-CW actresses of colour came together to talk about the Ahmaud Arbery case.

-People are not happy at Khloe Kardashian for TPing Kourtney’s house in the middle of a toilet paper shortage.

-Terrible: YouTuber Corey La Barrie died in a drunk driving accident on his 25th birthday this weekend.

Billie Eilish has been granted a restraining order after an obsessive fan visited her L.A. home seven times.

-My god, why do people still watch Outlander?

-Here’s the trailer for Judd Apatow’The King Of Staten Island, starring Pete Davidson.

Timothy Hutton Accused of Rape

-Late this afternoon, Buzzfeed published an interview with Sera Johnston, a Canadian ex-model who claims actor Timothy Hutton and his friend raped her in 1983 when she was 14 and they were in their 20s. Buzzfeed spoke with a friend she told only a few days after the night in question, Johnston’s mother, and three more friends. They all, separately, confirmed that she told them the actor had raped her in his hotel room. Before he died, her ex-stepfather also told an investigator that Johnston had told him it was “flat out rape.” Hutton “completely and unequivocally denies” Johnston’s allegations. After being informed that BuzzFeed News was going to publish the story, the actor spoke with the FBI — according to his spokesperson, to report Johnston for attempted extortion.

Harvey Weinstein has yet to arrive at prison on Rikers Island. He was admitted to Bellevue hospital apparently because of high blood pressure, where he’s been spotted sitting in a comfy leather armchair watching TV and walking around the facility unencumbered.

-Meanwhile a memoir by Woody Allen, rumored for years and once thought unpublishable in the #MeToo era, is coming out next month.

Adèle Haenel, one of France’s most prominent young actresses and the star of Portrait of a Lady on Fire, walked out after Roman Polanski won the best director award at the Césars (France’s version of the Oscars). Her director Céline Sciamma and several others followed. Haenel, who recently revealed was abused while working as a child actress in the country’s film industry, could be heard exclaiming “Bravo, pedophilia!”

-In a sit-down event with Oprah this weekend, Jennifer Lopez talked about her Oscar snub. “I was sad. I was a little sad because there was a lot of buildup to it…And I’m reading all the articles, and I’m like, ‘Oh, my God. Could this happen?’ And then it didn’t, and I was like, ‘Ouch.’ It was a little bit of a letdown…Most of my team has been with me for years — 20, 25 years — and I think they had a lot of hopes on that. They wanted it, too. I felt like I let everybody down a little bit.”

Megan Thee Stallion claims her label has been messing with the release of her new music since she tried to renegotiate her contract (which she signed back when she was 20) in the midst of her newfound success.

Howard Stern got Harry Styles to break his silence on getting robbed at knifepoint last month. He said a group of guys with their hoods up approached him and demanded cash, and then told him to unlock his phone and give it to them. “I thought about throwing it in the pond to just be like, ‘Neither of us have it.’ Then I thought, ‘I don’t want to piss them off’. There were, like, two cars coming, and I just felt an opportunity and I just sprinted and ran. I ran into the road and I tried to stop a car…[Then I] turned and ran toward the village where I live…I guess because they had some cash and stuff they ended up just turning around.”

Adam Levine is apologizing after having a rough Maroon 5 concert in Chile. He blamed technical issues: “There were some things holding me back sonically last night, and I let them get to me, and it impacted how I was behaving on stage, which was unprofessional, and I apologize for that.” At one point, he reportedly got angry that the audience was singing along to “She Will Be Loved” and told the crowd, “Well, if you want to do my job, go ahead.” But, you know, technical issues.

John Mulaney‘s SNL episode was the show’s best in a while. The sketch of the night was the eight minute-long Broadway-style musical about a man who bought sushi at LaGuardia Airport.

-Also, this behind-the-scenes moment with Jake Gyllenhaal and Larry David is very cute.

Jessica Biel was spotted out shopping this weekend — sans wedding ring.

Drake dropped two new songs this weekend: “When to Say When” and “Chicago Freestyle”.

-I will never be as cool as Christine Baranski is, and I’ve come to accept that.

-Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard says he’s been freaked out by adult fans. “When I was 13, some adults followed me back to my condo when I was shooting It. I was by myself. As I walked faster, they walked faster, and I was getting a bit antsy by the time I got to the door. Suddenly, they were like, ‘Hey, dude, can we get a selfie?’ And I was like, ‘No you can’t have a selfie! How about don’t follow children?'”

-Here’s a roundup of all the cringey things Pete Davidson had to say about Ariana Grande in his new Netflix special.

This thread from a Disney animator in which he credits his coworkers for individual shots in Frozen 2 is wonderful.

-Inside the Actor’s Studio host James Lipton passed away early this morning at his home in Manhattan from bladder cancer. He was 93.

-The novelization of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker confirms the kiss between Rey and Ben Solo wasn’t meant to be romantic. If you have to retroactively explain your movie this much, maybe you didn’t hit it out of the park? This is my absolute fave tweet about it.

John Boyega complaining while working out with his trainer is oh so relatable. “I could have been an architect, Tim! I’d be fat, have man tits, big little nipples, and a lovely wife who loves me for who I am. That’s what I should have done. This is what ambition gets you.”

-The first few month of this year have been a shitshow, but things are looking up: Meghan Markle is planning on attending the Met Gala in May.

Elisabeth Moss‘ new horror flick Invisible Man exceeded expectations at the box office, thanks to good reviews and word-of-mouth. It scared up a stellar $29 million in its North American box office debut and $20.2 million overseas — on a $7M budget.

Joey King plays one of the the girls taking their employer to court after contracting radiation poisoning at work in the trailer for Radium Girls.