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Mindy Kaling’s Secret Baby

Mindy Kaling recently welcomed her second child — a baby boy named Spencer. This explains a Deux Moi item from a week or so about an actress who covered up an entire pregnancy and labour by posting pre-made content on Insta. There were some belly bump-ish photos from the paps earlier this summer but she kept posting non-pregnant bathing suit pics so it was kind of forgotten. I love how sneaky and secretive she is. We still don’t even know who the father of her first kid is, let alone this one!

-In a lengthy Insta note, Blake Jenner confirmed that he was emotionally, mentally and physically abusive towards ex-wife Melissa Benoist … but then tried to play it off like it was because she was also abusive to him? Trash. The fact that he waited a year after her allegations until she had just given birth and seems to have moved on with her life makes him even trashier.

-This isn’t a good sign: Britney Spears‘ own lawyer called her capacity into question when explaining the lack of direct testimony in her conservatorship case, and said representing her was similar to representing a “comatose” client.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently went out for dinner with David Foster and Katharine McPhee (before McPhee’s baby news broke).

-After cancelling Morgan Wallen‘s scheduled performance because he broke protocol by partying with maskless strangers, SNL has announced Jack White as the replacement musical guest.

-Are the Oscars going to be cancelled? I get why people are wondering, but I’ve already seen some great, award-worthy movies (One Night In Miami, Nomadland, The Father) and it would suck if they didn’t get their due. I adore this idea of giving the general public screeners this year, though assume distributors would never allow it.

-Oof. Broadway extended its shutdown through May 2021, but at least two major productions are betting that it won’t really return until next fall.

-Amid the wave of “un-renewals“, Star Trek: Discovery producer Alex Kurtzman broke down the difficulties of producing TV shows right now, including the shocking PPE costs (up to half a million per episode!).

-Yikes, this is bad optics for Netflix.

Katie Couric hosted another Mean Girls reunion. If this could be a monthly thing, that would improve my quarantine greatly.

Niecy Nash and her new wife musician Jessica Betts appeared on GMA together and it was v. cute.

BTS revealed that they’ve donated $1M to Black Lives Matter.

Terry Pratchett‘s Discworld comes is being adapted into a new fantasy series for BBC America called The Watch. Here’s the trailer.

-Here’s the trailer for CBS All Access’ miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand, starring Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Alexander Skarsgård, Heather Graham, Greg Kinnear, and Amber Heard.

Mariah Carey Opens Up to Oprah

-In advance of her memoir’s release, Mariah Carey sat down with Oprah for an interview on Apple+, and talks about feeling like a captive in her marriage to Tommy Mottola, and that Derek Jeter was a “catalyst” in their divorce.

In the book, she writes that Mottola held a butter knife to her face in front of a bunch of their guests at their home, and that he didn’t want her songs to have an R&B influence because he “tried to wash the ‘urban’ (translation: Black) off of me. And it was no different when it came to the music”.

-Time released their 100 most influential people list, and Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade made the cover.

-Also for Time, another influential couple — Prince Harry and Meghan Markleappeared in a video to tell Americans to vote in “the most important election of our lifetime”.

Emma Stone and her partner stepped out wearing matching rings — and she was also sporting what looks like a baby bump.

Kim Cattrall isn’t interested in taking back what she’s said about Sarah Jessica Parker: “Everything is on Google. So, I encourage you to Google it about anything that I’ve said. I feel that that was then, and when I look at what’s going on around me, I just don’t have any regrets.”

Kelly Clarkson and Usher spoke candidly about overcoming the pain of divorce on her show — and now people are shipping them together.

-Meanwhile, Kelly covered Harry Styles and it was perfect.

-This collection of clips from the first week of Drew Barrymore’s show is wild.

-This is a fun article on what it’s like to be in Drew’s virtual audience during taping.

JK Rowling‘s new thriller is in the No 1 spot despite her transphobia comments, reminding us all that what is playing out on Twitter tends to be very different from what’s happening IRL.

Demi Moore is making the jump to the small screen. She’ll star in Amazon’s adaptation of the Dirty Diana podcast.

-In news that should surprise no one, Black Widow and West Side Story’s theatrical releases have been delayed until 2021.

-Here’s the first trailer for Aaron Sorkin‘s The Trial of the Chicago 7, starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Jeremy Strong. It’s about a protest at the 1968 Democratic Convention that turned violent.

John Boyega Takes the Gloves Off

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-My god, this John Boyega interview in British GQ is a thrilling read. He speaks frankly about his Star Wars experience, particularly The Last Jedi: “What I would say to Disney is do not bring out a Black character, market them to be much more important in the franchise than they are and then have them pushed to the side. It’s not good. I’ll say it straight up…Like, you guys knew what to do with Daisy Ridley, you knew what to do with Adam Driver. You knew what to do with these other people, but when it came to Kelly Marie Tran, when it came to John Boyega, you know fuck all. So what do you want me to say? What they want you to say is, ‘I enjoyed being a part of it. It was a great experience…’ Nah, nah, nah. I’ll take that deal when it’s a great experience. They gave all the nuance to Adam Driver, all the nuance to Daisy Ridley. Let’s be honest. Daisy knows this. Adam knows this. Everybody knows. I’m not exposing anything.”

-It’s wild to me that some people are criticizing him for this interview and “biting the hand that feeds him.” Disney is increasingly consolidating the entire movie industry and is a multi-billion-dollar media monopoly. They don’t need Twitter fanboys to defend them.

Two more women have come forward with allegations that comedian Chris D’Elia exposed himself to them.

-A new take on Pretty Little Liars is in the works from the showrunner of Riverdale. No one needs this right now.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just signed a massive multi-year deal with Netflix, where they will be producing films and shows aimed at “inspiring hope.”

-Mulan star Yifei Liu once owned 30 cats. I have so many questions.

Cardi B has come a long way since getting into a fight with Nicki Minaj at a fashion party. She just became the new face of Balenciaga.

-Part of me wants to cheer when celebs like Padma Lakshmi post bikini pics to celebrate turning 50, but part of mean thinks this is really damaging.

-The Venice Film Festival opened with a rallying cry in defense of the moviegoing experience in the face of threats posed by streaming giants.

-Why in the world is the CW  trying to rename the Arrowverse the CWverse? Nah.

Britney Spears is denying comments that she keeps posting the same selfies over and over, saying “well you know us girls …… it’s the same top and same hair but if you look at the details it’s a completely different picture.”  But — and I think this question applies to her entire social media presence — why?!

-There are new photos of Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis in their upcoming gay holiday romcom and I need this movie so much.

-Scientology is reportedly tightening its reins even tighter with celeb followers. How fun for them.

-Star Trek: Discovery’s third season is going to introduce Trek’s first explicitly trans and non-binary characters.

-While promoting her new beauty line, Selena Gomez opened up about her mental health troubles. “I’ve tried a ton of different things, but the one thing I’ve never stopped doing is asking for help. That was the hardest part, but I truly believe that that’s why I’m stronger.”

-Here’s the trailer for Emily in Paris, a new series from Sex and the City creator Darren Star that stars Lily Collins.

-The first trailer for Netflix’s Ryan Murphy-produced adaptation of the hit Broadway show The Boys in the Band has arrived, starring Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Charlie Carver, Robin DeJesús and Andrew Rannells.