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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.

Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s Influence

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on the cover of Time

-Time’s 100 Influential People issue has arrived, and among those honoured are Prince Harry and Megan Markle. In his tribute to them, chef and activist José Andrés writes, “In a world where everyone has an opinion about people they don’t know, the duke and duchess have compassion for the people they don’t know. They don’t just opine. They run toward the struggle.”

Angelina Jolie visited the White House today to meet with officials from the Justice Department to discuss reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.

Drew Barrymore hosted a Never Been Kiss cast reunion on her show, and it was all kinds of cute. Michael Vartan remembered getting a little too into their kissing scene.

Cameron Diaz also appeared on Drew‘s show and offered dating advice.

Octavia Spencer said she reached out to Britney Spears and Sam Asghari to apologize for her “get a prenup” comment.

-It looks like Britney is taking her advice anyway and working on a prenup. Thank heavens.

Britney deleted her Instagram, but it’s all good. She tweeted, “Don’t worry folks … just taking a little break from social media to celebrate my engagement. I’ll be back soon”

Chrissy Teigen says she got the fat sucked out of her cheeks. I thought people paid to put that in?

-I didn’t know that Tom Hiddleston was dating Zawe Ashton but I’ve like her since Misfits.

Jurnee Smollett shared a lovely tribute on Instagram to he Lovecraft Country co-star Michael K. Williams.

Wendy Williams has pushed back the season premiere of her show after testing positive for COVID-19.

Brie Larson’s abs are making me wish I worked out more (and also could afford to spend all day working on my abs, like she clearly does).

-News of a remake of The Bodyguard was not met with much enthusiasm.

-Despite what fans want to believe, it wasn’t social media chatter that saved Manifest.

-I hate it when literary critics praise Sally Rooney books for her romance tropes, while still acting like they’re above romance novels.

-Sony is already teasing Venom 2’s post-credits scene.

-The new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s grandiose adaptation of West Side Story staring Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler is here.

Zendaya Stuns in Venice

-It’s been a very long time since a red carpet outfit made me gasp outloud, but Zendaya’s just did.

-The early reactions to her film Dune seem very mixed. It’s getting lots of praise for its spectacle, but some say it seems too focused on setting up a sequel.

-Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart wore pajamas to her premiere. I don’t hate this but Nicole made a good point — elastic waistbands are never ok on a red carpet.

-Stewart’s movie is also getting mixed reviews, though her performance is already getting Oscar buzz.

-I was bracing for a Friday afternoon before the long weekend news dump, but so far it’s just that Kaley Cuoco and her husband have split.

-I’ve only seen this reported by the Daily Mail so far but rumours have it that Miles Teller tested positive for covid after refusing to get the vaccine, shutting down production of The Godfather spinoff series The Offer. I wonder if he’ll be un-hirable after this? Of course, he already showed his true colours in 2015 when he gave such a terrible interview to Esquire that his costars had to do damage control, and that didn’t seem to matter.

Drake‘s new album Certified Lover Boy is here. The video for “Way 2 Sexy” made me laugh, so I guess that makes up for hating the song.

-Why did he have to sample R Kelly and give him a writing credit? WHY?

Paula Cole’s “I Don’t Want to Wait” has been restored on the opening credits of Dawson’s Creek on Netflix. Too bad; I’m sure Jann Arden was enjoying the royalty checks.

Richard E. Grant is mourning the death of his wife, Joan Washington. She was 71.

-That James Corden-led Cinderella flash mob that disrupted traffic and annoyed everyone aired last night.

-Nick Mohammed talks about what’s happening with Nate this season on Ted Lasso.

-I watched the first episode of Only Murders in the Building with Steve Martin, Selena Gomez and Martin Short, and was surprisingly charmed.

Kate Walsh is returning to Grey’s Anatomy for a multi-episode arc when the show returns for its 18th season.

-Rick And Morty casts Christopher Lloyd as Rick in a live-action segment. Who else could play him?

-There’s lots of talk about Joe Rogan actually being vaxxed and not saying so. He’s been playing shows in NYC and he’s been doing events for UFC, so wouldn’t he have to be? I just assume all rich people are.

Prince Harry is calling for increased vaccine education and access, saying “where you’re born should not affect your ability to survive.”

-I’m worried about the pressure being put on Shang-Chi as theatres’ potential pandemic saviour. It’s the first Marvel movie to premiere exclusively in theatres in more than 2 years.

-The Moonfall trailer pits Halle Berry and Patrick Wilson against the moon.