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Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Welcome Baby Girl

-TMZ is reporting (complete with hilariously bad photoshopped artwork) that Sophie Turner gave birth to a daughter last Wednesday at a hospital in Los Angeles. She and Joe Jonas reportedly named the little one Willa.

-If the new plan for Tenet actually goes ahead, it’s going to be so, so dumb. Instead of just pushing movie to next year, it will now open first overseas on Aug. 26 in over 70 countries, (including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Spain and the UK), followed by select U.S. cities on Sept. 3 — even though so few cities in the U.S. should be encouraging people to hang out inside for hours with strangers. But if it drops in other countries, I can’t imagine Warner Bros postponing their U.S. plans and letting people go crazy on torrents, no matter how dangerous theatres still are.

-According to a new book, Prince William ‘wanted to make sure Harry wasn’t blindsided by lust‘ when it came to Meghan Markle. That’s pretty rich, coming from William (if rumours are to be believed).  Also, I’m sure that didn’t come up when Harry was dating Chelsy Davy or Cressida Bonas.

-Speaking of Cressida, she just got married.

Justin and Hailey Bieber are currently on a cross-country U.S. roadtrip (which sounds like the last thing I’d want to do these days), and they made a pit stop to visit Kanye West at the rapper’s Wyoming ranch.

-Shortly after Justin’s visit, Kanye tweeted “I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter.” He also posted the cover art for his delayed new album.

-The Daily Beast spoke to former teachers and administrators at Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s New Village Leadership Academy, who say that it was really a Scientology school for kids.

-Speaking of the Daily Beast’s coverage of Scientology, they talked to Leah Remini, who says of Tom Cruise: “This is a man who has not even seen his own daughter in years. That this guy can be running around and having people think he’s this super-nice guy, I don’t get it. But that’s the Hollywood bulls**t game people play.”

-WarnerMedia is investigating the Ellen Degeneres Show’s workplace after that damning Buzzfeed article.

Megan Thee Stallion talked about being shot in both feet in a tearful IG live: “It was just the worst experience of my life and it’s not funny, it’s nothing to joke about and nothing for y’all to go and be making fake stories about. I didn’t put my hands on nobody I didn’t deserve to get shot.”

Peter Shinkoda (who played Nobu in Daredevil) says Jeph Loeb, who was then the head of Marvel TV, told the writers not to develop Asian characters and drop a major storyline for his character. “Jeph Loeb told the writer’s room not to write for Nobu and Gao. This was reiterated many times by many of the writers and showrunners that ‘Nobody cares about Chinese people and Asian people. There was three previous Marvel movies—a trilogy called Blade—where Wesley Snipes kills 200 Asians each movie; nobody gives a shit, so don’t write about Nobu and Gao,’ and they were forced to put their storyline down and drop it. [The writers] were very apologetic that they couldn’t follow through with it but their hands were tied.” Watch the clip here, and the full interview here.

-He also tweeted that he and his costar (also Asian) were not invited to the Season 2 premiere.

-Netflix has announced The Witcher: Blood Origins; a spin-off series set 1200 years before the story of Geralt of Rivia.

-After 37 years on Days of Our Lives, Kristian Alfonso (who plays Hope) is saying goodbye — and seems quite happy to be rid of it. “In the last few years, Days of Our Lives is not the Days of Our Lives as I know it.”

Seth Green looks back at his biggest roles in this 9-minute video, of which I watched every second.

-Pitchfork gave Taylor Swift‘s new album an 8/10, which is INCREDIBLY generous compared to how their ratings usually go. And some of her craziest fans have spent the day harassing and doxxing the reviewer.  My god.

-A few people I follow on Insta were sharing video of the drive-in concert Third Eye Blind did this weekend, and it seemed so cool. Social distancing and masks seemed enforced, and people listened through their car stereos. But then video of a Chainsmokers “drive in” concert that happened in the Hamptons surfaced and I’m back to being scared of everyone.

-Freeform seems to be first out of the gate with a show that revolves around covid. Here’s the trailer for Love In the Time Of Corona, a four episode romcom that was shot using remote technologies from in the cast’s actual homes.

-The Kissing Booth 2 just dropped this weekend, but it turns out the third movie has already been shot and is coming next year. There’s already a new clip too.

-The entire cast of Scott Pilgrim vs the World reunited for a Zoom table read.

Gillian Jacobs takes a trip down memory lane in the I Used To Go Here trailer.

Janelle Monae Makes The Cut

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Janelle Monae‘s cover story for The Cut was written by Roxane Gay, so you know it’s good. Monae talks her fear of the 2016 election results feuling her Dirty Computer album (“It started with who don’t I mind pissing off. I don’t mind pissing off conservatives. I don’t mind pissing off white men. I don’t give a fuck. This is about celebrating. I wanted to celebrate queer black people living outside of what it meant to be American”), and her method approach to shooting her new film Antebellum (“I want that spirit to always stay on-camera so I don’t break. I don’t talk on the phone a lot … I don’t want that to take me out of my space).

-Meanwhile, Roxane Gay also shared her thoughts on American Dirt and the West Side Story revival.

-Oscars are this weekend! The big acting awards seem locked (Joaquin Phoenix, Renée Zellweger, Brad Pitt, Laura Dern) but can Parasite’s increasing recognition mean it’ll cause an upset in best picture? God, I would love that.

Joaquin used his BAFTA acceptance speech this weekend to call out the ceremony’s lack of diversity, adding “I think that it is the obligation of the people that have created and perpetuate and benefit from a system of oppression to dismantle it so that’s on us.” This is a very, very good speech (especially since in the last few years of award shows, it’s only been actresses making this kind of stand). But it’s also very much like…ok, now what? At this point, Hollywood needs to start taking concrete steps to dismantle the system. Inclusion riders? Refusing to work with only white male directors? What’s it going to be?

-Meanwhile, Prince William, who is BAFTA’s president(!), revealed that the academy has “launched a full and thorough review of the entire awards process” following the #BAFTAsSoWhite controversy.

Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith went to the BAFTAs and remain the cutest thing.

-People didn’t love Rebel Wilson’s speech but I dunno — I laughed at her Cats jokes.

Hugh Grant made Bridget Jones’s Diary references when he presented after Renée Zellweger at the BAFTAs, and it was perfect.

-12 days after reportedly getting married, Pamela Anderson is single again.

Megan Thee Stallion is apparently dating G Eazy and people have a lot of opinions about it.

-Speaking of new relationships, Lady Gaga is dating a CEO named Michael Polansky.

-The reviews for Hulu’s High Fidelity, starring Zoe Kravitz, are good. Really good.

-I binged the last six episodes of Bojack Horseman and I still can’t believe that an animated show about a horse makes my ‘best TV in the last decade’ list, but there it is. It’s also weirdly the third series finale I’ve seen this week with a door-to-death concept.

David Schwimmer is walking back his comment about “Maybe there should be an all-black Friends or an all-Asian Friends.” In a lengthy response to a post from actress Erika Alexander, he explained “I didn’t mean to imply Living Single hadn’t existed or indeed hadn’t come before Friends, which I knew it had.”

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira‘s Super Bowl performance was fire! In case you missed it (or just want to relive the glory) it’s on YouTube.

-Coach dropped their perfectly timed campaign with JLo hours after her performance.

-As per usual, the Super Bowl brought with it a bunch of new movie and TV trailers. On the TV front, Marvel gave us a peek at The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki, while on the film side we have our first Bond trailer, a new look at Mulan and the Top Gun sequel, and a new Black Widow trailer.

The Queen Confirms Harry & Meghan’s Move to Canada

-This is an interesting deep-dive into the statement The Queen released today. “At 5pm, Buckingham Palace issued a 153-word personal message…that simultaneously tried to resolve a royal crisis and hold a family together.”

Prince William and Prince Harry released a joint statement Monday denying news reports about William “bullying” Harry and Meghan.

-Meanwhile, this is a pretty devastating roundup of 20 headlines that demonstrates how differently royal reporters treated Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle (not that Kate didn’t take her lumps in the press as well. But the tone was not the same by a long shot).

-Also, palace insiders are worried about Harry and Meghan giving “a full, no-holds-barred sit down interview,” which could be used to brand the monarchy as racist and sexist.

-So the Oscar nominations came out this morning and the snubs have overshadowed any pleasant surprises. No Jennifer Lopez, no Adam Sandler, no Greta Gerwig for director, no Awkwafina, no POC acting nods beyond Cynthia Erivo. The condensed award season may have rewarded recent theatrical runs and people who have been campaigning hard but not as long (i.e. – Kathy Bates over JLo) rather than films that came out earlier (Hustlers, The Farewell, Rocketman, etc). Though that doesn’t explain Once Upon A Time’s success this morning, which came out in July.

-Despite not nabbing a Best Director nod, Greta Gerwig’s statement on Little Women’s is super classy.

-Today’s Twitter exchange between Kathy Bates and Adam Sandler (who costarred together in Waterboy) was very cute.

-Also, this is a very good take on why Joker shouldn’t have been nominated — let alone be leading the pack.

-Well, this is an odd twist: model Gigi Hadid was among the 120 potential jurors called on Monday for the Harvey Weinstein rape trail.

-At least she’ll have a shoulder to cry on: she’s apparently been working on rebuilding her relationship with Zayn Malik one year after calling it quits.

-A cohost on The View just quit…and sadly it wasn’t Meghan McCain.

Gwyneth Paltrow posting “Thank god I can now say I have something in common with Zendaya” about the Tom Ford molded bust, and Ira commenting “Gwyneth…you’re both in Spider-Man” will never not be funny.

-The cast of Schitt’s Creek met Nicole Kidman last night on the red carpet and I’m so happy for them!

Justin Bieber joined Youtuber David Dobrik to surprise fans. The one who didn’t know that JB was there and said “Yummy is just NOT it” owns my heart.

Jennifer Aniston posted a new Friends reunion pic.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are set to return as Golden Globes hosts, thank gawd.

-Because Showtime is notorious when it comes to keeping shows long past their prime, Shameless has been renewed for an 11th and final season.

-Westworld unveiled its season 3 release date (March 15) with a new promo.

-The first Morbius trailer is here and it surprisingly features Michael Keaton reprising his role as Vulture, last seen in Spider-Man: Homecoming.