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Timothée Chalamet Talks Paparazzi Pics

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Timothée Chalamet covers the new issue of GQ and talks about getting papped making out with Lily-Rose Depp on a boat last year (“I went to bed that night thinking that was one of the best days of my life. I was on this boat all day with someone I really loved, and closing my eyes, I was like, indisputably, ‘That was great.’ And then waking up to all these pictures, and feeling embarrassed, and looking like a real nob? All pale? And then people are like: ‘This is a P.R. stunt.’ A P.R. stunt?! Do you think I’d want to look like that in front of all of you?!”)

Tracee Ellis Ross covers the new issue of Shape and talks about her relationship status: “In my wonderful and robust experience of being single, I have learned to have a productive relationship with loneliness and an intensely juicy relationship with my joyful solitude.”

-How did I miss Regina King‘s gorgeous photo spread in Glamour’s Woman of the Year issue? Gagging.

-Pose’s Indya Moore looks amazing in Balmain on the cover of Vogue India. A a trans, non-binary person being on this cover is a big deal.

Cardi B confirmed what we’d all guessed: she’s back with Offset. “It’s really hard not to talk to your best friend. And it’s really hard to have no dick. And it’s just like, I don’t know.”

Lily Collins is trying to convince us that her character in Emily in Paris is only 22 and everyone just nope-d that real quick.

-This is a very good piece on the “she’s so brave” reactions to Billie Eilish’s recent pap pics: “Insisting upon being alive and comfortable isn’t ballsy — it’s just a far better option than self-loathing.”

-At last night’s Billboard Awards, Lizzo accepted her trophy in a black dress with the word “VOTE” emblazoned multiple times in white lettering and used her speech to encourage her supporters to raise their voices against suppression.

-Also, TMZ says that NBC censored Demi Lovato’s performance and didn’t show her full set, which was emblazoned by “VOTE” messages.

-Meanwhile, Demi was photographed looking cozy with Mod Sun, but her camp insists they’re just hanging out.

-100 Hollywood figures (including NBC stars like the This Is Us cast and Mariska Hargitay) sent a petition to Comcast and NBCUniversal executives protesting the timing of tonight’s Trump town hall, which is set to air opposite ABC’s Biden town hall. NBC News says the town hall will proceed as scheduled despite the growing backlash.

The Queen has stepped out for her first public in person engagement since the start of the pandemic and neither she or Prince William were wearing masks. Considering the state of the UK these days, this seems… dumb.

-Congrats to John Cena, who reportedly married Shay Shariatzadeh this week in Tampa.

Ben Affleck explaining to Matt Damon what a “finsta” is took me out.

There’s a part 3 to that “explaining the pandemic to my past self” video series.

-This is a fascinating interview with Jeff Tweedy, in which he demystifies the process of writing a song.

Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira‘s series adaptation of Americanah is not going ahead at HBO Max. This one hurts.

-Meanwhile, this is a good look at the recent wave of un-renewals, and whether the rising costs of covid-proofing shows could be the thing that finally levels Peak TV.  It also touches on the fact that most of the un-renewals so far have been series about, and often made by, women.

Rachel Brosnahan is a young mother on the run in Amazon’s I’m Your Woman trailer.

Dominic West Defends Marriage Following Lily James Pics

-I mean, is there anything else to talk about today than what went down with Dominic West over the weekend? The Daily Mail published photos of The Affair actor (lol) in Rome canoodling with Lily James, his costar in a new BBC adaptation of The Pursuit of Love (he plays her father). The Daily Mail was quick with a followup about how West’s wife, Catherine Fitzgerald (who — let’s not forget — owns a freakin’ castle!) was shocked and devastated. However, West and Fitzgerald presented a united front this morning when they greeted the press outside their home with a handwritten note saying they’re “very much still together.” I’m not sure if they have an open relationship or they’ve worked it out or they’re trying to save face, but I am glad that their bizarre press conference made his name trend instead of the previously trending James (who was last rumoured to be dating Chris Evans).

Offset reportedly rented a billboard for Cardi B‘s birthday — and it seems to have worked. The nearly divorced couple were seen kissing and dancing at her 28th birthday party (and after-party) in Vegas.

-My god, Demi Lovato’s ex is never going to give up the spotlight, is he?

-In a powerful New York Times op-ed, Megan Thee Stallion addressed the election, sexism, police brutality, and violence against women: “We deserve to be protected… and we are entitled to our anger.”

Gloria Estefan and her daughter Emily had a tough discussion about Emily’s coming-out on Red Table Talk. Emily remembers: “The first thing you said was ‘If you tell your grandmother and she dies, her blood is on your hands.'”

Gal Gadot has been cast in the upcoming Cleopatra movie from Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins — and Twitter was quick to call it white-washing.

-Meanwhile, Gadot spoke to Vanity Fair about the backlash to her “Imagine” video at the start of the pandemic. “Sometimes, you know, you try and do a good deed and it’s just not the right good deed. I had nothing but good intentions and it came from the best place, and I just wanted to send light and love to the world.”

Zoe Kravitz looks amazing as Catwoman on the Batman set.

Jon Cryer told a great story on Twitter this weekend about how he lost his wedding ring while walking in Vancouver — and found it the next day.

Shantel VanSanten talked about how The Flash abruptly dumped her character in season 2 after she booked another series: “I don’t think it was supposed to end as quickly as it did. I don’t know if a whole lot of people know this, but I actually worked it out with my contract so I could finish the whole season and be around. But a showrunner that’s no longer on that show was very upset with me, and so he put me on a train all of a sudden, and I left…It was a bummer that somebody allowed their own personal feelings to come in the way of what was best for a story. I’m glad that person’s gone, and they’ve resolved so many of the issues on the set that were because of him.”

-Meanwhile, I thought I was finally free of all CW superhero shows save Legends, but Regina King has announced she’s developing a Black supernatural drama called Slay for the network. Just when I think I’m out…

-Tenet’s flop helped spur a mass exodus on the movie release calendar. As a result, War With Grandpa and rereleases of Star Wars the 1993 Halloween classic Hocus Pocus have been atop the box office charts in recent weeks.

-Meanwhile, as confusing as it is to hear studios release news of upcoming films when the industry is in freefall, Warner Bros just announced a Mad Max spinoff called Furiosa starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

Sandra Bullock just signed on to a romance-action film about a romance author who discovers that a fictional city she had written about is real, with her Proposal costar Ryan Reynolds being eyed for a part. I want this!

-Netflix’s new high school drama Grand Army, which drops this weekend, is getting great reviews, with comparisons to My So-Called Life.

-Though I’m reluctant to start a new Netflix series. This is a good piece on how Netflix keeps cancelling its most interesting and ambitious shows and why this (combined with the quantity-over-quality strategy) is becoming a big a problem.

-Also, Channing Dungey is stepping down as Netflix’s VP of original programming. There’s talk that she’s a contender for the job of president of Warner Bros. TV.

-In other big industry shakeups, Disney says its ‘primary focus’ for entertainment is streaming as it announces a major reorganization.

-I’m not sure I trust the site that’s reporting that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield have signed on for Spider-Man 3, but it’s wild if true.

Princess Diana meets the Queen in the new trailer for season 4 of The Crown.

Oprah Puts Breonna Taylor on the Cover of O

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-For the first time ever in O’s 20-year history, Oprah Winfrey is not on the cover of her magazine. Breonna Taylor is.

Taylor Swift and her team have moved quickly to respond to accusations that she copied the logo for the merchandise that goes with her new album, and has changed the design.

-She has remained silent though as fans continue to harass and dox the Pitchfork reviewer who gave the album 8/10. Sadly, with the toxic nature of some stan culture, this is only going to stop when she tells them to.

Jacob Elordi talks about working out seven days a week, twice a day when shooting the first Kissing Booth movie: “At the time, I was super young and got thrown into a world where everyone wanted to talk about my body…it really f*cking bothered me. I don’t identify with that whatsoever. I was trying to prove myself and be known as an actor. It was so much working out and I hated every second of it.”

-This list of questions raised by The Kissing Booth 2 is very good (though I still thought it was miles away better — and less problematic — than the first).

-According to People’s excerpts of Finding Freedom, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were actually engaged a lot sooner than we initially thought.

-The promos for Drew Barrymore‘s new talk show are kinda wild, y’all.

Julianne Moore is not sure she would star in The Kids Are All Right as a straight woman if it were made today. I love that movie — but she’s not wrong.

Alanis Morissette and Liz Phair were supposed to tour together this summer. The two met for a Zoom conversation with the L.A. Times that had them swapping horror stories about men in the ’90s.

-TIFF has announced its film lineup and it includes Regina King‘s directorial debut — which was just bought by Amazon Studio.

-Portrait of a Lady on Fire, which topped many people’s Best Movie of 2019 lists, is now streaming on Crave.

-This profile on rapper Flo Milli is great — and not just because she lays out a really sneaky way to grow Instagram followers.

-Australia’s Today Show executive Neil Breen opened up about his own experience with the Ellen Degeneres‘ staff when the talk show host was there to be interviewed. “The producer called us aside and said, ‘Now Neil, no one is to talk to Ellen. You don’t talk to her, you don’t approach her, you don’t look at her. She’ll come in, she’ll sit down, she’ll talk to Richard and then Ellen will leave…I have no idea whether she’s a nice person or not, I wouldn’t have a clue. But I can tell you the people who work with her walked on eggshells the whole time.”

-Meanwhile, in a letter to employees obtained by THR, DeGeneres apologized to her staff and vowed to “correct the issues” — though she seems to place the blame on her producers: “As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t.”

-Happy Endings star Damon Wayans Jr. is reuniting with the series’ creator David Caspe and and two of the show’s writers for a half-hour bounty hunter action comedy on Peacock. Not exactly the HE reunion I wanted but I’ll take it.

David Lynch‘s daily videos often feature unexplained props and it’s kind of amazing. “What is the purpose of this jar? Why did I paint it this certain way? Here in LA [proceeds to give a weather report and never mentions the jar again…]”

George RR Martin isn’t the only author testing our patience. Patrick Rothfuss’ failure to deliver the third book in his Kingkiller Chronicle series led his editor to lash out on Facebook.

Beyonce shared a new trailer for Black Is King, her movie that drops at midnight tonight on Disney+.