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Shonda Rhimes’ Power Moves

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-In her THR cover storyShonda Rhimes talks about leaving ABC (she says her breaking point came when she tried to get an extra all-inclusive pass to Disneyland for a trip she took with her kids and sister and a high-ranking exec asked her “Don’t you have enough?”), talks about setting expectations with Netflix (“The first thing I said was, ‘You’re not going to get another Grey’s Anatomy — not Grey’s Anatomy in a cornfield, Grey’s Anatomy on a baseball field or Grey’s Anatomy at an airport, that’s just not happening’ “), and the culture shock of being at the streaming service (“The reason I came to Netflix is because I wanted to be able to make television without anybody bothering me. And as long as I get to keep making television without anybody bothering me, I’m happy”).

Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and James Gunn took to social media to defend Chris Pratt. So they suddenly showed up when a meaningless throwaway Twitter poll voted him the worst Chris, but stayed silent when Brie Larson was facing hate and brutal boycott campaign from fanboys for being Captain Marvel and advocating for diversity? Screw them.

-Welp, Quibi is dead. Jeffrey Katzenberg is calling investors to tell them he’s shutting the company down, sources tell the Wall Street Journal. They’ll likely blame it on the pandemic and not the atrocious rollout or the fact that we are at the saturation point with streaming services.

Jennifer Lawrence says her biggest regret about getting married last year is she didn’t have a big bachelorette party.

Dolly Parton sang a few lines of “Bury Me Beneath The Willow” on the Late Show last night and it made Stephen Colbert cry. I loved her reaction: “I better hush before you cry yourself to death and we can’t finish the show.”

-I loved this chat between Jamie Lee Curtis and Neve Campbell about their reigns as scream queens.

-Legally Blonde 3’s new release date has been confirmed. I’m skeptical we’ll be back in theatres by then, but you do you, Hollywood.

-The reviews for The Witches are in, and it sounds very, very bad. Too bad; I was ready to watch Anne Hathaway ham it up.

-Another movie that isn’t faring well with critics is Netflix’s Rebecca remake mostly because the film portrays the central relationship as straightforwardly romantic, rather than tragic or toxic. The fact that this is how they depict the last scene makes it clear they had no idea what the book was actually about.

-Speaking of reviews, critics seem mixed on Borat 2. But the only thing everyone seems to agree on is the Rudy Giuliani segment is unbelievably uncomfortable. Apparently he follows Borat’s “daughter” into a hotel room and it’s … not good. The screengrab that’s floating around Twitter looks bad enough.

Jared Leto will play the Joker in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, just in case you needed more convincing to skip it.

Scott Speedman has joined the cast of You for season 3. I’m really happy for him, but my heart won’t be able to take it if he turns into a murder buddy for Joe.

Jann Arden‘s sitcom is going to stream in the US on Hulu. Between this and her singing the Dawson’s Creek theme song when it hits Netflix, is this the year of Jann in America? Let’s hope! (She did a Cameo for my friend’s birthday this week and it was the best one I’ve ever seen.)

Ariana Grande and Adele stans are not happy because they don’t understand how Twitter works.

-Normal People star Daisy Edgar Jones has been cast as Kyra, the lead in the film adaptation of Where the Crawdads Sing. I still haven’t finished that book — not because it’s bad but just because it was too heavy for my brain in 2020.

-Netflix will campaign Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis in the lead actor and actress categories for their Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom performances. They’ll also submit Boseman for supporting actor in Da 5 Bloods.

-The first trailer for Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon is gorgeous.

More Avengers Assemble for Bridger

Robert Downey Jr. sent a message to Bridger, the little boy who saved his sister in a dog attack, promising him a surprise on his next birthday.

Tom Holland did a Facetime call with him and invited him to the set of the next Spider-Man movie.

Ellen DeGeneres just took another hit. In a new article, current and former employees tell Buzzfeed they faced racism, fear, and intimidation.

-The show’s producers released a statement saying they’re taking the allegations “very seriously” and adding “We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience. It’s not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has set for us.”

Princess Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a private ceremony on Friday morning, Buckingham Palace confirmed. It’s believed that around 20 people attended the scaled-down event including The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Andrew.

Megan Thee Stallion posted on Instagram that she wanted to “set the record straight” and revealed that she “suffered gunshot wounds, as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me.” New reports allege that the crime against her was committed by Canadian rapper Lanez, from Brampton, Ont. TMZ reports that Lanez opened fire in their chauffeur-driven SUV and shot Megan in the foot twice after an argument broke out in the vehicle and the rapper and her friend, Kelsey Nicole, said they wanted to get out of the vehicle.

Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans are teaming up for a new Netflix thriller directed by the Russo Brothers.

-In a new interview, August Alsina clears up lingering questions about his “entanglement” with Jada Pinkett Smith and how it figures into his path to wellness.

-Look, if Jamie Dornan wants to post videos of him working out to Abba, who are we to judge?

-Producers of The Bold Type made a last minute change to last night’s season finale after the actress who plays Kat expressed frustration over her storyline.

-Speaking of The Bold Type, I love this roundup of every terrible article shown in the show.

The Chicks‘ new album is filled with glorious burns. Most importantly, we finally found out what Adrian Pasdar did on that boat.

Aishwarya Rai and her daughter have been admitted to the hospital just days after they both tested positive for COVID-19.

Keanu Reeves is now writing comic books because there’s nothing this magical unicorn can’t do.

David Tennant and Michael Sheen interview Judi Dench in the latest episode of Staged. This looks delightful — wish we got full episodes here.

-The Tiger King stars are on Cameo, and the videos they’re sending fans are as unhinged as you’d expect.

-HBO is eyeing an In Treatment reboot and yes, please!

-This interview with Helen Hunt on Twister is great, but at the very end with the interviewer is about to ask her a question about Jodie Foster and accidentally calls her “Jodie”? I felt that.

-Fox released a Bob’s Burgers short of how the Belchers might react during quarantine — and it’s geoblocked. Yeah, that feels about right these days.

-Quarantine isn’t hurting all businesses: Netflix announced a blowout quarter: it added 10.09 million subscribers during its second quarter, boosting its global base to nearly 193 million.

-Netflix also put out calls for Canadian TV and film pitches, likely because production has started to open back up here.

Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Sean Hayes are turning their decades-long friendship into podcast called Smartless.

-Briarpatch has been cancelled after only one season. I’m bummed for Andy Greenwald.

Rosamund Pike plays Marie Curie in the Radioactive trailer.

Robert Downey Jr. Makes a Little Boy’s Day

-A 10-year-old boy with autism who became verbal after getting an Iron Man helmet got to meet Robert Downey Jr. This is all incredibly sweet.

Beyoncé’s IVY Park x adidas fashion collection is about to drop online – and I’m loving how she recruited celebs to help spread the word. (I am NOT loving how I am officially too old to pull off anything from this collection.)

Kylie Jenner posted on Instagram “Don’t talk to me or my daughter ever again” — but no one knows who she’s talking to.

-People is reporting that Prince Harry will remain in the U.K. for meetings, prolonging his return to Canada.

-Interesting to see TV media stepping up to defend Meghan Markle.

-Not surprisingly, Gigi Hadid was dismissed from the Weinstein jury.

-I don’t watch Mindhunter but every TV critic I follow seems to love it. It’s probably not a good sign that Netflix released all the actors from their contracts. (If they decide to continue with the show, does that me renegotiating contracts? Cause that seems shady af.)

January Jones confirms she dated Bachelor alum Nick Viall after he slid into her DMs.

-NBC unveiled their new streaming platform Peacock. It’ll have a library of NBC shows and Universal movies, as well as new projects from Norman Lear, Amy Poehler, Will Forte and Mindy Kaling,

-I finally caught up on the CW superhero crossover and it was a convoluted, emotionally empty mess — but this cameo was insane.

-I really like this piece on the inception ending of Little Women. (There’s a debate if the end scenes can be interpreted as representing the ending of the book Jo wrote rather than the life she went on to lead.)

-Um, these Zoe Kazan comments are really something.

-They may have broken up, but Jessie J was spotted hanging out with Channing Tatum and his daughter.

-Here’s the trailer for romance drama Olympic Dreams starring Nick Kroll — the first ever feature film shot in an Olympic village. I listened to Kroll talk about its production and it sounded really cool (they shot it during the 2018 Winter Olympics).

The Lovebirds trailer has Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani playing a couple who are framed for a murder and decided to try to find the real killer. Oh, I’m gonna watch this one A LOT.