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Lady Gaga Adjusts Her Plans

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Lady Gaga covers Billboard’s Grammy issue and talks about how Fiona Apple’s Fetch the Bolt Cutters has been getting her through isolation (girl, same), and how she became den mother to a handful of her team who are quarantining with her. I feel really bad for her because I think her new album is great and in any other year it would be taking over the world.

-I love W Magazine’s new photo shoot with TV stars dressing as their fave TV characters. Millie Bobby Brown is Rachel from Friends, Ozark’s Julia Garner dresses as Shiv Roy from Succession, Schitt’s Creek’s Dan Levy is Emperor Peter from The Great, Normal People’s Paul Mescal pays homage to True Detective, and more.

-Covid keeps messing with TV. ABC, which had already renewed Stumptown, reversed its decision and cancelled the show. Sources tell THR it was an expensive show to produce, and paired with missing its fall launch and a planned creative reboot for S2 with a new showrunner, ABC decided to pull the plug.

-Former TMZ on TV, Ellen and Rosie employees detail their experiences with abusive work culture for the Hollywood Reporter.

Stanley Tucci is releasing a food-themed memoir, which would be annoying if it were anyone else.

-As a TIFF perk, me and some other members are going to be on a Zoom call with Tatiana Maslany tomorrow and they told us to prepare a few questions each. I was stumped about what to ask her and then this news dropped today: she just signed on to play She-Hulk in a new Disney+ Marvel series. Being part of the MCU means I can totally ask her about Chris Evans‘ nudes, right??

-Production on The Batman has resumed as Robert Pattinson has recovered from covid.

-We know Halle Berry has a new boyfriend from her cryptic Instagram posts but she hasn’t revealed who. Now it looks like it’s singer Van Hunt.

Kanye West was kicked off Twitter for 12 hours for doxxing Forbes editor Randall Lane by publishing his private contact information — all because Forbes didn’t include him in their annual list of billionaires.

Samaire Armstrong, who played Anna on The OC, is a Trump supporter and called called BLM “a billion dollar domestic terrorist organization.” Wow.

-The 2020 hits just keep coming: Cheer star Jerry Harris was arrested today on a federal child pornography charge.

Chris Pine and Thandie Newton are teaming up for a spy thriller called All the Old Knives which centers on two ex-lovers who are both spies that reunite for dinner when it becomes clear one of them is not going to survive the night. This sounds like a hotter Mr & Mrs Smith and I’m here for it!

-I don’t watch Real Housewives but my TL seems pretty shook up that NeNe Leakes is leaving. This feels like it will be bad for the future of reaction GIFs.

-There’s been a lot of talk this week about the movie poster for Cordelia, which makes it look like a period romance when it’s actually a modern day horror.

Joey King accidentally kills her friend in Veena Sud’s The Lie, which hits Amazon Prime next month. I saw this at a film festival last year and liked it, though I have zero recollection of how it ends.

Kanye West Throws Grammy In Toilet

Kanye West once again tweeted about his quest to acquire his masters but he didn’t stop there — he also tweeted out pages from his contract with Universal and posted a video of him peeing on a Grammy. Totally normal stuff.

Robert Pattinson seems to be better following his covid diagnosis — at least, I hope he is for Suki Waterhouse‘s sake. The couple were spotted making out in London.

-Despite filing for divorce, Cardi B is still amicable and living with Offset. The pair are co-parenting their 2-year-old daughter, Kulture.

-Meanwhile, Lizzo sent Cardi flowers following the news.

-I almost forgot that the Emmy Awards are this Sunday! It’ll be an interesting one for the logistics alone. Check out the remote camera setups all the nominees are being sent.

-In SNL’s upcoming season, Jim Carrey will be playing Joe Biden, while Maya Rudolph will be playing Kamala Harris.

-People are really loving the upcoming Paris Hilton documentary, which will supposedly make us much more sympathetic to her.

-This is a great profile on Chris Rock, who talks about finishing Fargo in a pandemic, Jimmy Fallon‘s blackface impersonation of him, America’s summer of strife, and what happens when a landlord becomes president.

-Why yes, I would like to listen to a podcast about Jeremy Renner’s app that’s done in “true crime” style.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton may be having a rough go of it. Welcome to 2020.

-Following Tenet’s less than stellar debut, movie theatres are bracing for a rough fall, especially if Black Widow and Soul are delayed, leading to a dearth of major movies until No Time To Die comes out in November (if that’ll even happen).

-There’s a new trailer for Darren Star‘s new Netflix show, Emily in Paris, which looks like Sex and the City for Gen Z.

-In the Synchronic trailer, Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan play New Orleans paramedics who find themselves responding to multiple violent and strange accidents that lead them to a terrifying discovery about reality and time.

 

Gabrielle Union Talks in PTSD Women’s Health

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Gabrielle Union says of her new Women’s Health cover: “My 1st cover shot by a Black woman @djenebaaduayom and the 1st time I’ve worn my own natural hair for a cover.” In the story, she says: “The combination of the pandemic and this racial reckoning, alongside being inundated with [images of] the brutalization of Black bodies, has sent my PTSD into overdrive. There’s just terror in my body.”

-Even the Caped Crusader can’t escape the pandemic. Robert Pattinson has tested positive for the coronavirus, shutting down production of The Batman in London. What’s makes this even more brutal is the reason they first shut down production back in March is because a crew member died of complications from covid.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson also revealed that his entire family is recuperating from “relentless” covid. He says his children only had sore throats but he and his wife “had a rough go.” Pattinson is likely in the best shape of his life with all the Batman training and The Rock is, well, The Rock and they still got it.

-This week, Britney Spears‘ lawyer filed documents indicating that her conservatorship is “voluntary” but reinforcing her desire to strip her father of control. He wrote: “This is a voluntary conservatorship. Conservatee wishes to exercise her right to nominate a conservator of the estate…Britney is strongly opposed to her father continuing as sole conservator of her estate. Rather, without in any way waiving her right to seek termination of this conservatorship in the future, she strongly prefers to have a qualified corporate fiduciary appointed to serve in this role.”

Miley Cyrus says she had to deal with sexist remarks from a VMAs producer when she asked for the beauty lights to be turned off for her performance.  “The beauty light is always used on women and I said turn the f——g lights off. You would never tell Travis Scott or Adam Levine that he couldn’t turn the beauty light off.” But then when her bracelet kept getting caught in wires she was told “You want to be treated like a guy? We wouldn’t be dealing with this if a guy was doing it.”

Meghan Markle is suing the paparazzi over photos taken on a walk with Baby Archie and her dog on Vancouver Island.

-May John Waters live forever.

E. Alex Jung profiles are always spectacular, even when they’re featuring someone as divisive as Miranda July.  I mean, any article that details an evening in which July, Margaret Qualley, and Taylor Swift commiserate about Pete Davidson is worth your time.

July certainly had strong praise for the article.

-Speaking of excellent profiles, this one on Jesse Plemons makes you realize how steadily he’s been working in critically acclaimed projects since Friday Night Lights (he’s appeared in 4 Best Picture nominees over the last 5 years and leads Charlie Kaufman’s latest).

-I thought this was an interesting take on how Tenet might need movie theaters more than movie theaters need Tenet: “It holds your interest through entropy alone, and it’s easy to imagine how the slightest distraction might cause the whole thing to sputter apart…Which, sadly, isn’t to suggest that ‘you have to see Tenet on the big screen’ so much as it is to say that the film might not work at all on a small one.”

-The first reviews for Mulan are in and they are very positive, though many critics are noting that its grandeur would work better on the big screen than on its Disney+ release.

-Meanwhile, this is a great thread of Asian writers who’ve reviewed Mulan.

Tilda Swinton was honored at the opening night of the Venice Film Festival and paid tribute to her Marvel costar Chadwick Boseman.

-Also, Cate Blanchett’s cape on the Venice red carpet was everything.

Lili Reinhart says she feels like a prisoner in Canada, where she’s filming Riverdale. We’ll gladly send her back.

Ethan Hawke wrote a book review for the New York Times, and it’s made him even more crush-worthy.

-Disney+ just announced that The Mandalorian’s second season premieres on October 30th.

-I’m glad I bought tickets to Nomadland at TIFF before I read this story about Frances McDormand pooping in a bucket during filming.

-The trailer for Netflix’s Grand Army looks great, but when it dropped yesterday a writer from the show tweeted: “Me and the 3 writers of color who worked on the show quit due to racist exploitation and abuse. The show runner and creator went full Karen and called Netflix hr on the Black writer in the room for getting a haircut. Yes you read that correctly. Who wants to interview us?”

-I can’t imagine being in the theatre again by November, but the new No Time To Die trailer is gorgeous.