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Halle Berry’s a Fighter

 

halle berry in a cutout white bathing suit on the cover of womens health

Halle Berry covers Women’s Health to promote Bruised and talks about stepping into the ring to fight and stepping behind camera to direct. “When I realized I couldn’t find a director who saw this story like I saw it, I had a moment of reckoning. I finally realized that at this point in my life, I was ready. I had to take control. I said, ‘Okay, I’m going to work harder than I’ve ever worked.’ ”

Gugu Mbatha-Raw covers Variety UK and discusses the “illusion” of diversity on TV: “It’s very diverse in front of the camera, and people accept that…When you look at camera operators, sound engineers and everyone behind the scenes, it’s a very different picture.”

-Five years after it happened, 12 people have been charged for robbing Kim Kardashian at gunpoint in a Paris hotel room.

-The original cast of Saved By the Bell appeared in the reboot for a scene honouring Screech (the late Dustin Diamond). Why are they all so … shiny?

-Speaking of the Saved By the Bell reboot — they’re doing a tribute to Showgirls?!

Zoë Kravitz is talking up The Batman costar Robert Pattinson in her new interview with Variety. “Rob is perfect for this role. He was incredible. His transformation was out of this world.”

-There’s something wonderful about the random collection of celebs who attended Danny DeVito’s bday party.

Prince William is once again criticizing population growth in Africa, blaming it for destroying wildlife on the continent (which is pretty rich coming from someone who’s expecting his third child).

-Meanwhile, BBC’s new documentary, The Princes and the Press, claims he has been reaching out to the tabloid press to build a better relationship and influence their stories.

-Amid rumours about her health, Prince Charles insists the Queen is “alright,” adding “Once you get to 95, it’s not quite as easy as it used to be. It’s bad enough at 73.”

-This Is Us’ main adult cast fought for — and got — $2 million cash bonuses for the final season.

Benedict Cumberbatch talked about The Power of the Dog’s themes of toxic masculinity, saying “We need to fix the behaviour of men. You have to kind of lift the lid on the engine a little bit.”

Louis C.K. and Dave Chappelle were both nominated for Grammys. Being cancelled seems real rough.

-The annual Book Concierge from NPR is always worth browsing through for good recommendations. (Though it breaks my heart to see some of my fave books from this year are blurbed by Petra Mayer, the late great NPR book editor.)

-Disney’s Encanto is getting rave reviews.

-Speaking of raves, I don’t watch The Great British Baking Show, but people are going nuts about the semifinal episode.

-Star Trek Discovery has left Netflix, much to fans’ disappointment.

-Speaking of Star Trek Discovery, star Sonequa Martin-Green paid tribute to Whoopi Goldberg on The View. “I am your accomplishment and I thank you.”

-This is a cute TikTok tie-in to the new Spider-Man movie.

-Meanwhile, here’s the latest Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer.

Succession’s Sarah Snook Secret Wedding

Succession star Sarah Snook wears a red strapless dress on the cover of Vogue Australia

-Succession star Sarah Snook revealed she got married to comedian Dave Lawson during COVID lockdown — and it sounds the premise of an excellent romcom. She told Vogue Australia, “At the beginning of the pandemic last year, I got locked down in Melbourne with one of my best mates and we fell in love…We’ve been friends since 2014, lived together, traveled together, always excited to see each other, but totally platonic. We’ve just never been single at the same time. I proposed and we got married in February in my backyard.”

-Meanwhile, last night’s Succession season premiere was worth the two-year wait.

Sean Penn’s wife has already filed for divorce after a year of marriage.

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are engaged, and that’s how I found out her family calls them “Kravis.”  Is there a way I can un-know this?

Adele is doing a two-hour special on CBS airing on Nov 14, where she’ll perform her hits and never-before-heard songs along with an exclusive interview with Oprah. It’ll air on Global here.

-Meanwhile, Adele says that she played her new album for Drake and asked his opinion. “I’m like, ‘Do you think this is like, what people want or not want?’ And he was like, ‘Absolutely.'”

-Queer Eyes’ Jonathan Van Ness, Jameela Jamil, Sara Ramirez, Angelica Ross, TS Madison, Eureka O’Hara and Colton Haynes are among the stars reportedly working on a PSA to support Netflix’s trans workers who are planning a walkout on Thursday.

Billy Porter was not impressed by all the attention Harry Styles got for wearing a dress on the cover of Vogue — because he led the way. “I changed the whole game. I. Personally. Changed. The. Whole. Game. And that is not ego, that is just fact. I was the first one doing it and now everybody is doing it.

Emma Watson broke her red carpet hiatus — with pants.

Zendaya continues to crush it on the Dune press tour.

-A guy made a song based on the texts his mother sent him while she watched You, and it’s hilarious. (I’m halfway through the new season and it’s really, really good.)

-Disney just pushed back a bunch of its release dates. Sequels for Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Ant-Man and Thor — plus the next Indiana Jones movie — are all being delayed.

-The Y: The Last Man team is looking for a new network home after FX on Hulu canceled the series. It’s really strange that FX would announce this before the season’s last three episodes even aired.

-The news that Mel Gibson will lead the John Wick prequel at Starz is not going over well. The Continental will explore the origin behind the hotel-for-assassins in the John Wick universe, but any enthusiasm people had for this prequel seems to have evaporated with this casting news. Hard pass.

-I don’t watch The Great but these images of Gillian Anderson in season 2 are tempting me.

-The Ridley Scott–directed, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck–cowritten film The Last Duel flopped at the box office.

-Every new trailer Jeremy Renner’s new series Mayor of Kingstown is more incoherent than the last.

-The first full trailer for The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, debuted Saturday at the DC FanDome virtual event, giving fans a glimpse at director Matt Reeves’ DARK take on the Caped Crusader.

-Other trailers that debuted at DC FanDome include Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, John Cena’s Peacemaker, and Ezra Miller’s The Flash.

-Here’s the first trailer for Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s haunting directorial debut, The Lost Daughter, starring Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard and Paul Mescal. It’s adapted from Elena Ferrante‘s book and was well-received on the festival circuit.

Megan Thee Stallion Brings the Heat

Megan Thee Stallion is the latest celeb to eat wings on Hot Ones.

-On the fourth cover of Rolling Stone’s Musicians on Musicians issueLorde and David Byrne talked about stage fright, songwriting mysteries, and unplugging from the online world.

Madonna‘s daughter Lourdes Leon talked about why she wanted to make her own living. “I feel like if your parents pay for things, then it gives them leverage over you. My mom is such a control freak, and she has controlled me my whole life. I needed to be completely independent from her as soon as I graduated high school.”

-Netflix should be basking in the glow of Squid Game’s success right now. Instead, they’ve just made one wrong turn after another when it comes to the Dave Chappelle mess. The latest: they just fired the organizer of the trans employee walkout. The reason Netflix gave is that they suspect the employee, who is a pregnant Black transgender worker, had leaked metrics about the special to the press. The ex-employee denied leaking info to the media, telling The Verge, “All these white people are going around talking to the press and speaking publicly on Twitter and the only person who gets fired is the Black person who was quiet the entire time.”

-Meanwhile, in an Instagram post comedian Hannah Gadsby criticized Netflix, Chappelle and the streamer’s co-CEO Ted Sarandos for defending him and using Gadsby’s specials as an example of the streamer’s inclusivity. “Now I have to deal with even more of the hate and anger that Dave Chappelle’s fans like to unleash on me every time Dave gets 20 million dollars to process his emotionally stunted partial world view. You didn’t pay me nearly enough to deal with the real world consequences of the hate speech dog whistling you refuse to acknowledge, Ted. Fuck you and your amoral algorithm cult…I do shits with more back bone than you. That’s a joke! I definitely didn’t cross a line because you just told the world there isn’t one.”

Channing Tatum posted a clip of him dancing on Instagram Stories, saying “Weekend one of exploring and getting back in the saddle. I haven’t danced in years. And dance has moved on so much since then.”

-I keep forgetting/repressing that Phoebe Waller-Bridge is in the new Indiana Jones movie.

Network TV could stop as soon as next week if IATSE is forced to strike. (And honestly, if their demands aren’t met, they SHOULD strike).

-Disney Plus will release the first two episodes of Hawkeye on November 24, with the remaining four episodes coming out weekly after that.

-I really liked this Vulture piece on Adele‘s new song, “Easy on Me.” “Once or twice per decade Adele comes back tapping on all our pressure points like a veteran acupuncturist.”

Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson continue to be couple goals.

-This interview with the Timothée Chalamet fan who leaked photos of the actor playing a young Willy Wonka is pure gold.

-Schitt’s Creek’s Noah Reid is set to replace Armie Hammer in Broadway’s The Minutes.

-This is a fascinating read about Crazy Days and Nights. It used to be a fun (if unreliable) gossip read — and then it fell down the QAn*n rabbit hole.

-Tomorrow’s DC Fandome event will debut lots of new trailers, including The Batman. But first, we get a 6-second preview that gives us a glimpse of how Robert Pattinson is handling Batman’s voice.

Halle Berry‘s directorial debut Bruised hits Netflix next month after playing the festival circuit.