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Riverdale’s Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart Split

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-Riverdale’s Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart have broken up following two years of dating — for now.

-In happier Hollywood couple news, Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix are engaged after being together for three years.

-So that was how this season of Big Little Lies wrapped, huh? Huh.

Emma Thompson getting day-drunk with Hannah Gatsby and doing the robot for the paps is a mood.

-This was poetic: Avengers: Endgame passed Avatar to become the biggest movie in history at the same moment Marvel was on the Comic-Con stage presenting Phase 4. (Which sounds awesome, btw. So happy for Simu Liu from CBC’s Kim’s Convenience, and tickled that dudes are so upset about Natalie Portman playing Thor.)

-The movie side of Comic-Con felt really subdued, but there was a TON of TV news and trailers.

-I didn’t expect Comic-Con to make me emotional, but the panels for shows that are ending got to me. The Supernatural dudes teared up, Arrow’s Stephen Amell teared up, The Good Place’s Kristen Bell teared up. Dammit, feelings!

-The three Andrew Lincoln-led Walking Dead movies will no longer air on AMC; they’ll be released exclusively in theaters. Do people still like this franchise enough to spend movie money on it?!

-It’s odd that HBO thought it would be a good idea to have a Game of Thrones panel at Comic-Con. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss bailed, but lots of the cast showed up. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau got some boos from the audience when he said he thought it made sense for Jamie to die in the arms of Cersei.

Rose Leslie is exiting The Good Fight, which makes sense because last season it was like she was on a completely different show.

-Oof, that Veronica Mars season. I loved it right up until until I didn’t. No spoilers but female characters don’t need to be tortured and miserable to be “strong” or worth rooting for. It’s straight out of the Joss Whedon handbook and we should have moved past this shit by now.

-Showrunner Rob Thomas is giving interviews about the big twist, and said “It is a gamble. If we never get to do Veronica Mars again because the fans turned on the show… then I placed a large bet and lost it.” It’s poses an interesting question, though. I don’t think creators owe fans anything (even if their work is fan-funded), but I also don’t think fans own creators their continued loyalty if they do something they know the fans will hate. This move just pissed off what is very likely their most vocal, fervent fans (the ones, I would argue, who were largely responsible for resurrecting the show). What will it look like if a lot of those fans wash their hands of it?

-Also, his defense is that it’s a “noir” show, which falls apart if you look at the tropes of noir.

-Good on Tina Majorino (who played Mac) for clarifying that she didn’t come back for the new Veronica Mars season not because of scheduling conflicts, but because of her character’s “diminished value.”

Cate Blanchett showed up at a drag brunch in Toronto this weekend. Dammit, I’m going to that on Sunday. Just one week off!

-Here’s the first new trailer for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a movie about Mr. Rogers, played by Tom Hanks.

Idris Elba Talks Bond Rumours

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Idris Elba is looking mighty fine on the cover of Esquire, where he talks about his relationship with his father, and trying  to shake those Bond rumours.

Beyonce and Jay Z‘s daughter Blue Ivy freestyles on a 4:44 outtake, and she’s better than I could ever hope to be.  Also, I think it’s super weird for a 5-year-old to have fans, but the fact that they’re dubbing themselves The Ivy League is kinda cute.

-Ha ha ha: the owner of the dog shelter where Lena Dunham got her dog (which she just gave away) is disputing the actress’ claims that the dog has a history of aggression and abuse. And then Dunham disputed their claim?  This story is crazy and I love it.

Rooney Mara says the first time she ever tried pie was last year while shooting a movie scene. Just in case you were wondering why she always looked so miserable…

Ben Affleck is back on the dating scene. He’s apparently seeing SNL producer Lindsay Shookus. (Best. Name. Ever.)

Prince‘s music videos are now on YouTube, something that would never have happened when he was alive.

-Parenthood’s Mae Whitman spent the 4th of July with her TV mom Lauren Graham and that makes me weirdly happy.

-Spider-Man: Homecoming delivered $15.4 million from Thursday previews, which is even stronger than expected so look for it to blow up this weekend.

Broken Social Scene just released their first album in seven years and the reviews are glowing. They also landed on the cover of Spin.

Jeremy Renner insists a few arm fractures won’t stop him from doing whatever he spends his time doing (which I assume includes flipping houses).

-I don’t watch Agents of Shield but I follow Chloe Bennet because she’s done a lot of good charity work for women’s health in Haiti — and her Instagram stories are adorable. So I’m a little bummed that she’s broken up with Walking Dead’s Austin Nichols. She seems to be doing just fine tho.

-I agree with every single thing on this list of the worst characters on CW’s superhero shows.

Halle Berry is desperate to get her son back in the new trailer for Kidnap.

Prince William Opens Up About Diana’s Death

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-In a new interview with British GQ about the royal family’s mental health initiative, Prince William talks about the loss of his mother. “I would like to have had her advice. I would love her to have met Catherine and to have seen the children grow up. It makes me sad that she won’t, that they will never know her.”

Chris Pine is not at the top of my famous Chrises list, but he’s certainly saying all the right things on the Wonder Woman promo tour.

-Meanwhile, Chris Evans remains at the top of my list thanks to tweets like this.

-Remember when Robin Wright fought to get equal pay on House of Cards? It sounds like it didn’t actually work.

-Congrats to Shamless star Emmy Rossum, who wed Mr Robot creator Sam Esmail yesterday. She invited Vogue to her final dress fitting which is…something.

Armie Hammer was incredibly diplomatic when asked how eccentric Johnny Depp was on the set of The Lone Ranger almost five years ago now. He was less diplomatic about kissing Leonardo DiCaprio.

-Did Orlando Bloom end up getting shared custody of Katy Perry’s dog during the split?

-Speaking of Katy, I like this take on how woke pop may not be a good look for her.

Tiger Woods was arrested on DUI charges in Florida and the mugshot is stellar.

-I go on vacation for a few days and Ben Stiller ends his 17-year marriage to Christine Taylor?

Jaden Smith tweeted that the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto “spiked” his pancakes with cheese and kicked him out. At least half of that story isn’t true.

-“We’re making movies for a global audience,” is how a Disney exec explained Pirates of the Caribbean’s lackluster opening in North America.  Oh, so global audiences are dumb and want to watch dumb stuff? Got it.

Harry Styles, the Arrow cast, and John Legend are among the celebs brightening the days of the Manchester concert attendees and their families.

-A brand new cut of Spider-Man 3 mysteriously appeared online — and then vanished — this weekend .

-Actor weirdos Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix made their public debut as a couple in Cannes.

Joshua Jackson congratulated ex Diane Kruger on her Best Actress win at Cannes because he’s a goddamn prince.

-After watching 20 films in 10 days for their role as Cannes jurors, Jessica Chastain and Will Smith are pointing out the need for more diversity behind the camera.

-The last season of Game of Thrones will only be six episodes long.

-Not surprisingly, Kim Kardashian has not talked to Taylor Swift since exposing her on Snapchat.

Channing Tatum and Adam Driver are brothers who plan to rob a speedway in Steven Soderbergh‘s Logan Lucky trailer.