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THR’s Drama Actress Roundtable

Janelle Monae, Jennifer Aniston, Zendaya, Reese Witherspoon, Helena Bonham Carter and Rose Byrne
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-This year’s Hollywood Reporter’s TV drama actress roundtable features Janelle Monae, Jennifer Aniston, Zendaya, Reese Witherspoon, Helena Bonham Carter and Rose Byrne. I love how Witherspoon, Aniston and Carter are all going on about how the pandemic has given them time to pause and think about the world and Monae says “For me and my people, for the Black community, this is not an exciting time. This isn’t a time that we get to really reflect. We’re dealing with a lot of trauma.”

Jenny Slate has exited Big Mouth. “Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people. Me playing Missy, I was engaging in an act of erasure of Black people.” Your move, Kristen Bell.

Bryan Singer appears to still be preying on boys despite The Atlantic’s explosive expose about him last year. In a new thread, Elijah Daniel details how the disgraced director is still around and allegedly recruiting boys for trips to Hawaii, shifting his focus from aspiring actors to Instagram influencers. Minutes after posting the thread, images of boys with the tag #BryanSinger were scrubbed from Instagram.

Stephen Colbert interviewed John Bolton last night and did not get off his neck. It was glorious. “How did you not know beforehand that [Trump] was just callow? … You’re an international negotiator. How could you be naive? You’ve dealt with the worst people in the world.”

-The Globes’ TV critic John Doyle spilled some tea on Ben Mulroney and his thin skin in today’s paper. He talked about jokingly creating a ‘most annoying Cdn’ poll in 2003. Mulroney, who was hosting Canadian Idol at the time, tied with the guy from the Canadian Tire ads. “All in good fun. Some of the TV personalities on the list thought it was hilarious. One sent me a bouquet of flowers. I didn’t hear from Ben Mulroney directly of course. Oh my, no. I did hear from Senator Marjory LeBreton, the former deputy chief of staff in Brian Mulroney’s government. Her letter to the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher and CEO of this newspaper, also cc’d me, let me know there was umbrage taken at Ben Mulroney being teased in my column…There was certainly a call or two of complaint to the paper’s then Editor-in-Chief from Brian Mulroney.” While Doyle’s bosses were supportive of him, he says his counterpart at The Sun wasn’t so lucky: “Brian Mulroney was then on the board of Quebecor, which owned the Sun, and the Mulroney family complained to the paper’s bosses about the TV critic’s coverage of Ben. The writer was summoned to a meeting and told, ‘Never type the words ‘Ben Mulroney’ again.’ And he didn’t. He couldn’t.”

-Meanwhile, Lainey reiterated and expanded upon the apology she posted on today’s episode of The Social after her old posts were trending online. This is very well done.

Penn Badgley spoke about his You costar Chris D’Elia being accused of sexually harassing and grooming underage girls: “It did affect me deeply. I was very troubled by it. I am very troubled by it. I don’t know Chris. I know that, if there’s anything we need to do in this age, it’s to believe women.”

-Days of Our Lives’ Melissa Reeves has come under fire for her anti-Black Lives Matter stance. As someone who once made a scrapbook for Jack & Jennifer’s wedding in her youth, this is super disappointing.

-Brooklyn Nine-Nine is reportedly scrapping four episodes and starting over to focus more on BLM.

-Really liked this piece on how we think of — and what we want from — famous people is changing.

Roch Voisine was trending in Canada, and I’m so happy that it’s not because he has died… It’s because he’s turned into a stone cold daddy.

Timothee Chalamet and Eiza Gonzalez were spotted vacationing together in Mexico. How is anyone vacationing right now? I have so many questions.

-TIFF has unveiled the first details about this year’s film festival. It’ll be dramatically scaled down (50 features from last year’s 333), will feature some drive-in screenings, and will have a huge online component.

John Boyega responded to that viral marriage proposal.

-Netflix’s new cooking show Crazy Delicious is getting great buzz.

Padma Lakshmi’s Taste the Nation on Hulu is also getting good reviews.

-Eurovision Song Contest, starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams and dropping on Netflix this weekend, is getting mixed reviews. Variety says it’s “a badly shot one-joke movie that sits there and goes thud,” while Vulture calls it “glorious,” the Globe & Mail says “it’s barely a movie at all,” and Vanity Fair calls it “silly and fun.”

-Here’s the trailer for HBO Max’s Expecting Amy, a three-part documentary series following Amy Schumer as she juggles looming parenthood with her stand-up career.

-Here’s the first trailer for J.J. Abrams and Sara BareillesLittle Voice, Apple+’s coming-of-age musical drama.

-I can’t believe The Handmaid’s Tale is still limping along. Here’s the season 4 trailer.

Jessica Chastain is a rogue assassin in trailer for action movie Ava.

Meet Paul Mescal, The Internet’s New Boyfriend

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-Have you started the TV adaptation of Normal People? It’s great — and it’s also the reason everyone on the internet is currently lusting over the lead actor, Paul Mescal. He’s on the new cover of Wonderland.

-I’m half way through the show but the only sour note (so far) is the bizarre choice to use the overplayed “Hide and Seek” song during a pivotal scene. Why!?! But it led me to this great read on how early 2000s teen dramas set the bar for TV soundtracks. (I remember watching the screener for the Gossip Girl pilot and turning to my friend and saying “there’s no way they’ll clear all these songs when it airs.” And then they did!)

-Meanwhile, do you think Noah Centineo is feeling threatened by Paul Mescal’s sudden rise and that’s why is IG captions have gotten even more indecipherable?

Justin and Hailey Bieber are giving fans an “intimate look” into their quarantine lives in a new Facebook Watch reality show titled The Biebers on Watch, which premiered today. There will be 12 episode, dropping Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Neil Gaiman and wife Amanda Palmer seem to have split during quarantine. The fact that Palmer made her statement via a paid perk for her Patreon subscribers is both annoying and completely on brand.

-Just when you thought the world was starting to forget about Twilight, Stephenie Meyer is getting set to release Midnight Sun — a retelling of the first Twilight book from Edward’s point-of-view. It’ll come out Aug 4.

-A judge has postponed a hearing on the continuation of Britney Spears‘ conservatorship until at least August.

Rose Byrne will play a Kellyanne Conway-esque character in Jon Stewart’s upcoming political satire. I’m so tired.

-Also Rose Byrne didn’t mean to imply that Phyllis Schlafly was a feminist.

John Krasinski enlisted some Oprah, Jon Stewart and Malala Yousafzai when he surprised graduates from the class of 2020 on the latest episode of Some Good News. Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds appeared in other segments.

Nic Cage is going to play Tiger King’s Joe Exotic on TV. He’s just unhinged enough to make it work.

-On Watch What Happens Live, Rosie O’Donnell told Andy Cohen a disturbing story about Bill Cosby’s interaction with one of her producers backstage.

-The authors of a new tell-all book about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly had their cooperation.

-Watching the Bon Appetit’s test kitchen chefs compete in a home scavenger hunt was surprisingly fun.

Chris Evans joined Instagram on Friday to announce that he is bringing together Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner for a virtual hangout as part of the #AllInChallenge.

January Jonesbirthday post for her mom might have just raised the bar for the thirstiest bday post ever.

Judi Dench‘s grandson continues to crush it with her on TikTok.

Scott Disick has checked himself back into rehab in after continuing to struggle with substance abuse issues.

Gal Gadot broke social distancing rules for her birthday. It is my birthday this week. I will not be doing this.

-Remember that stuntman video that went viral a couple of weeks ago and only featured one woman? Stuntwoman Zoe Bell created one with Scarlett Johansson, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Lawless, Juliette Lewis, Darryl Hannah, Margot Robbie, Halle Berry and more.

Tiffany Haddish, Salma Hayek and Rose Byrne Get Bossy in Instyle

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Tiffany HaddishSalma Hayek and Rose Byrne cover InStyle to promote their new movie Like A Boss (the new trailer made me lol).

Celine Dion is in Toronto tonight (I’m kicking myself for not getting tickets) but this photo is priceless — much like the ring she’s wearing.

Cara Delevingne tweeted that she was no longer dating Ashley Benson, but then deleted the tweet. So are they still together? And if they’re not, who gets the sex swing??!

-Quibi remains a mystery to me, but good for the Amell cousins.

-It’s been a big few weeks for Supergirl stars speaking openly about difficult personal matters. Chyler Leigh shared that she’s bi-polar.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus reflected on her SNL days during a sit-down with Stephen Colbert: “I didn’t understand how the dynamics of the place worked. It was very, very sexist. People were doing crazy drugs. I was oblivious; I just thought, ‘oh wow, he’s got a lot of energy.'”

-This site is doing a Pride & Prejudice rewatch and it’s such a daily happy-maker!

Jack Black forgot that he was in The Holiday. I wish I could too.

-On last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Show, he had a wax statue made of himself and then he left it around the office, startling his staff members — especially his cousin. The end killed me.

Seven more women have accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of groping and sexual misconduct, bringing the current tally to 22.

Nick Cannon spent most of yesterday annoying Eminem on Twitter before he dropped another diss track. But why tho?

-Former star T.J. Miller weighed in on the Silicon Valley finale — first as himself and then in character. God, he’s not even on the show anymore and he’s still exhausting.

-This is Us’ Justin Hartley’s divorce continues to get messy.

-Aw man, the lead singer of Roxette passed away.

January Jones plays a scary skating mom in the trailer for Netflix’s new figure skating drama Spinning Out. Wait, did they recreate Tessa Virtue’s Olympic dress?

Daniel Radcliffe‘s time period comedy has a new trailer.The portrait bit made me chuckle.

-The Ghostbusters trailer has arrived. I dunno — do we really need a dark and somber GB?