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Lindsay Lohan Is Engaged

-Congrats to Lindsay Lohan, who’s engaged to boyfriend Bader Shammas. They’ve been dating since at least last year.

-Texans can breathe a sigh of relief: Matthew McConaughey has decided not to run for governor.  Prob for the best; he recently did a NYT interview with Kara Swisher and when she asked him about voter suppression, he had no idea what she was talking about.

-Nooooo! Tiffany Haddish and Common have reportedly called it quits after a year of dating.

-Insecure’s Natasha Rothwell talked about the rough time she had in the SNL writers’ room, and how she had to raise her hand and ask to speak. Interestingly, the head writer during her tenure would have been Colin Jost.

-Of course Kevin Hart is defending Dave Chappelle. Of course he is.

-HBO Max has announced a third Magic Mike movie with Channing Tatum and Steven Soderbergh. Hmmm. The first MM film (which Soderbergh directed) got better reviews, but I will ride hard for Magic Mike XXL, which he wasn’t involved with. I want a sequel to that one.

-In news that will surprise no one, Tom Holland is set to return for more Spider-Man movies after this one.

-A lot of people are watching Disney+’s Hawkeye — just not all of them are doing it legally.

-According to a new book, Prince Charles is the one who asked about baby Archie’s skin tone. (He’s denying it.)

Eliza Dushku talked to Harpers Bazaar about how a ‘forced arbitration clause’ in her Bull contract prevented her from taking a sexual harassment case against CBS to court.

-No one is doing thirst traps as well as Elliot Page these days.

Tom Ford had some harsh words for House of Gucci. I mean, I saw Nocturnal Animals and I’m not sure he’s should judge.

Jesse Plemons says that people called him “Meth Damon” after he starred on Breaking Bad, and that’s both cruel and perfect.

-I started watching the new HBO show from Mindy Kaling called Sex Lives of College Girls and it’s great. There’s one actress in particular who’s blowing everyone else away so I looked her up — and it turns out she’s Timothée Chalamet’s sister.

Madonna somehow linked Instagram censoring her nipple to the genocide of indigenous people. As you do.

Bad Bunny turned 27 this year and is all about introspection in his new Vulture profile.

Seth Meyers revealed and his wife, Alexi Ashe, recently welcomed their third child, a baby girl.

Ryan Reynolds is urging fans to help BC flood victims.

-Meanwhile, Canada honoured him with a Governor General’s Award and he was serenaded by BNL’s Steven Page.

Catherine O’Hara also received a Governor General’s Award, and her Schitt’s Creek costar Noah Reid serenaded her — while paying tribute to her character’s wigs.

Nina Dobrev and Abigail Cowen star in the trailer for Redeeming Love.

Britney Spears is Free!

-It happened! Today in an LA courtroom, Britney Spears’ 13-year conservatorship was terminated, effective today.

Paris Hilton married venture capitalist Carter Reum, and People has all the pics. She wore 4 different wedding dresses on the first night of the 3-day celebrations.

Taylor Swift just revisited her past romance with Jake Gyllenhaal in the form of a new, 10-minute version of “All Too Well” and there’s a lot to unpack in the revised lyrics.

Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell jokingly “swapped” late night guest spots.

-This is a great roundup with Succession’s production crew, from the cinematographer to the costume designer, on how they make the family’s extreme wealth look as miserable as it feels. “Their environs aren’t gilded or garish, but they ARE soulless, so devoid of texture and mess as to seem slightly inhuman.”

-Reshoots on big superhero movies aren’t unusual, but sources tell THR that Benedict Cumberbatch and company are undertaking six weeks of filming, if not more, working six days a week on “significant” reshoots for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

-This is a great piece on how Dawson Leery walked so You’s Joe Goldberg could run.

-It’s Disney+ Day and they’ve dropped a lot of first looks and announcements, including our first glimpse of Tatiana Maslany and Mark Ruffalo in She-Hulk, the first photo of the Sanderson sisters in Hocus Pocus 2, news about Enchanted’s sequel, and confirmation of a WandaVision spinoff in which Kathryn Hahn will reprise her Agatha Harkness role.

Andy Dick is facing felony domestic violence charges after allegedly hitting his boyfriend in the head with a liquor bottle.

-The new Showtime drama Yellowjackets, starring Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey and Cypress, is getting great reviews and comparisons to Lost. It debuts on Sunday.

-Here’s our first look at Lindsay Lohan‘s upcoming Netflix romcom, which seems like such a good career move for her.

-No show does better at putting out content to keep their audience engaged between seasons than The Boys.

Jane Krakowski has stepped down from her role in NBC’s Annie Live! after being diagnosed with a breakthrough case of Covid. Megan Hilty is stepping in instead.

-HBOMax released its first teaser trailer for the Sex and the City sequel And Just Like That — and just like that, I’m in.

Shonda Rhimes Doesn’t Think Regé-Jean Page Will Ever Return to Bridgerton

Shonda Rhimes wears a rainbow skirt on the cover of Variety

-Variety named Shonda Rhimes the Show Woman of the Year. The highest paid showrunner in TV talked about moving from ABC to Netflix (“Creatively, I feel very fulfilled in a way that I haven’t felt fulfilled in a long time”), the success of Bridgerton (“What I loved was we were going to create this powerful, exciting, amazing romance. And then for once in television, they were going to get to have their happily ever after versus — well, you know! In network television, you have to come up with 15 years of why a couple has to be apart”), and whether Regé-Jean Page will ever return to the show (“I don’t think so! And here’s why. He’s an enormous star now. As I like to say, the idea that we would write Regé to stand around in the background doesn’t make any sense at all to me. ‘What would he do?’ is what I like to say”).

-So those sources claiming Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson are “just friends” may be rethinking things…the pair were spotted enjoying a private dinner last night. And it must be love, because she traveled to Staten Island for him.

-Wait, is Pete Davidson the Warren Beatty of his generation? I don’t buy it; Beatty had huge hits, not just BDE.

Jamie Spears has requested the end Britney Spears‘ conservatorship immediately.  However, the singer’s lawyer questioned whether Jamie was “motivated by a desire to bolster his reputation or to avoid his deposition or responding to the outstanding discovery served on him in August.”

-Meanwhile, in a since-deleted Instagram post, Spears blamed her mother for the conservatorship. “What people don’t know is that my mom is the one who gave him the idea. I will never get those years back… she secretly ruined my life. You know exactly what you did. My dad is not smart enough to ever think of a conservatorship, but tonight I will smile knowing I have a new life ahead of me.”

Sofia Vergara will lead Netflix’s six-part limited series about real-life Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco from the exec producer of Narcos.

-In his new memoir, Will Smith says he dreamed about killing his father after witnessing him abuse his mother when he was a boy. “As a child I’d always told myself that I would one day avenge my mother. That when I was big enough, when I was strong enough, when I was no longer a coward, I would slay him.” He also talked about how his method acting on the set of Six Degrees of Separation caused him to fall “in love” with his costar Stockard Channing during his first marriage.

-Hmmm…not really sure that Salma Hayek comes off the way she intended in her interview with The Guardian. When asked about being bullied by Harvey Weinstein and if she thinks the reason he never assaulted her was that she was friends with Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino and George Clooney, she replied, “Also I was very strong…I didn’t just say no. I’m a force to be recognized. He never saw me weak. It’s not that I’m not afraid, but you’re not going to see it. I can be almost intimidating in my calm strength, you know?”

Dakota Johnson is dating Gwyneth Paltrow‘s ex-husband Chris Martin, and the ladies seem to genuinely like each other. Paltrow caught a lot of crap for her “conscious uncoupling” announcement — but it seems like it actually worked?

Ryan Reynolds announced that he’s taking a break from movies. “I’m just trying to create a little bit more space for my family and time with them. You know, you don’t really get that time back.” Stay home with the kids so Blake can make A Simple Favor 2!

-Jeez. Dean Winters, a character actor who’s best known from 30 Rock and Oz, has undergone multiple amputations since contracting a bacterial infection in 2009.

Tom Hanks paid tribute to his Bosom Buddies costar Peter Scolari on Jimmy Kimmel‘s show: “We were molecularly connected in a way that we started speaking the same language.”

-Speaking of late night, David Byrne taught Stephen Colbert some aging entertainer dance moves.

-Buzzfeed had Ben Barnes read some thirst tweets about himself, and he was very shy and polite about the whole thing.   “Noooo! You’ve got parents!” “Someone from Buzzfeed has just come in and told me why Bussy means, and that’s why my face is going red.”

This is the kind of TV criticism that should be used as a framework for all reboot reviews: “Dexter: New Blood is worse than Seasons 1-4 and better than the last few seasons, which should be enough for many/most/some fans.”

-Starz has renewed Heels for season 2. I have to finish the last few episodes but I was really getting into it.

Leah Remini has guest-hosted the majority of the Wendy Williams Show’s premiere week episodes while Williams is off with health issues — and the ratings have gone up.

-I can’t imagine Alec Baldwin‘s lawyers are happy about his reposting stuff like these these days.

-I’m late to the Dune party, but this is a very good piece on how Denis Villeneuve’s Part One ignores the influence of MENA cultures and Islam.

Jared Leto becomes a vampire in the trailer for Morbius, the next film in Sony’s Marvel Spider-Man universe.