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Tatiana Maslany Keeps Us Guessing About She-Hulk

-Remember a month ago when I mentioned that I was on a Zoom call with Tatiana Maslany and she said she’s not doing She-Hulk? She just said it again and the headlines are everywhere. My guess remains the same: that she’s doing it but sworn to keep it under wraps until there’s an official announcement. The original story in the trades was based on “sources” — and Scarlett Johansson was denying a Black Widow movie up until about a month before filming started.

Armie Hammer is now seeking joint custody and requesting his ex return to the U.S. from the Cayman Islands. Elizabeth Chambers filed for divorce from Hammer in July, seeking primary physical custody of their two children.

-I’m sure the Daily Mail is just reaching for headlines, but I’m choosing to believe this story about Dominic West being terrorized by squirrels.

Taryn Manning is claiming DWTS invited her to join the cast “many times,” but the show has a different take: “Her representation attempted to pitch her to us a while back and we kindly passed. So her claim that she was asked to join ‘DWTS’ once, never mind many times, is completely false.”

Jacob Tremblay portrays a young Justin Bieber in the new video for “Lonely.” This is scary good casting.

-Meanwhile, Bieber is this week’s musical guest on SNL, with Issa Rae hosting.

-Fans put a damper on Bieber‘s big week by camping outside his home. He posted on IG Stories: “This is not a hotel. It’s my home. How do you convince yourself it’s not completely inappropriate and disrespectful to wait outside my home to gawk, stare and take pictures as I walk into my apartment?”

Dwyane Wade was walking on the beach and happened to pass by a proposal. His reaction is everything.

-In a charming new interview with The Ringer, Adam Brody discusses how many people re-watching The OC now find his character mean (“I totally understand that about Seth and I can even see it without seeing it again. I mean, I don’t recall him doing anything brave and I don’t just mean physically brave”) and talks about being a feminist (“I’m not an activist, but I do feel that I’m pretty aware and my wife [Leighton Meester] helps me a lot. My wife is a feminist and has been for a long time, so she helps me a lot. Although I think we’ve all had our eyes opened even more so these last handful of years, but we’re all still learning and certainly I am. I like to think of myself as a feminist. I don’t know if I fully live up to that or not”).

-Speaking of charming interviews, You’re The Worst’s Chris Greere interviews former costar Aya Cash about her role on The Boys.

Harvey Weinstein‘s lawyers claim he will likely die in prison if not freed. [*crickets*]

Miley Cyrus is reviving her Backyard Sessions for a special episode of MTV’s Unplugged series. This is such a clever way to do content in quarantine.

-I don’t believe a digit of Netflix’s ratings reports, but they are saying that Ratched is the most watched original program in 2020. I wonder if even they care that it was so horribly received?

-Bridgerton is being made into a series by Shonda Rhimes? Yes, please!

Ethan Hawke had to shoot his appearance on Desus & Mero last night from an empty hotel ballroom in Ireland because he was having wi-fi issues in his room. Still managed to be charming af tho.

David Byrne’s American Utopia debuts on Crave this weekend and it’s so, so good. It’s directed by Spike Lee and is one of my fave films of the year so far. It’s joyous and thought-provoking and made me get up and dance multiple times (watching films at home is one benefit of movies going straight to streaming).

Charlie Hunnam plays a bare-knuckle boxer reluctantly traveling across the country with his brother for one last fight in Jungleland. It took me halfway through the trailer for me to realize I saw this at last year’s TIFF. I really liked the girl from The End of the F**king World in it.

Drake Enlists Justin Bieber for “Popstar” Video

Drake and DJ Khaled debuted their new music video for “Popstar” and it features surprise appearances from Justin and Hailey Bieber. Two things: this is the best Bieber has looked in a long time, and why is there a “COVID Compliance Officer” listed in the credits when there’s zero social distancing??

-To celebrate her birthday, Beyonce donated $1 million to black-owned businesses.

-Meanwhile, we might have a new Beyonce project soon. Page Six reports that Bey shut down a television studio for four days to film something mysterious.

Rumer Willis is having quite a week. She kicked off dating speculation when she was spotted hanging with newly single Armie Hammer, and now she’s shooting sexy IG videos for Kim Kardashian‘s Skims.

-Speaking of the Kardashians, the one thing you can praise that family for is that they seem to have taken social distancing seriously — unlike 75% of the celebs I see on IG.

Scarlett Johansson says the new Black Widow movie will address #MeToo and #TimesUp directly. If only we could see it without fear of dying.

Alexander Payne published a guest column in Deadline today, in which he denies Rose McGowan allegation that he groomed her for a sexual assault when she was 15. “Rose is mistaken in saying we met when she was fifteen, in the late 1980s. I was a full-time film student at UCLA from 1984 until 1990, and I know that our paths never crossed.”

McGowan responded to his comments with “I told Payne to acknowledge and apologize, he has not. I said I didn’t want to destroy, now I do. Why do these men always lie? I will now make it a mission to expose him. I am not the only one.”

-Who knows when we’ll get a new album, but at least Rihanna’s documentary will be released on Amazon next year.

-Despite public disputes with her record label, in which she accused them of not letting her put out new music, we finally have something new from SZA! The singer-songwriter dropped the music video for her new single “Hit Different” featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

-I’ve never watched the CBS sitcom Mom, but it seems odd that Anna Faris is leaving the show. Isn’t she the lead?

-Another day, another stunning look from Cate Blanchett in Venice. I love that she’s recycling outfits she’s worn on previous red carpets!

-I’m really liking Vulture’s Two Friends series on Instagram Live, mostly because of all the odd celebrity pairings. Who knew You’re the Worst’s Desmin Borges and Tala Ashe from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow were buds?

-This is a really interesting take on what the movie industry in 2020 might have looked like without covid. Would Will Smith and Ana de Armas be Oscar frontrunners? Would the Top Gun and Ghostbusters reboots have flopped?

-The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil wants you to know that she’s not actually quarantining with Meghan and Harry. It does sound like a story Tahani would tell though.

-For the first time ever, all Canadians will be able to watch TIFF films digitally during the festival. Tickets for non-members go onsale Saturday at 10am and there’s still some left.  Even if you’re doing it from your couch, it really is the coolest thing to watch movies with big name stars that may never see the light of day, or obscure foreign ones that won’t get distribution here.

Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Zach Braff try to kill Tommy Lee Jones while making a movie in The Comeback Trail trailer.

Scarlett Johansson Calls Herself the “Second Choice”

Scarlett Johansson parade

Scarlett Johansson is on the cover of Parade, where she talks about getting the role of Black Widow after Emily Blunt bowed out (“The best call you can receive is after you are rejected for something and then you get it. You appreciate it more. I’ve basically made a career out of being second choice”), and being engaged to SNL’s Colin Jost (“What you see is what you get with him. He’s very optimistic, easygoing, funny, nice, and those are the qualities that really drew me to him”).

Meryl Streep singing in a robe and making cocktails during last night’s Stephen Sondheim tribute is all of us right now. It starts at 1:58:49.

-Keep watching, because the performance after that is Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford singing “Move On” at 2:03:38.

Kristin Cavallari has filed for divorce from Jay Cutler, citing “inappropriate marital conduct” and requesting primary custody of their three children. They were in the news recently because of a viral Twitter thread about their multi-week quarantine in the Bahamas.

John Krasinski’s ‘Some Good News’ threw a potluck Sunday. After fans sent in their family recipes, Martha Stewart, David Chang, Guy Fieri and Stanley Tucci stepped in to try out their time-tested dishes.

-Also, Stanley Tucci is back to making cocktails for our viewing pleasure.

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are expecting their first child together.

Brad Pitt appeared as Dr. Fauci in SNL’s cold open this weekend. (Weirdly, his segment looked more professional than all the others.) Between this and his HGTV appearance, he’s charming his way all over TV lately.

Timothée Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp have split after one year of dating.

Riz Ahmed tells GQ: “I have lost two family members to COVID. I just want to believe their deaths and all the others aren’t for nothing. We gotta step up to reimagine a better future.”

-Canadian actors, musicians and public figures came together on Saturday night for a televised special to support frontline and essential workers, and to raise funds for Food Banks Canada. You can watch some highlights here.

-Also, the all-star performance of “Lean on Me” is being released in support of the Canadian Red Cross, and Canadians can contribute to the initiative by streaming the song, viewing the official music video, or downloading the single.

Emma Watson‘s mystery man has been revealed as Leo Robinton, who previously worked at a cannabis company in LA. He’s very pretty.

Britney Spears‘ bf is wearing a jockstrap as a mask? Ok.

Anna Wintour goes jogging in Air Force 1’s so that’s where we’re at now. She’s also taking swipes at the president: “I think we’ve all gotten past the idea that life will simply snap back to normal. (Except our president, who thinks we should try drinking disinfectant mixed with sunshine. To which I say, you first.)”

Cameron Diaz appeared on a recent episode of makeup artist Gucci Westman’s YouTube series, “Makeup & Friends” (clearly shot before social distancing).

-The internet discovered that Dolly Parton’s production company helped produce Buffy the Vampire Slayer and everyone’s so happy.

Nancy Meyers‘ movies are basically kitchen porn. So everyone got very excited when the director instagrammed a pic of her kitchen. It does not disappoint.

Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson‘s The King of Staten Island is migrating to a digital release. It’ll be on demand on June 12. Seth Rogen‘s An American Pickle has also moved from a Sony theatrical release to HBO Max. There’s a very real chance that comedy releases on streaming becomes the norm, while theatrical releases are limited to big budget tentpoles.

-The Oscars’ Board of Governors will meet virtually tomorrow. It’ll be interesting how Oscar season plays out, with most fall film festivals probably not happening (except maybe Telluride), and a fall theatrical marketplace that will likely contain fewer functioning cinemas operating at partial capacity.

-The first clip of Love, Victor has been released. It’s Hulu’s spinoff of Love, Simon.