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Zendaya Is InStyle’s Best Dressed

Zendaya wears an orange and pink dress on the cover of InStyle

Zendaya graces the cover of InStyle’s Best Dressed issue and talks about her evolving style. “When I was 14 and at my first movie premiere, my outfit was a bunch of stuff that I had from Target. And I thought I was fly. I felt cool. To this day, I think that’s really all that matters. Then you know you’re doing the right thing.” She also joins Timothée Chalamet on the cover of EW.

Olivia Rodrigo and Alanis Morrissette cover Rolling Stone’s Musicians on Musicians issue, and there was a lot of fangirling in both directions.

Olivia Wilde is promoting sustainability — by appearing nude and unretouched. Because that’s … sustainable? I don’t know but she looks great!

Emma Kenney, who played Debbie on Shameless, wasn’t sad to see leading lady Emmy Rossum leave the show in 2019, saying “the set became more of a positive place” after she left. “I remember pre her leaving, I’d go to set some days and I’d be very anxious having a scene with her because if she had a bad day, she made it a bad day for everybody.” I swear, as soon as a long running show ends, someone on the cast should be required to write a tell-all about all the on-set tensions. It would immediately become the best-selling genre in publishing.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s camp is clearing up rumours about Lilibet’s christening, saying “plans have not been finalized.”

Elizabeth Debicki and Dominic West recreate Diana and Charles’ tense trip to Italy in new photos from The Crown shoot. She is so perfectly cast, it emphasizes how he isn’t.

Julianna Margulies isn’t worried about any potential backlash she may receive portraying a lesbian on The Morning Show. “Who’s to say I haven’t had my own gay experiences? We’re making assumptions. I know there was some trepidation of ‘Will lesbian actresses be angry?’ And I can tell you I would never, ever be angry if a lesbian played a straight woman.”

Netflix has reinstated a trans software engineer who spoke out against Dave Chappelle‘s latest comedy special, along with two other employees. The streamer originally said they suspended them for trying to join a Zoom of an executive meeting, but later found that a director had shared the meeting link. “Netflix has reinstated me after finding that there was no ill-intent in my attending the QBR meeting,” she tweeted, adding, “I’m going to take a few days off to decompress and try to figure out where I’m at. At the very least, I feel vindicated.”

-Despite the reinstatement of three employees, a trans employee resource group at Netflix is moving ahead with plans for a walkout on Oct. 20 in response to Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos defense of the special.

Adele has confirmed that her new album will be called 30 and will drop Nov 19, calling it “my ride or die throughout the most turbulent period of my life. When I was writing it, it was my friend who came over with a bottle of wine and a takeaway to cheer me up. My wise friend who always gives the best advice.”

Raven-Symone says that when she was asked to join The View, they promised her the topics were moving away from political discussions. “I got catfished. I feel like I just got catfished. I thought I was going on a show, like Candace [Cameron Bure], where it was pop culture and fun and exciting and I got catfished, and I learned a good lesson.” Bure also said she was “pitched a completely different direction” than the show actually went.

-I haven’t really been following the drama created by ex-Little Mix member Jesy Nelson, but this is clearly offensive.

-Just two days before You drops its third season, Netflix has already renewed the Penn Badgley thriller for season 4.

-Speaking of You, Scott Speedman stars in the new season. Between this and his return to Grey’s Anatomy, my Ben Covington-loving heart is bursting!

-60,000 film and TV trade union workers will begin a national strike on Monday if an agreement can’t be reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

J. Smith-Cameron says her role as Gerri on Succession was originally written for a man, but she sent in an audition tape anyway. Such a Gerri move!

-Meanwhile, I love that the show’s promo team is leaning into all the unlikely ships.

-The Succession cast appeared on Colbert’s show last week, and were all delightful.

Lady Gaga posed on a private jet wrapped in a boa made of fake hundred-dollar bills to mark her triumphant return to her Las Vegas residency. As Lucille Bluth would say, “Good for her.”

David Fincher’s secret Netflix project turned out to be VOIR, a new documentary series of visual essays celebrating cinema that he exec produced.

-The best thing about Ted Lasso’s success is Brett Goldstein‘s growing influence. Roy Kent himself will co-write a new Apple+ comedy series starring  Jason Segel.

-A new trailer dropped for  The Sex Lives of College Girls, a new HBO Max comedy from Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble.

-Here’s the trailer for The Beatles: Get Back, Disney+’s original docuseries, directed by Peter Jackson. The three-part special uses restored footage was gathered from the band’s January 1969 recording session and final live performance in London.

Paul Rudd charms his way into messing up Will Ferrell‘s life in new trailer for Apple+’s The Shrink Next Door.

-Here’s the trailer for The 355, starring Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger, Lin Mi Sheng and Penélope Cruz.

Jennifer Garner’s Alias Reunion

Jennifer Garner joined TikTok and her first video is of an Alias reunion to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary. More of this, please.

Angelina Jolie appeared at Variety’s Power of Women event last night to pay tribute to Amanda Gorman.

Scarlett Johansson and Disney have settled their breach of contract lawsuit over the star’s Black Widow payday, though the terms remain under wraps. She said in a statement, “I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney. I look forward to continuing our collaboration.”

Channing Tatum is commenting on his girlfriend’s father’s abs on Insta. As you do.

-According to interviews with former staffers, Goop is suffering from an exodus of 140 staff (including the bulk of the executive team), complaints of low salaries, and pandemic burnout.

Josh Charles keeps coming very close to spilling the tea about Aaron Sorkin and I’m so curious!

Scott Speedman is back on Grey’s Anatomy? Aw man, I didn’t want to get sucked back in.

-I’m still watching The Morning Show — not because it’s good, but because it’s a train wreck that I can’t look away from. This week’s development makes little sense, so for this show it makes perfect sense. I’m amazed they weren’t publicizing this plot development in the trailers. (Spoilers for the latest episode, obviously).

-With her last couple of posts, Britney Spears is really pushing Instagram’s rules about boobs.

-The judge in Kelly Clarkson‘s divorce has ruled that the Montana Ranch is hers, not her ex’s.

Bernie Sanders, Adam Schiff, and 118 members of Congress have signed a letter backing IATSE’s demands for meal and bathroom breaks, adequate sleep, and living wages for crew on film and TV sets. The vote on strike authorization began today.

-There’s going to be a movie adaptation of Red, White & Royal Blue? Oh yes please! Bring on all the romance adaptations.

-Wow, I adore Nina Dobrev‘s 1920s Spanish style home.

-I saw Melissa McCarthy‘s The Starling at TIFF and did not like it (despite good performances from her and Chris O’Dowd). It’s now on Netflix.

-Here’s a new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s  West Side Story.

Shonda Rhimes’ Power Moves

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-In her THR cover storyShonda Rhimes talks about leaving ABC (she says her breaking point came when she tried to get an extra all-inclusive pass to Disneyland for a trip she took with her kids and sister and a high-ranking exec asked her “Don’t you have enough?”), talks about setting expectations with Netflix (“The first thing I said was, ‘You’re not going to get another Grey’s Anatomy — not Grey’s Anatomy in a cornfield, Grey’s Anatomy on a baseball field or Grey’s Anatomy at an airport, that’s just not happening’ “), and the culture shock of being at the streaming service (“The reason I came to Netflix is because I wanted to be able to make television without anybody bothering me. And as long as I get to keep making television without anybody bothering me, I’m happy”).

Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and James Gunn took to social media to defend Chris Pratt. So they suddenly showed up when a meaningless throwaway Twitter poll voted him the worst Chris, but stayed silent when Brie Larson was facing hate and brutal boycott campaign from fanboys for being Captain Marvel and advocating for diversity? Screw them.

-Welp, Quibi is dead. Jeffrey Katzenberg is calling investors to tell them he’s shutting the company down, sources tell the Wall Street Journal. They’ll likely blame it on the pandemic and not the atrocious rollout or the fact that we are at the saturation point with streaming services.

Jennifer Lawrence says her biggest regret about getting married last year is she didn’t have a big bachelorette party.

Dolly Parton sang a few lines of “Bury Me Beneath The Willow” on the Late Show last night and it made Stephen Colbert cry. I loved her reaction: “I better hush before you cry yourself to death and we can’t finish the show.”

-I loved this chat between Jamie Lee Curtis and Neve Campbell about their reigns as scream queens.

-Legally Blonde 3’s new release date has been confirmed. I’m skeptical we’ll be back in theatres by then, but you do you, Hollywood.

-The reviews for The Witches are in, and it sounds very, very bad. Too bad; I was ready to watch Anne Hathaway ham it up.

-Another movie that isn’t faring well with critics is Netflix’s Rebecca remake mostly because the film portrays the central relationship as straightforwardly romantic, rather than tragic or toxic. The fact that this is how they depict the last scene makes it clear they had no idea what the book was actually about.

-Speaking of reviews, critics seem mixed on Borat 2. But the only thing everyone seems to agree on is the Rudy Giuliani segment is unbelievably uncomfortable. Apparently he follows Borat’s “daughter” into a hotel room and it’s … not good. The screengrab that’s floating around Twitter looks bad enough.

Jared Leto will play the Joker in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, just in case you needed more convincing to skip it.

Scott Speedman has joined the cast of You for season 3. I’m really happy for him, but my heart won’t be able to take it if he turns into a murder buddy for Joe.

Jann Arden‘s sitcom is going to stream in the US on Hulu. Between this and her singing the Dawson’s Creek theme song when it hits Netflix, is this the year of Jann in America? Let’s hope! (She did a Cameo for my friend’s birthday this week and it was the best one I’ve ever seen.)

Ariana Grande and Adele stans are not happy because they don’t understand how Twitter works.

-Normal People star Daisy Edgar Jones has been cast as Kyra, the lead in the film adaptation of Where the Crawdads Sing. I still haven’t finished that book — not because it’s bad but just because it was too heavy for my brain in 2020.

-Netflix will campaign Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis in the lead actor and actress categories for their Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom performances. They’ll also submit Boseman for supporting actor in Da 5 Bloods.

-The first trailer for Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon is gorgeous.