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Zendaya on her Historic Emmy Win

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Zendaya is stunning on the new cover of Essence. In the interview, which took place a week after her Emmy win, she talks about accepting the award at home surrounded by her family (“I was worried that if they kept screaming for too long, I wouldn’t have any time to actually say anything —but I didn’t want to stop them, because they were having a great time. It was a very special night”), and her hopes for Black women (“For us to continue to fully realize our power and harness it to do great things, because we are incredibly powerful. We’re often convinced that we’re not and taught to shrink —but we have to believe in our collective power. I always think of that Beyoncé song, “They’ll never take my power, my power, my power.” Let’s take that energy into the new year”).

Joaquin Phoenix showed up in Burlington, Ont to pay tribute to activist Regan Russell, who was killed earlier this year outside a slaughterhouse.

Halle Barry and her stylist Lindsay Flores discussed their first orgasm, and Barry was surprised Flores couldn’t remember hers. “Well it wasn’t recently!”

Brad Pitt has been volunteering since the summer and has handed out the food boxes to families around 30 times. And he’s looked mighty fine while doing it. That photo of him with his legs crossed having a smoke is … a lot.

-TikTok Star Charli D’Amelio lost 1 million followers in 24 hours because her family posted a video of a dinner with James Charles, which included a bit in which she bemoaned the fact that she only had 95 million followers on her year anniversary of her reaching 1 million followers. Charles snarkily responded “Was the 95 not enough for you?”

Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes’ long-rumoured collaboration has finally arrived — and while I was hoping for something a lot more danceable, it’s a low-key bop!

-A six-part docuseries following Nicki Minaj’s rise all the way to motherhood is coming to HBO Max.

-Marvel Studios, along with Ryan Reynolds, hired Bob’s Burgers writers and exec producers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin to write the third Deadpool film. Love that for them!

Sia is getting heat from the disabled community for the Magic trailer. She is not handling it well.

-Amazon Studios has acquired Coming 2 America, starring Eddie Murphy, which they’ll debut in March.

-This is an interesting look at how Gina Carano’s recent social media postings have alienated some Mandalorian fans.

-I didn’t even know they were still making episodes of Wipeout, but a contestant just died during filming after going into cardiac arrest following the completion of an obstacle course.

-I’ve only watched a few episodes of Supernatural, but I’m seeing a lot of chatter on Twitter today about the show ending it’s 15-season run(!) in a way that some fans didn’t love. I’m really hating this trend to lean into man-pain. You don’t need to guarantee a happy ending when you wrap a show, but you should aim to give fans a satisfying conclusion — even if you’re fanbase isn’t who you wanted it to be.

-It also sounds like their penultimate episode fell into the “bury your gays” trope.

Robert Englund of Freddy Krueger fame has joined the cast of Stranger Things.

-Netflix dropped the first trailer for Robert Rodriguez’s We Can Be Heroes, starring Pedro Pascal and Priyanka Chopra.

Ruth Wilson Talks Leaving The Affair: “I Didn’t Feel Safe”

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-While promoting the new season of His Dark Materials, Ruth Wilson told the Stylist more details about her exit from The Affair — and why she didn’t speak out right away. “There was a situation on The Affair where things didn’t feel right, and I dealt with them, and I managed to protect myself…It was before #MeToo and before Harvey Weinstein — and yet my instincts were very clear and strong about what I felt was wrong, about what was going on, and what I didn’t feel safe about.”

Helena Bonham Carter is promoting the new season of The Crown and in an amazingly candid interview with The Guardian she talks about her outlandish style (“I promise you, even when I think I’m being normal, somehow it comes out wrong. It really does! I later see the photos and think, what was I thinking?”), the accusations against Johnny Depp (“There’s something quite old-fashioned about Johnny, with these manners – none of it makes sense”), and her split from Tim Burton (“At first it’s a horrible thing to get used to, not having your children around [when you share custody]. The cruelty of divorce is extraordinary. But then you get to a point where you’re like, Oh, I get this week off! Some parts are very much to be recommended”).

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello took their relationship to the next level: they got a puppy.

Cardi B was so stressed watching the election results last night, she was smoking three cigarettes at once. Same, girl.

Chris Rock got real about why he doesn’t like civil rights movies: “I applaud the effort and they should exist. The problem is, they only show the back of the bus and the lunch counter. They actually make racism look very fixable…My mother used to get her teeth taken out at the vet ’cause you weren’t allowed to go to the dentist. No movie shows you that.”

Jimmy Kimmel didn’t even ask parents this year to trick their kids into thinking they ate all their Halloween candy — but they did it anyway.

Khloe Kardashian responded to pregnancy rumors with “my abs say otherwise.” Well played.

-Canada has proposed an amendment to its national Broadcasting Act to require streaming services like Netflix and Spotify to invest a portion of their revenue into local production.

Christopher Nolan says studios are drawing the “wrong conclusions” from Tenet’s box office and insists he’s “thrilled” with the results. Sure he is.

Lori Loughlin isn’t enjoying her first few days of prison. Poor thing.

Mena Suvari introduces her daughter to her creepy new fiancé in the What Lies Below trailer.

Issa Rae Talks Emmy Nominations

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Issa Rae covers the new issue of THR and talks about her Emmy nominations (“Awards don’t validate you. They allow more people to know about the series, like, ‘Oh, what is this?’ That’s all you want”), why she thinks the Emmys recognized Insecure this year (“I’m going to be real. I think the pandemic, being quarantined during a period when our humanity was questioned, in a more front-facing way, definitely helped. We came on during a time when people were bored at home, and also there were racial uprisings, and our show served as a comfort”), and her love of I May Destroy You (“It’s amazing. It’s really disturbing. The conversations that have [been] sparked around it are just so necessary. I almost wish it had come sooner. It’s going to be so impactful to a generation of people”).

Justin and Hailey Bieber and Shawn Mendes were all spotted at a home recording studio in LA yesterday.

Dax Shepard is recuperating after breaking four ribs in a motorcycle accident on a California road course.

Kirsten Dunst is very confused about why she’s part of Kanye West‘s presidential campaign materials.

Ben Affleck isn’t done with Batman yet. He’ll appear along with Michael Keaton’s Batman in the upcoming Flash movie, which is all about the multiverse (oh god, I’m having CW crossover flashbacks). Interestingly, they confirmed Affleck’s Batman will appear in no other films or the rumoured HBO MAX show.

-Here’s a new teaser for the Synder cut of Justice League.

Olivia Wilde just landed a secret Marvel project — and the hints have everyone thinking it’ll be a Spider-Woman movie.

Bella Thorne joined OnlyFans yesterday and crashed the site.

-The ACLU has offered to help Britney Spears, tweeting “People with disabilities have a right to lead self-directed lives and retain their civil rights. If Britney Spears wants to regain her civil liberties and get out of her conservatorship, we are here to help her.”

Sarah Cooper, the TikToker famous for lip synching Trump, just landed a CBS comedy.

-Speaking of CBS, they’re having issues with yet another problematic white dude showrunner. This one is the guy behind All Rise (which has a black female leave – a rarity on that network). Five writers from the original seven hired have left the drama over disputes with showrunner Greg Spottiswood about the depictions of race and gender. He kept his job after reviews by human resources. Said one writer: “We had to do so much behind the scenes to keep these scripts from being racist and offensive.”

-A former writer on the show said in a Twitter thread that the environment in the writers’ room is even worse than the article indicates.

-Ellen Show staffers will now get “perks” like five paid days off to use at their discretion, birthdays off, and paid time for doctors appointments and family matters. That … doesn’t seem like a lot?

-British singer James Blunt says once he developed scurvy after adopting an all-meat diet for two months to assert his masculinity while studying in a female-dominated class. Gotta love a good comeuppance!

-It was a rough day for Comedy Central shows that previously looked like they had a bright future. Drunk History has been canceled after six seasons — despite being renewed for a seventh season last year, while Comedy Central also canceled Tosh 2.0, reversing course on its January decision to renew the show for *four* more seasons.

-Starting tomorrow, all 1,687 of Cineplex’s screens will be open for business across Canada, making the exhibitor the first major theatre chain in the world to be 100% re-opened. I can’t imagine feeling comfortable in a movie theatre yet.

Gillian Anderson joins Olivia Colman in the trailer for season four of The Crown, arriving Nov 15.

-Here’s the trailer for Sofia Coppola‘s latest film, On the Rocks, starring Bill Murray, Rashida Jones, and Marlon Wayans.

-The new trailer for Netflix’s Love Guaranteed stars Rachael Leigh Cook and Damon Wayans Jr. as a lawyer and client who fall in love. That seems unethical but I adore them both and need more Netflix romcoms in my life so YUP!