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George Clooney Gushes About Married Life

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-In his new GQ profile, George Clooney talks about how Amal has changed his life. “I was like, ‘I’m never getting married. I’m not gonna have kids. I’m gonna work, I’ve got great friends, my life is full, I’m doing well.’ And I didn’t know how un-full it was until I met Amal.” He also talks about a brutal motorcycle accident he had when shooting Catch-22 (“When I hit the ground my mouth—I thought all my teeth were broken out. But it was glass from the windshield”), and why he prefers to watch others get into online fights (“I have much more fun watching Chrissy Teigen. Somebody steps into her world and you go, ‘Oh, I wouldn’t do that, dude.’ It’s so much fun. Like somebody who thinks they’re really smart, and you just go, ‘Ugh, dude. You brought a knife to a gunfight.'”)

Isaiah Washington is once again calling out Katherine Heigl over the Grey’s Anatomy drama that led to his 2007 firing.  I mean, she stood up for a costar when Washington used a homophobic slur so I don’t understand why he keeps reminding us of it.

Lil Wayne has been charged with weapons possession in a South Florida federal court, and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Scooter Braun has sold the master rights to Taylor Swift’s first six albums. The buyer, an investment fund, apparently paid north of $300 million.

-Meanwhile Swift, who is free to re-record songs from her first five Big Machine-issued albums as of this month, hit back at Braun, saying that she didn’t get a chance to buy back her masters unless she signed an NDA.

-We’re still waiting on the People’s Sexiest Man Alive, but we know that Dan Levy is on the list.

Zack Snyder has unveiled a new black and white trailer for his director’s cut of Justice League, and it still holds zero interest for me, but if you’re looking for a a never-before-seen shot of Darkseid, knock yourself out.

Richard Schiff, who played Toby on The West Wing, has been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19.

Dolly Parton helped fund Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, which this week became the second coronavirus vaccine with a stunningly high success rate.

Justin Bieber announced what we’d already guessed: he’s doing a collab with Shawn Mendes.

Rachel Bloom details the whirlwind journey her show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend had to television in this audio excerpt from her new book.

David E. Kelley‘s new ABC drama Big Sky, starring Ryan Phillippe, is getting brutal reviews. Says THR: “If a pilot is exploitative garbage, but knows it’s exploitative garbage, does that make it less exploitative?”

-Watch the trailer for Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf‘s emotional drama Pieces Of A Woman, which is coming to Netflix. Saw this one at TIFF a few months ago and it’s good but crushing.

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Welcome Daughter

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger have welcomed their first child. Katherine’s brother mentioned the news over the weekend, and Pratt confirmed it’s a girl today with a Bible verse-y IG post. They’ve named her Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt.

Zoe Kravitz posted some behind-the-scenes snaps from the set of High Fidelity, and when Tessa Thompson commented on her post, Kravitz responded “It’s cool. At least Hulu has a ton of other shows starring women of color we can watch. Oh wait.”

Robert Pattinson says he tried to sneak off the Tenet set for a Batman screen test, but Christopher Nolan knew what he was up to immediately.

-Among the surprise guests at Dave Chappelle‘s Summer Camp comedy show tour has been …Louis C.K. Ugh.

Antonio Banderas didn’t have the best birthday, posting on Twitter “I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday following quarantine after having tested positive for the COVID-19 disease. I would like to add that I am relatively OK…”

Smash Mouth is definitely in the lead for the most obnoxious band of 2020. First, they mocked Taylor Swift’s new album. Now, they’ve hosted a concert for thousands in the middle of a pandemic, with frontman Steve Harwell telling the crowd: “We’re all here together tonight! F*ck that COVID shit!”

Rachael Ray and her family are unscathed after their Lake Luzerne, New York, home caught fire last night while they were home.

Simon Cowell is recovering from surgery after breaking his back in a terrifying e-bike accident.

-A former stylist posted a TikTok about which celebrity clients she styled that were the nicest (Jon Stewart, George Clooney, Ariel Winter, Carrie Underwood, Selena Gomez) and the meanest (Marisa Tomei, Jessica Alba, Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Lopez).

-This is a good piece on the role cop shows have played in shaping attitudes about the police, and what needs to change.

-The more the entire movie industry becomes owned by just a few media conglomerates, the more I want to buy physical copies of everything I love.

Will Forte will reprise his role as MacGruber in a new series at Peacock.  Here’s the teaser.

-Speaking of Peacock trailers, here’s one for the Saved By the Bell reboot. As funny as it is to have Jessie call back her infamous “I’m so excited, I’m so scared” scene, I gotta wonder who this show is for. The tweens it seems to be aimed at, or the people who are old enough to get the reference?

Shia LaBeouf is in talks to be Marvel’s next superhero. I don’t hate it.

-The End of the F***ing World executive producer Dominic Buchanan has written a six-page open letter, revealing that he is “shattered” after being told by BAFTA that he cannot purchase a statue following the show’s win at the TV Awards last month.

Chris Rock‘s Fargo season is now set to premiere Sept 27. Production, suspended for Covid-19, is scheduled to resume this month. I fell off the Fargo train but I’m guessing I’ll watch this because come September, television will be mostly a wasteland.

-HBO keeps letting me down, first with the Run finale, and now the Perry Mason finale.

-Do we really need a new Tron movie? Especially one starring Jared Leto and directed by a dude? Do we??

-Here’s the trailer for HBO’s The Third Day, a six-episode limited series starring Naomie Harris, Jude Law, and Emily Watson.

-Netflix has released the first trailer for its upcoming space drama, Away, starring Hilary Swank and Josh Charles.

Keke Palmer Covers Cosmo

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Keke Palmer is on the new cover of Cosmo, where she talks about going viral with her protest speech, and fighting for a better future.

-The New York mag’s TV issue features another stunning profile b E. Alex Jungthis one on Thandie Newton. He gets her to open up about her abuse at the hands of a director when she was 16 being classified in the press as “an affair,” the time Sony head Amy Pascal tried to get her to do Charlie’s Angels by reeling off stereotypes to her of how to be a more convincing Black character, and what it’s like to work with Tom Cruise: “I was so scared of Tom. He was a very dominant individual. He tries superhard to be a nice person. But the pressure. He takes on a lot. And I think he has this sense that only he can do everything as best as it can be done.”

Lily James and Chris Evans were seen together in London on Saturday night. I have serious questions about his quarantine protocol. Even if he was allowed to be exempt from the 2 week quarantine, and even if she’s in his bubble, should they be going to a club?

Johnny Depp‘s libel trial kicked off today and he’s already accused Amber Heard of assault. This is going to get so, so ugly.

Halle Berry has dropped out of playing a trans character after being called out following an interview in which she discussed the role.  In a statement, she said “As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said the wrongs of the Commonwealth’s colonial past needed to be acknowledged as one way to create a more just world. Said Harry: “When you look across the Commonwealth, there is no way that we can move forward unless we acknowledge the past. So many people have done such an incredible job of acknowledging the past and trying to right those wrongs, but I think we all acknowledge there is so much more still to do. It’s not going to be easy and in some cases it’s not going to be comfortable but it needs to be done, because guess what: Everybody benefits.”

-We’re going to run out of TV. As the shutdown drags on, and as sets remain closed, a drought is upon us.

-Oof. Harper’s Bazaar published an open letter signed by Margaret Atwood, Noam Chomsky, Salman Rushdie, JK Rowling, Bari Weiss, Gloria Steinem, David Brooks, and many others on the value of open debate and the dangers of “cancel culture.” This comes off like a bunch of privileged people with very huge platforms being afraid of losing relevance and/or angry about the unwashed masses calling them out on Twitter. They are not being silenced in any way. JK Rowling continues to spout damaging and terrible terf talk on a platform that’s giving her enormous, unrestricted reach.

Zach Braff spoke on his podcast about Broadway star (and his friend) Nick Cordero’s final moments.

Peter Lenkov, a top CBS showrunner for Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver and Magnum PI, has been fired and had his overall deal terminated following an HR investigation that he created a toxic workplace. “He isn’t racist or sexist or classist singularly — it’s all of it,” an insider told THR. “He’s anti-woman, anti-POC, anti-gay, and everything you’d expect. But he’d also torture straight white men if he felt like it.” This was also the guy that was in a room full of reporters at the TCAs who didn’t remember he had a Latinx writer on staff on Magnum.

-Teens are really broken up about this TikTok cheating scandal and I feel so old.

-This weekend, Hulu’s is dropping the romcom Palm Springs starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti and reviews are great.

-I feel like Tom Hanks holding weekly scoldings of those who don’t adhere basic safety protocols during covid might actually make the world a better place.

-Quibi is rolling out new shows, such as Kevin Hart’s Die Hart, a series about Hart attending an action hero school run by John Travolta.

Hilary Swank is going to space (and leaving Josh Charles behind) in the trailer for the new Netflix show Away.

Shia Labeouf is intense in the trailer for The Tax Collector. He reportedly got a full chest tattoo for this role, which seems like a regrettable decision.