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Angelina Jolie and The Weeknd Rumours Continue

Angelina Jolie and her kids were spotted at the same concert as The Weeknd a week after they had dinner together, leading to renewed speculation they’re dating (even though they’re probably not).

-Speaking of hard-to-believe dating rumours, the one about Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell has resurfaced.

-This headline makes it seem like it’s about how Kim Kardashian’s style has changed since leaving Kanye West, but it’s actually about how much he seemingly controlled what she wore.

Millie Bobby Brown is reportedly dating Jon Bon Jovi’s son and wow this kid looks so much like his dad!

Ariana Grande is honeymooning with Dalton Gomez in Amsterdam.

Black Widow made a pandemic record $80 million for the U.S. opening and earned another $60 million on Disney+ Premier Access. The standalone superhero movie took in an estimated $218 million globally between ticket sales and Disney+ Premier Access.

-After you’ve seen the movie, here’s a great piece on that controversial scene (which was written by director Nicole Holofcener!)

-Move over, Selena GomezParis Hilton is getting her own cooking show on Netflix.

-The Hating Game is coming to theatres later this year. I know I need to temper my expectations because it likely won’t be as good as the book but I CANNOT WAIT.

-Three weeks after pleading guilty in his child endangerment case, Drake Bell has been sentenced to two years probation.

Jodie Turner-Smith‘s jewels were stolen from her hotel room in Cannes. It’s believed she may have been targeted after wearing Gucci jewelry to her premiere. Though that jewelry was taken back after the premiere, the robbers stole jewelry worth tens of thousands of euros, including her mother’s wedding ring.

-I’m not sure I like what Bella Hadid wore to Cannes, but tree boobs are certainly one way to generate buzz.

-French actor Judith Chemla, the 37 year-old French star of Mes freres et moi, will not attend the world premiere of the film at Cannes today after she filed a complaint against the director Yohan Manca (who is also her boyfriend), alleging he threw a phone at her. Uh, maybe he’s the one who shouldn’t go?

-A spokesperson for Lea Seydoux confirmed she tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated and asymptomatic. She will remain in quarantine until her doctors deem her safe to travel to Cannes and attend festival events. Which should be, like, NOT before the fest is over, no?

Vince Staples and Lil Nas X’s twitter exchange was hilarious. No one is doing socials right now better than this kid.

-Here’s another best TV of the year so far list. I would add We Are Lady Parts to this list, but I love that Girls4eva and Starstruck made it in there.

-The reviews for White Lotus, HBO’s new show that debuted last night, are glowing. It’s about wealthy people ruining the lives of various workers at a Hawaiian resort, and the cast is stacked!

-Speaking of TV reviews, the new season of Ted Lasso is getting praise (though the premiere reportedly gets off to a shaky start with a baffling storytelling decision critics aren’t allowed to spoil).

Shonda Rhimes just signed a new Netflix deal, earning a “significant” raise.

Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt are in full promo mode for Jungle Fever, and this morning on GMA they surprised a custodian who got his degree in his 40s to become a teacher.

Chris Hemsworth recorded the Loki the Frog noise in last weeks’ Loki.

Jessica Biel is stepping on Jessica Alba‘s turf by launching a wellness brand for kids.

-This is a good piece in the NYT about why lots of people have no plans to go back to the movies. Our theatres are opening again next week (after the longest closure in North America) and I can’t wait, but I get it.

Jake Johnson says his new comedy indie movie Ride the Eagle is like “a sweeter companion piece” to New Girl, so I’m in.

Matt Damon says he turned down James Cameron‘s offer of 10 percent of the Avatar profits to star in it, a payday that would have eventually totaled more than $280 million. Oopsie!

-The Good Place alums Kristen Bell and Kirby Howell-Baptiste reunite in the Queenpins trailer.

Justin Bieber Talks “Tough” Year of Marriage

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Justin Bieber is on the new cover of GQ, and he talks about his marriage to Hailey Baldwin (“The first year of marriage was really tough because there was a lot going back to the trauma. There was just a lack of trust. There was all these things that you don’t want to admit to the person that you’re with, because it’s scary. You don’t want to scare them off by saying, ‘I’m scared'”), on having children (“Not this second, but we will eventually”) and his faith (“He is grace. Every time we mess up, He’s picking us back up every single time. That’s how I view it. And so it’s like, ‘I made a mistake. I won’t dwell in it. I don’t sit in shame. But it actually makes me want to do better'”).

-He also give GQ a look inside his tour bus, which is insane.

David Tennant faked having a personal assistant so he didn’t have to attend events he didn’t want to go to, becoming my personal hero.

Pete Davidson said he’s with his “celebrity crush” amid Phoebe Dynevor romance rumours.

-Netflix has renewed Bridgerton for seasons 3 and 4 which, if they continue to follow the books, will focus on Benedict and Colin, respectively.

-Meanwhile, Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers talked to Vanity Fair about staying in the Bridgerton business, and the intense way fans are mourning the loss of Regé-Jean Page‘s Duke of Hastings.

Lady Gaga‘s underrated 2013 album ARTPOP hit the top 3 on iTunes as fans continue to circulate a petition to release more songs from the LP. Gaga tweeted: “I fell apart after I released this album. Thank you for celebrating something that once felt like destruction. We always believed it was ahead of its time. Years later turns out, sometimes, artists know. And so do little monsters. Paws up”

-Meanwhile, Gaga was spotted wearing a poufy white wedding dress on the set of the Gucci movie.

DMX‘s family released a statement to dispel rumours. They clarified that no one is buying his master recordings and warned of scammers pretending to raise money for his upcoming memorial

-Minari’s Yuh-Jung Youn continues to be a delight. When asked about staying home during the pandemic, she said “Staying in bed the whole day is my pleasure and my hobby. I like to watch TV or just doze, not thinking about anything. I’m sorry to say I’m really enjoying quarantine. I don’t have to see anybody. I can just stay home 24 hours a day in bed, my favorite place.”

Kevin Smith‘s new horror movie will be sold as an NFT. The Daily did a whole podcast today about NFTs, and I still don’t get the appeal.

George Clooney, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies and other ER alums are coming together for a special Earth Day episode of Stars in the House to support The Actors Fund amid the pandemic.

Madonna took a commenter to task for their thoughts on gun control.

-The creators of Netflix’s Shadow and Bone adaptation promise they’ve improved Mal, one of the book’s most problematic characters. The Shadow and Bone books were ok, but honestly I’m excited to watch this show because it’s also going to feature characters from the sequel series Six of Crows, which were MUCH better books.

-Here’s the trailer for the final season of Shrill starring Aidy Bryant.

-Here’s the first trailer for The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, starring Ryan Reynolds and Salma Hayek. Using “Hit Me Baby, One More Time” in a trailer for a hitman movie is gold.

Beyonce Speaks

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-This week is going to be crazy and stressful, so let’s let Beyonce ease us into it with her glorious British Vogue spread, mm-kay? This is the first time she’s given an actual interview in years.

-It’s the day before the election and celebrities are pulling out the big guns. Taylor Swift posted a video to urge fans to vote, while Beyonce has endorsed Biden/Harris, adding the caption “come thru Texas,” and Michael Keaton posted another video for Pennsylvania.

-There’s been a bunch of sitcom reunions too, with the New Girl cast turning the theme song into a voting PSA, and the Community cast shooting an in-character short.

Dave Chappelle will host the first episode of Saturday Night Live after the presidential election — just like last time.

-Speaking of SNL, people really didn’t like it when this weekend’s host John Mulaney said in his monologue that “nothing much will change” if Biden beats Trump.

Johnny Depp lost his UK libel case against the publisher of The Sun over an article which called him a ‘wife beater’ – something the actor denies. The judge ruled the Sun has shown that “what they published in the meaning … was substantially true.”

Kendall Jenner threw a Halloween-themed birthday party amid the pandemic, and the internet is out for blood.

-Most celebs seemed to keep it lowkey this Halloween — but still showed off their costumes on social.

Megan Fox took to Instagram to call out ex Brian Austin Green for posting photos that make her seem like she’s “an absent mother.”

Joshua Jackson spotted a guy walking down the street wearing his Mighty Ducks character’s jersey and was totally cool about it.

Cardi B has canceled her divorce filing from Offset.

-On the other end of the spectrum, Julianne Hough has filed for divorce from Brooks Laich 6 months after they separated, despite a brief reconciliation.

Jamie Lynn Spears has withdrawn her petition to become Britney Spears’ trustee.

-We learned this weekend that Prince William secretly battled coronavirus in April, even struggling to breathe—but kept his ordeal a secret because he didn’t wish to alarm the public. Which makes his decision to recently appear in public with his grandmother maskless even more strange.

-It’s November, which means Taylor Swift can legally re-record her old albums now.

-Bless Mariah Carey for always ushering in the holiday season with a fun video.

Stephen Colbert recited a passage about hope from memory. I love this nerd!

Ray Fisher once again called out Joss Whedon and Warner Bros, this time about racism.

John Boyega seems to be at peace with where things landed with Disney following his criticism, which he hopes will make it easier for the other actors. “It was a very honest, a very transparent conversation…They gave me a chance also to explain what my experience was like. I’d hope that me being so open with my career, at this stage, would help the next man, the guy that wants to be the assistant DOP, the guy that wants to be a producer.”

-I don’t have much interest in watching Kate Mara play a woman who seduces a high school student, but the reviews for The Teacher are good.

-My goodness, I want to live inside this Bridgerton trailer. It’s the first major show from Shonda Rhimes for Netflix, and it drops at xmas.