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THR’s Drama Actress Roundtable

Janelle Monae, Jennifer Aniston, Zendaya, Reese Witherspoon, Helena Bonham Carter and Rose Byrne
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-This year’s Hollywood Reporter’s TV drama actress roundtable features Janelle Monae, Jennifer Aniston, Zendaya, Reese Witherspoon, Helena Bonham Carter and Rose Byrne. I love how Witherspoon, Aniston and Carter are all going on about how the pandemic has given them time to pause and think about the world and Monae says “For me and my people, for the Black community, this is not an exciting time. This isn’t a time that we get to really reflect. We’re dealing with a lot of trauma.”

Jenny Slate has exited Big Mouth. “Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people. Me playing Missy, I was engaging in an act of erasure of Black people.” Your move, Kristen Bell.

Bryan Singer appears to still be preying on boys despite The Atlantic’s explosive expose about him last year. In a new thread, Elijah Daniel details how the disgraced director is still around and allegedly recruiting boys for trips to Hawaii, shifting his focus from aspiring actors to Instagram influencers. Minutes after posting the thread, images of boys with the tag #BryanSinger were scrubbed from Instagram.

Stephen Colbert interviewed John Bolton last night and did not get off his neck. It was glorious. “How did you not know beforehand that [Trump] was just callow? … You’re an international negotiator. How could you be naive? You’ve dealt with the worst people in the world.”

-The Globes’ TV critic John Doyle spilled some tea on Ben Mulroney and his thin skin in today’s paper. He talked about jokingly creating a ‘most annoying Cdn’ poll in 2003. Mulroney, who was hosting Canadian Idol at the time, tied with the guy from the Canadian Tire ads. “All in good fun. Some of the TV personalities on the list thought it was hilarious. One sent me a bouquet of flowers. I didn’t hear from Ben Mulroney directly of course. Oh my, no. I did hear from Senator Marjory LeBreton, the former deputy chief of staff in Brian Mulroney’s government. Her letter to the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher and CEO of this newspaper, also cc’d me, let me know there was umbrage taken at Ben Mulroney being teased in my column…There was certainly a call or two of complaint to the paper’s then Editor-in-Chief from Brian Mulroney.” While Doyle’s bosses were supportive of him, he says his counterpart at The Sun wasn’t so lucky: “Brian Mulroney was then on the board of Quebecor, which owned the Sun, and the Mulroney family complained to the paper’s bosses about the TV critic’s coverage of Ben. The writer was summoned to a meeting and told, ‘Never type the words ‘Ben Mulroney’ again.’ And he didn’t. He couldn’t.”

-Meanwhile, Lainey reiterated and expanded upon the apology she posted on today’s episode of The Social after her old posts were trending online. This is very well done.

Penn Badgley spoke about his You costar Chris D’Elia being accused of sexually harassing and grooming underage girls: “It did affect me deeply. I was very troubled by it. I am very troubled by it. I don’t know Chris. I know that, if there’s anything we need to do in this age, it’s to believe women.”

-Days of Our Lives’ Melissa Reeves has come under fire for her anti-Black Lives Matter stance. As someone who once made a scrapbook for Jack & Jennifer’s wedding in her youth, this is super disappointing.

-Brooklyn Nine-Nine is reportedly scrapping four episodes and starting over to focus more on BLM.

-Really liked this piece on how we think of — and what we want from — famous people is changing.

Roch Voisine was trending in Canada, and I’m so happy that it’s not because he has died… It’s because he’s turned into a stone cold daddy.

Timothee Chalamet and Eiza Gonzalez were spotted vacationing together in Mexico. How is anyone vacationing right now? I have so many questions.

-TIFF has unveiled the first details about this year’s film festival. It’ll be dramatically scaled down (50 features from last year’s 333), will feature some drive-in screenings, and will have a huge online component.

John Boyega responded to that viral marriage proposal.

-Netflix’s new cooking show Crazy Delicious is getting great buzz.

Padma Lakshmi’s Taste the Nation on Hulu is also getting good reviews.

-Eurovision Song Contest, starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams and dropping on Netflix this weekend, is getting mixed reviews. Variety says it’s “a badly shot one-joke movie that sits there and goes thud,” while Vulture calls it “glorious,” the Globe & Mail says “it’s barely a movie at all,” and Vanity Fair calls it “silly and fun.”

-Here’s the trailer for HBO Max’s Expecting Amy, a three-part documentary series following Amy Schumer as she juggles looming parenthood with her stand-up career.

-Here’s the first trailer for J.J. Abrams and Sara BareillesLittle Voice, Apple+’s coming-of-age musical drama.

-I can’t believe The Handmaid’s Tale is still limping along. Here’s the season 4 trailer.

Jessica Chastain is a rogue assassin in trailer for action movie Ava.

Tiffany Haddish, Salma Hayek and Rose Byrne Get Bossy in Instyle

Tiffany Haddish Salma Hayek Rose Byrne

Tiffany HaddishSalma Hayek and Rose Byrne cover InStyle to promote their new movie Like A Boss (the new trailer made me lol).

Celine Dion is in Toronto tonight (I’m kicking myself for not getting tickets) but this photo is priceless — much like the ring she’s wearing.

Cara Delevingne tweeted that she was no longer dating Ashley Benson, but then deleted the tweet. So are they still together? And if they’re not, who gets the sex swing??!

-Quibi remains a mystery to me, but good for the Amell cousins.

-It’s been a big few weeks for Supergirl stars speaking openly about difficult personal matters. Chyler Leigh shared that she’s bi-polar.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus reflected on her SNL days during a sit-down with Stephen Colbert: “I didn’t understand how the dynamics of the place worked. It was very, very sexist. People were doing crazy drugs. I was oblivious; I just thought, ‘oh wow, he’s got a lot of energy.'”

-This site is doing a Pride & Prejudice rewatch and it’s such a daily happy-maker!

Jack Black forgot that he was in The Holiday. I wish I could too.

-On last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Show, he had a wax statue made of himself and then he left it around the office, startling his staff members — especially his cousin. The end killed me.

Seven more women have accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of groping and sexual misconduct, bringing the current tally to 22.

Nick Cannon spent most of yesterday annoying Eminem on Twitter before he dropped another diss track. But why tho?

-Former star T.J. Miller weighed in on the Silicon Valley finale — first as himself and then in character. God, he’s not even on the show anymore and he’s still exhausting.

-This is Us’ Justin Hartley’s divorce continues to get messy.

-Aw man, the lead singer of Roxette passed away.

January Jones plays a scary skating mom in the trailer for Netflix’s new figure skating drama Spinning Out. Wait, did they recreate Tessa Virtue’s Olympic dress?

Daniel Radcliffe‘s time period comedy has a new trailer.The portrait bit made me chuckle.

-The Ghostbusters trailer has arrived. I dunno — do we really need a dark and somber GB?

Miley Cyrus Has a New (C)attitude

-Um, is this new Miley Cyrus single a joke? Please say yes!!

-During their Late Night promo tour, Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling sounded off on Alabama’s new abortion legislation, commenting that the U.S. is “going back to a very dark age indeed.”

Adam Scott says he was incredibly nervous when he introduced himself to Meryl Streep on the Big Little Lies set — but got some support from a costar. “She moved on, and Laura Dern came up to me immediately right after and was like ‘I was watching the whole thing, you did fine. Let me give you some notes.'”

-Congrats to Kate Mara and Jamie Bell, who just welcomed a daughter.

-HBO aired a Game of Thrones documentary last night, which heavily focused on the crew and production. Though the cast scenes were few and far between, there were some really touching bits from the table reads, including the moment Varys dies, and the teary one when Kit Harrington (who doesn’t read the scripts before the first readthrough) found out about Dany’s fate. Emila Clarke looks crushed in both clips.

-Meanwhile, Charles Dance, who played Tywin Lannister, says he was “confused” by the last season of Game of Thrones.

-The Spice Girls have kicked off their reunion tour and all the social media clips are amazing.

-Meanwhile, Mel B played coy when asked about past romance rumours surrounding her and Zac Efron.

Justin Long once pranked Bruce Willis, because clearly he doesn’t value his own life.

-I didn’t watch the full 52-minute video, but seeing Stephen Colbert totally blissed out by playing Dungeons & Dragons for Red Nose Day is a delight.

-I enjoyed this season of Killing Eve but last night’s season finale made me even more convinced that this show doesn’t really seem to know where it’s going and probably should have been a one-and-done.

-Oof, this part of Chris Kattan’s memoir where he says Lorne Michaels pressured him to sleep with director Amy Heckerling so she wouldn’t tank Night at the Roxbury is a rough read.

-I gave up on Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone, but I might tune into the season finale because it stars Seth Rogen and Zazie Beetz.

Kumail Nanjiani is an uber driver who gets in over his head in the Stuber trailer, costaring Karen Gillan, Natalie Morales and Dave Bautista.