-Here’s the You season 3 trailer. (The noise I made when Scott Speedman showed up…) Twitter buzz from TV critics suggest this is its strongest season yet.
–The Humans trailershows Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun, Richard Jenkins and Amy Schumer trying to survive a family dinner in a horrible NYC apartment. This is my closing TIFF film this weekend so I’m hoping to end on a high.
-Here’s the first teaser for Guillermo Del Toro’s Nightmare Alley, starring Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett.
–Britney Spearsannounced her engagement to longtime partner Sam Asghari this past weekend. Hilariously, Octavia Spencercommented“Make him sign a prenup.” Equally hilarious, Asghari then posted a story saying “Of course we’re getting an ironclad prenup to protect my jeep and shoe collection in case she dumps me one day.”
–This video of Ben Affleck interacting with fans is very cute (even though some of their comments are making me cringe. His laugh after that guy’s “Man, you got that girl back” and the other guy’s “You’re the real MVP” saves it, though).
–Jeff Bridges revealed that his cancer is now in remission. He also says he endured a brutal battle with COVID-19 and spent five weeks in the hospital due to all his health issues. “We, (I) often want some other gift that life isn’t giving us. I mean, who would want to get cancer & COVID? Well… it turns out I would. I would, because I get to learn more about love, [and] learn things that I never would have if I never got it.”
-Doctor Who actress Tanya Fearhas been found safe after her family reported her missing since Thursday.
–Jessica Chastain talks about how her her old Juilliard pal Oscar Isaacsang her favourite song to make her chill out during their sex scenes in their new HBO show.
-Ted Lasso’s stars and writers just scored big paydays for season 3, while showrunner Bill Lawrence is also seeking a rich new deal as WB and Apple battle over linear rights — which means it could eventually air on a TV network.
–Olivia Wilde‘s second directorial project Don’t Worry Darling has a release date and a short teaser that features a steamy kiss between Florence Pugh and Harry Styles.
-I’m going to share a lot of Vulture profiles today because there were so many good ones, but none better than Hunter Harris’ cover story, in which she went on location in Italy with the cast of Succession.
–Patty Jenkins says the hybrid release of Wonder Woman 1984 was “detrimental” to the film’s success. I mean, it was also possibly because the film was…not good?
–Emily VanCamp is leaving Fox’s The Resident after 4 seasons. Isn’t she the co-lead? There’s no official word why yet, but she’s back in the MCU — not to mention she and her husband, Revenge costar Josh Bowman, recently welcomed a baby girl.
–John Cho talked to Vulture about getting superhero fit for Cowboy Bebop. “The biggest fear that I had was I was too old. I knew people were gonna have issues with my age. And I had to get over it.” Who has issues with his age?!? Point me at ’em!
-Is this why Tom Cruise was so yell-y on the Mission Impossible 7 set? Paramount sued its insurer today for refusing to cover the vast majority of its losses due to pandemic-related shutdowns on the film.
–An IG account features crew members begging for more rest periods amid complaints that they are working dangerously long hours to meet streaming production schedules. I’ve been following this account for about a month now and the stories are horrific. Lowly PAs who have to pick up the food being expected pay the tip out of their own pocket, crew not being allowed meal or bathroom breaks, and department heads fudging crew’s hours so they don’t have to pay overtime.
-The first male to speak publicly with allegations against R. Kellytook the stand today, describing sexual abuse when he was just 17.
–Nia DaCosta is the first Black woman filmmaker to open a movie at No. 1 at the domestic box office with Candyman. Good for her, but also how depressing that it took this long.
-Joe isn’t happy he has a son in the season 3 teaser for Netflix’s You. Meanwhile, Penn Badgleytalked to Vulture about the new season and says he doesn’t want viewers to root for his character; he wants to push them toward a deeper consideration of You’s themes and the societal myths that allow men like Joe to get away with violence toward women.
-AMC has renewed Kevin Can F*ck Himself for a second season, a show that got much better as it went on.