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Billie Eilish’s Vogue Cover Breaks Social Media Records

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-There is a lot of tiring discourse about Billie Eilish‘s decision to show off a more revealing look in Vogue. She’s 19 — trying on different identities is part of growing up. In the interview she says “It’s all about what makes you feel good. If you want to get surgery, go get surgery. If you want to wear a dress that somebody thinks that you look too big wearing, f**k it.” And she sounds like she was completely in control of the photoshoot, saying in her IG post that the magazine “respected her vision”.

-Meanwhile, her post about it has become the fastest ever Instagram photo to reach 1M likes – in just 6 minutes.

-Is it really happening??!? Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were papped hanging out together, with reports that he’s been “spotted multiple times going to J.Lo’s California home during the day” since her split from ARod.

-This one’s gonna be expensive: Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced after 27 years of marriage.

Lily James addressed her PDA scandal with Dominic West, saying “There is a lot to say, but not now, I’m afraid.”

Kevin Spacey is set to evade a $40M sexual assault suit unless his accuser reveals their identity.

-SNL season 46 will close out with Keegan-Michael Key and Anya Taylor-Joy hosting, with musical guests Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo. Can we just go straight to these episodes and skip the Elon Musk bit?

-Filming of season two of Bridgerton is underway and we have our first photos. Kate!

Victoria Beckham would ‘rather die’ than wear Crocs — even if they came from Justin Bieber. Same.

Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey reinvented the red carpet pose for the virtual premiere of his new movie.

-As if we weren’t already excited for Succession season 3, they just cast Alexander Skarsgård.

Taika Waititi is taking a break from maybe dating Rita Ora to play the pirate Blackbeard in a new HBO Max series.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are still trying to reach a financial settlement three years after splitting up.

-The Falcon And The Winter Soldier director Kari Skogland says the goal was to get the audience to like John Walker by the end of the season. “And I think everyone does.” Ha ha ha — nope.

-Entourage creator Doug Ellin claims HBO Max was hiding the series on its streaming platform for not being woke enough. Also nope.

Oprah Winfrey says Drew Barrymore‘s show changed her life with the its use of green-screen technology.

Suzanne Rogers posing with Trump has really shaken up the Canadian fashion industry.

-This is a great interview with The OC’s costume designer about Seth Cohen’s immaculate fits.

-It looks like Noah Centineo got ripped for nothing; he’s reportedly out of the He-Man movie.

-This is the first NFT I support: the girl in the “Disaster Girl” meme is now an NFT worth half a million dollars.

Evan Peters needed a hug after THAT scene on the last episode of Mare Of Easttown. Fair.

-Pose’s executive producer, writer and director Janet Mock had lots to say at the show’s premiere last week, including “I want to get paid more. Why am I making $40,000 an episode, huh? Do you know who the fuck I am?” (That does seem low for a showrunner.)

-Marvel dropped a new video and the second half features  a list of premiere dates for bunch of new films from this year until 2023, the reveal of the next Black Panther title (it’ll fittingly be called Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), as well as the first footage of Chloe Zhao‘s The Eternals.

Ewan McGregor plays the legendary real-life fashion designer in the first trailer for Netflix’s Halston from Ryan Murphy.

-Here’s the first trailer for Stephen Amell’s new Starz drama, which debuts in August. It seems a bit like Friday Night Lights, but with wrestling instead of football.

Anya Taylor-Joy’s Plots Her Next Move

Anya Taylor-Joy on the May cover of Elle

Anya Taylor-Joy is stunning on the May cover of Elle. She talks about not really understanding the popularity of Queen’s Gambit at first (“[I was] seeing texts like, ‘A lot of people have watched the show’. I’m not great at numbers. The most I can hold in my head is, like, a stadium’s worth”), and being BFFs with her Emma costar Mia Goth (“She was the first actress close to my age that I met, and we had a very cool conversation where I was like, ‘I love you,’ and she said, ‘I love you.’ And I said, ‘I’m always going to have your back.’ And she was like, ‘I’m always going to have your back.’ It was like, ‘Okay, cool. Let’s progress in this very wild industry, knowing that we’re going to take care of each other'”).

-I loved this profile on Keke Palmer.

-For the first time since coming out as trans, Elliot Page spoke to a trans journalist in this new Vanity Fair interview. (There’s also a clip from his upcoming interview with Oprah.)

-I didn’t see this one coming: Rita Ora is reportedly dating director Taika Waititi. He is in Australia shooting the next Thor movie, while she’s there for The Voice.

-Paddington 2 has now surpassed Citizen Kane as the top rated film of all time on Rotten Tomatoes.

-The Gossip Girl reboot is dropping in July.

Rachel Bilson insists she and Rami Malek are “all good” after he asked her to take down of photo of them together.

Martin Scorsese has become a TikTok star thanks to this video by his daughter quizzing him on items in her makeup bag.

-Here’s our first look at Nicole Kidman’s red Lucille Ball wig. This is really happening, huh?

-Netflix is staying in the Noah Centineo business. He’ll star in a limited series about the CIA.

-Here’s the trailer for season two of HBO’s Betty. I found this show to be so chill and comforting during the worst of last year.

-Me: I don’t want any more pop culture references to or reboots of the Great Gatsby. Also me: Florence Welch is writing a musical about it? Sign me up!

Zoe Kravitz and Jonah Hill are working on something together. Maybe?

This thread by the guy from 30 Rock must have taken decades to put together. I admire that kind of commitment.

-I’m glad that Ed Helms‘ new movie Together Together is getting lots of buzz. I found it a very sweet exploration of platonic friendship.

-Here’s the trailer for Little Birds, the Starz limited series featuring Juno Temple, Yumna Marwan and Hugh Skinner.

-The first trailer for Chris Pratt’s sci-fi action movie The Tomorrow War is here. It hits Amazon Prime in July.

Sandra Bullock Grills Jennifer Aniston For Interview

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Jennifer Aniston was interviewed by Sandra Bullock, and they dug into the Friends star’s uneasy childhood (“Growing up in a household that was destabilized and felt unsafe, watching adults being unkind to each other, and witnessing certain things about human behavior made me think: ‘I don’t want to do that. I don’t want to be that. I don’t want to experience this feeling I’m having in my body right now. I don’t want anyone else that I ever come in contact with ever to feel that'” ), and their shared exes (“We both partook of Tate [Donovan]”). The best part of it is Bullock’s jokey admonishments (“Jennifer, I’m asking you. I’m the interviewer. Don’t ask me questions. You are to respond. Let’s just stick to the protocol” and “You’re just talking too fucking much, Jennifer. Pipe down”).

-In his new cover story for Harper’s Bazaar, Noah Centineo talks about getting sober (“I smoked a lot of things. I was really upset, man. It was a really dark time in my life”) gushes about girlfriend Alexis Ren (“It’s the longest relationship I’ve ever been in. She’s very good at monogamy. Actually, I love monogamy too”), and says he’s not into one-night stands (“Dude, you ever actually have one? Ninety percent of the time, they’re not good”).

-I’ve never related to Greta Gerwig more than in this video of her losing her shit over meeting Jerry from Cheer. Here’s the full clip Laura Dern, Billie Eilish, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kathy Bates, Indina Menzel and Robin Roberts also fangirled over him.

-ABC is responding to reports that The Bacholor’s Peter Weber ends up with a producer and not one of the remaining contestants. It’s the plot of Unreal!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had dinner with Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez when they were in Miami last week.

-Meanwhile, the Queen has summoned them back to the UK for royal duties.

Taika Waititi has recruited Jennifer Kaytin Robinson to help write the next Thor movie. She’s the creator of MTV’s Sweet/Vicious, a spiky show that I adored.

Sandra Oh and Dan Levy met Joni Mitchell at an Oscars party and then “walked away and held each other tightly for an hour.”

-Birds of Prey is being renamed to Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey. I can’t remember a time when a film has been renamed mid-release. (Also, it only cost $84M to make so it will likely make back its budget.

-Empire alum Jussie Smollett is reportedly facing new charges over his 2019 claims that he was attacked by two men.

The Hunt now has a release date after Trump tried to get it blocked.