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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.

Chloë Sevigny Poses For The Cut 3 Weeks Before Her Due Date

Chloë Sevigny, who is 9 months pregnant, shows off her baby bump in a nude shoot for The Cut.

Jimmy Fallon and Kate Hudson reminisced about almost dating after Almost Famous, with her telling him: “You gave me no indication…If you would have actually made a move, I would have totally gone there.” Nicole Kidman also once told him that he’d missed his shot.

Rob Lowe says that when he and Tom Cruise were cast in The Outsiders, they were flown to NYC and put up at The Plaza, and 18-year-old Tom went “ballistic” at having to share a room.

Olivia Munn says Bryan Singer walked off the set of X-Men: Apocalypse in Montreal to fly to Los Angeles for approximately 10 days to deal with a “thyroid issue,” leaving the production to scramble without a director.

-I really can’t handle any stories about Jeff Goldblum being problematic right now.

-Someday I hope we get the full story about how Archie Panjabi and Julianna Margulies‘ feud on The Good Wife got so bad, the show had to film their final scene separately and use special effects to splice them together. But today is not that day. When asked about the rumored behind-the-scenes tensions in an interview with The New York Times, Panjabi demured, telling the interviewer, “You’re very naughty, Jessica.” When pressed, the actress very tactfully answered: “I completely understand why everyone asks about it. Everybody I meet asks me about it, in some roundabout way…I’ve said what I’m going to say.”

-What will TV and movie productions look like once filming resumes? Studios are talking about closed sets, airline-style packaged meals, fewer location shoots, and shooting sex scenes with actors separately and then bringing it together in post-production. Maybe Archie Panjabi and Julianna Margulies could give them pointers?

Lea Michele is expecting her first child. Seeing how she’s still posting about her wedding, I’m already cringing at what her Instagram feed will look like in the coming months.

Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox appear to be quarantining separately.

Lilly Singh is getting some flak for cultural appropriation after posting this dancehall video, seeing as she has no Caribbean heritage.

-Facebook announced the star-studded lineup for its upcoming event, Graduation 2020: Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of 2020. Oprah will deliver the commencement speech, Awkwafina, Jennifer Garner, Lil Nas X and Simone Biles are also set to speak, while Miley Cyrus will perform “The Climb.”

John Krasinski is also planning something for the graduating class of 2020 on his next episode of Some Good News.

-The cast reunions continue. The actors from Goonies got together for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, while the cast of Melrose Place is set to reunite to support the Actors Fund.

-One thing I love about the CW is they seem to really encourage their actresses to try directing. Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist directs the May 3 episode.

-Don’t you hate when you forget about your giant penis art? Phoebe Waller-Bridge was on The Graham Norton Show and showed off the ‘wall of penises’ prop from season 1 of Fleabag. “You know when you just put something down at your house, and then you don’t think about it for ages? It just becomes invisible to you, and you forget that you have 12 massive penises at your front door. And this delivery guy came and I just completely forgot. He kind of had to like bring something in and he was like knocking against the cocks as he was coming in and I suddenly saw them again for the first time in ages. I was like ‘Oh god, I’m so sorry’ and he just looked me dead in the eye and went ‘It’s art. Never apologize for art.’ ”

-With everything that’s been going on in the world, news about the Pentagon releasing UFO footage has been lost in the shuffle. Even more lost in the shuffle? The fact that the footage first surfaced thanks to Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge.

-In the new trailer for Homecoming season 2, Janelle Monáe tries to unlock the secrets of her identity. Is that Joan Cusack?!

Reese Witherspoon Gets Goofy

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Reese Witherspoon‘s Vanity Fair cover photo almost seems like an outtake — but I kind of love it. The actress said of the pic on Instagram: “When I first saw this cover, I thought, ‘Oh my goodness… what a goofball!’ But here I am captured, probably snort-laughing, in all my goofy glory!”

-In the interview, Reese talks about the #MeToo movement and what it was like as a child actor working with adults: “Bad things happened to me. I was assaulted, harassed. It wasn’t isolated. I recently had a journalist ask me about it. She said, Well, why didn’t you speak up sooner? And I thought, that’s so interesting to talk to someone who experienced those things and then judge them for the way they decide to speak about them. You tell your story in your own time when you’re ready.”

-Speaking of great covers, Harry Styles covers Beauty Papers in nothing but Gucci fishnets.

-During isolation, Miley Cyrus is hosting a “talk show” every day on Instagram Live and today’s guest was Demi Lovato.

Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams have teamed up on Instagram to recruit celebs to read stories in support of children who are locked out of school.

-From offering safety and hand-washing tips to recommending which shows to binge watch, stars are flooding social media with tips to get through the crisis.

John Legend did a #TogetherAtHome concert on Instagram Live today, and announced the other musicians set to perform via livestream include Miguel, Jhené Aiko, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello and Charlie Puth.

Vanessa Hudgens is walking back the comments she made on an Instagram Live yesterday, saying they were “taken out of context.” She had said: “Um, yeah, ’til July sounds like a bunch of bulls–t. I’m sorry, but like, it’s a virus, I get it, like, I respect it, but at the same time I’m like, even if everybody gets it, like yeah, people are going to die, which is terrible but like, inevitable?”

Emma Stone has reportedly had to postpone her wedding, which was supposed to take place this weekend in LA.

-Everything about this crisis is terrible — except for this story: Jared Leto says he just came back from 12 days in silent meditation in the desert and had no idea what was happening.  Way to stay on brand, bud.

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively announced they are donating $1 million to Feed America and Food Banks Canada.

Tom Cruise is back to shooting the new Mission Impossible movie, social distancing be damned.

Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson are my favourite celebrity couple and this just kicked it to a whole new level.

-Meanwhile, while doing press for Little Fires Everywhere Joshua said he “can’t wait to meet his baby girl.”

-Birds of Prey is the next big movie being released early on video on demand. Keep it coming, Hollywood!

Dylan Sprouse stars in the Banana Split trailer, about two girls who bond when one stars dating the other’s ex.