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Meghan Markle Continues To Ride For Canadian Designers

Meghan Markle keeps selling Canadian fashion to the rest of the world. In yesterday’s outing she wore an $1,085 sleeveless trench dress by Calgary brand Nonie.

-Meawhile, Meghan‘s extended family continues to be garbage people. Her half-sister says she’ll blame Meghan if their dad dies.

Nicki Minaj needs to work on her pithy clapbacks and not double-down on trolls (for guidance, see Chrissy Teigen, Rihanna, etc). And the stans need to chill. She’s worth $75M. She can handle herself.

-Her stans also went after Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness for calling out Nicki’s Harper’s Bazaar Russia cover.

-Silicon Valley actress Alice Wetterlund, who played Carla on the show, took to Twitter to call T.J. Miler “a bully and petulant brat” and say that “the male cast members enabled him and were complicit in his unprofessionalism.”

Cardi B says she’s a hands-on mom. “I have not gotten a nanny yet; I want to learn how to be a mom and enjoy every single second of it since I am going back to work. So no, I do not have that extra, extra hand.”

-21 transgender stars and creators talk about navigating Hollywood in this excellent THR feature.

-Welp. Elle Macpherson is dating Andrew Wakefield, the ex-doctor whose discredited study is responsible for all the bs about vaccines causing autism.

Simon Pegg taught Tom Cruise how do to finger hearts in Korea. Bless him.

-On Kimmel, Jonah Hill talked about doing karate with Joaquin Phoenix and it solidified my opinion that neither of them would be a fun hang. “I’m not going to make a joke out of it ’cause it’s serious. He’s legit. I’m not going to speak on it; I’ll let him speak for himself.” Groan.

Mark Duplass, what are you doing?!

-Simpsons creator Matt Groening proves, yet again, that he still doesn’t get the problem with Apu. “I love the character, and it makes me feel bad that it makes other people feel bad. But on the other hand, it’s tainted now — the conversation, there’s no nuance to the conversation now. It seems very, very clunky…People love to pretend they’re offended.”

-Netflix is also reportedly shutting down interviews that ask him about Apu.

-The reviews of the new season of UnREAL make Hulu’s decision to bury it with a Monday drop make more sense

Dominic Cooper talks about working with his exes (first with Ruth Negga on Preacher, and now Amanda Seyfried on Mama Mia 2). “What’s the alternative?] Sulk in a corner? There’s no other option. Ultimately, you’re friends.”

-Man, people are loving the movie Eighth Grade. Can’t wait until it’s released here.

-Speaking of critically acclaimed movies, I saw Sorry To Bother You last weekend and loved it — though I didn’t really get it. This feature digs deep into how the film deploys “the white voice.”

-Director Eli Roth and wife Lorenza Izzo announced they are separating with a refreshingly honest statement: “We wish to continue working together creatively and are ultimately separating so we don’t f—ing kill each other.”

Matt Lauer‘s no-good year continues: he’s reportedly furious that he may have to pay his wife $50 million in their divorce.

-Life finds a way: A 25-foot statue of a sexy Jeff Goldblum has been erected in London to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park.

Shiggy is denying claims that Drake paid him $250,000 after his viral dance challenge helped “In My Feelings” hit #1.

Bruce Springsteen‘s Broadway show is coming to Netflix the day after it closes in NYC. This could be an interesting trend for non-touring, limited run shows.

Ciara‘s new video for “Level Up” is kinda mesmerizing.

DeMar DeRozan didn’t want the Raptors to trade him to the Spurs, but at least he’s leaving with a solid handshake thanks to Drake and Will Ferrell’s advice.

-An apology from Jessica Alba herself wasn’t enough to keep SNL star Leslie Jones from sounding off about The Honest Company after several “nightmare” orders.

Anne H Petersen‘s article on Gwen Stefani — specifically the she’s long been positioned as an antidote to angry feminism — is so worth your time.

-Even Beyonce, Jay-Z and Bono can’t resist dancing to Brown Eyed Girl.

Madonna posted a photo with all her kids, and I forgot that she has this many. There’s Lourdes, 21; Rocco, 17; Mercy, 12; David, 12; and 5-year-old twins Estere and Stella.

-I’d argue that this take about Comic Con no longer being the cultural event it once was is true — but only on the movie side. While this week’s Hall H is decidedly light on blockbusters, the TV panels continue to be stellar.

-FX continues to round out its cast for the highly anticipated Y: The Last Man, with Amber Tamblyn joining the ranks.

-A Christian couple played by Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe send their son, an Oscar-baiting Lucas Hedges, to conversion therapy in the new trailer for Boy Erased, adapted and directed by Joel Edgerton.

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Have Intense Opinions on PB&J

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott GQ cover

-New parents Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott’s GQ cover story is accompanied by a 12-minute video in which he attempts to prove how well he knows her. Their banter about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches is way more entertaining than anything in the article.

Katy Perry talks about her “situational depression” after getting negative reaction to her album, and her religious roots in her new Vogue Australia cover story.

Amanda Seyfried‘s husband was a bit jealous about her working with her ex-boyfriend Dominic Cooper on Mamma Mia! 2. I can’t imagine why…

-You could win a trip to cook (breakfast – not meth) with Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul in the original Breaking Bad RV. The video is very cute. (“There’s so much shit in there, Bryan!!”)

-We already know Batwoman is coming to the CW in the upcoming 4-show crossover this fall, but now it looks like she’ll be getting her own series, too. I’m very interested in the casting for this one. I like that they’re actively seeking an actress who identifies as LGBT.

Demi Lovato is reportedly dating Halsey’s recent very recent ex G-Eazy.

-This is a very interesting fascinating thread on the Queen’s choice of brooches when meeting Trump.

-Did Justin Bieber have a falling out with Pastor Carl?

Kourtney Kardashian‘s boyfriend apparently doesn’t like her sharing sexy pics on Instagram. Did he know nothing about that family going into this?!

-I agree with this take that there are too many winter shows on TV in the summer these days. As good as I know they are, I’m having a really hard time tuning into heavy shows like Sharp Objects, Succession, Dietland, Killing Eve, etc. Which is probably why I’ve only caught up on The Bold Type and Glow this summer.

Blake Shelton seems oddly proud of the fact that he drank so much during a concert that he fell down mid-performance.

Jennifer Garner is having the best foodie week ever.

This featurette of Tom Cruise doing all this own stunts in the new MI movie is insanity.

-Are Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson getting married next month? Why the rush, children?

Metric‘s new video was shot entirely on an iPhone.

-SNL released a blooper reel featuring Donald Glover, Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling.

Jude Law and Johnny Depp somehow don’t share any scenes as Grindelwald and Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Seriously, what is this movie?!

Nathan Fillion pulled together a crew and made a 15-minute Uncharted fan film.

Rami Malek channels Freddie Mercury in the new Bohemian Rhapsody trailer.

Natalie Dormer and Matt Smith try to communicate with a zombie Stanley Tucci in the Patient Zero trailer.

Oprah Shoots Down Presidential Rumours

Oprah Winfrey Won’t Run for President in 2020 Vogue

-In her lovely new British Vogue cover story, Oprah says she has no plans to run for president in 2020: “I would not be able to do it. It’s not a clean business. It would kill me.” She also says she almost wore white to the royal wedding and had to Google it to see if it would be taboo.

-Fifth time’s a charm? Odd couple David Foster, 68, and Katharine McPhee, 34, got engaged while on vacation in Italy.

Seth Rogen says he’s had conversations with Twitter about their “bizarre need” to verify white supremacists.

Tom Cruise has a new wingman. The role of Goose’s son in Top Gun: Maverick was being chased by many young actors, many of whom even traveled to Cruise’s home in Clearwater, Florida for the testing process. And the winner is: Miles Teller. Sigh. I can see how Cruise would be attracted to his try-hardness, but how the heck this this not go to Glen Powell? I finally watched Netflix’s Set It Up this weekend and the guy is a charm bomb. At least he has a sense of humour about losing the role.

-Sony meant to upload the red-band trailer for Khali the Killer on YouTube this morning — and they accidentally uploaded the entire movie. It was up for 8 hours before they noticed.

-This Twitter thread about a couple meeting on an airplane had me riveted!

-I’m loving that Amy Adams‘ new HBO show Sharp Objects is getting raves.

Kevin Spacey is now under investigation for three more sexual-assault claims in London. Meanwhile, Guy Pearce says Spacey was “handsy” on the set of L.A. Confidential. “Amazing actor; incredible actor. Mmm. Slightly difficult time with Kevin, yeah…He’s a handsy guy. Thankfully I was 29, and not 14.”

Harvey Weinstein was indicted on three additional felony sex charges, two of which carry the potential of life in prison.

-In The Cut’s July cover story, Marisa Tomei talks the patriarchy and Weinstein. “One of the best things about this moment is that actresses are talking to each other.”

-Amber Tamblyn has been a very problematic leader of Me Too (her tweets about Maxine Waters scream “white feminist”). In a new THR interview, she talks about David Cross (her problematic husband). “If you care about my voice and what I have to say at all and you think you know me, then you better assume that I’m having really difficult conversations with my husband about it.”

Roseanne Barr is already plotting her return to TV because of course.

-Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson wrote a moving op-ed about self harming herself as a teen and how she copes now.

-On a French talk show, Jean-Claude Van Damme reportedly suggested a woman’s role was to take care of the kids while men went out to work, and dismissed gay marriage. I don’t know who that co-panelist is who clapped back at him, but I think I love her.

Yvette Nicole Brown has been tapped to moderate The Walking Dead panels at Comic Con in place of Chris Hardwick.  This makes a lot of sense; she’s a frequent guest on his aftershow.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is having some issues with TWD fans who don’t seem to understand boundaries.

-I’m a couple of weeks late to the party but have y’all watched Hannah Gadsby‘s Netflix comedy special Nanette? She talks mental illness, sexual abuse and the Me Too movement. It starts out funny/topical and then she gradually gets into why she’s quitting comedy and it’s a total gut punch. I can’t stop thinking about this clip, in which she rails against Picasso for having an affair with a 17-year-old girl because he said “she was in her prime.” Once she gets into her abusive past, I was sobbing. This should be required watching.

Scarlett Johansson and her Ghost in the Shell director are reuniting for another problematic movie. Her response to the backlash is shockingly tone deaf: “Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment.”  First of all, Huffman made Transamerica in 2006; the world has changed since then. And who in their right mind would compare themselves to Leto or Tambor these days?! I mean, invoking a guy who was fired for harassing trans actors is probably not your best justification for playing a trans character, ScarJo.

Adam Sandler crashed a wedding photo shoot in Montreal wearing a T-shirt and gym shorts.

Cheryl Cole denied rumors that her mother was behind he recent split from Liam Payne.

-The first trailer for Patty Jenkins‘ mysterious TNT series has finally been revealed, and it stars the best Chris.