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Riverdale’s Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart Split

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-Riverdale’s Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart have broken up following two years of dating — for now.

-In happier Hollywood couple news, Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix are engaged after being together for three years.

-So that was how this season of Big Little Lies wrapped, huh? Huh.

Emma Thompson getting day-drunk with Hannah Gatsby and doing the robot for the paps is a mood.

-This was poetic: Avengers: Endgame passed Avatar to become the biggest movie in history at the same moment Marvel was on the Comic-Con stage presenting Phase 4. (Which sounds awesome, btw. So happy for Simu Liu from CBC’s Kim’s Convenience, and tickled that dudes are so upset about Natalie Portman playing Thor.)

-The movie side of Comic-Con felt really subdued, but there was a TON of TV news and trailers.

-I didn’t expect Comic-Con to make me emotional, but the panels for shows that are ending got to me. The Supernatural dudes teared up, Arrow’s Stephen Amell teared up, The Good Place’s Kristen Bell teared up. Dammit, feelings!

-The three Andrew Lincoln-led Walking Dead movies will no longer air on AMC; they’ll be released exclusively in theaters. Do people still like this franchise enough to spend movie money on it?!

-It’s odd that HBO thought it would be a good idea to have a Game of Thrones panel at Comic-Con. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss bailed, but lots of the cast showed up. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau got some boos from the audience when he said he thought it made sense for Jamie to die in the arms of Cersei.

Rose Leslie is exiting The Good Fight, which makes sense because last season it was like she was on a completely different show.

-Oof, that Veronica Mars season. I loved it right up until until I didn’t. No spoilers but female characters don’t need to be tortured and miserable to be “strong” or worth rooting for. It’s straight out of the Joss Whedon handbook and we should have moved past this shit by now.

-Showrunner Rob Thomas is giving interviews about the big twist, and said “It is a gamble. If we never get to do Veronica Mars again because the fans turned on the show… then I placed a large bet and lost it.” It’s poses an interesting question, though. I don’t think creators owe fans anything (even if their work is fan-funded), but I also don’t think fans own creators their continued loyalty if they do something they know the fans will hate. This move just pissed off what is very likely their most vocal, fervent fans (the ones, I would argue, who were largely responsible for resurrecting the show). What will it look like if a lot of those fans wash their hands of it?

-Also, his defense is that it’s a “noir” show, which falls apart if you look at the tropes of noir.

-Good on Tina Majorino (who played Mac) for clarifying that she didn’t come back for the new Veronica Mars season not because of scheduling conflicts, but because of her character’s “diminished value.”

Cate Blanchett showed up at a drag brunch in Toronto this weekend. Dammit, I’m going to that on Sunday. Just one week off!

-Here’s the first new trailer for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a movie about Mr. Rogers, played by Tom Hanks.

Bradley Cooper, The Reluctant Superstar

Taffy Brodesser-Akner once again proves she is one of the best celebrity feature writers working today with her NYT profile on Bradley Cooper. He is CLEARLY not into it, and she explains to him why she needs him to open up, and then the article offers some genuine insight into not just his creative process, but also hers.

-Meanwhile, the song from the A Star Is Born trailer (you know, THE song with the crazy goosebump-inducing, Gaga-wailing chorus), dropped today.

Busy Philipps, Sarah Hyland and Cara Delevingne shared their devastating #WhyIDidntReport stories today.

-This first look at Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers is the soothing balm the world needed today.

-Speaking of things we could all use after today’s news cycle, The Good Place is back tonight! NBC released the first four eps to critics and the reviews are pretty forking glowing. (Here’s a refresher if you don’t remember how last season ended.)

-The week of surprise baby news continues! Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan reportedly welcomed their first child in August.

Robert Pattinson and Mia Goth are currently promoting a movie together. Their ex-significant others (FKA twigs and Shia LaBeouf) are now dating. This isn’t awkward at all.

George Clooney looks really different in this photo. I don’t like it.

-Single Parents (which I really liked) and A Million Little Things (which I really didn’t) premiered to so-so ratings.

Kanye West is reportedly preparing to drop his third(!) full-length album of the year this weekend.

Awkwafina and Seth Meyers will host SNL next month.

Jameela Jamil explained her issues with the body positivity movement which is great — except she may have lifted her quotes from someone she was DMing with. (She’s since credited them.)

-In a new interview, Leah Remini talks about her ongoing fight against Scientology and adds, “I keep wondering – why haven’t Katie Holmes or Nicole Kidman spoken out? I assume they were forced to sign prohibitive documents…Trust me, Katie’s not allowed to have a meal with me, and we used to be close friends. She could lose custody of Suri. It’s quite sick, really.”

-Here’s the Dark Phoenix trailer starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, and Sophie Turner. This feels like the type of movie that might be OK if you just consider it divorced from the rest of the X-Men films.

 

Natalie Portman & Michelle Williams Remember Being Child Actors

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-The excellent Actors on Actors clips continue to roll out, with Viola Davis and Tom Hanks talking about acting in stage vs. film, and Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams discussing playing famous historic women and being child actors.

Mariah Carey‘s new reality series is actually getting good reviews(!), with critics saying it has a “surprising sense of humor and humility.” What?!

Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Uma Thurman and Robin Wright appear unretouched for the 2017 Pirelli Calendar, and their photos are stunning. Said Moore,  “I walk in, no makeup on and wet hair. [The photographer] said, ‘No, no, no, you are perfect.'”

-I love Gilmore Girls’ Matt Czuchry low-key shading about how the revival did his character dirty. My favourite soundbite (of many): “I think Amy and Dan see Logan as Christopher from a story perspective. For me as an actor, that’s not something actionable that I can play.”

Alexis Bledel was on Fallon last night, where she ranked her favourite characters and defended her ability to hold everyday objects.

-I wholeheartedly agree with this article on how Rory Gilmore proves we need better fictional journalists.

Leah Remini has been a vocal critic of Scientology since leaving the “church,” but she’s learned not to criticize Tom Cruise. She also revealed that Cruise pressured 60 Minutes to kill a piece on Scientology.

Tom Hanks finally cleared up that confusing Bill Murray look-alike photo.

-With everything that’s happening to Kanye West, GQ wonders if Jay Z is a bad friend.

-Even Lin-Manuel Miranda can’t convince me that developing movies and TV shows simultaneously is a good idea.

-I love that Questlove just randomly makes a cameo during Lin‘s Drunk History ep (which airs tonight).

-Meanwhile, Hamilton hit a new record buy grossing the most amount of money in a week for Broadway. Great boycott, guys.

-Super Girl hits a new ratings high last night (for their CW run), but that was probably only because it was promoted as the start of the 4-show crossover, which only happened in the last 40 seconds of the episode. My Twitter TL was pressed.

Adam Driver‘s Interview chat with director Noah Baumbach is great, but the Trainspotting-inspired photo shoot that accompanies it is terrifying.

Ben McKenzie is engaged to his baby mama and Gotham costar Morena Baccarin.

-Don’t feel bad for Brad Pitt not being able to spend Thanksgiving with his kids. He did just fine.

Anthony Rapp being cast in the new Star Trek series is such a delightful surprise!

Tilda Swinton is criticizing the Harry Potter franchise for romanticizing “cruel” boarding schools. That seems like a totally relatable and down-to-earth hill to die on.

Reese Witherspoon proves she’s the queen of trolling by selling a “Wreath Witherspoon” dress.

-Another big sign that the TV industry is changing (and not for the best): executives from the big four networks and Amazon are skipping this year’s TCA press tour. Cowards.

-Female Walking Dead fans are freaking out Jeffrey Dean Morgan  with their weird ass requests.

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt get shirtless and sexy in the new Passengers trailer.

-I didn’t see this one coming, but I really liked the trailer for Lifetime’s Beaches remake. I know!!