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-In a new interview with Shape, the usually private Shailene Woodley opens up about starting a romance during the pandemic with NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers (“We jumped in headfirst and got some of the sticky bits out of the way early”) and her eco-activism (“I don’t want to save the ocean because my mind says it’s the right thing to do. I want to save the ocean because I can feel that she’s suffering. I can feel that turtle drowning from the plastic in its belly. I can feel the temperatures rising on the algae that is killing other species”).

-It’s possible that the palace staff found out that Meghan Markle gave birth the same time as the rest of the world this weekend.

Jennifer Lopez was reportedly recently seen “scouting out new schools” in Los Angeles, where Ben Affleck lives.

-Absence makes the heart grow fonder: Minka Kelly and Trevor Noah are back on.

Chrissy Teigen dropped out of her surprise role in Netflix’s Never Have I Ever following those bullying claims.

Ellie Kemper apologized for her participation in a controversial pageant when she was a teen. “I was not aware of the history at the time, but ignorance is no excuse. I was old enough to have educated myself before getting involved.”

-This is an interesting piece on celebrities demanding pre-sex NDAs.

-Yay! Netflix has renewed Shadow & Bone for a second season, and had the cast announce it. Here’s hoping for 90% more Crows storylines.

-Here’s a great interview with Laverne Cox on the current wave of anti-trans legislation, what “allies” need to know, and the unique pressure that comes with being tokenized throughout one’s career.

Mariah Carey shot down The Sun’s report on a feud with Jay Z.

Danny Masterson’s trial on multiple rape charges looks likely to start in November, and he had to give up his passport today.

Michaela Coel won big at the BAFTA TV Awards and dedicated her win to I May Destroy You’s intimacy coordinator, which must be a first.

Simu Liu’s co-star Jean Yoon echoed his complaints about Kim’s Convenience in a Twitter thread, saying “the lack of Asian female, especially Korean writers in the writers room of Kims made my life VERY DIFFICULT & the experience of working on the show painful.”

Tom Hiddleston was so invested in shooting the new Loki series (which drops this week), he gave the cast and crew lectures on the character’s background.

-I guess the Cruella streaming numbers were good. Disney is already in early development on a sequel, with director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Tony McNamara both expected to return.

Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan are attached to star in She Said, a new movie about the New York Times sexual harassment investigation against Harvey Weinstein that kicked off the #MeToo movement.

Tom Hanks penned an essay for the NYT about the lack of education around the Tulsa massacre.

-I’m really intrigued by Kevin Can F**k Himself, AMC’s new show starring Schitt’s Creek’s Annie Murphy that tells the story of a family sitcom from the wife’s perspective.

Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Carla Gugino, Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, and Chloe Coleman kick ass in the Gunpowder Milkshake trailer.

 

Mindy Kaling and Maya Rudolph Are Comedy Queens

 

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-In Variety’s Power of Women in comedy issue, Mindy Kaling says she’s been busier than ever during quarantine, executive producing “The Sex Lives of College Girls” and Never Have I Ever, as well as co-writing scripts for the third Legally Blonde movie and a Priyanka Chopra wedding comedy. Meanwhile, Maya Rudolph talks about burnout, Beyoncé, Bridesmaids, and becoming a bonafide Disney villain for Disenchanted.

Zendaya, Anya Taylor-Joy and Law Roach cover the Most Powerful Stylists issue of the Hollywood Reporter.

-The royal rebranding continues: Prince William and Kate Middleton are launching a YouTube channel.

-Warners and DC are reportedly committed to hiring a Black director to tackle what will be the first cinematic incarnation of a Black Superman. Barry Jenkins, Steven Caple Jr., J.D. Dillard, Regina King and Shaka King are said to be under consideration.

Adrien Brody is the latest to join Succession season 3. Clearly, they have a height requirement.

-Italy would like the stolen Roman sculpture in Kim Kardashian‘s house back.

-A Joker 2 with Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly still in the works. Oh god, I can’t take another news cycle about it.

-Also, a DeuxMoi blind suggests Joaquin Phoenix was the celeb Alia Shawkat talked about in this video and I can’t stop thinking about it.

-I don’t watch the Food Network but Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond holding a maskless wedding for her daughter at their ranch — where a couple months ago her husband almost killed their nephew while racing fire trucks — seems bad.

-Here’s our first look at House Of The Dragon, the new HBO Game Of Thrones spinoff.

Julianna Margulies posted about how her “in-person’ Oprah interview was done via green screen, apparently unaware that we’re all obsessed with her history of green screens.

Jennifer Garner has reportedly rekindled her relationship with John Miller.

-I was so excited to see the headline that Henry Golding has joined Dakota Johnson in Netflix’s update of Persuasion, assuming he was playing Captain Wentworth (my fave Austen leading man). But it turns out he’s playing the awful Mr. Elliot. Who in the world are they going to cast as Wentworth who will come off as more charming than Henry Golding?!

Jodie Turner-Smith was on Seth Meyers‘ show and talked about how she and Joshua Jackson met. “We had a one-night stand.”

-Loki will drop on Disney+ on Wednesday, leading Tom Hiddleston to say “Wednesdays are the new Fridays.”

Anderson Cooper has scored the lowest ratings among Jeopardy guest hosts so far.

-If you think you’re going to have anxiety on your first plane ride post-pandemic, Joe Jonas wants to help you destress with a… [checks notes] … replica of his hand.

Tallulah Willis announced her engagement to film director Dillon Buss.​

-The reviews for HBO’s Hacks are super positive. The Jean Smart renaissance continues!

-Here’s the latest teaser from Quiet Place II.

Ellen Goes as Cardi B for Halloween

-I’ll give it to Ellen — she does a mean Cardi B impersonation.

-I did not expect Courteney Cox‘s Halloween video to go there…

-There are reports that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss walked away from their Star Wars project in part due because they didn’t want to deal with another “toxic fandom” after their Game of Thrones experience. Something tells me it would have gotten a hell of a lot more toxic under those two.

Kelly Clarkson‘s Hocus Pocus tribute is something to behold.

Aaron Sorkin wrote an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg in the New York Times: “This can’t possibly be the outcome you and I want, to have crazy lies pumped into the water supply that corrupt the most important decisions we make together.” It’s kind of ironic that Sorkin’s Social Network is a big reason people viewed Zuckerberg as a scrappy underdog instead of someone in over his head for wayyyy longer than they should have.

-Ah boo. Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have reportedly called off their engagement after eight years together.

Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Cox are in the Broadway play Betrayal, and last night they switched costumes from their individual superhero franchises: Tom was dressed as Daredevil and Charlie was Loki. My Twitter feed went berserk.

-I’m late to the game but I finally saw Jojo Rabbit last night and wow. Loved. Here’s a cute video of Taika Waititi and Stephen Merchant breaking down a scene from the film.

-Here’s our first look at Normal People, the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney‘s book (which people loved way more than I did).

-A snippet of Eminem‘s new song leaked and apparently it’s called “What If I Was Gay?” which, based on his previous history, has everyone bracing themselves.

Cuba Gooding Jr has been charged with six counts of forcible touching and 3rd degree sexual abuse. He pleaded not guilty.

-HBO/BBC’s adaptation of His Dark Materials is getting mixed to good to great reviews. I’m confused.

-Radiohead’s Thom Yorke‬ released a hand-illustrated video for “Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)” composed of 3,000 hand-drawn frames.

John Krasinski talking about his super impassioned father-in-law is adorable.

Emilia Clarke and Jimmy Fallon played the “Box of Lies” game and she was hilariously bad at it.

-This is another good thread in response to David Simon‘s Rolling Stone interview.

-The trailer for Netflix’s The Witcher, the streamer’s upcoming fantasy adventure based on the Polish novels and video games and starring Henry Cavill, has landed. It hits Netflix on Dec. 20.