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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Welcome a Son

-It’s been a big week for baby news. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed a baby boy via surrogate.

-Also, Kim is quietly funding a legal team that has helped 17 prisoners gain freedom over the last three months. The people released were serving life in prison sentences for low-level drug offenses.

-It was a bloody day for network TV. ABC cancelled Speechless, The Kids Are Alright and Splitting Up Together, CBS cancelled Fam, ​Happy Together, Life In Pieces, Murphy Brown; Fox cancelled Lethal Weapon, The Cool Kids and The Passage, NBC cancelled I Feel Bad.

-I like this piece on how Game Of Thrones has relegated its female characters to the same lazy archetypes it once tried to avoid.

-This is also a great thread on how the writing on GoT has changed.

-I also like this piece on in the time of Me Too, the higher the profile, the harder it is to get corporations that benefit from their work to take women’s claims seriously. Now, the opposite seems to be happening.

-Marvel was so freaked out about Tom Holland giving away spoilers that they told him that Endgame’s last scene was a wedding.

-Meanwhile, here are some Marvel stars trying to escape and Endgame-themed escape room.

Julianna Marguiles is still bringing up her Good Fight pay fight and while I think she should get paid what she’s due, the way she’s doing this still strikes me as odd.

-Barry’s Anth Carrigan talks about being the best character on TV right now. I love Noho Hank!

-The latest Big Little Lies trailer unveils a tense new season.

-It looks like Renee Zellweger is staging a comeback. Her performance as Judy Garland in the new Judy trailer is stunning.

 

Taylor Swift Reps Her Favourite Things in EW

Taylor Swift EW

-I’m impressed that Taylor Swift actually allowed a journalist to interview her for her new EW cover (a rare occurrence in Hollywood these days). She wears buttons that represent everything she’s loving pop culture-wise these days, including Killing Eve, Fleabag, King Princess and Sally Rooney. (Someone’s gonna have to explain the appeal of Rooney’s Normal People to me. Folks are losing it over that book, which I thought was ok.)

-I’m with Swift when it comes to Fleabag. I recently binged the second season in a weekend, and it was definitely the best thing I’ve watched so far this year. The glowing reviews the final season (which arrives on Amazon Prime May 17) is getting are on point.

Swift’s single “Me!” came in second place on the Billboard charts, which is kind of shocking.

-Pose star Indya Moore opens up about their harrowing childhood in the new issue of Elle. They entered the foster system at 14 and was sex trafficked at age 16 to obtain hormone replacement therapy: “I didn’t understand what sex trafficking was at the time. The language I knew was that they were, basically, my pimps. I was just a kid.”

-All the sighs. CBS just renewed Bull despite those sexual allegations against Michael Weatherly that resulted in a payoff to Eliza Dushku. In (presumably) related news, Steven Spielberg has quit as exec producer.

Keanu Reeves doesn’t seem happy that his taxi ride with fellow stranded airport passengers went viral. As he (awkwardly) said, “Someone being spying.”

-Kimmy Schmidt is coming back to Netflix for an interactive movie. As much as I liked that show I … don’t want this?

Tom Holland and the cast of Spider-Man: Far From Home surprised guests at Disneyland, and it was all very cute.

-Congrats to Hilary Duff, who just got engaged.

-People think that little Prince George accidentally revealed Archie’s name back in January.

Seth Rogen just won Twitter.

-Sorry ladies, but it looks like Michael B Jordan is dating model Cindy Bruna.

-Whelp. I will not be watching It: Chapter Two because I’m a wimp and this trailer alone did me in.

Beyonce Debuts The Twins: Rumi & Sir Carter

Beyonce made sure to lead us into the weekend with a burst of happiness by dropping the first photo of the twins, which she captioned “Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today.” (I’m guessing his name is Sir and not Sir Carter, because that would make him Sir Carter Carter.)

-Everything’s coming up roses for Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland and Zendaya. Not only is their movie crushing it, they are reportedly dating.

-The Walking Dead is having a horrible week. After their dirty laundry got aired in the Frank Darabont lawsuit docs, a stuntman died as a result of an onset injury. John Bernecker fell more than 20 feet onto a concrete floor on the show’s Georgia set, leading AMC to temporarily shut down production.

-Speaking of the Walking Dead lawsuit, it also revealed a lot of other scoop about AMC shows, including Mad Men’s $30 million deal with Matthew Weiner. He was paid $2.5 million for signing on to the last two seasons, with the rest of the sum ($27.5 million) resulting from episode fees, royalty fees and writing, directing and producing fees. He would also get $25,000 for each award nomination and $125,000 for each award win.

-Oh, and the makeup artist on The Walking Dead is getting backend profits. So basically, AMC’s deals are insane.

-Wait, so instead of denying Blac Chyna’s allegations this week that Rob physically abused her, the Kardashian’s response was to remind everyone that she signed a non-disclosure agreement? What a terrible rebuttal.

-Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, starring Cate Blanchett, is getting a Mother’s Day release. I adored that book, written by Maria Semple (who used to work on Arrested Development).

-Speaking of books I loved, the first look at Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One has me stoked.

-Something that’s becoming increasingly clear to me: I’m not a fan Riverdale’s Cole Sprouse. First he mansplains how Hollywood works on R*ddit, and now there’s video of him harassing a busker in Vancouver who was interrupting their shoot. Clearing streets is the job of the crew.

Gwyneth Paltrow is NOT getting the reaction she was hoping for after going on the defensive on GOOP and then tweeting “when they go low, we go high.” Twitter was quick to point out that her latest issue was the opposite of high, and now everyone’s talking about all the quack doctors GOOP features. It’s literally the Streisand effect.

-Meanwhile, the doctor in her targets spoke to Buzzfeed (“It’s just odd I have to defend myself against a website that passes on the idea that bras cause cancer”) and penned a rebuttal on her blog titled “Dear Gwyneth Paltrow we’re not f**king with you we’re correcting you, XOXO Science”

Alexander Skarsgard and Alexa Chung have broken up.

Connie Britton revealed the story behind her ‘stripper dance’ on Friday Night Lights.

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are so excited for Game Of Thrones they made a video. Sometimes I have issues with these two (usually when they ‘re begging for privacy while simultaneously shooting commercials about their home life), but most times I really dig these two nerds.

-This is an interesting piece on how Game of Thrones, which returns this wknd, will probably be the last show a large amount of us are watching at the same time.

Shia LaBeouf proved that sometimes people who say they’re allies actually aren’t when the going gets tough. In new video released of his arrest, he tells a black officer he’s “going to hell” because of his skin colour, adding “you got a president that don’t give a f-ck about you, and you’re stuck in a police force that doesn’t give a f-ck about you. You want to arrest white people who give a f-ck?” Ugh.

Emma Watson interviews Margaret Atwood about The Handmaid’s Tale in the new issue of EW.

-Heroes actor Thomas Dekker has come out as gay after being outed by Bryan Fuller.

-Buzzfeed wrote about how Jennifer Garner‘s made a business out of not appearing in movies and focusing on her good girl branding. “A relatively boring celebrity, without a major movie project in sight, has reemerged as a gossip fixture: not for her participation in scandal, but for her resistance to it.”

-Brooklyn been placed under martial law by rogue forces after Texas secedes from the union in the trailer for Bushwick, starring Dave Bautista and Brittany Snow.