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Jodie Turner-Smith Talks Home Birth, Black Maternal Health Disparities

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In British VogueJodie Turner-Smith talks about how her labour lasted four(!) days, and why she decided to give birth at home. “We had already decided on a home birth, because of concerns about negative birth outcomes for Black women in America — according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk of pregnancy-related deaths is more than three times greater for Black women than for white women, pointing, it seems to me, to systemic racism.”  She also shared a photo husband Joshua Jackson took of her on day 3.

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are on the cover of People with their incredible photogenic family.

-I love this photo shoot of Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones for Harper’s Bazaar.

-This supercut of all the times Ellen Degeneres mocked Sofia Vergara’s accent is pretty damning.

Katy Perry defended the tweet she sent in support of Ellen. “I started that tweet off not undermining anyone else’s experience. I wanted to only speak from my own experience. I have over 100 million people that follow me on Twitter, so not everyone is going to agree with me. And I’m not here to make everyone agree with me.”

Robert Pattinson could have played Chris Evan’s part in Scott Pilgrim vs the World. I just rewatched that recently and sorry but Evans is perfect in it.

Ed Sheeran is reportedly going to be a dad.

-This is a great NYT article on how a swimmer was training for the US Paralympic team until all of the public pools closed due to covid — and then David Duchovny reached out to him on Instagram to offer the use of his 25-meter pool in his backyard.

-The fact that I had no idea that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has two sons makes me love him even more.

-The entire original editing team of the documentary series Surviving R. Kelly — the majority of whom are Black, with one Latinx editor — quit the project because their notes were being ignored.

-The Crown has tapped Game of Thrones’ Jonathan Pryce to play Prince Phillip.

Drake Bell is denying ex-girlfriend Melissa Lingafelt‘s accusations of physical abuse, as several more women come forward.

Sarah Cooper is having a moment. She just landed a Netflix special, and did the monologue on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Leah Remini is worried that Tom Cruise will try to lure Suri into Scientology when she’s old enough. I mean, first he’d have to talk to her.

-Page Six has photos of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new home in Montecito.

-This is a very good, very long interview with Mike Schur on The Good Place and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

-Here’s the trailer for Netflix’s upcoming thriller The Devil All The Time starring Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Sebastian Stan, Riley Keough, and Mia Wasikowska. It drops Sept. 16.

More Avengers Assemble for Bridger

Robert Downey Jr. sent a message to Bridger, the little boy who saved his sister in a dog attack, promising him a surprise on his next birthday.

Tom Holland did a Facetime call with him and invited him to the set of the next Spider-Man movie.

Ellen DeGeneres just took another hit. In a new article, current and former employees tell Buzzfeed they faced racism, fear, and intimidation.

-The show’s producers released a statement saying they’re taking the allegations “very seriously” and adding “We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience. It’s not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has set for us.”

Princess Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a private ceremony on Friday morning, Buckingham Palace confirmed. It’s believed that around 20 people attended the scaled-down event including The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Andrew.

Megan Thee Stallion posted on Instagram that she wanted to “set the record straight” and revealed that she “suffered gunshot wounds, as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me.” New reports allege that the crime against her was committed by Canadian rapper Lanez, from Brampton, Ont. TMZ reports that Lanez opened fire in their chauffeur-driven SUV and shot Megan in the foot twice after an argument broke out in the vehicle and the rapper and her friend, Kelsey Nicole, said they wanted to get out of the vehicle.

Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans are teaming up for a new Netflix thriller directed by the Russo Brothers.

-In a new interview, August Alsina clears up lingering questions about his “entanglement” with Jada Pinkett Smith and how it figures into his path to wellness.

-Look, if Jamie Dornan wants to post videos of him working out to Abba, who are we to judge?

-Producers of The Bold Type made a last minute change to last night’s season finale after the actress who plays Kat expressed frustration over her storyline.

-Speaking of The Bold Type, I love this roundup of every terrible article shown in the show.

The Chicks‘ new album is filled with glorious burns. Most importantly, we finally found out what Adrian Pasdar did on that boat.

Aishwarya Rai and her daughter have been admitted to the hospital just days after they both tested positive for COVID-19.

Keanu Reeves is now writing comic books because there’s nothing this magical unicorn can’t do.

David Tennant and Michael Sheen interview Judi Dench in the latest episode of Staged. This looks delightful — wish we got full episodes here.

-The Tiger King stars are on Cameo, and the videos they’re sending fans are as unhinged as you’d expect.

-HBO is eyeing an In Treatment reboot and yes, please!

-This interview with Helen Hunt on Twister is great, but at the very end with the interviewer is about to ask her a question about Jodie Foster and accidentally calls her “Jodie”? I felt that.

-Fox released a Bob’s Burgers short of how the Belchers might react during quarantine — and it’s geoblocked. Yeah, that feels about right these days.

-Quarantine isn’t hurting all businesses: Netflix announced a blowout quarter: it added 10.09 million subscribers during its second quarter, boosting its global base to nearly 193 million.

-Netflix also put out calls for Canadian TV and film pitches, likely because production has started to open back up here.

Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Sean Hayes are turning their decades-long friendship into podcast called Smartless.

-Briarpatch has been cancelled after only one season. I’m bummed for Andy Greenwald.

Rosamund Pike plays Marie Curie in the Radioactive trailer.

Royal Rumour Rush

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-According to a new report, Kate Middleton has been working from home during the pandemic and source say she’s finding her workload has been hard to manage ever since Harry and Meghan moved to North America. “She feels exhausted and trapped. She’s working as hard as a top CEO, who has to be wheeled out all the time, without the benefits of boundaries and plenty of holidays.” It’s interesting to note that the editor of Tatler is a friend of Kate’s.

-In another royal report, insiders share what Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were apparently thinking when they decided to make their royal exit. “She was convinced there was a conspiracy against her and so she basically put herself in self isolation when they moved to Frogmore. I think she felt like an outsider from the start. This wasn’t the life she was used to and she wanted out.”

-According to the Daily Beast, a new documentary that drops on Netflix this week features new revelations about Prince Andrew’s friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

Tom Holland had an unexpected guest in the form of a pigeon.

Cardi B‘s giant back tattoo is now complete. Yay?

Justin and Hailey Bieber are threatening legal action after a plastic surgeon suggested she’s had work done.

-A new YA book is raising a lot of eyebrows on Twitter. It sounds like a ripoff of ‘Red, White and Royal Blue’ but with some problematic racial/political elements? I’ve been reading everything I can get my hands on in isolation, but this sounds like one I’m going to avoid.

Brad Pitt is hanging with Flea in Malibu? Sure, why not.

Ashley Benson spent Memorial Day weekend with rumoured new bf G-Eazy.

David Ayer says no one has ever seen his version of Suicide Squad – and he wants to release it on HBO Max. You see what this Synder cut nonsense has unleashed?!

Hannah Gadsby has a new comedy special on Netflix, and critics are loving it.

Jennifer Lopez says she and A-Rod have put their wedding planning on hold until life gets back to normal-ish.

Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood fight off a Taliban invasion in The Outpost trailer.