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Jada Pinkett Smith Confirms Affair with August Alsina

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith sat down to talk about their marriage in the latest episode of Red Table Talk, in which she confirmed she had an “entanglement” with August Alsina. She said it was about 4.5 years ago, when she and Smith were secretly separated.

Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers announced the end of their 10 year marriage via a pair of identical Instagram posts Friday afternoon, writing “Thirteen years as best friends, soulmates, partners and then parents. It has been an incredible journey, but together, we’ve decided to turn the page and move on from our marriage. As we enter into this next chapter, our children and relationship as co-parents and dear friends will remain our priority. We understand this news lends itself to public dialogue, but in the interest of our children and our family, we’re asking for privacy, compassion and love during this time.” The couple, who have two kids, had been spending their quarantine in the Cayman Islands, but he was been spotted in LA this week.

-We’ve now entered the “who shit on the bed?” portion of the Johnny Depp trial.

-In an interview, SNL’s Colin Jost was asked about his costars and said “Kate McKinnon loves books, and before she was on SNL, she was a ghostwriter for a number of YA fantasy series.” I need to know which books!!

-Roswell New Mexico’s showrunner Carina Adly MacKenzie has left the series ahead of its third season. According to THR, she had tension with lead actress Jeanine Mason, spent an unusual amount of time on the set in New Mexico instead of in the writers room in LA, and recently angered WBTV by calling out British broadcaster ITV on Twitter for editing a gay love scene. In her Instagram post, she said she’s leaving “due to fundamental differences” and denied reports of tension with the cast or writers. Interestingly, Roswell actors Lily Cowles, Michael Vlamis, Tyler Blackburn and Heather Hemmens all commented on her post with messages of support, but Mason has not (yet).

-HBO Max has ordered a new show set in the same city as Robert Pattinson‘s The Batman that will focus on the Gotham police. Isn’t this…the show Gotham?

-Terrible: Glee’s Naya Rivera is now presumed dead after the search shifted from a rescue to a recovery mission.

Sarah Paulson was asked about her working relationship with Lea Michele on Watch What Happens Live! and very politely refused to answer the question (it’s around the 5 min mark).

-In his final performance, Carl Reiner appeared in the last scene of Jason Reitman‘s version of The Princess Bride. I cancelled my Quibi subscription before I got to the end but the clip in this article made me teary.

Charlize Theron‘s The Old Guard, which hits Netflix today, is getting mostly great reviews.

-There’s a new trailer for Zac Efron’s Netflix show. and the internet is loving his new Daddy energy.

-Here’s the first clip for 30 Rock’s reunion episode, (which is doubling as NBC’s upfronts presentation), airing Thursday.

Jada Pinkett Smith Is Ready for “Healing”

-It’s been a busy week for Jada Pinkett Smith. First she called out Youtuber Shane Dawson for talking about masturbating to a poster of Willow Smith when she was 11. And now she’s once again denying those long-standing rumours of an open marriage after singer August Alsina gave an interview in which he seemed to confirm he’d had an affair with her — with Will Smith‘s blessing. Alsina said: “I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation … due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership they’ve spoken on several times…He gave me his blessing.. And I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really, deeply loved and have a ton of love for her, I devoted myself to it…I just always stayed silent because I never want to be the person that causes confusion, I love these people. I have literally never been in love in that kind of way so much so that being intertwined in that way, walking away from it butchered me.” The age difference (she was in her 40s and he was 21 when this rumoured relationship allegedly started), plus the fact that she’s previously said she mentored him, is giving people pause.

-Today, Jada seemed to imply that she’ll be talking about this on Red Table Talk, tweeting “There’s some healing that needs to happen…so I’m bringing myself to The Red Table.”

Christina Ricci was granted an emergency protective order against her husband, film producer James Heerdegen.

-According to court documents filed for her lawsuit against the Mail, Meghan Markle felt “unprotected by the Institution [the royal family], and prohibited from defending herself” during her pregnancy with Archie.

-Meanwhile, in a new video Prince Harry says institutional racism is “endemic” and is “committed to being part of the solution.”

Brie Larson filmed a socially distanced episode of Hot Ones.

-This is a good look at CBC Gem, the best streaming service in Canada that no one seems to know about. It’s free and has shows like Normal People, Pen15 and Freaks and Geeks.

-A bunch of people in the industry — both supporters and detractors of Mel Gibsontalk to Variety about how his career in Hollywood seems to survive.

-Justice League’s Ray Fisher expanded on his thoughts on Joss Whedon, tweeting “Joss Wheadon’s on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable.” This is a very good recap of all the Justice League bts drama, including reports that Gal Gadot refused to film a scene Joss wrote where The Flash falls into her boobs. It also touches on other problematic Joss stories, like Charisma Carpenter saying he fired her from Angel for getting pregnant, and his ex-wife accusing him of using her as a “shield” so no one would question his feminism or relationship with women.

Khloé Kardashian is potentially back together with Tristan Thompson.

Ricky Gervais, Ramy Youssef, Kenan Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani and Dan Levy are featured in this year’s THR comedy actor roundtable. Levy says of Schitt’s Creek’s total lack of homophobia: “My feeling was if I were to include homophobia or bigotry of any kind in the show, it would be giving power to those people who see themselves on TV…I don’t ever consider our show to be very political, but I suppose that decision to just say, ‘We’re never going to show the dark side,’ is the quiet politics of our show.”

-Variety’s latest Actors on Actors video is with Homeland’s Claire Danes and Damien Lewis. Why did he take this call in his car?!

Alicia Keys did Vogue’s 73 Questions  and her house is gorg (it was filmed back in Feb).

-Welsh singer Duffy, who earlier this year revealed she had been drugged, kidnapped, trafficked and raped, has publicly called out Netflix for showing Polish feature film 365 Days, because it “glamorizes the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape.”

-Netflix is shifting $100 million to Black-owned banks.

Jeffrey Epstein’s confidante and alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested by the FBI. It’ll be very interesting to see if she names names.

-Hulu has renewed The Great for a second season. I’m still not done the first but am loving it!

-This is such a good piece on the Golden Girls on why it’s weird the mudface scene is what the show is getting criticized for when the entire series is mired in racism and rape culture, and how it’s important to critically unpack all the messages we receive every day in pop culture and think deeply about how to reduce the harm in them.

-The Hamilton movie drops on Disney+ tomorrow and the reviews are glowing. It’s 100% fresh on RottenTomatoes with 82 reviews counted.

Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, and Chiwetel Ejiofor star in the new trailer for The Old Guard.

Ansel Elgort’s Very Bad Day

Ansel Elgort is trending in response to an Instagram post which appears to accuse the actor of making racial slurs in high school, and a Tweet from a woman who claims he sexually assaulted her when she was 17.

-Remember his really odd GQ interview from a few years back? “Girls love it when you have some weird nerdy thing in your room. It makes you look less threatening, even though I’m, like, very threatening. I’m the most threatening guy ever.”

-In this Nicole Beharie interview in the NYT, she talks about how Sleepy Hollow mistreated her. “My co-star and I both got sick at the same time with the same illness and had different treatments. He was allowed to go on leave for a month and I had to continue working.” She was forced to work through it and ended up developing the autoimmune condition C. difficile. I remember loving the first season and being outraged that she, the co-lead, was clearly being punted to the background in favour of a white woman in the later seasons. She added, “Sometimes I think that some people I was working with didn’t like that I was unwell but loved by the audience. I would think they’d support that. But everyone of color on that show was seen as expendable and eventually let go. I tried to get work afterwards and people were like, “We heard you were difficult.” But no one can say I was late or unprofessional or negative.”

-During an interview on Watch What Happens Live, former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay spoke about her experience as the first Black lead of a show in the Bachelor franchise: “I did have a racist contestant on my season.”

Taylor Swift is speaking out again, this time to say Juneteenth should be a national holiday.

Gabrielle Union claims that her agent was threatened after she spoke out about the working conditions on America’s Got Talent.

-The Friends reunion special is now expected to film in August. I honestly can’t imagine how they’re going ahead with this when we’ve spent the last three months drowning in reunions for charity.

Will Smith joined wife Jada Pinkett Smith for an honest Father’s Day talk on Red Table Talk. “The idea being that just because a man might not be the best husband, does not mean he isn’t a good father.”

-Mr. Malcolm’s List, a diverse regency-era drama which first debuted as a short film from director/producer Emma Holly Jones earlier this year, will be expanded into a feature-length movie starring Constance Wu and Sam Heughan. Gemma Chan, Sope Dirisu, and Freida Pinto starred in the original short, which is a DELIGHT.

-AMC’s CEO said yesterday that the theatre chain won’t be enforcing mask-wearing when they reopen in July because they “did not want to be drawn into a political controversy.” They quickly reversed their decision following the backlash, but if they’re letting people take their masks off to eat, I can’t imagine it’ll be enforced.

Cardi B’s Sam Smith “remix” is hilarious — and a million times better than the original.

Noname responded to J. Cole in a new track.

-This is a very interesting take on how Love, Victor, a 10-episode Hulu spin-off of the 2018 film Love Simon, is caught up in the mythology of white gayness.

Sir Ian Holm, known for roles in Lord of the Rings and Alien, has died at age 88 following a battle with Parkinson’s disease. I’l always rememeber him from The Sweet Hereafter.

Jimmy Kimmel is taking the summer off to “spend even more time” with his family. His longtime frenemy Matt Damon helped him make the announcement.