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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Once Stormed Off View Set After Being Reprimanded by Barbara Walters

-New audio from The View reveals that Elisabeth Hasselbeck once threatened to quit the show during a commercial break after a fight with Barbara Walters over the morning after pill. “What the f**k! I don’t even swear. She has me swearing. This woman is driving me nuts. I’m not going back. I can’t do the show like this. She just reprimanded me, and she knew exactly what she was doing. Goodbye! I’m off. Write about that in the New York F**KING Post!”

-The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss tells Marie Claire that’s she’s dating someone, but won’t say who. “I learned you just don’t talk about it. Who really gives a s**t whether or not I’m dating anyone? I hate to put that importance on it. I cringe a little.”

Nina Dobrev crushes Zac Efron at the gym in his new YouTube video. (Why does he work out in Cons?!)

-I love that Reese Witherspoon badly photoshopped Zoe Kravitz into her pic from the Big Little Liars set.

-This thread on how only male reviewers seem to think that Captain Marvel has no character arc is so, so good.

-Fleabag’s current season will be its last. With the end of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and You’re The Worst this week, Broad City last week, and Jane the Virgin this summer, we’re seriously losing a lot of amazing, female-driven shows with messy protagonists.

-Does anyone else think the rumours about Fergie and Prince Andrew getting back together could just be a distraction from the juicier royal rumours circulating this week?

Judi Dench getting caught in a lie about never going to nightclubs is delightful.

-Are Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson‘s camps trying to prep us for imminent engagement news?

Charlize Theron isn’t just single, she’s “shockingly available.” (Her words.)

Samantha Bee slammed anti-vaxxers — and used a Riverdale spoof to do it.

Beyonce just signed a deal with Adias after reportedly walking out of meeting with Reebok due to a lack of diversity on their team.

Holland Taylor is playing Stormy in the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel and this is straight out of my fantasy casting.

-Speaking of fantasy casting, Kumail Nanjiani is in talks to join Angelina Jolie in The Eternals. Get that Marvel money, Kumail!

-Every time Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak hang out in public I get so hopeful!

-The reviews for Fosse/Verdon are very mixed. I’m still going to check it out.

Laura Dern seeks justice for a stranger in the Trial by Fire trailer.

Britney Spears Checks Into Mental Health Facility

-Aw man, I really thought Britney Spears had been doing better these last few years. Over a week ago she checked into a psychiatric facility after suffering from emotional distress, and is expected to stay for 30 days. She recently cancelled her tour after her father underwent surgery on his colon and TMZ reports she’s been distraught by his illness.

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman agreed to surrender their passports in their first court appearances. (Weird sidenote: I keep listening to podcasts where they pronounce her last name Loff-lin, even though she pronounces it Lock-lin — just like the person I know who has that last name. Where is the f coming from?)

-During a speech in Washington, D.C., yesterday, Michelle Williams revealed how she felt “paralyzed in feelings of futility” during the pay gap controversy. Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million to return to the All the Money in the World set for about a week-and-a-half of reshoots, while she received a paltry $80 per diem. “”Guess what, no one cared.”

Leslie Jones lives out all her Game of Thrones fanatasies in Kat Harington’s SNL promos.

Henry Golding and Emma Thompson showed the trailer for the new romcom Last Christmas today at CinemaCon and the audience seemed to dig it.

-This is just evil. CBS All Access wants to save the canceled One Day At A Time, but Netflix has the right to kill any such move, and they might stop it from living on.

-The Flash’s Grant Gustin triggered alarm when he vaped on an airplane, which is such a jerk move.

-Captain Marvel has crossed the $1B mark globally at the box office.

-I meant to link to this last week, but The Ringer did a roundup on the best movies that came out in 1999, and it’s insane how many gems that year produced. (Fight Club, Election, Cruel Intentions, Being John Malkovich, She’s All That, Galaxy Quest, Girl Interrupted, Notting Hill, Three Kings, The Sixth Sense, 10 Things I Hate About You, Office Space, The Matrix). Here’s part one, and here’s part two.

-I just found a podcast called F*ck Bois of Literature with an episode devoted to Pride and Prejudice and I’ve never felt more seen.

-The latest Avengers trailer shows the return of Thanos, and include some brief but memorable shots between pairs (Tony & Pepper, Nebula & Rocket, Tony & Steve).

-Meanwhile, Avengers: End Game tickets when on sale yesterday and ticket sites immediately crashed. Now tickets are being resold for thousands of dollars.

-Fanfiction depository Ao3 being nominated for a Hugo is amazing.

-This is a devastating account of how the Washington Post backed down on their Charlie Rose follow up story that contained additional reporting about misconduct by CBS exec Jeff Fager.

-The Handmaids Tale is still entering this year’s Emmys race, even though the series itself isn’t eligible. Hmmmm….

Joaquin Phoenix transforms into the Joker in the twisted first trailer for DC’s new standalone film. I’m not sure we need another origin story but I will admit to getting excited when Atlanta alums Zazie Beetz and Brian Tyree Henry popped up.

Zac Efron is a killer in disguise in the Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile trailer.

The Leading Ladies Speak Up

actress-roundtable

-The Hollywood Reporter’s actress roundtable features Glenn Close, Lady Gaga, Kathryn Hahn, Nicole Kidman, Regina King and Rachel Weisz. They talk about the times they wished they had spoken up more on set, and why it’s important to speak openly about pay and treatment. Said Kidman: “Working with younger actresses, I say, ‘Ask me anything and I’ll answer. Ask me anything financially. If you need advice, just ask. I can only tell you what I advise and you might take it or leave it. But it’s nice to have access to information.'”

-Similarly in an interview from Sundance, Michelle Williams remembers how an older actress flagged inappropriate actions on set she was younger, and now she wants to do the same. “It’s up to me to protect these women, girls who are younger than I am. And teach them how to protect themselves.”

Patton Oswalt responded to an online attacker by donating money to the troll’s GoFundMe page and it all ended very sweetly.

-Even the props that you can barely see on The Good Place are next level.

-Wait, Jon Bernthal is in one of the episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt that dropped on Netflix today? CLEAR MY CALENDAR!!

Anne Hathaway confirmed that, almost 20 years after the original, that there is talk of a third installment of The Princess Diaries and she and Julie Andrews are in if the script is “perfect.”

Matthew McConaughey ranked his best and worst rom coms and he chose How To Lose a Guy as his fave because he still gets residuals from it: “there’s always a great little check that shows up in the mail.”

-As if I wasn’t already excited for the next season of Fleabag, Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw will appear.

-Alright, I’ll admit the new images from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood have me a teensy bit curious.

Cardi B remains the best.

-The Magic Mike musical is set to premiere in Boston, with Channing Tatum and Steven Soderbergh on board to produce. Excuse me while I frantically look up plane tickets…

Zac Efron plays serial killer Ted Bundy in the trailer for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which is premiering at Sundance.