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Jennifer Aniston’s Latest Role: Firefighter

Jennifer Aniston proved she’s handy with a fire extinguisher when a bit got more dangerous than expected. Emmy head writer Molly McNearney, who’s married to Jimmy Kimmel, said the fire was supposed to go out immediately. “That was very scary, by the way. I may have grabbed some arms [backstage] to hold them back. Which is kind of crazy, ‘let my husband burn!’ But I didn’t want people rushing out. I knew that they would figure it out.”

McNearney also explained how Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow were celebrating the Emmys inside Jennifer Aniston’s house: “Those women have been in a pod for a long time. And they’ve been testing every day.” Must be nice. Part of me wanted them to mention that so the audience would know it’s not ok to be having indoor parties, but the other part of me is glad they didn’t because all the people who are struggling to get tested in the US would probably not feel great knowing that the rich and famous are doing it daily preventatively.

-As for the actual show, I kind of loved it? They made the best of the hand they were dealt, and it was fast-moving ceremony with very few objectional wins. (I only wish they’d varied the category order like they usually do so all the Schitt’s Creek wins weren’t back-to-back.)

-Despite there being no in-person Emmy ceremony, many stars made bold style choices – whether that meant red carpet-ready gowns or comfy pajamas.

-It’s hilarious to me that so many Zendaya fans are angry about headlines calling her win an “upset” because they don’t understand that “upset” can mean unpredicted and surprising, not necessarily that people were upset about it.

-Congrats to Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke, who welcomed their first child. Is this the first celebrity baby announcement to involve placenta art?

-BTS broke NPR’s Tiny Desk record for the most YouTube views by a video on its first day … in about 25 minutes.

-I love Legends of Tomorrow and was really hoping it’d be the only CW show without messiness, but leads star Caity Lotz had to go and screw that up by acknowledging RGB’s death by tweeting “I love the people who will vote for Biden, and I love the people who will vote for Trump.” Not only is it no time for bothsides-ism, but it’s especially galling coming from someone who plays an LGBTQ character.

Ellen DeGeneres addressed those multiple reports about a “toxic” work culture when the daytime program returned today, but she mostly distanced herself from any wrongdoing “I learned that things happened here that never should have happened.” She did add: “The truth is, I am that person that you see on TV. I am also a lot of other things. Sometimes I get sad, I get mad, I get anxious, I get frustrated, I get impatient — and I am working on all of that.”

Jessica Mulroney called Meghan Markle her “kindest friend” in a since-deleted social post.

-Meanwhile, their friendship in the news again because the Daily Mail’s latest defense in their lawsuit is to claim Markle asked Mulroney to act as a “PR agent” on her behalf to “influence” press coverage. The Mail is also claiming the Duchess cooperated in the new Finding Freedom book, which refers to her father’s letter that’s at the heart of the lawsuit.

Lori Loughlin was allowed to pick her prison, and it sounds more like a wellness retreat.

This interview with Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth about their 20-year friendship and their new movie, in which they play a couple, is a delight!

-Despite it being a stripped down film festival, TIFF still managed to generate some big deals — mostly from Netflix, which shelled out huge for Halle Berry‘s MMA movie Bruised, the Zendaya-John David Washington quarantine-shot Malcolm & Marie and the Vanessa Kirby film Pieces of a Woman (which features a 23-minute one-shot of a home birth that’s going to haunt me for a long time).

-While Paris Hilton is getting lots of praise for her new documentary, Jezebel reminds us that she still hasn’t addressed her frequent and casual use of the n-word. Some of the quotes in this article are insane.

-I did a Zoom call with Tatiana Maslany on Friday and she said she’s NOT doing She-Hulk. I assume she’s under a gag order until Marvel officially announces it, but it was weird.

-Speaking of Marvel, the new trailer for WandaVision is kind of great?

Drew Barrymore Hosts a Tearful Charlie’s Angels Reunion

-The first episode of Drew Barrymore‘s talk show was a lot, y’all. After the chaotic first 15 mins, she got more into a groove, especially when interviewing Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu. You could tell that these three are legitimately tight.

-So Chris Evans livened up our weekend by accidentally posting a photo of his camera roll on Instagram, which included a dick pic. It’s kind of wonderful that Twitter as a whole collectively seems reluctant to share the image but I wish the same kindness was extended to female celebs when this happens (especially since theirs are usually the result of malicious hacks, not their own inadvertent posting).

-At least Mark Ruffalo and Chris’ brother Scott are already teasing him about it.

Dave Grohl and his daughters wrote a theme song for the little British girl who previously beat him in a drum challenge. She just posted her reaction video and it’s wonderful.

-It’s wild to me that Sarah Jessica Parker played Carrie Bradshaw for so long and yet seems to have no understanding of that character.

-The Mandalorian’s Gina Carano keeps digging a hole. First she mocked BLM and wearing masks, and now she’s making fun of trans people.

-Oof, the embargo for Netflix’s Ratched is up and critics seem to be either lukewarm on it or are hating it.

-The Fast Times live table read with Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, which was supposed to be last month, has been rescheduled for Thursday night.

-Speaking of live reads, last night’s Princess Bride reunion was a delight.

-Lifetime’s first holiday movie with a lead LGBTQ storyline is set to star real-life spouses Ben Lewis and Blake Lee. Lewis was one of the best things about the final shaky season of Arrow.

-The Fall TV schedule looks so sparse this year, but HBO is premiering two new shows tonight: We Are Who We Are, Call Me By Your Name’s Luca Guadagnino‘s new show about teens in Italy on a U.S. military base, and The Third Day, a 6-episode series starring Jude Law and Naomie Harris.

Cassie Randolph filed a restraining order against former Bachelor Colton Underwood, citing “domestic violence prevention” in her request.

-Model Bar Refaeli has been sentenced in Israel to nine months of community service after being found guilty of evading almost $10 million in taxes.

JK Rowling continues to be a garbage person. Her new book features a trans serial killer.

-The Parks and Rec cast is set to reunite for a virtual town hall to benefit the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

-If you were online at all this weekend you probably say the hilarious “Meatier? Meteor?” TikTok. She posted a followup!

Jonathan Majors, who’s riding high this year with Lovecraft and Da 5 Bloods, is rumoured to be playing the villain in the next Ant-Man movie.

-Speaking of Lovecraft, this is a great profile on Michael Kenneth Williams.

Chloé Zhao won the Golden Lion at this year’s Venice Film Festival for Nomadland. I watched it this weekend at TIFF and adored it.

-Tenet only earned $6.7 million in the domestic box office this weekend, despite there being basically no competition and it playing on 100 more screens. This brings its total haul to under $15 million, proving that for now at least, there is simply no market in the US. Expect studios to push their remaining big releases to next year.

-Meanwhile, Warner Bros. won’t share Tenet box office data through Comscore, angering rival studios.

-Also, Mulan fared poorly at the China box office with a disheartening $23.2 million debut.

-Between Wonder Woman being pushed again, Tenet and Mulan underperforming, and the stupid Cuties Netflix controversy, it’s no wonder The Ankler called last week “the week that movies died.”

-At least Netflix is still thriving. They just bought the quarantine-shot movie from the creator of Euphoria starring Zendaya and John David Washington for $30 million.

-Here’s the first trailer for The Father, starring Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins. I have a screening for it tomorrow night and I’m pretty sure it’s gonna destroy me.

 

Zendaya Is Stunning In InStyle

zendaya instyle september 2020

Zendaya covers the September issue of InStyle, styled by Law Roach and wearing Pyer Moss, Hanifa, Romeo Hunte and Christopher John Rogers. Roach said he only used clothing, shoes and jewels from black designers for the shoot.

In the story, Zendaya talks to Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors about her activism. “I’m an actress, but I’m also just a person who has a heart and wants to do the right thing.”

-Zendaya’s rumoured boyfriend Jacob Elordi is interviewed in Variety, and talked about not yet seeing Kissing Booth 2, and the attention surrounding Deep Water costars Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas (“I feel so bad for them. Let them walk their bloody dog”).

-E! News is reporting that Jennifer Garner has split from John Miller after almost 2 years together. In (possibly related?) other news, she was spotted hanging out with Alias costar Bradley Cooper and his daughter on a beach in Malibu. (This is a much better rumour than the one about Bradley dating Anna Wintour, which is somehow circulating again.)

-Meanwhile, Bradley was spotted grabbing dinner with Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.

-In a clip for the new season of Selling Sunset, Chrishell Stause reveals This Is Us star Justin Hartley told her via text that he had filed for divorce. “I found out because he texted me that we were filed. Forty-five minutes later, the world knew … I talked to him right after ‘cause I thought that must be a joke, but that was kind of the end of the communication.”

Jason Momoa had wife Lisa Bonet‘s old Mustang restored. I can’t tell if this is just an elaborate ad for Ford or not, but it’s sweet enough that I can’t seem to bring myself to care.

George and Amal Clooney have donated $100k to Lebanese charities helping provide aid in Beirut.

-I’m very bummed that High Fidelity starring Zoe Kravitz has been canceled after just one season.

-Three of Bon Appétit’s Test Kitchen stars of color are departing the video channel after failed contract negotiations. Priya Krishna, Rick Martinez, and Sohla El-Waylly will no longer be in Test Kitchen videos, they announced on Instagram. How do you have a very public reckoning with how your treat your non-white employees, and STILL try to lowball them? Krishna mentioned in her statement: “Some of my colleagues in the test kitchen have been publicly supportive but privately complicit, even helping to interview BIPOC video candidates they know will be underpaid.”

-Amazon has ordered a TV adaptation of A League of Their Own, co-created by and starring Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson. Great, now do Pitch!

Taylor Swift has confirmed that Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively‘s daughter’s name is Betty, which I like a lot.

Keke Palmer is set to host the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards at the end of the month. I wish covid didn’t mess this up by making the show more subdued than it usually is, cause she deserves a big moment.

-Music producer Detail, who has worked with Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez, was arrested and charged with 15 counts of sexual assault and five additional felony assault-related charges.

-This is huge, great news: Candyman’s Nia DaCosta will direct the Captain Marvel sequel.

-What’s going on with YouTubers this week? First Jake Paul’s house is raided by the FBI, and now Alan and Alex Stokes have been arrested and charged with felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor swatting.

Bella Hadid called out cops who weren’t wearing masks.

-It seems the racists can’t tolerate even mainstream darling Oprah finally calling out white privilege.

-This is a very good point about all of the celebrities who are posting support for Ellen Degeneres: their posts sound like they came from a digital media kit. The fact that so many of them reference exact amounts of what she’s contributed to charity is suspicious.

-The release date for Bill & Ted 3 has been moved again — this time up a week. Makes sense, as the following week is suddenly looking busy with Tenet and Mulan duking it out in what is sure to be a very closely watched battle pitting theatres vs streaming.

-A teaser is out for A24’s Zola, a thriller born from a Twitter thread about a Hooters waitress who meets a girl who asks if she wants to make some extra money stripping, and then they end up on a roadtrip to Florida that involves prostitution, pimps, a bipolar boyfriend, kidnapping, and murder. It is a master class in storytelling.

-Also, A24 correcting People’s headline about the teaser is priceless.

-As if she hasn’t given us enough with Black is King, Beyonce also posted three new photos today on Instagram.

Nicole Kidman, Bobby Cannavale and Melissa McCarthy are set to star in Hulu’s limited series Nine Perfect Strangers, which is based on Liane Moriarty’s latest book.

-HBO has shared the first teaser trailer for David E. Kelley and Susanne Bier’s The Undoing, starring Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman.

-Showtime has debuted the first clip for Bryan Cranston’s limited legal drama Your Honor.

-A trip to meet the parents becomes a horror show in the trailer for Charlie Kaufman‘s i’m thinking of ending things.