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-In her THR cover storyShonda Rhimes talks about leaving ABC (she says her breaking point came when she tried to get an extra all-inclusive pass to Disneyland for a trip she took with her kids and sister and a high-ranking exec asked her “Don’t you have enough?”), talks about setting expectations with Netflix (“The first thing I said was, ‘You’re not going to get another Grey’s Anatomy — not Grey’s Anatomy in a cornfield, Grey’s Anatomy on a baseball field or Grey’s Anatomy at an airport, that’s just not happening’ “), and the culture shock of being at the streaming service (“The reason I came to Netflix is because I wanted to be able to make television without anybody bothering me. And as long as I get to keep making television without anybody bothering me, I’m happy”).

Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and James Gunn took to social media to defend Chris Pratt. So they suddenly showed up when a meaningless throwaway Twitter poll voted him the worst Chris, but stayed silent when Brie Larson was facing hate and brutal boycott campaign from fanboys for being Captain Marvel and advocating for diversity? Screw them.

-Welp, Quibi is dead. Jeffrey Katzenberg is calling investors to tell them he’s shutting the company down, sources tell the Wall Street Journal. They’ll likely blame it on the pandemic and not the atrocious rollout or the fact that we are at the saturation point with streaming services.

Jennifer Lawrence says her biggest regret about getting married last year is she didn’t have a big bachelorette party.

Dolly Parton sang a few lines of “Bury Me Beneath The Willow” on the Late Show last night and it made Stephen Colbert cry. I loved her reaction: “I better hush before you cry yourself to death and we can’t finish the show.”

-I loved this chat between Jamie Lee Curtis and Neve Campbell about their reigns as scream queens.

-Legally Blonde 3’s new release date has been confirmed. I’m skeptical we’ll be back in theatres by then, but you do you, Hollywood.

-The reviews for The Witches are in, and it sounds very, very bad. Too bad; I was ready to watch Anne Hathaway ham it up.

-Another movie that isn’t faring well with critics is Netflix’s Rebecca remake mostly because the film portrays the central relationship as straightforwardly romantic, rather than tragic or toxic. The fact that this is how they depict the last scene makes it clear they had no idea what the book was actually about.

-Speaking of reviews, critics seem mixed on Borat 2. But the only thing everyone seems to agree on is the Rudy Giuliani segment is unbelievably uncomfortable. Apparently he follows Borat’s “daughter” into a hotel room and it’s … not good. The screengrab that’s floating around Twitter looks bad enough.

Jared Leto will play the Joker in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, just in case you needed more convincing to skip it.

Scott Speedman has joined the cast of You for season 3. I’m really happy for him, but my heart won’t be able to take it if he turns into a murder buddy for Joe.

Jann Arden‘s sitcom is going to stream in the US on Hulu. Between this and her singing the Dawson’s Creek theme song when it hits Netflix, is this the year of Jann in America? Let’s hope! (She did a Cameo for my friend’s birthday this week and it was the best one I’ve ever seen.)

Ariana Grande and Adele stans are not happy because they don’t understand how Twitter works.

-Normal People star Daisy Edgar Jones has been cast as Kyra, the lead in the film adaptation of Where the Crawdads Sing. I still haven’t finished that book — not because it’s bad but just because it was too heavy for my brain in 2020.

-Netflix will campaign Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis in the lead actor and actress categories for their Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom performances. They’ll also submit Boseman for supporting actor in Da 5 Bloods.

-The first trailer for Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon is gorgeous.

Miley Cyrus Opens Up About Reuniting with Liam Hemsworth


-In the new issue of Billboard, Miley Cyrus debuts her newly reformed image (“I haven’t smoked weed in three weeks, which is the longest I’ve ever [gone without it]. I’m not doing drugs, I’m not drinking, I’m completely clean right now! “), and getting back together with Liam Hemsworth (“I needed to change so much. And changing with someone else not changing like that is too hard. Suddenly you’re like, ‘I don’t recognize you anymore.’ We had to refall for each other.”)

Beyoncé did not get lip injections and her rep is calling out the ‘cowards’  who claim she did.

Adam Scott is obsessed with Star Wars and Mark Hamill, so Kristen Bell (who was guest-hosting in Jimmy Kimmel‘s absence) offered him the best surprise. I love how he went full Ben Wyatt!

Kristen also used her hosting gig to help pull off a Frozen-themed promposal.

Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder announced they’re expecting their first child. She looks quite far along so I’m impressed that she actually managed to keep it under wraps.

Zoë Saldana says she was surprised when Britney Spears outed her pregnancy. “She was just being Britney…I was shocked because we weren’t ready to sort of share that. But it was Britney, so it’s okay.”

Diane Keaton never gives up an opportunity to kiss a famous person, which she demonstrated with the help of Kevin Bacon and Jessica Chastain. She is living her best life.

-It looks like the OITNB hacker may have struck out at Netflix again.

Ryan Murphy is now on Instagram and if his first post with Max Greenfield and Darren Criss is any indication, he deserves a follow.

Zendaya’s reaction to Rihanna acknowledging her MET gala dress is adorable.

-Looks like Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell are getting serious: they just moved in together.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West dropped clothing line for kids today. Sure.

-The Affair’s Ruth Wilson is going to star in a new miniseries based on her grandmother, who discovered that her husband was a spy.

-People are not loving the fact that Kendall Jenner is on the cover of Vogue India.

-The first teaser for Marvel’s Inhumans reveals a palace coup — but at least there’s no bad wigs in sight.

-HBO confirmed it’s developing Game of Thrones spin-offs. Spin-offs, as in multiple. As in they’re working on four scripts.  That seems like a lot.

-You oughta know: Alanis Morissette’s ex-manager has been sentenced to six years in prison for embezzling millions.

John Boyega keeps a lightsaber “to just swing around a few seconds when I walk around the house”. Sounds about right.

-This is an interesting look at how Keeping Up With the Kardashians is in its darkest, most dramatic season yet and still it’s bleeding viewers. Are we finally all over it?

-The new Dunkirk trailer is here and it’s intense.

Chris Pine played a little slapjack with Jimmy Fallon last night.

-Finally, a Wonder Woman scene! It’s incredibly satisfying to watch Gal Gadot save Chris Pine‘s ass in this first clip.

Taylor Swift Takes Vogue Reporter to BFF’s Wedding


-Everyone’s shading Taylor Swift for taking a Vogue reporter to her BFF’s wedding for her new cover story and yes, that is eyeroll-worthy. But I still love it. She’s never been someone I look to for authenticity; she’s someone I look to for insane control over her image, and this profile certainly doesn’t disappoint. The solipsistic implications are just a bonus.
Ryan Reynolds is having a great week. First, he made an adorable little video with Amber Tamblyn. Then, Deadpool 2 got the official green light. Then, he and Blake Lively announced they are expecting their second child.

-It’s a beautiful people baby boom! Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are also expecting their second kidlet.

JLo looks lovely on the cover of W magazine. In the interview, she talks about how she knew “very quickly” that her marriage to Marc Anthony “wasn’t the right thing.”

James Cameron just promised four Avatar sequels. Pray for us all.

-A Vox reporter spent six months on The Americans set to find out how one of the best shows on television gets made, and the result is a very long, but very fascinating read.

-Speaking of great reads, Buzzfeed took a deep dive into the 11-year drama surrounding the movie Nina, from its fatal casting of Zoe Saldana to its internal fights.

-Do we believe that Drew Barrymore is really pregnant? Cause I’m in the “hells no” camp. Pregnant women don’t get tats.

Kate Hudson‘s impression of Garry Marshall is perfect.

The first image of Scarlett Johannson as the lead in the remake of the Japanese manga, Ghost In The Shell, arrived today and accusations of white-washing were quick to follow. How is Hollywood still doing this?!

Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she wasn’t too fond of her “very sexist” SNL years.

-Canadian singer Grimes says “numerous” male producers tried to blackmail her into having sex. Men are gross.

Alden Ehrenreich is your latest Han Solo front-runner. I like this kid. I remember seeing him in Beautiful Creatures and not liking the movie but really liking what he was doing.

-Rodarte just failed Hailee Steinfeld so hard. All the nopes!

LeAnn Rimes’ rep is denying claims that the singer has a diva attitude. Sounds fake, but whatever.

Charlize Theron is trying to walkback her complaints about being too pretty for good roles. Ok.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen posted their first selfie ever. Say “prune!”

-What’s going on between Sean Penn and Minka Kelly?  I worry.

Maisie Williams was adorable on the Seth Meyers’ show, talking about how she gamed the system by scoring the most comfortable Game of Thrones costume on the show.

-It was Team Iron Man’s turn on Kimmel last night. What the what is Paul Bettany wearing?!