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Meghan Markle Has Been Making Calls to Get Out the Vote

Meghan Markle has made it very clear over the past few months that she’s  putting a lot of her focus and energy into getting out the vote in America ahead of the election on November 3. 

While she and Prince Harry were still working as senior members of the royal family, they had to mostly steer clear of politics—but now the Sussexes are settled in California with baby Archie and Markle has more freedom to share her views, much like she did prior to becoming a royal. While she has not publicly endorsed a candidate, she is all about young people, especially women, voting this fall. 

Not only has the Duchess of Sussex made numerous public statements, but according to Gloria Steinem she’s also been straight up calling voters directly. 

“Meg is herself, smart, authentic, funny, political. She came home to vote,” Steinem told Access Hollywood. “And the first thing we did and why she came to see me was we sat at the dining room table here — where I am right now — and cold-called voters. And said, ‘Hello, I’m Meg,’ and, ‘Hello, I’m Gloria,’ and, ‘Are you going to vote?’ That was her initiative.”

Could you imagine? The mere chance of a call from Meghan Markle or Gloria Steinem is enough reason for me to stop screening unknown numbers. Steinem went on to talk about what Markle means to her. 

“She is such an inspiration to me, because she has a kind of stereotype hanging over her head, which is princess,” she said. “The whole idea of princess is a problem. We had a whole revolution to get rid of royalty.”

In August, Steinem and Markle sat down for a backyard chat (and an appearance by Markle and Prince Harry’s dogs!) to talk about representation and voting. 

“I’m so excited to see that kind of representation. You know, for me, being biracial, growing up, whether it was a doll or a person in office, you need to see someone who looks like you in some capacity,” the duchess said. “As many of us believe, you can only be what you can see. And in the absence of that, how can you aspire to something greater than what you see in your own world? I think maybe now we’re starting to break-through in a different way.”

Kelly Clarkson Opened Up About Her Divorce on the Season Premiere of Her Talk Show

Kelly Clarkson has had a very eventful summer, even if she spent most of it at home like the rest of us. The singer opened up about what she’s been going through during the season two premiere of The Kelly Clarkson Show, which saw her back in the studio for the first time in months, albeit with a virtual audience due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

For context: Clarkson announced she and husband Brandon Blackstock were getting divorced back in June, and she hasn’t shied away from talking about its effect on her life in the months since. She revealed on her show that she didn’t see any of these big changes coming. 

“I’m so glad I can still connect with all of you in my studio because, as you probably know, 2020 has brought a lot of change also to my personal life,” she said. “Definitely didn’t see anything coming that came.”

While Kelly Clarkson hasn’t shied away from addressing her breakup, she explained on her show that there are some limitations around what she’ll be discussing. 

“What I’m dealing with is hard because it involves more than just my heart, it involves a lot of little hearts. We have four kids,” Clarkson said. “Divorce is never easy. We’re both from divorced families, so we know the best thing here is to protect our children and their little hearts.”

She continued, “I’m usually very open and I usually talk about everything, but in this case, I will talk a little bit here and there about how it affects me personally, but probably won’t go too far into it because I’m a mama bear and my kids come first. Although I do love you all.”

If you’re looking for something of a silver lining in Clarkson’s situation, she has hinted that her next album will be, at least to some degree, about her divorce—and you know we love full-on emotional songs from her. “The whole record is basically every emotion you experience from the beginning of a relationship to the end of what it is now,” she told Willie Geist on Sunday Today

We can’t wait to scream sing every tune loudly while in the car or the shower. 

Upcoming Horror Movies: All The Scary Movies Coming Out, From Late 2020 Through 2021

Last Night In Soho – April 23, 2021

Edgar Wright has been playing with genre throughout his career, between making Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver, Scott Pilgrim vs the World and Hot Fuzz. The filmmaker has made his first true horror movie with Last Night in Soho, a time-bending thriller that goes between in the ‘60s London and present day. The movie stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Jojo Rabbit’s Thomasin McKenzie, Matt Smith, Terence Stamp and the late Diana Rigg. We’re very much excited for this filmmaker driven horror title which will mark Wright’s first movie in four years.

One Disagreement J.K. Simmons Had With Spider-Man: Far From Home’s Filmmakers About His Cameo

So while a few steps were taken to modernize J. Jonah Jameson for the MCU and distinguish him from his cinematic predecessor, overall, it sounds like these changes didn’t bother J.K. Simmons too much. For what my two cents are worth, the little we saw of Jameson in Spider-Man: Far From Home was still very much in the spirit of the character, but I can understand why Simmons expressed concern given how important the role has been to him all these years.

Why Joel Kinnaman Couldn’t Recognize Himself While Shooting The Secrets We Keep

You can tell, even just by talking to Joel Kinnaman, that he’s a guy who loves to make friends. During our interview, Kinnaman was all smiles and laughs, wearing a floppy cheetah print hat and discussing how being tied up was quite the mood ruiner for his days on The Secrets We Keep’s set. What’s even more surprising is the fact that while you might think that he’s just doing a good job of acting like he’s tightly bound and gagged to a chair, Joel Kinnaman was actually pretty tightly packaged at all times. This was thanks to Yuval Adler, the co-writer/director of The Secrets We Keep, who made sure he did all he could to keep his actors in the right mindset. Something that, as Kinnaman continued to explain, really put him in a foul mood:

What To Stream If You Love Oprah Winfrey

Charlotte’s Web (Netflix, Tubi)

After a runty pig named Wilbur (Dominic Scott Kay) is devastated to learn that he will be slaughtered for bacon by the end of the season, a kind spider (Julia Roberts) who resides in his pen hatches a plan to save his life.

Why It Is A Great Option For Oprah Fans: Directed by the late Gary Winick, this charming, live-action adaptation of the E.B. White novel Charlotte’s Web from 2006 features a slew of big names as Wilbur’s barn animal friends, including Oprah Winfrey as the voice of Gussy – a wise, stern, and often funny goose.

Stream Charlotte’s Web on Netflix here or on Tubi here.

James Bond Fan Art Imagines Tom Hardy As 007

Meaning, if Tom Hardy talks about the possibility of being James Bond, he’ll automatically be out of the running. Which is probably a good thing, as until an official announcement comes from EON Productions themselves, even those betting on the supposedly sure thing can’t know for sure. As it currently stands, Tom Hardy is a prime candidate for the next era of Bond, but you may want to hold off on printing celebratory banners for a little longer.

Gary Oldman Has Been Hit With A Lawsuit Over Darkest Hour

Due to Gary Oldman’s prior involvement with Ben Kaplan’s Winston Churchill project, as well as the actor and his team supposedly having access to three versions of Caplan’s script, the lawsuit alleges that there’s been “false designation of origin” under federal trademark law, as well as “breach of implied contract, unfair business practices and interference with contract.” Along with Oldman, the lawsuit names Oldman’s agent and manager, along with NBCUniversal, Working Title and Focus Features, as defendants. Oddly enough, Darkest Hour writer Anthony McCarten is not named.

Turns Out A Key Godzilla Vs. Kong Contributor Is Actually A Hardcore Fan

Of course, Tom Holkenborg is no stranger to scoring major motion pictures. In the last half decade alone, his music credits have included Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Tomb Raider, Terminator: Dark Fate, Alita: Battle Angel and Sonic the Hedgehog. Still, the fact that he now gets to leave his stamp on a franchise he’s been passionate about for a long time surely makes Godzilla vs. Kong a standout entry on his resume.

Dwayne Johnson Shares First Look On Set Back At Work On Netflix’s Red Notice

From this photo, it looks like Dwayne Johnson is ready to rough up some thieves, but I’m guessing during filming he won’t be dawning the face shield and mask. Back in March, Dwayne Johnson gave us a true first look at Red Notice by sharing a photo of himself during production. This time, however, he’s looking more formal, wearing a tuxedo and holding what might be a shield.