Cameron Diaz Is Coming Out of Retirement for the Netflix Movie Back in Action

This is not a drill! Cameron Diaz is coming out of retirement to make another movie. Last seen on the big screen in 2014’s Annie, she is once again working with Jamie Foxx (who played Daddy Warbucks in the musical) in a new Netflix flick. And not a moment too soon.

Back in 2020, Diaz explained her reasons for stepping back from the spotlight. “I stopped and really looked at my life. When you’re making a movie…they own you. You’re there for 12 hours a day for months on end; you have no time for anything else…I realized I handed off parts of my life to all these other people,” Diaz said at the time. “I had to basically take it back and take responsibility for my own life. I had been going so hard for so long, working, making films, such a grind. I didn’t make any space for my personal life.” A year after Annie came out, she married Benji Madden, and they have since welcomed a baby girl, Raddix.

Diaz has continued to speak positively about her retirement in recent years, so it was a delightful surprise when Variety announced that she would star in a movie titled, aptly, Back In Action. Actually, it was Foxx himself who first dropped the news, roping retired(ish) football star Tom Brady into the announcement and revealing that production starts later this year.

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Seth Gordon, director of Baywatch and Identity Thief, will direct, from a script by him and Brendan O’Brien, per Variety. Online, fans cheered Diaz’s return.

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Dakota Johnson Is Finally Able to Be Honest About Fifty Shades: ‘It Was Always a Battle’

Dakota Johnson has revealed some behind-the-scenes turmoil from Fifty Shades of Grey—and no, she wasn’t talking about Jamie Dornan.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Johnson described the filming process for the franchise as “mayhem,” in part because of the creative control held by the book’s author E.L. James, who Johnson refers to as Erika. “I signed up to do a very different version of the film we ended up making,” Johnson said. Specifically, Johnson revealed that James wanted to keep protagonist Anastasia Steele’s “incredibly cheesy” inner monologues in the movie, even though they “wouldn’t work to say out loud.” 

“It was always a battle,” the actor said. “Always.” The cast ended up doing multiple takes of each scene, one to fit James’ vision, and another for “the movie that we wanted to make.” Hmm, might have to go back and re-watch and guess what ended up in the final cut.

“There were a lot of different disagreements,” Johnson said. “I haven’t been able to talk about this truthfully ever, because you want to promote a movie the right way, and I’m proud of what we made ultimately and everything turns out the way it’s supposed to, but it was tricky.”

Still, it seems that while there were artistic disagreements, on a personal level, there’s no bad blood. “Erika is a very nice woman, and she was always kind to me and I’m grateful she wanted me to be in those movies.” As a legit fan of the movies, I am also grateful for that.

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However, rumors that Johnson and Dornan don’t get along have been greatly exaggerated, at least according to Johnson. “He’s like a brother to me. I love him so, so, so much,” the Cha Cha Real Smooth star said of her former costar. 

Barbiecore Is Everywhere

Ever since the first film stills of a bubbly Margot Robbie in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie were unveiled – she plays the titular role in the film, hitting cinemas next summer – there’s been a sickeningly-sweet style shift. Enter: #Barbiecore.

Barbie is the unlikely muse of 2022. The antithesis of goth girl summer’s emo attitude, Barbie style is all about looking pretty in pink. Take the lead from Margot, who’s been living her best blonde bombshell life on the set of the film. The actor has been papped strutting in Western flares and a waistcoat; and rollerblading in stretchy ’80s neon gymgear. (Think: Jane Fonda home exercise videos on acid.) Her Ken, Ryan Gosling, has twinned her vibrant looks, donning a fresh bleached hair-do to fit the part. Lizzo and Vanessa Hudgens were also spotted wearing the iconic hot pink color this year.

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Meanwhile, IRL lovebirds Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly have set out to rival the on-screen duo. At the premiere of Machine Gun Kelly’s new documentary, Life In Pink, the pair looked every inch a real-life Barbie and Ken, sporting matching pink rinses to boot. Both championed London-based designers for the occasion: Megan arrived in 2021 LVMH Prize winner Nensi Dojaka, and MGK in rising star Chet Lo. The following day, Megan continued her Barbie-inspired looks in metallic separates by The Andamane, worn with a crystal-choked mini bag by L’Alingi.

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Cara Delevingne Described Making Out With Selena Gomez as ‘Just Fun’

Warning: minor spoilers for  Only Murders in the Building season two, episode two.

It’s right there in the headline: Cara Delevingne kissed Selena Gomez in the second episode of Only Murders in the Building season two. Hulu dropped the first two episodes of the hit murder mystery on June 28, introducing Delevingne as Alice, an art gallery owner who takes interest in artwork by one of the show’s lead protagonists, Mabel (Gomez). Amy Schumer also appears in the second episode as herself.

As previously reported, Alice serves as Mabel’s love interest this season and the pair have already shared an on-screen kiss. In an interview with E!’s web series While You Were Streaming, the model opened up about making out with Gomez in the second episode of OMITB. 

“It was just fun,” Delevingne said of the kiss. “Would anyone in the world not like to kiss Selena?” Fair enough! “It was just hysterical,” she added. “It’s just one of those things, especially when you know someone so well, it’s the comfortability and you kind of have fun with it.”

Cara Delevingne as Alice in ‘Only Murders In the Building’ season two, episode two, “Framed.”

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She continued, “We never get to see each other as much because we’re so busy. So to be able to spend that much time with her, and also to be able to work with her, she’s just such an incredible person to work with whether I know her or not. She is brilliant, like one of my favorite actors I’ve ever worked with.”

Delevingne, who came out as pansexual in 2020, also discussed what playing Alice meant to her. “For me to be able to get to play a queer role meant so much to me, and [Selena] knew that,” she said. “To represent that was really exciting.”

46 Celebrities Who Have Had Abortions—And Spoken Out About Them

Abortion is a human right. Abortion is basic health care. Celebrities who have had abortions and spoken out about them are in good company among the one in four women who will get abortions in their lifetime. 

Abortion should be no more stigmatized than any other medical decision. But following the Supreme Court’s decision to roll back Roe v. Wade after nearly 50 years of legal abortions, the ongoing crisis of abortion access is becoming even more of an emergency. “Celebrities today regularly reveal the details of their drug addictions, sexual obsessions, marital infidelities—but no celebrity in recent memory has admitted to ending a pregnancy,” Susan Dominus wrote in Glamour in 2005. 

It means so much to so many people that this is no longer true. Celebrities have become increasingly bold in sharing their abortion stories. Celebrities speaking out about abortions helps to remind us that abortions are extremely common, that all kinds of people get them, and that abortions allow people to pursue the life they want on their own timeline. 

It’s also important to remember that no matter what the Supreme Court says, rich and connected people will always be able to get abortions. People who live in the South and the Midwest, poor people, people of color, immigrants, and refugees will be forced to carry pregnancies against their will. People don’t realize, Diana Greene Foster, the lead researcher of the landmark Turnaway Study told Glamour, “how much not having money slows you down from being able to get an abortion, find a clinic, pay for it, get to the clinic, stay overnight sometimes, buy childcare, get out of work.” 

Celebrity attention helps—it helps personalize these stories and publicize them. No one should feel obligated to share their deeply personal medical history with the public. But when they bravely do, it means a lot. 

Eva Mendes Asked to Keep Ryan Gosling’s Barbie Underwear: ‘I’m Wearing It Right Now’

Eva Mendes has a special gift from the set of Barbie. If you have not heard about Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie, I don’t know what to tell you except that you will be very surprised when you see what Ryan Gosling looks like as Ken in a few moments. At this point, we’ve seen so many bright and colorful images from the film that I feel like I’ve seen the movie but at the same time, I have no idea what it’s about.

Like so many of us, Eva Mendes had a visceral reaction to an official photo of Ryan Gosling as Ken on the set of Barbie. Thankfully, Mendes is at a huge advantage, considering Gosling is her longtime partner.  “I saw the photo and the 14-year-old in me was like, ‘ahhhhh,’” Mendes said in an interview with The Talk on Monday, June 27, before specifically referencing the Calvin Klein-inspired “Ken” underwear Gosling wore in the promotional image. 

She continued, “It’s a funny photo and he’s trying to be funny so it worked on all levels. But when I saw it, he sent it to me from work and I said, ‘Can I please have that underwear? Please. I never ask for anything.’” 

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“So, anyway, I do have it [the underwear], I’m wearing it right now,” Mendes said, adding that there was something about it that brought out the teenager in her.  “I feel like my man has started a real renaissance. Like a Ken-aissance. I see what’s going on,” she added.

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Stranger Things’ Creators Are Secretly Tweaking Old Episodes

Stranger Things fans are eagerly awaiting season 4 volume 2 at the moment, as the final two episodes prepare to drop on Friday, July 1 – but even the most dedicated viewers may not have noticed that the show has actually been changed a few times following release.

The series’ co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer have revealed that they have made tweaks to episodes after their Netflix airing, without letting on to fans. 

“We have ‘George Lucas-ed’ things also that people don’t know about,” Matt told Variety – referring to the Star Wars creator who famously made changes to the films for re-release.

The pair were discussing a decision to go back and change a mistake in series 4, which they admitted to in a previous interview with Variety. Fans spotted that episode 4 featured a rolling camera with the date March 22 – which had previously been confirmed as Will’s birthday back in series 2 – but the newer episode made no reference to his special day.

“The honest response is, clearly like the characters in the show, we also forgot about Will’s birthday. So the debate now is whether we adjust Will’s birthday or we just let it be really sad,” Matt said.

“So Ross and I, and my memory’s not great, but we love Will, and I don’t want people to think we don’t love Will because we forgot — we do! But now we mentioned Dustin’s birthday this season, so we’re being very careful for people not to forget, in case the timelines…”

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Ross then added: “Here’s what I think. I think what we’re going to do is we’ll go and George Lucas it.”

And Matt explained: “We’re thinking his new birthday is going to be May 22nd, because “May” can fit in Winona’s mouth [in the season 2 scene in which Joyce reveals Will’s birthday]. So that would be us George Lucas-ing the situation.”

The pair didn’t reveal what else they’ve changed within past episodes of the series, though no doubt there’s some Stranger Things superfans out there who will be right on the case. The countdown is on for the next instalment…

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Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader Have Reportedly Split

New year, new celebrity breakups. 

The year 2021 gave us plenty of new couples, including Zoë Kravitz and Channing Tatum, who frolicked about New York City together and reportedly showed some major PDA at a Met gala after-party. It also marked the return of Bennifer, with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez rekindling their early-2000s romance (and they’re still going strong). 

There were some heartbreaking celebrity breakups in 2021 too, including those of Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod, and Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas (we have come so far in just a year). 

And 2022, sadly, will no doubt follow suit. The bright side: These stars are single again—so who knows what new Hollywood romance to ship is around the corner. Below, see the biggest celebrity breakups from this year…so far. And stay tuned: We’ll keep updating as more splits are announced. 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Had a ‘Guttural’ Reaction to the Loss of Roe v. Wade

Days after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, which had made abortions a legal constitutional right in the United State in 1973, Meghan Markle shared her reaction to the alarming decision

Speaking to Vogue and Gloria Steinem about the impact of the ruling, the Duchess of Sussex said she and her husband Prince Harry had a “guttural” reaction to SCOTUS’s decision.  

“This is having a very real impact on women’s bodies and lives starting now,” Markle, an advocate for paid leave and fair labor rights for women, told Vogue. “Women are already sharing stories of how their physical safety is being put in danger. Women with resources will travel to get an abortion; those without might attempt to give themselves one at tremendous risk. Some will have to source abortion pills from unregulated pharmacies. Others who are pregnant and find themselves in a medical emergency will be at the mercy of doctors and lawyers to determine if a procedure that is needed to save her life can even be done at all. What does this tell women? It tells us that our physical safety doesn’t matter, and as a result that we don’t matter.”

Markle also emphasized the importance of men’s voices right now. “Men need to be vocal in this moment and beyond because these are decisions that affect relationships, families, and communities at large,” she said. “They may target women, but the consequences impact all of us. My husband and I talked about that a lot over the past few days. He’s a feminist too.”

Markle also noted that this is about many things, but ultimately it’s about having a choice. “Nobody should be forced to make a decision they do not want to make, or is unsafe, or puts their own life in jeopardy,” Meghan Markle said. “Frankly, whether it’s a woman being put in an unthinkable situation, a woman not ready to start a family, or even a couple who deserve to plan their family in a way that makes the most sense for them, it’s about having a choice.”


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Had a ‘Gutteral’ Reaction to the Loss of Roe v. Wade

Days after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, which made abortions a legal constitutional right in the United State in 1973, Meghan Markle shared her reaction to the alarming decision

Speaking to Vogue and Gloria Steinem about the impact of the ruling, the Duchess of Sussex said she and her husband Prince Harry had a “guttural” reaction to SCOTUS’ decision.  

“This is having a very real impact on women’s bodies and lives starting now,” Markle, an advocate for paid leave and fair labor rights for women, told Vogue. “Women are already sharing stories of how their physical safety is being put in danger. Women with resources will travel to get an abortion, those without might attempt to give themselves one at tremendous risk. Some will have to source abortion pills from unregulated pharmacies. Others who are pregnant and find themselves in a medical emergency will be at the mercy of doctors and lawyers to determine if a procedure that is needed to save her life can even be done at all. What does this tell women? It tells us that our physical safety doesn’t matter, and as a result that we don’t matter.”

Markle also emphasized the importance of men’s voices right now. “Men need to be vocal in this moment and beyond because these are decisions that affect relationships, families, and communities at large,” she said. “They may target women, but the consequences impact all of us. My husband and I talked about that a lot over the past few days. He’s a feminist too.”

Markle also noted that this is about many things, but ultimately, it’s about having a choice. “Nobody should be forced to make a decision they do not want to make, or is unsafe, or puts their own life in jeopardy,” Meghan Markle said. “Frankly, whether it’s a woman being put in an unthinkable situation, a woman not ready to start a family, or even a couple who deserve to plan their family in a way that makes the most sense for them, it’s about having a choice.”