Entertainment News #14

I’m filling in today. Please be nice to me.

  • Elizabeth Banks’ Charlie’s Angels reboot has its angels: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and newcomer Ella Balinska [Hollywood Reporter]
  • BoJack Horseman makes a rare streaming-service-to-cable jump to Comedy Central this fall  [Vulture]
  • Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are engaged after dating for two months, because apparently that’s a thing these days [People]
  • Chloe Dykstra opted not to participate in AMC’s investigation of Chris Hardwick [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow denies she’s Beyonce’s “Becky with the good hair” [People]
  • Cardi B won’t be touring with Bruno Mars this fall as scheduled, saying, “I underestimated this whole mommy thing” [CNN]
  • Facebook bans Infowars’ Alex Jones for 30 days, citing hate speech and bullying [Variety]
  • Shirley Jackson’s short story The Lottery will become a feature film [Deadline]
  • 64 percent of female screenwriters report dealing with work harassment [Hollywood Reporter]
  • The full cast of the BBC’s His Dark Materials adaptation has been revealed [Hollywood Reporter]

One last happy story to round it out . . . Michelle Williams and musician Phil Elverum (of Mount Eerie and the Microphones) recently wed in a very private ceremony in the Adirondacks. Previously, both of them lost their partners and the parents of their children very publicly: her, actor Heath Ledger, and him, musician and illustrator Geneviève Castrée. Williams, who has rarely talked about Ledger or her other relationships in the past, said this now: [Vanity Fair]

“I never gave up on love,” she later tells me, saying that she has spent the 10 years since Ledger’s death looking for the kind of “radical acceptance” she felt from him. “I always say to Matilda, ‘Your dad loved me before anybody thought I was talented, or pretty, or had nice clothes.’ ” I can hear her voice crack. She sometimes can’t believe that she’s found this kind of love, at last. “Obviously I’ve never once in my life talked about a relationship,” she says, “but Phil isn’t anyone else. And that’s worth something. Ultimately the way he loves me is the way I want to live my life on the whole. I work to be free inside of the moment. I parent to let Matilda feel free to be herself, and I am finally loved by someone who makes me feel free.”

Happy Friday!