Emmy Rossum is playing Angelyne in a limited series for Peacock and the reviews are mixed, but she’s getting a lot of press for it. The issue with these biopics (or “inspired by” series) for women like Angelyne and Pamela Anderson is that even when it’s an homage, the person who it is supposed to pay tribute to somehow becomes more one dimensional. Angelyne said she is not a fan of it and won’t watch it.
Jesse Tyler and Justin Mikita are expecting their second child together and for the social media reveal, they partnered with a small business and are donating the funds to LGBTQIA+, reproductive rights and gun safety organizations which they are kicking off with their own donation. It’s a pretty thoughtful way to acknowledge the news while also tapping into the general interest people have in celebrity baby news.
This is Z-list stuff but still an interesting look at influencer culture: Jana Kramer has built a “she’s vaguely famous” career on infidelity as her ex-husband Mike Caussin cheated on her and they had a podcast about it and talked about it constantly. But it turns out that she… was also being offside with married men? Like her Dancing With the Stars partner. Her team is working really hard to keep the Instagram comments to minimum but she will need to pivot her brand – fast. Kind of hard to play the scorned wife when you are allegedly contributing to cheating in another marriage, no? Very messy.
Top Gun: Maverick’s stars have been doing a lot of glamorous promotion and it’s working. The audience response on Twitter is really positive and the jokes are interesting because there’s a self-effacing element to it that’s often really funny. This is not the kind of marketing you can plan out, no matter how tightly controlled the star’s image is.
My least favorite part of Top Gun: Maverick was when my girlfriend loudly said â€œare you crying?â€ and a bunch of people started looking at me— Steven Castillo (@STEEEZUSCHRIST) May 26, 2022
Katie Holmes has done a few sponsored store openings and went red carpet official with her boyfriend Bobby Wooten III. Maybe it’s my imagination but it seems like she pops up more in the summer, like the warmer weather brings her out.
Will Poulter is suddenly everywhere and has been linked with Florence Pugh (which she denied on her Instagram stories). DeuxMoi had a photo of him sitting next to Phoebe Dynevor at a restaurant, so now there’s speculation about them. Everyone is trying to turn him into the next Timmy Chalamet.
The Weeknd is really feeling himself. Is this thirst trap for a particular someone?