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‘House of the Dragon’ Is Still Filming Despite Writers’ Strike (Awkward)

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | May 2, 2023 |

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | May 2, 2023 |


Due to the Directors and Screen Actors Guilds having no-strike contracts — at least until the end of May — House of the Dragon has not paused filming on its second season, which is prompting several WGA members to flag what is undoubtedly happening on set. Namely line changes, tone meetings, approval on costumes, and a laundry list of other tasks. “That is writing and therefore scabbing,” Harley Quinn’s Justin Halpern tweeted. “Please report it to the guild.” (The A.V. Club)

Gisele Bundchen thrived at the Met Gala sans Tom Brady. (Lainey Gossip)

Bill Nighy doesn’t even know who Anna Wintour is, OK? (Dlisted)

Lizzy Caplan’s knee-jerk reaction to remakes is a justifiable “Why?” (Celebitchy)

From Claude: The search for the lost Jeopardy! tapes is over. (The Ringer)

Marvel stopped James Gunn from killing Gamora in GOTG Vol. 2. (Comic Book)

Tom Ford wants celebrities to stop injecting crap into their faces. (THR)

As if AI wasn’t terrifying enough, inaccurate breast cancer exams are now in the mix. Wonderful, neat, great stuff. (Daily Beast)

Noah Hawley’s Alien series chose a nepo baby for its lead. (TVLine)

Adam Conover absolutely wrecked Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav on his own news network. (Variety)

Get ready to say goodbye to Vice. (Deadline)

Though Leedock’s son is a Japanophile, she isn’t as familiar, so for the #CBR15Passport Book Challenge she picked up a new translation of Tomihiko Morimi’s Tatami Galaxy. “However a reader comes to it, the story is still quirky, funny, and somehow both predictable and completely surprising.” Do you have a favorite anime to recommend?  (Cannonball Read 15)