I felt this puzzle played a little hard for a Monday. As an example, you have the symmetric answers at 21D and 42D (ASSAM and OKEMO). Two less-than-well-known place names, constrained by crossing two theme answers. There's also YVONNE Strahovski (who? - even after looking at the picture below, I don't recognize her). Many other proper names abound.
Well... I like the revealer (METOO). The rest are solidly recognizable two-word phrases where both words end in -ME. There is nothing incredibly brilliant about the phrases, but they are none of them stretches. I'd just like something sparkling somewhere, either theme or fill, and I don't get any. I guess that makes it Monday level, in the end.
1A: Coke rival (PEPSI) - D. Blatant commercialism is not acceptable at the first answer of the puzzle.