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Let’s Talk About Drake’s Rumoured Secret Son

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-I usually stay out of hip hop beefs cause I don’t even go here, but this is too insane to overlook. First there was all the drama last weekend (Pusha T‘s new song claimed Drake uses a ghostwriter, Drake slammed Pusha T for his new album art which features a photo that Kanye West bought for $85k of Whitney Houston‘s drug-filled bathroom, then came news that Kanye has abandoned the Chicago charity created in his mother’s name, and Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj and Chrissy Teigen all waded into the fray). Then Drake released a rather mild diss track in which he basically said that Pusha isn’t really about that hard-living, drug-dealing life. In response, Pusha released his OWN diss track last night — and he went all in. He raps about how Drake’s best friend is dying from multiple sclerosis, reminds Drake that his dad left him when he was five, and then puts it on blast that Drake himself is a deadbeat dad, mentioning a secret son named Adonis that Drake is rumoured to have had with a porn star (reportedly Sophie Brussaux). In the words of Ron Burgundy: that escalated quickly! Here’s everything we know about Drake‘s rumoured secret baby.

-There’s been some good takes on Roseanne’s cancellation. I like this one, which reiterates that ABC made a business decision not a moral one, and Roxanne Gay’s take in the NYT: “I am more interested in the statement ABC could have made by never making the reboot in the first place.”

-Last night on Twitter, Roseanne blamed Ambien for her racist tweet (and the pharmaceutical company had a great comeback). She also released an apology, which she then undercut by accusing costars Michael Fishman and Sara Gilbert of  throwing her under the bus. And today she says she feels like “fighting back.” So clearly, she’s really learned about the consequences of her actions.

-Roseanne stars Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf and John Goodman  expect to be paid for the upcoming scrapped season even though they didn’t start shooting it yet, while what, if anything, the writers will receive remains less clear.

-I don’t necessarily agree with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s THR column questioning ABC’s decision, but I’m here for the paragraph calling Jason Bateman out: “A few days [after apologizing for “mansplaining”] Bateman appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to tell a funny story about a minor traffic crash he was in with Will Arnett. During the entirety of telling the story, he continued to refer to Arnett as a woman because Arnett acted frightened and weak after the accident. Bateman was clearly joking and meant no harm, but there is harm when your idea of insulting someone is to say they are weak like women.”

-Seeing as I now have negative interest in the new Arrested Development episodes, I’m glad that the new season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is getting such glowing reviews.

Eminem tweeted about a weird, accidental moment he once shared with Val Kilmer while in a backstage trailer at an award show. “I know Val Kilmer saw me naked. I just had to get that off my chest.” Kilmer swears he saw nothing.

-Simon Cowell has no good words for American Idol. “I’m genuinely not interested. I think when we were on it years ago, it was a fun show. It was different, it was kind of naïve, lots of surprises. I kind of think we’ve been there, I’ve been there, time for something new.” I mean, he then went on to praise Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent, so…

Mariah Carey reportedly sold James Packer’s engagement ring for over $2 million. Bless her.

Jacob Tremblay finally found Ryan Reynolds in Japan.

Mario Batali is currently under investigation by the NYPD following a new wave of sexual misconduct allegations. Seven women allege the former TV chef groped them in a new report.

Harvey Weinstein has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of rape and criminal sexual act.

-I really liked this interview with Steven Yeun. I hope he has an enormous post-Walking Dead career.

Kim Kardashian West met with officials, including senior adviser Jared Kushner, at the White House today to discuss prison reform. We live in the upside down.

-I still watch many of the CW superhero shows (begrudgingly, sometimes) but this photo of Arrow’s new writing room has been genuinely intrigued. It’s mostly women! And there’s actually some POC! What’s happening?!? (Also, all of the replies from whiny comic fanboys worried that they’re turning the show into a soap opera feed my soul.)

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson just made it Instagram official, posting a pic in matching Harry Potter outfits.

-You can watch the first 15 minutes of Dietland, which stars Julianna Margulies and Joy Nash, debuting on June 4 on AMC. I’m very in on this.

-The Americans comes to a close tonight and I’m not ready. This was a show that wowed me from the beginning, lost me when it started to feel like homework, and then lured me back for its final (and best?) season. This exit interview with Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys really hit me right in the heart guts.

Keri Russell played “Did I Murder You?” on Kimmel and it was very funny. I love her reaction when the Scott Speedman photo pops us.

-The This Is Us creator says they have already filmed ‘pieces’ of the show’s final scene, which makes sense to me, especially if he expects certain cast members won’t be around anymore by then.

-I am totally on board for Keanu Reeves‘ sudden interest in rom-coms. He just signed on to star in a Netflix one from Ali Wong and Randall Park, which costars Daniel Dae Kim and Charlyne Yi. I like ALL of those names!

Alan Rickman‘s personal letters reveal that he was frustrated with his role as Snape in the Harry Potter films.

Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively star in the trailer for A Simple Favor.

Frances McDormand Dances Into Our Hearts

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-Vogue shot artsy videos of the stars dancing around an exhibit room during the MET gala. The good ones are RihannaCardi BNicki Minaj, and Katy Perry.  The very best one is Frances McDormand dancing to Basement JaxxShe really did look like she was having the night of her life. 

Katy Perry flew Kim Kardashian’s press on nails to LA for the MET gala. That’s true friendship.

-At last night’s MET Gala, the theme was Catholicism and the outfits were nuts. I adored Lena Waithe in a giant rainbow capeZendaya‘s take on Joan of Arc, and Blake Lively‘s burgundy number. But no one made me happier than Chadwick Boseman with hair sparkles, and  Frances McDormand  in Valentino.

-I’m really bummed that Scarlett Johansson broke the A-lister embargo and wore Marchesa, despite the Weinstein connection. She says their dresses make women feel “confident.”

Jay-Z, Eminem, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and more are demanding money from the Weinstein Company.

-Congrats to Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst, who had a baby boy.

-I don’t even watch Lethal Weapon, but what’s going on with that show is crazy. Clayne Crawford has been fired as the lead of the Fox drama as producers are scrambling to recast the role, and renewal is supposed to hinge on who they cast. Multiple actors have already passed, according to THR.

-All of the original Avengers got matching tattoos, except for Mark Ruffalo, who opted out. (But Chris Evans has a plan to get him “blackout drunk.“)

-The R. Kelly house continues to crumble before our eyes. Two new accusers appeared on Megyn Kelly Today to detail sexual the harrasment they faced: “You weren’t free to walk throughout the house…We were required to call him Daddy.”

-This makes my heart sad: Colton Haynes has filed for divorce from Jeff Leatham after just six months of marriage. Rumours started circulating this weekend after he released a new song about a cheater, and a blind item began circulating. Haynes shut down speculation that Leatham cheated on Twitter, but did not deny the split. Poor guy; he just lost his mother, too.

Kristen Stewart is looking at Cate Blanchett exactly how I would.

-Here are all the references in the new Childish Gambino music video you probably missed. (I know I did.)

-I can’t stop watching this video of Mariah Carey putting makeup on a stranger.

-Why the hell did The Hollywood Reporter gives Jeffrey Tambor and his sexual harassment allegations a sympathetic, soft-focus profile?  “I did raise my voice at times, I was moody at times, there were times when I was tactless…But as for the other stuff, absolutely not.”

-Meanwhile, the cast wants extra compensation for Netflix’s recut episodes.

-Cancel Bear (who is usually spot on about these things) posted his TV renewal predictions for networks. On Fox, he thinks Gotham and Brooklyn Nine-Nine are toast, Kevin will no longer be saving the world on ABC but Quantico should get a pass, on NBC all their new comedies and Timeless are likely done, while almost every show on CBS and CW are safe (minus CW’s Life Sentence and Valour, which were both just cut).

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Kanye West is the one thing you need to read this week if you haven’t already.

-There have been some very, very good takes about what went down at FanCon. Today’s Vulture piece, which failed to interview the BGN writers who quit or the vendors affected, is not one of them.

-Ryan Reynolds using Canada to promote Deadpool 2 in Europe is a good time.

Cher is a scene-stealer in the new Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again trailer.

Eminem Drops a New Song Featuring Beyonce

Eminem stole some of Taylor Swift‘s thunder by dropping a new song featuring Beyonce, and the internet freaked out.

-This is an interesting look at how a celebrity like Taylor Swift is not built for this moment in culture.

-Meanwhile, critics are mostly loving her new album. I’ve listened to “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” and “New Year’s Day” a lot today…

Lupita Nyong’o called out a magazine for photoshopping out her natural hair.

-In a Facebook post, Ellen Page accuses Brett Ratner of outing her and homophobic harassment on the X-Men set. The post is long but definitely worth a read. She also calls working with Woody Allen the “biggest regret” of her career, and acknowledges her privilege.

-Her X-Men costar Anna Paquin backed her up on Twitter, saying “I was there when that comment was made. I stand with you.”

-ER’s Anthony Edwards claims Broadway producer Gary Goddard molested him and his friend when they were kids.

Louis C.K. has admitted to sexual misconduct, saying in a statement: “These stories are true.” (Interesting that he doesn’t mention that just a few weeks ago, he was telling the NYT  “They’re rumors, that’s all that is.”)

-Not surprisingly, his movie is dead. So is his career. Now let’s tear down the boy’s club that protected him.

-FX just announced in a release that it is “ending our association with Louis CK.” Let’s hope they moved quick enough to keep his stink off Better Things.

-I keep thinking about this tweet by Roxanne Gay.

Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah spoke out last night about C.K., while Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden and Conan O’Brien didn’t. This matters.

Ed Westwick‘s BBC series White Gold is being disrupted amid sexual assault claims.

-This article on how the recent wave of sexual harassment allegations are redefining entertainment journalism is fascinating. Also, it mentions a recurring theme that seems to keep popping up this week: “There are rumors that reporters are working on pieces about actors no one would expect…That the next star to be accused won’t be a known creep but a “nice guy” that will shock the world.”

-I really love all the profiles coming out featuring Sam Rockwell in advance of Three Billboards. I love how he talks about his character’s possible redemption. I still can’t figure out how I felt about him by the end of the film.

-This is a great piece on how Stranger Things is nostalgic for a time before nerds were toxic.

Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike star in the new trailer for Hostiles.