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August 2015

Nicki Minaj vs Miley Cyrus: Was It Fake?


-The question of the day is whether Nicki Minaj calling out “bitch” Miley Cyrus during her VMA acceptance speech for talking about her in the press was real or staged. My immediate assumption was that it was as fake as Miley’s dreads, mostly because she had *just* made up with Taylor Swift and was on a feud-ending roll, and the camera work was so quick to get Miley’s reaction shot (this on a night where the camera operators kept losing The Weeknd during his performance, and didn’t cut back to Selena Gomez ONCE during Justin Beiber‘s act). But now sources claim to EW and Us Weekly that the beef was legit. Damn. I was hoping it was some kind of meta performance art.

-Meanwhile, in a sea of think pieces written today about Nicki‘s behaviour, this one stood out.

-It was the weirdest (therefore best) VMAs we had in a while, but nothing — not even Justin’s embarrassing breakdown or Taylor Swift maybe farting or Miley’s trainwreck of a hosting job (you smoke pot, we get it already!!) — could compare to Kanye West’s bizarre speech. And why is everyone covering his statement that he’s going to run for president in 2020 as legit? I mean, he also called himself a “millennial” so clearly nothing he was saying could be taken seriously.

-On the other hand, props to whoever set up the Kanye West Wing Tumblr five minutes after the show ended.

Justin Timberlake has responded to Kanye’s assertion that he bawled at the Grammys when FutureSex/LoveSounds lost Album of the Year. Aww, muffin!

-Also at the VMAs, Britney Spears‘ face was what it was, but at least there appeared to be some personality (dare I say sass??!) in her delivery.

-So how pissed is Miley’s music label today?

-Also coming out of the VMAs is Taylor Swift’s new video. The styling is great but Scott Eastwood has the charisma of wet bread. Plus, I just unfollowed a ton of people on Tumblr when I realized they were trash shipping (which, I quickly learned, is when people ship real life costars. Like, married to other people, actual human beings), and this video is trashtastic.

-I’m just going to stick with this Hannibal Reimagined As Dad Jokes Tumblr instead.

-Also, is it weird that Hannibal’s series finale just aired and the only thing anyone seems to be talking about is how the showrunner keeps telling us how to interpret it? Not exactly making me rush to the DVR…

Andrew Garfield complained about his role in The Amazing Spider-Man, but in a very polite, Andrew Garfield-y kinda way.

Chrissie Hynde made a lot of dumb comments about rape and consent this weekend. Sigh.

-Poor Zac Efron. His new movie We Are Your Friends had one of the worst openings of all time.

-RIP, Wes Craven.

-CBS’s Under the Dome just got cancelled. You know what that means? Under the Dome WAS STILL ON! How? Why? How?

Anna Kendrick live-tweeted cleaning her house and it was more entertaining than Under the Dome ever was.

Lena Dunham is now a short story writer.

-Here’s the first trailer for Will Smith’s new movie, Concussion., which manages to turn a movie about NFL head injuries into a thriller. I’m getting a Michael Clayton vibe with this one..


Miley Cyrus Talks VMAs, Nicki Minaj, and Seth Rogen


-I don’t know when or how it happened, but I really like Miley Cyrus these days. Like, really. In her NYT article previewing the VMAs, she manages to address the Nicki Minaj question by getting her point across without starting a feud. She also revealed that Seth Rogen wrote her opening skits. I’m actually looking forward to her hosting the VMAs and lemme tell ya, I haven’t used “looking forward to” and “the VMAs” in a sentence together for over a decade.

-Miley also confirms to Elle UK that she’s dating Victoria’s Angel model Stella Maxwell, but they’re not exclusive.

Billy Joel sang as Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence danced on his piano at his concert last night. And with that Billy Joel just smashed all of Taylor Swift‘s squad goals…

Stephen Colbert doesn’t like his Time cover photo. Seeing as the accompanying article was beyond flattering (almost to the point of sycophantic), he might want to reconsider bashing it.

-Remember the time George Clooney got Matt Damon and Bill Murray super drunk before they went on a talk show? Good times!

Hugh Jackman continues to be a gem of a human being.

-Fear the Walking Dead continues to shatter rating records now that the DVR numbers are in. But…it’s not very good. Just wait until you see this Sunday’s episode. Just you wait.

-The book Scarlett Johansson tried to ban will be published in the U.K.

-Every time I start to get bummed out that every single TV critic I follow on Twitter HATED the X Files clip they showed at the TCAs, I’m just going to look at this photo Mitch Pileggi just posted and pray everything turns out as great as this pic.

-Last week, Lindsay Lohan was in Florence at a wedding and claimed she was roofied. I always, always, always am more apt to believe the woman in these situations, but the fact that she followed it up by running around the villa naked and speaking in a British accent doesn’t help her cause.

-I wanna look like Sarah Jessica Parker when I’m 50. Actually, if I could look like her now, that’d be swell.

-Congrats to Lucy Liu, who just welcomed a son via surrogate.

-This interview with Jordan Peele about ending Key and Peele is great.

Tom Hardy’s recent DubSmash spree is the best way to close out the week, doncha think? (I *may* have watched this one of him doing 50 Cent more times than is socially acceptable.)

-Here’s a new trailer for Bill Murray‘s Rock the Kasbah, also starring Kate Hudson and Zooey Deschanel.


Lea Michele Opens Up About Finding Love After Cory Monteith


-In her new Flare cover story, Lea Michele talked about how she took time following Cory Monteith‘s death to regroup before dating again — when she wasn’t too busy scolding the interviewer for drinking soda.

-A new Star Wars teaser dropped today on Instagram and the interwebs lost its poo over the glimpse of John Boyega and Adam Driver having a lightsaber battle.

Gal Gadot talked to Marie Claire about being in the army and playing Wonder Woman. She also talked about her husband, which surprised me ’cause…well, you know…reasons. Blind itemy reasons.

Jennifer Garner is “rethinking her living situation” with Ben Affleck, a source tell People. Wait, you mean she *doesn’t* want to live in the same place as the nanny shtupper?
-MythBusters tested Breaking Bad’s finale machine gun booby trap to see if it was plausible. Science, bitch!

Miley Cyrus was on Kimmel last night, and she spent a lot of time talking about boobs. A LOT. “Humans aren’t afraid of the human breast. It’s the nipple that’s the issue…Like, I’m showing my boobs and no one has a problem, but the nipples are covered, so somehow that’s OK. So America’s actually fine with tits. It’s nipples they don’t like.” I think I love her.

-She also dressed up in a disguise and asked people on the street what they think about Miley Cyrus. I’m impressed with that accent.

-Buffy’s Nicholas Brendon went on Dr. Phil to talk about his issues and ended up walking off the set. He later explained what got him so upset in a Facebook post. Here’s to a healthy and happy Xander!

-What do you get the girl who has everything? If you’re Jennifer Lawrence‘s friends, you get her Kris Jenner holding a cake that looks like poop.

-Forget the surprise JT performance; Taylor Swift bringing out Lisa Kudrow to sing “Smelly Cat” is her best get yet!

-Meanwhile, Jessica Biel made a rare appearance to cheer on Justin Timberlake at the show.

Ben Affleck also showed up to Taylor Swift’s concert with his daughters.

-Speaking of TSwift, she brought Selena Gomez out to do “Good for You.” I really like that song, but these are two people I didn’t need to see do an awkward grind off.

Jennifer Aniston wore an off-the-rack wedding dress? GASP! Oh wait, I just remembered I don’t care. Carry on.

-Well, this is terrible: the highest paid TV actor, Jim Parsons, made $29 million last year.

-By Grabthar’s hammer…Amazon is planning a Galaxy Quest series!

-Is Netflix really trying to kill binge watching? But isn’t that their thing?

Kristen Wiig is helping her gay BFF have a kid in this new trailer for Nasty Baby. Wait, is that the guy from TV on the Radio?! That man has the juice.  Orange. Apple. Cran. All of it.