-I couldn’t even get through Johnny Depp’s entire Dior ad. My cringe muscle was spasming. Seriously, did he think we needed *more* reasons to mock him?
-The VMAs continue to tear everyone apart, and it’s glorious. Demi Lovato and Kathy Griffin are fighting again, Miley Cyrus is pissed about that Nicki Minaj confrontation, and Taylor Swift is angry that Kanye West went off-book. It’s the show that keeps on giving!
-Usually when actors cover Men’s Health they’re looking shirtless and ripped, but Colin Farrell ain’t got no time for that. Change approved!
-The author of the 007 books said Idris Elba is “a bit too rough” and “too street” to play Bond. Twitter immediately got its panties in a bunch (rightfully so), but his actual quote got a little lost in the headlines. (The author immediately followed up the comment in question by saying “I can think of other black actors who would do it better,” citing Hustle’s Adrian Lester, so it was more of a tone-deaf comment about class, not race.) He also suggested Idris isn’t “suave” enough, which is equally incomprehensible. Don’t worry Idris, you can still star in lots of stuff. Let’s start with my dreams and my wedding and go from there, mm-kay?
–Ian McKellan refused to join Taylor Swift’s silly squad after she evicted him from his apartment.
–Hilary Clinton‘s emails revealed that she wanted to know when Parks and Rec is on. Hilary Clinton is all of us.
–Andrew Garfield is totally unrecognizable here.
-I really liked this Grantland piece on how young stars like Zac Efron, Jesse Eisenberg and Miles Teller should handle their summer flops.
–Emmy Rossum is engaged to the guy who created Mr. Robot. I LOVE that guy!
-The internet is hating on Kermit’s new girlfriend.
-I’m leaning into my inner geekgirl and going to my very first fan convention this weekend! (Well, I went once but that was on a press pass so it doesn’t really count.) So is Gillian Anderson going to sing to me? Because YouTube has taught me to expect that. A lot.
-This new promo for Shonda night on ABC is all kinds of cute. I love that they’re really playing up Scandal’s love of wine.
–J.K. Rowling wished James Sirius Potter a happy first day at Hogwarts and it sent me down a long wormhole via Pottermore.com. (I got sorted into Ravenclaw, which I’m feeling very conflicted about.)
-NBC scraped plans for a Coach reboot. “It feels dated” seems like the weirdest excuse ever. Like, this is seriously just occurring to them now?!
-I made my TIFF movie picks yesterday, and one of the films I chose was Julianne Moore and Ellen Page‘s Freeheld, which I can’t wait to see. Page’s response to being told that she’s “brave” for playing a gay character makes me want to see it even more.
-I also chose Brooklyn starring Saoirse Ronan because it got such raves at Sundance. Here’s the first clip.
-I seriously considered this Drew Barrymore/Toni Collette movie, but it seemed a little lightweight for a TIFF pick (says the girl who picked a film based on the fact that it’s from Denmark and features fake moustaches…)
-I also passed on Eddie Redmayne’s The Danish Girl, and this trailer is making be regret it.