–Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill talk about their “un-normal” relationship, falling in love when he was in jail, and the VMAs in their new joint interview with GQ.
-What the what? Sean Penn has filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against Empire creator Lee Daniels because Daniels defended Terrence Howard in an interview by saying “[Terrence] ain’t done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he’s some f—in’ demon.” Ugh. There’s soooo much wrong with this story. First, beating a woman (or six, per court filings) DOES in fact make Howard a “f—in’ demon.” Speaking of checking receipts, Penn is kidding us with this, right? And just because Penn has somehow managed to score an inexplicable free pass from Hollywood (along with Charlie Sheen, Michael Fassbender, Mel Gibson, Mike Tyson, Sean Connery, etc. etc. etc.) doesn’t mean every other abuser out there shouldn’t be called out. The irony that a domestic violence conversation has been turned into a dick measuring contest shouldn’t be surprising at this point, I guess.
-Continuing this month’s trend of celebrities who disappoint us, Azealia Banks went on homophobic tirade while on a plane and clawed fellow passengers.
-Wow, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner really are embracing this conscious uncoupling thing, huh?
-In news that should surprise absolutely no one, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer aren’t actually best friends, says Schumer. “We really like each other, but I think the media blew it up. We’re not BFFs. We’re just Fs, but we’re really good Fs.” (Although since she’s constantly Instagramming stuff like this, I’m not sure it’s really “the media” who’s blowing it up.)
-Oh, FFS. Hollywood is already thinking about a sequel to Sicario (aka – the movie I hated at TIFF).
-Blindspot is the early fall TV winner, judging by last night’s ratings. Minority Report is not.
-Speaking of fall TV, the new Supergirl trailer features footage from upcoming episodes.
-Just in case you want to be even more depressed about this season’s new crop of TV shows: 11 years ago today, both Lost and Veronica Mars debuted. (We were on vacation in Cape Breton and I made our entire gang stay in the hotel that night to watch the Lost premiere. I stand by that decision.)
–Jimmy Kimmel just upped the ante by having celebs read mean tweets about them live.
–Ryan Reynolds has cut a longtime friend out of his life for trying to sell pics of his new baby.
-This video of Taraji P. Henson getting ready for the Emmys and not knowing her friends were taping her is life.
–Kevin Hart wants to play David Beckham in their new H&M ad.
–Allison Janney’s boyfriend sounds exactly like the boyfriend we would have wished for her if we were in charge of such things.
–Robert De Niro told a journalist ‘I’m not doing this, darling’ and walked out of an interview. Charming.
-This is an interesting article questioning Ryan Murphy‘s racial tolerance. Nicole and I watched a screener of his new show Scream Queens this weekend (which premieres tonight on Fox with a 2-hour pilot) and there were race-based jokes (particularly one about white eyeliner) that made us gasp. And it takes a LOT to make us gasp.
-Meanwhile, Gwyneth Paltrow supported boyfriend Brad Falchuk at the Scream Queens premiere last night.
-Speaking of Scream Queens, Lea Michele was promoting the show and became Ellen’s latest scare victim.
-The first trailer for The Big Short, starring Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling, reminds us how bad hairstyles were in 2005.