–Bobby Brown just confirmed one of the biggest gossip rumours of the ’90s: Whitney Houston and Robyn Crawford were a couple, but Houston’s family didn’t approve. Said Brown: “I really feel that if Robyn was accepted into Whitney’s life, Whitney would still be alive today. She didn’t have close friends with her anymore.” Awful. Also awful: Brown blames Nick Gordon for both Whitney and Bobbi Kristina‘s deaths.
-In the juicy new THR cover story, Bill Simmons opened up about his messy ESPN ouster and his new HBO show. He later posted an apology for saying of ESPN: “Ask yourself this: ‘Who would work there that you respect right now?'”
-A source from Jennifer Garner‘s camp is telling People that despite her European jaunt with Ben Affleck, the actress is “adamant about going through” with the divorce. Dare we dream?
-Are we really all pretending these Lindsay Lohan photos are candids? We are? Ok, then.
–Johnny Depp‘s pal Benicio Del Toro says Amber Heard “sounds a little manipulative…but I don’t know the specifics.” Cool story, bro.
-I recently saw a movie called The Meddler where J.K. Simmons plays Susan Sarandon‘s love interest and my friend and I had a post-film convo about how good he’s looking these days. And that was *before* this insane gym selfie landed.
-Wayment: Robert Buckley (who I adore) is dating Lea Michele?! I’m gonna need a second to process this…
–Dakota Johnson and the guy you didn’t know she’d been dating for two years have called it quits.
–Rachel Roy reportedly fled from the CFDA Awards after finding out Beyoncé was on her way . Smart move, Becks.
-Meanwhile, Beyoncé sneezed on the Formation tour and people lost their poo over it.
-Nashville just won’t die. The ABC soap might have found a new home on CMT. My mother is going to be thrilled.
-I’m glad to see the reviews for the new season of Orange Is the New Black, which hits Netflix next weekend, are still positive. Meanwhile, this is a good refresher for how S3 ended if you’re like me and forget everything you watch five minutes after turning it off.
-Meanwhile, a new Netflix study says we binge horrors and thrillers, but take our time with comedies.
–Prince Harry and Ellie Goulding might be a thing, which I don’t hate.
-Variety made a list of all the showrunners for new shows for the 2016-17 broadcast season. Not surprisingly, they are almost all white dudes.
–Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult flirt over a bumblebee in this Equals clip.
-Another day, another hang-wringing article about fandom. Again, I think there’s an important distinction between fans who feel entitled to demand certain plots, and fans who want to hold creators accountable for bad writing and/or perpetuating harmful tropes.
-I went to a screener of this Alison Brie and Colin Hanks movie last year and assumed it would never see the light of day. It probably shouldn’t.
-To the four other people out there who watch The Americans, tonight’s season finale will run 14 minutes long so set your DVR accordingly.
-The best thing about the TMNT 2 press tour is it reminded me of how awesomely weird Megan Fox is. (Stephen Amell told a story about how she stared at him silently for five minutes when they first met, then declared “you’re a Taurus.” Which he is.) Now she’s telling Chelsea Handler that she can sense her aborted fetus is watching over Handler through her dog. I love it all.
–Jude Law told Stephen Colbert that he turned down the role of Superman after he tried on the suit.
-This 360-degree video of Hamilton’s “Wait For It” in a capella allows you to gaze adoringly upon whichever cast member you choose. (Though if you choose someone other than Leslie Odom Jr., you’re doing it wrong.)
–Lena Dunham and her Girls costars have dedicated a sexual assault PSA to ‘the brave survivor in the Stanford case.’
-THR’s drama actor roundtable includes Cuba Gooding Jr., Forest Whitaker, Paul Giamatti, Bobby Cannavale, Wagner Moura and Rami Malek, which is great but I wish it would have included one or two broadcast stars. Seriously, do you know anyone who actually made it through the whole season of Vinyl? Or Billions?
–Matthew McConaughey empowers the people in this new Free State of Jones clip.