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July 2016

Lindsay Lohan’s Drama Déjà vu

-It felt like we time-warped back to 2009-levels of drama with Lindsay Lohan this weekend. First she seemed  to accuse her fiance of cheating with a “hooker” on social media. Then she hinted at a pregnancy. And then came the really disturbing part: police kicked down her door after she was videotaped screaming that he strangled her and was trying to kill her. She’s since pleaded for privacy, saying “Unfortunately, a private matter has become more public than I can control and I would be extremely grateful if my fiancé and myself could discuss our personal matters on our own.” Whatever’s happening, I hope she’s ok.

Rihanna does not want any of her concertgoers to be “catching any Pokémons up in this bitch.” But what if it’s a Vaporeon, Ri-ri?!

Jennifer Aniston teared up at a film festival when talking about self-doubt, saying “You can kind of hit walls and think ‘I can’t go any farther’ or ‘This is too much, my heart can’t take it’ or ‘The pain is too great’ or ‘Am I good enough?’ or, ‘Will I survive?'”

Jennifer Lopez ‘isn’t taking sides’ in the Taylor Swift vs. Kimye feud (although posing with Calvin Harris on her birthday kind of suggests she is).

-Like the rest of the world, Margot Robbie thought her Vanity Fair profile was “really weird.”

Samira Wiley just joined Elisabeth Moss in Hulu’s A Handmaid’s Tale. Between this and Sarah Polley‘s Alias Grace adaptation, Atwood is having a moment.

-This gave me One Tree Hill feels. I didn’t even know I was still capable of those.

Amy Adams and Isla Fisher are playing versions of each other in a new movie, which is so very meta.

Carly Chaikin, who plays Darlene on Mr Robot, is also a really gifted painter.

-In this weekend’s Comic Con shenanigans, Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedusglitter war continued, and Henry Cavill went undercover to get a selfie with Will Smith.

-I wasn’t super impressed by the Comic Con fashions (though I may need Emily Bett Rickards’ Miu Miu shoes), but the Black Panther ladies slayed. I also LOVE that Jesse L Martin wore the baseball jersey from his X Files episode.

-I’m still working through all the Comic Con goodies. In movies, we got news that Brie Larson is officially Captain Marvel, Viola Davis owning Jared Leto at the Suicide Squad panel, and excellent trailers for Justice LeagueFantastic Beasts, and LEGO Batman. Oh, and meh trailers for Doctor Strange and King Arthur. On the TV front, the Vampire Diaries announced its last season, and we got very good promos for the new seasons of The Flash, Arrow, The Walking DeadAmerican Gods and Prison Break.

-Of course, the big winner coming out of SDCC is the Wonder Woman trailer. This thing is flames!


Leslie Jones Won’t Let Trolls Keep Her From Twitter

Leslie Jones gave her first interview since racist Twitter trolls brought her to tears, saying “The insults didn’t hurt me. Unfortunately, I’m used to the insults. But what scared me was the injustice of a gang of people jumping against you for such a sick cause.”

-She also returned to Twitter, saying ‘Who else is going to live tweet #GameofThrones?’

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston are back in LA. What are the chances she’s going to accompany him to Comic Con?

Idris Elba’s arms have arrived at Comic Con!

-I didn’t realize how much I’ve missed Jon Stewart delivering jokes about the news until he returned last night.

Michael Moore‘s film festival lineup features films that are all directed by women. I freakin’ love it!

-Here’s the first trailer for A Tale of Love and Darkness, Natalie Portman‘s directorial debut.

-New music from Bon Iver is coming!

-Sweet! Lin-Manuel Miranda will tell the story of Alexander Hamilton on Drunk History.

Kristen Bell says if another Veronica Mars reboot happens, it will probably be a mini-series on TV or Netflix. I’m cool with that.

-Congrats to Lizzy Caplan, who just got engaged to British actor Tom Riley.

-Set your DVRs: The Looking movie is on this weekend and it’s wonderful!

Amber Heard may be dating Elon Musk. Still less creepy than Depp.

-I question the existence of Blake Lively‘s maternity dress slit.

Stephen Amell, Grant Gustin, and Melissa Benoist were quite cute on Conan last night. (Look how nervous she was with her bouncing knee. Awww.)

Roxanne Gay is writing a comic book series for Marvel and suddenly, I’m going to start reading comic books!

-It was an impromptu Lost reunion today at Comic Con!

-I’m weirdly excited to follow this weekend’s Comic Con news, considering all the goodies we’ve already gotten. So far, Marvel on Netflix is winning, from the first teaser for The Defenders to the news that they’ve renewed Daredevil for season three. But most importantly, the Luke Cage trailer that debuted last night is fire!

Michelle Obama Raps with Missy Elliott in Carpool Karaoke

-Here is Michelle Obama‘s full Carpool Karaoke segment, and it’s glorious. She will always be the coolest First Lady in history.

-This Divergent news is HILARIOUS. The last movie flopped so badly that that Lionsgate has jettisoned the finale in favor of a TV movie. And there’s no guarantee that the original stars will sign on. (Why would they?) Let’s hope this is the final nail in the coffin of franchises who think they should stretch the final book across two movies.

Leonardo DiCaprio is being dragged into the growing Wolf of Wall Street money-laundering scandal. It tickles me that he’s only referred to as  “Hollywood Actor 1” in the suit.

-I guess I shouldn’t make too much fun of Leo today since he raised $45 million for environmental causes last night. But I’m assuming that was mostly all Mariah’s doing.

Idris Elba says he’s ‘too old’ to play Bond now. We’ve ruined this for him, haven’t we?

-Kate Hudson is hooking up with Diplo? Oh god. I’m already dreading the twitter tirade when she dumps him.

Johnny Depp reportedly doesn’t want to give Amber Heard any deets on his financial records until she pinky swears to keep it secret.

Gillian Anderson posting old glamour shots of David Duchovny will never not be funny.

Mario Batali has opinions about pal Gwyneth Paltrow’s exes. He liked Brad Pitt, but wasn’t a fan of Ben Affleck.

Taylor Swift has a long history of being a technophobe, even before Snapchatgate.

-Meanwhile, Vulture takes a deep dive into when exactly the media turned on Taylor.

-Ruh roh. Michael Moore is convinced Donald Trump is going to win.

-For some reason, I’ve had the pleasure of attending not one, but two events this month that featured Daniel Franzese (Damian from Mean Girls), and he’s an absolute teddy bear. Maybe that’s why this video of him proposing to his boyfriend in the Starbucks where they met reduced me to a sobbing puddle.

Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter is perfection in Fox’s reimagining of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.