-Holy crap. Amber Heard said she was going to donate her $7M divorce settlement to charity — but I didn’t think she meant all of it. But she donated ALL OF IT. Of course, Twitter was immediately overrun by idiots claiming it’s not that big of a deal because she’ll get it all back in taxes (except, yeah, that’s not how taxes work), or that she’s doing it to seem like a martyr. What? Whatever you think of her personality, their joint statement basically confirmed that she’s a survivor of domestic violence. That doesn’t change, whether or not she donates a dime, or passes your vague likability test. And if you ask me, the fact that she’s giving it all away makes her a goddamn boss.
-People I keep forgetting are no longer pregnant, weekend edition: Emily Blunt.
–Nina Dobrev and Julianna Hough showed off their bare butts on Instagram. I just don’t know how photos like this happen. Like, how much alcohol must first be consumed before everyone thinks this is a swell idea?
–Frank Ocean continues to try everyone’s patience.
-The girl who plays Eleven on Stranger Things taught Winona Ryder how to use Snapchat.
-I’m always ready to call out sexism in Hollywood, but I agree with Kristen Bell here — it doesn’t really apply to Bad Moms (which, btw, was my surprise movie of the summer. Kathyrn Hahn does a monologue about uncircumcised penises that should win an Oscar).
-Fun fact: Jonah Hill was hospitalized for snorting too much fake coke while filming Wolf of Wall Street.
–Zendaya may have been cast as Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man: Homecoming and comic f**kboys went predictable crazy at the rumours. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn wrote an excellent rebuttal on Facebook. “For me, if a character’s primary attribute – the thing that makes them iconic – is the color of their skin, or their hair color, frankly, that character is shallow and sucks. For me, what makes MJ MJ is her alpha female playfulness, and if the actress captures that, then she’ll work.” Church!
-Pretty much anything Roxanne Gay writes is an automatic must-read for me. Her thoughtful essay on Nate Parker and the limits of empathy doesn’t disappoint.
-The Lost Boys is being adapted as a TV series, and the fact that Rob Thomas of Veronica Mars/iZombie is behind it leaves me hopeful.
–Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley get flirty on a college campus in this new clip from Snowden. I’m not sure I’m going to be able to get over what he’s doing with his voice in this film.
-Here’s the trailer for Hands of Stone, starring Usher and Robert De Niro.