-My BFF has examined the Drake/Rihanna VMAs kiss from several angles posted on Snapchat and insists they actually kissed and there was no curve. In any case, Drake posted a cute pic of them last night (possibly taken from their TO aquarium date earlier this summer?), and reportedly didn’t leave her side at the afterparty.
–Chance the Rapper reacted to getting a surprise hug from Bey exactly like the rest of us would.
-At least Taylor Swift had a decent excuse to skip out on the VMAs: jury duty.
-I also didn’t watch the Roadies finale because I couldn’t make it through the first episode, but Vulture makes a good case for why that show would have worked better as a movie.
–Justin Bieber isn’t back on Instagram; he just posted something by “accident.” As you do…
-This is brilliant: Comedy Central’s Rob Lowe roast turned into a harsh roast of Ann Coulter.
–Eric Andre clearly does not understand Nardwuar or his interviewing style. “I feel like I’m talking but you’re not listening and I feel very vulnerable right now.”
-Sadness: Gene Wilder has died.
–Jerry Seinfeld went on a podcast and said that he was ripped off by Friends (“our show with better-looking people”) and Big Bang Theory. I…don’t think that’s a thing.
-This is a great article on the shameful trolling of Leslie Jones.
–Guy Pearce and Carice Van Houten (the red lady on Game of Thrones) just welcomed a baby boy they’ve called Monte.
-This is shaping up to be one of the most wide-open Oscar seasons in years.
-I love this: Bad Moms on the verge of joining the $100M club and is going to outgross Independence Day: Resurgence domestically soon.
-I forgot about all those stories of Balthazar Getty being insufferable on the set of Brothers and Sisters until I read this obnoxious profile.
-The cast of The Handmaid’s Tale just keeps getting better. Chuck’s Yvonne Strahovski has joined Elisabeth Moss and Samira Wiley in the Hulu series.
-In other intriguing casting news, Alison Brie will star in Netflix’s ’80s lady-wrestling series G.L.O.W. from OITNB creator Jenji Kohan.
-There’s a new (NSFW) trailer for HBO’s Westworld.
-I love that in interviews, John Krasinski doesn’t shy away from talking about The Office and instead is always expressing his gratitude for being a part of it. (Well, except for last year when he walked by us at the Sicario screening and Nicole blurted “Hey, it’s Jim Halpert!” into his face. He clearly didn’t appreciate that. But that seemed like an exception.)
-According to Ben Affleck‘s latest Twitter tease, Deathstroke will appear in the Justice League movie.
-You’re The Worst is returning this week, which means we get to watch the adorable cast doing adorable promo stuff.
-Netflix’s new Luke Cage teaser asks you to believe the hype.
-Marvel released the Comic Con featurette about what Thor was up to during Civil War, and it’s pretty damn great.