-Holy moly, this Vanity Fair cover story with Angelina Jolie is a lot to digest. There’s the intimate look at how she interacts with her kids. There’s the subtle hint that Brad Pitt “persuaded” her to have biological children. There’s her cryptic comment that the kids don’t need to heal from the divorce as much as “from the events that led to the filing,” planting some very specific seeds about Pitt’s behaviour in our imaginations. On the flip side, there are also some rare missteps in this interview. She gets defensive when the interviewer suggests Pitt craved a more stable, settled lifestyle. Her description of how they cast the lead child in her new film (by going to orphanages and slums, showing kids money and then snatching it away to see how they’d react) is beyond cruel. I can’t imagine how she thought that particular anecdote would come across, but she prob wasn’t aiming for ‘despicable.’ Still, if we’re comparing this with Pitt’s pseudo-philosophical GQ interview, she still wins.
–Lupita Nyong’o managed to hang out at Comic Con without attracting attention by dressing up as the pink ranger. It’s been a rough news day; trust me when I tell you that this video will cheer you up.
–Kim Kardashian’s surrogate is reportedly 3 months pregnant.
–Kate Hudson is still getting cast in movies? I kind of forgot she was an actress.
–Amy Schumer is happy that Anne Hathaway may be taking over her role in the life-action Barbie movie, saying “she’s perfect!” I can’t tell if that’s shade or not…
-JFC. The Mindy Project’s Ike Barinholtz is recovering after breaking his neck(!) during a stunt on a movie set.
-The Toast returned for one day and I really, really needed it!
-The TCAs are this week, and HBO used the opportunity to do some Confederate damage control.
–Cameron Dallas, Riz Ahmed, Joe Jonas, Stormzy, Brendon Urie and all your other internet boyfriends are in Charli XCX’s new video.
–Jessica Biel and Matt Bomer joined Jimmy Fallon for a game of charades last night. Her arms are INSANE. I really need to step up my gym game.
–Jennifer Aniston supported/mocked Jason Bateman at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony.
-Here’s the trailer for the new season of Top of the Lake, starring Elisabeth Moss and Nicole Kidman.
–Lea Michele and Ashley Tisdale did a duet of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” and it’s actually quite lovely.
–Jon Hamm and Lois Smith play a couple who aren’t separated by death in the Marjorie Prime trailer, which plays a lot like that Black Mirror episode with Haley Atwell.