–Casey Affleck may have just confirmed what we all suspected: that Ben Affleck is not returning as Batman.
-Have you noticed that there are a lot less photos of stars at the airport lately? That’s because LAX installed a VIP terminal that’s paparazzi-free.
-Following her trial victory, Taylor Swift says she plans to donate money to help victims of sexual assault “defend themselves.”
-Game of Thrones stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner tackle Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber in next episode of Carpool Karaoke, and the preview is all kinds of adorable.
-Another episode of Game of Thrones Season 7 leaked early. The kicker? This time, the breach came from an HBO affiliate.
-Is Drake opening a new restaurant in Toronto? Has he learned nothing from Fring’s?
–Chris Hemsworth says he was “weirdly shaken” when he first met Chris Pratt because “he’s just so charismatic.” Celebs: they’re just like us!
–Anna Faris thanked her podcast listeners for their support, saying “Hey, dear listeners. I just want to thank you all so much for all the love I’ve been receiving, and I truly love you.” (I loved the story they told on the Jam Session podcast this week, in which one of the girls talks about interviewing Anna and then being invited back to her house to drink wine for four hours.)
-Why does The Mindy Project insist on doing this terrible storyline over and over?
-I don’t watch Suits, but I support any show that gives Gina Torres her own spinoff.
-Girls Trip’s Tiffany Haddish remains the best talk show guest.
-Last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Daniel Craig finally confirmed he will return for a fifth James Bond movie. “I think this is it. I just want to go out on a high note.”
-Late night shows were on fire last night. Colbert’s blow-by-blow takedown of the president’s press conference was merciless — and his team wrote it in less than an hour. Jimmy Kimmel made an outraged plea for Trump supporters to finally abandon their president. Seth Meyers tore up Trump’s “clinically insane” presser.
–Lisa Rinna tweeted “All lives matter” and then claimed she didn’t really know what that meant. Sigh.
-After 16 years, Helen Hunt and Matthew Carnahan have decided to call it quits.
-According to Jason Bateman, Arrested Development season 5 production kicks off next week.
-That Tom Cruise on-set injury we saw in the leaked video earlier this week was serious; it shut down the Mission Impossible production.
–Chris Brown tried to explain his side of the story in his Rihanna beatdown. Keep it.
-Bachelor in Paradise debuted last night and was all like “we cool, guys?”
-This story about Belle and Sebastian accidentally leaving their drummer in pyjamas in a Walmart made me LOL. “Shit, we left Richard in North Dakota.”
-I really like this NYT piece about why, in a body-positive moment, Hollywood remains out of step. “Movies – studio movies in particular – show little improvement for lead actresses. There is only Melissa McCarthy.”
-I also like this Vogue piece with Oprah about how she’s on a roll (again).
-Here’s the first trailer for The Killing of a Sacred Deer starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman (featuring a creepy good use of anEllie Goulding song). This film was both booed and applauded at Cannes. It’s from Yorgos Lanthimos, who did The Lobster — a movie I didn’t really understand but still have a strange affection for.