-The buzz is building that Katy Perry and Taylor Swift will perform together at the VMAs. I’m really not sure why Katy would do this. She’s already in a losing position: her new album tanked, and Taylor is clearly using the show to launch her new album, overshadowing any spotlight Katy will get as the host. What’s the upside for Katy here?
–Katy Perry was cryptic about whether she’s dating Orlando Bloom again, saying “When you get older, lines get blurred.” That’s the nicest way to describe hooking up I’ve every heard.
–Laura Prepon and Ben Foster (aka the couple everyone forgets is a couple) just had a baby.
–A-Rod and J-Lo work out together in a new obnoxious workout video.
-Truth in Advertising filed complaints against Gwyneth Paltrow‘s company to the California gov’t, stating GOOP makes false medical claims to sell products.
–Kate Hudson is getting in on the lifestyle advice action, seeing as acting doesn’t seem to be a thing that she does anymore.
–Cole Sprouse may actually be singlehandedly ruining Riverdale for me. I just can’t with this kid.
-Holy crap, yet ANOTHER Joker movie has been announced. Who even wants this?
-The new trailer for This Is Us season two made me teary, which is the entire point of the show. (I’ve decided I’m going to stop fighting it and just give in. A lot about this show still chafes me, but what they do well, they do really, really well. It doesn’t hurt that this clip is so Randall heavy.)
-This is such a strange story: a book seems to have bought its way onto the NYT bestseller YA list.
-This is an interesting look at what happens when a show like Game of Thrones, which is all about plot, suddenly sucks at plotting.
-I also liked these 27 things that didn’t make sense about the White Walker battle in the last episode. (I would add a 28th: why didn’t they light up the fire sword again when they were worried about freezing to death?)
–Anthony Bourdain is fed up with food waste in the new trailer for Wasted!
-Here’s the trailer for Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying, which stars Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne.