–Janelle Monáe‘s quote about her sexuality is getting all the headlines (“Being a queer black woman in America, someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-ass motherf**ker…but then later I read about pansexuality and was like, ‘Oh, these are things that I identify with too.’ I’m open to learning more about who I am”), but her whole Rolling Stone interview is worth your time.
-Speaking of cover stories, Alden Ehrenreich is on the cover of Esquire, and most of his profile is damage control for the upcoming Solo movie.
-Whoa: the jury in the Bill Cosby felony sexual assault retrial found the 80-year-old comedian guilty on all three counts. He now faces up to ten years for each of the three counts of drugging and raping Toronto’s Andrea Constand in his Philadelphia home in 2004.
–Cosby remained quiet during the reading of the verdict, but reportedly lashed out at the prosecutor in expletive-laden tirade during the subsequent discussion about him being a flight risk.
-Meanwhile, celebs celebrated the verdict on Twitter.
-I really, really hope this story about how disgraced CBS anchor Charlie Rose is being slated to star in a show where he’ll interview other high-profile men who have also been toppled by #MeToo scandals is a joke. Or a desperate attempt by his camp at a comeback. As long as it’s nothing that resembles reality.
–Kelis alleges abuse at the hands of Nas during their marriage in a new bombshell interview. “I remember so clearly, when the pictures came out with that whole thing that happened with [Rihanna] and Chris Brown, and the only way I can describe it was like Double Dutch. ‘Do I jump in? Do I say it?’ Cause I had bruises all over my body at that time. I remember being in Atlanta, sitting in the kitchen, and I was like, ‘Do I?’ And I wasn’t ready to walk. I just wasn’t. And so I didn’t say it.'”
-The Avengers: Infinity War did one final push on late night last night, singing their own version of “The Brady Bunch” theme song for Fallon, and awkwardly surprising fans and answering Avengers trivia on Kimmel.
-This is cool: Paramount wants a female director for the next Star Trek movie, and S.J. Clarkson (who directed the Jessica Jones pilot) is in talks for it.
-Oh no. SNL’s “Weekend Update” anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che are set to host the Emmys.
-In better hosting news, Kelly Clarkson is going to host the Billboard Awards, so Ellen helped her with some prep.
–Priyanka Chopra‘s reaction to David Blaine sewing his mouth shut is hilarious.
–John Cena is refreshingly blunt about his split from Nikki Bella: “It sucks.”
-This is a very smart take on what’s been going on with Kanye West.
–Amy Schumer sat down with Oprah Winfrey to share a disturbing story of what she describes as a “grey-area rape” by a former boyfriend. “I didn’t consent. For me, I lost my virginity when I was asleep and that’s not ok.”
-Cardi B is being sued by her former manager for $10M.
-I dig this interview with Brian Tyree Henry, who plays Paper Boi on Atlanta. I had NO idea he was in Book of Mormon on Broadway. That’s range!
–Joaquin Phoenix finds his artist side after a life-changing accident in the Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot trailer.