–George Clooney apparently had some very drunk fun at the Met Gala afterparty. (FF to 1 min, 30 secs)
–Letitia Wright was also having the best time.
–Taylor Swift opened her Reputation tour by talking about being “bullied” by Kim Kardashian: “A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on.” So that’s the way she wants to play it, huh?
–Lea Michele‘s engagement posts have been a little over the top, but it’s still very cute that she asked Jonathan Groff to be her maid of honor.
-Holy Christ, how is Johnny Depp still getting roles? He allegedly attacks a crew member? He hires his friends for parts? He takes over the director’s job? This whole story is trash.
-Ooh boy. Pepa of Salt-N-Pepa posted a photo of her and her boyfriend Aundre Dean at the Kentucky Derby over the weekend. She promptly got a response from Dean’s wife, who is pregnant with their second child.
-Streaming numbers of Beyonce and Kanye West‘s albums on Jay Z‘s music platform Tidal have been manipulated, allowing the stars excessive royalty payouts, according to a new report. This follows a lot of blind items about Tidal that have popped up over the last couple of years.
–Jada Pinkett Smith sat down with Will Smith’s ex-wife, Sheree Fletcher, for her new Facebook series. Jada recalled a time she was rude to Sheree: “Will Smith let me have it! His take was, ‘That is Trey’s mother, and that’s just not your place.'”
-This look at Hollywood paydays is insane. Sandra Bullock made at least $10 million for her voice role in Minions. Robert Downey Jr got $10 million for his appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
-This is so effing savvy: Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson added a $1 million “social-media fee” to his multimillion-dollar movie salary. If the studio wants him to tweet about a movie, they gotta pay up.
-Despite strong reviews for Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff’s performances, Broadway’s revival of Children of a Lesser God has struggled to sell tickets and is closing early. Jackson’s IG post about it is predictably gracious and wonderful.
-Wow. Ryan Murphy is donating 100 percent of profits from his new FX show POSE towards trans and LGBTQ charitable organizations.
-Meanwhile, people are really angry that Murphy is eyeing a new series tentatively titled Consent, which would tackle Hollywood predators like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. Yes, I would prefer to see a woman lead this, but I’m not going to get too worked up over a hypothetical series. Call me when it gets a season pickup.
-Speaking of pickups, NBC just ordered new sitcoms produced by Mike Schur (Parks & Rec, The Good Place) and Amy Poehler. CBS picked up two comedies, and as well as Dick Wolf‘s FBI and the Murphy Brown revival. Interestingly for a network that has been traditionally super white, two of their new shows will have black leads (including one produced by Harry Styles).
–Childish Gambino‘s record-breaking “This Is America” video hits 50 million views in mere days.
-Meanwhile, between his new video and his SNL episode, Donald Glover is basically winning May. I’m very interested to see how prickly he’ll be during the Solo press tour. I can’t take another New Yorker profile like this one.
-Also, he totally steals the show in this new Solo clip.
-I dig Nathan Fillion, but I follow him on Insta and this is not what his face looks like anymore.
-Rose McGowan is on the cover of THR, and she talks about how the press treats her. “If I was Reese Witherspoon, would I be treated like I am? The answer is no. But [the press] feels I’m fair game. I think it’s because [Weinstein] paid off the media for 20 years to savage me.”
–Cate Blanchett is crushing it at Cannes so far. A reporter asked whether the #MeToo movement would change the industry and festival — and she prompted her male jury members to speak up first.
–Terry Gilliam is having a terrible week. He’s still waiting to hear if his long-delayed film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote would finally be screened at Cannes this weekend or if it will be tied up in legal delays. And he just suffered a mini-stroke.
-Grimes is dating Elon Musk? Huh.
–Annette Bening in talks to join Captain Marvel which is great because she’s boss, but didn’t they already start filming in back in March? Adding castmembers to movies already in production freaks me out.
–Jordan Peele’s next movie is called US, and Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Elisabeth Moss are in talks to star. Just take my money already!
-This is a great piece on how superhero movies make publicists of us all.
-Oh no. Scott Hutchison, the lead singer of the band Frightened Rabbit, has been reported missing. I like them.
–Gabrielle Union‘s excitement over rosé gummy bears in this interview makes me love her even more.
–13 Reasons Why’s season 2 trailer is all about justice for Hannah. “I thought this whole thing was going to be over,” says Clay. So did I, kid.
–Jeff Goldblum narrates the new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer.