— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) June 21, 2018
–Johnny Depp‘s shady lawyer arranged for a profile in Rolling Stone, and whatever sympathy they were trying to garner with this article — it totally backfired. (Variety just called it a “PR liability.”) Written by Stephen Rodrick and titled ‘The Trouble With Johnny Depp’, it does not paint a favourable picture of the fading star. You really should read the whole thing because it’s batcrap crazy, but the most eyebrow-raising parts are when he argues that his financial troubles were actually *under* reported (“It’s insulting to say that I spent $30,000 on wine. Because it was far more…By the way, it was not $3 million to shoot Hunter [S. Thompson] into the f***ing sky. It was $5 million”), Rodrick’s view of how the actor considers his legal woes (“Depp seems oblivious to any personal complicity in his current predicament. [Lawyer] Waldman seems to have convinced Depp that they are freedom fighters taking on the Hollywood machine rather than scavengers squabbling over the scraps of a fortune squandered”) and the article’s closing salvo (“‘Thanks for coming,’ says Depp. ‘This could be your Pulitzer.’ For the next 15 minutes, Depp tries to figure out how to open the gates to his mansion fortress. He clicks buttons and pushes the fence, but nothing budges. He is a lost boy who won’t find his way home before dark. I finally tell him I can shimmy over the fence. I clamber over and jump down. Through the bars we say good night.”)
–Michael Schur says his favorite joke from this season of The Good Place is a Pirates Of The Caribbean diss. It is pretty perfect.
–Pete Davidson officially confirmed his engagement to Ariana Grande on Jimmy Fallon’s show last night: “Some people come up to me and say, Yo man, you give me hope. I didn’t know I was that ugly…I’m a lucky motherf***er.”
-I love that a bunch of TV writers rooms across all types of different networks have banded together to support an initiative to help families separated at the US border.
–Demi Lovato dropped a surprise new single called Sober, in which she reveals that after six years of sobriety, she apparently relapsed.
-While Brad Pitt‘s camp is planting stories about how he’s being cheated out of custody rights, Angelina Jolie is visiting Mosul a year after its liberation from ISIS, and talking about the world’s lack of action.
-This GQ first person essay by Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz is really worth your time. She talks about how she’s getting married to a man, but how that shouldn’t make her seem any less bi.
-Bless Zoey Deutch for not holding back her criticism when asked on Watch What Happens Live what it was like to kiss James Franco.
-It’s good to see that Rian Johnson has a sense of humor about this kind of fandom bs.
–Justin Theroux posed for the cover of Men’s Health and kept his shirt on so what was even the point?
–Seth Rogen is justifiably excited about the possibility of sharing a song credit with Beyonce on the upcoming Lion King soundtrack.
-MTV is rebooting Daria, Made, Aeon Flux and The Real World — and hopes to sell them to other networks/streaming services — as it launches MTV Studios. The studio push is an effort across all Viacom brands, which is why Nickelodeon just sold an animated kids show to Netflix.
-Wait, Ozark is actually getting a season 2? That surprises me.
-This is an excellent look at Queer Eye’s latest iteration.
–Jim Carrey sings a sad song for Michel Gondry in the Kidding teaser.
-Netflix is really out here bringing back the romcom, huh? They just released the trailer for To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. It looks super cute and I devoured the book it was based on so I’m here for it.