-In her new Vogue cover story, Kim Kardashian says that she’s studying to be a lawyer and plans to take her bar exam in 2020. I know everyone’s making fun of this but the woman is clearly intelligent enough, and she seems really passionate when talking about prison reform in the interview. She’s also eager to talk about Kanye West‘s mental health, saying “Right now everything is really calm. But we can definitely feel episodes coming, and we know how to handle them. For him, being on medication is not really an option, because it just changes who he is.”
-Console your teens: despite all the rumours, Selena Gomez is not dating a guy Niall Horan from 1D.
-Oof, the hubris of actors. Lori Loughlin reportedly thought the DA was bluffing so she rejected their first plea and now faces additional, more serious charges.
-Looks like the US media is dealing with the royal rumours with some distraction tactics. People’s new cover story is all about William and Harry growing apart, while Us Weekly is focusing on Kate‘s strong bond with the Queen.
-Meanwhile, Meghan Markle continues to gather Hollywood heavyweights in her corner. Her latest supporter? Oprah! While promoting her Apple series on mental health that she’s partnering with Prince Harry on, Oprah said “I think she’s being portrayed unfairly, and I feel that if people really knew her they would know that she is not only everything we perceive of her in being graceful and dynamic in holding that position, but she just has a wonderful, warm, giving, loving heart. I think it’s very unfair.”
-In a new op-ed for Time, Angelina Jolie calls for the support of Afghan women’s rights and more female representation in Afghan government delegations during peace talks.
–Jeremy Renner is getting an Avengers spinoff show on Disney+. I’m not sure if anyone is actually clamoring for more about Hawkeye, but it sounds like it ill focus on the comic character Kate Bishop. The streaming service is rumoured to be launching in Nov.
–Emma Stone fangirls over BTS in her SNL promos.
-This season of The Good Fight has been phenomenal, but it’s about to get better when Christine Baranski and Audra McDonald perform a Prince duet. I love everything about that clip.
–Chris Hemsworth says a kind-hearted fan returned his photos from Miley and Liam‘s wedding after they were accidentally sent to her. The most adorable part of this story is that the pictures were on film, taken with an actual camera!
-I’m sort of excited for the return of Game of Thrones on Sunday. But I’m VERY excited for the return of Gay Of Thrones, the hilarious recaps by Queer Eye’s Jonathan.
-Foster the People and Imagine Dragons were beefing? Not gonna lie, I kind of thought they were the same band.
-I’m so glad that Special — the new Netflix show about a disabled gay man — is getting good reviews. I worry it’s going to be lost in the mix (especially because searching for “special” on Netflix results in a sea of comedy specials).
-I’m both happy and skeptical about Barry getting renewed for season 3 at HBO. Happy because season 2 is currently amazing; skeptical because the show went from asking “can this guy be redeemed?” to asking “when will this irredeemable guy get caught?” and I don’t know how long they can stretch that.
-We’re 100 days out from the new Lion King movie, so Disney dropped another trailer.