–Taylor Swift accepted the Billboard Woman of the Decade award last night and she used her speech to blast Scooter Braun. Among the highlights: “Scooter never contacted me or my team to discuss it prior to the sale or even when it was announced. I’m fairly certain he knew exactly how I would feel about it, though. And let me just say that the definition of toxic male privilege in our industry is people saying, ‘But he’s always been nice to me’ when I’m raising valid concerns about artists and their rights to own their music. And, of course, he’s nice to people in this room; you have something he needs…Private equity is what enabled this man to think, according to his own social media posts, that he could ‘buy me.’ Well, I’m obviously not going willingly.”
–Colin Firth has split from his wife of 22 years, more than a year after allegations surfaced that she had an affair with a childhood friend.
–Harry Styles’ second album, Fine Line, has finally arrived – and critics are loving it.
-Speaking of 1Ders, Niall Horan says Lizzo made him blush when they met. “[I told her] ‘Your voice is incredible. Your songs are amazing. You’re absolutely smashing it.’ And literally without missing a beat she just went, ‘You could smash this.'” My hero!
-My god, Stephen Amell looks like he’s 17 when he’s clean-shaven.
–Sally Fields is the latest celeb to get arrested while protesting with Jane Fonda.
-This video of Henry Cavill reading The Witcher is a total thirst trap and it’s working. His. Arms.
-All the yes to the NYT’s take on the garbage fire that has been this season of Survivor: “In a workplace — a morally and legally responsible one, anyway — just imagine if you responded to documented misconduct by telling your employess: Well, you deal with it if you don’t like it. Imagine telling them the only way for them to get rid of their inappropriate coworder was through a public vote, at risk of personal loss and possibly being voted out themselves? Then imagine putting the whole thing on broadcast TV as a lesson to America in what happens when you speak up.”
-Meanwhile, CBS announced the reunion show won’t be airing live as per usual. Instead they will be taping it that afternoon due to “security concerns.” Oh sure. I’m certain that it has nothing to do with the fact that if any contestant criticized CBS or Jeff Probst on the handling of all this on the live show, they wouldn’t be able to edit it out.
-On Ellen’s show, Jason Momoa surprised a couple with an all-expenses-paid trip around the world for their “dream honeymoon” because they haven’t been able to go anywhere after an accident left the husband paralyzed.
–Justin Timberlake also got into the surprise gift giving action for Ellen.
-I’m actually kind of surprised that Shazam is getting a sequel.
–Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach discuss their relationship in the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter. Says Greta: “It’s exciting to have mutual acknowledgment of the work that he and I have both put into [our movies]. There is a sense of wanting to show off for each other. At least on my part. I remember when I showed Noah cuts or drafts of Little Women. He’s my favourite filmmaker and my favourite writer. It means everything to me that he thinks it’s good.”
-On the Today Show, Ryan Reynolds surprised the actress who played the Peloton Wife.
-I love you, Keri Russell but I will never, ever see Antlers.