–Beyoncé appears on a charity remix of Megan Thee Stallion‘s hit “Savage” and Twitter is losing its mind about her OnlyFans name drop. In the remix, Bey raps: “Hips TikTok when I dance / On that demon time she might start an OnlyFans / Big B and that B stands for bands / If you wanna see some real ass baby here’s your chance”
-Celebrity gossip has been slowwwwww in these times of quarantine, so bless Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik for getting knocked up.
-Meanwhile, Gigi’s ex Tyler Cameron wants the internet to stop saying he’s the father of her baby.
–Joe Jonas says Sophie Turner only agreed to date him on the condition he watch all the Harry Potter movies. Seems reasonable.
–Irrfan Khan has died at 53 following a battle with cancer. You might not know his name, but you’d definitely recognize him. He’s best known for his roles in Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi, Jurassic World, and season 3 of In Treatment.
-On a podcast, Katie Couric talked about being uncomfortable when interviewing Denzel Washington in 2004, saying she left “feeling really kind of shaken that he had kind of gone after me in a way that was completely, weirdly uncalled for.” I mean, reading the exchange, it doesn’t sound so bad? He challenged her and then didn’t let her off the hook when she, a white woman, those people‘d him.
-Despite the entire state of California being under stay-at-home orders, Kendall Jenner and Phoenix Suns basketball player Devin Booker decided to go on a road trip.
-The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into a runway incident involving Harrison Ford that occurred at LA’s Hawthorne Airport on April 24. Again celebrities, California’s stay-at-home orders apply to you too.
-The Half Of It, a YA take on Cyrano de Bergerac that debuts on Netflix Friday, is getting really great reviews.
–Alice Wu‘s, the writer-director of The Half Of It, talked to the NYT about the ingenious method she used to overcome writers’ block when completing the screenplay: she wrote a check for $1,000 to the National Rifle Association, a cause she is against. “I gave it to one of my best friends, TJ, who’s a butch firefighter. I gave myself five weeks, and told her, ‘if this first draft is not written, you are sending that check in.’ ”
-Normal People drops on Hulu today. The Ringer says “it’s Twilight for people who are too cynical to get swept away by the bland naiveté of stories like Twilight.”
-Speaking of new TV shows, the embargo lifted today on Ryan Murphy‘s Hollywood and oof, the reviews are baaaaaad. Variety calls it “the first outright dud of his post-Glee career,” The Hollywood Reporter says it’s “frustratingly naive,” and BBC calls it “a disaster.”
-TV super producer Greg Berlanti is donating $1 million to covid Hollywood relief efforts, including $600k to workers on his shows.
–Kanye West is desperate to be recognized as a billionaire.
–Mike Schur opened up about tomorrow night’s Parks & Rec special that doubles as a fundraiser for Feeding America. “The most important theme of the show is: Leslie Knope believes in friendship. She was loyal and friendly and put all her eggs in the power of friendship. It’s about her connecting with people and holding that group of characters together at a time when they’re unable to leave their homes.”
-At least Keith Urban knows he married up.
-The Academy has released new rules: streaming films are eligible for the Oscars, but only for this year. (Last year’s streaming nominees like Marriage Story and The Irishmen had very limited theatrical releases in order to be eligible). They’ve also merged the best sound editing and best sound mixing categories into one.
-Hollywood’s movie system is imploding before our eyes. The new Trolls movie managed to gross $100 million in three weeks as a 48-hour, $20 on-demand rental, and Universal CEO said its success means as soon as theatres reopen they will release films in both formats. That led to AMC saying they will no longer show Universal movies in their theatres. A pissing match between movie studios and theatre owners is the opposite of what that industry needs right now.
–Tom Felton stars as a man who must take a road trip with his estranged sister to fulfill his dead mother’s wishes in the Braking For Whales trailer.