— Lesley Goldberg (@Snoodit) May 19, 2020
-Batwoman’s Ruby Rose just quit the show! The CW superhero series will continue with a recast lead. I can’t remember another instance of a lead actor peacing out so early in a show’s run. There is definitely a story there…
-In her new Vanity Fair cover story, Janelle Monáe talks about taking over the lead of Amazon’s Homecoming, starring in the upcoming thriller Antebellum, her frustrations with how the government is handling the pandemic, and surviving isolation with her housemates “The Quaranteenagers.”
-Congrats to Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix, who are reportedly expecting their first child.
-On his podcast, Brian Austin Green confirmed his separation from Megan Fox, saying he noticed she began acting distant after she came back from shooting a film last Thanksgiving. “She said, ‘You know what, I realized while I was out of the country working alone that I feel more like myself and I liked myself better during that experience. And I think that’s something that might be worth trying for me.’ I was upset about it, but I can’t be upset at her, and I wasn’t upset at her because she didn’t ask to feel that way.” He also addressed the rumors that the actress is now dating Machine Gun Kelly, saying: “She met this guy Colson on set on this film she’s working on. Goes by Machine Gun Kelly — I’ve never met him but you know, Megan and I have talked about him and they’re friends at this point.” Meanwhile, Us Weekly is reporting that they’re more than friends.
-It looks like the infamous Snyder Cut is upon us. I have never really enjoyed a Zach Snyder movie so I sure the hell have no desire to watch a 3.5 hour one, but fanboys are gonna fanboy.
–Harry Styles enjoys a pre-pandemic day at the beach with models in the “Watermelon Sugar” video, which he says is “dedicated to touching.” I do appreciate that there is at least a couple of different body types (and boys!) in the mix.
–Tekashi 6ix9ine is accusing Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande of buying the No. 1 spot on top of the charts. Bieber, Grande and Billboard are refuting those claims.
-A backlash is brewing over Bachelorette star Hannah Brown‘s use of the n-word when singing along to a song in an Instagram video.
-Congrats to Hawaii Five-O and Being Human star Meaghan Rath, who had a lovely looking quarantine wedding.
–Mindy Kaling has been recruited by Reese Witherspoon to help write Legally Blonde 3.
–Andrew Scott (aka Hot Priest) read a poem on Instagram called “Everything Is Going to Be Alright” and I found it very soothing.
-The cast of Umbrella Academy recreated their Tiffany dance to celebrate the second season coming to Netflix.
–Elon Musk tweeted some crap about taking the red pill and Grimes‘ mother was quick to clapback, as was Matrix co-writer/director Lilly Wachowski.
-Country music star Paul Brandt will lead Alberta’s new human trafficking task force. I…um…yeah.
-This is a very lovely profile on Ben Schwartz, who most of us know from Parks and Rec and who can soon be seen in Netflix’s Space Force.
–Stana Katic still isn’t sure why the hell ABC fired her from Castle.
–Joe Rogan (a person I don’t particularly like who hosts a podcast I very much don’t like) is moving his podcast to Spotify exclusively. This is a huge get for Spotify and a peek at where the podcast world may be heading.