-There were so many awesome moments in the Obamas ‘Dear Class of 2020’ celebration. Beyoncé delivered a powerful 10-minute speech, Taylor Swift told a story about missing her own graduation, and Lady Gaga also contributed a video. But my fave part was when the characters of Schitt’s Creek sang a song — with a surprise cameo from Mariah Carey!
–J.K. Rowling is once again facing allegations of transphobia after she publicly took issue with a headline that used the inclusive phrase “people who menstruate” and then, when she faced pushback on Twitter, dug her heels in even further. (Seriously, is it that hard to understand the difference between sex and gender? She seemed to get it when she wrote the scene in which Hermione takes the form of Harry.) Plus, of all the times for her to stir this up again — at the start of Pride and when the world is already on fire.
-Here are 8 fantasy novels by trans and non-binary authors, in case you need some new reading material.
-It is just me, or are The CW superhero shows imploding? On the heels of the Batwoman shakeup, The Flash’s Hartley Sawyer, who plays Ralph Dibny/The Elongated Man, has been fired for old tweets he made featuring racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. (I stopped watching a couple of seasons ago but I do remember that character used to refer to a female scientist by her measurements instead of her character’s name, so this might not be a great loss for the show.)
-Meanwhile, Batwoman’s showrunner explained why they’re creating an entirely new role rather than recasting the main character.
-In other CW news, Riverdale’s writers have vowed to do better when it comes to their Black characters.
-Do we really believe Trump watches Insecure? Really?
–Alexis Ohanian and wife Serena Williams spoke out about his resignation from the board of Reddit.
-Even Bryce Dallas Howard, who starred in The Help, doesn’t want you to watch The Help right now.
–John Boyega thanked his fans and colleagues for having his back after his speech at a London protest.
–Lea Michele‘s Broadway understudy says she was already monster when she was only 12.
-Federal prosecutors in New York have formally requested access to Prince Andrew as part of their ongoing criminal investigation into the abuses and sex trafficking of Jeffrey Epstein.
-K-pop continues to come through. BTS and their management company donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter. As soon as the band announced it, a team of stans called One in an Army vowed to match it and ended up raising $1,026,531 in just over 24 hours thanks to 35,609 donors.
–Jennifer Aniston has also quietly donated nearly $1 million.
-Meanwhile, Terry Crews is facing criticism after posting some nonsense about “Black supremacy.”
–Amanda Seyfried and Kevin Bacon try to have a peaceful vacation in the trailer for horror flick You Should Have Left.