— Charlize Theron (@CharlizeAfrica) July 8, 2020
–Charlize Theron photographed herself (with the help of her kids) for EW’s new digital cover to promote Netflix’s The Old Guard, which drops this weekend. I’m mesmerized by every single video in this article.
-This new interview with Kanye West seems to indicate that the man is not well. It is totally unhinged. If you don’t want to give it clicks, The Root did a recap of it.
–Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are trying to be more cordial coparents — though Pitt’s relationship with Maddox is reportedly “non-existent.”
-Clear my schedule — Mariah Carey is releasing a memoir!
-Day two of Johnny Depp‘s libel trial against The Sun saw the actor denying allegations he hit Amber Heard for laughing at his “Wino Forever” tattoo. He also dismissed the texts he sent to Paul Bettany about drowning and burning her by saying he was angry she was acting like “the moral police” and “resentful of the fact Ms. Heard was very aggressive and quite insulting about my use of alcohol.” (Interestingly, in a previous written statement, he claimed Heard encouraged him to continue abusing drugs and alcohol.)
-So this is what it’s come to: according to Page Six, some television networks are now providing “good-behavior bonuses” to their reality TV stars in an attempt to get them to not be racist, sexist, transphobic, or homophobic on social media.
-The Toronto, New York, Telluride and Venice film festivals have unveiled a joint statement that commits the long-time rivals to cooperate and not compete for film titles and awards-season bragging rights in the fall. I love this. If I’m going to a stripped down TIFF this fall, I want to see world premieres only.
-A day after announcing he quit the band, Kasabian singer Tom Meighan appeared in court for domestic abuse charges. He escaped jail time after admitting to assaulting his fiancee (which he initially denied until police showed him CCTV footage of him dragging her through their backyard by her ankles).
-Hamilton fans are debating Eliza’s gasp at the end. I assumed it was breaking the fourth wall and she was seeing the audience, realizing that her/Hamilton’s story was being told. But heaven also works.
–J.K. Rowling is back to demonstrating free speech, punching down, and advocating for someone to be cancelled the day after participating in that open letter about how free speech is being threatened by cancel culture. Sounds about right.
-Meanwhile, I liked this take on the letter.
-A gorilla dreams of reuniting with his sister in a new trailer for Disney+’s The One and Only Ivan, starring Bryan Cranston and the voices of Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren and Danny DeVito.