–Megan Thee Stallion is on the cover of W Magazine’s Music issue. She talks about racism (“You know, anything can go viral, so I really like how we’re able to catch these people doing these disgusting things and put ’em on blast, and people are getting fired from their jobs. It’s like, Yeah, we see you. You like to be disgusting in private, so let us show you how to keep that same energy in public. I like that we get to call everybody out now”), and cyberbulling (“It’s really mind-blowing to see the nasty things that people say to you. I don’t know if people think you not gon’ see it. I feel like just being an artist, waking up every day, voicing your own opinions is a risk… Just talking. Being real is a risk”).
–Cardi B has no interest in Tiger King star Carol Baskin‘s criticism of “WAP”, saying “I’m not gonna engage with Carole Baskin on that. Like, that’s just ridiculous you know? Oh, Lord. Like, girl you killed your goddamn husband.”
–Taika Waititi wished Chris Hemsworth a happy birthday — by tweeting a photo of his brother.
–Miley Cyrus appeared on the Call Her Daddy podcast and opened up about her sex life. She says the first time she “went all the way with a dude” it was with Liam Hemsworth when she was 16, but he didn’t know. “I lied and said he wasn’t the first so I didn’t seem like a loser.”
-She also confirmed that she and Cody Simpson have split.
–Dolly Parton continues to be a gem. She’s funding covid research, vocal about BLM, supporting childhood literacy and now in her Billboard cover story, she talks about removing the word “Dixie” from Dollywood. “As soon as you realize that [something] is a problem, you should fix it. Don’t be a dumbass. That’s where my heart is. I would never dream of hurting anybody on purpose.” She also says “Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter?”
–Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter cameo in the new Weezer video.
–Brad Pitt’s lawyers slammed Angelina Jolie for requesting to disqualify the judge in their upcoming child custody trial, saying she’s delaying the case and “depriving” the kids of a “final resolution.”
–Edgar Wright was adamant that Scott Pilgrim shoot in Toronto. “Proud to have shot Toronto for Toronto after decades of the city subbing in for NYC in tons of comic book movies. Couldn’t have been a more perfect setting for my first North American film. Love it & miss it.”
–Chrissy Teigen announced she’s pregnant by debuting her baby bump in John Legend’s new music video.
-A commenter told Kelly Clarkson that her marriage failed because she’s too busy, and she was not having it.
–Drake dropped a new video for “Laugh Now Cry Later,” shot a Nike HQ and featuring Lil Durk, Odell Beckham Jr., Marshawn Lynch and Kevin Durant.
-I absolutely agree with this take on why gritty reboots are not what TV viewers need right now. I made it through Perry Mason because the cast was so stacked, but what a slog.
–January Jones‘ social media posts continue to awe and amaze me.
-Schitt’s Creek star Noah Reid got married last month and shared his wedding photos on Insta.
-Speaking of wild social media posts, Nick Jonas took us on a journey.
–Kaia Gerber and Cara Delevingne already have matching tattoos, and it’s punny.
-I’ve never watched Lucifer but Tom Ellis seems like a super solid guy.
–This video on how to make a blockbuster movie trailer is perfection.
-DC television is basically hosting their own virtual Comic Con tomorrow with DC Fandome.
-Here’s the trailer for Netflix’s Project Power, starring Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.