-In a revealing new interview, Riverdale actress Lili Reinhart opens up about going through heartbreak and depression (“The last couple of months have probably [been] the most emotional few months of my entire life and my therapist [told] me, ‘Your body’s going through withdrawal from love. You’re used to having this exchange of happy chemicals between you and the person that you’re with.’ In moments of my life, I have dropped every ounce of pride that I had just to be like, Love me. Please take the pain away for a day, a second, an hour, just so I can feel that fix again”), and her worries that her book of poetry might be misinterpreted (“I felt the need to write that because I was scared — and I am scared — that people are going to try and create their own idea of what my love life looked or looks like. I’m not saying, My boyfriend fucked another woman. I’m saying, I felt betrayed”). However, she later took to Twitter to clarify that her words are being taken out of context by some and she wasn’t talking about her recent split from costar Cole Sprouse, tweeting “I would never speak so candidly about something as personal as a breakup. That’s incredibly private. I was addressing my depression.”
-Meanwhile, Sprouse posted a photo of her on Instagram with the caption, “Lili and I initially separated in January of this year, deciding to more permanently split in March. What an incredible experience I had, I’ll always feel lucky and cherish that I had the chance to fall in love. I wish her nothing but the utmost love and happiness moving forward. All I’ll say about it, anything else you hear doesn’t matter.”
–In a new interview, Jennifer Aniston says she related to the scene in The Morning Show when her character stops herself from having a breakdown and slaps on a smile. “There have been moments — not to that level of hysteria — but moments of ‘I don’t want to f**king go here,’ ‘I don’t want to walk out onto the carpet,’ ‘I don’t want to be seen,’ ‘I don’t want to be looked at and everyone’s going to be talking about me and judging me’ … that’s real. I just loved being able to walk into it and lean into it and not be ashamed of it, but actually just … it was like … Ooooooooooh.”
–Deuxmoi (which is quickly becoming a must-follow on IG for gossip hounds) has noticed that this small IG account that recaps celeb news has some very not-small followers, including Jennifer Aniston, Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Jessica Parker. I’ve only checked out the last 3 posts but 2 of those bash Angelina Jolie.
-Here’s a video of Chris Hemsworth hyping you up. I’m gonna watch this every morning.
–Britney Spears is seeking major changes to her conservatorship and wants to have her father removed as the sole conservator over her estate, preferring to keep her temporary court-appointed conservator in charge.
–Cardi B took to Twitter today to announce that she’s giving away $1 million dollars to “powerful women.” Just tweet her and tell her why you deserve it with the hashtag #WAPParty.
–Megan Thee Stallion posted a graphic photo of her gunshot wound and called out haters, writing “I got hit at the back of my feet because when I got shot I was WALKING AWAY FACING THE BACK. why would I lie abt getting shot? Why are y’all so upset that I don’t wanna be in the bed sad? Why y’all upset that I can walk?”
-The Glee cast can’t catch a break. Dianna Agron and Mumford & Sons’ Winston Marshall have reportedly split after three years of marriage.
–Brandy is on the cover of People, talking up about her decades-long battle with depression following a car accident that killed a woman, and how her daughter Sy’rai saved her. “I remember lying in bed super depressed. I [told] myself, ‘So, you’re just going to go out like this? That’s wack. You have a daughter. If you can’t do it for yourself, do it for her because this is not the way to leave a mark in her life.'” (Also, if you haven’t listened to her new album yet, you should. It slaps.)
–Ashley Benson was spotted with a diamond on her finger, leading to speculation that she’s engaged to G-Eazy. (With the mask, I seriously have no idea how any paparazzi recognized her. Should we just assume that any masked celebs who get papped at random spots set it up?)
-This is a very long, very smart take on Veronica Mars’ identity crisis in its later seasons.
–Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently met with several networks, shopping a mysterious project to top execs. Let the speculation begin!
–Fiona Apple narrates a short film about how anyone can safely document arrests by ICE to hold the agency accountable.
-Gird your loiny bits: Brad Pitt and Harry Styles may soon be appearing in a movie together.
–Travis Scott covers the September issue of GQ and talks about his secret track for Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet and his dream of buying Astroworld.
–Tracee Ellis Ross says she fought to make sure her Black-ish character didn’t always look like a traditional sitcom wife. “What I did speak up about from the beginning was, ‘Why am I carrying laundry?’ ‘Why am I the person in the kitchen cooking right now, when this has nothing to do with the scene?’ Even sometimes when it does have something to do with the scene. I started coining them as ‘lady chores.’ ‘Why am I doing the lady chores? Can’t Anthony [Anderson] do the lady chore?'”
-Our long national nightmare is over: @ArmasUpdates is back!!
-Here’s an excerpt from Emily Henry’s next rom-com book, People We Meet on Vacation. Her last one, Beach Read, was one of my faves of the year so far.
-Disney has confirmed that in Canada, Mulan will be $34.99 for Disney+ subscribers.
-I don’t know why I had no interest in Kenneth Branagh‘s Murder on the Orient express, but I’m down with Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile trailer. I blame Gal Gadot and the Depeche Mode song.