–Cardi B covers XXL and talks about negotiating endorsement deals (“I’m from the ’hood and sh-t. And they might be like, ‘Oh, we could offer her a $2 million advance.’ And the company is gonna make out of you, probably f—ing $50 million, $100 million. And you settle for $2 million because they think that you’re so thirsty for that money that they just gonna give you the $2 million”) and staying on top of her business dealings (“One thing for sure that I’m doing a lot now this year is music and making sure my business is straight. Not just signing things and not just making sure that I get new deals and everything. That my money is getting handled great. That I got good lawyers that’s handling my shit. Because that’s one thing that is really hard. When it comes to these new celebrities, they start learning their business more, four or five years, shit, maybe eight years in”).
-One of Hollywood’s worst kept secrets has been laid bare in a new THR story about how super producer Scott Rudin is reportedly a monster to work for. Among the allegations in a damning new exposé: he once “smashed an Apple computer monitor” on an assistant’s hand, when an employee with Type 1 diabetes told him she had to exercise 30 mins a day he only let her do it from 5:30am-6am (and still expected her to take calls then), and he’s thrown random things at employees, including a baked potato and a glass bowl.
-Gilmore Girls alums Jared Padalecki and Milo Ventimiglia are keeping the bromance vibes strong.
-Actor Zach Avery has been arrested for allegedly running a multi-million dollar Hollywood movie Ponzi scheme. He’s accused of fabricating licensing deals with Netflix, HBO, and other platforms to secure funding for his film distribution company, according to the FBI.
–Taylor Swift dropped a new song “From the Vault” — this one is “Mr. Perfectly Fine.” I’m not the hugest Swiftie but I’ve been listening to the Ringer’s podcast breaking down her albums, and them talking about how she experimented with different time signatures and layered vocals on her last two albums have really made me appreciate what a streak she’s on.
-I’ve sworn off CW shows, but the gender-swapped Kung Fu is getting good reviews. It debuts tonight.
–LeVar Burton wants to guest host Jeopardy, which sounds ideal.
-Here’s the first trailer for British TV series Anne Boleyn, starring Jodie Turner-Smith.
-The first trailer for Netflix’s Jupiter’s Legacy showcases Josh Duhamel as the world’s premiere superhero.
-A new Cruella trailer has arrived.
-Did every big trailer drop today? Here’s the new trailer for Those Who Wish Me Dead, starring Angelina Jolie, Jon Bernthal, Nicholas Hoult and Tyler Perry. This looks better than the initial images made it look, since it seems less about her being a firefighter and more about her being a badass a la Salt.