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–Beyonce hasn’t given us a new music video yet, but her new Tiffany campaign is soundtracked by “Summer Renaissance,” the final song off her new album. Does this count?
–Kim Kardashian will pay a $1.26 million settlement after the SEC claimed that she failed to disclose that she was paid for an Instagram post about EMAX crypto tokens.
-Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian launched a podcast on criminal injustice on Spotify.
-Is House Of The Dragon too dark — like, literally? Last night’s episode ignited backlash from fans for being “unwatchable,” but HBO stresses the “dimmed lighting” is “an intentional creative decision. I knew it was going to be even worse than usual when TV critics were warning people to adjust their brightness settings.
–Naomi Watts says that after she got her big break at 33 in Mulholland Drive, she was told, “‘You better get a lot done because it’s all over at 40 when you become unfuckable.’…That just made me so mad… We don’t talk about a man aging hardly ever. We don’t talk about his gray hair. In fact, if we do, it’s like, ‘Oh, he gets more handsome, more desirable, more powerful.’ And why is he powerful? Because he’s accumulated experiences. Well, it should be the same for women.”
–Lizzo calling people’s exes to yell at them for missing out on “bad bitches” could be her own spinoff of Cameo.
–Taylor Swift saws that one of the songs on her upcoming album is “a real guided tour throughout all the things that I tend to hate about myself.”
-I’m really bummed that Bros flopped at the box office, but Billy Eichner blaming straight people is an odd choice. “Even with glowing reviews, great Rotten Tomatoes scores, an A CinemaScore etc, straight people, especially in certain parts of the country, just didn’t show up,” he tweeted. It wasn’t just straight people who didn’t show up — no one did. I’d put more blame on the marketing. Everyone I know who saw it at TIFF said it was hilarious, but instead of marketing it as a funny comedy, they leaned into how historic it is.
-This is an interesting look at why the Time’s Up organization imploded.
–Martin McDonagh talked about the backlash he received from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. “Basically, if someone’s calling your film racist, and you wrote and directed it, that means they’re calling you a racist. And I’ve always been so anti that, that, yes, it’s hurtful. No one wants to be called that.”
-Here’s the trailer for Apple TV’s upcoming film Raymond & Ray, starring Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor. This makes it seem like a comedy but it wasn’t super funny.
-The new trailer for Wakanda Forever seemingly teases Shuri as the new Black Panther.
-Apple has finally set a release date for Will Smith’s high-profile film Emancipation, a film whose release plans were put into question after the actor’s infamous Oscars slap. Here’s the first trailer.