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Beyonce Offers Glimpse of Family Life in Vogue Clip

Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir made a brief appearance in Beyonce‘s behind-the-scenes Vogue clip (which Bey had total control of, remember?).

Brad Pitt is reportedly “disgusted” that Angelina Jolie made their divorce battle public. Oh, but using TMZ to be your mouthpiece is totally chill?

-In today’s edition of “Hollywood Has Official Run Out of Ideas”, Designing Women is returning to the small screen with the original series creator behind the revival, 25 years after wrapping its seven-season run on CBS.

-Star Trek: Discovery has cast its Spock — and it’s Gregory Peck’s grandson. (He first caught my eye on the adorable 10 Things I Hate About You TV show, which also introduced me to the guy who plays Greg on Succession).

-The fact that Buzzfeed writer Sam Stryker starts all of his Kim Kardashian articles on Buzzfeed like this is so, so good and I wish I would have thought about it back when I had to write about her on the daily.

-Crazy Rich Asians is now tracking to post a five-day debut of $26 million-plus, according to the latest pre-release surveys. That’s up from $20 million projections just a few weeks ago.

Nicki Minaj fired back after her ex-boyfriend claimed she violently assaulted him — after she claimed he stole her credit card and spent her money on hookers.

-This Azealia Banks and Elon Musk feud is beyond weird.

-The 100 actress Marie Avgeropoulos (who plays Octavia) was arrested after a fight with her boyfriend.

-TIFF announced their opening and closing night films, and they’re both doozies. The fest will open with Outlaw King starring Chris Pine as 14th-century Scottish outlaw hero Robert the Bruce, who reclaimed the throne from the English crown and its army. It’ll close with Jeremiah Terminator Leroy, starring Laura Dern as an author who writes under a fictionalized persona, a young queer man named JT LeRoy. Kristen Stewart plays her boyfriend’s androgynous sister who agrees to be JT in the public eye. This image alone sold me.

Ariana Grande and James Corden performed a musical version of Titanic.

-The Infinity War blooper reel is mildly funny. Needs more of the Chrises. It’s been a rough week so I’ll take either of ’em at this point.

-I liked this article defending the oft-maligned college season of WB teen dramas.

Bill Cosby is still Bill Cosby-ing it up.

-The trailer for the new Amazon series The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is chock-a-block with stars: Aaron Eckhart, Corey Stoll, Noah Wyle, Isabelle Huppert, Diane Lane, Paul Reiser, Amanda Peet, Kathryn Hahn, John Slattery and Christina Hendricks.

-The What Men Want trailer does not look great, but I guess it’s marginally better than the original Mel Gibson version.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Enjoy An Ice Cream Date in Canada

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin were spotted in his hometown of Stratford, Ont. this weekend.

-Did Chloë Grace Moretz imply that she found out about then-boyfriend Brooklyn Beckham kissing Playboy model Lexi Wood through push notifications? She told The Sunday Times, “Breakups are hard across the board. But when every verified account on Twitter posts something about me, I get tagged. And every major publication is verified. So anytime they post something about a certain relationship, it pops up on my phone, which is how I find out about 90% of things.”

-Chloë also thinks her shelved Louis C.K. film ‘should just go away‘, which makes a lot of sense.

Robin Wright and Clement Giraudet got married in a low-key ceremony over the weekend.

Ruby Rose is the latest star to be hounded off social media after a fan backlash. Stupid fandoms.

-Celebrities are tweeting their love for Aretha Franklin, who is reportedly very ill.

-I watched the Teen Choice Awards last night and felt INCREDIBLY. OLD.  There were so many Youtube “stars”, guys!

-Not that we should look to Lindsay Lohan for sane, measured takes on real-world issues, but she still probably shouldn’t have implied that when women speak out against sexual harassment and assault, “it makes them look weak.

Chris Hardwick started last night’s Talking Dead episode by tearfully addressing the sexual assault and abuse claims made against him. Not surprisingly, he didn’t mention the several staffers who resigned in protest. Watch the video of him crying here, if that’s your thing.

-Meanwhile, the Nerdist website continues to distance itself from Hardwick.

Stephen Colbert says there was no pushback from CBS when he discussed Les Moonves on The Late Show. “As soon as I heard the article came out, I knew that I’d have to talk about it on Monday night because we talk about everything. That’s kind of all I worked on that Monday was what I wanted to say, and about a half an hour before we taped we told CBS. We said ‘We’re gonna do this, and we’re going to do this.’ And there was no pushback. Nobody said a damn thing.”

Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pine are in a financial deadlock with Paramount that could end with them leaving the Star Trek franchise.

-Crazy Rich Asian star Awkwafina shared the story of how a music video she uploaded to YouTube called “My Vag” helped kick off her career.

-A bunch of British actresses depict how brutal the audition process can be.

This is a good take on Disney’s latest casting controversy.

-I am so very here for Amanda Bynes’ comeback. I always liked that kid and am rooting for her.

-Follow with me now: DL Hughley says he once had an affair and she got pregnant, and he prayed the baby would go away, but then the child was murdered at nine months by his mistresses’ boyfriend, and then DL’s wife found out years later and felt bad and began paying the mistress.

-This list of movies that Tom Cruise reportedly passed on is fascinating.

Nicki Minaj just released the music video for “Ganja Burn,” and it centers around a tale of biblical-level beef.

Lupita Nyong’o and Saoirse Ronan hang out in beautiful apartments to sell perfume for Calvin Klein.

-The new Happytime Murders red band trailer is so incredibly NSFW, which is weird considering that all the dirty parts involve puppets.

 

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Talk Friendship, Death and Streisand

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are covering EW’s fall movie preview, in which they talk about their friendship, the day Barbra Streisand came to set of A Star Is Born, and Gaga losing her friend to cancer the day of her big performance scene: “We were supposed to shoot in, like, 30 minutes, and I left the set because her husband called me and I could hear her in the background and I just got in the car and drove. I missed her by 15 minutes and she died. I literally laid with her, with her husband, and their dog, and his son… When I came back, Bradley was so gentle with me and we got through it. I performed the song. He was like, ‘You don’t have to do it again. It’s okay.’ All I ever wanted to do was sing. I’ll never forget that day. It was really a special scene, and I’ll always remember that moment.”

-Angelina Jolie‘s team is striking back against Brad Pitt‘s claims that he’s paid her millions: “Brad was asked to assist in the expense of a new home for Angelina and the children, but instead he loaned Angelina money, for which he is charging her interest on a payment plan…A loan is not; however, child support and to represent it as such is misleading and inaccurate.”

Madonna does not hold back when talking about the state of music today: “Everything’s so formulaic, and every song has 20 guest artists on it, and everyone sounds the same.”

Ewan McGregor took nine months off to spend time with his kids — which sounds swell until you realize it was probably because his family imploded when he left his wife of 22 years and started dating Fargo costar Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

-Reviews are starting to come in for Crazy Rich Asians and it’s currently at 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. I. CANNOT. WAIT.

Gabrielle Union was asked to host a Crazy Rich Asians screening and she turned it down for the best possible reason, in the best possible way: “We will pay for a screening, we will support it, we will amplify it, but it should be an Asian celebrity or influencer or business person that you’re looking to and the rest of us should be amplifying that message.”

-This is a great cover story on Blackish star Yara Shahidi.

-Speaking of great cover stories, Time’s profile of Spike Lee is a bomb read.

-As the writers prep for the third season of Atlanta, Stephen Glover, Donald Glover’s younger brother and a writer and producer on the show, says that the comedy will get “weirder.” After the Teddy Perkins ep, I’m not sure how that’s possible.

-In a new interview with Hollywood Unlocked, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star K. Michelle talked about dating Idris Elba. When asked about their sex life, she sat up and exclaimed, “Amazing head. It was good! I remember that head!” Can she do all the interviews from now until forever?

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are such a force to be reckoned with, South Carolina schools are letting kids out early the night of their concert.

-God, I love that Natasha Rothwell is blowing up. She’s the best thing about Insecure, a show that’s already filled with good things.

-Black women are dominating magazine covers this month. It’s about time. We need to do more than just put POC on the covers, but it’s a start.

Ruby Rose got emotional on the Tonight Show when she discussed landing the Batwoman role on the CW. “Growing up watching TV, I never saw somebody on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero.”

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is out here schooling dumb men about the real point of 500 Days of Summer.

-This is a good deep dive into the world of sketchy on set tutors in Hollywood.

Maggie Gyllenhaal becomes overly invested in the success of a promising student in the trailer for The Kindergarten Teacher, which was a hit at Sundance and snatched up by Netflix.

Michael Moore looks at post-Trump America in new documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9, which is coming to TIFF.