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-The Hollywood Reporter’s actresses roundtable features Angela Bassett, Claire Foy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Elisabeth Moss, Thandie Newton and Sandra Oh, and it’s well worth a read.  They talk about pay parity, sex scenes and deciding when to weigh in on decision making on sets.

-This is exactly what I wanted to hear about Ocean’s 8.

-Jesus, how is The Bachelorette still able to survive? A season 2 producer arranged for a masseuse to come to Meredith Phillips‘ room during production in L.A., and that masseuse drugged and assaulted Meredith, she says.

-Anyone else get the feeling that David Cross is… a lot? During his interview with Colbert, he got so offended that he walked off the set. I mean, I get that it was a bit but I find him exhausting.

Sarah Silverman was interviewed by GQ and was pretty damn forgiving about controversial comedians in her circle. She spoke about Al Franken (“I understand that I may have cognitive distortion, because I love him so much. But all I can say is, and he may not be excited about this, but he has no sexuality. I believe in my heart of heart of hearts he never copped a feel”), Louie CK (“He’s my brother, so it’s hard. I may not have a very clear perspective on it, but I’m trying to…I don’t have some definitive sound bite or nutshell of how I feel about it, even to myself. But I’m also okay with that”), Aziz  Ansari (“I was just like, ‘Gross, I don’t wanna know that about Aziz!’ Hopefully he’s dealing with things, looking inward, and will blossom from it”) and Roseanne (“I had the gall to get high one night and watch episodes one and two of Roseanne. And I thought it was lovely.”)

-Seeing as her own sister accused Louis CK of masturbating in front of her 20 times, I’m surprised she’s this understanding.

-You know what, I really like Ariana Grande. Like, a lot.

-Interesting look at what TV critics are picking as their fave new pilots in the upcoming season.

Damon Lindelof wrote an emotional letter to fans about his vision for The Watchmen.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan‘s marriage falls apart in Paul Dano‘s directorial debut, Wildfire. This is a really, really well done trailer.

Bachelor in Paradise Halted Amid Sexual Misconduct Probe

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-Man, the story about the production shutdown of Bachelor in Paradise got real serious, real fast. The cast of left Mexico after ABC and Warner Bros. halted filming and released a statement referring only to “allegations of misconduct.” Then People reported that two contestants had a sexual encounter, and there was a question of whether the female was sober enough to consent. A producer reportedly didn’t show up to work the next day and filed an official complaint about how the cameras kept rolling. The female contestant is now reportedly saying she was black out drunk and production should have stepped in. So don’t expect that show to come back ever.

Meghan Markle participated in a live reading of the Suits pilot at the ATX fest over the weekend, where she expertly deflected questions about her relationship with Prince Harry.

-There was an Alias panel at ATX on Saturday, which meant my Twitter feed was filled with awesome old GIFs of Jennifer Garner kicking ass. They teased a possible revival but I’m not hopeful.

Katy Perry says she’s 100% ready to “let go” of her Taylor Swift feud. Strange; her promo tour talking points would suggest otherwise.

Bill Cosby’s defense team shocked the court today — by resting their case already.

-At the Goop Wellness Summit (yup, that’s a real thing) on Saturday, Cameron Diaz said she made a decision to disappear from Hollywood for a while.

-Luther starring Idris Elba will return with a 4-episode season. PLEASE bring back Alice! Even if last season seemed to make that impossible.

-Congrats to Julia Stiles, who’s expecting her first child.

Jessica Chastain tied the knot this weekend in Italy in a ceremony that was attended by Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt.

-This is a great little video of the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creators explaining how they sneak smut onto network TV.

Bobbi-Kristina Brown ex Nick Gordon was arrested Saturday for domestic abuse and kidnapping.

The Weeknd’s new video makes Toronto’s Reference Library look really cool.

Alison Brie says she was asked to take her top off during an Entourage audition (she later clarified that she was wearing a bikini top).

-This article about how Carly Rae Jepson is just for teens is a whole lotta bullshit. “Adult women love Carly Rae Jepsen in part because of the teenageriness of her product.” Shut up. “Cut to the Feeling” is the perfect summer jam and anyone who says differently can fight me.

Sir Patrick Stewart did the ‘Shoey’ after the Canadian Grand Prix, which proves that it’s still disgusting, no matter who does it.

-This article on how Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian profit off black creativity is so worth your time.

-I was having trouble figuring out why there are like 5 episodes of The Americans stacked up on my DVR and I had no desire to watch them, even though that’s been by favourite show for the past few years. This article on the latest season sums up its problems nicely.

-You can thank Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton for Coach Taylor and Tammi never breaking up on Friday Night Lights.

-On The Graham Norton Show, Rachel Weisz told a terrifying tale of a horse falling on her while filming her latest movie.

Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama appear to still be friendly a year after their split.

-New Girl’s Jake Johnson told a story about filming with Tom Cruise and being afraid to use his gym at the same time, until Tom told him: “Let me make something crystal clear: I don’t care what anybody on the crew says to you, they don’t know what I’m saying to you. And I’m saying to you that you are always welcome. I don’t care what I’m doing in there. You’re not other. You’re my castmate. Come in.” Say what you will about that guy, but “you’re not other” is a damn good line.

-Meanwhile, The Mummy was a huge flop in North America, but it nabbed $141.8M around the world and opened No. 1 in 46 markets, making it Tom Cruise’s best international opening.

-Also, Wonder Woman fell a mere 45 percent in its second weekend to $57.2M. That’s one of the lowest drops ever for a superhero tentpole, proving this movie is going to have legs.

Jennifer Lawrence was unharmed after her private plane made a scary emergency landing.

-The This Is Us cast doing dramatic readings of Mandy Moore‘s iconic hit “Candy” is very fun.

-Marvel Studios’ Black Panther trailer debuted during game 4 of the NBA finals and the internet went wild. This first look, starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett and Michael B. Jordan, is really, really promising.