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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.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Talk Friendship, Death and Streisand

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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.

Angelina Jolie Accuses Brad Pitt of Skimping on Child Support

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-The Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt divorce continues to disintegrate. Court docs reveal that she accused him of not paying enough in child support. His lawyer quickly shot back, saying her filing was “unnecessary, omits material information and is a thinly-veiled effort to manipulate media coverage” and says the actor has “paid over $1.3 million in bills for the benefit of [Jolie] and the minor children.”

-Meanwhile, Jolie‘s divorce lawyer hasn’t quit (as was previously reported), but the client/attorney relationship may be tense.

-This story about Leonardo DiCaprio’s chin being edited out of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood promos thrills and delights me.

Kathleen Turner gives zero f**ks in this interview and it’s everything. She talks about not enjoying working with Nicolas Cage and Burt Reynolds, how she didn’t feel welcomed by the Friends cast, and mocks method actors (“In Crimes of Passion I was playing a designer by day, $50 whore on Hollywood Boulevard by night. Do you think I was going to hang out with whores on Hollywood Boulevard and find out what the f**k that was like? I have an imagination, you know. My belief is that all the information I need is in the script. And if it’s not, then it’s not a good enough script”).

-Jeebus F. Murphy, what is The Academy doing? They announced some new changes to the Oscars, including a three hour max telecast (sure), an earlier air date (putting it much closer to the SAGs and Globes, which isn’t great) and most perplexing, a new category to honour “popular” films. This is *such* a dumb idea. Why double down on this idea that “art house” should be separate from blockbusters? Especially since it felt like we were making progress, with genre fare like Get Out, District 9 and The Dark Knight scoring best picture noms. Relegating movies to a pandering “popular” category means the snobbier voters will feel like they are giving mainstream/diverse movies a bone without actually having to give them a real award. It’s the worst kind of gatekeeping — and the fact that they’re making this change in the year when Black Panther is getting Oscar buzz is terrible optics. ABC execs reportedly pushed for the changes in the face of declining ratings, which doesn’t even make sense. By that logic, the People Choice Awards would be the biggest rated awards show.

-Oh, now The Academy is saying a movie could potentially be nominated for both popular film and best picture. Sure.

-As expected, ABC fired Roseanne for more than just one tweet. At the TCAs, the network’s president said “For us, we have had multiple instances with Roseanne, and certainly this tweet crossed the line that cannot be crossed, but it was for us a sense of enough is enough and something had to be done.”

-How the heck did Ariana Grande injure herself filming Carpool Karaoke?

-This is a great look at the rise of the “art bro” as celebrity arm candy.

-Is Vanity Fair going through an identity crisis?

-I was off for a few days so I missed the Beyonce Vogue cover, but wow. I know I shouldn’t be advocating for a celebrity to have complete editorial control over a publication, but wow.

-Aw man, Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher have split.

-I agree that Melissa Benoist should get a shot at the upcoming Supergirl movie. While I would probably recast most of the CW’s supporting characters if their superhero shows went to the big screen, their TV leads are all good enough to carry a film.

-Speaking of CW stars, Grant Gustin slammed body shamers after a photo of his new suit leaked online.

-The Cut’s guide to celebrities and their pastors is a good read.

-Netflix’s Insatiable looks like it has a really terrible premise, but according to reviewers it’s even worse than advertised.  Variety calls it “jaw-droppingly toxic,” Buzzfeed says it’s a “fat-shaming dumpster fire,” The Daily Beast says its fat-shaming “is the least of its problems,” and FastCompany says the trailer was only “the tip of an extremely irresponsible iceberg.”

-I love love love this profile of Glen Powell on how he carries himself like an old-school movie star.

Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima have split up, possibly because of this woman.

-This is a great profile on Henry Golding, a travel host with no acting credits to his name who became the leading man in three upcoming films, starting with Crazy Rich Asians.

-Jonah Hill and Emma Stone lose their minds in the trailer for the upcoming Netflix series Maniac.

-Pride and Prejudice costars Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen reteam in the The Nutcracker and the Four Realms trailer. Succession has really re-ignited my Macfadyen love, so I’m kinda into this.