–Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande unleashed their new song “Rain on Me” today and I dig it. This thing builds! It’s the second song from Gaga’s upcoming album Chromatica, which is slated for release on May 29.
-Meanwhile, Scooter Braun says Ariana Grande still suffers from PTSD following the horrific Manchester Arena bombing.
–Demi Lovato‘s quarantine relationship with Max Ehrich seems to be going strong.
–Lana Del Rey has responded to the backlash of her trying to defend herself by calling out artists like Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Doja Cat for “being sexy, wearing no clothes [and] cheating … without being crucified.” She’s since doubled down on her comments, saying “This is sad to make it about a WOC issue when I’m talking about my favorite singers. I could’ve literally said anyone but I picked my favorite fucking people.” She added, “When I said people who look like me—I meant the people who don’t look strong or necessarily smart, or like they’re in control etc. it’s about advocating for a more delicate personality, not for white woman—thanks for the Karen comments tho. V helpful.” Yeah, pointing out that people are calling you a Karen doesn’t negate your Karenism.
–Megan Fox posted about Lana’s comments and then quickly deleted it. She wasn’t wrong, though.
–Ryan Murphy is talking nonsense again (and it also feels really disrespectful of Cory Monteith‘s memory to fantasy-cast replace him).
–Hailey Bieber denied plastic surgery accusations, blaming “crazy” photo editing for an unnatural photo of her face that was shared on Instagram.
-Also, she let Justin do her makeup — and he did pretty well.
–Kelly Ripa has been keeping it on the DL that she’s been riding out the quarantine with her family in the Caribbean.
–Salman Rushdie getting pissy on Twitter about the NYT review of his book feels peak 2020.
–Chris Pratt accidentally deleted 51,000 emails, which seems kind of freeing, TBH.
–Cara Delevingne directed a Rainsford music video starring Kaia Gerber and Gregg Sulkin. It looks like they’re playing house, which is probably not the vibe they were all going for.
-Should we all be watching “Amy Schumer Learns to Cook“?
-The 100’s final season began this week but the fandom is melting down instead of celebrating because of all the bts bs. Script leaks, the lead actor seemingly being left out of promotional materials, the showrunner crapping on a popular ship — it’s all a mess.
-Here’s our first look at BBC’s new lockdown comedy, Staged, starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen.
This is a fascinating article on how the original screenwriter of Yesterday, Jack Barth, was allegedly steamrolled by Richard Curtis.
-The Lovebirds, starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani, was supposed to debut in theatres but it is now dropping this weekend on Netflix and the reviews are mostly good.
-I don’t really understand anything that’s happening in the trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet, but I’m here for John David Washington‘s face and Robert Pattinson‘s jaunty scarf. This was supposed to come out this summer, but there’s a conspicuous lack of a release date mentioned in this.