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Cardi B Is Expecting Baby No. 2

Cardi B pulled a Beyonce and announced her pregnancy at an awards show.

-Speaking of the BET Awards, Zendaya’s Versace dress was amazing.

Queen Latifah accepted BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award last night and emphasized “Black is beautiful” in her speech.

Jamie Lynn Spears addressed Britney’s conservatorship testimony in videos on her Instagram stories, saying  “I think it’s extremely clear since the day I was born I’ve only loved, adored, and supported my sister… I have nothing to gain or lose… This situation does not affect me.” Nice sentiment, but it doesn’t really square with her request last year to control more of her sister’s assets.

John Mulaney and Olivia Munn were papped together — possibly on purpose.

Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have announced that they have welcomed their first child, a son, together.

-Don’t expect Succession to last much longer. Writer and executive producer Georgia Pritchett said, “I think the maximum would be five seasons, but possibly more like four.” They’re currently filming season three.

James Corden has responded to the claims that the his segment “Spill Your Guts” is “racist af.”

-F9 had a huge opening ($70m), breathing life back into theatres.

Kaia Gerber wished Jacob Elordi a happy birthday with a sexy bed shot of him and a caption that called him “my love.” That’s one way to announce a relationship, I guess.

-Smallville’s Allison Mack apologized for her involvement with the NXIVM sex cult case ahead of her sentencing on Wednesday.

-Is NBC going to have any shows left? They’ve canceled Good Girls.

-I still feel like I have PSTD from Chris Carter during my X-Files fandom phase, but this is a very good piece from him in the NYT about UFOs.

-Kevin Can F**k Himself is much darker than I was expecting, but I really like it. This is a good piece on how it toggles between a sitcom and a dark drama.

-There are lots of reports that Olly Alexander is close to being unveiled as Jodie Whittaker’s replacement on Doctor Who. (He denies it.)

-I loved loved loved Starstruck on HBO Max/Crave. It’s a six-episode romcom about a normal girl who falls for a movie star and it’s soooo damn charming.

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins tells the origin story of the mysterious commando from the G.I Joe series. It stars Henry Golding.

-If you ever wanted to see Mark Wahlberg sing Lady Gaga, the Joe Bell trailer is for you.

-A hearing girl with deaf parents tries to become a singer in the trailer for Coda, which was a big hit at Sundance.

Colton Underwood Comes Out

-Devoutly religious former Bachelor star Colton Underwood sat down for a Good Morning America interview to reveal some big news: “I’m gay. And I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it… I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life.” He’s recently been the subject of public controversy because of a restraining order filed by his ex-girlfriend Cassie Randolph from the series.

-And surprise, surprise — his major announcement/image rehabilitation is already working. There are reports that he’s landed his own Netflix reality show, with Olympian Gus Kenworthy acting “gay guide.”

Tom Cruise reportedly wants to do a full, global press tour for Top Gun: Maverick. Pandemic? What pandemic?

Kyra Sedgwick told Drew Barrymore about going to Tom Cruise’s house once and accidentally causing a scene. “There was this like fireplace mantle and I was looking around and there was this little button underneath the mantle. I was like, ‘Oh what is that little button?’ So I pressed the little button because I thought maybe something interesting will happen. Nothing happened and then I got a little nervous. I was like, ‘Oh nothing happened that doesn’t seem right.’ So I tapped Tom on the shoulder, who was in the middle of a story, and I said, ‘I pressed this button down here.’ And he was like, ‘You pressed that button?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I pressed that button.’ And he goes, ‘That’s the panic button.’ And so the cops came, they had to stop the screening, they had to see Tom. I think there were more than like five cop cars, it was something…I didn’t get invited back.”

-White Boy Summer is getting off to a rocky start: Chet Hanks‘s ex filed an assault lawsuit against him.

Taylor Swift confirmed to Stephen Colbert that her song “Hey Stephen” isn’t about him. “No, Stephen, I first recorded that song in 2008. I think I was like 18. And you were 44 years old,” she said, adding: “I’m a big fan.”

-Meanwhile, Taylor released a video for her live performance of “Exile” with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon from the Long Pond Sessions. God, I love that song.

-Meanwhile, Justin Vernon previewed a new song on his Instagram Live which features Taylor. I love that she’s just part of the Big Red Machine family now.

-There’s talk that Prince Andrew is “demanding” to wear his military uniform at Prince Philip’s funeral.

-This Is Us will only have 16 episodes this season instead of the planned 18 due to coronavirus delays. That means there’s only 3 episodes left this season.

Julianne Moore, Chloé Sevigny, Indya Moore, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Leo Reilly star in a new short film for Saint Laurent.

Regina King is having the best award season fashion-wise and I’m bummed we don’t get to see these looks on a red carpet.

-Never Have I Ever is coming back to Netflix, and Common has joined the cast.

Cardi B is calling out “blue check Republicans” who have stayed silent on Daunte Wright, who was shot and killed by a cop who mistook her gun for a taser, and Caron Nazario, an Army officer who was pepper-sprayed by police.

-I’m surprised by how much the new trailer for The Hills makes me want to watch it.

-The F9: The Fast Saga trailer introduces John Cena‘s Jakob as Dom’s long-long brother.

Cardi B Keeps Her Eye on the Prize

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Cardi B covers XXL and talks about negotiating endorsement deals (“I’m from the ’hood and sh-t. And they might be like, ‘Oh, we could offer her a $2 million advance.’ And the company is gonna make out of you, probably f—ing $50 million, $100 million. And you settle for $2 million because they think that you’re so thirsty for that money that they just gonna give you the $2 million”) and staying on top of her business dealings (“One thing for sure that I’m doing a lot now this year is music and making sure my business is straight. Not just signing things and not just making sure that I get new deals and everything. That my money is getting handled great. That I got good lawyers that’s handling my shit. Because that’s one thing that is really hard. When it comes to these new celebrities, they start learning their business more, four or five years, shit, maybe eight years in”).

-One of Hollywood’s worst kept secrets has been laid bare in a new THR story about how super producer Scott Rudin is reportedly a monster to work for. Among the allegations in a damning new exposé: he once “smashed an Apple computer monitor” on an assistant’s hand, when an employee with Type 1 diabetes told him she had to exercise 30 mins a day he only let her do it from 5:30am-6am (and still expected her to take calls then), and he’s thrown random things at employees, including a baked potato and a glass bowl.

-Gilmore Girls alums Jared Padalecki and Milo Ventimiglia are keeping the bromance vibes strong.

-Actor Zach Avery has been arrested for allegedly running a multi-million dollar Hollywood movie Ponzi scheme. He’s accused of fabricating licensing deals with Netflix, HBO, and other platforms to secure funding for his film distribution company, according to the FBI.​

-Netflix has reportedly spent $30M on a docuseries about Kanye West from Coodie & Chike — decades after Coodie decided to turn his footage into a documentary about West in 2002.

Taylor Swift dropped a new song “From the Vault” — this one is “Mr. Perfectly Fine.” I’m not the hugest Swiftie but I’ve been listening to the Ringer’s podcast breaking down her albums, and them talking about how she experimented with different time signatures and layered vocals on her last two albums have really made me appreciate what a streak she’s on.

-I’ve sworn off CW shows, but the gender-swapped Kung Fu is getting good reviews. It debuts tonight.

LeVar Burton wants to guest host Jeopardy, which sounds ideal.

-Here’s the first trailer for British TV series Anne Boleyn, starring Jodie Turner-Smith.

-The first trailer for Netflix’s Jupiter’s Legacy showcases Josh Duhamel as the world’s premiere superhero.

-A new Cruella trailer has arrived.

-Did every big trailer drop today? Here’s the new trailer for Those Who Wish Me Dead, starring Angelina Jolie, Jon Bernthal, Nicholas Hoult and Tyler Perry. This looks better than the initial images made it look, since it seems less about her being a firefighter and more about her being a badass a la Salt.