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Who’s On Team Taylor?

-The Taylor Swift drama kicked into high gear over the long weekend. Swift has never owned her masters and her old music label just sold them to Justin Bieber‘s manager Scooter Braun, much to Swift’s chagrin. Now you’d think Swift would come off completely sympathetic here, since labels controlling artists’ original recordings is a ridiculous predatory relic of the music industry (remember when Prince wrote “slave” on his face and changed his name to a symbol? Or when Paul McCartney lost the rights to The Beatles’ catalog to Michael Jackson?). But Swift muddied the waters with her rebuttal by 1) saying she didn’t know about the sale (which seems unlikely, since her dad is on the label’s board and the head of the label says he texted her the night before the story broke), 2) bringing up all the Kanye West past drama and 3) using Tumblr, of all platforms, to make a statement. I get that a lot of her fans are still on it but this should have been positioned as a business story, not a fandom rallying cry. And now there’s talk that she’s liking anti-Bieber posts that have nothing to do with music rights. Remember when Swift used to be the best at controlling the message? Nowadays, even when she’s in the right (and she’s CLEARLY in the right on the masters issue) it’s not always easy to root for her. The fact that people are actually defending archaic music industry practices over her is a pretty stark sign of how far she’s fallen.

-Celebs are taking sides, with Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato and Sia defending Braun, and Halsey, Camila Cabello, Iggy Izalea, Cara Delevingne, Haim, and Brandon Urie on Team Swift.

Miley Cyrus just dropped a NSFW music video filled with messages like “feminist AF,” “virginity is a social construct,” and “my body my rules.”

-“Old Town Road” rapper Lil Nas X came out as gay over the weekend with his latest song, tweeting: “Deadass thought i made it obvious.”

Joshua Jackson was spotted looking cozy this weekend with Jodie Turner-Smith (who he also posted a sweet IG story with). But I thought he was spotted kissing another girl in a parking garage a couple of weeks ago?

Lindsay Lohan celebrated turning 33 by getting naked on Instagram. As you do.

-Wow. Kim Kardashian actually agreed to change her shapewear line’s name.

Dan Levy‘s goodbye post to Schitt’s Creek is so soft.

-It looks like James Franco might be getting pulled into the Amber Heard/Johnny Depp saga.

-I never thought I’d push for Harry Styles to play Elvis, but I’ll take him over Ansel Elgort or Miles Teller.

Louis Tomlinson wasn’t thrilled about that fanfiction scene in HBO’s Euphoria, in which a character read her fanfic about him and Harry Styles relieving stage-fright tensions through oral sex (which was accompanied by an animated depiction). He responded to fan’s tweets about it “I can categorically say that I was not contacted nor did I approve it.”

-It also seems like someone at HBO pretended to be a teen to infiltrate the fanfic community, which is gross.

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston keep teasing a new project, which is presumably the Breaking Bad movie.

-It’s amazing how charming Jake Gyllenhaal can be when he wants to be. (Full video is here.)

-This is a great profile on Linda Cardellini, who just keeps steadily, quietly doing good work.

-Enlisted is now streaming on Crackle. I wish it was Netflix, but it’s a start!

-The reviews for the new season of Stranger Things are very strong (though I’m a little concerned that there seems to be critical rumblings that Hopper has turned into a jerk).

-Here’s the first trailer Mindy Kaling’s adaptation of Four Weddings and a Funeral. It looks charming. I am charmed.

-There are so many articles lately about the summer box office meltdown. But Late Night and Booksmart should never have been summer releases, and Men In Black and Dark Phoenix were obviously re-written messes. This doesn’t seem confusing.

-Sadness: Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss has announced she’s leaving the band.

-A new Aziz Ansari stand-up special directed by Spike Jonze is coming to Netflix this month. Anyone wanna bet that he doesn’t even reference why he went away?

-Cult favorite TV show Wynonna Earp is back on track for a summer 2020 return after the studio’s funding woes nearly derailed the Syfy drama.

-I like this Big Little Lies theory.

-The trailer for Rian Johnson‘s murder mystery Knives Out has dropped, featuring a stacked cast that includes Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon and LaKeith Stanfield.

Chris Evans’ Embarrassing Headshot

Chris Evans shared his terrible first headshot and the internet is having a field day dunking on it.

Jennifer Aniston revealed her 50th birthday trip to Mexico with Courteney Cox and Jimmy Kimmel‘s wife, Molly McNearney, turned scary when one of the plane’s wheels fell off. She also revealed that McNearney texted Kimmel that she loved him and that he’d “always been an incredible husband” — to which he replied “I just signed up for Tinder, but I promise not to activate it until we know what’s what.'”

-Sorry, ladies. Keanu Reeves‘ rep is denying the quotes in which he said he was lonely and looking for love.

-I’ve never seen Deadwood but I’m so happy for its fans that HBO is airing the movie revival tonight. It sounds like a love letter to the show.

-Not all Game Of Thrones fans are writing whiny petitions. As a counterpoint, fans have raised more than $125K for charity to thank the show’s stars. Emilia Clarke posted an emotional video thanking them for their donations.

Diplo insists he didn’t ruin Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner‘s secret wedding by livestreaming it — despite Jonas and Turner both voicing their displeasure about it in separate interviews.

-The NBA reportedly had a chat with Drake about his courtside antics before the finals.

-I don’t usually get moved by reality TV but between this clip of a blind contestant on MasterChef, and this autistic contestant on America’s Got Talent, I’m a blubbery mess.

-The reviews are in for Big Little Lies season 2, which critics seem to find a bit more scattered than the first season, but everyone agrees that Meryl Streep steals the show.

Kate McKinnon appeared on Billy on the Street — where she pretended to be Reese Witherspoon.

-It’s supposed to rain a lot this weekend, but at least there’s a ton of good TV and movies dropping: Ali Wong‘s Netflix romcom Always Be My Maybe, Amazon’s Good Omens, and Ava Duvernay‘s Netflix mini-series When They See Us — all which are getting glowing reviews.

-Good Omens star David Tennant being confused by emojis’ hidden sex meanings is gold.

Jon Hamm signs all of his emails “HAMM” and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

-Jesus, John Cleese. It was bad and now you’re making it worse.

-I’m surprisingly loving Katy Perry’s new song. Huh.

Robert Pattinson has officially been confirmed as the new Batman. I have no doubt he can do broody and gothic, but I definitely agree with this thread that it’s a very weird career choice for a guy who’s purposefully eschewed fame/the spotlight thus far.

-Also, I can’t believe the movie is going to feature get another take on Batman’s origin story. I never, ever again need to sit through another scene of Martha Wayne’s pearls tumbling to the ground.

-Wait, Aya Cash is in Fosse/Verdon?! God, I need to watch this thing.

-There’s rumblings of an Ally McBeal reboot. I’d much rather they just stream the original somewhere. Robert Downey Jr. was at his most charming in that show.

-I love that the entire internet is obsessed with Fleabag’s black jumpsuit.

-AMC, which films The Walking Dead in Atlanta, says they’ll “re-evaluate” if the abortion bill goes into effect there .

Alia Shawkat and Holliday Grainger star in Sophie Hyde’s Animals trailer.

Emma Roberts Talks BFF and Book Clubs in Cosmo

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-In her Cosmo cover story, Emma Roberts skirts questions about her split from Evan Peters (“I never want to talk about relationships I’m in or that are ending or have ended. It’s hard enough to be with someone by yourself, let alone with an audience”), instead preferring to talk about what books she’s currently reading. Fair enough.

Kumail Nanjiani is the latest celeb to appear on Gay of Thrones in an episode that is way more enjoyable than the one they’re recapping.

-Speaking of the last episode of Game of Thrones, Jessica Chastain blasted the show for that Sansa moment, tweeting: “Rape is not a tool to make a character stronger. A woman doesn’t need to be victimized in order to become a butterfly. The little bird was always a Phoenix. Her prevailing strength is solely because of her. And her alone.”

-Uh oh. Britney Spears’ mother believes her daughter is in such bad shape she’s requesting the court date over conservatorship be moved up to Wednesday.

-I spent a lot of time last night trying to figure out whether a Met Gala outfit was camp or not. Check out some of the most memorable outfits.

-Also, I can’t stop staring at this photo of Michael Urie on the Met steps.

-After years of trying to keep their relationship under wraps, Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx made a rare public appearance at the Met Gala together.

-Every year the Met Gala has a “no selfies” rule, and every year celebrities break it.

-Yikes. When asked about the Michael Jackson doc Leaving Neverland, Madonna said “I don’t have a lynch-mob mentality, so in my mind, people are innocent until proven guilty.”

-In his newly released memoir, Common says he was molested as a child, and Laura Dern helped him process it on the set of The Tale.

-Some of Meghan Markle‘s family continue to be garbage people.

-This Tracy Morgan profile in the New Yorker is a trip. It seems like spending any amount of time with him would be both frustrating and fascinating.

George Clooney says he “hit the jackpot” with his wife and kids. Five years ago, I never would have thought that I’d be typing that sentence…

-Oh no. I was hoping Nicholas Brendon (Buffy’s Xander) had turned his life around recently, but he has been charged with felony domestic violence. He could face up to four years in prison if convicted.

-Get ready for soo many Avatars and Star Wars. Disney is now scheduling each franchise every other year, starting with Avatar 2 in 2021.

-Poor Channing Tatum. His passion project Gambit continues to remain in development hell.

-I kind of love that Chris Evans is having the best box office moment of his life, and still went to his high school reunion.

Richard Madden in talks to join Angelina Jolie in Marvel’s The Eternals and I don’t hate that at all.

Awkwafina grapples with death and culture in the trailer for Farewell, which was beloved at Sundance.