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Machine Gun Kelly Wooed Megan Fox by Saying “I Am Weed”

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Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox are on the new cover of British GQ Style, and it’s a LOT. The piece opens with them giving each other matching tattoos that say “the darkest fairytale,” delves into their first encounter (“I just remember this tall, blond, ghostly creature and I looked up and I was like, ‘You smell like weed.’ He looked down at me and he was like, ‘I am weed.’ Then, I swear to God, he disappeared like a ninja in a smoke bomb”), their first kiss (“She wouldn’t kiss me. We just put our lips right in front of each other and breathed each other’s breath and then she just left”), and touches on how it’s not all fun and games (“This is a very intense relationship. Our souls chose this to absolutely have to face our shadow selves; to face things about ourselves we didn’t want to have to know, that we tried to push away”).

Timothée Chalamet is on the cover of Time and says “One of my heroes — I can’t say who or he’d kick my ass — he put his arm around me the first night we met and gave me some advice: No hard drugs and no superhero movies.” It takes balls to look down on superhero movies when you’re in rehearsals for a musical prequel to Willy Wonka…

-In his Vanity Fair cover story, Dwayne Johnson talked more about his feud with Vin Diesel. He said wished he hadn’t posted about it on social media (“I don’t share things like that. And I take care of that kind of bulls—t away from the public. They don’t need to know that”) but he doesn’t regret it (“It caused a firestorm. Yet interestingly enough [it was] as if every single crew member found their way to me and either quietly thanked me or sent me a note”).

E. Alex Jung‘s profile on Kumail Nanjiani is very sweet and a little sad. “I know exactly what I weigh every day, and if I could change something, I would love to not have to think about that.”

-The original screenplay for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon‘s new film The Last Duel included a kiss between their characters, but Ridley Scott cut it. Boo!

-Meanwhile, people are LOVING Affleck’s performance.

-The rumours about Chris Evans and Selena Gomez seem to be made up, but that didn’t stop them from trending on Twitter this weekend.

-In a new BBC interview, George Clooney says he knew pre-politics Trump and described him as a “knucklehead” who “chased girls”.

-People have a lot of opinions about Tom Cruise’s face, but this just looks like the side effect of medication to me?

Tyga was arrested on felony domestic violence charges after turning himself in to the authorities. He’s been booked for domestic violence after his ex-girlfriend accused him of physical assault, and his bail has been set for $50,000.

-Netflix has suspended a trans employee who tweeted about Dave Chappelle‘s special (they say it’s because the employee tried to join an executive meeting, not because of the tweets), but it’s not a good look.

-Meanwhile, this is an interesting piece on why people are upset over the special.

Demi Lovato thinks the word “aliens” is derogatory to extraterrestrials and let’s maybe worry about the people on our own planet first, k?

-Something is coming to Netflix tomorrow from David Fincher. Could it be his new assassin movie The Killer, starring Michael Fassbender and Tilda Swinton? Or a peek at Mindhunter season 3?

Robert Downey Jr. is keeping hope alive for Iron Man 4, saying their in “the middle of negotiations.”

-At this point, it’s more fun to read recaps of The Morning Show than to watch the actual show.

Nick Mohammed (who plays Nate on Ted Lasso) posted a list of all the time his character showed his true colours, but I don’t agree with what he calls the “microagressions” against Nate in season 2. The character may see them as that, but they weren’t actually.

-Meanwhile, Juno Temple talked to Vanity Fair about her character’s fake Vanity Fair photoshoot.

-20 current and former staffers of The Wrap spoke out about “screaming outbursts” and “demeaning behavior” at the entertainment news site.

-Ohhh nelly, Jason Reitman‘s new Ghostbusters movie is getting mixed reviews. Variety says it’s “unnecessary but enjoyable,” AV Club calls it a “a dispiriting nostalgia exercise” with “maximum reverence and minimum comedy”, and The Guardian calls it “a damning summary of modern Hollywood’s default mode – a nostalgia object, drained of personality and fitted into a dully palatable mold, custom-made for a fandom that worships everything and respects nothing.”

Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette explain the rules of survival in the new Scream trailer.

Succession’s Bad Billionaires Are Back

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-I’m going to share a lot of Vulture profiles today because there were so many good ones, but none better than Hunter Harris’ cover story, in which she went on location in Italy with the cast of Succession.

-All the boldfaced names in Italy this weekend for Dolce & Gabbana’s show made it clear that celebs and their stylists are back to being totally cool with D&G now despite their alleged racist, homophobic and fatphobic behaviour, especially if it involves a (free?) trip to Venice.

-Not only am I wondering what Jennifer Lopez was thinking by attending, but I’m also wondering why no one took the price tag off her cape?

-Also regrettable was her overdrawn top lip line. Billie Eilish has tried to make this a thing too, and I hate it.

-Rumour has it that a very rough cut of The Batman screened this weekend and the reaction was positive. It’s apparently horror-level dark, and Pattinson and Kravitz are great.

Patty Jenkins says the hybrid release of Wonder Woman 1984 was “detrimental” to the film’s success. I mean, it was also possibly because the film was…not good?

Emily VanCamp is leaving Fox’s The Resident after 4 seasons. Isn’t she the co-lead? There’s no official word why yet, but she’s back in the MCU — not to mention she and her husband, Revenge costar Josh Bowman, recently welcomed a baby girl.

-Manifest has been saved. Netflix is bringing back the cancelled show with a final, 20-episode season. Apparently NBC also made an offer, but Netflix’s had more episodes and a bigger budget.

Drake will release his next album this Friday (which he weirdly announced on Sports Center).

Kanye West‘s new album is out (after a bizarre listening party where he “married” Kim Kardashian and featured Marilyn Manson and DaBaby). He’s now claiming Universal released the album without his approval and that they blocked the DaBaby track.

-The album reviews are decidedly mixed.

John Cho talked to Vulture about getting superhero fit for Cowboy Bebop. “The biggest fear that I had was I was too old. I knew people were gonna have issues with my age. And I had to get over it.” Who has issues with his age?!? Point me at ’em!

-Is this why Tom Cruise was so yell-y on the Mission Impossible 7 set? Paramount sued its insurer today for refusing to cover the vast majority of its losses due to pandemic-related shutdowns on the film.

An IG account features crew members begging for more rest periods amid complaints that they are working dangerously long hours to meet streaming production schedules. I’ve been following this account for about a month now and the stories are horrific. Lowly PAs who have to pick up the food being expected pay the tip out of their own pocket, crew not being allowed meal or bathroom breaks, and department heads fudging crew’s hours so they don’t have to pay overtime.

-The first male to speak publicly with allegations against R. Kelly took the stand today, describing sexual abuse when he was just 17.

Nia DaCosta is the first Black woman filmmaker to open a movie at No. 1 at the domestic box office with Candyman. Good for her, but also how depressing that it took this long.

Halsey says she was turned down by some publications while promoting their new album while pregnant because “they didn’t want a maternity cover.”

-Meanwhile, I like this look back into how Halsey spent a lot of time on the internet during their teenage years — specifically Tumblr, and even more specifically, One Direction Tumblr.

Jon Stewart has something wrong with his face in the new teaser for his AppleTV series.

Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke are teaming up to play brothers in Apple TV’s Raymond and Ray.

-Speaking of new AppleTV duos, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson are reteaming for a romantic action-adventure film at Apple.

-Joe isn’t happy he has a son in the season 3 teaser for Netflix’s You. Meanwhile, Penn Badgley talked to Vulture about the new season and says he doesn’t want viewers to root for his character; he wants to push them toward a deeper consideration of You’s themes and the societal myths that allow men like Joe to get away with violence toward women.

-AMC has renewed Kevin Can F*ck Himself for a second season, a show that got much better as it went on.

-Last week’s episode of Ted Lasso was the best of the season so far. Brett Goldstein’s episodes always crush me.

-There’s a lot of speculation about which celebs are invited to the Met Gala, but it sounds like Addison Rae is in.

Camila Cabello is a good singer, so why is this clip of her singing in Cinderella so not good?

-Here’s the trailer for Jake Gyllenhaal’s The Guilty, which is making the festival rounds before hitting Netflix.

Demi Lovato Talks about Being “Sober in Moderation”

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Demi Lovato is a beautiful alien on the cover of Paper. In the interview, she talks about the ups and downs of the past year (“At one point I was engaged to a man, and now I’m very much not. And so I just wanted to allow myself the freedom to match my outside to what I feel like on the inside, and that’s what I’ve done”), dealing with negative press (“I think it was right after I got out of rehab in 2018. I saw an article somewhere that said I was morbidly obese, and that is the most triggering thing that you could possibly write about somebody with an eating disorder. That sucked, and I wanted to quit, I wanted to use, wanted to give up”), and says she is no longer wholly sober (“It’s just really important to note that just because I am trying this doesn’t mean it’s for everybody. Just like the dogmatic views of complete sobriety, that isn’t a one size fits all solution for everybody”).

-Reviews of the first two episodes of her docuseries (which dropped this week on Youtube, while the final two will debut in a couple of weeks) praise Lovato for her candor.

Noah Centineo took to social media to flaunt his muscle gains in preparation for his upcoming superhero role. This feels like… too much?

Chris Evans showed off his chest tattoos during interview and the internet went wild. Weirdly, this doesn’t feel like too much? I don’t make the rules, guys.

Meghan McCain continues to be the least self-aware person ever, saying on The View today: “We’ve only had one Asian American host co-host host this show. Does that mean one of us should be leaving because there’s not enough representation? We’re talking about — is identity politics more important than the qualifications for the job?” She knows the only reason she got that gig was because of who her father was, right? She has the opposite of imposter syndrome.

Prince Harry keeps getting new jobs. Today he was named one of 15 commissioners joining Aspen Institute’s Commission on Information Disorder team.

-Oh god. It turns out the Synder cut isn’t exactly the cut he wanted, because Zack Synder wanted the final scene of the four-hour comic to feature the Green Lantern John Stewart and not the Martian Manhunter, and that he filmed the new Green Lantern scene in his driveway last year during the pandemic with “an amazing actor” but the studio took it out. I’m so tired.

-Most of the Glee cast (minus Lea Michele) will come together for a tribute to the late Naya Rivera at the GLAAD Media Awards — with Demi Lovato set to introduce it.

Ryan Murphy cast his go-to Evan Peters in the lead role for his upcoming Netflix series about Jeffrey Dahmer.

Issa Rae just inked an eight-figure, five-year deal with WarnerMedia, keeping her in the HBO fam.

-People are really hating on Chrissy Teigen‘s new business venture.

David Duchovny is heading back to Showtime as a series lead, this time for an adaptation of his latest novel.

-Splash News and Picture Agency, one of Hollywood’s biggest paparazzi agencies is filing for bankruptcy. Despite some headlines, it’s not because Meghan Markle sued them for invading a ‘private family outing’ in Canada last year.

Dana Carvey‘s Biden impression is excellent.

Miley Cyrus penned a sweet letter to her Hannah Montana character in honour of the 15th anniversary of the show’s premiere.

Justin Bieber has returned from his tropical vacation — and one of his first stops was at a prison to spread the word of the bible.

-The Tina Turner documentary that airs this weekend on HBO considers her life and career well beyond her awful first marriage.

-Despite the TV production slowdown, there’s actually quite a few interesting-looking shows premiering in the next few weeks.

-Mary Goes Round, starring Aya Cash, is now streaming for free on CBC Gem. I really dug that movie.

-Speaking of Aya Cash, she and William Jackson Harper play a recently split couple who attend her sister’s wedding in the We Broke Up trailer.

Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette and Daniel Dae Kim are on a mission to Mars in the trailer for Netflix’s Stowaway.