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Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s New Bop

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.

Jennifer Aniston Talks Matt Lauer, Harvey Weinstein

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Jennifer Aniston covers Variety to promote her new Apple series The Morning Show, and talks about researching Matt Lauer before filming  (“It’s such a strange thing; it felt oddly like my dad did something terrible. I trusted him and had been interviewed by him. He was there for so many moments in my life. And when Friends was ending, it was Katie [Couric] and Matt interviewing us”), says that Harvey Weinstein knew not to bully her (“He knew better. I remember, right when [his ex-wife] Georgina’s clothing line Marchesa was starting. That’s when he came to visit me in London while we were shooting. He’d be like, ‘Ok, so I’d like you to wear one of these to the premiere.’ And I went through the book, and at the time, it wasn’t what it is today. It was not for me. He was like, ‘You have to wear the dress.’ That was my only bullying. And I was like, ‘No, I will not wear the dress'”), and explains why the Friends reunion hasn’t happened (“Because our producers wouldn’t want it, wouldn’t let us. Look, it’s not been without our desire to, because our fans have wanted it so much”).

Ann Curry tweeted about Matt Lauer‘s accuser: “Brooke Nevils is a credible young woman of good character. She came to NBC News an eager and guileless 20-something, brimming with talent. I believe she is telling the truth. And that breaks my heart.”

-Meanwhile, Nevils has responded to his denial: “I am not afraid of him now, regardless of his threats, bullying, and the shaming and predatory tactics I knew he would (and now has) tried to use against me. The shame in this story belongs to him.”

-In Elle, Natalie Portman says she’s glad to have shaken off her “manic pixie dream girl” image from Garden State. “It’s definitely a relief to be out of the phase where you’re supposed to be adorable…It certainly is stifling to be the one who’s enacting someone else’s idea of how a young woman should behave.”

-Also in Elle, Zendaya opens up about her anxiety: “I already know after this interview is over, I’m going to spiral about it for weeks.”

Drew Barrymore just landed a daytime talk show. I think she’ll be great at it, but with new shows from Kelly Clarkson, Keke Palmer and RuPaul the field is getting crowded.

-Ruh roh. Lindsay Lohan has reportedly been fired from The Masked Singer Australia.

-Now that we’re all pretty much over Chris Pratt, which famous Chris should take his place in the best Chris ranking?

-Do you remember how after Fresh Prince, Will Smith said that he and his manager sat down and studied the top 10 grossing movies of all time to determine their comment elements, and then set out to only make those? This article highlights how his most recent career moves have been just as methodical.

-Suicide Squad’s Jared Leto reportedly felt “alienated and upset” when Warner Bros. decided to move ahead with a solo Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix. So there might be something redeeming about Joker after all!

-Movie stars continue to jump to Apple’s upcoming streaming service. Clive Owen and Julianne Moore have signed on for a new series.

-Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh appeared on The Social this week and talked about DMing Rihanna.

Robert Downey Jr. has asked not to be considered for an Oscar for Avengers: Endgame which is very nice but like, who told him he was being considered?

-I really like this piece on how Succession uses Shiv as a weapon. Everyone is so ruthless on this show that I think audiences automatically gravitate to the female characters like Gerri and Shiv for glimpses of humanity, and last week’s episode shattered that.

-Even though I’m about to get on an Air Canada flight and bracing myself for the worst (because it’s AC and they’re usually terrible), this commercial Sandra Oh did for them about how to travel like a Canadian is very cute. (Speaking of which I’m taking a few days off. Be back next week!)

Tom Holland and Chris Pratt voice teenage brothers on a quest to meet their dad in the trailer for Pixar’s Onward.

Michelle Williams Urges Pay Equity In Emmy Speech

-If you missed last night’s Emmy Awards, you’re going to want to watch Michelle Williams’ powerful speech.

-The Emmy telecast was an awkward, disjointed mess but they ended up handing out a lot of great awards (and best of all, didn’t deliver the predicted Game of Thrones sweep). There was also a handful of unintentionally hilarious moments, like when Gwyneth Paltrow struggled to walk across the stage in her dress, or when the audience openly laughed at Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner for saying their reality show featured “real people just being themselves, telling real stories unscripted and unfiltered.”

-This photo of Pheobe Waller-Bridge at an Emmy afterparty is a goddamn MOOD.

-On the Emmys red carpet last night, Terrance Howard said he’s retiring from acting because he’s unlocked mathematical secrets and he wants to share them with the world. “I’ve made some discoveries in my own personal life with the science that Pythagoras was searching for. I was able to open up the Flower of Life properly and find the real wave conjugations that we’ve been looking for for 10,000 years…On Tuesday when I receive my star [on the Hollywood Walk of Fame] I’m going to be able to prove that gravity is an effect and not a force.” Uh huh.

-ICYMI, here’s my Emmys red carpet recap, in which I tried to string together a few more words than just “Zendayaaaaaaaaaa!”

-When asked about Shane Gillis’ firing from SNL, Bill Hader said: “I feel like you shouldn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Especially in comedy, you do stuff six or seven years ago that wouldn’t be okay now for good reason so I only speak for myself but, like anybody, you have to grow. I think it’s a good thing.” That guy’s a good egg.

-Disney CEO Bob Iger says they put out too many Star Wars movies too fast. Gee, ya think?

-In his new memoir, Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness opens up about childhood abuse and reveals he’s HIV-positive.

-This partnership between Jennifer Lawrence and Amazon’s wedding registry is … unexpected.

Kit Harington has a good strategy for dodging questions about the widely disliked Game of Thrones finale: he says he doesn’t have an opinion because he hasn’t even seen it. Smarter than he looks, that one.

-If Brad Pitt found out about my fangirling of him, I would not have handled it as well as Dax Shepard did.

-Just in case you need a reminder: Chris Pratt remains the worst Chris.

Jessie J debuted a new love she wrote about Channing Tatum, so that’s still happening.

-Stars could not stop drooling over Jennifer Lopez‘s video of her in the green dress. Celebs — they’re just like us!

Jonah Hill is in talks to play a villain in The Batman opposite Robert Pattinson — maybe the Penguin.

-The cast of Pitch Perfect reunited to go to a Hustlers screening, which feels all kinds of right.

-Downton Abbey won the weekend box office, proving that older moviegoers can still flex their money muscles.

Ryan Murphy‘s new Netflix show The Politician, starring Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow, is getting good reviews.

Kat Dennings deserves a good TV show, and Hulu’s Dollface, produced by Margot Robbie, might finally be it judging by this trailer.

-I’m still on the fence about whether or not we need the Breaking Bad movie, but damn there’s nothing like a tearful Jesse Pinkman to hit me right in my heart guts.