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Donald Glover Gets Awkward at the BET Awards

Jamie Foxx brought Donald Glover onstage at the BET Awards for an impromptu performance — and it was super awkward. Good for him for rolling with it, though.

Janelle Monae reminded everyone about Pride with her BET Awards outfit.

-In a lengthy interview with the NYTKanye West defended his support of Trump and his comments about how slavery is a choice. It might have actually made things worse.

-Surprise! Cardi B says her fiance Offset is actually her husband Offset — and they’ve been married since September.

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie got married in Scotland on Saturday. The Game of Thrones costars who attended included Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Richard Madden, John Bradley, Conleth Hill, Joe Dempsie, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. Other celebs there included Marcus Mumford and Malin Akerman (but weirdly, seemingly no one from Leslie’s current show The Good Fight).

Evangeline Lilly putting her male Marvel costars in their place is a MOOD.

Seth Rogen says he refused to take a photo with Paul Ryan. “My whole body puckered, I tensed up, and I didn’t know what to do..I look over and his kids are standing right there expectantly, clearly fans of mine, and I said, ‘No way, man!’ And I couldn’t stop. I said ‘Furthermore, I hate what you’re doing to the country at this moment, and I’m counting the days until you no longer have one iota of the power that you currently have.'”

-In a podcast recorded the day after her show was cancelled, Roseanne Barr cried about the situation, saying “I horribly regret it. Are you kidding? I lost everything, and I regretted it before I lost everything. And I said to God, ‘I am willing to accept whatever consequences this brings because I know I’ve done wrong. I’m going to accept what the consequences are,’ and I do, and I have. But they don’t ever stop. They don’t accept my apology, or explanation. And I’ve made myself a hate magnet. And as a Jew, it’s just horrible. It’s horrible.”

Lena Dunham, Joshua Jackson, Sia, Amber Heard, Bella Thorne, Mira Sorvino, Connie Britton and more celebs got together to protest the migrant crisis in Texas.

-Oh dear. An “extremely intoxicated”  Heather Locklear was arrested for battery on a police officer just days after her psychiatric evaluation.

-The appeal of Making a Murderer’s Brendan Dassey has been denied by the Supreme Court.

-Marvel’s Kevin Feige addressed the difficulty of making the trailers for Avengers 4 and Spider-Man 2 following the events of Infinity War.

-Netflix assembled 47 of its black actors, creators, and directors across their shows and films to recreate the ‘Great Day in Harlem’ photo for a clip that aired during the BET Awards. It’s very cool — and interesting that it happened on the week that they’re under increased scrutiny about the lack of racial diversity on Netflix’s board.

-I haven’t f***ed with Westworld since season one when it became clear that the show cared less about crafting actual characters worth caring about and more about crafting puzzles that you’d have to try to figure out in a subreddit. But every TV critic I follow seems to be outraged by the most recent season, especially the season finale that aired this weekend, calling it “cold and largely impenetrable puzzle-box nonsense,” “narrative wheel-spinning,” and decrying its confusing plotting (“”Protracted mysteries, delayed reveals, and fractured narratives aren’t temporary interest-drivers; they’re permanent parts of Westword, and they handicap its potential as a drama rather than a scavenger hunt;” “We’ve played along for two seasons, but we’ve had enough. A complicated narrative is one thing, confusion is another.”) It’s also not a good sign that the co-creator is giving interviews defending its complex plotting.

-I wonder how Tom Cruise feels about Suri being at the NYC Pride parade. (Not that he should have a say if he’s not part of her life, but I don’t know if Scientologists are down with Pride.)

-Speaking of Scientology, I really liked the Erika Christensen episode of the Armchair Expert podcast, where she talks pretty openly about what she believes and why she follows it. I didn’t agree with a lot of it, but her perspective was one we don’t hear a lot of.

Mindy Kaling, Tiffany Haddish, Timothée Chalamet, Kumail Nanjiani and Emilia Clarke are among the 928 new members invited to join The Academy.

This David Lynch interview is getting a lot of attention because of his quotes on politics (he voted for Sanders, but praises Trump — “He could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much. No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way.”), but it’s his attitude that fatherhood is just this thing that somehow happened to him beyond his control that is what got under my skin (“I never really wanted to get married, never really wanted to have children. One thing leads to another and there it is”). Imagine being his kid and reading that.

-The goose-bumps-inducing first trailer for The Hate U Give is finally here. It’s based on Angie Thomas’s best-seller — which was my favourite book last year.

Mindy Kaling Covers Shape

Mindy Kaling baby weight Shape Magazine

-I love that Mindy Kaling is Shape’s latest cover model — which isn’t a typical choice for them. I skimmed over the stuff about losing the baby weight, but she has some cute nuggets about motherhood: “What’s great for me is that my doctor told me that incessant chatter is good for a baby, and I’ve lived my whole life waiting to have a captive audience. So, I spend the days narrating to her. I’m constantly doing voice-over for her, as I did in The Mindy Project. Honestly, I feel like her first words are going to be, ‘Just stop. Please!'”

Dylan Sprouse is out here coming for Jared Leto, proving once again that he’s the superior Sprouse brother. And Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn took it further, tweeting “he starts at 18 on the internet?” Oh SHIT!

-Lethal Weapon producers reportedly approached  Karl Urban and Johnny Knoxville (both passed) before turning to Seann William Scott, who was originally offered and passed on the role two years ago.

Thandie Newton won the Cannes Solo premiere red carpet in this custom Vivienne Westwood dress that featured  black characters in the Star Wars universe — modeled from photos from her personal collection of action figures.

-Fashion drama is the best drama. Amal Clooney reportedly made Tom Ford mad by not wearing his dress at the MET gala arrivals — but opting to wear it later that night, which means that another A-lister won’t get to debut it at a future red carpet event.

-Those rumours about Donald Glover getting his own Lando movie are not true…yet.

-This Instagram story of Fergie having to take the subway because of a rainstorm is hilarious because it’s presented like she’s the first person who’s ever braved public transit.

-I gotta say, I did not expect so many Mulroney kids to be in the royal wedding party.

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool took over Stephen Colbert’s monologue last night.

-This “bad fan” thread between TV critics on The Americans really captured what I am feeling. I know it’s bad to *want* them to end the show with Elizabeth and Phillip getting away with it, but that’s where I am.

CBS responded to Pauley Perrette’s tweets claiming she was physically assaulted while on NCIS: “Over a year ago, Pauley came to us with a workplace concern. We took the matter seriously and worked with her to find a resolution. We are committed to a safe work environment on all our shows.”

Bryan Fuller slammed the Bohemian Rhapsody trailer for ignoring Freddie Mercury‘s sexuality and AIDS battle. He’s not wrong.

This non-review of Lars Von Trier‘s new film by a critic who walked out of it at Cannes confirmed that I will never, ever see it.

Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato released a new collab any instead of it being a bop it’s … this.

-The second season of 13 Reasons Why is NOT getting good reviews. I’m ok with that. I just don’t think I can spend any more time in that world.

Stephen Amell took his daughter to Frozen on Broadway, and since his former Arrow costar’s wife plays Anna, she got some extra facetime. The kid decided to use it in the cutest possible way.

-The latest trailer for Mission Impossible: Fallout shows off an insane skydiving stunt.

-This trailer for Destination Wedding, which basically consists of Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves snarking at each other in Paso Robles wine country, looks like the perfect movie and I will not be convinced otherwise!


George Clooney Was Having “The Best Time Of His Life” At Met Gala

George Clooney apparently had some very drunk fun at the Met Gala afterparty. (FF to 1 min, 30 secs)

Letitia Wright was also having the best time.

Taylor Swift opened her Reputation tour by talking about being “bullied” by Kim Kardashian: “A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on.” So that’s the way she wants to play it, huh?

Lea Michele‘s engagement posts have been a little over the top, but it’s still very cute that she asked Jonathan Groff to be her maid of honor.

-Holy Christ, how is Johnny Depp still getting roles? He allegedly attacks a crew member? He hires his friends for parts? He takes over the director’s job? This whole story is trash.

-Ooh boy. Pepa of Salt-N-Pepa posted a photo of her and her boyfriend Aundre Dean at the Kentucky Derby over the weekend. She promptly got a response from Dean’s wife, who is pregnant with their second child.

-Streaming numbers of Beyonce and Kanye West‘s albums on Jay Z‘s music platform Tidal have been manipulated, allowing the stars excessive royalty payouts, according to a new report. This follows a lot of blind items about Tidal that have popped up over the last couple of years.

Jada Pinkett Smith sat down with Will Smith’s ex-wife, Sheree Fletcher, for her new Facebook series. Jada recalled a time she was rude to Sheree: “Will Smith let me have it! His take was, ‘That is Trey’s mother, and that’s just not your place.'”

-This look at Hollywood paydays is insane. Sandra Bullock made at least $10 million for her voice role in Minions.  Robert Downey Jr got $10 million for his appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

-This is so effing savvy: Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson added a $1 million “social-media fee” to his multimillion-dollar movie salary. If the studio wants him to tweet about a movie, they gotta pay up.

-Despite strong reviews for Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff’s performances, Broadway’s revival of Children of a Lesser God has struggled to sell tickets and is closing early. Jackson’s IG post about it is predictably gracious and wonderful.

-Wow. Ryan Murphy is donating 100 percent of profits from his new FX show POSE towards trans and LGBTQ charitable organizations.

-Meanwhile, people are really angry that Murphy is eyeing a new series tentatively titled Consent, which would tackle Hollywood predators like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.  Yes, I would prefer to see a woman lead this, but I’m not going to get too worked up over a hypothetical series. Call me when it gets a season pickup.

-Speaking of pickups, NBC just ordered new sitcoms produced by Mike Schur (Parks & Rec, The Good Place) and Amy Poehler. CBS picked up two comedies, and as well as Dick Wolf‘s FBI and the Murphy Brown revival. Interestingly for a network that has been traditionally super white, two of their new shows will have black leads (including one produced by Harry Styles).

Childish Gambino‘s record-breaking “This Is America” video hits 50 million views in mere days.

-Meanwhile, between his new video and his SNL episode, Donald Glover is basically winning May. I’m very interested to see how prickly he’ll be during the Solo press tour. I can’t take another New Yorker profile like this one.

-Also, he totally steals the show in this new Solo clip.

-I dig Nathan Fillion, but I follow him on Insta and this is not what his face looks like anymore.

-Rose McGowan is on the cover of THR, and she talks about how the press treats her. “If I was Reese Witherspoon, would I be treated like I am? The answer is no. But [the press] feels I’m fair game. I think it’s because [Weinstein] paid off the media for 20 years to savage me.”

Cate Blanchett is crushing it at Cannes so far. A reporter asked whether the #MeToo movement would change the industry and festival — and she prompted her male jury members to speak up first.

Terry Gilliam is having a terrible week. He’s still waiting to hear if his long-delayed film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote would finally be screened at Cannes this weekend or if it will be tied up in legal delays. And he just suffered a mini-stroke.

-Grimes is dating Elon Musk? Huh.

Armie Hammer apparently just found out about Iran-Contra Affair? I feel old.  (Also, I would watch this.)

Annette Bening in talks to join Captain Marvel which is great because she’s boss, but didn’t they already start filming in back in March? Adding castmembers to movies already in production freaks me out.

Jordan Peele’s next movie is called US, and Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Elisabeth Moss are in talks to star.  Just take my money already!

-This is a great piece on how superhero movies make publicists of us all.

-Oh no. Scott Hutchison, the lead singer of the band Frightened Rabbit, has been reported missing. I like them.

Gabrielle Union‘s excitement over rosé gummy bears in this interview makes me love her even more.

-This was one of my fave sequences on TV last year. The fact that Pamela Adlon planned the whole thing without her TV daughter knowing about it beforehand makes it even more awesome.

13 Reasons Why’s season 2 trailer is all about justice for Hannah. “I thought this whole thing was going to be over,” says Clay. So did I, kid.

Jeff Goldblum narrates the new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer.