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Drake Enlists Justin Bieber for “Popstar” Video

Drake and DJ Khaled debuted their new music video for “Popstar” and it features surprise appearances from Justin and Hailey Bieber. Two things: this is the best Bieber has looked in a long time, and why is there a “COVID Compliance Officer” listed in the credits when there’s zero social distancing??

-To celebrate her birthday, Beyonce donated $1 million to black-owned businesses.

-Meanwhile, we might have a new Beyonce project soon. Page Six reports that Bey shut down a television studio for four days to film something mysterious.

Rumer Willis is having quite a week. She kicked off dating speculation when she was spotted hanging with newly single Armie Hammer, and now she’s shooting sexy IG videos for Kim Kardashian‘s Skims.

-Speaking of the Kardashians, the one thing you can praise that family for is that they seem to have taken social distancing seriously — unlike 75% of the celebs I see on IG.

Scarlett Johansson says the new Black Widow movie will address #MeToo and #TimesUp directly. If only we could see it without fear of dying.

Alexander Payne published a guest column in Deadline today, in which he denies Rose McGowan allegation that he groomed her for a sexual assault when she was 15. “Rose is mistaken in saying we met when she was fifteen, in the late 1980s. I was a full-time film student at UCLA from 1984 until 1990, and I know that our paths never crossed.”

McGowan responded to his comments with “I told Payne to acknowledge and apologize, he has not. I said I didn’t want to destroy, now I do. Why do these men always lie? I will now make it a mission to expose him. I am not the only one.”

-Who knows when we’ll get a new album, but at least Rihanna’s documentary will be released on Amazon next year.

-Despite public disputes with her record label, in which she accused them of not letting her put out new music, we finally have something new from SZA! The singer-songwriter dropped the music video for her new single “Hit Different” featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

-I’ve never watched the CBS sitcom Mom, but it seems odd that Anna Faris is leaving the show. Isn’t she the lead?

-Another day, another stunning look from Cate Blanchett in Venice. I love that she’s recycling outfits she’s worn on previous red carpets!

-I’m really liking Vulture’s Two Friends series on Instagram Live, mostly because of all the odd celebrity pairings. Who knew You’re the Worst’s Desmin Borges and Tala Ashe from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow were buds?

-This is a really interesting take on what the movie industry in 2020 might have looked like without covid. Would Will Smith and Ana de Armas be Oscar frontrunners? Would the Top Gun and Ghostbusters reboots have flopped?

-The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil wants you to know that she’s not actually quarantining with Meghan and Harry. It does sound like a story Tahani would tell though.

-For the first time ever, all Canadians will be able to watch TIFF films digitally during the festival. Tickets for non-members go onsale Saturday at 10am and there’s still some left.  Even if you’re doing it from your couch, it really is the coolest thing to watch movies with big name stars that may never see the light of day, or obscure foreign ones that won’t get distribution here.

Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Zach Braff try to kill Tommy Lee Jones while making a movie in The Comeback Trail trailer.

Chris Evans Sends Captain American Shield To Young Hero

Chris Evans sent an incredibly sweet video message to Bridger, the little boy who protected his sister from a dog attack. Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo, Winston Duke and other stars have also shouted him out.

-This 5-minute video of Henry Cavill building a computer from scratch is simultaneously hot and relaxing.

-The Bold Type’s Aisha Dee, who plays Kat, posted about her frustration over the lack of diversity behind the scenes of the show. She also echoed many fans’ disappointment for her character’s bizarre new relationship with a rich conservative woman, saying that it felt “felt confusing and out of character.” She added, “It was heartbreaking to watch Kat’s story turn into a redemption story for someone else, someone who is complicit in the oppression of so many. Someone whose politics are actively harmful to her communities.” The season finale airs tonight, ending an abbreviated season after production was shut down due to covid.

Prince Andrew’s website has been removed.

-With Britney Spears‘ conservatorship nearing its August 22 deadline, #FreeBritney is trending again. Anyone who follows gossip has known for years how messed up her situation is, but now it seems to finally be hitting mainstream consciousness, with multiple sites posting backgrounders this week.

-It’s also in the news because her mother Lynne Spears has filed a legal request to be more in the know about “all matters” surrounding Britney’s finances and trust.

Cory Monteith‘s mom talked about his friendship with Naya Rivera in an emotional Instagram post.

Cardi B is defending Offset’s present to their two-year-old daughter: a $20k Birken bag.

-In Johnny Depp‘s libel case, the court heard a witness statement provided by Winona Ryder: “I understand that it is very important that I speak from my own experience, as I obviously was not there during his marriage to Amber, but, from my experience, which was so wildly different, I was absolutely shocked, confused and upset when I heard the accusations against him. The idea that he is an incredibly violent person is the farthest thing from the Johnny I knew and loved. I cannot wrap my head around these accusations. He was never, never violent towards me. He was never, never abusive at all towards me. He has never been violent or abusive towards anybody I have seen.” Vanessa Paradis‘ statement was also read, in which she said: “This is nothing like the true Johnny I have known, and from my personal experience of many years, I can say he was never violent or abusive to me.”

Amanda Peet and Sarah Paulson did a wonderfully chaotic IG Live for Instyle. (This short clip perfectly sums up the energy.) They call each other “Bird” and have been friends since Jack & Jill, a terrible show I used to love.

Chrissy Teigen has chain blocked more than a million Twitter users in attempt to weed out the “sick psychopaths” obsessed with the idea that she was linked to sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein, a dumb conspiracy theory based on a very fake flight manifesto.

-A source tells People that Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith‘s marital problems were exacerbated by their fame, and during their separation four years ago he felt “more of the pressure” to make their marriage work.

-Barely 24 hours after NBC’s new streaming service Peacock launched, some movies are already being removed. So strange, especially since one of the movies is Shrek, which was a major part of their marketing.

Kaia Gerber and Cara Delivigne attended a BLM protest in LA together.

Lorrie Moore’s NY Review of Books piece on Normal People makes me wonder what millennial hurt her?

DJ Khaled’s two new singles with Drake drop tonight.

Drake, meanwhile, continues to post thirst traps in Barbados.

Dan Levy is the latest guest on Hot Ones and this entire video is a delight!

Gigi Hadid Confirms Pregnancy

Gigi Hadid talked about her pregnancy on Jimmy Fallon’s show. “Obviously we wished we could have announced it on our own terms. We’re very excited and happy and grateful for everyone’s well wishes.”

-In other Gigi Hadid news, she and sister Bella are on the new covers of Vogue Paris.

Drake may be stuck inside his home in Toronto, but he’s still getting stuff done. He dropped a surprise 14-track mixtape and announced his next studio album will be released this summer.

-The Parks and Rec reunion was everything I hoped it’d be and more. It was the perfect example of why fan service can sometimes be exactly what you need. And I’m going to have “Bye Bye Lil’ Sebastian” stuck in my head for days.

-There was a Fresh Prince cast reunion and Will Smith got a little teary watching clips of Uncle Phil.

Anderson Cooper shared photos of his new son on Instagram.

-Former Grey’s Anatomy stars Eric Dane and Patrick Dempsey stage a social-distancing reunion.

-I want this article about what’s on famous people’s bookshelves updated every week, please!

-It was a sweet gesture but if I were about to do a job interview over Zoom and Meghan Markle popped in to wish me good luck, I would get so flustered that I’d totally bomb that interview.

-Meanwhile, Meghan Markle lost her first legal battle in ongoing lawsuit against the Mail on Sunday.

Victoria Beckham has reversed her decision to furlough her staff of 30 at her fashion label and will keep paying them. I should hope so.

Nick Cordero‘s wife and child are living in Zach Braff’s guesthouse as the Broadway star battles severe covid side effects that required his leg to be amputated.

-Madonna says that she tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, posting on Instagram “So tomorrow, I’m just going to go for a long drive in the car, and I’m going to roll down the window, and I’m going to breathe in the COVID-19 air. Yup. I hope the sun is shining.”

Ana de Armas shared pictures from her birthday celebrations with Ben Affleck.

Eva Mendes defended Ryan Gosling’s parent skills in her Instagram comments.

-I’m intrigued by Amazon’s new show Upload, which dropped today. And only 70% because it stars Robbie Amell.

-I watched Michaela Coel‘s Chewing Gum, which was both hilarious and confusing. Her new HBO show I May Destroy You looks intense.