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-In her PorterEdit digital cover story, Chrissy Teigen talks social media regrets (“Everything ‘big’ I’ve ever said was just heat of the moment and sometimes very regrettable. I just pop off too quick”) and her tough early years as a model (“My roommates were drinking diet tea and eating cotton balls soaked in chicken broth to stay skinny. I remember my friend got a job working at a burrito restaurant and that’s all I ate for months. Free burritos”). She also appears in a cute video for them where she offers relationship advice.

-This is sad: according to Page Six, Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has been in a luxury rehab facility for stress and alcohol use for a month, checking himself in weeks before the show’s finale aired.

Chris Hemsworth is on the cover of Variety, where he reveals he nearly quit Ghostbusters: “The night before I was shooting, I almost pulled out. Three or four weeks prior, Paul [Feig] said to me, ‘I’m going to write up the character. Don’t worry.’ And then I got the script and nothing had changed…I was really scared walking onto that set. I had no real plan, so I was just feeding off of them, and I just felt ridiculous. So I used that.”

Mandy Moore has made it to Mt. Everest’s base camp. It’s been an exceptionally deadly month on the mountain so I’m glad she’s fine. Now get back down already!

-The View cut off the audio for Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg‘s comments on Trump today for extended portions of the broadcast.

-The latest season of Legends of Tomorrow is now on Netflix and you should all watch it because it’s a loopy delight! I mean, any show where a dude’s nipple turns evil and starts possessing him deserves a shot. (I agree with Sepinwall’s take — skip season one completely.)

Iggy Azalea is planning on pressing charges after stolen topless photos (which were reportedly outtakes from a 2016 GQ Australia shoot) leaked over the weekend.

-Netflix’s Ted Sarandos says the streamer will rethink its massive investment in Georgia if the heartbeat abortion law goes into effect.

-This Atlanta outtake of the boys dancing to TLC made my day.

-ABC has officially passed on renewing Whiskey Cavalier after briefly reconsidering. Cancellations are always rough, but it feels like they handled this whole thing especially poorly.

-On an episode of David Letterman’s Netflix talk show, Ellen DeGeneres revealed she was sexually assaulted as a teenager by her stepfather. “He told me when she was out of town that he’d felt a lump in [my mother’s] breast and needed to feel my breasts because he didn’t want to upset her, but he needed to feel mine. I’m angry at myself because, you know, I didn’t — I was too weak to stand up to — I was 15 or 16. It’s a really horrible, horrible story and the only reason I’m actually going to go into detail about it is because I want other girls to not ever let someone do that.”

Neil Patrick Harris, Ruby Rose, Janet Mock, Anderson Cooper, Wilson Cruz, and Melissa Etheridge are on the cover of EW’s new Pride issue.

-I’m surprised by the surprise that Booksmart didn’t crack $10M at the box office this weekend. What exactly did people expect a small indie to take in while up against Aladdin and superheroes? And blaming it all on marketing seems really weird — I saw a LOT of stuff about this movie before its release (unlike Fast Color, which the studio seems to be burying). It seemed to be more of an issue of choosing the worst possible release date + not really knowing their target demo (who was the constant “it’s Superbad but with girls!” talk supposed to resonate with?) + the decision to open it wide out of the gate instead of a slower rollout to build word of mouth.

-I didn’t exactly love the Killing Eve season finale, but man people are mad about it!

-This is a good profile on Mischa Barton, whose TV show helped inspire the reality TV she’s now a part of.

-Here are the early contenders for song of the summer. (I belted out “Old Town Road” with my uber driver the other day, so that gets my vote.)

-I don’t even watch Deadwood but I will devour every Timothy Olyphant interview about it because he’s just so game. He talks about his former costars who aren’t in the new movie coming to the set anyway.  “[Garret] Dillahunt snuck in. He played Drunk Number Two! He didn’t even get top drunk! [Laughs.] Talk about a reason to call your agent. ‘Hey, why am I not Drunk Number One?'”

Jessica Jones’ final season teaser has arrived. It drops on Netflix June 14.

Ellen DeGeneres Faces Backlash For Defending Kevin Hart

Ellen Degeneres doesn’t usually step in it, but hoo boy did she screw up today by having Kevin Hart on her show and pushing for him to be reinstated as the Oscar host. There was sooo much wrong here. It should have been a conversation about what he learned, how he’s sorry, what he’s doing for the black LGBTQ community, etc. But instead, Hart insisted he had already apologized for the tweets years ago (he hadn’t), while Ellen fed into his conspiracy theories and helped him re-frame the legitimate criticisms of his anti-gay tweet as a baseless onslaught by a mob of “haters”, which just made things worse. (Their insistence that the whole thing was a carefully timed “attack” cooked up by trolls combing through his 40k tweets to find hateful ones irked me the most. Haven’t they ever heard of Twitter Advanced Search? It took me 3 seconds to find this one. And this one. And ALL OF THESE.) The Ringer aptly dubbed their conversation “a baffling exercise in celebrity self-preservation.” This guy also summed it up very well.

-Also, good on Vulture for doing a deep dive into Hart‘s supposed “apologies.”

-Meanwhile, the Academy is reportedly open to Hart hosting as soon as he says the word.

John Legend was the only artist who was willing to speak out against R. Kelly in Lifetime’s docu-series. He tweeted: “To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn’t feel risky at all. I believe these women and don’t give a f–k about protecting a serial child rapist. Easy decision.”

Brie Larson doing 275lbs weighted hip thrusts for a cookie is a mood.

-All of the covers for W’s Best Performances of the Year issue are so, so good!

-Speaking of good covers, I love everything about Emma Stone on British Vogue.

-Is it the end of the era for celebrity apps? First the Kardashians shut down theirs, and now it’s Taylor Swift’s turn.

-Oh god. Drake may be making new music with Chris Brown.

Remi Malek confirmed he’s dating his Bohemian Rhapsody costar Lucy Boynton.

-TV critics Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall wrote a new book called The Sopranos Sessions. (Their last book, TV – The Book, is my fave coffee table read.) They interviewed Sopranos creator David Chase and when he was talking about the infamous final scene, he called it a “death scene.” Huh.

Gywneth Paltrow got in on the Brad Pitt meme action.

These photos made everyone think Madonna got butt implants, but she would prefer everyone shut up about it.

-Is Marvel really retconning Loki‘s supervillain role? Wasn’t mind control (or at least an altered state) often a little implied in those movies?

-This was a really fun Roxane Gay interview.

-Speaking of good interviews, I could read Ethan Hawke waxing poetic about life and art all day.

-The reviews for Lindsay Lohan’s new reality show have me intrigued.

Elle Fanning and Rebecca Hall star in the Teen Spirit trailer.  (Great, great use of a Robyn song.)

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Search for Happiness

Billy Eichner hit the street with Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the whole video is happy-making. Billy’s face when he says “you make Garfield fan art?!” kills me in every way.

Emma Watson shared a photo from the Little Women set and dammit if it didn’t make me a little tingly.

Julie Andrews‘ granddaughter claims she had an affair with Dax Shepard in 2009 — two years after he started dating Kristen Bell. He is disputing how old the photos she released really are, and pointed out that she’s previously sold stories to the tabs about Matthew Perry, Jack Osbourne and Kid Rock.

Taylor Swift is using facial recognition software to detect stalkers at her concert like she’s in CSI or something, and I effing love this.

-The headline of NYT’s new profileEllen Degeneres Is Not As Nice As You Think” made me think they were diving into some of the blind items about her, but it turns out they’re just being cheeky.

-Meanwhile, I really like this article on how blind items have become more influential during the #MeToo movement and can kick off blockbuster investigations.

Cybil Shepherd says that she once declined Les Moovnes advances — and her show was promptly canceled.

Hailee Steinfeld and Niall Horan broke up after nearly a year together. This would probably have more impact if I knew they were dating.

Jason Momoa performed a Haka dance at the Aquaman premiere and it was pretty damn glorious.

-Grey, meet Grey. Jennifer Grey is coming to Grey’s Anatomy in a mysterious new role.

Lenny Kravitz says it’s “wonderful” that his daughter ended up working with his ex Nicole Kidman on Big Little Lies. “Zoe hadn’t seen Nicole since she was younger, and so it was beautiful that they got to know each other as adults and make this great show together.”

Jennifer Garner and J.J. Abrams will reunite for a one-hour drama coming to Apple, joining their massive list of projects with huge stars and no public plan about distribution.

-FX released its annual report about scripted TV, and tallied a record 495 original scripted streaming, cable, and broadcast series were released in 2018.

-I adore this story about how 10 Things I Hate About You was written largely through snail mail.

-Whoo boy. This thread does not make me want to see Clint Eastwood‘s new movie The Mule anytime soon.

-I wouldn’t be surprised if Marvel didn’t relinquish the reigns of their big action set pieces — female director or not.

Matthias Schoenaerts stars in the trailer for The Mustang as a violent criminal who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs. I’ll watch that guy in anything so why not?