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Jake Gyllenhaal

Are Ashley Benson and Cara Delevingne Engaged?

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Ashley Benson and Cara Delevingne have been spotted wearing what looks like engagement rings.

-People are up in arms because Meghan Markle wore jeans to Wimbledon. Other (smarter) people are starting to notice that a Meghan scandal gets trotted out whenever another royal family member needs to deflect.

-Millennials trying to show their Gen Z kids pop culture icons and the kids not knowing Buffy is tragic. What are they teaching in history class these days?!

-I really appreciate the Jam Session podcast’s deep dive into whether or not this is proof that Jake Gyllenhaal is running an Instagram account for his cat.

-Every TV critic I follow is livid that Hulu’s publicity team sent them a “don’t reveal this Veronica Mars spoiler in your review” email — and then proceeded to spoil the finale before many got to watch it.

Michelle Williams has perfected the “no comment” when asked about Beyonce.

-Speaking of Bey, there were a whole lotta lewks on the Lion King red carpet last night.

-Is Jaden Smith slowly transforming into the best Smith? He talks to Teen Vogue about his “solution-based activism,” which includes installing a water-filtration system in Flint, Michigan (after sending cases of his JUST Water bottles for a time), that can clean up to 10 gallons of water at once for families, takes about 60 seconds and is free for public use.

-Does the world need a live-action Dora movie? Cause it’s getting on anyway!

Brad Pitt Cleans Up Nice

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Brad Pitt is on the cover of Australian GQ and this the best he’s looked in years. He talks about shooting Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with Burt Reynolds (“We had two days of rehearsal with him and just to sit and talk and he was just… you know, they say don’t meet your heroes but he was just so gracious and kind. And still just funny as fuck”) and why he produces more than acts these days (“I keep doing less and less. I really believe that overall it’s a younger man’s game – not that there aren’t substantial parts for older characters – I just feel, the game itself, it’ll move on naturally”).

-Expect the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hype machine to kick into high gear in the next few weeks, especially considering it’s tracking for a $30 million opening weekend — which is modest considering it stars Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. I guess people aren’t as interested in sitting through a 2-1/2 hour movie about white dudes in the “good ol’ days” as they used to be.

Lea Michele has a new ‘Finn’ tattoo to commemorate Cory Monteith.

Jake Gyllenhaal might actually be losing it on this press junket.

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas released a wedding photo, which gives us a closer look at her Louis Vuitton dress. It’s not what I was expecting (I thought she’d go younger and edgier) but it’s very lovely.

-Speaking of wedding dresses, here’s a look at Katharine McPhee‘s ultra-fluffy Zac Posen gown.

Katherine might not be liking that Sophie and Joe stole her Paris wedding spotlight; she tweeted to the paparazzi which yacht they are honeymooning on.

Sebastian Stan shading Gwyneth Paltrow is *chef’s kiss*

Idris Elba set the record straight after two writers claimed they were pushed out of his play.

Emma Portner, a choreographer and Ellen Page’s wife, blasted Justin Bieber on social media, accusing him of being terrible to work with. “I couldn’t afford to eat. I was sweeping studio floors to be able to practice my own craft. The way you degrade women is an abomination.”

Julia Roberts and her fam are vacationing in Ontario cottage country.

Carly Rae Jepsen recorded a disco album that will “probably never be released,” which seems unnecessarily cruel.

-I’m not sure when Shailene Woodley turned into a fashionista but I’m here for it.

-Despite Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s wishes to have Archie’s godparents private, the Church of England is making all details of the baptism public for anyone who is willing to pay the fee.

-Of course Ryan Reynolds turned his Bottleneck Challenge video into an ad for his gin. Of course he did.

Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, and Russell Tovey star in the trailer for The Good Lie.

Who’s On Team Taylor?

-The Taylor Swift drama kicked into high gear over the long weekend. Swift has never owned her masters and her old music label just sold them to Justin Bieber‘s manager Scooter Braun, much to Swift’s chagrin. Now you’d think Swift would come off completely sympathetic here, since labels controlling artists’ original recordings is a ridiculous predatory relic of the music industry (remember when Prince wrote “slave” on his face and changed his name to a symbol? Or when Paul McCartney lost the rights to The Beatles’ catalog to Michael Jackson?). But Swift muddied the waters with her rebuttal by 1) saying she didn’t know about the sale (which seems unlikely, since her dad is on the label’s board and the head of the label says he texted her the night before the story broke), 2) bringing up all the Kanye West past drama and 3) using Tumblr, of all platforms, to make a statement. I get that a lot of her fans are still on it but this should have been positioned as a business story, not a fandom rallying cry. And now there’s talk that she’s liking anti-Bieber posts that have nothing to do with music rights. Remember when Swift used to be the best at controlling the message? Nowadays, even when she’s in the right (and she’s CLEARLY in the right on the masters issue) it’s not always easy to root for her. The fact that people are actually defending archaic music industry practices over her is a pretty stark sign of how far she’s fallen.

-Celebs are taking sides, with Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato and Sia defending Braun, and Halsey, Camila Cabello, Iggy Izalea, Cara Delevingne, Haim, and Brandon Urie on Team Swift.

Miley Cyrus just dropped a NSFW music video filled with messages like “feminist AF,” “virginity is a social construct,” and “my body my rules.”

-“Old Town Road” rapper Lil Nas X came out as gay over the weekend with his latest song, tweeting: “Deadass thought i made it obvious.”

Joshua Jackson was spotted looking cozy this weekend with Jodie Turner-Smith (who he also posted a sweet IG story with). But I thought he was spotted kissing another girl in a parking garage a couple of weeks ago?

Lindsay Lohan celebrated turning 33 by getting naked on Instagram. As you do.

-Wow. Kim Kardashian actually agreed to change her shapewear line’s name.

Dan Levy‘s goodbye post to Schitt’s Creek is so soft.

-It looks like James Franco might be getting pulled into the Amber Heard/Johnny Depp saga.

-I never thought I’d push for Harry Styles to play Elvis, but I’ll take him over Ansel Elgort or Miles Teller.

Louis Tomlinson wasn’t thrilled about that fanfiction scene in HBO’s Euphoria, in which a character read her fanfic about him and Harry Styles relieving stage-fright tensions through oral sex (which was accompanied by an animated depiction). He responded to fan’s tweets about it “I can categorically say that I was not contacted nor did I approve it.”

-It also seems like someone at HBO pretended to be a teen to infiltrate the fanfic community, which is gross.

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston keep teasing a new project, which is presumably the Breaking Bad movie.

-It’s amazing how charming Jake Gyllenhaal can be when he wants to be. (Full video is here.)

-This is a great profile on Linda Cardellini, who just keeps steadily, quietly doing good work.

-Enlisted is now streaming on Crackle. I wish it was Netflix, but it’s a start!

-The reviews for the new season of Stranger Things are very strong (though I’m a little concerned that there seems to be critical rumblings that Hopper has turned into a jerk).

-Here’s the first trailer Mindy Kaling’s adaptation of Four Weddings and a Funeral. It looks charming. I am charmed.

-There are so many articles lately about the summer box office meltdown. But Late Night and Booksmart should never have been summer releases, and Men In Black and Dark Phoenix were obviously re-written messes. This doesn’t seem confusing.

-Sadness: Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss has announced she’s leaving the band.

-A new Aziz Ansari stand-up special directed by Spike Jonze is coming to Netflix this month. Anyone wanna bet that he doesn’t even reference why he went away?

-Cult favorite TV show Wynonna Earp is back on track for a summer 2020 return after the studio’s funding woes nearly derailed the Syfy drama.

-I like this Big Little Lies theory.

-The trailer for Rian Johnson‘s murder mystery Knives Out has dropped, featuring a stacked cast that includes Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon and LaKeith Stanfield.