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Gigi Hadid’s Questionable Taste

Gigi Hadid‘s interior design choices are shockingly, shockingly bad. I can’t get over the basket of billiard balls in the kitchen.

The Emmy nominations came out today and HBO’s Watchmen dominated, which I’m pretty happy about. Overall, this is one of the best nomination years in a while. I’m thrilled to see Zendaya, Paul Mescal, Issa Rae and What We Do In Shadows get some unexpected Emmy love, but bummed about Pamela Aldon, Desus & Mero, Unbelievable’s Kaitlyn Dever and Merritt Wever, and El Camino’s Aaron Paul and Jesse Plemons being snubbed.

-In other Emmy news, a record number of Black actors scored nods.

-Also, the way Leslie Jones announced the nominees is the way I want everything to be announced from now on. (“Dead to Me…I love that show, THE GOOD PLACE AAHHHH!!! INSECURAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!”)

-I love that this quickie interview with Paul Mescal was supposed to be about his Emmy nod, and the interviewer still managed to slip in a question about whether or not he’s dating Phoebe Bridgers. (I also love that he wouldn’t talk about it.)

-Just days after announcing her pregnancy, Riverdale star Vanessa Morgan‘s husband, White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech, has filed for divorce.

-Speaking of splits, Meek Mill revealed that he and girlfriend have called it quits, days after Kanye West accused Kim Kardashian of cheating with the rapper.

Johnny Depp handed out bandannas with notes to supporters outside the courthouse.

-Now that the trial has ended and the verdict is imminent, this is a good piece on who ended up looking like a winner (spoiler alert: nobody), and illustrates the difference between UK and US libel laws — because whatever happened during marriage, this case probably wouldn’t have gone to trial in U.S. where Depp would need to prove falsehood and actual malice.

-In what could be huge news, AMC and Universal have agreed to shorten the window between theatrical premieres and VOD from 70-90 days to just 17 days. This is how many have been predicting the pandemic is going to change the movie industry. There will always be theatrical releases (at least for blockbusters) but the ability to watch new releases from the comfort of your own home is going to come much sooner, especially for smaller films or movies that don’t perform well on opening weekend.

-There are rumours going around that Draya Michele lost her collaboration with Savage X Fenty after making a dumb comment about Megan Thee Stallion‘s shooting.

-Meanwhile, Rihanna is hosting a virtual Fenty Skin launch party tomorrow.

-Actress and director Amy Seimetz has obtained a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, director Shane Carruth.

Cameron Crowe, Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup and Patrick Fugit had a Zoom chat to talk about Almost Famous’ 20th anniversary.

Leah Remini and Tony Ortega posted details from a chapter she had written about Tom Cruise for her book, but decided to cut because the publisher worried it would be the only thing the media would focus on. Among the allegations, Remini says Cruise used to get fellow Scientologists to give his girlfriends sex advice and break up with them for him, sent employees he didn’t like for “interrogations” that they had to pay for themselves, fired his longtime publicist Pat Kingsley and secured her cooperation with a “dirt file” the church kept on her, and silenced those around him with draconian NDAs.

-Mad Men’s John Slattery stars in Fox’s new sci-fi drama neXt.

 

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel: New Parents?

-The Daily Mail is reporting that Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have welcomed a new baby following a “super-secret pregnancy” — and so far, there’s been no denials. If true, the timing suggests she was pregnant when those photos of him looking cozy with his costar surfaced in Nov.

-Speaking of surprising baby news, Nicki Minaj is pregnant. I love every one of her announcement photos.

Kanye West hosted the first campaign event for his bewildering presidential run over the weekend, and it was predictably messy. He broke down in tears, said his dad wanted to abort him, claimed that he and Kim Kardashian considered not having North, and said Harriet Tubman never actually freed slaves.

-People reports the Kim is “furious” he discussed North.

-A hostess at a fancy NYC restaurant posted a TikTok rating celebrities guests she’s encountered. The Hadid sisters, Beyonce and Josh Peck got 10/10 for being incredibly kind, while Kylie Jenner got 2/10 for tipping $20 on a $500 bill, and Hailey Bieber got 3.5/10 for being “not nice.” (Hailey has since tweeted an apology.)

Amber Heard gave testimony to the British High Court today that she was afraid her ex-husband Johnny Depp was going to kill her, saying “Some incidents were so severe that I was afraid he was going to kill me, either intentionally or just by losing control and going too far. He explicitly threatened to kill me many times, especially later in our relationship.”

-She also said he was irrationally jealous of her costars and had nasty nicknames for them, including Leo ‘pumpkin-head’ DiCaprio, Channing ‘potato-head’ Tatum and Jim ‘turd’ Sturgess’.

August Alsina is milking every last drop of fame he can from his affair with Jada Pinkett Smith. He just dropped a new song entitled — you guessed it! — “Entanglements.”

Lindsay Lohan, Nancy Meyers, Dennis Quaid and more came together for a Parent Trap reunion. She looks and sounds really, really good.

-I’m sick of Zoom videos, but I’ll still be tuning into the Happy Endings reunion, which airs tonight at 7pm ET on YouTube.

John Oliver is attempting to quash coronavirus conspiracy theories by enlisting celebrities.

Mykki Blanco alleges that Universal Music Group still hasn’t paid them for their contribution to Teyana Taylor’s “WTP” some two years after the track came out.

-Vanity Fair’s Mo Ryan just dropped another stunner of a TV expose. She talked to 30 people who worked with Peter Lenkov, former showrunner of Hawaii Five-0, Magnum P.I., and MacGyver about alleged bullying, abuse & other serious problems they encountered. Kudos to McGyver star Lucas Till for being one of the ones to go on the record about Lenkov’s alleged bullying and body-shaming, despite what that might mean for his career. “I’ve never worked this hard in my life, and I am fine with hard work,” said Till. “But the way Peter treats people is just unacceptable. I was suicidal that first year on the show, because of the way he made me feel. But the way he’s treated the people around me—that’s just my breaking point.” Through his lawyer, Lenkov denied all allegations.

-Some are saying the only reason he was fired is because CBS knew this article was coming.

-Not surprising: Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet isn’t going to make its August release date after all. Sort of surprising: when announcing it, Warner Bros put out a press release that included 9 “off the record” paragraphs warning/scolding media about their coverage. Um,  “off the record” only exists if both parties agree to it beforehand, not if you send an unsolicited email. Secondly, nothing in a press release can be off the record — the whole point of press releases is to make a public announcement!

-I really like Princess Beatrice’s wedding dress.

-Disney+ released the trailer for Black Is King, the new Lion King-inspired “visual album”/film written and directed by Beyoncé that comes out later this month. It features cameos from Kelly Rowland, Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong’o, and Jay-Z.

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!