–Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox are on the new cover of British GQ Style, and it’s a LOT. The piece opens with them giving each other matching tattoos that say “the darkest fairytale,” delves into their first encounter (“I just remember this tall, blond, ghostly creature and I looked up and I was like, ‘You smell like weed.’ He looked down at me and he was like, ‘I am weed.’ Then, I swear to God, he disappeared like a ninja in a smoke bomb”), their first kiss (“She wouldn’t kiss me. We just put our lips right in front of each other and breathed each other’s breath and then she just left”), and touches on how it’s not all fun and games (“This is a very intense relationship. Our souls chose this to absolutely have to face our shadow selves; to face things about ourselves we didn’t want to have to know, that we tried to push away”).
–Timothée Chalamet is on the cover of Time and says “One of my heroes — I can’t say who or he’d kick my ass — he put his arm around me the first night we met and gave me some advice: No hard drugs and no superhero movies.” It takes balls to look down on superhero movies when you’re in rehearsals for a musical prequel to Willy Wonka…
-In his Vanity Fair cover story, Dwayne Johnson talked more about his feud with Vin Diesel. He said wished he hadn’t posted about it on social media (“I don’t share things like that. And I take care of that kind of bulls—t away from the public. They don’t need to know that”) but he doesn’t regret it (“It caused a firestorm. Yet interestingly enough [it was] as if every single crew member found their way to me and either quietly thanked me or sent me a note”).
–E. Alex Jung‘s profile on Kumail Nanjiani is very sweet and a little sad. “I know exactly what I weigh every day, and if I could change something, I would love to not have to think about that.”
-The original screenplay for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon‘s new film The Last Duel included a kiss between their characters, but Ridley Scott cut it. Boo!
-Meanwhile, people are LOVING Affleck’s performance.
-The rumours about Chris Evans and Selena Gomez seem to be made up, but that didn’t stop them from trending on Twitter this weekend.
-In a new BBC interview, George Clooney says he knew pre-politics Trump and described him as a “knucklehead” who “chased girls”.
-People have a lot of opinions about Tom Cruise’s face, but this just looks like the side effect of medication to me?
–Tyga was arrested on felony domestic violence charges after turning himself in to the authorities. He’s been booked for domestic violence after his ex-girlfriend accused him of physical assault, and his bail has been set for $50,000.
-Netflix has suspended a trans employee who tweeted about Dave Chappelle‘s special (they say it’s because the employee tried to join an executive meeting, not because of the tweets), but it’s not a good look.
-Meanwhile, this is an interesting piece on why people are upset over the special.
–Demi Lovato thinks the word “aliens” is derogatory to extraterrestrials and let’s maybe worry about the people on our own planet first, k?
-Something is coming to Netflix tomorrow from David Fincher. Could it be his new assassin movie The Killer, starring Michael Fassbender and Tilda Swinton? Or a peek at Mindhunter season 3?
–Robert Downey Jr. is keeping hope alive for Iron Man 4, saying their in “the middle of negotiations.”
-At this point, it’s more fun to read recaps of The Morning Show than to watch the actual show.
–Nick Mohammed (who plays Nate on Ted Lasso) posted a list of all the time his character showed his true colours, but I don’t agree with what he calls the “microagressions” against Nate in season 2. The character may see them as that, but they weren’t actually.
-Meanwhile, Juno Temple talked to Vanity Fair about her character’s fake Vanity Fair photoshoot.
-20 current and former staffers of The Wrap spoke out about “screaming outbursts” and “demeaning behavior” at the entertainment news site.
-Ohhh nelly, Jason Reitman‘s new Ghostbusters movie is getting mixed reviews. Variety says it’s “unnecessary but enjoyable,” AV Club calls it a “a dispiriting nostalgia exercise” with “maximum reverence and minimum comedy”, and The Guardian calls it “a damning summary of modern Hollywood’s default mode – a nostalgia object, drained of personality and fitted into a dully palatable mold, custom-made for a fandom that worships everything and respects nothing.”
–Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette explain the rules of survival in the new Scream trailer.