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Jussie Smollett

You’re Saying Rihanna’s Name Wrong

This video that Rihanna shot for British Vogue has everyone realizing that we’ve been pronouncing her name wrong all this time. She say “REE-anne-a” instead of “Ri-AHH-na”.

Meryl Streep doesn’t like the term “toxic masculinity,” saying: “We hurt our boys by calling something toxic masculinity. And I don’t find putting those two words together [works] because women can be pretty f***ng toxic. It’s toxic people.” Um Meryl, I love you to the moon and back, but “toxic masculinity” doesn’t mean that men are toxic. It’s referring to the very specific, very gendered behavior of incels and their ilk.

-Also, Streep asked to wear fake teeth in Big Little Lies to more resemble her on-screen son, Alexander Skarsgård.

-When asked about his love life while promoting John Wick 3, Keanu Reeves said “You mean romantic love? You know, I’m the lonely guy. I don’t have anyone in my life. But if it does occur, I would respect and love the other person; hopefully it’ll happen for me.” The line forms behind me.

Shailene Woodley horrified Ellen Degeneres by admitting that she doesn’t floss her teeth.

-Pride Month is starting early! Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson were spotted moving a sex bench into their home. Enjoy, ladies.

-Following yesterday’s THR interview with The Chi’s showrunner about how “everyone knew” about the harassment allegations against actor Jason Mitchell, show creator Lena Waithe gave a new interview saying: “What I want to do is own that I wish I would’ve handled the situation differently. And I wish I would’ve done more. What I want to do is own my part in it.”

Sally Rooney‘s book Normal People (which I liked but still don’t quite get what all the fuss is about), is going to be a Hulu series.

R. Kelly is facing 11 new felony counts of sexual abuse, which carries a maximum of 30 years in prison.

-The Chicago police just released the first round of case files surrounding Jussie Smollett after a judge ordered them to be unsealed last week.

-I am very here for New Girl’s Jake Johnson to be back on my TV screen.

Sacha Baron Cohen confirmed the long-held rumour that Borat is what led to Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock’s divorce.

-This is an interesting take on how fans feel like they were fooled by Morrisey because they mistook his far right views for just being a shy misfit.

-The reviews for the new season of The Handmaid’s Tale are good but not great.

Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Gwendoline Christie star in the Fabric trailer, which looks weird AF and I dig it.

The Kitchen trailer, starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss and Margo Martindale, features three women who join the Irish mafia while their husbands are in jail. It kind of looks like The Widows but is set in the 70s. I’m here for it!

Jennifer Garner Is The Most Beautiful

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Jennifer Garner made the cover of People’s Most Beautiful issue. She joked about the honour on Ellen: “People is now a magazine for AARP. I have never been more nervous than I am today. I guess I just thought you guys would boo. Like, you guys are expecting Kaia Gerber, and it’s me. And I feel like bolting. I feel like I should go, you know what I mean? Because it’s so ridiculous. It’s silly, but it’s nice.”

-What’s with successful musicians coming after music critics this week? First it was Lizzo, and now Ariana Grande. (Also, it’s super cute that they seem to be under the impression music freelancers make money. Like, adorable.)

-This Noah Wyle interview is so worth a read. He talks about his legendary bad reputation and reconnecting with his ER costars.

Taylor Swift kicked off her heels and hung out with Emilia Clarke at the Time100 event last night. Before that, she gave a speech in which she admitted to being a Grey’s Anatomy superfan, saying “I know Sandra Oh is in the room which shakes me to my very core. That’s my whole life there.”

-In a new interview, Amy Poehler talks about the #MeToo movement, saying “I’ve been trying to unpack my own deep institutionalized misogyny.” That’s all well and good, but she still appears to be managed by Dave Becky, Louis CK’s manager who many others have dropped.

Diddy discussed life after Kim Porter’s untimely death, saying “Three days before she passed, she wasn’t feeling well. She had the flu, and she sent the kids over to my house so they wouldn’t get sick. One night I was checking on her, and she was like, ‘Puffy, take care of my babies.’ She actually said that to me before she died.”

Britney Spears took to Instagram to reassure fans that she’s fine and to put an end to the #FreeBritney movement.

-This is not cool. Daniel Portman, who plays Podrick on Game of Thrones, says certain female fans made his life pretty miserable for a while due to their astounding lack of boundaries and groping.

-Meanwhile, excuse me as I get choked up while watching Game of Thrones cast and crew talking about the knighting of Brienne.

-I kind of love that the dude who played Lane on Mad Men is a GoT superfan who has crazy theories about the next episode.

Anne Hathaway says she ended her veganism when she and Matt Damon when to a seafood-heavy Michelin-star restaurant in Iceland. “I had a piece of salmon and my brain felt like a computer rebooting.”

-The Empire cast has signed a letter of support for Jussie Smollett. Meanwhile, his character on the show is getting a big, history-making wedding.

Will Smith attempts to kill his younger self in the new trailer for Gemini Man.

Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner Cover Rolling Stone

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-I truly don’t understand the GoT fandom (or at least the portion that I follow on Twitter). Rolling Stone’s cover story with Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner dropped, and my TL immediately turned into a whole lot of fighting between Arya and Sansa stans. I don’t get it, especially because the interview is a delight. I love Maisie’s frequent f-bombs (“I thought I wasn’t a feminist if my favorite color was pink. And then I decided that’s fucking stupid”) and the oh-so-casual way Sophie reveals that’s she’s dated girls (“Everyone experiments. It’s part of growing up. I love a soul, not a gender”).

-This Pushing Diasies reunion made my heart swell. God, I loved that show.

-The Jussie Smollett saga may have ended — and we still have no idea what really happened. All 16 felony charges against him have been dropped and his record wiped clean. It’s interesting to note that there was no plea deal; the case against him has just ended. Smollett told the press “I have been truthful and consistent on every level since day one.” Fox TV released a statement saying they are “gratified that all charges against him have been dismissed.” Meanwhile Chicago police and the city’s mayor denounced prosecutors for dropping the charges, saying “We have a lot more evidence than we told the media about and we were fully prepared to go to trial. We’re very angry this happened.”

Keanu Reeves rode 2 hours in a van with fellow stranded airplane passengers and kept everyone’s spirits high, reading out fun facts about the cities they were driving through and playing country music native to the area. The world truly doesn’t deserve him.

-Marvel just released 32 new character posters for Avengers: Endgame and they reveal that Shuri was dusted offscreen.

-Also, there’s a new Endgame featurette.

Meghan Markle once shot a pilot for Comedy Central titled The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down, costarring Adam Pally and Max Greenfield, and now it might get released a decade later.

Justin Bieber called out an Instagram user for slamming his marriage to Hailey Baldwin.

Cardi B addressed her controversial remarks about drugging and robbing men when she worked as a stripper: “I made the choices I did at the time because I had very limited options.”

Fan Bingbing, the world’s biggest movie star, vanished without a trace last year. But it was what happened next that sent a shudder through the Chinese film industry. Vanity Fair’s investigation into it is a fascinating read.

-They’ve only aired 4 of the 12 episodes of the current season so far, but Better Things has already been renewed!

Hugh Dancy is joining his wife for the final season of Homeland. I had no idea this show was still on.

-Now that Hollywood has released that agents who represent writers are getting paid to do nothing, what happens if writers fire their agents en masse?

Noah Centineo is the man of everyone’s dreams in Netflix’s The Perfect Date trailer.